Hey, WordPress friends!
We are checking in with your latest dose of weekly WordPress news.
On the heels of its Post SMTP plugin purchase, WPExperts just acquired the Password Protected plugin, which helps you protect your WordPress site with a single password. Meanwhile, WPConcern acquired the Nifty Coming Soon & Maintenance Mode Page plugin.
Beyond that, Sarah Gooding at WP Tavern lists the initiatives you can support to help the people in Ukraine. Matt Mullenweg also shares his thoughts on Ukraine, community, and WordPress on the WP Briefing podcast.
Let’s get to all of this week’s WordPress news…
WORDPRESS NEWS AND ARTICLES
- WPExperts Acquires Password Protected Plugin – with more than 300,000 active installs.
- WPConcern Has Acquired Nifty Coming Soon & Maintenance Mode Page WordPress Plugin – another acquisition in the WordPress space.
- The Performance Lab plugin has been released – and is ready for testing.
- How the WordPress Community Is Supporting Ukraine’s Resistance Against Russian Invasion – an important read.
- The Future of Plugin, Themes, and Services Purchases on WordPress.com – what’s next for WordPress.com.
- WordPress 6.0 to Introduce Performance Improvements for Custom Pages – an upcoming enhancement.
- Should the WordPress community quit Russia? – Rob Howard talks about the pros and cons of participating in a tech blackout.
- WordPress Community Designers Create the Museum of Block Art – to showcase creative uses of blocks
- New Plugin Release: SweepPress Lite/Pro – if you want to clean up your site database.
- Voting for Torque’s 2022 Plugin Madness Now Open – vote for your favorite plugin.
- WPZOOM Portfolio – check out this new portfolio plugin.
- Easy Author Avatar Image – check out this new author image plugin.
TUTORIALS AND HOW-TOS
- How to Get Started as a WordPress Contributor – some useful tips from Kinsta.
- How To Create Donation Forms In WordPress Using Gravity Forms – as the title says.
- The 5 Best WordPress Registration Form Plugins Compared – from Codeable.
- Managing your files successfully in WordPress using a document management system – a comprehensive guide.
- How To Duplicate A Page In WordPress – With And Without Elementor – as the title says.
- A beginner’s guide to WordPress Multisite domain mapping – a dev-focused tutorial.
- What is WordPress Optimized Hosting (and Do You Need It)? – learn about WordPress optimized hosting
- Visme Review: A Powerful Graphics and Presentation Editor – our detailed review.
- MarksHost AppSumo Deal – a $49 lifetime deal on this web host.
- WooLentor Pro AppSumo Deal – $59 lifetime deal on this WooCommerce page builder.
- Matt Mullenweg on Ukraine, Community, and WordPress – from the WP Briefing podcast.
- WordPress Database Schema – from WP Watercooler.
- Destiny Kanno and Joe Simpson on Why They Started BlackPress – the latest at WPTavern Jukebox.
- Never think about protecting WordPress again – from Matt Report podcast.
- Gutenberg 12.7, a New Call for Testing, the Web Fonts API Arrival – the latest at Gutenberg Changelog.