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.

 

It's Episode 317 and we've got plugins for Caldera Forms, Post Carousel & Slider, Facebook Messenger, Before and After Images, Robot Fireworks and your listener feedback. It's all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!

WordPress Plugins A-Z #317 Facebook Messenger, Before and After Images

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It's Episode 317 and we've got plugins for Caldera Forms, Post Carousel & Slider, Facebook Messenger, Before and After Images, Robot Fireworks and your listener feedback. It's all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!It’s Episode 317 and we’ve got plugins for Caldera Forms, Post Carousel & Slider, Facebook Messenger, Before and After Images, Robot Fireworks and your listener feedback. It’s all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!

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If you would like to have a booking calendar on your site without the need for using a third party service give this plugin a try it pretty easy to set up and this video help get it clear on what you need to get the plugin working at its best for you.

Easy Appointments WordPress Plugin Training Video

If you would like to have a booking calendar on your site without the need for using a third party service give this plugin a try it pretty easy to set up and this video help get it clear on what you need to get the plugin working at its best for you. Easy Appointments WordPress Plugin

By Nikola Loncar

This plugin was reviewed in Episode 263 WP Plugins A to Z http://wppluginsatoz.com/wordpress-plugins-263/

If you would like to have a booking calendar on your site without the need for using a third party service give this plugin a try it pretty easy to set up and this video help get it clear on what you need to get the plugin working at its best for you.

Shortcode to place the form on your site

Single column

[ea_bootstrap]

Multiple column

[ea_bootstrap width=”800px” scroll_off=”true” layout_cols=”2″]  <<< be sure to adjust the widths to fit your theme..

 

You will also want to set a cron job to keep it clean

wget -q -O – <STIE_URL>/?_ea-action=clear_reservations > /dev/null 2>&1

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 secur

Round up of WordPress Security News and Tips

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 securThe 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.

The Ultimate Guide to WordPress Security

https://premium.wpmudev.org/blog/ultimate-guide-wordpress-security/Hackers attack WordPress sites both big and small with over 90,978 attacks happening per minute. Fortunately, there are numerous ways you can protect your WordPress site.

Today, I want to share with you how you can make your WordPress site’s security air tight with basic through to advanced techniques. I’ll also explore how WordPress can be vulnerable to attacks, how hackers compromise websites, how to troubleshoot a hacked site and security plugins you can install.

Feel free to jump down to any section you want to see first: Read original article here…. premium.wpmudev.org

Hackers Are Using Automated Scans to Target Unfinished WordPress Installs

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/hackers-are-using-automated-scans-to-target-unfinished-wordpress-installs/Experts from security firm Wordfence say they have observed a wave of web attacks that took aim at unfinished WordPress installations.

These are sites where a user had uploaded the WordPress CMS, started but never finished the installation process.

These sites remained open to external connections, and anyone could have accessed their install panel and complete the installation on behalf of the user.

According to Wordfence, this is exactly what happened. For almost a month, starting with the end of May and through mid-June, an attacker had mass-scanned the Internet for WordPress installations that still featured their installation file. Read original article here…. bleepingcomputer.com

Rotate Your Site’s SALT Keys for Better Brute Force Protection

https://www.blogaid.net/rotate-your-sites-salt-keys-for-better-brute-force-protection/?utm_source=BlogAid+Newsletter&utm_campaign=7a1d335cb0-BlogAid_Blog_Posts5_12_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_7bdf20ec49-7a1d335cb0-710348757Your WordPress site has a set of master keys to protect your login.

They are called SALT keys.

And they need to be periodically rotated for better security from Brute Force attacks and/or having your site hacked.

Discover what your SALT keys do, where they are located, and how to rotate them.

