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Join Us Again for Global WordPress Translation Day (wordpress.org) The WordPress Polyglots team is organizing the second Global WordPress Translation Day on November 12th. Everyone is invited to join – from anywhere in the world!
Translating is one of the easiest ways to get involved with WordPress and contribute to the project. Global WordPress Translation Day is your chance to learn more about translating WordPress, meet people from all over the world, and translate WordPress into one of more than 160 languages.
Why Let's Encrypt Has Completely Changed The SSL Landscape (torquemag.io)
Though WordPress is increasingly bulletproof out of the box, security is a topic that never really goes away for users. It’s not just the platform itself that you have to worry about, there’s also a much wider world out there full of potentially bad actors with a vested interest in breaking down your digital door.
SSL certificates solve one part of that puzzle and have been a rock-solid way of keeping the connection between your website and the average user secure since 1996. Cost and implementation concerns, however, have long stood in the way of their widespread deployment.
WangGuard Plugin Launches Indiegogo Campaign to Fund Development and Support (wptavern.com) José Conti, creator of WangGuard, announced that he would be shutting down the service and further development. The plugin, which Conti says has nearly 20,000 users, is one of the few effective solutions for combatting WordPress, multisite, BuddyPress, and bbPress spammers and sploggers. Conti was struggling to pay for the servers and, after six years of supporting the plugin, had only received six donations from the community.
How We’ve Made Website Monitoring Easy with The Hub (premium.wpmudev.org) The health of any organization, whether it consists of wo/men or megabytes, can be ensured by keeping an eye on just a few key metrics. In the world of government, factors such as employment levels, inflation, and societal unrest will tell the tale when things are on the verge of a breakdown.
Similarly, there are a few key metrics that every WordPress developer must watch to keep their website(s) in effective operation.
What are the key metrics that web developers must keep an eye on?