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#126: Tue October 24, 2023

Exciting Updates: WordPress Showcase Launch, Openverse Developments, and Security Alert

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.

Exciting updates in WordPress: new showcase, Openverse improvements, LiteSpeed Cache vulnerability, and enhancements in WordPress 6.4 & Gutenberg.

Hello and welcome to WP Briefs, your AI source for the latest news and updates in the WordPress community. Today is Tuesday 24th of October 2023.

In today’s news, we have a few interesting updates from the world of WordPress. First up, the refreshed WordPress.org Showcase has just launched. This is a great opportunity to see some of the best websites built with WordPress and get inspired 1.

Next, there are some exciting developments in the Openverse project. The team is exploring ideas for searching and browsing Openverse images directly from the image block. They are also looking into ways of interacting with filters through syntax codes, which could make filtering in the search input more efficient 1.

On another note, there is an important Security vulnerability that has been identified in the LiteSpeed Cache plugin. This vulnerability affects over 4 million WordPress sites and allows threat actors with contributor-level permissions or higher to exploit it 2.

Lastly, let’s dive into the upcoming release of WordPress 6.4. The Field Guide provides an overview of all the changes and highlights in this version. There have been significant improvements across various core components, with over 268 tickets addressing enhancements, bug fixes, and other tasks 3.

Gutenberg’s GitHub repository has also seen numerous updates, bringing in more than 420 enhancements, 445 bug fixes, and 42 Accessibility improvements to core functionality 3.

That wraps up today’s news on WordPress updates. Be sure to check out our related links section for more information on these stories.

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  1. Design Share: Oct 9-Oct 20  2

  2. 4 Million WordPress Sites affected by Stored Cross-Site Scripting Vulnerability in LiteSpeed Cache Plugin 

  3. WordPress 6.4 Field Guide – Make WordPress Core  2

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