A new week riddled by prominent WordPress news and exciting articles. Isn’t the WordPress community amazing? So many versatile blog posts are published every day, week, month and year. I have been working with WordPress for almost 10 years but never ceases to be fascinated by the diversity, openness, and connection you can make with like-minded people in the WordPress community. Hats off to all of you guys.
One of the great news this week is, of course, the release of WordPress 4.7.4. This is a maintenance release and if your website not updated automatically, we recommend that you update manually as soon as possible.
“This release contains 47 maintenance fixes and enhancements, chief among them an incompatibility between the upcoming Chrome version and the visual editor, inconsistencies in media handling, and further improvements to the REST API.”
Footnote: Did you know that WordPress 4.7 been downloaded nearly 70,000,000 times? Impressive figures, right? You can check out the download counter of every WordPress version via the webpage – WordPress Download Counter.
Especially relevant if you looking for WordPress jobs? A new opportunity has opened up during the past week. Post Status Job Board is a great place to find and list quality WordPress jobs. Whether you’re recruiting excellent candidates or are seeking your next job opportunity, this could be the right place for you finding WordPress jobs.
Furthermore! As you probably know, WordCamp Europe 2017 approaches and it’s absolutely a perfect opportunity to participate, for those who have the opportunity to come to Paris, France June 15-17. To all are WordPress enthusiasts in Europe (for everyone around the world of course)! Go! Book tickets right now, before they are gone! This will be an awesome event. Check out all the speakers booked for WordCamp Europe 2017. A strong lineup, right?
Let’s check out some more of the awesome WordPress news this week, shall we?
WordPress 4.7.4 Maintenance Release – After almost sixty million downloads of WordPress 4.7, we are pleased to announce the immediate availability of WordPress 4.7.4, a maintenance release. This release contains 47 maintenance fixes and enhancements.
4.7.4 Release Candidate – After about six weeks of development, a Release Candidate for WordPress 4.7.4 is now available. This maintenance release fixes 46 issues reported against 4.7 and is scheduled for final release on Thursday, April 20, 2017.
WordCamp Europe 2017 Announces Speakers, Opens Registration for Contributor Day – WordCamp Europe 2017 been rolling out speaker announcements over the past week, slowly building what appears to be a strong lineup of both European and international WordPress experts.
Introducing a New Way to Find High Quality WordPress Jobs – The Post Status Job Board is a great place to find and list quality WordPress jobs. Whether you’re recruiting excellent candidates or are seeking your next job opportunity, it’s the place for you.
BuddyPress 2016 Survey Results Show 54% of Respondents are on PHP 7.0+ – The results of the BuddyPress 2016 survey have been published. A new question in the 2016 survey asked users what PHP versions their sites are on. More than 53% of respondents report having sites on PHP 7.0+ and 63% are using a version higher than 5.6+.
WordPress Resources: Tips & Tricks
An Encyclopedia of Essential Widgets for WordPress – Here are the 32 best WordPress widgets you should be using in your web development projects. The widgets below is separated into categories based on their use.
The Ultimate Guide to Accessibility and WordPress – Not sure why accessibility is valuable? Accessible sites have benefits including faster load speed, better SEO and being good for PR. Plus making an accessible site is just the right thing to do.
How to Add WordPress Blog to Google & Submit Sitemap for more organic Traffic – In this tutorial, I will show you how to add your website to Google Search Console (both website verification and adding your sitemap) using the Yoast SEO plugin.
Improve Your WordPress Site’s Credibility with These 10 Trust Marks – If trust plays a major role in your visitors’ decision-making process, it only seems logical that you would want to offer up proof of your organization’s reputability and to do so with the tools you already have at your disposal.
10 Top Tools for Setting Up a Testing/Staging Environment for WordPress – Whether you’re looking for a safe environment to do your development, or a reliable environment for testing (or maybe both), there are alternative ways of doing it, which vary in cost and complexity.
Want to Speed Up WordPress? 4 Big Wins and 7 Small Tips – You need to speed up WordPress. No matter what your site is about, you need to care about page load times because a faster WordPress site means more conversions, happier users, and even better search rankings.
Quick Guide: How to Embed Google Slides Presentations in WordPress – What if you also like creating, say, Google Sheets presentations? How can you integrate your presentations with WordPress?
Create Custom Post Type Manually In WordPress – When we install WordPress, we only get three built-in content types at the backend, i.e. posts, pages, and media. In this post, we going to discuss how you can create a custom post type in WordPress.
How To Add A Contact Form To WordPress Sidebar Widget – Do you want to add a contact form to your WordPress sidebar widget? In this tutorial, I will show you how to add a contact form to your WordPress sidebar with the help of the WPForms Drag & Drop WordPress plugin.
