This week, we got a new major WordPress release – WordPress 5.2 “Jaco”. It includes fatal PHP error protection, recovery mode, some accessibility improvements, and other tweaks. As with any major release, we recommend testing on staging before updating your site.
Beyond that, LifterLMS is running a big sale – 20% off all products and bundles, and WPMU DEV is making some huge changes to its plugin catalog.
Let’s get to all of this week’s WordPress news…
WORDPRESS NEWS AND ARTICLES
- WordPress 5.2 “Jaco” – learn about everything that’s new in WordPress 5.2.
- WordPress Hosting Performance Benchmarks (2019) – Review Signal just released the latest incarnation of their in-depth hosting performance benchmarks.
- Print My Blog Plugin Transparency Report – April 2019 – Michael shares a behind-the-scenes look at his plugin.
- This Is Gonna Be Emotional, We’re Setting over 90% of Our Premium Plugins Free! – WPMU DEV is making big changes to its catalog.
- Theme Review Team Leadership Implements Controversial Changes to Trusted Authors Program, Requiring Theme Reviews in Exchange for Making Themes Live – what do you think about this change?
- ACF 5.8.0 Release – PHP Blocks for Gutenberg – this latest release looks pretty awesome!
TUTORIALS AND HOW-TOS
- How to build an Elementor Membership Site with Paid Member Subscriptions – Cozmoslabs shows you how to use Elementor to build your membership site.
- The Marketing Handbook for WordPress Plugin and Theme Developers – check this one out if you have a WordPress product.
- How to Create Custom Text Formats for Gutenberg Block Editor – Jeffrey shares a quick tutorial.
- Extending Gutenberg Core Blocks with Custom Attributes and Controls – another Gutenberg one from Jeffrey.
- Change Gutenberg content width to match Genesis layout – Bill shows you how to do it.
RESOURCES & DEALS
- 20% Off at LifterLMS for Teacher Appreciation Week – Use code LIFTERLOVESTEACHERS to get 20% off all products and bundles. Check out our LifterLMS review to learn more.
- AccessWP Review: Get Unlimited WordPress Help for One Monthly Fee – check out our review of AccessWP.
- 40+ Creative Portfolio Style WordPress Themes for Freelancers – some great portfolio themes for creative freelancers.
- What’s next for the largest page builder on the planet – a new Matt Report with the founder of Visual Composer.