Perhaps the biggest news is actually dropping early next week - Tuesday, December 6th, to be specific. That's when WordPress 4.7 officially ships.
Beyond a furious Black Friday and Cyber Monday, it was otherwise a relatively uneventful week (perhaps due to Thanksgiving).
There's a nice article from Ian of Delicious Brains about the problems with On The Fly image processing and WP WhiteSecurity put together a nice roundup of all the WordPress-related exploits discovered in November.
We also published some theme roundups for affiliates, as well as the overall best new free themes for November.
And finally, Flywheel has acquired Pressmatic.
Let's get to all of this week's news...
WORDPRESS NEWS AND ARTICLES
- WordPress 4.7 - Colin has had a look at the new features of WordPress 4.7
- On The Fly Image Processing Causes More Problems Than It Fixes - Ian discusses why custom image sizes are better than OTF image processing.
- AMP 0.9 Released – The AMP Pagebuilder - an awesome new feature for those integrating Google AMP and WordPress.
- November 2016 WordPress Core, Plugins & Themes Vulnerabilities Roundup - WP WhiteSecurity's helpful roundup of vulnerabilities discovered in November.
- AdBlockers Might Break Your Product - Alex talks about how ad blockers can go overboard sometimes.
- Your Site, Now in Other Languages: Introducing the Google Translate Widget - this widget makes it easy for your readers to translate your site.
- Flywheel Acquires WordPress Local Development Tool Pressmatic - as the title says!
TUTORIALS AND HOW-TOS
- How to hire the best WordPress Developers - lots of tips for finding the best WordPress developers.
- WordPress AJAX for Beginners - learn about the technical details of WordPress AJAX.
- How to Reshare Old Blog Posts on Social Media to Get More Engagement - how to automatically promote old posts on social media.
- How To Build a Coupon Site on WordPress - learn how to use WordPress to create a coupon site.
RESOURCES & FREEBIES
- The WPLift Roundup of the Best Free WordPress Themes November 2016 - check out the best free themes from November.
- Best Affiliate Marketing WordPress Themes - a list of the best themes for affiliate marketing.
- WP Robot Review – Autoblogging Made Easy - Colin's review of the WP Robot Autoblogging plugin.
- A Deeper Look Into the WordPress Text Editor - learn more about the WordPress Text Editor than you might've wanted to know!
- S4 E5: Beka Rice from SkyVerge - S4E5 of MattReport with Beka Rice from SkyVerge and SellwithWP.