Plugin Updates & News: November 2023

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Developing WordPress plugins is more than just writing lines of code. It’s a labor of love fueled by a passion for empowering users and solving their specific needs. Plugin developers immerse themselves in the WordPress ecosystem, driven by a desire to innovate and enhance the open-source platform’s functionality. This passion translates into a commitment to creating high-quality, reliable, and user-friendly plugins that can significantly augment the WordPress experience. That’s what you can expect from Pluginize.

Plugin Development Dedication

The dedication to plugin development is akin to nurturing a living entity. Plugin development demands a deep understanding of user requirements, meticulous testing, and a willingness to adapt to changing trends and technologies. This commitment extends beyond the initial release.

The product team at Pluginize, which is owned and operated by WebDevStudios, is comprised of developers who invest time and effort in ongoing maintenance and support. We recognized the importance of keeping our plugins secure, bug-free, and compatible with the latest WordPress updates.

Taking responsibility for maintaining and supporting plugins is crucial for ensuring users’ trust and satisfaction. Users rely on plugins to enhance their websites’ functionality, and any negligence in upkeep can lead to security vulnerabilities, compatibility issues, or functionality gaps.

Our developers understand this responsibility and demonstrate an unwavering dedication to our plugin users’ experiences, providing timely updates, responsive support, and clear communication to address any issues that may arise. That’s why we think it’s important to keep Pluginize plugin users updated on new releases and updated versions of our products. The latest Pluginize WordPress plugin updates are listed below, but we also recommend you follow Pluginize on X (formerly Twitter) for breaking updates as they happen.

WP Search with Algolia Pro

WP Search with Algolia Pro had two updates in November.

  • Version 1.3.2 was released earlier in the month, which included improved logic for “noindex” detection with both Yoast SEO and SEOPress.
  • Just this week, WP Search with Algolia Pro 1.3.3 was released. It has a fix around our general “don’t index” metabox, as well as an added “Success” admin notification for Network Wide Indexing meta fields settings saving.
However, it was Version 1.3.0 that brought exciting new features. Read this blog post to learn more about these new features.

Custom Post Type UI (CPTUI)

Two updated versions of CPTUI were released in November: 1.5.0 and 1.15.1.

  • WordPress 6.3 or higher is now required
  • Compatible with WordPress 6.4.1
  • Override the slug change prevention setting for competing slugs
  • “item_trashed” label support
  • Fixed some issues around “Right To Left” language styling

Custom Post Type UI Extended

CPTUI Extended has now been updated to Version 1.11.3. This includes:

  • Confirmed WordPress 6.4.1 compatibility
  • Some PHP 8 deprecation fixes

Taxonomy Switcher

Taxonomy Switcher is updated to Version 1.0.6. This update includes:

  • PHP 8 compatibility
  • Cache clearing after migration

Fortify Your WordPress Website’s Foundation with Timely Plugin Updates

Regularly updating your WordPress plugins is paramount to maintaining a secure and smoothly functioning website. Neglecting these updates exposes your site to potential vulnerabilities, leaving it susceptible to security breaches and attacks.

Outdated plugins can create a weak point in your website’s defenses, making it easier for malicious actors to exploit vulnerabilities. Moreover, failing to update plugins may result in compatibility issues, causing errors, glitches, or even site crashes. By prioritizing timely updates, you fortify your website’s security, ensure optimal performance, and safeguard against avoidable pitfalls that could compromise your online presence.

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