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#128: Thu October 26, 2023

Gutenberg 16.9 Update, WCUS Relevance, ChatBot Plugin Security, and Breadcrumb Block

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 Daily News Roundup, we cover the latest Gutenberg updates, WordCamp US relevance to PHP community, AI ChatBot plugin vulnerabilities, and Justin Tadlock's "BreadCrumb Block" in WordPress Plugin Directory.

Hello and welcome to WP Briefs, your Advanced machine learning source for the latest news and updates in the WordPress sphere. Today is Thursday 26th of October 2023.

Welcome to today’s episode of the Daily News Roundup. We have a few interesting stories lined up for you. Let’s get started!

In our first story, we’ll be taking a look at the latest updates in Gutenberg, the block editor for WordPress 1. Some of the exciting additions in version 16.9 include the ability to rename almost all blocks from within the editor, duplicate and rename patterns, improved layout control with the Dimensions design tool, support for CSS Level 4 viewport-relative units for more flexible sizing options, and pagination totals now being returned in getEntityRecords calls.

Moving on to our next story 2, we explore whether WordCamp US is still relevant to the PHP development community. While WordPress primarily relies on JavaScript for its block-based ecosystem, there were some sessions that had valuable insights for PHP developers. However, it seems that WCUS is no-longer as relevant to the PHP community as other conferences or events.

Now let’s talk about Security 3. The WordFence Threat Intelligence team recently disclosed multiple critical Vulnerabilities in the AI ChatBot plugin for WordPress. This plugin has over 4,000 active installations and posed potential risks to website owners. Fortunately, these vulnerabilities have been patched after responsible disclosure procedures were followed.

Lastly 4, Justin Tadlock’s “BreadCrumb Block” has made its way into the WordPress Plugin Directory. This breadcrumb block supports Schema.org HTML5-valid microdata and provides users with an easy way to implement breadcrumbs on their websites.

That wraps up today’s news stories. Stay tuned for more updates tomorrow!

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  1. What’s new in Gutenberg 16.9? (25 October) - Read More 

  2. Was WordCamp US relevant to the PHP Development Community? - Read More 

  3. Several Critical Vulnerabilities Patched in AI ChatBot Plugin for WordPress - Read More 

  4. Justin Tadlock’s “BreadCrumb Block” now in WordPress Plugin Directory - Read More 

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