Huge WordPress Update Coming v5.5 - Everything Is About To Get A Whole Lot Better

In this WordPress tutorial, I’ll reveal everything coming to WordPress 5.5 that may change how you use WordPress forever, for the good.

In the video, I used the FREE Kadence Theme and Kadence Blocks, here is how to get them.
Kadence Theme https://www.wpcrafter.com/kadence

Table Of Contents

  • 00:00:00 WordPress 5.5 Beta
  • 00:00:38 Block Builder Performance
  • 00:02:46 How To Get The Beta
  • 00:03:26 Auto Plugin & Theme Updates
  • 00:05:17 Manual Plugin & Theme Updates
  • 00:07:11 XML Sitemaps
  • 00:08:40 Lazy Loading Images
  • 00:09:37 Block Editor
  • 00:09:59 Fastest WordPress Theme
  • 00:11:42 Global Linked Colors
  • 00:13:59 User Interface Improvements
  • 00:14:22 Device Previews
  • 00:15:07 Fixed Block Panel
  • 00:16:04 Block Patterns
  • 00:17:12 Moving Blocks
  • 00:18:29 Block Directory
  • 00:20:11 Inline Image Editor
  • 00:21:54 Why The Block Builder Matters
  • 00:22:50 Page Builder Features
  • 00:23:52 Linked Colors
  • 00:25:13 Pre Designed Sections
  • 00:25:49 Background Gradients & Dividers
  • 00:26:34 Drag Spacing
  • 00:27:19 Copy & Paste Styles
  • 00:28:09 Responsive Controls
  • 00:28:58 Block Permissions
  • 00:29:35 How To Get Fast Page Scores
  • 00:29:46 Performance With Caching
  • 00:31:17 This Can Change Everything

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Huge WordPress Update Coming v5.5 - Everything Is About To Get A Whole Lot Better

Huge WordPress Update Coming v5.5 - Everything Is About To Get A Whole Lot Better

In this WordPress tutorial, I’ll reveal everything coming to WordPress 5.5 that may change how you use WordPress forever, for the good.

In the video, I used the FREE Kadence Theme and Kadence Blocks, here is how to get them.
Kadence Theme https://www.wpcrafter.com/kadence

Table Of Contents

  • 00:00:00 WordPress 5.5 Beta
  • 00:00:38 Block Builder Performance
  • 00:02:46 How To Get The Beta
  • 00:03:26 Auto Plugin & Theme Updates
  • 00:05:17 Manual Plugin & Theme Updates
  • 00:07:11 XML Sitemaps
  • 00:08:40 Lazy Loading Images
  • 00:09:37 Block Editor
  • 00:09:59 Fastest WordPress Theme
  • 00:11:42 Global Linked Colors
  • 00:13:59 User Interface Improvements
  • 00:14:22 Device Previews
  • 00:15:07 Fixed Block Panel
  • 00:16:04 Block Patterns
  • 00:17:12 Moving Blocks
  • 00:18:29 Block Directory
  • 00:20:11 Inline Image Editor
  • 00:21:54 Why The Block Builder Matters
  • 00:22:50 Page Builder Features
  • 00:23:52 Linked Colors
  • 00:25:13 Pre Designed Sections
  • 00:25:49 Background Gradients & Dividers
  • 00:26:34 Drag Spacing
  • 00:27:19 Copy & Paste Styles
  • 00:28:09 Responsive Controls
  • 00:28:58 Block Permissions
  • 00:29:35 How To Get Fast Page Scores
  • 00:29:46 Performance With Caching
  • 00:31:17 This Can Change Everything

#wordpress

Molly  Spencer

Molly Spencer

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WordPress Pushes Out Multiple Flawed Security Updates

WordPress bungles critical security 5.5.2 fix and saves face next day with 5.5.3 update.

