Can you sell CBD via WooCommerce? That was a big question this week. The answer is yes…kind of. You can use WooCommerce itself, but you can’t use WordPress.com services, which are becoming an increasingly integral part of WooCommerce.
Beyond that, we reviewed a bunch of great WordPress plugins that can help you back up your site, display events, and create galleries.
Finally, Daan is off to represent WPLift at WordCamp Europe Berlin this weekend. So if you’re at the event, give him a shout and chat about WordPress and WPLift!
Let’s get to all of this week’s news…
WORDPRESS NEWS AND ARTICLES
- Disgruntled security firm discloses zero-days in Facebook’s WordPress plugins – more drama with the Plugin Vulnerabilities service.
- WooCommerce.com Clarifies Its Policy on Selling CBD Products – you can use WooCommerce, but not any WordPress.com services, like Jetpack.
- What’s New in PHP 7.4 (Coming Soon) – check out what’s coming in PHP 7.4.
- WordProof Timestamp Plugin – this plugin lets you timestamp WordPress content in the blockchain. Worth a look!
- WP Rocket: from $0 to $2.6 million in 5 years | Made In WordPress #1 – this is a YouTube video interview.
- Google Announces Site Kit Plugin Now in Developer Beta – Google’s new offering looks interesting.
- XML Sitemaps Feature Project Proposal – should XML sitemaps be part of the core? That’s what this Google X Yoast collab suggests.
TUTORIALS AND HOW-TOS
- How to add custom delivery fees to WooCommerce – as the title suggests.
- Offering your website in multiple languages – an extensive how-to
- How to Add Custom Cart Item Data in WordPress – a guide to the filters for doing this.
- How to Update XAMPP – keep your local dev environment updated.
- How to Take Manual WooCommerce Orders (Including WooCommerce Phone Orders) – Placing Manual Orders in WooCommerce
- WooCommerce pizza: how to create a WordPress pizza builder – a very niche use for WooCommerce.
- Quick View for WooCommerce With Shortcodes: Complete Guide – looking for a quick view solution?
RESOURCES & DEALS
- WPvivid Review: A Free WordPress Backup and Migration Plugin – check out this new free backup plugin.
- Modern Events Calendar Review: A Beautiful WordPress Events Plugin – display your events in style.
- FooGallery Review: A Flexible WordPress Gallery Plugin – create image or video galleries.
- ShortPixel, Modula Gallery, and Essential Addons for Elementor AppSumo Deals – not to beat a dead horse, but these deals are still going on and offer great value.