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WordPress 4.9.8 RC 3 Released, Limits ‘Try Gutenberg’ Callout Visibility

WordPress 4.9.8 Release Candidate 3 is available for testing. This version includes one important enhancement that limits the visibility of the ‘Try Gutenberg’ callout . If Gutenberg is not installed or activated on a site, the callout will be displayed to users with the install_plugins capability. If Gutenberg is activated, the callout will be shown to users with the edit_posts ...

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Facebook Shuts Down API for Publishing to User Timelines, Impacts Jetpack’s Publicize Feature

In the aftermath of the Cambridge Analytica data scandal , Facebook is tightening its control on third-party applications and will no longer allow apps to post to user profiles. In April, the platform announced sweeping changes to the publish_actions permission, which allowed apps to publish to users’ timeline on their behalf. On August 1st, 2018, the Live API publish_actions permission, ...

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RawGit CDN is Abused by CryptoLoot Cryptominers

Recently, we came across another way to use files from GitHub repositories in malware infections. This time the infections weren’t via GitHub.io, raw.githubusercontent.com, or github.com///raw/ URLs. The new trick involved a third-party service called RawGit that provides a CDN for GitHub files. This is the script that we found injected into .js and theme files on infected Drupal and WordPress ...

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4 Ways to Monetize WordPress Multisite

There are a whole bunch of ways to make money with WordPress. Whether you’re a developer, a content creator, a retailer, a designer or a marketer, WordPress has a niche for you. And so does WordPress Multisite. You can use a Multisite network as the foundation for a successful business, ranging from a small outfit […] https://premium.wpmudev.org/blog/

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WordPress Coding Standards 1.0.0 Released

After nine years since the project began , version 1.0.0 of the WordPress Coding Standards is available for download. The WordPress Coding Standards is a collection of PHP_CodeSniffer rules or sniffs to validate code developed for WordPress. It ensures code quality and adherence to coding conventions, including the official WordPress Coding Standards . In addition to being a big milestone, ...

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David Needham Chats about Venturing Outside WordCamp to Visit Other Open Source Communities

While at WordCamp Europe I had the chance to chat with David Needham , a developer advocate at Pantheon, about his session titled “Intro to Drupal for WordPress Folks .” Needham frequently travels between the WordPress and Drupal communities, representing his company as a developer liaison. He has spoken at various Drupal camps and WordCamps and is also one of ...

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WordPress Developers: Learn How to Convert Shortcodes to Gutenberg Blocks

Gutenberg contributor Gary Pendergast has published a handy sample plugin that demonstrates how to convert shortcode functionality to a Gutenberg block. Do you have a bunch of shortcodes that you’d like to really easily turn into blocks? Here’s a sample plugin showing how to re-use your exisiting shortcode functionality in a block!https://t.co/bppHcumBlB — Gary (@GaryPendergast) July 29, 2018 https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js The ...

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