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.
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.