WordPress Newsletter #43

WP News: #WCCGN discounts worth over €200 & fewer attacks on WP sites in October

Last week, security provider Wordfence published its monthly WordPress Attack Report for October, showing that the number of attacks has decreased significantly. In addition, ticket sales for WordCamp Europe 2018 have begun. And on the occasion of WordCamp Cologne 2017, we are once again launching a Raidboxes WordCamp Special with massive discounts on great WordPress products.

WP News: #WCCGN discounts worth over €200 & fewer attacks on WP sites in October

FinallyWordCamp again!
After WordCamp Europe in Paris in summer, we are finally going to another WordCamp. This time in Cologne. Barcamp style. And because we're in the mood to celebrate, we've put together a nice collection of discounts on WordPress services, plugins and themes worth over €200 in total. Among others MarketPress, Blog2Social and Designers Inn are included.


The market for WP products is oversaturated
Anyone who wants to make it on the WordPress market today with their plugin or theme has a much harder time than a few years ago. According to Scott Bolinger, co-founder of AppPresser, the WordPress market has changed a lot in the last few years: "Previously the competition was a developer trying to figure out how to grow a company. Now it's a 30+ person organization with millions of dollars in revenue." Bolinger has three valuable tips on how to stand your ground as a David against the Goliaths.

How to do growth hacking with a system
Sascha Gohlke - conversion professional at Web Arts AG - explains why FIFO, HIPPO and your gut feeling are not recommended methods to prioritize your test ideas. Instead, you should rely on TIR, PIE or ICE. If you can't get your head around this jumble of letters, Gohlke's article is just what you need to structure your growth hacking.


This eBook will make you an image compression pro
Addy Osmani - Engineering Manager at Google - has published an eBook on best practices in image compression that leaves hardly any questions unanswered: From JPEG compression levels to color management, it's all there. The 94-page eBook is licensed under the Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 2.0 license.


Fewer attacks on WP sites in October
According to the latest Wordfence security report, there were an average of 3.6 million daily "complex attacks" on WordPress sites in October. This is 23 percent less than in September. There is also a positive trend in brute force attacks, as the average daily attack volume in October was 9 percentage points lower than in the previous month.


These are the 10 most common Gutenberg myths
Andrew Roberts, CEO of Ephox - the makers of the TinyMCE editor, dispels the 10 most common myths surrounding the Gutenberg editor. If you are still a critic of the Gutenberg WordPress project after this clarification, you can restore the old familiar interface with the Classic Editor plugin . By the way, this already clears up myth number 2: After the update to Gutenberg there is supposedly no going back 😉 .

WCEU 2018 ticket sales have started!
WordCamp Europe 2018 will take place in Belgrade from June 15-16. Those who secure one of the 1000 Early Bird tickets by December 31 can look forward to a surprise from the WP Swag collection.?   

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