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If you are running WP SuperCache or W3 Total Cache, a vulnerability has been found that allows remote code to be run, so make sure you update them right away.

I released a new theme this week, check out CleanBold and get a 50% discount for the next 7 days.

This is our (sort of ) weekly WordPress news roundup post, you can view previous news roundups on this tag. I also post frequent WordPress links on Twitter all week, follow WPLIft here if you are on Twitter. Our facebook page is growing nicely with over 2500 members now so please “Like” us on Facebook. Finally, I’m also on Pinterest so you can add me there as well.

WordPress News and Articles

Update WP Super Cache and W3TC Immediately

Shame on us for not catching this a month ago when it was first reported, but it seems that two of the biggest caching plugins in WordPress have what we would classify a very serious vulnerability – remote code execution

http://blog.sucuri.net/2013/04/update-wp-super-cache-and-w3tc-immediately-remote-code-execution-vulnerability-disclosed.html

5 Common Theme Development Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Review is a key part of Theme Wrangling, so we spend a lot of time looking “under the hood” at themes. Here are some of most common theme development errors that come up in the review process, and some tips on how to avoid them.

http://themeshaper.com/2013/04/24/5-common-theme-development-mistakes-and-how-to-avoid-them/

But Seriously, WordPress as an Application Platform?

Is WordPress is suitable as a platform for application development, then does it make sense to use it when another framework, set of libraries, or core tools may also fit the bill?

http://tommcfarlin.com/wordpress-as-an-app-platform/

WordPress Theme Trends 2013 – A Detailed Look at Business Themes

This is the start of a new series of posts I have been intending to do for a while where I will be picking one style of WordPress theme and taking a close look at the current features and trends for that kind of theme. In today’s post I’m going to be examining Business / Corporate style WordPress themes.

http://wplift.com/wordpress-business-theme-trends

Why You Should Join the Theme Review Team

With a growing number of submissions to the directory, the volunteers of the Theme Review Team need your help. Anybody passionate about WordPress and willing to learn is welcome to join the Team.

http://www.wpkube.com/join-the-wordpress-theme-review-team/

Where are the Women in WordPress?

Since my first Programming 101 lecture at college 10 years ago where I was just one of five women in my class, it seems not a lot has changed.

http://wpmu.org/women-in-wordpress/

Taking stock: how WPEngine triggered a revolution in WordPress hosting

WordPress hosting has seen a revolution over the last couple of years, with a huge shift away from cheap, crappy shared hosts and a move towards expensive, quality, managed hosting.

http://wpshout.com/wpengine-revolution/

Tutorials and How-Tos

How to add the Google+ Comments to WordPress

A few days ago, Google+ officially announced the release of a new commenting system for blogger blogs and within hours people started using it on non-blogger sites.

http://www.wpkube.com/how-to-add-google-comments-to-wordpress/

What Theme Authors Need to Know About Post Formats in WordPress 3.6

The next major release of WordPress is already around the corner. This is a big one for theme authors with a major focus on post formats. There’s a new post formats UI for the WordPress end-user, along with a new system of handling and displaying this data in our themes.

http://wp.tutsplus.com/articles/news/what-theme-authors-need-to-know-about-post-formats-in-wordpress-3-6/

Plugin Templating within WordPress

In this post I’d like to cover two aspects of using custom templates. The first step is to show that we can use a custom file contained directly in the plugin itself instead of loading the default single.php, and the second one is how to create your own custom file in your theme folder.

http://wp.tutsplus.com/tutorials/creative-coding/plugin-templating-within-wordpress/

Top ways to promote your WordPress site

Someone once said about blogging: “never before have so many people said so much to so few”.  I find this quote hilarious because it really does capture a lot of blogs quite well.

http://www.pingable.org/top-ways-to-promote-your-wordpress-site/

How to Display Instagram Photos in WordPress Sidebar Widget

In this article, we will show you how to display Instagram photos in your WordPress sidebar widget.

http://www.wpbeginner.com/plugins/how-to-display-instagram-photos-in-wordpress-sidebar-widget/

How to create a directory within the uploads folder

When developing a plugin or theme, it can be useful to be able to programmatically create a directory within the wp-content/uploads folder. Here is a handy piece of code to do it.

http://www.wprecipes.com/how-to-create-a-directory-within-the-uploads-folder

Quick Tip: After the Content – Author Info

In this post, we’re going to learn the importance of the “Author Info” section.

http://wp.tutsplus.com/articles/tips-articles/quick-tip-after-the-content-author-info/

Resources & Freebies

CleanBold Theme Launch: Minimal Portfolio WordPress Theme

Today I released a new theme over at ThemeFurnace called “CleanBold“. Its a really minimal style portfolio theme with simple bold typography and a lot of whitespace.

http://wplift.com/cleanbold-minimal-portfolio-wordpress-theme

How To: Add A Parallax Content Slider to WordPress with Free Plugin

Parallax is a nice effect which scrolls the background along with the foreground at different speeds to give the effect of depth, we have previously looked at themes that used it but what if you want to use it in your existing site ? That’s where the free plugin “WP Parallax Content Slider” comes in.

http://wplift.com/free-wordpress-parallax-content-slider

All the Best & Well-Designed Free WordPress Themes from April 2013

The end of april is approaching so it’s time for our monthly roundup of free WordPress themes. This month we have some good portfolio themes, a theme for universities or other educational institutions, some business themes, a pinterest style theme and some clean personal themes.

http://wplift.com/free-wordpress-themes-april-2013

Ad Management in WordPress: Comparing Four Top Plugins

In this article, I shall be taking a closer look at four of the most popular premium ad management WP plugins

http://www.wpmayor.com/plugin-reviews/ad-management-in-wordpress-comparing-four-top-plugins/

The New WordPress Dashboard Design (MP6) – Try It Now!

The WordPress dashboard is set for a redesign and the preliminary layout is stunning. The project, codenamed MP6, aims to modernise the entire WordPress dashboard, making it flatter, responsive, cleaner and easier to read and navigate.

http://www.doitwithwp.com/the-new-wordpress-dashboard-design-mp6-try-it-now/


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Oliver Dale is the founder of Kooc Media, a small internet company based in the UK. Kooc Media runs several high-profile websites including WPLift, ThemeFurnace and DesignersTalk.

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  1. Thanks for the mentions, oli :-). Much appreciated.

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