Weekly round-up of WordPress news – Vol 10

Weekly WordPress news

After a week away, here is our latest roundup of WordPress news.

4.8 and What’s Coming – MA.TT
Here Matt Mullenweg discusses the most recent WordPress release and what can be expected in the future. The new Gutenberg editor looks like it’s going to be the major release coming up soon.

Creating Better, Faster And More Optimized WordPress Websites – Smashing Magazine
This is an excellent post about some of the bad practices that you must avoid to stop your WordPress site being bloated and slow. It’s a long post and well worth the time to read.

Is the WordPress economy shrinking? – Chris Lema
Chris discusses how even though there seems to be a shrinking in the WordPress economy, it’s more a change in how companies are working. If you don’t want to read the post then Chris has a video about the subject as well.

WordPress for Enterprise: Why your site should use WordPress – Torque
Yes, another really good article about why you must use WordPress for your next enterprise website. There are some great reasons here.

Announcing Holler Box: A Better Way to Communicate With Your Audience – Scott Bolinger
This is a great new plugin from Scott Bolinger which allows you to effectively communicate with your website audience.

Why you should define your fears instead of your goals – TED
According to Tim Ferris “Fear-setting has produced my biggest business and personal successes, as well as repeatedly helped me to avoid catastrophic mistakes”. Here is a link to a TED video where he explains all about it.