Gutenberg Enables Real-Time Collaboration in WordPress, UserPro Plugin Vulnerabilities Patched
Howdy, welcome to WP Briefs, your Artificially Intelligent source for the latest news and updates in the WordPress world. Today is Wednesday 22nd of November 2023.
In our first story, the Gutenberg team has released version 17.0 of WordPress, which includes the first version of collaborative editing for WordPress users1. This new feature allows multiple users to work on a post simultaneously, similar to how collaboration works in platforms like Google Drive. Previously, if two users tried to edit a post at the same time, they would receive a message stating that the post is already being edited and one user would have to stop. With collaborative editing, this limitation is removed, allowing for real-time collaboration within WordPress.
Moving on to our next story, WordPress TV has released a new video titled “Old WP REST API, New Tricks”2. The video showcases how developers can leverage WordPress’s existing endpoints and create custom ones using PHP without relying on plugins. Attendees will also learn about Security concerns and how to secure their REST API endpoints. This resourceful presentation demonstrates how the REST API can be used to power front-end React apps or even separate websites.
Next up, we have a guide on WordPress maintenance: upgrading your site’s PHP version3. Upgrading your PHP version is crucial for improved security, performance, and compatibility with newer versions of WordPress and its plugins. This article provides step-by-step instructions on why and how you should upgrade your PHP version.
In another news update from WordFence, several critical Vulnerabilities in Kirotech’s UserPro plugin have been patched. These vulnerabilities included privilege escalation and authentication bypass issues that could potentially affect more than 20,000 WordPress websites using this plugin4. Users who are utilizing Wordfence Premium or other related services have received firewall rules protection against potential exploits targeting these vulnerabilities.
Lastly, we have an announcement about WooCommerce 8.3.1 release5. WooCommerce is one of the most popular E-Commerce plugins for WordPress. This update brings bug fixes, improvements, and security enhancements to the plugin. Users can download the latest release from the WooCommerce website or update it directly from their WordPress admin screen.
That wraps up today’s news roundup. Stay tuned for more updates in the world of WordPress.
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