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 Text Widget Meltdown
The new rich Text Widget in WordPress 4.8 is stripping out code. Get the skinny on what to do for your site and the changes being made to the Text Widget.
The new rich Text Widget is stripping out some HTML code.
That’s wreaking havoc for site owners that have certain types of custom coding.
How to Easily Hide Widget Title in WordPress
Widgets make it extremely easy for beginner level WordPress users to drag and drop items into different widget areas and create unique layouts for their websites. You can even extend the power of default widgets to get better control on your site’s layout by using conditional statements. Most widgets allow you to give them a title. This title then appears in Widgets admin area as well as your website’s front end. The problem is that some times you may not want to display the widget title on your website. One of our users recently asked us how to remove widget title in WordPress? Well in this article, we will show you how to easily hide widget title in WordPress. Read original article here…. wpbeginner.com
5 Steps to Supercharge your WordPress blog
Imagine you visit a website. Let’s say www.randomwebsite.com. You enter the URL and waited for 10-15 seconds to load the website. Now, think, how do you feel? When you browse the internet, you cannot afford such big operational mistake. 10-15 seconds load time can lead your visitor to simply click the large red colored X, up above at the top.
Slow website means slow traffic. You create a blog website to educate people over the internet, not to frustrate them with your slow loading website. When we talk about “The Internet Phenomenon” every additional loading second is a flaw. Every flaw triggers a negative effect with it. That negative effect will create a drawback which will simply affect your goal. Read original article here…. hostreview.com
10 security tips to protect your wordpress website from hackers
Do you want a site that is easily manageable, easy to use, SEO friendly and secure? WordPress is probably the best bet for you, but you still need to know how to secure it properly.
If it didn’t occur to you then allow me to remind you that WordPress is the most popular content management system (CMS) out there seeing as how it powers more than 27% of the world’s websites and has a massive online community.
However, that fame and glory comes with a price. Having such an elevated status makes WordPress an easy target for hackers, DDoS and brute force attacks. Thankfully, the WP community works tirelessly to beef up security as best as it can. Read original article here…. geektime.com
Imagely Acquires TeslaThemes, Is Seeking Other Acquisition Opportunities
In an effort to diversify and expand into the commercial WordPress theme market, Imagely, maintainers of NextGEN Gallery, have acquired TeslaThemes for an undisclosed amount.
TeslaThemes launched in 2013 as a theme club and recently celebrated its fourth anniversary. The company has 68 themes in its library, including the TeslaThemes framework.
Eric Danzer, Founder and CEO of Imagely, says no major changes will be happening with TeslaThemes and that their immediate focus will be to provide maintenance and support. Read original article here…. wptavern.com
16,000 WordPress Sites Have Been Hacked
At least 15,769 WordPress websites have been compromised so far this year by cyber-attackers, and most are serving up malware, unflagged by Google’s Safe Browsing checks. Read original article here…. infosecurity-magazine.com
How to Improve Your WordPress Site’s Reputation Right Now
The overall success of your website may completely depend on whether or not people berate you with bad reviews and comments. Although the average business doesn’t have thousands of bad Yelp reviews, we’ve seen far too many times how not responding properly to feedback can cause problems for your future reputation.
Overall, the internet is no place to be shy about how great your business is. Otherwise, the folks that do get disgruntled about your business will be louder than you. Read original article here…. wpexplorer.com
And now for something older in the past article collections.
WordPress Migrations and SEO: Post-Migration Tasks & Testing
Moving a WordPress website is straightforward enough (if you know what you’re doing, that is – and if not, here’s how). But it’s important to be aware of the possible fall-out and impacts on your SEO.
This is part two of a two-part series on WordPress Migrations and SEO. In part one, we looked at how a website migration can affect organic traffic and what needs to be completed in preparation for it. In this post, I’ll show you in detail what needs to be done immediately after the migration and how to check if your search engine optimization has been affected. Read original article here…. premium.wpmudev.org
WordPress 4.7 Introduces Twenty Seventeen Default Theme and WP REST API Content Endpoints
WordPress 4.7 “Vaughan” was released today, named in honor of American jazz vocalist Sarah “Sassy” Vaughan. This release makes significant improvements to the new theme setup experience, inspiring the tagline: “Your site, your way.”
Twenty Seventeen is making its debut in 4.7 as the first default theme designed for business websites. It beautifully showcases new features for theme developers and demonstrates many improvements to the setup process. Twenty Seventeen offers four customizable panels on the front page for displaying existing content, custom logo upload, fullscreen featured images, and brand new core support for video headers. Read original article here…. wptavern.com
60 Keyboard Shortcuts That Will Make You More Productive
Seconds add up. If you can find ways to shave off a few seconds here and there, you’ll be well on your way to being faster and more efficient at your job.
That’s what’s so great about keyboard shortcuts. They make you way more productive.
Every day your work probably requires you to navigate lots of different operating systems, browsers, and software. That’s why I’ve previously shared some brilliant hacks to make your life simpler — especially if you use Gmail, Excel, Word, Twitter, and Google search. 60 Keyboard Shortcuts That Will Make You More Productive
Everything You Need to Know from State of the Word 2016
From December 2nd to December 4th, hordes of WordPress devotees descended on Philadelphia, PA for WordCamp US. The three day convention culminated with Matt Mullenweg’s State of the Word 2016, a fun play on the President’s State of the Union Address. The State of the Word discusses WordPress’ achievements over the past year and lays out a roadmap for the future.
If you want to check out the full State of the Word 2016, you can find the video and slides at Matt’s website. Otherwise, keep reading for my summary of everything noteworthy from State of the Word 2016. I’ll summarize chronologically so that it will be easier for you to jump to the video if something catches your attention. Read original article here…. elegantthemes.com
10+ Best Feminine WordPress Themes for Your Beautiful Website
Whether you have a blog, a store, or a portfolio, a feminine brand warrants a suitable and appropriate design. However, selecting a theme solely based on aesthetic could lead you to choose one that lacks your required functionality.
Thankfully, there are lots of pretty, chic, feminine WordPress themes that also provide plenty of features to get your website in shape. Looking over a list of fitting themes should reveal at least one or two that might work for your project.
This post will highlight the ten most exquisite feminine themes in 2016, and will definitely inspire you to prettify your site. Let’s get started! Read original article here…. wpexplorer.com
Wordpress Set-up and Plugins A to Z with Wesley Williams
Well that’s a wrap for this week more next week from WP Plugins A to Z.