Weekly WordPress News: WP Engine Acquires StudioPress
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 well as make StudioPress part of the WP Engine Digital Experience Platform.
Also, the Yoast SEO snippet editor got a redesign, and Pixelgrade published another one of their great transparency reports.
Let’s get to all of this week’s news…
WORDPRESS NEWS AND ARTICLES
- WP Engine Acquires StudioPress – in the biggest news this week, WP Engine acquired StudioPress, the makers of the popular Genesis framework.
- Yoast 7.7 New Snippet Editor – the Yoast snippet editor gets a facelift.
- Artbees Takeaways from WordCamp Europe 2018 – the Artbees team’s thoughts on WordCamp Europe 2018.
- Pixelgrade Transparency Report #7 – another great transparency report from Pixelgrade.
- Some Influential U.S. Companies Say No to GDPR Compliance – not entirely unexpected.
- Gutenberg 3.1 Introduces Tips Interface to Guide New Users – some new usability efforts for Gutenberg.
TUTORIALS AND HOW-TOS
- WordPress Training: Where To Find Courses And Videos To Up Your Skills – not a single tutorial – it’s a collection of resources!
- WooCommerce Sales Tax for the US: How to Enable Automated Calculations and Filing – automate your sales tax.
- How to setup linting and coding standards compliance for WordPress – developers can have fun with this.
- Project Management For Digital Businesses: How To Choose A Project Management Methodology That Suits Your Company – a big guide from Codeable.
- Building Dynamic Blocks for the Gutenberg Editor in WordPress – Jason Yingling shows you how.
RESOURCES & DEALS
- ARForms WordPress Form Builder Plugin: The Ultimate Review – check out our detailed review of the ARForms plugin.
- Jupiter v6 Theme Review: The Next Generation of Jupiter – we reviewed an update to this popular theme.
- The Best Free WordPress Themes June 2018 – the best new free themes from this month.
- The Best 50+ WordPress Themes for Personal Resumes – need to create a resume site? Try one of these themes!
- What’s The Best WordPress Helpdesk Plugin in 2018? – a look at 4 popular helpdesk plugins.
- Kinsta Kingpin: Interview with Kevin Muldoon – Kinsta interviews Kevin Muldoon.