WP-News: Our Contribution to the Common Good & Misuse of WPML User Data

Leefke Krönke Last updated 14.01.2020
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Last updated 14.01.2020

There's been a lot going on in the WP universe in the last two weeks: WordPress .com announced a cooperation with Google, the update to WordPress 5.1 is coming in February with a handy feature, and a former WPML employee is misusing data from users of Plugins. Also, ticket sales for WordCamp Osnabrück have started and we show you what we learned in our second Vision workshop on the topic of common good balance.

Balance sheet for the common good, sustainability and corporate vision

Common Good Balance Sheet Part 2 - Our Way to More Sustainability

A few weeks ago, we held our first internal workshop on the topic of sustainability and the common good and worked with the entire RB team on a long-term corporate vision for RAIDBOXES . Today, our CEO Johannes reveals the questions and discussions that dominated the second day of the workshop and the concrete measures we have already been able to implement. We've also included downloadable resources that you can use to assess your company's community service record.

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New publishing platform from Automattic
With the platform "Newspack" Automattic - the company behind WordPress .com - e.g. reach local newspapers that don't want to worry about running their website. The project is supported by Google and other investors with a total of 2.4 million US dollars. Many in the WP community are critical of this development. So does Morten Rand-Hendriksen, who explains in his article what this development could mean for the future of WordPress as an open source project.

WordPress 5.1 brings exciting feature
The release of WordPress 5.1, which is currently still in beta, is scheduled for February 21, 2019. Among other things, the update brings a new feature to WP Core that ensures that if you get a "White Screen of Death" you can still log into your WordPress dashboard and troubleshoot.

Secure your ticket for WordCamp Osnabrück
The first WordCamp Osnabrück will take place from 23 to 24 March 2019. Since the start of ticket sales last week, there are already numerous registrations. If you want to be there, make sure you get your ticket soon! The organizing team is also looking forward to more sponsors, workshop leaders and volunteers.

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Markup checklist for SEO
With the help of markup, you provide search engines with additional structural information. If these are displayed in your search results, the attention and consequently the click rate increases. But which markups are relevant for SEO? And where should you include them? Our colleagues at Bloofusion have the right answers for you, as well as a practical checklist for non-techies.


Website of the Plugins "WPML" hacked
Users of the multi-languagePlugins "WPML" have received an email on January 19 with the notice of a serious security vulnerability of Plugins . This notice was also posted on the official WPML website. The creators of Plugins suspect a former employee behind the attack. In an official statement, all WPML users are urged to reset their account.

As Head of Content Marketing, Leefke always has the RAIDBOXES magazine "wp unboxed", the newsletter & the social media channels in her sights. That's why she always knows the latest developments in the WP community. Unfortunately she is rarely to be found in Münster nowadays. But Hamburg is said to be rather nice too.

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