Here is this week’s update on important WordPress news and recommended articles for Outcome Labs WordPress Care Plan customers and our newsletter subscribers.
If you use reusable blocks in the WordPress Block Editor, there are some changes to how you access and edit them in WordPress 5.7 you should be aware of.
Here is a quick tutorial from WPTuts that demonstrates how easy it is to create custom post type pages and archives using the Blocksy theme.
Here are some interesting blocks that our design and development teams have evaluated recently. They are good examples of blocks designed to address specific use cases.
WordPress 5.7 is the first major update to WordPress for 2021. It is targeted for release on March 9, 2021. The Outcome Labs team is going through our WordPress Update Verification Checklist using RC2 to identify and resolve any issues.
Some recommended reads on one of the changes in WordPress 5.7—iframes will be lazy-loaded by default. It may have implications for sites that display ads.
WordPress 5.6.2 is a small maintenance release focused on fixing user-facing issues discovered in 5.6.1.
Wordfence has detected four vulnerabilities in the Ninja Forms plugin. Due to the severity of the exploits, an immediate update of the plugin is recommended.
Gutenberg 10.0 was released on February 17, 2021. Get the details and read our assessment of this release.