When you input your username and password into the login screen of your WordPress site, they have to be checked against something to ensure they are correct.
https://api.wordpress.org/secret-key/1.1/salt/
Read original article here…. blogaid.net

Let’s Encrypt Passes 100 Million Certificates Issued, Will Offer Wildcard Certificates in January 2018

https://wptavern.com/lets-encrypt-passes-100-million-certificates-issued-will-offer-wildcard-certificates-in-january-2018Let’s Encrypt, the free and open certificate authority that launched in 2016, has issued more than 100 million certificates as of June 2017 and is currently securing 47 million domains. Earlier this year, the web passed a major milestone of getting more than 50% of traffic encrypted. Let’s Encrypt has been a major contributor to that percentage growing to nearly 58%.

“When Let’s Encrypt’s service first became available, less than 40% of page loads on the Web used HTTPS,” ISRG Executive Director Josh Aas said. “It took the Web 20 years to get to that point. In the 19 months since we launched, encrypted page loads have gone up by 18%, to nearly 58%. That’s an incredible rate of change for the Web.” Read original article here…. wptavern.com

Configuring WordPress to Always Use HTTPS/SSL

https://www.paidmembershipspro.com/configuring-wordpress-always-use-httpsssl/SSL encryption adds a layer of security to your website that makes it harder for malicious actors to collect personal information submitted through forms on your website.

This post will walk you through obtaining an SSL certificate (Let’s Encrypt or Other Providers), installing it on your web server (Let’s Encrypt or Other Providers), setting up your WordPress site to use HTTPS URLs, and fixing any “mixed content” type errors that come up when a page served over HTTPS links to non-HTTPS content. Read original article here…. paidmembershipspro.com

7 Tips to Improve WordPress Security

https://www.codementor.io/codementorteam/tutorials/tips-to-improve-wordpress-security-xep9sr558You just spent many days and sleepless nights to make a blog on WordPress or simply a WordPress website. Now that it is up and running, you are on cloud nine. What if, without a moment’s notice, it goes down due to a security loophole and you are left clueless. This is some nightmarish stuff, but fret not. Here is our detailed guide to help you cover some security patch for your WordPress website so that you have lesser things to take care of. However, you must accept the fact that maintain your WordPress website’s security is an ongoing job and will require you to get back at regular intervals to introduce new changes and make necessary fixes over time. So, let’s begin.

If you are new to the realm of WordPress, keep this glued to the back of your head that never use “Admin” as a username for any of your WordPress websites. You might consider this a smart choice, but hackers know this. Choose a unique username with capital letters along with special characters. Also, you can consider adding a new user providing it with administration privileges. This will be indeed a nice move to make. Read original article here…. codementor.io

 

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.

WordPress Related News and more for the Week of July 17, 2017

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.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 Needs a Good Alternative to WooCommerce

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zxPL2D9_ewMRead original article here…. youtube.com

6 Best WooCommerce Alternatives for WordPress

https://premium.wpmudev.org/blog/woocommerce-alternatives/One of my favorite things about WordPress is when you find a reliable theme or plugin developer, and then you realize that the search for high-quality website-building tools is over. The only thing I worry about with these sorts of WordPress relationships, however, is that you never really know who you’re dealing with. Or how truly reliable they’ll be in the long run.

So, totally hypothetical situation here: let’s say you put all your eggs into one eCommerce plugin basket. Then you hear through the grapevine that the plugin developer changed their pricing model without notifying customers. You’re pretty sure you can’t reasonably afford that jump in price, but you feel stuck with the plugin because it’s the one you built your online store with. What are you supposed to do? Start all over again? Read original article here…. premium.wpmudev.org

10 Best WordPress Plugins for Podcasters

http://www.wpbeginner.com/plugins/best-wordpress-plugins-for-podcasters/Are you looking for the best WordPress plugins for podcasters? WordPress is a popular blogging platform choice among top podcasters due to its flexibility that comes with various podcasting plugins. In this article, we have hand-picked some of the best WordPress podcasting plugins.

