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.
Be sure to add the annual "State of the Word" keynote by Matt Mullenweg to your calendar. This year’s session will be streamed on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter on Thursday, Dec 17th, 2020 at 11 am EST.
The Wordpress Core Team published the monthly highlights of what was released and other community news. November was all about the Wordpress 5.6 Beta and RC releases prepping for the December release.
The team at Creative Themes launched Blocksy Pro today. The Blocksy theme is a solid lighting fast theme with a rich set of customization capabilities. We have been using it for several months here at Outcome Labs and it has become our go to solution for most new projects.
The Wordpress Core Development team has published the Wordpress 5.6 Field Guide. This is a good document to review as you prepare for the release of Wordpress 5.6 in December.
We have recommended adding the Gutenburg Changelog to your listening list before. This week's show covers the upcoming Gutenberg Times Live Q & A, Full Site Editing, Gutenberg 9.4, and the Customizer. Worth a listen.
The first release candidate for WordPress 5.6 was recently released. You can see the announcement here. WordPress 5.6 is slated for release on December 8, 2020. Here at Outcome Labs, we are currently testing it on the staging versions of our own sites and our client sites to identify any issues.