Weekly WordPress News: WordPress 5.1 Beta 2 Is Out

Published on January 25th, 2019

Last Updated on March 12th, 2021

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Howdy folks, let’s start with some housekeeping. If you participated in our Jupiter X theme giveaway last week, head here to see the winners (you should have also received notification if you won). Congrats to Umar, Omar, and Daniel!

Beyond that, WordPress 5.1 Beta 2 is out. The release is scheduled for February 21 and it brings the first phase of the Site Health Check project, as well as lots of other fixes and tweaks.

Elementor launched a new function: the new Popup Builder. According to Elementor it offers a new and better way to build and manage popups. I didn’t have time to check it out yet, but will do quickly!

There’s also news about the next phase of Gutenberg, as well as a good AppSumo deal on AccuRanker, if you’re looking for a tool to help you track your rankings.

Let’s get to all of this week’s news…




Colin Newcomer is a freelance writer and long-time Internet marketer. He specializes in digital marketing, WordPress and B2B writing. He lives a life of danger, riding a scooter through the chaos of Hanoi. You can also follow his travel blog.