Newsletter Know How

Presented by Kerry Carron on 01/28/2019 2:00pm

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WordPress News

The WordPress 5.1 Beta 2 is now available and ready for testing! The WordPress core team is reaching out to WordPress users and encouraging us to set up a test site using the Beta version in an attempt to ensure they meet the WP 5.1 release that is tentatively scheduled for February 21st, 2019.

As a reminder, Beta software is still in development, so expect bugs and pass your findings along. Beta versions of WP are not recommended for use on sites that are already live.

If you would like to try the Beta in a test or development area, there are two ways to test the WordPress 5.1 beta.

  1. Install the WordPress Beta Tester Plugin  (select the “bleeding edge nightlies” option)
  2. Download the beta zip file here.

WordPress Core Team News

Gutenberg 4.9 is a big milestone in terms of performance improvements for Gutenberg. It introduces a new asynchronous mode for blocks rendering improving the responsiveness of the editor. The Docu?
WordPress 5.1 will feature a new parameter for register_taxonomy(), ?meta_box_sanitize_cb?, which increases flexibility when using core UI for custom taxonomies. Custom taxonomies can s?
WordPress 5.1 introduces limited LIKEsupport for meta keys when using WP_Meta_Query. The new compare_key parameter (meta_compare_key as a top-level WP_Query query arg) accepts a value of LIKE in ad...
In WordPress 5.1, a handful of small developer-focused changes were made that deserve to be called out. Let?s take a look! File Path Value For WP_DEBUG_LOG WP_DEBUG_LOG is a constant that tel...
The following is a summary of the weekly Privacy office hours that occurred on January 16, 2019. A full transcript can be found here in the #core-privacy room in the Make WordPress Slack. Attendees?
The REST API team is taking inspiration from the JavaScript team and will be posting Agenda documents ahead of the meeting as Google Docs so those agenda items can be gathered from a wider and more...
WordPress 5.1 sees a number of developer-focused changes to the Cron API. These changes were discussed and made in #21072, #32656, #45797, and #45976. Meaningful return values Prior to WordPress 5.?
The following is a summary of the weekly Privacy office hours that occurred on January 23, 2019. Weekly privacy office hours are held every Wednesday at 19:00 UTC. A full transcript can be found he?
This post summarizes the weekly REST API chat meeting on January 24, 2019. (agenda/notes, Slack transcript). Weekly REST API component office hours are held every Thursday at 18:00 UTC in the #core?
This post summarizes the latest weekly Editor meeting, held in the #core-editor Slack channel, on Wednesday, January 23, 2019, 14:00 UTC. These meetings coordinate collaboration in the development...
WordPress multisite introduces a new database table to store metadata associated with sites. This allows for the storage of arbitrary site data relevant in a multisite / network context. Site...

WordPress Planet News

Over the weekend, many WPML customers received an unauthorized email from someone who claimed to have hacked the company?s website and gained access to customer emails. WPML founder Amir Helz?
WordPress 5.1 Beta 2 is now available! This software is still in development, so we don't recommend you run it on a production site. Consider setting up a test site to play with the new version.
Gutenberg phase 2 development is underway and one of the first orders of business is porting all existing core widgets to blocks. This task is one of the nine projects that Matt Mullenweg outlined ?
This week marks the first public release of WooCommerce?s new mobile app for Android and the improved version for iOS. WooCommerce began beta testing the Android app late last year and the or?
In this episode, John James Jacoby and I are joined by Morten Rand-Hendriksen and Rachel Cherry to discuss the WordPress Governance project. We discover why it was created, its goals, and how it ai?
Here’s what Matt read in 2018, in chronological order of when he finished it. Do you see any favorites? How about recommendations?
  1. Hot Seat: The Startup CEO Guidebook by Dan Shapiro
  2. The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera (audio)
  3. A Higher Standard by Ann E. Dunwoody
  4. Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin (audio)
  5. The Boat by Nam Le
  6. Charlotte’s Web by E. B. White
  7. Nonviolent Communication by Marshall B. Rosenberg
  8. How to Say Goodbye by Wendy Macnaughton
  9. When Things Fall Apart by Pema Chödrön
  10. Soul of an Octopus by Sy Montgomery
  11. Poor Charlie’s Almanack by Charlie Munger and Peter Kaufman
  12. Sam the Cat by Matthew Klam
  13. The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran
  14. The Vegetarian by Han Kang
  15. The Paper Menagerie by Ken Liu
  16. After On: A Novel of Silicon Valley by Rob Reid
  17. The Conquest of Happiness by Bertrand Russell
  18. How to Write an Autobiographical Novel by Alexander Chee
  19. Ficciones by Jorge Luis Borges
  20. Black Box Thinking by Matthew Syed
  21. Darkness Visible by William Styron
  22. Tin Man by Sarah Winman
  23. Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari
  24. Let My People Go Surfing by Yvon Chouinard
  25. Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
  26. Homo Deus by Yuval Noah Harari
  27. The Lessons of History by Will & Ariel Durant
  28. Stories of Your Life and Others by Ted Chiang
  29. So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo
  30. Three Body Problem by Cixin Liu
  31. How to Fix a Broken Heart by Guy Winch
  32. Sum: Forty Tales from the Afterlives by David Eagleman
  33. Exit West by Mohsin Hamid
  34. Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed
  35. Farsighted: How We Make the Decisions That Matter the Most by Steven Johnson
  36. Severance: A Novel
  37. On the Shortness of Life by Seneca
  38. It Doesn’t Have to Be Crazy at Work by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson
  39. Notes of a Native Son by James Baldwin

Known WP Plugin  & Theme Vulnerabilities

Vulnerabilities Without a Fix

  1. Total Donations
  2. Social Network Tabs by Design Chemical
  3. Easy Redirect Manager

Fix Vulnerability with Updates

  1. Yet Another Stars Rating - fixed in version 1.8.7
  2. Wise Chat - fixed in version 2.7
  3. Health Check & Troubleshooting - fixed in version 1.2.4
  4. JobCareer | Job Board Responsive WordPress Theme - fixed in version 2.4.1

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Presenter Bio: Kerry Carron

Kerry Carron is a loving wife and mother of three grown boys. As a freelancer, Kerry has built hundreds of WordPress websites and assisted other freelancers and small agencies with WordPress support and business development. She is the founder of OwnWP, a production of Ultimate Solution, LLC.

Kerry specializes in processes and creating systems. She is passionate about helping others find their path to success and her aspiration with OwnWP is to encourage other freelancers in finding and using the right combination of tools and skills they need to do more than merely survive!