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.