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WordPress 5.5 Release Candidate 2

The second release candidate for WordPress 5.5 is here! WordPress 5.5 is slated for release on August 11, 2020, but we need your help to get there—if you haven’t tried 5.5 yet, now is the time! You can test the WordPress 5.5 release candidate in two ways: Try the WordPress Beta Tester plugin (choose the “bleeding edge nightlies” option) Or download the release …

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The Official Facebook Chat Plugin Created Vector for Social Engineering Attacks

On June 26, 2020, our Threat Intelligence team discovered a vulnerability in The Official Facebook Chat Plugin, a WordPress plugin installed on over 80,000 sites. This flaw made it possible for low-level authenticated attackers to connect their own Facebook Messenger account to any site running the vulnerable plugin and engage in chats with site visitors …Read More

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How to Create Moving Image Shadows on Scroll in Divi

In the world of web design, we usually think of shadows as something we can add in Photoshop or as a CSS property (like box-shadow or text-shadow). But with Divi, we can think outside the box (or box-shadow). With just a few adjustments to Divi’s built-in filter and scroll effect options, we can transform any …

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WPML 4.4 Beta – Big Usability Improvements for String Translation

Today we released the beta version for WPML 4.4.0. This release includes major updates to String Translation to make finding, registering, and translating strings easier than ever. Our String Translation improvements for this beta focus on three main areas: The main String Translation interface The screen to register admin strings Integration between String Translation and …

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How to Send Email Using SendGrid with WordPress

As you may know, WordPress is capable of sending basic transactional emails out of the box. However, a lot of web hosts don’t support that functionality or offer email capabilities at all. To get around this issue, you have to rely on third-party transactional email providers such as SendGrid. This platform powers email for some …

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Critical Vulnerability Exposes over 700,000 Sites Using Divi, Extra, and Divi Builder

On July 23, 2020, our Threat Intelligence team discovered a vulnerability present in two themes by Elegant Themes, Divi and Extra, as well as Divi Builder, a WordPress plugin. Combined, these products are installed on an estimated 700,000 sites. This flaw gave authenticated attackers, with contributor-level or above capabilities, the ability to upload arbitrary files, …Read More

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The Month in WordPress: July 2020

July was an action-packed month for the WordPress project. The month saw a lot of updates on one of the most anticipated releases – WordPress 5.5! WordCamp US 2020 was canceled and the WordPress community team started experimenting with different formats for engaging online events, in July. Read on to catch up with all the …

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Get a FREE Herbal Remedy Layout Pack for Divi

Hey Divi Nation! Thanks for joining us for the next installment of our weekly Divi Design Initiative; where each week, we give away a brand new, free Divi Layout Pack from our design team to you. For this week, Kenny and his team have created a brand new Herbal Remedy Layout Pack. The Herbal Remedy …

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Newsletter Plugin Vulnerabilities Affect Over 300,000 Sites

On July 13, 2020, our Threat Intelligence team was alerted to a recently patched vulnerability in Newsletter, a WordPress plugin with over 300,000 installations. While investigating this vulnerability, we discovered two additional, more serious vulnerabilities, including a reflected Cross-Site Scripting(XSS) vulnerability and a PHP Object Injection vulnerability. We reached out to the plugin’s author on …Read More

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Best Practices to Optimize Your Anchor Text

Even if you aren’t familiar with the phrase anchor text, you have almost certainly used it. Anchor text is the actual text you click on for a link, whether it is click here, check this out, or a keyword that indicates that you’re navigating to a list of the best code editors available. Best practices regarding anchor …

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Otter Voice Notes: Overview and Review

Otter.ai is an artificial intelligence (AI) program designed to record, extract, and transcribe audio in real time. It’s great for speech-to-text dictation, recording meetings, and generating transcripts of audio and video recordings. Otter voice notes are a useful solution for individuals, businesses of all sizes, students, and teachers. Want to know more about how Otter …

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Divi Design Showcase: New Submissions from July 2020

It’s that time again for our monthly Divi Showcase, where we take a look at eight awesome Divi websites made by our community members. Each month we showcase the best Divi websites that were submitted from our community and today we want to share with you the top ten websites for the month of July. …

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5 Ways Augmented Reality for Marketing Can Create a More Personalized Brand Experience

Augmented reality for marketing utilizes AR technology to connect with shoppers on a more personal level, allowing them to “experience” a product virtually before they purchase. AR apps can pair with a number of different products and brand experiences, from cosmetics and furniture companies to books and even in-person events. When it comes to AR, …

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Scheduled wpml.org downtime

On Saturday 1 August 2020 at 08:00 UTC, we will have a scheduled downtime for wpml.org, due to a hardware upgrade to our server. This should last for approximately one hour. During this period, the site will not be available. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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Episode 80: Critical File Upload Vulnerability in wpDiscuz Plugin

In this week’s news, our Threat Intelligence team discovered a vulnerability in the wpDiscuz plugin, affecting over 80,000 WordPress sites. A blind SQL injection attack affected analytics service Waydev, exposing OAuth tokens for GitHub repositories for software companies, leading to further breaches. A debate about problematic admin notices on the WordPress admin dashboard has many …Read More

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30 Best eCommerce Tools to Get Your Business Off the Ground

It’s essential to have an arsenal of eCommerce tools to expand your business and invest in its growth. However, deciding on the exact best eCommerce tools depends on the maturity of your business. For our recommendations, we’ll start with tools that assist in launching a store (for beginners) and expand to eCommerce tools for scaling (more advanced).
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Introducing The Divi Marketplace

The Best Place To Find Divi Modules, Child Themes & Layouts Today we are excited to release the Divi Marketplace. The Divi Marketplace is a repository of third party Divi Modules, Child Themes and Layouts. It’s a place where Divi developers and designers can upload their creations and make them available to the Divi community …