First off, congrats to the WooCommerce team that has been working incredibly hard to release such a significant update as a 2.0! The release contains an incredibly amount of improvements and features that make it a serious contender in the growing list of eCommerce and commerce-centric payment gateway solutions. It’s hard for me to pinpoint exactly what I like the best out of the newly minted 2.0, especially because I’ve been using it with smaller projects and even client work, not to mention even using it for 8BIT as a solution, but I’m loving the idea of increased security auditing by Sucuri.
Today our WPOI is Dre Armeda. Yeah, that guy. He’s been around WordPress forever and is also one-half of the Dradcast team. You’ll certainly want to get his perspective on what he thinks WordPress needs in the future.
It’s no question that as a piece of software gains popularity it also gains interest from those who would want to exploit it for their own gain. Most of us know this intimately if we’ve spent any time in the Windows environment as the security industry for malware and attacks on Windows-based PCs is huge! WordPress is only growing, now powering more than 17% of the top 1MM sites in the world – this makes it a prime target for hackers and malicious evildoers. An infographic via Page.ly shows some of this data cleverly: