So many new and interesting things have happened in the WordPress community within the past days: WordPress 4.0 was released, we noticed a lot of buzz around the Revolution Slider vulnerability and of course we kept an eye on WordCamp Europe event. In this post we have compiled some of the most interesting news tidbits, tips and tutorials as well as found some of the best freebies from August and September 2014.
WordPress 4.0 “Benny” Released – Version 4.0 of WordPress, named “Benny” has been released and is now available for download or update in your WordPress dashboard.
Hackers exploit vulnerability in Revolution Slider – Hackers have found a vulnerability in versions 4.1.4 and older of Slider Revolution, this allows hackers to execute an attack that gives them access to a WordPress site’s wp-config.php file.
Sofia, Bulgaria hosts WordCamp Europe 2014 – The WordCamp Europe 2014 took place in Sofia Bulgaria. If you missed the event, then the official website is a great source for everything related to the WordCamp.
WhatsApp Sharing For WordPress Can Increase Your Website Traffic – WhatsApp is hugely popular, with WhatsApp sharing for WordPress you can easily drive more traffic to your website.
10 Great WordPress Traffic Tracking Solutions – Everyone knows the importance of tracking your WordPress traffic, these 10 solutions make this task so much easier.
Unlocking the Secret of Simplicity in WordPress Themes – This article is actually a very interesting read on the history of WordPress themes and how their focus has changed over the years.
8 Awesome Add-ons for the WordPress Rich Snippets Plugin – The WordPress Rich Snippets is popular in itself, however, with these 8 amazing add-ons it will only get even better.
20 Best WordPress Google Maps Plugins – This post looks at some of the best Google Maps plugins for WordPress and how they differ from each other.
30 One Page WordPress Themes for Creatives and Agencies – These themes are not only stunning but they also have a very user friendly code. Furthermore, all themes are fully responsive and have been optimized for retina displays.
Tips and Tutorials
How to Add Remote Media Libraries in WordPress – This tutorial examines how you can easily add remote libraries to WordPress with the use of a simple plugin.
One Simple Trick to Keep Your WordPress wpconfig.php File Safe – With the discovery of the Revolution Slider vulnerability, everyone is wondering how best to keep their wp-config.php files safe. This post offers a simple suggestion for completing this.
How to Publish WordPress Blog Posts via Email – In this tutorial the site looks at different ways you can compose WordPress blog posts directly through your email client.
How to Implement Rich Social Snippets for Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest) – Get the most of your posts on social media by implementing Open Graph protocol and .
The best free WordPress plugins for August 2014 – This roundup features plugins that add additional features to WordPress as well as integrating with third-party services.
25 Useful Freebies for Developers – Among these freebies you will find some very useful web apps, as well as some tools that will come in very handy for your next design.
Best 10 Free WordPress Plugins – This roundup of free WordPress plugins feature several plugins that will make managing your WordPress sites much easier.
Freebies for WordPress Edition #1 – If you are looking for free plugins, themes and tutorials then this post is perfect for you.
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