To start the week we have the latest WP news for you: The surprising update to WordPress 4.9.7 closes a security hole, Simon Kraft wants to save a popular plugin and a virtual WordPress conference is just around the corner. We also have a comprehensive WordPress hosting comparison with valuable tips for the right host-choice in the bag.
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Advance WordPress update due to security vulnerability
The WordPress core team released the WordPress 4.9.7 security and maintenance release at short notice on July 5. The update closes a vulnerability which users (with at least author rights) could exploit to delete arbitrary files. The original 4.9.7 release, which was planned for the end of July, thus becomes version 4.9.8.
53 helpful Gutenberg sources for web developers
Birgit Pauli-Haack has published a list of 53 instructive articles, videos and information about the Gutenberg editor on her site Gutenberg Times. The source collection is especially interesting for web designers and developers, as it mainly deals with technical topics like creating Gutenberg blocks or theme compatibility with the new editor.
Is there a rescue for wpSEO?
wpSEO is a paid plugin, which was only slightly developed after its change of ownership. Now Simon Kraft appeals to the current owner to release plugin : "wpSEO is still salvageable and would make a good basis for a fantastic SEO-plugin . There is only one small thing standing in the way of this at the moment: wpSEO is not open source software."
WordSesh - the virtual conference for WP developers
After a year's break, the online conference returns on July 25. WordSesh returns. The format was launched in 2013 to create a WordCamp-like event that is accessible to everyone. Among the speakers this year are well-known figures from the WP community such as Ahmad Awais, Chris Lema and WordPress Co-Founder Mike Little.
How To Not Destroy The World
At the WCEU, Morten Rand-Hendriksen addressed the topic of "Ethics in Web Design". In his inspiring talk, which was definitely thought-provoking and literally left the audience speechless, he presents, among other things, a method for ethical decision-making in web design and technology. You can find the talk in full length on WordPressTV.
Success with cross-team code reviews
Code reviews have become an integral part of most developers' workflows. They ensure that new code does not go live until it has been reviewed by another person. Norwegian startup Confrere has applied this process to the entire company and reports how it has increased collaboration and productivity as a result.