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WordPress Explores a JavaScript Framework-Agnostic Approach to Building Gutenberg Blocks

photo credit: found_drama E.’s pirate town – (license) The discussion regarding WordPress’ JavaScript framework selection continues in the #core-js Slack channel ahead of next week’s meeting. One of the more recent topics is the possibility of framework-agnostic block rendering for Gutenberg, which would allow developers to extend the new editor using any JS library they prefer. This means that Gutenberg ...

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DonateWC Reaches Fundraising Goal

DonateWC , an initiative focused on providing less fortunate people an opportunity to attend large WordCamps has reached its fundraising goal of 1,000€. Ines van Essen expressed gratitude and appreciation for the donations. “The responses and feedback that have come in during the past week have been overwhelming,” She said. “I can’t believe we can already move to legalizing things ...

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WordCamp for Publishers Videos Now Available on YouTube

WordCamp for Publishers , held last month at The Denver Post building, was the first niche WordCamp to be focused around a specific industry. The event was designed for people who use WordPress to manage publications and also to encourage collaboration among project maintainers who build open source tools for publishers. In addition to hands-on technical workshops, the schedule included ...

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Apply Filters Podcast to be Retired after 83 Episodes

Brad Touesnard and Pippin Williamson are retiring from podcasting. Their bi-weekly show Apply Filters , a favorite podcast among WordPress developers, will go off the air after publishing its 83rd episode. The hosts have not yet revealed why they are retiring but plan to share more details in the final episode. We’ll answer that next week during the episode! 🙂 ...

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New Core Gallery Widget Targeted for WordPress 4.9

The Core Media Widgets feature plugin introduced a gallery widget in the 0.2.0 release this week. WordPress 4.8 added the new audio, image, and video widgets from this feature plugin. The gallery widget is targeted for merge into the upcoming WordPress 4.9 release. In testing the new feature I found it to be a simple, straightforward implementation of a gallery ...

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WordPress 4.8.2 Patches Eight Security Vulnerabilities

WordPress 4.8.2 is available for download and users are encouraged to update as soon as possible. This release patches eight security vulnerabilities and has six maintenance related fixes. Hardening was also added to WordPress core to prevent plugins and themes from accidentally causing a vulnerability through $wpdb->prepare() which can create unexpected and unsafe queries leading to potential SQL injection (SQLi). ...

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WooCommerce 3.2 to Introduce Pre-Update Extension Version Checks, Release Date Pushed Back to October 11

WooCommerce 3.2 RC1 is coming next week ahead of the plugin’s second major release this year. Version 3.1 introduced a new built-in product importer/exporter that supports CSV files and brought significant improvements to extension management. Version 3.2 is on track to make the process of updating stores a smoother experience with a long-awaited new feature that displays version compatibility checks ...

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