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WordPress 5.6.1 maintenance release schedule - Make WordPress Core

After WordPress 5.6 “Simone” was released, some tickets were opened reporting identified bugs, mostly concerning bundled themes. Given the need for a fast-follow WordPress 5.6.1 release before the end of 2020 was ruled out as no tickets were identified as urgent,… Continue Reading →

Call for Testing: WordPress for Android 16.6 - Make WordPress Mobile

WordPress for Android version 16.6-rc-2 is available for testing on the Beta channel. You can ask to join the Beta Program at Android App Testing on Google Play. Once you have been accepted, click the “Become a Tester” button at… Continue Reading →

Agenda for January 28th Support Meeting - Support Everything WordPress

The weekly support meeting will be held on Thursday, January 28th, 2021, 17:00 UTC in #forums on Slack. (a Slack account is required) A note-taker for the meeting is requested, taking notes is a great way to get more involved with contributing to… Continue Reading →

Automattic Launches the Blank Canvas WordPress Theme for Building Single-Page Websites - WP Tavern

Split Screen pattern from Blank Canvas. On Monday, Automattic announced its Blank Canvas theme on WordPress.com. The goal is to allow end-users to build single-page websites, such as an “about me” or product landing page. Blank Canvas is a child… Continue Reading →

Plugin Team Draws a Line: Plugins Must Not Change WordPress’ Default Automatic Update Settings - WP Tavern

WordPress’ plugin team has publsihed a statement regarding plugins making changes to users’ update services: Unless your plugin has the purpose of managing updates, you must not change the defaults of WordPress’ update settings. You may offer a feature to auto-update, but it has to honor the core settings. This means if… Continue Reading →

The Wordfence 2020 WordPress Threat Report - Wordfence Blog

Over the course of 2020, and in the process of protecting over 4 million WordPress customers, the Wordfence Threat Intelligence team gathered a massive amount of raw data from attacks targeting WordPress and infection trends, in addition to the malware… Continue Reading →

WordPress Vulnerability Roundup: January 2021, Part 2 - iThemes

New WordPress plugin and theme vulnerabilities were disclosed during the second half of January. This post covers the recent WordPress plugin, theme, and core vulnerabilities and what to do if you run one of the vulnerable plugins or themes on… Continue Reading →

New Linux Server Vulnerability - iThemes

Security researchers at Qualys discovered a Privilege Escalation vulnerability in the Linux program sudo. An attacker could exploit the vulnerability to increase the privileges and take over the server. How does this server vulnerability affect WordPress websites? The majority of… Continue Reading →

Accessibility and design collaborative office hours - Make WordPress Accessible

Hey everyone!  In an effort to continuously improve and maintain the accessibility of WordPress as exciting new design efforts start to take shape, the accessibility and design focus release leads for WP 5.7 (sarahricker, hedgefield) will be holding some additional… Continue Reading →

Editor chat summary: 27th January 2021 - Make WordPress Core

This post summarises the weekly editor chat meeting (agenda here) held on 2021-01-27 14:00 UTC in Slack. Moderated by @andraganescu Gutenberg Plugin Release Gutenberg 9.9 RC has been delayed for January 29th 2021, to sync with the upcoming beta 1 release… Continue Reading →

Get a FREE Blog Post Template for Divi’s Painter Layout Pack - Elegant Themes

Hey Divi Nation! Thanks for joining us for the next installment of our weekly Divi Design Initiative where each week, we give away brand new freebies. This time around we’re building upon the Painter Layout Pack with a brand new… Continue Reading →

Social Commerce: a Simple Guide for Beginners - Elegant Themes

Social Commerce is one of the most popular and fastest-growing trends in the world of online sales. Although the principles are similar, it’s different from traditional eCommerce. As we’ll see, there are lots of reasons to pay attention to Social… Continue Reading →

Nelio Unlocker Review: Convert Any Content to Gutenberg or Elementor - WP Mayor

Nelio Unlocker is an interesting new tool that eliminates page builder and website builder lock-in. With one click, you can convert any content into the same design using the WordPress block editor (Gutenberg). It works for WordPress page builders, website… Continue Reading →

Looking Back at 2020 — Kinsta Year in Review - Kinsta Blog

Who knew a pandemic would be part of our lives? 2020 is now a thing of the past and, honestly, I’m happy we left that behind. Try a free demo Yet, it’s by taking a look at what we’ve done… Continue Reading →

Jetpack Launches Customer Research Project to Improve the Plugin and Reduce User Frustration - WP Tavern

Jetpack’s Design and Research Team is launching a new customer research panel as part of an ongoing effort to collect feedback in advance of launching new features. They are allocating one day every month to talk with users: It’s a… Continue Reading →

