Hey, WordPress fans. Nothing too big happened this week, but there are lots of small news drops, like WooCommerce 3.6, some #wpdrama with plugin vulnerabilities, and a new Elementor feature that helps you add related posts.
Beyond that, you’ll learn how you can host WordPress yourself on DigitalOcean using a tool from Delicious Brains called SpinupWP.
Let’s get to all of this week’s news…
WORDPRESS NEWS AND ARTICLES
- After Two Years, How We Built Our Next WooCommerce Addon – Katie from Barn2 Media details the process of building their latest plugin.
- WooCommerce 3.6 has arrived! – it adds new product blocks and big performance improvements.
- Convesio is the future of WordPress hosting you’ve always wanted – learn about this new WordPress hosting offering.
- Introducing Advanced Query Control: Related Posts, Date Filter & Exclude Options – Elementor can now help you create related posts lists.
- Is Nothing Sacred? The Pollution of the WordPress Dashboard – Eric discusses what’s going on with those annoying intrusions into your dashboard.
- PluginVulnerabilities.com is Protesting WordPress.org Support Forum Moderators by Publishing Zero-Day Vulnerabilities – some more #wpdrama.
- How We Successfully Adopted the 4-Day Work Week at MailPoet – productivity and time-at-computer are not equal.
- An Analysis of 18,087 WordPress.org Plugins – Dumitru collected some interesting data.
TUTORIALS AND HOW-TOS
- How to Host WordPress on DigitalOcean Yourself (Even If You’re Not a Techie) – learn how to host WordPress yourself on DigitalOcean.
- How to Send Your First Newsletter from WordPress using MailPoet – MailPoet lets you send a newsletter right from your WordPress dashboard.
- Getting better as a WordPress Developer – Igor with some tips.
- Using Yoast SEO Structured Data with Genesis – Bill shows you how.
- Using Custom Filters with Shortcodes – a developer tutorial from Tom McFarlin.
RESOURCES & DEALS
- 9 Tips for Designing a Multi Language Website – as the title says.
- Adrian Spiac Interview – On TranslatePress and How to Break the Ice in a Competitive Market – ThemeIsle interviewed Adrian.
- 35% Off the AliDropship Plugin – use code BDAY35 to get the discount.
- Episode 96: Chris Lauzon – a new episode of Hallway Chats.