Weekly WordPress News: Theme Review, Vulnerability, and More!
We have some interesting articles in this week’s news.
First up, you can get an inside, and critical, look at the WordPress theme review process.
You can also check out CodeinWP’s latest WordPress hosting survey – the results might surprise you in some spots.
And if you install WordPress without running the actual WordPress set up process, you might be leaving your entire server vulnerable. Don’t do it!
Let’s get to all of this week’s news…
WORDPRESS NEWS AND ARTICLES
- Inside WordPress.org Theme Review Team: Money, Abuse and Inconsistent Leadership – an interesting insider’s look at the theme review process.
- Your WordPress plugins might be silently losing business data – something that you might not know about.
- 2017 WordPress Hosting Survey: 4,750 Respondents Say GoDaddy Hosting Is Quite Okay – CodeinWP’s latest WordPress hosting survey.
- The WPSetup Attack: New Campaign Targets Fresh WordPress Installs – don’t leave the WordPress installer active.
- Jetpack Professional Plan Introduces Unlimited Access to 200+ Commercial Them – commercial themes in Jetpack are here.
- Hey WordPress Companies – Don’t Forget About Your Customers – an interesting read from Kevin.
TUTORIALS AND HOW-TOS
- How to Determine When It’s Time to Switch WordPress Hosts? – some tips for determining when to change hosts.
- Writing effective CSS for WordPress – some tips for writing better CSS for WordPress.
- How to Stop a DDoS Attack in Its Tracks (Case Study) – hopefully you never have to use this guide.
- WordPress plugin update hook – upgrader_process_complete – a quick guide for developers.
- Create a Messenger Bot with a WordPress Backend – a neat guide from Delicious Brains.
- Building a WordPress Intrusion Detection System (IDS) – how to lock down your site.
- How to find an angel investor for small startups w/ Jason Calacanis – the latest at Matt Report.
RESOURCES & FREEBIES
- Zoho SalesIQ Review: Live Chat and User Activity Tracking in One Plugin – check out Colin’s review of Zoho SalesIQ.
- Kinsta Kingpin: Interview with Scott Bolinger – an interview with Scott Bolinger of AppPresser.
- Simple WordPress Snippets to Enhance Your Secondary Navigation – some simple tweaks that you can make.