After the excitement of WordPress 4.9.6 , this week was a bit quieter.
Kinsta has a good article on why you should never compete solely on price with your business. And Fred @ WPShout shared his thoughts on the small-business WordPress developer’s code of honor.
Other than that, Wordfence highlighted how WordPress.com accounts with weak login credentials are being used to exploit self-hosted WordPress sites via Jetpack (don’t worry – WordPress.com is secure. Just make sure you use a strong password and maybe even 2-factor authentication).
Let’s get to all of this week’s news…
WORDPRESS NEWS AND ARTICLES
- How a Race to the Bottom Hurts Your Business’s Bottom Line – a good one from Kinsta. Applies to most areas.
- WordPress Turns 15: a Story of Survival, Ideals and Global Domination – a nice post from Michael Nelson.
- The Small-Business WordPress Developer Code of Honor – Fred from WPShout’s thoughts.
- Yoast Attachment URL Bug and Rankings Loss Solution – I know some people were upset by this.
- Hijacked WordPress.com Accounts Being Used To Infect Sites – weak login credentials are the issue, not any security issue with WordPress.com itself.
- Interview about the challenges of running a WordPress plugin business – with Robert Abela of WP Security Audit log.
- Lessons Learned While Developing WordPress Plugins – from Jakub at Smashing Magazine.
- WordCamp US 2018 is Accepting Speaker Proposals Until July 1st – want to share? Give it a try!
TUTORIALS AND HOW-TOS
- How Post Relationships Can Help Build Advanced Sites – Doctors And Patients Example – using Toolset.
- How to use PostCSS, SASS and Gulp in WordPress Theme Development – from Asphalt Themes.
- Getting Into Go For PHP Developers – another good guide from Delicious Brains.
- Whitelisting & Blacklisting Blocks – Jason shows you how.
RESOURCES & DEALS
- WP Compress Review: Optimize Your WordPress Images + Real Test Data – check out review of the WP Compress plugin.
- 5 Best WordPress LMS Plugins To Create And Sell Courses – the best LMS plugins out there.
- 25 Best Free WordPress Themes of May 2018 – check out the best free themes from May.
- 5 Best WordPress Event Plugins: Calendars, Lists, Tickets + More – the best WordPress event plugins.
- Beka Rice and Jilt – Episode 81 of How I Built It.