This week, we have two separate 2017 in review posts – one from ourselves and one from Pippin Williamson. Both are worth checking out!
Beyond that, there are some good thoughts on Gutenberg from Chris Lema and Delicious Brains. And WP Tavern also put together a big post full of Gutenberg resources. As you can probably guess – Gutenberg will be dominating a lot of these news posts in 2018!
Let’s get to all of this week’s news…
WORDPRESS NEWS AND ARTICLES
- WordPress 2017 Year In Review: The Biggest News From Last Year – our thoughts on some of the biggest WordPress news from 2017.
- Pippin’s 2017 in review – Pippin always posts a great in-depth year end review with lots of transparent thoughts. Give it a read!
- Introducing Elementor v1.9: Never Lose Momentum With Autosave – Elementor gets autosave in the newest major version.
- Is Gutenberg the End or a New Beginning for WordPress? – the Delicious Brains team with some great thoughts, as usual.
- 9 Things We Learned From Launching Our Second WordPress Plugin – Brian Jackson on launching perfmatters.
- If I were talking about Gutenberg & WordPress… – interesting thoughts from Chris Lema on how people will structure content and websites in the future.
- 5 Things More Important for Your Content Than Content Length – a good reminder in this length-obsessed marketing world.
TUTORIALS AND HOW-TOS
- How To Search And Insert Gorgeous Free Stock Photos From Your WordPress Dashboard – now you can enjoy gorgeous CC0 stock photos without leaving your WordPress dashboard.
- Adding Styling via the Customizer Without Adding CSS to the Page – definitely a more advanced tutorial.
- How to Dropship With WordPress – the Most Streamlined Way – how to set up a dropship store with WordPress.
- How To Create A Knowledge Base On WordPress The Easy Way – how to use WordPress to create a knowledge base.
- Tutorial: Create a WooCommerce Restaurant Ordering System to Order Food Online – how to use WooCommerce for your restaurant.
RESOURCES & DEALS
- WP Speed of Light Review: A Quality WordPress Performance Plugin – WP Speed of Light cut our test site’s page load times by more than 50% in our review.
- WP Elevation Podcast Episode #152: Inbound Marketing With Joe Howard – interview with Joe Howard of WP Buffs.
- A Collection of Gutenberg Conversations, Resources, and Videos – a nice roundup from WP Tavern.
- Ultimate Guide to WordPress Table Plugins: Usage, Tips, and Case Studies – a detailed look at WordPress table plugins.