#170 – WordPress 6.5.3 Released, WordPress 6.6 Early Testing Opportunities

Hello!

WordPress 6.5.3 was released which addresses quite a few issues and also adds a new alert notifying users to refresh the page once a plugin installed as a way to address the Ajax plugin activation challenges. Also, a few features set to arrive with WordPress 6.6 are ready for testing.

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📰 WORDPRESS & AROUND

All the updates around WordPress and its closely related technologies

WordPress 6.5.3 maintenance release

This minor release features 12 bug fixes in Core and 9 bug fixes for the block editor. This release also addresses the Ajax plugin activation challenges by adding a new alert notifying the users to refresh the page after a plugin installation.

🗣️ TALK OF THE TOWN

Modern WordPress – Yikes!: David Bushell shared his disappointment with the modern WordPress themes. He finds “Modern themes are this weird code-within-code unmaintainable inception that looks like AI LLM generate garbage.” This has created a lot of discussion and several community members expressed their opinion. Calvin Alkan posted on X and seemed to support David’s view, saying, “Yikes indeed”. Emmanuel ARNOUD says, “True, it’s always easier to criticize than to build, but it remains that this article further diminishes the faith I have in #WordPress as of 2024…”. Hendrik Luehrsen also chimed in and said, “The issues shown in the article are why I don’t think that FSE will be picked up in the professional world.”

Later David Bushell published an update and he concluded “Gutenberg is a failed experiment. The core architecture of WordPress is a broken, tangled, unmaintainable mess.”

🚨 WEB SECURITY & VULNERABILITIES

A collection of web security and vulnerability news and updates for the past week

Wordfence Intelligence Weekly WordPress Vulnerability Report (April 29, 2024 to May 5, 2024)

Last week, there were 159 vulnerabilities disclosed in 141 plugins and 7 themes.

🔌 NEW PLUGINS & THEMES

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Dawson theme

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💵 INVESTMENTS, ACQUISITIONS & PARTNERSHIPS

👥 COMMUNITY NEWS

Updates and News from the WordPress Community

WP Community Collective and GoDaddy launch fellowship program to promote underrepresented WordPress speakers

The initiative aims to support and promote underrepresented speakers at regional and flagship WordPress WordCamps, providing a platform for diverse voices within the community.

🔖 INTERESTING READS & PODCASTS

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🛠 GUIDE ZONE – HOWTO’S and MORE

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