Hey, WordPress fans. We are checking in with your latest dose of weekly WordPress news.
This week, WordPress opened the applications for in-person WordCamps. Those who are interested must meet the updated community guidelines for organizing the event during a pandemic.
Beyond that, the 2021 WPMRR Virtual is happening on September 21, 22, and 23. This 3-day free online conference aims to help people responsibly grow their monthly recurring revenue. You can reserve your seat for this event here.
We also have a lot of news, tutorials, and roundup posts for you as usual.
Let’s get to all of this week’s WordPress news…
WORDPRESS NEWS AND ARTICLES
- Gutenberg 11.5 Adds Widget Grouping, Iterates on the Block Gap Feature, and Updates Nav Menus – everything you need to know about this release.
- WordPress Opens Applications for In-Person WordCamps – check out the new guidelines for organizing WordCamps during the pandemic.
- Register for the 2021 WPMRR Virtual Summit – happening on September 21, 22 & 23.
- WPCampus 2021 Online Starts September 21 – a free online conference for web accessibility and WordPress.
- Gravity Forms Launches A WordPress Lifestyle YouTube Channel – featuring stories of people inside and outside the WordPress ecosystem.
- Faust.js, the Framework For Headless WordPress – a new headless WordPress framework from WPEngine.
- Theme upload survey results & next steps – an important read for theme creators.
- Native Land Search: A Free Plugin for WordPress Sites – a new plugin that lets users search for a landmark and see which native territories historically contained it.
- WooCommerce Blocks 5.9.0 Release Notes – available for download from GitHub and WordPress.org.
- WordPress Vulnerability Report: September 2021, Part 3 – the regular iThemes vulnerability roundup.
TUTORIALS AND HOW-TOS
- How to Use the WordPress Calendar Block – as the title says.
- How to Make a Custom Login Page in WordPress? – using the WPForms plugin.
- The Complete Guide to WordPress widgets – how to easily manage your WordPress widget areas.
- How to Add a Multistep Checkout to WooCommerce – using the Flux Checkout for WooCommerce plugin.
- How To Recover Abandoned Cart In WooCommerce – a step-by-step guide.
- Link Whisper $49 AppSummo Deal – a 1-year deal on this link-building plugin.
- The Block Editor isn’t as bad as you think it is – a new episode of the WP Review podcast.
- 15+ Best WordPress Starter Themes 2021 – the best starter themes.
- 10 Best WordPress Plugins for Photographers in 2021 – including free and paid options.
- Best WordPress Lead Generation Plugins in 2021 – or capturing leads through your website.
- ForumEngine: A WordPress Forum Theme Review & Setup – comprehensive review on this classified ads theme.
- BackupBuddy WordPress Backup Plugin Review & Setup – an updated review on this user-friendly plugin.
- 35 Best WordPress News Themes in 2021 – for magazine or news site owners.