Hey, WordPress fans.
We are checking in with your latest dose of weekly WordPress news.
This week, WordPress 5.8.2 has been released. Since it’s a security and maintenance release, it’s advised that you update your sites as soon as possible.
Beyond that, we get a look at a much-awaited feature will be included in Gutenberg 11.9. We also have a lot of other news, resources, and early Black Friday/ Cyber Monday deals for you.
Let’s get to all of this week’s WordPress news…
WORDPRESS NEWS AND ARTICLES
- WordPress 5.8.2 Security and Maintenance Release – including 2 bug fixes and 1 security fix.
- Block Pattern Modal Explorer Coming to WordPress 5.9 – will be available in Gutenberg version 11.9.
- New Block Plugin Displays Post Formats – as a way for themes to customize presentation of a post.
- Take the 2021 WordPress Annual Survey – and check out the 2020 results.
- “WordPress Gives A Hand” Movement – a WordPress-wide movement to help those in need.
- Lemon Squeezy Launches WordPress Plugin – a new plugin.
- WooCommerce 5.9 Released – update if you haven’t yet.
- The WP Awards 2021 – voting open now.
- First Annual “State of WordPress News” – Save the Date! – happening on November 19.
- New: Free Blogging Course – the first free course from the WordPress.com Courses team.
- Radio Station PRO Launches, Offers New Tools for Live Broadcasters – a new premium plugin for live broadcasters.
- ACF 5.11 Release – REST API – Advanced Custom Fields’ major release.
- WordPress Vulnerability Report: November 2021, Part 2 – the regular iThemes vulnerability report.
TUTORIALS AND HOW-TOS
- How to Scan WordPress for Malware in 4 Easy Steps – Kinsta shows you how.
- Backup WordPress: The Ultimate Guide – a detailed guide from iThemes.
- How to Create a Multi Language Website – using Blocksy and TranslatePress.
- Optimizing the Checkout Flow with WooCommerce – to boost your conversion rate.
- Where and How to Promote WordPress Plugins & Themes – for aspiring plugin and theme creators.
- How to Back Up Your WordPress Site – a comprehensive guide.
- Top 9 Reasons to Choose Managed WordPress Hosting – as the title says.
- How to Fix the 500 Internal Server Error on Your WordPress Website – as the title says.
- Human Presence Review: The Easiest Way to Protect Your Site From Spam – check out our review on this security plugin.
- Qi Theme Review: Free WordPress Theme with 100+ Beautifully Designed Starter Sites – a detailed review on this awesome free theme.
- Best WordPress Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deals & Coupons (2021) – our collection of the best BFCM offers in the WordPress space.
- 9 Best Restaurant WordPress Plugins in 2021 – the best restaurant plugins.
- 8 Best Instagram WordPress Plugins in 2021 – our handpicked list.
- 8 Best WordPress Notification Bar Plugins in 2021: Forget Annoying Pop-ups – including free and paid plugins.
- Building a theme business using Gatsby w/ Alexandra Spalato – the latest from Matt Report.
- State of the WordPress Job Market – newest episode of Post Status Excerpt podcast.
- How to Make WordPress Optimization Easier & More Effective – from the Search Engine Journal podcast.