WP Builds Weekly WordPress News #136 – WordPress 5.6 Beta 2, Meta Boxes and Deals

This week’s WordPress news – Covering The Week Commencing 26th October 2020:

Hi there. Just a quick message that I wanted to let you all know about. I’m having to think about whether or not I have time for the WP Builds Weekly WordPress News audio that I normally include in this Newsletter. Sadly, I’m constrained by the time that I have each week and so, for now, it’s going to be going away. Just to be clear, it’s not the newsletter, it’s just the audio. I hope that this is okay! Sorry about that!

WordPress Core

WordPress 5.6 Beta 2

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Dragging and Dropping Meta Boxes Might Not Be So Simple in WordPress 5.6

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Plugins / Themes / Blocks

ACF 5.9.2 Release

EditorPlus Introduces Its First Blocks and Adds a Custom Block Creator

Gutenberg 9.2 Adds Video Tracks, Improvements to Columns and Cover Blocks

Log Into WordPress By Touch or Face ID Via the Passwordless WP Plugin

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WordPress Vulnerability News, October 2020

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Trump Campaign Site Hacked – What We Know & Lessons Learned

Opera and Brave Blocking Legit Images and Files

Big Content Snare Update: Kanban & Templates

Introducing the new Google Analytics

Antipodes Map – just a bit of fun. Where would you be if you dug right through the Earth!?

Water exists on the moon, scientists confirm

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Nathan Wrigley
Nathan Wrigley

Nathan writes posts and creates audio about WordPress on WP Builds and WP Tavern. He can also be found in the WP Builds Facebook group, and on Mastodon at wpbuilds.social. Feel free to donate to WP Builds to keep the lights on as well!

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