WP&UP to Hold #DoSummitGood Online Event for Giving Tuesday

On Giving Tuesday, December 3, WP&UP is holding an online event called #DoSummitGood that features speakers from various “for good” WordPress organizations. The event will have nine sessions from 13 speakers. It begins at 13:00 UTC. Giving Tuesday is a global movement meant to inspire generosity. The celebration has run each year since 2012 on the Tuesday following the U.S. …

WordPress Black Friday Sales Roundup

WordPress Black Friday Sales Roundup Justin Tadlock · November 26, 2019 · News ‘Tis the largest shopping season of the year. While you are gearing up for a big weekend of finding that perfect gift for your family and friends, you might take a moment to consider giving your website a little something for the holiday. The following is our roundup of WordPress hosting, …

WP Tavern’s New Design: No More Wood Grain

Screenshot of the new homepage design. If you are viewing WP Tavern from your browser today, you might be a bit shocked. Things are different — much different. If you are reading this post via email or a feed reader, hop on over to the live site to take a look. Welcome to the new design! When I accepted the …

The Ultimate Guide to Image Optimization for WordPress

Images are one of the most important elements on your site and getting them right can be the difference between a popular site that provides an awesome user experience and one that doesn’t get any traffic or conversions. But images are, well, complicated. There’s a lot you need to do to get them perfect so you get the most benefit. …

WP Agency Summit Kicks Off December 6

WP Agency Summit, a virtual event for WordPress agencies, will kick off December 6, 2019, and last through December 16. The event will feature daily sessions by over 30 WordPress professionals that are designed to help agencies grow their business. Each session will be free to view, but there will be a price tag attached after the event closes. Jan …

10up Releases GitHub Actions for Simplifying WordPress Plugin Deployment

10up announced the public availability of two GitHub Actions geared toward WordPress plugin developers yesterday. The first Action allows developers to deploy plugin updates directly to the WordPress.org plugin directory by tagging a release on GitHub. The second Action handles readme file and asset updates. On November 14, GitHub announced the public launch of their GitHub Actions feature. GitHub Actions …

Gutenberg 6.9 Introduces Image Titles, Block Patterns, and New Theme Features

On November 13, the Gutenberg team launched version 6.9 with several features, most of which were aimed at developers. Users can now add custom image title attributes. Plugin developers can start diving into the new Block Patterns API. Plus, theme authors can begin tinkering with the experimental gradient presets and block templates features. Gutenberg 6.9 fixed numerous bugs, including an …