After last week's rollout of the new import from Google Docs feature, WordPress.com and Jetpack users get another awesome new feature:
A new, distraction free editor.
You can also learn why you should run your site on the latest version of PHP.
And finally, we have a number of reviews of some awesome WordPress products.
Let's get to all of this week's news...
WORDPRESS NEWS AND ARTICLES
- A Few Tiny Steps Towards an Improved Writing Space at WordPress.com - an awesome new distraction free editor for WordPress.com and Jetpack users..
- Why You Should Be Using the Latest PHP Versions - Brian discusses why you need the latest versions of PHP.
- Important update regarding the upcoming WooCommerce release; 2.7 will be 3.0.0 - WooCommerce 3.0 is on the way, apparently.
- Improving Relevance and Elasticsearch Query Patterns - an interesting article on plugin search algorithms at WordPress.org.
- The introvert’s guide to participating in the WordPress community - are you an introvert? If so, give this a read.
TUTORIALS AND HOW-TOS
- Create a Knowledge Base for Your WordPress Website Using HeroThemes Solutions - how to create a knowledge base using some premium products from HeroThemes.
- WordPress Customizer: Using Multiple Customize Settings in Single Control - for the devs.
- How to Add Taxonomy Images “Category Icons” in WordPress - a very specific tutorial.
- How to Restore WordPress When It’s Down or Locked with Snapshot Pro - helpful if you ever find yourself in trouble
RESOURCES & FREEBIES
- The Best WordPress Themes for Personal Resumes - some themes to help you create a personal resume.
- What Are the Best Project Management Tools for WordPress? - some helpful project management plugins for WordPress.
- The WPLift Guide to WordPress and PDF: WordPress PDF Plugins - plugins to help you interact better with PDFs.
- The Best WordPress Drag and Drop Page Builder Plugins - we updated our list of the best page builders out there.
- MagicPress Review – Is It The Ultimate WordPress Cloud Platform? - MagicPress is a quality new cloud hosting and WordPress management solution.
- WP Event Manager Review – Add Detailed Event Listings to WordPress - WP Event Manager can help you add detailed events functionality to WordPress.