Wildcard certificates allow you to secure all subdomains of a domain with a single certificate. Wildcard certificates can make certificate management easier in some cases, and we want to address those cases in order to help get the Web to 100% HTTPS. We still recommend non-wildcard certificates for most use cases.
Source: ACME v2 and Wildcard Certificate Support is Live
This is something we’ve been waiting for at CALI so we can move Classcaster to HTTPS. I think it’s also going to be great for folks like me who like having a domain for everything. With wildcard support we should be able to encrypt all the web pages.
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/
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.
Source: Combining Posts From Multiple WordPress Sites Using The REST API
One of the best things about WordPress is how easy it is to make sweeping changes to a website in just a few minutes. But with no easy way to revert a website to a previous state, you can lose a lot of work very quickly if you aren’t careful. VersionPress brings the power of Git to WordPress so you can make as many changes as your want with the knowledge that undoing any change is just a click away.
Source: Setting Up VersionPress for Git-Powered WordPress Version Control – WPMU DEV
Appears to work for both content and backend changes which would be handy. Not sure how it would work on large multisite installs like Classcaster or Lawbooks.
Windows Live Writer blogging editor now open source Open Live Writer http://openlivewriter.org/
The WordPress login page provides a generic looking one-size-fits-all solution for logging into WordPress. The only problem is customizing it can get a little awkward. In this comprehensive tutorial we show you how to modify the login screen to look exactly how you want.
Source: How to Completely Customize the WordPress Login Page