Weekly WordPress News: WordPress 5.2.4 Fixes Security Issues
This week, the core team released WordPress 5.2.4, which fixes a number of security issues. Because this is a security release, you’ll want to apply it as quickly as possible. Beyond that, the first release candidate for WordPress 5.3 is also out.
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Let’s get to all of this week’s news…
WORDPRESS NEWS AND ARTICLES
- WordPress 5.2.4 Release Addresses Several Security Issues – make sure to update if you haven’t already.
- WordPress 5.3 Release Candidate – the release candidate is ready for action.
- Divi 4.0 Adds Theme Building – the latest version of Divi is out and it adds full theme building support.
- MachoThemes, Modula Parent Company, Acquires Three Gallery Plugins – we featured two of these plugins in our best gallery plugin roundup.
- Kinsta Is Boosting Performance for Everyone up to 200% – big changes over at Kinsta.
TUTORIALS AND HOW-TOS
- Dropshipping Marketing: How to Promote Your WordPress Dropshipping Store – running a dropshipping store? Here are some marketing tips.
- How to create a WordPress database backup: complete guide – Tsohost has a backup tutorial for you.
- 6 Tips To Reduce Inode Usage On WordPress Websites – a very specific tutorial.
- Recovering from a HACKED web server (Linux) – WPJohnny shows you how.
- How to Translate Images on your WordPress Site – Weglot shows you the way
- How Laravel Valet Works Exactly – Delicious Brains shows you.
- How to Add a Charitable Donation Plugin to Checkout on WooCommerce – running a charity? This might come in handy
RESOURCES & DEALS
- 7 Best WordPress Gallery Plugins: All Have a Free Version – we updated our collection of the best WordPress gallery plugins.
- Ep 10: Devin Walker – Devin from GiveWP on the PressNomics podcast.
- When to take funding w/ Rob Walling from TinySeed – a new Matt Report.
- Elementor Talks #50: Secrets From the Startup Industry – Elementor talks with Rand Fishkin, formerly of Moz.