WP-News: Discussion about Plugin-advertising & tips for mobile optimization

Leefke Krönke Last updated 10/23/2020
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WordPress -News: Advertising in WP-Plugins and Google Deindexing Bug
Last updated 10/23/2020

There is a lot to report from the last two weeks: Two Plugins from Automattic come under criticism from the developer community, a bug in Google's index is causing angry webmasters and a vulnerability in a WP-Plugins is currently being exploited. We also have a helpful tool for identifying typos and show why responsive does not automatically mean mobile-friendly.

Mobile optimization: responsive webdesign does not equal mobile compatible

Why is responsive not mobile responsive?

More and more people are using their smartphone or tablet to access the Internet instead of a desktop PC or laptop. This is especially true for private use when searching for specific problems, solutions, products or services. - A change that every website operator should adapt to. However, it is not yet done with a responsive Theme . That's why we've got 6 tips to help you optimize your WordPress site for mobile visitors.

WordPress

Big discussion about Plugin advertising
After harsh criticism from the developer community, the Plugins have removedJetpack and WooCommerce removed their backend advertising for their own extensions. A readable take on the issue is provided by Eric Karkovack's article "Is Nothing Sacred? The Pollution of the WordPress Dashboard".

The WCEU session schedule is fixed
This year's WordCamp Europe will take place in Berlin from June 21-22, 2019. A few days ago, the session schedule was published. With 5 parallel session and workshop tracks, everyone will get their money's worth. The topics range from development and design to business, content and community. The next wave of tickets starts today at 12:00.

Article series: developing your own Gutenberg block
Thomas Weichselbaumer from Theme Coder shows in the first part of his new article series how to develop your own Gutenberg block from scratch. The first article is about the architecture of a blockPlugins and the most important tools you need for the development in modern JavaScript.

Performance

Google bug leads to de-indexing
According to data from Moz, 4% of the Google index was affected by a "deindexing bug" last week. On Saturday, Google said that the bug had been fixed. After more complaints over the weekend, the problem is now said to be actually fixed. You can read more about it on Search Engine Land.

web design

What font does the logo have?
How often have you been asked to determine a client's typography with the naked eye and only on the basis of a logo? With Font Squirrel's Matcherator, this question is no longer a problem! Just upload an image file or image URL and the AI will suggest similar fonts.

Security

Vulnerability in Plugin "yuzo-related-post".
The Plugin "yuzo-related-post", which is active on more than 60,000 WordPress sites was removed from the official Plugin directory due to a cross-site scripting vulnerability. Since then, hackers have been actively attacking WP sites , where Plugin is installed. Therefore you should uninstallPlugin immediately!

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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