Hey, WordPress fans. There was a lot going on this week…
First off, WordPress has a new security release, WordPress 5.5.2 – you should apply it right away. Beyond that, there’s also a new beta version for WordPress 5.6.
In non-release news, there are some great WordPress Halloween deals to pay attention to:
- WP Rocket Halloween Campaign – get 20% off on new licenses.
- ShortPixel Lifetime AppSumo Deal – this is a great deal for WordPress users – don’t miss out.
- WeDevs gives up to 40% discount on their products (Dokan, WP User Frontend, WP Project Manager and Happy Addons)
- SerpWatch Lifetime AppSumo Deal – another great lifetime deal – this time for SEO rank tracking.
- OceanWP 20% Off – 20% discount on all packages
- BrainStormForce has some great deals too
- AliDropship with up to 35% off everything + Gifts
- aThemes is offering a 20% discount on all WordPress themes plans
- Page Builder Framework gives you up to 20% discount
- WPBuffs gives you 10% off with coupon code: BOO2020
Finally, you can participate in WordPress’ 2020 annual survey if you want to share your thoughts.
Let’s get to all of this week’s WordPress news…
WORDPRESS NEWS AND ARTICLES
- WordPress 5.5.2 Security and Maintenance Release – it fixes 14 bugs and makes 10 security fixes. You should update ASAP.
- A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Providing WordPress Support – from the Maintainn team.
- WordPress Contributors Explore Adding Dark Mode Support to Upcoming Twenty Twenty-One Theme via a Plugin – I’m always for more dark mode.
- WordPress 5.6 Beta 2 – the second beta is out.
- Trump Campaign Site Hacked – What We Know & Lessons Learned – Wordfence digs into the Trump website hack – the Trump Campaign site doesn’t use WordPress, but this is still interesting.
- Log Into WordPress By Touch or Face ID Via the Passwordless WP Plugin – an interesting new plugin.
- Welcome PushEngage to the WPBeginner Family of Products – Awesome Motive snapped up yet another tool.
- Take the 2020 WordPress Annual Survey (and view the 2019 results) – take the WordPress survey.
- Double Your Customizer Speed and More With the New Astra 2.6 – Astra’s best customizer experience.
- From an Underdog to a Medium-sized Dog – on Pixelgrade turning nine.
TUTORIALS AND HOW-TOS
- How to Connect Your WordPress Media Library to Google Drive – learn how to sync your Media Library with Google Drive.
- WordPress Instagram/Facebook Embeds Stop Working? Here’s How to Fix – we show you how to fix issues with Instagram and Facebook embeds in your WordPress site.
- How to Edit WordPress Language Files Manually – as the title says.
- How to Install WordPress Plugin Using cPanel – if you want to go this route for some reason.
- Programmatically Upload and Unpack ZIP files in WordPress – a useful tutorial.
- TaskHive Theme Review: Launch a Service Marketplace Website With WordPress – check out this theme.
- Solo Founder Content Marketing – a new episode of Matt Report.