Weekly WordPress News: WordPress 5.4 Is Out & Spring Deals
Hey WordPress friends, we hope that you continue to be safe this week.
While much of the world has hunkered down, that didn’t get in the way of the scheduled WordPress 5.4 release, which is officially out now. It brings several improvements to the block editor, among other changes.
Spring is here, and it brought the following WordPress deals:
- WP Rocket – 20% OFF
- Social Warfare – 40% OFF – use coupon code: FOURPOINTOH
- iThemes – 30% OFF
- Amazon Affiliate WordPress Plugin (AAWP) – 40% OFF
Other than that, we have some excellent tutorials and resources for you, as well as some more tips for working from home.
Let’s get to all of this week’s news…
WORDPRESS NEWS AND ARTICLES
- WordPress 5.4 “Adderley” Includes Improved Editor, New Blocks, and Developer APIs – WP Tavern covers the new features.
- WordPress 5.4 “Adderley” – the official release post.
- Some numbers about the official WordPress plugin directory – Nelio digs into the plugin directory.
- Introducing Elementor Experts: The New Discovery Network For Web Creators – Elementor just launched its new “Experts” directory.
- Add structured data to COVID-19 announcements (BETA) – Google added some structured data for COVID-19 announcements.
TUTORIALS AND HOW-TOS
- How To Backup your WordPress site with BackupBuddy – learn how to properly back up your WordPress site.
- How to Work Remotely with Kids at Home – some tips for those with kids.
- How To Create a Coupon Code site with WordPress – learn how to create your own coupon site.
- WordPress Localization: What It Is and How to Localize Your Website for Foreign Markets – your guide to WordPress localization.
- Create Custom Patterns with the Block Pattern Builder Plugin – more on block patterns.
- House-bound? Tips for managing stress and staying productive – WP Elevation shares some tips.
- How to design your site footer like we did – a guide from Pixelgrade.
- The Complete Guide to Free and Paid WordPress CDN Services – we take you through the best CDN services.
- MailPoet AppSumo Deal – you can still get the $49 MailPoet lifetime AppSumo deal.
- Vagrant vs Docker: Which is better for WordPress development? – Delicious Brains answers the question.
- Sales Automation and Startups w/ Sean Tierney – a new episode of Matt Report.