Weekly WordPress News: WordPress 4.9.1 Release
First off – I hope you were all able to snag some awesome Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals. Now that the plugin and theme madness has calmed down, we can get back to business.
In the biggest news this week, WordPress 4.9.1 just dropped. It’s a security and maintenance release that fixes some security vulnerabilities as well as 11 other bugs. As with any security and maintenance release, you should update ASAP.
Other than that, it’s been a fairly quiet week. I guess everyone is still recovering from turkey (for Americans) and cheap WordPress themes and plugins (for the entire world).
Let’s get to all of this week’s news…
WORDPRESS NEWS AND ARTICLES
- WordPress 4.9.1 Security and Maintenance Release – update ASAP!
- Video backgrounds suck. Ban them from your website – do you agree with the Yoast team?
- Seven things dealing drugs can teach you about selling WordPress plugins – a bit of a clickbait title but fun and helpful nonetheless.
- What’s new in Gutenberg? (28th November) – the latest Gutenberg update.
- Transparency Report #33 – On Diversity and Creating the Ecosystem for Growth – another nice transparency report at CodeinWP.
TUTORIALS AND HOW-TOS
- How To Install A WordPress Theme – 4 Methods For All Needs – our beginner-focused guide on how to install a WordPress theme as of WordPress 4.9.
- Howto: create a front-end profile edit page in WordPress – a nice guide, though it’s pretty code-heavy (beginner’s beware).
- How to style a WordPress navigation menu bar using CSS – just what the title says!
- Using VS Code for WordPress Development – this one is just for developers.
RESOURCES & DEALS
- Booster for WooCommerce Review: Jetpack For Your WooCommerce Store – this plugin adds a bunch of helpful functionality to WooCommerce.
- Introducing Maintaingo – An Agency-Powered WordPress Maintenance and Support Service – check out Maintaingo if you’re in need of WordPress maintenance.
- WordPress Black Friday And Cyber Monday 2017 Deals And Coupons – most of the deals are dried up at this point, but you can still find a couple stragglers.
- Stop chasing products w/ Peter Kang – a Matt Report that talks about eCommerce/WooCommerce.
- Episode 61: Morten Rand-Hendriksen & Teaching at Lynda – the season finale of How I Built It.
- WP Review Slider Pro Review – show your Yelp, Facebook and Google reviews in WordPress