Weekly WordPress News: Malicious Code Found in pipdig Themes
Last week, we briefly mentioned the malicious code found in pipdig theme’s Pipdig Power Pack helper plugin. This week, we have more news on that subject, and we also collected some of the best pipdig theme alternatives if you find yourself suddenly needing to switch themes.
Beyond that, Wordfence detailed a zero-day vulnerability in the Yellow Pencil plugin, and WooCommerce rolled back their marketplace suggestions.
Let’s get to all of this week’s news…
WORDPRESS NEWS AND ARTICLES
- pipdig Theme Alternatives for WordPress Fashion and Lifestyle Blogs – check out some of the best alternatives to pipdig themes.
- Pipdig Update: Dishonest Denials, Erased Evidence, and Ongoing Offenses – Wordfence shares more detail on what happened with pipdig.
- Pipdig Under Investigation, Company is Refusing Customers’ Refund Requests – …and WP Tavern also has some updates as well.
- WooCommerce 3.6 RC2 Removes Marketplace Suggestions from Product Listing, Adds Setting to Turn them Off – those marketplace suggestions we mentioned last week? There have been some changes due to the negative feedback.
- GoDaddy Acquires CoBlocks, ThemeBeans and Block Gallery – GoDaddy made another acquisition in the WordPress space.
- Zero-Day Vulnerability in Yellow Pencil Visual Theme Customizer Exploited in the Wild – Wordfence recommends removing the plugin from your site if possible.
- WordPress 5.2 Beta 2 – it’s still scheduled for release on April 30.
- How scaling out is the future for WordPress hosting – Tom recommends going wide instead of tall.
TUTORIALS AND HOW-TOS
- Complete Guide to Using WordPress Pop-Ups on your Website – learn how to use popups on your site.
- How to Properly Run a Website Speed Test (You’re Doing it Wrong) – Kinsta with some tips for testing.
- How to Decrease Your Site Testing Time: Automated Acceptance Testing for WooCommerce – for devs.
- Learning PHP for WordPress Development: Control Flow Basics – another one for devs (or hopeful devs).
RESOURCES & DEALS
- uListing Review: A New WordPress Classifieds/Listing Plugin – check out our hands-on review of the uListing plugin.
- The 9 Best Chrome Extensions for WordPress Users in 2019 – we collected the best Chrome browser extensions for WordPress users.
- Nimva 3 – The Best Drag & Drop Multi-Purpose WP Theme – only $27! – a theme deal at MightyDeals.
- Statamic a WordPress alternative by Jack McDade – a new episode of Matt Report.