WordPress is 19! • WP 6.0 news and Beta 4 release. • JetPack 10.9 • BuddyPress Rewrites 1.1.0 • Simple Local Avatars 2.3.0 • InMotion funds WCUS scholarships • RSS and Blogging FTW • Wishlist Member acquired • New leadership team at Yoast • and the rest of your weekly WP news roundup!
In reaction to as-yet-unpublicized details about the abuse of active install data in the WordPress.org plugin repository, the charts displaying that data have been removed from plugin pages in a move expected to be temporary. Important (and some familiar) questions are emerging as this story unfolds: how to balance the values of openness, security, and privacy as well as cooperation and competition at WordPress.org — still the central hub for WordPress plugin businesses.
BuddyPress 2.3 has been released, and it’s called “Livio”, after the famous Tuscan restaurant. BuddyPress 2.3’s biggest feature is an attachments API that powers the new avatar interface. In the release post, Mathieu Viet calls the attachments API, “the long-awaited foundation for media-related BuddyPress components and features.” 2.3 includes a number of other features, but the…
BuddyPress recently updated to version 4.3.0. It’s a security and maintenance release, so be sure to upgrade if you are using the plugin on any of your sites.
BuddyPress 4.2.0 is out. This important maintenance and security release addresses a cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in addition to a privilege escalation vulnerability.
The MLA’s Humanities Commons team maintains several WordPress projects to support Digital Humanities at colleges and universities.