Hey, WordPress fans. We are checking in with your latest dose of weekly WordPress news.
This week, Jetpack released its latest update with bug fixes and some improvements. Most notably, it now lets users access features as soon as the plugin is enabled, instead of requiring authentication with WordPress.com.
Beyond that, Gutenberg 10.5 introduces new features including PDF embeds, adding block color options, and more.
Let’s get to all of this week’s WordPress news…
WORDPRESS NEWS AND ARTICLES
- Jetpack 9.7 Makes More Features Available without Connecting to WordPress.com – so the plugin’s blocks are compatible with WordPress 5.8’s full site editing.
- Gutenberg 10.5 Embeds PDFs, Adds Verse Block Color Options, and Introduces New Patterns – what’s new in Gutenberg 10.5.
- Classic Widgets Plugin Disables WordPress 5.8’s Upcoming Block-Based Widgets System – if you want to disable the feature.
- The Page Builder Summit 2.0 – get free access to 30 Industry Acclaimed Experts.
- WordPress Vulnerability Report: May 2021, Part 1 – the regular iThemes vulnerability roundup.
- Namecheap Celebrates WordPress 18th Birthday With Free One Year Sponsorship Offer & Sale – get a FREE one-year sponsorship.
- WordCamp Japan 2021 Registration Now Open – the first WordCamp in Japan to be held on a national scale.
TUTORIALS AND HOW-TOS
- How to Secure a WordPress Site in 20 Easy Steps (2021) – easy steps to secure your WordPress site.
- How to Create a Sitemap in WordPress Without a Plugin – as the title says.
- Getting Started with the Figma WordPress Design Library – quickly create design prototypes for WordPress UI in Figma.
- 136 WordPress Business Tips For Selling Plugins & Themes (From the Experts) – for plugin and theme creators.
- Stripe vs Braintree: Choose the Right Payments Solution for Your Business – see which digital payment platform comes out on top.
- The Month in WordPress: April 2021 – a wrap-up of WordPress updates in April.
- B2BKing Review 2021 (Is it worth being your Wholesale and B2B Extension for WooCommerce?) – if you’re using WooCoomerce for wholesale.
- ExpertHive Review: The Best Service Marketplace Theme In 2021? – check out this service marketplace theme.
- 10 Highly Convincing Benefits of Managed WordPress Hosting – if you’re want to host with a managed provider.
- Play it forward w/ other WordPress podcasts – another episode of Matt Report.
- 30 Best Lawyer WordPress Themes in 2021 – the best lawyer themes.