In last week's news, we shared that WordPress 4.9.5 was going to bring a new prompt for users to install Gutenberg. Well...that prompt got pushed back. But we still saw WordPress 4.9.5 drop this week to take out 25 different bugs.
Delicious Brains also released news about an awesome new Blockchain project on April 1st (!). And BobWP is giving away a bunch of popular premium plugins, if you want to try your chances at winning something.
Let's get to all of this week's news...
WORDPRESS NEWS AND ARTICLES
- WordPress 4.9.5 Security and Maintenance Release - WordPress 4.9.5 fixes a number of bugs, as well as a few security issues. The "Try Gutenberg" prompt got pushed back, though.
- ‘Try Gutenberg’ Prompt Pushed Back to A Later Release - speaking of that prompt...
- Why pushing for the sale may cost you business - Jilt and Joe Howard from WP Buffs.
- Benefits of Releasing a Free WordPress Theme on WordPress.org - ever wondered why developers give away their work for free?
- All .org designers now can get access to Invision - this is a nice new resource.
- Sneak Peek: WPBlockChain - wowzers, all these big words make me think that this is going to revolutionize how we experience WordPress (check the publish date).
TUTORIALS AND HOW-TOS
- Auditing Your WordPress Plugin for Gutenberg - some tips from the Give WP team.
- Set Featured Images Programatically in WordPress - a nice tutorial (and plugin) from Robert DeVore.
- Two Options for Replacing text throughout a WordPress Website - the filter method is new to me.
- Get An Awesome Launch Site Up And Running Quickly For Your Next Side Project - a high-level guide covering the big steps.
RESOURCES & DEALS
- ProfileGrid Review: Frontend WordPress User Profiles + Lots More - check out our review of the ProfileGrid plugin.
- Plesk WordPress Toolkit: Easily Manage Staging, Updates, And Lots More - a nice incentive for Plesk users.
- The Best WooCommerce Themes of 2018 - check out the best WooCommerce themes from 2018 so far.
- 5 Best WordPress RSS Feed Plugins To Import RSS Content - some great RSS feed plugins for your WordPress site.
- 6 Best WooCommerce Reports And Analytics Plugins For Your Store - upgrade your WooCommerce reports!
- We Have Some Amazing WordPress Plugins to Give Away - BobWP is giving away a bunch of great plugins.