After an eventful past week with the launch of WordPress 4.8, things were a bit quieter this week. You can check out Apply Filters interview with Matt Mullenweg. And Chris Lema also has an interesting article on whether the WordPress economy is shrinking. There’s also some business news, as Imagely completed an acquisition of Tesla … Read more
Hit that update button, folks! As of June 8th, WordPress 4.8 is officially out. For an overview of everything new, check out our look at WordPress 4.8’s new features. If you like widgets, you’re going to be pretty happy. Syed Balkhi also expanded his collection of plugins with WP Mail SMTP. And there’s a neat … Read more
This week, we got a look at the WordPress 4.8 release schedule. Right now, we’re less than a month away! You can also read some impressive numbers from Weglot, who just closed on a massive €450,000 fundraising round. And if you’ve ever wondered what the difference is between Apache and Nginx, Tutsplus has the perfect post for you.
This week, tabs made a triumphant return to the WordPress plugin directory. There’s also an interesting plugin that runs your content through IBM’s Watson to gauge its emotional “feel”. And if you’re using Internet Explorer 8, 9, or 10 (or your readers are), you’ll be out of luck starting with WordPress 4.8. Those browsers are getting kicked from WordPress’ target browser coverage.
Two big plugin updates this week! WooCommerce 3.0 dropped, as well as Jetpack 4.8. You can also read Colin’s article on some of the interesting ways in which you can use Elementor Pro. And WP Tavern has a nice piece on why some people feel that their feedback about the new plugin directory was ignored.
If you’ve been wanting to learn WordPress development but haven’t quite found the right resource, be sure to check out Colin’s review of the Second Edition of Up and Running, a recent release from the guys at WPShout. It takes you through everything you’ll need to finally get a grasp on WordPress development.