Weekly WordPress News: Zerif Lite Returns and How Do People Use WordPress?
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.