Don't miss out on our list of Black Friday and Cyber Monday WordPress deals. Give yourself an early gift by saving big on some awesome WordPress goodies for the new year.
You can also read about a fairly large vulnerability that was discovered in the WordPress auto-updater (and subsequently patched).
And in domain news, .blog domains are officially available for sale. Give them a look and maybe you can snag something good!
Let's get to all of this week's news..
WORDPRESS NEWS AND ARTICLES
- Hacking 27% of the Web via WordPress Auto-Update - don't let the title scare you, this vulnerability is fixed. But WordFence explains what could have been a nasty vulnerability.
- .blog Domains Are Now Available to Everyone! - .blog domains are officially publicly available.
- The .blog Bait & Switch - and some people aren't happy how things were handled with .blog before it went public.
- WordPress 4.7 Release Candidate - as December 6th approaches, the WordPress team just released the version 4.7 Release Candidate.
- That Time I Brought Down Millions of WordPress Sites - Jeremy tells a nice story of how his code accidentally brought down millions of WordPress sites.
- WordPress Passes 27% Market Share, Banks on Customizer for Continued Success - WordPress has officially achieved a massive 27% share of the website market.
TUTORIALS AND HOW-TOS
- How to Properly Migrate WordPress From One Host to Another (Part-1) - learn how to move your WordPress site from one host to another.
- Maintaining a Legally Compliant Website Using WPLegalPages - see how WPLegalPages can help you keep your site legally compliant.
- How To Future-Proof Your WordPress Website In 4 Easy Steps - learn how to set up your WordPress site for success in the present and future.
- Dealing with Failed Logins on Your WordPress - are failed logins a problem? And if so, how to deal with them?
- How to Customize the WordPress Multisite Activation Email with a Plugin - learn how you can customize the activation email for WordPress Multisite.
- How to Make Your Phone Cha-Ching using Gmail Every Time You Make A Sale with Freemius, EDD, or WooCommerce - this post might win the "most specific tutorial of 2016" award.
- How To Customize Your WordPress Theme: The Ultimate Guide - on MasterWP, this is a huge guide which covers literally everything for customizing a WordPress theme.
RESOURCES & FREEBIES
- Black Friday & Cyber Monday WordPress Deals & Discounts 2016 - don't miss out on a chance to save big this Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
- Best Church WordPress Themes - check out our list of the best WordPress themes for churches.
- Will You Still Need a Child Theme With WordPress 4.7? - short answer? Yes!
- Kinsta Kingpin: Interview With Tom Willmot - Kinsta's interview with Tom Willmot of Human Made.
- Transparency Report #21 – The Good, the Bad, and the … Illegal? - CodeinWP's latest transparency report, including their acquisition of Nivo Slider.