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WordPress Week in Review :: Beyond SEO Plugins, How Attackers Gain Access, Speed Tips, and Small Business

This weeks top stories from WordPress covers not only one of the most important aspects of your site– security but also dives into how to increase the speed of your site.

There are also a few really good case studies; one on pricing and the other on how small business’ can use WordPress. Also, we include some core WordPress news that talks about some changes coming to Widgets.

First up is a story from WordFence:

How Attackers Gain Access to WordPress Sites

https://www.wordfence.com/blog/2016/03/attackers-gain-access-wordpress-sites/WordFence blogs about different vulnerabilities that could lead to site compromise. In their Learning Center they do a deep dive on a myriad of important topics related to WordPress security. Their handy checklist, for example, includes 42 items you really should be paying attention to. But surely not all 42 items are Read More…

 

Careful! This Simple Pricing Experiment Cost Us $2,000 in Revenue

https://freemius.com/blog/wordpress-plugin-monthly-pricing-experiment/Here’s an interesting story how a simple pricing experiment cost a plugin company over $2,000. They are not kidding nor exaggerating. This plugin is a “Service-ware” (software as a service, wrapped into a WordPress plugin), they have always followed SaaS markets standards and offered a monthly plan, in addition to an annual Read More…

Beyond SEO Plugins: How To Truly Optimize Your WordPress Posts

http://www.wpsuperstars.net/optimize-your-wordpress-posts/SEO plugins are a great tool for optimizing your WordPress blog, but how much of a difference does that green light really make? While Yoast SEO is the industry standard for a reason, it should be just one tool in Read More…

 

Want to Optimize WordPress Speed? Here’s What You Need to Know

http://www.wpmayor.com/optimize-wordpress-speed/Speed optimization is the part of any website and if you are running any WordPress website then it must have great speed to enhance the user-experience. There are few tips and tricks on how to improve the speed of a WP website with available tools on the web. Read More…

Torque Toons: 26 Percent Of The Internet

http://torquemag.io/2016/03/torque-toons-26-percent-internet/WordPress takes up 26 percent of the Internet, but what does the rest of the web have to offer? Don’t forget to check out their other editorial cartoons! Read More…

Implementing Selective Refresh Support for Widgets

https://make.wordpress.org/core/2016/03/22/implementing-selective-refresh-support-for-widgets/WordPress 4.5 includes a new Customizer framework called selective refresh. To recap, selective refresh is a hybrid preview mechanism that has the performance benefit of not having to refresh the entire preview window. This was previously available with JS-applied postMessage previews, but selective refresh also improves the accuracy of the previewed change while reducing the Read More…

 

Optimizing Your Website To Be Lean And Mean

http://torquemag.io/2016/03/optimizing-your-website-to-be-lean-and-mean/If you’ve developed an attractive and high-functioning website packed with brilliant content, it will fail if it’s not fast. You probably developed and designed your website via a low-latency, high-bandwidth Wi-Fi and fixed-line connection. However, Read More…

 

Small Business Owners: Attract and Retain More Customers With the Power of WordPress

http://www.wpkube.com/small-business-retain-customers-wordpress/WordPress is the content management system of choice for many small business owners, and for good reason. Whether you’re running an online business or a brick and mortar shop, WordPress has the potential to be a valuable asset — adding efficiency, improving customer communication and boosting your marketing efforts with relative ease. What’s surprising is that very few business owners. Read More…

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