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Weekly Round up WordPress News old and new November 28, 2016

The Weekly round up of news, tips, and information to help you create the best possible WordPress website.The Weekly round up of news, tips, and information to help you create the best possible WordPress website.

This is a weekly round up of WordPress news I have accumulated from across the web some old some new but always interesting. The new relates to WordPress and sometimes other areas of the web. It often has a focus on security and more.

We try to have news here that is not only important to help you with your website as well as new from the #wpdrama scene and more to share.

Some of the news here will be of interesting links to not only articles but training materials and other sources I can find online that will help you create a better WordPress website.

 


This week we have the following news for you.

How to Write Winning Case Studies That Will Score You More WordPress Work https://premium.wpmudev.org/blog/writing-winning-case-studies-wordpress/

How to Write Winning Case Studies That Will Score You More WordPress Work

https://premium.wpmudev.org/blog/writing-winning-case-studies-wordpress/If you haven’t added any case studies to your portfolio yet, start now. Here’s a simple five-step guide to help you write a case study in no time.

The first step to developing a case study is picking a candidate. If you offer just one service, select any interesting project and go to step #2.

But if you offer multiple services, before choosing the client it’s a good idea to pick the services you want more clients for. Read original article here…. premium.wpmudev.org

8 Social WordPress Plugins to Improve Your Blog

http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/8-social-wordpress-plugins-to-improve-your-blog/Do you want to make your WordPress blog more social media-friendly?

Looking for easy-to-use solutions?

In this article, you’ll discover eight plugins to socialize your WordPress blog.

Sharing new blog posts on social media is pretty much mandatory at this point. You want as much content exposure as possible, but posting from your blog to your social channels takes time. Read original article here…. socialmediaexaminer.com

Hacking 27% of the Web via WordPress Auto-Update https://www.wordfence.com/blog/2016/11/hacking-27-web-via-wordpress-auto-update/  This is an interesting article about the risks of the central updates from WordPress, while the issue in the article has been patched it still presents us with some scary ideas.

Hacking 27% of the Web via WordPress Auto-Update

https://www.wordfence.com/blog/2016/11/hacking-27-web-via-wordpress-auto-update/The vulnerability we describe below may have allowed an attacker to use the WordPress auto-update function, which is turned on by default, to deploy malware to up to 27% of the Web at once.

The server api.wordpress.org (or servers) has an important role in the WordPress ecosystem: it releases automatic updates for WordPress websites. Every WordPress installation makes a request to this server about once an hour to check for plugin, theme, or WordPress core updates. The response from this server contains information about any newer versions that may be available, including if the plugin, theme or core needs to be updated automatically. It also includes a URL to download and install the updated software. Read original article here…. wordfence.com

The WordPress Loop Explained

https://premium.wpmudev.org/blog/the-wordpress-loop-explained/?utm_expid=3606929-91.15T0nlf8TFCqo1W_BlZjGg.0The WordPress loop is big. It’s huge. It’s critical. Without it, your WordPress site won’t work.

By this, I don’t mean that it’s large. In fact, it should be as lean, tight and quick as possible. But it’s a major part of what makes WordPress, well, WordPress. Without it you can’t query the database and display your content, whether that’s your blog archive, your “About” page or your latest post.

Nothing works without the WordPress Loop.

So, now we’ve established how important the loop is, you might be wondering just what it is if you haven’t come across it before. Read original article here…. premium.wpmudev.org

This is a lesson in why you need to control your data and always have local backup copies of stuff.

Upvato Backup Service Terminated by Storage Provider, Files May Not be Recoverable

https://wptavern.com/upvato-backup-service-terminated-by-storage-provider-files-may-not-be-recoverableUpvato, the service that specializes in backing up Envato Market files, has shut down without warning. Freddy Lundekvam, a full time programmer and frequent user of Envato products, created the service after losing 10 files to Envato’s policy of reserving the right to take down and remove any file at its or the author’s sole discretion. Losing files is a common frustration among Envato users, as the company cannot guarantee the ongoing availability of products due to situations like copyright complaints and technical issues.

