WordPress Turns 15 on May 27th
A little heads up for you hard-cord WordPress peeps. If you haven’t heard already, yes, WordPress is in the middle of its teens and on May 27 comes another benchmark. There will be a lot of local meetup parties going on, and there might even be some virtual ones. In the US here, unfortunately, that date falls on Sunday of Memorial Weekend, which will make it tough for some. But check out meetup.com to see what is happening at the local WordPress meetup in your neighborhood.
WooCommerce 3.4 Beta Is Out
Yes, it’s getting time for another update. Although a minor update, they have added tools and features to help store owners become GDPR-compliant and deal with GDPR requests from customers. Check out this post.
Torque Plugin Madness Winner
If you read the Torque magazine site, you may have participated in their plugin madness tournament. They start out with 64 plugins and while readers vote over a period of time, more and more are eliminated. In the end, the final two still standing were Restrict Content Pro and Smush Image Compression. Smush. Of course this kind of voting is very subjective, but if you are interested, you can see how the whole thing played out here.
Google Photos with Jetpack
If you use Jetpack and are currently storing images in Google Photos, now you can integrate the two. This is a cool feature as media management can be a challenge when you have tons of them. If you are just starting a blog, with the vision of using tons of images over time, this may be a good opportunity because you can start with something that will integrate with your site seamlessly. You can learn more about it over on the Jetpack blog.
Elementor Theme Builder Officially Released
Elementor Pro 2.0 has been released It comes built-in with full theme builder capabilities. The page builder introduces an entirely new process of creating headers, footers, single posts, archive pages and other dynamic content visually, no coding needed. You can use these capabilities to design any theme of your choosing. Check out this WordPress Theme Builder.