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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.

This is weekly round up of WordPress news for 12, 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.

Weekly Round up WordPress News old and new June 12, 2017

This is weekly round up of WordPress news for 12, 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 4.8 “Evans” Released Featuring Nearby WordPress Events, New Media Widgets, and Link Boundaries

https://wptavern.com/wordpress-4-8-evans-released-featuring-nearby-wordpress-events-new-media-widgets-and-link-boundariesWordPress 4.8 “Evans” is available for download and is the first major release of the year under the new release cycle. WordPress 4.8 is named after William John “Bill” Evans, an American jazz pianist.

WordPress 4.8 includes three new widgets. All three widgets make it easier to display images, video, or audio  without using HTML. The Text widget now has support for TinyMCE providing rich-text functionality. Similar to the post editor, users have a choice between using a Visual or Text editor with limited formatting options.

Read original article here…. wptavern.com

New in WordPress 4.8 [Video Tour]

https://www.blogaid.net/new-in-wordpress-4-8-video-tour/?utm_source=BlogAid+Newsletter&utm_campaign=92e4dcd66b-BlogAid_Blog_Posts5_12_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_7bdf20ec49-92e4dcd66b-710348757See the new features coming in WordPress 4.8, including new audio, video, and image widgets, plus an enhanced Text widget.

Here’s what the WP devs say about why it took so long:

“A primary reason for the long delay in incorporating TinyMCE into the Text widget was the difficulty of cleanly instantiating another copy of the WordPress visual editor dynamically after the page has loaded.”

Read original article here…. blogaid.net

Version 4.8 « WordPress Codex

https://codex.wordpress.org/Version_4.8On June 8, 2017, WordPress Version 4.8, named for jazz pianist and composer William John “Bill” Evans, was released to the public. For more information on this enhancement and bug-fix release, read the WordPress Blog, and see the Changelog for 4.8.

For Version 4.8, the database version (db_version in wp_options) changed to 38590, and the Trac revision was 40888.

Have you ever tried updating a link, or the text around a link, and found you can’t seem to edit it correctly? When you edit the text after the link, your new text also ends up linked. Or you edit the text in the link, but your text ends up outside of it. This can be frustrating! With link boundaries, a great new feature, the process is streamlined and your links will work well. You’ll be happier. We promise. Read original article here…. codex.wordpress.org

What’s New in WordPress 4.8

https://wplook.com/whats-new-wordpress-4-8/?inf_contact_key=c076e422dab40553dd87f44fe35021902fa902b6de26710405c0ec4e648e3b32A new update of WordPress will be released by the WordPress team in June. Crucial patches and new features are among the exciting things eagerly awaited by WordPress platform users.

Improved Visual Text Editor The visual editor is now more user-friendly and hassle-free. TinyMCE features have been included in the latest WordPress update to improve the visual editor. Navigating through links is now easier as compared to previous versions of WordPress. A Click on a hyperlinked text area extends the blank space in front of the text. The extra blank space can be used to add extra text which is automatically hyperlinked. Read original article here…. wplook.com

Tips Tuesday

https://www.blogaid.net/tips-tuesday-chrome-ad-blocker-wordpress-4-8-blogging-frequency/?utm_source=BlogAid+Newsletter&utm_campaign=cd68f11e7b-BlogAid_Blog_Posts5_12_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_7bdf20ec49-cd68f11e7b-710348757The next major release of WordPress is slated to release on Thursday of this week.

They’ve already made a bunch of bug changes to the first release candidate and rolled out a second release candidate a few days ago. I’m poking all over it already.

Read original article here…. blogaid.net

Adding Custom Images Sizes to the WordPress Media Library

https://premium.wpmudev.org/blog/adding-custom-images-sizes-wordpress/Automatically uploading images into WordPress creates different sizes from the original but, unfortunately, it’s not a one-size-fits-all solution.

The default sizes that are created are thumbnail, medium, large and full-size. But, if you need a different size, such as for products in an eCommerce store, then you can create your own custom size to suit your needs.

