After a long break from producing content, the WP Agency WordPress news summary is back to its regular weekly slot. Work and life took priority for the last 6 months and we are now back in the saddle and ready to get going again.

WordPress Web Design Trends 2018 – What to Expect in the New Year – Torque
Its that time of year when predictions come out of what to expect in the coming year with design trends in web design and specifically in WordPress. Here, Torque takes us through what to expect and what might be different in the coming months.

WP Engine Secures Strategic Growth Investment From Silver Lake And Surpasses $100M In Annual Recurring Revenue – WP Engine
Bit of a long-winded title. In short, WPEngine has secured a significant amount of additional funding after reaching $100m in annual revenue. Great going and awesome news if, like us, you are WP Engine customers.

Soliloquy has a New Leader and an Even Brighter Future -Soliloquy
Sometimes a product/business product gets sold and it breaks your heart. This is how to do it properly.

How Existing Content Will Be Affected by Gutenberg WordPress Editor -WebDev Studios
The upcoming release of Gutenberg into WordPress core is going to be a massive event and the following 3 suggestions are based upon this. Here WebDev Studios discusses what might break and how current content will be affected by Gutenberg. Judging by the comments, there does seem to be concern about this change so we will keep an eye on this topic closely.

Gutenberg, a white paper for agencies and enterprise – Human Made
If you want to know even more about Gutenberg then this is the guide for you. This excellent white paper from Human Made does require your email subscription but don’t let that put you off. Its full of great content and will really help you to understand how Gutenberg will work.

Zac Gordon Launches Gutenberg Development Course, Includes More Than 30 Videos -WP Tavern
This is going to be an excellent addition to Zac Gordons’ already great training portfolio. This is very much developer focused and so if you want to get a great headstart on using Gutenberg then get the early bird discount on this course as soon as you can.

Cracking the code: 6 steps to achieving your company goals – Asana
Well, it wouldn’t be a new year without some way of planning and achieving your goals and outcomes. We use Asana quite a bit and if you do as well then here is a good guide for how to integrate these goals into project milestones.

Written by Matt Peacock

Matt is an award-winning WordPress developer with over 11 years of web development experience. A WordPress devotee with a real passion for contributing and improving what he does on a daily basis, he builds websites that are the 'difference that makes the difference'.Matt is a former county champion golfer, NLP Practitioner, qualified life coach and has a degree in Psychology.