It was recently reported that you can purchase six popular Automattic plugins right from your WordPress.com dashboard. Donna Cavalier shares what’s coming for plugins, themes and services that will be additionally available for purchase right through the WordPress.com dashboard to expand your options. You can sign up over on WordPress.com for early access if you would like to know what is coming.
The Museum of Block Art MOBA is a cool pop up site of virtual [block] art. This site was recently created by community members in the WordPress world. With WordPress 5.8 and WordPress 5.9 coming out with nifty design tools, members decided to show what can be created. It is worth your time to check out the site for beautiful block ideas and see how to create your own new designs.
WooCommerce 6.3 was released. The updates include changes to WooCommerce Blocks, WooCommerce Admin, and the Product attributes lookup table. You can check out release posts for 6.8.0 and 6.9.0 to see what’s new. This release should be backwards compatible with the previous version.
Patchstack released their State Of WordPress Security In 2021
- New WordPress security vulnerabilities were up 150% compared to the previous year.
- 29% of WordPress plugins with critical vulnerabilities received no patch.
- 99.42% of vulnerabilities originated from Plugins and Themes (compared to 96.22% in 2020)
From Our Contributors and Producers
Jonathan Bossenger has released a plugin in the WordPress repository that displays a customized banner and link on your site to show solidarity for Ukraine. You can check out an example of how he has used
Wordfence has been standing with Ukraine by blocking lots of malicious requests aimed at their sites. They deployed their commercial real-time threat intelligence for free, to all Ukrainian websites with the .UA top-level domain.
Jeff Golenski announced the facelift of WPScan. WPScan joined the @automattic family last year.
The latest issue of the Gutenberg Times covers a lot of the new features of blocks and patterns in Gutenberg 12.7. There are many March social learning events listed in this issue if you would like to participate and keep up with the latest developments.
The WPMinute discussion continued this week about the retirement of WordPress Multisite. Chris Weigman wrote a great article on where Multisite shines. His article is worth checking out.
Next up a Simplified Business Minute by Sam Muñoz!
Thanks to all of the members who shared these links today:
- Jeff Chandler
- Daniel Schutzsmith
- Michelle Frechette
- Birgit Pauli-Haack
- Eric Karkovack
Thanks to Mary Job for purchasing us a virtual coffee this week!