Hey, WordPress friends!
We are checking in with your latest dose of weekly WordPress news.
This week, WordPress News got a fresh new look. According to the team, this is the first small step to modernize and improve the site.
Meanwhile, there was a vulnerability found in the popular UpdraftPlus plugin, which Wordfence detailed on its blog. The issues are already fixed, but be sure to update if you’re still running on an older version of the plugin.
Beyond that, Gutenberg 12.6 landed in the WordPress plugin directory with block enhancements and accessibility improvements.
Let’s get to all of this week’s WordPress news…
WORDPRESS NEWS AND ARTICLES
- A New WordPress News – featuring a new design.
- What’s new in Gutenberg 12.6? – features included in the latest release.
- Gutenberg 12.6 Enhances Transforming Blocks, Adds Read More and Post Author Bio Blocks, and Enables Social Icon Labels – more on these new features.
- Vulnerability in UpdraftPlus Allowed Subscribers to Download Sensitive Backups – don’t forget to upgrade to the latest version.
- Plugin Madness 2022 Nominations Now Open – the seventh annual Plugin Madness.
- Bertha AI – check out this AI copywriting plugin on WordPress.org.
- WordFest Live 2022 – registration is ongoing and free.
- Diversity at WordCamp Europe – taking steps to ensure WCEU is more inclusive.
- Introducing the Kadence Lottie Block – a new block available in Kadence Blocks.
- Severe Vulnerability Fixed In UpdraftPlus 1.22.3 – make sure to update to the patched version.
- New WordPress Make Team: the Photo Directory – new volunteer moderators needed.
- Clarity Ad Blocker for WordPress Announced, Receives Mixed Reactions – what do you think about this?
- WordPress Vulnerability Report – February 16, 2022 – the regular iThemes vulnerability report.
- WordCamp Prague – in-person event happening on February 26, 2022.
TUTORIALS AND HOW-TOS
- How to Monetize Content on Your Website: 7 Strategies That Work – from the team at Cozmoslabs.
- How to add PayPal to WordPress: the complete guide – several ways to do so.
- What is Full Site Editing in WordPress? – a complete guide.
- How to Duplicate Pages or Posts in WordPress: Easy Ways You Should Know – two easy ways.
- What to Do When You Can’t Delete a WordPress Plugin – as the title says.
- How to disable theme features and Lock Block Templates for Full-Site Editing in WordPress – a detailed guide from Gutenberg Times.
- How to customize the WooCommerce quantity input with no code – using WooCommerce Quantity Manager plugin.
- NitroPack Review: Boost Your Website’s Speed Easily – our hands-on review.
- 8 Best WordPress Backup Plugins in 2022: Don’t Get Caught With Your Pants Down – why you need to use one and our top picks.
- OceanWP Valentine’s Day Discount – up to 50% on plans with code Love2022.
- WooLentor AppSumo Deal – lifetime deal on this WooCommerce page builder.
- The state of email marketing in 2022 – from Matt Report.
- Dave Smith, Isabel Brison, and Joen Asmussen on the New Navigation Block – the latest at WPTavern Jukebox.
- WordPress Gutenberg versus Elementor – The £20 Prize Beginners Challenge – a fun video testing out which builder is best for beginners.