WordPress News Digest for Tuesday, May 2, 2017

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I Built a Site with Squarespace, and I Liked It

By / — In my work as a WordPress developer, Squarespace feels a bit like a gathering storm: something I’m dimly aware of, that may become a serious problem eventually—but hopefully not for a while. More →

JavaScript Chat Summary: May 2nd

By / — The first-ever JavaScript Chat took place today (agenda, Slack archive). Below is a summary of the conversation: Meeting Goals Identify common requirements and ensure consistency between individuals and projects making heavy use of JavaScript in core Discuss what must be… More →

How Social Commerce Can Benefit Your WordPress Site

By / — Social media in business can sometimes rub consumers the wrong way. Most people don’t want to see ads lining the side… The post How Social Commerce Can Benefit Your WordPress Site appeared first on WPExplorer. More →

Labs Notes Recap – Apr/2017

By / — This month, our Malware Research and Incident Response teams wrote about several malware techniques that attempt to evade detection by focusing on small changes that website owners might miss. Examples include typos in domain names, unused top-level domains (i.e. .com,… More →

How to Add Custom Templates and Design to Divi’s Blog Post Formats (Part 2 of 3)

By / — Welcome to Day 2 of 3 in our series on How to Add Custom Styles to Divi’s Blog Post Formats. By default Divi comes with six blog post formats: Standard, Video, Audio, Quote, Gallery, and Link. In this series we… More →

Announcing WooConf 2017: get all the details and reserve your spot

By / — WooConf 2017 tickets are now on sale! Find out how you can save $200 by buying yours now, plus read all about this year's conference. The post Announcing WooConf 2017: get all the details and reserve your spot appeared first… More →

REST API meetings moving to 1300 UTC Weds

By / — The REST API team meeting is moving to 13:00 UTC on Wednesdays. After several weeks of schedule difficulty we will reconvene tomorrow () to reprioritize our ongoing efforts in light of the new JavaScript working group chat. See you there!Login… More →

15 Instagram Marketing Tips to Help People Fall in Love with Your WordPress Business

By / — Why is Instagram so awesome? Let me count the ways: There are over 400 million users on Instagram every day. No character limits! It’s all about the visual content. Your posts don’t get buried like on Facebook or Twitter. Companies… More →

Yoast SEO 4.7: Introducing Italian

By / — Yoast SEO now supports transition words for the Italian language so the content analysis feature can give you more detailed information about the readability of your post. This is the first step in providing full support for Italian. The Insights… More →

Post Status Launches a New Curated WordPress Job Board

By / — Some of you may get WordPress information from Post Status. The site has a blog, podcast, directory, and excellent interviews with the top WordPress professionals in the industry. Recently, the Post Status WordPress jobs board launched, opening up opportunities for… More →

25 of the Best eCommerce WordPress Themes for Your Online Shop Needs

By / — Handpicking the very best eCommerce WordPress themes available today is no easy task. However, with some careful consideration based on popularity, overall web design, and of course functionality, we have gathered what we feel are some of the most top… More →

An In-Depth Overview of OptinMonster: Lead Generation For Your WordPress Site or Online Store – BobWP

By / — Learn how to create lightbox popups, fullscreen, slide-ins, floating bars, inline/after posts, sidebar optins easily for your WordPress site with split testing, analytic and total control over who sees them and when they see them. More →

Longreads and Original Journalism

By / — Amid the wreckage of fallen startups, Longreads is increasing the original reporting it funds: Longreads has raised about $250,000 from “thousands of members” since it added memberships in 2012. The suggested monthly amount is now $5 a month or $50… More →

WP Elevation is Focusing All Content on Mental Health for Month of May

By / — May is Mental Health Awareness Month in the US, dedicated to educating people about mental health and illnesses since 1949. WP Elevation is joining the observance this year with a special emphasis on freelancers and the tech industry. The company,… More →

A Website Security Framework Intro

By / — A framework should provide the underlying structure we require to build on. Consider a home. Regardless of the type of home, they all have a similar framework. The framework keeps… Read More The post A Website Security Framework Intro appeared… More →

Announcing the first Weekly Core JavaScript Chat

By / — Please join us tomorrow for the inaugural Weekly Core JavaScript Chat. The following is the meeting agenda: Discussion of goals of Weekly JS meetings – whats next for JavaScript in core? Ticket discussion: Date handling (#39222) Internationalization (#20491) Hooks (#21170)… More →