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WordPress 5.6 Development Kicks Off with All-Women Release Squad – WordPress Tavern

photo credit: Brodie Vissers WordPress 5.5 has already been downloaded more than 4 million times after its release earlier this week, and it’s time to kick off work on 5.6. Josepha Haden will be leading the release alongside coordinator Dee Teal, with additional leads for Triage (Tonya Mork), Core Tech (Helen Hou-Sandì), Editor Tech (Isabel Brison), Design (Ellen Bauer and Tammie Lister), and several more women managing documentation, accessibility, marketing, testing, and other important aspects of the release. The full squad includes 46 women so far with a couple of roles left… More Info

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Critical Flaws in WordPress Quiz Plugin Allow Site Takeover – Threatpost

The recently patched flaws could be abused by an unauthenticated, remote attackers to take over vulnerable websites. A plugin that is designed to add quizzes and surveys to WordPress websites has patched two critical vulnerabilities. The flaws can be exploited by remote, unauthenticated attackers to launch varying attacks – including fully taking over vulnerable websites. The plugin, Quiz and Survey Master, is actively installed on over 30,000 websites. The two critical flaws discovered by researchers include an arbitrary file-upload vulnerability, ranking 10 out of 10 on the CVSS scale;… More Info

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Hidden WordPress 5.5 Feature Blocks Rogue Plugins

The newly updated WordPress 5.5 contains a feature that prevents rogue plugins from taking over WordPress sites. The change allows a WordPress site to check if a plugin is legitimate or not and to block it from updating if it is flagged as blocked from updating. WordPress Security Feature Unannounced This new feature didn’t get an announcement. Instead, the notation of this change was virtually hidden within a list of hundreds of other improvements to WordPress. It was hidden in a long list of hundreds of other changes that were a part of WordPress 5.5. This code update within WordPress 5.5… More Info

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How to Stop WordPress Comments Spam

Are spam comments on your site getting out of hand? We’ve been there. Our site used to get an average of 100 spam comments in a day! Well, we were quite fed up with having to manually remove them. And I’m sure you are too. After experimenting with multiple ways to reduce the time and effort spent on moderating spam comments, we found what works best! In this article, we are going to explore how to stop spam comments on WordPress. Before we get started, you might be  wondering why you’re getting spam comments in the first place. If so, don’t worry! You can skip to this section… More Info

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Improved Server-Side Rendering of Dynamic WordPress Blocks – WordPress Tavern

Over the weekend, David Gwyer announced a custom server-side render component for block plugins. The co-founder of WPGO Plugins primarily built his component to speed up the rendering process for dynamic blocks within his own plugins. However, he has now released this component for other block developers in the WordPress community. Most blocks are static. Their output remains the same and has no need to change. However, some blocks are dynamic. Their output needs to change based on a variety of reasons, such as the context they are output in or other changes within the WordPress… More Info

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A Non-Technical Release Lead’s Journey to Becoming a Mentor for WordPress Core Development – WordPress Tavern

In the summer of 2019, I was asked to help out with a WordPress release. A few months before, the Core Team representatives reached out to other teams in an effort to increase the diversity of the release teams, and I started seriously considering it. At the time, I was already heavily involved in the WordPress ecosystem and was in my second year as the WordPress Community and Partnership Manager at SiteGround, but I had no experience whatsoever on how WordPress gets done from a Core point of view. Still, when Josepha Haden, WordPress.org Executive Director, pinged me, I said yes… More Info

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WordPress 5.5 now has auto-updates for plugins and themes, but you may want to avoid it

A much-anticipated feature was added to version 5.5 of WordPress. The popular CMS gained the ability to turn on auto-updates for plugins and themes. However, the new feature comes with risks. Plugins are an essential part of WordPress because they help extend the core functionality of the content management system. Plugins can be tricky, though. Too many plugins can adversely affect the performance of WordPress, and poorly written and maintained plugins can take down the site entirely. It’s best practice not to add too many plugins and also to keep them up-to-date. If webmasters don’t… More Info

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Major jQuery Changes on the Way for WordPress 5.5 and Beyond – WordPress Tavern

With all of the advancements made in JavaScript and newer, shinier frameworks, it is sometimes easy to forget that WordPress still relies on the aging jQuery library. The same holds true for thousands of plugins and themes in the official WordPress directories. For some, this may feel like a journey back to the mid-2000s, a time when JavaScript very much felt like the Wild West. jQuery solved many issues for a programming language that had not kept up with what developers needed to accomplish. A ticket created by Aaron Jorbin four years ago to move WordPress to the latest 3.x… More Info

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Flipbook mode introduced in PDF viewer for WordPress – PRUnderground

Industry: Software PDF Viewer for WordPress is the most famous PDF Reader plugin for WordPress, being used by thousands of websites since its first release on July 07, 2014. Wyoming, United States (PRUnderground) August 11th, 2020 This plugin Introduced a completely new era of PDF display on WordPress sites & maintaining the trust for years now with regular updates, improvements & awesome support! Products details at https://codecanyon.net/item/pdf-viewer-for-wordpress/8182815/ PDF Viewer for WordPress is a must-have for almost everyone who owns or maintains at least a WordPress… More Info

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