Hey, WordPress fans. We are checking in with your latest dose of weekly WordPress news.
This week, the first release candidate for WordPress 5.8 is finally available. While the new version is ready, contributors can still test WordPress 5.8 features before its final release slated on July 20.
Beyond that, we share some articles about what to expect from WordPress 5.8. We also have awesome tutorials and roundups for you as usual.
Let’s get to all of this week’s WordPress news…
WORDPRESS NEWS AND ARTICLES
- WordPress 5.8 Release Candidate – the first release candidate is now available.
- WP Engine Supercharges WordPress Development by Making Local Pro Free for Everyone – its local WordPress development product is now free for all users.
- Diving Into WordPress 5.8’s New Widgets Screen – everything you need to know about WordPress 5.8 widgets screen.
- Gatsby WP Themes Launches New Marketplace – for developers building WordPress sites with Gatsby.
- On layout and content width in WordPress 5.8 – introducing Global Settings and Global Styles.
- Easily Exploitable Critical Vulnerabilities Patched in ProfilePress Plugin – we recommend updating to the latest patched version available.
- WordPress Vulnerability Report: July 2021, Part 1 – the regular iThemes’ vulnerability report.
TUTORIALS AND HOW-TOS
- How to Create a Landing Page with Gutenberg – as the title says.
- Hardening PHP for WordPress – most common issues you can address when it comes to PHP security for WordPress.
- WordPress PayPal Donation Plugin: How to Create a Donation Form – using the Paid Member Subscriptions plugin.
- WordPress Paragraph – How to Use in Gutenberg or Classic Editor – as the title says.
- How to Catch Content Scrapers, and What to Do About it – how to catch and prevent content scrapers.
- Visual Content Marketing: An Actionable Guide for Digital Marketers – an interesting read if you handle your website’s marketing too.
- Google AMP Is No Longer Needed- Now Anyone Can Be on the Top Stories – how to get the top position on SERP without using AMP.
- The beginner’s guide to hosting a site with WordPress – if you’re looking into hosting your site with WordPress.
- WPSec Review: Comprehensive WordPress Vulnerability Website Scanner – a comprehensive review.
- BuddyBoss 2 Year Anniversary Lifetime Deal – an awesome lifetime deal available until July 9th.
- Eight years and 100,000 active installs later – a new episode of Matt Report.
- 45+ Best WordPress Grid Themes in 2021 – the best WordPress masonry grid themes for your website.
- 7 Best TikTok Plugins for WordPress in 2021 – If you want to integrate TikTok into your website.
- 15 Best WordPress Multi-Author Blog Plugins in 2021 – including paid and free options.
- 26 Best WordPress Review Themes in 2021 – if you’re looking for a theme that allows for ratings, reviews, and upvoting.