WordPress News Digest for Tuesday, July 1, 2014

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7 Best Backup Plugins for WordPress

By / — Not too long ago, I was trying to fix a problem with my site in cPanel’s File Manager. I don’t clearly remember what the problem was exactly, only that I wasn’t very good at fixing it. […] The post 7 Best… More →

7 Best WordPress Backup Plugins Compared (Pros and Cons)

By / — Creating regular WordPress backups is the best thing you can do for your website. Backups give you a peace of mind and can save you in catastrophic situations when your site gets hacked or you accidentally lock yourself out. There… More →

Add Real-Time Chat To Your WordPress Site To Improve Conversions

By / — In many ways, the web has improved the interaction between customers and businesses. We can find what we want more quickly, assess the quality of what’s on offer with reasonable accuracy, and avoid the once ubiquitous salesperson’s attempts to manipulate… More →

Announcing Our Video Testimonial Winners!

By / — After lots of umming and ahhing at WPMU HQ over the awesome video testimonials you guys sent in, we are pleased to announce the winners! More →

Automatic Theme Updates & The Envato API – Helping to Defeat Piracy ?

By / — The idea of automatic theme updates isn’t unheard of when it comes to free themes. Who would want to manually download the theme, upload it back all over again, just for a couple of updates? In some cases these updates… More →

Church Themes that are Interchangeable

By / — If you have selected WordPress for building your church’s website, congratulations!  Welcome to flexibility and awesomeness!  You will want to consider a theme built with the Church Theme Content plugin. The Church Theme Content plugin provides content types specific to your… More →

Diving Deeper Into Object Orientation: Understanding Object-Creation and Inheritance for the WordPress Developer

By / — Regular readers of WPShout, I’m sorry. I missed two important (and necessary) concepts when we last talked about object orientation. And I could pretend that it was intentional, but it wasn’t. I just didn’t realize we need to understand two… More →

Free Files For July 2014

By / — Each month the Envato marketplace brings you free premium files. Envato is a web marketplace where you can get premium files for different areas of your website. My favourite marketplaces are the script marketplace CodeCanyon and the theme marketplace ThemeForest.… More →

How To Find And Fix Broken WordPress Links

By / — A broken link is a link that directs visitors to a page or file that no longer exists. It is sometimes collectively referred to as link rot, or simply as dead links. Most websites contain broken links. They are unavoidable.… More →

How to Create a Multilingual WordPress Site

By / — At some point you may find that you want to offer more than one language on your WordPress site. Perhaps you want to appeal to a more international audience, or maybe you’re building an e-commerce site that will serve a… More →

I No Longer Use TimThumb – Here’s What I do Instead

By / — Last weeks there was a second exploit found in TimThumb. Thankfully it was no-where near as bad as the first one – but it raised an interesting question of whether […] The post I No Longer Use TimThumb – Here’s… More →

Media Temple Managed WordPress Hosting Review & Startup Guide

By / — Even though Media Temple has been in the hosting business for a long time, their managed WordPress hosting is still… The post Media Temple Managed WordPress Hosting Review & Startup Guide appeared first on Best Premium & Free WordPress Themes. More →

The WhiP Newsletters #34

By / — What secret projects is Automattic working on? And lots of awesome how-tos and plugin reviews. Check out The Whip for more daily lashings of WordPress goodness. More →

Top 20+ Must-Read Tutorials for Mastering WordPress

By / — WordPress offers limitless opportunities to those who want to roll up their sleeves and put in some effort. This guide includes tutorials on all aspects of WordPress. More →

Two WordPress Plugins That Enable Anonymous Previews Of Draft Posts

By / — Have you ever run into a situation where you need someone to preview a post but don’t want to give them access to your site? Despite the WordPress plugin directory containing over 31K plugins, there are few that offer this… More →

VersionPress Misses Crowdfunding Goal By $14.5K

By / — The crowdfunding campaign for VersionPress has concluded and unfortunately, they’ve come up short. The team raised just 45% of the $30,000 funding goal. Despite not hitting the goal, Borek Bernard has announced they will self-fund the rest of the development… More →

Vulnerability Discovered in WordPress MailPoet Newsletters Plugin

By / — The research team at Sucuri has identified a vulnerability found in the very popular WordPress plugin—MailPoet Newsletters. An announcement by Sucuri urges those running the MailPoet Newsletters plugin to update immediately! The flaw was discovered by […] The post Vulnerability Discovered… More →

WP-CLI 0.16 Adds WP-Cron Management and Core Checksums Verification

By / — WP-CLI 0.16 was released today with help from contributors at WordCamp Seattle. Cron management is the headline feature in this release, and you can now check all scheduled cron events: $ wp cron event list This will output the hook… More →

We’re Ignoring the WordPress Philosophy: Deadlines Are Not Arbitrary

By / — When it comes to writing software – regardless of the type – it seems as if it’s always easy to get the first 80% done. This isn’t a new problem, either. You may have also heard it stated as: 80%… More →

What Secret Projects are Automattic Working On?

By / — So, everyone’s favorite state-sponsored news outlet has reported on an extended interview with Matt Mullenweg regarding his plans plans for the future, and amongst lots of niceties regarding mobile, open source, remote working and all that jazz, there was a gem… More →

What do I look for when #hiring? A curious tangent…

By / — What do I look for when #hiring? A curious tangental thinker with a great memory and completionist tendencies is a good place to start. More →

WooFramework 6: What to expect from this exciting update

By / — WooFramework, the engine powering all of our WordPress themes, has evolved and grown alongside WooThemes since the business first began, back in 2008. Over the years we’ve adjusted the look and feel, added and removed features and built up a… More →

WordPress MailPoet Plugin Security Vulnerability: Immediate Update Recommended

By / — The security research team at Sucuri has discovered a vulnerability in the popular WordPress MailPoet Plugin, formerly known as WYSIJA Newsletters. The bug leaves MailPoet open to an attack wherein a file can be uploaded remotely without authentication. Sucuri is… More →