So first up this week, we have another security update from the team. Make sure all your sites are running 4.2.4 as it fixes some security issues like cross site scripting and SQL injections.
Jeff blogged about putting family first over at the Tavern, which sparked an interesting comment from Chris Lema. This is something that I had to find a solution to since I now have a young family also ( a 2 year old and a new baby ). I solved this pretty simply but just getting up a lot earlier than usual – I now start my work day at 5.30 in the morning so I can a good few hours of work in before the rest of the household is awake. I can then finish my day around 4pm and spend the rest of the day with the family, one of the benefits of working for yourself at home. I also have made it a rule to not work weekends now – when I used to work a full-time job as well as running my own websites I worked every evening and most of the weekends as well which was easier without a family and part of the sacrifice needed to make the transition to working for myself.
Take a look at the news from the past 7 days and have a good weekend everyone!
WordPress News and Articles
- Why I Moved WPLift Over to Siteground Hosting & How We Increased the Site Speed – I talk a little about moving WPLift over to Siteground.
- Introducing Happiness Reports – WPSiteCare achieve a 100% happy rating from their customers.
- ManageWP Orion Developer Diary #6 – The One With The Release Date – Safe backups will be available soon.
- The Mantra of Family Comes First – Jeff discusses family matters at the Tavern.
- WordPress 4.2.4 Security and Maintenance Release – Another security update.
- Offering Premium vs. Freemium WordPress Plugins – Whether to give away a free version of your plugin.
- The Pros and Cons of Income Reports – (and the Income Reports You Should Be Following).
- 75+ Brands, Celebrities, And Famous Websites Using WordPress – Big roundup of famous WP installs.
- How does Rainmaker’s Membership solution rate? – Chris Lema continues his look at WP membership solutions.
Tutorials and How-Tos
- How to Properly Format and Enhance Your Plugin’s Readme.txt File – for the WordPress.org Repository.
- TinyMCE and WordPress – Adding User Input tutorial.
- How To Remove WordPress Meta Boxes – Clean up unneeded meta boxes.
- How and Why Install WordPress Core in a Subdirectory – Security through obscurity.
- The Tuts+ Guide to Template Tags: Series Finale – Roundup of available template tags for use in themes.
- How to Speed up the WordPress Customizer – How layers tweaked the Customizer for speed.
Resources & Freebies
- 20 of the Best Completely Free WooCommerce WordPress Themes for 2015 – Nice WooCommerce themes for free.
- First Look at Peepso – A New Free WordPress Plugin for Creating Social Network.
- 8 WordPress Development Tools You Probably Aren’t Using – Some free tools for theme dev.
- Integrating Charts and Graphs With WordPress – Visualizer Plugin Review.
- Postmatic Brings 100% Realtime Commenting to WordPress with Epoch Plugin – Alternative to the shady Disqus system for commenting.
- The 4 Best Client Support Options for WordPress Service Providers – Systems for customer support.