WordPress News Digest for Thursday, July 2, 2015

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An Inside Look At Recent SEO Updates [Video]

By / — A trio of recent SEO updates may change your search rankings. But don’t fret. Last week, we hosted a webinar looking at three potentially site-slaughtering SEO updates and how to keep them from shellacking your site. You can watch the… More →

AppReplica Competition: Win 3 Business Plans worth $149 Each

By / — Today we bring a competition to win 3 top business plans with AppReplica worth $149 each. Appreplica is a service which works with WordPress, Squarespace and HTML5 website which lets you embed content from social networks into pages on your… More →

Canos – A Creative & Sleek WordPress Blog Theme

By / — The Canos blog theme from Lollum Themes is a great tool to achieve both these aims. It is essentially a creative-looking theme for personal blogs, magazines and newspapers with the aim of making it as easy as possible for you… More →

Code Cavalry

By / — We talked to Roy and Greg of Code Cavalry, a new service that provides expert WordPress development help and troubleshooting for a flat, low price: $1 per minute. If you’ve ever gotten in a bind with WordPress (and reading WPShout… More →

Deprecating PHP4 style constructors in WordPress 4.3

By / — PHP7 is slated for release later this year. One of the changes is that PHP4 style constructors are deprecated. In order to prepare WordPress to support PHP7, these constructors have been deprecated in WordPress core. This is a quick guide… More →

Domain Anonymity and the Brilliance of Entertainment Lobbyists

By / — To rid the internet of piracy, entertainment companies are willing to greatly reduce privacy, at least where website registration is concerned. Where the entertainment industry views proxy registration as a pirate’s tool for obfuscation, privacy advocates see identity concealment as… More →

How to Easily Create Short Amazon Affiliate Links in WordPress

By / — Affiliate marketing is a steady source of income for many blogs. Amazon’s affiliate program is one of the largest and most popular program in the market. Due to the large number of products available, there is always something you can… More →

Officially Partnering with WPBeginner

By / — As evidenced by this entire blog, one of the things that I enjoy most is writing about software development within the context of WordPress. That is, I enjoy writing about taking techniques learned in computer science, software engineering, object-oriented analysis… More →

Real-time content analysis for better SEO

By / — The best way to improve someone’s SEO content writing, is to let him do it, and then give real-time feedback. Ever since its first release in 2011, the page analysis functionality in WordPress SEO has always worked when you saved the post.… More →

Ship: A New App for Shipping Plugins from GitHub to WordPress.org

By / — One of the small hurdles to hosting a plugin on WordPress.org is the fact that you have to use SVN to ship your updates. Most developers are far more familiar with Git. It’s not difficult to learn how to use… More →

So Your Client Wants a WordPress Slider? Before You Cringe, Here’s What You Need to Know

By / — Whether you love them or hate them, sliders are still a popular feature of many free and premium themes. It’s not too difficult to see why: they’re eye-catching and draw attention to key information on your site. Despite the pros,… More →

Social Proof Marketing: 6 Examples You Can Use On Your Site

By / — Word of mouth and customer referrals have always been a big part of business growth and with 88% of customers trusting online reviews as much as they do a personal recommendation, it’s important to add different elements of social proof… More →

The WhiP: WordCamp US Cities Revealed, WordPress 4.3 Beta Out

By / — This week’s round-up of WordPress news, views and reviews summarized in our daily email newsletter, The WhiP. Subscribe to The Whip for daily lashings of WordPress goodness. More →

This Month in WordPress — June 2015 Edition

By / — Six months down; six more to go, and no matter what — the clock just keeps on tickin’. I know it’s not summer for all of you guys right now, but here on the West Coast of U.S.A., we’ve been… More →

WP Video Robot Review: The Ultimate WordPress Video Autoposting Plugin?

By / — WP Video Robot is a premium plugin for WordPress that adds automated video importing to your website and will work with any WordPress theme. By setting up one or more video sources, you can instruct the plugin to find video… More →

Which One of These Six Cities Should Host WordCamp US?

By / — When Matt Mullenweg put out the call to cities interested in hosting WordCamp US, we learned the criteria they would have to meet in order to qualify. Venues would need to seat approximately 1,000-2,00 people, have hotels within 3 miles… More →

With Free Site Migrations And 20% Off For All…

By / — Earlier this week, we lit the fuse on WP Engine® Automated Migration, a solution that eliminates the complexity and time required to migrate a WordPress site to the WP Engine platform. To celebrate, we launched a limited offer of free… More →

WordPress 4.3 Beta 1

By / — WordPress 4.3 Beta 1 is now available! This software is still in development, so we don’t recommend you run it on a production site. Consider setting up a test site just to play with the new version. To test WordPress… More →