A round up of weekly news about the WordPress community and other useful articles.

It's Episode 288 and we've got plugins for Video Display, Widget Display, Adding Popups, Video Display and the Rest API. It's all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!

Weekly Round up WordPress News old and new January 2, 2017

It's Episode 288 and we've got plugins for Video Display, Widget Display, Adding Popups, Video Display and the Rest API. It's all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!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.

WordPress: block anonymous Rest API access

https://www.ghacks.net/2016/12/27/wordpress-block-anonymous-rest-api-access-information-leak/The most recent version of WordPress ships with new REST API capabilities which plugins, apps, services, or the WordPress core can utilize.

The WordPress development team pushes new features to WordPress all the time. Many of those features improve the functionality of WordPress significantly.

The new REST API functionality for instance may be used by anyone to list all user accounts of the WordPress installation.

This in itself is not enough to gain access, but once you know more about a site, you could run brute force attacks against the site, try to guess passwords, or use social engineering to get access to the site. Read original article here…. ghacks.net

Repairing Corrupted, Broken or Missing Files and Databases in WordPress

https://premium.wpmudev.org/blog/repairing-corrupted-broken-missing-files-databases-wordpress/Have you found that your WordPress site’s on the fritz and all you can say is “I didn’t do anything, I swear!?” Yet, you see errors that say your files or database are broken, missing or corrupted.

“Warning: require_once(path/to/file.php) [function.require-once]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in…”

“Cannot establish database connection.”

Not to worry because today, I’ll explain how these kinds of broken, missing and corrupted errors happen, how to fix them and most importantly, I’ll share why it’s more than likely not your fault. Read original article here…. premium.wpmudev.org

How to Hide Media Attachment Pages in WordPress

https://premium.wpmudev.org/blog/hide-media-attachment-pages-wordpress/The WordPress core makes it’s easy to password protect posts and pages — a handy feature if you want to easily limit access to certain content. The only problem is that any images or videos you display on those pages can still be accessed by going straight to the media attachment pages.

This can be a real problem if the media files contain important information that you wish to keep behind password-protection. One solution to this problem is to drop WordPress’ support for media attachment pages. If you aren’t actively using attachment pages, then simply dropping them from your site will mean users have to access the password-protected post or page to view the content. Read original article here…. premium.wpmudev.org

How WordPress Ate The Internet in 2016… And The World in 2017

http://www.forbes.com/sites/montymunford/2016/12/22/how-wordpress-ate-the-internet-in-2016-and-the-world-in-2017/#2e7908e54b24WordPress is the most popular CMS in the world and is used by nearly 75 million websites. According to WordPress, more than 409 million people view more than 23.6 billion pages each month and users produce 69.5 million new posts and 46.8 million new comments every month. It also powers more than 25% of the world’s websites.

Whether it’s personal blogs or major magazines and news organizations such as The New Yorker and the BBC, WordPress is gradually eating the internet and it’s not stopping. In 2017 its ubiquity is expected to increase further and it may even eat the world. Even more importantly it is the CMS that Forbes itself uses.

For some time now, however, it has been a little like the Wild West with hundreds of WordPress suppliers in a more-or-less unregulated industry with no widely acknowledged qualifications. In many cases, a monkey could do it, but that has changed hugely over the past three years; the numbers don’t lie. Read original article here…. forbes.com

15 of the Best WordPress Plugins to Keep Your Site Secure

https://hacked.com/15-best-wordpress-plugins-to-keep-your-site-secure/Take a look at the top 15 WordPress plugins that are used by bloggers around the world to beef up the security of their site.

Clean and simple, this plugin maintains a log of everything that happens on your WordPress blog or website. You can easily track any suspicious activity and determine the threat level. You receive security alerts in real-time whenever:

A combination of WP security best practices rolled into a single plugin, Security Ninja performs over 31 security tests, like brute-force attacks. Your site is checked thoroughly for holes and security vulnerabilities, and preventative measures help stop attacks. Read original article here…. hacked.com

How To Socratically Question New Project Leads

https://doubleyourfreelancing.com/socratically-question-new-project-leads/“I have no idea what I should be saying when I meet with a new potential client.”

She’d read my case study that laid out exactly how I closed a recent client, but was a bit unsure about how she could translate my success into something she could emulate in her web design business.

With her permission, I’d like to do my best to recreate our discussion. If you’ve ever been in the dark about how you should approach talking with a new client for the first time, I think you’ll really get a lot out of what’s below.

Her: “I have some questions about what I should say and ask when talking to a new potential client.” Read original article here…. doubleyourfreelancing.com

Developers: How to Bill for Ongoing WordPress Plugin Renewals

https://barn2.co.uk/developers-wordpress-plugin-renewal/We receive a lot of enquiries from WordPress developers wanting to buy our premium plugins for a client with no ongoing costs. They say they want to buy the plugin for a client and then hand over the website without the client having to pay to pay any future costs. It surprises me that so many WordPress professionals have such short-term relationships with their clients, as well as so little understanding of the issues around WordPress and ongoing maintenance.

I’m writing this post for other developers, to share our experience of reselling WordPress plugins to our own clients. This will help you develop an effective process for charging clients for ongoing plugin costs. It will also help you to build more profitable, longer-term relationships with your clients.

