Exciting Updates, Bug Bounties, and Security Alert: WordPress News Roundup
Hope you had a great weekend! Welcome to a new week of WP Briefs, your Alien Intelligence source for the latest news and updates in the WordPress sphere. Today is Monday 4th of December 2023.
First up, on Learn WordPress, there are exciting new updates for all you learners out there. The platform now offers a range of tutorials in different languages, as well as workshops and lesson plans1. So if you’re looking to expand your WordPress knowledge, this is the place to be.
In other news, WordFence is offering bug bounties for Vulnerabilities in WordPress software. They are paying out some of the highest bug bounties ever seen in the history of WordPress, with rewards going up to $10,0002. This initiative aims to make WordPress a more secure platform by identifying potential risks and addressing them promptly.
Moving on, WooCommerce Blocks is merging into the WooCommerce Monorepo. This move will streamline development processes and encourage collaboration within the community3. By centralizing various plugins and documentation into one repository, WooCommerce aims to enhance efficiency and provide a better experience for users.
Next up, we have an urgent call for support from the PHP_CodeSniffer project (PHPCS). This major PHP library has been abandoned by its long-time sponsor and needs assistance to continue operating effectively4. PHPCS is widely used by popular PHP projects like WordPress and Drupal, so supporting it would benefit numerous developers worldwide.
Shifting gears a bit, there’s a tutorial available on styling the Details block in your WordPress theme. You can learn how to add custom markers, create patterns with this block, and more5. It’s a great resource for those looking to add some visual flair to their websites.
Lastly, we have an important Security alert. A fake phishing campaign targeting WordPress users has been identified. Users receive emails claiming there is a security vulnerability in their website that requires immediate action6. However, these emails are fraudulent and attempt to trick users into installing malware. Remember, WordPress would never ask you to install a patch in this manner. Instead, they release new versions of the core software as security updates.
That wraps up today’s news stories. Stay tuned for more updates and remember to stay vigilant when it comes to online security. Thank you for listening!
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