After the release of WordPress 5.2 last week, this week was a much quieter affair as far as WordPress news goes.
Gutenberg 5.7 makes some interesting improvements to the core Columns block, and Matt Mullenweg continues his push to drive acceptance of remote work.
Other than that, we have some interesting news about walking to WordCamp Europe, translating WordPress, and more.
Let’s get to all of this week’s WordPress news…
WORDPRESS NEWS AND ARTICLES
- WordPress Translation Day 4 Successfully Hosts 77 Local Events in 35 Countries, Recruits 183 New Translators – Translation Day #4 seems to have been a success.
- Follow Marcel on His Epic 465 mi. Trek on Foot to WordCamp Europe – might be easier to fly ;) But this is pretty cool, and you can donate to support the cause. Crazy Dutchman ;-)
- What’s new in Gutenberg? (15th May) – Gutenberg 5.7 makes a lot of improvements to the Columns block, among other changes.
- Matt Mullenweg Launches New Blog and Podcast on Distributed Work – Matt/Automattic seem to be really pushing remote work lately.
- WordPress Vulnerability Roundup – Mid-May 2019 – iThemes has a helpful roundup of recent WordPress vulnerabilities you should know about.
- WP Engine Launches Cloudflare Stream Video Plugin For WordPress – looks interesting if you do a lot of video.
TUTORIALS AND HOW-TOS
- How to Make Your Website Accessible With Elementor – Donna shows you how to implement accessible design with Elementor.
- 8 Best Free WordPress Themes of 2019 (Chosen by Experts) – Experts have spoken
- How to Hunt Down and Capture Featured Snippets for More Traffic – Kinsta has some tips for getting Featured Snippets in Google.
- The Most Common WordPress Theme Development Mistakes (and How to Fix Them) – read this one if you’re a developer.
RESOURCES & DEALS
- WooCommerce Simple Auctions Review: Host Auctions on WordPress – check out our review of the WooCommerce Simple Auctions plugin.
- 5 Best WordPress Translation Plugins Compared (Free and Paid) – we did a comparison of the best translation plugins available
- Flywheel Review (WordPress Hosting): Hands-On and Performance Tested – we reviewed Flywheel, the popular managed WordPress host.
- Podcast Episode 14: Interview with Trauma Surgeon and Plugin Dev Andy Fragen – a new episode of the Wordfence podcast.