WordPress News Digest for Wednesday, March 2, 2016

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12 Awkward and Embarrassing Confessions About Working From Home with WordPress

By / — Working from home is a unique experience. And while it offers numerous rewards, it's not without its challenges. Or embarrassments. Walk with us as we talk with developers about their most awkward work-at-home moments. You won't want to miss it. More →

50 Free Creative Commons Images for Lifestyle Websites

By / — High-quality images (in every sense) are crucial to making your website engaging, but it can be hard to find what you need. Many website owners are also operating under tight budgets, so images need to not only be beautiful and… More →

Agenda for the polyglots chat on March 2nd

By / — Dear polyglots, Here’s the agenda for today’s polyglots chat. As always, feel free to add items here if you’d like to raise them for discussion. Locale Stats Tech update Strings have been imported for 4.5 WordPress Global Translation day Record… More →

Coming soon: Blog SEO eBook

By / — In two weeks we’ll release a brand new eBook: Blog SEO. This eBook will be the most extensive one we’ve published so far. Our Blog SEO eBook contains all information necessary to optimize your blog to the fullest. It’s a… More →

Dev Meeting and 4.5 Beta 2

By / — A couple quick notes on Wednesday’s dev meeting (). Meeting I’ll be en-route during part of the meeting, so @adamsilverstein will be heading things up for tomorrow’s chat. If you have anything you’d like added to the agenda (I’ve passed… More →

Hello Teams As discussed in last week’s chat…

By / — Hello, Teams! As discussed in last week’s chat, we’re planning to create a video presenting the Polyglots team to promote WordPress Global Translation Day. We need your help! The short promo video will simply include as much footage as we… More →

How to Create Custom Permalinks in WordPress

By / — Do you want to create custom permalinks in WordPress for posts, pages, and other post types? Recently one of our readers asked if it was possible to create custom permalinks in WordPress. Permalinks aka your page URL structure plays an… More →

How to Force Display First and Last Name on WordPress

By / — If you manage a multi authors site, it is a good practice to standardized the author profile as well as the display name for each author. Default WordPress installation allows users to choose their display name from a dropdown in… More →

How your payment gateway impacts your customer experience

By / — The experience that shoppers have in your store can vary from good to bad to somewhere in between. Provide a good experience and they’re more likely to make a purchase; provide a bad one and you’ll probably never see them again.… More →

Make Your WordPress Site Multilingual: 9 Awesome Translation Plugins

By / — Having an address on the internet highway is the surest and fastest way of reaching a global audience. And so,… The post Make Your WordPress Site Multilingual: 9 Awesome Translation Plugins appeared first on Best Premium & Free WordPress Themes. More →

My Photos From WordCamp Miami 2016

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Notes from the Polyglots chat on March 2nd

By / — Logs: https://wordpress.slack.com/archives/polyglots/p1456915837000782 Locale Stats Releases: 160 locales. 74 locales up to date. 0 locales behind by minor versions. 1 locale behind one major version. 16locales behind more than one major version. 56 locales have a site but never released. 13 locales… More →

Parallax One Page Business Theme Review

By / — The Parallax One theme is a great option for getting started with a professional looking parallax-style theme. It meets the needs for many business owners who want to display their services, testimonials, and location with an easy and clean design. Read… More →

Sharing GPL Code and Its Ethics

By / — "Sharing GPL Code" sounds like such a loaded title because the topic is forever hot. But hang with me because the purpose of this post has nothing to do with actually arguing for or against the GPL or code around… More →

TGM Plugin Activation Library Contributors Work Toward Feature Plugin Proposal

By / — The team behind the TGM Plugin Activation Library (TGMPA) is working to propose it as a feature plugin for WordPress. Last July contributors on the project opened the discussion on a post calling for feature plugins, and the upcoming 3.0… More →

The Big Picture

By / — The big picture of putting users first. More →

The WordPress Plugin Directory Will No Longer Accept Frameworks

By / — Today the WordPress plugin review team issued a reminder for what they said is a long-standing, unwritten rule: frameworks are not allowed in the official directory. In a post tiled “Please do not submit frameworks,” Mika Epstein outlined the reason… More →

Weekly meetings: time to focus

By / — Our weekly meetings have since the end of last year faded a little. We took some time to talk about this as admins and initially thought about removing one to make this fortnightly. There were a few issues with this,… More →

WordPress Global Translation Day – April 24th, 2016

By / — The Idea Organise a 24-hour translation sprint that starts from the East and ends and the most Western parts of the world with three main goals: Show people who are interested in translating WordPress in their language how to get… More →