Reminder: Plugins Must Not Interfere with Updates - Make WordPress Plugins

While we do look for plugins that touch the update services on submission, we do not monitor existing plugins, which is where this reminder stems from. Unless your plugin has the purpose of managing updates, you must not change the… Continue Reading →

WP Buffs Finalizes First Acquisition, Purchases WP EZI - WP Tavern

Earlier today, WP Buffs announced that it had acquired WP EZI, a WordPress maintenance and support service. It was a five-figure acquisition for 64 active subscriptions and 343 total customers. Paul Tselekidis, the former owner of WP EZI, is stepping… Continue Reading →

Call for Testing: WordPress for iOS 16.6 - Make WordPress Mobile

WordPress for iOS version 16.6 beta is available for testing on TestFlight. You can sign up for our TestFlight program and join as a beta tester by opening that link on your iPhone or iPad. Release Notes MY SITE Activity Log: adds support for Date Range… Continue Reading →

Show and Tell January 27, 2021 - Make WordPress Design

This year, we will continue with our Show and Tell on the last Wednesday of the month. This is a Zoom meeting where contributors have the opportunity to share their work and ask for feedback from the design team or… Continue Reading →

Dev Chat Agenda for January 27, 2021 - Make WordPress Core

Here is the agenda for this week’s meetings to occur at the following times: January 27, 2021 at 5:00 UTC and January 27, 2021 at 20:00 UTC. Blog Post Highlights What’s new in Gutenberg 9.8? (20 January)Block Editor Handbook: restructuring project… Continue Reading →

Writing PHP Command-Line Applications: Command-Line Arguments - Tom McFarlin

TL;DR: is an array of arguments passed to the script with the first index being the name of the script itself. And is the number of arguments passed to the the script (which will always at least be ). Arguably,… Continue Reading →

Editor Chat Agenda: 27 January, 2021 - Make WordPress Core

Facilitator and notetaker: @andraganescu This is the agenda for the weekly editor chat scheduled for Wednesday, January 27, 2021, 03:00 PM GMT+1. This meeting is held in the #core-editor channel in the Making WordPress Slack. Gutenberg 9.9 release.WordPress 5.7 Beta 1.Monthly Plan for January 2021 and key project updates:Global… Continue Reading →

Your Photography Business Needs Testimonials - Imagely

If you have been following the “Your Photography Business Needs” series then you might really in the Social Proof article that we talk about the people you photograph. Today we want to stress the point that your photography website and… Continue Reading →

4 Things You Should Check At a Crypto Lending Platform - WordPress Arena

Are you looking forward to getting cash? Do you have cryptocurrencies? A crypto lending platform is a great place you … Read more4 Things You Should Check At a Crypto Lending Platform The post 4 Things You Should Check At… Continue Reading →

5 Best WooCommerce WordPress Themes - Elegant Themes

WooCommerce is one of the most popular e-commerce platforms in the world. This means there are hundreds of compatible themes for you to pick from when building your online store. Faced with so many choices, it can be difficult to… Continue Reading →

WordPress Roadmap Update: Full-Site Editing Targeted for 5.8 Release in June 2021 - WP Tavern

WordPress core contributors are pushing forward on an ambitious plan to land full-site editing in core before the end of the year. Josepha Haden Chomphosy, the open source project’s executive director, published an updated roadmap for 2021 that aims to… Continue Reading →

Ten ‘Must’ WordPress Snippets - JustWP

Remove or Hide Admin Menu Links for Certain or Specific Users or Roles The following snippet will let you remove as well as hide admin menu links for certain users or role. [crayon-600f714c6a72f514022667/] Source: Snipplr Get all media attached to… Continue Reading →

A Week in Core – January 25, 2021 - Make WordPress Core

Welcome back to a new issue of Week in Core. Let’s take a look at what changed on Trac between January 18, 2021 and January 25, 2021. 22 commits31 contributors50 tickets created7 tickets reopened47 tickets closed Ticket numbers are based on… Continue Reading →

Jump-Start a Year’s Worth of Content via the Launch With Words Plugin - WP Tavern

On Sunday, Bridget Willard announced her latest project, Launch With Words. In collaboration with Ronald Huereca, who performed the development work, they built a plugin that helps clients jump-start routine, monthly blog posts. In the future, there will be premium… Continue Reading →

WordPress Workflows Tutorial with Gravity Flow - Gravity Forms Blog

Gravity Flow is a Gravity Forms Certified Add-On, built for optimizing and automating recurring business processes. Perfect for organizations of all shapes and sizes, it can help you streamline your business processes and turn your forms, spreadsheets, follow-up calls, and… Continue Reading →

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