‘Thousands of WordPress websites use malicious plugins’
Researchers found malicious plugins on nearly 25,000 WordPress websites.
Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology discovered 47,337 malicious plugins on 24,931 unique WordPress websites. Each website used two or more infected plugins. 94 percent were actively engaged in malicious acti... Read more
CMS developer Storyblok funds partners with €1.5 million
Storyblok launched a €1.5 million partner fund. Each partner receives €5,000 to market the content management system (CMS).
Storyblok is on the rise. The content management system (CMS) is used by more than 70,000 developers and marketers. The idea is similar to WordPress, Hubspot and Joomla... Read more
WordPress 6.0 release: new blocks, design tools and more
WordPress 6.0 is available. In addition to Site Editor improvements, the platform received new features for patterns, blocks and designs.
Site Editor, which was introduced in version 5.9, gained new templates for authors, categories and tags. The browsing and navigation structure of WordPress si... Read more
Storyblock raises $47 million for product development
Storyblok managed to raise $47 million (almost €45 million) in a new investment round. The money will be used to further develop its content management system (CMS) and expand into new markets.
The Series B investment round was led by the private investment companies Mubadala Capital and HV Ca... Read more
Vulnerability in popular WordPress plugin affects millions of websites
A vulnerability in the Elementor plugin for WordPress affects millions of websites. The vulnerability exists in Elementor 3.6.0, which was released on 22 March.
Researchers found that the vulnerability stems from a lack of access checks in one of the plugin's files. The check is supposed to run... Read more
‘Majority of CMS users concerned with security’
More than half of all professional content management system (CMS) users are worried about the security of their system.
The number arises from a report by Storyblok. The CMS developer surveyed hundreds of CMS users in the US and Europe. Most respondents view security as a priority when choosing... Read more
WordPress 5.9 available: themes customizable with no-code interface
WordPress 5.9 is available. The update introduces the Site Editor, a no-code replacement for Customizer.
The road to 5.9 has been long and hard. The release was delayed for months. Addison Stavlo, one of the devs, described the development process as a "red flag" and "dangerously rushed". Yet, t... Read more
Drupal releases major update for open-source CMS software
Drupal releases a major update to the open-source CMS software. Version 9.0 is the first significant update of the software in five years.
The newest version includes a new layout builder that allows users to design pages without requiring any technical assistance. An API-first architecture uses... Read more
HubSpot sees potential in SaaS drag-and-drop CMS Hub
HubSpot are expanding their product portfolio. The CMS product, which exists alongside the company's well-known CRM solution, will be revised and renamed CMS Hub. CMS Hub should become a more mature product, and it should bring more prospects and customers to HubSpot. HubSpot sees an opportunity in... Read more
Thousands of ecommerce sites using Magento left in the cold
Magento, the open source ecommerce platform provider, has announced that it will no longer be providing support for Magento 1 as of June 2020.
No support means greater risks
Without support, the CMS is likely to develop vulnerabilities which can lead to a higher level of risk for websites. On... Read more