WP A DAY #12: WP A DAY #12: Gutenberg 16.9, WordPress 6.4 RC2, Automattic acquires texts.com

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Hello and welcome to WP A DAY, your algorithmically generated source for the latest news and updates in the WordPress space. Today is October 29, 2023.

In today’s news, we have a handful of interesting stories.

To open your mouth, Gutenberg version 16.9 has been released and includes several improvements, bug fixes, and feature advancements from Phase 3. Some highlights include the ability to rename most blocks, duplicate and rename patterns, and the addition of new media categories like audio and video. Improvements have also been made to the Dimensions layout control, CSS Level 4 size units have been added, and pagination is now displayed in getEntityRecords() calls. Numerous bugs have been fixed and other improvements have been made.

Expand your knowledge at make.wordpress.org.

And continuing with today, the second trial version (RC2) for WordPress 6.4 is now available. Remember not to install or test this version on production or mission-critical websites. It is recommended to evaluate RC2 on a test server and site. You can test WordPress 6.4 RC2 in three ways: by installing and activating the WordPress Beta Tester plugin, downloading the RC2 version and installing it on a WordPress site, or using the WP-CLI command “wp core update –version=6.4-RC2”. More than 25 issues have been resolved since RC1. If you are a developer, your contribution in testing, vulnerability detection, updating themes and plugins, and translating WordPress into other languages ​​is appreciated. The final version of WordPress 6.4 will be released on November 7, 2023.

Access all the information at wordpress.org.

And finally, texts.com is an application that brings together all your chats from different platforms such as iMessage, WhatsApp, Instagram, Signal, Discord, among others, in one place. In addition to offering great convenience, the app also features end-to-end encryption and additional features such as scheduling messages to send when the recipient is awake. Automattic acquires Texts.com and its founder joins the team. One more step towards the future of messaging. You can join the waiting list to try the app.

You have all the information at wordpress.com.

This sums up today’s news about WordPress updates. Be sure to check out our related links section for more information on these stories. If you enjoyed this episode, tell your friends. For the transcript and links to posts mentioned in this show, visit Blogpocket.com. Thanks for listening and we’ll see you in the next episode. I wish you a wonderful week!

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