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
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.