The Word on WordPress for the Week of October 20, 2014

The Clark College WordPress class students review WordPress news around the world to bring you the latest news and WordPress resources during the academic year.

WordPress Development

Twenty Fifteen Theme in Development: Discussions have begun about the new Twenty Fifteen Theme for WordPress. This is the first chat summary from October 21, 2014.

Planned updates to Query in WordPress 4.1: Work is almost complete on the proposed Query updates for 4.1 and testing is about to begin. Boone Gorges summarizes the changes ready to begin testing by developers.

WordPress News

Live Stream from WordCamp San Francisco 2014: WordCamp San Francisco 2014 is happening October 25-26, 2014. This annual conference is the official gathering for the WordPress community. Those not able to attend in person should consider attending via live stream. If you hurry there is an option to order streaming tickets and a T-shirt from the event but numbers are limited. You could watch WordCamp from the comfort of your living room and sport the T-shirt!

Matt Mullenweg on the New iMac: Matt Mullenweg waxes poetic about the release of the Retina 5k iMac. He discusses the future of high definition displays and how WordPress development must continue to keep pace with this new technology.

Interview with Matt Madeiros: Mario Peshev interviews Matt Madeiros, an active member of the WordPress developer’s community and one of the most active podcast members. They cover topics from WordPress themes to what’s happening with the WordPress mentorshop support program.

Themosis Release Announced: Themosis, a object-oriented development framework, has moved from beta-testing and the 1.0 release has been announced. Creator Julian Lambé describes Themosis as “a mix between WordPress best practices and a typical MVC framework.”

WordPress.com News

Longreads’ Best of WordPress Vol. 7: Check out the newest collection of ten of Longreads’ favorite stories from across WordPress.com.

WordPress Videos and Tutorials

The following are tutorials and videos offering helpful information on using WordPress.

How to Limit the Number of Posts in WordPress RSS Feed: WPBeginner provides a step-by-step tutorial on how to limit the number of posts in a WordPress RSS feed.

The Future of WordPress: Great videos from Matt Mullenweg and Andrew Nacin from WordCamp Europe 2014 on the future of WordPress development.

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