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Weekly WordPress News: Halloween Sales + Gutenberg 11.8
Hey, WordPress fans.
We are checking in with your latest dose of weekly WordPress news.
This week, Gutenberg 11.8 was released with dozens of enhancements including featured patterns, automatically-generated heading anchors, and spacing tools.
In non-release news, there are some great WordPress Halloween deals to pay attention to:
- WP Rocket Halloween Campaign – get 20% off on new licenses.
- Cloudways – 30% exclusive discount on all plans for 2 months with code TREAT21
- CartFlows – save up to $200 on the Pro license.
- Barn2 Plugins – get 20% off all of Barn2’s plugins from 29-31 October with code SPOOKY2021.
- TutorLMS – 40% discount on all Themeum products.
- Yith Halloween Deal – 30% off on all products until November 1.
- HappyAddons – 40% off on all packages.
- Tyche Software – 30% discount on all plugins & bundles with code HALLOWEEN21.
Let’s get to all of this week’s WordPress news…
WORDPRESS NEWS AND ARTICLES
- What’s new in Gutenberg 11.8.0? – the second to last update to make it into WordPress 5.9.
- OptinMonster 2.6.5 Patches Multiple Security Vulnerabilities – make sure to update to the patched version.
- 1,000,000 Sites Affected by OptinMonster Vulnerabilities – more on the vulnerabilities found in the plugin.
- WordPress Performance Team kick off – next steps on the proposal to create a performance team.
- WordPress Vulnerability Report: October 2021, Part 4 – the regular iThemes vulnerability report.
- Create and Manage Frequently Asked Questions With the Flexible FAQs Plugin – the plugin had a massive overhaul.
- Gutenberg Contributors Focus Efforts on Navigation Block for WordPress 5.9, Navigation Editor Punted to Future Release – a shift in focus.
- We Analyzed 425,909 Favicons – an interesting read.
- New to Iconic: Plugin Updates for October 2021 – new features to some key plugins.
TUTORIALS AND HOW-TOS
- WordPress Recent Posts – How to Display Recent Posts in Pages – 3 methods to display recent posts on your site.
- The State of HTML Email in WordPress in 2021 – an in-depth look at WordPress HTML email.
- How To Create A Multilingual WooCommerce Store (Easy And SEO-Friendly) – as the title says.
- How To Edit the Footer in WordPress Using Every Method Possible – a detailed guide.
- WordPress Recent Posts – How to Display Recent Posts in Pages – using three different methods.
- How to Create a WooCommerce Pizza Delivery Website (In 6 Steps) – as the title says.
- Wholesale Suite Review (2021): A Multifaceted WooCommerce Plugin for B2B Selling – check out this plugin.
- 17 Best WordPress Admin Themes For A Customized Dashboard In 2021 – including free and paid themes.
- Competing with Content w/ Derek Gleason – a new episode of Matt Report.
- The Ultimate Checklist for Starting a Plugin or Theme Business with Vova Feldman – this week’s Press This Podcast episode.
- Neve Theme Review (2021): Fast, Customizable, and Page Builder Friendly – a hands-on review.
- KeyCDN Review & Setup (2021): How to Set Up KeyCDN for WordPress – if you’re looking for a reliable CDN
- Social Warfare Review (2021): The Best WordPress Social Share Plugin? – a plugin that lets you add social share buttons to your site.
- MicrojobEngine Theme Review (2021) – Build a MicroJob Platform on WordPress – our updated review.
- Metorik Review (2021): Awesome WooCommerce Analytics And Reports – our hands-on review.
- Essential Grid Plugin Review (2021): Easily Create Grids in WordPress – including its pros and cons.
- WPvivid Review (2021): A Free WordPress Backup and Migration Plugin – a comprehensive review.
- Start Booking Review (2021): A Simple Way To Accept Appointment Bookings On WordPress – we updated our review of this booking plugin.