Weekly WordPress News: Vulnerability in Site Kit Plugin
Hey WordPress friends, this week, Wordfence released news of a vulnerability that they found in the official Google Site Kit plugin back in April. The vulnerability doesn’t give people access to WordPress, but it does give them access to your site’s Search Console dashboard, from which malicious actors could wreak havoc. Make sure to update if you’re using this plugin.
Beyond that, Envato just launched a new template kits marketplace for Elementor.
Let’s get to all of this week’s news…
WORDPRESS NEWS AND ARTICLES
- Vulnerability in Google WordPress Plugin Grants Attacker Search Console Access – make sure to update the Site Kit plugin if you’re using it.
- WordPress Contributor Andy Fragen Shares His Experience as a Trauma Surgeon During the COVID-19 Pandemic – an interesting article at WP Tavern.
- Envato Launches Template Kits Marketplace for Elementor – an interesting new offering if you use Elementor.
- WooCommerce One Page Checkout: A Complete Guide – Iconic shows you how to build a one page checkout
- Searches for WordPress are up 52% in the last month: understanding the surge – WordPress is getting some more attention during the pandemic.
- Announcing a New Chapter for Imagely (NextGEN Gallery) – Imagely was acquired by Nathan Singh, who also acquired Envira Gallery and Soliloquy from Syed Balkhi’s Awesome Motive.
TUTORIALS AND HOW-TOS
- Translate Your Elementor Site With WPML – learn how to translate WordPress using WPML.
- PHP Workers and WordPress: The Definitive Guide – Pagely explains PHP workers and WordPress.
- Cybersecurity Tips for Remote Workers – helpful if you’re suddenly going remote.
- 4 Easy Ways to Add Google Analytics to WordPress (Using Plugins vs Adding Code Manually) – how to add Google Analytics to WordPress.
- Cheap WordPress Hosting Providers (The 6 Best From $2.50/Month) – host your WordPress site on the cheap.
- 6 Best WordPress Contest Plugins for Raffles and Giveaways – grow your site with giveaways.
- Top 7 Best TikTok Plugins for WordPress – use TikTok on WordPress.
- El Greco Review: Customizing the El Greco Dropshipping Theme – use this theme to create a dropshipping site.
- Where do WordPress implementers fit in? – a new episode of Matt Report.
- On static WordPress, with Miriam Schwab of Strattic – Strattic recently raised $6.5 million.