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WordPress 5.0 is out.

Before you are running the update, clear all caches and make a backup!

The most important change is likely the new editor, called Gutenberg. If you don't like it, install and use the classic editor instead.

Google+ wird im August eingestellt.

Ob alles auf einmal weg ist oder die Communities schon eher geschlossen werden, weiß im Moment natürlich niemand.

Wir werden keinen Ersatz schaffen. Geht statt dessen zu den Foren auf und

Ich sehe das mit Wehmut und Erleichterung. Hier haben wir einander in den letzten Jahren oft geholfen; es war angenehm friedlich und freundlich.

Aber so richtig Fahrt aufgenommen hat es auch nicht. Technisch (Design, Moderationswerkzeuge, die App) ist hier immer alles zweitklassig geblieben; das hat uns beim Moderieren eine Menge unnötiger Arbeit abverlangt.

Danke jetzt schon mal an alle, die interessante Fragen und hilfreiche Antworten geschrieben haben! :)

Is there any trick to delete the persistent spam posts?

We have a post in our spam that can't be deleted – for 5 weeks now. Every time I delete it, it is back after the next page load. I reported that post, I sent "feedback" (which no one reads, I know) … nothing works.

It's very annoying, because it also breaks bulk deletion. You have to scroll down every time and unselect it, or every other post can't be deleted too.

Has anyone the same problem? Is there a workaround?

Google will shut down Google+ soon.

And with that, our community will come to an end. We will let it run as long as they let us. Right now I already want to thank you all for your contributions, and the open, friendly community we have enjoyed here.

In addition, we have also decided to accelerate the sunsetting of consumer Google+ from August 2019 to April 2019.

Update: I have set up a group on MeWe that might work as a replacement:

Ein paar von euch haben sicher die religiösen Spinner bemerkt, die hier ihren Spam abgelassen haben. Die habe ich jetzt verbannt.
Das hindert sie aber nicht daran, sich neue Konten anzulegen und es nochmal zu versuchen.

Bitte reagiert nicht auf den Müll. Ich gucke alle paar Stunden mal rein (außer nachts), und dann räume ich auf.

Wenn das die einzige Reaktion ist, die die bekommen, dann verlieren sie schnell die Lust. Danke für eure Geduld! :)

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Workaround for the current security vulnerability in WordPress 4.7.4

There is currently a vulnerability in WP as outlined here:

Summary: An attacker can get password reset links that aren't meant to be shared. Some hosting services (like Uberspace) will not send a request with a faked HOST header to your site, then you are safe already.

In other cases, you can just disable password reset requests temporarily until there is a fix by WordPress.

Add the following to your .htaccess between "RewriteEngine On" and the WP rules:

RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} action=lostpassword
RewriteRule ^ - [L,R=403]

Don't forget to remove it after an update, you cannot reset your password otherwise.

How can we remove spam comments now?

In the new UI, when you remove a comment (on desktop), it comes back after a page reload. Thus, spam comments stay forever.

Is there a workaround for this nasty bug? I have of course reported it already, but it's pretty urgent.

How can I activate the Events in my community?

It seems to be gone for no reason. I also see no way to access past events.

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When you install WordPress: What dashboard widget is the least useful?

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WordPress 4.7 is ready

New features

- Theme Twenty Seventeen
- "Workflows" in the customizer: publish multiple changes at once
- Custom CSS for small tweaks to your site's appearance
- Thumbnail previews for PDF files
- Dashboard in your language, independent of the front end language
- REST API Content Endpoints

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