WordPress February in short:
February brought WordPress Version 5.1 nicknamed “Betty” after jazz vocalist Betty Carter. The new release brings updates in the fields of Site Health, Editor performance, Multisite Metadata, the Cron API, and it has some more Developer focused changes.
WordPress updates and releases:
- Feb 21th: WordPress 5.1 “Betty”.
WordPress articles and tutorials:
- Here’s the official Blocks handbook by WordPress.org.
- A video on how to Create a Gutenberg Block in 3 Steps by Imran Sayed.
- A simpler way to get started Customizing Gutenberg blocks with block styles by Kjell Reigstad.
- Here are some WordPress vulnerabilities you need to know about — and how to fix them by Joel S. Syde.
- Lodewijk van der Meer started a new series: Our Headless WordPress Journey part I: speeding up the REST API.
- To continue: Creating a WordPress Multilingual Site — Part 3: Best Recipes for Custom Theme Localization by PhraseApp.
- This article hase some nice suggestions: Improving WordPress Code With Modern PHP by Leonardo Losoviz.
- If you’r developing plugins: Adding Custom WordPress Plugin Links by Tom McFarlin.
WordPress/Web dev articles and resources:
- Check out the 22 Best Visual Studio Code Extensions for Web Development by James Q Quick.
- Need audio on your website? Check out Howler.js: Audio library for the modern web by James Simpson.
- Responsive Designs and CSS Custom Properties: Defining Variables and Breakpoints by Mikolaj Dobrucki.
- Check out The 2019 SEO Checklist for Webmasters by Katie Terrell Hanna.
- Speed up with: How to Use GTMetrix to Analyze and Boost Website Speed by Onextrapixel.
- Get started with: The Non-Developers Guide to Git and GitHub by Felicia Ceballos-Marroquin @ wpmudev.
- Optimize for modern browsers with Resource Prioritization — Getting the Browser to Help You by Sérgio Gomes.
- Some future music: Constructable Stylesheets: seamless reusable styles by Jason Miller.
WordPress questions on Quora:
- What’s the most important WordPress plugin ever?
- Why should one avoid using plugins in WordPress?
- Will the Gutenberg WordPress project replace currently established WordPress page builders?
- Is it worth learning WordPress theme development for freelancing now?
- Can I trust WordPress security?
Have a great March.