Upvato made it easy for users to automatically backup their purchases, cataloguing them with screenshots, descriptions, titles, and author information. The service offered unlimited backups and Lundekvam encouraged users to connect their Envato accounts to keep their files safe. A few weeks ago, Upvato users started to suspect that the service was shutting down. Read original article here…. wptavern.com

WordPress 4.7 is on its way check the beta and see whats new.

WordPress 4.7 Beta Updates: all you need to know

http://theusbport.com/wordpress-47-beta-updates/21378WordPress just published the third Beta version of its upcoming 4.7 model. The new WordPress will have a variety of new features, and the Beta 3 release introduces some fixes on previous issues. WordPress 4.7 is scheduled for launch on December 6.

The popular blogging platform and content management system will have its last major update of the year with the release of 4.7. Over 60 million websites built on WordPress will receive the much-awaited update in just a couple of weeks.

In total, the new WordPress will introduce over 500 new components to the complex structure of its websites. Beta 3 is the latest version to come out, but it may not be the last before the early December launch. Read original article here…. theusbport.com

Want to save some money on themes and plugins this service helps you find out when the developer drops their prices.

Set Price Alert to Get Notified When Premium WP Themes Price Drops

https://purposethemes.com/368850/set-price-alert-premium-wordpress-themes/Internet is full of Premium WordPress Themes with hundreds of Themes Clubs and Thousands of Authors. Theme Clubs offer special discount like Black Friday Deals, Anniversary Deals, Thanksgiving Offers etc. and reduce the price to 50% or even more. If you have not subscribed to the theme club, you may miss such offers and even it is not possible to subscribe such offers from all theme clubs. What if a service can alert you when the price drops. PurposeThemes offers you “Set Price Alert” feature to set a price that you like to purchase a particular theme for, and when the theme’s price drops, PurposeThemes will send you an email.

These are few scenarios when Theme Clubs reduce the price of premium WordPress Themes.

On every theme page indexed on PurposeThemes, there is an option “Set Price Alert”

Now you have set the alert for PointPro WordPress Theme saying that notify me when the price comes down to $30. Read original article here…. purposethemes.com

 

 

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Weekly Round up WordPress News old and new November 22, 2016

The Weekly round up of news, tips, and information to help you create the best possible WordPress website. The Weekly round up of news, tips, and information to help you create the best possible WordPress website.

This is a weekly round up of WordPress news I have accumulated from across the web some old some new but always interesting. The new relates to WordPress and sometimes other areas of the web. It often has a focus on security and more.

We try to have news here that is not only important to help you with your website as well as new from the #wpdrama scene and more to share.

Some of the news here will be of interesting links to not only articles but training materials and other sources I can find online that will help you create a better WordPress website.

 


This week we have the following news for you.

The error for “Cannot Modify Headers” is one of the most annoying you can run across this article helps you solve that one.

Fixing the “Cannot Modify Header” Error in WordPress

https://premium.wpmudev.org/blog/fixing-cannot-modify-header-error/Here’s a frustrating yet common WordPress error that can appear out of the blue, bringing down your site in one fell swoop:

“Warning: Cannot modify header information – headers already sent by (output started at…”

What’s worse is that this error continues, listing paths to important files on your server which is a potential security risk. Read original article here…. premium.wpmudev.org

This is an older article and warning about updates needed but still needs to be said.

WordPress urges users to update now to fix critical security holes

http://www.zdnet.com/article/wordpress-urges-users-to-update-now-to-fix-critical-security-holes/WordPress is urging webmasters to update their CMS packages as quickly as possible to protect their domains from critical vulnerability exploits.

On Thursday, the content management system (CMS) provider released a security advisory alongside the latest version of WordPress, 4.6.1. Now available, the update patches two serious security problems, a cross-site scripting vulnerability and a path traversal security flaw.

The XSS flaw, discovered by SumOfPwn researcher Cengiz Han back in July at the Summer of Pwnage bug bounty project, allows attackers to use a crafted image file, upload to WordPress, and inject malicious JavaScript code into the software. Read original article here…. zdnet.com

This article looks at some of the top ways to secure up your WordPress website.

