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#13: Thu May 18, 2023

WordPress Releases Version 6.2.1 with Fixes for Five Security Vulnerabilities

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 18th, 2023. Here are today’s top stories:

WordPress released version 6.2.1 yesterday, bringing fixes for five security vulnerabilities. If you have automatic background updates enabled, you should receive a notice shortly. However, note that the release of WordPress version 6.2.1 caused shortcode support in block templates to break on some sites.

In an article from Marcus Kober, we learn about registering WordPress hooks with PHP attributes. Hooks are used in plugins to modify or add functionality to WordPress sites. This article assumes a certain level of knowledge about plugin development and explains how PHP attributes can be used for registering hooks in classes effectively and clearly.

As the Site Editor and WP-Admin gain more features, navigating quickly between them is becoming increasingly important. Many visual editors and code editors have adopted the command center as a solution to this problem. Examples include Visual Studio Code for desktop applications and Notion in the cloud. There is now a proposal for bringing this concept to WordPress.

A recent headline claimed that a Ferrari website was put at risk by a WordPress plugin vulnerability when it should have focused on Ferrari’s failure to do basic security checks on their website. The vulnerable site was running an old version of the plugin that had not been updated since April 4th, 2014.

If you’re deciding between Webflow vs. WordPress for building your website, there are several factors to consider before making your decision. This article looks at the differences and helps you decide which is for you.

WordCamp Europe has received criticism over its speaker lineup, with only 25% of speakers so far identified as women.

Finally a pilot program proposal has been created for the WordPress contributor mentorship program, and there is now an article outlining what is planned.

That’s all for today’s WP Briefs news roundup on Thursday, May 18th, 2023. Thank you for tuning in!

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