Weekly WordPress News: Holiday Deals + Plugin Backdoors

Published on December 22nd, 2017

Last Updated on March 11th, 2021


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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…




  • 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 JetpackJetpack 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

Colin Newcomer is a freelance writer and long-time Internet marketer. He specializes in digital marketing, WordPress and B2B writing. He lives a life of danger, riding a scooter through the chaos of Hanoi. You can also follow his travel blog.