Until a couple of years ago, most WordPress themes and plugins had a single one-off cost. A small one-time fee of perhaps $29 would get you a premium plugin plus unlimited updates and support FOREVER. Read original article here…. barn2.co.uk

 

 

 

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How To Find a Post, Page or Category ID in WordPress

https://bobwp.com/find-post-page-category-id-wordpress/Have you ever installed a theme, plugin or widget that asks for a post, page or category ID? Over the years I have come across this tons of times. It might be a setting to exclude a category from your blog archive. Or to choose a specific page or post. In most cases, I have found that people who have started using WordPress, and even some who have used it for quite sometime, don’t know of any easy way to find that little bugger.

Now there are some plugins that will actually add a column with post and page ID’s where they are listed in your admin. But really, do you want to add a plugin for something you may only need, rarely?

It’s not as hard as you might think to find it. Simply scroll over the post or page name you want the number of and you will see at the bottom of your browser window a URL. Read original article here…. bobwp.com

The Top Three Most Common WordPress Errors – and How to Fix Them

http://www.htmlgoodies.com/beyond/cms/the-top-three-most-common-wordpress-errors-and-how-to-fix-them.htmlOverall, WordPress (WP) is a great content publishing system, but it’s not perfect. In my humble opinion, WP’s worst flaw is its error handling. Perhaps it’s because WP is built using PHP, which is an interpreted language. In any event, even the tiniest of errors can result in a white screen – perhaps with a cryptic error message, perhaps not – commonly known by those in the know as the “WordPress White Screen of Death” (WSOD). On high volume sites, this drives both users and the site owner completely batty! As the developer of such sites, it keeps me on edge, as I never know when I’ll be getting panicked calls and/or emails.

And that’s just the worst of the offenders. There are plenty more common WP errors to worry about. In today’s article, I’ll describe a few of these and offer tips on how to combat these unwanted annoyances. Read original article here…. htmlgoodies.com

What Happens To Your Content When You Change Your WordPress Theme?

https://bobwp.com/happens-content-change-theme/This is a question I get asked a lot. There are many things that can happen when changing your theme and you can learn more about that in this video post. But in reality, we are mostly concerned with content. If you have 25 pages and 999 blog posts on your site, the thought of them evaporating is downright horrifying.

So let me give you a bit of reassurance.

When you click on All Pages and you see everything you created there. That isn’t going anywhere.

When you click on All Posts, same thing.

That content will remain there when you switch out themes. Read original article here…. bobwp.com

WordPress Careers Masterclass: Selling a Product (E-Commerce and SaaS)

https://premium.wpmudev.org/blog/wordpress-careers-masterclass-ecommerce-saas/There are two main ways to monetize WordPress: you can use it to set up an online store and sell products, either physical or virtual. Or you can use it to power a Software as a Service (SaaS) business, like our own Edublogs.

Both of these sound like a great way to earn a living: you don’t have to deal with clients, you don’t have a boss breathing down your neck, and you don’t have to go out looking for freelance work. But before you picture yourself as the next Matt Mullenweg or Jeff Bezos, stop and think about the reality.

Setting up a successful product based business is hard. There’s a lot of upfront work that you’ll earn nothing for, which could prove to be wasted time if things don’t work out. Read original article here…. premium.wpmudev.org

Top 7 Reasons Why WordPress Is the Best for Small Business Website Design

If you plan to start a business and to make an online presence, no matter whether it is online or offline, WordPress is the most recommended solution for you. Abundant business owners around the world use WordPress to create a website for their business.

Here are some basic reasons why WordPress is the best solution for small and medium business owners if they want to make an online presence.

1. High Search Engine Friendliness: One of the biggest benefits of WordPress is that it is highly search engine friendly. This quality helps the websites and blogs to be top in ranking. SEO helps for enhanced visibility and WordPress makes in possible with some useful in-built features. It adds value to the used applications by remaining SEO friendly. Moreover, plenty of fabulous additional ‘plugins’ are available in WordPress that make the SEO even better. Read original article here…. techfeatured.com

 

Moving a WordPress Site Into a Multisite Network

https://premium.wpmudev.org/blog/move-wordpress-site-multisite-network/If you move your site using plugins, you’ll be able to move two things: your content (posts, pages, custom post types, menus – all of your content) and widgets. But what it doesn’t let you move is the settings for your site. If you’ve got some heavy plugins installed (like an e-commerce plugin) or you’ve made lots of tweaks to your site’s settings, you;’ll then have to go into the admin screens for your new site and set those up manually, copying what you did for your old site.

This can be a pain. It takes time and it’s not entirely reliable. What if you miss something important? If your site has a lot of settings, it’s not easy to make sure you’ve caught everything.

So in this post, I’m going to show you a more thorough and reliable way to move your site into your Multisite network. Read original article here…. premium.wpmudev.org

 

 

 

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It's Episode 287 and we've got plugins for publishing to LinkedIn, Anti-Spam Tools, Auto Deleting Users, Image Insertion, and a new plugin to enhance your admin posts view. It's all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!

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

It's Episode 287 and we've got plugins for publishing to LinkedIn, Anti-Spam Tools, Auto Deleting Users, Image Insertion, and a new plugin to enhance your admin posts view. It's all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!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.

Critical Vulnerability in PHPMailer. Affects WP Core.

https://www.wordfence.com/blog/2016/12/phpmailer-vulnerability/A critical remote code execution vulnerability in PHPMailer has been discovered by Polish researcher Dawid Golunski. The vulnerability was announced on legalhackers.com yesterday but proof of concept exploit details were not included.

Unfortunately someone posted a proof of concept to exploit-db and to github a few hours ago demonstrating how the vulnerability can be exploited in the PHPMailer library, but not targeting any web application that is in use.

