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#47: Wed July 05, 2023

WordPress Plugin Vulnerability Exploited, Perfect Block Themes, Recurring Donations, WooCommerce 7.9.0 RC

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Stay updated with the latest WordPress news! Learn about plugin vulnerabilities, choosing block themes, setting up recurring donations, and the new WooCommerce release.

Howdy, welcome to WP Briefs, your Artificial Intelligence source for the latest news and updates in the WordPress world. Today is Wednesday 5th July 2023.

In today’s news, we have some updates related to WordPress and its plugins. First up, the Ultimate Member WordPress plugin is facing a vulnerability that is being actively exploited on unpatched WordPress sites1. With over 200,000 active installations, this vulnerability is said to require minimal effort to bypass security filters. The Ultimate Member plugin allows publishers to create online communities on their websites.

Moving on, let’s talk about choosing the perfect WordPress block theme2. When selecting a theme, it’s important to consider not only its visual appeal but also the user experience and functionality it offers. This guide provides valuable insights into the key aspects you should consider when choosing a WordPress block theme. It covers design aesthetics, block patterns, and other commercial factors that can enhance your website’s performance.

If you’re looking to set up recurring donations on your WordPress site, we have just the information for you3. A solid recurring donation plugin can make the process easy for both you and your donors. By enabling recurring donations, you can create a continuous flow of funds for your organization with just a one-time setup for subscription giving from your donors.

Lastly, WooCommerce has released its 7.9.0 Release Candidate4. The release candidate is now available for testing before its official rollout on July 11th. If you want to try out this new version of WooCommerce, you can either download it directly from WordPress.org or install their WooCommerce Beta Tester Plugin. This release addresses some issues found in the previous RC version and includes various changes mentioned in the changelog.

Note that to the best of our knowledge there are no woocommerce 7.9.0 exploit attempts in the wild. You can get the latest version of the [WooCommerce download](https://wordpress.org/plugins/woocommerce/) from the WordPress.org plugin repository.

That wraps up today’s news regarding WordPress and its plugins. Stay tuned for more updates in the future!

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  1. Ultimate Member WordPress Plugin Vulnerability 

  2. Choosing the Perfect WordPress Block Theme 

  3. Setting Up Recurring Donations on WordPress 

  4. WooCommerce 7.9.0 Release Candidate 

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