WordPress News Digest for Friday, November 3, 2017

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New Features and Enhancements with Customizer Changesets in 4.9

By / — In WordPress 4.7 the concept of changesets was introduced in the Customizer (#30937). To understand the new Customizer improvements in 4.9, you must first go back and review what was proposed and implemented a year ago: Customize Changesets Technical Design… More →

New WordPress Security Guide

By / — WordPress has become the most popular CMS and now powers over 28% of the web. With over 60 million downloads, its popularity makes it a prime target for malicious hackers that are looking for vulnerabilities to exploit. If an attacker… More →

YoastCon 2017: The day after

By / — Good day everyone! It’s the day after our SEO conference YoastCon and while we didn’t get much sleep last night, we’re still full of energy from the awesome day we – and hopefully every single visitor and our live stream… More →

How to Create Showstopping Hero Sections with Divi

By / — Hero sections; they serve all kinds of purposes. They’re the first thing visitors see when they visit your website, they immediately show the style of your website and they influence the way your visitors feel and behave on your site.… More →

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By / — Interested in subscribing to my newsletter, joining the site, or more? Here's all the info you need to know in order to make that decision. More →

25 Best Minimalist WordPress Themes for Writers

By / — Are you looking for the best minimalist WordPress themes for writers? Many modern WordPress templates are designed for business websites, focusing more on selling than readability. In this article, we will show you some of the best minimalist WordPress themes… More →

Ask Yoast: how to get sitelinks

By / — As a site owner, you want to come across as an authoritative result, as well as stand out in the search results. Even if you’re already ranking nr. 1. Sitelinks can help you achieve that. These links appear under the main… More →

7 Free Online Tools to Scan Websites for Security Vulnerabilities

By / — In Q3 of 2016, Sucuri reported that WordPress again led all content management systems with the number of hacked websites. WordPress alone claimed ownership of 74% of all detected infections and vulnerabilities. Ugh. That’s always a huge let-down. With people… More →

Weekly WordPress News: WordPress 4.8.3 Security Release

By / — In the biggest news this week, WordPress 4.8.3 dropped to fix a vulnerability. Make sure you update quickly! There’s also a good article on the vulnerability that caused the update. If you’re a fan of Beaver Builder, you’ll probably be… More →

12 Alternatives to WordPress (And Why You Might Want to Use One)

By / — Looking for some alternatives to WordPress? While we might be big fans of the world’s most popular content management system, that doesn’t mean there aren’t other perfectly viable tools for you to use to build a website or blog. In… More →

Why There Was a WordPress 4.8.3

By / — If you didn’t see the drama around WordPress security last Friday, you might have noticed that WordPress 4.8.3 dropped on Tuesday. The short version of the drama is that last Friday Anthony Ferrara, who isn’t well-known inside of WordPress but… More →

Should You Consider Sponsored Posts for Your Blog? – BobWP

By / — If you are thinking of having sponsored posts on your blog that are written by you, but you are paid to review a service or product, this show is for you. More →

How to Watch Live Sports Online for Free

By / — If you want to watch your favourite soccer, tennis or other sports matches online for free, here’s what you need. Note that this guide is based on having a Mac, but Windows users can use the same or a similar… More →

Bianca Welds Awarded Kim Parsell Travel Scholarship

By / — The WordPress Foundation has awarded Bianca Welds with the Kim Parsell travel scholarship to attend WordCamp US 2017. Welds lives in Jamaica and has been using WordPress since 2005. We featured her on the Tavern in 2015 when she provided… More →

Weekly Roundup: November 3, 2017

By / — Into November already! Hope y’all enjoyed your Halloween and are churning through prep for Black Friday / Cyber Monday this year. Tutorials & Reviews WooCommerce is a good option for sites that want to list affiliate products, and Barn2 Media… More →

Devchat time change

By / — As Daylight Saving Time ends this Sunday, November 5th, we will shift the time for devchat starting next week on / Wednesday, November 8, 2017, 21:00 UTC. See you then! #dev-chat More →