Weekly WordPress News: HTTPS and ManageWP SuperBowl Ads?
In other news, Chrome made an announcement that all non-HTTPS sites that use passwords will be marked as insecure. This could pose an issue for membership sites or BuddyPress sites. But don’t worry, I’ve also included a tutorial that shows you how to move your WordPress site to HTTPS.
You should also give Brian Krogsgard’s AMA at Managewp.org a look.
Let’s get to all of the news…
WORDPRESS NEWS AND ARTICLES
- ManageWP Joins GoDaddy – big WordPress news this week as ManageWP got acquired by GoDaddy.
- WordPress 4.6.1 Security and Maintenance Release – the release fixes two security vulnerabilities, so you’ll definitely want to upgrade soon.
- We Did It! Ninja Forms THREE is Live! – Ninja Forms 3 is out. The main highlight is a new drag and drop form editor.
- Divi 3.0 Has Arrived – just like Ninja Forms, Divi 3.0 just dropped.
- Brian Krogsgard AMA – check out the AMA with Brian Krogsgard at Managewp.org.
- Moving Towards a More Secure Web – if you run any sort of membership/BuddyPress site and don’t use HTTPS, you need to read this announcement from Google Chrome.
TUTORIALS AND HOW-TOS
- Best Anti-AdBlock Plugins and How to Use Them Properly – learn how to implement anti-adblock plugins without annoying your readers.
- Changing Your WordPress Database Prefix to Improve Security – how to change the default wp_ database prefix for better security.
- How to Design Your WordPress Site – No Coding Skills Required – Adelina from ThemeIsle/CodeinWP has some tips for designing your site.
- Moving your WordPress blog to HTTPS – if that Chrome announcement scared you, here’s how you can fix it!
- The Right Way of Updating to the Latest WordPress Release – some tips from Ahmad for safely updating your WordPress site.
- How to Lazy Load Images and Speed Up Your WordPress Site – lazy loading images is a good way to speed up the initial page load time for your site.
RESOURCES & FREEBIES
- Fancy Coming Soon and Maintenance Mode Plugin Review & Guide – if you want to promote a new project before its official release date, check this one out.
- Server Management for Beginners – a nice resource if you want to dip your toes into the world of server management.
- Interview with Gabriel Mays, Head of WordPress Products at GoDaddy – the WPTavern guys sit down with Gabriel Mays of GoDaddy.
- The Ultimate Page Builder Plugin Comparison for Photographers – a very specific topic, but worth checking out if you’re a photographer.
- 50+ Free WordPress Themes for Writers and Bloggers 2016 – Oli put together some free themes for bloggers at Theme Furnace.