WP news: Novel danger for WP sites & hellish customers

Torben Simon Meier Last updated 10/23/2020
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After our abstinence in the last week, we have brought the concentrated load of WP news again this time. Namely with the first beta for the new WordPress 4.9, tips for dealing with hellish customers and a new kind of danger for WordPress sites .


Xavier, Belle and Will you want to get rid of!

They take up a lot of your nerves and productive time, threaten you with lawsuits or bad reviews: Customers from hell can make your life the same. Especially if you develop and support your product alone or with a small team. Zachary Skaggs from WP Ninjas - with the flowery title "Director of Happyness", by the way - shows how he dealt with three types of hellish customers.


Accelerated Mobile Pages in beautiful: AMP-Themes

With its Accelerated Mobile Pages Google has provided publishers with an extremely fast way to deliver content. However, the additional mobile optimization comes not only with a greater dependence on Google, but also with design limitations. Now there are providers who address this issue with special AMP-Themes and give the site owner more control and design options for Google's mobile format. offer.

In own thing: RAIDBOXES with silver with the CMS-host of the yearly

Every year hosttest.de chooses the crowd favorites among the hosters. In 2017, we can not only be happy about a second place in the category CMS-host , but also about the 100% uptime seal! Definitely a reason to celebrate. That's why we have extended our Fully-Managed promotion until October 15.!


Spam in a familiar guise

The case of Plugins Display Widgets and SI CAPTCHA Anti-Spam shows: Plugin sales or takeovers pose a threat to site operators. In the worst case, the wrong people can gain access to thousands of WordPress installations. In the most recent case, a spammer used several Plugins to send out advertisements for so-called payday loans. The security provider Wordfence was even able to trace the case back to the year 2013.

Save the Date: Chrome 62 is coming!

The latest version of the Google browser brings an important innovation: a security warning for non-encrypted websites. In the previous version, Chrome had already introduced the "Not secure" warning for sites without SSL certificate, which requested sensitive data, such as credit card information. The warning is now extended to all sites with an input field - no matter what data is requested. Thus, a simple search field is enough to generate a warning. The expected release date of Chrome 62 is October 24.


The Incubator Program is back

In 2018, the WordCamp Icubator Program is going into the next round. Local communities are supported by experienced members of the global community in organizing WordCamps. In 2016, the program organized WordCamps in Indonesia, Colombia, and Zimbabwe.

WordPress 4.9

On October 5, the first beta for the new WP version 4.9 was released. According to product lead Matt Mullenweg, the update is supposed to bring user-centric innovations and improvements: The Focus on code editing, Plugin and Theme management, and improvements to existing features.

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