Top 5 Ways to Better Secure Your Website

http://interestingengineering.com/top-5-ways-better-secure-website/In 2013, 73 percent of popular sites that used WordPress were vulnerable to attack.  Cyber-attacks seem to always make headlines. Data breaches are becoming more and more common. This article will help explore multiple options on how WordPress site owners can secure their websites.

It can’t be stressed enough how important updating is, despite it seeming like such a simple concept. In most cases, a new WordPress versions patch a security vulnerability found in the previous version. When you log into the WordPress admin dashboard, be sure to check the top of the dashboard to see if there is an update available. Read original article here…. interestingengineering.com

 

This article from WPMUDEV help you figure out how to create a successful career in WordPress.

WordPress Careers Masterclass: How to Forge a Successful Career

https://premium.wpmudev.org/blog/wordpress-careers-masterclass-forging-a-career/Welcome to this new series on WordPress careers! In this six-week series, you’ll learn about the wide range of options available to you if you want to forge a career with WordPress.

This series will be useful for you if you can answer “yes” to any of the questions below:

Whatever your circumstances, there will be something here to help you.

In this series, I’m going to guide you through a process of identifying your own career goals and provide information, tips and advice to help you formulate your own career plan and follow it through. Along the way you may find you change your plans or switch things around a bit – in such a fast-moving industry, being flexible is essential! Read original article here…. premium.wpmudev.org

Managing Multiple WordPress websites can be a challenge and this article help you come to terms on things that need to be completed.

How to Manage WordPress Sites: 75 Tasks & Tips

https://ithemes.com/2016/10/19/how-to-manage-wordpress-sites/?utm_source=iThemes+Updates&utm_campaign=ae52cce214-10_19_2016_Updates_Manage_WordPress&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_79a8f605eb-ae52cce214-297439873Managing a WordPress site means performing daily, weekly and monthly tasks to help your site run smoothly. Use this checklist to help you manage WordPress sites either for yourself or your web design clients.

The list below includes both one-time tasks for newer WordPress sites and repetitive tasks that will need to be performed on a regular basis.

Managing WordPress sites can get pretty time-consuming (and maybe overwhelming), especially if you have more than one site.

With Sync, you can perform a lot of the tasks included in the list to manage WordPress sites, like:

1. To get started with iThemes Sync, grab your 10 free site plan here. Read original article here…. ithemes.com

Let’s face it pricing services is one of the hardest things a freelancer will ever do and this article help you figure out that task .

Pricing Your Services: A How-To Guide for WordPress Developers

https://premium.wpmudev.org/blog/pricing-your-wordpress-services/?utm_expid=3606929-91.15T0nlf8TFCqo1W_BlZjGg.0Pricing is tricky, to say the least. And no doubt you’ve had a similar conversation to this one I had recently with a massively popular (and profitable) blog I wanted to write for:

Client: “I’m sorry to break this to you — but you’re nowhere near the $XX rate.”

Me: “Thanks very much for your feedback. Much appreciated 🙂 Cheers”

Yes, they found you overpriced and when you ask around for advice you’ll hear:

“There’s nothing such as a market rate. Only you can decide what you’re worth.”

Etc. Etc.

Yes, it’s all true, but it doesn’t generally apply to absolute beginner or intermediate-level freelancers. Read original article here…. premium.wpmudev.org

 

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This is a weekly round up of WordPress news I have accumulated from across the web some old some new but always interesting. The new relates to WordPress and sometimes other areas of the web. It often has a focus on security and more.

Weekly Round up WordPress News old and new November 14, 2016

This is a weekly round up of WordPress news I have accumulated from across the web some old some new but always interesting. The new relates to WordPress and sometimes other areas of the web. It often has a focus on security and more.This is a weekly round up of WordPress news I have accumulated from across the web some old some new but always interesting. The new relates to WordPress and sometimes other areas of the web. It often has a focus on security and more.

We try to have news here that is not only important to help you with your website as well as new from the #wpdrama scene and more to share.

When it comes time to migrate a WordPress website there are many ways to accomplish this task. This article has some tips for you.

How to Export WordPress URLs (Using Two Different Methods)

https://www.elegantthemes.com/blog/tips-tricks/how-to-export-wordpress-urls-using-two-different-methods?utm_source=Elegant+Themes&utm_campaign=eeaadb6c10-WordPress_Daily&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_c886a2fc0a-eeaadb6c10-51249745Migrating your WordPress site to a new host, or setting up redirects, are common practices for those who run into problems with their hosting provider or site structure. They’re just two of many scenarios in which you would need to export WordPress URLs.

