Hey, WordPress friends. We are checking in with your latest dose of weekly WordPress news.
This week, WP Media, the startup behind tools like WP Rocket, Imagify, and RocketCDN, announced that they are joining group.ONE.
Beyond that, Google announced a delay in rolling out page experience as a new search ranking factor. They also shared key updates and tools to help site owners prepare for the algorithm update.
Let’s get to all of this week’s WordPress news…
WORDPRESS NEWS AND ARTICLES
- Google Delays Page Experience Ranking Signal Rollout until June 2021, Adds New Report to Search Console – page experience will not be in full force as a ranking signal until August.
- Big News: WP Media Is Joining group.ONE – group.ONE’s first software-based business acquisition.
- Automattic Launches Jetpack Boost – a new performance plugin.
- Gutenberg 10.4 Introduces Block Widgets in the Customizer – new cool features.
- Themes Set Up for a Paradigm Shift, WordPress 5.8 Will Unleash Tools To Make It Happen – an important read for theme authors.
- WordPress Vulnerability Report: April 2021, Part 3 – the regular iThemes vulnerability roundup.
- Become an Early Adopter With the Gutenberg Plugin – for those who are keen to beta test the plugin.
TUTORIALS AND HOW-TOS
- How to Use Xdebug for Advanced PHP Debugging – a different way to debug your PHP.
- How to Make Your Post Go Viral in 7 Easy Steps – improve your content reach.
- How to Crowdfund with WordPress – as the title says.
- What is Canonical URL and Why It Is Important for SEO – how to improve your SEO.
- How Being Obsessive With Customer Support Gets Us a 70% Renewal Rate – a good case study on customer support.
- The business opportunity of #nocode w/ Kieran Ball – a new episode of Matt Report.
- 31 Best WordPress Hotel Themes in 2021 – the best hotel themes in the market.
- Divi vs Elementor: A Detailed Page Builder Comparison – an in-depth comparison.
- 10 Best WordPress Social Login Plugin in 2021 – some of the best social login plugins.
- 15 Best WordPress Menu Plugins in 2021 – tailor the look and feel of your site menus.
- CloudFilt AppSumo Deal – a lifetime deal on this security plugin.
- Brindle Booking AppSumo Deal – a great deal on this booking plugin. Check our Brindle review.