WordPress News Digest for Wednesday, September 13, 2017

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Display Widgets Plugin Permanently Removed from WordPress.org Due to Malicious Code

By / — Display Widgets, a plugin with more than 200,000 active installs, has been removed from WordPress.org due to its authors inserting malicious code. SEO consultant David Law was the first to bring this issue to the attention of the plugin team… More →

A new adventure awaits

By / — Exciting news! I have joined Mindsize as Director of Products. The past two weeks have been filled with getting to know the team and the projects that are currently in the works. I’m being tasked with pushing our line of… More →

Best WordPress Plugins to Integrate Google Services with Your Website

By / — Google offers a number of tools, applications and services that are helpful to website owners. These include webmaster tools, maps,… The post Best WordPress Plugins to Integrate Google Services with Your Website appeared first on WPExplorer. More →

A Good Talk on Personal Data Security

By / — In an effort to make sure I miss nothing for my forthcoming security course (which may or may not be coming in November…), I’ve been watching a lot of WordPress.tv talks tagged with “security”. Many of the talks are very… More →

Old Themes, Abandoned Scripts and Pitfalls of Cleaning Serialized Data

By / — Over the summer we’ve seen waves of WordPress database infections that use vulnerabilities in tagDiv’s Newspaper/Newsmag themes or InterconnectIT Search and Replace scripts (searchreplacedb2.php). The injections range from ad scripts coming from established ad networks like shorte.st to new domains… More →

Building a Product Review Site with Extra – Part 3

By / — Welcome to part 3 of this 4 part series on how to develop a product review site using Extra. If you are racking your brain on how to get started with developing a product review site, this series is for… More →

Sales are Everything

By / — I was watching Parks and Recreation with my wife the other night, and Aziz Ansari’s character Tom was starting a new business. He starts one every other episode, this particular business was renting upscale clothing to teenagers. How his character… More →

Security Haiku: Malicious Code in Display Widgets

By / — We coined a new term: “plugin identity theft”. Let it not catch on. A popular plugin in the WordPress.org repository […] The post Security Haiku: Malicious Code in Display Widgets appeared first on Pagely®. More →

Yoast Academy: Teach yourself SEO

By / — It’s a common misconception that the internet is the ultimate learning environment. Yes, you can find everything you need, for free, but the information you end up with is not always trustworthy. It’s scattered, often outdated and sometimes contradictory. So… More →

Configuring Composer for WordPress, Part 2

By / — This is the last in a two-part series on how to configure Composer for WordPress development so that you can write higher-quality code in your work). More →

7 Top Plugins to Turn a WordPress Site Into a Mobile App

By / — Your website is a critical piece of your business’s online presence. This is why you spend so much time perfecting every little nook and cranny. It’s also why you make sure it’s responsive and optimized for any and every device.… More →

Optimizing your website menu for SEO

By / — In an ideal world, every single page of your website would be accessible from that one, site-wide website menu. But as you, as a web developer or website owner, undoubtedly know, the real world of websites is far from ideal. We… More →

12 Cute Themes for WordPress Users in 2017

By / — You might be looking for a theme that contains cute and feminine factors that’ll help you redesign your personal website or create your next project. Although there are uncountable WordPress themes on the market that can bring added value, we’re… More →

How to Add a Slide Out Contact Form in WordPress

By / — Do you want to add a slide out contact form in WordPress? If your business depends on getting new leads from your website’s contact form, then one of the best ways to grow your lead source is to make your… More →

The Life of Your Product’s SEO – BobWP

By / — There is rest for SEO when it comes to your products. Learn how to build your search engine optimization for your product from development to nurturing it for the long-run. More →

Be Theme: How to Use Productive Procrastination to Get Better Results

By / — As a freelancer, you might have struggled with procrastination at one time or another. So did everyone else in your profession. You may feel a sense of relief by putting something off for a later time. However, this feeling is… More →

Dev Chat Agenda for September 13th (4.9 week 7)

By / — This is the agenda for the weekly dev meeting on / September 13, 2017 at 20:00 UTC: 4.9 schedule and requests for contributions General announcements If you have anything to propose to add to the agenda or specific items related to… More →

Customize Meeting Summary: September 11th

By / — This post summarizes the Customize meeting from September 11th in the #core-customize Slack channel (Slack archive). Participants: @westonruter, @jbpaul17, @joemcgill. @melchoyce and other Automatticians travelling today for this week’s Automattic Grand Meetup (“annual company meeting”) and thus not in attendance. Discussion highlights… More →