02-10-2017, Web Design
by Antoni Zolciak
5 Web Design and Web Development
Must-Reads This Week
February 2017, #2
Introducing a second episode of our new series on web design and web development!
Each week, we’ll post some of the most interesting articles, case studies, and research that we stumbled upon.
Did you miss last week’s compilation? Check it out here!
How to merge two WordPress sites together without losing SEO
A bit of technical information. If you have some experience with WordPress and want to merge two sites together, you can. What’s even more important, you don’t need to lose your SEO power from either one. WPBeginner prepared a useful guide on how to do this properly.
Please keep in mind that this solution will be most useful for simple websites. Back in 2015, we were merging two sites with huge amounts of content and vast functionality. There was no way to use an automated import mechanism.
It’s all relative and dependant on the kind of website you’re running. If it’s a simple blog, an automatic solution might do just fine. If, however, you’re using WordPress to power a complicated website, a custom solution will fit your needs better.
Maciek Palmowski, our full-stack developer, is quite confident that a universal approach won’t be good for everyone.
ASP.NET documentation available on docs.microsoft.com
ASP.NET documentation and guidance were migrated to docs.microsoft.com. Now, it sits alongside docs for ASP.NET Core, C#, Entity Framework Core, Azure, Visual Studio, C++, and SQL on Linux.
Slawomir Grycz, our CEO and leader of the mobile app development team, welcomed the change with opened arms:
Having the documentation in one place makes it all much easier. Instead of searching for information throughout the web, our team has a single go-to address with everything that’s necessary
The ASP.NET documentation is also open for contributions in GitHub.
This week was tough for WordPress REST API
Last week, we wrote about WordPress 4.7.2 update and the security issues it resolved. WordPress disclosed three of them, while the fourth one was fixed silently soon after. To fix an unauthenticated privilege escalation vulnerability in a REST API end-point, WordPress Core Security Team worked with Sucuri, the company that discovered the issue.
As the result of said vulnerability, thousands of WordPress sites were attacked. Plenty of them were battling with messages such as “Hacked by NG689Skw” or similar.
We’re happy to say that none of our partners and clients suffered from the issue. Maciek Palmowski, a full-stack developer at In’saneLab and co-author of Pandify.pl blog, puts it this way:
ManageWP helped us to maintain a centralized control of all WordPress sites that we currently maintain for our clients. The REST API incident makes it clear on how important automatic updates are. By the way, even if our infrastructure was compromised, we’re backing up all data in real-time.
Getting started with VR interface design
Smashing Magazine came up with an interesting read on VR from the perspective of a UX or UI designer. They talk about a lot of things: the kinds of VR apps out there, the process for VR UI and interface design, or the technical considerations.
While VR still may not find plenty of commercial applications due to low resolution, text readability, or slow adaptation, we believe it’s one of the main trends for years to come.
WordCamp 2017 in Miami and Paris!
WordCamp Miami is one of the longest running WordCamps. In its ninth year, more than 800 bloggers, developers, and marketers will be together in southeastern Florida.
And as the next generation of WordPress builders already popped out into the world, WordCamp Miami takes care of that. Last year, they expanded workshops for kids to two days and they plan to do the same thing this year.
For more information on WordCamp Miami head over here.
But what if you’re based in Europe? Well, it’s time to visit Paris, where WordCamp Europe 2017 will take place as the biggest WordCamp to date. The final batch of tickets is now on sale.