WordCamp Europe videos are now available for streaming. Check them out if you weren't able to make the conference.
Also, popular site WPBeginner turned 7 and published some thoughts and reflections on the past 7 years.
Finally, this week is an unofficial and impromptu "how-to" week - we collected 5 great how-to's from the past week for you to learn something new.
Check out all the news:
WORDPRESS NEWS AND ARTICLES
- WordPress 4.6 Beta 2 - last week it was Beta 1, now WordPress 4.6 Beta 2 is out
- The 2016 WordPress Hosting Survey - share your knowledge with the CodeInWP hosting survey. They'll post all the results later on.
- Jetpack 4.1: Secure Sign On Improvements, Two New Sharing Buttons, and More - the two new sharing buttons are WhatsApp and Telegram
- WordCamp Europe 2016 Videos Available - you can now watch all the videos from WordCamp Europe
- WordPress Reviews: The Good, The Bad, and the Stalker - an interesting discussion about WordPress reviews
- WPBeginner is 7 – Reflections and Updates - WPBeginner turned 7 a few days ago
TUTORIALS AND HOW-TOS
- How to Create WordPress Featured Images (if you’re not a designer) - a beginner's guide to easily creating blog images with Canva
- How To Make WordPress Easy To Maintain For Your Clients - applies to regular users as well!
- How to Build Efficient Queries in WordPress - more dev-oriented, but a good read nonetheless
- How to find the best WordPress plugin - Matt gives you some great tips for picking any WordPress plugin
- How to show a notification in WP admin pages - a short, but helpful, how to
RESOURCES & FREEBIES
- TemplateMonster Competition: Win 1 of 5 WordPress Themes! - WPLift has teamed up with TemplateMonster to give away some themes. Enter for a chance to win
- MaxButtons Review - Easily make awesome buttons for your WordPress site
- 4th of July Independence Day WordPress Deals - there may still be time to pick up some Independence Day deals
- 10+ Best Free WordPress Themes for Travel Websites - check it out if you have a travel site
- 10 Free WordPress Plugins for Developers - I always try to include something for the devs!