Pay what you want for this comprehensive WordPress course bundle

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Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Knowing your way around WordPress is like having a cheat code that unlocks the hidden secrets of the internet. You can build your own professional-looking website, manage an e-commerce store, start a blog, launch a newsletter, and tackle lots more personal and entrepreneurial projects that can raise your profile and bring in real revenue. And since a quarter of the world's websites rely on the ubiquitous publishing platform, a working knowledge of it can help you stand out in the job hunt, while a mastery could very well land you a high-paying job in e-comm, web design, or a myriad of other fields. You needn't pay a fortune to inherit these invaluable abilities.


24 Must Have WordPress Plugins and Tools for Business Sites (2018)

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Many of our users are business owners who often ask us for plugin suggestions. Having the right set of tools can help you take your business to the next level. In this article, we will share the must have WordPress plugins for business websites in 2018. As a business owner, allowing your customers to contact you should be your top priority. WPForms is the most beginner friendly contact form plugin for WordPress.


WordPress's broken automatic update function

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Twenty-nine percent of all websites use WordPress. With 60 percent of the content management system (CMS) market, WordPress outdistances all other CMSs, So, when there's trouble with WordPress security, many of us are in trouble. WordPress shot itself in the foot by disabling its ability to be automatically updated. According to WordFence, a WordPress security site, "WordPress 4.9.3 was released earlier this week and it included a bug which broke WordPress auto-update. Millions of sites auto-updated from 4.9.2 to WordPress 4.9.3 and it broke their ability to auto-update in the future."


Amazon Polly Gives WordPress a Voice! Amazon Web Services

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Today AWS in partnership with WP Engine is announcing the release of an Amazon Polly plugin for WordPress. The sample plugin enables WordPress creators to easily add Text-to-Speech capabilities to written content. As voice interaction becomes more common, it's essential to provide your website's content in audio formats. And, visitors who are drawn to your websites by voice capabilities can now consume your content through new channels, such as inline audio players and mobile podcast applications. Now your readers and listeners can listen to your posts, even while they are away from the screen – driving, riding a bike, or even jogging.


Flaws in Multidots WordPress Plugins expose e-Commerce websites to a broad range of attacks

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The vulnerable plugins are available on theWordPress.org "Recently our research team found serious security issues in ten WordPress plugins developed by the same vendor – MULTIDOTS Inc. company. All vulnerable plugins designed to work alongside with WooCommerce so there is a real threat to all online stores powered by WooCommerce and one of these plugins." "We found Stored Cross-Site Scripting (XSS), Cross-Site Request Forgery and SQL Injection vulnerabilities that could be exploited by hackers to upload keyloggers, shells, crypto miners and other malicious software or completely deface the website." Multidots plugins are affected by stored cross-site scripting (XSS), cross-site request forgery (CSRF) and SQL injection vulnerabilities that could be exploited by an attacker to take complete control of e-commerce installs.