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WORDPRESS DROPS SECURITY SUPPORT FOR OLDER INSTALLATIONS
For installations using versions 3.7 to 4.0, WordPress issued a three-month warning that it is stopping all security updates. A permanent notification that cannot be ignored will be displayed on the impacted installations.
Out of date WordPress installations
Anyone using these out-of-date versions of WordPress will put their sites at risk for hacking after the final date of support.
The reason given for dropping security support is that the WordPress core development team can better focus on updating the latest versions without the burden of keeping older versions up to date.
Beginning on December 1, 2022, security updates for WordPress versions 3.7 through 4.0 will stop.
After the support for these outdated versions of WordPress ends, anyone still using them exposes their websites to hacking attacks.
Dropping security support is being done so that the WordPress core development team may concentrate more on updating the most recent versions without having to worry about keeping older versions up to date.
INSTAGRAM IS TESTING A REPOST FEATURE
Recently, Instagram acknowledged that it is testing a feature similar to a retweet button.
According to the firm, “We’re investigating the ability to share posts in Feed—similar to how you can share in Stories—so people can share what resonates with them and so original creators are credited for their work.
Users of Instagram can already share Stories. But as of now, they are unable to share posts from the main feed.
LINKEDIN WORKING ON A POST SCHEDULING OPTION
Are you prepared to begin scheduling your LinkedIn posts? It appears that you will get that chance soon.
A scheduling tool for native posts is something LinkedIn is developing.
Simply click that icon to schedule the post to go live at a certain time.
THE NEW HTTPS REPORT IN GOOGLE SEARCH CONSOLE
Over the coming months, Google will gradually push out the HTTPS report in Search Console. Get information about your HTTPS pages that are served in search using this report. The report also lists the issues that prevent pages from being served as HTTPS, along with sample URLs.
MICROSOFT RELEASES MULTIMEDIA ADS
Microsoft announced new ad types last week that would be displayed at the top of Bing search results, Windows 11, and Microsoft Start. They come in fresh video and image formats. The multimedia advertisement sticks out because Microsoft claims there will only be one on each page.
Additionally, it implies that the cost of that digital space will probably be high. You can extract and alter photos from your website using the new advertising’ compatibility with Creator tools.