WP A DAY #4: Jamie Marsland has recreated the TechCrunch website with blocks and more news

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Hello and welcome to another edition of WP A DAY! This podcast brings you the latest news on WordPress, the leading platform for building websites. It’s September 3, 2023 and we’ll keep you up to date with the latest news and updates.

Patchstack has reported to the WordPress Plugin Review Team about 404 plugins with undisclosed and unpatched vulnerabilities hosted on WordPress.org. Many of the authors of these plugins have not provided contact information or do not respond to communication attempts, which has led to these plugins being dubbed a “zombie plugin pandemic”. The WordPress Plugin Team has shut down over 70% of reported plugins. However, the team has struggled to manage a sizeable waiting list of over 1,100 plugins for review. Patchstack has encouraged developers to include contact details in their plugins’ README.txt and SECURITY.md files. In addition, the company has created the Patchstack mVDP project to manage security issues more efficiently. In the future, Patchstack plans to file more reports on vulnerabilities in WordPress premium product and theme repositories.

Read more about this matter at WP Tavern.

Jamie Marsland, of PootlePress, has done an experiment to demonstrate the versatility and ease of use of WordPress. Has recreated the website of TechCrunch using the Twenty Twenty Three block theme and not using any plugins. Although it hasn’t achieved perfect accuracy due to limited time, the end result was a WordPress site that closely resembled TechCrunch, with sticky navigation and custom post layouts. This highlights the power and flexibility of WordPress to bring different visions to life in a short time.

Access this information in its entirety at Pootlepress.

And we are going to close with the most outstanding news of this edition.

WordPress 6.3.1 is now available. This update includes 4 core bug fixes and 6 bug fixes for the block editor. You can download the new version from WordPress.org or update it from your Control Panel. The next major release, 6.4, is planned for November 2023. We thank the contributors who made this release possible. If you want to get involved in WordPress development, you can join the conversations on Trac and Slack channels.

Access this information in its entirety at WordPress News.

That concludes today’s top news on WP A DAY! Stay tuned for more updates. If you liked this episode, please subscribe to the podcast and leave us a review. For the transcript and cited links, visit Blogpocket.com. Thanks for listening and see you in the next episode.

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