The day after WordPress pushed out a critical 5.5.2 security update, [patching a remote code execution bug and nine additional flaws], it was forced push out a second update and then a third 5.5.3 update.
The hiccup is tied to the WordPress auto-update feature that accidentally started sending 455 million websites a WordPress update (5.5.2) that caused new WordPress installs to fail. After realizing the error, it put the brakes on the rollout, and inadvertently triggered an Alpha version of WordPress to be downloaded to some customers.
The issue was corrected quickly on Oct. 30, but not before WordPress site operators reported new WordPress installs failing and others grousing over broken administration login pages. WordPress said a final 5.5.3 update is [now available]

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Callum  Owen

Callum Owen

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What's Coming in WordPress 5.5

Are you getting ready for the WordPress 5.5 release and not sure that to expect? This will be the second major WordPress release this year and has many new features and improvements. In this video, we’ll show you what’s coming in WordPress 5.5 and walk you through them.

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0:00 Introduction
0:29 Block Improvements
0:52 Block Directory
1:21 Pattern Directory
2:02 Improved Block Movement
2:27 Image Editing
3:02 Lazy Loading Images
3:24 Auto Update Plugins
3:38 Sitemaps
5:01 Upload to Update Plugins

The first update is WordPress has improved the clarity of the blocks in the editor. There are now clear separations between the different block choices so you know the specific block you’re choosing.

WordPress has also introduced the block directory, this will allow you to search through all of the available blocks and if there isn’t one available by default, the search will allow you to easily add one from a plugin or other tool.

Patterns have also been added and these are limited at the moment but will expand as it gets more popular. These are pre-designed blocks to help you get started with setting up a specific design.

The Block editor will also allow you to more easily navigate between the different blocks in your content editor. There is now an arrow navigation and an extra button for selecting the parent element as well. Now when you edit a post and need to use WordPress’ image editing you can do that in the post itself.

If you have a plugin you prefer and don’t want to keep checking for any updates then you can go into your admin area under Plugins, Installed plugins, and on the right-hand side, there is now a link for each plugin to enable automatic updates.

WordPress has started enabling sitemaps by default to help with Search Engines but if you’re using a plugin like Yoast or All In One SEO then you don’t have to worry as those will override and show their sitemaps to prevent any interruptions.

To help speed up sites, WordPress has enabled lazy loading, this means that images are only downloaded once your user’s screen is where the image would be displayed. A ‘loading’ attribute tag will be added to the image and is supported by all browsers other than Safari.

Lastly, for premium plugins that you have to manually upload to your site, WordPress has added the ability that the plugin will be updated rather than running into any updates if the plugin is already installed.

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Announcing Plesk WordPress Toolkit 4.8 Release

Plesk WordPress Toolkit 4.8 is the fourth major WordPress Toolkit update in 2020. In this release, we focused on several customer-requested features. Including Smart Updates CLI, new notifications for outdated plugins, choosing the default WordPress installation language, and more. Read on to learn what’s new in this release.

Choosing the Default WordPress Installation Language

When users install WordPress via WordPress Toolkit, there’s some magic happening behind the scenes. In particular, we are selecting default WordPress language based on the language of the user who is getting this WordPress installation. So, for example, if my Plesk is switched to Italian when I install WordPress, it will offer Italian as the default WordPress language. If the server admin is using Plesk in English and installs WordPress for a user whose Plesk is in German, the default WordPress language selected on the installation form will be German.

Apparently, either this logic doesn’t work all the time (although we weren’t able to conclusively confirm this). Or some people simply want to use a very specific language by default in all cases. The request from several customers was heard loud and clear. So we delivered this functionality in WordPress Toolkit 4.8. Now server administrators can open global WordPress Toolkit settings and choose a language that should be selected for all WordPress installations on the server by default. Users installing WordPress can choose a different language if they want, obviously.

Let’s take a closer look:

Announcing Plesk WordPress Toolkit 4.8 Release - Default WordPress Language Update - Plesk

To return the old behavior which selected the language automatically, simply choose the “Same as user language” option (it’s right on top of the list of languages). Oh, and if you’re wondering what’s “Deutch (Österreich)” on the screenshot above, and why you can’t find this language in Plesk, here’s the answer: we’re taking the list of languages from WordPress itself. And it’s bigger than the list of languages supported by Plesk.

Announcing Plesk WordPress Toolkit 4.8 Release - Default WordPress Language Update - Plesk

Adding CLI for Smart Updates

We’re slowly but surely adding CLI for existing features. And this time it’s Smart Updates feature that gets some love. WordPress Toolkit 4.8 adds the first part of Smart Updates CLI, allowing hosters to enable and disable Smart Updates on a particular site. The second part of Smart Updates CLI will come later. And it will include the ability to fetch Smart Update procedure status and confirm or reject the update.

