If you’re using WordPress.com for your blog, you can now implement recurring payments on any page of your site, to earn money for your content (if you’re a paying WordPress.com customer, that is). There’s a way to do that on self-hosted WordPress too, but you need to have Jetpack installed.
If you want to leave your opinion on how WordPress can be improved in the future or how your experience was with the platform over the past year, you can complete the 2019 annual survey and help the devs make WordPress better.
The popular W3 Total Cache plugin is now part of the BoldGrid team after the latter joined forces with W3 Edge, the makers of the plugin. The tool’s author, Frederick Townes, along with the full development and support staff, will work together with BoldGrid from now on as sister companies.
Good news for the WordPress devs! You can now automate your plugin development workflow on GitHub with GitHub Actions, released this month by 10up team after one year of working on the beta version. GitHub Actions’ goal is to streamline your WordPress plugin release management.
When it comes to the block editor, there are some new improvements and features, as we got used to already. Image title attribute field, block patterns, block gradient presets, and block templates for themes are the biggest additions.
If you have a WordPress agency and want to learn more or even contribute, WP Agency Summit is an event that you might want to attend. By attending, I mean watching the sessions virtually because the conference is happening online between December 6-16.