Hey, WordPress friends!
We are checking in with your latest dose of weekly WordPress news.
This week, we get our first look at WordPress 6.0 in the first beta release – give it a test if you want to see what’s new. The current target for the final release is May 24, 2022.
Beyond that, there was a critical vulnerability in the popular Elementor plugin. Make sure to update to version 3.6.3 or later if you haven’t already. We also have a lot of other news, tutorials, and deals for you.
Let’s get to all of this week’s WordPress news…
WORDPRESS NEWS AND ARTICLES
- WordPress 6.0 Beta 1 – ready for download and testing.
- Elementor 3.6.3 Patches Critical Remote Code Execution Vulnerability – this vulnerability affects users with versions 3.6.0 – 3.6.2.
- Critical Remote Code Execution Vulnerability in Elementor – more details on the Elementor vulnerability.
- ACF 5.12.1 Patches Missing Authorization Vulnerability – this potentially affects more than a million users.
- New Comment-Related Blocks Arriving With WordPress 6.0 – detailed feedback from Justin Tadlock.
- New Plugin! Advanced Gift Cards for WooCommerce – useful for eCommerce shop owners.
- WPManageNinja Turns 6 Years Today – congratulations on the milestone.
- Phi Phan Launches Block Enhancements WordPress Plugin – check out this new block plugin.
- Schedule for WordCamp Europe 2022 – including topics covered.
- Filter Featured Image – a new plugin to find posts with or without featured images.
- WordPress Vulnerability Report – April 13, 2022 – the regular iThemes roundup.
TUTORIALS AND HOW-TOS
- How To Use WordPress Icon Fonts Properly: Get the Best Performance (2022) – where to find them, and how to add them to your site content quickly.
- How to display your customer reviews on WordPress? – manually and with plugins.
- The Complete Guide to Using Elementor Forms – a guide from Kinsta.
- How To Build a Timeline Page With Blocks – as the title says.
- How to Headless: Defining Ways to Decouple or Use Static WordPress – a detailed guide.
- Setting up Subscriptions on WooCommerce with Stripe Payments – a step-by-step guide.
- How to Allow Users to Add Favorite Posts in WordPress – to increase user engagement.
- The Complete Guide to Smart Forms (2022) – Why You Need Them on Your Website, and How to Set Yours Up Easily – as the title says.
- CoinGate Review: Cryptocurrency Payment Gateway for WooCommerce – our hands-on review.
- PeachPay Review (2022): Turbocharge Your Checkout Process for Increased Sales – check out our updated review of PeachPay.
- OceanWP Spring Sale – up to 50% off.
- Social Warfare Easter Sale – 40% off with code EGGHUNT until Apr 14.
- 2022 Divi Anniversary Sale – up to 20% discount on new memberships and upgrades.
- Form Engineer Platinum AppSumo Deal – a $69 lifetime deal on this form builder.
- Coming Soon & Maintenance Mode – a $69 one-year deal on this plugin.
- Daniel Schutzsmith on How He’s Prepared His Team To Use the Block Editor – the latest from the WPTavern Jukebox podcast.
- Why WordPress MUST Have A Standardized Framework Before We Move Forward With Blocks – the latest from The WP Minute.
- Wrangling clients, plugins, and content with Aurooba Ahmed – new episode of Matt Report.
- What WordPress Can Learn From Joomla – new from Post Status Podcasts.