Weekly WordPress News: Joost de Valk Steps Down as Marketing Lead
This week, Joost de Valk stepped down from his position as the WordPress Marketing lead, and CodeinWP also released the results for their 2019 WordPress hosting survey, with more than 6,500 responses.
Beyond that, AppSumo also has a bunch of WordPress deals running. In addition to the ShortPixel deal we mentioned a few weeks ago, which is still active, they also have deals for Essential Addons for Elementor and Modula Gallery.
Let’s get to all of this week’s news…
WORDPRESS NEWS AND ARTICLES
- Joost de Valk Steps Down as WordPress Marketing Lead – Joost’s tenure as marketing lead did not last long. Here’s the WP Tavern article on it.
- (Why) I’m stepping down from my WordPress marketing role – and here’s Joost’s explanation.
- Feature Announcement: Loyalty Program for WooCommerce – the Advanced Coupons plugin now lets you create a loyalty program at your WooCommerce store.
- Automattic Adopts Alex Mills’ Plugins – good news here.
- New WordProof Plugin Timestamps WordPress Content on the Blockchain – interesting use of blockchain in WordPress.
- Jetpack 7.4: General Maintenance Update – Jetpack 7.4 adds new Business Hours and Slideshow blocks.
- WordPress Hosting Survey 2019: According to 6,500+ Respondents, SiteGround Rules, Bluehost Close Behind – CodeinWP published the 2019 results of their hosting survey.
TUTORIALS AND HOW-TOS
- Custom Types – from Novice to Expert – Toolset just released this course that teaches you how to use custom post types.
- Learning PHP: Concatenate Strings and Variables Efficiently – a dev tutorial from WPShout.
- Clearing the WordPress oEmbed Cache – a short tutorial from Iain.
- Optimizing Laravel Part 3: Improving Performance with Object Caching – another good dev tutorial from Delicious Brains.
- How to De-Clutter Your WordPress Site – we’re a little past spring cleaning, but that doesn’t mean you can’t de-clutter.
- How To Fix Error Establishing A Database Connection In WordPress – fixing a database error, we’ve all been there ;-)
RESOURCES & DEALS
- Top 5 Free WordPress Plugins For Restaurants: Get Your Reservations And Menu Options Here – have a restaurant? Check out these plugins.
- WP Mobile Menu Review: Create a Better WordPress Mobile Menu – create a much better mobile menu with this plugin.
- Affiliate Coupons Review: Display Coupons With Click to Copy/Reveal – this is a great plugin to collect coupons at your site.
- Post to Google My Business Review: Create Google My Business Posts from WordPress – check this one out if you have a Google My Business page.
- Essential Addons for Elementor AppSumo deal – get this popular Elementor add-on for just $39.
- Modula Gallery AppSumo Deal – AppSumo also has a deal for the Modula gallery plugin that we reviewed.
- 5 Best WordPress Directory Plugins in 2019 (And How to Use Them) – Barn2 has made a listing of the best directory plugins