Welcome to another week. As we draw closer to the summer months, I want to challenge everyone to pick out a new skill to learn this summer or a skill that you want to improve. Whether it’s a skill relating to your web development skills like jQuery or PHP or CSS, or learn a new hobby like whittling or playing the harmonica or becoming a summer grill master, start planning now so that you have a goal for the upcoming summer months.
- A very interesting and helpful article was published by Sucuri that looks at security vulnerabilities. The article identifies the top 3 plugins that are left on sites OUTDATED and cause nearly 25% of the total WordPress compromised sites they see: TimThumb, Revslider, and Gravity Forms. Remember to ALWAYS, ALWAYS update your WordPress sites and plugins.
- Have you read Cory Miller’s confessional? 🙂 If you are not following Cory Miller’s blog you are missing out on some straight talk.
- There was some big bruhaha over the revamped WordPress.org hosting page this past week. You can read more about it on WP Tavern. But my response after spending some time with it is:
Sometimes its good to remember that everyone has the right to run their own company or personal life however they see fit. #liveyourOWNlife
— Benjamin Bradley (@benjaminbradley) May 13, 2016
- WordPress 4.6 is going to bring some changes to the Categories and Tags screens. Join the discussion over on Make.WordPress.org.
- Here’s a good article for all freelancers on the secret to making your clients happy from the WebDesignerDepot.
- Codeable has an excellent walkthrough on getting your WordPress content ready and “consumable” by Apple News, Facebook Instant Articles, and Google AMP.
- Boxzilla is an easy to use call to action box creator that is flexible with enough settings to control when and how the call to action shows up.
- Add some customizable Twitter feeds to your WordPress site that allows you to pick and choose in order to build just the right Twitter feed.
- Easily create a modal window anywhere on your WordPress site that you can place a shortcode.
- Now you can make sure your content on a WordPress site isn’t going to violate some duplicate content issue with this Plagiarism Checker plugin.
I wanted to thank those of you who write me and let me know about plugins, news, tutorials and other pieces of content many of you create. I love adding that type of information to our WordPress Weekly Recap posts. You can also let me know about things you come across by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Until next week … have a great day.