The Marketing team promotes WordPress to current and future users and contributors. We create and amplify campaigns to support the growth of the WordPress project.
Do you use WordPress, are you enjoying the new release, or just want to spread the message of this awesome platform and its community? Then this post is for you. This is part of the resources created for you by the WordPress community to amplify the benefits and excitement of new features and developments. On this post and links, we are focusing on all things 5.8.
In this pack, you will find social posts you can share and adapt on Twitter and Facebook. You can also use them as a base for LinkedIn or even easier, follow the WordPress Marketing Team LinkedIn group and reshare our posts on the release directly with your networks.
If you would like images to use with your social media posts or blogs, we have an image library on GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. https://github.com/ which has a selection of release graphics already sized to help you.
How can I use this pack?
Through this social media pack edition, we particularly want to support WordPress MeetupMeetup All local/regional gatherings that are officially a part of the WordPress world but are not WordCamps are organized through https://www.meetup.com/. A meetup is typically a chance for local WordPress users to get together and share new ideas and seek help from one another. Searching for ‘WordPress’ on meetup.com will help you find options in your area. groups and developers who want to highlight what’s new and share the buzz about release features. We are also gathering in examples of how people use the new features. You can share your favorite feature by just completing this short form.
We have segmented social posts into broad audiences to help you find and adapt messages for your networks. Thanks to everyone who has been involved from the Marketing Team and others including CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress., Documentation, Design and Training. Thanks to all who have given feedback and input into previous social media posts and FAQs on releases.
You can also share with us where you search for information on WordPress latest features in this form.
Can I translate these social media posts to use in my local language?
Definitely! Many locales translate the news release post and HelpHub documentation into their languages, so there may be translated links already available.
On GitHub, we also provide a version of this pack in a format which can be more easily translated into other languages or used by anyone who might have an issue with using the format on this post from an accessibilityAccessibility Accessibility (commonly shortened to a11y) refers to the design of products, devices, services, or environments for people with disabilities. The concept of accessible design ensures both “direct access” (i.e. unassisted) and “indirect access” meaning compatibility with a person’s assistive technology (for example, computer screen readers). (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accessibility) perspective.
Will you be updating these posts?
We have also sharing a document version of these social media posts since the release launched on 20 July 2021, and we will continue to add to it. We will periodically update this blog post with new social messages you can use and adapt. If you have suggestions to be included, let us know on the #marketing channel on the MakeWordPress Slack.
Are there other resources we can use in our Meetups?
Yes we have a slide template, quick resources links, and more which will be available on this page later this week.
(A) Audience: Users
This section is aimed more at users who may have a very limited technical knowledge, and are keen to know more.
Do you want to create your own website? Use WordPress! Why? It’s easy to use and it’s a robust platform that can grow to support the needs of your business. Find out how to do it with #WordPress 5.8. https://wp.me/sZhYe-tatum
WordPress should be the first choice for your next online project! Why? You can create a website yourself that can grow to meet your future needs. Explore the latest #WordPress 5.8 release. https://wp.me/sZhYe-tatum
WordPress is free, and it’s easy to use. Plus, it can grow with your needs, showcase your offering, and be an efficient way to run critical back-office functions. Discover its latest features in the 5.8 release.
Did you know that #WordPress 5.8 makes it possible to build a complex site without adding a single line of code for many tasks? It’s free, simple and easy to use. Plus, it can adapt to meet your needs. Explore the most recent release. https://wp.me/sZhYe-tatum
530 volunteers contributed to #WordPress 5.8. A flexible and scalable website management system and a robust platform to grow your online business! Find out more about its new great features.
Does adding related posts at the end of a blog post sounds hard? It’s actually really easy to do with the new Query loopLoop The Loop is PHP code used by WordPress to display posts. Using The Loop, WordPress processes each post to be displayed on the current page, and formats it according to how it matches specified criteria within The Loop tags. Any HTML or PHP code in the Loop will be processed on each post. https://codex.wordpress.org/The_Loop. blockBlock Block is the abstract term used to describe units of markup that, composed together, form the content or layout of a webpage using the WordPress editor. The idea combines concepts of what in the past may have achieved with shortcodes, custom HTML, and embed discovery into a single consistent API and user experience. in #WordPress 5.8. Find out more https://wordpress.org/support/article/query-loop-block/
(B) Audience: Agency
PluginPlugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the WordPress.org Plugin Directory https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party / theme developers working at agencies
Full Site Editing opens a new way for plugin and theme creators to provide style options for editors. Check out the Global Styles and Global Settings APIAPI An API or Application Programming Interface is a software intermediary that allows programs to interact with each other and share data in limited, clearly defined ways.. #BlockThemes https://wp.me/p2AvED-nlc
Full Site Editing brings new #RESTAPI endpoints for block-based widgetWidget A WordPress Widget is a small block that performs a specific function. You can add these widgets in sidebars also known as widget-ready areas on your web page. WordPress widgets were originally created to provide a simple and easy-to-use way of giving design and structure control of the WordPress theme to the user. management. #WordPress https://wp.me/p2AvED-nmb
Do you gather system info from your clients? New integration is available to consolidate this with Site Health. Add your own interface to Site Health in #WordPress 5.8 and make use of the tab navigation. https://wp.me/p2AvED-njh
Does your plugin create a custom post typeCustom Post Type WordPress can hold and display many different types of content. A single item of such a content is generally called a post, although post is also a specific post type. Custom Post Types gives your site the ability to have templated posts, to simplify the concept.? Find out how templates can improve your content layout in #WordPress 5.8.
