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All-in-One WP Migration 7.0 Patches XSS Vulnerability

wptavern.com :: Those who use the All-in-One WP Migration plugin are encouraged to update to version 7.0 as soon as possible as 6.97 contains an admin backend cross-site-scripting vulnerability. An attacker would already have to be able to either compromise the database or gain access to a user account with high ...

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WPWeekly Episode 360 – CBD and E-Commerce With Javier Cano

wptavern.com :: In this episode, John James Jacoby and I are joined by Javier Cano, Director of Marketing for Liquid Web. We discuss the challenges people are facing selling CBD products on e-commerce platforms such as Shopify and WooCommerce and what Liquid Web is doing to be an ally to the industry.

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Newspack Opens Up Application Process for Phase Two

wptavern.com :: Earlier this year, Newspack chose twelve publications to take part in the initial rollout phase of the platform. Newspack is a collection of themes, plugins, and features geared towards newsrooms such as revenue generation wizards, mobile delivery, and search engine optimization. Steve Beatty, head ...

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In Case You Missed It – Issue 28

wptavern.com :: There’s a lot of great WordPress content published in the community but not all of it is featured on the Tavern. This post is an assortment of items related to WordPress that caught my eye but didn’t make it into a full post. Changes to WordPress PHP Coding Standards Based

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Experimental Block Areas Plugin Allows for Editing Content Sitewide with Gutenberg

wptavern.com :: WordPress core committer Felix Arntz is working on an experimental Block Areas plugin that would enable users to create and edit content sitewide using the Gutenberg editor. Inspired by a conversation with Morten Rand-Hendriksen at WordCamp Europe, Arntz created the plugin to “explore what ...

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JAMstack’s Growing Popularity Brings Increase in WordPress Plugins for Deploying to Netlify

wptavern.com :: One of the more interesting trends this year is that WordPress developers are beginning to explore JAMstack setups for their sites. JAMstack is a term coined by Netlify CEO Mathias Biilmann to describe development architecture that includes client-side JavaScript, reusable APIs, and prebuilt ...

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WordPress Theme Review Team Seeks to Curb Obtrusive Admin Notices with New Requirement to Follow Core Design Patterns

wptavern.com :: For years, the WordPress admin has become increasingly overloaded with admin notices. Some of them are giant, branded notices with their own particular designs that obstruct users’ activities in the admin. The Theme Review Team is taking action to curb obtrusive notices that fall within its ...

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10up Releases New Plugin That Shows How to Extend Gutenberg’s Document Panel Using SlotFill and Filters

wptavern.com :: If you’ve been looking for a way to add slots and controls to the Document panel in WordPress’ content editor, check out a new plugin released by 10up called Gutenberg SlotFill and Filter Demos. SlotFill and Filters is a new take on the classic filters, actions, and hooks system in

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Gutenberg 6.1 Introduces Animation to Block Moving Actions, Adds Block-Based Widgets Screen Experiments

wptavern.com :: Gutenberg plugin users who update to version 6.1 should notice a considerable difference in how the UI reacts to block moving actions. This release brings in the animation experiments that Matías Ventura introduced in a post titled “Using Motion to Express Change.” The subtle animations add ...

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WordPress Theme Review Team Initiates New Long Term Plan to Make All WordPress.org Themes Accessible

wptavern.com :: The WordPress Theme Review Team (TRT) met today and agreed to put new accessibility requirements in place for themes hosted in the official directory. These include some of the items that are required for theme authors who want to add the accessibility-ready tag. A handful of these requirements ...

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The News Project Launches Its First Customer Site CALmatters

wptavern.com :: The News Project founded by Merril Brown has launched its first customer site, CALmatters. CALmatters is a nonprofit journalism venture that covers politics, environmental regulation, education, and more. The site sports a new design, a fresh logo, and was built using WordPress. The News Project ...

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Anders Norén Release Free Chaplin Theme Designed for Block Editor, Theme Authors Discuss Better Ways to Promote Truly Free Themes

wptavern.com :: Anders Norén has released Chaplin, his 20th free WordPress theme, designed specifically for use with the block editor. Chaplin could be loosely described as an agency or business stye theme but the capabilities of the block editor enable users to create advanced page layouts that would suit many ...

