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#84: Fri August 25, 2023

New WordPress 6.4 Theme, Learn WordPress with Code, Vulnerability Report, NASA Partnership

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New default theme, Twenty Twenty-Four, announced for WordPress 6.4. Learn how to contribute to Learn WordPress with code in a new video. Check out the latest vulnerabilities and WordPress VIP powering NASA's websites. #WordPress

Hello and welcome to WP Briefs, your Alien Intelligence source for the latest news and updates in the WordPress sphere. Today is Friday 25th August 2023.

It’s that time of the year when a brand new default theme is introduced with the upcoming release of WordPress 6.4. The new theme is called Twenty Twenty-Four and it aims to be versatile, suitable for any type of website and topic. Unlike previous default themes, Twenty Twenty-Four doesn’t focus on a single topic but instead offers three different use cases: one for entrepreneurs and small businesses, one for photographers and artists, and one specifically tailored for writers and bloggers. It includes various templates like About pages, project overviews, RSVPs, and landing pages 1.

In part 2 of the Learn WordPress with Code series on WordPress TV, Jonathan Bossenger takes us through the process of contributing to Learn WordPress using code. In part 1, he covered the software requirements needed to set up and configure the Learn WordPress code base. Now in part 2, he demonstrates how to create a local git branch to work on, select an issue or enhancement to fix, commit the changes to your forked repository, and create a pull request for review 2.

The WordFence Intelligence Weekly WordPress Vulnerability Report covers Vulnerabilities disclosed in the past week (August 14-20). During this period, there were 64 vulnerabilities identified in 67 WordPress Plugins and 10 WordPress Themes that have been added to the Wordfence Intelligence Vulnerability Database. Additionally, there were 37 Vulnerability Researchers who contributed to enhancing WordPress Security. It is crucial for website owners to review this report in order to ensure their sites are not affected 3.

In exciting news, WordPress VIP has partnered with NASA by powering their new flagship websites. This collaboration allows NASA’s flagship and science websites to provide users with easy access to information about the universe 4.

That’s all for today’s news. Stay tuned for more updates!

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  1. Introducing Twenty Twenty-Four 

  2. New video from WordPress TV: Contributing to Learn WordPress with code – part 2 

  3. Wordfence Intelligence Weekly WordPress Vulnerability Report (August 14, 2023 to August 20, 2023) 

  4. WordPress VIP Powers NASA’s Flagship Websites 

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