New Tools 🛠️
WPOnion is a framework that “helps developers build custom meta boxes and custom fields in WordPress.” The documentation goes into further detail, stating its support for not only
post_meta but also
comment_meta, settings pages and custom tables.
Justin Tadlock announced the official 1.0 release of two feature projects for anyone building (and submitting) WordPress themes: Customize Section Button and Autoload.
Google‘s AMP for WordPress version 1.2 was released.
Thierry Muller outlined the XML Sitemaps feature proposal for WordPress core, which will include an API to make it fully extendable. 🗺️
Thierry also announced the developer beta release of the Google Site Kit plugin for WordPress.