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WordPress 4.6 Doesn’t Feature REST API
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WordPress 4.6 Doesn’t Feature REST API

REST API 2.0 announced this morning features content disposition header parsing in addition to making use of compact links for embedded replies. It is available for a download here on Github. Full changes made to the API can be checked here. According to the REST API team, it will not be combined with WP 4.6.

The team says that 2.0 version will be released later in a few months from now and will guarantee backwards compatibility. It will help users to work without requiring any major upgrades.

The software was held in the beta version by the team for a long period to make sure if the breaking changes could be made to move forward.   Majority of these breaks occurred at the beginning of the version 2.0 lifestyle with a stable API at this point. For the merge core, the team decided to submit a merger proposal for 4.6 but wanted to move forward with 4.7

We also believe that the main WP objects are not essential to get the support for the proposal. REST API team is hoping to entice things for the developers with release of 2.0.  The merger of REST API in core WP depends on the number of developers joining their team.

Stay tuned for more details to Medialinkers web design blog.

WordPress vs. Google Blogger: Which Platform to Choose?
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Finding a right CMS is a tough process. You may have heard about WP, if you have interest in blogging. You may also have heard about Google Blogger, another popular blogging choice.  If you are a newbie blogger, choosing the right platform will help you in saving a lot of time and work. It is crucial to finding the pros and cons of every option to understand why business flourishes with an option, whereas the others are better off going to the opposite direction. You have to understand the key difference between WordPress.com and WordPress.org to select the right blogging platform.  Kennesaw web Development company presents the comparison between the two platforms below:


WordPress.com & WordPress.org

WordPress.com is the free version of WP. It offers limited number of themes and plug-ins which means it is not a good option for serious bloggers or the people looking to grow business online. At the same time, WordPress.com is free and not a bad choice for bloggers starting afresh. It also has a wider audience giving your blog access to a wide network which you may not have otherwise.

WordPress.org is a self-hosted medium, which gives you control over site information to create your own domain name. It provides more options as it comes with a bit of fee.  However, you get access to premium themes and plugins to design and develop a site, the way you want.

Google Blogger is another free choice available to bloggers. However, all the information presented on a site is owned by Google. Like WordPress.com, it has its negatives and positives.  WordPress has its similarities with Google Blogger. When it comes to deciding between Google Blogger and some other choices, bloggers always stick to WordPress.org.


Benefits of WordPress.org

By hosting a site on WordPress.org, you are the owner of all your site and data details. This makes you decide what information is shared and when a site is shutdown. You also get access to thousands of plugins allowing you to add to a site. There are many layout options available which can be customized easily for a blog. It is also easy to move a site to another hosting option and to change a domain name without losing the important information. WP has an active community and a support system. You can fix the issues by searching on Google.


Benefits of Google Blogger

Google Blogger is free and does not include any hidden charges. The backup system is Google itself and is responsible for all the security and maintenance. You are also not responsible for your site’s security. Blogger is easy and simple to use compared to WordPress.


Drawbacks of WordPress.org

You are responsible for site security and backups. It requires money for maintenance and hosting.


Drawbacks of Google Blogger

Blogger has limited functionality and themes. It is also quite difficult to move a blog from Google to another location, which will likely lose your SEO, you may have worked very hard to achieve. There is also limited technology and support available for blogger platform.

You also do not own a site, which means that Google can close it down anytime. They can also close down the entire Google Blogger platform as they have shutdown many of their applications despite their success and popularity. Comparing the benefits and drawbacks of both mediums, you can say that WordPress is a better choice for bloggers.


Bottom Line

When starting out, you can either go with WordPress.com or Google Blogger, as both options are free and have many resources suited to the newbies. But for the long term goals, choose a self-hosted WordPress.org site. You can find a hosting for $12 a year making WordPress.org an extremely affordable option. This is also a reason why 25% of the users stick with WordPress.


You can also consult Medialinkers Web development agency to set up a personal or a professional blog for your needs.

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4 in one website are powered by WordPress. This means that 25% of the web today uses WP. This latest information has come online from the W3Techs, which measures the usage and market share. Today, WP is actively used by 58.7% of the websites, whose content management systems we know about.  This makes it 25.0% of all the available websites. Even though the numbers fluctuate over a period of months, this trend has only grown even though at a slow rate for WP.


This number would be well passed 25% by the year’s end. The opportunity lies in the 57% of the websites which don’t use the identifiable CMs as yet. However, it lays foundations of more than half of the market share but the growth rate is still quite impressive. This means that as WP continues to gain the primary position, it would be targeted by various attackers and would continuously face the security issues through its lifetime. For solving this, you would have to update your WordPress to the latest available version.


W3Techs use different methods for providing the above numbers. The w3Techs doesn’t scan the entire website. For limiting the impact of the domain spammers, the top 10 Million sites are investigated depending on the popularity of the rankings offered by Alexa, using a 3-month average ranking.


The W3Techs excludes the subdomains and redirects the domains so that it isn’t counted. WP powers 25 percent of the top 10 million sites, and these effectively represent the entire platform. If you are looking to develop a WordPress site, then all you have to do is to contact the WordPress team at Medialinkers. Medialinkers has served a large number of clients through its web design and WordPress Services, and you can read the Medialinkers client reviews here.