Ars Technica: Open source bug poses threat to sites running multiple CMSes

Ars Technica: Open source bug poses threat to sites running multiple CMSes. “Websites running the Drupal, Joomla, or Typo3 content-management systems are vulnerable to attacks that could possibly execute malicious code until administrators install just-released patches, developers and security researchers warned.”

Ars Technica: Many websites threatened by highly critical code-execution bug in Drupal

Ars Technica: Many websites threatened by highly critical code-execution bug in Drupal. “Sites that run the Drupal content management system run the risk of being hijacked until they’re patched against a vulnerability that allows hackers to remotely execute malicious code, managers of the open source project warned Wednesday.”

Neowin: Google partners with Automattic to support local news with Newspack

Neowin: Google partners with Automattic to support local news with Newspack. “Google has announced a new initiative to help local news publications be more sustainable for their contributors. The Mountain View giant has partnered with Automattic, the company behind WordPress.com, to launch Newspack, a set of tools to make online content management and presentation easier. Google has invested $1.2 million in its efforts to kickstart the platform, but funding has also come from a few other organizations, adding another million dollars to that amount.”

VentureBeat: WordPress 5.0 arrives with block-based editor, new default theme, and developer features

VentureBeat: WordPress 5.0 arrives with block-based editor, new default theme, and developer features. “WordPress 5.0 introduces a block-based editor that offers a streamlined editing experience. The new editor is supposed to be better at inserting media content and rearranging any type of content. Each piece of content is in its own block, which is meant to help site owners decide how content is displayed. Blocks include everything from paragraphs, headings, and quotes to images, galleries, and videos.”