Hey, WordPress friends.
This week was fairly quiet in the world of WordPress, with no big news items, releases, or acquisitions.
As usual, though, we have plenty of useful tutorials and resources to help you get more from WordPress. There are also some interesting thought pieces on the block editor and WordPress product positioning.
Let’s get into all of this week’s news and goodies…
WORDPRESS NEWS AND ARTICLES
- Gutenberg’s Faster Performance Is Eroding Page Builders’ Dominance – this WP Tavern post generated some good discussion. What do you think?
- Competition and positioning for WordPress products in 2021 and beyond – Alex shares his thoughts.
- Without User Consent: An Ethical Dilemma for WordPress Plugin Developers – thoughts on plugins automatically turning on automatic updates.
- WordPress Proposal To Align Release Cycle With Industry Standard – should they do it?
- Multiple Vulnerabilities Patched in Orbit Fox by ThemeIsle Plugin – make sure to update if you use Orbit Fox.
- WordPress Vulnerability Roundup: January 2021, Part 1 – iThemes’s vulnerability roundup for the first part of January.
TUTORIALS AND HOW-TOS
- WordPress REST API – A Beginners Guide – learn about the REST API.
- How to Revert a WordPress Multisite to a Single-Site – sometimes you need to go back to a single install.
- Implementing Global Styles in Block-Based Bosco – a guide for developers interested in block-based themes.
- DDoS Protection Guide – How to Help Protect Your WordPress Site From Attacks – how to protect WordPress from DDoS attacks.
- Custom Block for WooCommerce: How to build related products block you can put anywhere – for developers.
- 7 Best WordPress Portfolio Plugins in 2021 – Free and Paid Options – we updated our collection of the best WordPress portfolio plugins.
- 25+ Beautiful, Elegant and Stylish Wedding WordPress Themes – upcoming nuptials? Use one of these themes.
- 5 Best WordPress Zoom Plugins: Add Zoom Meetings to WordPress (2021) – these plugins help you use Zoom with WordPress to host meetings or webinars without leaving your WordPress site.
- 6 Best WooCommerce Tax Plugins for Automation and Rates (2021) – get a better handle on taxes at your WooCommerce store.
- BackupGuard WordPress $39 AppSumo Deal – never heard of this plugin, but an interesting AppSumo deal for WordPress users.