Week 29 – Here’s Your Important Weekly WordPress News

Welcome to our brand new section where we’ll be updating you with all the important things going on in the realm of WordPress. This section will be updated weekly, and it will cover the important WordPress news and tutorials which will help you gain more wisdom in the world of this free CMS.

Let’s start with the popular WordPress news.

Pantheon is a known name among developers and the company has recently raised $29 million in Series C round. This raised money will be used to improve their WordPress and Drupal-related hosting services.

Imperson, a chat bot development company, has launched their brand new Chat Bot platform which will help anyone (especially the non-tech savvy persons) to implement a Chat Bot on their website or digital product. It’s currently being called the WordPress for Bots! Think of simplicity here.

Matt Mullenweg, the creator of WordPress recently talked about domain names. The podcast is available on Domain Name Wire podcast series.

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In the security domain, SoakSoak Botnet used a glitch in Revslider WordPress plugin and used it to spread ransomware. We advise you to delete the plugin and look for its alternative.

A real estate company, RealityTech Inc, has launched a brand new WordPress plugin, offering a solution to the real estate websites in Southern California and the Miami Florida area. The plugin is named ApexIDX-Broker Edition.

Popular WordPress tutorials

Adding a landing page to your WordPress website can be an important move and it can help you earn additional income. Not just that, it can also help you add more fans to the social platforms and increase the email subscriber base. Find out more on this in a detailed post by James Scherer.

Internet of Things is picking up the pace and it’s going to be the next revolutionary thing in our modern world. WordPress being part of half of the online websites, has to come up with an integration solution. There are few existing solutions which are covered in detailed over here.

SEO still plays a major role in increasing the organic traffic volume and thanks to the available WordPress SEO plugins, we don’t have to code anything. Check out these top 5 SEO plugins listed by Nirav Sheth at WhaTech.

If you already have a blog running on an old platform (or other than WordPress) then migrating the existing data to the WordPress can be challenging. Sal Partovi has recently published a number of lessons (with technical details) he learned while migrating about 1,000 blog posts to WordPress.

WordPress 4.6 version is now reaching its Beta 4 stage and it is available to download. It has about eight major fixes and more than dozens of small ones.

Being a WordPress theme developer (or a web designer), you need to be aware of classic puzzles and techniques which can help you stay away from falling into the trap and building a bad product. Nick Schaferhoff has recently published 9 common web design mistakes and the procedure to avoid them.

If WordPress security gives you hibby-jibby, then read everything Chris Burgess has to say about it in his recent Head Slapping interview transcripted by Angela Molina.

Wrap up

Which one you think was the best WordPress news, after all? It should be good enough to share with our friends, right?

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Editorial Staff at 85ideas is a team of WordPress experts led by Brian Harris. Here to share amazing tuts, guides and collections.

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