Weekly WordPress News: WPBakery Vulnerability + WooCommerce 4.6
Hey, WordPress friends.
This week was fairly quiet in terms of WordPress news. Most notably, there was a vulnerability in the popular WPBakery Page Builder plugin, which Wordfence detailed on its blog. Be sure to give it a read if you’re using WPBakery.
Beyond that, WooCommerce 4.6 is out with some new features for store owners, and we have some great tutorials and resources for you as always.
Let’s get to this week’s news…
WORDPRESS NEWS AND ARTICLES
- Vulnerability Exposes Over 4 Million Sites Using WPBakery – check this out if you’re using this popular page builder plugin.
- WooCommerce 4.6 is now available! – it enables the new home screen for all users, among other changes.
- Are Block-Based Widgets Ready To Land in WordPress 5.6? – what do you think?
- Privacy-Conscious WordPress Plugin Caches and Serves Gravatar Images Locally – looks like an interesting option for people who don’t like how Gravatar works.
- New in SpinupWP: Update WordPress, Plugins, and Themes from the SpinupWP Dashboard – as the title says – a cool new feature for SpinupWP users.
- WordPress 5.6 to Introduce Application Passwords for REST API Authentication – this seems like it’s making devs happy.
TUTORIALS AND HOW-TOS
- What you should do for WordPress Black Friday 2020 – Alex shares some tips for WordPress product businesses.
- How to Hide a WordPress Site from Public View – an easy way.
- Supporting Free Users of your Plugins and Themes – Experts Corner – a new video from Freemius.
- Switching to Windows for Local WordPress Development – another dev tutorial from Delicious Brains.
- The Complete WordPress Sidebar Guide – learn how to use the WordPress sidebar.
- WordPress Caching: The Essential Guide – iThemes explains caching in detail.
- 7+ Best WordPress Podcast Plugins for All Budgets – the best plugins for podcasters.
- 10 Best WordPress Forum Plugins for Discussion Boards – the best plugins to create a forum with WordPress.
- The Best Real Estate Plugins for WordPress – Listing Sites and More – the best plugins for real estate websites.
- James Farmer, CEO at WPMU DEV’s Shares Their Transformation from Tons o’ Plugins to Premium Agency Solution – have you noticed the shift at WPMU DEV? I know I did.