Fortunately, there are a number of free plugins and tools to help you get the job done. In this post, we’ll explain why you’d need to export your WordPress URLs, then show you how to do it using two different methods. By the time we’re done, you’ll be able to export WordPress URLs with aplomb! Read original article here…. elegantthemes.com

What was to be a new feature in WordPress 4.7 has been pulled due to it not being completely ready.

A New Way to Search, Preview, and Install Themes in the Customizer Removed From WordPress 4.7

https://wptavern.com/a-new-way-to-search-preview-and-install-themes-in-the-customizer-removed-from-wordpress-4-7Astute testers may have noticed a new feature in WordPress 4.7 beta 1 that enabled users to search, preview, and install themes from within the customizer. This feature was part of five feature projects related to the customizer that were approved for merge last month. Its goal is to unify the theme browsing and customizing experience.

It was removed in WordPress 4.7 beta 2. Helen Hou-Sandí, WordPress 4.7 release lead, reverted the change after collecting feedback. Some of the reasons for reverting the feature include: Read original article here…. wptavern.com

 

Looking for mobile ease for your site check out this article.

5 plugins to help your WordPress site reach mobile nirvana

http://www.techrepublic.com/article/5-plugins-to-help-your-wordpress-site-reach-mobile-nirvana/Is your company or personal WordPress site mobile-friendly? If not, here are five plugins to help you achieve mobile nirvana.

WordPress has come a long way since its humble beginnings as a blog-specific platform. Now the open source platform hosts sites of all types (from blogs to ecommerce). Because the global default is slowly evolving to a mobile-first frame of mind, it’s become increasingly important that your site be smartphone- and tablet-friendly.

How can you achieve such a feat? Fortunately, there are plenty of WordPress plugins that will make your site as easily viewable on mobile devices as it is on desktop devices. I’ve found five such plugins that I feel help to make your WordPress site as mobile-friendly as possible. Read original article here…. techrepublic.com

SEO is the most important thing you will do to your website check these tips to help you out.

8 Tips to Improve SEO of your WordPress Website

http://www.promotionworld.com/se/articles/article/161108-8-tips-improve-seo-your-wordpress-websiteToday, we’ll discuss with you 8 quick tips on how you can decrease page loading time and optimize your site.

Before applying these tips to your site, check the speed of your website using a free performance service such as YSlow, Google PageSpeed Insights or GTMetrix. You’ll get to know your website’s current speed. Read original article here…. promotionworld.com

Time for a WordPress site checkup use the tips in this article to help you make sure you’re good to go.

Time For Your WP Checkup

https://premium.wpmudev.org/blog/time-for-your-wp-checkup/?utm_source=WPMU+DEV+Blog&utm_campaign=3d3828934d-WP_Checkup_announcement&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_591b793ca5-3d3828934d-86821581Wouldn’t it be great if there was a WordPress tool that you could use to quickly scan a site for performance, SEO and security? Well, now there is – and you can try her out for free. Say hello to WP Checkup.

What we’ve done is bring all of our experience in speeding up your site (WP Smush, Hummingbird), keeping it secure (Defender) and improving your SEO (SmartCrawl) and rolled it into one service that will identify any issues you might have and give you hints and tips on how to fix them. Read original article here…. premium.wpmudev.org

This is a great artivcle on why so many Internet marketers choose WordPress as thier platform of chioce to build thiuer websityes on.

Why Leading Marketers Choose WordPress

http://wpapplied.com/why-choose-wordpress/So what makes WordPress so popular?

To understand why leading marketing experts choose WordPress, it helps to know a little about the history of web publishing, the old technologies that WordPress replaced – and the competing technologies trying to knock WordPress off its perch.

Back In 1990, a guy called Tim Berners-Lee was working for a nuclear research lab in Switzerland called CERN. Tim was looking for a way of enabling researchers based in remote locations to organize their information.