As we mentioned earlier, WordPress is popular among top podcasters such as Tim Ferris, Lewis Howes, Michael Hyatt, etc. That’s mainly because WordPress is easy to use and highly flexible with tons of great templates and thousands of WordPress plugins. Read original article here…. wpbeginner.com

Tips Tuesday

https://www.blogaid.net/tips-tuesday-secure-site-setup-wp-text-widget-and-editor-seo-crawler/?utm_source=BlogAid+Newsletter&utm_campaign=98b69b60dd-BlogAid_Blog_Posts5_12_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_7bdf20ec49-98b69b60dd-710348757Tips this week include:

There’s just too much competition for eyeballs now to do business as usual.

We can’t get away with ignoring our site tech, SEO, speed, security, or marketing techniques.

It’s evolve or die when it comes to running a successful online presence now.

Read original article here…. blogaid.net

Hey WordPress Companies – Don’t Forget About Your Customers

http://www.kevinmuldoon.com/wordpress-companies-dont-forget-customers/?utm_source=The+WhiP+by+WPMU+DEV&utm_campaign=71919b36ce-THE_WHIP_I_Can_Has_Gutenburger_2017_07_17&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_74fb43fd55-71919b36ce-102893693I have been reviewing WordPress themes and plugins actively since 2007 and have always been aware of all the major players in the industry; however my experience at WordCamp Europe last month in Paris opened my eyes to so many WordPress companies I was never been aware of.

There are so many new companies fighting for a piece of the WordPress pie.

One way to look at it is that the WordPress market is much more competitive today than it was just a few years ago. Others would argue that the market has become saturated.

Read original article here…. kevinmuldoon.com

8 reasons not to use website builders

https://www.besttechie.com/reasons-not-to-use-website-builders/Website builders, such as those offered by GoDaddy and Wix, promise easy-to-use website creators that will have your website up and going in virtually no time at all. Remember the old saying, that if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is? It applies to website builders, too. While it may be easy for anyone to create a website with them, it won’t be a fantastic website that will get your business noticed on the internet, and there are many reasons not to use them.

When website builders say that you can create a website, they really mean that you can create one web page. Custom, professionally-designed websites have multiple pages, and this is very important when it comes to search engines indexing your website. Having a single page means that there is only one page of content that can be crawled by search engines, which hurts your chances for your website to rank well with quality content. Read original article here…. besttechie.com

 


And now for something older in the past article collections.

6 Essential WordPress Plugins for Solopreneurs

https://www.sitepoint.com/essential-wordpress-plugins-for-solopreneurs/Much like a single parent doing all the cooking, cleaning, and parenting, a solopreneur must be all things to their business. They must be tech oriented and able to throw together a good looking and functional website. They must be the sole salesperson and one person marketing team. They are often the accountant, shipping clerk, customer service associate, and pretty much any other role you can think of. That’s a lot of hats and a ton of pressure on your shoulders. But if it were easy, everyone would be doing it, right? Read original article here…. sitepoint.com

Optimize Product Shots While Speeding Up Your WordPress Online Store

https://bobwp.com/imagify-your-product-shots-on-your-wordpress-online-store/In the past I have tried various image compression services because we use lot of photos and screenshots here on our site. I have always tried to optimize my images before I uploaded them, but still, I knew some of them could have benefited from further optimization, especially after performing a load speed test. This is also true for many online shop owners. In fact, they may have a store full of images in need of optimizing.

In a recent podcast, I chatted with Jason from WPEngine about tuning up your eCommerce site, and we talked about images. In a nutshell, as an online store, both the quality and the size of the image are critical. Quality is obvious. A good shot can make a difference between a sale or not. And image size is also critical when it comes to the speed of your site. We all know that a fast-loading site is a good site. Read original article here…. bobwp.com

rel=canonical: the ultimate guide to canonical URLs • Yoast

https://yoast.com/rel-canonical/#utm_source=social&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=postA canonical URL allows you to tell search engines that certain similar URLs are actually one and the same. Sometimes you have products or content that is accessible under multiple URLs, or even on multiple websites. Using a canonical URL (an HTML link tag with attribute rel=canonical) these can exist without harming your rankings.

