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#144: Fri November 17, 2023

WordPress News Roundup: HeroPress Retrospective, Cache Optimization, WooCommerce 8.3.0, and More!

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In today's WordPress news roundup: HeroPress celebrates 9 years, optimizing caching on WordPress, WordPress 6.4 retrospective, WP Accessibility update, WooCommerce 8.3 release, and Wordfence bug bounty program launch. Stay tuned for more updates!

Hey there and welcome to WP Briefs, your Artificial Intelligence source for the latest news and updates in the WordPress world. Today is Friday 17th of November 2023.

First up, we have a retrospective on HeroPress, which has reached its ninth anniversary. Topher shares his journey of how he was taken off the XWP team by Dave Rosen and given the opportunity to do something special for WordPress 1.

Next, we explore how to serve static assets with an efficient cache policy on WordPress. If you’ve ever wondered why your site feels sluggish despite your efforts, it might be because you’re not serving your assets efficiently. This article provides a guide on optimizing caching to speed up your site and improve user experience 2.

In our third story, we celebrate the successful release of WordPress 6.4 and invite everyone involved to reflect on the release process. The community is encouraged to share their thoughts through a form or public feedback in the comments section 3.

Moving on, WP Accessibility version 2.1.0 has been released with a major new feature: statistics collection. While this plugin offers various accessibility improvements for websites, it lacked visibility into its operations. With this update, users can now easily track the usage of changes made by WP Accessibility 4.

Our fifth story brings us news about WooCommerce 8.3.0 release! This update includes significant enhancements that simplify and elevate the online store setup process. The default checkout experience has been improved with integrated Cart, Checkout, and Order Confirmation blocks 5.

Lastly, WordFence launches its bug bounty program and announces a bonus for all awarded bounties over the next six months 6. They also provide a weekly vulnerability report that covers Vulnerabilities disclosed in WordPress Plugins and themes as well as contributions from vulnerability researchers.

That’s all for today’s news roundup! Stay tuned for more updates from the vibrant world of WordPress.

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  1. Nine Years Of HeroPress, A Retrospective - Read More 

  2. How to Serve Assets With an Efficient Cache Policy on WordPress - Read More 

  3. WordPress 6.4 Retrospective - Read More 

  4. WP Accessibility version 2.1.0 - Read More 

  5. WooCommerce 8.3.0 Released - Read More 

  6. Wordfence Intelligence Weekly WordPress Vulnerability Report (November 6, 2023 to November 12, 2023) - Read More 

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