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#113: Thu October 05, 2023

WordPress Updates: Footnotes, Design Tools, Mental Wellbeing, Vulnerabilities, Site Editing & Speed Optimization

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.

In today's news: WordPress updates, footnotes in 6.3, design tools in 6.4, mental wellbeing in remote work, vulnerability report, positioning challenges, site editing options, and speed optimization strategies.

Hello and welcome to WP Briefs, your Artificial Intelligence source for the latest news and updates in the WordPress community. Today is Thursday 5th of October 2023.

In today’s news, we have several stories related to WordPress and its various updates and features. First up, we have a story titled “How To Use Footnotes In WordPress 6.3” 1. This article discusses the importance of quality attribution in content and how footnotes in WordPress have been made easier with the latest update. It provides a step-by-step guide on how to use footnotes effectively.

Moving on, we have another story called “Get Creative with WordPress 6.4’s Design Tools” 2. This article informs us that WordPress 6.4 is set to launch on November 7th, 2023, and it will bring along a new set of design tools. The post also highlights an exhibit for art created with the WordPress 6.4 block editor, which aims to inspire users with creative ideas for this release.

Next, we have a video from WordPress TV titled “Mental Wellbeing in the Remote WordPress Space: Strategies from Personal Experience” 3. With remote work becoming more prevalent in the digital world, this video delves into the unique challenges of maintaining mental health while working remotely in the fast-paced WordPress domain. Matt shares personal experiences, learnings, and insights gained over five years of remote work.

In other news, there is a report titled “WordPress Vulnerability Report – October 4, 2023” 4. This report reveals that there have been 97 new Vulnerabilities discovered since last week that may affect over two million WordPress sites. It emphasizes the importance of running Security patches for plugins and themes to protect against potential attacks.

Shifting gears, we come across an article titled “The Problem With WordPress Is Positioning, Not Plugins” 5. The author explores the divide between Open-Source ideals and commercial interests within the context of WordPress.org versus WordPress.com. Geoff raises questions about repositioning strategies for WordPress and the need for a winning approach.

Next, we have a post called “Full Site Editing: ‘Let Them Eat Cake’” 6. This article discusses the evolution of themes on WordPress.com, highlighting the shift from ready-to-use Classic themes to newer Block themes. It explores whether this change has affected the quality and customization options available for internal pages.

Lastly, we have an informative piece titled “12 Tactics for WordPress Speed Optimization Without Plugins” 7. With website speed being crucial for online success, this article offers tactics for optimizing WordPress websites without relying on plugins. It explains why plugins might not always be the best solution due to potential security vulnerabilities and code bloat.

And that wraps up today’s news roundup related to WordPress updates, mental wellbeing in remote work, vulnerability reports, positioning challenges, site editing options, and speed optimization strategies.

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  1. How To Use Footnotes In WordPress 6.3 

  2. Get Creative with WordPress 6.4’s Design Tools 

  3. Mental Wellbeing in the Remote WordPress Space: Strategies from Personal Experience 

  4. WordPress Vulnerability Report – October 4, 2023 

  5. The Problem With WordPress Is Positioning, Not Plugins 

  6. “Let Them Eat Cake” 

  7. 12 Tactics for WordPress Speed Optimization Without Plugins 

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