Weekly WordPress News: Elementor 3.0 Is Out
Hey, WordPress fans…
This week, Elementor, the most popular page builder and the one we use here at WPLift, released its latest major version. It brings both new features as well as a lot of code optimizations. Because it’s such a big change, make sure you test it on staging, especially if you rely on a lot of custom CSS (because Elementor removed some wrapper elements to streamline the code).
Beyond that, we have some great tutorials, including a look at the new Block Patterns feature in WordPress 5.5.
Let’s get to all of this week’s news…
WORDPRESS NEWS AND ARTICLES
- Introducing Elementor 3.0 – Elementor’s official release post.
- Proposal: Dropping support for old PHP versions via a fixed schedule – a new proposal for handling PHP support.
- WordPress Vulnerability Roundup: August 2020, Part 2 – iThemes’ latest security roundup, including a number of popular plugins.
- Announcing Genesis Blocks – Atomic Blocks is now Genesis Blocks.
- MotoPress Acquires Gutenix WordPress Theme – a smaller acquisition in the WordPress space.
- Pixelgrade launched Upstairs Community – a community based on stories.
TUTORIALS AND HOW-TOS
- WordPress Block Patterns: What They Are & How to Use Them – how to use this new feature in WordPress 5.5.
- Complete Guide to Accepting Credit Cards with WooCommerce using Stripe – how to use Stripe with WooCommerce.
- How to Create a Delivery Schedule in WooCommerce (Step-by-Step Tutorial) – how to set up a schedule of deliveries.
- How to Get Your Free WordPress Plugin Translated into Different Languages – useful for the devs.
- How to Add Video to a WooCommerce Product – as the title says.
- How to Block Referrer Spam in Google Analytics (Clean up Your Reports) – a useful guide from Kinsta.
- VAT for dummies: An easy guide for WordPress EDD sellers – helpful if you’re using Easy Digital Downloads.
- WordPress 5.5 Breaking Websites: How to Fix – more on WordPress 5.5 update issues.
- How To Secure Your WordPress Website – how to harden your WordPress website.
- How to Translate Widgets and Strengthen Your Multilingual Site – how to translate widgets on multilingual sites.
- How to set up PayPal for Food Orders – a useful guide from Barn2.
- 20 Best WordPress Events Plugins: Calendars, Lists, Tickets + More – the best event plugins.
- Launching products like he’s in the Matrix w/ Iain Poulson – a new episode of the Matt Report podcast.
- Better Uptime AppSumo Deal – get lifetime uptime monitoring for your WordPress site for $49.
- The Best Client Portal Software Compared – five of the best client portal software options.