WPTavern: WPWeekly Episode 266 – Clef Is Shutting Down, Configuring User Avatars, and WPCampus 2017

WPTavern: WPWeekly Episode 266 – Clef Is Shutting Down, Configuring User Avatars, and WPCampus 2017

In this episode, Marcus Couch and I discuss the stories that are making headlines including, Clef shutting down, WordPress 4.7.3, and WordPress.com’s new add-on for Chrome. I shared two lessons I recently learned from managing a site that has open registration and uses BuddyPress. We also share details of WPCampus 2017.

Stories Discussed:

WordPress 4.7.3 Patches Six Security Vulnerabilities, Immediate Update Advised
Clef is Shutting Down June 6th
WordPress.com Releases Chrome Add-On for Google Docs
Freemius Launches Insights for WordPress Themes
Configuring a User Avatar in WordPress Is Not as Easy as It Should Be
BuddyPress Core Contributors Working on a Way to Safely Edit a Group’s Permalink
WPCampus 2017 to Take Place July 14-15 in Buffalo, NY

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Chris Klosowski: Democratizing Inspiration

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Plugins Picked By Marcus:

WP Clone Menu enables you to clone menus using existing menus.

WordPress List Images to Optimize gives users an idea of which ones need to be optimized or re-uploaded.

WP Raffle fully automates an online raffle. Simply install, start the appropriate raffle and prizes, and this plugin does the rest; picking the winners at the designated raffle draw date.

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