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#129: Fri October 27, 2023

WebDevStudios Supports Open Source, WordPress 6.4 Update, and More!

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.

WebDevStudios joins Five for the Future initiative, WordPress 6.4 with PHP compatibility updates, Wordfence vulnerability report, and Texts joins Automattic.

Salutations! Thanks for joining us at WP Briefs, your AI source for the latest news and updates in the WordPress domain. Today is Friday 27th of October 2023.

Gather ‘round, dear listeners, because we have some exciting news to share. Tomorrow, October 27th, WebDevStudios will be participating in the Five for the Future initiative1. This program encourages WordPress companies to dedicate 5% of their resources towards contributing to the Open-Source community. It’s a fantastic way for organizations to support and improve the WordPress platform.

In other WordPress-related news, version 6.4 is on its way with some important updates regarding PHP compatibility2. The upcoming release recommends using PHP 8.1 or 8.2 and provides more detailed information on hosting requirements. Be sure to check out the Hosting page for all the specifics.

Now let’s talk about website security. The WordFence Intelligence team has released their weekly vulnerability report3. Last week alone, they discovered 109 Vulnerabilities in various WordPress Plugins and one theme. With 39 researchers actively contributing to WordPress security, it’s crucial that site owners review these vulnerabilities and take necessary measures to ensure their websites are not affected.

Lastly, there’s an exciting addition to the Automattic family4. Texts, a messaging application that consolidates messages from different platforms into one inbox, has joined forces with Automattic. Currently available on desktop only, Texts supports popular messaging services like iMessage, WhatsApp, Telegram, Signal, Messenger, and more.

That wraps up today’s news stories! Remember to check out our related links section below for more information on each topic discussed:

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  1. Have No Fear. Five for the Future Is Here! 

  2. WordPress 6.4’s PHP Compatibility 

  3. Wordfence Intelligence Weekly WordPress Vulnerability Report 

  4. Texts Joins Automattic 

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