WP-News: Google changes "nofollow" attribute & important info on VAT reform

Leefke Krönke Last updated 13.01.2020
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wordpress news: Google changes "nofollow", WordPress  5.2.3, the new RB Login Protector and more
Last updated 13.01.2020

Today there are some news to report again: Google introduces new link attributes, there are new developments in the privacy debate around Facebook fanpages and WordPress gets a security update. We also introduce a new RAIDBOXES security feature, explain the most important changes of the EU VAT reform and show you how to evaluate the quality of WP-Plugins.

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13 tips for the correct selection of WordPress plugins

What would WordPress be without Plugins? In the official directory there are already over 50,000 different extensions for your WordPress website. But it's like the proverbial search for a needle in a haystack to make the right choice among thousands of Plugins . Torsten Landsiedel has 13 important tips to help you evaluate the quality (and safety!) of WordPress -Plugins.

EU VAT reform quick fixes

Quick fixes from 2020: the start of EU VAT reform

The current VAT regulations in the EU are indeed only a temporary solution - although they have been in place for decades. With an action plan of the Union, the so-called "Quick Fixes", it now wants to meet the new requirements of international networking and digitalization. Dominik Larcher from hellotax explains what this changes for you as an online trader and what advantages the new regulations bring.

Advantages of managed WordPress hosting

What are the advantages of managed WordPress hosting?

One of the great benefits of managed WP hosting: as a freelancer, agency or business, you gain valuable time that you previously had to spend on managing your WordPress site (n) before. But how do you recognize the right hosting package for you? How much power do you really need? And is everything that says "WordPress Hosting" the same? We clear the jungle for you and show you what you should look for when choosing the right hosting.

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New WordPress security update
Last week a minor WP update came out. WordPress 5.2.3 fixes 29 bugs and addresses, among other things. Security issues that make your site vulnerable to cross-site scripting. As a RAIDBOXES customer you don't have to take action, we have already updated your BOX(EN) as usual. More information about the release can be found here.

This is how the WordPress of the future could look like
Gutenberg So far, you can only edit the main content, i.e. posts and sites , of your WordPress site . But that will change soon. In an exciting blog post and demo video, Matias Ventura shows how Gutenberg will become the Editor for all content areas (header, footer, sidebar, ...) in WordPress .

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Google develops "nofollow" further
15 years ago, the "nofollow" attribute was introduced to combat comment spam. Now Google has announced that in the future there will be two more link attributes to make user-generated content and advertising links recognizable. Another important change: Google's algorithm will no longer ignore "nofollow" links no longer ignore "nofollow" links completely.

Facebook fan pages can be banned
The Federal Administrative Court has ruled that data protection authorities may prohibit the operation of prohibit the operation of Facebook fan pagesif there are serious deficiencies in terms of data protection law. The basis for this is, among other things, a ruling by the European Court of Justice (ECJ), which holds operators of commercial Facebook pagessites jointly responsible for data processing (also for Like-Buttons).

Security

New RAIDBOXES security feature
Our hardworking dev team has developed several new features this summer. Among them the new RB Login Protector. The security feature protects your BOX(EN) against brute force attacks, replaces the Plugin Limit Login Attempts, relieves your server and brings more functions like a whitelist or email notifications. More info here.

Images: Hello I'm Nik | Unsplash, RAIDBOXES

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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