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WordPress 5.9 RC3

The third Release Candidate (RC3) for WordPress 5.9 is here! Thank you to everyone who has contributed thus far toward testing and filing bugs to help make WordPress 5.9 a great release. WordPress 5.9 is slated to land in just one week—on January 25, 2022. You still have time to help! Since RC2 arrived last…

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Decorating Web Pages With the Grainy Gradient Block

Yesterday, Kelly Choyce-Dwan released a souped-up Spacer-type block. However, instead of just empty space on the screen, end-users can decorate the area with various gradient backgrounds. Grainy Gradient Block is just the type of plugin that I look forward to tinkering with. It is not complex. It stays in its lane. And, it is just…

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35+ Best Illustrator Logo Templates 2022

So you need a logo right now? That’s where an Illustrator logo template can come in handy. A logo template is often a kit of pieces to build a vector logo with a few tweaks—such as changing colors or fonts. These are our top picks! Some of the better logo template options might include multiple…

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Get Early Access to Full Site Editing!

Get Early Access to Full Site Editing! Donna Cavalier A big change is coming to WordPress to make it easier than ever to create websites called Full-Site Editing. You can be one of the first to try it exclusively on WordPress.com, before it gets merged into core open source WordPress with the upcoming release of WordPress…

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Episode 23: A letter from WordPress’ Executive Director

As we greet a new year, WordPress’ Executive Director writes a letter to the project and community that speaks to the hopes of the year ahead. Have a question you’d like answered? You can submit them to wpbriefing@wordpress.org, either written or as a voice recording. Credits Transcript Josepha Haden Chomphosy  00:10 Hello, everyone, and welcome…

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Microsoft Bing Releases New IndexNow Plugin for WordPress

In July 2020, Bing released its first official plugin for WordPress that allowed site owners to submit URLS and get their content indexed immediately, instead of waiting for the search engine to crawl the site. The IndexNow API, which debuted in October 2021, is the next evolution of the Bing URL submissions API, created by…

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best-line-patterns 35+ Best Line Patterns & Textures design tips

35+ Best Line Patterns & Textures

Whether you’re working on a product packaging design, a greeting card, or even a website background, incorporating one of these line patterns and textures can help you achieve a pro result. No need to spend hours of your valuable time searching for beautiful line patterns. We scoured the web to find the best line patterns…

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best-monogram-fonts 35+ Best Monogram Fonts design tips

35+ Best Monogram Fonts

Creating a monogram is a popular design practice for logos, badges, signage, insignias, and signatures (it actually dates back to the early 350BC!). If you’re working on a monogram design, this collection of monogram fonts and typography is a helpful starting point! Many brands, products, and businesses still use monograms to craft unique logos that…

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