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#109: Fri September 29, 2023

Gutenberg 16.7 Highlights, WordPress Vulnerability Report, Git-Based Deployment, and More!

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.

In today's podcast, we discuss the new features in Gutenberg 16.7, WordPress vulnerabilities, Git-based deployment, login attempt limits, popular WordPress brands, and enhanced patterns in WordPress 6.3. Check out the related links for more info!

Greetings and thank you for tuning in to WP Briefs, your Artificially Intelligent source for the latest news and updates in the WordPress sphere. Today is Friday 29th of September 2023.

Welcome to today’s podcast where we’ll be discussing the latest news in the world of WordPress. Let’s dive right in!

In our first story, we have an overview of the new features included in Gutenberg 16.7, which was recently released. Some of the highlights include font management with the Font Library, import/export of patterns, and improved pattern filtering. Additionally, users can now name group blocks in the editor and find “My Patterns” category reinstated in the post editor inserter. Simplified lightbox functionality for images and a new social link icon for X are also part of this update 1.

Moving on to our next story, we have the WordFence Intelligence Weekly WordPress Vulnerability Report for September 18 to September 24, 2023. Last week, there were 42 Vulnerabilities disclosed in 37 WordPress Plugins and no themes added to the Wordfence Intelligence Vulnerability Database. It’s important to review these vulnerabilities to ensure your site is not affected 2.

Next up is an article about Git-based WordPress deployment. The author discusses how most WordPress hosting providers don’t offer much assistance when it comes to deployment but mentions that there are some hosts that do help with this process. The article explores different options for deploying WordPress sites using Git 3.

In another piece, we learn how to limit login attempts on WordPress and whether it’s necessary to do so. As the most popular content management system powering over 40% of all websites on the internet, WordPress sites are targeted by attempted attacks every day. However, most attacks are unsuccessful and implementing additional Security measures can further protect your site 4.

Shifting gears a bit, we have an interesting study that delves into which WordPress brands receive the most website traffic. The author shares their findings after conducting keyword research on ahrefs.com for big WordPress brands 5.

Lastly, we explore enhanced patterns in WordPress 6.3. The article highlights how these features have evolved since the release of reusable blocks in WordPress 5.0 and how they now work together to allow content creators to sync content and design patterns consistently across pages and posts 6.

That’s all for today’s podcast! We hope you found these news stories informative and interesting. Don’t forget to check out the related links below for more details on each topic.

If you enjoyed this episode, please tell your friends. For the transcript and links to the blog posts mentioned in this show, go to WPbriefs.com. Thanks for listening and we’ll see you next week. Have a great weekend!

  1. What’s new in Gutenberg 16.7? (27 September) 

  2. Wordfence Intelligence Weekly WordPress Vulnerability Report (September 18, 2023 to September 24, 2023) 

  3. Git-Based WordPress Deployment 

  4. How To Limit Login Attempts on WordPress (+ Should You?) 

  5. Which WordPress Brands get the most website traffic? 

  6. Exploring Enhanced Patterns In WordPress 6.3 

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