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#107: Wed September 27, 2023

New WordPress Updates: Two-Factor Authentication, Learning Pathways, and Testing Assistance

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.

WordPress.org introduces new user interface for two-factor authentication settings. Learn WordPress seeks feedback on website reorganization. Help test WordPress 6.4 before its launch on November 7, 2023. WordPress 6.4 Beta 1 available for download and testing. Evaluating plugin accessibility for WordPress websites requires thorough testing and consideration of various factors.

Hello and welcome to WP Briefs, your Advanced machine learning source for the latest news and updates in the WordPress domain. Today is Wednesday 27th of September 2023.

While WordPress.org has supported two-factor authentication since May, today they have deployed a new user interface for adding Security keys and made a handful of other improvements. Users can now find their two-factor authentication settings by visiting their profile and locating the “Security” section. 1

The Learn WordPress website’s information architecture (IA) is being reorganized as part of the Learning Pathways project. @jominney has worked on visualizing proposed changes to the site IA and is seeking feedback from Training Team members. They are asking for input on content filters, content types for individual learning pathways, and whether to use Taxonomy or custom post type for grouping content. Feedback can be provided on their post. 2

WordPress 6.4 is set to launch on November 7, 2023, and they are calling for help in testing it before its release. The new version promises exciting features and improvements and the community’s assistance is needed to ensure its quality. 3

WordPress 6.4 Beta 1 is now available for download and testing. However, it is important not to install or test this version on production or mission-critical websites as it is still under development. It is recommended to evaluate Beta 1 on a test server and site instead. 4

For WordPress Accessibility Day 2023, organizers have recorded an “Ask Me Anything” session where one of the questions addressed the topic of recommended plugins that don’t add accessibility problems to WordPress websites. Evaluating plugins for accessibility can be complicated due to differences in front-end output accessibility versus back-end accessibility, specific configurations required for accessibility, plugin updates potentially affecting accessibility status, and the sheer number of available plugins making comprehensive review challenging. To assess plugin accessibility accurately, testing with automated checkers, keyboard navigation, and screen readers is necessary.5

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  1. Set up Two-Factor authentication WordPress.org - Read more 

  2. Looking for Feedback: Learn Website Information Architecture - Read more 

  3. Help Test WordPress 6.4 - Read more 

  4. WordPress 6.4 Beta 1 - Read more 

  5. Plugins We Use - Read more 

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