WordPress 5.2 is scheduled for release at the end of April. We'll take a look at what's new. A multitude of improvements to Gutenberg including a block manager, and the start of migrating Widgets to Blocks. 5.2 introduces a whole new Site Health Checker that will warn you about critical configuration changes you should make to your website and helpful debugging information. Plus new tools to help you when you encounter the dreaded White Screen of Death, WordPress will automatically pause the plugin causing the issue so you can get back into your WordPress site and fix the issue. This new version of WordPress bumps the minimum PHP version to 5.6, we'll talk about what that means for your website and how you can upgrade to the latest & greatest PHP.
S C H E D U L E:
7:00 PM: "The Power of Making Simple but Effective Websites Using Thrive." Presentation
Many entrepreneurs don't have thousands of dollars to spend on making websites. Our presenter experimented using different themes and plugins until he found Thrive, which solved his issues.
PRESENTER: Jemond Patterson
7:30 PM: "What's new in WordPress 5.2" Presentation
PRESENTER: Timothy Jacobs
ABOUT THE PRESENTERS:
Timothy Jacobs is a WordPress developer at iThemes where he works on the iThemes Security plugin. You can find him at https://timothybjacobs.com where he attempts to blog semi-regularly about WordPress development.
Jemond Patterson is Life, Health, & Spiritual Coach who was formally into Information Technology and Webs development. Although that his not his field of major focus he still uses the skills he has learned to assist small business entrepreneurs.
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