Weekly WordPress News: Security Update, Free Theme Release, WP Events Hub Launch.
Another week and another security problem with WordPress, sites were automatically updated with the patch to prevent any problems with an XSS vulnerability. Sites running Akismet were not affected so not a huge concern, you should check you are on the latest version though.
This week saw the release of another free theme from us at ThemeFurnace, Exposition Lite is now available for download from the WordPress directory. This one is a traditional blogging theme for writers, simple and clean with large featured images and nice responsive design.
WordPress News and Articles
- WordPress 4.2.1 Released to Patch Comment Exploit Vulnerability – An XSS vulnerability was found so make sure you are up to date.
- Brixton Clean and Minimal Blog Theme – Competition Giveaway to Win 1 of 10 Copies of this great looking theme.
- ManageWP Launches WordPress Events Hub – A new site to locate WordPress events near you.
- An Introduction to Layers for WordPress – Envato have launched a new section for themes which work with Layers by Obox.
- Inside Automattic’s remote hiring process – Interesting read about how Automattic hires employees remotely, often without even talking over the phone.
- Premium vs. Add-ons – Which is the Best Model for Your WordPress Plugin?
- The real issue with ThemeForest – Code quality and data portability are problems according to this post.
- Theme Repository Data – Some stats about free themes hosted in the WordPress directory.
- Emoji are the Most Important WordPress Feature in Years – Why Emoji are important for WordPress.
Tutorials and How-Tos
- How to Create Native iOS & Android Apps for Your WordPress Site with Mobiloud – Review of Mobiloud plugin to create native apps for your site.
- Everything You Need to Know About Translating WordPress Plugins – Decent article on translation
- Details on the new theme settings (customizer) guideline – So glad that the Customizer is now a requirement, find out more here.
- Disabling Unwanted WordPress Widgets – Free plugin to remove unwanted widgets.
- How to Customize the WordPress Text Editor – to Look and Function Like Your Front-End
Resources & Freebies
- New Free WordPress Themes for Bloggers from ThemeFurnace – Download my latest free themes Stacker and Exposition.
- Scalia Multi-Concept WordPress Theme Review – Multipurpose, Business, Shop, One-Page & Blog Theme all in one.
- 11 Free Material Design WordPress Themes to Spice Up your Blog – A collection of free themes with “Material” design.