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WordPress Community News is Broken

When I first started using WordPress, the news websites covering the community development and growth of WordPress were all independent, meaning that companies didn’t set them up nor were they focused on lead generation for a ton of secondary products or services created by the news site owner. I would get details from BloggingPro, The Blog Herald, and the long-dead Weblogtools Collection. Today, there are almost no independent WordPress news sites.

Sure, there are a ton of sites with lists of the top plugins and themes, but they don’t really add much value to the WordPress community, and they are really just focused on converting affiliate sales.

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The WP Minute – Episode 151

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This is Malcolm Peralty here from PressTitan and this is The WP Minute, Episode 151

The most important news this week is the release of WordPress 5.1 nicknamed “Betty”. It comes with performance improvements and fixes to the block-based editor and adds the start of the new site health features. This release has much more polish than the 5.0 release and is, in my mind, ready for production use, so for those of you holding onto the 4.9 branch of WordPress, you should be safe to update at this point, but please test on a staging environment and have good backups before you do.

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The WP Minute – Episode 150

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This is Malcolm Peralty here from PressTitan and this is The WP Minute, Episode 150

I really love the idea that so many people are finding ways to customize Gutenberg blocks. Today I have a post by ThemeShaper that highlights how easy it is to create block styles or alternative CSS for a baked in block. This is something I want to experiment with as I think it could be very helpful for some of our clients to help quickly create design variations for different sections of a page, or different brands.

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The WP Minute – Episode 149

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This is Malcolm Peralty here from PressTitan and this is The WP Minute, Episode 149

The first thing I need to point out today is the latest WPWeekly podcast. It might seem strange to promote another podcast within a podcast, but in the three hundred and forty-fifth episode of WPWeekly, they talk about the relationship between corporate cash and open source. IT is a really fun discussion, started thanks to Morten Rand-Hendriksen, that gives opinions on how companies can move WordPress in the direction they want just by spending money to hire developers to contribute to core. It is definitely worth a listen.

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