WordPress.com and Jetpack users just got an awesome new feature. Now, you can use Google Photos directly from your WordPress dashboard (only with the WordPress.com interface and Jetpack - not your regular wp-admin area, though).
React is also coming back, as Facebook made the decision to re-license it.
There's also more about plugin spam, as well as a look at the upcoming gallery widget in WordPress 4.9.
Let's get to all of this week's news...
WORDPRESS NEWS AND ARTICLES
- Upload Once, Blog Anywhere: Photos from Google - WordPress.com and Jetpack users can use Google Photos pictures right in their blog.
- Facebook to Re-license React after Backlash from Open Source Community - that was quick!
- Transparency Report #31 – The Value of Team Building and How It Can Improve Performance - another good transparency report from CodeinWP.
- SI CAPTCHA Anti-Spam Plugin Permanently Removed from WordPress.org Due to Spam Code - more news on plugin spam.
- Going all in with WP Dispensary - follow Robert as he goes all in.
- Introducing the Gallery widget - we're getting a gallery widget in WordPress 4.9!
- Bursting the WordPress Bubble - a nice read from Kevin.
TUTORIALS AND HOW-TOS
- How to Add a Facebook Messenger Chat Box to WordPress - how to skip live chat and go with Facebook Messenger.
- How to Find WordPress Performance Bottlenecks with New Relic - a more advanced performance guide.
- How to Use Domain Mapping When You’re Not Running Multisite - a specific guide from WPMU DEV.
- How to Enable Post Expiration Dates in WordPress - how to make your posts expire.
RESOURCES, DEALS & FREEBIES
- 5 Best Plugins to Add Click to Tweet Boxes to WordPress - some plugins to help you add Click to Tweet boxes to your WordPress content.
- Printify Review: Print on Demand for Your WooCommerce Store - check out Colin's review of this neat integration.
- 6 Best Tools to Monitor Uptime and Downtime in WordPress - some helpful tools for automatic monitoring.
- MotoPress at MightyDeals for $11 - get the MotoPress Builder and themes for just $11. A great deal.