Despite higher ticket sales, actual attendance at WordCamp 2017 was down due to a high no-show rate.
Sucuri discovered a vulnerability in the popular WP Statistics plugin. And Gerasimos Tsiamalos of CSSIgniter also has some interesting thoughts for theme authors.
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.