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#15: Mon May 22, 2023

WordPress News: UpdraftPlus Vulnerability Fixed in Latest Update, WordCamp Europe 2023 Schedule Released, and More!

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.

Welcome to WP Briefs for Monday, May 22nd, 2023. Here are today’s top WordPress news stories:

First up, there is a vulnerability in the UpdraftPlus plugin that could allow cross-site scripting attacks on WP Admin. If you use this plugin, please update it to version 1.23.4 or later immediately.

WordCamp Europe 2023 has published its schedule and reiterated its commitment to diversity. The event will take place in Athens in just under three weeks, starting on June 8th running until the 10th.

WordPress TV has released a new video on how to test your plugins for PHP compatibility with PHP 8. With all versions of PHP 7 now end-of-life, it’s important for developers to ensure their plugins support PHP 8 if they want them to continue working with WordPress.

WordPress version 6.2.2 has been released which restores shortcode support in block templates and fixes some security issues discovered in the previous release. Development for version 6.3 has started and work on Gutenberg Phase 2 is underway as well.

Finally WP Vulnerabilities is an open-source API created by Javier Casares that provides free vulnerability detection and reporting for WordPress users.

That’s it for today’s WP Briefs! Thanks for listening and we’ll see you tomorrow with more news and updates from the world of WordPress!

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