This is a weekly round up of WordPress Security news for July 24, 2017 that I have accumulated from across the web. Some is old WordPress news some new WordPress news but always interesting. pay attention this stuff your security is at stake.

Round up of WordPress Security News and Tips July 24, 2017

This is a weekly round up of WordPress Security news for July 24, 2017 that I have accumulated from across the web. Some is old WordPress news some new WordPress news but always interesting. pay attention this stuff your security is at stake. The Weekly round up of Security News, Tips, and information to help you keep your WordPress website safe and secure.

This is a weekly round up of WordPress Security news I have accumulated from across the web some old some new but always useful. The new relates to keeping a WordPress secure.

 


This week we have the following Security News for you.

Your WordPress plugins might be silently losing business data

https://venturebeat.com/2017/07/19/your-wordpress-plugins-might-be-silently-losing-business-data/If your WordPress site uses third-party plugins, you may be experiencing data loss and other problematic behavior without even knowing it.

Like many of you, I’ve become quite attached to WordPress over the past 15 years. It is by far the most popular content management system, powering 28 percent of the Internet, and still the fastest growing, with over 500 sites created on the platform each day. Considering myself well versed in the software, I was surprised to discover — while working on a digital design project for a client — what could be the Y2K of WordPress. Many WordPress plugins are suffering data loss, and it looks like this problem will soon explode if not properly addressed. Read original article here…. venturebeat.com

WordPress Sites at Risk From PHP Code Execution

https://securityintelligence.com/news/wordpress-sites-at-risk-from-php-code-execution/New attacks against unfinished installations of WordPress aim to give attackers admin access and the opportunity to run PHP code.

The campaign, which was revealed by security specialist Wordfence, peaked during May and June when attackers targeted recently installed, but not configured, instances WordPress, SecurityWeek reported. Outsiders can use a successful attack to take over the new WordPress website and then potentially gain access to the entire hosting account. Read original article here…. securityintelligence.com

5 Simple Ways To Secure Your WordPress Website, Without Plugins

http://www.business2community.com/cybersecurity/5-simple-ways-secure-wordpress-website-without-plugins-01813854#a2wEZSsx4z7qBUU2.97Any time security is brought up with WordPress, the first thought is external sources that could be used to protect your website. But in fact hardening WordPress must start with the install and the administrator of the website. Websites are no longer like sheets of paper, they are dynamic and like software that require strong protection that has to start with the most basic things.

That’s what we are writing about here. Many of these issues arise when we, Element 502, take over the security, SEO and administration of a WordPress website. Read original article here…. business2community.com

WordPress Performance Testing: Why, How & Which Tools to Use

http://www.wpexplorer.com/wordpress-performance-testing/Tons of articles written as the one guide to performance on WordPress, tons of content dedicated to the subject at hand but, what about the tools we use for measurement?

The online and software tools we use are a big part of the equation. A wrong tool or improper results can lead you astray. Today we are going to do the exact opposite, today we are going to benchmark the benchmarks and see if we can come up with a better idea of what’s good, what’s acceptable and what should be definitely avoided when trying to analyze our sites in our need for speed. Read original article here…. wpexplorer.com

 

 

 

 

 

Well that’s a wrap for this week more next week from WP Plugins A to Z.

This is a weekly round up of WordPress news for July 24, 2017 that I have accumulated from across the web. Some is old WordPress news some new WordPress news but always interesting. The new relates to WordPress and sometimes other areas of the web. It often has a focus on security and more.

WordPress Related News and more for the Week of July 24, 2017

This is a weekly round up of WordPress news for July 24, 2017 that I have accumulated from across the web. Some is old WordPress news some new WordPress news but always interesting. The new relates to WordPress and sometimes other areas of the web. It often has a focus on security and more.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.

