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
This week, we got news that the WordPress.org homepage is getting a facelift sometime in the near future. The change is primarily aimed at marketing better to new users. There was also big news for fans of virtual reality – all WordPress.com sites now support VR and 360 degree content. This functionality will likely be making its way to Jetpack sometime soon.
WordPress may have 27% market share among content management systems, but WooCommerce is even stronger, powering 42% of all online stores (according to BuiltWith).
WordPress 4.7 “Vaughan” shipped on December 6th in the biggest news of this week. GoDaddy also snapped up another WordPress business with their acquisition of WP Curve. And there are two great data filled posts from Freemius and WP Dev, one on ThemeForest themes and one on developer salaries.
Also don’t miss WP Tavern’s helpful summary of Matt’s talk at WordCamp US.
Perhaps the biggest news is actually dropping early next week – Tuesday, December 6th, to be specific. That’s when WordPress 4.7 officially ships. Beyond a furious Black Friday and Cyber Monday, it was otherwise a relatively uneventful week (perhaps due to Thanksgiving).
Guess what, folks! It’s officially December. And you know what that means…WordPress 4.7 is only a few days away! WordPress 4.7 brings a heap of exciting changes to both the Customizer and WordPress as a whole. Compared to the bit of a snooze fest that was WordPress 4.6 (at least as far as front-end features went), 4.7 is definitely a breath of fresh air.
Today’s review is a bit different in that I won’t be reviewing a theme or plugin. Instead, I’ll be looking at Codester, a marketplace for buying/selling WordPress themes and plugins (as well as other platforms).
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.
In this week’s news, the WordPress Plugin Team published some revamped guidelines for the wordpress.org plugin directory. We also have a discussion about whether or
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.
The biggest news from this week was a dust up between Matt Mullenweg and Wix over Wix’s use of some WordPress code. You can check
This week, Alex Denning ponders the evolution and best practices of selling WordPress themes. There was also some controversy involving gaming the “popular” designation on wordpress.org. It seems a new theme managed to impressively wrack up 10,000+ active installs despite only being downloaded 3,000 times. I guess people just wanted to use it on multiple projects!
This week, WP Tavern has an interesting look at the behind the scenes motivations behind PixelGrade’s decision to use ThemeForest’s author driven pricing to offer a $225 theme.
Today we are talking with Jesse Ness, the marketing manager at Ecwid. Ecwid is home to the leading eCommerce shopping plugin, also called Ecwid. Here
There’s been some drama with the official WordPress theme repository after GoDaddy managed to get their theme approved surprisingly fast. There’s also a chance child
If you’re thinking of launching your own WordPress plugin, you’ll definitely want to check out Adrian’s article about launching Paid Member Subscriptions from $0 to $4,000 per month.
Ahmad’s Security September series is still chugging along. This week he got into backup plugins, hacked websites, and more. There’s still four posts left –
Ahmad has spent all week educating us on WordPress security best practices. Make sure you catch up with all his latest posts. And stay tuned, because the Security September Series isn’t over yet!
Ahmad kicked off his massive 14 post security series with a post discussing why you need to care about WordPress security. Check back to WPLift
Some of the biggest news this week is GoDaddy’s acquisition of ManageWP. Do you think we’ll be seeing ManageWP ads during the SuperBowl anytime soon?
I am going to walk you through the right way of updating your WordPress sites to the latest version, without screwing up anything. I will also talk about how you can keep yourself up to date, and how you can contribute or be part of the WP Release Day. Let’s get started.
This week, you can check out an interesting article detailing Elementor Page Builder’s growth from 0 to 10k active users in less than 3 months.
Big news – Google is going to start penalizing mobile sites with obnoxious popups. Sure, it’s not WordPress specific, but it will affect a lot of
If you haven’t heard already, WordPress 4.6 was released on Tuesday the 16th. It’s named “Pepper” and includes some nice enhancements to the update system
In just one day, WordPress 4.6 is slated to be released to the public. That means that tomorrow, you should be seeing that nice update
This week, you can learn why you can’t just add a CDN to your WordPress site and expect all your performance issues to be solved.
