Scared and Scarred — A week of WordPress news

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A curated list of WordPress news, bits and pieces that made it in the first week of February 2016.

4.4.2 Holes plugged — If you wonder why you had to install yet another version of WordPress this week, here’s a detailed explanation.

Hide That — Try the following. Go to your WordPress site and visit [your domain]/wp-includes/. Are you’re seeing a list of files? If you do then follow this guide and disable that blatant security risk. You don’t want people to see your junk, do you?

Let’s Encrypt Again — Another guide to configuring a WordPress site on top of a modern stack: NGiNX, HHVM and HTTP/2. Free TLS for everyone, and everyone is is free to write a blog about it.

Skeletons — If you want to build a WordPress theme from scratch but you’re not too sure where to start, head over here and grab your very own build of a skeleton theme. That will get you on the right track.

The Shopping Mall — So you finally completed that super-duper plugin for WordPress you’be been working on (and off) for months? Here’s how to get it in the official WordPress Plugin Directory for all the world to see.

Showboat — The folks at have put together a nice showcase of some of the best navigation UX found on WordPress sites. Hint: none of those started out as a $9 template.

Open Toolbar — Here’s how to make sure that the editor’s toolbar will show up for new users.

The app inside — If you feel like trying your hands at building a JavaScript but don’t want to leave the familiarity of the WordPress environment, then try this video-guided tour. Feat. Backbone.js and Understore.js, no less.

Hold up! — It appears that WordPress installations are being specifically targeted by multiple nasty ransomware campaigns. Learn to sleep with one eye opened from now on.

Photoshopped — If you or your designers are working with Photoshop and WordPress, here’s a detailed guide through the things you should consider in your workflow.

Changes are gonna comeHere’s why WordPress is doomed. Wait, maybe not.

That’s all for this week, folks. We’ll see you next week!

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