ElasticPress 4.4.0 Adds New Status Report Page and Instant Results Template Customization

10up has released version 4.4.0 of ElasticPress, its enhanced search plugin that speeds up searching while reducing the load on WordPress sites. The plugin is based on Elasticsearch and is used by customers of the ElasticPress.io service (a SaaS solution), as well as those who are hosting their own Elasticsearch instance. This update adds a … Read more

Understanding CSRF Attacks and Locking Down CSRF Vulnerabilities

Web vulnerabilities are rampant and constantly increasing. Maintaining the security and privacy of your users is more important than ever. Not addressing web vulnerabilities can lead to a ruined reputation and hefty fines from regulators, and you’ll also lose your users’ trust. Websites and web applications are vulnerable to malware, spam, and other attacks — this … Read more

How To Use Yoast SEO on WordPress: Complete Tutorial

Every WordPress site needs a Search Engine Optimization (SEO) plugin. This is how you’ll stand a chance of getting your pages to show up in search engine rankings. And when it comes to SEO plugins, Yoast SEO is by far one of the most popular options. However, WordPress SEO is unavoidably a complex topic. Fortunately, to address that, … Read more

People of WordPress: Huanyi Chuang

This month we feature Huanyi (Eric) Chuang, a front end developer from Taiwan, who helps connect local groups to WordPress and the worldwide open source community. He is part of the team helping to make the first WordCamp Asia a success in 2023. The People of WordPress series shares some of the inspiring stories of … Read more

State of the Word 2022 • Meetup Accessibility Overlays • Multi-line Code Comments • WP 3.7 – 4.0 Final Releases

This Week at WordPress.org (November 28, 2022) Should code comments switch to // ? Meetup.com stops using an accessibility overlay. Final releases for WordPress 3.7 – 4.0 are now available. Tune in soon for State of the Word 2023, happening December 15 via livestream from New York City. EOL WP 3.7 – 4.0, Multi-line Code … Read more

Gutenberg 14.6 Adds List View for Editing Navigation Block, Introduces New Automatic Color Palette Generator

WordPress Planet14.6 was released last week with a long list of small but impactful refinements to core blocks and the full-site editing experience. One of the most practical enhancements included in this update is the new list view for editing the Navigation block. WordPress Planetcontributor Fabian Kägy published a quick video that helps to visualize … Read more

Configuration Probing: Your Backups Might Be Your Greatest Weakness

Configuration files exist to make life easier for developers and website operators. In a world without configuration files, every instance of code that depended on a database connection could potentially require the connection details to be hard coded or manually entered. Other reusable data would be defined multiple times, causing code bloat and possible performance … Read more

Member Spotlight: Nathan Ingram

Nathan is the creator of MonsterContracts, battle-tested contracts for WordPress client work. As the founder of >ADVANCE Coaching, Nathan is a Growth Coach for WordPress Business owners, helping them become more successful in their businesses. You may also have heard Nathan as the Host at iThemes Training where he teaches WordPress and business development topics … Read more

Build an App With FastAPI for Python

FastAPI is a speedy and lightweight web framework for building modern application programming interfaces using Python 3.6 and above. In this tutorial, we’ll walk through the basics of building an app with FastAPI, and you’ll get an inkling of why it was nominated as one of the best open-source frameworks of 2021. Once you’re ready … Read more

State of the Word 2022 • Dev Blog Beta • WP 3.7 – 4.0 Final Releases

This Week at WordPress.org (November 21, 2022) As 2022 comes to an end, State of the Word will happen in NYC again. Apply to attend or tune in to the livestream. Check out the beta version of the WordPress Developer Blog. Still have sites on WordPress 3.7 – 4.0? It’s really time to upgrade as … Read more