This week was an exciting week for iThemes Sync users who received an updated interface to remotely manage WordPress sites. The update brought huge optimization and usability enhancements to an already stellar WordPress remote management system.
- CodeinWP has released their results of the 2016 WordPress hosting survey. While we, at iThemes, are huge fans of LiquidWeb, this survey had some interesting results. You may find the financial costs and what most people spend on hosting to be very interesting.
- WordPress 4.6 Beta 4 was released yesterday and is available for anyone to test. This means we are extremely close to possibly getting a release candidate as soon as next week.
- John James Jacoby, the guy behind BuddyPress and bbPress, took to twitter to talk about leadership and WordPress. Definitely a read for everyone.
- Another excellent read is an interview Ma.tt Mullenweg did with DomainNameWire about domain names and WordPress. If you didn’t know this already, Automattic is the issuing body for the upcoming .blog domains.
- As I tweeted about earlier, every WordPress user should read this analytical review of WordPress caching plugins. And one of my favorite caching plugins, Comet Cache, performs great in these tests.
- Is RSS something you should even worry about anymore? Read this article before you make any decisions.
- Summer of pwnage has been working hard to identify and close security vulnerabilities in many WordPress plugins, 18 plugins have been patched so far. This is another reason why it is so important to keep your site’s updated.
- Do you like using Discourse as a community forum? Now it’s easy to integrate with WordPress with this WP Discourse plugin.
- Do you Google Maps no longer work on your theme because of the changes to Google Maps API keys? Now you can retroactively add these API keys to restore your maps.
- Do you need a way to easily ban an individual user from logging into your site. This BAN User plugin should accomplish that and more.
I wanted to thank those of you who write me and let me know about plugins, news, tutorials and other pieces of content many of you create. I love adding that type of information to our WordPress Weekly Recap posts. You can also let me know about things you come across by emailing email@example.com. Until next week … have a great day.