The WP Minute – Episode 118

The WP Minute – Episode 118

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This is Malcolm Peralty here from PressTitan and this is The WP Minute, Episode 118

WordPress 5.0 launched yesterday, and while a bunch of people are having issues, it wasn’t the end of the world. WordPress is still popular and life moves on. Though I think the WordPress Support forum is going to need a bit of time to adjust and catch up with a ton of issues being posted and many of them relating to plugin conflicts with WordPress 5.0 or just WordPress 5.0 upgrade issues in general. The reviews on Gutenberg today don’t look much better with essentially full pages of one and two-star reviews today alone.

AMP for WordPress version 1.0 came out today as well. It supports WordPress 5.0 and provides information on AMP validation issues. For those of you that don’t know what AMP is, it’ll likely not come as any surprise that Google wants the web to load faster and with less “crud” on websites and created the AMP standard to try to improve site loading speed. Check out the full details about AMP for WordPress on WPTavern.

WinningWP has put out a comparison between WPForms and Gravity Forms and while the article is detailed and highlights the differences between the two plugins, it does what I hate the most: shies away from making a choice. It basically says, like most comparisons: it depends on what your needs are. Why call your post “Which is the best WordPress Forms plugin” if you aren’t going to commit and pick one? It really makes me frustrated.

Speaking of Gravity Forms, they posted about their own thoughts of WordPress 5.0 and walk through what it means for their tool. It’ll be interesting to see in the future what plugins like Gravity Forms might do with using the new default editors code base to run some of their functionality, once there is some more maturity in the new editor.

That’s it for today’s WP Minute, thank you all for watching.

WordPress Support Forums
Gutenberg Plugin Reviews are Bad
AMP for WordPress
WPForms vs Gravity Forms
Gravity Forms and Gutenberg

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