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The WordPress 5.6 Email Has Been Sent - Make WordPress Plugins

With the release of the 5.6 field guide comes the email. WordPress 5.6 Field Guide If you are a plugin developer and did not receive the email, please double check the email address in the user account that has commit… Continue Reading →

X-post: WordPress and PHP 8.0 - Make WordPress Plugins

X-comment from +make.wordpress.org/core: Comment on WordPress and PHP 8.0

Genesis Block Theme Beta, StudioPress Pursuing a Block-First Future - WP Tavern

On November 11, StudioPress announced an open beta for its Genesis Block Theme. This is a pivotal moment, or at least one moment in a series of significant moments, for adoption of the block editor. Feel free to call me… Continue Reading →

What is SEO? A Beginner’s Guide - iThemes

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is a term that describes all the techniques used to improve a website’s rank in search engines like Google. Why does SEO matter? A higher search ranking increases the chance users will see your website, making… Continue Reading →

A Week in Core – November 23, 2020 - Make WordPress Core

Welcome back to a new issue of Week in Core. Let’s take a look at what changed on Trac between November 16 and November 23, 2020. 29 commits76 contributors72 tickets created13 tickets reopened129 tickets closed Ticket numbers based on the Trac timeline… Continue Reading →

WordPress 5.7: What’s on your wishlist? - Make WordPress Core

With the 5.6 release scheduled for December 8th, let’s start planning for 5.7! We always aim to fix bugs, add new tools, and make WordPress better than ever for users. Components of Full Site Editing are still at the top of the… Continue Reading →

Themes Team Meeting Agenda for November 24 - Make WordPress Themes

The themes team conducts a meeting on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month. Along with the fixed agendas, we have an open floor at the end where you can ask or share anything related to themes. We encourage… Continue Reading →

WordPress and PHP 8.0 - Make WordPress Core

PHP 8.0 is in the final stages of its release cycle. As of the publish date of this post, version 8.0 RC5 has been released, and the final release of PHP 8.0.0 is scheduled for November 26, 2020. As the… Continue Reading →

PHP 8: What WordPress Users Need to Know - Wordfence Blog

PHP 8.0 is set to be released on November 26, 2020. As the programming language powering WordPress sites, PHP’s latest version offers new features that developers will find useful and improvements that promise to greatly enhance security and performance in… Continue Reading →

Gravity Forms: Is Our Form Builder Right for Your New Project? - Gravity Forms Blog

Gravity Forms is the #1 form builder on the market, catering to all business and web professional needs. Our vast array of features, powerful ecosystem of add-ons, and the constant innovation of our product, ensures that we are a best… Continue Reading →

What is technical SEO? Small business technical SEO checklist - GoDaddy Garage

Technical SEO is an important — but often misunderstood — part of search engine optimization. This article breaks down what technical SEO actually is and provides a helpful checklist for any small business to DIY tech SEO. First, we’ll gain… Continue Reading →

3 Tips to Better Integrate Instagram Into Your WordPress Site - WP Mayor

Social media channels such as Instagram present a variety of opportunities for expanding your reach and growing your business. However, to make the most of your social media marketing, it’s important to properly connect it with your WordPress site. This… Continue Reading →

How to Start an Online Store for your Brick-and-Mortar Business - Elegant Themes

So you’re going to start an online store. People will go to your website, give you money, and then you will send them the goods. Sounds great. But if you’re a brick-and-mortar business who has never set up an online… Continue Reading →

How to Quickly Fix WordPress Mixed Content Warnings (HTTPS/SSL) - Kinsta Blog

Running your WordPress site over HTTPS is no longer optional. Not only is it more secure (everything is encrypted, with nothing passed in plain text), but it also builds trust, is a search engine ranking factor, and provides more accurate… Continue Reading →

Download a FREE Blog Post Template for Divi’s Realtor Layout Pack - Elegant Themes

Hey Divi Nation! Thanks for joining us for the next installment of our weekly Divi Design Initiative where each week, we give away brand new freebies. In the past, we shared the beautiful Realtor Layout Pack. To help you get… Continue Reading →