13 Crucial WordPress Maintenance Tasks to Perform Regularly

http://www.wpbeginner.com/beginners-guide/wordpress-maintenance-tasks-to-perform-regularly/Ever wondered which WordPress maintenance tasks you should be performing regularly? After starting a blog, often users don’t perform maintenance checks unless something breaks. By running regular maintenance tasks, you can make sure that your WordPress site is always performing at its best. In this article, we will share 13 crucial WordPress maintenance tasks to perform regularly, and how to do each one of them.

Your WordPress site is a powerful system made of several parts. This includes your WordPress hosting, WordPress software itself, plugins, and themes. Read original article here…. wpbeginner.com

New Custom HTML Text Widget in WordPress 4.8.1

https://www.blogaid.net/new-custom-html-text-widget-in-wordpress-4-8-1-first-look/?utm_source=BlogAid+Newsletter&utm_campaign=fa37ef39e8-BlogAid_Blog_Posts5_12_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_7bdf20ec49-fa37ef39e8-710348757Get a sneak peek at the new Custom HTML Text Widget in WordPress 4.8.1.

This new widget will take the place of the original Text Widget that we had in previous WordPress version.

The devs made a way to safeguard your custom code in existing Text Widgets so that it doesn’t get stripped out as you make the switch to the new Custom HTML widget.

Read original article here…. blogaid.net

How and Why to Switch to PHP 7

https://www.blogaid.net/how-and-why-to-switch-to-php-7/?utm_source=BlogAid+Newsletter&utm_campaign=1e4fb48845-BlogAid_Blog_Posts5_12_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_7bdf20ec49-1e4fb48845-710348757Get an overview and checklist of the steps needed to ensure your WordPress site has a smooth transition to PHP 7.

PHP versions below 5.6 are no longer supported.

The latest version of PHP is 7.x

Running below PHP 5.6 puts your site at risk for: Read original article here…. blogaid.net

Stop Stuffing WordPress Site With Plugins

https://www.pixelemu.com/blog/web-development/stop-stuffing-your-wordpress-site-with-pluginsThe plethora of pre-built functionality from different plugins is one of the main advantages of the WordPress CMS. But a common beginner’s mistake is to overuse them to solve problems that an experienced WordPress developer wouldn’t dream of using a plugin for. And there is a good reason for it, so I’ll take you through the top ones in this article.

I received a chat earlier this year from a digital agency that needed our help to code WordPress sites for them. The first question they asked to qualify us as a potential supplier was “Can you tell me how many plugins on average you include per site?”. Read original article here…. pixelemu.com

WordPress Deprecated Functions: Be Sure to Test Your Plugins & Themes

https://premium.wpmudev.org/blog/wordpress-deprecated-function/?ptm=c&utm_expid=3606929-108.O6f5ypXuTg-XPCV9sY1yrw.2&utm_referrer=https://premium.wpmudev.org/blog/wordpress-email-settings/?ptm=cDo you see an interesting plugin and install it willy-nilly, hoping it doesn’t break your site? How scary! If yes, why? Because you like being exploited by malware, enjoy testing the accuracy of your backup restorations or because you don’t know a better way? Let’s try this…

Tip: The scanners only test for the presence of outdated, old, deprecated functions. TAC also checks for included malware. These tests help, but they’re not magic. There are additional errors that could be present upon activation or conflicts that may arise when installing to your other site(s). Read original article here…. premium.wpmudev.org

5 New Things You Can Do with WordPress 4.8

https://www.elegantthemes.com/blog/general-news/5-new-things-you-can-do-with-wordpress-4-8?utm_source=Elegant+Themes&utm_campaign=46b35ea820-WordPress_Daily&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_c886a2fc0a-46b35ea820-51249745In this article, we’ll introduce you to WordPress 4.8, also referred to as ‘Evans’ in honor of jazz pianist and composer William John ‘Bill’ Evans. We’ll run through this update’s major changes and additions, and show you how to use them. Let’s take a look!

