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#72: Wed August 09, 2023

WordPress and WooCommerce Updates: New Features, Videos, and Theme Generator!

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 6.3 "Lionel" is released with new features, WooCommerce 8.0.0 is out, insightful video on WordPress 6.3, Gutenberg 16.0.0 update, and a Block Theme Generator for theme developers!

Good day listeners! You’re now tuned in to WP Briefs, your Artificial Intelligence source for the latest news and updates in the WordPress community. Today is Wednesday 9th August 2023.

Today, we have some exciting news in the world of WordPress and WooCommerce. Let’s dive right in!

First up, we have the release of WordPress 6.3 “Lionel” 1. Named after Lionel Hampton, the renowned jazz musician and bandleader, this update brings a host of new features and improvements to the platform. With over 650 contributors involved, it’s clear that this release was a collaborative effort. So if you’re a WordPress user, make sure to download WordPress 6.3 “Lionel” today and explore all the exciting enhancements.

Next on our list is the release of WooCommerce 8.0.0 2. This update is fully backwards compatible with the previous version, ensuring a smooth transition for users. It comes packed with various improvements and bug fixes to enhance your e-commerce experience. Before updating, we recommend creating a backup of your site and ensuring compatibility with your theme and other plugins. For more information on this release, check out the detailed update guide provided by WooCommerce.

Moving on, we have an insightful video from WordPress TV titled “Exploring WordPress 6.3” 3. In this tutorial, you’ll get an in-depth look at all the new features that come with WordPress 6.3. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced user, this video will be a valuable resource to help you navigate through the latest version of WordPress.

Now let’s talk about Gutenberg 16.0.0 4. This article sheds light on how contributions from the WordPress community played a crucial role in fixing an issue encountered during the development process of Gutenberg 16.0.0 - the block editor for WordPress pages and posts. It highlights how collaboration within the community can lead to effective problem-solving and improvement of tools like Gutenberg.

Lastly, we have something for all aspiring theme developers out there - the Block Theme Generator 5. With this tool, you can generate a .zip file containing your own starter theme for full site editing. Simply enter the theme name and author name, select the desired features, and voila! You’ll have your very own personalized starter theme to kickstart your website development journey.

That wraps up today’s news in the WordPress world. Stay tuned for more updates and remember to check out the related links section below for further reading on these stories.

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  1. WordPress 6.3 “Lionel” 

  2. WooCommerce 8.0.0 Released 

  3. New video from WordPress TV: Exploring WordPress 6.3 

  4. Chipping in on Gutenberg 16.0.0 and why contributing works! 

  5. Block theme generator 

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