Big news, everyone! We now have some official estimates for when WordPress 5.0 will be released…though they’re still a bit up in the air.
The proposed release date is November 19, 2018. But, if more time is needed, there’s also a secondary proposed release date of January 2019. And oh yeah, those dates can slip by up to 8 days if needed!
We also found a few other articles about the release date, and we have plenty of great tutorials and resources (as always!).
Let’s get to all of this week’s news…
WORDPRESS NEWS AND ARTICLES
- Proposed WordPress 5.0 Scope and Schedule – check out the proposed release dates from the WordPress 5.0 kickoff meeting.
- A Plan for 5.0 – more on the WordPress 5.0 release date from Matt.
- If Deadlines Are Not Arbitrary, Why Not Release WordPress 5.0 in the Beginning of January? – some people aren’t happy that the release date is right before Thanksgiving in the USA.
- WP Rocket Review: See How It Cut My Page Load Time’s By 46% – we just reviewed the WP Rocket plugin, complete with real testing data!
- Nine Years of Managed WordPress – a retrospective from Josh Strebel of Pagely.
- WordPress Theme Developers Begin Marketing Themes as Gutenberg Compatible – we already found some good examples!
TUTORIALS AND HOW-TOS
- How to Create an Online Marketplace: Marketplace WordPress Themes & Plugins – we updated our big post on how to create a multi-vendor marketplace with WordPress.
- These 15 Tips Will Turn You To A Gutenberg Master – learn how to use the upcoming Gutenberg editor more effectively.
- WordPress Cookies and PHP Sessions – Everything You Need to Know – some fun bedtime reading for you!
- Create Custom Maps With the MapSVG Plugin – helpful for the cartographers among us.
RESOURCES & DEALS
- 25+ Best Free Themes of September 2018 – check out some of the best free themes from September.
- 5 Best WordPress Rich Snippets Plugins To Add Schema Markup To WordPress – check out an updated list of the best WordPress rich snippets plugins.
- Bibblio Review: Maybe The Best WordPress Related Posts Plugin [Update Fall 2018] – Bibblio now lets you choose from different related post algorithms.
- Design Wizard deal at Appsumo – while not specific to WordPress, this deal can help you create images for your WordPress site.