Widgets have always been a simple way to customize your WordPress site’s functionality and add important features. The core platform has developed quite the collection over time, including widgets that add calendars, lists of comments or posts, custom menus, and more to your site. Read original article here…. elegantthemes.com

How and When to Use the H1 Tag on Your WordPress Website

https://www.elegantthemes.com/blog/tips-tricks/how-and-when-to-use-the-h1-tag-on-your-wordpress-website?utm_source=Elegant+Themes&utm_campaign=d496d1cd66-WordPress_Daily&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_c886a2fc0a-d496d1cd66-51249745If you’ve ever done any research on search engine optimization, you’ve probably come across mentions of the H1 tag. But what is the H1 tag, where does it show up, and how should you actually use it to make your site better?

In this post, I’ll get into some best practices for using your H1 tags to improve your site’s search engine optimization and user experience.

I won’t belabor this point because I’m guessing most of our readers are already at least a little bit familiar with H1 tags. But just in case you’re not, here’s a speed refresher:

Read original article here…. elegantthemes.com

5’Tips’ and ‘Reasons’ For Savouring The Art of WordPress Development!

https://www.hostreview.com/blog/170704-5-tips-and-reasons-for-savouring-the-art-of-wordpress-development7 Reasons why you will love WordPress

An open source that will never pose the risk of burning a hole in your pocket. You can download, install and start using it for absolutely free of cost.

An easy to use and understand content management system attracting millions of developers with its simplicity.

There are thousands of plugins and extensions that accentuate the functionalities of a website. Moreover, a majority of them are free of cost. Read original article here…. hostreview.com

 

 


And now for something older in the past article collections.

Troubleshooting: WP redirects to an old post (_wp_old_slug)

http://wordpress.2bearstudio.com/troubleshooting-wp-redirects-old-post-_wp_old_slug/This troubleshooting indeed took me a while to even understand why this could happen. The symptom is pretty simple: when trying to access a new post,  you are redirected to another (old) post. Sounds strange, here is how to recreate it.

Let’s start with a fresh WordPress installation, where there is only one post called “Hello World”. Now, let’s do some experiment: Read original article here…. wordpress.2bearstudio.com

 

How To Give Access to Your WordPress Online Stores Dashboard

https://bobwp.com/how-to-give-access-to-your-wordpress-online-stores-dashboard-be-safe/When I used to work on clients’ projects, I often needed access to their site. In fact, it sometimes it was more than their WordPress site. When they gave me access to their online store, I always thought that it was like someone had given me a key to the front door of their brick-and-mortar shop. Now I know that isn’t a fair comparison, because in the latter case all their products were at my finger tips. On the other hand, consider all the things available to me once I was inside that virtual door. Read original article here…. bobwp.com

Quick Tips To Speed Up Your WordPress

http://bwdisrupt.businessworld.in/article/Quick-Tips-To-Speed-Up-Your-WordPress-/02-01-2017-110565/No one today likes to ‘Wait’.  It is becoming tough for slow websites to stand out and engage with their users. As mentioned on kissmetrics blog, one-second delay in page response can result in a 7% reduction in conversions.

Forty percent of people abandon a website that takes more than 3 seconds to load. If you are running a website, you have very little time to show the content and convince a user to stay on your website. Read original article here…. bwdisrupt.businessworld.in

How Site Staging Could Save You Headaches with Your Online Store

https://bobwp.com/how-site-staging-could-save-you-headaches-with-your-wordpress-online-store/Okay. To be fair, having staging services will save any WordPress site owner from major headaches.

But it is even more critical for online stores because it’s your business, your storefront, and you don’t want to have to suddenly close the doors.

