Hey, WordPress fans. We are checking in with your latest dose of weekly WordPress news.
This week, WordPress.com announced the schedule for the second annual Growth Summit. The virtual conference will be held on August 17 in the Americas and EMEA and on August 18 in the Asia Pacific.
Beyond that, a new version of WooCommerce Blocks has been released with several enhancements and bug fixes. We also have a lot of news and tutorials for you.
Let’s get to all of this week’s WordPress news…
WORDPRESS NEWS AND ARTICLES
- The Second Annual, Official WordPress.com Growth Summit is Coming and You Won’t Want to Miss It – a virtual conference for creators, small businesses and publishers.
- WordPress Dominates Market Share Of Top 10,000 Websites – an incredibly impressive feat.
- WooCommerce Blocks 5.6.0 Release Notes – the new version is now available for download from GitHub and WordPress.org.
- The new CEO of WP Buffs – WP Buffs founder Joe Howard has stepped down as CEO.
- Introducing Barn2Plugins’s new WooCommerce Variation Price Plugin – a plugin that lets you easily replace the price range with any format you like.
- The Month in WordPress: July 2021 – a roundup of WordPress updates for July.
- Bhavin Turakhia’s Titan raises $30 million from Automattic – WordPress.com users will get to use the email solutions Titan offers.
- WP Migrate DB Pro 2.1 Released – be sure to update if you haven’t yet.
- Configuring Theme Design with theme.json – a quick introduction to this new framework from WordPress 5.8.
- WordPress Vulnerability Report: August 2021, Part 1 – the regular iThemes vulnerability roundup.
TUTORIALS AND HOW-TOS
- How to Make Fewer HTTP Request in WordPress (2021) – ways to reduce HTTP request to improve your website load times.
- How to Use DeepL to Translate a Website on WordPress – step-by-step guide to translate your website using the free or paid DeepL API service.
- WordPress User Avatar Tutorial: Let Users Upload Custom Profile Pictures – let users on your site upload a custom WordPress user avatar or profile picture.
- How to Add Google Maps to WordPress (2021) – manually and using plugins.
- How to Enable Gzip Compression for Faster WordPress Sites (2021) – what GZIP compression is, how it works on the web, and how you can use it.
- What Are Core Web Vitals? (Plus, WordPress Optimization Tips) – everything you need to know.
- How to Create a Child Theme in WordPress – Step by Step Guide – as the title says.
- Local WordPress Development – How to Run WordPress Locally? – how to host WordPress locally and its advantages.
- How to Cloak Affiliate Links in WordPress (2021) – how to cloak affiliate links manually and with a plugin.
- Visual Composer Review: An Intuitive WordPress Page Builder – a close look at an intuitive drag & drop WordPress website builder.
- Brindle Booking $9 Lifetime AppSumo Deal – a lifetime deal on Brindle Booking. Read our review here.
- wpDataTables AppSumo Deal – a $59 lifetime deal on this WordPress table plugin. Check out our review
- – a $59 lifetime deal on this WordPress table plugin. Check out our review here.
- Is Growth Of Active Plugin Installs On The Decline? – Post Status podcast discussing the decline in WordPress plugins’ active installs.
- 20 Best WordPress Tips, Tricks, and Hacks in 2021 – tips to help you get the most out of the platform.