WordPress Weekly News and Tips: March 23rd to March 29th

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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


URL: http://www.wpbeginner.com/news/whats-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


URL: http://wplift.com/free-wordpress-themes-speed-test

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

Author:  Raelene Wilson

URL: http://premium.wpmudev.org/blog/ios-android-retirement

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


URL: http://www.wpbeginner.com/wp-tutorials/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

Author:  John Turner

URL: http://www.wpmayor.com/one-value-added-service-freelancer-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


URL: http://wptavern.com/introducing-lasso-a-new-frontend-editor-for-wordpress

Lasso is a new front-end editor plugin for WordPress; although not free, the plugin was developed by the creator of the AESOP Story Engine plugin.

WP REST API Plugin Version 1.2 Released


URL: http://wptavern.com/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


URL: http://www.wpmayor.com/how-to-auto-post-wordpress-pinterest/

Have a Pinterest account that you would like your articles to be posted on? This list by  can help you make your choice.

How to Get Your WordPress Site Ready for Google’s New Mobile-Friendly Ranking Algorithm


URL: http://wptavern.com/how-to-get-your-wordpress-site-ready-for-googles-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  can get you started.

Simple User Reviews With Gravity Forms and Custom Post Type


URL: http://code.tutsplus.com/tutorials/simple-user-reviews-with-gravity-forms-and-a-custom-post-type–cms-23574

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


URL: http://www.wpbeginner.com/showcase/6-best-wordpress-plugins-for-youtube-publishers

If you are a Youtube content creator, then you may be interested in the six plugins mentioned