This Week in WordPress #198

This Week in WordPress #198

This week’s WordPress news for the week commencing Monday 21st February 2022

Another week, and we’re bringing you the latest WordPress news from the last seven days, including…

  • WordPress 5.9.1 is in the wild – make sure to update your sites.
  • The Full Site Editing Outreach program needs your help to make the editor better.
  • Elementor Cloud is out and doing all-the-things for your WordPress site.
  • Should there be some standards for CSS in WordPress?
  • Updraft Plus as a severe vulnerability which is patched.
  • Where is your next client coming from? We podcast about how we find / found them.

There’s a whole lot more than this, as there is each and every week, and you can find all that by scrolling down and clicking on the links!


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WordPress Core

WordPress 5.9.1 Maintenance Release
WordPress 5.9.1 is now available!This maintenance release features 82 bug fixes in both Core and the block editor.WordPress 5.9.1 is a short-cycle maintenance release. The next major release will be version 6.0…
WordPress 5.9.1 Maintenance Release
WordPress 5.9.1 is now available!This maintenance release features 82 bug fixes in both Core and the block editor.WordPress 5.9.1 is a short-cycle maintenance release. The next major release will be version 6.0…
Gutenberg 12.6 Enhances Transforming Blocks, Adds Read More and Post Author Bio Blocks, and Enables Social Icon Labels
Gutenberg 12.6 landed in the WordPress plugin directory yesterday. The update includes several transform-related enhancements and new Read More and Post Author Biography blocks. Users can now also show visible labels via the Social Icons block…
Gutenberg 12.6 Enhances Transforming Blocks, Adds Read More and Post Author Bio Blocks, and Enables Social Icon Labels
Gutenberg 12.6 landed in the WordPress plugin directory yesterday. The update includes several transform-related enhancements and new Read More and Post Author Biography blocks. Users can now also show visible labels via the Social Icons block…
FSE Program Testing Call #12: Hyping Headers
With WordPress 5.9 out in the wild, it’s time to start revisiting some common workflows that we’ve tested earlier versions of that have new tools, options, and more to explore. In the case of this test, we’re going to customize a header using everything from the navigation block to template part focus mode to then reuse this personalized header in a different template…
FSE Program Testing Call #12: Hyping Headers
With WordPress 5.9 out in the wild, it’s time to start revisiting some common workflows that we’ve tested earlier versions of that have new tools, options, and more to explore. In the case of this test, we’re going to customize a header using everything from the navigation block to template part focus mode to then reuse this personalized header in a different template…

Community

Elementor Cloud Website: Built-In Hosting for WordPress Sites
Get everything you need, all in one place: Hosting, WordPress pre-installed, a world-class secure platform, and all the Elementor Pro web-creation tools you need for complete design freedom. We’ve got you covered..!
Elementor Cloud Website: Built-In Hosting for WordPress Sites
Get everything you need, all in one place: Hosting, WordPress pre-installed, a world-class secure platform, and all the Elementor Pro web-creation tools you need for complete design freedom. We’ve got you covered..!
The Case for a Shared CSS Toolkit in WordPress
Earlier today, Mark Root-Wiley published an in-depth proposal around standardized design tokens and CSS for WordPress. The goal is to create a consistent, customizable, and interoperable system around the design tools in core. Essentially, he is proposing a standardized design framework or, as he refers to it, a “shared CSS toolkit” that WordPress, themes, and plugins can rely on…
The Case for a Shared CSS Toolkit in WordPress
Earlier today, Mark Root-Wiley published an in-depth proposal around standardized design tokens and CSS for WordPress. The goal is to create a consistent, customizable, and interoperable system around the design tools in core. Essentially, he is proposing a standardized design framework or, as he refers to it, a “shared CSS toolkit” that WordPress, themes, and plugins can rely on…
#15 – Morten Rand-Hendriksen on Governing Open Source Projects
MortenRand-Hendriksen wants open source to be governed differently. From paying contributors to making access more universal. Find out why he thinks this overhaul us needed on the WP Tavern Jukebox podcast…
#15 – Morten Rand-Hendriksen on Governing Open Source Projects
MortenRand-Hendriksen wants open source to be governed differently. From paying contributors to making access more universal. Find out why he thinks this overhaul us needed on the WP Tavern Jukebox podcast…
WordFest Live to Host Free 24-Hour Festival of WordPress March 4, 2022
The third edition of WordFest Live is coming up on March 4, 2022. The online event will feature more than 60 sessions over the course of 24 hours, as well as workshops, socials, and celebrations…
WordFest Live to Host Free 24-Hour Festival of WordPress March 4, 2022
The third edition of WordFest Live is coming up on March 4, 2022. The online event will feature more than 60 sessions over the course of 24 hours, as well as workshops, socials, and celebrations…
WP REST API vs admin-ajax.php vs Must-Use Plugin: Handling AJAX Requests in WordPress
In this post we compare the performance of the WP REST API to admin-ajax.php and a must-use plugin to see which one is faster..
WP REST API vs admin-ajax.php vs Must-Use Plugin: Handling AJAX Requests in WordPress
In this post we compare the performance of the WP REST API to admin-ajax.php and a must-use plugin to see which one is faster..
It’s time to deprecate WordPress Multisite, once and for all
The brave and noble add-on is no longer necessary or valuable to developers..!
It’s time to deprecate WordPress Multisite, once and for all
The brave and noble add-on is no longer necessary or valuable to developers..!
Piklist Is Shutting Down
Piklist, a development framework that helped people build things faster with WordPress, is shutting down. Its creators, Steve Bruner and Kevin Miller, launched the framework on June 12, 2012, at WordCampNYC. Over the next nine years it gained a devoted following…
Piklist Is Shutting Down
Piklist, a development framework that helped people build things faster with WordPress, is shutting down. Its creators, Steve Bruner and Kevin Miller, launched the framework on June 12, 2012, at WordCampNYC. Over the next nine years it gained a devoted following…

