Continuous Deployments for WordPress Using GitHub Actions | CSS-Tricks

Continuous Integration (CI) workflows are considered a best practice these days. As in, you work with your version control system (Git), and as you do, CI is doing work for you like running tests, sending notifications, and deploying code. That last part is called Continuous Deployment (CD). But shipping code to a production server often requires paid services. With GitHub Actions, Continuous Deployment is free for everyone. Let’s explore how to set that up.

Source: Continuous Deployments for WordPress Using GitHub Actions | CSS-Tricks

Progressive Web App plugin for WordPress under development with eye toward core integration

WordPress feature plugin to bring Progressive Web App (PWA) capabilities to Core…
The plugin exposes the web app manifest via the REST API at /wp-json/app/v1/web-manifest

HTTPS is a prerequisite for progressive web apps. A service worker is only able to be installed on sites that are served as HTTPS. For this reason core’s support for HTTPS needs to be further improved, continuing the great progress made over the past few years.

Source: PWA :: WordPress.org

This is an interesting development. If successful including this functionality into WP Core would turn every WordPress site into an app. That would be fun.

Using Gastby.js as a front end for Drupal… And other CMS’s

Gatsby is a really fast React-based static site generator. You can use it to create a static site, with content pulled from Drupal and other content management systems.

Source: Decoupling Drupal with Gatsby | Evolving Web

While it seem odd to think about using a static website generator like Gatsby as a front end to a dynamic content system like Drupal, it does make sense to give this a try if your CMS is driving a basic brochure-ware site or you need to spin up a mini site for an event, product, or service. This step-by-step article walks you through getting this going on Drupal 8. With some creative thinking this could work for Drupal 7 and WordPress too.

Give Your WordPress Blog a Voice With Our New Amazon Polly Plugin | AWS News Blog

Today we are launching a WordPress plugin that uses Polly to create high-quality audio versions of your blog posts. You can access the audio from within the post or in podcast form using a feature that we call Amazon Pollycast! Both options make your content more accessible and can help you to reach a wider audience. This plugin was a joint effort between the AWS team our friends at AWS Advanced Technology Partner WP Engine.

Give Your WordPress Blog a Voice With Our New Amazon Polly Plugin | AWS News Blog https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/give-your-wordpress-blog-a-voice-with-our-new-amazon-polly-plugin/

Amazon launches a Polly WordPress plugin that turns blog posts into audio, including podcasts | TechCrunch

Amazon launches a Polly WordPress plugin that turns blog posts into audio, including podcasts | TechCrunch https://techcrunch.com/2018/02/08/amazon-launches-a-polly-wordpress-plugin-that-turns-blog-posts-into-audio-including-podcasts/

More than 2,000 WordPress websites are infected with a keylogger | Ars Technica

More than 2,000 WordPress websites are infected with a keylogger | Ars Technica https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2018/01/more-than-2000-wordpress-websites-are-infected-with-a-keylogger/

Podcast Hosting with WordPress: Your Advanced Guide | Barn2 Media

Setting up your own podcast hosting isn’t as difficult as it sounds. Our step-by-step guide covers all you need to know to quickly set up your own self-hosted podcast library on a WordPress website, measure your podcast’s success and submit it to iTunes.

Source: Podcast Hosting with WordPress: Your Advanced Guide | Barn2 Media

Podcasting is easier than ever with WordPress and this is a pretty good guide to get you started.