Weekly WordPress News: WordCamp US 2020 Canceled
Hey, WordPress fans – big news this week.
While WordCamp US 2020 had previously been scheduled to occur online, the event was officially canceled this week due to pandemic stress and online event fatigue. You’ll have to wait until next year (hopefully!).
Beyond that, there was some drama over the release of the official Unsplash plugin because of a comment from Matt Mullenweg (even though Jetpack essentially does the exact same thing with its Pexels integration).
Let’s get to all of this week’s news…
WORDPRESS NEWS AND ARTICLES
- WordCamp US 2020 Cancellation Message – the official announcement from the WordCamp US team.
- WordCamp US 2020 Canceled Due to Pandemic Stress and Online Event Fatigue – WP Tavern’s post on the subject.
- Unsplash Responds to Image Licensing Concerns, Clarifies Reasons for Hotlinking and Tracking – some drama over the Unsplash plugin because of a comment from Matt Mullenweg.
- WordPress 5.5 Release Candidate – WordPress 5.5 is almost ready.
- Are Plugin Authors to Blame for the Poor Admin Notices Experience? – Justin at WP Tavern asks the question.
- Bing Launches Bing URL Submissions Plugin – this plugin helps you quickly get indexed in Bing…if that’s something you care about.
TUTORIALS AND HOW-TOS
- How to Fix Largest Contentful Paint Time on WordPress (Speed Up) – how to speed up this metric in Google’s Core Web Vitals.
- Tips for Insourcing Content – WebDevStudios shares tips to get more content from your team.
- Better Gradient Presets in the WordPress Block Editor – Rich Tabor shares some tips.
- How to Troubleshoot WordPress Website Email Issues – tips for troubleshooting problems with your site’s emails.
- Essentials for building your first Gutenberg block – tips for building a block.
- 5 Best WooCommerce Affiliate Plugins (2020) – Create Your Own Program – the best plugins to create an affiliate program for your store.
- 30 WordPress People to follow on Twitter – follow these people on Twitter.
- PWAforWP AppSumo Deal – get a lifetime deal to create a progressive web app for your WordPress site.
- Bitbucket vs GitHub: Which Code Repository Is Better for Your Development Projects? – Kinsta shares some thoughts.