This week, you can learn why you can't just add a CDN to your WordPress site and expect all your performance issues to be solved.
You can also dig into accessibility for WordPress sites and debate whether or not to purchase your own .blog domain.
There's also a great article from SecuPress on how WordPress sites get hacked, which includes some real life data.
And finally, WordPress 4.6 Release Candidate 2 is out. August 16th will be here before you know it.
Let's get to all of this week's news...
WORDPRESS NEWS AND ARTICLES
- A CDN Isn’t a Silver Bullet for Performance - Ashley tells you why you can't just rely on CDN to solve all your performance issues.
- Why .Blog Domains Are a Good Idea for WordPress? - Ahmad gives his thoughts on the upcoming .blog domains.
- WordPress 4.6 RC2 - WordPress 4.6 Release Candidate 2 is out. August 16th is getting closer and closer.
- How A WordPress Website Gets Hacked - Tom from SecuPress takes a look at how WordPress sites get hacked. He also includes some real data from their customers.
- Supporting Free WordPress Plugins: Dedicated Hours - interesting topic. It can be easy to take free plugin support for granted.
- What’s harder than coding a WordPress plugin? - Chris Lema with some thoughts on coding WordPress plugins
TUTORIALS AND HOW-TOS
- How To Create Accessible WordPress Websites - it's easy to overlook accessibility - this guide shows you what you need to do.
- How to Create Awesome Images for your Blog Posts using PowerPoint - if you don't like using Canva for blog images, learn how to do it with PowerPoint.
- The Bite-Sized Visual Guide To Fixing Your Most Common WordPress Issues - some good tips from Codeable
- 8 “Hidden" Features of WordPress - a fun look at some of WordPress' hidden features
- How to Add Job Listing Page to Your WordPress Website - WPMayor shows you how to add a job listing page to WordPress using WP RSS Aggregator.
RESOURCES & FREEBIES
- Get Free WordPress Finance Theme: Profit Lite - MotoPress released the lite version of their Profit theme for free
- Drizzle Review – Monetize Your Content with Micropayments - Colin gives his thoughts on Drizzle, a way to monetize content with micropayments.
- [INFOGRAPHIC] The Good, Bad and Ugly of WordPress Hosting - CodeinWP published the results of their hosting survey in an even easier-to-digest infographic.
- Kinsta Hosting Review – High-Performance Managed WordPress Hosting - while we're on the topic of hosting, check out our review of Kinsta.
- 25+ Best WordPress Job Board Themes for Job Portals - our list of the 25+ best job board themes
- Premium WordPress Plugins of the Month: July 2016 - some of the best premium plugins of July
- 40 Remarkable E-commerce Themes For WordPress That Support WooCommerce (2016 Edition) - starting a WooCommerce site? Check these themes out.