Hey, WordPress fans.
We are checking in with your latest dose of weekly WordPress news.
This week, we got some massive acquisition news. GoDaddy has acquired Pagely, the company behind managed WordPress hosting.
Beyond that, the beta release for WordPress 5.9 has been delayed to give contributors enough time to deliver all the exciting features in full. The schedule for this year’s State of the Word has also been released.
Don’t forget to bookmark WPLift’s Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals and coupons as we’ll be updating it regularly.
Let’s get to all of this week’s WordPress news…
WORDPRESS NEWS AND ARTICLES
- Pagely joins GoDaddy – GoDaddy plans to build a word-class WooCommerce SaaS platform.
- State of the Word 2021 – broadcasting live from New York on December 14.
- WordPress 5.9 Beta 1 Delayed – the new timeline is still tentative.
- Rank Math SEO Launches a Content AI Feature – a major update from Rank Math.
- Gutenberg 11.9 Focuses on Navigation Menus and Block Theming – packed with dozens of enhancements.
- Wowmall: A Free Experimental WooCommerce Block Theme – check out this new WooCommerce block theme.
- Liquid Web Acquired Modern Tribe – the agency behind The Events Calendar WordPress plugin.
- First Annual “State of WordPress News” – Save the Date – happening on November 19.
- Testing the latest features in Gutenberg – an event hosted by GoDaddy.
- Best WordPress Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deals & Coupons (2021) – the best BFCM deals.
- WordPress Vulnerability Report: November 2021, Part 3 – the regular iThemes vulnerability report.
TUTORIALS AND HOW-TOS
- How To Sell Online Courses From Your Own Website (No Code Needed) – as the title says.
- How to Create a Custom Under Construction Page in WordPress – using SeedProd.
- Advanced WordPress Deployments with Buddy – how to enhance your automated deployment process.
- Understanding WordPress GUIDs: What They Are, and Why Change Them – as the title says.
- 7 Best Content Locker WordPress Plugins in 2021: Gain Traffic by Restricting Content – to help you increase email opt-ins and boost user engagement.
- How to Manually Install WordPress – a detailed guide.
- Why Your WordPress Website Needs an Image CDN – how to achieve images that look great and load fast.
- Understanding Core Web Vitals: How to Monitor them & their Impact on your Website – a detailed guide.
- HighWayPro Review: Complete Link Management Made Easy – check out this URL shortener and link cloaker plugin.
- 5 Best Managed WordPress Hosting Providers (2021) – WPLift’s comprehensive guide.
- 13 Best WordPress Event Calendar Plugins in 2021 – including free and paid options.
- 20 Best WordPress Themes with Sidebar Navigation in 2021 – our top picks.
- WordPress = Blogging+ – episode 20 of WP Briefing podcast.
- 8 Best WordPress Notification Bar Plugins in 2021 – forget about annoying popups.
- 18 Best WordPress Typography Themes in 2021 – the best typography WordPress themes.
- Gutenberg 11.9, WordPress 5.9, Navigation Block – the latest from Gutenberg Times.
- Forms and Functionality – episode 405 of WPwatercooler podcast.