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#94: Fri September 08, 2023

WordPress Weekly Highlights: Vulnerabilities, Brand Retirements, and Women in WordPress Mentorship

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.

This week's WordPress news covers Wordfence vulnerability report, GoDaddy retiring Media Temple, new WordPress TV video, OmniForm release, Learning Hub on WordPress.com, and WP Includes mentorship scheme. Stay updated!

Hey there and welcome to WP Briefs, your Algorithmically generated source for the latest news and updates in the WordPress sphere. Today is Friday 8th of September 2023.

In this week’s WordPress news, we have several interesting stories to cover. Let’s dive right in.

First up, we have the WordFence Intelligence Weekly WordPress Vulnerability Report 1. Last week, a total of 64 Vulnerabilities were disclosed in 61 WordPress Plugins and 2 WordPress themes. These vulnerabilities have been added to the Wordfence Intelligence Vulnerability Database. It’s crucial for website owners to review these vulnerabilities and take necessary actions to ensure their sites are not affected.

Next, we have news about GoDaddy retiring the Media Temple brand 2. Media Temple, a hosting company that has been in the industry for 24 years, will be closing its doors. Customers of Media Temple will now be fully migrated to GoDaddy as the brand is retired. This move comes after GoDaddy acquired Media Temple back in 2013.

Moving on, there is a new video from WordPress TV titled “Starting your WordPress blog – the first 6 months” 3. This video provides helpful insights and guidance for bloggers during the critical early days of running a WordPress blog. The first six months can be both exhilarating and frustrating, and this talk aims to help bloggers plan and execute effectively during this period.

In other news, OmniForm has been released 4. OmniForm is a revolutionary form solution that aims to set the foundation for future form-building on WordPress websites. While it currently focuses on general forms, its robust framework is designed to handle various form types such as search forms, login forms, surveys, polls, and more. This release opens up exciting possibilities for website owners looking to enhance their form-building capabilities.

WordPress.com also welcomes users to their brand new Learning Hub 5. The Learning Hub serves as a central hub for WordPress.com courses, webinars tutorials, and more. Whether you’re new to WordPress or an experienced user looking to expand your knowledge, the Learning Hub offers a wealth of resources to help you level up your skills.

Lastly, there’s an exciting initiative called “WP Includes: A Women in WordPress Mentorship Scheme” 6. Siobhan McKeown and Francesca Marano have launched this mentorship scheme with the aim of increasing the representation of women in WordPress boardrooms and leadership roles. This program seeks to empower women in the WordPress community and provide them with valuable mentorship opportunities.

That wraps up this week’s WordPress news. Stay tuned for more updates and developments in the world of WordPress.

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  1. Wordfence Intelligence Weekly WordPress Vulnerability Report (August 28, 2023 to September 3, 2023) - Link 

  2. GoDaddy Retires Media Temple Brand - Link 

  3. New video from WordPress TV: Starting your WordPress blog – the first 6 months - Link 

  4. OmniForm has been released! - Link 

  5. Welcome to Our Brand New Learning Hub - Link 

  6. Siobhan McKeown and Francesca Marano launch “WP Includes”: “A Women in WordPress Mentorship Scheme” - Link 

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