The WhiP Newsletter #1

Hello there and welcome to the very first edition of The WhiP!

Woothemes breach could remain a mystery. There have now been almost 1000 reported cases of fraudulent credit card activity since Woothemes initially announced it had received a handful of complaints. The company has admitted “at this time we do not foresee any conclusive reports on how our system was infiltrated, and we might never know.”

BuddyCampers go do-nuts. Two people turned out for BuddyCamp in Miami this past weekend. Just kidding, there were 150 people there – double last year’s figure.

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Going Google with WordPress Plugins

Peanut butter and jelly. Bonnie and Clyde. Yin and yang. Horse and carriage.

Some things just seem to naturally go together.

If you run a WordPress site, then unless you’re running a very unusual site in a very unusual way, you probably have it connected to Google in one way or another. Maybe it’s through Analytics. Or maybe it’s with Adsense. Maybe you use Google Maps. Or maybe you’ve embedded a YouTube video or two.

Whatever it is, if you stop and think about it, you’re probably connected.


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Top 10 Fastest WordPress Themes for Incredible Page Speed

A fast and lightweight theme can do wonders for improving your page speed – and ensuring your visitors will hang around long enough to read your content.

Last week we looked at ways to improve your Google PageSpeed Insights score. One of the recommended measures was choosing a quick theme that makes few HTTP requests.

Finding a fast theme, however, is no mean feat. Most themes available today are packed with features, such as parallax, social media and ginormous images, ensuring your site will struggle to get a score above 50 out of 100 on PageSpeed Insights.

Fast Frank

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White Label Your Site With Latest Release of Ultimate Branding

We’ve updated Ultimate Branding make it easier than ever to stamp your brand on the backend of your WordPress site.

The latest release, version 1.7, includes an eye-catching new user interface, unlimited menus and an awesome CSS editing area for the Custom Admin Bar section, along with a fantastic background color picker for footer content in the Global Footer Content area.

Download the latest version of Ultimate Branding and white label your site or Multisite network – make your site yours, not WordPress’s.

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Why Trying to Get 95+ on Google PageSpeed Insights for Your WordPress Site Will Drive You Mad!

For the past few weeks I’ve been working on my WordPress site in an attempt to reach 95+ on Google PageSpeed Insights.

I thought it would be easy. “All I need to do is make a few tweaks here and a few optimizations there,” I told myself. “Smush my images and set expire headers; install W3 Total Cache and all will be sweet. A piece of cake.”

How wrong was I.

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