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.