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 wpmudev.org 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.
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 come — Here’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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