Hey, WordPress friends.
We are checking in with your latest dose of weekly WordPress news.
This week, DigitalOcean announced its acquisition of Cloudways, a leading cloud hosting platform. The $350 million deal seeks to help small and medium-sized businesses build and grow their digital footprint.
Beyond that, Elementor 3.7 is now out with significant enhancements including the ability to localize your workspace. We also have some great tutorials and resources for you as always.
Let’s get to all of this week’s news.
WORDPRESS NEWS AND ARTICLES
- DigitalOcean to Acquire Cloudways – a massive $350 million deal.
- WordPress 6.0.2 RC1 is now available – ready for testing.
- Introducing Elementor 3.7 – Localized Workspace, Number Scrubber, & More – with significant enhancements and bug fixes.
- Core Editor Improvement: Refining the template creation experience – to be available in the future WordPress 6.1.
- WordPress 6.1 to Add a Block Themes Filter to Menu on the Theme Install Screen – a neat feature to look forward to.
- Who’s winning on the WooCommerce Marketplace? – a detailed report from Ellipsis.
- WooCommerce.com Brings Back Sandbox Sites for Testing Extensions – so users can test extensions before purchasing.
- WordPress Vulnerability Report – August 24, 2022 – the regular iThemes vulnerability report.
- Theme Redone – check out this new WordPress starter theme.
- YITH Wonder – check out this new block-based multipurpose WordPress theme.
- The WP Awards 2022 – there’s still time to nominate your fave WordPress products.
- WordPress World Photography Day Challenge 2022 – submissions accepted until August 28.
TUTORIALS AND HOW-TOS
- How to Create Newsletter Landing Pages with WordPress – as the title says.
- How to Add & Use a CDN in WordPress (Full Setup Guide) – how to choose the right CDN for WordPress.
- What is the Best Permalink Structure for WooCommerce? – a guide to WooCommerce URL structure.
- How to Use the WordPress Block Pattern Directory – a quick guide from Torque.
- WordPress Database Backup: 3 Methods to Backup your WP Database – as the title says.
- Shop Landing Page with WooCommerce Blocks – how to funnel users with a modern layout.
- How to accept hotel and accommodation bookings with WooCommerce – a comprehensive guide from Plugin Republic.
- WooGeolocation Review: Show Your Products to The Right Audience – check out our detailed review of this geolocation plugin.
- Divi Summer Sale – get 20% off Divi.
- Nexcess WordPress Summer Sale – 50% off select managed hosting plans.
- Human Presence Deal – stop form spam with this plugin. Read our review.
- MailEngine AppSumo Deal – a $49 LTD on this WordPress autoresponder.
- Bit Integrations $49 LTD – get this simple integration for WordPress.
- WordPress as a career: Freelancing to Automattic – a new episode from Matt Report.
- How We Talk When We Talk About WordPress – the latest Post Status Excerpt.
- Andrew Palmer on Using AI To Help Your Website Workflow – the latest episode from WP Tavern Jukebox.
- How WordPress can power the Metaverse – from Torque Social Hour.