Weekly WordPress News: Should WordPress Auto-Update Old Sites?
While no official decision has been made yet, it seems likely that WordPress will auto-update older sites to WordPress 4.7.
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Let’s get to all of this week’s news…
WORDPRESS NEWS AND ARTICLES
- WordPress Poised to Begin Implementing Proposal to Auto-Update Older Sites to 4.7 – what do you think?
- SiteGround Gets a New Hosting Dashboard – No More cPanel – check out the new SiteGround dashboard.
- We’ve joined Automattic – the Zero BS CRM acquisition post.
- A Nofollow Option for Links Is Coming to Gutenberg – better 9 months late than never, right?
- 5 Data-Backed Reasons Why Freelancers Should Build a Strong Personal Brand – check this out if you’re a freelancer.
TUTORIALS AND HOW-TOS
- How to Stop Image Hotlinking in WordPress (4 Easy Methods) – don’t let people steal your server’s resources.
- What Is WebP And How To Enable It On Your WordPress Website? – how to enable WebP on WordPress.
- Cracking WordPress Passwords with Hashcat – you shouldn’t do this, but it’s interesting to look at.
- How I Saved 3 Seconds on My Client’s Download Speed by Using a Simple HTTPS Redirect Trick – this is short but interesting.
- WordPress Multisite: The Everything-You-Need-To-Know Guide to WordPress Network – Kinsta’s detailed guide to Multisite.
RESOURCES & DEALS
- 8 Best WordPress Security Plugins to Lock Down Your Site – these plugins offer a comprehensive approach to WordPress security.
- Amelia Booking Plugin $49 AppSumo Deal – this is a great deal – we reviewed the Amelia booking plugin here.
- Gordon Stannis & Twisthink – a new episode of the How I Built It podcast.
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