Hey, WordPress friends!
We are checking in with your latest dose of weekly WordPress news.
This week, Gutenberg 12.9 landed in the plugin directory with a lot of new features and enhancements including block locking UI, full theme exports, and more intuitive controls.
Beyond that, the Pattern Creator is now live. You can now build and submit your best block patterns to the WordPress Pattern Directory. We also have a lot of other news, resources and reviews for you as usual.
Let’s get to all of this week’s WordPress news…
WORDPRESS NEWS AND ARTICLES
- Gutenberg 12.9 Adds Block Locking UI, Automatic Pattern Registration, and Full Theme Exports – a beefy update.
- Get Creative with the All-New Pattern Creator – submissions are now open.
- What’s new in Gutenberg 12.9? – check out all these enhancements.
- WordPress 5.9.3 RC 1 – ready for testing.
- Text Selection Across Multiple Blocks Is Coming to WordPress – a much-awaited feature.
- Convesio Launches New Partner Programs – for agencies looking for a scalable hosting platform.
- Enabling WebP by default – a feature proposal from the performance team.
- Snow Monkey Editor Plugin Adds Custom Styles to WordPress Core Blocks – check out this new plugin.
- WP Migrate DB Rebrands to WP Migrate – the rebrand comes with its latest release.
- WordPress Vulnerability Report – March 30, 2022 – the regular iThemes vulnerability roundup.
- A new era of WordPress themes is finally here – an interesting read from Rich Tabor.
- WordCamp Asia 2023 – scheduled on Feb 2023 in Bangkok, Thailand.
- Join the first-ever WordPress Career Summit – happening on April 8.
- Page Builder Summit 2022 – join the waiting list to get a free ticket
TUTORIALS AND HOW-TOS
- How to Perform a WordPress Performance Audit (3 Free Tools) – as the title says.
- How To Build a Two-Column Single Post Header with the WordPress Site Editor – from WPTavern’s Justin Tadlock.
- WordPress Block Patterns In-Depth: Why and How to Use Them – how to make the most of this functionality.
- How to Build a Stunning Mega Menu on a WordPress Website in 2022 – using Astra Pro.
- How to Build a Sales Funnel in WordPress for Free in 2022 – as the title says.
- Editing and adding product variations in bulk on WooCommerce: Complete guide (2022) – from Barn2 Plugins.
- How to Restrict Content in Elementor (Quick and Easy Tutorial) – a tutorial from Cozmoslabs.
- Linguise Review: Translate your WordPress Website into 80+ Languages – check out our detailed review.
- Assistant Pro Review: Cloud-Based Tool for Faster WordPress Workflows – our hands-on review.
- 9 Best WooCommerce Checkout Plugins in 2022: Optimize Your Checkout for Conversions – including paid and free options.
- EWWW Image Optimizer AppSumo Deal – $99 lifetime deal on this image plugin.
- BackupGuard AppSumo Deal – $39 one-year deal on this backup plugin.
- Buying a WordPress media property; Plugin business ecosystem – the latest from Matt Report.
- Oliver Sild on the State of WordPress Security – a new episode of WP Tavern’s Jukebox.
- Grow Fast by Acquiring Other Businesses: Gordan Orlic (WebFactory) on Acquisitions As Jump Starters – the latest from Freemius’ The Gamechangers.