WordPress 4.8.2 dropped a few days ago. It fixes a variety of security issues, so it’s important that you quickly update. If your site has automatic updates turned on, you should already have the latest version at this point. If not, update soon now that these vulnerabilities are public.
Scott Bolinger also has a nice article at Torque about why you should sell your own products, rather than going through a marketplace.
And Matt Mullenweg announced that WordPress will no longer use React as a result of the Facebook patent issue.
Let’s get to all of this week’s news…
WORDPRESS NEWS AND ARTICLES
- WordPress 4.8.2 Security and Maintenance Release – read the changelog for the latest WordPress 4.8.2 release.
- Sell On Your Own Site, Not a Marketplace – Scott’s thoughts on why you should keep control over where you sell.
- Why Vue.js Creator Evan You Thinks Vue Could Be a Good Fit for WordPress – a nice interview at WP Tavern.
- On React and WordPress – Matt Mullenweg’s post about breaking up with React.
- WP Engine Announces Solution Center. Search Innovative Solutions for WordPress – WP Engine adds a new directory – plugins, development workflows, and more.
- 9 WordPress Plugins Targeted in Coordinated 4.5-Year Spam Campaign – another update on plugin backdoors from Wordfence.
- Gutenberg Team Member Andrew Roberts Dishes on the New WordPress Editor – a nice interview from Speckyboy.
TUTORIALS AND HOW-TOS
- How to Quickly Switch Between User Roles on WordPress – learn how to switch between WordPress users right from your dashboard.
- How to Add a Favicon to WordPress With Customizer or Plugin – here’s how to add a favicon to your WordPress site.
- Add Custom Cart Item Data in WooCommerce – helpful for devs who work with WooCommerce.
- How to disable Jetpack upsell ads – how to disable upsell nags + some some more thoughts for good measure.
- Handling Form Submissions in WordPress with Admin-Post and Admin-Ajax – a dev tutorial from Karan at WPMU DEV.
RESOURCES, DEALS & FREEBIES
- WordPress Sports Themes for Sites, Teams & Supporters [UPDATE 2017] – Lyn just updated our list of sports themes.
- Kinsta Kingpin: Interview with Augustin Prot – a nice interview with Augustin from Weglot.
- XAMPP vs MAMP vs Local vs DesktopServer: A Comparison Guide to Local Dev Environments – which one should you choose?
- Video Course: How to Build WordPress Themes from Scratch – only $17! – I can’t speak to the quality, but the price is cheap at MightyDeals.