We are publishing this unscheduled update to give PHP developers and our community advance warning of this issue. We expect this story to continue to evolve rapidly as more developers and malicious actors look at this code. Read original article here…. wordfence.com

PHPMailer Exploit in WordPress Core

http://www.blogaid.net/phpmailer-exploit-in-wordpress-core/?utm_source=BlogAid+Newsletter&utm_campaign=b923198e04-BlogAid_Blog_Posts5_12_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_7bdf20ec49-b923198e04-710348757A new security issue has been found in the PHPMailer used to send emails from your WordPress site.

It will take a WordPress update to fix it and they are already working on that.

If you use a plugin for email from your site, (like one with SMTP and an outside service) it will not be affected by this exploit. Read original article here…. blogaid.net

35+ Best WordPress Gravity Forms Extension / Addons

http://www.wpulti.org/best-wordpress-gravity-forms-extension/Gravity forms is a very popular WordPress form plugin and over a half million WordPress users are already using Gravity Forms. But main package of Gravity Form doesn’t come with everything. For example, if you want to integrate Geo conditional fields, there is not option in the main package. But thanks to the WordPress developers that they have created many extensions / add-ons for Gravity Forms. Also check out Best WordPress Contact Form Plugins.

Following is a collection of 35+ Best WordPress Gravity Forms Extension / Addons. We’ll divide the collection as “Premium Gravity Forms Extensions / Addons” and “Free Gravity Forms Extensions / Addons“. Read original article here…. wpulti.org

The site structure of a growing blog • Yoast

https://yoast.com/the-site-structure-of-a-growing-blog/#utm_source=social&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=postIt is never easy to set up a new blog. It can take quite some time to get picked up by the search engines. Nevertheless, as your blog starts to grow, you’ll probably face new SEO problems. In the upcoming weeks, I’ll discuss some of the difficulties you might encounter as your blog really starts to grow. How do you come up with new content? Should your keyword strategy be adapted as your blog gets bigger? How do you manage different authors? And how will you keep the structure of your blog in shape? In this post, I’ll discuss some techniques to improve the structure of a growing blog.

Learn how to structure your site well with our Site structure training! »

As your blog is growing, it could well be that you’re blogging about one thing far more than other things. That’s just the way blogging goes. You should therefore critically evaluate your categories every few months, asking yourself whether or not one category is growing much faster than another category. If some parts of your blog are growing much faster than other parts, you could divide such a category in two separate categories. Read original article here…. yoast.com

My Biggest Mistake as a WordPress Designer

https://barn2.co.uk/wordpress-designer-biggest-mistake/I’ve been reading WPMU’s article 4 Ridiculously Obvious Mistakes I Made Building WordPress Sites for Clients. This has made me reflect on my own biggest mistakes as a WordPress designer.

I decided that my biggest mistake has been to show a new WordPress website to a client before it’s ready. I have done this a few times and it has never worked out well!

There are many reasons why a WordPress designer might be tempted to show a work-in-progress to a client:

All of this makes it very tempting to show the draft website to the client as soon as possible. It makes sense – after all, surely the client will understand that it’s not 100 polished yet and we still need to make the finishing touches? Read original article here…. barn2.co.uk

14 Advanced SEO Tactics That Your Competition Doesn’t Know About

https://www.quicksprout.com/2016/12/14/14-advanced-seo-tactics-that-your-competition-doesnt-know-about/Believe it or not, SEO is still an ultra-powerful tool in 2016.

In fact, SEO might be more powerful than ever, and for one simple reason: Most sites are neglecting their SEO.

To get you started on the path to SEO mastery, here’s a list of 14 advanced SEO tactics your competition doesn’t know about.

One way is to create as many social media profiles as possible for your brand. In short, you need to be actively involved on as many networks as possible. Read original article here…. quicksprout.com

10 WordPress Maintenance Tips For A Smooth Running Site (Infographic)

https://www.wpshrug.com/blog/10-wordpress-maintenance-tips-smooth-running-site-infographic/WordPress out of the box is great, it can load a webpage in less than half a second! However if you don’t take care of your website, it can become slow, cause random errors and be exploited by hackers looking to take advantage of your audience and resources. Like running a business, WordPress websites need maintaining and improving over time, however WordPress maintenance can be easy once you know how.

One of the most important steps you can take when looking to maintain a WordPress website is to setup regular backups to the cloud. However bear in mind that if your site were to be compromised, a backup can also be compromised, but at least you’ll have something you can work from and you wont have to start from scratch after losing your websites data where it’s hosted. Read original article here…. wpshrug.com

 

 

And now for something older in the past article collections.

How to Move a Single WordPress Site into a Multisite Network

https://premium.wpmudev.org/blog/moving-wordpress-site-into-multisite/One of the most frequent questions I’ve been asked by students completing the WordPress Multisite course in The Academy is this: how do you move an existing WordPress site into a Multisite network?

But if you’ve made a lot of customizations to your site using the Customizer, or you’ve spent a lot of time setting up your plugins, this method won’t migrate all of that. You can either take the time to manually tweak everything again (see the final part of this post) or you can manually migrate the site by copying the relevant database tables.

Migrating the database tables involves using phpMyAdmin to download database tables, editing the resulting sql file and re-uploading that using phpMyAdmin again. It saves you having to do any tidying up at the end but can be a bit daunting. I’ll cover that in a separate post – if you don’t feel up to that, by all means follow the instructions here. Read original article here…. premium.wpmudev.org

New Guide on How to Fix Hacked WordPress Sites

https://blog.sucuri.net/2016/09/guide-for-hacked-wordpress.htmlWith more than 25% of the internet running WordPress, beginners are creating a web presence for the first time using the platform.

