The Zerif Lite saga is over. What was once wordpress.org’s most popular theme has made its return to the theme directory.
There’s also a nice discussion on WP Tavern of how to figure out how people actually use WordPress.
And Torque has a nice roundup on the future of WordPress security.
As always, I’ve also got a bunch of tutorials and resources for you.
Let’s get to all of this week’s news…
WORDPRESS NEWS AND ARTICLES
- Zerif Lite Returns to WordPress.org after 5-Month Suspension – ThemeIsle’s Zerif Lite is back to wordpress.org
- This WordPress Agency Turns Its Custom Plugins/Themes to A Recurring Income – another quality post from Freemius.
- 10 Reasons You Should Learn HTML & CSS if You use WordPress – it definitely comes in handy.
- Solving the Mystery of How People Actually Use WordPress – who knows? I guess anonymized usage data does.
- Here’s why using pirated WordPress themes is a terrible idea – you wouldn’t pirate a car, would you?
- Security Experts Weigh in: The Future of WordPress Security – security has been a hot topic lately.
TUTORIALS AND HOW-TOS
- How to Set Up SMTP for WordPress Emails Using Postman SMTP – learn how to improve email deliverability with SMTP
- A practical guide on how to earn up to $4K with WordPress – want to earn money from WordPress?
- Competitors: How to Spy on Them (And What They Can Teach You About WordPress) – learn how to spy on your competitors.
- How to Optimize Your ThemeForest Landing Page – if you sell themes on ThemeForest, you should give this a read.
- Automating Local WordPress Site Setup with Scripts Part 3: Automating the Rest – part three of automating local setup.
- How to Find and Add Stock Photos Without Leaving WordPress – save some time while finding images.
- How to Style Blockquotes in WordPress Using CSS – learn how to add some style to your blockquotes.
RESOURCES & FREEBIES
- WordPress Mobile Pack PRO Review – Create a Progressive Web App for Your Site – see how WordPress Mobile Pack can turn your WordPress site into a progressive web app.
- 4 Handy WordPress Media Library Hacks – some quick tips for your media library.
- Episode 24: Logan Nickleson and Music for Makers – Episode 24 of How I Built It.