Instead of forcing people to download individual documents, Tim’s idea was to make it possible to download and display documents with a single click. Not only that, but Tim also wanted to link documents together using the text contained in the documents themselves. Read original article here…. wpapplied.com

An old article with a look back at WordPress news from 2014

A Look Back at WordPress News in 2014, Part 1 of 2

http://wptavern.com/a-look-back-at-wordpress-news-in-2014-part-1-of-2In the course of a year, a lot of things happen in the WordPress ecosystem and in 2014, the Tavern published over 900 posts. I’ve created a list of headlines from the first-half of 2014 where you can see the progression of stories, businesses, and products at a glance. The list indicates it was a busy year for several companies.

The stories included here are handpicked based on their newsworthiness, importance, and whether they generated a healthy discussion in the comments. The posts are in chronological order starting with January. Read original article here…. wptavern.com

 

 

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This is a weekly round up of WordPress news I have accumulated from across the web some old some new but always interesting. The new relates to WordPress and sometimes other areas of the web. It often has a ficus on security and more.

Weekly Round up WordPress News old and new November 7, 2016

This is a weekly round up of WordPress news I have accumulated from across the web some old some new but always interesting. The new relates to WordPress and sometimes other areas of the web. It often has a ficus on security and more. This is a weekly round up of WordPress news I have accumulated from across the web some old some new but always interesting. The new relates to WordPress and sometimes other areas of the web. It often has a ficus on security and more.

Lets Encrypt is out to help encrypt the entitre web with free SSL Certs.

Let’s Encrypt Passes 5 Million Active Certificates

https://wptavern.com/lets-encrypt-passes-5-million-active-certificatesLet’s Encrypt, the open Certificate Authority, passed 5 million active (unexpired) certificates this week. The project came out of beta in April and has grown rapidly in the past few months. At the end of June, Let’s Encrypt reported that it had 3.8 million active certificates covering more than 7 million unique domains. In a little over a month, the number of active certificates has passed 5 million.

Let’s Encrypt attributes this growth to large-scale deployments from companies such as OVH, WordPress.com, Akamai, Shopify, Dreamhost, and Bitly. Read original article here…. wptavern.com


This is an old piece of news but may still be relevant if you are not on top of keeping your site upto date. The 404 to 301 plugin has been used to create spam links on users websites.

WordPress Plugin Hijacks Websites to Show Payday Loan Ads

http://news.softpedia.com/news/wordpress-plugin-hijacks-websites-to-show-payday-loan-ads-507402.shtmlAuthors of the 404 to 301 WordPress plugin have hijacked the content of other websites by showing SEO spam on their homepages, most of the illegally displayed content being ads for payday loan services.

The 404 to 301 WordPress plugin is, at least in theory, a very useful plugin for site owners because it takes users landing on former website pages (that show 404 errors) and uses a 301 HTTP request to redirect them to the site’s homepage.

These ads were your basic SEO spam, ads that only showed up to Google’s search bot, but not to regular users. Read original article here…. news.softpedia.com


Hackers insert SEO spam via WordPress core files.

Hackers Insert SEO Spam on Legitimate Sites via WordPress Core Files

http://news.softpedia.com/news/hackers-insert-seo-spam-on-legitimate-sites-via-wordpress-core-files-507296.shtmlAs a reminder that crooks will try everything to go undetected, Sucuri revealed last week a new method of inserting SEO spam on hacked WordPress sites using the /wp-includes/load.php file, one of WordPress’ core files.

Unsecured WordPress sites are all around us thanks to the huge market share the CMS has compared to all other products. Crooks leverage this large number of unsecured sites to hack into WordPress installations, either via outdated plugins, vulnerable themes, or via weak admin passwords.

After hacking their target, crooks tend to use these sites as bots in DDoS attacks, as command and control servers for criminal operations, and as malware download sites, to host malvertising or hijack SEO results. Read original article here…. news.softpedia.com


16k WordPress websites have been hacked using the methods from this article, this is another reason you need to dtay on top of your updates for your website.

16,000 WordPress Sites Have Been Hacked

http://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/news/16000-wordpress-sites-have-been/At least 15,769 WordPress websites have been compromised so far this year by cyber-attackers, and most are serving up malware, unflagged by Google’s Safe Browsing checks.

