WordPress News Digest for Thursday, May 4, 2017

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WordPress Security Issue in Password Reset Emails to Be Fixed in Future Release

By / — Security researcher Dawid Golunski of Legal Hackers has published the details of an unauthorized password reset vulnerability in WordPress core. Golunski demonstrated how, under certain circumstances, an attacker could intercept the password reset email and gain access to a user’s… More →

2016 in Review

By / — It’s May. I forgot to post this. Go on and laugh 🙂 Anyway. At the end of last year, I looked at all the posts on Make/Updates and manually crafted out a spreadsheet that listed all the plugins submissions, rejections,… More →

May 4th Support Team Meeting Summary

By / — Announcements The 4.8 timeline is up. the first beta is planned for May 12, and the final release planned for June 8. The Community Team is looking for feedback on a new type of WordCamp. WordPress 4.7.4 We have nothing new… More →

4.8 Bug Scrubs for Beta 1

By / — The following bug scrubs have been planned for the 4.8 release: by @jbpaul17 focused on enhancements and feature requests in the 4.7.5 and 4.8 milestones in #core by @flixos90 focused on multisite tickets in the 4.8 milestone in #core-multisite by @jbpaul17 focused on… More →

7 Awesome Shortcode Plugins To Extend WordPress’ Functionality

By / — To extend WordPress’ functionality, you might consider adding a shortcode plugin to your site. In this week’s edition of “Plugged In,” we look at various shortcode plugins to assist you with adding new features to your site. Shortcodes allow you to… More →

Powerfully Editable WordPress Widgets with the TinyMCE Widget

By / — Widgets are a powerful and useful part of the WordPress administration experience. But by default WordPress doesn’t allow you to make them with the TinyMCE/Visual editing experience that you’re able to use when writing WordPress posts, pages, etc. This is… More →

Week in Core, April 26th – May 2nd 2017

By / — Welcome back the latest issue of Week in Core, covering changes [40557-40568]. Here are the highlights: 12 commits 13 contributors 76 tickets created 4 tickets reopened 29 tickets closed Ticket numbers based on trac timeline for the period above. The… More →

How to Optimize Your WordPress Database with One Click

By / — Have you ever optimized your WordPress database? Optimizing your database cleans up unwanted data which reduces database size and improves performance. In this article, we will show you how to easily optimize your WordPress database with one-click. Why You Should… More →

Project Management Tools for WordPress to Help You Stay on Track

By / — It takes more than a cup of coffee and a monitor covered in sticky notes to organize a WordPress project. Whether you’re building a client website, launching a new plugin or running a SaaS, the success of your project depends on… More →

Aztec Native Editors Technical Overview

By / — Introduction Aztec is a new native rich-text & HTML editor with focus on performance, stability and flexibility. It’s available for both iOS and Android. The primary motivation behind the project was to provide a great editing experience for the mobile… More →

3 Ways to Optimize Your Meta Descriptions for Search Engines

By / — When it comes to Search Engine Optimization (SEO), focus keywords often get all the attention, but they aren’t the only element you need to keep an eye out for. Meta descriptions are also critical to achieving a good click-through rate… More →

The 5 Best Free WordPress Maintenance Mode Plugins

By / — Are you in the process of building or rebuilding your website? And are you concerned that your website will mislead… The post The 5 Best Free WordPress Maintenance Mode Plugins appeared first on WPExplorer. More →

From Small to Large: Starting Your Affiliate Program – BobWP

By / — If you are considering starting an affiliate program for your own eCommerce site, listen to these two pros as they share tips, insights and their own experiences of creating and managing both small and large affiliate programs. More →

The Secret To Vlogging Success

By / — The online content world has started to become more focused on video than ever. YouTube used to be for watching cats on skateboards, and now you can find hundreds of tutorials. Interviews were predominantly done in written form, now you… More →

Help write the usability scripts for alpha testing of gutenberg

By / — There are 3 new issues on the editor repo that need contribution help, writing the test scripts for alpha testing. These tests are important and a great chance to get involved: Test one – comparison: https://github.com/WordPress/gutenberg/issues/649 Test two – new… More →

Perfecting your goals in Google Analytics

By / — There are quite a few tracking features in Google Analytics for which you have to do a bit more than just implement the UA-code on your pages. One of those features is the ‘goal’. The goal is a feature in… More →

Dev Chat Summary: May 3rd (4.8 week 1)

By / — This post summarizes the dev chat meeting from May 3rd (agenda, Slack archive). 4.8 Timing 4.8 schedule page has been published Beta 1 is next Friday, May 12th; Release Candidate is Thursday, May 25th; target launch is Thursday, June 8th; and WCEU… More →

WordPress Community Team Considers New Retreat-Style WordCamp

By / — The WordPress Community Team is debating the merits of a new type of WordCamp, a hybrid event with the traditional WordCamp content in a retreat-style format. Sven Wagener and the Köln meetup group in Germany, which has more than 700… More →

WPWeekly Episode 271 – Recapping WordCamp Chicago 2017 With John James Jacoby

By / — In this episode, I’m joined by John James Jacoby. We recap WordCamp Chicago 2017 and learn about what he’s been up to as of late. Jacoby was recently elected as a trustee by the Village of East Troy, WI. We… More →