This week, Colin discusses whether or not there's such a thing as "too many WordPress plugins".
You can also check out an early prototype of the new Gutenberg Editor for WordPress. It looks very interesting.
And the WordPress REST API exploit unfortunately continues to affect sites which haven't been updated to version 4.7.2.
Let's get to all of this week's news...
WORDPRESS NEWS AND ARTICLES
- How Many WordPress Plugins is Too Many? The Answer Might Surprise You - can you have too many WordPress plugins? Depends ;)
- Initial Gutenberg prototype editor testing - check out the prototype of the new Gutenberg Editor.
- Why I’m Relearning WordPress Development - Alex discusses why he's relearning WordPress development.
- WordPress and Update Signing - Matt Mullenweg's response to criticism of WordPress' update security.
- Why Plugins Sometimes Disappear From the WordPress Plugin Directory - ever wondered where plugins go?
- WordPress REST API Vulnerability Exploits Continue - the REST API exploits continue. Update update update.
- Important Changes – Disqus Ads Are No Longer Free to Disable - in case privacy wasn't a big enough reason to move away from Disqus.
- New Tags Coming to the WordPress Plugin Repo? Users Respond With an Unanimous “Meh” - do you care about tags?
TUTORIALS AND HOW-TOS
- How to Run A/B Tests on WordPress to Improve Your Website - learn how you can quickly implement A/B tests on your WordPress site.
- Sharing Databases in Dropbox (For MAMP Pro) - a cool way to sync your WordPress database to MAMP.
- How We Increased Our Plugin’s Performance by 200% - Page Builder Sandwich shares how they improved JS performance.
- Pay Attention to Your WordPress Database - why you should pay attention to your database. And how you can fix it.
RESOURCES & FREEBIES
- Sucuri vs Wordfence - Which WordPress Security Plugin should I Get? - should you go with Wordfence or Sucuri?
- Episode 23: Scott Bolinger and AppPresser - Episode 23 of How I Built It
- 10 Unique Price Table Designs for WordPress, and How We Designed Them - using Elementor.