To the WordPress Community: A Call to Simplicity

WordPress themes developer, UpThemes, has put out an open letter to the WordPress Community and to the public that resonates with some of the things I’ve been feeling and advocating.

“Simple is most often best.”

Learn more about their message at:

Not Everyone Needs a Blog

Most people I know haven’t the desire to stand on a soapbox and blog. All they want is a web site that provides basic information which they can update from time to time. WordPress makes an ideal platform to do this.

The purpose of this article is to show how easy it is to make a simple non-blog web site using WordPress and a few useful plug ins.

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Scan your theme for suspect code

Here is a useful WordPress plug in for alerting you to suspect code in theme files. It’s from builtBackwards. If you’re like me I go exploring and download lots of interesting themes. Most times I don’t have time to examine the files minutely. So, this plug in is really helpful for scanning all the files in a theme.

TAC (Theme Authenticity Checker)

Scan all of your theme files for potentially malicious or unwanted code. Be aware of advertisements or dangerous JavaScript inserted into legitimate themes by third party theme download sites.