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One Year of Gutenberg, Block-Based Themes Structure, Bluehost Marketplace ?️ January 2020 WordPress News w/ CodeinWP

Black Friday Banner Gone Wrong: Advertising in Free Plugins

Yoast became the villain of a controversial Black Friday advertising campaign for displaying their banner on millions of WordPress dashboards around the world. Evidently, people lashed out in anger and Yoast right away released an updated plugin version without the banner. But people do not forget.

New color-alpha package available

From now on, theme authors can add advanced color control in the customizer, as the Theme Review Team just announced the launch of the alpha color picker. The package includes rgba colors with opacity.

Introducing ShareABlock: Brand New Way to Share and Download Free Gutenberg Block & Template Designs

If you’re looking for new blocks, ShareABlock could be one of your stops. Jeffrey Carandang created this site where WordPress users can download various block designs and templates. If you want to share your own custom block, you can just sign up and upload it so other people can use it on their sites.

Google Changes How Local Search Results Are Generated

Google has rolled out a new update regarding the way the local companies are displayed in SERPs. Through this update, Google tries to understand better what each query means and associate it to the most relevant local businesses, even if the business in question has not included that specific query in its description or name.

10 Important 2020 SEO Trends You Need to Know

Getting back to SEO, here’s what Search Engine Journal thinks will be part of the next chapter in this field. Here are 10 SEO trends that we are likely to bump into in 2020.

State of the Word: the story of the slides

So it seems that the slides Matt Mullenweg used for his ‘State of the Word’ presentation at WCUS were made with Gutenberg. Here’s more on the design process (plus, you’ve just found another good use for the block editor).

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