Hey, WordPress fans. We are checking in with your latest dose of weekly WordPress news.
This week, ProfilePress turned WP User Avatar, a single-purpose custom avatar solution into a full-fledged membership management plugin. The unexpected change has drawn criticism from the community and the plugin users. The surge in one-star ratings knocked the plugin’s 4.4 ratings down to 3 in a few days.
Beyond that, there are some exciting block editor updates you should check out. We also have some great tutorials and promos for you.
Let’s get to all of this week’s WordPress news…
WORDPRESS NEWS AND ARTICLES
- ProfilePress Rebrands and Repurposes WP User Avatar, Now a Membership Plugin, Users Revolt via the WordPress Review System – the consensus seems to be that this is a bad idea.
- One-click Portfolio Designs, Instant PDF Embeds, and More Improvements to the Block Editor – some exciting new block editor updates.
- Register Now for WordSesh: May 24-28, 2021 – a free virtual conference for WordPress developers.
- No More Accidental Custom Plugin Overrides, WordPress 5.8 To Allow Developers To Set Plugin Hostname – a long-awaited feature request.
- LoginID Releases Passwordless Biometric Login Plugin – a plugin that gives users a secure way to log in.
- Custom Post Type UI Supports WPGraphQL – remember to download or upgrade to get this update.
- Over 600,000 Sites Impacted by WP Statistics Patch – remember to update to the patched version if you’re using this plugin.
- Ultimate Dashboard PRO now fully integrates with Brizy – now you can create a fully customized WordPress dashboard.
- WordPress Vulnerability Report: May 2021, Part 3 – iThemes’ regular vulnerability roundup.
TUTORIALS AND HOW-TOS
- How to Fix WordPress Not Sending Email Issue (2021) – why it happens and how to rectify it.
- What is localhost, and why is it useful for WordPress? – a step-by-step tutorial on how to install WordPress on localhost.
- Editing for style: Should you apply a style guide to your multilingual content? – how to prepare style editing rules for multilingual content.
- 5 Ways to Make Your WooCommerce Featured Products Stand out – how to customize your WooCommerce store.
- Duplicate Content in WordPress – What It Is and How to Fix It – a handy how-to on detecting and fixing the issue.
- How to Add Wholesale to Your WooCommerce Store – as the title says.
- Multicollab Review: Doc Style Commenting for Gutenberg – a plugin that makes it easy to share editorial feedback on WordPress.
- Product Redirection for WooCommerce Review: Redirect Visitors Easily – a neat plugin for WooCommerce store owners.
- Dokan Multivendor – get up to 50% off this WooCommerce multivendor marketplace solution.
- WP Project Manager – up to 45% off on subscriptions.
- weDevs Eid Promotion 2021 – enjoy up to 50% off premium plugins.
- Wholesale Suite for WooCommerce Turns 6 Years Old – get 60% off any license.
- 20 Best Dentist WordPress Themes in 2021 – a mix of free and premium themes.
- 60 Awesome Web Development Tools to Use in 2021 – as the title says.
- 11 Best WordPress Email Plugins for Marketing, Newsletters, and More – to improve your site’s email marketing.
- 26 Best Dark WordPress Themes in 2021 – best dark WordPress themes in the market.
- 15 Best WordPress Live Chat Plugins in 2021 – if you’re looking to add the functionality to your website.
- A new business model for no code – a new episode of Matt Report.