This Week in WordPress #233

This Week in WordPress #233

The WordPress news from the last week which commenced Monday 28th November 2022

There’s no ‘This Week in WordPress’ show this week. We’ll be back next week!

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

  • New features added to Gutenberg 14.6.
  • Complete the 2022 WordPress survey to help steer the course of the project.
  • New WP Community Collective launches this week to help fund contributors.
  • Meetup.com removes accessibility overlay after concerns raised.
  • Kinsta starts offering application and database storage.
  • Oh, and loads of money in your back pocket if you can crack the Signal app – good luck!

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

Gutenberg 14.6 Adds List View for Editing Navigation Block, Introduces New Automatic Color Palette Generator
Gutenberg 14.6 was released last week with a long list of small but impactful refinements to core blocks and the full-site editing experience. One of the most practical enhancements included in this update is the new list view for editing the Navigation block…
Gutenberg 14.6 Adds List View for Editing Navigation Block, Introduces New Automatic Color Palette Generator
Gutenberg 14.6 was released last week with a long list of small but impactful refinements to core blocks and the full-site editing experience. One of the most practical enhancements included in this update is the new list view for editing the Navigation block…
Share Your Experience: The 2022 WordPress Survey is Open
The 2022 WordPress survey is open for your input and available in English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish…
Share Your Experience: The 2022 WordPress Survey is Open
The 2022 WordPress survey is open for your input and available in English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish…

Community

The WP Community Collective Launches Nonprofit to Fund Individual Contributors and Community-Based Initiatives
The WP Community Collective (WPCC) officially launched today as a new nonprofit organization dedicated to funding individual WordPress contributors and community-led initiatives. It was founded by Sé Reed, Katie Adams Farrell, and Courtney Robertson…
The WP Community Collective Launches Nonprofit to Fund Individual Contributors and Community-Based Initiatives
The WP Community Collective (WPCC) officially launched today as a new nonprofit organization dedicated to funding individual WordPress contributors and community-led initiatives. It was founded by Sé Reed, Katie Adams Farrell, and Courtney Robertson…
CertifyWP to Launch WordPress Credentialing Organization
CertifyWP, a new organization, will soon launch a WordPress credentialing process, the first of its kind in WordPress…
CertifyWP to Launch WordPress Credentialing Organization
CertifyWP, a new organization, will soon launch a WordPress credentialing process, the first of its kind in WordPress…
#53 – Matt Medeiros on the State of the WordPress Landscape
On the podcast today we have Matt Medeiros. Matt is the driving force behind many WordPress initiatives. That could be the creation of plugins, WordPress news media…
#53 – Matt Medeiros on the State of the WordPress Landscape
On the podcast today we have Matt Medeiros. Matt is the driving force behind many WordPress initiatives. That could be the creation of plugins, WordPress news media…
WordFest Live Returns – November 18, 2022
The Festival of WordPress! This will be the fourth 24-hour WordFest Live, and the theme this time around – transformation…
WordFest Live Returns – November 18, 2022
The Festival of WordPress! This will be the fourth 24-hour WordFest Live, and the theme this time around – transformation…
WordlePress – a silly (and very difficult) game for WordPress developers
Announcing (or re-announcing) WordlePress: a silly function-name guessing game for WordPress developers (and anyone else stupid enough to try). This post serves as the help page/instructions for WordlePress…
WordlePress – a silly (and very difficult) game for WordPress developers
Announcing (or re-announcing) WordlePress: a silly function-name guessing game for WordPress developers (and anyone else stupid enough to try). This post serves as the help page/instructions for WordlePress…
People of WordPress: Huanyi Chuang
The latest People of WordPress story features Huanyi Chuang, from #Taiwan, on his journey to become a digital marketer and front end developer…
People of WordPress: Huanyi Chuang
The latest People of WordPress story features Huanyi Chuang, from #Taiwan, on his journey to become a digital marketer and front end developer…
A Brand(ed) New World for the Enterprise WordPress Community
When we were able to bring BigWP—the premier event for the enterprise WordPress community—back in person, we jumped at the chance. Here’s how we did it.
A Brand(ed) New World for the Enterprise WordPress Community
When we were able to bring BigWP—the premier event for the enterprise WordPress community—back in person, we jumped at the chance. Here’s how we did it.
Meetup.com Removes Accessibility Overlay In Response to WordPress Community’s Concerns
The overly was powered by EqualWeb, a product which claims to provide automated compliance with accessibility standards but doesn’t address inaccessibility at the root of the problem…
Meetup.com Removes Accessibility Overlay In Response to WordPress Community’s Concerns
The overly was powered by EqualWeb, a product which claims to provide automated compliance with accessibility standards but doesn’t address inaccessibility at the root of the problem…
Announcing WordCamp Switzerland 2023!
We’re happy to announce that the next WordCamp Switzerland is going to be held in Murten on 1st April 2023! (No joke!) We’ve been able to secure the Centre Loewenberg, which has on-site catering and accommodation. We’d love it if you could join us…
Announcing WordCamp Switzerland 2023!
We’re happy to announce that the next WordCamp Switzerland is going to be held in Murten on 1st April 2023! (No joke!) We’ve been able to secure the Centre Loewenberg, which has on-site catering and accommodation. We’d love it if you could join us…

