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November 29, 2023 Woo Wednesday

Woo in purple & White

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

Reno WP – Let’s Learn About WordPress! November 29th @ 6:00 pm

Learn WP – The Interactivity API: November 30th @ 6:00 am

Learn WP – Reviewing Gutenberg 17.1: November 30th @ 7:30 am

West Orlando WP -First Friday Collaboration Meetup: December 1st @ 7:00 am

MidCities WP – Round Table Discussion: December 2nd @ 11:00 am

Rochester WP – Monthly Meetup Featuring Adam Weeks: December 4th @ 3:30pm

Learn WP – Creating a one-page website: December 4th @ 1:00 pm

Minneapolis/St. Paul WP – Inaugural Meetup: Value-Based Pricing: Dec. 4th @ 4:00 pm

O.C. WP – Monthly Meetup: December 4th @ 7:00 pm

South Jersey WP – How to use copy & paste PHP Code Snippets: Dec. 5th @ 3:00 pm

Sacramento WP – Monthly Meetup: December 5th @ 6:30 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 Blocks Extensibility Snaps – November 2023

From the Woo Developer Blog

More WooCommerce Components are available to developers!

The full list of components available in WooCommerce Blocks 11.6.0 is:

  • Button
  • CheckboxList
  • Chip
  • FormStep
  • FormattedMonetaryAmount
  • Label
  • Panel
  • RadioControl
  • RadioControlAccordion
  • RadioControlOption
  • RadioControlOptionLayout
  • RemovableChip
  • SortSelect
  • Spinner
  • StoreNotice
  • StoreNoticesContainer
  • Subtotal
  • TextInput
  • Textarea
  • Title
  • TotalsFees
  • TotalsItem
  • TotalsTaxes
  • TotalsWrapper
  • ValidatedTextInput
  • ValidationInputError

Fight fraud on your online store with these AI and ML powered plugins

From Stuff

“Businesses need to use every tool at their disposal to fight criminals and criminal activity, like fraud. This is especially true for online businesses that use popular e-commerce platforms – criminal activity can take many forms, and fraud that targets online stores is quite popular. It’s also incredibly damaging to the business’s bottom line, and protection is needed to keep it at bay.

Fortunately, there is good news – as the criminals evolve, so too do the tools to defeat them. Today, popular e-commerce platforms offer plugins that use machine learning and AI to detect and prevent fraudulent activity. Businesses just need to know about them and use them, so we thought we’d help with that by highlighting the top plugins and features for the most popular commerce platforms in South Africa, namely Shopify, WooCommerce, and Magento (now Adobe Commerce).”

Coinbase Commerce Revolutionizes Onchain Payments with Product Updates

From Coinspeaker

“In a groundbreaking move towards enhancing the user experience in onchain payments, Coinbase Commerce has unveiled a comprehensive set of product updates.

This development, announced in a recent blog post, is set to address the challenges posed by cryptocurrency volatility, making onchain payments more accessible and seamless for thousands of global merchants.”

Solana Smart Phone Price Drop

“The mobile era of web3. Premium hardware purpose-built to power web3. Self custody on phone with Seed Vault. Access web3 native dApps.”

This phone originally debut at $1,000 and now is available for $599.

Word News

WordPress 6.4 Shirely Horn

Current Version of WordPress is 6.4.1 Maintenance Release

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.”

Openverse & Photo Directory Rewind

Podcast from WordPress.org

“WordPress Executive Director, Josepha Haden Chomphosy, returns to a recent episode of the WordPress Briefing, which discussed two resources for openly licensed media in the WordPress project– Openverse and Photo Directory– and how they differ from one another!”

Google’s Advice On Fixing 404 Errors From Inbound Links

From Search Engine Journal

“Google’s John Mueller explains when it’s useful to fix 404 errors from inbound links and when it’s a waste of time.”

Gutenberg 17.1, Command Palette, Data Views and Grid Layout

From Gutenberg Times

“In this episode, Isabel Brison and Birgit Pauli-Haack discuss Gutenberg 17.1, the Command Palette, experimental Data Views and Grid Layout”

What’s Next for WP Tavern

By Matt Mullenweg

If you have:

  • Impeccable integrity
  • Relentless curiosity
  • A blogger’s hustle
  • Passion for news and technology
  • Technical ability to tinker with WordPress, plugins, and themes

Please send an email to matt at my last name dot com, with [wptavern] at the beginning of the subject, and the following things in the email:

  1. Why you think you’d be best in the world for this job.
  2. Links to three things you’ve written that you feel represent your style well.
  3. A link to your homepage and any social media you keep up with.
  4. Link or attach a resume, but don’t worry too much about this, the first two are more important.
  5. Your W.org username, and sign up for the Slack there so I can ping you.

Free Resources

Google Web Designer

“Create engaging videos, images, and HTML5-based designs for your business that can run on any device”