Hey, WordPress friends!
We are checking in with your latest dose of weekly WordPress news.
The acquisition train continues. This week, Newfold Digital has acquired YITH, one of the largest independent sellers and developers of WooCommerce plugins and themes for WordPress. Meanwhile, DigitalOcean has acquired popular web development learning site CSS-Tricks.
Beyond that, WordPress 5.9.2 is now available for download. Since this is a security and maintenance release, we recommend you update your sites as soon as you can.
Gutenberg 12.8 also dropped recently with new APIs, iterative user experience enhancements, and bug fixes.
Let’s get to all of this week’s WordPress news…
WORDPRESS NEWS AND ARTICLES
- Clearlake and Siris-Backed Newfold Digital Expands E-commerce Solutions with the Acquisition of YITH – another acquisition.
- DigitalOcean Acquires CSS-Tricks – a web design community.
- WordPress 5.9.2 Security and Maintenance Release – now available for download.
- Gutenberg 12.8 Launches the Web Fonts API, Improves Group Nesting and Adds Keyboard Shortcut for Links – check out these new features.
- WordPress Plugin Madness 2022 – vote for your favorite plugins.
- WordPress Vulnerability Report – March 16, 2022 – the regular iThemes vulnerability roundup.
- Coming soon: Block Pattern Directory Submissions – designers and content creators can submit block patterns to the directory.
- How WordPress and Tumblr Are Keeping The Internet Weird – an interesting read from The Verge.
- Increase In Malware Sightings on GoDaddy Managed Hosting – starting on March 11th.
- Koji Launches New Block Plugin for WordPress – to embed Koji Apps in your WordPress posts and pages.
- Olympus Pro – check out this new lightweight Vanilla JS WordPress theme.
- Float FAQ – check out this new question-and-answer plugin.
- Donation Form Block for Stripe – a new plugin from GiveWP.
TUTORIALS AND HOW-TOS
- How to Start a Fitness Membership Site in WordPress – a guide from Coznoslabs.
- The WordPress Loop Explained: What It Is and How It Works – everything you need to know.
- How to Regenerate Your Permalinks in WordPress – how to fix your site’s dead URLs.
- Managing your files successfully in WordPress using a document management system – a complete guide.
- How to Put Your WordPress Site into Maintenance Mode – as the title says.
- How to Customize the Homepage on Your WordPress.com Website – for beginners.
- Customize Your Entire Site With New Block Themes – take advantage of FSE.
- How To Manage Multiple Sites: 6 Great Tools To Help You – to manage your sites’ maintenance, updates, security, and more.
- HappyAddons Pro Birthday Deal – up to 45% off.
- BackupBuddy Turns 12 – get 35% off with code BIRTHDAYBUB.
- Dokan Birthday Deal – up to 45% discount on subscriptions.
- WP Project Manager Birthday Deal – up to 45% discount on subscriptions.
- AAWP Turns 7 – get 20% off on new licenses.
- WP Rocket Deal – 20% off on new licenses until March 28.
- Hiring a WordPress team – the latest from Matt Report.
- The Future of Hiring is Marketing – from Post Status Podcasts.
- Leonardo Losoviz on the Block Protocol’s Efforts To Make Blocks Work Universally – from the WPTavern podcast.