And we’re back! We hope you all had a great New Year, and we’re ready to start sharing WordPress news with you again.
This week, we got another new maintenance release for WordPress and the new block editor. Also, Elementor acquired Layers WP and then released it for free.
Plus, we’ve got some great tutorials and reviews for you, as usual.
Let’s get to all of this week’s news…
WORDPRESS NEWS AND ARTICLES
- Elementor Acquires Layers WP – the Layers theme is now available for free via the Layers site, and the Elementor team might also add it to WordPress.org.
- Jetpack 6.9: introducing more tools for the new block editor – Jetpack 6.9 adds more new blocks for the new editor.
- WordPress.com Launches New “Do Anything” Marketing Campaign – prepare for more people confused about WordPress.com vs WordPress.org!
- Passing 10000$ Monthly Recurring Revenue Transparency Report #2 – another transparency report from the TranslatePress team.
- WordPress 5.0.3 Maintenance Release – another maintenance release to fix some bugs and performance issues.
- WordPress 5.1 to Replace “Blogging” References with “Publishing” – big, huge changes!
TUTORIALS AND HOW-TOS
- Headless WordPress with React and NextJS (Part 2) – part 2 of WebDevStudio’s tutorial.
- Automating WordPress with WP-CLI Aliases – Jason Yingling shows you how.
- PHP for Beginners: Starting on Backend WordPress Development – get started with WordPress development.
- WordPress HTTP Error When Uploading Images – how to fix this error.
RESOURCES & DEALS
- 7 Best WooCommerce Dropshipping Plugins For AliExpress + Others – check out some of the most helpful WooCommerce dropshipping plugins for your store.
- 40+ Best Free Multipurpose WordPress Themes to Help You Establish a Powerful Online Presence – these free multipurpose themes can help you make any type of website.
- CyberChimps Prime Review: Daily Backups, Security, Premium Themes + More – check out this new service from CyberChimps.
- Five Reusable Code Snippets to Reduce Development Time – another good resource from WebDevStudios.