Ahmad kicked off his massive 14 post security series with a post discussing why you need to care about WordPress security. Check back to WPLift for the next 13 posts and keep your site safe from hackers!
We've also got news that a new default theme will be coming to WordPress soon. Twenty Seventeen will ship with WordPress 4.7.
If you've been needing an excuse to travel somewhere tropical, Costa Rica will be hosting its first WordCamp in November.
And, as always, we've got several guides and resources to help you get the most from WordPress.
Let's get to all of this week's news...
WORDPRESS NEWS AND ARTICLES
- Why Is WordPress Website Security Important? - part 1 of 14 in Ahmad's huge WordPress security series.
- Our Most Popular Free Theme (Zerif Lite) Suspended From WordPress.org - some interesting thoughts from Ionut after ThemeIsle's popular Zerif Lite was suspended from the wordpress.org theme listings.
- Say Hello to Twenty Seventeen - new year, new design! WordPress 4.7 will include the release of the new Twenty Seventeen default theme. You can preview the new design.
- San José, Costa Rica to Host Its First WordCamp November 5-6 - Costa Rica will get its first WordCamp in November. Sounds like a great excuse to travel to a beautiful destination!
- Hey WordPress Developers, Sell Maintenance Service with Your Sites - this one is for the devs!
- Headway Themes Confirms Financial Difficulties, Issues Apology to Customers - watch out if you use Headway Themes - they're going through some financial difficulties.
TUTORIALS AND HOW-TOS
- How to Fix the Leverage Browser Caching Warning in WordPress - Brian shows you how to fix the browser caching warning a lot of sites get in Google PageSpeed Insights.
- The Ultimate Guide to Choosing a WordPress Theme Framework - check this guide out if you're thinking of going with a WordPress theme framework.
- How to Add Custom Styles to the WordPress Editor (Manually & via Plugin) - custom style can save you a ton of time when creating posts/pages.
- The Right Way of Creating a WordPress Child Theme - the proper way to set up child themes, which you should definitely be doing!
- Getting Started With Modern WordPress Development: What You Need - Josh Pollock with some tips for budding WordPress developers.
RESOURCES & FREEBIES
- Review: Feed Them Social Makes Adding Social Feeds Easy - Feed Them Social is a great way to add any type of social feed to your WordPress site.
- 15 Essential WordPress Plugins For Photographers - if you're a photographer who uses WordPress, you should check out these plugins.
- Pluton Theme Review: A Free Multi-Purpose WordPress Theme - our review of the Pluton theme.
- 6 Incredible Reasons Why President Obama Loves and Endorses WordPress - a fun bit of content from Kinsta. Note, these are not the real words of President Obama :)
- 25 Best Chrome Extensions for WordPress Users - some Chrome extensions to make your WordPress life easier.
- JIRA vs Trello vs Asana vs TeamClerk vs … WordPress? - can WordPress be a good project management tool?