This Week in WordPress #179

This Week in WordPress #179

This week’s WordPress news for the week commencing 13th October 2021

Another week, and we’re bringing you the latest WordPress news from the last seven days, including…

  • There’s no show with Paul, myself and guests. Sorry about that, we’ll be back next week!
  • Gutenberg 11.5 adds widget grouping
  • There’s a WordPress Translation day this month
  • WP Engine launches Faust.js, a new headless framework
  • David Waumsley talks about self hosting your Google fonts
  • How to get started with Full Site Editing and Block based themes
  • and researchers can now reveal whether you should transport your rhinoceros upside-down – I kid you not!

There’s a whole lot more than this, as there is each and every week, and you can find all that by scrolling down and clicking on the links!

The Page Builder Summit 3.0 - 18th > 22nd Novermber 2021. FREE to attend

WordPress Core

Gutenberg 11.5 Adds Widget Grouping, Iterates on the Block Gap Feature, and Updates Nav Menus
Gutenberg 11.5 landed earlier today. It is a hefty release that includes extensive changes to the Navigation block, a new way for grouping widgets, and more block gap feature integration…
Gutenberg 11.5 Adds Widget Grouping, Iterates on the Block Gap Feature, and Updates Nav Menus
Gutenberg 11.5 landed earlier today. It is a hefty release that includes extensive changes to the Navigation block, a new way for grouping widgets, and more block gap feature integration…

Community

WordPress Opens Applications for In-Person WordCamps
WordPress is restarting its in-person WordCamp program after more than six weeks of discussion on a proposal for how the WordPress community can return to hosting events. Applications are now open for in-person WordCamps, provided they meet the Community Team’s updated guidelines for organizing WordCamps during the pandemic.,,
WordPress Opens Applications for In-Person WordCamps
WordPress is restarting its in-person WordCamp program after more than six weeks of discussion on a proposal for how the WordPress community can return to hosting events. Applications are now open for in-person WordCamps, provided they meet the Community Team’s updated guidelines for organizing WordCamps during the pandemic.,,
WPCampus 2021 Online – September 21-22, 2021 – Where WordPress meets higher education
WPCampus 2021 Online is a free online conference for the WPCampus community, a gathering of web professionals, educators, and people dedicated to the confluence of WordPress in higher education…
WPCampus 2021 Online – September 21-22, 2021 – Where WordPress meets higher education
WPCampus 2021 Online is a free online conference for the WPCampus community, a gathering of web professionals, educators, and people dedicated to the confluence of WordPress in higher education…
Official WPMRR summit schedule
The summit is on Tues, Weds, Thurs this week and has 6 – 7 speakers each day. Here’s the calendar of events for next week…
Official WPMRR summit schedule
The summit is on Tues, Weds, Thurs this week and has 6 – 7 speakers each day. Here’s the calendar of events for next week…
Join us for WordPress Translation Day Global Events in September 2021
WordPress contributors around the world are celebrating the sixth Global WordPress Translation Day throughout September 2021…
Join us for WordPress Translation Day Global Events in September 2021
WordPress contributors around the world are celebrating the sixth Global WordPress Translation Day throughout September 2021…
Website Tips for Meeting Accessibility Standards
Accessibility matters. From the moment you conceptualize your website through development, always consider accessibility standards…
Website Tips for Meeting Accessibility Standards
Accessibility matters. From the moment you conceptualize your website through development, always consider accessibility standards…
WP Engine Launches Faust.js, a New Headless WordPress Framework
WP Engine has launched Faust.js, a new headless framework that is open source and designed to work in any Node hosting environment. The framework is built on Next.js, which can handle both static site generation and server side rendering. It uses GraphQL for data fetching and is the only framework that allows developers to query the WPGraphQL API without having to know GraphQL queries ahead of time…
WP Engine Launches Faust.js, a New Headless WordPress Framework
WP Engine has launched Faust.js, a new headless framework that is open source and designed to work in any Node hosting environment. The framework is built on Next.js, which can handle both static site generation and server side rendering. It uses GraphQL for data fetching and is the only framework that allows developers to query the WPGraphQL API without having to know GraphQL queries ahead of time…
WordPress and Me: Am I Going Against All Odds? – WordPress dan Saya: Apakah saya dapat melewati semua rintangan yang menghadang?
Devin Maeztri writes from Indonesia about finding a place in the WordPress community despite not being a developer…
WordPress and Me: Am I Going Against All Odds? – WordPress dan Saya: Apakah saya dapat melewati semua rintangan yang menghadang?
Devin Maeztri writes from Indonesia about finding a place in the WordPress community despite not being a developer…
Self-hosting Google Fonts (and new variable fonts) without a plugin.
This walks through the process and talks about some of the new and exciting advances Google is making in web fonts. It also touches on a new CSS property called text size adjust that could make the change from system font to loaded font a little smoother…
Self-hosting Google Fonts (and new variable fonts) without a plugin.
This walks through the process and talks about some of the new and exciting advances Google is making in web fonts. It also touches on a new CSS property called text size adjust that could make the change from system font to loaded font a little smoother…
Konstantin Kovshenin Launches Sail, a CLI Tool for Deploying to Digital Ocean
Last week, Konstantin Kovshenin launched Sail, a CLI tool for deploying WordPress applications to the DigitalOcean cloud. The project is free to use and open source. However, he has plans for an upgraded premium experience down the road…
Konstantin Kovshenin Launches Sail, a CLI Tool for Deploying to Digital Ocean
Last week, Konstantin Kovshenin launched Sail, a CLI tool for deploying WordPress applications to the DigitalOcean cloud. The project is free to use and open source. However, he has plans for an upgraded premium experience down the road…
Tech Résumés are Different! Learn How to Write Yours
Forget everything you learned in school or have been told about how to write a résumé…
Tech Résumés are Different! Learn How to Write Yours
Forget everything you learned in school or have been told about how to write a résumé…

