WordPress Newsletter #48

WP News: We give you an e-book & Google plans stronger collaboration with WordPress

Before you start into the well-deserved holidays, we have some WordPress news for you. Google has announced after its presence on the WCUS to cooperate more with WordPress in the future. And security vendor Wordfence reports a record high in brute force attacks on WP sites. Plus, we've got our first e-book with helpful tools to help you manage your WP WordPress projects more effectively in 2018.

WP News: We give you an e-book & Google plans stronger collaboration with WordPress

E-Book: Manage your WP WordPress projects more effectively with these tools

Just in time for Christmas we have released our first e-book for WordPress agencies. But also as a freelancer and web designer you can take some valuable tips and tools from the e-book. For example, we'll show you how to better organize yourself, which information sources will really help your business and how to manage multiple WordPress projects more effectively. Just download the e-book for free and see for yourself!?


Pippin's plugin tutorials now available for free
Pippin's Plugins has been providing premium members with advanced plugin tutorials and code reviews for six years. Now founder Pippin Williamson has ended his membership concept and made his WordPress plugin tutorials available to everyone. Williamson cites a lack of time to create new content on a regular basis as the reason for this decision.

Google wants to strengthen cooperation with WordPress
At WordCamp US Google was present with a booth and talked with visitors about performance and the XWP project "Tide", which is supported by Google. Google Developer Advocate Alberto Medina explains why the missions of Google and WordPress fit well together and which joint WordPress projects are planned for the near future. 


GDPR and ePrivacy Regulation easily explained
You are still not quite clear what you have to consider in the areas of online marketing, tracking and cookies when the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and ePrivacy Regulation come into force in Mai 2018? No problem, because attorney Dr. Thomas Schwenke explains in a very understandable way what will really change with the GDPR and how you can prepare for it.


Another security hole after plugin change of ownership
The plugin "Captcha", which had 300.000 active installations, was removed from the official WordPress plugin directory because of a backdoor. The colleagues from Wordfence got to the bottom of the matter further, as there had been a change of ownership. The trail of the new owner leads, as already with the spam through the display widgets plugin, among others to Mason Soiza. In light of this, the colleagues from Wordfence advise uninstalling plugin immediately.

The most aggressive brute force attack on WordPress
The security provider Wordfence reports a sudden record high of brute force attacks on WordPress sites. Up to 14.1 million attacks on partly 190,000 WP pages per hour could be measured. In their blog post the colleagues from Wordfence explain what the possible cause is and how you can protect yourself from brute force attacks.

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