WordPress News Digest for Monday, September 1, 2014

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4.0 release plan and 8/27 meeting summary

By / — Per dev chat on 8/27 (summary below), we are targeting a release of , kicking off at in #wordpress-dev. There are a number of steps to go through, including running unit tests, checking build, and testing various update and installation… More →

EP102 – Your WordPress business: it's not a hobby – Sept 1 2014

By / — On this episode of WPwatercooler we discuss treating your WordPress business as a real business and not a hobby. Show aired Sept 1 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 7PM UTC The post EP102 – Your WordPress business: it's… More →

Façade: A card game of bidding, bluffing, and battle

By / — I’ve been messing around with game design recently. Here’s a fun card game I made up that my wife and I took to right away. There were exclamations of “Oooh, you stinker!”, outrageous laughter, and hilariously sad attempts at revenge.… More →

Featured Image Size

By / — When you can't remember the size of your featured images and it matters… More →

Fight Club A/B Testing

By / — Luca Sartoni writes The Rules of A/B Testing by Tyler Durden. “1st Rule: You don’t talk about A/B Testing.” More →

Free Files For September 2014

By / — Each month the Envato marketplace brings you free premium files. Envato is a web marketplace where you can get premium files for different areas of your website. My favourite marketplaces are the script marketplace CodeCanyon and the theme marketplace ThemeForest.… More →

Guest Edited WhiP Is Annoying – The WhiP #75

By / — Aloha & Welcome to a Bran Nue Day at the WhiP, this week mystery-guest-edited-for-your-entertainment. So, prepare yourself for missed days, sporadic delivery times, poor spelling, worse punctuation and a general drop in quality… hurrah! So elegant? So intelligent? Go on,… More →

How To Start A WordPress Management Business In Less Than A Day

By / — I think the primary, underlying appeal to WordPress as a platform is its ability to empower its users. Everything else about it serves to prop up this one, all important function. It’s free, easy to use, has an enormous amount… More →

How to Insert WordPress Page Content to Another Page or Post

By / — Recently one of our users asked if it was possible to add content from a WordPress page into another post or page. In this article, we will show you how to insert content from one WordPress page to another post,… More →

I noticed that English Canada is not appearing…

By / — I noticed that English (Canada) is not appearing in http://api.wordpress.org/translations/core/1.0/?version=4.0 even though everything in GlotPress is translated for days. Could it be because English (Canada) does not have a “Continents & Cities” that the Rosetta builder was corrected for a… More →

Increase Sales by Recovering Abandoned Shopping Carts in WooCommerce

By / — Abandon Cart Pro is an add-on for the WooCommerce online shop builder plugin for WordPress. This add-on adds a very useful feature to your online store, and it’s one that could significantly increase your revenue. When installed on your site,… More →

Let’s Tilt The Pods Framework Conference!

By / — For those of you who aren’t familiar, the Pods Framework, it’s a relatively simple concept that introduces some really neat, advanced features into WordPress. Straight from the website: The goal was to create an interface and PHP codebase to easily create,… More →

OH: I never put all my eggs in one basket. That’s …

By / — OH: I never put all my eggs in one basket. That’s why they call me “Two-basket Johnson”. More →

Stop Guessing, Start Testing Your Content For A Successful WordPress Site

By / — If you are serious about your WordPress site's success then you need to stop guessing and start testing your content. More →

Subscribe to These Ten Podcasts if You Own an E-Business

By / — You should be listening to podcasts. Blogs are nice, of course, but you can learn even more by following podcasts as well. If you’re doing something that doesn’t involve reading or writing, why not play one in the background? However,… More →

Team chat agenda week #36

By / — Shamelessly copying from last weeks agenda: 4.0 RC, how’s it going, did anything exciting pop up? Does the OMGWTFBBQ list seem adequate or are there elements we’ve missed that testers are spotting? I think the draft OMGWTFBBQ post is good… More →

The WordPress Developer’s Guide to Security: Updates

By / — Welcome to the second installment of our series all about WordPress security for developers. Last time, we talked about everything related to installation – how to do it, how to make sure it’s secure and how to avoid some common… More →

The next Front end Editor meeting will be…

By / — The next Front-end Editor meeting will be ! Take a look at the project on GitHub to get a good idea of what current state is. There are quite a few big changes. It only works with WordPress 4.0 and the… More →

Unit Tests for WordPress Plugins – An Introduction

By / — If you’ve started developing your own WordPress plugins, you’ll want to make sure you that they’re performing the way you actually intended before you put them to use. This tutorial from Pippin’s Plugins is a great introduction to why unit… More →

Unit Tests for WordPress Plugins – Setting Up Our Testing Suite

By / — In part one of this tutorial series we briefly looked at what unit tests are and we walked through a couple of simple examples to illustrate how we can use them to help ensure our code is working properly. Now it… More →

UpThemes Review: Responsive, Functional Design with Support to Boot

By / — This week, I had the delightful task of checking out UpThemes, a theme developer that offers a wide range of themes for a multitude of purposes. Its website establishes a good impression right away. It’s clean and professional and with… More →