Weekly WordPress News: Are In-Dashboard Ads OK?
Howdy WordPress fans, hopefully you didn’t go too crazy with the WordPress Black Friday deals last week and you still have money for food this week. There are a few deals straggling on, but most of the best deals are long gone, not to be seen again until this time next year.
On the topic of Black Friday, Yoast also found itself in some hot water over an animated ad in everyone’s dashboards. Other than that, we have some solid tutorials and reviews for you.
Let’s get to it…
WORDPRESS NEWS AND ARTICLES
- Freemius is Getting into Video Content – This is Why You Should Too – should you join in killing the radio star?
- Black Friday Banner Gone Wrong: Advertising in Free Plugins – did you see the huge Yoast SEO banner? Thoughts?
- Gutenberg: One Year Later – a retrospective on the block editor.
- Initial Documentation for Block-Based WordPress Themes Proposed – are block-based themes the future?
- 5 Bad Habits That Can Hurt Your WordPress Website – are you guilty of these bad habits?
- The State of the WordPress economy – in-depth article from the CTO of Pixelgrade
- CMS market share: November 2019 analysis – Joost analyzes the CMS market share.
- Preview the early list of 2019 Plugin Award Nominees – submit your favorite plugin for the plugin awards.
- Easy Digital Downloads EU VAT plugin is now launched – Barn2 launched their EDD EU VAT plugin
TUTORIALS AND HOW-TOS
- How to Run A/B Tests to Improve Your Website – we updated our A/B testing guide to show you how to run A/B tests in the block editor.
- Sass Tips to Take Your Skills to the Next Level – make your CSS sassy.
- Guide to Gravity Forms Security Using Advanced Permissions – Up your security on your Gravity Forms
- WooCommerce Hooks: Introduction, Tutorial, and Real-Life Examples – how to tweak your store with hooks.
- Blocks Plugin Unit Test: Choosing the Perfect Gutenberg Plugin for your Website and Theme – tips for testing the block editor if you develop themes.
- Inertia.js: Building Single-Page Apps the Old Way – another dev tutorial from Delicious Brains.
- NextGEN Gallery Review: The Most Powerful WordPress Gallery Plugin? – we review the most popular gallery plugin at WordPress.org.
- 30+ Grid-Based WordPress Themes for Creatives & Photographers – check out the best grid WordPress themes
- WPOnepager AppSumo Deal – a plugin to help you build one-page landing pages.
- TrulyWP WordPress Hosting AppSumo Deal – host a site for one year on Google Cloud Platform infrastructure for just $69.