Weekly WordPress News: WordPress 4.7 + Cool Data
WordPress 4.7 “Vaughan” shipped on December 6th is the biggest news of this week.
GoDaddy also snapped up another WordPress business with their acquisition of WP Curve.
And there are two great data filled posts from Freemius and WP Dev, one on ThemeForest themes and one on developer salaries.
Also don’t miss WP Tavern’s helpful summary of Matt’s talk at WordCamp US.
Let’s get to all of this week’s news…
WORDPRESS NEWS AND ARTICLES
- What to Expect in WordPress 4.7 – New Features and Real Screenshots – WordPress 4.7 shipped a few days ago. Learn about all the new features.
- ThemeForest By The Numbers – Freemius has a cool post digging into the data of themes and ThemeForest.
- WP Curve joins GoDaddy – GoDaddy gobbles up another WordPress company in WP Curve.
- State of the Word 2016 – WP Tavern has a nice summary of Matt’s talk at WordCamp US.
- Pantheon’s $100K WordCamp US Sponsorship Revoked the Night Before the Event – some drama at WordCamp US.
- WordPress Salary Requirements Revealed – a nice roundup of developer salary requirements from Dev WP.
- Avoid Malware Scanners That Use Insecure Hashing – WordFence with an in-depth discussion of malware scanners.
TUTORIALS AND HOW-TOS
- Making Sites Accessible With WordPress Plugins – learn how and why to make your WordPress site accessible.
- How to remove the customizer CSS option – not a fan of the new CSS option in the Customizer? Here’s how to remove it.
- Why is SSL Important for Your Site Security? – learn how and why to set up WordPress SSL.
- How to Find Unused Images in WordPress – a handy guide to find unused images in your media library.
- Why Your Custom CSS Doesn’t Work in WordPress and How to Fix It – Matt Cromwell discusses why custom CSS might not work and out how to fix it.
- Deploying WordPress Plugins with Travis CI – a guide for the devs!
- Time Management for WordPress Freelancers With No Time – Alex Denning is helping you managing your precious time
RESOURCES & FREEBIES
- The Best Real Estate WordPress Themes – the best WordPress themes for real estate companies.
- Make a Podcast Website With The Best WordPress Podcast Plugins – a list of the best Podcast plugins out there
- Gabe Mays, Head of WordPress @ GoDaddy. Ask Me Anything! – if you’re interested in GoDaddy and WordPress, check out this AMA at ManageWP.
- Kinsta Kingpin: Interview With Anil Gupta – check out Kinsta’s interview with Anil Gupta of Multidots.
- S4 E6: AJ Morris on small agency ownership – Episode 6 of Season 4 of MattReport is out. Matt talks to AJ Morris of Liquid Web.
- WordPress 4.7 Field Guide for Developers – a helpful guide to WordPress 4.7 if you’re a dev.