While no official decision has been made yet, it seems likely that WordPress will auto-update older sites to WordPress 4.7. Additionally, flush off its acquisition
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In big news this week, Automattic, the company behind WordPress.com, acquired Tumblr for pennies on the dollar (at least versus its previous acquisition price). We’ll
This week was fairly quiet in terms of WordPress news, but WP Tavern did report on the possibility of a new nomination-based advisory board for
This week, there was another big WordPress acquisition, with Ninja Forms’ parent company acquiring Caldera Forms, another popular WordPress form plugin. On the topic of
This week, we learned that WordCamp Asia is officially a go. It’s going to be in Bangkok, Thailand from February 21-23 in 2020 and the
Hey WordPress fans, it was a quiet week this week in terms of WordPress news, but we’ve got some posts about recently discovered plugin vulnerabilities,
Hey WordPress fans, it was a slow week in terms of WordPress news, but if you have a WooCommerce store, you’re going to love some
Unlike last week, there were no multi-million dollar WordPress acquisitions this week. But, now that people have had some time to think and recover, we
It’s the United States’ birthday. And while I certainly know that the international nature of our audience means that not all of you will be
In one of the biggest WordPress acquisitions ever, WP Engine announced that they’ve acquired Flywheel, another popular managed WordPress host. The numbers aren’t public, but
Can you sell CBD via WooCommerce? That was a big question this week. The answer is yes…kind of. You can use WooCommerce itself, but you
EasyThemePacks has gone through some huge changes. We’ve done a website overhaul, created 13(!) new templates and pricing has been simplified: $29 for access to
This week, Joost de Valk stepped down from his position as the WordPress Marketing lead, and CodeinWP also released the results for their 2019 WordPress
You know that we’re big fans of Elementor here at WPLift, even using it to design our site. That’s why our lede this week is
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
After the release of WordPress 5.2 last week, this week was a much quieter affair as far as WordPress news goes. Gutenberg 5.7 makes some
This week, we got a new major WordPress release – WordPress 5.2 “Jaco”. It includes fatal PHP error protection, recovery mode, some accessibility improvements, and
Hey WordPress fans, in case you missed it over the last few days, the release date for WordPress 5.2 was pushed back to May 7th,
Howdy, folks. It was a quiet week in the WordPress world. No new plugin vulnerabilities, no major releases… But if you’ve ever felt that WordPress’
Hey, WordPress fans. Nothing too big happened this week, but there are lots of small news drops, like WooCommerce 3.6, some #wpdrama with plugin vulnerabilities,
Last week, we briefly mentioned the malicious code found in pipdig theme’s Pipdig Power Pack helper plugin. This week, we have more news on that
Howdy, WordPress friends. This week, there was some controversy over the Jetpack plugin injecting itself into the in-dashboard WordPress.org plugin search results, including CTAs to
We got you! Don’t take this article too serious as this was an April Fools’ joke ;-) Since its initial release in WordPress 5.0, WordPress
Hey WordPress fans, this week we got a first look at the next major WordPress release – WordPress 5.2. The first beta is out, which
This week, WordPress officially ended its support for out-of-date PHP versions…kind of. You can still use PHP 5.6, but WordPress no longer supports anything under
This week, we got WordPress 5.1.1, a security and maintenance release that fixes a cross-site scripting vulnerability. If you haven’t updated yet, you should do
This week, we released an update to our huge collection of the best WooCommerce plugins. Beyond that, Elementor got even better with lots of new
The Gutenberg block editor is going mobile! Well, kind off… A stripped-down version of the block editor is now in beta testing for mobile apps,
In the biggest news this week, we got the next major WordPress release – WordPress 5.1 “Betty”. As we told you last week, Betty implements
This week saw the release of the WordPress 5.1 Release Candidate. The official release date for this version is scheduled for Thursday, February 21. Beyond
This week, we get a look at the latest version of Gutenberg (it adds some new blocks). Wordfence also launched a new product that will
This week, iThemes debunks 5 WordPress security myths (like hiding the WordPress version number…that doesn’t do anything!). Beyond that, beta 3 is out for WordPress
