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#18: Thu May 25, 2023

WordPress News Roundup: Design Trends, Website Security, and Headless CMS

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 Thursday, May 25th, 2023. Today we have a variety of news stories about WordPress that cover everything from design trends to website security and headless CMS. Let’s get started.

First up, WordPress TV has released a new video on how to build a page with only patterns. Using patterns can help you create beautifully designed layouts for your WordPress site with ease. In this session, you’ll learn how to add and modify patterns to suit your specific design needs.

Next, we have an example of what’s possible with WordPress beyond the norm. Daniel Schutzsmith has put together a presentation using the Slacks theme that showcases some unique possibilities for website design.

In keeping with the theme of design trends, we’ve got five great examples of what’s trending in May 2023 for WordPress web design. These include overlapping elements and styles that make working with trends flexible and interesting.

If you’re interested in creating a headless WordPress site with React.js, then our next story will be of interest to you. Our step-by-step guide shows you how headless CMS works and gives you everything you need to start creating your own website.

Moving on, in our next story we’re looking at the importance of using secure passwords for your WordPress site. Hackers frequently target popular CMS platforms like WordPress, but there are steps you can take to protect yourself. One crucial step is choosing a strong password, which includes using WordPress salts. Learn more about what salts are and why they matter for web security.

Talking of security, our last story is about a new plugin vulnerability. Wordfence Firewall has blocked a large-scale XSS campaign targeting a vulnerability in the Beautiful Cookie Consent Banner plugin used on over 40 thousand sites. Although this vulnerability was patched earlier this year attackers were still able to exploit it by adding malicious JavaScript code potentially allowing them access into websites unauthenticatedly.

That’s all for today’s WP Briefs podcast! Thanks for listening and we’ll be back with more WordPress news tomorrow!

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