In WordPress, new things tend to happen literally every day. So it’s really no surprise that June was yet another news-rich month.
Here are just some of the hot topics that you’ll find in this edition of This Month in WordPress w/ CodeinWP: new dangerous vulnerabilities, controversial plugin approvals, birthdays (again!), WordCamp Europe recap, and much more.
June 2015 in WordPress
If you’re using WooCommerce and your site didn’t experience any problems lately … lucky you.
Behind the scenes, the Sucuri team discovered a serious vulnerability in WooCommerce, which they declared as being dangerous. They also urged everyone to install the next update as soon as it was out.
Luckily, the WooCommerce guys reacted quickly and released a fix almost instantly.
The Menu Customizer “hysteria” continues. Basically, the Menu Customizer plugin has been set to be one of the main new features in the next version of WordPress – 4.3.
Despite receiving a big amount of negative feedback from the community, the core contributors still kept their decision to officially integrate Menu Customizer into the 4.3 release.
June was all about WordCamp Europe (at least for us).
So we were happy to see Cloudways publishing a nice summary of what was going on at this year’s event in Seville. What’s cool about it is that it’s a kind of Twitter stream archive. In other words, see some of the hot topics that circulated around at the event.
And most importantly, get prepared for Vienna next year!
WordPress.tv is now planning to add a section offering beginner tutorials related to all-things WordPress.
Up until this point, basically the only thing you could find on the site were keynote recordings and other forms of on-stage presentations.
This new directions has a good chance at making WordPress.tv a much more useful resource for everybody.
WordPress.com and its parent company, Automattic, are now 10.
Some numbers that the team shared about their journey:
- 2.5 billion posts written with WordPress.com and Jetpack.
- 137 languages used across those 2.5 billion posts.
- 3 billion comments – conversations, debates, encouraging words.
- 19,176 words – the longest title on a WordPress.com post.
- 10+ million words – the longest post ever published.
- 2.3 million support messages between customers and engineers.
Some Great Articles From Around The Web
Fed up with the official plugin directory? Why not try an alternative one…
All the steps involved in setting up a WordPress website. In one easy-to-digest infographic.
Do you love WordPress and think you have the skills to make it a career? Here’s where to find work.
The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, TED, LinkedIn, NFL, Reuters, who else is there? Find out here.
Let’s give themes some credit too! Here are the newest releases of the month.
Where is mobile design heading? Here are some predictions on the things that are likely to happen.
Avoid installing too many plugins. Do stuff by hand (or “by source code,” I should say).
We’d rather not have that part of WordPress history. Exploits are never fun. Either way, still worth to know what’s going on out there.
A piece on how WordPress theme business has evolved over the years.
If you’re thinking about using a video background on your website, here are the pros and cons to consider.
I think that’s it for this edition. Did we miss anything?