Create an eCommerce Website with WordPress – Creating an online store is a challenging project. This article is a good start for everyone willing to create an e-commerce website. It is lacking technical details, but it’s a good lecture to craft a strategic plan for your store.
A Simple Guide to Creating a WordPress Educational Website – If you consider that an online store is a too complicated project for you, an educational website might be a simpler solution. This article presents how to create such a project. The real matter is to find the proper theme and plugins. Clearly, it deserves your attention!
How to Automatically Update WordPress Plugins – Automatically update all WordPress plugins. To enable automatic updates for all of your WordPress plugins, you just need to tell that to your CMS.
A BuddyPress Tutorial for Installation & Configuration – As a popular social networking plugin, BuddyPress has been widely used by a lot of webmasters, communities, organizations, and companies to set up a communication platform. Here is a detailed BuddyPress tutorial, with which you can install, set up, and configure this software for better performance easily.
WordPress Themes & Plugins
8 Plugins and Techniques to Turn Your WordPress Website into an App – In this article, I will show you 8 ways to create a mobile app for your WordPress website. Most of the ways I’m show you will make sure that whenever you edit content on your WordPress website.
5 Best Email Subscription Popup Plugins for WordPress – In this post, we show you WordPress 5 best plugins that will help you enlarge your Email subscription list with friendly popups. WordPress offers us a huge number of plugins that enable to create subscription popup forms.
7 Best WordPress Migration Plugins Reviewed And Compared – For a less stressful option, simply turn to one of the many WordPress migration plugins that are now available. These plugins take out the hard work of moving your WordPress site.
Extend the Customizer with these WordPress Plugins – Plugins and themes can extend the features of the Customizer to do many other things, and we thought we would feature some plugins that do just that.
12 Free Alternative WordPress plugins for P3 (Plugin Performance Profiler) – For years users, as well as developers, suggested it to people. But P3 Performance profiler has recently become buggy since it hasn’t been updated for more than 2 years.
WordPress Product Reviews
Elegant Themes Review The Good & Bad – Elegant Themes has been developing WordPress themes for a long time. It has developed lots of popular themes including Divi, Nexus, Fable, and Extra. If you have always wanted to know more about this company, this in-depth review will answer all of your questions.
PremiumCoding Review: A Look at a Rising WordPress Theme Developer – PremiumCoding is a team of theme developers who offer their own theme club filled with over two dozen WordPress themes in a variety of different categories.
MailChimp WD WordPress Plugin – Review And How To Guide – MailChimp WD is a plugin by WebDorado, launched in late 2016 that aims to make it easier to integrate MailChimp into your website.
WP-Tonic: Event Management Plugins For WordPress – We look at WordPress event management plugins, what do they do, and when will you need specific ones? What if you run recurring events?
WordPress Plugins A-Z #303 Shortcodes within Excerpts, Two Factor Authentication – Episode 303 got plugins for Admin Menu Items, WordPress File Downloads, Shortcodes within Excerpts, Two Factor Authentication and an easy way to edit WooCommerce Templates.
What is an API? Cody Landefeld Breaks it Down for Store Owners – Cody Landefeld teaches us what is an API, and why it is important for e-commerce activities. He also emphasized that the developers should explain to the clients this acronym and its role. It’s an interesting episode full of applicable tips for WordPress users.
WP-Tonic: Lee Jackson on Event Website Design – Lee Jackson of the Event and Expo Podcast and WordPress agency Angled Crown returns to talk event websites. We discuss how Lee aligned himself with the event and conference industry.
Interview with BlogVault CEO Akshat Choudhary – During this interview, Akshat explains what happened during the BlogVault security incident, how he and his team found out about it, its aftermath, and how did the public react to their announcements and transparent approach.
Kinsta Kingpin: Interview with Ionut Neagu – What is your background, & how did you first get involved with WordPress? I got involved seriously with WordPress after we got good rankings for “PSD to WordPress”, I was doing things before like creating some blogs, however not that serious.
Giveaway: Get 1 of 2 Golden Ticket Licenses from WP Ultimo – “in 1 of 2 Golden Ticket Licenses from WP Ultimo. A golden ticket license allows you to use WP Ultimo in as many networks installs as you wish ($159), and gives you access to ALL of the add-ons.
ThemeIsle Giving Away 10 Pirate Club Memberships – ThemeIsle giving away 10 Pirate Club memberships (worth $299 each) to help you supercharge your WordPress website.
Thanks, Daniel Pintilie for helping compile this week’s Weekly Recap WordPress.
In conclusion. That’s all folks! Yet another exciting week in the WordPress community. I hope you have a good time reading the awesome articles. Let me know about all WordPress stuff you come across so we can add them to our next roundup. If you are looking for a new WordPress job, don’t forget to check out the Post Status Job Board which is a great place to find and list quality WordPress jobs.