Each month at our Metro Detroit WordPress meetup, I share WordPress tips and news with our members. Here are the tips from our April 2012 meetup:
- Background Per Page Plugin : If you ever wanted to add a unique background to individual pages and posts, but didn’t want to dig into CSS, this is the plugin for you.
- Get Involved with the WordPress Community: You don’t have to be a developer or a designer to contribute, your voice makes WordPress what it is today. There are plenty of ways you can get involved:
- Subscribe to WordPress mailing lists
- Join WordPress meetups, like our Metro Detroit WordPress Meetup
- Contribute to the WordPress Codex
- Organize or attend WordCamps, inexpensive ($20-$40) one to two day conferences organized by local people using WordPress
- Infected WordPress Sites Connected to Trojans on Approx. 700,000 Macs: The recent Apple Mac Flashback Trojan is thought to have been distributed via a fake Adobe Flash update on infected WordPress sites. Thousands of sites were infected between September 2011 and March 2012. According to internet security firm Sucuri:
the infected sites were either running an outdated version of WordPress or a vulnerable plugin. Attackers were also said to be gaining entrance to sites via weak passwords.
- Client Proof Visual Editor: If the formatting options in the TinyMCE Editor are too much for you or your client, consider using a simpler formatting toolbar. Client Proof Visual Editor provides only 11 formatting options.
- WordPress 3.4 Preview: Check out all the new features in the upcoming WordPress 3.4 release, expected May 2012. One of the most talked about features is drag and drop theme customization, make changes to the theme, and see the theme changes in real time.