WordPress News Digest for Thursday, November 20, 2014

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All WP Engine Sites to be upgraded to WordPress 4.0.1

By / — A security release for the WordPress 4.0 branch was just released. Sites will start being upgraded to WordPress 4.0.1 immediately. This security update fixes a number of XSS, CSRF, SSRF, and password vulnerabilities as well as some additional hardening to… More →

Cool things are happening with the theme repository…

By / — Cool things are happening with the theme repository! I think it’s worth cross posting from the meta blog what @obenland wrote here: https://make.wordpress.org/meta/2014/11/20/theme-repository-theme/. Changes to the repository are something we all should be paying attention to and getting excited about.… More →

Dev Chat Summary, November 19th

By / — https://make.wordpress.org/core/2014/11/19/agenda-for-november-19th-dev-chat/ https://wordpress.slack.com/archives/core/p1416430816002052 Hits Beta 1 released Misses None? Decisions Term splitting will remain in beta 2 to generate more feedback. https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/30335, https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/5809 A record of split terms will be stored during beta to provide rescue fallback for testers, just in… More →

DigitalOcean Is Now the Third Largest Hosting Provider, WordPress Droplets Account for 23%

By / — In just under two years, DigitalOcean has managed to sail past competitors to become the world’s third largest hosting provider, according to a recent report published by Netcraft. The company’s SSD-based cloud hosting products cater to developers and other tech-savvy… More →

Eight Things I Would Kill On Every Theme Shop

By / — If you’re selling themes already or are thinking about opening a theme shop, you’ll definitely want to check out this great post by Steven Gliebe. Since starting ChurchThemes.com, Steven has refused to adopt several practices that have been widely adopted… More →

Flow Flow Social Plugin Review: Add Social Feeds to Your WordPress Website

By / — Sometimes having a blog and promoting your content across the internet isn’t always enough. By nature human beings are inquisitive, curious creatures. We seek out knowledge wherever we can find it and often that information is of the personal kind.… More →

For security release 4.01 can we use HEAD…

By / — For security release 4.01 can we use HEAD or what is the revision number of the commit? More →

Hey everyone There were some strings added to…

By / — Hey everyone, There were some strings added to the current Development project, but due to a bug they were doubled and then tripled. Thanks to Alin (@deconf) for noticing. Here’s the conversation on Slack: https://wordpress.slack.com/archives/polyglots/p1416498559001089 @nbachiyski fixed the issue and… More →

How To Build WordPress Widgets Like A Pro

By / — Building sophisticated custom WordPress widgets is well within the reach of even the most inexperienced WordPress code tinkerer. More →

How To Get More Followers On Facebook And Twitter

By / — Before we get too involved here, let’s answer one all-important question first: Why Do You Need Followers? The number of followers you have can really boost your ego and make you feel great (assuming it’s a good number, and not… More →

How to Add New Users and Authors to Your WordPress Blog

By / — Do you want to add multiple authors to your blog? WordPress comes with a built-in user management system that allows you to add users with different roles and capabilities allowing you to add new users without worrying about the safety… More →

How to start a WordPress freelancing business

By / — Want to start your own WordPress freelancing business? I k now it can seem rather scary, and you probably have a gazillion questions: Where do I start? What services should I offer? How do I […] The post How to… More →

Improving WordPress plugin development with Composer

By / — I recently released a plugin comprised almost entirely of code pulled from composer libraries. The plugin’s main file (besides the header and license) just includes the composer autoloader and the plugin’s activation function. That’s it. […] The post Improving WordPress… More →

Interesting Plugins for Web Designers and Developers

By / — The vast majority of web designers and web developers can recognize a premium plugin when they see it. We choose these plugins depending on the task at hand. If the website we set out to create is based on WordPress,… More →

Introducing TutorGrams: a Simple Way to Get One on One WordPress Help

By / — Using WordPress can be frustrating. There seems to be an endless amount of little hitches that can slow you down or stop you completely. You’ll sometimes be able to find a solution online (after digging through a number of sites)… More →

Mastering the post_class() Function

By / — The post_class() function is one of the many functions provided by WordPress to facilitate theme development. As the name suggests, … Continue reading → More →

Now we doing_it_right an update to doing_it_wrong

By / — Our doing_it_wrong theme is finally up on github and needs your attention! I’ve compiled a few things that were mentioned in our previous request of things to use for our theme. Below are some of the things you will find erroneous… More →

Say hello to Storefront!

By / — Today we’re proud to announce Storefront, a brand new theme that marks the start of an exciting chapter in the WooThemes adventure! Storefront is a lightweight, flexible, free WooCommerce theme and is available for download right now on WordPress.org. Since launching WooCommerce growth… More →

Storefront is here!

By / — I’m excited to announce that Storefront, a WooCommerce theme I’ve been working on for the last couple of months is now available for download. The WordPress theme space has historically focused on quantity over quality, ourselves at WooThemes included. Storefront… More →

Support Team Update for November 20th

By / — Items discussed at the the Support meetup: Social Support Should we make an effort to offer support on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn? The answer was pretty much an emphatic no even before the meetup. We’ve got the forums and IRC… More →

Upgrade Your WordPress Themes’ Author Box with WP Author Box Lite

By / — While most WordPress themes allow you to display a short user profile at the end of each post, it’s possible to use a free plugin to publish even more information about the author of the post. This additional information could… More →

WP Engine Partners with 10up to Launch Enterprise HHVM WordPress Hosting Platform

By / — WP Engine is launching its high availability enterprise hosting platform today. The new product is called Mercury and it’s built to provide HHVM (with PHP-FPM failover) to customers who require better PHP performance. WP Engine is one of the first… More →

When GIF serve JavaScript!

By / — By manipulating the GIF headers, one can create a bi-format file which is valid both as a GIF image and JavaScript code. This could allow one to upload an image, then reference it from an html script tag as a… More →

WordPress 4.0.1 Security Release

By / — WordPress 4.0.1 is now available. This is a critical security release for all previous versions and we strongly encourage you to update your sites immediately. Sites that support automatic background updates will be updated to WordPress 4.0.1 within the next… More →

WordPress 4.0.1 is a Critical Security Release that Fixes a Cross-Site Scripting Vulnerability

By / — WordPress core contributors released a security update today. All users who have not yet received the automatic update are encouraged to update as soon as possible. WordPress 4.0.1 is a critical security release that provides a fix for a critical… More →

WordPress security and Sucuri

By / — When comparing WordPress to other website management platforms, people that favor other platforms tend to mock WordPress’ security. With the huge user base WordPress has, it’s not unlikely that hackers target WordPress websites. But that for sure doesn’t mean that WordPress is insecure per… More →

Yes or No To WordPress Frameworks?

By / — Comments are closed on this post. Please leave your comments on the original article.I don’t know if there’s ever been a time in WordPress-history where we’ve had such a plethora of options from which to choose as it relates to… More →