WordPress Weekly News and Tips: November 17th to November 23rd

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Welcome to the seventeenth WordPress News Weekly. In these weekly posts, we gather news articles from WordPress-related resources so that you can be up-to-date.

How to Use Mandrill to Send Email in WordPress


URL: http://code.tutsplus.com/tutorials/how-to-use-mandrill-to-send-email-in-wordpress–cms-21396

Jerkko Lain explains how you can use the Mandrill service, by Mailchimp, to extend WordPress’s mailing function.

20 Reasons To Attend a WordCamp


URL: http://wptavern.com/20-reasons-to-attend-a-wordcamp

Waseem Abbas asked twenty different WordCamp attendees what their reason for attending the event was; Abbass created a slideshare just for this purpose.

Advantages and Disadvantages of WordPress Frameworks


URL: http://code.tutsplus.com/articles/advantages-and-disadvantages-of-wordpress-frameworks–cms-22713

There are numerous advantages and disadvantages when you are going to use a WordPress framework. Another thing to remember is that it will depend on the project that you are working on.

Are You Avoiding These Common WordPress Code Issues?


URL: http://premium.wpmudev.org/blog/common-wordpress-code-issues/

 created a list of mistakes that he has made in the past, how you can solve them and use better code in the future.

Circles WordPress Gallery

Author: Diego Imbriani

URL: http://www.wpmayor.com/circles-wordpress-gallery/

A new plugin, Circles WordPress Gallery, adds a unique style to your portfolio site and Diego Imbriani from WP Mayer takes a tour of the plugin.

What’s Coming in WordPress 4.1 (Features and Screenshots)


URL: http://www.wpbeginner.com/news/whats-coming-in-wordpress-4-1-features-and-screenshots/

The Editorial Staff at WP Beginner shows us what’s in store for us with WordPress 4.1 including, but not limited to, the Twenty Fifteen theme, inline image editing and language packs.

New WordPress Plugin Boilerplate Generator Speeds Plugin Creation


URL: http://wptavern.com/new-wordpress-plugin-boilerplate-generator-speeds-plugin-creation

Have you used the WordPress Plugin Boilerplate but hated having to change all of the strings or text in every file? If so, then you are in luck! There is a new site made that will speed this process up just by filling in a few details in a form.

Introducing TutorGrams: a Simple Way to Get One on One WordPress Help

Author: TutorGrams

URL: http://www.wpmayor.com/tutorgrams-one-on-one-wordpress-help/

TutorGrams is a new WordPress plugin that allows you to have one-on-one training with WordPress topics and issues. The plugin allows a tutor to look into your theme and/or plugins. Tutorgram claims to have chosen the very best tutors that they can find; a screen-sharing program is also available to use.

WordPress 4.0.1 is a Critical Security Release that Fixes a Cross-Site Scripting Vulnerability


URL: http://wptavern.com/wordpress-4-0-1-is-a-critical-security-release-that-fixes-a-cross-site-scripting-vulnerability

Wherever you are, you must update to WordPress 4.0.1! A recent XSS (Cross-Site Scripting) was recently discovered and can be used to compromise your site. Please check that you have updated to the latest version as of this post.

How to Add Interactive Travel Maps in WordPress


URL: http://www.wpbeginner.com/plugins/how-to-add-interactive-travel-maps-in-wordpress/

Want to add an interactive map to your WordPress site? Then you can use the Nomad World Map plugin if you are a traveler.

50 Filters of WordPress: Filters 41-50


URL: http://code.tutsplus.com/tutorials/50-filters-of-wordpress-filters-41-50–cms-21299

‘s list of fifty WordPress filters continues with this final article.

WordPress 4.1 to Remove Custom Background and Header Admin Screens


URL: http://wptavern.com/wordpress-4-1-to-remove-custom-background-and-header-admin-screens

A warning to WordPress developers out there, the Custom Background and Header admin screens will be removed in 4.1. If  you have a theme that is using this feature, then you may want to take a look

Twenty Fifteen WordPress Theme Review: When Less Is More


URL: http://premium.wpmudev.org/blog/twenty-fifteen-review/

A quick look and review of the new Twenty Fifteen theme that will be released with WordPress 4.1.