Weekly WordPress News: New WordPress.org Homepage
If you’ve visited WordPress.org sometime this week, you’ve probably seen the biggest bit of news:
A brand spankin’ new WordPress.org homepage.
In other news, Matt Mullenweg wrote about ensuring the continued development of WP-CLI.
Also, WooCommerce fans will want to check out the official WooCommerce year in review.
And if you’re not using a CDN, Colin gives you 6 reasons why you should.
Let’s get to all of this week’s news…
WORDPRESS NEWS AND ARTICLES
- WordPress.org Launches Homepage Redesign – if you’ve visited WordPress.org this week, you may have noticed a new design.
- Supporting the Future of wp-cli – Matt Mullenweg discusses ensuring the future of WP-CLI.
- 6 Reasons Why You Should Use a CDN for Your WordPress Website – if you’re not already using a CDN, here are six reasons why you should.
- Does WordPress power 27% of the internet? – should we take this statistic for granted?
- The Case for WordPress Telemetry – should WordPress collect anonymized usage data?
- Woo Year In Review 2016 – WooCommerce year in review straight from the Head of WooCommerce.
- BuddyPress 2.7.4 Patches Security Vulnerability That Could Allow Arbitrary File Deletion – BuddyPress fixed an important vulnerability.
- How (And Why) Intuit’s QuickBooks Uses WordPress – an interesting look at a major company using WordPress.
TUTORIALS AND HOW-TOS
- How to Add an Online Survey to WordPress – Tutorial + Plugins – learn how to run a survey through WordPress with some of the best plugins.
- How to Setup Free WordPress Push Notifications – how to set up push notifications for WordPress.
- 5 Excellent Ways to Hack the Twenty Seventeen WordPress Theme – five ways to use the new Twenty Seventeen theme.
- How to Accept Payments with Stripe in WordPress – a simple tutorial from WPBeginner.
- A Guide to Building WordPress on Docker for Windows, Linux and OS X – a bit dev focused but a helpful guide nonetheless.
RESOURCES & FREEBIES
- 2016 in Review: 50 of the Best Free WordPress Themes by Category – check out our picks for some of the best free themes of 2016.
- The WPLift Roundup of the Best Free WordPress Themes December 2016 – the best free themes from December.
- All The Best High Quality & Free WooCommerce Themes for WordPress – some of the best free WooCommerce themes for WordPress. An update of Oli’s old post.
- Episode 041: Time Management And Efficiency – Episode 41 of The WP Crowd is out.
- What is Managed WordPress Hosting? – Pagely’s overview of managed WordPress hosting.