This Week in WordPress #138

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This week’s WordPress news – Covering The Week Commencing 9th November 2020

With Nathan Wrigley, Paul Lacey (Dickiebirds Studio), Dovy Paukstys (Redux) and Max Firuzmand (Artbees)

You can find the Newsletter here which has all the links mentioned in this episode:

I’m still trying to work out at what time of the week to publish this and how to make the creation of it fit in my week. I hope that you’re okay with the lack of uniformity these past few weeks!

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We focus on the following stories:

Envato Passes $1 Billion in Community Earnings While Continuing to Aggressively Market Its Elements Subscription Against Marketplace Authors
“Envato has passed $1 billion in community earnings after 14 years in business. The company reached the goal a year earlier than anticipated, thanks to the contributions of 81,000 different creators around the globe and millions of customers…”  

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Make the Most of Cyber Monday 2020: How to Prepare Your Store
“Black Friday and Cyber Monday are two of the biggest shopping days of the year and, though that’s not expected to change in 2020, there are a lot of things that will look very different.”  

WordPress Deals for Black Friday 2020 – Plugins, Themes, Blocks and more
Find all the best WordPress deals this Black Friday / Cyber Monday on the WP Builds Deals Page. Go bookmark it for later use…!  

Oxygen 3.6 Now Available
“Oxygen 3.6 includes two new features and several bug fixes. In This Release: Edit Mode (Requires Agency License), Custom Units, Rem Units, 39 Bug Fixes.”  

Flipping websites with Blake Hutchison
Flipping domains can be a profitable business and today on the WP Builds WordPress podcast we’re going to be hearing about how and why you might want to look into doing it. Firstly though, what is domain flipping? In it’s simplest form it’s the process of buying (or selling) a domain. In the real world businesses are bought and sold all the time, there’s nothing unusual about it at all, but buying a current domain can be a little harder.  

Come June 1, 2021, all of your new photos will count against your free Google storage
“Come June 1, 2021, Google will change its storage policies for free accounts — and not for the better.”  

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Nathan Wrigley
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Nathan writes posts and creates audio about WordPress on WP Builds and WP Tavern. He can also be found in the WP Builds Facebook group, and on Mastodon at Feel free to donate to WP Builds to keep the lights on as well!

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