Weekly WordPress News: Malicious Code Found in pipdig Themes

Last week, we briefly mentioned the malicious code found in pipdig theme’s Pipdig Power Pack helper plugin. This week, we have more news on that subject, and we also collected some of the best pipdig theme alternatives if you find yourself suddenly needing to switch themes. Beyond that, Wordfence detailed a zero-day vulnerability in the …

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Weekly WordPress News: Jetpack #wpdrama Over Plugin Search Results

Howdy, WordPress friends. This week, there was some controversy over the Jetpack plugin injecting itself into the in-dashboard WordPress.org plugin search results, including CTAs to upgrade to paid services (though they’re removing the paid CTAs after the attention, or because it was a mistake – you decide which). Beyond that, Wordfence and Jem Turner found …

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Weekly WordPress News: WordPress 5.2 Beta Is Out

Hey WordPress fans, this week we got a first look at the next major WordPress release – WordPress 5.2. The first beta is out, which means you can start playing around with it. You’ll get new blocks, the new block manager functionality, and that fatal error protection we were supposed to get in WordPress 5.1. …

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Weekly WordPress News: Block Management in Gutenberg

This week, WordPress officially ended its support for out-of-date PHP versions…kind of. You can still use PHP 5.6, but WordPress no longer supports anything under that. Beyond that, the latest version of Gutenberg introduces block management, and WordPress now officially powers one-third of the web. Let’s get to all of this week’s news… WORDPRESS NEWS …

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Weekly WordPress News: WordPress 5.1.1 Patches Critical Vulnerability

This week, we got WordPress 5.1.1, a security and maintenance release that fixes a cross-site scripting vulnerability. If you haven’t updated yet, you should do so ASAP. Beyond that, Automattic released a new video that takes some shots at Facebook, and Brad from Delicious Brains shares some reasons to host WordPress yourself. Let’s get to …

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Weekly WordPress News: WooCommerce Plugins + Elementor Design Freedom

This week, we released an update to our huge collection of the best WooCommerce plugins. Beyond that, Elementor got even better with lots of new options to customize the layout of your content, and we have some details on hacked websites and vulnerabilities via Sucuri’s 2018 Hack Trend Report. Let’s get to all of this …

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Weekly WordPress News: Gutenberg Block Editor Mobile Beta

The Gutenberg block editor is going mobile! Well, kind off… A stripped-down version of the block editor is now in beta testing for mobile apps, though it won’t give you access to all the blocks right away. Beyond that, there are new block management features proposed for WordPress 5.2, and we compare the new Toolset …

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Weekly WordPress News: WordPress 5.1 “Betty” Is Out

In the biggest news this week, we got the next major WordPress release – WordPress 5.1 “Betty”. As we told you last week, Betty implements new features from the Site Health project, as well as some other fixes. Beyond that, we also got a sneak peak at what’s coming in WordPress 5.2, and we have …

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Weekly WordPress News: WordPress 5.1 Release Candidate Out

This week saw the release of the WordPress 5.1 Release Candidate. The official release date for this version is scheduled for Thursday, February 21. Beyond that, Matt Mullenweg is getting ready to launch a new site focusing on distributed work, and Torque has a good investigation of the Google E-A-T algorithm update. Let’s get to …

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Weekly WordPress News: Gutenberg 5.0 Adds New Blocks

This week, we get a look at the latest version of Gutenberg (it adds some new blocks). Wordfence also launched a new product that will help you out if you have lots of different WordPress sites. And as usual, we have plenty of great tutorials and reviews to help you get more from WordPress. Let’s …

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