Every week brings fresh updates and news in the world of WordPress. This week’s WordPress Digest features an interview with WordPress co-founder Matt Mullenweg, advice on how to make sure your themes and plugins are secure, and more! 

Doc Pop’s News Drop

Love WordPress news but hate reading? Watch above to hear Doc Pop discuss the latest in WordPress news, including highlights from WordCamp Europe 2017.

MATT MULLENWEG ON THE GUTENBERG EDITOR

During WordCamp Europe 2017, Torque Editor Marie Dodson sat down with Matt Mullenweg, the co-founder of WordPress, to gather some insight on what’s to come for WordPress. Mullenberg shed light on the recent 4.8 release which aimed to improve the WordPress user experience, The Gutenberg Editor, additional feature-focused releases, niche WordCamps and more.

MAKE YOUR PLUGIN OR THEME TRANSLATABLE WITH I18N

One of the great things about WordPress is its ability to make any website global and accessible by translating plugins, themes and everything into any language whatsoever. In this post, you’ll learn how to write high-quality WordPress code to help make it translatable via i18n and I10n.

WordPress Theme Safety 

WordPress is chock-full of themes and plugins that allow users to quickly and easily change the design and functionality of their site. However, the openness of WordPress can sometimes threaten the security of your site due to malicious code, bad coding and lack of support. This post provides various tips and tools that will help you ensure the plugins and themes you are installing are safe and secure.

THE NEWBIE DEVELOPER’S GUIDE TO WORDPRESS’ PHP CODING STANDARDS

If developers follow PHP coding standards consistently, developing WordPress sites is easy. This guide will introduce the beginner developer to the WordPress PHP coding standards and explain three of the standards in detail to help beginners keep their WordPress code manageable.

CREATING A WORDPRESS SETTINGS PAGE USING THE WORDPRESS REST API

A great way to utilize the WordPress REST API is by using it to improve and update your plugin or theme setting screens. This article will walk through the steps for creating a settings form page and then process that form using WordPress REST API.

TORQUE TOONS: NICHE WORDCAMPS WE’D LIKE TO SEE

We are delighted to see more and more WordCamps designed for a certain niche. Here are a few WordCamps we’d like to see…

Stay tuned for more feature stories from torquemag.io!