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#148: Thu November 23, 2023

WordPress: Latest News Includes New Default Theme, Staging Site Syncing, and More!

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Today's podcast covers the latest WordPress news. Topics include the new Twenty Twenty-Four theme, staging site syncing, WordPress 6.4 contributions, plugin vulnerabilities, Gutenberg 17.1 updates, and Shawn Hooper's commitment to WP-CLI. Stay informed!

Salutations! Thanks for joining us at WP Briefs, your Algorithmically generated source for the latest news and updates in the WordPress domain. Today is Thursday 23rd of November 2023.

In our first story, we have an exciting behind-the-scenes look at Twenty Twenty-Four, the newest default theme for WordPress 6.41. This theme promises to be the most expressive and capable one yet, offering users a range of customization options and features.

Moving on to our next story, WordPress.com has introduced staging site syncing2. This new feature allows users to test out changes like new themes or plugins on a staging site before making them live on their actual website. With this synchronization feature, you can now fearlessly experiment with different ideas and designs without affecting your live site.

In another development, it was announced that twenty members of the team at 10up contributed to WordPress 6.43. This latest version, named “Shirley”, not only introduces the Twenty Twenty-Four theme but also enhances the workflow and organization of the Block Editor. It’s wonderful to see such collaboration within the WordPress community.

Next up is a report on WordPress Vulnerabilities for November 22, 20234. Since the last report, there have been 141 publicly disclosed vulnerabilities in various plugins including Jetpack, WooCommerce, EWW Image Optimizer, WP Fastest Cache, and Forminator. It’s crucial for users to update their plugins as soon as possible to ensure Security patches are applied.

Now let’s dive into what’s new in Gutenberg 17.15. This edition brings improvements in Accessibility and writing flow. Additionally, there are design tools available such as block spacing for Quote blocks. These updates aim to enhance user experience and make content creation easier within Gutenberg.

Finally, in a personal commitment by Shawn Hooper6, he discusses his dedication to WP-CLI after years of using it extensively without contributing back until now. WP-CLI is a powerful command-line interface for WordPress that greatly simplifies various tasks for developers.

That concludes today’s podcast on the latest news in the WordPress world. Be sure to check out the related links section below for more information and sources. Thank you for listening, and we’ll catch you next time!

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  1. Introducing Twenty Twenty-Four 

  2. WordPress.com now has staging site syncing 

  3. Twenty 10uppers Contribute to WordPress 6.4 

  4. WordPress Vulnerability Report — November 22, 2023 

  5. What’s new in Gutenberg 17.1 (22 November) 

  6. My Commitment to WP-CLI – Shawn Hooper 

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