ISSUE 544
The Whip

Disqus Makes the Heart Grow Fonder

WordPress News

Disqus is hitting sites with unwanted advertising and has plans to charge large publishers a monthly fee to remove ads [WP Tavern].

WordPress co-founder Matt Mullenweg has responded to criticism of his efforts around security [WP Tavern] with a Q&A on WordPress and update signing.

ManageWP has launched season four of its AMA series featuring WordPress influencers [ManageWP].

What You See Is What You Jetpack

Reviews and Opinion

Should you use the Jetpack plugin on your site? [Chris Lema]

How CodeInWP increased its Google rankings overnight [CodeInWP].

Post Status’ review of LoopConf [Post Status], a recent WordPress developer-focused conference in Salt Lake City.

How many plugins is too many? [WP Lift]

Open source WordPress libraries and why you should share them [Tom McFarlin].

Interesting insight into how developer Tom McFarlin is moving forward in business and life [Tom McFarlin].

Six reasons why WordPress makes sense for enterprise [WP Engine].

A Little Less Conversion, a Little More Action

Themes, Plugins, and Resources

Blogger Jon Penland shares the resources and websites he used to learn WordPress development [WPMU DEV].

Nine things to consider when choosing a theme [Cloudways].

Here are 250 Ivy League courses you can take online right now for free [FreeCodeCamp].

How to start drawing CSS Images [Prototypr].

A great guide to achieving higher conversion rates with WooCommerce [Kinsta].

A Room with a Vue.js

Tutorials, Tips, and Tricks

How to Check if Installed Plugins Are No Longer in the Plugin Directory [WP Tavern].

Using Vue.js Components with the WordPress REST API [Torque Mag].

Animations for the Web [WebDevStudios].

List Posts By Category WordPress Shortcode [Cozmoslabs].

The Dos and Don’ts of Choosing a WordPress Theme [WP Engine].

Annual WordPress Ketchup

Off-Topic, Random Stuff

The fascinating case for taking a week off of work each month [Medium].

How to get ketchup from a bottle without the wait, watery goo and splatter [The New York Times].

Almost half of Netflix customers are cheaters [Consumerist].

Do you suffer from decision paralysis [xkcd]?
 

There you go, some links for your Monday. Hope you have a great week, wherever you are in the world!

Hey, down here! The WhiP is your daily dose of WordPress. Help us share the love! Forward this edition to your friends, family, colleagues, boss, even your grandma. And tell them to sign up here.