Think of it this way. When you have a brick-and-mortar shop, you do repairs and upgrades. Maybe you are upgrading your lighting system. Well, you probably have the option of doing this during your closing hours rather than peak time. Read original article here…. bobwp.com

5 Ways to Integrate LinkedIn to Your WordPress Website

https://www.elegantthemes.com/blog/tips-tricks/5-ways-to-integrate-linkedin-to-your-wordpress-website?utm_source=Elegant+Themes&utm_campaign=c67e97f742-WordPress_Daily&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_c886a2fc0a-c67e97f742-51249745Want to add a dose of professionalism to your WordPress site? LinkedIn is by far the most popular social network for professionals. So if your site is focused on business or other topics professionals concern themselves with, then it’s a good idea to take advantage of this fact and add some of the social network’s elements to WordPress.

In this post, I’ll go over the different methods of integrating this social network with WordPress. Then, I’ll give you the best plugins and tools to accomplish each method. Let’s get into it… Read original article here…. elegantthemes.com

Well that’s a wrap for this week more next week from WP Plugins A to Z.

 

This is weekly round up of WordPress news for July 3, 2017 that 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.

WordPress Related News and more for the Week of July 3, 2017

This is weekly round up of WordPress news for July 3, 2017 that 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.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: Protect your website from cyber criminals

http://theusbport.com/wordpress-protect-your-website-from-cyber-criminals/28243WordPress is one of the most widely used platforms for hosting and site building in the world. Developers of the WordPress team do their best in rolling out monthly updates to keep sites secure, but admins can always tune their settings and install additional plugins to bolster security.

With cyber-attacks on the rise, it is always advised to use every security measure at our disposal that we consider can make us be safer. Regular maintenance, of course, is also something that should always be kept in mind and be automated if possible. Read original article here…. theusbport.com

How I Use Fiverr to Grow My WordPress Business

https://premium.wpmudev.org/blog/grow-wordpress-business-fiverr/?imob=c&utm_expid=3606929-106.UePdqd0XSL687behGg-9FA.2It’s crucial that you explore as many avenues as possible for finding clients when you’re starting out as a web developer. Platforms like Upwork can be a great place to start building your portfolio of work and list of clientele. Then there’s Fiverr, a platform that is often overlooked.

Why is Fiverr overlooked? Because most people can’t get past the fact that the initial pricing point is $5. When you put a lot of blood, sweat and tears into your work, $5 just isn’t work the effort, right? But with some clever strategy on your part, you can use Fiverr to grow your WordPress business, perhaps at an even faster rate than you would with Upwork.

And how do I know all this? I use Fiverr myself as part of my own digital marketing business strategy. Read original article here…. premium.wpmudev.org

How to Conduct a Design Audit of Your Website

https://www.elegantthemes.com/blog/tips-tricks/how-to-conduct-a-design-audit-of-your-website?utm_source=Elegant+Themes&utm_campaign=6af72c848f-WordPress_Daily&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_c886a2fc0a-6af72c848f-51249745As your website grows, there’s a chance its design might start to look somewhat stale. Keep in mind, design trends are constantly evolving, and being able to spot these issues is important if you want your site to look modern and ‘fresh’. Plus, you’ll also need to keep all of the aspects of your design looking uniform (and usable) to provide a good experience.

The best way to spot and correct these issues is with a design audit of your entire website. In this article, we’re going to teach you what these audits are and how they can help you. Then we’ll talk about some tools to help you conduct one, before finally showing you how to do so in three simple steps. Let’s get to work! Read original article here…. elegantthemes.com

Tips Tuesday

https://www.blogaid.net/tips-tuesday-woocommerce-pricing-gutenberg-text-editor-utm-code-tracking/?utm_source=BlogAid+Newsletter&utm_campaign=7e71892b43-BlogAid_Blog_Posts5_12_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_7bdf20ec49-7e71892b43-710348757Last week, an article appeared on WPMayor about a major change to the pricing structure on those paid extensions from Woo.

They cited a similar change in 2013 when pricing went from unlimited licenses to single site licenses.

And now, the renewal rates will no longer be at 50%.

