Weekly WordPress News: Last News of the Year
Howdy WordPress friends, we’re checking in with the last bit of WordPress news in 2019. We’ll be taking the next two weeks off for the holidays, so we’ll get back to you with more WordPress news next year.
This week, we got another minor WordPress release – WordPress 5.3.2. There are also some tweaks to the Gutenberg plugin and WP Tavern has an interesting discussion on one-time vs renewal extension pricing.
Astra is also running a Christmas sale if you missed out on the Black Friday deal – you can get 20% off Astra Pro and the bundles.
We got an interesting article on WordProof – a plugin that brings blockchain to WordPress to help you claim and verify the content that you publish on your WordPress site. There’s also a review on a very practical plugin that helps you add customizable size charts for your WooCommerce products.
Let’s get to all of this week’s news…
WORDPRESS NEWS AND ARTICLES
- WordPress 5.3.2 Maintenance Release – it fixes a few notable bugs.
- Gutenberg 7.1 Includes Welcome Modal, Improves Multi-Block Selection, and Adds Drag-and-Drop Featured Images – some interesting new features for the block editor.
- One-Time vs. Recurring Payments for WordPress Products – what’s your opinion?
- Risk and reward at Black Friday with WordPress products – should you offer a Black Friday deal for your WordPress products?
- Scaling Kinsta to a Global WordPress Hosting Platform in 2019 – great year-in-review post from Kinsta.
- WordPress Vulnerability Roundup: December 2019, Part 1 – iThemes’ regular security roundup.
TUTORIALS AND HOW-TOS
- What’s Making Our Websites Slow? We Are! – are you the one making your WordPress site slow?
- How to Create a WordPress PDF Generator (Flexible and Code-Free) – how to use WordPress as a PDF generator.
- How to Translate URL Slugs for Your WordPress Site – learn how to translate URL slugs with TranslatePress.
- How to Fine-Tune Your Existing WordPress Website for Accessibility – a good one from WPShout.
- How to translate your Elementor website – how to translate Elementor with Weglot.
- WordProof Review: Timestamp Your WordPress Content in the Blockchain – this plugin helps you timestamp your WordPress content in the blockchain.
- Advanced Product Size Charts For WooCommerce Review: Custom Size Charts – add flexible size charts to WooCommerce.
- Astra Christmas Sale – get 20% off Astra Pro or the bundles.
- WPfomify AppSumo Deal – add those sales notifications things.
- WP Content Pilot Pro AppSumo Deal – automatically curate content on WordPress.
See you in ~2 weeks and happy holidays!