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WordPress 5.7.2 Security Release

2021-05-13 KENNETH 0

WordPress 5.7.2 Security Release WordPress 5.7.2 is now available. This security release features one security fix. Because this is a security release, it is recommended that you update your sites immediately. All versions since WordPress 3.7 have also been updated. WordPress 5.7.2 is a short-cycle security release. The next major release will be version 5.8. You can update to WordPress 5.7.2 by downloading from WordPress.org, or visit your Dashboard → Updates and click Update Now. If you have sites that support automatic background updates, they’ve already started the update process. Security Updates One security issue affecting WordPress versions between 3.7 and 5.7. If you haven’t yet updated to 5.7, all WordPress versions since 3.7 have also been updated to fix the following security issue: Object injection in PHPMailer, CVE-2020-36326 and CVE-2018-19296. Thank you to the members of the WordPress security [ more… ]

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Welcome to Openverse

2021-05-11 KENNETH 0

Welcome to Openverse Following the recent statement by WordPress’s co-founder Matt Mullenweg and the Creative Commons CEO, Catherine Stihler’s post, I’m happy to formally announce that CC Search is now part of the WordPress open source project, newly coined Openverse. Both Matt and I are long-time supporters of Creative Commons. I hope that this will provide a long-term, sustainable challenger to closed source photo libraries and further enhance the WordPress ecosystem. How Does This Affect Current Users? Current CC Search users will continue searching and using openly licensed images from around the internet. WordPress plans to continue the great work started by the Creative Commons project and expand search capabilities and features. What’s Next? We look forward to indexing and searching additional media, such as audio and video. As we expand our capabilities and grow the project, we look forward [ more… ]

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People of WordPress: Fike Komala

2021-05-11 KENNETH 0

People of WordPress: Fike Komala WordPress is open source software, maintained by a global network of contributors. There are many examples of how WordPress has changed people’s lives for the better. In this monthly series, we share some of the amazing stories that are not as well known. Creating content with WordPress and blogging helped Fike Komala, from Indonesia, build a career where she can work remotely from different locations in the world. In 2020, Fike joined a US-based company that specializes in form building to work as a content marketer. Using her experience as a freelancer and later a full time employee, she encourage others, particularly women in Asia, to consider remote work as a career option. She is so impressed by remote working benefits, that she is now considering writing about it for a thesis for her Master’s [ more… ]

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WP Briefing: The Commons of Images

2021-05-10 KENNETH 0

WP Briefing: The Commons of Images In this episode, Josepha is joined by the co-founder and project lead of WordPress, Matt Mullenweg. Tune in to hear Matt and Josepha discuss the relaunch of CC Search (Openverse) in WordPress and the facets of the open source ecosystem.  Have a question you’d like answered? You can submit them to [email protected], either written or as a voice recording. Credits Editor: Dustin Hartzler Logo: Beatriz Fialho Production: Chloé Bringmann Song: Fearless First by Kevin MacLeod References Openverse Repositories Catalog: https://github.com/wordpress/openverse-catalog API: https://github.com/wordpress/openverse-api Frontend: https://github.com/wordpress/openverse-frontend Tech Stack Outline Frontend– Languages: JavaScript, CSS/SCSS Libraries/Services: Vue.js, Nuxt.js#  API– Languages: Python, PostgreSQL Libraries/Services: Django, Elasticsearch, Redis Catalogue– Languages: Python, PostgreSQL Libraries/Services: Apache Airflow, PySpark Join the WordPress Slack instance, #openverse Transcript Josepha Haden Chomphosy  00:10 Hello, everyone, and welcome to the WordPress Briefing. This is usually the podcast where you can [ more… ]

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The Month in WordPress: April 2021

2021-05-05 KENNETH 0

The Month in WordPress: April 2021 As WordPress grows, both in usage as a CMS and in participation as a community, it’s important for us to shed the idea that software creation is only about what literally can be done to code or what literally can be done to core or what literally can be done to the CMS.  That was Josepha Haden Chomphosy on the “Your Opinion is Our Opportunity” episode of the WP Briefing Podcast, speaking about the importance of co-development and testing for the continued growth and maintenance of WordPress. This month’s updates align closely with these ideas. Read on and see for yourself.  WordPress 5.7.1 is launched WordPress security and maintenance release – 5.7.1 came out in April. The release fixes two major security issues and includes 26 bug fixes. You can update to the latest [ more… ]