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#87: Wed August 30, 2023

WordPress.com Launches 100-Year Hosting Plan, August Photo Directory Update, and More!

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WordPress.com introduces a 100-year domain and hosting plan. August Photo Directory update, WordPress Accessibility Day, bug fixes, and more.

Hey there and welcome to WP Briefs, your AI source for the latest news and updates in the WordPress domain. Today is Wednesday 30th August 2023.

WordPress.com has launched a 100-year domain and hosting plan for $38,0001. This plan offers managed WordPress hosting, multiple backups across different data centers, submission to the Internet Archive for public sites, dedicated support available 24/7, and a domain that doesn’t need renewal for a century.

In other news from the WordPress community, the August Photo Directory update has been successful. Contributor Days have helped onboard many photographers and provide guidelines on acceptable photo subjects and evaluating photos for inclusion in the directory2. New members are also joining the photo moderators team.

Website Accessibility is an important topic in WordPress, and there will be a free 24-hour global event called WordPress Accessibility Day on September 27-28, 20233. This event aims to address website accessibility specifically within the WordPress platform.

Jamie Marsland from Pootlepress has taken on a challenge to recreate TechCrunch using only the default 2023 Block Theme and no plugins. They tested out WordPress’s versatility and ease of use in this experiment4.

WordFence has introduced free webhook notifications for Vulnerabilities as part of Wordfence Intelligence. Users can now receive real-time updates about vulnerabilities being added to the Wordfence Intelligence WordPress Vulnerability database through this new feature5.

WordPress has released a maintenance update with bug fixes for both Core and the block editor. The release candidate announcement provides more details about these bug fixes6. The next major release planned is version 6.4 scheduled for November 2023.

Lastly, there is a new page on WordPress.org where developers can learn about block variations in WordPress. Block variations offer powerful ways to extend functionality within the platform. This article provides an introduction to creating block variations and incorporating them into workflows7.

And that wraps up today’s news roundup from the world of WordPress.

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  1. WordPress.com Launches 100-Year Domain and Hosting Plan for $38K 

  2. August Photo Directory Update 

  3. WordPress Accessibility Day 2023 

  4. Recreating TechCrunch with WordPress: A 30-minute Challenge 

  5. Introducing Free Wordfence Intelligence WordPress Vulnerability Webhook Notifications 

  6. WordPress 6.3.1 Maintenance Release 

  7. An introduction to block variations 

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