Weekly WordPress News: WordPress Business Acquisitions & 4th of July Deals
Hey WordPress fans, welcome to your weekly dose of WordPress news.
This week, Awesome Motive acquired another popular set of WordPress plugins to add to its collection, which seems to be a near-weekly event these days (maybe a slight exaggeration, but Awesome Motive is definitely snapping up a lot of plugins).
We also wish our American friends a Happy Independence Day. We featured our favorite 4th of July deals and coupon codes you can take advantage of:
- WPEngine – Get 3 months FREE – Code: JULY3FREE
- WPRocket – Get 25% OFF
- Social Warfare – 30% OFF all new purchases – Code: 4THJULY2020
- OceanWP – 25% OFF on all packages – Code: JUL42020
- Astra – 25% OFF on All Plans and Upgrades
- TeslaThemes – 20% OFF
- CSSIgniter – 30% OFF
- MyThemeShop – Get Any Theme for $19 or any Plugin at a 50% discount
Let’s get to all of this week’s news…
WORDPRESS NEWS AND ARTICLES
- Welcome Smash Balloon to the WPBeginner Family of Products – Awesome Motive acquired Smash Balloon, makers of popular social media feed plugins.
- WordProof awarded 1 million euros by European Commission – The dutch startup received an incentive grant from tech giant Block.one and a loan from Innovation Fund Noord-Holland.
- 5 Best WordPress Hosting Control Panels for Cloud Hosting – Want to host WordPress yourself? These server control panels can help.
- Freelancers Risk Missing Out on the Future of WordPress – What You Need to Know About the Future of WordPress
- GiveWP 2.7 Brings Donation Form Templates & Per-Form Stripe Accounts – GiveWP, a popular donation plugin, released a big new update.
- Flywheel Relaunches Local Pro with Revamped Live Links and New Host-Agnostic Pre-Launch Tools – Flywheel relaunched the paid version of its popular Local development tool.
- WooCommerce 4.3 to Introduce New Home Screen – The WooCommerce home screen might get some love.
- Editor features for WordPress 5.5 – A summary of the new block editor features that will arrive in WordPress 5.5.
TUTORIALS AND HOW-TOS
- Grunt vs Gulp: Battle of the Build Tools – helpful for developers.
- What Is a Firewall? A Starting Guide to Different Types of Firewalls and Whether You Need One – your guide to firewalls.
- How to Protect Your WordPress Site from Brute Force Attacks – ties in with firewalls.
- How to add WordPress Frontend Login to your Website – how to let users log in from the front-end.
- Build Static or Dynamic Blocks With the WP Block Builder Script – for devs.
- Complete Guide to Setting Up a WooCommerce Price Matrix – if you sell to wholesale buyers or stock variable products
- 12 Best WordPress Knowledge Base Plugins (Free and Premium) – We updated our collection of the best free and premium WordPress knowledge base plugins.
- 35+ Completely Free Clean, Minimal & Whitespace WordPress Themes – Give your content room to breathe with these free clean minimal WordPress themes you can use for your website.
- 5 Best WooCommerce Shipment Tracking Plugins for Customer Orders – Let your shoppers know when to expect their orders.
- Clickacall AppSumo deal – This could be a good deal if you want to add flexible click-to-call to your WordPress site.