Catch Up With the Latest WordPress News – #6

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Attending Pressnomics 2016

Next week myself and Alyona will be at the Pressnomics conference in Phoenix. We’re really looking forward to making the most of this awesome conference. For those of you who are hearing about it for the first time, Pressnomics is the conference for those that power the WordPress Economy. It’s organised by the Strebel family, founders of Pagely. In attendance there will be many successful WordPress entrepreneurs like Pippin Williamson, Tony Perez, Cory Miller, Carl Hancock and of course my podcast co-host James Laws.

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What’s Coming in WordPress 4.5 (Features and Screenshots)

The beta version of WordPress 4.5 was released last week. We followed the development closely, and we are excited to report that WordPress 4.5 is expected to be released during the second week of April, 2016. In this article, we will highlight what’s coming in WordPress 4.5 with features and screenshots.

Keep reading on WP Beginner.

The WordPress Plugin Directory Is Getting a Makeover

In February 2015, the WordPress Theme Directory launched a new design. Konstantin Obenland worked with Samuel “Otto” Wood and the WordPress meta team to update the design and move the directory off of bbPress. Today Obenland announced that the Plugin Directory will be getting a similar treatment.

Keep reading on WP Tavern.

WordPress Maintenance – an Increasingly Popular and Necessary Service

Over time, WordPress Maintenance services have become more and more popular. Even though WordPress is ‘designer friendly’ and that almost anyone can create a website through its platform, there is a need that has to be filled. Did you know the popularity of WordPress has grown so much that according to WordPress, “Over 409 million people view more than 22.8 billion pages each month.”? Even big name companies such as Ford, CNN, UPS, TED and more use WordPress. However, as with any widely used software, there is a weakness. (stats from

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Here are the rest of this week’s top news


This Week in WordPress  WordPress 4.5 Beta 1

WP Tavern:  The WordPress Plugin Directory Will No Longer Accept Frameworks

Blogging Wizard:  3 Big Reasons You Should Be Blogging With WordPress

Elegant Themes:  15 Amazing WordPress Multisite Examples in the Wild

WP Beginner:  Sucuri Review – How Sucuri Helped us Block 450,000 WordPress Attacks in 3 Months

Easy Digital Downloads:  The New Recurring Payments Extension

WP Tavern:  Stripe Payment Gateway for WooCommerce Is Now Available for Free

Torque:  6 Things Google Analytics Can Tell You About Your WordPress Site

WP Tavern:  Mandrill to Discontinue Free Tier for Transactional Emails, Developers Seek Alternatives

Other Posts Worth a Mention

iThemes:  Prosper With WordPress Freelancer Naomi C. Bush

WP Tavern:  Running Nginx on OS X for WordPress Development

Elegant Themes:  14 Web Design Tools to Familiarize Yourself with in 2016

Elegant Themes:  Follow These 31 WordPress Developers to Sharpen Your Development Chops

CodeinWP:  Product Hunt Collections for WordPress – The Ultimate List

Level Up Your WordPress Knowledge

Blogging Wizard:  How To Get Your First 500 Blog Comments [INFOGRAPHIC]

WP Dev Shed:  What WordPress Theme is That?

WPVKP:  Step-By-Step Guide To Website Development Process

WP Beginner:  How to Make a Niche Review Site in WordPress Like a Pro

WhatsWP:  How to Tag WordPress Posts Automatically

WP Explorer:  How to Create a Client Questionnaire Using Gravity Forms for WordPress

Tom McFarlin:  The Right Hook To Initialize WordPress Plugins

Ideas & Tips for Your WordPress Business

Chris Lema:  This is Hard: Raising Your Prices

WooThemes:  The Importance of Product Reviews and How to Get Them

Elegant Themes:  How to Earn Revenue with Automattic’s WordAds Network for Self-Hosted WordPress Sites

Chris Lema:  Are You Collecting Video Testimonials?

HelpScout:  How We Replaced Our Weekly All-Hands Meeting with Video


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