Useful WordPress Tools, Themes, and Plugins
We don’t usually like to toot our own horn, but appearing in a Smashing Magazine list makes us pretty happy, especially making it into the Themes section with some other big WordPress players. The list also covers the Yoast SEO plugin, by far one of my favorite free plugins out there. Other important WordPress development tools to check out include the WordPress TextMate Bundle and the WordPress Command Line plugin.

WP App Store
The idea of the WP App Store is to bring the theme and plugin shopping experience into the dashboard, making finding the plugins you want and need much simpler. Be on the lookout for the launch date sometime in April. If you go to the home page you can sign up to receive a notice when it goes live.

Coming Soon – Easy Digital Downloads for WordPress
In the digital world, there has always been a conversation about how best to sell digital goods. Security, stability and easy access are all big issues to keep in mind when putting your digital product on the market, but Pippin’s Plugins is planning on helping you out. Easy Digital Downloads for WordPress is coming soon and will be completely free. Check out the link above for more specs.

TrendMicro – Compromised WordPress Sites
This past week TrendMicro reported there had been a massive amount of WordPress sites compromised and while the article ends up being a plug for TrendMicro security products, it’s still an important piece of knowledge. How do you personally protect your WordPress sites and what are your favorite security plugins?

March 26, 2012
Written by: John Hartley