About WordPress Plugin Vulnerabilities and How to Address Them (www.elegantthemes.com) Because of its popularity, WordPress is a magnet for hackers. According to Sucuri’s Q1 2016 Website Hacked Trend Report, 78% of the hacked websites they deal with were running WordPress. And based on a survey from WordFence, 55.9% of WordPress hacks with known entry points were a result of plugin vulnerabilities. This makes plugins by far the biggest known contributor to hacked WordPress sites.
In this post, we’ll take a good hard look at some proactive steps you can take to prevent your site from becoming vulnerable to plugin exploits.
We Made a WordPress Page Builder, Scrapped it, and Here’s What We Learned (www.wpzoom.com) Two and a half years is a long time in WordPress. We’ve seen nine major releases, huge new trends emerging, and big technological changes that will power the next decade of WordPress growth.
It’s also been two and a half years since we launched ZOOM Builder, our WordPress page builder. ZOOM Builder was an innovative take on page builders, offering a product which could be used with any theme, pre-built templates and support for widgets. All of these were new at the time. Check out here the journey of the plugin!
ThemeForest Or CodeCanyon: Should WordPress Devs Sell Plugins Or Themes? (freemius.com) This is the final part in our series of WordPress themes & plugins market analysis, where we’re looking at the unit economics of Envato, the company that owns ThemeForest and CodeCanyon. In this final post, we’ll try to answer one simple but critical question – can a developer expect to make more money by selling plugins or themes? The answer will be based on the data from the two previous pieces of research.
How to Reduce TTFB to Improve WordPress Page Load Times (kinsta.com) When it comes to the overall speed of your WordPress site, a lot of times we focus on front-end performance and optimizations to improve page load speeds. However, sometimes it is good to look at it from the server-side, where your website originally starts loading. Today we are going to dive into how TTFB (time to first byte) affects you and discuss some easy ways on how to reduce it.
How to Build Online Communities Using Profile Builder & BuddyPress (www.cozmoslabs.com) Building a community website can be a great idea not only because you can control the experience of the user, manage SEO and inbound traffic, but also because we think a community is more about nurturing a constant, active presence and happy experience.
If we speak about the integration between our Profile Builder & BuddyPress plugin, this will extend the user profiles of BuddyPress, by replacing the default Registration form, Profile Editing, and User Listing with customized ones, created with custom user fields from Profile Builder.