Hey, WordPress friends.
The biggest news this week is not WordPress-specific, though it’s definitely something of interest to WordPress users. Cloudflare, the popular free CDN/security tool, just released its own web analytics product that focuses on privacy. Will it replace Google Analytics for some people? Who knows, but it’s definitely an interesting option.
Speaking of interesting options, we also wrote a tutorial that shows you how to self-host WordPress in the cloud using RunCloud. Give it a look if you’re into DIY. And finally, we also updated our huge Elementor review to account for Elementor 3.0.
Let’s get to all of this week’s WordPress news…
WORDPRESS NEWS AND ARTICLES
- Free, Privacy-First Analytics for a Better Web – Cloudflare’s official announcement post.
- Cloudflare Web Analytics main page – the official page for the new service.
- Elementor Review – Updated For 3.0 – Theme Building, Popups + More! – we updated our Elementor review for Elementor Pro 3.0.
- Jetpack 9.0 to Introduce New Feature for Publishing WordPress Posts to Twitter as Threads – Jetpack 9.0 has this interesting new feature.
- Themes Team Releases a Web Fonts Loader, Likely To Prohibit Hotlinking Any Off-Site Assets – no more off-site Google Fonts? Will be interesting to see how this plays out.
- WordPress Vulnerability Roundup: September 2020, Part 2 – iThemes’ roundup for the end of September.
- WooSesh Is On October 13 and 14 – if you have a WooCommerce store, check this one out.
TUTORIALS AND HOW-TOS
- RunCloud Review/Tutorial: How to Host WordPress With RunCloud – a hybrid review/tutorial for hosting WordPress in the cloud with RunCloud.
- How to Display the Variation Price in WooCommerce – as the title says.
- How to Write a Great Website Brief + Free Template – helpful if you build WordPress sites for clients.
- WordPress Blocks: The Ultimate Guide to Gutenberg Blocks – learn everything you’d ever want to know about blocks.
- Code Snippets to Customize WordPress Sitemaps (Complete Guide) – as the title says. Useful since sitemaps are now a core feature.
- 15 Best Amazon Affiliate Plugins for Amazon Associates Members – the best plugins for Amazon Associates users.
- A Guide to the Best WordPress Table Plugins for Adding Tables to your Posts and Pages – the best WordPress table plugins.
- Pivoting a membership website during a pandemic – a new episode of the Matt Report podcast.