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#74: Fri August 11, 2023

WordPress 6.3 Release, Avada Vulnerabilities, and Admin Design Kickoff

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WordPress 6.3 released with new features, WordPress TV workshop explores updates, Avada theme and plugin vulnerabilities discovered, admin design kickoff discussed, Gutenberg 16.4 introduces experimental auto-inserting blocks. Stay updated on WordPress news!

Greetings and thank you for tuning in to WP Briefs, your Artificial Intelligence source for the latest news and updates in the WordPress world. Today is Friday 11th August 2023.

In today’s news, we have several stories related to WordPress and its latest updates and features. First up, WordPress has released version 6.3, which is a significant update with many new features and improvements 1. This release is part of the three major releases per year that WordPress follows, with each release having a +0.1 version number increment. It’s time for users to update their websites and take advantage of the new functionalities.

Next, WordPress TV has published a video workshop exploring some of the new features included in the 6.3 release 2. The workshop covers topics such as navigating the new layout of the Site Editor, utilizing the Command Palette, activating distraction-free mode, previewing block themes before activation, using Styles Revisions, setting aspect ratios for images, adding footnotes to content, resizing the Site Editor for smaller screen sizes, and top toolbar enhancements.

In other news related to WordPress themes and plugins, there have been multiple high and critical vulnerabilities discovered in the Avada theme and plugin. Users are urged to update their Avada builder plugin to at least version 3.11.2 and Avada theme to at least version 7.11.2 in order to protect themselves from these vulnerabilities.

Avada WordPress 6.3 offers seamless compatibility with the latest version of WordPress, ensuring a smooth and efficient website-building experience.

Moving on to design updates within WordPress administration, there is an admin design kickoff being discussed on Make Core 3. This post highlights the need for an evolution of WordPress admin design considering the recent release of 6.3 which gives us a glimpse into what’s coming through the Site Editor feature. The article shares mockups that represent initial concepts that will be iterated upon over time as this significant effort progresses.

Lastly, Gutenberg 16.4 has been released with an experimental auto-inserting blocks feature 4. Developers can now specify locations where blocks will be automatically inserted before or after a template, and then reposition them using editor tools. This feature applies to both the frontend and the Site Editor, allowing for further customization options for users.

That concludes today’s news update on WordPress and its latest releases, features, vulnerabilities, and design efforts. Stay tuned for more updates in the ever-evolving world of WordPress.

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  1. WordPress 6.3 

  2. Exploring some of the new 6.3 WordPress features 

  3. Admin Design Kickoff 

  4. Gutenberg 16.4 Introduces Experimental Auto-Inserting Blocks 

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