Weekly WordPress News: Plugin Releases, Licensing, and WordPress on a USB Drive
Several major plugin releases happened this week, including updates to WooCommerce 2.6, Yoast 3.3, and Gravity Forms 2.0. You should have plenty of new features to play with.
You can also check out a fun guide for running a full WordPress install off a flash drive, and dig into 101 worthwhile web design blogs to find some inspiration for your next theme.
I had a nice talk with Matt from Matt Report on the acquisition of WPLift.
Finally, remember to always get the licenses to your plugins, even if you have a developer create your site.
Let’s get to the rest of this week’s news:
WORDPRESS NEWS AND ARTICLES
- Say hello to WooCommerce 2.6 “Zipping Zebra” – WooCommerce 2.6 is out. New features include shipping zones and a new design for account pages, among others.
- Brad Touesnard on Why Clients Should Own their Plugin Licenses – learn why clients should own the plugin licenses purchased by developers.
- Yoast 3.3 Released – Yoast just released version 3.3. New features include a detailed content analysis tool.
- Meet our next group of #WCEU speakers – the next group of WordCamp Europe speakers were just announced
- Critical Vulnerability Patched in EWWW Image Optimizer Plugin – thanks to swift action from the owner, a critical vulnerability was patched in EWWW Image Optimizer
- Gravity Forms v2.0 Released – new features include better security, ReCAPTCHA 2.0, and more!
- Matt Report did a podcast where he interviewed me – I had a nice conversation with Matt on the acquisition of WPLift.
TUTORIALS AND HOW-TOS
- Beginner’s Guide to Setting Up Facebook Instant Articles for WordPress – How to set up Facebook Instant Articles on your WordPress site
- WordPress SSL/TLS: a complete guide to implement HTTPS on WP – security is important. Learn how to implement HTTPS properly.
- How to Install WordPress on a USB Flash Drive – practical for some, and also just plain fun to read about.
- Architecture and Unit Testing WordPress Code – for the lovely developers who make our WordPress lives so much better.
- How to Run a One-Person Development Shop with Manos Psychogyiopoulos – an interview with Manos about running a WordPress development shop
RESOURCES & FREEBIES
- Essential web design blogs you need to follow in  – 101 web design blogs that you should check out. Inspiration for your next WordPress theme.
- Elementor Review – A Speedy, Open-Source Page Builder – Elementor is a free, open-source page builder from pojo.me
- ThemeIsle releases Zillah theme for free – ThemeIsle released a brand new forever-free blogging them called Zillah
- Exact process for managing product development at NinjaOutreach – get some free insight into managing product development from NinjaOutreach
- Breviter Theme Review: A Beautiful WordPress Themes for Creative & Professional Bloggers – check out our review of the Breviter theme