WordPress 4.9 Beta 3 rolls closer to release. We'll have a detailed look at everything new that's coming in WordPress 4.9 a bit later this week.
Additionally, GoDaddy just launched a new managed WordPress hosting service, which makes a crowded space even more crowded.
And as usual, we have plenty of helpful tutorials for you.
Let's get to all of this week's news...
WORDPRESS NEWS AND ARTICLES
- WordPress 4.9 Beta 3 - WordPress 4.9 Beta 3 is out. That means we're closer to release!
- WordPress.com vs WordPress.org: What Are The Differences? - a look at an always confusing topic.
- Are Your WordPress Plugins Putting Your Website at Risk? - what to do to stay safe.
- GoDaddy Launches New Managed WordPress Hosting Platform Aimed at Professionals - there's another managed WordPress hosting option!
- The Value of Sponsoring a WordCamp (TranslatePress Perspective) - ever wanted to sponsor a WordCamp?
- WPCompress - New Image Optimization Plugin - get beta access to a new image optimization plugin.
TUTORIALS AND HOW-TOS
- How to Customize Or Hide the WordPress Admin Toolbar - learn how to customize or remove the WordPress admin toolbar.
- Add custom fonts to your WordPress website using a child theme - how to add custom fonts to your site.
- Preventing XSS Attacks in WordPress: Complete Guide to Validating, Sanitizing, and Escaping Data - a security-focused guide for the devs.
- How to Ensure Accessibility for Every Online Audience - accessibility is important if you want everybody to be able to experience your content.
- Speeding Up Search on Big WordPress Sites with Elasticsearch - another more advanced guide.
- How to Deal with Scope Creep on a Web Design Project - helpful if you're a dev.
- Customizing the Error Page for Deactivated or Archived WordPress Sites - a very specific WordPress Multisite tutorial.
RESOURCES, DEALS & FREEBIES
- Culinary: A WordPress Food and Recipe Theme Review - check out our review of the Culinary theme.
- 50 ThemeFuse Themes for $49 - This deal bundles beautifully created 50 original WordPress themes plus all the releases for the next year
- Interview: Rob Dobson from WPMaintenance.Love - check out an interview with Rob.
- 120+ Great Cheat Sheets for WordPress, Web Developers and Designers - helpful for any of the mentioned groups.
- Mega Bundle of 105 Incredible Infographic Templates - MightyDeals have a great bundle on Infographics