Read original article here…. blogaid.net

10 WordPress SEO Tips to Get More Traffic to Your Website

http://www.wpexplorer.com/wordpress-seo-tips-traffic/You have decided to launch a blog and make it a real game-changer. So, what are the first steps that you will take in order to make it as popular and attention-grabbing as you wish? Enhancing your blog with an eye-catching design will surely work for better attraction of the new customers. However, this will work when a person has already landed on your page. But how can you make them actually find you on the web and how to keep their attention grabbed with your data? This is when a proper SEO optimization of your online resource comes into play.

The web offers a huge variety of guides and tutorials on how to optimize your content in a way that it ranks higher in the search. But which of those instructions are truly effective and will work well on your WordPress blog? We have decided to enumerate the 10 universal SEO techniques that will make your personal or corporate blog shine on the web, no matter what niche you are related to. Read original article here…. wpexplorer.com

How to Fix “Not Allowed to Access this Page” Error in WordPress

https://premium.wpmudev.org/blog/fix-not-allowed-access-page-error-wordpress/Picture this: You’re working away on your WordPress site and then bam! You see this puzzling and face contorting error:

Sorry, you are not allowed to access this page.

“How is this even a thing?” you quietly shout. “I am allowed to access this page. I’m the admin!”

The frustration continues when you realize the fix isn’t so cut and dry since there are multiple and equally possible reasons for the error. Read original article here…. premium.wpmudev.org

How to Clean Your WordPress Cache Like a Pro

http://www.wpexplorer.com/clean-wordpress-cache/I think you will agree when I say that the mention of cache doesn’t elicit the best of feelings unless, of course, you’re one of those tech-savvy cool kids. Nah, still it doesn’t elicit the best of feelings.

Yet the concept of cache is so easy to understand, you don’t need a degree in anything. Moreover, it turns out cleaning cache on your WordPress site is super-duper easy you can do it before the next guy makes a cup of coffee. Read original article here…. wpexplorer.com

 

And now for something older in the past article collections.

CodeCanyon By The Numbers

https://freemius.com/blog/codecanyon-wordpress-plugins-analysis/CodeCanyon is the leading marketplace for selling premium WordPress plugins owned by a digital marketplaces conglomerate – Envato. The marketplace grossed over $70,000,000 since 2009, processed 2.3 million sales of WordPress plugins, and has a growing community of 7.8 million members.

After seeing relatively optimistic results in the previous post where I analyzed ThemeForest, this post focuses on the CodeCanyon marketplace, trying to dive into its unit economics and understand what are the chances of “making a living” by using it to sell premium WordPress plugins. Read original article here…. freemius.com

4 Ridiculously Obvious Mistakes I Made Building WordPress Sites for Clients

https://premium.wpmudev.org/blog/mistakes-building-wordpress-sites/Not a good way to be spending your time hours before the clocks chimed in the New Year.

Let’s take a step back.

How did I end up in this situation, and why wasn’t I chilling in a beach bar sipping on a Ti’ Punch while waiting for the Champagne to cool?

The truth is, I hadn’t put in the project management systems in place that would have prevented this situation.

I work at Planio, a project management tool, and I’ve talked to lots of WordPress developers on how they manage client projects using it. Read original article here…. premium.wpmudev.org

WordPress website go-live checklist

https://barn2.co.uk/wordpress-website-go-live-checklist/So you’ve designed a new WordPress website and it’s ready to go live. Congratulations!

Going live is an important part of the web design process. Over the years, we have developed a detailed checklist of essential steps for launching a WordPress website. Read this checklist before you launch a website into the big wide world, and give it the best possible start.

There’s a right and a wrong time to go live. For some reason our clients always want to go live on a Friday. Bad idea!

