Weekly WordPress Roundup 01

WordPress is the leading content management system. It has the flexibility for creating beautiful blogs to large websites. The platform is capable to run large e-commerce stores. With the vast range of plugins and themes that increases each day, WordPress grow and fly with open wings.

WordPress community is vast. It is a family that is growing every day with newbies. Themes and plugins developers are joining hands to register their products on the WordPress.org repository. There are several WordPress blogs like WPTavern, WPBeginner, WPLift, WPKube, etc who writes reviews for these new additions with detailed results of the tests. These blogs also write tutorials to help out the folks in the community.

When the industry is that big as WordPress, it’s not possible for everyone to keep an eye to all the insights. Therefore, we felt to start an exclusive roundup for our readers that will be published on Wednesday every week. This roundup will cover the stories of WP Daily Themes that we posted over the week and we will also pick useful WordPress posts from random blogs.

Let’s get started the roundup with the happenings of past week in WordPress industry.

WordPress 4.2 Beta 1 is available now

Drew Jaynes, lead of WordPress 4.2 announced the first beta release. It’s now available for testing. You can report any issues found to the WordPress.org team. This release covers the ease in sharing content through the new sleek and mobile friendly design for Press This. Theme functionality is added to the Customizer. Theme browsing and changing themes is now much easier than before. Emoji brings life to the content and they are added to all the content editing slots of WordPress.

The WP Summit by Jan Koch

Jan Koch from Germany hosting The WP Summit with the incredible speakers. The summit started on March 16, 2015. Event is based on the video interviews. Jan and his summit are featured on different WordPress and other blogs like WPMayor, TemplateMonster, Cloudways, SEMRush, TorqueMag, etc. Speakers include Dan Norris, Jason Cohen, Pere Hospital, Tony Perez, Oli Gardner, Rand Fishkin and more. Get your free access pass for the The WP Summit.

WordCamp St. Louis, MO, 2015

The flagship event of WordPress took place on March 14-15, 2015 at the campus of Washington University in St. Louis, MO. Fully crowded classes showed the enthusiasm in the WordPress community of St. Louis. Jeff Chandler of WPTavern attended and have written the recap for WordCamp St. Louis, MO.

Sucuri – Understand WordPress Plugin Vulnerabilities

Daniel Cid, Founder and CTO of Sucuri, the leading security agency explains the critical issues when recently several WordPress plugins facing vulnerabilities. He claims that the Sucuri team found vulnerabilities in big plugins like WooCommerce, WordPress SEO, Pods Plugin, Gravity Forms etc. Daniel shared the scores using the DREAD system.

Easy Digital Downloads 2.3 Brings New Features

Ending Notes

We have started this roundup for our readers so that they can read all the news at one place. We are curious to hear your suggestions and feedback on this initiative. It will help us in making this roundup better every week. You can drop your ideas in the comments below.