Archives for : October2017

WordPress 4.8.3 Security Release

WordPress 4.8.3 is now available. This is a security release for all previous versions and we strongly encourage you to update your sites immediately.

WordPress versions 4.8.2 and earlier are affected by an issue where $wpdb->prepare() can create unexpected and unsafe queries leading to potential SQL injection (SQLi). WordPress core is not directly vulnerable to this issue, but we’ve added hardening to prevent plugins and themes from accidentally causing a vulnerability. Reported by Anthony Ferrara.

This release includes a change in behaviour for the esc_sql() function. Most developers will not be affected by this change, you can read more details in the developer note.

Thank you to the reporter of this issue for practicing responsible disclosure.

Download WordPress 4.8.3 or venture over to Dashboard → Updates and simply click “Update Now.” Sites that support automatic background updates are already beginning to update to WordPress 4.8.3.

Sundre marketing campaign Alto Awards finalist

Last year, the Explore Sundre marketing campaign was also a finalist against … Local business partners contributed an additional $13,000 with the …

9 reasons why search marketers have been at the cutting edge of marketing technology

Scott Brinker on why search marketers are uniquely qualified to lead in the new “martech era.” The post 9 reasons why search marketers have been at the cutting edge of marketing technology appeared first on Search Engine Land.

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WordPress 4.9 Release Candidate

The release candidate for WordPress 4.9 is now available.

RC means we think we’re done, but with millions of users and thousands of plugins and themes, it’s possible we’ve missed something. We hope to ship WordPress 4.9 on Tuesday, November 14, but we need your help to get there. If you haven’t tested 4.9 yet, now is the time!

To test WordPress 4.9, you can use the WordPress Beta Tester plugin or you can download the release candidate here (zip).

We’ve made almost 30 changes since releasing Beta 4 last week. For more details about what’s new in version 4.9, check out the Beta 1, Beta 2, Beta 3, and Beta 4 blog posts.

Developers, please test your plugins and themes against WordPress 4.9 and update your plugin’s Tested up to version in the readme to 4.9. If you find compatibility problems please be sure to post to the support forums so we can figure those out before the final release — we work hard to avoid breaking things. An in-depth field guide to developer-focused changes is coming soon on the core development blog. In the meantime, you can review the developer notes for 4.9.

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If you think you’ve found a bug, you can post to the Alpha/Beta area in the support forums. We’d love to hear from you! If you’re comfortable writing a reproducible bug report, file one on WordPress Trac, where you can also find a list of known bugs.

This week’s haiku is courtesy of @pento:

this is halloween 🎃
scary, spooky, candy day 👻
rc1 is sweet 🍬

Thanks for your continued help testing out the latest versions of WordPress.

Firm selected for marketing of LR's police

Officials have picked a local marketing agency to build a recruitment campaign for the Little Rock Police Department, an effort that's expected to …

Google searches now correspond to user location instead of domain

Users can still change their search settings to select a country service if desired. The post Google searches now correspond to user location instead of domain appeared first on Search Engine Land.

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SearchCap: Google search location changes, GOOG earnings & Facebook marketplace

Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web. The post SearchCap: Google search location changes, GOOG earnings & Facebook marketplace appeared first on Search Engine Land.

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FCC allows stations to take 'local' out of news

FCC allows stations to take 'local' out of news … Mission Broadcasting property KCIT through shared services and local marketing agreements.

TOP DRAWER

McGee had more than a decade of local marketing experience. Greenwood joined KOMU 8 with 30 years of sales and sales management experience.

Amazon Q3 ad revenues surpass $1 billion, up roughly 2X from early 2016

Amazon’s CFO said that advertising revenue is growing “very quickly.” The post Amazon Q3 ad revenues surpass $1 billion, up roughly 2X from early 2016 appeared first on Search Engine Land.

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