This type of popularity also invites the attention of hackers. Beginners and novices alike are often unprepared to fix a hacked WordPress site.

Because of this, our mission is now expanding. Thanks to a new initiative, we are happy to announce a new section of our website dedicated to providing concise and comprehensive guides to website security. Please enjoy our first one – How to Clean a Hacked WordPress Site.

This guide will offer an appropriate foundation for resolving a WordPress security incident.

It is coupled with an infographic that helps illustrate the cleaning process: Read original article here…. blog.sucuri.net

Everything You Need to Know about Headway Themes Support Issues and Financial Trouble

https://purposethemes.com/367913/everything-to-know-about-headway-themes-crisis/Headway Themes, a popular drag and drop WordPress layout builder is in financial trouble. Father-son duo Grant Griffiths and Clay Griffiths owns Headway Themes which works as a visual layout builder for WordPress based sites. Problems at Headway started appearing after 4.0 release in May 2016.

WP Tavern reported this concern and then lot of people from other theme community and businesses started talking about the wrongdoings of Headway Themes. Read original article here…. purposethemes.com

Headway Themes Confirms Financial Difficulties, Issues Apology to Customers

https://wptavern.com/headway-themes-confirms-financial-difficulties-issues-apology-to-customersHeadway Themes publicly apologized to its customers on the company’s blog this evening for a lack of communication, the decline in support, and the extensive issues with the most recent 4.0 release.

We’re writing today to communicate with you as best we can our mistakes, to apologize for those mistakes, and to tell you what we’re doing to remedy them for you.

First of all to our community of amazing users: We admit we’ve made mistakes in not communicating with you as we should have. This post should have gone out a long time ago. And we sincerely apologize for this lack of communication. Read original article here…. wptavern.com

Making your WordPress site slow

https://wpgeodirectory.com/making-your-wordpress-site-slow/Please don’t follow any of these steps!

There are a few tricks to getting the slowest hosting but i am here to let you know them.

Firstly many people over look this one on a quest for cheap hosting but hosting location can play a big part, for example if you are building a website for a mainly United Kingdom (UK) audience then you are definitely going to want to look for hosting on another continent, the USA or even somewhere like Australia would be great, there is no point in looking for hosting in Europe it would deliver the fastest response times. Read original article here…. wpgeodirectory.com

A to Z of WordPress Terminology for Beginners to Advanced

https://premium.wpmudev.org/blog/wordpress-dictionary/?nct=b&utm_expid=3606929-85.mSQ3nlVLSHShaT4smJ6ikw.1A lot of posts on this blog attempt to explain WordPress concepts and terminology, or at least those that are relevant to the post. And the WordPress Codex does a great job of explaining the concepts used by WordPress.

But following lots of questions I’ve seen in comments on posts asking for definitions and explanations, I thought it would be useful to create a jargon buster for WordPress users and developers.

So in this post I’ll attempt to define and explain some of the key concepts in WordPress. Some of these are more relevant for users, others for developers, and some for both. Read original article here…. premium.wpmudev.org

 

 

 

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Weekly Round up WordPress News old and new December 19, 2016

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.

Allot of articles have been written on how to secure your WordPress website and the importance of doing that, yet here is another one to help you keep your site secure.

10 Ways to Protect Your WordPress Site You Didn’t Know About

https://www.hackread.com/10-ways-to-protect-your-wordpress-site/Security is a myth

Do you own a WordPress site? Congratulations, the advanced security features of the platform will protect you for life…or so you’d like to think. Unlike ready SaaS solutions, online website builders with centralized managements, WordPress is a popular open-source CMS with open code with lots of security vulnerabilities. And believe me, these vulnerabilities can be easily used to bring harm to your website and business. You need to defend yourself, and the best way to do so is add reinforcements. I know what you’re thinking – plugins! However, plugins aren’t a 100 percent foolproof. In fact, it’s now being said that the more plugins, themes, and custom codes you add to your WordPress blog, the higher the likelihood of getting hacked. No, what you need to do is secure your site’s administrator. Betcha didn’t know about that! To know how to find out below. Read original article here…. hackread.com

 

Then again you never know are the tales of WordPress insecurity overbloan and a myth. TYhis article take a look at that and presents it opnion on that.

Tales of WordPress Plugin Insecurity Overblown, Researchers Say

https://threatpost.com/tales-of-wordpress-plugin-insecurity-overblown-researchers-say/122547/The insecurity of WordPress plugins has been well documented, especially over the last year, but in the grand scheme of things, it’s not as bad as it seems, experts claim.

Hendrik Buchwald, a researcher and cofounder of RIPS, a German firm that performs static source code analysis, recently combed through tens of thousands of WordPress plugins to see just how vulnerable they are. As part of their investigation, the company used a tool to search for vulnerabilities in PHP scripts. It downloaded all 47,959 official plugins from WordPress’ repository and reviewed each plugin that had at least one PHP file, roughly 44,705 plugins.

Buchwald said that from there, researchers with the firm looked at larger plugins – plugins with more than 500 lines of code – about 10,523 in all. About half of the plugins – 4,559, or 43 percent – had at least one medium-severity security issue. Read original article here…. threatpost.com

Have you ever tried to score 100 on the Google page speed check well this article says to not even bothger it cna’t be done, contrary to the artcle we presented last week which said it could be done.

