Anders Norén Releases Björk, a Free WordPress Block Theme for Blogs and Personal Websites – WP Tavern

WordPress theme author Anders Norén is at it again with a new minimal block theme for blogs and personal websites. Björk is the 129th block theme to hit the directory and Norén’s 25th free WordPress theme. It follows the release of Poe, a portfolio style theme, less than two months ago.

Although Norén said he is a fan of the Icelandic singer, his new theme is named for his favorite tree. Björk is the Swedish name for birch.

“Birch trees are incredibly resilient, which is why you can find them closer to the tree line on the Swedish fjäll than any other type of tree,”…

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How to edit the footer in WordPress

The great thing about WordPress is that it is very customizable. Every part of your website can be made exactly the way you want it, either using a widget or adding some code. The footer is one part of the site which many companies use to display important information and links. How do you edit the footer, and how do you remove the ‘Powered by WordPress’ link?

Read more: What is WordPress, and should you use it?


To edit the footer in WordPress, go to the WordPress admin area, then Appearance–>Editor. Each area of the website will now be customizable, and you can click…

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WordPress warning: 140k BackupBuddy installations on alert over file-read exploitation

Adam Bannister

08 September 2022 at 13:57 UTC

Updated: 08 September 2022 at 16:32 UTC

Site backup plugin developer issues patch following reports of millions of exploit attempts

UPDATED WordPress websites running BackupBuddy have been urged to update the plugin amid reports of active exploitation of a high severity arbitrary file download/read vulnerability.

BackupBuddy, which is used to backup WordPress sites, and has around 140,000 active installations.

WordPress security firm Wordfence has…

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Bluehost Launches New Commerce Solutions for WordPress

Beginners to expert sellers can build and manage visually stunning online stores with Bluehost’s curated solution, simplifying the website building experience

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Sept. 8, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Bluehost, one of the largest WordPress hosting providers in the world, today announced the launch of its new commerce solutions that make it simple for customers to launch their online stores and makes using WordPress easier by bringing together YITH plugins and WooCommerce. Addressing the need for a simple, convenient online selling solution for all, Bluehost’s new commerce…

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WordPress vs Shopify for eCommerce — Which One is Better | by Camila Cox | Sep, 2022

Choose a better option and grow your business online in 2022!!

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Which is the best between Shopify and WordPress? Many businesses ask themselves this topic, so I’ll go into detail about it in this post.

Continue reading to learn more about both platforms, their main features, and the reasons you would pick one over the other when creating an e-commerce website.

After reading this comparison, you need to know a lot more about which platform will work best for your company’s needs (and what the best alternatives to both platforms are).

Let’s start with an…

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WordPress To Drop Security Updates for Versions 3.7 Through 4.0 by December, 2022 – WP Tavern

WordPress’ Security Team announced it will be dropping support for versions 3.7 through 4.0 on December 1, 2022. To give some context for how old these versions are, in 2013, WordPress 3.7 introduced automatic background updates and 3.8 updated the admin with a new design based on the MP6 plugin.

WordPress’ official policy is that the security team only provides support for the most recent version, but as a courtesy has extended backporting security fixes to older versions that are able to receive automatic updates.

“Until now, these courtesy backports have included all…

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How to create members-only content on WordPress

Jack Wallen introduces you to a plugin that makes it easy to monetize content with WordPress.

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WordPress is one of the most widely-used website-building frameworks on the market, and with good reason. Although WordPress was originally designed for nothing more than blogging, it has since become a platform that can meet just about any need.

Case in point: membership content. Using WordPress and a simple plugin, you can create members-only content for your site. With the help of the Paid…

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WordPress security survey results 2022

We recently ran a survey to get a better understanding of the state of WordPress security. The survey was open to everyone and included several WordPress security-related questions. This report details our findings.

Why this survey?

WordPress security is an essential topic on the minds of many administrators and website owners. Due to its open and iterative nature, it is not always easy to understand whether your efforts go far enough or whether there are areas that require further attention and development. This is especially true when juggling multiple things at once – as is often the…

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DES PLAINES, Ill., Sept. 6, 2022 /PRNewswire/ —, a global digital agency and experienced WordPress developer, is proud to announce that it has earned WordPress VIP Gold Agency Partner status, WordPress VIP’s highest level of partnership status. As a Gold Agency Partner, WordPress VIP recognizes as one of the top design and development agencies in the world.

WordPress VIP is an agile content platform and ecosystem built on an open-source framework. Together, with WordPress VIP’s advanced content, commerce, and analytics solutions,…

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