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Why you shouldn’t use the new WordPress auto updates feature

WordPress 5.5 brings in a cool new auto updates feature for plugins and themes. While this might seem like a great way to reduce the amount of time you spend updating a website, there are some potential pitfalls that will be a major headache.

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What to expect with WordPress 5.5

WordPress 5.5 is slated to be released on August 11. The second major update of the year features a number of exciting changes to WordPress and the block editor. Let's walk through them.

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What to expect with WordPress 5.4

WordPress 5.4 is slated to be released on March 31. This first big update of the year features a couple of new blocks, changes to the block editor and more. Let's take a look at what you can expect.

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One year of Gutenberg

It's been over a year since Gutenberg was rolled into WordPress. There was a lot of talk then. But what is it like with the new editor now?

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What to look for in a pre-built WordPress theme

Pre-built WordPress themes are a great option if you're short on time and money. But how do you find the one that will grow your business? Here are some guidelines to follow to help you make that right decision.

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What I learned at WordCamp DFW 2019

WordCamps are a great place to learn. And did I ever learn at WordCamp DFW 2019. Here are some of the top things I walked away with after two great days of talks.

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What’s ahead with WordPress 5.3

WordPress 5.3 is roughly a month away from release. But testing has already begun, and we have an idea of what will be in the last major release of 2019. So let's look at what you can expect come Nov. 12.

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Best ecommerce themes on ThemeForest

ThemeForest is one of the biggest places to buy a theme for your website. I'm not the biggest fan of the themes there just because of code quality, but there are some really good ecommerce themes there. Here's a look at a few of them.

Being careful with your blocks

It's almost been a year since the new Gutenberg editor was rolled into WordPress core. It's led to an explosion of cool blocks. But you need to be careful when installing them.

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Always stay up to date with WordPress Core

I'm always baffled when I run across a website that has a really old version of WordPress running. I know some people still aren't on version 5.0 because of Gutenberg, but you still should stay updated for security and the newest features.