Hey, WordPress fans.
Great news! WordPress still has a place in the White House with the new Biden administration. Biden broke with his Obama roots to keep with WordPress (the Obama admin used Drupal).
Beyond that, Kinsta launched a really interesting-looking new free local WordPress development tool. Check it out if you work with WordPress sites for a living – we’ll have a review coming soon, as well.
Let’s get to all of this week’s WordPress news…
WORDPRESS NEWS AND ARTICLES
- Biden White House Sticks with WordPress for Website Relaunch – the incoming Biden admin will still use WordPress for the whitehouse.gov website.
- Introducing DevKinsta, the Free Local WordPress Development Tool (for Everyone) – Kinsta just launched a free WordPress local development tool.
- WordPress for Android Previews New Story Posts Feature, Now in Public Beta – a new feature for Android users.
- Gutenberg 9.8 Brings Rounded Borders To the Group Block and Moves the Site Editor Canvas Into an Inline Frame – new features in the plugin version of Gutenberg.
- Uncovering Potential Issues with the Contact Form 7 Vulnerability: More Data Needed – Wordfence shares an update on a potential Contact Form 7 vulnerability.
TUTORIALS AND HOW-TOS
- Nelio A/B Testing: Optimize Your WordPress Website to Increase Goal Conversion Rates – learn how to run A/B tests with this native WordPress plugin.
- Headless WordPress and Headless CMS – learn about headless WordPress.
- How to Translate Oxygen WordPress Sites – translate sites built with the Oxygen theme builder that we’ve reviewed.
- How to Host an Online Charity Auction or Raffle – a guide from GiveWP.
- What is an SVG File Used For and Why Developers Should be Using Them – from Delicious Brains.
- WordPress Vulnerabilities Explained – learn about different WordPress vulnerabilities.
- 5 Ways to Get Post and Page IDs in WordPress – how to get the ID of a piece of content in WordPress.
- WordPress Accessibility Checker Review: WAVE and WCAG Plugin – use this freemium plugin to improve your site’s accessibility.
- 35+ Best Responsive Free Business WordPress Themes – the best free themes for businesses.
- Pivoting a purpose-driven business during a pandemic w/ Amber Hinds – a new episode of Matt Report.
- Warm Welcome AppSumo deal – this isn’t WordPress-specific, but check this out if you’re a service provider who wants to connect with potential clients on your WordPress site.