Group Update: WordPress 4.9.8 released

Hello WordPressers!

It’s a civic holiday, our summer is in full swing, and the heat is very much on. So there’s not a whole lot happening in terms of local events. That said, there’s a lot to share from around the web this week.

First up, in WordPress: 4.9.8 just dropped, bringing us a new Gutenberg prompt in the dashboard. If you’re not ready for Gutenberg yet, use the Classic Editor plugin to keep the existing editor, or use Gutenberg Ramp to enable Gutenberg for specific post types. If you haven’t tried Gutenberg yet, the official info page on now includes a front-end demo.

From around the web: We’re sharing a bunch of resources for front-end design and development, ranging from free icons and email inspiration to UX case studies and in-depth guides.

Like what you see? Have something to add in our next update? Drop a comment below, or get in touch.

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Upcoming Meetups & Events

Local WordPress meetups

Friends of WPToronto

Upcoming web & tech events

Nearby WordCamps

Check out the full listing of upcoming WordCamps happening around the world.

Help Wanted

Looking for WordPress help? Let us know and we’ll add you to our next update.

WordPress News

A quick roundup of trending WordPress and WordPress-related news from the past week.

Extra Stuff

Interesting articles, tools, and resources from around the web.

That’s it for this week. Press on!

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