Issue #12 - SyncWin Weekly Digest Newsletter

Written by:
Mohammed Wasim Akram
First Published on:
December 7, 2021
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In this 12th issue of SyncWin Weekly Digest, I have brought some important updates regarding WordPress ACF Pro Controversy, Facebook & Giphy Issue, GoDaddy Data Breach, and some crucial WordPress security updates, resources, and selected deals.

😍 Quote of the Week

Don’t sit down and wait for the opportunities to come. Get up and make them.”
— Madam C.J. Walker, First Female Self-Made Millionaire

💭 Wisdom of the Week

Find Your Business Niche: Find a business niche that is fun and in-demand then stay consistent with it because, if you don't find a niche then it's hard to get succeed nowadays.

There's a lot of people out there who are trying to do the same thing that you're trying to do. So if you're trying to do something in a different way, you have to stand out.

You have to do something that is so unique or so different that you're the only one doing it. And it's not always easy to stand out because there are so many things out there that are already being done. But if you do, it will be worth it because you'll eventually stand out.

⏳ SyncWin Ecosystem Updates

Know more about the things that are going on around the SyncWin Ecosystem which you should care about being a Win-Syncer.

📈 Our Plans & Works

SyncWin & Toolonomy Future: Initially we decided just to move all the deals-related activities away from SyncWin to Toolonomy which we already mentioned on our Facebook group as well as in the past newsletters.

However, now we are planning to completely move all the content around BizDev Tools (including SaaS, Software & WordPress) away from SyncWin to Toolonomy and then we would focus on creating dedicated Online Business & Entrepreneurship related content for SyncWin which was our main vision when we founded SyncWin.

And the Toolonomy would be the Hub for Biz-Dev Tools-related discussion, deals, and resources that we're currently doing on SyncWin. By the way, we're still not decided how and when we would proceed with this separation so stay tuned for the final update on this matter.

🗣️ Our Popular Community Post

People's Choice BFCM Deals Poll: The most popular community post of this week is about the Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deals that our Facebook community members are most excited about this year.

🌐 Online Business World Updates

Let's discover what's happening around the world of online business that resonates with online entrepreneurs like you and me.

📄 Digital Marketing

Google Business Profiles Video Guide: This guide will show you how to increase your online visibility and engagement on your Google Business Page. It provides useful information about using videos in Google Business Profiles (formerly known as Google My Business), including what you need to know about the best ways to get started with video for business.

👨🏼‍💻 Web Design & Development

WordPress ACF Pro Controversy: The Advanced Custom Fields (ACF) marketing team at Delicious Brains has stirred up a lot of controversy after sending a sales email to its lifetime license holders, asking them to consider signing up for a discounted subscription. Despite ACF's explicit promise that it would never force its users to pay for updates in the future, the sales email implies that the development team needs appreciation in the form of annual subscriptions.

🧮 Digital Brands

CMA Asked Facebook to Sell Giphy: The Competition and Markets Authority requires Facebook (now called Meta) to sell Giphy, after finding that the deal could harm people on social media, especially users and UK advertisers.

🛠 New Technologies

Cloudflare & IndexNow: IndexNow is now available by over 60,000 websites that use Cloudflare in less than two months after it was announced by Microsoft. It is an open protocol that any search engine can participate in to enable website owners to have their pages and content instantly indexed by the search engine.

⚠️ Security Updates

GoDaddy Data Breach: At any given point, there are almost 2 billion websites on the internet. At GoDaddy, 62 million websites are hosted. While it's wise to go with one of the most established web hosting companies, a large number of GoDaddy customers recently learned that can also make it a big target. A recently discovered data breach has exposed more than 1 million user records.

WordPress Security Updates: If you want to keep your site safe from hackers, you’ll need to know the list of popular WordPress plugins that have been vulnerable to various security issues and update them immediately.

  • WCFM Vulnerability: Unauthenticated SQL Injection
  • Icegram Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting
  • Everest Forms Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting
  • Paid Memberships Pro Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting
  • myCRED Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting

🧰 Curated Tools & Exclusive Deals

Pay attention to the exclusive Tools, Deals, Discounts, Freebies, and Resources that can save you a lot of money and help you grow your business online.

📊 Business

Joint Secret Lifetime Deal (Expiring): Joinsecret is the ultimate marketplace for startups to find great deals and resources to build their company. It helps startups succeed in growing their business by connecting them with many free deals.

WooFunnels Lifetime Deal (Expiring): The Ultimate sales funnel builder for WordPress with high-conversion optimized templates, order bumps, one-click upsells, smooth checkout order & more with WooFunnels.

👩🏻‍💻 Programming

FilterWP Lifetime Deal (Private): FilterWP is an easy-to-use facet builder which is dedicated to creating designing filters, and grids for your portfolio and eCommerce size all within WordPress.

UChat Lifetime Deal (Expiring): UChat allows its users to design and build a chatbot to automate tasks and turn conversion. It will help you to collect leads, drive sales & engage prospects through Facebook Messenger, Whatsapp, Google Business Messenger, SMS, Voice, Slack, Telegram, and more

🎨 Creative

Freeicons Freebie: Here you'll find a wide selection of icons in a variety of different styles, sizes, formats, and themes. All of these icon sets are completely free for personal use under the Iconshock license.

LogoFlow Lifetime Deal (Early-Bird): Logoflow gives you everything you need to create a logo that works perfectly for your brand mission. Generate your logo using AI, or start from scratch. Centralize all your brand assets with a shareable brand page.

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