Weekly WordPress News: WordCamp Europe Stream, Prototypes, and Vulnerabilities
WordCamp Europe will stream for free to those who register at their site, a great option for those who live on a different continent.
You can learn some of the most likely weak points in your site thanks to some analysis by Check Point. If you have Revolution Slider installed, you’ll definitely want to take a look. WordFence also discusses another 3 recently discovered plugin vulnerabilities.
Additionally, we might be seeing some changes to the WordPress.org plugins directory in the future.
Let’s get to the rest of the news…
WordPress News and Articles
- Watch #WCEU wherever you are: get a free live stream ticket! – Can’t make it to Vienna? No worries. WordCamp Europe will be streamed for free. Just sign up to reserve a ticket.
- Weaponized WordPress Tools – Check Point analyzes real data on where hackers are most likely to successfully target a WordPress site.
- WordPress Meta Team Publishes Prototypes of The Plugin Directory Redesign – The Meta Team has published new prototypes for redesigned plugin directory and search results pages
- WordPress.org Forums Upgrade – Plans are in the works for an upgrade to the WordPress.org support forums
- Breaking into WordPress? Have a new product idea? – Chris Lema talks about his new course on breaking into WordPress
- 3 Plugin Vulnerabilities Disclosed Yesterday – WordFence discusses 3 recently discovered plugin vulnerabilities
Tutorials and How-Tos
- Help, I’ve Been Hacked! How to Troubleshoot and Fix a WordPress Site – Hopefully it never happens to you, but if it does…it’s good to know what to do.
- WordPress Security – In line with the previous post, here’s what to do to stop an attack from happening in the first place.
- Easier Site Migrations: Avoiding DNS Problems with the hosts File – Speed up site migrations with these tips
- Adding a Boost of WooCommerce SEO with Yoast – If you use WooCommerce and Yoast, you might want to consider this extension.
- How to start a WordPress theme business w/ Mike Mcalister – If you’re interested in launching your own theme business
- Supporting More MIME Types in WordPress – For the devs among us…
Resources & Freebies
- Report Builder Review: Generate DOCX and XLSX Docs in WordPress – a review on the new extension from wpDatatables
- 5 Google Maps Widget PRO Unlimited Licenses Up for Grabs – WPMayor is giving away 5 licenses for Google Maps Widget PRO
- 30+ Best Directory And Listing WordPress Themes – The best themes for creating a directory or listing site
- Free Course: Create Content in WordPress With Posts and Pages – TutsPlus just launched this free course.
- Digital Signage Press Review – a look at the Digital Signage Press plugin
- 50 Keyboard Shortcuts Every WordPress User Should Know – WPeka uses an infographic to highlight 50 keyboard shortcuts
- 25 Beautiful Material Design WordPress Themes – 25 of the best material design themes
- #WPReviewsInRealLife is Sadly Hilarious – Rounding things up with a bit of humor :)
See you next week!