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WPWeekly Episode 359 – Diversity Speaker Training With Jill Binder

wptavern.com :: In this episode, John James Jacoby and I are joined by Jill Binder, Founder, and Chief Consultant and Trainer at Diverse Speakers In Tech. We discussed how and why the Diverse Speaker Training group was created, how the training encourages underrepresented people to speak at WordCamps, and how the ...

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Google Launches Effort to Make Robots Exclusion Protocol an Internet Standard, Open Sources Robots.txt Parser

wptavern.com :: Website owners have been excluding web crawlers using the Robots Exclusion Protocol (REP) on robots.txt files for 25 years. More than 500 million websites use robots.txt files to talk to bots, according to Google’s data. Up until now, there has never been an official Internet standard, no ...

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Font Awesome is Branching out with Duotone Colors and Icon Smashups

wptavern.com :: Font Awesome 5.9 was released last month with 421 new and updated icons. The popular icon font library has grown to include more than 5,000 vector icons and is used on 34% of the top million websites. It’s also one of the top open source projects on GitHub and a

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Walking 718km to WCEU, an Interview With Marcel Bootsman

wptavern.com :: I have a hard time walking a mile or two let alone 718km, but that’s what Marcel Bootsman did on his journey to WordCamp EU to generate funds for DonateWC. In this interview, Bootsman explains how he prepared for the journey, what he experienced during his trip, and why he

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msgWP to Launch Plugin Enabling WordPress Microblogging with Telegram

wptavern.com :: msgWP piqued public interest this week with a demo of its new microblogging product that allows users to publish text messages and photos to WordPress sites using Telegram. Although the plugin hasn’t officially launched yet, a live demo on the website allows people to anonymously publish a ...

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CMS Backend Opener: A Firefox Extension to Quickly Locate the Login Page to Popular CMS Backends

wptavern.com :: If you use Firefox and manage multiple websites that use different Content Management Systems and have a hard time keeping track of the various URLs to their backends, consider using the CMS Backend Opener Firefox extension created by Andy R. Once installed, you can use either a keyboard shortcut ...

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Lessons from the GraphQL Documentary: Never Underestimate the Power of Open Source Communities

wptavern.com :: Honeypot, a tech-focused job platform based in Europe, has produced a documentary that offers a fascinating look at the origins of GraphQL. The 28-minute video explores how quickly the project began to have an impact on the wider tech industry after Facebook publicly released it as an open source ...

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Free Online JavaScript for WordPress Conference to Feature “Headless WordPress” Track, July 12

wptavern.com :: The second edition of the JavaScript for WordPress conference will be streamed online July 11-13, 2019. Based on the success of the 2018 event, which had 1,200 attendees watching live, organizer Zac Gordon decided to expand the event to feature three free days of talks, workshops, and a ...

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In Case You Missed It – Issue 27

wptavern.com :: There’s a lot of great WordPress content published in the community but not all of it is featured on the Tavern. This post is an assortment of items related to WordPress that caught my eye but didn’t make it into a full post. Carol Gann Awarded the 2019 Kim Parsell

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BuddyPress 5.0 to Introduce BP REST API, First Beta Due Mid-August

wptavern.com :: BuddyPress 5.0 is on track to introduce a new BP REST API, which has been in development as a feature plugin on GitHub since 2016. Contributors plan to merge the API with 14 endpoints for popular components like activity updates, groups, members, private messages, and extended profile fields. ...

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WordPress for iOS 12.6.1 Revamps Stats, Acknowledges Third-Party Libraries

wptavern.com :: WordPress for iOS 12.6.1 is now available in the iTunes App Store. The User Interface as well as the backend that powers stats has been revamped and more closely resembles what you see on the Jetpack Stats module. There are now date selectors and individual stats contain more detail. More

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EditorsKit 1.6 and 1.7 Add Tools for Writers, Drag and Drop Block Export/Import

wptavern.com :: Recent EditorsKit releases have introduced a set of new tools that some writers may have found missing from Gutenberg. The plugin’s creator, Jeffrey Carandang, said version 1.6 was targeted at improving the writing flow for writers, bloggers, and content creators. Gutenberg has decent support ...

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WPWeekly Episode 358 – Interview with Dan Maby, Founder of WP&UP

wptavern.com :: In this episode, Malcolm Peralty and I are joined by Dan Maby, Founder of WP&UP. WP&UP is a non-profit charity based in England that supports and promotes positive mental health in the WordPress Community. Dan explains why he started the charity, what he’s learned and how he manages ...