Plugins / Themes / Blocks

ElasticPress 4.4.0 Adds New Status Report Page and Instant Results Template Customization
10up has released version 4.4.0 of ElasticPress, its enhanced search plugin that speeds up searching while reducing the load on WordPress sites. The plugin is based on Elasticsearch and is used by customers of the ElasticPress.io service (a SaaS solution), as well as those who are hosting their own Elasticsearch instance…
ElasticPress 4.4.0 Adds New Status Report Page and Instant Results Template Customization
10up has released version 4.4.0 of ElasticPress, its enhanced search plugin that speeds up searching while reducing the load on WordPress sites. The plugin is based on Elasticsearch and is used by customers of the ElasticPress.io service (a SaaS solution), as well as those who are hosting their own Elasticsearch instance…
Two New WordPress Plugins Improve Block Editor Accessibility and WCAG Compliance
WordPress Core Committer Jb Audras, CTO of the France-based Whodunit agency, has released two new accessibility plugins in cooperation with Guillaume Turpin, another developer on the Whodunit team. These are small “micro” plugins developed to fill gaps in the block editor’s accessible content creation experience…
Two New WordPress Plugins Improve Block Editor Accessibility and WCAG Compliance
WordPress Core Committer Jb Audras, CTO of the France-based Whodunit agency, has released two new accessibility plugins in cooperation with Guillaume Turpin, another developer on the Whodunit team. These are small “micro” plugins developed to fill gaps in the block editor’s accessible content creation experience…
How I built the Featured Content Block plugin
Here’s how I created a custom block that allows a user to select a specific post and customize how that looks on a page…
How I built the Featured Content Block plugin
Here’s how I created a custom block that allows a user to select a specific post and customize how that looks on a page…
Using The New Constrained Layout In WordPress Block Themes
One of the main goals of the WordPress Site Editor (and, yes, that is now the “official” name) is to move basic block styling from CSS to structured JSON…
Using The New Constrained Layout In WordPress Block Themes
One of the main goals of the WordPress Site Editor (and, yes, that is now the “official” name) is to move basic block styling from CSS to structured JSON…
Stack Block
Use the Stack block to arrange blocks vertically…
Stack Block
Use the Stack block to arrange blocks vertically…

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Security

Configuration Probing: Your Backups Might Be Your Greatest Weakness
Configuration files exist to make life easier for developers and website operators. In a world without configuration files, every instance of code that depended on a database connection could potentially…
Configuration Probing: Your Backups Might Be Your Greatest Weakness
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WordPress Vulnerability Report – November 30, 2022
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WordPress Vulnerability Report – November 30, 2022
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WP Builds

306 – Application & database hosting at Kinsta
So in the last episode of the WP Builds podcast we were talking about how WordPress hosting has changed. Today it feels like more of the same. Kinsta has been hard at work setting up a new service so that you can host applications and databases…
306 – Application & database hosting at Kinsta
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NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope’s albums
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I Was Wrong About Mastodon
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AWS launches Application Composer, a low-code tool for building serverless apps
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Florida woman sues Kraft mac and cheese over preparation time
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LastPass Notice of Recent Security Incident
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