Hey, WordPress friends.
This week, we got the first sneak peek of Twenty Twenty-One, the next default theme for WordPress. It looks pretty great, especially if you’re a fan of pastel colors.
Beyond that, WordPress missed out on powering the W3C website and CodeinWP released the 2020 version of their big WordPress hosting survey.
Let’s get to all of this week’s news…
WORDPRESS NEWS AND ARTICLES
- WordPress Contributors Debate Dashboard Notice for Upcoming Facebook oEmbed Provider Removal – it’s a big change, I think a dashboard notice could be helpful.
- Introducing Twenty Twenty-One – a first look at the new default theme. I hope you like pastel colors! It looks pretty nice.
- W3C Drops WordPress from Consideration for Redesign, Narrows CMS Shortlist to Statamic, and Craft – W3C will not be using WordPress for its CMS.
- Create compelling Web Stories on WordPress – Google officially released its Web Stories plugin out of beta, which we wrote about here.
- How long does it take between when a plugin update is released and when auto-updates install it on your WordPress site? – a question that I’ve never thought about.
- WordPress Hosting Survey 2020: According to 8,900+ Respondents, SiteGround Rules, GoDaddy Most Popular – CodeinWP released the latest version of their annual hosting survey.
TUTORIALS AND HOW-TOS
- How to Set Up Custom User Meta Fields – use these to collect additional information about users.
- How To Become A Freelancer – A Few Things I Learned Before I Gave Up – some tips if you want to follow this path.
- How to Get a Professional Email Address With a Custom Domain – Kinsta shows you how to create your own email address.
- Selling Simple Products as WooCommerce Subscriptions – as the title says.
- 4 Ways to Reduce the Carbon Footprint of Your WordPress Blog – some tips to make your blog more eco-friendly.
- WooCommerce Product Add-Ons Ultimate Review: Best Product Add-On Plugin? – add customizable add-ons to your products.
- Master Addons for Elementor Review: New Features, Widgets & Templates – check out our review of this Elementor extension.
- WPBricks Review: Extend the WordPress Block Editor With New Blocks and Templates – extend the native WordPress block editor with this plugin.
- WordPress vs The JAMstack – a new episode of Matt Report.
- Where to Buy or Sell a WordPress Business, Website, or Side-Gig – some places to sell your WordPress-related business.