Bucharest WordPress Meetup News – January 2018

  1. Gutenberg 2.0 released with an impressive changelog;
  2. WordPress 4.9.2 patches the Flash fallback files vulnerability;
  3. Guten Block Toolkit makes the Gutenberg Blocks creation easier and simplified.

Gutenberg 2.0 released with an impressive changelog

Gutenberg 2.0 is available for testing and contains a huge list of features and improvements like accessibility, keyboard navigation, drag and drop multiple images in the Gallery, interface and many many others. The entire list of changes can be seen here or if you can download it from here.

 

WordPress 4.9.2 patches the Flash fallback files vulnerability

The new 4.9.2 release of WordPress patches a cross-site scripting vulnerability in the Flash fallback files in the MediaElement library. These files have been removed and if needed they can be obtained from the MediaElement Flash Fallback plugin. There are a total of 21 bugs fixed in this release, including the one preventing posts save in Firefox.

 

Guten Block Toolkit makes the Gutenberg Blocks creation easier and simplified

The author of the Gutenberg Boilerplate has launched a toolkit who really makes easier the creation of Gutenberg Blocks, by providing no configuration, no lock-in, and one dependency.

The process has 3 steps to follow:

  1. install Node version 8 or higher on a local server;
  2. run the create-guten-block command and provide a name for the plugin that will be created – also creates the folder structure necessary to maintain the project;
  3. run the NPM start command which runs the plugin in development mode.

The toolkit is available for free on Github: https://github.com/ahmadawais/create-guten-block.

 

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