WordPress News

This our category for all our WordPress News where we bring you the weekly news from the WordPress universe. 

WordPress News by year

Looking for WordPress news from a specific year? We’ve been around the block, so you can go back in time and read WordPress news from nearly a decade ago! 

Weekly WordPress News: GoDaddy Acquires SkyVerge

Hey, WordPress fans. This week, there was another big acquisition in the WooCommerce space. GoDaddy acquired SkyVerge, the company behind over 60 different WooCommerce add-ons.

Weekly WordPress News: ManageWP.org is no more

Weekly WordPress News: ManageWP.org is no more

Hey, WordPress friends. ManageWP.org is no more (the news aggregator, not the multiple WordPress site management dashboard), but the WordPress community already has a replacement.


Weekly WordPress News: WordPress 5.2 Is Out

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

Weekly WordPress News: We Have Projected WordPress 5.0 Release Dates!

Weekly WordPress News: 2017 In Review

This week, we have two separate 2017 in review posts – one from ourselves and one from Pippin Williamson. Both are worth checking out! Beyond

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Weekly WordPress News: Learn WordPress Development With Up and Running

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.


Competitors: How to Spy on Them (And What They Can Teach You About 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.

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Weekly WordPress News: Can You Have Too Many Plugins?

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.

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Weekly WordPress News: WordCamp Nashville and One-Tap Payments

After WordCamp Philadelphia, next year’s WordCamp US got an official location: Nashville, TN. WP Engine also released big news about a one-tap payment system for WordPress eCommerce. There’s also some news about two cool new WordPress 4.7 features.


Is Google AMP a Win for WordPress? Some Publishers Earn 50 Percent Less Money

Just a couple weeks ago, I told you how you how to add Google AMP to WordPress. I talked about how it can speed up your mobile site, get you featured in Google’s AMP articles carousel, improve your readers’ user experience, and still make you a bit of money. But, as some recent news articles have discovered, publishers are increasingly finding out that this “little bit of money” is nowhere near how much they make from the non-AMP versions of their mobile sites.

.blog domains

Why .Blog Domains Are a Good Idea for WordPress?

Earlier this year, WordPress surpassed the 26% mark, and now it powers more than a quarter of all the websites. Last year, after an incredible acquisition of WooThemes, people speculated about many such takeovers in the future. It was no later than WooMattic turned one that Matt Mullenweg once again stepped up to the plate and officially declared Automattic’s acquisition of the .blog domain name. In case you don’t already know, Automattic is the company of WordPress co-founder Matt Mullenweg which is responsible for WordPress.com. Today, in this post, I am going to talk about. Blog domain extensions and their impact on WordPress.


Weekly WordPress News: WordPress 4.6 Features, WordPress Porn and Gifs in WordPress

We got some new information about WordPress 4.6 features in the form of a broken link detector. Also, a couple of editorials on the WordPress admin area and WordPress “Porn” (ok – that title is a little clickbaity). And finally, if you care about the security of your WordPress site, stay tuned to WPLift. Ahmad will be taking you through every aspect of WordPress security in a massive 14-post series. Keep your eyes peeled for that.