Here is this week’s update on important Wordpress news and recommended articles for Outcome Labs Wordpress Care Plan customers and our newsletter subscribers.
This week Justin Tadlock at WP Tavern highlighted a Wordpress 5.7 update which implements CSS custom properties for the Wordpress admin. Worth a read.
It has been just over two years since the Wordpress Block Editor was released as a core platform feature. Are you using a commercial page builder or have you migrated to the Wordpress Block Editor?
The Wordpress Block Editor is designed to operate in "full screen" mode so you can focus on content creation. Do you prefer this or do you prefer to have the editing controls visible?
One way to optimize the reader's experience is to let them know how long it will take to read an article. Yoast just released a new tool to make this very simple.
The core team has laid out the plan for Wordpress 5.7, the next release of the Wordpress platform. It is targeted for release in March 2021. Matt Mullenweg will be the release lead.
Quick recap on Matt Mullenweg's State of the Word 2020 keynote address. This was delivered virtually for the first time. Matt gave an update on 2020, plans for 2021, and there was a demo of the Site Editor beta.
A new Meetup focused on Woocommerce was just announced. Things should kick off in January. We will be checking it out.
Wordpress 5.6 was released today. This is a major release of the Wordpress core platform. We are doing a verification of the production release on our company sites today. Overall, a solid update to the platform, but not one that delivers much from a functionality perspective to non-developers.