After a brief delay from its original release date of August 1st, WordPress 4.8.1 is out to fix some maintenance issues, including that pesky rich text widget that was causing people trouble.
Additionally, you can learn more about selling WordPress products with thoughts on automatic renewals and ThemeForest.
And finally, we published a bunch of tutorials this week, so you can learn all about how to use WordPress better in a variety of ways.
Let’s get to all of this week’s news…
WORDPRESS NEWS AND ARTICLES
- WordPress 4.8.1 Maintenance Release – after a short delay, WordPress 4.8.1 is out to fix some issues, including the problematic rich text widget.
- Automatic license renewals: twenty months later – Pippin’s reflections on automatic license renewals.
- Introducing Image & Gallery Lightbox: The Easiest Way to Pop Up Your Images! – now you can create lightboxes right from Elementor.
- 5 Years of Selling on ThemeForest – Pros and Cons – thinking of selling on ThemeForest? Give this a read.
- Four Lessons to Learn from Snopes.com Being Taken Hostage – Ryan from WP Site Care shares some lessons.
TUTORIALS AND HOW-TOS
- How to Disable Automatic Updates for WordPress – be careful with this, but here’s how to do it.
- How to Add An Instagram Photo Feed to WordPress for Free – the easy way to add an Instagram feed to WordPress.
- How to Add Breadcrumbs to Your WordPress Site (And Why They Rock) – breadcrumbs are helpful but hard to add if your theme doesn’t support them. Here’s how with a plugin.
- How to Add Google Analytics Tracking to WordPress For Beginners – targeted towards beginners!
- How to Uninstall a WordPress Plugin (the Proper Way) – like the title says.
- How to Add HTML5 Video to WordPress Using Custom Fields – a nice tutorial from Specky Boy.
RESOURCES & FREEBIES
- The WPLift Roundup of the Best Free WordPress themes July 2017 – the best new free themes from July.
- New Dobby Plugin Captures and Hides Unwanted WordPress Admin Notices – this plugin fixes a very real issue!
- Episode 44: Russell Aaron and Maintainn Tools – Episode 44 of How I Built It is out.
- Interview with Julio Potier, Developer of SecuPress – WP White Security interviews Julio.