Howdy folks, let’s start with some housekeeping. If you participated in our Jupiter X theme giveaway last week, head here to see the winners (you
Howdy, WordPress folks. We’re checking in a little late this week thanks to a fun few days with gastroenteritis, but we think the wait is
A few weeks back, we reviewed the latest version of the popular Jupiter theme – Jupiter X. Jupiter X brings an awesome approach based on
And we’re back! We hope you all had a great New Year, and we’re ready to start sharing WordPress news with you again. This week,
One of the things that bugged a lot of people about the new WordPress Gutenberg block editor is how it slowed down for long content
Howdy, WordPress friends. How are you faring with WordPress 5.0? Have you updated yet, or are you still holding off? Either way, you should pay
In the biggest news in a long time, WordPress 5.0, named “Bebo”, was officially released on December 6. As such, the new Gutenberg block editor
A little while ago, the core team pushed the expected WordPress 5.0 release date from November 19 to November 27. Well, as the fact that
Do you smell the discounts in the air? It’s that time of year again! And to help you save big on WordPress products, we collected
Get out your credit card(s) because it’s that time of the year again. That beautiful, once-a-year time when generous WordPress developers bless us with an
When the core team announced the tentative WordPress 5.0 release date of November 19, they said that date could move by up to 8 days
The target release date for WordPress 5.0 is less than two weeks away and, well, some people are pointing out some reasons why it might
This week, WP Tavern covered an interesting new Gutenberg Cloud plugin. Basically, it acts as a connector that lets users install Gutenberg blocks straight from
The New “We Got Your Back” Program By Freemius Propels WordPress Plugin & Theme Businesses Through Branding (For Free!)
The Freemius team had just announced (earlier today) that it is launching a special program, which they have named: “We Got Your Back” Club. So
This week, we have tons of great Halloween sales to share with you. If you’ve been eyeing Elementor, WP Rocket, or some other options, now’s
This week, you can check out a sneak peek of the upcoming Twenty Nineteen theme for WordPress 5.0. It looks pretty cool! We also put
This week, there’s a lot of news and articles about how accessibility has been handled in Gutenberg, including the resignation of the WordPress accessibility team
Big news, everyone! We now have some official estimates for when WordPress 5.0 will be released…though they’re still a bit up in the air. The
The Gutenberg Editor is getting ready for prime time! WP Tavern reported that the first release candidate is only a few days away. That release
True to its roadmap, Automattic is starting to roll out the Gutenberg editor at WordPress.com. For now, it’s only available to a small segment of
This week, we rounded up some of the most essential WordPress plugins that all sites need. Beyond that, Hurricane Florence rained out WordCamp Wilmington, and
If you’re not hosting at WP Engine, you might feel a little jealous as all WP Engine customers now get access to Genesis and 35
Since launching the Try Gutenberg prompt, the Gutenberg plugin is now officially active on over 200,000+ sites, which is well over the 100,000 sites that Matt
It was kind of bound to happen – but Scott Bowler went ahead and hard forked WordPress into ClassicPress because of Gutenberg. Beyond that, there’s
After a short hiatus for some much-needed vacation, we’re back with more great WordPress news! First up, EasyThemePacks just released two new premium Elementor templates
This week, we get a look at the new Gutenberg prompt and a few other additions as WordPress 4.9.8 draws closer. There’s also been another
We may be past July 4th, but there are still plenty of WordPress Independence Day sales that are still running. You can snag some great
Big business news this week as WP Engine announced that they acquired Genesis Framework-maker, StudioPress. WP Engine plans to invest heavily in future development, as
As part of WordCamp Europe, Matt Mullenweg laid out the roadmap for Gutenberg over the next three months. In July, there will be a prompt
WordCamp Europe is officially in full swing! If you couldn’t make it to Belgrade but still want to watch the talks, you can snag a
If you are looking for the trendiest WordPress themes that can be bought at the discounted price, then you have reached the right place. One
This week, Daan’s Elementor template site, EasyThemePacks, released 3 brand new premium templates to help you create a CV, portfolio, or arts and craft website.
