Before you start the well-deserved holidays, we have some WordPress news for you. After its presence at WCUS, Google has announced that it will cooperate more closely with WordPress in the future. And security vendor Wordfence reports a record high of Brute Force attacks at WP sites . Plus, we've got our first e-book with helpful tools to help you manage your WPWordPress projects more effectively in 2018.
Just in time for Christmas, we have published 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 -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. As reason for this decision Williamson cites the lack of time to regularly create new content.
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 explained why Google's and WordPress 's missions are a good fit 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 May 2018? No problem, because lawyer Dr. Thomas Schwenke explains in a very understandable way what will really change with the GDPR and how you can prepare for it.
New security vulnerability after Plugin change of ownership
The Plugin "Captcha", which had 300,000 active installations, was removed from the official WordPress Plugin directory due to a backdoor. Our colleagues at Wordfence have been looking into the matter further, as there has been a change of ownership. The trace of the new owner leads, as already with the spam by the display widgets Plugin, among other things to Mason Soiza. Against this background, the colleagues from Wordfence advise to uninstall Plugin immediately.
The most aggressive Brute Force attack on WordPress
Security vendor Wordfence reports a sudden record high of Brute Force attacks on WordPress sites . Up to 14.1 million attacks on partly 190,000 WP sites 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.