Hey, WordPress friends!
This week, WordPress 5.9 ‘Joséphine’ was released with the help of hundreds of contributors. This release is a remarkable milestone for WordPress as it comes with the long-awaited full-site editing features. WPTavern discusses all of the highlights of this release in their post.
Beyond that, registration for WordFest Live, the 24-hour festival of WordPress, is now open. We also have a lot of other news, tutorials, and resources for you as usual.
Let’s get to all of this week’s WordPress news…
WORDPRESS NEWS AND ARTICLES
- WordPress 5.9 “Josephine” – it’s finally here.
- Registration Now Open for WordFest Live – the festival of WordPress will be held on March 4.
- WordPress 5.9 “Josephine” Released, Introduces Full Site Editing and New Twenty Twenty-Two Default Theme – WPTavern’s post on the release.
- Preliminary Roadmap for 6.0 (Gutenberg Phase 2) – next steps and general scope for 6.0.
- WordPress Photo Directory: Call for Volunteers – three ways you can help.
- Read the 2021 WordPress Vulnerability Annual Report – an important read.
- Check out Social Sharing Block – a newly released social sharing plugin.
- WP Career Summit Open Registration – a conference for careers in WordPress.
- 84,000 WordPress Sites Affected by Three Plugins With The Same Vulnerability – read if you’re using Login/Signup Popup, Side Cart WooCommerce, and Waitlist WooCommerce.
TUTORIALS AND HOW-TOS
- Creating Custom Database Tables for Your WordPress Plugins – determine their structure and create them in WordPress.
- How to Use MailChimp with WordPress – a guide from WP Buffs.
- How to Create Low-Code Block Patterns in WordPress – step-by-step guide.
- Using WordPress as your eSignature platform in 2021 – a complete guide.
- Using Npm Scripts as a Build Tool – use project-specific npm scripts as a task runner and build tool.
- How to Notify Email Subscribers of New Posts in WordPress – using MailOptin.
- Website Footer Design Best Practices and Examples – make the most out of your site footer.
- The 8 Best WordPress Maintenance and Support Services – an updated list.
- Formidable Forms Anniversary Deal – up to 60% off with coupon code 12YEARS.
- Link Whisper AppSumo Deal – a $59 annual deal for this internal link builder.
- DarkLup AppSumo Deal – a $39 lifetime deal for this plugin.
- Paying WordPress contributors – the latest episode of Matt Report.
- WordPress 5.9: We’ve Only Just Begun – WPWatercooler’s episode 411.
- Selling $100,000+ Projects (Matt Medeiros, Pagely) – from the WPMRR podcast.
- Gutenberg 12.4, Developer Hours, Extensibility of the Block Editor and more – the latest at Gutenberg Changelog.
- Exiting CEO Marieke van de Rakt Shares Her Insights for WordPressers in 2022 – a new episode of Freemium’s video series.