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July 2020 WordPress News w/ CodeinWP

WordPress 5.4.2 Security and Maintenance Release

Since our last roundup, WordPress went through a few new phases, the last one consisting of a security and maintenance release of its 5.4.2 version. This kind of release fixes bugs and other errors that show up in the final version of the platform.

Welcome Smash Balloon to the WPBeginner Family of Products

WPBeginner has also grown its portfolio with a new product after buying Smash Balloon, a combination of four plugins for custom social media feeds. To celebrate the occasion, WPBeginner is running a 60% off sale on all plans, which give you access to all the Smash Balloon products, present, and future.

WordPress Bumps Minimum PHP Recommendation to 7.2

Another change in the minimum PHP recommendation in WordPress. From now on, anyone using PHP 7.1 or lower will be prompted to upgrade PHP versions in their WordPress dashboard. Through this change, the core team wants to encourage people to move towards the latest coding systems. By the way, this month PHP marks 25 years of existence.

Learn about full site editing & block-based themes with my new course

Full-site editing in WordPress is on its way and it seems that getting familiar with it is the right step to take, especially if you’re a theme author. Carolina Nymark from the Themes Team engaged in training everyone who wants to learn by creating a new course that you can join for free until January 2021.

Creating a customer review system for your site

Are you looking to hear your users’ opinions on your product but don’t know how to ask for it? There are many ways to find out how happy people are with your services and many forms their opinions can take. Learn how to get a client review, testimonial, and feedback.

Is AppSumo Worth the Hassle for WordPress Plugin Developers?

AppSumo is a platform that helps plugin and theme developers promote their products and make sales fast. Or simply helps you launch a new tool with a kick-start. Freemius digs into whether or not AppSumo is worth it for WordPress developers and what you need to do to be featured on their site.

The Ultimate Developer’s Guide to the WordPress Database

Have you ever wondered what the WordPress database looks like? Here’s a complete guide to every little detail and element you’ll find if you have a peek at what’s under the hood of this CMS.

AsBlocks Project Uses Gutenberg to Create a Collaborative Writing Environment

Fancy writing in a block editor that is outside the WordPress dashboard? AsBlocks is a collaborative writing prototype built with Gutenberg, that you can open in a minimalist page without having to use WordPress whatsoever. You can share the page link with anyone for viewing or editing purposes.

Build Versatile Layouts with the GenerateBlocks WordPress Plugin

Also in the Gutenberg world, if you want to make the block editor as flexible

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This article was written by Adelina Tuca and originally published on CodeinWP.

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