Weekly WordPress News: WordPress 4.6 “Pepper”
If you haven’t heard already, WordPress 4.6 was released on Tuesday the 16th. It’s named “Pepper” and includes some nice enhancements to the update system and the WordPress Editor.
If you’re a draft hoarder, you can learn how to implement custom post statuses to better categorize your draft posts.
There’s also two ways you can add WebP files to your sites – one with the Optimus plugin, and then a tutorial from WPExplorer.
And finally, don’t miss out on our giveaway with Orange Themes. You can win one of 4 lifetime accounts that are worth a whopping $249 each!
WORDPRESS NEWS AND ARTICLES
- WordPress 4.6: New Features and Screenshots – biggest news this week? WordPress 4.6 “Pepper” is out. Check out all the new features.
- Introducing Elementor Library – Elementor just released a template library to go along with their free page builder.
- Josh Pollock Is A Busy WordPress Guy – An Inspiring Interview – interesting interview with Josh Pollock of Ingot and CalderaWP.
- Jetpack 4.2 and 4.2.1: Performance Improvements and More – Jetpack 4.2 is out with lots of performance improvements.
- WordSesh 4 This Saturday, August 20, at 00:00 – 24:00 UTC+0 – if you’ve got some free time, you can check out streams of WordSesh this Saturday.
TUTORIALS AND HOW-TOS
- Add another language to your WordPress backend – a great tutorial to make your site’s backend easy for multilingual users.
- How to analyze security aspects of WordPress plugins – saw this one a little too late to publish last week. A good look at security and WordPress plugins.
- How To Add Custom Post Statuses In WordPress – great if you have lots of post drafts.
- How to Easily Build a Pricing Table in WordPress – a helpful post from Kinsta on how to create pricing tables.
- How to Market a WordPress Plugin & Increase Plugin Sales – thinking of launching a WordPress plugin? Check this out.
- Add WooCommerce Gift Giving to your Store – Chris with some quick tips on adding gift giving to your WooCommerce store.
- How to Use WebP Files in WordPress & Decrease Page Load Times – you can also install Optimus to add WebP files to your site.
- Building a WordPress-Powered Front End With the WP REST API and AngularJS – for the devs!
RESOURCES & FREEBIES
- Orange Themes Competition – we teamed up with Orange themes to give away 4 lifetime accounts. Each one is a $249 value!
- Optimus Review – Lossless WordPress Image Compression – our review of the Optimus image optimizer plugin from KeyCDN.
- 25+ Best Yoga WordPress Themes – our list of 25+ great yoga themes.
- 20 Fastest Loading WordPress Themes for Incredible Page Speed 2016 – a quick list of 20 fast loading WordPress themes.
- 5 WordPress Themes For Musicians – check this out if you’re a musician looking to use WordPress.