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The Theme Review Team Releases Two Feature Packages, an Autoloader and a Customize Section Button

wptavern.com :: Two weeks ago, Justin Tadlock published a proposal on behalf of the Theme Review Team to create a set of standardized packages that theme authors can drop-into their themes. This week, the team has released two feature packages that illustrate what the project is trying to accomplish. The first is

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Gutenberg 6.0 Adds Layout Picker to Columns Block

wptavern.com :: Gutenberg 6.0 was released today with a major update to the Columns block. Users can now select from a set of pre-defined layouts for their columns, with additional features that address many long-standing complaints regarding the block’s usability. Although many plugins are already doing ...

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State of CSS 2019 Survey Results: Top Frameworks Rank Low in Satisfaction, JavaScript Proficiency is on the Rise

wptavern.com :: The first ever State of CSS survey results have been published. The data includes responses from more than 11,000 developers in 135 countries. Respondents identified themselves as male (84.71%), female (9.9%), non-binary/third gender (0.86%), and “prefer not to say” (2.62%). Sacha Greif ...

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WP Engine Acquires Flywheel

wptavern.com :: In a move that caught some people by surprise, WP Engine has announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire Managed WordPress host, Flywheel. While financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, Heather Brunner, WP Engine’s CEO confirmed to TechCrunch that the company needed ...

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WordPress AMP Plugin Version 1.2 Introduces Gutenberg-powered AMP Stories Editor

wptavern.com :: Google released version 1.2 of its official AMP plugin for WordPress ahead of WordCamp Europe in Berlin. This release introduces a new AMP Stories editor that is powered by Gutenberg. AMP Stories are separate from the capabilities that enable AMP for the rest of the website, and they can be

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WordCamp Europe 2020 to be Held in Porto, June 4-6

wptavern.com :: Another successful edition of WordCamp Europe concluded this weekend in Berlin. The event was the largest WordCamp in history, with 3,260 tickets sold and 2,734 attendees present on the ground. WCEU sold 800 more tickets than the previous year in Belgrade. Contributor Day gathered 611 attendees ...

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Contribution Time, Sponsored, and Teams Fields Added to WordPress.org User Profiles

wptavern.com :: A new section named Contribution has been added to WordPress.org user profiles. This section contains fields that enable users to share how much time they contribute to WordPress on a weekly basis, which teams they contribute to, and whether or not those contributions are sponsored. Each field is ...

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Matt Mullenweg’s Summer Update at WordCamp Europe 2019: Gutenberg’s Progress and a Preview of Upcoming Features

wptavern.com :: Matt Mullenweg took the stage at WordCamp Europe in Berlin this afternoon to give a summer update on the progress of the block editor. He attributed much of its continued success to the availability of the Gutenberg plugin, which allows for quick iteration and testing. More than 150,000 posts are

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Free Event: Post Status to Live Stream Publish Online July 8-9

wptavern.com :: Post Status will be live streaming Publish Online on July 8-9, 2019. The event, which is geared towards WordPress professionals, has traditionally been limited to club members. This year Post Status creator Brian Krogsgard is opening up the live stream for anyone to watch for free. “I debated ...

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WPWeekly Episode 357 – CBD E-Commerce, XML Sitemaps, and A Preview of WCEU 2019

wptavern.com :: In this episode, Malcom Peralty and I discuss what’s new in WordPress 5.2.2, XML Sitemaps possibly landing in core, and WooCommerce clarifying its CDB seller policy. We also provide a preview of what to expect at WordCamp EU and congratulate Marcel Bootsman for successfully walking to Berlin, ...

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Jason Bahl Joins the Gatsby Team to Work on WPGraphQL Full-Time

wptavern.com :: Jason Bahl, creator of WPGraphQL, is joining the Gatsby team to work on WPGraphQL (and its immediate ecosystem) full-time. Gatsby, the immensely popular static site generator for React.js, lets users pull data into pages from WordPress, Drupal, Contentful, Google Docs, AirTable, markdown, and any ...

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WooCommerce.com Clarifies Its Policy on Selling CBD Products

wptavern.com :: Last week, a member of the WooCommerce Help and Share Facebook group who sells Cannabidiol or CBD products submitted a post that included an email exchange with WooCommerce support. In the exchange, the support rep explained to the store owner that when their WooCommerce.com account was connected ...

