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. The post Weekly WordPress News: Zerif Lite Returns and How Do People Use WordPress? appeared first […]
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 for their support. Let’s Encrypt itself is easy to install, but the combination of having a Firewall, a complicated .htaccess file and a CDN was causing some troubles for me. […]
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. There’s also a great article from Alex of WPZOOM about their decision to scrap the ZOOM Builder. And you can check out some of the […]
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 developer, the numbers are certainly impressive. There’s also a big new player using WordPress – the Obama Foundation. And WordPress released some info about customization. Other than that, it’s been […]
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. Jetpack also announced a new integration with WordAds. And you can now peruse the official WordPress Theme Developer Handbook. As usual, we’ve also got plenty of guides and reviews to […]
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 […]
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 Mullenweg wrote about ensuring the continued development of WP-CLI. Also, WooCommerce fans will want to check out the official WooCommerce year in review. And if you’re not using a CDN, […]
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 […]
WordPress may have 27% market share among content management systems, but WooCommerce is even stronger, powering 42% of all online stores (according to BuiltWith). The post Weekly WordPress News: State of the Word and WooCommerce Stats appeared first on WPLift.
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). The post Weekly WordPress News: WordPress 4.7 is Coming! appeared first on WPLift.