Weekly WordPress News: Updated Theme Tags, donation of WP.org, CDNs, Speed & More
There are New and updated theme Tags now available to WordPress.org theme authors. The theme review theme has finalized it’s plan for changing the tags in the directory. After the overhaul the tags will be reevaluated on a yearly base.
Nice gesture from Syed Balkhi: he has donated the domain WP.org to The WordPress Foundation. Kudos to Syed.
I found an interesting article on plugins in the plugin repository versus having your plugin in Github.
A special mention to the ambitious guide of Christian Raiber for Speeding up your WordPress – nice job.
Let’s take a look at the rest of what’s been going on this week around WordPress:
WORDPRESS NEWS AND ARTICLES
- WP Mobile Detector Vulnerability Being Exploited in the Wild – Sucuri mailed yesterday with a warning about a vulnerability of the WP Mobile Detector Plugin.
- New and Updated Theme Tags Now Available to WordPress.org Theme Authors – Step by step we are getting closer for a better way of finding themes at WordPress.org ;-)
- Syed Balkhi donates WP.org to The WordPress Foundation – Founder of WPBeginner.com changes his mind and donates the WP.org domain.
- Themeforest Author Parallelus Acquires UpThemes
- Is the WordPress Plugin Repository Worth the Hassle? – a nice article from Brenda Barron on the choice for plugin developes for the plugin repository vs Github.
TUTORIALS AND HOW-TOS
- The definitive guide on how to speed up WordPress – a definitive guide on speeding up your WordPress website by Christian Raiber.
- MaxCDN vs CloudFlare vs Amazon CloudFront vs Akamai Edge vs Fastly – a CDN showdown for all the big players in the CDN WordPress market.
- How to Build a Successful Paid Membership Community with WordPress Plugins
- How to Import .docx Documents in WordPress – a very handy tutorial by Syed Balkhi
- 5 Ways To Change The Design Of A WordPress Theme – good post on giving you options to change the design of your bought theme
RESOURCES & FREEBIES
- CSSIgniter Competition: Win a lifetime subscription Worth $249
- Free Divi Blog Extension Gives The Divi Blog Module A Brand New Look
- The WPLift Roundup of the Best Free WordPress Themes May 2016
- 5 Best WordPress Rich Snippets Plugins for More Traffic
- 14 blockquote plugins for WordPress
See you next week!