Hey, WordPress friends!
We are checking in with your latest dose of weekly WordPress news.
This week, WordPress.com introduced WordPress Pro, a single $15/month plan to replace all of its paid plans. The new pricing structure initially reduced the storage and imposed a traffic ceiling on the free plan. Automattic eventually increased the storage and traffic limits after receiving negative feedback from community members. WPTavern discusses the price change in their post.
Beyond that, WordPress 5.9.3 is now available. This is a maintenance release that includes 9 bug fixes in Core and 10 bug fixes in the block editor.
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 5.9.3 Maintenance Release – now available for download.
- Introducing WordPress Pro: One Plan, Infinite Possibilities – introducing a new pricing structure.
- WordPress.com Increases Traffic and Storage Limits on New Plans After Overwhelmingly Negative Feedback on Initial Rollout – WPTavern’s post on the pricing change.
- WordPress Contributors Host 6.0 Walkthrough – a first-of-its-kind event.
- Jetpack 10.8: Share your posts more easily with QR codes – it also introduces support for Openverse as a new media provider
- WP Migrate 2.3 Released Database-Less and Subsite-to-Subsite Migrations, Version Comparisons, and a New Name – ‘WP Migrate DB Pro’ is now ‘WP Migrate’.
- Displaying Post Modified and Reading Times via WordPress Blocks – check out this new plugin.
- WordPress Vulnerability Report – April 6, 2022 – the regular iThemes vulnerability roundup.
TUTORIALS AND HOW-TOS
- How to Translate a Whole Page of Your Website – using TranslatePress.
- A Guide to WordPress Logout Redirects – a detailed guide from Cozmoslabs.
- WordPress User Roles and Permissions: The Essential Guide – from iThemes.
- How to Improve Email Deliverability on WordPress.com and Avoid the Spam Folder – as the title says.
- Restrict Access To WordPress Admin Area for Free With Cloudflare – as the title says.
- WordPress Comment Blocklist: The Ultimate Guide – how to build a comment blocking system in five steps.
- How to Add Extra Fields to WooCommerce Registration Form – as the title says.
- 8 Best Google Analytics Alternatives (Free & Paid) in 2022: Is It Time To Switch? – we rounded up your best options.
- OceanWP Spring Sale – up to 50% off.
- WooCommerce Plugins Suite Deal – get 65% off the bundle.
- Torque’s Social Hour: WordPress gets Meta(verse) – the latest from Torque Social Hour.
- Chris Coyier Talks About Why He Sold CSS-Tricks – episode 21 of the WPTavern Jukebox.
- Gutenberg 12.9, Example Repo, and Inline Tokens – the latest from the Gutenberg Changelog podcast.
- Finding someone else to run your company w/ WP Buffs founder Joe Howard – a new episode of Matt Report.
- Coming to a WordCamp Near You: A Return to In-Person WP Events – from the WordPress Briefing podcast.