There are always happenings around that are worth mentioning when it comes to WordPress and this week is no exception.
Publishing Platform Atavist Joins the WordPress.com Family
Automattic has been acquiring several businesses over the last few years. In my eyes, they are always strategic moves that make sense. The latest is Atavist, a multimedia publishing platform and online magazine. It’s interesting that the Atavist platform is moving over to WordPress. This really gives us a view into the future and how WordPress is growing both in the community and through acquisitions like this. I will be watching to see where this one goes. You can learn more over on the WordPress.com blog.
Now You Can Sign into Simplenote Using WordPress.com
I love the Simplenote app. When Automattic first acquired it, I checked it out and in no time was using is on my computer and all my devices. it’s light, clean and, best of all, free, and perfect for note taking. So it makes sense that you can now login using your WordPress.com password and username. Simplenote is available for iOS, Mac, Android, Windows, Linux and, of course, the web. Read their post about the new, simpler sign-in here.
Matt Mullenweg Unveils Gutenberg Roadmap at WCEU
Well, what is WordPress news without anything about Gutenberg. At the recent WordCamp Eurpope, Matt’s keynote laid out a detailed roadmap leading up to Gutenberg in WordPress 5.0 So if you are interested in what he had to say, check out the article on WPTavern.
WordPress Wireframing with SketchPress by 10up
I no longer do design, but if you do, and you do wireframing, you may want to check this out. My friends over at 10up have created this digital design app for macOS and from what I have been hearing, it’s pretty incredible. Instead of me trying to explain all it can do for you, check out their post on it and download it on GitHub.
More News from the WordPress Sphere
I wanted to share a couple of exceptional releases in the WordPress space: a plugin I love and a training service.
New Pricing Passes for Easy Digital Downloads
I write a lot about EDD here on the blog and consider it the best eCommerce solution for digital downloads using WordPress. They recently expanded their All-Access pass by adding three more packages. These are handcrafted to meet Easy Digital Download users’ needs. Here’s a short post where I tell you more about them.
WP101 Adds a New Course on Ninja Forms
In my opinion, WP101 has the best video tutorials for WordPress to help you get started with the basics. They have expanded over time to add some courses on some of the most popular plugins for WordPress. Recently they announced a course on Ninja Forms, one of the few form plugins that I recommend and have written about here on our site . Check it out to here see exactly what you will learn.
AutomateWoo Joins Prospress
I have known the people over at Prospress for some time. They do some cool Woo stuff, including the Subscription extension and Robot Ninja. Their acquisition of Automate Woo endeavor makes perfect sense. AutomateWoo offers marketing automation for your WooCommerce store with a suite of tools to help you grow your store and get more conversions. You can read the official announcement here.