Weekly WordPress News: Remote Work, WordPress, and Community
Hey WordPress friends, we hope you are all safe and staying indoors as much as possible.
This week, we have some tips and tutorials to help you remote work more effectively and stay connected.
GiveWP shows what it stands for and supports fundraisers by giving them a 40% discount. A great gesture from Matt and his team.
Beyond that, Wordfence launched a new performance testing tool that you can use to measure your site’s page load times from multiple locations around the world.
This week, we have published two reviews:
- Kinsta Review 2020 (Hands-On): Superb Managed WordPress Hosting
- Internal Link Juicer Review: Automatically Add Internal Links in WordPress
Let’s get to all of this week’s news…
WORDPRESS NEWS AND ARTICLES
- 6 Important SEO Trends for 2020 and Beyond (Our Thoughts) – we share our thoughts on 6 SEO trends.
- Kinsta Review 2020 (Hands-On): Superb Managed WordPress Hosting – we updated our review of Kinsta’s managed WordPress hosting.
- Brand-new free online training: Block editor training – Yoast launched a free course for the Block editor.
- Finding Balance in These Uncertain Times: Remote Work and Sharing Our Struggles – Justin @ WP Tavern shares his thoughts.
- Supporting Fundraisers Everywhere, Now More Than Ever – GiveWP lives up to its name and gives all new users a 40% discount during this crisis.
- COVID-19 Has You Working from Home: Now What? – Eric shares some thoughts as well.
- Gutenberg 7.8 Adds Patterns API and Continues Interface Cleanup – more work on block patterns.
- Working in a period of change – Augustin @ Weglot on the current situation.
- Fast or Slow: Your Site Speed From Around The World – Wordfence launched their own performance test tool.
- Why 800+ WordPress Believers Invested Over $1M in a New Approach To Hosting WordPress – business background from Convesio
TUTORIALS AND HOW-TOS
- Staying Connected to the WordPress Community – how to stay connected when you’re working from home.
- How to Manage a Remote Team: Advice from Five Experienced Remote Managers – another tip for remote work.
- How WordPress Parses Dynamic Block Attributes – for developers.
- How to enable Inner Blocks in your Gutenberg Block – another one for developers.
- WooCommerce Zapier Alternative (WP Fusion = deep integration with Woo, plugins, and CRMs) – let WPFusion automate your store
- Making a “Plugin Options Page” With Gutenberg Components – Hardeep shows you how to do it.
- Internal Link Juicer Review: Automatically Add Internal Links in WordPress – this plugin helps you safely and automatically add internal links.
- Growing from Freelancer to Agency Owner with Matt Adams – a new episode of the How I Built It podcast.
- Episode 125 Hallway Chats – Matt Medeiros – Matt is on a podcast not named Matt Report.