This week, a hacker group is targeting WordPress sites running more than 10 separate plugins to create rogue admin accounts.
On a lighter note, we rewrote our huge WordPress performance guide to help you speed up your site, and there’s a big reason why you should be excited for the Twenty Twenty WordPress theme.
Let’s get to all of this week’s news…
WORDPRESS NEWS AND ARTICLES
- Anders Norén to Design Twenty Twenty Default Theme, Shipping in WordPress 5.3 – Anders has a ton of popular free themes so this is exciting.
- Pagely and Managed WordPress – 10 years strong – Joshua on Pagely’s 10th birthday.
- WordPress Governance Project Looks for New Leadership – are you interested?
- WordPress sites under attack as hacker group tries to create rogue admin accounts – pay attention if you’re using one of the 10+ plugins listed in this article.
- Toolbelt: A New Jetpack-Inspired Plugin with a Focus on Speed and Privacy – a neat new offering from Ben Gillbanks of Pro Theme Design.
- WordPress 5.3 to Use Robots Meta Tag to Better Discourage Search Engines from Listing Sites – WordPress 5.3 will use a new method.
TUTORIALS AND HOW-TOS
- How to Speed Up WordPress? 6 Big Changes, Plus 10 Quick Wins – we completely rewrote our big guide to WordPress performance.
- Dynamic Comments with Gatsby and WordPress – for the devs!
- How to Translate Custom Post Types in WordPress – how to translate your custom content types.
- How to Create Gutenberg Block Plugin using wp-scripts with PostCSS Build Process – another one for devs.
- How to Reset Your WordPress Website (Including Multisite) – how to fully reset WordPress.
- Headless WordPress: Why Gatsby Should Be Next on Your List of Things to Learn – confused by what this Gatsby thing is? Delicious Brains explains.
- WPML Translation Management – translation management compared
- Building a WordPress theme with Gutenberg – Bill shows you how to do it.
RESOURCES & DEALS
- Building the State Department’s Website with Tracy Rotton – a new episode of How I Built It.
- Huge Collection of the Best Free & Premium WordPress Slider Plugins – check out the best slider plugins.
- Amelia Booking $49 AppSumo Deal – the Amelia Booking plugin is still on sale at AppSumo.