WordPress News: LGBTQIA+ Inclusivity, Hiring Contributors, Website Security, and More!
Salutations! Thanks for joining us at WP Briefs, your Advanced machine learning source for the latest news and updates in the WordPress domain. Today is Wednesday 6th of December 2023.
First up, Human Made, a WordPress agency, is making strides in LGBTQIA+ inclusivity 1. Inspired by a powerful talk at a recent WordCamp, they are implementing initiatives to create a safe and equitable working environment for all employees. As an agency that values diversity and inclusion, they recognize the need for extra support in this area.
Next, on Twitter, there is a conversation about when WordPress companies should hire full-time contributors 2. The discussion revolves around revenue thresholds such as $1 million or $2-5 million. Developers and teams are debating at what point it becomes necessary to invest in dedicated contributors.
Moving on to website Security, an article explains how to disable PHP execution and directory browsing in WordPress 3. Automated robots often scan the internet looking for Vulnerabilities to exploit. By disabling these features, website owners can better protect their site from potential attacks.
For block theme developers, there is a walk-through tutorial on using the Create Block Theme plugin 4. This powerful plugin allows developers to create block themes directly from their wp-admin dashboard. The tutorial guides users step-by-step on how to utilize this plugin effectively.
In other news, mark your calendars for December 11th because that’s when WordPress’s annual State of the Word event will be streamed live online 5. This event provides insights into the current state of the WordPress platform and its future direction.
Lastly, there is a proposal to form a Default Theme Task Force for 2024 6. With the increasing number of default themes maintained by the project, it has become challenging to maintain all of them effectively while keeping up with new block editor features. The proposal suggests retiring some older themes and ensuring timely support for the remaining ones.
That wraps up today’s news from the WordPress world. Stay tuned for more updates and developments in the future.
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