Weekly WordPress News: ThemeForest Pricing, Page Builders, and More Security
Ahmad’s Security September series is still chugging along. This week he got into backup plugins, hacked websites, and more. There’s still four posts left – so don’t miss out!
Author-driven pricing has also kicked in at ThemeForest, most notably with PixelGrade’s $225 theme.
You can also check out Colin’s review of the newest version of Divi, Divi 3.0.
And you should definitely read Pippin’s thoughts on page builders.
Let’s get to all of this week’s news…
WORDPRESS NEWS AND ARTICLES
- WordPress Page builder plugins: a critical review – are page builders all they’re cracked up to be?
- Pagely Turns Seven Years Old! – managed WordPress host Pagely has officially been around for seven years.
- The Challenges of Growing a Plugin Business (and what we’re doing about it) – a behind the scenes look at some of the challenges facing plugin businesses.
- My Formula for Scaling Our Support – Matt Cromwell’s formula for scaling up support.
- Addressing the WordPress Is Not Secure by Default Argument – is WordPress secure in its default state?
- Automattic to Revive WP Job Manager – WP Job Manager is making a comeback.
- WordPress Theme Authors Experiment with New Pricing on ThemeForest – you might start noticing some price changes for themes at ThemeForest.
TUTORIALS AND HOW-TOS
- How To Make WooCommerce Search 867% Faster On Large Stores – if you’re running a big WooCommerce store, you’ll want to read this guide.
- Mastering WordPress Permalinks for Ultimate SEO Results – permalinks are an essential part of your on-page SEO strategy.
- The Complete Beginner’s Guide to Fix Hacked WordPress Websites – Ahmad’s guide to help you fix a hacked WordPress site.
- WordPress Events – How to Create Them with Code and Plugins – learn how to showcase your events with WordPress.
- How to check if your WordPress site is responsive – a quick guide if you’re not sure if your theme is responsive.
RESOURCES & FREEBIES
- The WPLift Roundup of the Best Free WordPress Themes September 2016 – the best new free themes for September 2016!
- Divi 3.0 Theme Review – A Powerful, Multipurpose Theme That Makes Your Life Easier – our review of the newest version of the Divi theme.
- 6 Actionable steps to launching a product w/ Nathan Barry of ConvertKit – new podcast at Matt Report.
- 26 Best Lawyer WordPress Themes – the best WordPress themes for lawyers.
- WordPress Comment Systems Compared – CodeinWP compares Disqus vs Facebook Comments vs Spot.IM vs Postmatic.