Hey, WordPress fans. We are checking in with your latest dose of weekly WordPress news.
This week, Gutenberg version 11.0 is released with new features and a massive amount of bug fixes. The development team has been working hard in preparation for WordPress 5.8. You can check out a full list of the updates in the release notes.
Beyond that, the second release candidate for WordPress 5.8 is now available. If you haven’t tested its features yet, now is the time before the final release on July 20.
Let’s get to all of this week’s WordPress news…
WORDPRESS NEWS AND ARTICLES
- WordPress 5.8 Release Candidate 2 – the second release candidate for WordPress 5.8 is now available.
- Gutenberg 11.0 Includes Over 70 Bug Fixes – in preparation for the WordPress 5.8 final release.
- Awesome Motive Acquires SearchWP – the company behind MonsterInsights, OptinMonster, and WPForms has acquired SearchWP.
- WordFest Live is coming up on July 23 – a 24-hour celebration of all that is WordPress.
- Jetpack 9.9: Make your best photos shine – the new version features an improved image gallery carousel.
- WordPress 5.8 Adds Support for New Emoji Introduced in Twemoji 13.1.0 – the updated version of Twitter’s open source emoji library is coming to WordPress 5.8.
- FlipWP Launches A WordPress Acquisitions Platform – a private marketplace for buying and selling WordPress businesses.
- Gatsby WP Themes Launches New Marketplace – for developers who are building WordPress-powered sites with Gatsby on the frontend.
- Google Suggests A Site’s Appearance Can Impact Rankings – an interesting read on how your website’s appearance can impact its search visibility.
- Castos Picks Up $756K in Funding from Automattic and Yoast SEO – the capital will go towards advancing the private podcasting market.
- Private Note-Taking and Journaling With the Hypernotes WordPress Plugin – a plugin that lets end-users take private notes or serve as a journaling tool.
- This popular web hosting service left 800m records exposed online – DreamHost exposed 86.15 GB of data in total including WordPress-related data on customers.
- WPBeginner Turns 12 Years Old – reflections and updates from founder Syed Balkhi.
- WordPress Vulnerability Report: July 2021, Part 1 – the regular iThemes vulnerability roundup.
TUTORIALS AND HOW-TOS
- How to Edit Footer in WordPress and Why It’s Important – how to easily edit your footer and why it’s important to do so.
- Creating Mobile Responsive Websites – Why It’s Important, and How To Do It – how to create mobile responsive websites.
- How to Add Google AdSense to Your WordPress Website – if you’re looking to create a source of income for your web page.
- 5 Best WooCommerce Membership Plugins 2021 – hands-on comparison.
- How to Add Google Analytics to WordPress (2021) – manually and using plugins.
- Your Favicon: Tips for Making Your Site Stand Out – when you should use a favicon and how you can create one.
- How to Back Up Your WordPress Website (3 Methods Compared) – creating a manual backup, using a backup plugin, and with a managed hosting plan.
- How to easily create a landing page on WordPress? – as the title says.
- Creating a company blog that serves business goals – what it takes to build a company blog that brings results.
- How to Make a WordPress Theme in 6 Easy Steps (2021) – a step-by-step tutorial.
- How to choose a WordPress recipe plugin for your very first food blog – as the title says.
- wpDataTables AppSumo Deal – a $59 lifetime deal on this WordPress table plugin. Check out our review here.
- WP File Download Review: Best WordPress Download Manager Plugin? (2021) – a detailed review of this file management plugin.
- Lafka Theme Review: Create a food delivery website in less than 30 minutes – everything you need to know about this powerful theme.
- 50+ Best Elementor Templates in 2021 – if you’re looking to build a website with Elementor.
- 45+ Best WordPress Grid Themes in 2021 – including free and paid themes.
- 15 Best WordPress Multi-Author Blog Plugins in 2021 – the best plugins fo multi-author blogs.
- 30+ Best WordPress Resume Themes in 2021 – if you’re creating a portfolio or personal website.