A Simple Guide to Your Site’s Ads.txt File - Elegant Themes

Global advertising is big business – to the tune of tens of billions of dollars turned over annually. As such, you’ll find many who want to jump on the bandwagon, hoping for a slice of the pie. While most are… Continue Reading →

An Overview and Review the Header Layout Pack by Divi Life - Elegant Themes

The Header Layout Pack from Divi Life is a set of headers for the Divi Theme Builder that can be styled to fit well with any Divi website. The headers stand out from the crowd with new styling added with… Continue Reading →

The 8 Best Triberr Alternatives: Tried & Tested - Blogging Wizard

Are you looking for the best Triberr alternative to give your social media presence a boost? Maybe you want to replace the content promotion functionality within triberr, the community elements or the content curation functionality. Either way – I’ve got…… Continue Reading →

How to Edit and Embed TikTok Videos - Elegant Themes

Although it became available worldwide back in 2018, TikTok has made a big splash in 2020. Despite security concerns, social media marketers and brands alike are looking to make the most of what this app has to offer. However, before… Continue Reading →

Excellent Photoshop Circle Brushes For Free Download - JustWP

Photoshop brushes always plays a huge role for everyone all around the world who are either working using them. Interestingly, we always hear that designers keep on searching for more and more such brushes from time-to-time but ease their job… Continue Reading →

2020 Black Friday / Cyber Monday deals for WordPress - Post Status

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Gutenberg + Themes: Week of Nov 16, 2020 - Make WordPress Themes

Hello! This is the 28th weekly roundup of theme-related discussions, fixes, and developments in Gutenberg.  Please weigh in on the tickets below — your voice and feedback are welcome!  Issues / Discussions: Blocks: Fix the text color for links in… Continue Reading →

WordPress 5.6 Field Guide - Make WordPress Core

WordPress 5.6 brings you the best features and enhancements to help end 2020 on a positive note! An all-women and non-binary release squad lead the development of new features and resolved defects that benefit users and developers alike. As a… Continue Reading →

Build Editor Blocks for Clients With the Genesis Custom Blocks Plugin - WP Tavern

In early September, WP Engine announced the launch of Genesis Custom Blocks, a block-creation plugin made possible by its StudioPress team. The concept should feel familiar to developers who have made use of Advanced Custom Fields and similar plugins. However,… Continue Reading →

WordPress Plugins: The Ultimate Guide - iThemes

WordPress plugins are powerful tools that expand what you can do with your WordPress site, without having to know how to write or edit code. But with nearly 60,000 WordPress plugins available in the WordPress repository alone, and the growing… Continue Reading →

Miscellaneous developer focused changes in WordPress 5.6 - Make WordPress Core

WordPress 5.6 includes several small, developer-focused, changes. Here’s a summary of what you can expect. General: Replace older-style PHP type conversion functions with type casts PHP’s intval(), strval(), floatval(), and boolval() typecasting functions are artifacts in the WordPress code base… Continue Reading →

REST API Batch Framework in WordPress 5.6 - Make WordPress Core

WordPress 5.6 introduces a framework for making a series of REST API calls in one request to the server. At its simplest, this is a helpful performance optimization when a large number of write operations need to be made. It… Continue Reading →

Download a FREE Global Presets Style Guide for Divi’s Realtor Layout Pack - Elegant Themes

Hey Divi Nation! Thanks for joining us for the next installment of our weekly Divi Design Initiative where each week, we give away brand new freebies. Today, we’re sharing a global presets style guide for Divi’s Realtor Layout Pack. Divi’s… Continue Reading →

CSS Chat Summary: 19 November 2020 - Make WordPress Core

Full meeting transcript here on slack. @notlaura facilitated the meeting & @danfarrow wrote up this summary. Housekeeping @kburgoine made a proposal that the CSS bug scrubs could target tickets other than those specifically related to the next release, in order… Continue Reading →

Test scrub for WordPress 5.6 RC1 and office hours - Make WordPress Core

As part of the 5.6 release, we’ll be hosting a Release Candidate 1 focused test scrub on 11/20/2020 13:30 UTC in the #core channel on Slack. In particular, we will focus on user testing. Since there are no use-cases listed, we will take the… Continue Reading →

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