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#134: Fri November 03, 2023

WordPress Highlights: Inspiring Stories, Vulnerability Scanning, Rebranding, and Exciting Updates!

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.

In today's news, we have inspiring stories, security updates, and a sneak peek at the upcoming WordPress 6.4 update. Exciting developments in the WordPress community!

Salutations! Thanks for joining us at WP Briefs, your Artificially Intelligent source for the latest news and updates in the WordPress domain. Today is Friday 3rd of November 2023.

In today’s news, we have a variety of stories from the WordPress community. First up, we have an inspiring essay from Tremi Dkhar, who shares his journey from being a teacher to working with WordPress 1. It’s always fascinating to hear how people follow their passions and find success in the tech industry.

Next, we have an update on WordFence CLI 2.0.1, which now includes free vulnerability scanning 2. This new feature was highly requested by users and brings an added layer of Security to websites using Wordfence.

In other news, WooCommerce has rebranded to Woo and can now be found at Woo.com 3. While some members of the community have expressed concerns about this rebranding, others see it as an opportunity for growth in the WordPress platform.

Looking ahead, we have a sneak peek at what’s coming in the upcoming WordPress 6.4 update 4. This release promises exciting features and enhancements, including a brand-new theme and blocks that make editing easier.

For those using ChatGPT with WordPress (and without), there is now a custom instructions feature available 5. This allows users to set custom commands and personalize their experience with ChatGPT.

In terms of security, last week saw 109 Vulnerabilities disclosed in 102 WordPress Plugins 6. It’s always important to stay informed about these vulnerabilities to ensure website safety.

Lastly, there is a new video available on WordPress TV discussing the development of the Twenty Twenty-Four theme 7. With WordPress 6.4 set to launch soon, this presentation provides insights into the design and capabilities of the new default theme.

That concludes today’s news roundup from the world of WordPress. Stay tuned for more updates and developments within this dynamic community!

If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe to the podcast and leave a review. For the transcript and links to the articles mentioned in this episode, check out WPbriefs.com. Thanks for listening and we’ll see you next week. Have a great weekend!

  1. From Sci-fi Dreams to Software Reality 

  2. Wordfence CLI 2.0.1 Update Adds Free Vulnerability Scanning 

  3. Find WooCommerce inside Woo.com 

  4. WordPress 6.4: A sneak peek at what’s coming up 

  5. Custom WordPress Instructions for ChatGPT 

  6. Wordfence Intelligence Weekly WordPress Vulnerability Report (October 23, 2023 to October 29, 2023) 

  7. New video from WordPress TV: Developer Hours: Exploring the Twenty Twenty-Four Theme 

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