Search Engine Journal: WP GDPR Plugin Hacked – Update Immediately

Search Engine Journal: WP GDPR Plugin Hacked – Update Immediately. “The popular WP GDPR Compliance plugin Plugin has a serious vulnerability.Any version less than 1.4.3 is vulnerable. Hackers are actively targeting this plugin. Sites are being hacked as of this writing. It is highly recommended to update now.”

The Copyblogger Guide to the Best WordPress Tools: Hosting, Themes, Plugins, SEO, Security, and More (Copyblogger)

Copyblogger: The Copyblogger Guide to the Best WordPress Tools: Hosting, Themes, Plugins, SEO, Security, and More. “Copyblogger launched on WordPress. Copyblogger principal Brian Gardner started the entire WordPress premium market back in 2007, and Copyblogger founder Brian Clark popularized the first premium design framework in 2008. With this foundational expertise, Copyblogger knows WordPress as well as anyone. We know which hosts, themes, and plugins you should trust to power your website — and which ones you shouldn’t.”

The Register: Couldn’t give a fsck about patching? Well, that’s your WordPress website pwned, then

The Register: Couldn’t give a fsck about patching? Well, that’s your WordPress website pwned, then. “Website admins are urged to update their WordPress installations as soon as possible to the latest version following a rash of attacks exploiting known vulnerabilities in the web publishing software. Researchers at Malwarebytes say miscreants don’t appear to be targeting any one specific bug, but rather a full array of flaws in older versions of WordPress and its various plugins.”

MakeUseOf: The Best WordPress Hosting Providers

MakeUseOf: The Best WordPress Hosting Providers . “WordPress is the world’s most popular web-based content management system (CMS). It powers more than 30 percent of the internet’s top 10 million sites. The WordPress software (which you shouldn’t confuse with WordPress.com hosting) is open source, incredibly easy to set up, and entirely free to use. All you need is a domain name and a web hosting plan. Here are seven of the best WordPress hosting providers.”

OpenSource: How to publish a WordPress blog to a static GitLab Pages site

OpenSource: How to publish a WordPress blog to a static GitLab Pages site. “A long time ago, I set up a WordPress blog for a family member. There are lots of options these days, but back then there were few decent choices if you needed a web-based CMS with a WYSIWYG editor. An unfortunate side effect of things working well is that the blog has generated a lot of content over time. That means I was also regularly updating WordPress to protect against the exploits that are constantly popping up.”

TechCrunch: New WordPress policy allows it to shut down blogs of Sandy Hook deniers

TechCrunch: New WordPress policy allows it to shut down blogs of Sandy Hook deniers. “WordPress has taken down a handful alt-right blogs, according to several complaints from affected blog owners and readers who claim the sites were removed from WordPress.com, despite not being in violation of the company’s Terms of Service. Some site owners also said they were not notified of the shutdown in advance and have lost their work. The removals, we’ve learned, are in part due to a new policy WordPress has rolled out that now prohibits blogs from the ‘malicious publication of unauthorized, identifying images of minors.'”

TechAU: Facebook kills automatic WordPress publishing to Profiles

TechAU: Facebook kills automatic WordPress publishing to Profiles. “This morning WordPress users received an email (below in full), explaining that as of August 1st, 2018 (tomorrow) third-party tools can no longer automatically post to Facebook Profiles. This common technique is used by thousands of wordpress blogs as an efficient and reliable workflow. This includes Publicize, the Jetpack tool that enables connections to social platforms like Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.”