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#9: Fri May 12, 2023

New WordPress Tutorial, Free Block Theme, and Security Best Practices: WP Updates You Need to Know

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.

Welcome to WP Briefs on May 12th, 2023. In today’s episode, we’ll cover some exciting news and updates from the WordPress world.

Next, WP Engine has released Frost, a free block theme for website builders. With over 300 block themes now available in the WordPress Themes Directory, Frost marks an important milestone for the platform. It’s great to see more free options becoming available for users looking to build websites with blocks.

Moving on to online security threats that are rampant these days, it’s essential for website owners to follow security best practices. In this article, we discuss eight ways you can secure your WordPress website. Focusing on website security helps not only in keeping your website running smoothly but also prevents loss of data, downtime, legal and financial liabilities as well as reputational damage.

In other news related to cloud solution providers that use Kubernetes and multitenancy to transform WordPress into scalable Software as a service platforms, WPCS has secured a new investment from Emilia Capital. This investment will help accelerate the growth of its multi-tenant WordPress cloud platform.

Our next story covers Wordfence Intelligence Weekly WordPress Vulnerability Report (May 1st - May 7th). Last week saw 58 vulnerabilities disclosed in 43 WordPress plugins and three themes added to Wordfence Intelligence Vulnerability Database. There were also 27 vulnerability researchers who contributed greatly towards ensuring WordPress security last week. Reviewing these vulnerabilities can help you ensure your site isn’t affected by them.

Also in security, one of WordPress’s most popular Elementor plugins “Essential Addons for Elementor” was found vulnerable to an unauthenticated privilege escalation that could allow remote attacks to gain administrator rights on the site. It’s important to ensure that you update your plugins regularly and stay vigilant against such vulnerabilities.

Lastly, WordPress TV has released a new tutorial video that explores various editor modes in the block editor for streamlining content creation. The tutorial is aimed at helping writers and editors improve their writing or editing experience by selecting the right editor mode. Check out the video on WordPress TV to learn more.

That’s it for today’s episode of WP Briefs. Join us next time for more exciting updates from the world of WordPress.

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