Cruising with WordPress
It's Episode 589 and we have plugins for Googly Fonts, Local Fonts, Normal Widgets, Darkening Sites, AI Writing, Dating Installs… and ClassicPress Options. It's all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!
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Welcome to Episode 589 – Cruising with WordPress – I hope everyone is doing well and keeping healthy! Apologies for missing last weeks show – I was cut down by an abcessed tooth – I highly recommend against ever getting that. It sucks.
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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 email@example.com – it may show up on the next show!
News this week:
WordPress Vulnerability Report – January 11, 2023 (https://ithemes.com/blog/wordpress-vulnerability-report-january-11-2023/) – Quite a few of the vulnerabilities out there have been fixed, be sure to check out that list. The vulnerabilities this week are a little less than last, the ones I recognize most easily are: JetWidgets for Elementor, Social Sharing Toolkit, and Accordion Shortcodes. There are no WordPress Theme vulnerabilities to report this week.
ClassicPress Community Votes to Re-fork WordPress (https://wptavern.com/classicpress-community-votes-to-re-fork-wordpress) – The final vote was 20 for re-forking, and only 18 for as-is. Unfortunate in my opinion since this really just makes ClassicPress a WordPress without Gutenberg. Should be interesting to see what happens down the road.
Automattic Launches Blaze Ad Network for Jetpack and WordPress.com Sites (https://wptavern.com/automattic-launches-blaze-ad-network-for-jetpack-and-wordpress-com-sites) – Automattic is bringing Tumblr's Blaze ad tool to WordPress sites and to Jetpack. This will be an affordable way to attract new followers, get their game out there, or just send out something funny into the universe for $5.
New Video Explores Site Building Progress from WordPress 5.9 to 6.2 (https://wptavern.com/new-video-explores-site-building-progress-from-wordpress-5-9-to-6-2) – Seems a bit longer than it actually has been, though the way we build has certainly changed. Seems like a very interesting idea, taking the two and comparing them in a video.
The Most Mind-Blowing Neural Stories of 2022 (https://thenextweb.com/news/most-mind-blowing-neural-stories-of-2022) – This is a pretty cool read, goes through all the crazy yet awesome tech stories of the last year! From Elon Musk's purchase of Twitter, to former Google engineer Blake Lemoine declaring he'd met a sentient AI.
…Our News Section really isn't complete without ClassicPress News…
ClassicPress has released 1.5.0 which which brings full 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.
Google Chrome is finally making this important privacy tweak (https://www.techradar.com/news/google-chrome-is-finally-making-this-important-privacy-tweak)
Twitter's broken third-party apps will be the final straw for many users (https://www.techradar.com/news/twitters-broken-third-party-apps-will-be-the-final-straw-for-many-users)
2022 saw a huge rise in cyberattacks (https://www.techradar.com/news/2022-saw-a-huge-rise-in-cyberattacks)
AMD has revealed a whole host of CPU security flaws (https://www.techradar.com/news/amd-has-revealed-a-whole-host-of-cpu-security-flaws)
Laptops with Nvidia RTX 4090 through to 4050 GPUs are about to go on sale (https://www.techradar.com/news/laptops-with-nvidia-rtx-4090-through-to-4050-gpus-are-about-to-go-on-sale)
How McLaren leverages data for both its F1 and esport teams (https://www.techradar.com/news/how-mclaren-leverages-data-for-both-its-f1-and-esport-teams)
Microsoft Edge could go for rounded corners in a big way – but that might not be popular (https://www.techradar.com/news/microsoft-edge-could-go-for-rounded-corners-in-a-big-way-but-that-might-not-be-popular)
Google thinks a US Supreme Court case could radically change the internet (https://www.techradar.com/news/google-thinks-a-us-supreme-court-case-could-radically-change-the-internet)
…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!