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Weekly WordPress News: WordPress 4.8.1 Is Out

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.

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Weekly WordPress News: What’s Coming in WordPress 4.8?

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.

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What’s New in WordPress 4.8 – Features and Screenshots

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.

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Weekly WordPress News: WordPress TV Ads

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”.

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Weekly WordPress News: WordPress 4.8 on June 8th

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.

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Weekly WordPress News: WooConf 2017 in Seattle

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.

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Weekly WordPress News: Tabs Are Back at the Plugin Directory

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.

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Weekly WordPress News: WooCommerce 3.0 and Jetpack 4.8

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.

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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: WordPress 4.7.1 and Google Mobile Popup Penalty

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.