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July 2021 Hub updates: changelog & releases   - GoDaddy Garage

We built the Hub by GoDaddy Pro to streamline workflows and shave time off tasks that typically eat up a workday. But we aren’t done yet. July 2021 Hub updates You can keep track of our progress here, as we… Continue Reading →

Termly Acquires GDPR/CCPA Cookie Consent Banner, Turns Free Plugin Into a Commercial SaaS Product - WP Tavern

Company A sells its plugin. Company B picks it up and moves forward with an overhauled version that looks and feels much different than the original. Users are outraged by the changes. It seems to be a repeating theme in… Continue Reading →

Popular Design News of the Week: July 26 2021 – August 1, 2021 - Web Designer Depot

Every day design fans submit incredible industry stories to our sister-site, Webdesigner News. Our colleagues sift through it, selecting the very best stories from the design, UX, tech, and development worlds and posting them live on the site. The best… Continue Reading →

Open Survey for WordPress Theme Authors on JSON Files and Block Themes - WP Tavern

WordPress 5.8 introduced an opt-in system for themes to configure block settings, styles, templates, and more. It is done through a new theme.json file that authors can put at the root of their theme folders. Anne McCarthy, the lead of… Continue Reading →

PublishPress Adopts Organize Series Plugin - WP Tavern

PublishPress, makers of the PublishPress and PublishPress Blocks plugins, have adopted the Organize Series plugin from Darren Ethier. Organize Series is a 15-year-old plugin for organizing and displaying posts in a series, useful for novel writers, educators, magazine sites, and… Continue Reading →

Refined.blog: A Curated List of RSS Feeds for Software Engineering Blogs - WP Tavern

In one of the most apropos uses of a .blog domain, Refined.blog is a new website that promotes personal blogging with a curated list of software engineering blogs. It’s a simple site with an index of blogs, their Hacker News… Continue Reading →

Create a landing page with the WordPress Template Editor - GoDaddy Garage

Are you creating landing pages for your clients’ websites? The good news is that with WordPress 5.8, you can now create a landing page template without a plugin. A landing page is a page where website visitors land when they… Continue Reading →

WordCamp US Online Set for October 1, 2021, as Community Team Weighs Proposal for Returning to In-Person WordCamps - WP Tavern

WordCamp US will be held online this year on October 1, 2021. Organizers are planning a free, one-day event that will feature networking opportunities, speaker sessions, and workshops. Michelle Frechette, one of the organizers, said the team is planning on… Continue Reading →

Create a Publishing Task List With the Todo List Block - WP Tavern

Rich Tabor, the Senior Product Manager of WordPress Experience at GoDaddy, has been on a bit of a publishing productivity and workflow kick as of late. The co-creator of the Iceberg Editor plugin released a Markdown Comments block last month,… Continue Reading →

Colorado Becomes First State to Require State and Local Government Websites to Meet Accessibility Standards - WP Tavern

Today marks the 31st anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), a civil rights law passed in 1990 that prohibits discrimination against people with physical or mental impairments that substantially limit a major life activity. The legislation continues to… Continue Reading →

Next Phase of the WordPress Theme Review Overhaul: Open Meeting and Call for Feedback - WP Tavern

The WordPress.org Themes Team announced an open discussion and date for a Zoom meeting with theme authors. The team is proposing a new set of guidelines that reduces and simplifies what is currently in place. Comments on the proposal are… Continue Reading →

WooCommerce 5.5.2 Fixes Performance Issues Found After Forced Security Update - WP Tavern

WooCommerce has shipped version 5.5.2 as a follow-up to the forced security update that patched a SQL Injection vulnerability last week. The vulnerability impacted versions 3.3 to 5.5 of the WooCommerce plugin, as well as versions 2.5 to 5.5 of the WooCommerce Blocks feature… Continue Reading →

How to optimize mobile checkout for small business success - GoDaddy Garage

In this hyper-connected mobile age, the average person spends almost four hours a day using their smartphones. So, is the average person spending time on your ecommerce site? More importantly to you, are they buying? In this post, we’ll explain… Continue Reading →

Revisions Extended Plugin Lets Users Schedule Updates to Published Posts - WP Tavern

WordPress has long had the ability to schedule content to be published in the future, but it can only make immediate changes to posts that are already published. If you want to schedule changes to published content, a plugin is… Continue Reading →

Gutenberg 11.1 Adds Drag-and-Drop Support for List View and Upgrades Block Borders - WP Tavern

The Gutenberg plugin continues to march forward. Yesterday’s release, coming merely a day after the launch of WordPress 5.8, brings several new features and nearly three dozen bug fixes. The big-ticket items are drag-and-drop blocks in the list view and… Continue Reading →

