WP A DAY #9: WordPress 6.4, Data analysis to optimize WordPress websites, The risk of pre-made WordPress themes

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Hello and welcome to WP A DAY! Here you will find the latest news and updates from the world of WordPress. Today is October 8, 2023. Get ready to discover the most relevant news from the WordPress community in our episode this week. Let’s get started!

Beta version 2 of WordPress 6.4 is now available for testing. It is recommended not to install it on production or critical websites. You can try it in four different ways: using a plugin, downloading beta 2, using the command line or in a local environment. The goal is to release the final version of WordPress 6.4 on November 7, 2023. Participation and collaboration from people underrepresented in the WordPress open source project is invited. You are encouraged to try new features and report issues in the support forums or directly in WordPress Trac. Additionally, the reward for reporting security vulnerabilities during the beta phase is doubled. WordPress 6.4 Beta 2 includes over 50 updates and bug fixes since Beta 1.

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Another interesting article is the one we read about using data analysis to optimize WordPress websites. Data analysis provides insights into user performance and behavior on the website, allowing for more informed decisions. Some benefits include improving user experience, optimizing site speed, increasing conversions, and staying competitive in the market. To use data analytics, it is recommended to use Google Analytics to track metrics such as unique visitors, session duration, bounce rate, and traffic sources. The information collected helps you understand user behavior and make data-driven decisions to optimize your WordPress website.

Explore more about this news at Manage WP

And in our breaking news section, we bring you this.

In a Patchstack exclusive, the risk of pre-made WordPress themes that may contain security vulnerabilities is exposed. These themes are popular among those who want to create a website without technical knowledge. However, many users are not aware of the risks these issues present. The case is cited of a premium theme that came with 5 security vulnerabilities, including one that was actively exploited. The article also highlights the lack of visibility in premium plugins and the importance of keeping both themes and plugins up to date. It is advisable to consult the theme designer about the required plugins and obtain the necessary licenses to receive important updates. Additionally, it is recommended to monitor for vulnerabilities and use virtual patches to protect the website.

Go to the full link at Patchstack

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