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WordPress 5.6 Due December 2020 is Scaled Back

WordPress had intended to include the menu navigation screen in Gutenberg 9.1 and WordPress 5.6. Development fell behind and it was decided to remove it from WordPress 5.6 and focus on the Gutenberg widgets screen functionality instead. Gutenberg Navigation Screen Gutenberg is a WordPress project whose goal is to modernize the process of building websites. Gutenberg uses a drag and drop interface. The Gutenberg part of WordPress however is still under development, it’s an ongoing project. The different parts of building a website are rolled out one at a time as they are finished.

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Exploring Full-Site Editing With the Q WordPress Theme – WordPress Tavern

I have been eagerly awaiting the moment when I could install a theme and truly test Gutenberg’s full-site editing feature. By and large, each time I have tested it over the past few months, the experience has felt utterly broken. This is why I have remained skeptical of seeing the feature land in WordPress 5.6 this December. The Q theme by Ari Stathopoulos is the first theme that seems to be a decent working example. Whether that is a stroke of luck with timing or that this particular theme is simply built correctly is hard to tell — Stathopoulos is a team rep for the Themes… More Info

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Post Grid WordPress Plugin Flaws Allow Site Takeovers – Threatpost

Team Showcase, a sister plugin, is also vulnerable to the XSS and PHP object-injection bugs — together they have 66,000 installs. Two high-severity vulnerabilities in Post Grid, a WordPress plugin with more than 60,000 installations, opens the door to site takeovers, according to researchers. To boot, nearly identical bugs are also found in Post Grid’s sister plug-in, Team Showcase, which has 6,000 installations. The issues are a cross-site scripting (XSS) flaw as well as a PHP object-injection issue. Both bugs are pending CVE… More Info

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Here’s how to install it

Cloudflare announced a new site speed optimization service called Automatic Platform Optimization. The service launched with support for WordPress, but it requires several steps to enable it for self-hosted sites. To help sites perform better with Google’s Core Web Vitals, Cloudflare debuted a new feature called Automatic Platform Optimization (APO). Cloudflare claims that using the APO on WordPress – the only platform that is currently supported – results in “a 72% reduction in Time to First Byte (TTFB), 23% reduction to First Contentful Paint, and 13% reduction in Speed… More Info

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Cloudflare Partners with WordPress – Free to $5/month

Cloudflare announced a new service that dramatically speeds up any WordPress website with improvements of up to 72% in Time to First Byte. Cloudflare is partnering with WordPress.com hosting to provide the new service for free. Anyone not hosted there can claim sign up for as little as $5 per month. Sites on modest shared hosts can experience dramatic improvements in speed. The service is called, Automatic Platform Optimization (APO). Sites using APO have improved Time to First Byte (TTFB) by 72% and Largest Contentful Paint by 23%. Shared Hosting Bottlenecks Solved Shared hosting has… More Info

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Jetpack 9.0 to Introduce New Feature for Publishing WordPress Posts to Twitter as Threads – WordPress Tavern

Jetpack 9.0, coming on October 6, will debut a new feature that allows users to share blog posts as Twitter threads in multiples tweets. A recent version of Jetpack introduced the ability to import and unroll tweetstorms for publishing inside a post. The 9.0 release will run it back the other way so the content originates in WordPress, yet still reaps all the same benefits of circulation on Twitter as a thread. The new Twitter threads feature is being added as part of Jetpack’s Publicize module under the Twitter settings. After linking up a Twitter account, the Jetpack sidebar… More Info

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What are WordPress admin notices (and how do they work)?

Even if you’re new to WordPress, you’ll be familiar with admin notices. They’re the messages that show up on your dashboard to let you know about updates, errors, changes and more. Admin notices give you critical information about your site, which enables you to take timely action. Moreover, if you’re a theme or plugin developer, knowing how to add admin notices to WordPress is important since they allow you to easily communicate messages to your users. In this article, we’ll go over the different types of admin notices you can use. We’ll talk about situations where it makes… More Info

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Digital Marketing Agency launches UK WordPress Hosting

UK WordPress Hosting Studio 36 Digital have this week launched a brand new service. WordPress Website Hosting is a service that many UK business will find invaluable, keeping their website fast and secure. Finding hosting for your business website is often a painful task. Where do you start? If you Google ‘best uk web hosting for WordPress‘, you’ll most likely be bombarded with adverts for large US hosting companies. These tend to be the most popular, with cheap deals to host your website. But, did you know, standard hosting packages are what’s known… More Info

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Supercharge the Default WordPress Theme With Twentig, a Toolbox for Twenty Twenty – WordPress Tavern

Custom page pattern from the Twentig plugin. I am often on the hunt for those hidden gems when it comes to block-related plugins. I like to see the interesting places that plugin authors venture. That is why it came as a surprise when someone recommended I check out the Twentig plugin a few days ago. Somehow, it has flown under my radar for months. And, it has managed to do this while being one of the more interesting plugins for WordPress I have seen in the past year. Twentig is a plugin that essentially gives superpowers to the default Twenty Twenty theme. While I have been… More Info

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