Weekly round-up of WordPress news – Vol 14

WordPress agency news

A security release is the biggest news in WordPress this week and we also have some great guides for you to get your teeth stuck into.

WordPress 4.9.2 Patches XSS Vulnerability – WP Tavern
We still come across people who think WordPress isn’t secure and can get easily hacked. In fact, there is a very proactive team behind WordPress who work hard to fix and security issues as soon as they are aware of them.

Easy Tips for WordPress Beginners to Get Started in 2018 – WP Explorer
This is a great guide to give to new users of WordPress so they can understand and familiarise themselves with the various WordPress screens. We are not all WordPress experts and screens that are so familiar to us can be overwhelming for new users.

Getting Started with Google AMP in WordPress – WPMU Dev
The mobile web is something that is only going to get more and more prominent and Google AMP is taking off. If you have ever loaded a web page on a mobile and it loaded super fast and looked slightly different to the desktop version then this was being served via Google AMP. This guide takes you through what it is and how to get started.

Freelancer Self Care: Why It Matters and How to Do It – iThemes
It is so important to take care of yourselves, whether you are a freelancer at home or a member of staff in an office, you are number one priority. From our physical to our mental health, this guide has some great information especially the comments from people who are already facing the challenges of freelancing full time.

2017 in review – Pippins Plugins
This is a yearly piece from Pippin about the highs and lows of running a WordPress business and also his personal achievements in 2017. The honesty in this guide and the previous year’s versions is so natural and inspiring.

Didn’t get that promotion? Good – WP Agency
I have revisited Jocko Willink in the last couple of weeks and the video in this post sums up how to reframe anything bad that happens as quickly as possible.