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WordPress 4.9.7 is now available. This maintenance and security release fixes 17 bugs. Sites that support automatic background updates are already beginning to update automatically. [WordPress]

“How can we introduce breaking changes necessary for user benefit without sacrificing a commitment to backward compatibility?” A big pain point for WordPress.  [WordPress]

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Reviews and Opinion

If you can’t close a sale you should be asking why. These are the most common obstacles to closing a sale with website clients. [WPMU DEV]

If you’re new to website design you’ll want to avoid these novice mistakes. [Torque]

WordPress can lead the web in privacy-first design, but should we? [Torque]

React To Your WordPress Problems

Themes, Plugins, and Resources

Just Write is not just a client-side React app for writing and editing WordPress posts, it’s a lesson in the potential and power of WordPress. [WP Tavern]

12 coworking WordPress themes for inspiring designers. [WP Explorer]

Markety Mark And The Funky Bunch

Tutorials, Tips, and Tricks

How to Keep Your WordPress site Busy While You’re on Vacation [WPMU DEV]

How Much Should You Expect to Spend on an AdWords Marketing Campaign? [Elegant]

The Many Ways to Updating Your WordPress Sites [WebDevStudios]

Twitter Marketing Strategies to Beef up Your Social Game [Kinsta]

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Off-Topic, Random Stuff

Reasons you should put your computer mouse on the left if you’re right-handed. It’s challenging but worth a try. [Medium]

How to avoid getting screwed by a sneaky tech support scam. [Gizmodo]

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