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