Block and theme authors, your work just got a little easier. Styles from the front-end can be dropped in with very little to adjust. Admin and content styles will stay within their boundaries in #WordPress 5.8. #BlockThemes https://wp.me/p2AvED-nlK
Plugin developers rejoice! Avoid accidental overwrites from plugin updates with the new Update URI plugin headerHeader The header of your site is typically the first thing people will experience. The masthead or header art located across the top of your page is part of the look and feel of your website. It can influence a visitor’s opinion about your content and you/ your organization’s brand. It may also look different on different screen sizes. in #WordPress 5.8. https://wp.me/p2AvED-nam
Speed up your #WordPress theme by only loading necessary block styles. Check out the new should_load_separate_core_block_assets filterFilter Filters are one of the two types of Hooks https://codex.wordpress.org/Plugin_API/Hooks. They provide a way for functions to modify data of other functions. They are the counterpart to Actions. Unlike Actions, filters are meant to work in an isolated manner, and should never have side effects such as affecting global variables and output. in WordPress 5.8. #WordPressThemes
(C) Audience: First time / limited experience plugin or theme developers
Have your plugins run into an update merge conflict? The new Update Plugin URI header in #WordPress 5.8 will prevent similarly named plugins from overwriting your plugin. #WordPressPlugin https://wp.me/p2AvED-nam
Specific features in WordPress 5.8
These are just some of the benefits of using the latest version of the software.
Have you seen the most eye-catching feature of #WordPress 5.8? It’s #duotone! Style your images with 1 click, without leaving the editor. Experiment with unlimited color filters & easily undo changes. https://wp.me/pZhYe-2GV
Want to spin up client websites faster? #WordPress 5.8 now supports the modern #WebP image format that makes images 30% smaller than JPEG or PNG. This makes websites load faster and use less bandwidth. https://wp.me/p2AvED-ne3
Be future-ready with next generation WebP support that makes your images smaller and load faster, making your site lighter in #WordPress 5.8. #WebP is supported in all major browsers, so most sites can start using them today! More info: https://wp.me/p2AvED-ne3
WordPress 5.8 helps you deliver visually rich content on your website without worrying about quality and page load speed using #WebP images. Check out the new #WordPress features https://wp.me/p2AvED-ne3
With #WordPress 5.8 you no longer have to worry about image loading speed on mobile. With #WebP image support, you get superb image performance optimization for a mobile-first user experience. https://wp.me/p2AvED-ne3
3. List view
The new List View feature in #WordPress 5.8 is great for building complex layouts. It lets you navigate between blocks, and gives you a quick overview of the nested block hierarchy. Explore how to use it https://wp.me/p2AvED-ng4
List view navigation is now in the Block Editor in #WordPress 5.8 and very useful when managing big articles and complicated layouts. Stay organized! WordPress is a great tool you need to work with content. Explore how to use it https://wp.me/p2AvED-ng4 #BlockEditor
4. Query Loop block
Does “Query to a database” sound complicated? #WordPress 5.8 makes it simple! Get creative and discover new ways to present relevant information to your audience. More info at https://wordpress.org/support/article/query-loop-block #BlockEditor
Now you can feature related content on your posts based on categoryCategory The 'category' taxonomy lets you group posts / content together that share a common bond. Categories are pre-defined and broad ranging., author or even keywords. What was only possible with complex functions, is now native to the #BlockEditor in #WordPress 5.8, your smart assistant in content creation! https://wordpress.org/support/article/query-loop-block
With the new block-based widgets editor in #WordPress 5.8, users have powerful new ways to customize their sites using the rich library of core and third party blocks. Learn more https://wp.me/p2AvED-nmb #BlockEditor
6. WordPress Pattern Directory
How do people get involved with point releases and / or 5.9?
In WordPress 5.8, the release team shipped a bulk of the template editing tools. This will be the basis for Full Site Editing in a future release. The tools will be very useful for site maintainers and content creators.
You can still help test Full Site Editing for future releases. Join the dedicated SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. channel #fse-outreach-experiment, everyone is welcome! This is the best way to get ready for WordPress 5.9.
Thanks to everyone who has contributed to this pack and Marcomms for the release. https://wp.me/sZhYe-tatum