Howdy, folks. It was a quiet week in the WordPress world. No new plugin vulnerabilities, no major releases…
But if you’ve ever felt that WordPress’ Dashicon selection was a little overly restrictive, you’re going to get a pleasant surprise in WordPress 5.2.
Beyond that, we dig into 2 types of WordPress hosting: static WordPress Hosting and the first scalable WordPress hosting powered by Docker containers, and we’ve also got tons of great interviews and podcasts for you.
Let’s get to all of this week’s news…
WORDPRESS NEWS AND ARTICLES
- What is Static WordPress Hosting? Pros/Cons and How to Get Started – learn about static WordPress hosting and whether it’s right for you.
- Convesio is the future of WordPress hosting you’ve always wanted – the first scalable WordPress hosting platform powered by Docker containers.
- Pausing Freelance Work to Build a $20k/mo WordPress Plugin – a good one with Puneet Sahalot at Indie Hackers.
- WordPress 5.2 Will Add 13 New Icons to the Dashicon Library – it’s not quite as big as the launch of Gutenberg, but you’ll now be able to include a birthday cake icon!
- AMP Plugin for WordPress 1.1 Adds Experimental PWA Plugin Integration, Pre-release of AMP Stories Editor Available in 1.2-alpha – changes to the official AMP plugin.
- Elementor Performance Tests Vs Normal Theme – WP Doze ran some tests.
- How Discovering WordPress Changed my Career (Episode 8) – this one is a YouTube video from Joe Casabona.
TUTORIALS AND HOW-TOS
- WooCommerce Signups with Gravity Forms – learn how to sign people up for WooCommerce with Gravity Forms.
- What to Do with A Dying WordPress Plugin or Theme? Ways to Revive or Repurpose It – Freemius digs into this topic.
- How to Speed up Your Elementor Site: A Real Case Study Using WP Rocket – use Elementor? Here’s how to make it faster.
- How to Reset a WordPress Site – a Beginners Guide – how to reset your WordPress site when needed.
RESOURCES & DEALS
- AliDropship Review: Create a WordPress AliExpress Dropshipping Store – create your own dropshipping store with WordPress.
- James Kemp and Iconic – a new episode of How I Built It.
- Episode 109 – WordPress Server Management with Plesk – a Mastermind.fm podcast about Plesk.
- “Become the best version of yourself.” An Interview with Rich Tabor – an interview with the guy who just got acquired by GoDaddy.
- What WordPress Products Can Learn From SaaS – a new episode of Matt Report.