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Gutenberg 1.8 Adds Greater Extensibility for Plugin Developers

Gutenberg 1.8 was released this week with several notable improvements that will give plugin developers more flexibility in extending the editor. It introduces block templates , which developers can use when registering a new custom post type. The block templates define a set of pre-configured blocks that will initialize when a user creates a new post. In the example below, ...

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Is WordPress Safe for eCommerce Websites?

WordPress is not inherently built for eCommerce. In order to sell anything on your website, you need to use a theme and a series of plugins in order to tap into that functionality (or you need to code it all from scratch). But just because WordPress on its own is not eCommerce-ready doesn’t make it […] https://premium.wpmudev.org/blog/

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How to Appear in Google Answer Boxes with Your WordPress Site

Do you want your articles to appear in Google answer boxes? Answer boxes are Google’s push to answer questions directly on the search results page. In this article, we will explain how to appear in Google Answer Boxes for WordPress users. What is a Google Answer Box? Google Answer box is part of Google’s Knowledge graph. It is an algorithm ...

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WPWeekly Episode 296 – Gutenberg, Telemetry, Calypso, and More With Matt Mullenweg

In this episode, John James Jacoby and I are joined by Matt Mullenweg , co-creator of the WordPress project and CEO of Automattic. We discussed a wide range of topics including, his role on the board of directors at GitLab, Telemetry or data-usage gathering in WordPress, and the WordPress Growth Council. We learned what’s happening with the Mobile teams inside ...

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WordPress 4.9.1 Released, Fixes Page Template Bug

WordPress 4.9.1 is available for download and is a maintenance and security release. This release addresses four security issues in WordPress 4.9 and below that could potentially be used as part of a multi-vector attack. According to the release notes, the following changes have been made to WordPress to protect against these vulnerabilities. Use a properly generated hash for the ...

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Distributor Plugin Now in Beta: A New WordPress Content Syndication Solution from 10up

10up published a preview of its Distributor plugin today, a new solution for syndicating content across WordPress multisite networks and the web. The plugin , which the company plans to release for free, is currently in final closed beta. It enables content managers to either “push” or “pull” content to/from sites where they have permission to publish. image credit: 10up ...

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WordPress 4.9.1 Security and Maintenance Release

WordPress 4.9.1 is now available. This is a security and maintenance release for all versions since WordPress 3.7. We strongly encourage you to update your sites immediately. WordPress versions 4.9 and earlier are affected by four security issues which could potentially be exploited as part of a multi-vector attack. As part of the core team’s ongoing commitment to security hardening, ...

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Four Things I’d Like to See in This Year’s State of the Word

This weekend, WordPressers from far and wide will descend upon Nashville, TN, for WordCamp US. One of the highlights of the event is Matt Mullenweg’s State of the Word . Last year, Mullenweg shared a variety of statistics, made a few announcements, and plotted a new course for WordPress development. As the event draws near, here are some things I’d ...

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