Weekly WordPress News: Do You Use These Essential WordPress Plugins?
This week, we rounded up some of the most essential WordPress plugins that all sites need.
Beyond that, Hurricane Florence rained out WordCamp Wilmington, and LifterLMS is adding some cool new WooCommerce integration features. And as always, we have plenty of great tutorials and resources for you!
Let’s get to all of this week’s news…
WORDPRESS NEWS AND ARTICLES
- Essential WordPress Plugins: 23’ish Must-Have Plugins For All Sites in 2018 – do you use these essential plugins?
- LifterLMS WooCommerce 2.0 Rolls Out into Beta with a Wealth of New Benefits – check out everything you can do with LifterLMS WooCommerce 2.0!
- WordCamp Wilmington Cancelled Due to Hurricane Florence – you probably could’ve guessed this – but just in case you were thinking of fighting the storm because you love WordPress so much.
- Why WordPress Needs Gutenberg (& the Future of Page Builders) – some interesting thoughts here.
- WordPress 4.9.9 Release Focus Items Include Site Health Project and Gutenberg Preparation – what you can expect in WordPress 4.9.9.
- Hemingway Theme Adds Gutenberg Support – all of Anders’ themes are great!
TUTORIALS AND HOW-TOS
- How To Do Keyword Research For WordPress (Pick A Yoast Focus Keyword + More) – keyword research is essential if you want your content to rank well.
- Create a Sticky Scrolling Effect Using Elementor – helpful if you use our favorite page builder!
- Use GeoIP to Transform Boring Data Into a Better User Experience – this is focused towards developers.
- Create A WordPress Site With Lando – Lando is a Docker-based local development tool.
- Adding Custom Information to a WordPress Category Edit Page – Tom McFarlin shows you how to do it.
RESOURCES & DEALS
- CrocoBlock Review: A Feature-Packed Toolbox For Elementor Users – CrocoBlock comes packed with tons of helpful features. Check out our review.
- WordPress Sports Themes for Sites, Teams & Supporters – check out the best sports-related WordPress themes.
- Advanced Gutenberg Review – Advanced Gutenberg is a free plugin from JoomUnited that adds lots of helpful new functionality to the Gutenberg editor.
- Kinsta Kingpin: Interview with Basilis Kanonidis – of NinjaOutreach.
- Easily Create Your Own Websites with Dragify for WordPress – only $29! – never heard of this tool, but it’s on sale at MightyDeals.