This week, we have a roundup of all the new features in WordPress 4.8. While there's nothing too exciting, you will get some cool new widgets on June 8th.
There's also an interesting interview with Ionut from ThemeIsle on how he and his team built the ThemeIsle brand.
And as always, we've got a bunch of the latest "how to" guides for you to improve your skills.
Let's get to all of this week's news...
WORDPRESS NEWS AND ARTICLES
- What’s New in WordPress 4.8 – Features and Screenshots - the biggest new features in WordPress 4.8 with live screenshots.
- I'm Joost de Valk, founder and CEO at Yoast. Ask me anything! - Joost from Yoast SEO has an AMA at ManageWP.org.
- How Ionut Neage Built ThemeIsle to Make $50,000/month - an insightful interview with Ionut from ThemeIsle.
- The Road to 1 Million Downloads - Profile Builder reached a massive milestone. Here are the team's thoughts...
- Is ThemeForest a Good Place to Sell Your Premium WordPress Theme? - what do you think?
TUTORIALS AND HOW-TOS
- How to Track Outbound Links on WordPress With Google Analytics Events - how to set up Event Tracking in Google Analytics.
- How to Add a Countdown Timer to WordPress For Free + More - how to add a countdown timer to your site without paying for a premium plugin.
- How to Extend the WordPress Customizer - a dev-centered guide from Torque.
- How to create custom WordPress user roles with Profile Builder - speaking of Profile Builder...
- How to Build a Blog in WordPress with Elementor Pro and OceanWP - how you can use Elementor and OceanWP to build your blog.
- Profiling WordPress Performance - a dev-heavy guide to profiling WordPress performance.
RESOURCES & FREEBIES
- WPLift’s Big Guide to Managed WordPress Hosting [UPDATE 2017] - we updated our big list of managed WordPress hosts.
- The WPLift Roundup of the Best Free WordPress Themes May 2017 - check out the best free WordPress themes from May.
- Consulting WP: A WordPress Theme for Your Business, Finance, or Consulting Firm Needs - check out our review of this premium theme.
- The Story Behind MOJO Marketplace with Brady Nord - Brady Nord on the WordPress eCommerce Podcast.