Search Engine Land: A WordPress safety plan for SEOs and developers

Search Engine Land: A WordPress safety plan for SEOs and developers . “WordPress powers an astonishing one-third of all websites these days. It has been the CMS platform of choice for our community since the mid-aughts when many of WordPress’s SEO features were implemented. It is therefore relentlessly attacked, largely for SEO spam reasons, but attacks can escalate to much worse. Here’s a look at some WordPress fundamentals and ways to ensure your WordPress site stays safe.”

WordPress Tavern: WordPress 5.1.1 Patches Critical Vulnerability

WordPress Tavern: WordPress 5.1.1 Patches Critical Vulnerability. “WordPress 5.1.1 was released yesterday evening with an important security update for a critical cross-site scripting vulnerability found in 5.1 and prior versions. The release post credited Simon Scannell of RIPS Technologies for discovering and reporting the vulnerability.”

CogDogBlog: Blogging on a Gutenburger Diet

CogDogBlog: Blogging on a Gutenburger Diet . “I have been using Gutenberg editor here since mid December. I am not here to praise it too much or to bury it. But as someone dedicated to helping others use the platform, I don’t see a value in ostrich-heading in the sand about it. And while Gutenburger still flummoxes me, I have gotten as proficient as I was before, and do have some appreciation for the new interface. I cannot say I am fully loving it yet, but it’s not a blog stopper for me.”

ZDNet: WordPress plugin flaw lets you take over entire sites

ZDNet: WordPress plugin flaw lets you take over entire sites . The WordPress plugin security revelations seem to be coming thick and fast lately, don’t they? “WordPress site owners who are using the Simple Social Buttons plugin to support social media sharing features should update the plugin as soon as possible to plug a security hole that can be exploited to take over sites.”