Bright Ideas for WordPress
It's Episode 590 and we have plugins for Captcha Woo, Register User, Login Profile, Pete's Login, FreeSoul Plugins, Auto Table, Redirect Pages… and ClassicPress Options. It's all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!
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Welcome to Episode 590 – Bright Ideas for WordPress – Hopefully this is the last cold front we experience this winter, and that everyone is keeping warm!
Remember: This is a Value for Value show, meaning any value you find here, offer that same value back! We accept all currencies including time and talent currency! Chocolate is always good too…
And don't skip the end of the show – you never know what kind of amazing life altering advice you might catch!
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Let's start the show with this weeks Featured Artist:
Artist: Angel Lemus — http://www.koadigital.com
We are still lacking in new art, however because of this we get to bring forth some amazing art that has not been seen for a while!
Feeling Inspired? Hit up our site at https://wppluginsatoz.com/artwork/ and submit some artwork of your own!
…We can NEVER have too much art!
Or check out allll the artwork at: https://wppluginsatoz.com/artwork/
Breaking News in the WordPress World at large!!
…If I missed something, shoot me a link at firstname.lastname@example.org – it may show up on the next show!
News this week:
WordPress Vulnerability Report – Jan 25, 2023 (https://ithemes.com/blog/wordpress-vulnerability-report-january-25-2023/) – There is a large list of fixed vulnerabilities in plugins, and the list for plugins with vulnerabilities is decent size this week. The ones I most easily recognize are:
Eays PayPal Buy NowButton, Page Builder: Live Composer, YouTube Channel Gallery, WP TopBar, and MapWiz.
Awesome Motive acquires Thrive Themes (https://wptavern.com/awesome-motive-acquires-thrive-themes) – Awesome Motive's second acquisition of the year already! Thrive Themes is a drag and drop page builder. The co-founders of the plugin have stated that they will not be joining Awesome Motive, they have said that nothing will be changing for their loyal customers. Hopefully that stays true.
WP Migrate 2.6 introduces full-site exports and import to local (https://wptavern.com/wp-migrate-2-6-introduces-full-site-exports-and-import-to-local) – WP Migrate, formerly known as WP Migrate DB, recently acquired by WP Engine, has now expanded the plugins capabilities to include full-site exports for full integration with Local, a popular and free WordPress development tool also owned by WP Engine.
WordPress Project to evaluate replacing Slack with Matrix Open Source Chat (https://wptavern.com/wordpress-project-to-evaluate-replacing-slack-with-matrix-open-source-chat) – WordPress Matrix contributors are proposing a new meta team subproject that would explore replacing Slack communication with Matrix, an open source federated chat system. Matrix already powers a variety of community chat systems including Element, what is referred to as the Slack Alternative. This is something that has been talked about since 2020, and seems to be coming to fruition.
Yoast SEO 20.0 introduces new admin interface (https://wptavern.com/yoast-seo-20-0-introduces-new-admin-interface) – For those who use Yoast, the new update has reordered the munu into 4 sections: General, Content Types, Categories, and Tags. Hopefully it will not take too long for everyone to get used to the new setup.
SQLite Database Integration is now available as a plugin for testing (https://wptavern.com/sqlite-database-integration-now-available-as-a-plugin-for-testing) – This is an interesting plugin to try testing out. It's part of the effort of WordPress's Performance Teams effort to turn their features into plugins.
How will ChatGPT, DALL-E, and other AI tools impact the future of work? We asked 5 experts (https://thenextweb.com/news/how-will-chatgpt-dall-e-and-other-ai-tools-impact-the-future-of-work-we-asked-5-experts) – Great article from TNW with some interesting insights! Like ‘creativity for all – but loss of skills, with humans surpassed, niche and ‘handmaid' jobs will remain, and leaps in technology will lead to new skills.
…Our News Section really isn't complete without ClassicPress News…
Driven & Funded By The Community
ClassicPress is a community-led and funded open-source content management system and a fork of WordPress that preserves the TinyMCE classic editor as the default option. Estimated Annual Budget
Amount Raised in 2022
updated on 2022-12-30
Share your story, what’s the reason you chose ClassicPress over WordPress? We need to help outsiders understand how ClassicPress helps its users.
ClassicPress has released 1.5.0 which which brings ful support for PHP 8.0., Image Lazy Loading, And More In v1.5.0 Read up on all the changes that come with the new version.
Remember to do your backup before you upgrade!!
ClassicPress is doing a Poll of its users to see where they want ClassicPress to go in the future. They have given two options to vote on. Go check out the options and cast your vote!
ClassicPress has projects they are looking to have some support with. They have a page with these projects listed and who the contact is for the project. Check out the following page if you are using ClassicPress and are interested in helping them move forward! https://forums.classicpress.net/t/currently-active-projects/3630
They also have some petitions posted check them out!
…For some up to date news on ClassicPress check out the ClassicPress Blog.
Researchers to release VMWare vRealize Log RCE Exploit, patch now (https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/researchers-to-release-vmware-vrealize-log-rce-exploit-patch-now/)
What the hell is job boomeranging and why is it trending right now? (https://thenextweb.com/news/what-the-hell-is-job-boomeranging-and-why-is-it-trending-right-now)
Hackers use new SwiftSlicer wiper to destroy Windows Domains (https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/hackers-use-new-swiftslicer-wiper-to-destroy-windows-domains/)
Massive Microsoft 365 outage caused by WAN router IP charge (https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/massive-microsoft-365-outage-caused-by-wan-router-ip-change/)
Tech bosses face jail for ‘harmful content' under new UK laws (https://thenextweb.com/news/tech-bosses-face-jail-for-harmful-content-uk-online-harms-bill)
Ukraine: Sandworm hackers hit news agency with 5 data wipers (https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/ukraine-sandworm-hackers-hit-news-agency-with-5-data-wipers/)
Microsoft fixes Windows 11 issue behind Remote Desktop freezes (https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/microsoft-fixes-windows-11-issue-behind-remote-desktop-freezes/)
PlugX malware hides on USB devices to infect new Windows hosts (https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/plugx-malware-hides-on-usb-devices-to-infect-new-windows-hosts/)
Microsoft starts force upgrading Windows 11 21H2 devices (https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/microsoft-starts-force-upgrading-windows-11-21h2-devices/)
…Some random entertainment in the World of WordPress!
…Matt's Famous Quotes
…The hall of shame via Automattic:
Let's have a peek at our Contests for this week…
Firstly we want to thank Simple Giveaways for being totally awesome and providing us with their Premium Version for our contests!
Secondly we want to thank Steve Goodtime & Brant Matthews for creating our amazing jingle we still use!!
And we want to thank Charlie for coming to our aid and rescue yet again with another fantastic contest!