Security Experts Weigh in: The Future of WordPress Security (torquemag.io)
When your career is entirely online, assessing security threats is an ongoing part of life. For WordPress users, there are ways to significantly mitigate security risks, however, the reality is that users still must understand the threat space and stay vigilant to keep their sites secure. As the digital landscape continues to evolve, WordPress security must evolve as well.
We talked to three security experts about the state of WordPress security, and where things are going.
Should I Use the WordPress Jetpack Plugin on My Site? (chrislema.com) People want features. All the features. So many features. And because it’s WordPress, and WordPress is free, they’re hoping that they can get those features for free. And that’s when people start talking about Jetpack because it has a ton of features. So many features. All the features, really. And it’s free. So should someone use it? Should you install it?
Zerif Lite Returns to WordPress.org after 5-Month Suspension and 63% Decline in Revenue (wptavern.com) In October 2016, Zerif Lite was suspended from the WordPress Themes Directory after failure to comply with the Theme Review Team’s guidelines. The suspension left 300,000 users (including those using Zerif Lite child themes) without maintenance and security updates.
After five months of fixes and several rounds of review, Zerif Lite has returned to the directory with the same functionality but a significantly altered user experience.
How to Find and Add Stock Photos Without Leaving WordPress (kinsta.com) We realize that many of you wear multiple hats and juggle an almost unprecedented amount of tasks each month. One minute you might be writing a blog post and the next you are on the phone trying to close a deal. Finding a way to speed up certain tasks or automate them can sometimes make all the difference. Time is money as they say, and you should be focusing on the tasks that affect your bottom line. Today we are going to dive into a few services and plugins that allow you to find and add beautiful stock photos to your website without ever leaving the WordPress dashboard.
Composing a WordPress Development Environment with Docker (wptavern.com) Docker is a technology that makes it really simple to create isolated containers for your applications and websites to run in. These containers can be combined and modified to fit the needs of your applications. Docker is utilizing the Linux Containers technology (LXC) where multiple isolated environments can share the same Linux kernel – making it very lightweight compared to something like Vagrant.