The WordPress.org Block Pattern Directory Is Now Live - WP Tavern

Yesterday, the WordPress pattern directory went live to the world as the development team behind it put the finishing touches on the project. It will work similarly to the theme and plugin directories in time. Along with WordPress 5.8, users… Continue Reading →

WordPress 5.8 “Tatum” Introduces Block Widgets, Duotone Media Filters, New Emoji Support, and More - WP Tavern

WordPress 5.8 “Tatum,” named in honor of jazz pianist Art Tatum, landed earlier today. It is the second major release in 2021. It includes duotone media filters, block-based widgets, theme-related blocks, template editing, and theme JSON file support. The release… Continue Reading →

Case study: Moving an HTML website to WordPress - GoDaddy Garage

WIWA is a German company and leading manufacturer of airless spray painting units, plus fluid handling, material extrusion, and injection systems. WIWA USA is a North American Master WIWA distributor operating in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. They’ve been… Continue Reading →

Makers of TinyMCE Acquire Setka - WP Tavern

Tiny, the makers of TinyMCE, have acquired Setka, a content design and editing platform, for an undisclosed amount. Founders Katya Bazilevskaya, Alexey Ametov, Vasily Esmanov, Roman Khudonogov, and the rest of the Setka team will join Tiny as part of… Continue Reading →

WPBeginner Releases a Comment Moderator Solution Often Needed for Large Teams - WP Tavern

Last week, WPBeginner released Comment Moderation Role to the WordPress plugin directory. The plugin does a simple job of creating a single user role that can only moderate comments. The most common use case for such a role — named… Continue Reading →

Identify and Select Blocks via the Wayfinder WordPress Plugin - WP Tavern

Christopher John, a Seattle-based designer and UX engineer, released his first project to the plugin directory yesterday. Announced via Twitter to high praise, Wayfinder is a block outline solution for the WordPress editor. Like similar plugins, the goal is to… Continue Reading →

Automattic Acquires Pocket Casts - WP Tavern

Automattic has acquired Pocket Casts, a popular podcast listening, search, and discovery app for Android and iOS. Australian co-founders Russell Ivanovic and Philip Simpson are staying on to continue leading Pocket Casts as a part of the acquisition. The app… Continue Reading →

Google Concludes FLoC Origin Trial, Does Not Intend to Share Feedback from Participants - WP Tavern

Google quietly concluded its FLoC (Federated Learning of Cohorts) origin trial this week. The trial was part of Google’s Privacy Sandbox initiative, a suite of new technologies designed to replace third-party cookies, fingerprinting, and other commonly-used tracking mechanisms. This particular… Continue Reading →

Edupack Is Tackling Higher Ed With WordPress, Looking for Development Partners - WP Tavern

“We’re basically building the Jetpack for Higher Ed,” said Blake Bertuccelli as he pitched me on the idea of Edupack, a project still in its early stages. He and his team are looking for more advisors to join the eighth… Continue Reading →

How to migrate a WordPress site to a new host - GoDaddy Garage

There are times when you will need to migrate a WordPress website to a new host or a different server. Perhaps you want to change a website’s structure, optimize it for mobile or you may just be dissatisfied with your… Continue Reading →

WordPress 5.8 Media Library Changes You Should Know About - WP Tavern

It is hard not to look through a list of upcoming WordPress 5.8 changes and not find at least a little something to whet your appetite. With so many enhancements headed our way, even we have not been able to… Continue Reading →

WooCommerce Patches Critical Vulnerability, Sending Forced Security Update from WordPress.org - WP Tavern

WooCommerce has patched an unspecified, critical vulnerability identified on July 13, 2021, by a security researcher through Automattic’s HackerOne security program. The vulnerability impacts versions 3.3 to 5.5 of the WooCommerce plugin, as well as version 2.5 to 5.5 of… Continue Reading →

InstaWP Launches New Service for Disposable WordPress Testing Sites - WP Tavern

Competition in the sandboxing products space is heating with the entrance of InstaWP, a new service for setting up disposable WordPress testing sites. Founder Vikas Singhal created the tool to provide a quick way to set up live testing sites… Continue Reading →

Duotone Filters: WordPress 5.8 Puts a Powerful Image-Editing Tool Into Users’ Hands - WP Tavern

Features such as the upcoming block-based widgets system, the template editor, theme-related blocks, and others have taken up much of the spotlight as of late. However, one of the best user-focused tools shipping with WordPress 5.8 is a duotone filter… Continue Reading →

UK State of Open Report Finds 97% of UK Businesses Surveyed Use Open Source Software - WP Tavern

OpenUK, a WordPress-powered not-for-profit company, has released its State of the Open report with data from the UK in 2021. The company advocates for open source software, open source hardware, and open data, while providing a central point of collaboration… Continue Reading →

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