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December 6, 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

Bakersfield WP – Virtual Meetup: December 6th @ 7:00 pm

Learn WP – Developer APIs; The Interactivity API: December 7th @ 6:00 pm

Seattle WP – Freelancers Meetup: December 7th @ 10:00 am

Buffalo WP – Monthly Meetup: December 7th @ 4:00 pm

Santa Cruz/San Jose WP – Help Desk: December 7th @ 6:00 pm

Down State WP (Champaign) – Monthly Meetup: December 8th @ 10:00 am

Portland WP – Help Desk: December 9th @ 10:00 am

South Sound WP – WordPress Helpdesk & Hacking: December 9th @ 10:00 am

Santa Cruz/San Jose WP – State of the Word Watch Party: December 11th @ 7:00 am

San Diego WP – Help Desk: December 11th @ 6:00 pm

Los Angeles WP – Woo H.P.O.S & Cart+Checkout Blocks: December 11th @ 6:30 pm

Hartford WP – WordPress Holiday Grab Bag: December 12th @ 3:00 pm

Woo News

WooCommerce 8.3.1

From the Woo Developer Blog

Latest Version of Woo:

  • Fixed an issue where coupon usage restrictions may not have been respected for guest orders when HPOS is enabled. #41538
  • Update WooCommerce Blocks to 11.4.9, which fixes an issue where email address was not considered while evaluating coupon restrictions when using checkout blocks. #41610

WooCommerce 8.4.0 RC Released

From the Woo Developer Blog

Highlights:

Since the release of 8.4.0 Beta, the following changes have been made:

  • WooCommerce Blocks has been updated to 11.6.2. #41869
  • Fixed some issues in the new Shipping Settings feature. #41834 #41833
  • Fixed an issue that breaks the shipping input fields in the new product editor for stores in Europe or other areas where the thousandSeparator is blank. #41792

For the complete list, view the changelog in the readme for this release.

Final Release is scheduled for December 12th.

WooCommerce Blocks 11.7.0 Release Notes

From the Woo Developer Blog

“The latest version of WooCommerce Blocks, version 11.7.0, is now available for download on WordPress.org and GitHub.”

Keep in mind that this is the last major release of WooCommerce Blocks as in the future it will be part of the WooCommerce Monorepo. You can read more about it and how it might impact you in the developer advisory: “WooCommerce Blocks Merging into the WooCommerce Monorepo“.

The WooCommerce Legacy REST API extension is now available

From the Woo Developer Blog

“Two months ago we announced that the Legacy REST API will be removed from WooCommerce as of version 9.0. However, for those who have not been able to transition to the more modern REST API based on the WordPress JSON API, we have created an extension which allows you to continue using the WooCommerce Legacy REST API, even after deprecation. The extension is now available as a release in a dedicated GitHub repository.

WooCommerce Blocks Merging into the WooCommerce Monorepo

From the Woo Developer Blog

“You may recall our merger of WooCommerce Admin into the monorepo in March 2022. Since then, we’ve been hard at work iterating and implementing improvements to fully realize the benefits of a monorepo. This includes the introduction of tools, automations, and additional plugins such as the Beta Tester and the new WooCommerce Docs plugin meant to support our initiative to centralize docs. We’ve also initiated a push to make the monorepo the central source of truth for all developer documentation. Given the success of the previous merge, we are now ready to take the next step by merging WooCommerce Blocks into WooCommerce Core.”

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.

State of the Word 2023

December 11th 2023

State of the Word - Madrid

“State of the Word is the annual keynote address delivered by the WordPress project’s co-founder, Matt Mullenweg. Every year, the event shares reflections on the project’s progress and aspirations for the future of open source.”

Appful.io Plugin Lets Users Convert Their Website Into a Native Mobile App

From BENZIGA

“Appful.io swiftly transforms WordPress websites into dynamic iOS and Android apps in just five minutes, offering a seamless transition that maximizes engagement. With its intuitive interface and practical features, Appful.io ensures an effortless path to harnessing the full potential of mobile apps.”

Critical WordPress Form Plugin Vulnerability Affects Up To +200,000 Installs

From Search Engine Journal

“Security researchers at Wordfence detailed a critical security flaw in the MW WP Form plugin, affecting versions 5.0.1 and earlier. The vulnerability allows unauthenticated threat actors to exploit the plugin by uploading arbitrary files, including potentially malicious PHP backdoors, with the ability to execute these files on the server.”

Fake CVE Phishing Campaign Tricks WordPress Users Into Installing Malware

From Patchstack

“For the past couple of days, the Patchstack team has been monitoring a mass-scale phishing campaign with multiple variants of phishing emails going around that are notifying users about a supposed security vulnerability in their WordPress website.”

They claim it’s a “Remote Code Execution (RCE)” vulnerability and you are asked to immediately use a “Patch created by the WordPress Team” to patch the vulnerability with the identifier “CVE-2023-45124”.

AMP Plugin Vulnerability Affects Up To 100,000+ Sites

From Search Engine Journal

“Accelerated Mobile Pages WordPress plugin, with over 100,000 installations, patched a medium severity vulnerability that could allow an attacker to inject malicious scripts to be executed by website visitors.”

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