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Google and Drupal Partner Up, WordPress Releases Updates and More Open Source News

PHOTO: Unsplash The Drupal Association recently announced a new partnership with Google. With this partnership, both Google and Drupal aim at improving owner success, user experience, and building a more secure web altogether. To do that, Google and Drupal will roll out webinars and case studies to the Drupal Community and will gather feedback on the community’s needs. Google will provide the community with collaborative programming tools and the chance to give input on Google tools and initiatives.  Say Hello to WordPress 5.5.1 A few months after releasing WP 5.5 Eckstine, the… More Info

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Past Twenty* WordPress Themes To Get New Block Patterns – WordPress Tavern

Mel Choyce-Dwan, the Default Theme Design Lead for WordPress 5.6, kick-started 10 tickets around two months ago that would bring new features to the old default WordPress themes. The proposal is to add unique block patterns, a feature added to WordPress 5.5, to all of the previous 10 Twenty* themes. It is a lofty goal that could breathe some new life into old work from the previous decade. Currently, only the last four themes are marked for an update by the time WordPress 5.6 lands. Previous themes are on the list to receive their block patterns in a future release. For developers… More Info

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Picking a WordPress host for your website

When building a website, there are a lot of factors to take into account. But even if you have an existing website you can still make changes to optimize it, especially if that website is your business. Before COVID there was already a lot of reliance on websites for things like hours, offerings, and even e-commerce, but the shift to e-commerce because of the pandemic has meant that businesses are spending more time than ever-improving their websites. Customers want to know up-to-date information and to be… More Info

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Vulnerability in WordPress plugin TI WooCommerce Wishlist could allow full site takeover

Flaw in popular add-on allows any logged-in customer to achieve admin status A critical vulnerability in a WordPress plugin with more than 70,000 active installations could grant an attacker full administrative access, including the ability to modify and takeover a site’s database. The bug in TI WooCommerce Wishlist has been patched in the latest version (1.21.12). Users are being urged to update as soon as possible, as the vulnerability is currently being exploited in the wild. Security researchers from NinTechNet described how a lack of a… More Info

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The best website hosting for WordPress 2020

Looking for the best website hosting for WordPress sites? Then you’ve come to the right place. Read on to find out all about WordPress hosting, why you need it, and who the best providers are. WordPress.org is the website building software that powers around a third of the web, and there are many good reasons for that. First, the software itself is free to download. Secondly, you don’t need to understand code to use it. And thirdly, there are lots of free resources to help you learn WordPress, not to mention a thriving community to ask for advice. But while the website building software is… More Info

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Facebook And Instagram Dropping Embedded Content Support On WordPress Sites

Facebook and Instagram embedded content will soon break on WordPress websites unless owners generate an app ID with a developer account. If you’ve got a WordPress website and you regularly embed Facebook or Instagram content on it, you’ll have to read carefully, as this affects you. Facebook is updating its Graph API, requiring site owners to get a developer account and app ID to continue using Facebook and Instagram oEmbeds. As a result, WordPress will also be removing Facebook as an oEmbed provider in its upcoming core release. Related | Facebook Removes 28-Day Attribution Model From… More Info

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Using the Web Stories for WordPress Plugin? You Better Play By Google’s Rules – WordPress Tavern

Web Stories dashboard screen in WordPress. What comes as a surprise to few, Google has updated its content guidelines for its Web Stories format. For users of its recently-released Web Stories for WordPress plugin, they will want to follow the extended rules for their Stories to appear in the “richer experiences” across Google’s services. This includes the grid view on Search, Google Images, and Google Discover’s carousel. Google released its Web Stories plugin in late September to the WordPress community. It is a drag-and-drop editor that allows end-users to create… More Info

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Understanding the Hidden Cost of Using WordPress

PHOTO: Shutterstock Wait a second. Isn’t WordPress free? Well, technically, yes. But even free CMS come with hidden costs, and WordPress is no exception.  For basic users, the costs are very low or non-existent, but if you go enterprise, the hidden costs start to appear. Still, when someone thinks of building a website, they think of using WordPress. But is it really worth the buzz for business and enterprise users? We asked IT professionals and C-suite executives for their take. What Makes WordPress the Go-To CMS? It’s not a secret that WordPress dominates the CMS market with a… More Info

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You can turn your existing blog posts on WordPress into a tweetstorm now / Digital Information World

A tweetstorm is a series of related tweets posted in succession on Twitter by a user. Recently, WordPress has rolled out a new feature that allows the users to convert their existing blog posts into a tweetstorm without any difficulty. Some time back, WordPress had introduced the functionality that allows users to post their Twitter threads or tweetstorms in their blogs on the WordPress platform, with the ‘unroll’ option for Twitter embeds. So, this new feature is basically the opposite of the previous functionality. With the new feature, you can post your blogs, word by word, and… More Info

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