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#24: Fri June 02, 2023

WooCommerce Releases Fix & Biscotti Plugin for WordPress Cookies

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 Friday, June 2nd, 2023. Let’s dive into today’s top stories.

First up, WooCommerce has released a fix for version 7.7.2 that addresses several issues introduced in the previous release. The update is available for download on the official WooCommerce website or through your WordPress admin screen under Dashboard → Updates. If you come across any further issues with WooCommerce, be sure to log them in their support forum.

In other news, WordPress TV has released a new video tutorial detailing how to create a staging site in WordPress - an essential tool for testing updates and changes before pushing them live on your website.

For those tired of logging back into WordPress every few days, there’s now a plugin called Biscotti that modifies the expiration date of logged-in user cookies to last three months, six months, or even one year.

Moving on to security matters, Wordfence Intelligence has released their weekly vulnerability report covering May 22nd through May 28th. A total of 90 vulnerabilities were disclosed in 77 plugins last week and no themes were affected. As always, it’s important to review these vulnerabilities and ensure your site is not at risk.

Finally, Post Status has published the latest episode of their podcast series “Launching a WordPress Product in Public.” In this episode, Cory Miller and Corey Maass discuss progress made on their image generation and sharing project while exploring topics such as Open Graph images and consistent branding.

That’s all for today’s WP Briefs podcast. We’ll be back next week with more updates from the world of WordPress. Have a great weekend!

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