Presented by Kerry Carron on 02/04/2019 2:00pm
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WordPress @ Work
Additions to WordPress Leadership
A milestone announcement we missed back in January in WordPress News:
Matt Mullenweg - WP founder and project lead expanded the WP leadership team. Matt announced adding Executive Director, Josepha Haden who will oversee all the contribution teams across WordPress and Joost de Valk who will lead the Marketing team and oversee WordPress.org improvements.
You might recognize these names as both individuals are relatively well known throughout the WP community due to their contributions to the WordPress project over many years. We should look forward to their much larger impact now that they also have their new roles as part of the WP leadership.
WordPress 5.1 Development
Immediately after the 5.0 release of WordPress, the WP core development team started their work on version 5.1. WordPress 5.1 Beta 3 is now available!
Unfortunately, one of the core updates slated for 5.1 has been pushed back to version 5.2 — it seems that unforeseen issues with the feature to improve the way in which WordPress handles PHP errors would have caused significant delays to the 5.1 release.
WordCamp Las Palmas de Gran Canaria – LAS PALMAS DE GRAN CANARIA, STATE: LAS PALMAS, SPAIN - February 8–10, 2019
WordCamp Phoenix, AZ –
PHOENIX, AZ, USA - February 15–17, 2019
WordCamp Pune –
PUNE, MAHARASHTRA, INDIA - February 16–16, 2019
WordCamp Bangkok –
BANGKOK, THAILAND - February 16–17, 2019
WordCamp Jakarta – JAKARTA, INDONESIA - February 16–16, 2019
WordCamp Prague –
PRAGUE,CZECH REBUBLIC - February 23–23, 2019
Vulnerabilities without a Fix
- Total Donations - Update Arbitrary WordPress Option Values
This is an abandoned plugin found on Code Canyon. According to WordFence security, these vulnerabilities are present in all known versions of the plugin up to and including 2.0.5 and are being exploited by malicious actors to gain administrative access to affected WordPress sites.
- Download Ad Manager by WD - Arbitrary File Download
No additional information was available.
- Yet Another Stars Rating <= 1.8.6 - PHP Object Injection: Update to version 1.8.7
- Health Check & Troubleshooting <= 1.2.3 - Authenticated Path Traversal &Authenticated Lack of Authorisation: Update to version 1.2.4
The January Nudge Report has posted.
Some minor updates and format changes are now in place within the Nudge Report.
- Featured Image format changed for 2019
- Introduction and monthly recap text
- Previous month’s Actionable Attitude (if available)
- Standardized Live Event Area with registration links
- Network News links – public
- Weekly Webinar links – public content and restricted, members-only exclusive content
- Member Activity – Members are encouraged to submit their feed URL so that OwnWP can promote you and your work.
- Link to last month’s Nudge Report
The January – February Network Newsletter also went out to the primary OwnWP mailing list. This is the last time the Network Newsletter will be included in any email correspondence with this our primary master list. We have started a new Network Newsletter list to help people better organize their email and only get the mail that they really want.
If you’d like to be on our Newsletter list (1 email per month only) please look for the link in your email or use the button below to subscribe. The Network Newsletter is available to all subscribers, membership not required.
We’re hoping to have the new Member’s Giveaway Section of the Members Dashboard by the end of the week.
Additionally, a Video Marketing Report will be added and available as part of our member giveaways.
Affiliate Product of the Week
Last year we focused on a couple of webinar topics addressing the importance of Social Media trends and using video, so we decided to feature a video creating product that we’ve been using for years called Content Samurai.
The Content Samurai video creator is a digital marketing tool by Noble Samurai, an already established and trusted company in SEO (search engine optimization) and the digital marketing niche.
You’re going to fall in love with this video creator just like we did because it gives you the ability to create a ton of high-quality videos FAST! We know that the internet HAS really changed and video is the type of content that is most often viewed for the longest amount of time.
With this offer, you’ll get to create an unlimited number of traffic-pumping videos using the world’s fastest and most intelligent video creation system for a full 7 days, completely FREE. The application is fully functional during the trial and you get to keep all the videos you create.
You can also expect to receive a number of free video marketing resources during your trial – still free and for you to keep and be able to refer back to at any time. Plus there is plenty of access to any tutorials you might need – not to mention the OwnWP video slack channel for personal use and experience type conversation. You’ll receive a ton of value even if you decide that the Content Samurai video marketing tool is not right for you.
Additionally, if you want help making or just want some videos created for you, we have people in the Slack channel that can assist you – just ask!
Upcoming Live Events
No scheduled events on any U.S. holiday.
We don’t have the Weekly Webinar presentation event for Thursday finalized at this point however we can tell you that we have Jeremy LeRay joining us again this month as well as a tutorial presentation for using Content Samurai planned. Be sure to tune to experience the event.
Next Monday will be the next episode of our Network News where we will get you up to date with whatever happens between now and then in and around our industry communities.
Until next time, we’ll connect with you in the chats!
Presenter Bio: Kerry Carron
Kerry Carron is a loving wife and mother of three grown boys. As a freelancer, Kerry has built hundreds of WordPress websites and assisted other freelancers and small agencies with WordPress support and business development. She is the founder of OwnWP, a production of Ultimate Solution, LLC.
Kerry specializes in processes and creating systems. She is passionate about helping others find their path to success and her aspiration with OwnWP is to encourage other freelancers in finding and using the right combination of tools and skills they need to do more than merely survive!