I’ve seen quite a few happy customers voice out about Easy Digital Downloads, and its ease of use. James Dalman is the most recent example. I’ve been wanting to use it (beyond just testing) for a long time, and hopefully will be able to with some upcoming projects. I’d love to see more plugins like this, that try to be a really great solution for one thing, versus a mediocre solution for anything.
Find out what happened at WP.org for the week of December 12, 2021.
WooCommerce 6.3 RC2 and Blocks 7.1.0 are out. So are new guidelines for devs, and Gutenberg passes the 12-year-old usability test.
Finally, finally someone has done it. They’ve combined the power of self-hosted WordPress with the ease of hosted WordPress.com. Evermore is WordPress for everyone. It comes with “the most important functionality built in.” There aren’t loads of tiny upsells like other hosted services (I’m looking at you, WordPress.com), and there are only two plans. It…
WP Engine recently announced the launch of Global Edge Security, an “enterprise-class advanced security solution” in conjunction with Cloudflare. They have also recently provided its customers with the Genesis framework and themes after acquiring StudioPress in June.
David and Cory talk about the Post Status job board and #gigs Slack channel, as well as WordPress settings screens that make Brian scream. 😱
Transients are an excellent way to speed up complex queries in WordPress. Dave Clements shows you in this post how you can use transients to avoid bringing a site to its knees like he did, by caching those queries instead of repeating them on every page load.