Two big plugin updates this week! WooCommerce 3.0 dropped, as well as Jetpack 4.8.
You can also read Colin's article on some of the interesting ways in which you can use Elementor Pro.
And WP Tavern has a nice piece on why some people feel that their feedback about the new plugin directory was ignored.
Also, don't miss Morten Rand-Hendriksen's article on the future of WordPress.
Let's get to all of this week's news...
WORDPRESS NEWS AND ARTICLES
- Elementor Pro – The Ultimate Design Tool for WordPress - learn how Elementor Pro can help you design awesome WordPress sites.
- WordPress Plugin Directory Redesign: Why So Many People Feel Their Feedback Was Ignored - what do you think of the new plugin directory?
- WooCommerce 3.0 brings an improved product gallery, treats for developers and more - WooCommerce 3.0 just dropped.
- Blog Helper: An Alexa Skill for Managing a WordPress Blog with Your Voice - not sure how practical this is, but it's cool nonetheless.
- Jetpack 4.8: The Settings Redesign You’ve Been Waiting For - in addition to a new WooCommerce, we've also got Jetpack 4.8.
- The End of 80/20 and the Future of WordPress - interesting thoughts from Morten.
TUTORIALS AND HOW-TOS
- How Imagely Optimizes User-retention & Keeps ‘NextGEN Gallery’ Popular - a nice article if you run a WordPress business.
- How to Diagnose High Admin-Ajax Usage on Your WordPress Site - slow site? Here's a possible culprit.
- Optimize Page Load Time By Browser Cache Leverage In WordPress - eliminate that annoying Leverage Browser Caching warning in PageSpeed Insights!
- How to Add EmojiOne Support to Your WordPress Site - a very specific tutorial from Brian.
- WordPress and Video: Tips and Best Practices to Do It Right - tips for using WordPress and video together.
- How to fix a broken photo gallery and lightbox after WooCommerce 3.0 upgrade - broken galleries after WooCommerce 3.0? Here's how to fix it.
RESOURCES & FREEBIES
- Review: Make Parts Of WordPress Private With Password Protected Categories - need to make certain categories private? This plugin can help.
- The 7 Best Real Estate Plugins for WordPress – Listing Sites and More - some of the best real estate plugins for WordPress.
- WordPress Forum Themes: 30+ Free & Premium bbPress Themes - some of the best bbPress themes for WordPress.
- Track WordPress Changes & User Activity – Free Plugins to Download - an updated list of plugins to track user activity on your site.
- Algolgia Search for WordPress Review: Do You Need to Swap Out Your Search Bar? - should you upgrade your WordPress search with Algolgia?
- Episode 30: Andy Stitt & WordPress for Non-Profits - Episode 30 of How I Built It.