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.
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.
WordPress 4.6 is knocking on the door. The release candidate is ready and the team hopes to ship it on August 16th. There were also some interesting discussions on user experience and minimalism as they relate to WordPress.
In this Gateway Plus theme review, we will be looking in-depth at this advanced and elegant WordPress theme. Created for a variety of uses, from
Manuel discusses some of the important lessons he learned about freemium plugins from launching Forge. Also, the results of CodeInWP’s huge WordPress hosting survey are in. Check out the good, the bad, and the ugly about WordPress hosting.
The WordPress plugin repository is a platform which seeks the interest of almost every user who has toyed around with WordPress in one way or
This week’s news includes a huge list of WordPress affiliate programs and a relevant discussion about affiliate marketing and WordPress.
WordCamp Europe videos are now available for streaming. Check them out if you weren’t able to make the conference. Also, popular site WPBeginner turned 7 and published some thoughts and reflections on the past 7 years. Finally, this week is an unofficial and impromptu “how to” week – we collected 5 great how to’s from the past week for you to learn something new.
Looking for a WordPress theme for a new project? Well, today you’ve got a chance to get one for free! We have partnered up with our friends at TemplateMonster to give away 5 themes to our readers.
Plenty of WordPress changes are brewing with the release of WordPress for Android Version 5.5, WordPress 4.6 Beta 1, and an open beta for the new plugin repository design.
New WordPress and Jetpack releases patch some important security vulnerabilities. Make sure you upgrade both to keep your site safe. WordCamp USA also put out
Several major plugin releases happened this week, including updates to WooCommerce 2.6, Yoast 3.3, and Gravity Forms 2.0. You should have plenty of new features
If you’re a developer, learn how to take the hassle out of selling and managing WordPress products with Freemius. You can also debate whether the
There are New and updated theme Tags now available to WordPress.org theme authors. The theme review theme has finalized it’s plan for changing the tags in
Our friends at CSSIgniter reached out to us to offer our readers the chance to win a lifetime subscription. This competition gives you the opportunity
WordCamp Europe will stream for free to those who register at their site, a great option for those who live on a different continent. You
WordPress 4.6 has a couple of tweaks for us in store, in category and tag workflow and in backend font usage. WordPress is going to
As the title states, this was the week when WPLift changed owner. Oli and I have been working very hard to get me up to
The auction for WPLift on Flippa finished this week and after a crazy last day I have found a suitable buyer for the site who
This post on whether WordPress needs a centralized notification centre caught my eye, seems like some developers have been abusing the current system by using
This week we saw the release of WordPress 4.5 “Coleman” which brought some nice new features – inline links for the post editor, these felt
Not an april fool :) I have decided the time is right to pass WPLift on to a new owner so the site is officially
Today we are looking at a new theme by Themely, named Integral, it is a one page parallax WordPress theme designed for freelancers, businesses and
I noticed on WPTavern this week, that the theme review team are looking to automate some of the theme review process. They published a list
Hi Everyone, Yesterday we added a new theme to our Free themes section here on WPLift, Named Louis, it is a tidy multi-purpose theme which
Today we have teamed up with the WordPress Theme company Template Express to bring you an exclusive competition to win x5 Prizes of their Complete
This week, the plugin review team put out a post titled “Please do not submit frameworks“, in which they clarified that the official directory should
If you are currently hosting with HostGator, I suggest you read this article – “How HostGator Attempted To Extort >$200 Out of Me for SiteLock”
Happy Friday! I thought I would start off this week by giving an update about how some of my WPLift-related side projects have been going
I’m pleased to announce the launch of a new website I’ve been working on this week, Kooc Market is marketplace for stock items such as
This week we launched a new theme named Martial on ThemeFurnace, it’s a clean blogging theme with a nice “Hero” header area and some custom
This post, is a good read at the ViperChill blog where the author Glen talks about cloning other website’s for your local market. He mentions
What stood out to me this week is an announcement from iThemes that they are launching Stash which is a live backup solution for their
I hope everyone had a good Holiday and New Year celebration, this was my first week back in work properly after some nice time off,