wpMail.me wpMail.me issue#249 - The weekly WordPress newsletter. No spam, no nonsense. - April 7, 2016
News & Articles
Facebook Instant Articles vs AMP vs Apple News for WordPress (premium.wpmudev.org) Facebook Instant Articles (FBIA), Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP), and Apple News (no acronym necessary) are similar in concept but used in very different ways. All three make static content such as blog posts and news articles load more quickly on mobile devices and provide a more immersive and app-like experience. In this article, we’ll explore all three publishing platforms so you can decide which formats make the most sense for your content and audience.
Welcoming GigPress to Modern Tribe (tri.be) Bands, comedians, public speakers, and other performers have been using GigPress to power their event listings since 2007. Noteworthy users include The Cult, Blind Pilot, Merle Haggard, and Flight of the Conchords. Now that the contracts are signed and the ink has dried, we are excited to announce the acquisition of GigPress, a powerful WordPress plugin designed to cater to the particular event listing needs of musicians and performers.
Keep Track of Your WordPress.org Themes and Plugins with WP Dev Dashboard (wptavern.com) The official plugin directory is arguably the best place to host a plugin if you’re looking for the widest distribution, but it’s also one of the most inhospitable for developers. A current meta team initiative is focused on improving search, including prioritizing translated plugins for international users, and streamlining plugin submission, among other improvements. This major overhaul is slated to be finished at the end of June 2016.
How WordPress Sites Get Hacked (And What to Do About It) (torquemag.io) In 2012 alone, more than 170,000 WordPress websites were hacked — a number that is likely much higher by now.
To spare you this unpleasant experience, in this article we will look at the reasons hackers target WordPress websites, the most common ways they gain access and what measures you can take to protect yourself.