Weekly WordPress News: WordPress 5.3 Is Out!
This week, WordPress 5.3 was officially released on November 12. It’s a major update, so you’ll want to do some testing before updating. But in general, there are some nice things, like a great facelift to the interface elements in the backend WordPress dashboard and a beautiful new default theme.
bbPress also got its first major release in 6 years, and we know the details for WordCamp US 2020.
Let’s get to all of this week’s WordPress news…
WORDPRESS NEWS AND ARTICLES
- WordPress 5.3 Release – it was officially released on November 12th.
- bbPress 2.6 Released After 6 Years, Includes Per-Forum Moderation and Engagements API – WordPress 5.3 wasn’t the only release!
- WordCamp US 2020 Date and Location Announced, New Weekday Schedule – WordCamp US 2020 will remain in St. Louis…but start on a Tuesday.
- A New Way to Earn Money on WordPress.com (And Jetpack) – WordPress.com and Jetpack users can now take advantage of recurring payments.
- Site Kit is now available for all WordPress sites – we’re a little late on the uptake, but Google Site Kit is now publicly available for WordPress users.
- Koko Analytics – an interesting new privacy-focused, self-hosted WordPress analytics solution.
TUTORIALS AND HOW-TOS
- How to Add a Featured Video to Your WooCommerce Product Gallery – Iconic shows you how.
- How to Automatically Translate WordPress Site – how to automatically translate a WordPress site.
- The ultimate guide to product images in WooCommerce – how to work with WooCommerce product images.
- How to show the Correct Payment method on WooCommerce Subscriptions – a very specific tutorial from Igor Benic.
- Show the WooCommerce Short Description Anywhere on Your Store – Barn2 shows you how
- Bookmify Review: Customizable Appointment Booking WordPress Plugin – check out this appointment booking plugin.
- WP Scheduled Posts Review: A Better Way to Schedule Content – a convenient way to manage your editorial calendar.
- 3 Best VPN Services For WordPress Users: ExpressVPN vs NordVPN vs SurfShark – the best VPN services for WordPress users.
- Joshua Strebel Interview – ThemeIsle interviews the CEO of Pagely.
- Brizy $49 AppSumo Deal – the deal is mostly for Brizy cloud, but it does include the WordPress plugin too.
- BetterDocs $49 AppSumo Deal – this one helps you create a knowledge base on WordPress.