Hey, WordPress fans. We are checking in with your latest dose of weekly WordPress news.
This week, the largest WordCamp event in North America kicks off. This one-day virtual event features speaker sessions, question and answer time, workshops, and more. Check out the schedule here.
Beyond that, Gutenberg 11.6 landed with a number of enhancements and bug fixes. We also feature new plugins in the market including Barn2 Plugin’s Fast Cart.
We also have a lot of news, tutorials, and roundup posts for you as usual.
Let’s get to all of this week’s WordPress news…
WORDPRESS NEWS AND ARTICLES
- WordCamp US 2021 Schedule – happening today.
- Gutenberg 11.6 Improves the Global Styles UI, Adds Child Theme Support – minor updates on the block editor.
- A Bright Future: SomewhereWarm Joins WooCommerce – the Automattic family of companies continues to grow.
- Upcoming Gallery Block improvements – more ways to show off images in your posts and pages.
- Important security patch released in WooCommerce – WooCommerce 5.7.0 patches security issue.
- WordPress Vulnerability Report: September 2021, Part 5 – the regular iThemes vulnerability roundup.
- Barn2 Plugins’ New WooCommerce Side Cart Plugin to Grow your Sales – now available for download.
- Introducing Astra 3.7 with Global Color Palette, Button & Typography Presets – new features.
- Adding Blocks With Animated Backgrounds Using WebArea’s Latest Plugin – if you’re looking to add animated blocks to your site.
- Celebrating 10 years of WooCommerce – WooCommerce marks its 10-year anniversary.
TUTORIALS AND HOW-TOS
- 18 WordPress Block Editor Tips in 2021 (Gutenberg Tutorial) – for Gutenberg beginners.
- Largest Contentful Paint: What is It and How to Optimize for It (2021) – a comprehensive guide.
- Core Web Vitals: What Are They & How to Optimize Them – optimize your site for ranking on search engines.
- WordPress Default Themes History – WordPress’ default themes through the years.
- How MailOptin Can Help You Simplify Email Automation (3 Key Ways) – if you’re managing an email list for your site.
- How to Hide a Category in WooCommerce – using WooCommerce Protected Categories plugin.
- WordPress Block Widgets Explained: How to Use Them and Why – what block-based widgets are and how to use them effectively.
- How to Use Dashicons in WordPress – to customize your site’s frontend and backend
- 10 Fixes to Speed Up a Slow WordPress Admin Dashboard – resolve slow WordPress admin panel problems.
- How to display the WooCommerce stock status on shop & category pages – using two easy methods.
- 20 Best WordPress Music Themes (2021) – the best music WordPress themes.
- 10 Best WooCommerce Wholesale Plugins in 2021 – getting your wholesale e-store up and running.
- Syed Balkhi on Awesome Motive acquiring Sandhills Development plugins – the latest from Matt Report.
- AmyJune Hineline talks about contributing to WordPress – a new episode of Torque’s Social Hour podcast.
- Brindle Booking AppSumo Deal – an $11 lifetime deal. Check out our review here.