Hey, WordPress fans. We are checking in with your latest dose of weekly WordPress news.
This week, there was another big acquisition in the WordPress space. Liquid Web acquired GiveWP, one of the leading donation and fundraising plugins for WordPress websites. Along with its recent acquisitions, Liquid Web introduced StellarWP, its new umbrella brand for premium WordPress software products and services.
Beyond that, the Gutenberg development team introduced new user-facing features and changes that upgrade the block-editing experience.
Let’s get to all of this week’s WordPress news…
WORDPRESS NEWS AND ARTICLES
- Liquid Web Acquires GiveWP – another awesome software acquisition by Liquid Web.
- Gutenberg 10.6 Adds Duotone Filters, Query Pattern Carousel, and Most-Used Tags Selector – new features in Gutenberg 10.6.
- Genesis Framework To Become Free, StudioPress Announces Changes – the company is overhauling its marketplace, no longer selling individual themes.
- WordPress 5.7.2 Security Release – make sure to update your site if you haven’t already.
- WordPress Vulnerability Report: May 2021, Part 2 – the regular iTheme’s vulnerability roundup.
- WebDevStudios Named WordPress VIP Gold Agency Partner – WDS is one of only 14 partners in this prestigious group.
TUTORIALS AND HOW-TOS
- 40 Common WordPress Errors and How to Fix Them (2021) – as the title says.
- How to Back Up a WordPress Site Easily (4 Methods) – manually, using plugins, through your web host, and on a local site.
- What is the GPL? A Guide to WordPress Licensing – for software developers working within WordPress.
- How to Do a Website Speed Test – an in-depth guide.
- Our guide to translate URL slugs for your multilingual WordPress website – using Weglot.
- Best WordPress User Role Plugins & How to Use One – how to create your own user roles or edit existing ones.
- How to Choose the Best WooCommerce Multilingual Plugin and Set It Up – as the title says.
- Is WordPress Maintenance Really Vital for Your Website? – how to find a WordPress expert to manage your website maintenance (should you need one).
- PeepSo Review: A Neat BuddyPress Alternative with Powerful Add-ons – a feature-rich social networking plugin for WordPress.
- GeneratePress 7th Year Anniversary Promo – up to 45% on premium licenses.
- 10 Best VPN Services in 2021 – the best VPN services.
- 10 Best WordPress Real Estate Plugins in 2021 – as the title says.
- Why and When Should you Outsource the Development of your WordPress.com Website? – if you’re deciding between the outsourcing or DIY route.
- Open-source economist podcast by Christie Chirinos – a new episode of Matt Report.
- WP Café #13: The future of WordPress with Matt Mullenweg – a great episode on the platform’s future.