wpMail.me wpMail.me issue#284 - The weekly WordPress newsletter. No spam, no nonsense. - December 7, 2016
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Introducing Web Week 2016: Prepare Your Business For The New Year (wpengine.com) To help prepare your website and business for 2017, WP Engine created Web Week, a week-long tradition occurring from December 26 to New Year’s Eve.
During Web Week they're encouraging brands and agencies to take advantage of this low traffic time of year to invest in and migrate to a new hosting provider, launch changes to your site, or simply use the time to do all the creative things you want to do but can’t when times are hectic.
Hacking 27% of the Web via WordPress Auto-Update (www.wordfence.com) At Wordfence, we continually look for security vulnerabilities in the third party plugins and themes that are widely used by the WordPress community. In addition to this research, we regularly examine WordPress core and the related wordpress.org systems. Recently we discovered a major vulnerability that could have caused a mass compromise of the majority of WordPress sites.
The vulnerability we describe below may have allowed an attacker to use the WordPress auto-update function, which is turned on by default, to deploy malware to up to 27% of the Web at once.
Extend bbPress User Profile with bbPress Add-on for Profile Builder Pro (www.cozmoslabs.com) Enabling User Profiles for your website can have several benefits, especially if your type of business requires interaction among users. To build forums with user profiles for WordPress-based websites, there are several plugins available, but we will particularly talk about bbPress User Profiles.
The Pro Version of our Profile Builder plugin now supports bbPress integration and forum user profiles can be extended with the help of the new add-on.
Contact Form 7 Review: The Best Free Contact Form Plugin For WordPress? (winningwp.com) If you’re looking to add a contact form to your WordPress website, Contact Form 7 is likely one of the first solutions you’ll run into during your research. It’s free, very popular, and included in many lists of recommended WordPress plugins.
However, with so many other great contact form plugins available, is Contact Form 7 the best choice for your website?
What Are the Best Free WooCommerce Themes? (www.godaddy.com) There are gazillions of free WordPress themes out there that claim to support WooCommerce, but unfortunately not all themes are created equal. For a developer not as familiar with WooCommerce, it can be tough to filter out themes from your search that weren’t developed following WooCommerce standards. Check out this article by WooCommerce Specialist Danny Santoro for some surprising inclusions of popular themes doing it wrong.
How To Build a Coupon Site on WordPress (themeisle.com) If you’ve got something to sell, discount coupons are a great way to keep the cash resisters ringing. From penny-pinching moms to debt-laden students, most shoppers actively look for coupons that can lighten the burden on their wallets. Inserts in weekend newspapers have given way to websites offering discount coupons. In this post, let’s see how you can build a coupon site on WordPress.