Schedule the launch of the website for as early in the week as possible. This leaves the longest possible time to complete the go-live checklist and fix any teething problems before the weekend, when your WordPress web designer may not be available. Read original article here…. barn2.co.uk

Free Online WordPress Theme Detector

https://whoiswp.com/Whoiswp.com is the ultimate online detecting tool that will help you find out what WordPress theme a site is using. Get ready to unleash your inner web designer and start creating the website of your dreams just by using this amazing platform and our free theme detector.

1. Copy the URL of any WordPress website 2. Open Whoiswp.com 3. Paste the copied link into the search box 4. Press the Search button 5. Done! Now you know that site’s theme and plugins Read original article here…. whoiswp.com

Update a Free and Premium Version of the Same WordPress Plugin Error

https://bobwp.com/errors-updating-free-premium-version-wordpress-plugin/As you might have noticed, there are some plugins that when you upgrade to the paid version, you are required to keep the free version installed as well. The reasoning or methods behind this are not something I don’t care to understand.

But in many cases, when there is an update to one of them, often you will find an update to the other as well.

Naturally, you click both to upgrade at the same time. Read original article here…. bobwp.com

How Do You Educate People New to WordPress?

https://wptavern.com/how-do-you-educate-people-new-to-wordpressWhen a friend of mine asked for suggestions on what he should use to create a new site, I suggested WordPress. It is well supported, has an amazing community, and a ton of free themes and plugins to choose from. After getting WordPress installed on a new webhosting account, I left him be to see what issues he would run into and how he would configure the site.

After noticing the site was loading slowly three weeks later, I obtained admin access to try to determine what the problem was. The first thing I did was check which plugins he installed. One of the plugins added the ability to embed YouTube videos on the site using shortcodes. My friend was unaware that WordPress has oEmbed support which allows users to easily embed videos by pasting the URL into the editor. Read original article here…. wptavern.com

 

Well that’s a wrap for this week more next week from WP Plugins A to Z.

28 Facts You Probably Don’t Know About WordPress [Infographic]

WordPress Popularity

Just about everyone who has gone through the process of trying to figure out exactly how they will get a website online has run into WordPress already. It is an extremely popular CMS but you might not realize just how many websites are using it in 2016.

Endless Options

As we mentioned in the earlier segment, WordPress provides an almost endless amount of customization’s that you can use on your website. There are over 45,000 plugins available for free which adds functionality, and over 4,000 free themes that can change the look of a website.

WordPress Security Breaches

Yes, it’s sad but true that WordPress has been the target of some quite large security breaches. It just goes to show that once you become big enough and popular enough you will become the target of people who want to take you down. The same thing happened with Windows when it became the most popular operating system for home computers. It became the target for virus makers, WordPress is not immune to that.


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WordPress Evolution Timeline (infographic)

Yes WordPress has evolved over the past 13 years and some truths and myths have arisen. This infographic helps dispel those myths and enlighten us to some truths.

Wordpress Timeline
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When a funeral happens many people who have known the decedent come out then offer lots of sentiment and offers of help. It’s time to test that sentiment since this is not a funeral but a look at how those who would attend a funeral can help in there here and now.

RIP WP Plugins A to Z

Did I grab your attention? Perfect you are ready for the message.

This is a final plea to all our fans, listeners and friends out that that would like to see WP Plugins A to Z move on to the next level.

When a funeral happens many people who have known the decedent come out then offer lots of sentiment and offers of help. It’s time to test that sentiment since this is not a funeral but a look at how those who would attend a funeral can help in there here and now.When a funeral happens many people who have known the decedent come out then offer lots of sentiment and offers of help. It’s time to test that sentiment since this is not a funeral but a look at how those who would attend a funeral can help in there here and now.

WP Plugins A to Z is not going to die but it looks like it will pull back a bit, while I really enjoy doing this show and have high hopes for the website and what could be possible for it I will have to pull back a bit on it. I have been running a Kickstarter for the past 26 days in the hopes that my friends and audience would jump forward to support the show. But it looks like I over estimated the support for the show.

