If you didn't get an update notification from your host, here's your warning that WordPress 4.9.2. is officially out! It's a security and maintenance release that, in part, fixes an XSS vulnerability, as well as 21 other bugs.
As is usually the case with security and maintenance releases, you should update as soon as possible.
We also have our own post on what will happen to page builders after Gutenberg launches. And speaking of Gutenberg, you can check out a recap of Matt Mullenweg's Gutenberg Q&A at WordCamp Orlando.
Let's get to all of this week's news...
WORDPRESS NEWS AND ARTICLES
- WordPress 4.9.2 Security and Maintenance Release - update as soon as you get a chance!
- Will Gutenberg Kill WordPress Page Builders? Not So Fast... - is Gutenberg the end of page builders? We don't think so any time soon.
- Matt Mullenweg’s Q&A About Gutenberg at WordCamp Orlando - Sandy Edwards' recap of Matt's Q&A at WordCamp Orlando.
- Gutenberg 2.0 Release - speaking of Gutenberg, version 2.0 just launched. Give it a look if you haven't checked in recently.
- Liquid Web Announces the Launch of Managed WooCommerce Hosting - another big entrant to the managed WordPress hosting market.
- How to Make $12k/mo Managing WordPress Sites - you'll be there in no time!
TUTORIALS AND HOW-TOS
- How To Use Images In Theme Or Plugin Demo Content From A Seller’s Perspective - what to do with images in your demo content.
- How to Add Block Templates to Your WordPress Theme or Plugin - helpful for developers.
- How To Enforce Code Standards In WordPress Development Using Composer - another dev-focused tutorial from Josh Pollock.
- How to Auto Update WordPress Salts - a good week of tutorials for WordPress devs!
- How to Switch Your WordPress Site from HTTP to HTTPS - if you still haven't switched to HTTPS, here's an easy way to do it with WP Migrate DB.
RESOURCES & DEALS
- One-Page Design: Pros and Cons you should know about - considering a one-page design? Here are some pros and cons.
- MotoPress Page Builder For $19 - get MotoPress Page Builder for $19 at MightyDeals until Jan 24th.
- 9 Minimalist Responsive Themes by MeridianThemes - only $27! - another WordPress deal at MightyDeals.
- 50+ Premium WordPress Themes from ThemeFuse - only $49! - one more from MightyDeals because they just added a bunch of WordPress deals.
- Frontenberg - maybe not news, but I just came across this cool site from Tom Nowell that lets you play around with Gutenberg without installing it on your own site.