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Eksell Portfolio Theme Now Available in WordPress Themes Directory – WordPress Tavern

Anders Norén’s new Eksell theme is now available for download from the WordPress Themes directory. Eksell was inspired by Swedish graphic designer Olle Eksell. It arrives a year and a half after Norén’s popular Chaplin theme was released. Last week Justin Tadlock published a preview of the theme while it was still making its way through the review system. Since that time, Norén has added to the five block patterns he originally submitted with the theme. There are now 12 block patterns that help users create stacked galleries, calls to action, multiple columns with… More Info

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Ulysses 22 Adds WordPress Post Updating – WordPress Tavern

Ulysses, the writing app for Mac, iPad and iPhone, released version 22 this week with support for updating WordPress posts as the headline feature. The app aims to provide a distraction-free writing experience and has offered the ability to export to WordPress for years. Ulysses began alpha testing the highly requested WordPress post updating feature in early February. Updating an existing post is as simple as making a change and clicking ‘Publish’ again. It’s important to note that users can only update a post from the same device where it was originally published, due… More Info

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WebARX Rebrands To Patchstack, Combines Services To Focus on WordPress Plugin and Theme Security – WordPress Tavern

In 2018, WebARX launched the first version of its security platform and grew to 3,000 users. Earlier this month, the company decided to rebrand to Patchstack. Outside of customers getting the name wrong, the company had grown beyond its original SaaS product, providing other services like PlugBounty, an open-source bug-hunting platform. Earlier this year, they also acquired ThreatPress, a WordPress security service provider. Combining the three created an opportunity to relaunch the brand. Patchstack is a website security company. Instead of focusing directly on the core WordPress… More Info

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WordPress vs Wix | Creative Bloq

Although they use contrasting approaches, WordPress and Wix remain two of the world’s most popular website creation platforms. However, they are actually quite different, which is something that’s very important to understand if you’re considering using either option.  For starters, Wix is a website builder. It enables users to build highly customised websites using its drag-and-drop editor. You won’t have to worry about hosting or other technical considerations, and you can take advantage of one of the more than 500 attractive templates to get your site started.  On the other… More Info

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Upcoming Changes and Steps for an Overhauled WordPress Theme Review System – WordPress Tavern

On Wednesday, WordPress executive director Josepha Haden Chomphosy posted the next steps forward for themes and reviews for the official theme directory. In the post, she describes the tools and types of access the Themes Team needs. She also laid out some other goals for the system. The timeline is to have much of this in place by early 2022. Two months ago, things were coming to a head. Project lead Matt Mullenweg saw much of what we have all been seeing. Creative contributions to the free directory were few and far between, many of the submissions merely being stripped-down… More Info

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WordPress Gutenberg 10.2 Causing Fatal Errors

WordPress Gutenberg Gutenberg 10.2 Fatal Error WordPress and Gutenberg Release Timeline Gutenberg 10.2 Incompatible with Older Versions of WordPress Citations WordPress publishers are discovering that Gutenberg 10.2 (released March 17, 2021) is causing “fatal errors” due to a WordPress incompatibility issue.  One publisher suggested that Gutenberg autoupdates should do a compatibility check and trigger a warning if the incompatibility exists. WordPress Gutenberg Gutenberg is a visual WordPress site editor that represents a radical departure from how websites were built natively within the… More Info

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WordPress vs Wix vs Squarespace

Finding the best website builder for your next digital project is one of the keys to ensuring everything goes smoothly and successfully. Although there are numerous builders on the market, some clearly stand out above the rest. Three such options are WordPress.com, Wix, and Squarespace, which all provide reliable, high-quality website creation solutions for everyone from absolute beginners to web development experts.  In this Wix vs WordPress vs Squarespace showdown, we compare their main features, performance, support services, and prices to help you decide which is best for your next… More Info

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Elementor Patches XSS Vulnerabilities Affecting 7 Million WordPress Sites – WordPress Tavern

Elementor users who haven’t updated recently will want to get on the latest version 3.1.4 as soon as possible. Researchers at Wordfence disclosed a set of stored Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities in the plugin to its authors in February, which was partially patched at that time and additional fixes were released the second week of March. Wordfence summarized the vulnerabilities in a post published yesterday, accompanied by a detailed walkthrough of how an attacker might compromise sites using Elementor: These vulnerabilities allowed any user able to access the… More Info

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Tutor LMS for WordPress Open to Info-Stealing Security Holes – Threatpost

The popular learning-management system for teacher-student communication is rife with SQL-injection vulnerabilities. Security vulnerabilities in Tutor LMS, a WordPress plugin installed on more than 20,000 sites, open the door to information theft and privilege escalation, according to researchers. Tutor LMS is a learning-management system for educators that allows them to digitally reach their students. It supports course-building, student forums, multimedia classes and more…. More Info

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Best WordPress minimalist themes of 2021

WordPress, one of the most popular website builders out there, has thousand of themes, created by hundreds of designers, all here to cater to your specific requirements.  We’ve decided to look at minimalist themes in this guide. As the category implies, simplicity is the key. Few effects – if any – and hardly any bells and whistles. The idea behind this is producing a clean, modern looking site, with the added advantage that it also loads fast, no matter which device your site is viewed on. We’ll be looking at five themes which match the above criteria. (Image credit: Precise Themes) 1…. More Info

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