WordPress is a popular target because the majority of the web uses it to manage and publish their content. That’s according to the 2016 Sucuri report on compromised web properties, which noted that out of 21,821 sites studied, the majority of them (78%) are using WordPress.

Poorly secured extensions give hackers initial access much of the time. Sucuri found that on average, WordPress installations had 12 plugins installed at any given time. The top three plugin vulnerabilities contributed to 22% of WordPress site hacks: Gravity Forms, TimThumb and RevSlider. Read original article here…. infosecurity-magazine.com


You opnion counts plus WordPress really wants to know how you spoends your days and nights with the product. Take a few minutes out and complete the survey so they can find out how it has grown.

Take the 2016 WordPress User Survey

https://wptavern.com/take-the-2016-wordpress-user-surveyWith WordCamp US a little less than a month away, it’s time to take the 2016 WordPress user survey. The survey is quick and easy to fill out with only a few questions to answer. Results are anonymized and will be shared at this year’s State of the Word presentation.

Results from last year’s survey were not shared during Matt Mullenweg’s State of the Word presentation. During the question and answer portion, Mullenweg was asked about the results.

“Lots of data to go over, but basically more people are using WordPress, app development is growing, lots of people are making their living with WordPress, and other great trends are showing up,” Mullenweg responded. “We’ll try to do a blog post about it.”

In 2014, 33K people took the survey and of those 33K, 7,539 or 25% said they make their living from WordPress. Over 90% of respondents said they built more than one site. Read original article here…. wptavern.com


What can you expect in WordPress 4.7 (not flying cars yet) but some pretty decent improvemnts are on the horizion.

What’s Coming in WordPress 4.7 (Features and Screenshots)

http://www.wpbeginner.com/news/whats-coming-in-wordpress-4-7-features-and-screenshots/WordPress 4.7 will be the last major release of 2016. As is the tradition, it will come with a new default theme for the next year.

WordPress 4.7 will bring an improved theme and site setup flow. In the customizer, you will now see a more polished view of your installed themes, better theme search, and improved setup directly from theme customizer.

Want to add custom CSS to your theme? Now you can do that directly from the theme customizer. However, your custom CSS will be specific to the theme you are previewing.

WordPress 4.7 will make some subtle but important changes to the editor. The paragraph and heading selector menu will now appear in the top bar. The underline button has been removed, and the strikethrough and horizontal line buttons are moved to the kitchen sink bar. Read original article here…. wpbeginner.com


In case your wondering WordPress 5.0 is coming soon so what does it have in store for you.

WordPress 5.0

https://www.wpwiseguys.com/3278-wordpress-5-0-evolution-and-revolution/Is WordPress taking a Revolutionary Step? These Security, Content and Developer Plugins are Pointing Something Big.

At this moment, WordPress 4.7 Beta is ready for testing and soon, it will be released after a few commits. But I think we should talk about version 5.0, which I guess will be a huge thing that you never expected.

The plugins listed here are proposed for a future version of WordPress. They are under active development. You can try them out, provide feedback, or join one of the development teams.

I say “hidden” because it’s not used by most of WordPress Users, although it is put right on WordPress Plugin Home it does not attract people, like me, I don’t know it’s existed until an accident. Read original article here…. wpwiseguys.com

 

 

 

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Weekly Round up WordPress News old and new October 31, 2016

Weekly roundup of WordPress NewsThis is a weekly round up of WordPress news I have accumulated from across the web some old some new but always interesting.

Finding ways to get all that Google Juice and their assorted products into your WordPress site can be a task this article has some great tips and list of plugins to help with that.

25 Free WordPress Plugins for Google Integration

http://smallbiztrends.com/2014/12/free-wordpress-plugins-for-google.htmlFar from its search engine roots, the Goggle of today offers a wide array of tools for both businesses and individuals. From website metrics to interactive maps, calendars, advertising, reviews and more, Google’s toolbox is bursting. Consider the features and functionality.

Now, you can integrate those Google features and functionality into your website. Start by checking out the 25 top free WordPress plugins listed below. Excited? So are we! Let’s get started. Read original article here…. smallbiztrends.com

 

Understanding the WordPress template hierarchy can be an important step in building your website. This article helps you to understand that mess that is the template hierarchy.

