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WordPress 4.8.2 is available for download and users are encouraged to update as soon as possible. This release patches eight security vulnerabilities and has six maintenance related fixes. Hardening was also added to WordPress core to prevent plugins and themes from accidentally causing a vulnerability through $wpdb->prepare() which can create unexpected and unsafe queries leading to potential SQL injection (SQLi).

To see a full list of changes, check out the release notes. Auto updates [...]

Wed, Sep 20, 2017
Source: WP Tavern Category: GENERAL

WooCommerce 3.2 RC1 is coming next week ahead of the plugin's second major release this year. Version 3.1 introduced a new built-in product importer/exporter that supports CSV files and brought significant improvements to extension management. Version 3.2 is on track to make the process of updating stores a smoother experience with a long-awaited new feature that displays version compatibility checks to users prior to updating their extensions.

Many WooCommerce store owners experienced considerable difficulties [...]

Tue, Sep 19, 2017
Source: WP Tavern Category: GENERAL

DonateWC is a new initiative by Ines van Essen, Happiness Engineer at Automattic, that aims to provide an opportunity for less fortunate people to attend large WordCamps. Essen was inspired to create the non-profit organization after realizing how expensive it was to attend WordCamp US 2015. “As I did not work for a company that could send me there, I had to pay for travel, accommodation, and food/drinks myself,” She said. “All in [...]

Tue, Sep 19, 2017
Source: WP Tavern Category: GENERAL
photo credit: JSConf China

After last week's news that WordPress is abandoning React due to its unfavorable patents clause, the discussion regarding the selection of a new framework is heating up again. As Vue is once again among the leading contenders, I reached out to Vue.js creator Evan You to get his perspective on the possibility of WordPress adopting the framework.

“Yes, I had a conversation with the WordPress team mostly answering questions [...]

Tue, Sep 19, 2017
Source: WP Tavern Category: GENERAL
Fixing 503 service unavailable error in WordPress

Are you seeing a 503 service unavailable error in WordPress? The problem with the 503 error is that it gives no clues about what's causing it which makes it extremely frustrating for beginners. In this article, we will show you how to fix the 503 service unavailable error in WordPress.

What Causes 503 Service Unavailable Error in WordPress?

All WordPress hosting companies offer fixed amount of resources for [...]

Tue, Sep 19, 2017
Source: WP Beginner Category: GENERAL

Have you just published a new post and are dying for some feedback? Are you redesigning your blog and could use some layout or design advice from your more seasoned peers?

The Community Pool is for peer feedback and advice. Looking for more specific information? Check out some of these resources:

Learn, a series of step-by-step tutorials for those just starting out. All our posts on building an audience and growing your traffic. If you're stuck for [...]
Mon, Sep 18, 2017
Source: WordPress Daily Post Category: GENERAL
duplicate or clone WordPress database using phpMyAdmin

Do you want to duplicate your WordPress database using phpMyAdmin? WordPress stores all your website data in a MySQL database. Sometimes you may need to quickly clone a WordPress database to transfer a website or to create manual backups. In this article, we will show you how to easily duplicate WordPress database using phpMyAdmin.

Why Use phpMyAdmin to Duplicate WordPress Database

WordPress stores all your website content in the database. Almost all [...]

Mon, Sep 18, 2017
Source: WP Beginner Category: GENERAL

With the recent news that WordPress is abandoning React due to its BSD + Patents license, core contributors are now revisiting the discussion of the merits of other frameworks. Gutenberg development is currently on hold until a new library is chosen to replace React, and selection is likely to be imminent to prevent further delay.

Vue is once again a strong contender with a recent surge in enthusiastic support in [...]

Fri, Sep 15, 2017
Source: WP Tavern Category: GENERAL
Fitness

Are you looking for the best WordPress themes for fitness blogs? As a fitness website owner, you may be looking for a theme with a specific look and features to help you promote your website. In this article, we will show you the best WordPress themes for fitness blogs.

Starting Your Fitness Website with WordPress

WordPress is the best blogging platform in the world. Before [...]

Fri, Sep 15, 2017
Source: WP Beginner Category: GENERAL
photo credit: Lalesh Aldarwish

This evening Matt Mullenweg announced on his blog that WordPress has decided to move away from React due to its BSD + Patents clause licensing. Gutenberg engineers will be rewriting the new editor to use another JavaScript framework and Automattic plans to rewrite Calypso as well:

We had a many-thousand word announcement talking about how great React is and how we're officially adopting it for WordPress, and encouraging plugins [...]

Fri, Sep 15, 2017
Source: WP Tavern Category: GENERAL