Plugins / Themes / Blocks

ACF | ACF 5.12 Release – ACF Blocks Compatibility with Full Site Editing and More
The release contains significant changes to ACF Blocks to support the structure of the new WordPress Full Site Editor. Thanks to all those that tested out the beta and RC releases we’ve put out over the last few weeks…
ACF | ACF 5.12 Release – ACF Blocks Compatibility with Full Site Editing and More
The release contains significant changes to ACF Blocks to support the structure of the new WordPress Full Site Editor. Thanks to all those that tested out the beta and RC releases we’ve put out over the last few weeks…
Presto Player Celebrating Its 1st Birthday in Style!
Your favorite Presto Player turns 1 today! We’re absolutely thrilled to celebrate this milestone with you by offering enormous discounts and giveaways…
Presto Player Celebrating Its 1st Birthday in Style!
Your favorite Presto Player turns 1 today! We’re absolutely thrilled to celebrate this milestone with you by offering enormous discounts and giveaways…
Domain Monitor – MainWP WordPress Management
The MainWP Domain Monitor Extension is used to automatically check Domains or your Child Sites. It checks for the expiration date and notifies you via customizable email if any of your domains are about to expire..
Domain Monitor – MainWP WordPress Management
The MainWP Domain Monitor Extension is used to automatically check Domains or your Child Sites. It checks for the expiration date and notifies you via customizable email if any of your domains are about to expire..
Using The WordPress Editor And CPTs To Configure Plugins
If we want our WordPress plugins to offer a settings page that is fully powered by blocks, how can we do it? Since Full Site Editing doesn’t support this feature yet, we need to code a custom solution. In this article, we will learn how we can do it…
Using The WordPress Editor And CPTs To Configure Plugins
If we want our WordPress plugins to offer a settings page that is fully powered by blocks, how can we do it? Since Full Site Editing doesn’t support this feature yet, we need to code a custom solution. In this article, we will learn how we can do it…
This week’s WordPress news for the week commencing Monday 21st February 2022
This week’s WordPress news for the week commencing Monday 21st February 2022
Recreating Onia: Building Brushstroke Backgrounds With WordPress Blocks
As I was looking over the latest releases from the WordPress theme directory this week, I came across one that caught my eye. Onia was clean and minimal while reserving its flourishes to bring attention to just a few elements across the page…
Recreating Onia: Building Brushstroke Backgrounds With WordPress Blocks
As I was looking over the latest releases from the WordPress theme directory this week, I came across one that caught my eye. Onia was clean and minimal while reserving its flourishes to bring attention to just a few elements across the page…
WooCommerce 6.3 to Introduce New Product Filtering by Attributes
The WooCommerce development team released the first RC for version 6.3 this week. The upcoming major release is expected on March 8, 2022, and is set to introduce an exciting, long-awaited feature: a new lookup table that will offer the ability the accurately filter products by attributes…
WooCommerce 6.3 to Introduce New Product Filtering by Attributes
The WooCommerce development team released the first RC for version 6.3 this week. The upcoming major release is expected on March 8, 2022, and is set to introduce an exciting, long-awaited feature: a new lookup table that will offer the ability the accurately filter products by attributes…

