Weekly WordPress News: Google Photos in WordPress
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.