Since our last roundup, WordPress went through a few new phases, the last one consisting of a security and maintenance release of its 5.4.2 version. This kind of release fixes bugs and other errors that show up in the final version of the platform.
WPBeginner has also grown its portfolio with a new product after buying Smash Balloon, a combination of four plugins for custom social media feeds. To celebrate the occasion, WPBeginner is running a 60% off sale on all plans, which give you access to all the Smash Balloon products, present, and future.
Another change in the minimum PHP recommendation in WordPress. From now on, anyone using PHP 7.1 or lower will be prompted to upgrade PHP versions in their WordPress dashboard. Through this change, the core team wants to encourage people to move towards the latest coding systems. By the way, this month PHP marks 25 years of existence.
Full-site editing in WordPress is on its way and it seems that getting familiar with it is the right step to take, especially if you’re a theme author. Carolina Nymark from the Themes Team engaged in training everyone who wants to learn by creating a new course that you can join for free until January 2021.
Are you looking to hear your users’ opinions on your product but don’t know how to ask for it? There are many ways to find out how happy people are with your services and many forms their opinions can take. Learn how to get a client review, testimonial, and feedback.
AppSumo is a platform that helps plugin and theme developers promote their products and make sales fast. Or simply helps you launch a new tool with a kick-start. Freemius digs into whether or not AppSumo is worth it for WordPress developers and what you need to do to be featured on their site.
Have you ever wondered what the WordPress database looks like? Here’s a complete guide to every little detail and element you’ll find if you have a peek at what’s under the hood of this CMS.
Fancy writing in a block editor that is outside the WordPress dashboard? AsBlocks is a collaborative writing prototype built with Gutenberg, that you can open in a minimalist page without having to use WordPress whatsoever. You can share the page link with anyone for viewing or editing purposes.
Also in the Gutenberg world, if you want to make the block editor as flexible as possible and create custom beautiful pages with it, GenerateBlocks is a free plugin that allows you to choose your layout and gives you more control on the customization. It comes from Tom Usborne, the same developer as the popular GeneratePress theme.
Now, we’re bringing up a security problem that seems to have fooled several WordPress site owners. A scam has been circulating lately, which targets the website contact forms and sends emails to people telling them that their site has been hacked. Funny but, to stay safe, you just need to ignore the messages that include various threats regarding your private data.
Beaver Builder launched a new plugin – Assistant – that will let you manage tasks from your WordPress site front-end, such as minor content edits, comment moderation, or plugin/theme updates. Assistant is a standalone free product and is not part of the Beaver Builder page builder – you can download it from WordPress.org.
This is a comprehensive guide that you need to read before investing in a premium theme. It tackles all the important aspects, like pricing, marketplaces, user reviews, support, functionality, updates, demos, speed… you got it.