With the release of WordPress 4.7 this week, comes the addition of the WP REST API endpoints for posts, comments, terms, users, meta, and settings. The foundation for the WP REST API has been in core since WP 4.4, and 4.7 sees Part 2 of the REST API Content Endpoints being added.
If you’ve ever tried to build a membership site with WordPress, you’re probably already aware of some of the difficulties that this can entail. Thankfully though, there’s a new choice on the market and it makes creating membership sites considerably easier. It’s called WooCommerce Memberships and it’s from the good folk over at WooThemes.
I had an interesting* issue with Gravity Forms today. I needed to check out some settings on a client site, but when I tried to edit the form, or any of the settings pages, such as the Confirmations or Notifications pages, I received a popup notification advising that the form was currently locked. Not only couldn’t I edit the form, but I couldn’t even view any of the other settings pages either.
If you run a WordPress website, then you’re probably familiar with the Yoast SEO plugin by Joost de Valk. Not only is it a fantastic plugin for helping improve the SEO of your site, it also has some great extra features such as Page Analysis, XML Sitemaps and Social Integration. Whenever you hear people talk about which SEO plugin to use on their site, nine times out of ten people will simply recommend Yoast SEO.
I’m on the record as a huge fan of WordPress. I’m a fan of the community, the software and everyone who contributes to make it better and safer. I help organise the WordPress Melbourne monthly meetups, you can hear me talk at WordCamps, meetups and even colleges, and you can download my themes and plugins in the official WordPress Theme and Plugin Directories. Having said that, I will say that I don’t love every single thing about WordPress and if you know me at all, you’ll know that one of those things is the WordPress Customizer. I’ve even been known to say I loathe the Customizer. I really feel like it provides a horrible user experience.