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Why Use WordPress? What Can You Do With WordPress?

Can you use WordPress for anything other than blogging? To your surprise, yes. WordPress is more than just a blogging tool, and it has helped thousands of websites and web applications to thrive. The use of WordPress powers around 40% of online projects, and today in our blog, we would visit some amazing uses of WordPress other than blogging.
What Is The Use Of WordPress?

WordPress is the most popular website platform in the world. It is the first choice of businesses that want to set a feature-rich and dynamic Content Management System. So, if you ask what WordPress is used for, the answer is – everything. It is a super-flexible, feature-rich and secure platform that offers everything to build unique websites and applications. Let’s start knowing them:

1. Multiple Websites Under A Single Installation
WordPress Multisite allows you to develop multiple sites from a single WordPress installation. You can download WordPress and start building websites you want to launch under a single server. Literally speaking, you can handle hundreds of sites from one single dashboard, which now needs applause.
It is a highly efficient platform that allows you to easily run several websites under the same login credentials. One of the best things about WordPress is the themes it has to offer. You can simply download them and plugin for various sites and save space on sites without losing their speed.

2. WordPress Social Network
WordPress can be used for high-end projects such as Social Media Network. If you don’t have the money and patience to hire a coder and invest months in building a feature-rich social media site, go for WordPress. It is one of the most amazing uses of WordPress. Its stunning CMS is unbeatable. And you can build sites as good as Facebook or Reddit etc. It can just make the process a lot easier.
To set up a social media network, you would have to download a WordPress Plugin called BuddyPress. It would allow you to connect a community page with ease and would provide all the necessary features of a community or social media. It has direct messaging, activity stream, user groups, extended profiles, and so much more. You just have to download and configure it.
If BuddyPress doesn’t meet all your needs, don’t give up on your dreams. You can try out WP Symposium or PeepSo. There are also several themes you can use to build a social network.

3. Create A Forum For Your Brand’s Community
Communities are very important for your business. They help you stay in constant connection with your users and consumers. And allow you to turn them into a loyal customer base. Meanwhile, there are many good technologies that can be used for building a community page – the good old WordPress is still the best.
It is the best community development technology. If you want to build your online community, you need to consider all the amazing features you get with WordPress. Plugins such as BB Press is an open-source, template-driven PHP/ MySQL forum software. It is very simple and doesn’t hamper the experience of the website.
Other tools such as wpFoRo and Asgaros Forum are equally good for creating a community blog. They are lightweight tools that are easy to manage and integrate with your WordPress site easily. However, there is only one tiny problem; you need to have some technical knowledge to build a WordPress Community blog page.

4. Shortcodes
Since we gave you a problem in the previous section, we would also give you a perfect solution for it. You might not know to code, but you have shortcodes. Shortcodes help you execute functions without having to code. It is an easy way to build an amazing website, add new features, customize plugins easily. They are short lines of code, and rather than memorizing multiple lines; you can have zero technical knowledge and start building a feature-rich website or application.
There are also plugins like Shortcoder, Shortcodes Ultimate, and the Basics available on WordPress that can be used, and you would not even have to remember the shortcodes.

5. Build Online Stores
If you still think about why to use WordPress, use it to build an online store. You can start selling your goods online and start selling. It is an affordable technology that helps you build a feature-rich eCommerce store with WordPress.
WooCommerce is an extension of WordPress and is one of the most used eCommerce solutions. WooCommerce holds a 28% share of the global market and is one of the best ways to set up an online store. It allows you to build user-friendly and professional online stores and has thousands of free and paid extensions. Moreover as an open-source platform, and you don’t have to pay for the license.
Apart from WooCommerce, there are Easy Digital Downloads, iThemes Exchange, Shopify eCommerce plugin, and so much more available.

6. Security Features
WordPress takes security very seriously. It offers tons of external solutions that help you in safeguarding your WordPress site. While there is no way to ensure 100% security, it provides regular updates with security patches and provides several plugins to help with backups, two-factor authorization, and more.
By choosing hosting providers like WP Engine, you can improve the security of the website. It helps in threat detection, manage patching and updates, and internal security audits for the customers, and so much more.

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