Weekly WordPress News: Holiday Deals + Plugin Backdoors
This week, there was big news as a popular plugin at WordPress.org was found to have a backdoor.
We also have some articles on starting a WordPress business. And if you didn’t make enough purchases during Black Friday, we found some WordPress holiday deals to give you another shot at saving money.
Let’s get to all of this week’s news…
WORDPRESS NEWS AND ARTICLES
- Backdoor in Captcha Plugin Affects 300K WordPress Sites – another security issue with a popular WordPress.org plugin.
- Transparency Report #34 – Is Black Friday Good for Merchants? – another stellar CodeinWP transparency report.
- Best Practices for Starting A Profitable WordPress Theme Business in 2018 – by Michael Hebenstreit of Array Internet and MH Themes.
- The cost of the Gutenberg transition for small WordPress businesses and independent developers – more thoughts from Michael Hebenstreit.
- WordPress allowed me to have a Dream Job – a nice article at HeroPress.
- Easy Digital Downloads Table Plugin – List Products in a Table Layout – Barn2 Media brings their neat WooCommerce Product Table plugin to EDD.
TUTORIALS AND HOW-TOS
- Organizing Custom Fields Inside of WordPress with ACF – a tutorial for the ubiquitous Advanced Custom Fields plugin.
- How to Use the Facebook Debugger to Fix WordPress Images – a very specific tutorial from Kinsta.
- What to do when a plugin is removed from WordPress.org – relevant to the CAPTCHA security article from above.
- How to sniff WordPress login credentials with Wireshark over an HTTP connection – this is why you need to use HTTPS!
RESOURCES & DEALS
- The Best Free WordPress Themes November 2017 – check out some of the best new free themes.
- Onepage Studio: A Multipurpose, Conversion-Oriented, Landing Page Template – learn about this neat HTML template.
- 30% off at CSSIgniter – CSSIngiter is offering 30% off for the holidays with coupon code HOLIDAYS
- 30% off at Jetpack – Jetpack is also offering 30% off with coupon code HOLIDAY30
- 30% off at Themify – to round out the 30% discount train, get 30% off at Themify with coupon code XMAS30
- 20% off at Cloudways – get 20% off for 6 months at Cloudways with coupon code HAPPY2018