Hey, WordPress friends.
ManageWP.org is no more (the news aggregator, not the multiple WordPress site management dashboard), but the WordPress community already has a replacement. Check it out.
Beyond that, it’s now finally possible to update your themes and Plugins via a ZIP File. At long last. Furthermore, Gutenberg 8.5 released with image tools and some drag-and-drop improvements.
Looking to add floating buttons to your site? We did a full update on a review for Buttonizer.
Let’s get to all of this week’s news…
WORDPRESS NEWS AND ARTICLES
- Jetpack 8.7: making it easier to reach your customers – a new version of Jetpack that lets you import photos from Pexels and Google Photos, unroll Tweet threads, and more.
- Goodbye, ManageWP.org; Hello, WP Content – ManageWP.org, a popular news aggregator, is no more. But there’s a new replacement from Iain Poulson and Ashley Rich.
- After 11 Years, Users Will Be Able to Update Themes and Plugins via a ZIP File – no more deleting and reinstalling if you need to manually update extensions.
- What’s new in Gutenberg 8.5 – the most recent release of the plugin improves drag-and-drop and gives even more useful tools for working with images.
- The Second Half Of The Year – 3 Trends To Watch – Chris Lema shares some trends.
TUTORIALS AND HOW-TOS
- Buttonizer Review: Add A Floating Action Button To WordPress – learn how to add floating action buttons to WordPress in our Buttonizer review.
- How to Use a Free SMTP Server for WordPress Emails – how to set up a number of different free SMTP servers.
- Contributing to the WordPress Core – some tips for contributing to WordPress.
- Set up WooCommerce “Back in Stock” Notifications in Under 5 Minutes – notify customers when items are back in stock.
- Finding WordPress Work with Your Developer Skills – tips to find work in the WordPress space.
- Extend the WordPress Media Library With These Plugins – some plugins to help you improve your Media Library.
- The Best WooCommerce Themes of 2020 – we updated our collection of the best WooCommerce themes.
- 5 Best WooCommerce Payment Gateway Options for All Stores – another one for WooCommerce users.
- Qubely $49 Lifetime AppSumo Deal – Qubely extends the WordPress block editor (Gutenberg) with tons of new blocks and features.