WordPress News Digest for Monday, April 20, 2015

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10 Best Affiliate Marketing Tools and Plugins for WordPress

By / — Are you an affiliate marketer? Looking for the best affiliate marketing tools for WordPress? In this article, we will share 10 best affiliate marketing plugins for WordPress to help you maximize your earning potential. 1. ThirstyAffiliates ThirstyAffiliates is the best… More →

18 of The Best Free WordPress Themes for April 2015

By / — As we are approaching the end of April, we reviewed many free themes that were released at The Official WordPress Themes Directory. The majority of the themes we have reviewed are mostly clean, minimalist, and above all responsive. You can… More →

Adding Notes, Reminders and Instructions to Your WordPress Dashboard and Admin Pages

By / — Would you like a way to stick virtual Post-it notes to the admin dashboard of your WordPress website, either to leave messages for the other writers on your blog, or to serve as personal reminders? If so then the plugins… More →

Applications to Host WordCamp Europe 2016 Closing Soon

By / — WordCamp Europe 2015 will be held at the end of June in Seville, Spain, but organizers are already finalizing host city applications for the 2016 event. A final call for host cities went out today and organizers announced that applications… More →

Awesome Giveaway – Get 1 Copy of Ruby Theme Every Week

By / — Today we partnered up with King Kong Themes to give you a chance to win 1 copy of Ruby WordPress Theme every week! The competition will be on for 4 weeks, so we are going to have 4 winners. Lucky… More →

Coordinated plugin updates to address security vulnerability in many popular WordPress plugins

By / — A coordinated plugin update occurred this morning between many popular WordPress plugins to address a common security vulnerability that allows for XSS cross-site scripting attacks. More →

EP132 – Can you run a large scale website on WordPress?

By / — This week we're discussing if you can run a large scale website on WordPress.Show airs April 20 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 6PM UTC The post EP132 – Can you run a large scale website on WordPress? appeared… More →

Fixing add_query_arg() and remove_query_arg() usage

By / — Background: Due to a now-fixed ambiguity in the documentation for the add_query_arg() and remove_query_arg() functions, many plugins were using them incorrectly, allowing for potential XSS attack vectors in their code. Both add_query_arg() and remove_query_arg() have an optional argument to define… More →

GitHub Launches Licenses API to Help Open Source Developers License Their Code

By / — Open source software makes up the vast majority of licensed code hosted on GitHub, as one of the primary features of the site is code sharing and collaboration. In of April 2015, GitHub reported 9.2 million users collaborating across 21.8… More →

Google Analytics 5.4 release notes

By / — This release is mostly a security release. After last months security update we decided to have Sucuri do another in-depth review of the plugin, we found another issue ourselves that was common in many plugins and we were informed of another… More →

Hello, Mike

By / — Gender bias based on names, even when the name ends in A? More →

Heroic Knowledge Base Plugin Review: Be A Customer Support Hero

By / — Whether you’re selling a digital product, a physical one, or your offering anything that may kick up a few questions that need answering on your website, being able provide the answers is big part of making your business and product… More →

How to Audit Your Affiliate Links – Find Broken URLs in WordPress and Fix Them

By / — If you use a lot of affiliate links in your WordPress site, you will find over time that they will become broken – this is down to websites changing their URLS, swapping affiliate management to different systems and discontinuing products… More →

How to Start an Official WooCommerce Meetup

By / — Are you an avid WooCommerce enthusiast looking to grow your local community? We like you already, and are here to help you spread the word of Woo around the globe by hosting a WooCommerce Meetup in your town. Keen? Keep reading. We’ll work… More →

Is a WordPress Plugin a Startup

By / — If you missed it a few weeks ago, developer Peter Suhm’s post over at WP Tavern is well worth a read. Suhm shares how bringing a startup mentality to plugin development (which many see as just ‘side projects’) helped him… More →

