Hey, WordPress fans.
We are checking in with your latest dose of weekly WordPress news.
We hope you were able to grab some of the WordPress Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals. There are a few deals straggling on, but most of the best deals are gone until this time next year.
This week, WordPress 5.9 Beta 1 is released and ready for testing. Contributors prepared a detailed guide that includes testing instructions for all the major features.
Meanwhile, GoDaddy’s managed WordPress hosting data breach has widened to its reseller subsidiaries.
Beyond that, Freemius will launch a video series called The Gamechangers on December 8. It will feature video discussions with some of the leading ‘makers and shakers’ responsible for the biggest WP mergers and acquisitions. Their guest list includes Syed Balkhi, Chris Lema, Erick Danzer, and more. Stay tuned on Twitter for the series trailer.
Let’s get to all of this week’s WordPress news…
WORDPRESS NEWS AND ARTICLES
- WordPress 5.9 Beta 1 – now ready for testing.
- GoDaddy Breach Widens to tsoHost, Media Temple, 123Reg, Domain Factory, Heart Internet, and Host Europe – security breach widens to reseller subsidiaries.
- Gutenberg 12.0 Focuses on Cleanup and Minor Enhancements – more bug fixes and maintenance.
- WordPress Vulnerability Report: December 2021, Part 1 – the regular iThemes vulnerability roundup.
- Page Builder Framework 2.8 – greatly improved Typography Control.
- Building the New Pagely.com – an interesting read.
- Hello Charts Launches a Native Chart-Building Experience for the Block Editor – add dynamic charts to your site.
- The Month in WordPress – November 2021 – WordPress news roundup.
TUTORIALS AND HOW-TOS
- How to Edit User Roles in WordPress? Step-By-Step Guide – from Cozmolabs.
- SEO Checklist: 12 Things for WordPress SEO Success in 2022 – as the title says.
- How to Start a Thriving eCommerce Business – detailed guide from WooCommerce.
- Elementor vs WPBakery Page Builder (2021) – an in-depth comparison.
- How to create a WordPress members area with password protection – complete guide from Barn2 Plugins.
- Easy Guide on How to Edit Functions.php in WordPress – what functions.php file does and how to edit it.
- How to Host WordPress on DigitalOcean Yourself (Even If You’re Not a Techie) – a comprehensive guide.
- How to Restore a WordPress Website from a Backup – different types of backups and which backup works best for you.
- 10+ Elementor Add-ons For Extra Elements, Functionality, Templates + More – including free and premium add-ons
- 10 Best WordPress Forum Plugins for Discussion Boards – to help build your community.
- 8 Best WordPress Popular Posts Plugins in 2021 – feature your best content.
- 20 Best WordPress Themes for Writers and Authors in 2021 – our updated list.
- 24 Best WordPress Themes for Lifestyle Blogs in 2021 – for lifestyle brands and blogs.
- All Things Block Themes – episode 21 of WP Briefing.
- Gutenberg 12.0, WordPress 5.9 Release Schedule, Navigation Block and Site Editor – the latest at Gutenberg Times.
- Website Privacy Policies 101 – a free ebook from Termageddon and Kinsta.