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#32: Wed June 14, 2023

WordPress.org Announces New Categories for Themes and Plugins, WooCommerce Stripe Gateway Plugin Vulnerability Found, and AI Integration in WordPress Development

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.

Welcome to WP Briefs, your daily source for WordPress news and updates. Today is Wednesday, June 14th, 2023. Let’s get started.

WordPress.org has announced the addition of new categorizations in the Theme and Plugin Directory to enhance your browsing experience. These filters categorize plugins and themes as “Commercial” and “Community,” helping you find the most suitable options for your WordPress website. This update was first announced during the 2022 State of the Word by Matt Mullenweg himself.

In other news, a bug in the WooCommerce Stripe Gateway plugin for WordPress has been found that allows any unauthenticated user to view order details placed through the plugin. This vulnerability has been confirmed by experts in the field and should be taken seriously by those who use this plugin.

If you’re looking to support smaller WordCamps around the world, there are opportunities available! Three upcoming WordCamps include WordCamp Masaka, WordCamp Iloilo City, and WordCamp Katmandu. Learn more about these amazing events and how you can help.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) seems to be at the front of everyone’s mind these days - even in WordPress development circles. Developers are already finding ways to integrate tools like ChatGPT into their plugins. The big question on everyone’s mind is what should WordPress AI look like? It will be interesting to see how this develops over time.

The latest version of WooCommerce (version 7.8) has just been released! This update should be backwards compatible with previous versions of WooCommerce. As always, we recommend creating a backup of your site before updating.

Choosing the right hosting type is crucial when it comes to running a successful WordPress website. In an article from Search Engine Journal written by Vahan Petrosyan, different hosting types are discussed along with recommendations for each type.

Finally, WP Engine has once again been named one of Texas’ Best Workplaces by Great Place to Work®, the global authority on workplace culture. This recognition follows the company’s seventh annual certification as a Great Place to Work in the U.S. Congratulations to WP Engine and its employees!

That’s all for today’s edition of WP Briefs. Thanks for tuning in and we’ll see you tomorrow!

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