WP-News: Automattic collects $300 million & new email query in WordPress

Leefke Krönke Last updated on 23.10.2020
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Last updated on 23.10.2020

Shortly before the weekend there is the fresh WP-News for you: WordPress -Admins will soon have to send their Confirm e-mailAttackers are currently using a Plugin-weakness and Yoast CEO Marieke van de Rakt sits down with Diversity and prejudices apart. We'll also show you how to work with Accounting software save time and provide assistance with Choosing the right Themes.

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- This is the sum that Automattic - the company behind WordPress .com - rolled into one Series D financing round ...to collect. The sole investor is Salesforce Ventures.

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Spoilt for choice: How to find the right WordPress theme

A suitable WordPress -Theme to find a suitable - is not at all so easy today. In the official Themedirectory of wordpress.org -directory alone you can choose from several thousand free designs. To help you keep track of things here and avoid any unpleasant surprises later on, we've included a Jörg Fiedler few helpful tips and tricks to help you find the right one. Choosing the right Themes support.

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Earn money with blogs: What it really means to live from blogging

Well educated and with several years of experience abroad it should be no problem to find a new job. That was what she thought Daniela Sprung when she left Switzerland and went back to Germany. But the reality was different. She only received rejections of her applications. From this situation Daniela started the bloggerabc, with which she is very successful today. What you have to consider if you want to live from your blog, she reveals in her latest contribution.

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Save time & nerves with accounting software: 6 offers in comparison

For most freelancers and entrepreneurs, accounting is a tiresome topic with which they actually want to spend as little time as possible. In order to keep the amount of work as low as possible, we looked Sven Scheuerle into when an accounting software is useful for managing your finances, using different providers of Accounting tools under the microscope.


Put an end to outdated admin e-mails
From WordPress 5.3 onwards, every six months when an administrator logs in, a screen will appear asking whether the current e-mail address is still current. This measure is intended to prevent important notifications about the state of the website (Site Health) from being sent to outdated or unknown e-mail addresses. 

Our recap from the WordCamp Zurich
Bigger, even more interactive and with many exciting sessions: In comparison to WordCamp Zurich 2015, the organization of this year's camp has succeeded in achieving a further increase. Our colleague Michael reports in his recap of grilled hosters, digital nomads and the daily struggle with WooCommerce.

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What do Google's new link attributes mean for SEO?
On 10th September Google introduced the new link attributes "sponsored" and "ugc" announced that the previous "nofollow" should be added. Since the news has caused confusion and misunderstandings for many website operators, the SEO experts at Moz the main points about the new features.


On Diversity, Inequality and Prejudice
Marieke van de Rakt - CEO of Yoast - has an interesting discussion entitled "Diversity, inequality, and prejudice; a sociological exploration" published. In it, she not only presents exciting thought experiments, but also reports on her personal experience as a manager in a male-dominated industry. You will find their contribution here.


XSS vulnerability in Rich Reviews Plugin
A weakness in the Plugin rich reviewswhich is active on about 16,000 WordPress websites, is currently being exploited by attackers. The developers of the Plugins are already working on an update. Until a new version is available and rich reviews is back in the official Plugindirectory, you should remove it from your WordPress site remove.

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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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