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#46: Tue July 04, 2023

WordCamp Dhaka (Bangladesh) Cancelled due to Corporate Influence

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WordCamp Dhaka (Bangladesh) Cancelled due to Corporate Influence

Hello everyone and welcome to WP Briefs, your source for the latest news and updates in the WordPress community. I’m your host, and today we have a variety of stories to cover. Let’s dive right in.

In our first story, we have Josepha Haden Chomphosy, the Executive Director of WordPress, inviting guest speaker Alex Kirk to discuss the work of Polyglots in bringing translation to WordPress. This episode of the WordPress Briefing explores the efforts made by Polyglots and their ongoing commitment to making WordPress accessible to users around the world.

Moving on to our next story, the authors behind the Ultimate Member plugin have released version 2.6.7 with an important patch that addresses a privilege escalation vulnerability. This update ensures increased security for users who rely on this popular plugin.

Next up is an incident report regarding the unfortunate cancellation of WordCamp Dhaka (Bangladesh) 2023. The decision to cancel this event was not due to inadequate planning but rather concerns over corporate influence on community decision-making. The post did not go into specifics, but commentors on the post cited various cases of harassment reports and Code of Conduct violations where individuals faced consequences but were able to continue operating within the community without further repercussions due to secrecy surrounding these incidents. This cancellation sheds light on the need for transparency and accountability within our community.

Lastly, we have exciting news for developers as WordPress 6.3 will introduce the Command Palette feature. This tutorial explains what it is and shows how developers can add their own commands to enhance their workflow in WordPress.

And that wraps up today’s news stories on WP Briefs. Stay tuned for more updates from the world of WordPress. I’m your host signing off until next time.

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