Hey, WordPress fans. We are checking in with your latest dose of weekly WordPress news.
This week, WordPress 5.8 is getting its final touches and is almost ready to launch. The release candidate 3 is available and ready for testing. If you’re interested in testing the new features, now is your chance before the update lands in less than a week. Kinsta shared a detailed post that takes you through all of the new features you can expect.
Beyond that, WP Rocket is celebrating its 8th birthday with a massive giveaway and discounts on new licenses. In theme news, TeslaThemes is relaunching as WPRealEstate.
We also have a lot of other news, tutorials, and roundup posts for you.
Let’s get to all of this week’s WordPress news…
WORDPRESS NEWS AND ARTICLES
- WordPress 5.8 Release Candidate 3 – 5.8 is almost ready for prime time – release is scheduled for July 20.
- WP Rocket Is Celebrating Its 8th Birthday – win prizes and get discounts on new licenses.
- TeslaThemes is now WPRealEstate! – what existing TeslaThemes customers and affiliates should expect.
- Theme features in WordPress 5.8 – a summary of all the new theme features,
- What’s New in WordPress 5.8 (Full Site Editing, WebP Images, Global Styles and Settings, and Much More) – a roundup of features and enhancements you can expect from WordPress 5.8.
- Critical Vulnerability Detected in WooCommerce on July 13, 2021 – What You Need to Know – WordPress.org is currently pushing out forced automatic updates to vulnerable stores.
- WebOps platform Pantheon raises $100M from SoftBank Vision Fund – Pantheon has now reached unicorn status, with a valuation of over $1 billion.
- WordPress Vulnerability Report: July 2021, Part 2 – the regular iThemes vulnerability roundup.
- WordCamp Santa Clarita returns July 17-18 – join the community to celebrate all things WordPress.
- The 2021 WPMRR Virtual Summit – an online conference focused on helping you make monthly recurring revenue work for your WordPress business.
- Elementor 3.3 – Introducing Full Website Kits – everything you need to know.
- WPMU DEV Plugins for Free – Our Commitment to WordPress.org – get free versions of WPMU Dev’s popular pro plugins.
TUTORIALS AND HOW-TOS
- How to Lazy Load WordPress Images and Videos (2021) – to optimize the loading speed of images and videos.
- Build a Blogging Habit with Reminders in Your WordPress App – a new WordPress mobile apps feature to help keep you on track.
- How to Create a WordPress Table of Contents (2021) – manually and with the help of plugins.
- How to Prevent Cart Abandonment in WooCommerce – how to recover an abandoned cart to boost your sales.
- Static WordPress – How to Make Your Site Faster and More Secure – as the title says.
- How to create private pages for subscribers in WordPress – using Password Protected Categories.
- How to Disable the WordPress Image Attachment Page – by coding and using plugins.
- Everse Theme Review: Multipurpose Elementor Theme – a hands-on review.
- Ninja Forms Plugin Review & Setup – our review on this user-friendly contact form plugin.
- WP Rocket Anniversary Deal – get 25% OFF on new licenses.
- WP Reset AppSumo Deal – a $49 lifetime deal on this plugin.
- Recapture.io: From part time business to world domination – a new episode of Matt Report.
- Ultimate Add-ons for Beaver Builder (UABB) Turns Five – get 20% off on all purchases & upgrades.
- 15 Best WordPress Themes for Programmers in 2021 – the best programmer portfolio themes.
- 30+ Best WordPress Resume Themes in 2021 – create your own powerful resume to boost your job search or get clients.