Weekly WordPress News: WordPress 5.2.1 + Three Great Deals
This week, Automattic made another big acquisition in the WooCommerce space, snapping up Prospress, the company behind the popular WooCommerce Subscriptions plugin.
Beyond that, we have a couple of great deals for you – you can save 45% off OceanWP, get 20% Off Jetpack with discount coupon DISCOUNT20, and AppSumo is running an amazing deal for the popular ShortPixel image optimization plugin – $39 gets you 12,000 image optimizations per month for life.
Let’s get to all of this week’s news…
WORDPRESS NEWS AND ARTICLES
- WordPress 5.2.1 Maintenance Release – this maintenance release fixes 33 bugs.
- SiteGround vs Bluehost: Which Should You Choose for Your Hosting Needs? – trying to choose between these two hosts? We like SiteGround.
- Automattic Acquires Prospress, the company behind WooCommerce Subscriptions – consolidation in the WordPress space continues!
- Introducing Hello Theme: The Fastest WordPress Theme Ever Created – Elementor’s Hello theme is officially listed at WordPress.org.
- OceanWP + Freemius = Perfect Match! – OceanWP is moving to Freemius – here’s why.
- SpinupWP Launched Out of Beta: Spin Up Your Next WordPress Server in Minutes – the SpinupWP tool we wrote about is out of beta.
TUTORIALS AND HOW-TOS
- 4 Tips for Improving Your Website’s Call To Action – CTAs are what help you move people to action – learn how to use them better.
- How a link in our themes almost ruined our business (and how we fixed it) – a cautionary SEO tale, plus how to fix unnatural links.
- The Ultimate Step-By-Step Guide to Creating a Directory Website with WordPress – learn how to create a directory site with WordPress.
- How to Restrict Content on Elementor Sites – using Paid Member Subscriptions.
RESOURCES & DEALS
- WordPress Header / Footer Notification Bar Plugins – check out the best notification bar plugins.
- WooCommerce Lottery Review: Create Paid Lotteries on WordPress – this plugin helps you run paid lotteries.
- 45% Off OceanWP Core Extension Bundle – save 45% on the popular OceanWP theme using code MEMORIALDAY2019. Expires May 30th.
- ShortPixel $39 Lifetime AppSumo Deal – get 12,000 monthly image optimizations for life for just $39. Great deal!
- Marieke van de Rakt CEO of Yoast – a new episode of the Matt Report podcast.