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#14: Fri May 19, 2023

WooCommerce 7.7 Released and Other WordPress News

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 for Friday, May 19th, 2023. We have some exciting news in the world of WordPress and we’ll be covering them one by one.

WordPress 6.3 is set to be released on August 8th, 2023, and will bring a cohesive site editing experience thanks to expanded functionality and richer interfaces, culminating in the Phase 2 finale of Gutenberg.

The team behind WooCommerce has released version 7.7.0 of their popular e-commerce plugin. This release includes almost 450 commits from over 50 contributors and promises to be backward compatible with the previous version.

If you’re looking for a way to translate your site built with Elementor, Polylang Connect for Elementor is an excellent option. Although Polylang didn’t develop any specific compatibility with Elementor, this plugin does an excellent job of bridging that gap.

There’s a new video from WordPress TV; Introduction to WordPress Multisite Networks. In this tutorial video, you’ll learn what a multisite network is and why it can be useful for different use cases.

Wordfence Intelligence Weekly WordPress Vulnerability Report. Last week saw the disclosure of nearly 140 vulnerabilities across various plugins and themes as reported by Wordfence Intelligence Vulnerability Database.

Thanks to generous global sponsors’ help, WordPress Community Support provides stipends for meetup venues worldwide. To keep up with rising venue costs globally, WPCS will increase the Meetup venue fund guideline from $5 USD per person per event to $10 USD per person per event.

How Much Traffic Can WordPress Handle? With over forty-three percent market share among websites worldwide, many are scaling their WordPress sites and wondering how much traffic WordPress can handle. While there is no magic number, many of the top 10k sites use WordPress to handle a significant amount of traffic.

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

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