Every week I bring you the latest Web Design News. This week’s stories are about Securing an Online Store, Migrating WordPress, New WordPress Help and Country Club WordPress Themes.
WordPress Documentation: Goodbye Codex, Hello HelpHub
The future of WordPress docs is called “HelpHub” and it will be ready in 2018.
I’ve personally been using WordPress since 2003 (nearly 14 years now), so this news shared by Michael on the wpmudev blog, caught my eye. It seems that WordPress have heard a strong message from the WordPress community that their help section (called WordPress Codex) is intimidating. They’re looking to replace this language with HelpHub, which I must say sounds a lot more appealing. This is a welcome change, just a pity users will have to wait until 2018!1
Migrating Your WordPress Site with the Free WP Migrate DB Plugin
Moving a WordPress site, although a very common requirement, continues to put developers in a fix. The myriad of WordPress plugins and endless possibilities of WordPress implementations further complicate this process. Fortunately, plugins like WP Migrate DB, can do all the heavy lifting, making migrations smooth and easy.
I have moved hundreds of WordPress sites of the course of 14 years. But the fact is that I have learnt the backend and so understand what is required. I’d say 90% of web designers would struggle to move a WordPress site without a plugin. So this news shared by Karen on the wpmudev blog is good news for web design agencies. It will help them avoid the headaches of migrating a WordPress site (assumes it works of course :-)). If it doesn’t call me – I can help 🙂2
Intro to Securing an Online Store
Ecommerce websites have one of the most difficult challenges in the web security space – keeping the implicit trust of a customer in order to make them feel safe shopping on the site.
Online security is a big deal and Securi are one of a few online security companies that are at the forefront of WordPress security. So this is a very helpful article, put together by Victor on the Securi blog that aims to give an introduction to securing an ecommerce site. A lot of web designers defer to their developer to get online security right, but having an awareness of what can harm a site is an important web design skill (in my opinion). What are your thoughts?3
23 Best WordPress Themes for Country Clubs
We have hand-picked some of the best WordPress themes for country clubs, golf courses, and sports clubs.
I’m a keen golfer and would love to design a website for a golf course. Wow I’m just thinking about the amazing imagery I would put on a website for Augusta National – damn that would be a dream come true. Anyway the good folks on the wpbeginner blog have made your life easier by pulling together 23 of the best WordPress Themes for Country clubs. If you’re a lucky web designer building a website for a golf course then you’d be interested in this post. P.S. I’m jealous!4
Well that’s it for Web Design news this week. Hope you have a great week and if you want to reach out for help with Web Design please click here: https://www.perthmarketingcompany.com.au/web-design/
- WordPress Documentation: Goodbye Codex, Hello HelpHub, WordPress Documentation: Goodbye Codex, Hello HelpHub, https://premium.wpmudev.org/blog/wordpress-documentation-helphub/, Michael McCallister , 2017-09-02
- Migrating Your WordPress Site with the Free WP Migrate DB Plugin, Migrating Your WordPress Site with the Free WP Migrate DB Plugin, https://premium.wpmudev.org/blog/migrate-wordpress-wp-migrate-db-plugin/, Karen Gupta, 2017-09-01
- Intro to Securing an Online Store, Intro to Securing an Online Store, https://blog.sucuri.net/2017/09/intro-to-securing-an-online-store.html, Victor Santoyo, 2017-09-01
- 23 Best WordPress Themes for Country Clubs (2017), 23 Best WordPress Themes for Country Clubs, http://www.wpbeginner.com/showcase/best-wordpress-themes-for-country-clubs/, 2017-09-01