Plugins / Themes / Blocks

Gutenberg Block Plugins: Compared
Find the perfect Gutenberg block plugin for your site. Compare key features & learn what to watch out for with our complete comparison chart…
Gutenberg Block Plugins: Compared
Find the perfect Gutenberg block plugin for your site. Compare key features & learn what to watch out for with our complete comparison chart…
Welcome to Logtivity, a New WordPress Activity Log Service – the WordPress Logging Solution
Logtivity is a new service that helps you understand exactly what’s happening on your WordPress site…
Welcome to Logtivity, a New WordPress Activity Log Service – the WordPress Logging Solution
Logtivity is a new service that helps you understand exactly what’s happening on your WordPress site…
Newsletter Glue Pro, My First Foray Into Journalism, and New Ideas
As a teen, I would visit my Uncle David’s house every other week or so. He was the only family member with a computer. It was an old, bulky monstrosity that ran whatever the latest version of Windows that existed at the time. It was one of my first introductions to dial-up, but my primary interest was not the internet. It was newsletters and home-printed magazines…
Newsletter Glue Pro, My First Foray Into Journalism, and New Ideas
As a teen, I would visit my Uncle David’s house every other week or so. He was the only family member with a computer. It was an old, bulky monstrosity that ran whatever the latest version of Windows that existed at the time. It was one of my first introductions to dial-up, but my primary interest was not the internet. It was newsletters and home-printed magazines…
WordPress FSE and Block-Based Themes
Let’s go over WordPress FSE, or full site editing, with this guide on building a block-based theme using Gutenberg editor…
WordPress FSE and Block-Based Themes
Let’s go over WordPress FSE, or full site editing, with this guide on building a block-based theme using Gutenberg editor…
Theme Authors Should Be Able To Opt Out of Any Design Feature
As I debugged issues with the new block gap feature added in Gutenberg 11.4 last week, I found the ticket introducing it. And, there was already a new ticket for one problem I had hit. However, there was some discussion over whether themes should be allowed to opt-out, rolling their own solution. There was no way to do it at the time..
Theme Authors Should Be Able To Opt Out of Any Design Feature
As I debugged issues with the new block gap feature added in Gutenberg 11.4 last week, I found the ticket introducing it. And, there was already a new ticket for one problem I had hit. However, there was some discussion over whether themes should be allowed to opt-out, rolling their own solution. There was no way to do it at the time..

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Security

WordPress Vulnerability Report: September 2021, Part 3
Vulnerable plugins and themes are the #1 reason WordPress websites get hacked. The weekly WordPress Vulnerability Report powered by WPScan covers recent WordPress plugin, theme, and core vulnerabilities, and what to do if you run one of the vulnerable plugins or themes on your website…
WordPress Vulnerability Report: September 2021, Part 3
Vulnerable plugins and themes are the #1 reason WordPress websites get hacked. The weekly WordPress Vulnerability Report powered by WPScan covers recent WordPress plugin, theme, and core vulnerabilities, and what to do if you run one of the vulnerable plugins or themes on your website…

WP Builds

247 – ‘T’ is for Themes
WordPress themes are crucial, you have to have one, but will they continue to be so in an era of Full Site Editing? We talk on the podcast today all about themes, and nothing but themes!
247 – ‘T’ is for Themes
WordPress themes are crucial, you have to have one, but will they continue to be so in an era of Full Site Editing? We talk on the podcast today all about themes, and nothing but themes!

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Not WordPress, but useful anyway…

Upside-down rhino research wins Ig Nobel Prize
Who knew? It’s actually safer to move a tranquilised rhino by its ankles than on its side or chest…
Upside-down rhino research wins Ig Nobel Prize
Who knew? It’s actually safer to move a tranquilised rhino by its ankles than on its side or chest…
Nathan Wrigley

Nathan Wrigley

Nathan writes posts and creates audio about WordPress on WP Builds. He can also be found in the WP Builds Facebook group.

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