The idea is simple: if you have several similar versions of the same content, you pick one “canonical” version and point the search engines at that. This solves the duplicate content problem where search engines don’t know which version of the content to show. This article takes you through the use cases and the anti-use cases. Read original article here…. yoast.com

Should You Ever Break the Rules When Searching For a New Domain

https://bobwp.com/when-you-break-the-rules-when-searching-for-a-new-domain-name/So, you’re ready to choose a domain for your new and upcoming website. You want to do it right, and not fall down the rabbit hole during a domain name search, spending countless hours finding the perfect one.

Finding the right domain name is an art. At the time of this post, there was over 1.1 billion websites, so with that number you can imagine how many domains are out there. What this means is the options you may want are clearly harder to find (unless you purchase the domain from its current owner). So it requires a little creativity. Read original article here…. bobwp.com

permalinks – Removing the redirect after changing a page’s slug – WordPress Development Stack Exchange

http://wordpress.stackexchange.com/questions/183598/removing-the-redirect-after-changing-a-pages-slugWordPress has done it’s thing of redirecting http://example.com/old-slug to http://example.com/new-slug.

I’d like to remove this behaviour as a plugin I am using makes use of the slug in question and the redirect overrides its behaviour.

I checked this question, and checked my wp_postmeta table for instances of _wp_old_slug but nothing is returned. My server is Nginx so shouldn’t be affected by .htaccess files. Read original article here…. wordpress.stackexchange.com

 

 

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It's Episode 316 and we've got plugins for Customer Reviews, Cron Management, Weather, Editing the TinyMCE Editor, Push Notifications and a new Chatbot exclusively for WooCommerce. It's all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!

WordPress Plugins A-Z #316 Customer Reviews, Cron Management

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It's Episode 316 and we've got plugins for Customer Reviews, Cron Management, Weather, Editing the TinyMCE Editor, Push Notifications and a new Chatbot exclusively for WooCommerce. It's all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!It’s Episode 316 and we’ve got plugins for Customer Reviews, Cron Management, Weather, Editing the TinyMCE Editor, Push Notifications and a new Chatbot exclusively for WooCommerce. It’s all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!

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It’s Episode 15 of the Interview Show for WP Plugins A to Z. In this episode, I interview Chris Mason from WooCurve a WooCommerce plugin that is focused on one-click upsells after checkout.

WP Plugins A to Z Interview Show 15 Chris Mason from WooCurve

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It’s Episode 15 of the Interview Show for WP Plugins A to Z. In this episode, I interview Chris Mason from WooCurve a WooCommerce plugin that is focused on one-click upsells after checkout.It’s Episode 15 of the Interview Show for WP Plugins A to Z. In this episode, I interview Chris Mason from WooCurve a WooCommerce plugin that is focused on one-click upsells after checkout. We discuss how this plugin can help you increase the sales on your WooCommerce website by offering additional upsells and even down sells to increase the amount of the total sale.

We talk about the support offered that not only help you with getting the plugin working but also how they help you use it correctly in the creation and placement of your upsells, and help you get the most out of the plugin.

A review for tis plugin is coming stay tuned for the update to that.

We also talk a bit about their second plugin Handsome checkout which is currently in beta. Find out more about it here https://woocurve.com/handsome-checkout-beta/

Check out Woocurve and other products here:

https://woocurve.com/

https://woocurve.com/one-click-upsells-for-woocommerce/

https://woocurve.com/blog/

It's Episode 315 and we've got plugins for Emails per Product, Geo-Mapping, WooCommerce Disclaimers, Quote of the Day, Plugins in the Customizer and In Post Advertising. It's all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!

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It's Episode 315 and we've got plugins for Emails per Product, Geo-Mapping, WooCommerce Disclaimers, Quote of the Day, Plugins in the Customizer and In Post Advertising. It's all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!It’s Episode 315 and we’ve got plugins for Emails per Product, Geo-Mapping, WooCommerce Disclaimers, Quote of the Day, Plugins in the Customizer and In Post Advertising. It’s all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!!

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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.