This is the final push to see if a miracle can be pulled off and make this a reality. This is an outreach to all my listeners, and social media connections to see if we can make the kickstarter a success.

From my count I have approximately three thousand 3k, RL and online friends, followers and listeners to my podcast, twitter and Facebook feed.

Here is the question. How many of my RL and online friends, followers and listeners to my podcast would attend my funeral or at the minimum send flowers?

If only 20 percent of you would attend my funeral and or send flowers I would expect that would be about $50 each. So instead of coming to my funeral or sending flowers you would instead go to my Kickstarter page and pledge $50 or more we could obtain the goal of 30k and turn this podcast into the great show it can be.

Support WP Plugins A to Z kickstarter now at http://wppluginsatoz.com/kickstarterIf you cannot support the show with cash help please use the following links to share it with your social communities.

 

 

 

 

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WP Plugins A to Z Kickstarter Campaign

If you have questions or suggestions please fill out the form to the right and click to join email list to keep up to date about what is happening.

Kickstarter is now live Please visit now to Support!

If you have questions or suggestions please fill out the form to the right and click to join email list to keep up to date about what is happening.

Thanks for joining us here on this journey where we will place updates and news about the campaign.

 

Update Dec 29, 2015

The kickstarter launched today and we look forward to your support on this project.

It can now be seen at this link http://wpppluginsatoz.com/kickstarter

 


Update December 23, 2015

crowd sourcing some suggestions for an additional reward. The reward will be a deck of Cards against WordPress. I am looking for some suggestions for black cards and white cards.Its time to up the anti a bit. I am crowd sourcing some suggestions for an additional reward. The reward will be a deck of Cards against WordPress. I am looking for some suggestions for black cards and white cards. Fill out the form below with your suggestions for cards. Check here as the deck is created Cards Against WordPress

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As an additional reward for the Kickstarter we will be offering a printed set of Cards Against WordPress. help us source some great lines for the deck. Fill out your suggestions below.
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Update December 22, 2015

I have completed the filming of the video and working thought the edits now. A couple of images of my son Ian helping out on the set and our camera girl fixing the lights.


 

The WP Plugins A to Z Podcast and Website Network Kickstarter campaign.

It seems that I have hit a crossroads in my life and need to choose a path after 240 shows and 5 years this is something I have thought long and hard about for the WP Plugins A to Z podcast and website.

As many of our loyal fans have noticed the show has been intermittent as of late and this has been due to many reasons but mostly due to a lack of time to be able to focus on the show and the website due to my other obligations as a WordPress developer to keep food on the table. Yes the WP Plugins A to Z show is free and will always be free but it takes time to produce each episode and well time is a limited resource.

So this is why I am making an appeal to you our loyal fan base and everyone else out there to support the WP Plugins A to Z Podcast and website. Where we can bring you valuable material, tips the best plugins and more.

We will be starting off a Kickstarter for WP Plugins A to Z in mid to late December with some great rewards and look forward to your support.

For more information visit http://WPpluginsAtoZ.com/kickstarter


This is the first installment of the campaign our new artwork for iTunes.


Update Dec 10, 2015

The time for launch of the campaign is closing in and we are looking at all the rewards that we will be offering to our supporters and if you have any suggestions please submit them using the form to the right top of post.

 


Update Dec 19, 2015

As we close in on launch day I am still refining the rewards and after much feedback it seem many people would like a T-shirt and well now one is going to be available when you support the show. Here is a look at what you can expect.

The WordPress Plugins A to Z t-shirt

 

 

 

Your help will take this show to the next level with theme reviews, developer interviews, training videos, support forums and more.

