Hey, WordPress fans. We are checking in with your latest dose of weekly WordPress news.
This is the first week in a while without any WordPress acquisition news. This week, the latest version of Gutenberg has been released with some amazing features including a lighter navigation experience and block spacing options.
Beyond that, the Jetpack Scan team found vulnerabilities on WP Fastest Cache, a plugin active on more than a million WordPress sites. Make sure to update to the patched version if you haven’t already.
We also have a lot of news, tutorials, and plugin reviews for you.
Let’s get to all of this week’s WordPress news…
WORDPRESS NEWS AND ARTICLES
- Gutenberg 11.7 Iterates on Global Styles, Improves Adding Navigation Links and Adds Column Spacing – one of the more exciting releases in a while.
- WordPress.org Profiles now show GitHub activity – shown when your WordPress.org & GitHub accounts are linked together.
- Multiple vulnerabilities in WP Fastest Cache plugin – make sure to update the plugin.
- WordPress Proposes Team to Improve Core Web Vitals – will WordPress have its own Performance Team?
- Adopted 1 Year Ago – What We’ve Accomplished and What’s Next – the team at Gaucho Plugins reflects on the last year of its Domain Mapping System adoption.
- Take the Guesswork Out of Selecting Fonts With the Adrian WordPress Plugin – a new plugin that lets you choose custom fonts.
- WordPress Vulnerability Report: October 2021, Part 2 – the regular iThemes vulnerability report.
- Introducing Wireframe Blocks on Starter Templates and UAG – Astra theme introduces wireframe blocks in starter templates.
- Multiple Vulnerabilities in Brizy Page Builder Plugin Allow Site Takeover – update to the latest version available if you use this plugin.
TUTORIALS AND HOW-TOS
- WooCommerce Black Friday Sale: 3 Easy Steps to 2x Revenue (2021) – how to launch a successful campaign for BFCM.
- Creating a New Block for the Gutenberg Editor – to create a plugin with a single block for the Gutenberg editor.
- Headless WordPress: How to Set Up and Deploy a Gatsby Site in 2021 – what Gatsby is and how to set it up.
- How to Perform a Web Analysis – and why it’s important to conduct one.
- Managing Users and Multiple Authors in WordPress – using plugins.
- Reviewing The WordPress Media Library – and all its current features.
- How to Use Custom Fields in WooCommerce – for eCommerce store owners.
- Ultimate Membership Pro Review (2021): Easily Create and Manage Your Membership Website – a hands-on review.
- Simply Schedule Appointments Review (2021): An Easy Online Booking Tool for WordPress Beginners – our review on this reliable booking plugin.
- Dave Foy’s switch to Webflow – another episode of Matt Report.
- The Five Pillars of a WordPress Agency – from the Input podcast.
- 8 Best WordPress CDN Services in 2021: Free & Premium Options – as the title says.
- AAWP Review (2021): The No. 1 Amazon Affiliate Plugin for WordPress? – if you’re interested in becoming an affiliate marketer.
- Revive Old Post Review (2021): Drive Traffic to Older Blog Content – our hands-on review.
- 10 Best WordPress Caching Plugins in 2021 – with free and paid options.