Author: Fred Meyer
WordPress 5.4 Is Out Now
WordPress 5.4, “Adderley,” launched yesterday, March 31, 2020. It’s a very Gutenberg-focused release, with two new default blocks—Buttons and Social Icons—plus a lot of other improvements to the block editor.
WooCommerce 4.0 is Here, but Take Care Before Updating
WooCommerce 4.0 has shipped. I love WooCommerce, and I can’t think of another free software package in WordPress that has been the backbone of so many actually-profitable online small businesses.
A Time to Learn WordPress: Two Free Open Webinars and More
These are weird times. Like most people, David and I are at home, spending time with our spouses, reworking travel plans, and wondering how the rest of this spring and summer will play out.
WP&UP Can Use Your Help
We love WP&UP, the UK-based charity whose mission is “Supporting and promoting positive mental health within the WordPress community.” We spoke with trustee/founder Dan Maby at WordCamp US 2018, and were beyond impressed not only with his mission but with how he proposes to go about fulfilling it—read about his four health hubs for details.
Understanding “Server-Side” and “Client-Side” in WordPress
This article explains “server-side vs. client side” in WordPress development. This distinction, and how the server side and client side interact, is at the core of not only WordPress development, but of any real understanding of how the web works.
How and Why to Make a Customer Journey Map
I’ve loved Torque Mag for a long time as a great source for both technical and editorial content based around WordPress—even if customer satisfaction data and personal experience have me feeling more lukewarm about WP Engine itself.
WordPress Shortcode Tutorial: How to Create Shortcodes, and Why They’re Super-Useful
This article is an in-depth WordPress shortcode tutorial. We cover what shortcodes are, when to use them, and how to register your own, with full-code custom shortcode examples.
How to Create Hero Images with Beaver Builder
This is a guide to creating a hero image on a WordPress site using the Beaver Builder plugin.
Cancellation of WordCamp Asia 2020
The first WordCamp Asia, scheduled in Bangkok from February 21 through February 23, has been canceled due to COVID-19 fears.
How to Set a WordPress Menu Link to Open in a New Tab
I’ve got a client with a custom nav menu link pointing to a third-party service. He wanted that custom link to open in a new tab, and I realized I didn’t know how to do it.