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Hello there. Good morning and welcome to this, the WP build weekly WordPress newsletter. This is number 91 it covers the WordPress news for the week, commencing the 25th of November, 2019 and it was published on Monday the 2nd of December, 2019 my name's Nathan . Couple of things before we begin, WP Builds.com forward slash and black. It's the sort of black Friday deals page. Now I know black Friday has been and gone, but there is this thing cyber Monday. And the way that I've listed the deals, they will expire at the time that they run out. So hopefully if you go to WP Builds.com forward slash black you will still find deals which have got some shelf life on them. So yeah, go and check those out. You might be able to get a few things. I think the majority of them at the very latest run out on about the 4th of December. So you've got a couple of days, if you're listening to this on the Monday that it was released, some other links, WP Builds.com forward slash. Subscribe and over there you can subscribe to our newsletters. You can get updated on deals. join us on your favorite podcast player. Our Facebook group is growing so full of nice questions and helpful people answering your WordPress questions as WP Builds.com forward slash Facebook as a whole bunch of other stuff as well, like our YouTube channel and so on and so forth. The other one I want to mention is WP Builds.com forward slash. Live. Because if you go there every Monday at 2:00 PM UK time, we have a Facebook. And w. well, YouTube live, we go live. There's me and a few other notable WordPresses and we talk about this, the WordPress weekly news that you're now listening to. So that will be in a few hours from when this is released. WP Builds.com forward slash live and we always put them on the YouTube channel as well. And lastly, WP Builds.com forward slash advertise if you would like to put your product or service in front of a. 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It's firstname.lastname@example.org it's entitled tentative release calendar 2020 to 2021 Francesco Murano explains that during the 5.3 release cycle, she heard that there was a bit of uncertainty about. The, the next releases when they were coming and so on and so forth. And she, and this caused concern for many people, developers, and so on. So she's put together a tentative calendar. Now it's divided into seven sections, so it's 5.4 5.5 and so on, all the way up to 5.9 and five and 6.0 so WordPress six. And, it begins on the 31st of the third in 2020 and that's 5.4. Cause where I was the on 5.3 at the moment and it goes right up to 6.0 a new point release of WordPress right in the end of, 2021. So that's December, 2021. However. Pains to point out that this, the exact dates I've, you know, nobody's going to stick to these dates because we don't know whether things will come up, but this is just a good idea. These are challenging dates that they're going to try and live up to. maybe there's going to be a shift in technology, maybe some sort of third party thing will come along. So anyway, these are the dates and if you are developing for WordPress, then really the, this, this stuff is absolutely crucial to you. So click on the link in the show notes and you can go and check it out. The next few items are under the banner of community and the first item I've got is over on WP Tavern and it's entitled WP taverns, new design, no more woodgrain. If like me, you are a frequent visitor of WP Tavern. You will have been for the longest time, familiar with the way the site looks. There was this sort of wood effect, like planks of wood laid side-by-side all around the, the websites where the, the. The bits were that you weren't actually reading. Well, just in Tatlock who has been tasked with writing for WP Tavern has decided that he's going to completely revolutionize the way it looks. And so it go to WP Tavern anywhere on that website, and you will now find a much more stripped down. Version of the website. It's a fantastic resource for finding out all about WordPress and news and things to do with WordPress, and so he's explaining in this article why he's done it. Basically, he's gone for. A full width design. And when I say full width, I mean no sidebars. It occupies, I'm guessing, something like 800 pixels on a full size monitor, and he's decided to get rid of sidebars. He says, essentially they weren't really serving the primary purpose, which was to get news out to people so that when he joined the, and he was quite amazed by the amount of plugins that were being used on the website. And he didn't know what many of them did. He's now familiarized himself. And so his goal is to just. Have the content front and center, so no sidebars, no fluff, very simple, nice type OG graphy on a very, very white background, says maybe in the future there'll be some space for a pro, possibly an old or a new Tavern, Escalade logo, and we'll have to wait and see. He said he's built this, he's obviously had a professional career just in . Designing all sorts of products, services around WordPress, but you know, themes was a big thing. So he's used a ton of the code. He's used tailwind CSS because he says it's a utility first CSS framework, and whilst he shied away from utility based frameworks, you think this is a good one. And yeah, it's essentially a complete revolution. I personally really like it. There seemed to be. Mostly universal. congratulations in the comments below. At the current count, it's 72 comments, so yeah, really nice and just a breath of fresh air. Really nice. Nice move. Justin. I did actually mention this next piece of news last week, but, I thought it was worth mentioning again, WP and up the nonprofit working in the WordPress space to help promote and support positive mental health within the WordPress community are having their hashtag do summit good event. Starting on giving Tuesday. So yeah, this 3rd of December, so a couple of days out from when this podcast was released, you can sign up for a completely free. Version of the events. There's no cost involved, and I think there are 13 speakers. I'm pretty sure that was right at the last count. Although on the website it says it's going to be run via Crowdcast. I think that's being reconsidered. I think they're going for a more open approach as a pillow as opposed to a sort of webinar platform. I think they're just going to put a page up on the WP and op website, so very likely that we'll be WP and op.org forward slash LA Eve. But yeah, go and check out the speakers. The, the, the primary purpose of this is a little bit different to normal WordPress kind of summits in that there's, you know, there's no pitch for products. We're not trying to get you involved in buying products or changing your agency, I suppose, in any way. It's just about full good entity. So anyway, go and look at the lineup and see what you make of it. There's a nice article email@example.com now, don't confuse this with yoast.com the SEO service, because this is spelled J O S T.