Today's recommended read is a good overview from NOUPE of recent vulnerabilities discovered in a number of leading Wordpress plugins.
Carolina Nymark is a team representative on the WordPress Themes Review team. She recently released a course to help people learn about Full Site Editing.
Wordpress 5.5 is moving forward to it's planned release on August 11, 2020. Our team at Outcome Labs is evaluating to plan for deployment next month.
Interesting discussion moderated by Bir git Pauli-Haack of Gutenberg Times from last Friday on full site editing and block-based themes. Great way to learn more about this major feature of the Block Editor that is under active development.
The WooCommerce team released a small security and fix release this week. It includes some security improvements for SelectWoo as well as other minor bug fixes. Highly recommended that you verify and deploy right away.
We deployed Gutenberg 8.3 to our verification sites when it was released last week. Generally seems pretty stable, but we did find some issues.
Have you checked the Site Health databoard on your Wordpress site. We strongly recommend checking and and addressing issues like this. It will improve the security and performance of your site. If you need assistance, be sure to contact us.
This is a new series of posts about themes, plugins, and blocks we use and recommend. First up is the duplicate Post plugin which was just acquired by Yoast.
We hit a big issue with the Gutenberg 8.3 update. The support team at Yoast helped us to identify the cause as a Gutenberg experiments setting, but we should have caught it first.