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#12: Wed May 17, 2023

Brands Engage Audiences with NFTs While WordPress Proposes Retirement of Default Themes

Binary Moon Avatar This post was curated and edited by Ben Gillbanks. Ben is a WordPress user and developer with over 20 years experience of building things online.

Welcome to WP Briefs on Wednesday, May 17th, 2023. Here are today’s top news stories:

First up, patchstack recently published a security advisory regarding a high severity reflected cross-site scripting vulnerability in the ACF Plugin. Within 24 hours of the announcement, exploit attempts were detected.

Moving on to our next story, brands are using NFTs (non-fungible tokens) to engage with their audiences and create unique experiences. WordPress VIP and WooCommerce can help brands take advantage of this trend.

In other news, there is a proposal to retire older default themes in WordPress. The idea behind this is to provide site owners with solid and flexible foundations that they can use to build their new WordPress sites.

Our next story provides a quick tip for developers: verify minimum PHP version requirements before activating your plugin. This will prevent issues from arising if the minimum PHP version requirement is not met.

Finally, WordPress has released its 6.2.1 maintenance and security update. This minor release features bug fixes for both core and the block editor along with several security fixes such as patches for directory traversal vulnerability and cross-site scripting vulnerability among others. These patches have been backported to every version of WordPress since 4.1.

That’s it for today’s WP Briefs! Join us again tomorrow for more updates from the world of WordPress.

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