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.