Round up of WordPress News and Tips January 10th

The Weekly January 10th 2019The Weekly round up of news, tips, and information to help you create the best possible WordPress website.

This is a weekly round up of WordPress news I have accumulated from across the web. Some old, some new, but always interesting. The new relates to WordPress and sometimes other areas of the web. It often has a focus on security and more.

We try to have news here that is important to help you with your website as well as news from the wpdrama scene and more.

Some of the news here will be of interesting links to not only articles but training materials and other sources I can find online that will help you create a better WordPress website.


This week we have the following news for you.

WordPress Governance Project Flagged as Unsanctioned, First Meeting Set for January 15 WordPress Governance Project is a new community initiative, led by Rachel Cherry and Morten Rand-Hendriksen, that will host its first meeting Tuesday, January 15 2019.

The purpose of the project is to address two objectives: Hendriksen advocated for open governance when he introduced the project at WordCamp US in his presentation, Moving the Web forward with WordPress. He discussed how the decisions made for WordPress’ future affect a large portion the web. The project will first look at WordPress’ internal governance structure and then move into the second aspect of getting WordPress a seat at the table in important discussions affecting the broader web.

Contributors on the project are aiming to propose a governance model for WordPress at or before WordCamp Europe 2019 or the Community Summit, if one is planned for 2019. The group plans to research existing governance models from corporations, government, and the open web community and submit their proposal to WordPress’ current leadership for consideration. Read original article here….

55 Web Design Blogs to Follow in 2019 comes in many forms and professional development never ends. With that in mind, we have put together a massive list of web design blogs that can keep your brain fed for the entire year. But don’t worry. You won’t find any duds on this list. We respect your time and feel like you deserve only the best of the best. Fire up your Feedly account and get ready to add more than a few subscriptions.

Starting us off, we have Smashing Magazine. It’s not often that you find a publication that can put out as many high-quality articles as consistently as Smashing can. Some places publish lots of articles that have very little substance, but Smashing Magazine makes sure that pretty much every word they publish is relevant to you as a designer and developer. They also do various freebies and host conferences, as well as put out books on topics across our field, too. Read original article here….

WordPress 5.1 to Replace “Blogging” References with “Publishing” 5.1 will replace the “Happy blogging” language in wp-config-sample.php with “Happy Publishing.” The next major release also cleans up a few other “blog” references by replacing them with the word “site.” A lot of tutorials and documentation will need to be updated. WordPress contributors are continuing to fine-tune the wording in various files to reflect its expanded capabilities as a publishing platform.
“As of this commit, WordPress is no longer a simple blogging platform,” Gary Pendergast wrote in the commit message. “It’s now a comprehensive publishing solution.” Read original article here….


And now for something older in the past article collections.

How I Got My Slow WordPress Site Loading In 200ms (100% Grades)’ll show you how to take your GTmetrix, Pingdom, and PageSpeed Insights report and use them to make WordPress-specific optimizations that improve grades/load times. I’ve already written one of the most popular WP Rocket tutorials including one on W3 Total Cache and WP Fastest Cache which combined have 800+ comments and used by 250k people. Let’s do yours! Read original article here….