Hey, WordPress fans. We are checking in with your latest dose of weekly WordPress news.
This week marks the 18th anniversary of WordPress’ launch. The platform has continued to grow over the years and as of this writing, WordPress powers more than 40% of the web.
Beyond that, a new Gutenberg version has been released. Gutenberg 10.7 introduces several enhancements, such as responsive navigation menus, additional block design options, and some bug fixes.
Let’s get to all of this week’s WordPress news…
WORDPRESS NEWS AND ARTICLES
- Happy 18th Birthday, WordPress – the first version of the WordPress open source software came out 18 years ago.
- Gutenberg 10.7 Integrates With the Pattern Directory, Introduces New Block Design Controls – WP Tavern’s post on the new update.
- Bricks: Laying Down a Foundation in the WordPress Page Builder Market – learn about this all-in-one site-building platform.
- Coloring Your Images With Duotone Filters – add a pop of color to your designs and style your images to integrate well with your themes.
- Upgrade Your Publishing Flow with the Post Descriptions WordPress Plugin – a new plugin that lets you add descriptions to posts and pages.
- Severe Vulnerabilities Patched in Simple 301 Redirects by BetterLinks Plugin – update to the latest patched version if you’re using this plugin.
- Join WordSesh 2021 – WordSesh is a live, virtual conference for WordPress professionals.
- WordPress Vulnerability Report: May 2021, Part 4 – the regular iThemes vulnerability roundup.
TUTORIALS AND HOW-TOS
- How to Add Facebook Pixel to WordPress (Using Blocksy or Manually) – why you’d want to use it, and how to set it up.
- How to Set Up a WordPress PayPal Plugin With Form (One-Time or Recurring Payments) – using Paid Membership Subscriptions.
- Everything You Need to Know About WordPress Image Sizes – as the title says.
- How to Optimize Your WordPress Blog for Pinterest – if you’re looking to attract Pinterest traffic.
- What’s the Best Way to Customize Your WordPress Theme? Our Tips for Success. – as the title says.
- How to Add a Related Products Pop up to WooCommerce – if you want to give your average order value a boost.
- Launching ZipMessage w/ Brian Casel – the latest episode of Matt Report.
- Brindle Booking $9 Lifetime AppSumo Deal – a great deal on this booking plugin.
- Up to 40% off WPOcean – using the code JACK2021.
- Up to 50% off @WeDevs – celebrating the 18th birthday of WordPress
- Up to 30$ off @Social Warfare – using the promo code: MDSALE2021
- 10 Best MailChimp Plugins for WordPress in 2021 – your best free and paid options.
- 10 Best WordPress Weather Plugins in 2021 – the best weather plugins for WordPress.
- 13 Best WooCommerce Email Customizer Plugins in 2021 – if you want to improve your conversions.