WordPress Gutenberg 9.2 is here and it comes with a security patch and lots of improvements, bringing Gutenberg closer to a fully developed way to build web pages. Security fix This security patch fixes a particularly nasty form of attack called a Regular Banner Design Expression Denial of Service (ReDoS) attack. A ReDos attack causes a server's CPU usage to be overloaded, which results in the server going down. I asked Wordfence researchers, publishers of WordPress Wordfence Firewall and Security Scanner, Banner Designabout the reDoS vulnerability that was patched and here's what they said: “
ReDoS is something that can be dangerous in Banner Design some situations, but in this case we don't see a realistic path to exploit in a WordPress environment in a way that would be profitable for an attacker. This is a URL parser library, but in Gutenberg it would run on the client side, Banner Design with minimal impact to the site's PHP/MySQL. Even with a low risk bug, it's good to see this being fixed. But not a big risk overall. » Advertising Continue reading below Alt text alt image The next notable change is to add fallback alt text when no alt text is specified. Gutenberg will use the caption as alt text. Banner Design This is probably not an ideal solution, as it means that a screen reader will repeat the same sentence twice. The alt text should ideally be a unique description of what the image is, which should be different from what is in a caption.
According to the description: "Image caption is set as alt text where Banner Design none exists." Video subtitle support Gutenberg 9.2 adds support for adding video subtitles, which is quite a cool feature. The video media workspace now includes a drop-down list that provides an option to add subtitles. Screenshot of video media options screen Info panel design update There is an update to how an Banner Design information panel appears. The Info panel is a flip display of the current document's statistics, such as character count, words, and headings used. Advertising Continue reading below This is a UI improvement, but also a workaround until a final version is created.