It’s Episode 509 – ‘Aces Over Queens‘, with plugins for Mail Tracking, Business Directory, Migrations, Custom User Profiles, Registration Management, and ClassicPress options. It’s all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!
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Note to the Artists who support us, we are now out of artwork for the show!! Please tap into your creative juices to create some more of your unique and creative images for us to exhibit on the show.
Check out the new system for submitting art work for the show https://wppluginsatoz.com/artwork/. You can also view the art work from the past. Currently you can see all the submissions for Episode 500 here https://wppluginsatoz.com/show-art-submitted/ and you can even vote on the art work. Please, get over there and vote!! Also, if yo have any feedback about the new system, please send it to us.
Yes, John is pimping out his daughter here, if you want to see her very pretty mug in the live stream it is now up to a $500 donation and until it happens that price will continue to go up… At the rate it is going she will never be live. Someone may want to start a Go Fund me to make her mug live.
Remember, you will want to hang around to the end of the show for our Q & A segment with Amber…. and to those listening on the podcast, you may want to check out the YouTube version which has some great discussions before the show starts…
The global chip shortage is going from bad to worse. Here’s why you should care
WordPress London Meetup – April 2021 | Meetup – happening today (April 29, 2021)!! A ‘live event’ that is actually virtual talking about the hidden features of WordPress.
News – Become an Early Adopter With the Gutenberg Plugin – WordPress.org – Explains why you need the plugin to use Gutenberg on WordPress.
https://wptavern.com/gravity-forms-2-5-launches-with-an-overhauled-ui-and-focus-on-accessibility – I have a feeling this is going to become a common theme for popular plugins.
WooCommerce Pricing: The Costs of an Online Store | Elementor – For beginners, actual costs on running an online shop.
Google Delays Page Experience Ranking Signal Rollout until June 2021, Adds New Report to Search Console – WordPress Tavern (wptavern.com) – this explains what the ranking is all about and how it works. There is a helpful FAQ link on this page.
Performance vs. Functionality – Bejamas – good article on difference between functionality over performance, and why performance is now trumping functionality.
Android has a unique life-saving feature that you won’t find on any iPhone
7 Insanely Effective Ways How to Write Tweets that Drive Traffic
Babuk ransomware readies ‘shut down’ post, plans to open source malware
Companies Running Competitive Ads Against WordPress May Soon be Banned from Sponsoring WordCamps
IE 11 Support Phase Out Plan – Make WordPress Core – be aware! if you use Internet Explorer 11, you will no longer have support for WP 5.8. The plan is to move to 5.9 and beyond shortly after.
PSA: Remove Kaswara Modern WPBakery Page Builder Addons Plugin Immediately (wordfence.com) – Vulnerability found in this page builder addon where attackers can upload malicious PHP files to WP site and achieve remote take over.
Cross-Site Scripting Vulnerabilities in Elementor Impact Over 7 Million Sites (wordfence.com) – vulnerabilities found in Elementor – have been patched, though you will want to make sure that you have updated to the latest version in order to make sure that your site is not vulnerable.
Recent Patches Rock the Elementor Ecosystem (wordfence.com) – A recently updated list of the plugins for Elementor that have been found to have vulnerabilities. Be sure to check this out if you are using Elementor.
Creative Commons Search to Relaunch on WordPress.org – WordPress Tavern (wptavern.com) – Mullenweg has acquired Creative Commons Search Engine in an attempt to bring free source photo’s to WordPress.
News on the FLoC in the Core – I separated this out from the other news because it is such an issue right now, it deserves it’s own little area.
WordPress Contributors Propose Blocking FLoC in Core – WordPress Tavern (wptavern.com) – What the contributors are purposing.
#53069 (Consider implications of FLoC and any actions to be taken on the provider (WordPress) front) – WordPress Trac – the ticket to track the FLoC and any actions to be taken by WP about it / towards it.
Opting your Website out of Google’s FLoC Network – Paramdeo Singh – How to opt out of Googles FLoC Network using the various options, example HTTP and NGINX.
Google’s FLoC Is a Terrible Idea | Electronic Frontier Foundation (eff.org) – Article on why Googles FLoC is a terrible Idea. Goes through the various points on what it does and how it does it, and why it affects you and your customers.
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