WordPress News Digest for Thursday, February 9, 2017

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Initial Editor Blocks prototype editor testing

By / — @iseulde linked another prototype for people to discover in #editor on Slack. It’s a work in progress so very much at this stage discovery and feedback is useful. How to test? You can test in any way you want. You… More →

WordCamp Miami 2017 to Host JavaScript Track, AMA Spots, and 2-Day Kids’ Camp

By / — WordCamp Miami is sporting an 80’s theme this year for its 9th year running. The team of 12 organizers is expecting more than 800 attendees and will host 60+ local and global speakers, including new speakers from India, Australia, Poland,… More →

JavaScript Injections Leads to Tech Support Scam

By / — During a recent malware investigation, we found some interesting obfuscated Javascript code. This code pretends to appear as part of the popular AddThis social sharing plugin, using it in URL naming conventions and an image file. The malware ultimately redirects… More →

Initial Gutenberg prototype editor testing

By / — There is a UI prototype now for testing, this is a call for people to start that. If you want to test you can find Gutenberg here. How to test? You can test in any way you want. You can… More →

Short guide to testing prototypes

By / — The process for the editor is moving to prototyping and that means an opportunity for testing and getting some feedback. What does that mean? What feedback is useful? How should you do those tests? From now on, when there is… More →

WordPress Metadata Association: Relating Entities

By / — Here's where we start to take the two separate entities and combine and work with what we'll call WordPress metadata association. WordPress Metadata Association: Relating Entities was written by Tom. For more on WordPress, development, and resources then visit Tom… More →

Adding Images to Your Divi Mega Menu

By / — We love to interact with images online. In fact, we expect it. Pinterest, Facebook, and Instagram continue to prove this. With that in mind, it makes good sense to add an image to your website whenever possible. And, adding images… More →

Gravity Forms vs. WPForms vs. Caldera Forms: Which is Best?

By / — You may not give them credit, but forms are an essential part of your WordPress site. They let people contact you, help you build your email list, allow visitors to register, and just generally power your WordPress site in any… More →

Post filtering fixes at Homebrew Website Club

By / — Last night Tucker Hottes, Den Temple and I held the first Homebrew Website Club at The Keys in Scranton, PA. I really appreciate that HWC will force me to set aside some time to work on my personal site since… More →

Is my website over-optimized?

By / — Optimizing sites for search engines is something we do every day. Of course, we practice what we preach! But, now and then, we encounter websites that have gone a little bit overboard in their optimization strategies. What is the difference… More →

A Straightforward Guide to the WordPress Template Hierarchy

By / — If you’re building your own themes for WordPress, or using a child theme to customize a third party theme, at some point you’ll come across the template hierarchy. It’s a brilliant system that dictates how WordPress chooses which template file… More →

Learn How to Easily Remove Your Shop Page Sorting Options in WooCommerce – BobWP

By / — If you don't want all the sorting options on your WooCommerce shop page to be available, this free plugin will help you remove them. More →

How to Send Push Notifications from Your WordPress Site

By / — If you’re a regular reader of marketing blogs, you’ve probably come across push notifications at some point, whether you were aware of it or not. You know, those often (but not always) annoying boxes that pop up asking you for… More →

How to Add Autocomplete for Address Fields in WordPress

By / — Recently, one of our users asked us how to add autocomplete for address fields in WordPress forms. Autocomplete allows users to quickly select address from suggestions generated in realtime as they type. In this article, we will show you how… More →

14 Best WordPress Page Builder Plugins with Drag-and-Drop Interfaces

By / — WordPress page builder plugins make it possible for anyone to design and build their very own websites, regardless of their skill level in HTML, CSS, PHP and JavaScript. More and more theme developers are adding a boatload of options in… More →

Protected: Javo Themes Spot LFI Vulnerability

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OSTraining Partners with GoDaddy to Launch Free WordPress Beginner Course on YouTube

By / — OSTraining has launched a free 40-video WordPress Beginner course on YouTube, thanks to a sponsorship from GoDaddy. The open source software education site has created more than 3,000 videos for PHP platforms like WordPress, Joomla, Magento, and Drupal. This particular… More →

WPblab EP62 – WordPress Social Media Marketing for Seniors w/ Cemal Tashan

By / — The post WPblab EP62 – WordPress Social Media Marketing for Seniors w/ Cemal Tashan appeared first on WPwatercooler. More →

Good Breakdown of Recent WordPress Vulnerability

By / — The Sucuri Blog has a good dissection of the recent critical WordPress REST API vulnerability. I won't rehash the details here, but I did want to point out that this is why developers should remember to follow these two rules… More →

WPWeekly Episode 262 – Interview With Morten Rand-Hendriksen

By / — On this episode, Marcus Couch and I are joined by Morten Rand-Hendriksen to discuss his WordPress Telemetry proposal. We discuss the potential benefits of having an opt-in usage data collection system that could help core developers and others make informed… More →