Our WordPress news for the start of the week: The hack of a GDPR -Plugins causes a stir, the release date for WordPress 5.0 has been postponed and there are also interesting news about the Classic Editor Plugin. Furthermore, the official support of two PHP versions is expiring. And we show you if security-Plugins is really necessary to secure your WordPress site to secure your website.
WordPress is used by over 32 percent of all websites. This makes our favorite CMS naturally a popular target for attackers. But that's no reason to worry! Because protecting your website from hackers and malware is not that difficult. To take away your fear of the topic WordPress -security, our managing director shows you Johannes the most important protective measures and takes a closer look at the advantages and disadvantages of three popular securityPlugins .
Serious security vulnerability in GDPR -Plugin
The GDPR -Plugin WP GDPR Compliance has a serious security vulnerability that allows attackers to create new WordPress users with admin rights. If you have installed Plugin , you should update it to the latest version 1.4.3 as soon as possible and check your WP users!
Support for PHP 5.6 and 7.0 is discontinued
As of December 2018, no more security updates will be released for PHP versions 5.6 and 7.0. We therefore recommend updating to version 7.1 before the end of the year. You can find more info on this in our help center.
New release date for WordPress 5.0
On Friday, Gutenberg co-lead Matias Ventura announced that the release of WordPress 5.0 will be pushed back to November 27: "After listening to a lot of feedback - as well as looking at current issues, ongoing pull requests, and general progress - we're going to take an extra week to make sure everything is fully dialed in."
The Classic Editor Plugin will remain until 2021
If you are not yet ready for the Gutenberg editor, you can suppress it when updating to WordPress 5.0 with the Classic Editor Plugin . However, it was unclear how long the Plugin would work. Now the uncertainty has an end: The Classic Editor Plugin will be officially supported by WordPress until December 31, 2021.
The "Missing Manual" for the Gutenberg-Editor
If you have a question about the elements and functions of the new Gutenberg editor, or if you're not really getting anywhere with testing, take a look at the Gutenberg primer. In weeks of hard work Jessica Lyschik has written information and explanations about the new editor and thus created an easy to understand Gutenberg manual.
Alook behind the scenes at RAIDBOXES
Our founder and managing director Torben talked a little about his work in Malte Helmhold's podcast "Little Time - Much Effect". Among other things, you'll learn how RAIDBOXES came to be, why there are no bosses at our company and how important design really is. Just take a listen 🙂