WordPress Roundup #02: WordCamp Europe Live Stream, Plugin Vulnerabilities, Top Security Plugins

Last Updated on by Eddie Kremanis

It’s a special week this week and I want to join the WPEngine team and all the WP Community in wishing a Happy 13th Birthday to WordPress! Hip, Hip… Hooray! 🙂

Welcome to our WordPress roundup. A carefully selected list of latest WordPress tutorials, news, and other related resources from across the web, published weekly. You can view all our previous roundups under WordPress News category. But for more great content on WordPress throughout the week, join us on Twitter or Facebook page.

This week has been incredibly busy. There has been so much new and great content published this week surrounding WordPress that I could go on and on with this list. So to cut things short I only included some of my favorite posts that I had time to read.

WordPress Articles & News

Watch #WCEU wherever you are: get a free live stream ticket! If you can’t get to Vienna to WordCamp Europe, 2016 don’t worry. For a second consecutive year, all WordCamo Europe 2016 sessions will be live streamed for FREE! Just sign up on their site to reserve your free ticket.

WordPress.org Forums Upgrade – The WordPress.org support forums are currently powered by a very old version of bbPress 1.x. But the plans are on the way to upgrade them to bbPress 2.x.

3 Plugin Vulnerabilities Disclosed Yesterday – WordFence discussing three recently discovered plugin vulnerabilities that they would like to bring to WP community’s attention.

Jetpack 4.0.3 Patches a Critical XSS Vulnerability – Jetpack 4.0.3 is a security release that contains an important fix for a critical vulnerability that has been present in the plugin since version 2.0, released in 2012.

Tutorials & How To’s

How To Speed Up Your WordPress Admin Area – KeriLynn shares her five easy steps to troubleshoot, find the problem, and fix s slow WordPress admin area.

Help, I’ve Been Hacked! How to Troubleshoot and Fix a WordPress Site – I hope it never happens to you but if it does it’s good to know how to troubleshoot and fix your WordPress site fast.

Payment Gateways Integration Guide For WooCommerce – Cloudways shares a quick guide on how to integrate a reliable payment solution like PayPal, 2Checkout, Skrill APIs in your WooCommerce store.

How to Use Shortcodes in your WordPress Sidebar Widgets – Ever wondered how to add shortcodes in WordPress sidebar widgets? Check out this tutorial from WPBeginner.com

How to add a responsive Google Map in WordPress – Abbey Fitzgerald shares her tips and insight into Google Maps integration for your WordPress website by adding maps with a plugin or manually.

Marketing & Conversions

Best WordPress Landing Page Plugins To Boost Your Conversions In 2016 – Megan Jones explains why you need landing pages on your website and shares six most popular and her favorite WordPress landing page plugins in 2016.

50 Smart Ways to Segment Your Email List Like a Pro – Mary Fernandez from OptinMonster talks about why you can’t ignore email list segmentation and shares some smart ways to drastically improve the effectiveness of your email marketing campaigns.

Resources & Other Posts

Top 10 Security Plugins for WordPress to Keep Your Blog Safe – Don’t ignore your WordPress site security. Joe Warnimont shares his list of top security plugins you can use to keep your blog safe.

5 Best Plugins For Regulating Comments  – five WordPress plugins that will make it easy to moderate your comment section and help readers to engage with one another.

That’s it for this week. Thanks for stopping by, and enjoy your weekend!

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