Wicked Plugins Launches UI-Based WordPress Block Builder – WP Tavern

Last week, Wicked Plugins launched version 1.0 of its Wicked Block Builder. I have kept my eye on this plugin since its November 2021 beta release. The project promised that developers would be able to “effortlessly build custom blocks,” and I was finally ready to put that to the test.

In the past two months, I have activated the plugin every so often. I knew a review of it would take me a while, and I would deactivate it before diving in. I kept feeling overwhelmed by the enormity of it — there are tons of settings to configure. The holiday season did not help either. I wanted…

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Three Plugins with Same Bug Put 84K WordPress Sites at Risk – Threatpost

Researchers discovered vulnerabilities that can allow for full site takeover in login and e-commerce add-ons for the popular website-building platform.

Researchers have discovered three WordPress plug-ins with the same vulnerability that allows an attacker to update arbitrary site options on a vulnerable site and completely take it over. Exploiting the flaw does require some action from the site administrator, however.

On Nov. 5, 2021, the Wordfence Threat Intelligence team started…

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Top WordPress Theme Stores | HTMLGoodies.com

When picking a WordPress theme, you need to use a reputable source to avoid issues down the line. That is why we came up with a list of the top WordPress theme stores so you can find the perfect fit for your site’s needs without worry.

How To Pick A WordPress Theme

Contrary to popular belief, a WordPress theme is much more than just an eye-catching design. Sure, it is important to pick something that fits your brand’s image in terms of looks, but since a theme can also affect website functionality, you need to consider other factors when choosing your theme, such as:

  • Ease of…

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Creating Speech Balloons With the WordPress Block Editor – WP Tavern

I do not know how I overlooked LIQUID SPEECH BALLOON. The plugin is less than a month shy of being three years old, and I follow block-related projects religiously. This one slipped through the cracks, at least until I haphazardly stumbled upon it when searching for something else entirely.

It is also relatively popular for a single-block plugin. There are not that many with more than 10,000 active installs. I had to know what it was doing to draw such a crowd.

In the comments on yesterday’s post about Automattic’s Livro theme, Nick Hamze wanted to know where all the fun theme…

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Starting a small business? Tips to get you started

So you are thinking about starting a business. If so, you need a website. But where to start?

First, you need to secure your name on the internet. In fact, I recommend doing a name search simultaneously on the Oregon Secretary of State’s website and the website registration company, aka “registrar”, of your choice.

There are tons of them out there, but in no particular order, some options include namecheap.com, Google Domains, and domain.com. The goal is to find a name that is available in Oregon and on the internet.

Once you have decided on a name and determined that it is available in…

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New GootLoader Campaign Targets Accounting, Law Firms – Threatpost

GootLoader hijacks WordPress sites to lure professionals to download malicious sample contract templates.

Once prolific spreaders of REvil ransomware, the GootLoader malware gang has pivoted to actively targeting employees of law and accounting firms with malicious downloads.

The Threat Response Unit from eSentire issued an alert about having over the past three weeks observed GootLoader attacks on three law firms and one accounting firm.

WordPress vulnerabilities let the attackers…

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3 top WordPress plugins for website design | Marketing Matters | wvnews.com – WV News

There are many options when choosing a platform to build your website. WordPress, by far, is the most popular.

Its versatility and ease of use has separated it from other more traditional platforms and coding methods. Along with opening up opportunities for everyday business owners and individuals to build their website, WordPress has many third-party developers creating plugins which, as an easy way to describe it, are apps that work inside of WordPress just as apps work inside your phone or…

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10 WordPress Website Ideas for 2022

Deciding to start a WordPress website is the easy part. Figuring out what to use it for is where things can get tricky.

It is estimated that more than a quarter of all websites are now built on WordPress. This makes perfect sense when you consider that WordPress is one of the most versatile and user-friendly content management systems (CMS) around.

But what should you use your new WordPress website for? Here are 10 ideas to get you started

Personal Blog

If you have a passion for something, starting a personal blog might be the perfect option to express yourself. WordPress makes starting a blog…

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