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#27: Wed June 07, 2023

WCEU 2023 Join the Themes Contributor Day and Discover Johannes, an Open Source Wireframe Kit

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.

Hello and welcome to WP Briefs for Wednesday, June 7th, 2023. Today we have a few interesting stories to share with you.

First up, the Themes team at WordCamp Europe 2023 is hosting a contributor day on the 8th of June. If you’re attending WordCamp Europe and planning to join the themes table, we recommend checking out their blog for more information.

Next, let’s take a look at The Month in WordPress – May 2023. May was a month of celebrating WordPress and the open source community that makes it possible. In honor of the project’s 20th anniversary, WordPress Executive Director Josepha Haden Chomphosy reflected on this journey and the opportunity to build a better future for those who come after us.

Moving on, there was recently an issue with Credential-Stealing Server Side Request Forgery in Getwid plugin installed on over 50,000 sites. Thankfully, Wordfence Threat Intelligence team initiated responsible disclosure process for two vulnerabilities in Getwid-Gutenberg Blocks last April which led to developers responding quickly and releasing a patched version of the plugin.

For designers out there looking for new tools to aid them in their next WordPress design project, we have some good news! Meet Johannes - an opensource wireframe kit that will help you bring your ideas into life. Johannes is a Figma design kit that gives you a library of ready-to-use components suitable for WordPress blocks.

We also have exciting news for writers who use Jetpack AI Assistant as their creative writing partner! Available today on WordPress.com and all Jetpack-powered sites is our latest tool utilizing artificial intelligence technology. Simply provide a prompt, and watch as Jetpack AI Assistant crafts compelling blog posts, detailed pages, structured lists, and comprehensive tables — all customized to match your unique requirements.

Finally today: Akamai warns that web application firewall (WAF) doesn’t protect WordPress or WooCommerce websites against certain types of attacks executed client-side by hackers targeting these platforms specifically. While it’s important to be aware of potential threats and take necessary precautions, it’s also important to note that not all security measures may be effective against every type of attack.

That’s it for today’s WP Briefs! Thanks for tuning in and see you next time.

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