Hey, WordPress friends!
We are checking in with your latest dose of weekly WordPress news.
This week, popular WordPress multilingual plugin Weglot has raised $50 million (€45 million) from Partech Partners. According to the company, the investment will be used to scale market expansion and product development.
Beyond that, WP Engine has ceased all business with Russian companies using their platform to stand with Ukraine. You may check out WP Engine’s full statement here.
Let’s get to all of this week’s WordPress news…
WORDPRESS NEWS AND ARTICLES
- Weglot raises $50 million to turn any website into a multilingual site – an impressive milestone.
- WP Engine Joins Open Web Companies Acquia, Fastly, Gatsby, Netlify and Pantheon to Stand With Ukraine, Halts Business with Russian Companies –
- WP Engine, Pantheon, and Others Drop Support for Russian Business Customers – each organization also pledged support to OONI.
- The Page Builder Summit – happening in June 2022.
- WordPress.org Removes Russian Pro-War Plugin From Directory – after pushback from the plugin review team.
- The Archeo WordPress Theme Blends Mayan History With Magazine-Style Block Patterns – a new block theme from Automattic.
- DeoThemes Launches Ona Creative, Another Well-Designed WordPress Block Theme – if you’re looking for a minimal FSE based theme.
- WP Wallet – check out this new WordPress license and plugin management tool.
- SlingBlocks – a new Gutenberg Block Plugin.
- Barn2 Launches WooCommerce Product Sample Plugin – it lets customers order sample products in WooCommerce.
- Introducing Site Scan + Vulnerability Protection for Everyone – what’s new in iThemes Security 8.1.
- WordPress Vulnerability Report – March 23, 2022 – the regular iThemes vulnerability roundup.
TUTORIALS AND HOW-TOS
- How to Build a Single-Product Sales Page with Blocks – from WPTavern’s Sarah Gooding.
- How to Enable or Disable User Registration in WordPress – as the title says.
- WordPress Multi-Language Without Plugin: How to Set It Up – a step-by-step guide.
- How to Start a Mastermind Group in WordPress – a detailed guide from Cozmoslabs.
- The 5 Different Types of Website Hosting Explained – to help you to decide the most suitable for your site.
- Plugin Authors: Tips, Tricks, and Guidelines for Navigating WordPress.org – some tips for plugin creators.
- 7 Best WordPress Coming Soon Page Plugins in 2022: Build Your Audience Before You’ve Built Your Site – including paid and free options.
- WP Engine Deal – 4 months free with code WOOYEAR22 until 3/31.
- SliceWP AppSumo Deal – a $159 lifetime deal on this affiliate plugin.
- BackupBuddy 12th Birthday Sale – 35% off all plans until 3/31.
- Woostify AppSumo Deal – a $59 lifetime deal on this WooCommerce theme.
- Evangelia Pappa & Bernhard Kau on Making WordCamp Europe Safe and Diverse – the latest WP Tavern Jukebox episode.
- Block Pattern Directory, WebFonts API and Gutenberg 12.8 – the latest from Gutenberg Changelog.
- Comparing the Drupal and WordPress Communities with Amy June Hineline – excerpt from the Post Status Podcasts.
- Is WordPress Made for Me? – WP Briefing podcast’s latest episode.