This week, WordPress officially ended its support for out-of-date PHP versions…kind of. You can still use PHP 5.6, but WordPress no longer supports anything under that.
Beyond that, the latest version of Gutenberg introduces block management, and WordPress now officially powers one-third of the web.
Let’s get to all of this week’s news…
WORDPRESS NEWS AND ARTICLES
- WordPress Ends Support for PHP 5.2 – 5.5, Bumps Minimum Required PHP Version to 5.6 – about time!
- One-third of the web! – according to W3Techs, WordPress now officially powers over a third of the Internet.
- Gutenberg 5.3 Introduces Block Management, Adds Nesting to the Cover Block – you’ll soon be able to disable blocks from the core.
- What Is HTTP/3 – Lowdown on the Fast New UDP-Based Protocol – Kinsta explains it.
TUTORIALS AND HOW-TOS
- Hide the WordPress update notifications from all users except administrators – your freelance writers will appreciate this :)
- We Recreated Apple.com Home Page With Essential Addons For Elementor! – I don’t know if this is a compliment to Elementor or an insult to Apple :)
- Porting the Twenty Nineteen WordPress Theme to Gatsby – this one is for the devs!
- How to Make Retina-Ready Images That Don’t Slowdown WordPress – learn how to improve how you handle retina images.
RESOURCES & DEALS
- 6 Best Free and Premium WordPress Recipe Plugins for Food Blogs – check out some of the best plugins for food bloggers.
- 5 Best Free WordPress Pricing Table Plugins (+ 2 Premium Options) – create pricing tables…for free!
- 15 WordPress Plugins To Increase Engagement With Your Readers – these plugins can help you increase engagement with your readers.
- Content & podcast creator Jeff Large – a new episode of Matt Report.
- 10 Best Resources for Elementor Templates – the best spots to find Elementor templates, including our EasyThemePacks!