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WordPress 5.6 Release Candidate 1

The first release candidate for WordPress 5.6 was recently released. You can see the announcement here. WordPress 5.6 is slated for release on December 8, 2020. Here at Outcome Labs, we are currently testing it on the staging versions of our own sites and our client sites to identify any issues.

Evolving Our Block Editor Based Workflow

One of the areas we are very focused on here at Outcome Labs is maintaining a reliable, repeatable workflow. One area we are focused on is what we will use to provide page-level layouts with the Wordpress Block Editor.
Ultimate Member Plugin

Update Alert — Ultimate Member Plugin

On October 23, 2020, The Wordfence Threat Intelligence team disclosed several vulnerabilities in Ultimate Member, a WordPress plugin installed on over 100,000 sites. The issue has been addressed and we recommend updating immediately.
Improving Gutenberg Block Styles and Transforms

Block Styles — Recommended Read

Interesting proposal by Rich Tabor on improving block styles and transforms. Rich created a proposal for this on Github. Take a few minutes to review and consider.
Wordpress OOPS!

WordPress 5̶.̶5̶.̶2̶ 5.5.3

Ok, so not the most stellar performance by the Wordpress core team this past week. First a short cycle security release introduces a new issue and then the auto-update system pushes an "alpha" update to live sites including ones without auto-updates enabled.