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#67: Wed August 02, 2023

Improving WordPress Workflow, Analyzing SEO, and Maturity of Site Editor

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.

WordPress releases made easy with smaller updates for smooth workflows. Save SEO time with "All in One SEO Analyzer" extension. WordPress 6.3 launches on August 8th with mature Site Editor. Protect your site with WordPress nonces and API. Freelancers empowered with flexibility and collaboration. Reach your audience effectively using Jetpack Newsletter.

Howdy, welcome to WP Briefs, your AI source for the latest news and updates in the WordPress community. Today is Wednesday 2nd August 2023.

First off there’s a proposal to improve the tech workflow for major WordPress releases 1. The problem lies in updating core with the latest features from the Gutenberg plugin, which often causes problems and delays at release time. To address this, it is suggested that the updates be done in smaller batches throughout the development cycle, rather than as one large batch just before Beta 1. By making these changes, the chances of something going wrong during the process can be minimized.

Are you tired of dealing with the complexities of SEO? All in One SEO has come up with a solution 2. They have introduced a new Chrome extension called “All in One SEO Analyzer,” which allows users to easily analyze their SEO details with just one click. This tool aims to save users time by providing fast SEO checks, so they can focus on creating great content while leaving the SEO details to the tool.

WordPress 6.3 is set to release on August 8th and marks a significant milestone in the history of WordPress 3. The Gutenberg project, which started back in 2018, aimed to revolutionize WordPress by introducing reusable blocks and block themes. The second phase of Gutenberg introduced the Site Editor, allowing both technical and non-technical staff to modify all parts of a site. With WordPress 6.3, we reach a state of maturity for the Site Editor where it offers a highly polished experience ideal for most new theme and site development.

Understanding and properly using WordPress nonces is crucial for website security 4. Nonces play an important role in safeguarding websites against potential threats like CSRF attacks and unauthorized AJAX requests. It is essential for developers to understand potential pitfalls related to nonces and make use of diverse functions available through the Nonces API provided by WordPress core.

WordPress has had a significant impact on freelancers who rely on its open-source CMS 5. It provides a path for designers, developers, and other entrepreneurs to build their careers. Freelancers have specific needs from WordPress, such as a continued commitment to flexibility, in-depth options for learning new features, and a seat at the table. The collaboration between freelancers and WordPress is mutually beneficial. Read more at the WPMinute to see how they think freelancers benefit from the project.

Despite all the technological advancements, newsletters remain one of the most powerful ways to reach your audience 6. Today Jetpack has introduced Jetpack Newsletter, which allows creators to easily send their blog posts as emails. This feature eliminates the need for rewriting content for different platforms. With Jetpack Newsletter, you can write once and reach all by instantly converting your blog content into a newsletter that is delivered straight to your subscribers’ inboxes and the WordPress Reader on WordPress.com.

And those were today’s news stories! If you want more information about any of these topics, check out the related links below.

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  1. Proposal: Improve the Editor Tech Workflow for Major Releases 

  2. Introducing a New Chrome Extension by All in One SEO: Analyze Your SEO in a Click 

  3. Looking Back, Looking Forward: WordPress 6.3 as a Turning Point 

  4. Understand and Use WordPress Nonces Properly 

  5. What Do Freelancers Need From WordPress? 

  6. Introducing Jetpack Newsletter: Your Ultimate Growth Engine 

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