Why Trying to Get a 100 Score on Google PageSpeed Insights for WordPress Is Never Going to Happen – WPMU DEV

https://premium.wpmudev.org/blog/100-score-google-pagespeed-insights-not-happening/I’m a woman obsessed. So once I decided I wanted to get that perfect 100 score from Google PageSpeed Insights, I went for it and wouldn’t. Let. Go.

I challenged myself to make it happen with a larger site because, well, you gotta just go for it sometimes! I figured it would be easy given all the tools I had at my disposal, including WP Checkup, Hummingbird and WP Smush Pro.

I can definitely say with no confidence at all that I achieved my goal. (FYI: That’s my way of making myself feel better.)

Today, I’ll explain what I learned instead: Every site can’t get a perfect score and Google PageSpeed Insights isn’t actually the best benchmark for site speed, but it’s still worth using. Why Trying to Get a 100 Score on Google PageSpeed Insights for WordPress Is Never Going to Happen – WPMU DEV

How much does it really cost nto create a WordPress website and are developers undercharging or shortchanging themselves check this article to find out more about what a WordPress website really costs.

How much should a custom WordPress website cost?

https://poststatus.com/wordpress-website-cost/Eventually, you have to talk about cost.

These questions are important. The answers are important. Gauging the client is important. Every interaction I have with the client helps me learn more about them and the project at hand, and affects what the cost will be.

Cost often also depends on market and location. I’m assuming I’m talking to an American audience in US dollars. What follows may translate well or poorly depending on your location and culture.

So in short: it always depends.

An estimate takes time. Whether that time is in a paid discovery or a sunk cost I (the consultant) bring on myself is a different matter. Either way, estimates are expensive because they are time consuming. And I promise you if I spend a week on an estimate or proposal I’m putting that cost into the proposal, somewhere. Read original article here…. poststatus.com

This article has a great toungue in cheek take on why so many clients think anything developed in WordPress should be dirt cheepo or even free.

The $15 WordPress gig – Mario Peshev on WordPress Development

http://devwp.eu/15-wordpress-gig/Three weeks ago I received the following message on LinkedIn:

Hello, I’m looking for someone who could customize a WordPress plugin we bought. It’s a car reservation system, we need to change the pricing model and add a few extra SQL tables that would operate with the plugin.

The contact is a manager of some small agency, in his 50s, so I replied with my usual template for people who get in touch with me as I do dozens of WordPress things here and don’t look like scam – that I can forward that to my peers and share it in the relevant group if he has a post or at least a detailed project description, where scope, deadline and budget would highly increase the chance of finding a decent candidate. What I got as a response was quite stunning:

Thanks, the plugin costs $25 so I estimate the change would probably cost around $15. Read original article here…. devwp.eu

 

And now for something older in the past article collections.

WordCamp Milwaukee September 17-18 to Be Themed After the 1950s – WordPress Tavern

https://wptavern.com/wordcamp-milwaukee-september-17-18-to-be-themed-after-the-1950sWordCamp Milwaukee is set to take place September 17-18 at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Continuing Education. More than 170 tickets are still available at $40 each and provide access to both days of the event, including the after party.

The event’s second round of speakers were recently announced and according to Marc Benzakein, lead organizer for WordCamp Milwaukee, diversity of topics was an important part of the selection process. “This year, we had a wide range of topics submitted,” Benzakein told the Tavern. WordCamp Milwaukee September 17-18 to Be Themed After the 1950s – WordPress Tavern

Security lessons learned from WordPress attacks

http://www.networkworld.com/article/3117110/security/lessons-learned-from-wordpress-attacks.htmlI traveled from VMworld to the lab last Wednesday, and during that time, something infected two websites I control.

I suspect the servers were used as part of a Syn Flood attack. The servers, both using WordPress, would come up and serve their web pages, but then they would quickly run out of cache by processes that were difficult to track.

They initially made contact with some IPs located conveniently in Russia, then lots of syn traffic, and interesting session waits and listens. It took about two minutes before the sites cratered from resource drainage, and the errantly injected processes dominated then effectively cratered the servers from their intended use. Read original article here…. networkworld.com

When WordPress’ Freedom Kills Your Business—Compatibility Issues

https://neliosoftware.com/blog/when-wordpress-freedom-kills-your-business/Last week one of our customers opened a support ticket describing a weird issue—when he tried to use our plugin, its UI was broken, rendering it completely unusable. Since I’m the one who usually takes care of incoming issues, I’m quite familiar with the problems our customers face… but this was the first time I heard about “a broken UI that makes our plugin unusable”  Indeed, a weird issue.

What the heck?! Our customer was completely right—our plugin can’t be used at all! Just look at the previous screenshot: the editor’s toolbar is over the dialog, the dialog’s layout is completely off, the look and feel is changed (who added this orange bar?)… Read original article here…. neliosoftware.com

How to Easily Import and Export WordPress Users

http://www.wpbeginner.com/plugins/how-to-easily-import-and-export-wordpress-users/Do you want to import and export WordPress users from one site to another? This could be really helpful when you are merging sites and want to automatically add all users from existing websites. In this article, we will show you how to easily import and export users in WordPress.

While there are several use-cases for importing and exporting WordPress users, the three most common scenarios when you need to import / export users are:

On large multi-author sites or a membership site in WordPress, each user profile has tons of useful data (like profile photo, bio information, social links, and more). Read original article here…. wpbeginner.com

 

 

 

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Weekly Round up WordPress News old and new December 12, 2016

It's Episode 285 and we've got plugins for Displaying Instagram Feeds, Product Review Charts, Page Builders, Email Tracking, Time Based Content, and a new way to update your WooCommerce customers in Facebook. It's all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!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.

