Catch Up With the Latest WordPress News – #9

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WordPress Goes WCAG

With great pride the WordPress Accessibility Team can announce: “All new or updated code released into WordPress core and bundled themes must conform with the WCAG 2.0 guidelines at level AA.” On February 15th, 2016, the WordPress Accessibility Coding Standards were approved and added to the Core Handbook as a part of the code standards WordPress developers are expected to meet when contributing to core.

Keep reading on Make WordPress Accessible.

12 Women in WordPress We Should All Be Following

The contributions of women in tech are often underrepresented, despite the huge impact they have in the community. As of 2015 women accounted for 22% of the number of developers across the globe, numbering over four million – a figure that has more than doubled since the early 2000s.

Keep reading on Elegant Themes’ Blog.

Key Takeaways from Pressnomics 2016

This month myself and Alyona attended Pressnomics 2016 in Tempe, Arizona. Pressnomics is the number one conference dealing with the business of WordPress. What this means is that you will find all the best business people in the WordPress community; owners of the big plugins as well as top agencies.

Keep reading on WP Mayor.

Is WordPress Really Dreaded?

The other day a lot of folks on twitter started talking about this survey and particularly one of the sections on technology. If you look at the “DREADED” section, WordPress is at 74%. So, of course, we all start talking about why people hate WordPress. And what are all the things that are wrong with WordPress. And in all those debates, we miss several things that I’d like to highlight as far more important dyanamics that I see from that survey.

Keep reading on Chris Lema’s Blog.

Here are the rest of this week’s top news


This Week in WordPress  WordPress 4.5 Beta 4

WP Tavern:  Stack Overflow Survey Results Show WordPress is Trending Up, Despite Being Ranked Among Most Dreaded Technologies

Chris Lema:  The Future of Content & eCommerce is Interactive Content

WinningWP:  All in One SEO Pack vs Yoast SEO – The Two Top WP SEO Plugins Compared

SitePoint:  Modernizing WordPress Theme Development with Sage

Plugmatter:  6 Expert Bloggers Share How To Speed Up Creating Long Form Content

Blogging Wizard:  5 Big Lessons From Writing 43 Guest Posts In 3 Months

Other Posts Worth a Mention

Dries Buytaert:  Can We Save the Open Web?

WP Tavern:  Cory Miller and Pippin Williamson Discuss the Importance of Mental Health on Office Hours Podcast

WPLift:  11 of The Best Wireframe & Prototype Tools for Planning Your Sites & Apps

WordPress Aisle:  Jumpstart Your Web Development Efforts with Interactive Features

Plugmatter:  Top 4 Free Online Design Tools to Create Graphics for Your WordPress Blog

Level Up Your WordPress Knowledge

WP Mayor:  How to Use RSS in WordPress

WP Beginner:  How to Add Categories to a Custom Post Type in WordPress

WP Beginner:  How to Fix the 403 Forbidden Error in WordPress

Torque:  8 Ways to Increase Website Traffic Without Creating New Content

Plugmatter:  How to Split-test and Boost Your Pricing Table Conversion

TemplateToaster:  How to Optimize WordPress for Search Engines

WP Daily Themes:  A Step-by-Step Guide: How to Set up a WordPress Website

WP Dev Shed:  Beginners Guide to A/B Testing with WordPress

iThemes:  How to Hardcode the WordPress Setup Process

WPLift:  Social Marketplace: Build an Online Multi-Vendor Marketplace using BuddyPress & WC Vendors

Ideas & Tips for Your WordPress Business

TemplateToaster:  7 Trends to Boost Your Digital Marketing Strategy in 2016 [Infographic]

WP Mayor:  How WPMU DEV Used Marketing Automation To Reach $297,000+ In WordPress Plugin Sales (Template Emails Included)

Yoast:  Social Media Strategy: Where to Begin?

WooThemes:  The Elements of a Successful Subscription Business

WooThemes:  How to Improve Your WooCommerce-Powered Electronics Store

Torque:  Top 5 Sites to Hire Great WordPress Developers and Designers

Carrie Dils:  Say What? How to Communicate Your Client Expectations So People Actually Listen

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