Hey, WordPress friends.
We hope you’re still enjoying our new design. If you’ve hit any issues this past week, please give us a shout in the comments.
This week, WordPress 5.7 was officially released. It’s a major release, so there’s no pressure to update right away. But give it a try and update when you feel ready.
Beyond that, WP Engine is jumping into the headless WordPress space (and also making a lot of changes to its pricing plans).
Let’s get to all of this week’s news…
WORDPRESS NEWS AND ARTICLES
- WordPress 5.7 “Esperanza” – the official 5.7 release post.
- WordPress 5.7 Introduces Drag-and-Drop for Blocks and Patterns, Streamlined Admin Color Palette, and One-Click Migration from HTTP to HTTPS – WP Tavern’s post on the new release.
- Introducing WordPress Stories: A New Way to Engage Your Audience – WordPress.com/Jetpack just launched a new stories feature.
- WordPress Considers Dropping Support for IE 11 After Usage Falls Below 1% – who’s still using IE 11 anyway?
- WP Engine Launches Atlas, the Future of Headless WordPress – WP Engine is jumping into headless WordPress.
- Building Your Business Online: WP Engine Announces New eCommerce Solution for Small/Medium Businesses – WP Engine also announced new eCommerce-focused plans.
- Yet another Conflict of Interest? WordPress.org gives priority to a handful of Hosting Providers – more thoughts on wp.org’s recommended hosts.
TUTORIALS AND HOW-TOS
- Headless WordPress: Cookie Based Login using GraphQL – for developers.
- Using Next.js, WebDevStudios Built a 1,000 Page Headless WordPress Website – another headless tutorial. Lots of headless WordPress today!
- How to generate a WooCommerce Pinterest product feed – Pinterest is a great place for eCommerce stores.
- WordPress Background Images: How to Add, Edit, and Customize Them – working with background images.
- How to increase the average order value at your WooCommerce store – increasing AOV for WooCommerce stores.
- 10 Best Website to Get Free Photos for your WordPress Blog – some places to find free photos.
- Foodie Plugins: WordPress Plugins To Create Full-Featured Food Blogs And Gastronomy Websites On A Budget – check out these plugins if you’re into food.
- 25+ Animal Related WordPress Themes for Pets, Vets & Zoos – our picks for animal-focused themes.
- FLATsite Review – Create Faster, Safer Websites in Minutes – make WordPress static.
- How WordPress powers a financial media site w/ Evan Medeiros – a new episode of Matt Report.