WordPress News Digest for Tuesday, April 1, 2014

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12 Instagram Plugins For WordPress Worth Installing

By / — After testing over 25 Instagram plugins for WordPress, here's 12 that are worth installing More →

Agenda for the April 2 meeting

By / — Please suggest items for the April 2 developer meeting. So far: The wpdialog TinyMCE plugin and the enqueuing of jQuery UI Dialog ( #16284) Transient/cache suspensions during widget previews ( #27538) Any other show-stoppers or critical issues Timing of Release… More →

Communication and Flexibility, The Heart Of Membership

By / — If you are looking to build a membership site then WPMU DEV's Membership plugin has just had a major update that brings plenty of improvements and enhancements to its already formidable feature list. More →

Cool Giveaway of GPLclub – 3 Yearly Subscribtions Up for Grabs

By / — Today's giveaway is from GPLclub. Get one of three year long subscriptions to the club bundle, worth $199 each. More →

DealFuel Competition: Win x10 Packs of Design, Dev & Marketing Resources

By / — 10 WPLift readers will be able to win a pack of 3 premium resources worth $187 for free by entering this contest held by DealFuel. About DealFuel DealFuel are another place to check out if you are looking for tech… More →

Everything You Should Know about WordPress Custom Fields

By / — WordPress is a great platform for managing content. If you have any content that comes in article-like units, it’s hard for me to come up with a good reason that WordPress shouldn’t be used. Sure, collaboration’s easier with a wiki,… More →

Hi polyglots We’re about to release WordPress Android…

By / — Hi polyglots, We’re about to release WordPress Android 2.7 and we need you to translate the app description, promo text and release notes. App description: WordPress for Android puts the power of publishing in your hands, making it easy to… More →

How Not To Market WordPress Products (or “Why Customers Don’t Care”)

By / — If you’re any sort of a WordPress developer, then one of the things that you’ve no doubt noticed is how we market our work. I’d say that it can be divided into two camps: You have the developers who promote… More →

How To Learn WordPress in a Week (For Free!)

By / — If you’re willing to put in the time you do have free, it’s easy and quicker to master WordPress than you may imagine. This post offers a step-by-step guide for intermediate users who want to become competent with WordPress over… More →

How To Monetize Your Blog

By / — It takes a lot of time and hard work to develop a blog and gain a readership. For most bloggers, this dedication needs to be justified by providing a stable income. I first started using blogging platforms myself in 2006.… More →

How much does it cost to build a website?

By / — The cost of getting a website built can be confusing! It’s the wild west out here.  With so much of a price gap that you as the client can easily get confused.  For some companies, it’s a race to the… More →

How to Display Recent Comments with Gravatar in WordPress

By / — WordPress comes with few default widgets and this is including a Recent Comments widget. As the name suggests, you can use this widget to display recent comments on your sidebar or any registered widget location. The default widget comes with… More →

How to Fetch Feeds in WordPress Using WP RSS Aggregator

By / — All WordPress websites are capable of publishing RSS feeds. WordPress also has built-in support to fetch any RSS feed and display them on your site. You can simply go to Appearance » Widgets and drag the RSS widget to your… More →

How to Use Open Source Brick Fonts With WordPress

By / — Easy access to open source typography services has made the web a more beautiful place. Google’s vast library of fonts is free, fast-loading and hosted on high performing servers, which has resulted in ubiquitous use across the web. But have… More →

IRC Meetup agenda for week #14

By / — Or this posted #wordpress-sfd support agenda can be titled “It’s late!” April 16th is the official date for 3.9 being released. See the 3.9 beta 3 post for more info. Test, test, test the beta. Please reply in the comments below… More →

Introducing Dictator

By / — Daniel Bachhuber just announced Dictator, a “provisioning system for WordPress.” One key idea Dictator adopted from provisioning systems: environments are ephemeral. WordPress no longer doing what you want it to? You should be able to destroy it and provision a… More →

Introducing WP BrainWaves

By / — WP BrainWaves provides you with the ability to perform basic functions to your WordPress website from virtually anywhere. Through the utilization of a relatively simple Brain Computer Interface (BCI), you can use your brainwaves to communicate directly […] More →

On My iPhone

By / — I did one of the “On My Phone” interviews for Vanity Fair, which is especially funny during Lent. You can read it here: WordPress’ Matt Mullenweg on Calm, Childish Gambino, and Giving Up His iPhone for Lent. More →

Pagely® Acquired by BlackBerry

By / — Pagely® is happy to announce it has been acquired by BlackBerry, for an undisclosed sum. Other terms of the deal are not being disclosed. Negotiations had been going on for many months and finally both sides realized that this was… More →

Personal Project Sprint

By / — Here’s the deal — I’m really good at making lists… but in quantity not quality. I can make a dozen or more to-do lists between assorted notebooks, sticky notes, email, Evernote, Trello, and who-knows-what-else. (I’ve created a super simple list… More →

Portland Photo Walk

By / — I was in Portland (Oregon) this weekend for OwnerCamp. On Sunday I had an opportunity to mosey around a bit and take a few photos. All photos taken with a Panasonic GX-7 + 20mm prime lens. I’m still loving this… More →

SEO Is Not a Condiment for Your Website

By / — Too often I hear website owners say things like “now that I’ve built my website I need to get some SEO.” (actual quote) I suppose this is a natural thing to think after working hard to build a website, only… More →

Stop commenting your code just to say you did

By / — Summary – Code comments that point out the obvious make the important comments harder to spot. Developers are better off when there are only a few comments for the code that deserves an explanation. You open up an electrical box… More →

The Best WordPress Plugins to Create a Successful Customer Experience

By / — As you all know, WordPress is the preferred web design and blogging platform because of how flexible it is. With… The post The Best WordPress Plugins to Create a Successful Customer Experience appeared first on Best Premium & Free WordPress… More →

Theme composition vs frameworks

By / — Tom J Nowell published a great post today on theme composition vs frameworks. He points out a problem with theme frameworks: what you need or want to do doesn’t always fit the way the framework is laid out. The problem… More →

To clear up some confusion around the revision…

By / — To clear up some confusion around the revision number used for building a local package, I updated this Translation Handbook page: Packaging Localized WordPress I appreciate it you could read through the process and let me know what needs to… More →

WP RSS Aggregator Review: Do More with RSS Feeds

By / — RSS (Rich Site Summary) was invented to make sharing feeds of content from an external site really simple. Still, it can’t be easily done with WordPress right out of the box. And why should it? […] More →


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