Big news this week for fans of Genesis (the theme framework, not the band). StudioPress just launched a new all-in-one WordPress service called StudioPress Sites. It's definitely worth a look.
There's also a great article from Alex of WPZOOM about their decision to scrap the ZOOM Builder.
And you can check out some of the best sources for Free SSL certificates.
Let's get to all of this week's news...
WORDPRESS NEWS AND ARTICLES
- StudioPress Sites – WordPress on Autopilot. Powered by Genesis. - StudioPress Sites just dropped. It's a very interesting new service from the creators of Genesis.
- We made a WordPress page builder, scrapped it, and here’s what we learned - what WPZOOM learned from killing ZOOM Builder.
- Disclosure of Additional Security Fix in WordPress 4.7.2 - make sure you update your site to 4.7.2!
- WP-CLI Version 1.1.0 released - version 1.1.0 of WP-CLI was released a few days ago.
- How to Become an Evil WordPress Developer - a fun article from Nelio Software.
- Why Keep Using WordPress If You’re Not a Fan? - Tom asks an important question.
TUTORIALS AND HOW-TOS
- How to setup AffiliateWP on your WordPress website - learn how to set up AffiliateWP.
- How to Effectively Use Yoast SEO Plugin with Your WordPress Online Store - how to use Yoast for eCommerce.
- Complete Guide on Blogging Rules & Etiquette for Success - Kinsta's guide to blogging etiquette.
- Creating a Donation Landing Page with Divi and Give - a specific combination, but helpful nonetheless.
RESOURCES & FREEBIES
- The WPLift Roundup of the Best Free WordPress Themes January 2017 - check out the best new free themes from January.
- Admin Menu Tweaker Review – Take Control of Your Admin Menu - Admin Menu Tweaker helps you make some cool changes to your admin menu.
- 7 of the Best Lead Generation Plugins for WordPress - generate more leads with these plugins.
- Free SSL Certificates – Where to Find Them and How They Help - where to find free SSL certificates for your WordPress site.
- Transparency Report #3: AlienWP Progress Report, Updates & New Site - Oli's transparency report #3. Check out what wplift's former owner is up to.