Issue #08 - SyncWin Weekly Digest Newsletter

In this 8th issue of SyncWin Weekly Digest, I have brought some crucial updates regarding our Black Friday Plans, Notion Alternative by Microsoft, WordPress Performance Improvement, a more technical builder than Oxygen, and some unbelievable Lifetime Deals.
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Last Updated: January 19, 2024
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In this 8th issue of SyncWin Weekly Digest, I have brought some crucial updates regarding our Black Friday Plans, Notion Alternative by Microsoft, WordPress Performance Improvement, a more technical builder than Oxygen, and some unbelievable Lifetime Deals.

😍 Quote of the Week

“What do you need to start a business? Three simple things: know your product better than anyone, know your customer, and have a burning desire to succeed.”

— Dave Thomas, Founder of Wendy’s

💭 Wisdom of the Week

Pay for the Useful Resources: You should never hesitate to pay for the useful resources (tools, services, and education) that can help you grow your business because they're not expenses but investments that will eventually lead you to success.

The cost of using these resources is insignificant when compared to the benefit that you get from them.

But how can you be sure that the tools and services you're buying are worth it? How can you know if the course or training program you're considering is truly valuable and worth your time and money?

The answer is simple: Test everything before you spend your hard-earned money on it.

⏳ SyncWin Ecosystem Weekly Reflection

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

Black Friday Deals Curation: Currently we at SyncWin are working on curating all the exclusive deals around the BizDev Tools that will be offered on the occasion of Black Friday.

As soon as we gather all the information regarding Black Friday Deals will create a dedicated resource post around it just like we did for the Halloweens, also we will keep adding and updating them on the SyncWin Deals section in order to share them with the Win-Syncers.

🗣️ Most Popular Community Post

Best WordPress Security Plugin: The most popular community post of this week is about the Best Security Plugin for WordPress which I posted just yesterday after one of my websites got hacked even after having iThemeSecurity Plugin installed and properly set up on that site.

🌐 Buzzing Around the World of Web

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

🧮 Digital Brands

Facebook Became Meta: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced Thursday at his company’s Connect event that its new name will be Meta. “We are a company that builds technology to connect,” Zuckerberg said. “Together, we can finally put people at the center of our technology. And together, we can unlock a massively bigger creator economy.”

🧑‍💼 Business Development

Microsoft Loop, A Notion Alternative: Microsoft Loop is a new app that combines a powerful and flexible canvas with portable components that move freely and stay in sync across applications.

A central Microsoft Loop hub looks like an improved way to track and organize these components — and a clear response to the new hybrid work era to which many businesses are adjusting and competition like Notion.

📰 Talk of the WordPress Town

If you're also a WordPress lover like me and most of the Win-Syncers then let's check out what are the talks of the WordPress Town this week.

⚠️ Security Updates

Find out the list of popular WordPress plugins that have got affected by the various vulnerabilities and update them immediately to keep your websites secure.

  • OptinMonster Vulnerability: Unprotected REST-API to Sensitive Information Disclosure and Unauthorized (1,000,000 Websites Affected)
  • Ninja Forms Vulnerability: Admin+ SQL Injection
  • MainWP Child Vulnerability: Admin+ SQL Injection
  • Smash Balloon Social Post Feed Vulnerability: Subscriber+ Arbitrary Plugin Settings Update to Stored XSS
  • Duplicate Post Vulnerability: Authenticated SQL Injection
  • Subscriptions & Memberships for PayPal Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting via page Parameter
  • Accept Donations with PayPal Vulnerability: Reflected Cross-Site Scripting via page Parameter
  • HashThemes Demo Importer Vulnerability: Improper Access Control to Blog Reset
  • Checkout more vulnerable plugins & themes here.

👊 Competition

Builderius is more technical than Oxygen: WPJohnny recently published an article where he shared his initial thoughts about the Builderius and also said "It’s easily a step even more technical than Oxygen". According to Johnny, it's not for the non-coders or coders with less coding knowledge, but if you are a real web developer then it can be a great powerful tool for you.

🤫 Internal Updates

WordPress Performance Improvement: New WordPress Performance Team which includes contributors from Google and Yoast, plans bold steps for improving performance in WordPress itself and also Plugins and Themes.

There is a spreadsheet called, WP Performance Team: Focus Areas and Working Groups that lists 19 areas of focus to improve the overall performance of WordPress.

  • Images
  • JavaScript
  • CSS
  • Web fonts
  • Asset caching
  • Page caching
  • Object caching
  • Bootstrap
  • Embeds
  • Facades
  • SQL
  • Redirects
  • CDN support
  • Themes/Plugin requirements
  • Host configuration
  • Site Health
  • Localization
  • Measurement
  • Hints

🧰 Exclusive Tools, Freebies, Deals & Discounts

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

👩🏻‍💻 WebDev & Design Tools

ServerAvatar Lifetime Deal (Expiring): ServerAvatar is a web-based system that helps you manage your Linux Servers from one dashboard. It will help you set up the servers and handle your websites by using Laravel, Code Ignitor, WordPress, or another PHP framework.

VectorGrove Lifetime Deal (Freebie): VectorGrove is a royalty-free vector and graphics platform with millions of design assets and flexible licensing to empower creativity.

📊 BizDev Tools

WP Social Ninja Lifetime Deal (Expiring): Managing multiple social media accounts was never this easy before WP Social Ninja. This social swiss knife inside your admin panel will let you fetch social feeds, user reviews, and social chat widgets to your website with just a few clicks!

Taskade Lifetime Deal (New): Taskade is where remote teams chat, organize, and get things done. Supercharge your team productivity with collaborative task lists, notes, and mind maps, in one unified workspace. Taskade is simple, beautiful, and fun.

🌎 SEO Tools

uSchema Lifetime Deal (New): uSchema is a WordPress plugin that lets you automatically structure web page metadata and schema to improve website traffic without having to code.

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Mohammed Wasim Akram
Hello myself Wasim, I’m from the city of Mother Teresa Calcutta (currently Kolkata), which exists in India, a country of unity in diversity.I belong to the sales and marketing field with 10+ years of experience. In December of 2017, I switched my career from a 9 to 5 traditional job to the digital entrepreneurship.Currently, I am a Google and HubSpot certified Digital Marketer, a WordPress Specialist, Web Designer & Strategist and the founder of SyncWin.
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