This week saw the release of the WordPress 5.1 Release Candidate. The official release date for this version is scheduled for Thursday, February 21.
Beyond that, Matt Mullenweg is getting ready to launch a new site focusing on distributed work, and Torque has a good investigation of the Google E-A-T algorithm update.
Let’s get to all of this week’s news…
WORDPRESS NEWS AND ARTICLES
- WordPress 5.1 Release Candidate – WordPress 5.1 is almost ready to go. The official release is set for Thursday, February 21.
- Matt Mullenweg Publishes TED Talk on the Future of Work, Prepares to Launch New Distributed.blog Website – distributed work is the way to go.
- WordPress Plugin ‘Simple Social Buttons’ Critical Security Bug – the developer has already patched the issue – make sure you update, though.
- The Future of WordPress (2019) – Alex from Modula shares his (and others’) thoughts on the future of WordPress.
- The Google E-A-T Algorithm Update (And What It Means for Your Website) – a good one from Torque.
TUTORIALS AND HOW-TOS
- Extending WP_Query with Custom Queries and Tables – Igor with another good tutorial for devs.
- How to Create a Multi Language WordPress Site – Weglot shows you how to do it.
- Quick Tip: WordPress “get” and “the” template functions – some rapid-fire tips for using these.
- WooCommerce Shortcodes – Add Buying Signals Anywhere On Your Site – Simon shares some tips.
- How To Translate Your Website With A WordPress Multi Language Plugin – another one on translating your WordPress site.
- Creating Custom Post Types Layouts in Divi & Interlinking Them with CPT-onomies – check this out if you use Divi.
RESOURCES & DEALS
- WS Form PRO Review: Agile & Powerful WordPress Form Builder Plugin – check out our review of this new form plugin.
- Birgit Pauli-Haack on Serving Nonprofit & Community – a new episode of the Matt Report podcast.
- webtextool $49 AppSumo Deal – this AppSumo deal helps you create better, more SEO-optimized content. There’s also a WordPress plugin to help you bring those suggestions into WordPress.
- Beginner’s Guide: How To Create A Portfolio Site Using WordPress – Colin explains how to create a portfolio site for beginners