The past week or so brought some very cool news from SiteGround - they'll now be automatically issuing Let's Encrypt SSL certificates to all domains.
Jetpack also announced a new integration with WordAds. And you can now peruse the official WordPress Theme Developer Handbook.
As usual, we've also got plenty of guides and reviews to keep you reading.
Let's get to all of this week's news...
WORDPRESS NEWS AND ARTICLES
- SiteGround to Automatically Issue Let's Encrypt SSL Certificates - SiteGround announced they will start automatically issuing Let's Encrypt SSL certs for all domains on their shared hosting.
- Jetpack 4.5 Expands Monetization with WordAds Integration - Jetpack adds a new WordAds integration.
- Theme Developer Handbook released - there's now an official WordPress theme developer handbook.
- How you can contribute to WordPress (yes, YOU!) - how even non-devs can contribute to WordPress.
- WordPress Versus Medium: Does It Really Matter? - Tom's thoughts on WordPress vs. Medium.
TUTORIALS AND HOW-TOS
- How to Customize the WordPress Dashboard for Clients (or anyone else) - learn how you can customize the WordPress dashboard for your clients.
- Performance Best Practices in the HTTP/2 Era - Delicious Brains drops some knowledge on HTTP/2.
- How to design a WordPress website to sell an e-book - a specific tutorial from Matt of PluginTut/MattReport.
- Deploying From Bitbucket to WordPress - more suited for developers and advanced users.
- How to add a Facebook remarketing pixel to WordPress - another nice tutorial from PluginTut.
- Automation in WordPress: A Practical Guide - nice guide from GenerateWP.
RESOURCES & FREEBIES
- Ghost Browser Review – Improved Productivity for Developers, Site Owners + More - check out Colin's review of Ghost Browser, a great productivity tool for WordPress devs, SMMs, and more.
- 12 Essential Resources for Becoming a Stronger Blogger - learn how to become a better blogger by using these resources.
- Episode 19: Dre Armeda and Sucuri - Episode 19 of How I Built It.
- WP Crowdfunding Review – Create a Crowdfunding Website With WordPress - read Colin's review of WP Crowdfunding and learn how to create your very own crowdfunding site with WordPress.
- Top 7 Ecommerce Trends That Will Impact WordPress in 2017 - helpful for WordPress eCommerce stores.