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Weekly WordPress News: Automattic Acquires Frontity
Hey, WordPress fans. We are checking in with your latest dose of weekly WordPress news.
This week, Automattic acquired Frontity, an open-source React framework for WordPress-powered websites. The Frontity founders will apply their expertise to the Gutenberg project full-time.
Beyond that, WordPress 5.8.1 release candidate is out and available for testing. This release features 41 bug fixes on Core, as well as 20 bug fixes for the Block Editor.
We also have a lot of news, tutorials, and roundup posts for you.
Let’s get to all of this week’s WordPress news…
WORDPRESS NEWS AND ARTICLES
- Automattic Acquires Frontity, Founders to Work Full-Time on Gutenberg – another acquisition from WordPress’ parent company.
- WordPress 5.8.1 RC 1 – features bug fixes on Core and Block Editor.
- WordPress Translation Day is back – happening from September 1 to 30.
- Over 1 Million Sites Affected by Gutenberg Template Library & Redux Framework Vulnerabilities – a reminder to update the plugin if you haven’t yet.
- 30 Amazing WordPress Stats for 2021 – an interesting read.
- WordPress Vulnerability Report: September 2021, Part 1 – the regular iThemes vulnerability roundup.
- What’s new in Gutenberg 11.4? (1 September) -including an overhaul of Galleries
TUTORIALS AND HOW-TOS
- How to Create a Website with Membership and User Login – a step-by-step guide.
- Find Broken Links On Your Website (2021) – using different SEO tools, plugins, and extensions.
- How to Create a Product Gallery Slider in WooCommerce – for eCommerce store owners.
- Post Status: How to Get a Job in WordPress – available jobs in WordPress and where to find them.
- How to: Redirect To Previous Page In WordPress After Login – manually and using a plugin.
- 2 Best Ways to Display Your Facebook Timeline in WordPress – as the title says.
- Cloudways Review 2021: Best Managed Cloud Hosting? – check out our hands-on review.
- WP Rocket Review (2021): It’s Way More Than Just A Caching Plugin – everything you need to know about WP Rocket.
- ShopIsle WordPress Theme Review & Setup – a close look at this eCommerce theme.
- 15 Best WordPress Twitter Plugins in 2021 – the best Twitter plugins for your site.
- Exclusive Addons $49 AppSumo Deal – a lifetime deal on this Elementor tool.
- 12 Best WordPress Social Sharing Plugins in 2021 – including free and paid options.
- 8 Best WordPress Infographic Plugins in 2021 – as the title says.
- 35+ Best WordPress Minimalist Themes in 2021 – the best clean, minimal themes for WordPress.