This week, Daan’s EasyThemePacks is launching 3 brand new premium Elementor templates – that puts them up to 10 total. These new templates can help
After the excitement of WordPress 4.9.6 , this week was a bit quieter. Kinsta has a good article on why you should never compete solely
This week, we got the release of WordPress 4.9.6. True to the numbers, it’s technically a minor privacy and maintenance release. But because it adds
There’s something exciting about knowing a secret, right? And when it comes to business, what’s more secret than a private business’ income numbers? Most private
Looking for some examples of big brands using WordPress? You can find a lot of these posts littered around Google. But one thing that I
This week, we got news that WordSesh will be back on July 25th. You can learn more about it at the Post Status Draft podcast.
You probably already know that WordPress is pretty popular. But just how popular is “pretty popular”? Have you ever wondered more about WordPress’ usage stats
This week, Pagely published the results of their survey about WordPress headaches. Performance issues took the lead as the biggest pain point. Weglot also published
As far as WordPress news goes, this week was pretty quiet. WPTavern did spot some issues with using Gutenberg on iOS devices. And Ionut from
This week, Elementor, the page builder that we use here at WPLift, got a massive new feature. Elementer Pro now offers full theme building. You
This week, Gutenberg 2.6 dropped with a much-needed new feature: drag and drop block sorting. Now, instead of needing to jam on the up or
In last week’s news, we shared that WordPress 4.9.5 was going to bring a new prompt for users to install Gutenberg. Well…that prompt got pushed
The Gutenberg Editor is getting closer to primetime – in WordPress 4.9.5, users will see a dashboard prompt that nudges them to Try the new editing
This week, we have a call for developers to stop supporting legacy PHP versions, as well as tips to prepare your website for Google’s mobile-first
This week, TechCrunch launched a redesign in the “form of a single page style React app, decoupled from its WordPress backend.” A pretty cool look
This week, there’s a big post from Alexander Mat, the co-founder of MotoPress, about the challenges of running a WordPress plugin and theme business in
Like last week, there wasn’t very much WordPress news this week. We did find a neat post from Cloudways where they survived a bunch of
There wasn’t much WordPress core news this week – perhaps everyone was too busy with Valentine’s plans. We do have some good articles on offering
Cryptocurrency has been around for quite a while by now. But in the past few months, the fluctuations in the price of cryptocurrencies such as
This week, we saw the release of WordPress 4.9.3…followed quickly by the release of WordPress 4.9.4 just hours later. WordPress 4.9.3 fixed 34 different bugs
In the biggest news this week, Liquid Web, a huge hosting provider, purchased iThemes in an all-cash deal. This is big news, and congrats to
Ever wondered how Pippin Williamson built a million dollar plugin business with offerings like Easy Digital Downloads, Restrict Content Pro, and more? Wonder no more
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
This week, we have two separate 2017 in review posts – one from ourselves and one from Pippin Williamson. Both are worth checking out! Beyond
A few days ago, I shared a recap of some of the biggest events that happened in the WordPress world in 2017. Now, I want
Happy new year, folks! As the slow train that is time chugs along, we’ve slipped across the barrier into a new year. And as we
As you’d expect, this past week was fairly quiet on the WordPress news front. Wordfence did some good digging on three recently compromised plugins. And
This week, there was big news as a popular plugin at WordPress.org was found to have a backdoor. We also have some articles on starting
This week was a bit light on WordPress news – perhaps people are too busy gearing up for the holidays! There’s plenty more Gutenberg talk.