The WordPress Template Hierarchy

http://www.sitepoint.com/the-wordpress-template-hierarchy/Before you dive deeper into WordPress themes, it is important that you have an understanding of how WordPress operates and how the different pages of your website are created. WordPress interacts with a database to store your content. That means whenever you create a new post or page, the content of your post or page lives in a database and it’s only displayed using templates when the visitor asks for that particular content.

A WordPress theme is a collection of templates (CSS and PHP files) that WordPress uses to display the database content. WordPress will look for files in a theme to use to render the current page in a specific order. This is called a ‘template hierarchy’, that is used to create and extend WordPress themes. Read original article here…. sitepoint.com

When WordPress website you need to develop some best practices and this article help you do that with some great suggestions.

Best Practices for Managing Your WordPress Site: The Ultimate Guide

http://premium.wpmudev.org/blog/wordpress-best-practice/They think that simply having a site out there, preferably one built on WordPress and using a great theme and some plugins to make it even better, will help them to reach a huge online audience and connect with more people or make more sales.

Unfortunately it isn’t as simple as that. Once you’ve created and launched your site, you can give yourself a quick pat on the back, but you really mustn’t rest on your laurels. This is only the start of the ongoing task of managing your site and keeping it up-to-date, relevant and secure.

In this post I’ll look at some of the things you need to do to manage your site effectively over time. I’m going to look at five key areas: Read original article here…. premium.wpmudev.org

And now for some of everyone’s favourite topic #WordPressDrama this is the recent where Matt goes head to head with Avishai from WIX calling them out about possible misuse of the GLP code from WordPress.

Lets start with Matts posts on his site

The Wix Mobile App, a WordPress Joint

https://ma.tt/2016/10/wix-and-the-gpl/?utm_source=The+WhiP+by+WPMU+DEV&utm_campaign=8d3f81ef62-The_WhiP_Dude_Wheres_My_Code_10_31_2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_74fb43fd55-8d3f81ef62-98310037Anyone who knows me knows that I like to try new things — phones, gadgets, apps. Last week I downloaded the new Wix (closed, proprietary, non-open-sourced, non-GPL) mobile app. I’m always interested to see how others tackle the challenge of building and editing websites from a mobile device.

I started playing around with the editor, and felt… déjà vu. It was familiar. Like I had used it before.

Turns out I had. Because it’s WordPress. Read original article here…. ma.tt

Then we have the rebuttal from Aishai of Wix

Dear Matt Mullenweg: an open letter from Wix.com’s CEO

http://www.wix.com/blog/2016/10/dear-matt-mullenweg-an-open-letter-from-wix-coms-ceo-avishai-abrahami/Dear Matt,

Wow, dude I did not even know we were fighting.

First, you say we have been taking from the open source community without giving back, well, of course, that isn’t true. Here is a list of 224 projects on our public GitHub page, and as you can see they are all dated before your post. We have not checked if WordPress is using them, but you are more than welcome to do so, some of them are pretty good. Read original article here…. wix.com

And so many other Vioces have chimed in including this great article with a different take on the issue.

WordPress vs. Wix

https://hostadvice.com/blog/wordpress-vs-wix-story-behind-headlines/As if there wasn’t enough drama in the world this weekend with the latest surprises in the US presidential election, we in the technology world woke up to our own unfolding drama. Matt Mullenweg, co-creator of WordPress and CEO of Automattic, published a post on his blog accusing Wix of illegitimately using WordPress open source code for their mobile application. The response from Wix CEO Avishai Abrahami was not long in coming – you can see his response on the official Wix blog.

What is more interesting to me is the story behind these headlines. I will say right up front that I do not have any inside information and that this is not a conspiracy theory. Consider this as me just thinking out loud… and I welcome you to join the conversation in the post comments.

I couldn’t help but notice the tones of the posts by Matt and Avishai. They seemed to move between passive aggressive and outright jabbing and poking at each other.  This could be just a confrontation about open source code usage and licensing – or it could be indicative of something more. Read original article here…. hostadvice.com

 

Well thats a wrap for this week more next week from WP Plugins A to Z.