WP Plugins A to Z Kickstarter Press Release

For Immediate Release
December 29, 2015

WPPluginsAtoZ.com Podcast

download pdf of press release For Immediate Release

 

Your help will take this show to the next level with theme reviews, developer interviews, training videos, support forums and more.A Kickstarter Campaign for the WP Plugins A to Z Podcast find it at http://wppluginsatoz.com/kickstarter

Started in 2011 by John Overall and joined a few months later by Marcus Couch the WP Plugins A to Z show is a podcast for the WordPress community that now has 240 episodes out and a fantastic listener base of thousands. The show is about plugins for WordPress and each episode brings new plugins which are reviewed by the hosts John Overall and Marcus Couch.

WP Plugins A to Z reviews are unbiased, fair and discuss the good and the bad about plugins as well as sharing insights on how a particular plugin can be used to enhance a website. They discuss and include ways in which the plugins can be used to save time and make you money.

After doing 240+ episodes the time has come to make the WP Plugins A to Z podcast and website a full time business and be able to put aside the need for taking clients to support their families.

The money raised will be used to allow the dedication of full time hours to the development of more quality show content and a more useful website with support forums, training videos and other useful tips.

The podcast will expand to 2 episodes per week with one episode dedicated to interviewing other members of the WordPress community with a focus on plugin developers from around the globe. Showcasing their plugins and getting more in-depth into the developers mindset about the plugin.

The updated web site will include sections for training videos, forums for sharing information, tips and tricks on how to better use plugins for saving time and earing more profit. It will have a place for plugin developers to share their plugins including a premium plugin directory and more.

The WP Plugins A to Z Podcast is freely available on iTunes, Stitcher, BluBrry and of course on our website. What a successfully funded campaign will accomplish is to make WP Plugins A to Z a better show than it ever was and bring more content to the WordPress community.

Support the WP Plugins A to Z Podcast and website by visiting the Kickstarter Campaign at http://wppluginsatoz.com/kickstarter

For More information contact:
John Overall
john@wppro.ca
250-885-2888

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WordPress Powers 79% Of Websites In 2015: Top Plugins & Themes [REPORT]

 

WordPress Powers 79% Of Websites In 2015: Top Plugins & Themes [REPORT]http://dazeinfo.com/2015/05/13/top-cms-wordpress-themes-plugins-study/WordPress CMS (Content Management Solution) is the world leader when it comes to hosting content driven websites. According to a new report from CodeGuard, a website backup and monitoring service provider, 79 percent of content websites are powered by WordPress, followed by Joomla with 7.2 percent and Drupal with 5.3 percent.

The report also highlights the fact that due to ease of installation, management and support, WordPress is being adopted by website designers and developers more than bloggers, eventually making it a real Content Management System. The number of static pages hosted on WordPress is greater than posts. Most of the hosting providers have started offering WordPress specialized hosting to cash in on the growing trend. Some of these providers are offering WordPress Installation on shared environment while there are few offering the complete dedicated server optimized for WordPress CMS.

The report also lists down the top WordPress themes installed by the site owners. Avada, Twenty Twelve, and Twenty Eleven are the most preferred themes by WordPress admins. Read original article here…

A Fascinating Look At The WordPress Job Landscape

 

A Fascinating Look At The WordPress Job Landscapehttp://www.webpronews.com/a-fascinating-look-at-the-wordpress-job-landscape-2015-05WP Engine released some interesting research into the “WordPress economy” and jobs that call for WordPress skills throughout the United States. The study utilized online listings from Indeed.com for WordPress-centric positions, and analyzed which jobs are most in demand, which areas show the most interest in WordPress skills, and which salaries are most common.

“WordPress is the most dominant content management system on the web today,” the report says. “It has a diverse user base comprising personal bloggers, Fortune 500 companies, and all types of businesses in between. WordPress’s flexibility makes the platform capable of meeting almost any business’s needs. When companies rely on WordPress for their blogging and content management system needs, they’re looking for competent professionals to handle the day-to-day operations. These roles can range from theme designers and software developers to writers and system administrators.”

Looking at data from Wappalyzer.com, it found that WordPress has 65% of market share for sites using a CMS. Read original article here…