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WordPress version 5.6 “Simone” released on December 8th

WordPress released version 5.6 (code named Simone) on January 8th. Here are some of the features noted by WordPress.org: WordPress 5.6 brings you countless ways to set your ideas free and bring them to life. With a brand-new default theme as your canvas, it supports an ever-growing collection of blocks as your brushes. Paint with words. Pictures. Sound. Or rich embedded media. Greater layout flexibility Bring your stories to life with more tools that let you edit your layout with or without code. Single column blocks, designs using mixed widths and columns, full-width headers,… More Info

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WordPress 5.6 “Simone” Includes New Twenty Twenty-One Theme and Improved Editor – WordPress Tavern

Nina SimoneLicense: CC0 | Credit: Noord-Hollands Archief / Fotoburo de Boer WordPress 5.6 “Simone,” named in honor of American performer and civil rights activist Nina Simone, was released today and is now available for download. The release was led by an all-women release squad, a first in WordPress history. The new version includes many enhancements for the block editor, accessibility improvements, application password support for the REST API, and a new default theme. This release saw contributions from 605 volunteers who were involved with almost 350 Trac tickets and over… More Info

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WordPress 5.6 lands with new auto-update UI, Site Health enhancements

Adam Bannister 08 December 2020 at 16:22 UTC Updated: 08 December 2020 at 16:35 UTC Webmasters can also issue authenticated requests to WordPress APIs via Application Passwords WordPress 5.6 has shipped with a new user interface (UI) for opting into automatic updates for major releases, and enhancements to how Site Health handles and validates health checks. Launched today (December 8), the full release also allows webmasters to make authenticated requests to various WordPress APIs via a new

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WordPress Easy WP SMTP Plugin Vulnerability

Popular WordPress plugin Easy WP SMTP plugin, with over 500,000 active installations, just patched a vulnerability that allows an attacker to take control of a site. The flaw in the WordPress plugin allows hackers to reset the admin password and take complete control of a website. Easy WP SMTP Vulnerability The vulnerability is in a debug log file that is exposed because of a very basic error in how the plugin maintained a folder. Plugin folders on a server that contain files that are not meant to be seen by users usually contain a blank index.html file. The purpose of that file is to keep… More Info

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Easy WP SMTP 1.4.3 Patches Sensitive Data Disclosure Vulnerability – WordPress Tavern

Easy WP SMTP has patched a vulnerability that allows attackers to capture the password reset link from the plugin’s debug log file and gain unauthorized access to the site. The plugin is used by more than 500,000 WordPress sites to configure and send all outgoing emails via a SMTP server so they are less likely to end up in recipients’ junk/spam folders. WPScan categorized the vulnerability as a “sensitive data disclosure:” The plugin has an optional debug log file generated with a random name, located in the plugin folder and which contains all email messages sent…. More Info

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How to build a website: WordPress, Squarespace, and more

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. A professional website can make you stand out as a job applicant or be the best way to showcase your small business. If you’ve never coded or built one before, there are multiple platforms that can help you build a beautiful, comprehensive site, such as Squarespace, WordPress, Adobe Portfolio, and more. Below, you’ll read a comparison of five of the top website-building platforms, based on your needs. Mac Lofton, an instructor at General Assembly, says it’s important to… More Info

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Themes, plugins, and life hacks for WordPress website optimization – Film Daily

Fast loading is one of the features that make websites user-friendly, and WordPress is not an exception. You won’t get a second chance to make the first impression on the user. It is very important to make sure that your visitors do not have any reason to leave the site before it is fully loaded or reasons why they will not want to return to your website. How to optimize your WordPress site, which themes and plugins to choose, and what mistakes to avoid? Read below to find out responses to these questions. Selection of the WordPress Theme Some WordPress themes can be… More Info

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BuddyBoss Brings New Innovation to the World of WordPress With the Launch of the BuddyBoss App

VANCOUVER, British Colombia, Dec. 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — BuddyBoss, the leading provider of digital products for enabling and empowering successful online communities, membership sites, and eLearning sites on WordPress, has announced the launch of the BuddyBoss App. The new mobile app product will be the company’s newest addition to its growing suite of community-centric solutions. As more users turn to mobile apps to stay connected with each other, interact with brands, and learn on the go, creating a strong mobile presence has become a necessity to stay competitive in any… More Info

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