In this post, I’ll show you how to create custom image sizes by registering them in your theme with code.

Before you dive right in and start adding code to your theme, you should create a child theme if you’re working with a pre-existing theme. This prevents all your changes from being erased if you apply updates to your theme once they become available. Read original article here…. premium.wpmudev.org

Top 20 WordPress Plugins for Business Websites 2017

http://www.wpexplorer.com/top-wordpress-plugins-business-websites/Why do you need WordPress plugins if WordPress is as impressive a platform as they say? That is, indeed, a great question. Well, you don’t need all WordPress plugins, but just a select few to take your business website to the next level.

As a content management system, WordPress is quite impressive. Still, a lot of the action we love is found in the thousands of free and premium WordPress plugins out there. And there’s a horde out there man, of hungry developers making even more as we speak.

First, how about we drop a couple of fun facts just so know you’re in for a great ride. If that’s a yes I hear from the guys at the back, who I am to keep you waiting? Did you know? Read original article here…. wpexplorer.com

Where and How to Hire a WordPress Developer (Places and Tips)

https://kinsta.com/blog/hire-wordpress-developer/Finding a skilled and professional WordPress developer can truly be a long, grueling, and daunting task. There are literally hundreds of sites out there with millions of members, all fighting for projects and undercutting each other’s prices. The problem is that a lot of these gladiators are nowhere near ready for the arena. Many sites don’t actually take the time to vet their providers, instead opting to let natural selection (ratings and reviews) cull the weakest members through time. This translates to a bad user experience for many customers who become frustrated and quickly lose faith in the development process. It can also be quite costly, as some have to try multiple developers before finding one they are confident they can work with.

Thankfully, there are several platforms out there that do take measures to make the hiring experience better for their users and actually attract professional talent to their sites. In this article, we’ll look at eight great sources and finish with some tips on how to find and hire the best WordPress developers. Where and How to Hire a WordPress Developer (Places and Tips)

Holler Box: A Smart Notification Plugin for WordPress Websites

https://wptavern.com/holler-box-a-smart-notification-plugin-for-wordpress-websitesScott Bolinger, co-founder of AppPresser, has launched a new sales and conversion tool for WordPress websites called Holler Box. The plugin offers a lightweight, elegant popup message for capturing email addresses, displaying a (fake) live chat, or announcing a sale or event.

Bolinger designed it to be non-intrusive – it’s not the kind of modal dialog that obscures content with an animated box in the middle of the page. Holler Box appears at the bottom right-hand of the page by default. Read original article here…. wptavern.com

 

Top 20 WordPress Plugins for Business Websites 2017

http://www.wpexplorer.com/top-wordpress-plugins-business-websites/Why do you need WordPress plugins if WordPress is as impressive a platform as they say? That is, indeed, a great question. Well, you don’t need all WordPress plugins, but just a select few to take your business website to the next level.

As a content management system, WordPress is quite impressive. Still, a lot of the action we love is found in the thousands of free and premium WordPress plugins out there. And there’s a horde out there man, of hungry developers making even more as we speak.

First, how about we drop a couple of fun facts just so know you’re in for a great ride. If that’s a yes I hear from the guys at the back, who I am to keep you waiting? Did you know? Read original article here…. wpexplorer.com

 

And now for something older in the past article collections.

StudioPress Puts WooCommerce Compatibility on the Roadmap for New Themes

https://wptavern.com/studiopress-puts-woocommerce-compatibility-on-the-roadmap-for-new-themesIn Rainmaker.fm’s recent interview with Matt Mullenweg, StudioPress founder Brian Gardner confirmed that the company has put WooCommerce compatibility on the roadmap for its themes, starting with new products first. The “unofficial announcement” was not a secret, as Gardner has been hinting at it on social media and also posted a sneak peak on Dribbble of StudioPress’ upcoming WooCommerce theme.

