WordPress News Digest for Monday, March 2, 2015

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30 Best WordPress Themes That Come With Demo Content

By / — When a theme comes with demo content, it's a lot easier to get your site off the ground. Check out this round-up of premium must-haves. More →

5 of the best WordPress security plugins

By / — Contrary to what you may have heard, the core WordPress software is very secure. So why do you hear about other people’s WordPress sites being hacked? Perhaps even you’ve been hacked yourself. These security breaches […] The post 5 of… More →

A New Look at BobWP. A Refined Direction.

By / — Well, since about mid-December I was in a bit of a limbo. I won’t bore you with the details, but things were on hold and a lot of soul-searching happened during that time. About a week ago, that abruptly ended.… More →

Agenda for this week’s meeting We’ve got a…

By / — Agenda for this week’s meeting We’ve got a meeting at 18:00 UTC on Tuesday (tomorrow) in Slack #themereview. A suggested agenda: Lets talk abandoned and missing in action tickets. How can we handle them better? What mechanism can we have… More →

Chris Wiegman, Former Lead Developer of iThemes Security, Joins 10up

By / — Chris Wiegman, the creator of Better WP Security, has announced that he’s moved on from iThemes to join 10up. In late 2013, iThemes acquired Better WP Security and changed its name to iThemes Security. As part of the deal, Wiegman… More →

Cloud Server Maintenance May Cause Brief Downtime

By / — We know uptime is important to you and the websites you entrust with WP Engine. With that in mind, we wanted to notify you of a recently discovered Xen Hypervisor vulnerability that requires cloud providers, including Amazon and Rackspace, to… More →

Common WordPress Mistakes to Avoid in 2015 (Part 3)

By / — Now that we have a good understanding of some of the most common WordPress mistakes, let’s focus on the security… The post Common WordPress Mistakes to Avoid in 2015 (Part 3) appeared first on Best Premium & Free WordPress Themes. More →

EP125 – Dealing with Backlash – Mar 2 2015

By / — On this episode of WPwatercooler we'll be discussing how to deal with backlash regarding your business, service, plugins or themes. Show airs March 2 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 7PM UTC The post EP125 – Dealing with Backlash… More →

Five Reasons Why Your Son or Daughter Should Learn WordPress Instead of Wix

By / — A while back I received an email from a mother asking for advice on behalf of her college aged son — a marketing major wanting to earn some extra cash building websites. Mom wondered whether or not learning WordPress will… More →

Free Files For March 2015

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 Build a Membership Site with Rainmaker Platform

By / — Are you looking to build a membership site in WordPress? Do you want to sell products or premium content without having to learn about hosting, design, development, plugins, performance, security, etc.? We’ve got a solution for you. In this article,… More →

How to Create an Organizational Intranet (or Extranet) with WordPress

By / — Many organizations–from companies, to non-profits, to loose collaborations, and more–need a digital space to themselves that is private. Somewhere they can post messages, status updates, or anything else they feel is necessary to keep them all on the same page… More →

It’s Time For WordPress to Automatically Update Themes, Plugins, and Core by Default

By / — Over the weekend, the WordPress plugin directory implemented a major change that better reflects how popular a plugin is. The number of total downloads has been replaced with the number of active installs. While the numbers are not exact, they’re… More →

I’m Fine With Envato

By / — I really have no issue with any theme shop. They're doing nothing worse than anyone else. More →

Knowing Your Limits And Gaming Yourself

By / — Since starting this blog several years ago, I’ve tried several techniques to keep up a regular blogging routine. From blogging daily for a week or two, to attempting to blog every day for an entire year, I’ve tried them all.… More →

Microsoft’s new foldable keyboard is designed for any mobile device

By / — Everything old is new again. I had one of these for my Palm Vx and actually used it to take notes in meetings. That was 15 years ago.# More →

Pink and Blue

By / — A June 1918 article from the trade publication Earnshaw’s Infants’ Department said, “The generally accepted rule is pink for the boys, and blue for the girls. The reason is that pink, being a more decided and stronger color, is more… More →

Secure Your WordPress Site with All in One WP Security and Firewall Plugin

By / — If there’s one thing cyber security professionals are almost annoyingly good at, it’s at scaring the bejeezus out of newbies and amateurs who are just minding their own business. They might for example tell you that running WordPress as is… More →

Some of the Best WordPress Podcasts On The Air

By / — As the WordPress community grows, so does it's demand for new and better content. One of the best ways to get this content across to a large audience in a quick and efficient way is with a podcast. WordPress podcasts are growing in… More →

Sustainable Software and Customer Support

By / — I’ve been having trouble with Dropbox on my laptop. No matter what I do (reboot, pause and resume, etc.), it keeps syncing away saying “20 files remaining”. The process continually eats CPU which destroys my battery life and constantly makes… More →

The Month In WordPress: February 2015

By / — February has been a busy month for WordPress – particularly if you’re interested in what’s happening on WordPress.org. With a maintenance release and some significant UI improvements, there’s a lot to cover. WordPress 4.1.1 Minor releases like this don’t necessarily… More →

The More Things Change, The More They Stay The Same

By / — Generally speaking, people often set out to try to set their plans, goals, and resolutions at the beginning of the year. I did though it’s not really something I typically do, and here we are at the beginning of March and… More →

ThemeConf: A New Conference for Designers, Themers, and Front-End Developers

By / — Designers and front-end developers who work with open source software have an exciting new event to look forward to in the UK this summer. ThemeConf was announced today – a brand new conference created to help themers, designers, and front-end… More →

This Week in 4.2: March 2 – 8

By / — This is the jump-start post for the seventh week of the WordPress 4.2 release cycle. According to the project schedule, we are just about 10 away from Beta 1, which begins Wednesday, March 11th. The enhancements deadline is Tuesday, March… More →

This week in WordPress: A weekly news roundup

By / — Just in case you missed it, here’s a roundup of the latest happenings from this past week. If you have a news tip you’d like to share, write us at editor@torquemag.io. Twitter Plugin: Twitter officially released its […] The post This week… More →

Truly Useful WordPress Development Tools: SASS, Local Development, and Git

By / — Our own Fred Meyer wrote a piece over at the Torque blog! If you’ve been wondering what new technologies and tools are worth the time it takes to learn, you won’t want to miss this post. More →

WordPress Version Stats Updated: More Than 1/3 of Sites are Running WordPress 4.1

By / — Over the weekend, WordPress lead developer Andrew Nacin announced a major update to WordPress version stats for PHP, MySQL, and WordPress. While the stats page looks much the same as before, more sophisticated methods of collecting and processing the data… More →