Weekly WordPress News: WordCamp Europe 2020 Canceled
In the biggest news this week, WordCamp Europe 2020 in Porto has officially been canceled. The organizers used the term “postponed” because it will be in the same place…but not until June 2021. Your ticket will automatically be refunded, and most airlines and hotels are being flexible so you can hopefully reach out to them as well.
In other news, WooCommerce 4.0 is out and it brings the new admin interface with it (this was previously available as a separate plugin).
WP Rocket 3.5 came out with an interesting feature: RocketCDN. I’m thinking about switching from Cloudflare. Are you already using RocketCDN? Would love to hear your experience.
Let’s get to all of this week’s news…
WORDPRESS NEWS AND ARTICLES
- Important notice: WordCamp Europe postponed – the official notice.
- WooCommerce 4.0 Lands with New Admin Interface and Updated Onboarding Experience – WP Tavern goes through the new WooCommerce features.
- WooCommerce 4.0 is here! – the official release post from the Woo team.
- Editor Will Default to Fullscreen Mode in WordPress 5.4 – as the title says.
- Should maintained plugins be suspended from the WordPress repository when there is a security issue? – Robert’s thoughts.
- WordPress 5.4 RC2 – WordPress 5.4 is almost here.
- COVID-19 and WordPress Community Engagement in 2020 – Mark @ Wordfence has some thoughts here.
- WordPress Vulnerability Roundup: March 2020, Part 1 – iThemes puts these together every month.
TUTORIALS AND HOW-TOS
- Easily Create a Multi-Language Website (How to + Best Practices) – create a multi-language website with WordPress.
- How to Add CSS Classes to a Gutenberg Block – a short tutorial from WPShout.
- Your Guide To WooCommerce Image Zoom and The Best Plugins To Use – Iconic zooms in on this topic (ba dum tss).
- How to Disable Full-Screen Mode in WordPress 5.4 – don’t like full-screen mode in 5.4? Joe shows you how to disable it.
- How to customize your WooCommerce product pages – customize your product pages.
- Complete Guide to Adding Virtual (Downloadable) Products to Your Store – Barn2 shows you how
- 5 Best WordPress Popup Plugins Compared in 2020 (Free & Paid) – we compare the best popup plugins.
- MasterStudy Review: Grow your eLearning Platform with a Powerful Theme – check out this theme.
- SaleSource: Take Over Your Competition With the Power of AI – get some AI into your life.
- Gumlet AppSumo Deal – Gumlet automatically optimizes the images on your WordPress site. Get lifetime access with 100 GB of CDN bandwidth per month.
- Amazon S3 vs CloudFront: Why Delivering WordPress Media Directly From S3 is a Bad Idea – Delicious Brains runs some tests (well, updated some old tests).