With the usual warning that no one is perfect and eventually every one has downtime. Just be patient it will be back.

Bluehost Network Outage Hits Customers with 12 Hours of Downtime

https://wptavern.com/bluehost-network-outage-hits-users-with-12-hours-of-downtimeOver the weekend, Bluehost experienced a severe, widespread network issue that caused customer sites to go down. The incident began Friday evening and continued into the night. As WP Tavern is hosted on Bluehost, we were watching the situation with keen interest, finally clocking the downtime at 12 hours before our site was back up.

We are seeing problems w/ network flapping which could be caused by denial of service or other network issues in our switching fabric. (1/5)

— Bluehost (@bluehost) December 10, 2016 Read original article here…. wptavern.com

Go for the Gold in Google work for the 100/100 in pagespeed insights this article will tell you how to accomplish that task

How to Score 100/100 in Google PageSpeed Insights with WordPress

https://kinsta.com/blog/google-pagespeed-insights/Google PageSpeed Insights is a web performance tool created by Google to help you easily identify ways to make your site faster and more mobile-friendly, by following recommendations on best web practices. A very important thing to remember though is that you shouldn’t always obsess over scoring 100/100. This might not even be possible in all scenarios, depending upon how your WordPress site is setup. With a lot of multipurpose themes and sites with dozens of external scripts, you simply will have an almost impossible time trying to achieve a perfect score. Which is perfectly OK.

We recommend looking at the speed of your site, more than the scores. Scores with tools like Pingdom, GTMetrix, and Google PageSpeed Insights can sometimes lead you astray. Especially since some of them don’t even support HTTP/2 yet. What really matters is ensuring your site loads fast and that the perceived performance is also up to par. Perceived performance is how fast your website feels like it loads to users. Read original article here…. kinsta.com

Matt Mullenweg state of the word address

Matt Mullenweg State of the Word, 2016 • Post Status

https://poststatus.com/matt-mullenweg-state-word-2016/Matt Mullenweg just completed the 2016 State of the Word, which highlights the accomplishments of the past year, and sets the direction for the year ahead for WordPress.

This year, Matt focused on a variety of important topics, including the state of user experience in WordPress today, goals for future interface improvements, a WordPress growth council, internationalization gains, the further proliferation of secure websites, and important changes to the WordPress development process.

Matt began his talk by thanking the city of Philadelphia for being a great host of the first two WordCamp US events, as well as the sponsors, organizers, and volunteers that helped make WordCamp US one of the most successful and smoothest run WordCamps ever. Read original article here…. poststatus.com

How valuable is a WordCamp sponsorship to a business this article discusses if it has any value at all.

The Value of Sponsoring a WordCamp from a Business’ Perspective

https://wptavern.com/the-value-of-sponsoring-a-wordcamp-from-a-business-perspectiveOne of the industry events we’ve been actively participating in since our inception has been WordCamps. Unlike 2015, in 2016 I decided to be more pragmatic in the way we invest in WordCamps. This new approach stemmed from two basic questions – What is the ROI of sponsoring a WordCamp and should a business sponsor a WordCamp?

ROI takes many different shapes. Allow me to share the ROI as I see it when I look across the spectrum of some of today’s top sponsors (know that these are all my opinions as a third-party observer):

They sponsor because they need to. When they came into the space two to three years ago, after the changing of the guard they identified the potential in WordPress. They had an image problem; one that couldn’t be fixed remotely. It had to be fixed with boots on the ground. Read original article here…. wptavern.com

WordPress 4.7 is out now and it has some great new features in it. Check this article out to find out more of what it has to offer.

WordPress 4.7 version is now available for download

https://www.cozmoslabs.com/73686-wordpress-4-7-available/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+Cozmoslabs+(Cozmoslabs)If you’ve been keeping up with the latest WordPress updates, then you surely know that WordPress 4.7 was released this week and is now available for download. This latest version, named “Vaughan” in honor of jazz legend, Sarah “Sassy” Vaughan is the third major version released by WordPress earlier this year, following WordPress 4.6 “Pepper” and WordPress 4.5 “Coleman”.

Besides the new layout of the theme, you can also edit the site title, description, header, control menus and themes and modify them, directly from the WordPress customizer (Dashboard -> Appearance -> Customize).

When you upload a PDF file into WordPress you are viewing only a file icon of the document and have a preview, only by using a plugin.

This is a new powerful tool added in the Customizer Customizer, by which you will add CSS code with a live preview included. Read original article here…. cozmoslabs.com

A week is not complete without some #WPDrama and WordCamp US 2016 was happy tpo provide with the expulsion of Pantheon’s sponsorship over a disagreement about advertising and promotions.

Pantheon’s $100K WordCamp US Sponsorship Revoked the Night Before the Event

https://wptavern.com/pantheons-100k-wordcamp-us-sponsorship-revoked-the-night-before-the-eventNearly 2,000 people descended on Philadelphia, PA to attend WordCamp US last week. On the night before WordCamp US took place, Pantheon’s sponsorship was revoked and advertising materials, including the company’s booth, were hidden in a storage room inside the venue. The move generated a lot of controversy on social media and at the event. It cost Pantheon $100K to sponsor WordCamp US, but the company received a refund.

