Despite higher ticket sales, actual attendance at WordCamp 2017 was down due to a high no-show rate.
Let’s get to all of this week’s news…
WORDPRESS NEWS AND ARTICLES
- WordCamp Europe 2017 Posts 24% No-Show Rate, Cites Early Ticket Sales and Expensive Location – despite higher ticket sales, actual attendance was down.
- Divi Builder vs MotoPress Content Editor: Which Page Builder Wins? – Colin’s comparison of two popular page builders.
- SQL Injection Vulnerability in WP Statistics – read this if you’re using the popular WP Statistics plugin.
- WordPress.org Needs to Make Uninstall Options Compulsory – do you agree with Kevin?
- What Does Gutenberg Mean for Plugin Authors? – we looked at Gutenberg from the perspective of a user – what about plugin authors?
- Dear Theme Author, We Need to Talk – thoughts on theme authorship from the co-founder of CSSIgniter.
- Why was WangGuard closed – wondering why the popular WangGuard plugin closed down? Wonder no more.
TUTORIALS AND HOW-TOS
- How to Disable or Turn Off Comments in WordPress – here’s how to disable WordPress comments.
- How to Prepare Your WordPress Site for a Surge in Traffic – the downside of going viral.
- How Writers & Bloggers Can Make the Most of Markdown in WordPress – markdown can speed up formatting text.
- WordPress customizer sanitization examples – for the devs!
RESOURCES & FREEBIES
- WP Boom Review: Know What Goes Wrong When Updating WordPress or Plugins – find out what made WordPress go boom.
- Slush Pro Review: A Stunning Genesis Child Theme – check out this Genesis child theme.
- Episode 40: Jeff Matson & Heartbeat Control – Episode 40 of How I Built It.
- Kinsta Kingpin: Interview with Michael Hebenstreit – an interview with Michael from MH Themes.