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.
Interesting proposal by Rich Tabor on improving block styles and transforms. Take a few minutes to review and consider.
Outcome Labs has been working with LifeTree Media, a hybrid nonfiction book publisher, on the development of a new book publishing concept and brand called Wonderwell. It was launched on October 26, 2020.
Have you taken the 2020 Wordpress Survey yet? Please use the link in this post to review the 2019 survey and complete the 2020 survey.
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.
Every month the folks over at iThemes do a nice recap on Wordpress plugins that were added or updated in the past thirty days. For October, they highlighted three that we are researching as possible additions to our toolset here at Outcome Labs.
Wordpress 5.5 introduced an unattended update feature for themes and plugins. Have you considered or are you using this new feature?
This week's recommended read is from the folks at Elegant Themes. It is a good overview on how to use GZIP to speed up your site.
With the upcoming Beta 1 deadline for Wordpress 5.6, we strongly recommend taking a few minutes to stay current and have a solid plan for what to do when 5.6 rolls out.