In the biggest news this week, WordPress 4.9 is out and available to the public! Click here to see all the new stuff.
Post Status also has an interview with Matt Mullenweg and there are some big WordPress changes over at Envato Elements.
And we just published a post on the best WordPress Black Friday deals out there!
Let’s get to all of this week’s news…
WORDPRESS NEWS AND ARTICLES
- WordPress 4.9 “Tipton” – WordPress 4.9, dubbed “Tipton”, just dropped. Here’s our summary of the new changes.
- WordPress Maintenance Services and Companies Roundup & Comparison – a big comparison and test of WordPress maintenance services with real response time data.
- Interview with Matt Mullenweg on the WordPress ecosystem – an interview with Matt at Post Status.
- End of Tailor — Rise of Gutenberg! – the Tailor Page Builder is saying goodbye because of Gutenberg.
- Envato Elements Now Includes WordPress Themes & Plugins! – you can now get WordPress themes and plugins as part of Envato Elements.
- WordPress Plugin Banned for Crypto Mining – an interesting idea! Though not very nice by the developer.
- WP-SpamShield Plugin Removed from WordPress.org, Author Plans to Pull All Plugins from the Directory – drama at the WordPress.org plugin directory.
TUTORIALS AND HOW-TOS
- How To Add Google Tag Manager To WordPress + Insert Scripts – how to use Google Tag Manager to manage scripts on WordPress.
- How I Built a WordPress Business and Scaled It (Without Employees) – that business is Barn2 Media.
- Want to Build Progressive Web Apps Based on WordPress and WooCommerce? Here’s How – a nice guide from CodeinWP.
- 3 Ways to Learn How to Have a Better Eye for Design – something we could all use!
- How to add WordPress data to marketing agency report – these tips are specific to Octoboard, but still interesting.
RESOURCES & DEALS
- WordPress Black Friday And Cyber Monday 2017 Deals And Coupons – we selected the hottest WordPress deals for you
- 5 Benefits Of Deploying Google Accelerated Mobile Pages On Your Blog – considering Google AMP? Here are some reasons to do it.
- 5 Best WordPress Maintenance Mode Plugins For Your Site – check out some of the best maintenance mode plugins.
- The blue-collar WordPress worker and the 2,500+ websites built to grow the CMS – a new episode of Matt Report.
- Kinsta Kingpin: Interview with Devin Walker – an interview with Devin from GiveWP.