WordPress Wednesday

  • What to Expect with WordPress 6.1
    What to Expect with WordPress 6.1

    What to Expect with WordPress 6.1

    Believe it or not, WordPress 6.1 is just around the corner. The last scheduled major release for WordPress in 2022 brings with it a new default theme that has some really cool features, a new core block that you can use, and a number of great improvements to the block and full site editor. It’s an update that really should make the editing experience so much better for users. So let’s take a look at what you can expect with WordPress 6.1.

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  • What to Expect with WordPress 6.0
    What to Expect with WordPress 6.0

    What to Expect with WordPress 6.0

    Believe it or not, WordPress 6.0 is just around the corner. The first scheduled major release for WordPress brings with a lot of changes, fixes and new features for full site editing. A lot of what’s included will make the page/editing and site editing experience a lot better for all users — including new blocks, the ability to create more templates right in the editor, style switching and so much more. So let’s take a look at what you can expect with WordPress 6.0.

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  • Taking a Look at the TwentyTwentyTwo WordPress Theme
    Taking a Look at the TwentyTwentyTwo WordPress Theme

    Taking a Look at the TwentyTwentyTwo WordPress Theme

    So along with WordPress 5.9, we’re also getting a new default WordPress theme: TwentyTwentyTwo. TwentyTwentyTwo is a block theme and takes full advantage of the new full site editing features that are coming into WordPress core. It’s a wonderful theme, and I would argue that it’s the best default WordPress theme ever. It really shows off what is possible for full site editing and can be a great tool for developers to learn how to use FSE for their own block themes. Let’s take a dive into the new TwentyTwentyTwo theme to see what it does and if it might work for your website.

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  • What to Expect with WordPress 5.9
    What to Expect with WordPress 5.9

    What to Expect with WordPress 5.9

    After over a month delay, WordPress 5.9 is finally just around the corner. And it’s going to be one of the biggest releases in WordPress’ history. WordPress 5.9 brings full site editing fully into core, meaning that you’ll be able to customize every part of your website — from the header to the footer to the single post template and more — to make it look like you want to. Plus, there have been performance improvements, an addition to the login screen, jQuery 3 updates and more. So let’s take a look at what you can expect with WordPress 5.9.

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  • WordPress Full Site Editing for Small Businesses
    WordPress Full Site Editing for Small Businesses

    WordPress Full Site Editing for Small Businesses

    Full Site Editing is starting to make its way into WordPress core, and you might have some questions about what it means for your website. So today let’s take a look at what full site editing actually is, what it means for your website, take a little bit of a live demo of it and think about whether you should use it for your website right now or not.

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  • What to Expect with WordPress 5.8
    What to Expect with WordPress 5.8

    What to Expect with WordPress 5.8

    The second major release of WordPress is right around the corner. That’s right. WordPress 5.8 is slated to be released on July 20. This update features the start of moving full site editing into core, although it’s not quite complete or finished. You’ll be able to create new templates and new template parts. Plus there are new blocks, a new block pattern directory, duotone image support and so much more. So let’s dive into what you can expect with WordPress 5.8 when it’s released later this month.

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  • The Best Contact Form Plugins for WordPress
    The Best Contact Form Plugins for WordPress

    The Best Contact Form Plugins for WordPress

    One of the most important pieces of functionality your website needs is a contact form. It’s not only how people can contact you and ask you questions, but you can also use it for lead generation as well. And if you have a WordPress website, you have a lot of great options when it comes to adding a contact form to your site. So today let’s take a look at the top 4 WordPress contact form plugins you might want to use on your website.

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  • What to Expect with WordPress 5.7
    What to Expect with WordPress 5.7

    What to Expect with WordPress 5.7

    WordPress 5.7 is just around the corner. This first major release of the year will see significant updates to the block editor, Gutenberg, as well as new features such as lazy loading for iFrames, like YouTube videos, easier transitioning to HTTPS for sites and a new Robots API. Plus, there are improvements to the jQuery migration and colors in the admin area. So today let’s take a quick dive into what you can expect with WordPress 5.7 when it’s released on March 9.

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  • To use a WordPress Page Builder ... or not
    To use a WordPress Page Builder ... or not

    To use a WordPress Page Builder … or not

    If you’re wanting to really customize your WordPress website, you’ve probably heard about page builders. They are great tools for being able to customize the look of your webpages without hiring a developer to touching any of the code yourself. But they do have their downsides and some are clearly better than the rest. So today let’s go over the top page builders, how they can help you, how they can hurt you and compare it to the (relatively) new block editor.

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  • The Best Themes From the WordPress Theme Directory
    The Best Themes From the WordPress Theme Directory

    The Best Themes From the WordPress Theme Directory

    One of the best parts about using WordPress is that you have a wide array of free themes you can use from the theme directory. In fact, there are currently over 8,000 themes you can download and install right now. So let’s take a look at some of my favorite themes that I think can make your website look amazing today!

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  • The Best WordPress Web Hosts in 2021
    The Best WordPress Web Hosts in 2021

    The Best WordPress Web Hosts in 2021

    One of the most important parts of any website, especially a WordPress website, is the web host. If you pick the right web host, everything is going to be smooth sailing for you. But pick the wrong one and it becomes a nightmare. So today let’s run down the list of the top WordPress web hosts you might want to use for your website.

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  • What to Expect with WordPress 5.6
    What to Expect with WordPress 5.6

    What to Expect with WordPress 5.6

    We’re nearing the end of 2020 and that means it’s time for the last major WordPress release of the year. WordPress 5.6 brings us a new default theme, Twenty Twenty One, updates to the block editor, some PHP 8 support, auto updates for major releases and other changes and fixes. So let’s go through what you can expect when you update to WordPress 5.6 when it’s released on December 8.

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