The WP Minute – Episode 43

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This is Malcolm Peralty here from PressTitan and this is The WP Minute, Episode 43

Over on WPTavern, there is a post that talks about WordPress 4.9.9 which has had a roadmap published. It should be released around November 5th, and the focus is Gutenberg preparation. They also talk about other key things that they want to move forward for 4.9.9 realizing that it will likely be the last pre-5.0 release and one that many people might stay on for a long time.

Did you know there is more than one user role in WordPress? I see so many sites that just put everyone as an administrator because they don’t know what the other roles do. WPBeginner has put out a guide that goes through the different roles and what permissions they provide, so please stop putting everyone as Administrator… It isn’t a safe way to run your site.

Over on WPLift, they review Advanced Gutenberg, a plugin that not only provides some blocks for Gutenberg, but also adds User Access Controls. I think the idea of being able to remove blocks or limit blocks to certain users is great, but I worry that the plugins for Gutenberg are already creating the same problem that exists with builders: increased learning curve.

The Advanced Gutenberg plugin has its own admin screen with controls that don’t fit or follow the normal WordPress admin panel feel.

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


WordPress 4.9.9 Release Focus Items Include Site Health Project and Gutenberg Preparation

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