Updates: WP, plug-ins, themes

WordPress was updated to 5.8.

The following plug-ins were updated:

  • Akismet to 4.1.11
  • CC Child Pages to 1.40
  • CoBlocks to 2.16.0
  • Contact Form 7 to 5.4.2
  • Postie to 1.9.56
  • Post Type Switcher to 3.2.1
  • TablePress to 1.14
  • Testimonials Slider and Showcase to 1.2.6.3
  • UpdraftPlus to 1.16.60
  • weForms to 1.6.8
  • WP Recipe Maker to 7.5.0

The KaTeX plugin (version 2.2.1) was installed for the first time.

The following themes were updated:

  • Astra to 3.6.8
  • Hestia to 3.0.17
  • LeftSide to 6.6
  • OceanWP to 3.0.5
  • Twenty Fifteen to 3.0
  • Twenty Fourteen to 3.2
  • Twenty Nineteen to 2.1
  • Twenty Seventeen to 2.8
  • Twenty Sixteen to 2.5
  • Twenty Twenty to 1.8
  • Twenty Twenty-One to 1.4.

Administer plug-ins, update

I decided that activating all plug-ins at a global level made for a lot of clutter since probably most of them are only used by me.

I therefore activated the ability for individual site administrators to activate and deactivate plug-ins to suit themselves,((Note that they still have to be installed by the multi-site administrator, however.)) and deactivated the following at the global level:

  • CC Child Pages
  • Contact Form 7
  • Easy Footnotes
  • Enlighten
  • Footnotes
  • Next Page
  • Post-type Switcher
  • Postie
  • Tablepress
  • weForms
  • WP Recipe
  • Yoast cloner
  • Zotpress.

If you are using any of these, simply activate them for yourself on the dashboard.

While I was at it, I also updated the theme Keenshot, which was upgraded today.