This week, we get a first look at the new Twenty Twenty theme that we mentioned in last week’s news roundup and you can also check out a prototype of how Gutenberg might be used for full-site editing.
Other than that, Google added some new alternatives to “nofollow” and we have plenty of great tutorials and reviews.
Let’s get to all of this week’s news…
WORDPRESS NEWS AND ARTICLES
- Gutenberg Team Explores the Future of Full-Site Editing with New Prototype – an interesting new prototype.
- Introducing Twenty Twenty – Anders’ design for the new default theme repurposes the Chaplin theme. It looks great.
- Evolving “nofollow” – new ways to identify the nature of links – not WordPress-specific, but Google is changing how they handle nofollow with new attributes for sponsored content or UGC.
- Kioken Blocks: The New Street Fighter-Inspired Block Collection that Is Taking Aim at Page Builders – WP Tavern details this cool new block plugin.
TUTORIALS AND HOW-TOS
- AliExpress DropShipping: How to Start a Dropshipping Business Easily – how to start an AliExpress dropshipping business with WordPress.
- How to Temporarily Disable Your WooCommerce Store – let’s switch it off!
- How to Have a $100k+ WordPress Product Launch – based on the WP Feedback plugin – Freemius digs in.
- Hashing a Custom Taxonomy – a tutorial from WebDevStudios.
- The Easy Way to Set Default Product Quantities in WooCommerce – Introducing the new WooCommerce Default Quantity plugin by Barn2.
- How to Embed iFrame Code on Your WordPress Site (Manually and with Plugins) – Kinsta shows you how.
- WP Cron in Practice: wp_schedule_event Examples + More – a dev-centric tutorial from WPShout.
- New: WordPress feedback system for Plugin creators – looking for feedback on your plugin?
- How We Made WordPress Faster than Static Site Generators (Case Study – Speeding up WPBeginner) – a WordPress performance case study from WPBeginner.
- WPML String Translation – translating any content that falls outside the WordPress editor.
RESOURCES & DEALS
- Social Rocket Review: A New WordPress Social Share Plugin – check out our review of this new social sharing plugin.
- 6 Best WordPress Forum Plugins to Create a Discussion Board (2019) – the best forum plugins for WordPress.
- Native Lazyload Plugin from Google – a new plugin from Google that lets you use native browser lazy loading.
- 90 essential tools for WordPress web designers and developers – a collection from ManageWP.