WordPress may have 27% market share among content management systems, but WooCommerce is even stronger, powering 42% of all online stores (according to BuiltWith).
You can also check out Matt's 2016 State of the Word at his website.
And many Bluehost customers are rightfully upset about a surprise 12-hour service outage.
Don't forget to check out our yearly 2016 in Review: 50 of the Best Premium WordPress Themes post.
Let's get to all of this week's news...
WORDPRESS NEWS AND ARTICLES
- WooCommerce Now Powers 42% Of All Online Stores According To BuiltWith Data - thought 27% CMS market share was impressive? WooCommerce is even higher according to BuiltWith.
- State of the Word, 2016 - check out the full State of the Word, 2016.
- Matt Mullenweg Proposes WordPress Growth Council - does WordPress need a dedicated growth council?
- Bluehost Network Outage Hits Customers with 12 Hours of Downtime - if you needed a good excuse to switch to one of our recommended WordPress hosts, here it is.
- Do you have a professional reputation that screams integrity? - a good reminder.
TUTORIALS AND HOW-TOS
- How to Score 100/100 in Google PageSpeed Insights with WordPress - want to conquer the PageSpeed white whale? Here's how.
- Using and Customizing WordPress Starter Content - a developer focused tutorial for using the new theme starter content.
- How to Add Facebook Open Graph Tags to WordPress - learn how to add Facebook Open Graph meta tags to WordPress.
- Filtering Data with WP_Meta_Query - for the devs!
- How to translate a WordPress website w/ Weglot plugin - a brand new video tutorial from PluginTut.
- Woocommerce SEO optimization – Everything you need to do now! - a good WooCommerce-specific SEO guide.
- How to Create a Client Booking Form in WordPress - how to use WPForms to create a client booking form.
RESOURCES & FREEBIES
- 2016 in Review: 50 of the Best Premium WordPress Themes - Justas' list of the best premium Themes of 2016
- Best WordPress Themes for Events - check out the best WordPress themes for events websites.
- Make a Podcast Website With The Best WordPress Podcast Plugins - the best plugins for podcast websites.
- Why Create a Membership Site? 4 Best WordPress Membership Plugins - learn about membership site plugins.
- Need Custom Buttons? Try Out These Incredible WP Button Plugins - love buttons? Check these plugins out.
- Episode 29 - Content Management For Your Photos w/ Angela Bowman - any photographers using WordPress should give this a listen.