Welcome to the twenty-seventh WordPress Weekly blog post. In these weekly posts, we gather news articles from WordPress-related resources so that you can be up-to-date.
What’s Coming in WordPress 4.2 (Features and Screenshots
WordPress 4.2 has a number of features including, but not limited to, improved emoji support and being to able to switch themes in the customiser. Plugin installation and activation will also receive a much needed speed boost and some minor changes tot he WordPress admin area are coming.
How To: Check over 2500 Free WordPress Themes for Speed using WPSpeedster
WP Speedster is a new service that will allow you to check how fast a WordPress theme is when analysed by Google’s Pagespeed tool.
Retiring and Releasing (for Free) Our WP for iOS and Android Apps
WPMU Dev will no longer maintain their WP for iOS and Android app; as a result, they have released it for free. The download comes with the old application and documentation for anyone interested in maintaining for examining the project.
How to Optimize Your WordPress Robots.txt for SEO
A quick guide by they Editorial Staff at WP Beginner on how you can use your WordPress’s Robots.txt file for your site’s SEO.
The One Value Added Service Every Freelancer and Agency Should Offer
The first thing that you might think of when hearing about ‘Under Construction’ pages as very simple, plain and boring. However, you can, and should, generate more hype for your new site by following the guide and suggestions by John Turner.
Introducing Lasso, a New Frontend Editor for WordPress
WP REST API Plugin Version 1.2 Released
The WP REST API plugin has just had version 1.2 with CORS and better error handling / requests.
How to Auto-Post from WordPress to Pinterest
Have a Pinterest account that you would like your articles to be posted on? This list by Mark Zahra can help you make your choice.
How to Get Your WordPress Site Ready for Google’s New Mobile-Friendly Ranking Algorithm
You should be preparing for Google to rank your site based on whether your site is mobile-friendly or not. If you haven’t, then you can read this article by Sarah Gooding can get you started.
Simple User Reviews With Gravity Forms and Custom Post Type
You can create user reviews for your products and/or services on your site by using Gravity Forms and a custom post type.
6 Best WordPress Plugins for YouTube Publishers
If you are a Youtube content creator, then you may be interested in the six plugins mentioned