Local *.dev and *.app via Dnsmasq on Mac OS X

By / — I am in the process of setting up a development environment on a new machine and one of the things I decided to do is route all .dev domains to my local (built-in) Apache web server while I route all… More →

Product Diversity in WordPress is Good

By / — This is something that’s probably true of almost any industry, but when you read enough WordPress-based tweets, blogs, and so on, you start to notice a pattern: Someone releases a project – it could be a theme, it could be… More →

Putting the Famous WordPress 5 Minute Install To the Test

By / — Have you chosen WordPress as your website platform? If so, you’ve made a fantastic decision! WordPress is not only a very user-friendly platform but it’s also straightforward to install. You don’t need great technical skills or a degree in computing… More →

Security updates for our GA and SEO plugins & many others

By / — In this post, we’re announcing a security update to both our SEO plugin and our Google Analytics plugin. Chances are, a few of the other plugins you use are affected too. Read on below if you’re interested in the how and why,… More →

Shortcake (Shortcode UI) chat summary – April 20th, 2015

By / — Present: @danielbachhuber, @matth_eu Meeting focused on clearing up some of the remaining issues in the v0.3 milestone. In v0.4, we’re looking into de-coupling Shortcake from the Media Library experience. If you have opinions on this regard, you should follow along… More →

Simple PHP Colour Manipulation Functions

By / — The other day I was updating my WordPress plugin, BM Custom Login, and I need some simple colour manipulation functions. […] The post Simple PHP Colour Manipulation Functions appeared first on Binary Moon. For more Web Design tips and tricks… More →

Test the Responsiveness of Your WordPress Website

By / — With more and more internet users accessing websites on their mobile devices, rather than traditional laptop and desktop computers, it’s never been more important to ensure your website is usable on those smaller screen devices. Combine that with the fact… More →

The LatestWP WordPress Weekly

By / — This week, many WordPress tutorials, plugins, and themes were born. In this issue of LatestWP Weekly you will find a list of 18 free themes that were released this month. You will also learn about the latest features that will be… More →

The ultimate guide to WordPress eCommerce: Part 1

By / — WordPress took off as a business tool shortly after plugins were first introduced in version 1.2, back in 2004. The inclusion of plugins was important for a couple of reasons. Most notably because it allowed third-party developers […] The post The ultimate… More →

This Week In WordPress: 04/20/2015

By / — Have a news tip or upcoming WordPress event you’d like to share, write us at editor@torquemag.io. News Highlights: Update Your Plugins (again): Until recently, 15 or more popular plugins (including Jetpack and WordPress SEO) were vulnerable to […] The post This Week… More →

This Week in 4.2: April 20 – 26

By / — This is the jump-start post for the fourteenth (and final!) week of the WordPress 4.2 release cycle. Last week, we tagged RC1 and “hard froze” strings. We’ll likely tag RC2 today as well. We’re still on track for releasing 4.2… More →

When using a framework, any framework: source code…

By / — When using a framework, any framework: source code > documentation. Always read/reference the source. More →

WordPress SEO 2.1: release notes

By / — As we don’t want to drown these release notes in the bigger security news, we’ve made it into a separate post. WordPress SEO 2.1 (both free and premium have the same version number now) contains a series of bugfixes but… More →

Words which change meaning and how they work

By / — Looking back, I have fond memories of the “early days of the internet” (well, as we see them now, anyways) where I’d get home from school, hop onto the computer and chat using IRC (Internet Relay Chat), mostly with others… More →

XSS Vulnerability Affects More Than a Dozen Popular WordPress Plugins

By / — For the past week, security firm Sucuri has worked with the WordPress core security team to address a cross site scripting vulnerability discovered in more than a dozen popular WordPress plugins. The vulnerability stems from the improper use of the… More →

Yes! I Was On WPWeekly. – BobWP

By / — Awhile ago I was invited to be on WP Weekly,  and of course, could not turn down the invite for a couple of reasons. First, it’s on WPTavern.com, one of my top favorite WordPress news sites. And secondly, because I… More →