WordPress Fundamentals Notes 8-15-20

This is a reference post for the Seattle WordPress Meetup held on August 15th, 2020.  WordPress Fundamentals.  10am-12pm

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Dash was taking a much-needed break this week!

After a round of introductions, we touched on the topics below.

Our Seattle WordPress Community:

WordPress:

Training Videos:

Email recommendation from Becky:

Demonstrations from Cami:

Recap of WordPress 5.5 from David Schargel:

  • WAIT before version 5.5.1 or 5.5.2!
  • ALWAYS BACKUP FIRST! Host + your own UpDraftPlus (check backup Core option!), WPBackupPup, BlogVault, WPVivid
  • Improved Block Editor
  • The ‘Add new block’ (+) is more noticeable
  • Block Directory
  • Edit Images w/ Block Editor
  • height, width, crop, and rotate
  • Block Patterns(reusable blocks aka templates)(templates)(for consistency)
  • Block navigation changes
  • Auto Update WordPress, Theme, and Plugins (a good)
  • Lazy Loading for Images (improves website speed)
  • Other plugin do Lazy Loading AND have pre-updated themselves and even override this new feature. Common ones: WP Rocket, Swift Performance, Autoptimze, ShortPixel, and more
  • Automatic XML Sitemaps (helps search engines to easily discover & index your content)
  • Other plugin do XML Sitemaps AND have pre-updated themselves Yoast SEO, Rank Math, All-in-one SEO, SEO Framework. and more
  • Developer changes (affects SOME plugins and themes, but not many)
  • Not all Plugins have been test

Security & Backups:

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