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Watch the Free WordCamp Europe 2019 Live Stream June 21-22

wptavern.com :: WordCamp Europe 2019 kicks off tomorrow, June 20, with Contributor Day. If you have been following the event on Twitter, hundreds of WordPress enthusiasts and professionals have been descending upon Berlin this week in preparation for the world’s largest WordCamp. For those who cannot attend ...

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Google Announces Site Kit Plugin Now in Developer Beta

wptavern.com :: Google is churning out updates to its WordPress products ahead of WordCamp Europe in Berlin this weekend, with the AMP Plugin 1.2 release and Site Kit’s developer beta launch landing the same day. Site Kit is a new addition to Google’s WordPress plugin lineup that was announced at ...

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Developers at Yoast and Google Collaborate on Proposal to Add XML Sitemaps to WordPress Core

wptavern.com :: Developers at Google and Yoast are collaborating with other contributors on a proposal to add XML sitemaps to WordPress core. This capability has traditionally been handled by plugins, which provide a variety of implementations. The goal of this new feature project is to ship basic XML sitemaps in ...

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WordPress 5.2.2 Squashes 13 Bugs

wptavern.com :: WordPress 5.2.2 dubbed a short-cycle maintenance release is available for download. This release addresses 13 bugs and improves the Site Heath features introduced in 5.2. One of the changes in 5.2.2 affects the theme update link in the Customizer of multisite installs. The update link for themes on ...

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In Case You Missed It – Issue 26

wptavern.com :: There’s a lot of great WordPress content published in the community but not all of it is featured on the Tavern. This post is an assortment of items related to WordPress that caught my eye but didn’t make it into a full post. Birgit Olzem Could Use the Community’s Help

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Justin Tadlock Proposes Idea to Solve Common Theme Issues

wptavern.com :: The Theme Review Team has been discussing ideas in Slack on how to solve the problem of themes in the review queue suffering from common theme issues. Just Tadlock has proposed a idea he calls Theme Feature Repositories. The idea is to create standardized packages on the Theme Review Team

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WordPress Spanish Translation Team Now has Meta Sites, Apps, and Top 200 Plugins 100% Translated

wptavern.com :: The Spanish WordPress community hit a remarkable milestone with translations this week. Polyglots volunteers have now translated the meta sites, WordPress apps, and the top 200 plugins at 100% completion, with no pending translations to review. La comunidad #WordPress España @wp_es sigue batiendo ...

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WPWeekly Episode 356 – Gutenberg, Governance, and Contributing to WordPress with Jonny Harris

wptavern.com :: In this episode, John James Jacoby and I are joined by Jonny Harris. Jonny describes how he discovered WordPress and some of the core projects he’s been working on including, Site Health Checks, fatal error protection, and Multisite. We discuss WordPress’ focus on users vs developers in ...

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Pika Project Launches New JavaScript CDN to Serve Modern, ESM Packages

wptavern.com :: Fred Schott, a software developer and former Google employee on the Polymer team, has launched a new CDN for his Pika project. Schott’s mission with Pika is “to make modern JavaScript more accessible by making it easier to find, publish, install, and use modern packages on npm.” ...

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Gutenberg 5.9 Brings Major Improvements to Block Grouping, Introduces Snackbar Notices

wptavern.com :: Gutenberg 5.9 is now available for those who are running the plugin to get the latest features on their sites. This release brings significant improvements to the grouping capabilities, allowing users to group and ungroup blocks inside a container block. Once placed inside a group, the blocks can ...

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Drupal Gutenberg 1.0 Released, Now Ready for Production Sites

wptavern.com :: The Gutenberg module for Drupal, created by Frontkom, reached the 1.0 milestone earlier this month. It is the first stable release recommended for use in production with Drupal 8.x. The 1.0 release removes the Gutenberg-JS dependency and uses Gutenberg core files directly. It is based on Gutenberg ...

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WP Engine Launches DevKit Open Beta

wptavern.com :: Those who host or manage sites on WP Engine now have a new tool at their disposal. It’s called DevKit, developed by Chris Wiegman and Jason Stallings. DevKit is a WordPress local development environment that includes SSH Gateway access, push and pull deployments to WP Engine, Command Line ...

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Former npm, Inc. CTO Announces Entropic, a Decentralized Package Registry

wptavern.com :: CJ Silverio, former CTO of npm Inc., gave a presentation at JSConf EU 2019 in Berlin earlier this month titled “The Economics of Open Source.” More specifically, she discussed the economics of package management as it applies to open source software, based on her unique perspective and ...

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