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December 13, 2023 Woo Wednesday

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Woo Wednesday Online Meetup at Noon Pacific Time

Join Us At: Meetup.com

Other Upcoming Meetups (Pacific Time)

Dallas/Fort Worth WordPress: Event PageFeaturing Eric L.

WORDPRESS HELP-DESK SUPPORT: List of WP Meetup Groups – By Eagle

S.C.C. WP – Take Your WordPress Site to the Next Level! December 13th @ 7:00 pm

Learn WP – How to use the group block: December 14th @ 12:00 pm

Baltimore WP – Core Web Vitals – Speeding Up Your Website: December 14th @ 300 pm

C d’A/Spokane WP – Monthly Help Desk: December 14th @ 6:00 pm

I.E. WP – Monthly Help Desk: December 14th @ 7:00 pm

Calgary WP – WP Foundations –December Hangout:

Calgary WP – WP Foundations –Online Hangout: December 16th @ 12:30 pm

Learn WP – WP development with wp-scripts package: December 19th @ 8:00 am

XR Community – 3D world with Microsoft Mesh: December 19th @ 8:00 am

Toronto WP – Let’s fix your site: December 19th @ 3:30 pm

Woo News

WooCommerce 8.4.0 Released

From the Woo Developer Blog

This release contains:

As always, we recommend creating a backup of your site and making sure that your theme and any other plugins are compatible before updating. You can check out this update guide for more information.

Highlights

  • WC Blocks feature – Product Collection: Add support for filtering products by featured status
  • Manage your subscriptions for Woo extensions from your store
  • Shipping Settings Refresh
  • Virtual & Downloadable product support in the new product creation experience
  • Security fix to remove the potential for a Reflected XSS attack in relation to the dismissable “Product reviews have moved!”

The Woo Blocks Merge to the Monorepo is complete

From the Woo Developer Blog

“Over the weekend, WooCommerce Blocks was merged into the WooCommerce Monorepo. This brings with it a more streamlined development process and enhances collaboration across our community. As previously announced, this means WooCommerce Blocks development will take place in the WooCommerce Core monorepo instead of a separate repository (which is now archived). This also means there will no longer be a separate feature plugin release for WooCommerce Blocks.”

Store Editing Snaps: November 20 – December 01

From the Woo Developer Blog

Every couple of weeks, Woo gives an update on all the work being done on WooCommerce Blocks from behind the scenes.

What’s new with Woo: December 2023

From the General Woo Blog

General Woo News

Multichannel: What Is an Ecommerce Aggregator?

From the General Woo Blog

“As you consider your options for multichannel selling, one thing to look at is an ecommerce aggregator, which is a type of channel aggregator. 

This channel aggregator term might sound intimidating, but you’re actually quite familiar with the concept. It’s a staple of online commerce and there are all kinds being used already.” 

“An ecommerce aggregator is like an online version of a superstore. It’s a single brand that sells products from a variety of merchants using its own platform, business operations, and customer support team.”

Word News

WordPress 6.4 Shirely Horn

Current Version of WordPress is 6.4.2 Maintenance Release

“This minor release features 7 bug fixes in Core. The fixes include a bug fix for an issue causing stylesheet and theme directories to sometimes return incorrect results.

This release also features one security fix. Because this is a security release, it is recommended that you update your sites immediately.

WordPress 6.4.2 Patches Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

From Security Week

“WordPress 6.4.2 patches a flaw that could be chained with another vulnerability to execute arbitrary code.”

State of the Word 2023

December 11th 2023

State of the Word 2023 Recap

State of the Word - Madrid

50K WordPress sites exposed to RCE attacks by critical bug in backup plugin

From Bleeping Computer

“A critical severity vulnerability in a WordPress plugin with more than 90,000 installs can let attackers gain remote code execution to fully compromise vulnerable websites.

Known as Backup Migration, the plugin helps admins automate site backups to local storage or a Google Drive account.”

EU Strikes Deal to Regulate ChatGPT, AI Tech in Landmark Act

From Bloomberg

  • Agreement comes after more than 37 hours of negotiations
  • Bloc would allow some use of facial scanning with limits

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