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WordPress Plugin Roundup – January 2020

Each month, we recap the best WordPress plugins that were added or updated within the last 30 days on the WordPress Plugin Directory. Here’s a list of our favorite new or recently-updated plugins for January 2020. 1. BetterDocs – Best Documentation & Knowledge Base Plugin BetterDocs – Best Documentation & Knowledge Base Plugin BetterDocs will […]
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A Guide to WordPress PHP

Looking to understand WordPress PHP? In this post, we’ll unpack what PHP is and how it works with WordPress. Understanding PHP and how it integrates with WordPress will help with site maintenance, troubleshooting errors and WordPress development in general. What is PHP? . PHP allows you to do many powerful things, such as interacting with […]
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WordPress Leaders Nominated for CMX Awards

Two members of the WordPress leadership team were nominated for excellent work in their field in the first ever Community Industry Awards. Andrea Middleton is nominated for Executive Leader of a Community Team and Josepha Haden Chomphosy is nominated for Community Professional of the Year. CMX is one of the largest professional organizations dedicated to […]
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WordPress Vulnerability Roundup: January 2020, Part 1

New WordPress plugin and theme vulnerabilities were disclosed during the first half of January, so we want to keep you aware. In this post, we cover recent WordPress plugin, theme and core vulnerabilities and what to do if you are running one of the vulnerable plugins or themes on your website. The WordPress Vulnerability Roundup […]
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New! iThemes Hosting Now with Multiple Site Plans

Over the last few months, we’ve been working on a number of little projects to help get your 2020 off to a great start! We’ve already told you about how we released new iThemes Training membership plans for those who want WordPress and business training  to grow your freelance and web design agencies. We even […]
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New! iThemes Security now includes Security Check Pro and CCPA changes in Pro

Not every site is the same; that is why we have always been hesitant to take a blanket approach to WordPress Security. For example, several sites are behind some proxy. When a site is behind a proxy, it could appear that every visitor is coming from the same IP address. When malicious actors seem to […]
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Introducing Freelance Leap Year & iThemes Training!

When I was getting started in web development, I couldn’t wait until the start of a new year. There were always people or companies that were launching new courses that would help my career out. I could learn anything, web development, marketing, even sales! I used this time as an excuse to get started in […]
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The Month in WordPress: December 2019

As 2019 draws to a close and we look ahead to another exciting year let’s take a moment to review what the WordPress community achieved in December. WordPress 5.3.1 and 5.3.2 Releases The WordPress 5.3.1 security and maintenance release was announced on December 13. It features 46 fixes and enhancements. This version corrects four security […]
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On the Twelfth Day of Giving: AirPods Pro

Have you ever thought to yourself that you needed some quiet space inside of a coffee shop? Or maybe you wanted to listen to your movie on a plane without having to hear the constant white noise or the person snoring next to you? Well today, you are in luck! We’re giving away the hottest […]
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WordPress 5.3.2 Maintenance Release

WordPress 5.3.2 is now available! This maintenance release features 5 fixes and enhancements. WordPress 5.3.2 is a short-cycle maintenance release. The next major release will be version 5.4. You can download WordPress 5.3.2 by clicking the button at the top of this page, or visit your Dashboard → Updates and click Update Now. If you have sites that support […]
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WordPress 5.3.1 Security and Maintenance Release

WordPress 5.3.1 is now available! This security and maintenance release features 46 fixes and enhancements. Plus, it adds a number of security fixes—see the list below. WordPress 5.3.1 is a short-cycle maintenance release. The next major release will be version 5.4. You can download WordPress 5.3.1 by clicking the button at the top of this page, […]
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People of WordPress: Jill Binder

You’ve probably heard that WordPress is open-source software, and may know that it’s created and run by volunteers. WordPress enthusiasts share many examples of how WordPress changed people’s lives for the better. This monthly series shares some of those lesser-known, amazing stories. Meet Jill Binder Jill Binder never meant to become an activist. She insists […]
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The Month in WordPress: November 2019

November has been a big month in the WordPress community. New releases, big events, and a push for more contributors have characterized the work being done across the project — read on to find out more! The release of WordPress 5.3 “Kirk” WordPress 5.3 was released on November 12, and is available for download or […]
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WordPress 5.2.4 Update

Late-breaking news on the 5.2.4 short-cycle security release that landed October 14. When we released the news post, I inadvertently missed giving props to Simon Scannell of RIPS Technologies for finding and disclosing an issue where path traversal can lead to remote code execution. Simon has done a great deal of work on the WordPress […]
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WordPress 5.3 “Kirk”

Version 5.3 of WordPress is available for download or update in your WordPress dashboard. The new editor continues to become more refined with intuitive interactions, a focus on accessibility, and a more consistent look & feel. A fresh new default theme is shipping with this release too, that puts blocks to good use and lets all users have more control over how their content appears.
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New Course: An Introduction to Gutenberg


Don't get caught by surprise by Gutenberg—the brand new content editor coming soon to WordPress! It will completely transform the way you create content in WordPress. This 17-part video course by Joe Casabona will introduce you to the all-new Gutenberg Editor in WordPress and show you how to use all of its exciting new features!
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WP101 Celebrates 10 Years of Service to the WordPress Community


Today marks the 10th anniversary of the WordPress 101 video tutorial series. Here’s a quick look back at just how far our little ’side project‘ has come since it was first launched in 2008, plus a sneak peek at what's coming next!
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New Course: How to Add an Event Calendar to your WordPress Site


If you’d like to publish a calendar of events on your WordPress website in a beautiful, easy-to-read format, you’ll need an events calendar plugin. But how do you choose from the dozens of event calendar plugins that are available for WordPress? How can you tell which one is best? Even after you decide, how do […]
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New Course: How to Create Custom Forms in WordPress with Ninja Forms


Learn how to use the Ninja Forms plugin for WordPress to create just about any type of custom form you can imagine—from simple contact forms to event registrations, file uploads, payments, and more—with this brand new, 18-part video tutorial course by WP101.
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Introduction to the MailPoet Email Newsletter Plugin for WordPress


We partnered with the MailPoet team to create an 8-part Introduction to MailPoet — one of the easiest email newsletter plugins for WordPress. More than 400,000 WordPress site owners use MailPoet to send welcome emails, notifications about new posts, and email newsletters to their site's visitors. It's a breeze to set up in less than 20 minutes. Best of all, it works right within your own WordPress dashboard. Learn more in this new 20-minute course!
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