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Security

Entering a Higher State of Vigilance – Ukraine Under Attack
As we identify new threats, we will, as always, release protection and detection capability to our customers in real-time.We are also taking a range of internal steps to secure our company, our team, and our infrastructure. If you run a business, I’d like to advise you to enter a higher state of vigilance. I recommend the following steps…
Entering a Higher State of Vigilance – Ukraine Under Attack
As we identify new threats, we will, as always, release protection and detection capability to our customers in real-time.We are also taking a range of internal steps to secure our company, our team, and our infrastructure. If you run a business, I’d like to advise you to enter a higher state of vigilance. I recommend the following steps…
UpdraftPlus 1.22.3 Patches Severe Vulnerability Through Forced Security Update from WordPress.org
UpdraftPlus, a plugin that allows users to backup to various cloud providers, has patched a severe security vulnerability that would allow logged-in users to download a site’s latest backups. The patched version (1.22.3) was sent out via a forced auto-update, a measure reserved for severe vulnerabilities that affect a large number of users…
UpdraftPlus 1.22.3 Patches Severe Vulnerability Through Forced Security Update from WordPress.org
UpdraftPlus, a plugin that allows users to backup to various cloud providers, has patched a severe security vulnerability that would allow logged-in users to download a site’s latest backups. The patched version (1.22.3) was sent out via a forced auto-update, a measure reserved for severe vulnerabilities that affect a large number of users…
Stored Cross-Site Scripting Vulnerability Patched in a WordPress Photo Gallery Plugin
On November 11, 2021 the Wordfence Threat Intelligence team initiated the responsible disclosure process for a vulnerability we discovered in “Photoswipe Masonry Gallery”, a WordPress plugin that is installed on over 10,000 sites…
Stored Cross-Site Scripting Vulnerability Patched in a WordPress Photo Gallery Plugin
On November 11, 2021 the Wordfence Threat Intelligence team initiated the responsible disclosure process for a vulnerability we discovered in “Photoswipe Masonry Gallery”, a WordPress plugin that is installed on over 10,000 sites…
iThemes Security Pro Feature Spotlight: Magic Links
In the Feature Spotlight posts, we are going to highlight a feature in iThemes Security Pro and share a bit about why we developed the feature, who the feature is for, and how to use the feature…
iThemes Security Pro Feature Spotlight: Magic Links
In the Feature Spotlight posts, we are going to highlight a feature in iThemes Security Pro and share a bit about why we developed the feature, who the feature is for, and how to use the feature…
WordPress Vulnerability Report – February 23, 2022
The weekly WordPress Vulnerability Reportcovers recent WordPress plugin, theme, and core vulnerabilities for the week of February 23, 2022…
WordPress Vulnerability Report – February 23, 2022
The weekly WordPress Vulnerability Reportcovers recent WordPress plugin, theme, and core vulnerabilities for the week of February 23, 2022…

WP Builds

267 – Where’s the next client coming from? – Series 1 / Episode 6
To stay in business, you need to keep working. That usually means more clients. But where does this never ending conveyor belt of clients come from? What can you do…
267 – Where’s the next client coming from? – Series 1 / Episode 6
To stay in business, you need to keep working. That usually means more clients. But where does this never ending conveyor belt of clients come from? What can you do…

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Not WordPress, but useful anyway…

Google On The SEO Impact Of Changing Website Hosting Location
Google explains how changing the location of your website hosting can impact its performance in search results…
Google On The SEO Impact Of Changing Website Hosting Location
Google explains how changing the location of your website hosting can impact its performance in search results…
This 5,300-year-old skull shows evidence of the earliest known ear surgery
Archaeologists have excavated a 5,300-year-old skull from a Spanish tomb and determined that seven cut marks near the left ear canal are strong evidence of a primitive surgical procedure to treat a middle ear infection…
This 5,300-year-old skull shows evidence of the earliest known ear surgery
Archaeologists have excavated a 5,300-year-old skull from a Spanish tomb and determined that seven cut marks near the left ear canal are strong evidence of a primitive surgical procedure to treat a middle ear infection…
Bing Announces All In One SEO And IndexNow Integration
Bing announces the All In One SEO Plugin for WordPress supports the IndexNow protocol, which instantly informs search engines of content changes…
Bing Announces All In One SEO And IndexNow Integration
Bing announces the All In One SEO Plugin for WordPress supports the IndexNow protocol, which instantly informs search engines of content changes…
UK wants to squeeze freedom of reach to take on internet trolls
The UK government has announced (yet) more additions to its expansive and controversial plan to regulate online content — aka the Online Safety Bill.It says the latest package of measures to be added to the draft are intended to protect web users from anonymous trolling…
UK wants to squeeze freedom of reach to take on internet trolls
The UK government has announced (yet) more additions to its expansive and controversial plan to regulate online content — aka the Online Safety Bill.It says the latest package of measures to be added to the draft are intended to protect web users from anonymous trolling…
YouTube Adding More Analytics Data About Views & Revenue
YouTube channels will soon have access to more granular data about revenue and video views…
YouTube Adding More Analytics Data About Views & Revenue
YouTube channels will soon have access to more granular data about revenue and video views…
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