“We are focusing our themes and I’m literally designing one as we speak that will be WooCommerce compatible,” Gardner said. “The writing is on the wall. We’re now at a point where we can focus and dedicate some of our time. My hope is that we can take all our existing themes on StudioPress and work in the WooCommerce component – at the very least – to make WooCommerce out of the box look good.” Read original article here…. wptavern.com

Mullenweg Takes Aim at Wix over GPL Abuses, Wix Response Fails to Address Licensing Issue

https://wptavern.com/mullenweg-takes-aim-at-wix-over-gpl-abuses-wix-response-fails-to-address-licensing-issueOver the weekend WordPress co-creator and Automattic CEO Matt Mullenweg called out Wix for copying GPL code from the WordPress mobile app and distributing it in its proprietary app. He identified two repositories that Wix forked in order to bring the GPL-licensed WordPress Rich Text Editor into its app.

“If I were being charitable, I’d say, ‘The app’s editor is based on the WordPress mobile app’s editor.’ Mullenweg said. “If I were being honest, I’d say that Wix copied WordPress without attribution, credit, or following the license.” Read original article here…. wptavern.com

Beware the 100 Page WordPress Limitation

https://woorkup.com/beware-the-100-page-wordpress-limitation/If you are having performance issues on the backend (in your dashboard) you might want to check on how many pages you currently have. WordPress was not meant for over 100 pages as it will start running into memory issues. This won’t affect the front end load times, but you will want to start banging your head against your desk. I had a client recently with a little over 1,000 pages and it brought WordPress to a crawl. And yes they are on a high-end VPS. It doesn’t have to do with the server, but rather how WordPress is structured. Read original article here…. woorkup.com

WordPress creator Matt Mullenweg slams Wix: ‘Your app editor is built with stolen code’

http://venturebeat.com/2016/10/28/wordpress-creator-matt-mullenweg-slams-wix-your-app-editor-is-built-with-stolen-code/WordPress creator Matt Mullenweg has taken exception to the editor used in Wix’s mobile app, alleging that the do-it-yourself web building service has copied his platform’s editor and failed to give proper attribution and adhere to the general public license (GPL) — basically, to open source the work.

“If I were being honest, I’d say that Wix copied WordPress without attribution, credit, or following the license. The custom icons, the class names, even the bugs. You can see the forked repositories on GitHub complete with original commits from Alex and Maxime, two developers on Automattic’s mobile team,” he wrote in a blog post. “Wix has always borrowed liberally from WordPress — including their company name, which used to be Wixpress Ltd. — but this blatant rip-off and code theft is beyond anything I’ve seen before from a competitor.” Read original article here…. venturebeat.com

8 Must-Do Steps for Securing and Hardening Your WordPress Website

https://premium.wpmudev.org/blog/must-do-steps-securing-wordpress/Imagine with me for a moment that you’re a hacker looking for ways to hijack reputable websites and use them to funnel unsuspecting traffic to a nefarious phishing scam.

How would you target websites for maximum impact? One option would be to locate and target a single vulnerability that affects hundreds or thousands of sites. If such a thing could be found and exploited you could create digital carnage in very short order.

Are you starting to see why hardening WordPress is so important?

As the most popular content management system on the web, WordPress is a prime target for hackers everywhere. But there’s something you can do about it. Read original article here…. premium.wpmudev.org

 

How to Move Your Blog from WordPress.com to WordPress.org

https://premium.wpmudev.org/blog/moving-wordpress-com-wordpress-org/When you’re ready to scale up your WordPress.com blog or website without limits, migrating to a self-hosted WordPress.org site is the best way to go.

You can get full reign over your site’s design and functionality, as well as access help from people in the WordPress community (and us here at WPMU DEV!) when you’re in a jam.

When you’re used to the WordPress.com interface, navigating your way through the migration process to a self-hosted server can be tricky. Read original article here…. premium.wpmudev.org

 

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

 

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It's Episode 270 and we've got plugins for Bulk Subpages, Categories for WooCommerce, Post Templates, Infusionsoft Forms, Page Duplicates and more... It's all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!It’s Episode 270 and we’ve got plugins for Bulk Subpages, Categories for WooCommerce, Post Templates, Infusionsoft Forms, Page Duplicates and more… It’s all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!

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