Hey WordPress fans, this week we got a first look at the next major WordPress release – WordPress 5.2. The first beta is out, which means you can start playing around with it. You’ll get new blocks, the new block manager functionality, and that fatal error protection we were supposed to get in WordPress 5.1.
Beyond that, WP Tavern has an interesting interview about how Gutenberg Phase 4 might affect multilingual plugins, and you can enjoy yourself at the new Gutenberg playground. Speaking of Gutenberg, GutenBrain is launching: a ground-breaking headset that uses a Brain-Computer Interface (BCI) & AI to control blocks and content within the WordPress Gutenberg editor. That saves you a lot of mouse clicks.
We also got a couple of great deals for you:
- At BlogVault they are celebrating World Backup Day with a 30% discount
- ProjectHuddle has a Spring Sale – Get 25% off. Use our discount code: WPLIFT25 (valid on new licenses AND renewals)
Let’s get to all of this week’s news…
WORDPRESS NEWS AND ARTICLES
- WordPress 5.2 Beta 1 – check out the beta here.
- How Will Gutenberg Phase 4 Impact Multilingual Solutions for WordPress? – did you know Gutenberg is taking on multilingual functionality? An interesting look at the potential effects.
- Control Gutenberg with your brain – GutenBrain is a ground-breaking headset that uses a Brain-Computer Interface (BCI) & AI to control blocks and content within the WordPress Gutenberg editor.
- New Gutenberg Playground Offers a Standalone Version of the Editor for Testing Outside the WordPress Admin – embrace your inner child and play with blocks at the playground.
- Refund Policy Best Practices In The Prism Of Commercial WordPress Plugins And Themes – Freemius looks at refund policies.
- WooCommerce Customer Reviews with Artificial Intelligence analysis – check out this new plugin that applies IBM Watson Tone Analyzer to WooCommerce reviews.
- Pantheon Launches Community and Advocacy Program for Drupal and WordPress – Pantheon adds support for the open web.
TUTORIALS AND HOW-TOS
- How To Use Automatic Machine Translation With WPML (Tutorial) – learn how to use machine translation with WPML.
- 12 Dead Simple Steps To Complete Your First SEO Audit for Free with Rank Math – Rank Math is an intriguing new’ish SEO plugin from MyThemeShop.
- A Gutenberg Tutorial for Beginner Developers: Create Your First Block Plugin – Gutenberg for developers.
- Self-hosting WordPress with a little help from SpinupWP – I hadn’t heard of this new service from Delicious Brains.
- Optimizing Laravel Part 2: Improving Query Performance with Database Indexing – speaking of Delicious Brains, here’s another good developer tutorial from them.
RESOURCES & DEALS
- AccessAlly Pro Review: An All-In-One WordPress Course Creation Tool – AccessAlly helps you create courses and membership sites.
- Spring Sale at ProjectHuddle – Get 25% discount on ProjectHuddle. Use our discount code: WPLIFT25 (valid on new licenses AND renewals)
- WhatsApp Chat Review: Add WhatsApp Chat to WordPress – add WhatsApp chat functionality to your site.
- EventPrime Review: A New WordPress Event Manager Plugin – EventPrime is a brand new event calendar plugin.
- 30% Off BlogVault on March 31 – you can get 30% off BlogVault’s annual backup plans to celebrate World Backup Day.
- Episode 107 – Matt Medeiros Shares Some of His Wisdom – Mastermind.fm turns the tables on Matt.
- 5 Best WooCommerce Hosting Options – David does a write up about the best 5 WooCommerce hosting options.