Weekly WordPress News: WP 5.7 Beta 3 & Fake WordPress.org Reviews
Hey, WordPress fans.
We are checking in this week with your latest dose of WordPress news.
This week, WordPress.org removed some fake reviews for a plugin (though this is only the tip of the iceberg, in my opinion), the WordPress 5.7 beta 3 is out, EDD also has its 3.0 beta out, and Automattic released a new WordPress newsletters tool.
Let’s get to all of this week’s news…
WORDPRESS NEWS AND ARTICLES
- WordPress.org Removes Fake Reviews for AccessiBe Plugin – it’s not just a problem with this plugin.
- WordPress 5.7 Beta 3 – WordPress 5.7 is getting closer and closer.
- Easy Digital Downloads 3.0-beta1 now ready for testing – EDD is getting ready for its 3.0 release.
- Newspack Newsletters Now Live in the WordPress Plugin Directory – a simple option for sending WordPress newsletters. Looks similar to Newsletter Glue.
- Elementor Pro Price Increase: What You Need to Know – Buy Soon – in case you missed it last week.
- WordPress search trends for 2020: amazing for WooCommerce, good for plugins, bad for themes – Alex updated his search trends post.
- Automattic acquires analytics company Parse.ly – WordPress VIP/Automattic acquired Parse.ly, an analytics provider.
TUTORIALS AND HOW-TOS
- Building Backcast, Part 1 – a multi-part series from Tom McFarlin.
- Ditch FTP and Switch to rsync – an alternative to FTP.
- A guide on how to use, edit and customise WordPress archive titles – how to work with archive titles and code.
- How to Add Google Analytics 4 to WordPress (And What Is GA4 Anyway?) – how to use the new GA.
- A Guide To Customizing Your WordPress Login Screen – tips for customizing the login page.
- How to Use MailHog to Test Emails Locally (Step-by-Step Guide) – Mailhog is also part of the new DevKinsta tool that we reviewed.
- DevKinsta Review: A Free WordPress Local Development Tool from Kinsta – check this out if you build a lot of WordPress sites.
- 33 Best Insurance WordPress Themes for Insurance Agencies – some useful niche themes.
- Xtemos Space Review: A One-Stop Shop for Premium Quality Responsive Themes – another option for themes.
- Kali Forms AppSumo Deal – get a lifetime deal on this form plugin.
- Raising VC funding in the WordPress hosting ecosystem with Miriam Schwab – a new episode of Matt Report.