Our booth disappeared but the team’s still here! Look for us in yellow! #WCUS pic.twitter.com/lnF5aI36oy

Prior to WordCamp US Matt Stodolnic, Pantheon’s Vice President of Marketing, contacted the Sheraton Downtown Philadelphia and inquired about advertising opportunities. The Sheraton hosts a number of meetings and has a couple of different advertising packages available. Stodolnic purchased advertising space on the hotel’s elevators. The advertising material was simple and didn’t make unprovable claims, such as the world’s best or fastest host. This is in line with the sponsorship rules.

On December 1st late at night, Stodolnic received an email from WCUS organizers requesting that the advertising material be removed. Stodolnic pushed back as the sponsorship agreement does not specifically prohibit advertising in the hotel. At one point during the exchange of emails, the WCUS organizing team threatened to take the banners down themselves. Stodolnic responded with anger as the purchase had already been made but he quickly apologized. Read original article here…. wptavern.com

And to round out the fresh news more about the benefits of WordPress 4.7 and what it has in store for you.

WordPress 4.7 “Vaughan” Release

http://www.wpexplorer.com/wordpress-4-7-vaughan-release/Happy holidays! It might just be a coincidence, but WordPress has graced us with the gift of a brand new update full of fun and useful features you’re sure to enjoy. Named Vaughan after American jazz singer (and four time Grammy award winner) Sarah “Sassy” Vaughan, WordPress 4.7 is a smooth and classy update that ready for you to unwrap.

Per usual, there is an all new theme to go with the all new version of WordPress. The Twenty Seventeen theme is an elegant addition to the collection of default WordPress themes.

There are many other WordPress 4.7 features that we didn’t think needed a description, but here’s a quick list so you can see at a glance what other awesomeness awaits you after updating:

Or your can watch the official release video to see what’s new. Read original article here…. wpexplorer.com

 

And now for something older in the past article collections.

Delicious WordPress Shopping Advice

http://wpscoop.com/Are you facing the tough decision between several promising plugins? Let my objective WordPress plugin comparisons here on WPscoop help you make the right choice.

Are you facing the tough decision between several promising plugins? Let my objective WordPress plugin comparisons here on WPscoop help you make the right choice.

To get started simply click on the category of plugins you are looking for below: Read original article here…. wpscoop.com

Top 10 WooCommerce Plugins on WordPress

https://www.cloudways.com/blog/woocommerce-plugins-on-wordpress-in-2016/In this guide, we aim to educate how you can improve your eCommerce experience while using the best free add-ons, WooCommerce extensions, and plugins on WordPress. To do so, we have listed down ten must-have plugins which are free and available for you. So without further ado, let’s begin.

Although, many plugins can enable Zoom feature on your WooCommerce store. But, we prefer YITH WooCommerce Zoom Magnifier Plugin. Why? Because it can be easily customized. You can read more about WooCommerce Zoom Magnifier Plugin. Read original article here…. cloudways.com

The Best Caching Plugins for WordPress You’ve Never Heard Of

https://premium.wpmudev.org/blog/best-caching-plugins-wordpress/What caching plugin do you use? There’s a good chance it’s either W3 Total Cache, WP Super Cache, or WP Rocket. However, while those three plugins get the most press and sport the largest user bases, they’re far from the only useful caching plugins for WordPress.

If you’re open to looking at other options, the WordPress plugin directory offers quite a few other caching plugins worth considering – especially if ease-of-use is worth more to you than a few extra milliseconds of page load time.

In this article, I’ll introduce some of the best caching plugins you’ve (probably) never heard of, explain what each does, and briefly explain how to set each one up. In addition, while I’m at it, I’ll even install each option on a test site and run the site through the Pingdom website speed test tool to make every single one of these plugins does what it’s supposed to do: speed up WordPress. Read original article here…. premium.wpmudev.org

How to Add Web Push Notifications to Your WordPress Website – WPMU DEV

https://premium.wpmudev.org/blog/web-push-notifications/When you read the term “push notifications” you probably think about the notices you get on your smartphone every time you receive an email or are mentioned in a tweet.

But while most of us are familiar with push notifications because mobile apps have been using them for years, you may not be aware that they’ve made the jump from smartphones to browsers and can now be delivered by any website. How to Add Web Push Notifications to Your WordPress Website – WPMU DEV

 

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Weekly Round up WordPress News old and new December 5, 2016

news-featured-12-5-2016The 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.

WordCamp USA has happened and Matt has given the State of the Word adress read more in the article below.

State of the Word 2016: Mullenweg Pushes Calypso as Future of WordPress’ Interface, Proposes Major Changes to Release Cycle

https://wptavern.com/state-of-the-word-2016-mullenweg-pushes-calypso-as-future-of-wordpress-interface-proposes-major-changes-to-release-cyclePhiladelphia welcomed 1,923 attendees to WordCamp US this weekend with an additional 2,028 enthusiasts watching via live stream. Matt Mullenweg delivered his 11th annual State of the Word address to a rapt audience ready to celebrate WordPress’ progress over the past year and hear the project leader’s vision for 2017.

Mullenweg said meetups are the leading indicator for WordCamps and these events have had the fastest growth the community has seen in five or six years. More than 62,566 people attended a local meetup in 58 countries and roughly one third of those were new members.

Mullenweg shared a few stats about the plugin directory, which will soon be launching a new design with revamped search functionality. This year has seen a 20% increase in active plugin usage and a 34% increase in plugin downloads totaling 1.48 billion, which Mullenweg attributed to a spike in internationalization efforts over the past year. The number of translation contributors has grown from 5,000 in April 2015 to 17,000 as of November 2016. Read original article here…. wptavern.com

Newer features for WordPress are going start demanding HTTPs connections.

