WooCommerce 4.4 Updates Blocks and Centralizes Coupon Management – WordPress Tavern

Yesterday, Automattic dropped version 4.4 of its popular WooCommerce plugin. The new release is a minor update with the biggest changes around the plugin’s blocks and coupon management in the admin. Two dozen people made 450 contributions to the release.

The WooCommerce team brought several updates to the plugin’s blocks. The biggest user-facing change is that the blocks will now use the WooCommerce thumbnail size instead of loading the full-sized image. This change means that images will respect the product image size settings that users can set via the WooCommerce > Product…


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WP Rig Starter Theme Project Looking for New Maintainers – WordPress Tavern

A couple of years ago, Morten Rand-Hendriksen launched WP Rig for WordPress. The goal was to bring a modern starter theme and build process to the theme development community. Now, he and the current team are hoping to find someone new to keep the project moving. Whoever is chosen will gain outright ownership of the project.

Rand-Hendriksen will be hosting a Zoom meeting on Friday, August 21 at 8 am PST. The meeting is planned to last 30 minutes with a possible additional 30 minutes for a Q&A session. He will update the WP Rig blog with the format and agenda for the meeting this…


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Pro Tips to Make Your WordPress Site Better

Since it is so easy to get started with WordPress, many entrepreneurs and business owners create badly-optimized websites to serve their needs. Although these websites are acceptable for early stages of a business, as the site grows and expands, the bad optimizations and the amateur development becomes quite clear.

You have two options at this juncture – you either hire professional developers – for example, Acclaim will convert your sketch project into responsive HTML page WordPress website – or you implement tips that help improve the site’s performance and…


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3 WordPress SEO Plugins for Schema.org Structured Data Implementation

WordPress is the most popular CMS online. It not only makes publishing content easier, but it also helps site owners optimize their websites for search. In this video, I’ll share some popular SEO plugins and how you can leverage them to implement schema.org structured data. We will discuss where each excels and what some of the limitations are.

📺 Learn more about Schema.org & Structured Data: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list…

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Why WordPress 5.5 is Breaking Sites

Thousands of WordPress sites have become broken since updating to WordPress 5.5. WP 5.5 deprecated support for jQuery Migrate may have caused at least 10,000 broken sites. An issue with how themes handle pagination is causing other sites to break after updating to 5.5.

Fortunately there are solutions.

Screenshot of a critical WordPress 5.5 bug reportA publisher reported a bug in WordPress 5.5

jQuery Migrate and WordPress 5.5

Thousands of WordPress publishers are experiencing problems because WordPress 5.5 shipped without a JavaScript library called jQuery Migrate.

jQuery Migrate is a library that acts like a bridge for older code to function…


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Why WordPress 5.5 is Breaking Sites

Thousands of WordPress sites have become broken since updating to WordPress 5.5. WP 5.5 deprecated support for jQuery Migrate may have caused at least 10,000 broken sites. An issue with how themes handle pagination is causing other sites to break after updating to 5.5.

Fortunately there are solutions.

Screenshot of a critical WordPress 5.5 bug reportA publisher reported a bug in WordPress 5.5

jQuery Migrate and WordPress 5.5

Thousands of WordPress publishers are experiencing problems because WordPress 5.5 shipped without a JavaScript library called jQuery Migrate.

jQuery Migrate is a library that acts like a bridge for older code to function…


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Exploring the First Block Patterns to Land in the WordPress Theme Directory – WordPress Tavern

For months, I have eagerly awaited the official release of WordPress 5.5, an update that promised to put the long-awaited block patterns system into the hands of theme designers. I may sound like a broken record at this point, but patterns have the potential to revolutionize WordPress theme development, even more so than the upcoming full-site editing.

The feature should drastically change how developers create WordPress themes. If used to its full potential, theme authors can rid themselves of dozens of theme options and drop most of their page templates. They can focus less on…


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WordPress Limit Login Attempts: How to do it?

Are you worried that hackers are attempting to log into your WordPress site? You’re right to be.

Hackers are guessing login credentials to break into WordPress sites every minute of the day. In fact, the WordPress login page is the most attacked page on a WordPress site. 

Once a hacker breaks in, they gain full access to your admin dashboard and can take control of your site. From there, they can misuse your site to advertise and sell illegal and fraudulent products, spam your visitors, steal your business data, among a long list of malicious acts.

Luckily, you can protect your login…


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

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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…


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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;…


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