WordPress News Digest for Thursday, February 2, 2017

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Live Interview: David Endler of Manifest On Web Security

By / — At WP Engine, we’re passionate about helping our customers learn and grow. In keeping with that ethos, we proudly present “Finely Tuned Expert,” a series of interviews with some of the brightest talents in tech, marketing, and (naturally) WordPress. For… More →

February 2nd Support Team Meeting Summary

By / — Announcements Please be aware of this crucial Plugin Guidelines change. Please consider sharing constructive feedback on the proposed Handbook redesign. WordPress 4.7.2 We have nothing new to add to the known issues for 4.7 this week. 2017 Community Summit The… More →

WP-CLI 1.1.0 Released, Project Shifts to Expand Package Index

By / — WP-CLI 1.1.0 is now available, two months after 1.0.0 was released. The project shifted after 1.0.0 to focus on its package ecosystem, encouraging new features to be built as standalone packages instead of rolling them all into WP-CLI core. Daniel… More →

My Role: Joshua Strebel

By / — As companies grow and evolve, the roles we take as employees change. Typically from wearing many hats inside a small […] The post My Role: Joshua Strebel appeared first on Pagely®. More →

Editing and customization core focus areas — Draft Podcast

By / — In this episode, Joe and Brian talk about both the editor and customizer feature projects — two core focus areas for WordPress in 2017. More →

Essential WordPress SEO Tips For Rookies

By / — Our friends at MarketGoo have some useful tips to share on optimizing WordPress for search engines. Here, Larissa Murillo lays out the basics for understanding WordPress and its powerful SEO capabilities.  This year, one of your goals might be to work more… More →

How to Reboot a Server Over SSH

By / — There are two big things that matter for programmers: knowing what needs to be done, and doing it. So when a server that you SSH into tells you that it wants to be restarted, it’s nice to just do that… More →

GOCHA Video Comment Review – Timestamped Video Comments Revisited

By / — You may remember that I reviewed GOCHA Video Comment back in August 2016. So why the revisit? Because GochaDesign has been hard at work adding new functionality and improving the user interface. The post GOCHA Video Comment Review – Timestamped… More →

How to communicate the value of WordPress website maintenance to your clients

By / — Maintenance as a concept isn’t sexy. Who enjoys maintaining their car, or technical appliances, or even taking their skis for a service after a fantastic ski season. In that case, how can we get excited about offering website maintenance as… More →

This week’s design meeting agenda for February 2

By / — This week’s chat is happening . This weeks agenda is: An open floor Anything else? Feel free to leave a comment and we can discuss anything people want. See you in the #design channel in SlackLogin to Reply More →

Querying Event Post Types with WP Query and The Event Calendar

By / — Here's how to start querying event post types with WP Query for The Event Calendar and the base level of arguments you need. Querying Event Post Types with WP Query and The Event Calendar was written by Tom. For more… More →

Designing a Great Logo: 10+ Pro Tips and Resources

By / — So you need a logo for yourself or a client? An easy enough task, right? All you need to do is find a nice font for the company name, maybe add an icon, simple! Well, yeah… if you want the… More →

Storytelling for a Better Business – Part 4: Stories for Leadership and Culture

By / — Stories are an important tool both inside and outside a business. Storytelling helps build an emotional connection to an idea. Stories for leadership and culture are a great way to communicate these ideas. This is a key to building personal… More →

WPForms: An Easy to Use and Powerful WordPress Forms Plugin – BobWP

By / — With the power of complex form builder, but the ease of drag and drop while being totally intuitive, WPForms is worth checking out. More →

Meta description for search & social

By / — Meta description elements have many uses and can be constructed in several ways. First and foremost, a good meta description entices the user to click. It does that both by the fact that it contains enticing, well readable text and… More →

How to Lazy Load WordPress Comments, Images, and YouTube Videos

By / — You probably already know how important your WordPress site’s load time is to your success. But have you really done everything possible to speed up your site? Sure, you’ve probably done the basics like choosing a great WordPress host and installing… More →

How to Create Responsive Tables in WordPress

By / — Tables are a great way to organize data to make it readable. They’re good for displaying addresses, product features, inventory, schedules, statistics, and more. Due to the nature of tables needing space to display data correctly they are difficult to… More →

WordPress Multilingual Plugins Compared: WPML v Polylang v qTranslate X

By / — The demand for multilingual websites is on the rise thanks in large part to those striving to reach a more global audience. Having a worldwide reach draws more traffic to your blog, encourages more consumers to make purchases, and ultimately… More →

How to Easily Embed Videos in WordPress Blog Posts

By / — Videos add a new life to your blog posts. There are tons of things that can easily be explained a 2 minute video versus a 1500 words post. In this article, we will share how to easily embed third-party videos… More →

Free Files For February 2017

By / — Each month the Envato marketplace brings you free premium files, here's the free files for February 2017. Envato is a web marketplace where you can get premium files for different… More →

WPblab EP61 – Building Your WordPress Freelancing by Speaking (or Teaching) w/Adam Silver

By / — This week on WPblab we'll be joined by Adam Silver to how you can use public speaking to build your WordPress Freelancing business. The post WPblab EP61 – Building Your WordPress Freelancing by Speaking (or Teaching) w/Adam Silver appeared first… More →

WPWeekly Episode 261 – WordPress for Schools With Cameron Barrett

By / — In this episode, Marcus Couch and I are joined by Cameron Barrett, founder of SchoolPresser, LLC. Barrett explains how he negotiated and helped migrate Newark New Jersey’s public school system from a proprietary CMS to WordPress. He shares the pitfalls… More →

New Course: Getting Started with the Jetpack Plugin

By / — Today, we’re excited to announce the launch of our long-awaited course for the Jetpack plugin! We’ve partnered with well-known WordPress educator, Zac Gordon, to create Getting Started with Jetpack — a 35-part tutorial series designed to help you add dozens… More →