As the release date for WordPress 4.9 draws closer, we published our own preview of all the changes coming in WordPress 4.9.
Speaking of, WordPress 4.9 Beta 4 also just dropped.
Halloween is coming and that means that there are some great WordPress deals out there for you. We have selected the best WordPress Halloween deals for you.
Let's get to all of this week's news...
HALLOWEEN DEALS & FREEBIES
- Elementor Halloween Sale - 20% Off - get 20% off at Elementor until the end of October.
- iThemes Halloween Sale - 35% Off - get 35% off iThemes (Security Pro, BackupBuddy, Sync Pro) with this coupon: SPOOKYWP35
- ThemeFuse Halloween Sale - 70% Off - get 70% off at ThemeFuse with this coupon: halloween2017 (from Oct 29 - Nov 4)
- AAWP Halloween Sale - 20% Off - get 20% off Amazon Affiliate for WordPress with this coupon: HALLOWEEN2017
- SiteGround - 60% Off - 60% Off - get 60% off Siteground Hosting
- Theme Junkie - 30% Off - get 30% off all Theme Junkie's Themes
- WP Engine Halloween Sale - 5 months free on any annual subscription with this coupon: halloween2017
- WPeka - 50% Off - get 50% off the WPeka year subscription and save $50 with this coupon: halloween50
- ProteusClub - 30$ Off - get 30% off at ProteusClub Themes with this coupon: halloween30
WORDPRESS NEWS AND ARTICLES
- What’s Coming in WordPress 4.9 – All The New Features - check out the new features in WordPress 4.9.
- What I Learned Interviewing 10 WordPress Security Experts - a nice security article from WP Shout.
- Toolset: Beyond Pages program for theme authors - if you're a theme author, you can join this free program to ensure compatability with Toolset Types.
- Elementor vs Divi Builder vs Beaver Builder: Ultimate Comparison - a big comparison of these 3 page builders.
- From Building WordPress Sites to Selling Plugins in One Year - a nice post from Katie of Barn 2 Media.
- WordPress 4.9 Beta 4 - Beta 4 is also out as of a couple days ago.
- Gutenberg 1.5 Adds Initial Support for Meta Boxes, Makes Gutenberg the Default Editor - these Gutenberg changes are actually worth looking at.
TUTORIALS AND HOW-TOS
- How to Send a WordPress Newsletter Without Even Leaving Your Dashboard - using Mail Poet or Jackmail.
- Creating A Charity WordPress Site: Your Complete Guide - how to create a WordPress charity site.
- WordPress Security Fundamentals: How to Not Get Hacked - something everyone should be interested in!
- How to Reduce HTTP/S Requests in WordPress - this helps improve your site's performance.
- How To Restrict bbPress Forums & Topics based on membership subscription - a very specific tutorial.
- WordPress Robots.txt Guide – What It Is and How to Use It - a big guide to Robots.txt and WordPress.
- 6 Proven Techniques To Boost Customer Loyalty On Your WooCommerce Store - how to boost loyalty at your WooCommerce store.
- Scaling WooCommerce to 100,000+ Orders Per Day - an interview with Patrick Garman of Mindsize.
- “Marketplaces Can Be Good, If You Have The Right Product” – Interviewing Mike Stott - another nice interview.
- WordPress As a Progressive Web App - this one is a YouTube video!