In case you weren’t aware, WordCamp US went on this past weekend, which gives us lots of juicy WordPress stuff, including Matt’s 2017 State of
Podcasting has been rising in popularity each year. In fact, you may not realize it, but the podcast audience is bigger than you think. With
First off – I hope you were all able to snag some awesome Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals. Now that the plugin and theme
If you’re one of Netflix’s 104 million subscribers, you know that paying one fixed price for access to a huge library of content is pretty
In the biggest news this week, WordPress 4.9 is out and available to the public! Click here to see all the new stuff. Post Status
This week, one of our favorite page builders – Elementor – got a facelift with new inline text editing functionality. There was more rebranding as
In the biggest news this week, WordPress 4.8.3 dropped to fix a vulnerability. Make sure you update quickly! There’s also a good article on the
As the release date for WordPress 4.9 draws closer, we published our own preview of all the changes coming in WordPress 4.9. Speaking of, WordPress
There are three certainties in life: Death Taxes New versions of the WordPress core software On November 14th, 2017, we’ll be treated to the third:
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
The biggest news from this past week is that WordPress 4.9 Beta 2 is out. The new features look pretty cool, and I’m sure you’ll
It was a quiet week in the WordPress community. Not much news of note, beyond continued development and discussions about Gutenberg. We did a find
WordPress.com and Jetpack users just got an awesome new feature. Now, you can use Google Photos directly from your WordPress dashboard (only with the WordPress.com
WordPress 4.8.2 dropped a few days ago. It fixes a variety of security issues, so it’s important that you quickly update. If your site has
This week, there was some drama with malicious code in the Display Widgets plugin. Then, Wordfence tracked down the man who purchased the plugin and
It has been kind of a quiet week. The Gutenberg Editor train is, of course, still rolling along. We have a couple of articles on
There’s big news this week as Gutenberg 1.0.0 dropped. Matt Mullenweg also published an article about Gutenberg, and Gregory Schoppe has a good response to
We finally did it! WPLift’s all new design is launched. I’d love if you told me what you think about the design. If you want to
Welcome to the brand new WPLift! I am excited to welcome you today with our new website design! I decided to freshen up the branding,
The first thing I want to share with you: next week we’re going live with the new design of WPlift! I can’t wait to show
On August 7th, WordPress.com announced that Business plan users can now install third-party themes and plugins. It’s a pretty big shift and a major opportunity
After a brief delay from its original release date of August 1st, WordPress 4.8.1 is out to fix some maintenance issues, including that pesky rich text widget that was causing people trouble.
This week, Automattic passed a major milestone for its .blog domain acquisition – there are now over 100,000 .blog registrations. Envato is also spoiled for
We have some interesting articles in this week’s news. First up, you can get an inside, and critical, look at the WordPress theme review process.
Elementor dropped a huge 100+ new templates on us. And in less product-focused news, you can also check out Carole’s thoughts on WordCamp Europe and
Despite higher ticket sales, actual attendance at WordCamp 2017 was down due to a high no-show rate. Sucuri discovered a vulnerability in the popular WP
With the release of the Gutenberg beta plugin to the public, this past week has been packed full of Gutenberg reviews and reactions. You can
In case you didn’t already hear the news, the new Gutenberg Editor is now available as a public BETA plugin on the WordPress.org plugin directory.
The biggest news this week is WooCommerce’s decision to scrap the 50% discount on premium plugin renewals…without making a public announcement about it. We also
After an eventful past week with the launch of WordPress 4.8, things were a bit quieter this week. You can check out Apply Filters interview
Hit that update button, folks! As of June 8th, WordPress 4.8 is officially out. For an overview of everything new, check out our look at
This week, we have a roundup of all the new features in WordPress 4.8. While there’s nothing too exciting, you will get some cool new widgets on June 8th. There’s also an interesting interview with Ionut from ThemeIsle on how he and his team built the ThemeIsle brand.
It’s that time of the year again. The time when all around the world, the WordPress community wakes up to an update notification with a whole new number! I’m talking about WordPress 4.8 – the update to the current WordPress 4.7 base version that we’re all running.
This week, we have a major giveaway from Jolt Hosting. Don’t miss your chance to win one of FIVE 2-year hosting packages for FREE. In addition to that, TeslaThemes also has a giveaway that’s definitely worth checking out.
Today is your lucky day! Our friends over at Jolt are giving away five, 2-year hosting packages for WPLift readers hoping to experience reliable, secure, and UK based SSD cloud hosting.
This week, we get a preview of the brand new WordPress.com TV ads. You can also learn about the WordPress REST API from the perspective of a non-developer. And Eric Mann has some interesting thoughts on whether WordPress.com is actually “WordPress”.
