This week, Wordfence put out an interesting report detailing how hackers are using compromised routers to attack WordPress sites.
The plugin directory also made some minor tweaks to the new layout, most notably bringing back plugin stats.
And if you’re currently using Clef, you should definitely check out our list of Clef alternatives. Because in case you haven’t heard, Clef is shutting down in June.
Let’s get to all of this week’s news…
WORDPRESS NEWS AND ARTICLES
- Thousands of Hacked Home Routers are Attacking WordPress Sites – an interesting security report from Wordfence.
- WordPress Plugin Directory Restores Stats and Links to Older Versions of Plugins – plugin stats are back!
- Yoast SEO’s PHP Upgrade Nag is Producing a Significant Increase in Sites Upgrading to PHP 7 – Yoast is successfully pushing people towards PHP 7.
- I am Kimberly Lipari, Co-Founder at Valet. Ask Me Anything! – an AMA going on at ManageWP with Kimberly of Valet.
TUTORIALS AND HOW-TOS
- Review: Two Ways to Create a Password Protected WooCommerce Store – learn how to password protect your WordPress store with this plugin.
- Accepting Payments for Consulting Services – a quick guide to accepting payments for services.
- The Step-By-Step Process To Properly Test Your WordPress Website Before Updating It – Codeable with an in-depth guide.
- How to Build a Genesis Landing Page with Advanced Custom Fields – a nifty tutorial with text and video.
- Overcoming Challenges Adding The WordPress REST API To A Legacy Project – one for the devs!
RESOURCES & FREEBIES
- Smart Footer System Review – Unique Footers for Different Content – Smart Footer System super chargers your WordPress footers.
- 6 Clef Alternatives for WordPress For When Clef Shuts Down – need a Clef alternative for June? Here are 6 good ones.
- Slider Revolution: An In-Depth Review on the World’s Most Popular Slider – check out Joe’s review of the ever-popular Slider Revolution.
- A quick interview with Ionut Neagu (Themeisle) – CSSIgniter interviews Ionut from ThemeIsle/CodeinWP
- Episode 31: Ty Fujimura & Building Client Relationships – Episode 31 of How I Built It
- S5 E2: Jonathan Perez – Episode 2 of Season 5 of Matt Report.