Weekly WordPress News: Big Changes at WordPress.com

Published on August 11th, 2017

Last Updated on January 23rd, 2019

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On August 7th, WordPress.com announced that Business plan users can now install third-party themes and plugins. It’s a pretty big shift and a major opportunity for theme and plugin authors, though Tony Perez has some interesting thoughts on the impact of Automattic’s move on the WordPress hosting ecosystem.

There’s also some continued debate on the Gutenberg Editor and how it will handle the Meta Box API.

And if you sell any products on Envato, you’ll want to read about their new exclusivity policy.

Let’s get to all of this week’s news…

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