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#19: Fri May 26, 2023

WordPress Developers: Learn Version Control with Git and GitHub, Improve Site Security, and Speed Up Your Site with Lazy Loading

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 26th May 2023. In today’s episode, we have a few stories related to WordPress development and security.

First up, there’s a new video from WordPress TV that teaches developers about version control using Git and GitHub. Understanding version control is important for improving your WordPress development process whether you work alone or with a team.

Moving on, we have a story about adding HTTP security headers in WordPress. As the world’s most popular CMS, WordPress is often targeted by hackers. But there are several ways to make your site more secure against brute force attacks, file upload vulnerabilities, cross-site scripting attacks, and other threats.

Next up is lazy loading in WordPress for images and videos. Lazy loading can help speed up your site by reducing the amount of content that needs to be loaded at once. There are different ways to implement lazy loading with or without a plugin.

In other news, the bug scrub schedule for WordPress 6.3 has been announced. These ticket scrubs will focus on issues reported during the alpha, beta, and release candidate stages leading up to the final release.

Also related to WordPress 6.3 is its design kickoff led by Tammie Lister and Rich Tabor who are collaborating on the project’s design direction. An open Zoom session will be held today at 15:30 BST.

Last but not least, we have an overview of server performance analysis during the WordPress 6.2 release cycle by members of the Performance Team. They identified opportunities for future performance enhancements using a methodology that could be tested repeatedly.

That’s it for today’s episode of WP Briefs! Stay tuned for more news updates in the world of WordPress development and security.

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