This week, we got a look at the WordPress 4.8 release schedule. Right now, we’re less than a month away! You can also read some impressive numbers from Weglot, who just closed on a massive €450,000 fundraising round. And if you’ve ever wondered what the difference is between Apache and Nginx, Tutsplus has the perfect post for you.
This week, we got the location of WooConf 2017. Spoiler alert -it’s Seattle. There’s also an interesting article from James Laws on moving Ninja Forms to automatic renewals.
This week, tabs made a triumphant return to the WordPress plugin directory. There’s also an interesting plugin that runs your content through IBM’s Watson to gauge its emotional “feel”. And if you’re using Internet Explorer 8, 9, or 10 (or your readers are), you’ll be out of luck starting with WordPress 4.8. Those browsers are getting kicked from WordPress’ target browser coverage.
As far as news goes, it’s been a fairly quiet week. We have an article discussing whether or not you need to make the switch to managed WordPress hosting. And if you’re interested in some bug fixes, WordPress 4.7.4 Release Candidate is out.
This week, Wordfence put out an interesting report detailing how hackers are using compromised routers to attack WordPress sites. The plugin directory also made some minor tweaks to the new layout, most notably bringing back plugin stats.
Two big plugin updates this week! WooCommerce 3.0 dropped, as well as Jetpack 4.8. You can also read Colin’s article on some of the interesting ways in which you can use Elementor Pro. And WP Tavern has a nice piece on why some people feel that their feedback about the new plugin directory was ignored.
In the biggest news this week, the new WordPress plugin directory design went live. In addition to new aesthetics, it also boasts a much-improved search algorithm.
If you’ve been wanting to learn WordPress development but haven’t quite found the right resource, be sure to check out Colin’s review of the Second Edition of Up and Running, a recent release from the guys at WPShout. It takes you through everything you’ll need to finally get a grasp on WordPress development.
After last week’s rollout of the new import from Google Docs feature, WordPress.com and Jetpack users get another awesome new feature: A new, distraction free editor.
Well, I guess we’re all installing Jetpack. WordPress just released an amazing new collaborative editing feature. Instantly bring in posts from Google Docs on wordpress.com or Jetpack-connected websites.
While not specific to WordPress, the biggest news this week was definitely the Amazon S3 outage, which managed to take down a large chunk of the web (either fully or partially).
The Zerif Lite saga is over. What was once wordpress.org’s most popular theme has made its return to the theme directory. There’s also a nice discussion on WP Tavern of how to figure out how people actually use WordPress.
You don’t need the name Aldrich Ames or Hercules Mulligan to be considered a great spy on the internet. What’s even better is that you won’t be thrown in jail for treason if you get caught peeking in on what your competitors are doing. In fact, spying on your competitors is one of the more prudent strategies you can follow, considering there’s a good chance your competition has knowledge that you’ve yet to discover.
This week, Colin discusses whether or not there’s such a thing as “too many WordPress plugins”. You can also check out an early prototype of the new Gutenberg Editor for WordPress. It looks very interesting.
WPlift (finally) has SSL for the entire website. It did take me all morning communicating with Siteground, Sucuri, and MaxCDN – but it works! A big up
Big news this week for fans of Genesis (the theme framework, not the band). StudioPress just launched a new all-in-one WordPress service called StudioPress Sites. It’s definitely worth a look.
Freemius concludes their Envato analysis with an awesome look at the numbers of Theme Forest and Code Canyon. Whether you’re a theme or a plugin
The past week or so brought some very cool news from SiteGround – they’ll now be automatically issuing Let’s Encrypt SSL certificates to all domains.
This week, WordPress 4.7 got a minor tweak to fix some security and maintenance issues. Freemius also has a good breakdown of the reasoning behind their decision to start using a WordPress page builder. And if you’re using mobile pop-ups on the first page readers see after coming from Google search results, you’ll want to knock that out immediately.
If you’ve visited WordPress.org sometime this week, you’ve probably seen the biggest bit of news: A brand spankin’ new WordPress.org homepage. In other news, Matt