While not specific to WordPress, the biggest news this week was definitely the Amazon S3 outage, which managed to take down a large chunk of the web (either fully or partially).
We also have an article on SiteGround’s new one-click SSL plugin. It makes SSL incredibly simple to implement.
And you can learn how to contribute to the Gutenberg Project to improve the WordPress Editor.
Let’s get to all of this week’s news…
WORDPRESS NEWS AND ARTICLES
- Amazon S3 Outage Hits WordPress Businesses, Disrupting Services and Support – Amazon S3 took down large swathes of the web.
- SiteGround Adds One-Click SSL Plugin to Its Automatic SSL Certificates – SiteGround has made it even easier to get started with SSL.
- Improve the WordPress Editor by Contributing to the Gutenberg Project – help make a better WordPress Editor.
- WordPress Customizer survey results – interesting results from a survey about the WordPress Customizer.
- Oli’s Transparency Report #4 – Former WPLift owner, Oli, just released his 4th transparency report.
- The AWS Outage Shows Us Why We Need More Cloud Computing Providers – another article on the Amazon outage.
TUTORIALS AND HOW-TOS
- The Ultimate Knowledge Base Article Template (Infographic) – learn how to craft the ultimate knowledge base article.
- Translate your WordPress site using Weglot – how to translate WordPress using Weglot.
- How We Implemented External Featured Images in Nelio Content – a guide from Nelio.
- How to Set Up An Appointment Booking Calendar With WordPress – how to set up appointment bookings with BirchPress.
- How to Create a Custom User Registration Form for WordPress – a short tutorial from ProfilePress.
- How We Migrate WordPress– a detailed guide from Wp Site Care.
RESOURCES & FREEBIES
- Freemius Insights: Metrics Analysis for Theme Developers – learn about Freemius Insights. Helpful if you make themes or plugins.
- The WPLift Roundup of the Best Free WordPress Themes February 2017 – the best new free themes for February.
- The Best Free Magazine WordPress Themes for 2017 – some of the best free magazine themes out there.
- Episode 25: Bob Dunn & Blogging – Episode 25 of How I Built It.