Upcoming WordPress Features Will Require Hosts to Support HTTPS

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/upcoming-wordpress-features-will-require-hosts-to-support-https/WordPress creator and Automattic founder Matt Mullenweg announced today that upcoming versions of the WordPress CMS would include features that would require hosts to support HTTPS.

“Just as JavaScript is a near necessity for smoother user experiences and more modern PHP versions are critical for performance,” Mullenweg explained, “SSL just makes sense as the next hurdle our users are going to face.”

As Mullenweg explained, this is because future WordPress versions would “require hosts to have HTTPS available,” and the WordPress team would like to see as many hosting providers and clients start to migrate their sites to HTTPS in the meantime. Read original article here…. bleepingcomputer.com

Is your WordPress website loading slowly this article will hel;p you get it back on track.

27 Solutions to 14 Forgotten WordPress Page Speed Problems

https://premium.wpmudev.org/blog/fixing-wordpress-page-speed-problems/When you’re trying to get an overview of your site’s speed and performance, one of the best things you can do is to start troubleshooting. In this case, that means collecting data from different parts of your site where performance issues could be originating.

As PHP gets updated, the scripts and plugins you use on your site may become out of date as a result. Many newer versions of PHP include performance improvements that could speed up your site as well.

If you have reached 40% of any one of your resources, it’s a good time to start thinking of an action plan to keep up with your site’s growth in the future. This is especially true if you have used up these resources in a short amount of time and expect to keep going at the same pace. Read original article here…. premium.wpmudev.org

ck out WP Explorer for some great premium plugins.

Premium WordPress Plugins of the Month: November 2016

http://www.wpexplorer.com/wordpress-plugins-november-2016/Looking for some innovative functionalities to enhance your WordPress website without breaking the bank? Then welcome to the November edition of WPExplorer’s Premium WordPress Plugins of the Month series!

Every month, we scan the latest releases on CodeCanyon to bring you the very best premium WordPress plugins. And, with an emphasis on keeping things affordable, no plugin featured today has a price tag above $30. If you’re interested, read on, as we narrow down the 100+ new CodeCanyon plugins from November to just five. In no particular order… Read original article here…. wpexplorer.com

Migrating a WordPress website can be a daunting task at times use the tip in this article to make it that much easier.

Ultimate Guide to WordPress Migrations and SEO: Pre-Migration Prep

https://premium.wpmudev.org/blog/wordpress-migrations-seo-pre-migration-prep/There are many reasons you might need to migrate a WordPress site – a change of domain name or perhaps moving a blog from a subdomain to a subdirectory. Whatever the reason, it is important to factor in SEO when considering a WordPress migration. But why, exactly, do you need to keep SEO in mind?

There are many signals that can affect organic rankings in search engines such as Google. These range from the text used on a web page, the inbound links from other sites, to the load times and optimisation of a page for mobile devices.

So in this article – the first in a two-part series – I’ll walk you through the ways in which WordPress migrations can impact your SEO, and the pre-migration steps you should carry out to minimize a hit to your organic search rankings. Read original article here…. premium.wpmudev.org

WordPress is improving preview in upcoming version 4.7

 

PDF Image Previews Among the Improvements to Media in WordPress 4.7

https://wptavern.com/pdf-image-previews-among-the-improvements-to-media-in-wordpress-4-7Among the many enhancements in WordPress 4.7 are improvements to the media component. Previous to 4.7, users who uploaded files to the media library and changed the title could not search for them by file name. Four years since the ticket was created, users will be able to search for media by filename.

PDFs are easier to preview as the media library will create an image preview of the first page. This image is used throughout the library and media attachment screens.

In order to generate the previews, the webhosting server needs to support Imagick, ImageMagick, and Ghostscript. If support is not detected, WordPress will fall back and save the attachment without adding a preview image. Read original article here…. wptavern.com

And now for something older in the past article collections.

15 Free Facebook Plugins for WordPress

http://smallbiztrends.com/2014/11/free-facebook-plugins-for-wordpress.htmlFacebook has become a real force in small business marketing. And Facebook plugins for WordPress can allow you to make the most of this social network. From sharing Facebook updates, fans, events and images on your website to automating updates and adding a handy image share feature, you’ll find a lot to like in the list of 15 free Facebook plugins for WordPress below.

About the only type of plugins you won’t find in this list are simple social sharing buttons. If you’re interested in those as well, head over and read the post on the top 10 social media plugins for WordPress.

Important:  To use many of the plugins below, you’ll need two numbers: a Facebook App ID and an App Secret key. These numbers allow Facebook to assure that it’s you and only you who has access to your updates and other Facebook information. Read original article here…. smallbiztrends.com

11 surprising WordPress statistics for law firms

http://kevin.lexblog.com/2014/11/08/11-surprising-wordpress-statistics-for-law-firms/Little question that WordPress has become the content management system of choice for innovative law firms — worldwide, large, medium or small.

German entrepreneur and blogger, Nick Schäferhoff shared thirteen surprising WordPress statistics, many of which he picked up from WordPress founder Matt Mullenweg’s recent “State of the Word” 2014.

Here’s eleven of the statistics of which law firms should make note.

1. WordPress sites around the globe publish 17 posts every second.

That comes to 1,023 blog posts per minute, 61,391 an hour and 1.5 million per day. And this number, as with many of the below statistics, only includes those sites which WordPress can track.

2. The combined traffic on WordPress sites is 14.7 billion monthly pageviews. Read original article here…. kevin.lexblog.com

 

 

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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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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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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

 

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