It’s December! I just got used to writing “2015” on all my signatures and now the new year is just around the corner.
There is something anticipating the end of year that just gets me all sorts of giddy.
But enough about me.
This post is about WordPress and the wonderfulness that has been happening the past few weeks.
Let’s dive in, shall we?
As you may have noticed this past week in your WP Dashboard, the new WP Core update was released to the wild.
This update — affectionately named Clifford — brings a couple nice updates to the WordPress.
- Responsive Images (as pictured above). No longer do you need to worry about a WP theme doing this for you. WordPress handles as part of its system now.
- More Embed options. By copying and pasting a blog post URL into your Post Editor, WordPress will now embed a pleasing preview of the post. This makes it great for list posts! You can now easily embed Cloudup, Reddit Comments, and more.
WP Engine Breach
The WordPress centered hosting company experienced a breach in security on the 10th that lead to all customers getting an email telling them that they need to reset various passwords associated with their account.
The breach is said to have possibly exposed users credentials so the password reset was walking on the side of caution.
It’s a bummer that this happen, but WP Engine jumped on it and look to have the situation under control.
The Best Plugin Ever? (Um, Yes!)
This is (in my opinion) the best plugin released this year.
To show random quotes from the Star Wars movies.
The plugin was created to be similar to the “Hello Dolly” plugin that you will often find automatically installed in your WP backend, but I think this one takes the cake, no?
To be sure, I will be installing this on my blogs. You can grab it for free right here.
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- The 7 Best WordPress Analytics Plugins for Stat Junkies
- Supsystic WordPress Popup Plugin: Start Growing Your Email List Today
- How To Successfully Balance Promotional & Useful Content In Your Social Media
- How to Earn $1,000 From Your Blog in the Next 45-60 Days
That about wraps it for today. Any other news in the WordPress world that we missed? Comment below.