WordPress News Digest for Monday, November 2, 2015

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Campfire Guitar’s Site Rocks With WP Engine (Video)

By / — Campfire Guitar’s website is where the startup connects with its customers. The company, which sells guitars and offers video-based lessons online, can’t afford to have downtime or a sluggish website. That’s why Campfire Guitar relies on WP Engine’s managed WordPress… More →

Deploy Jekyll Without Ruby

By / — Deploying your Jekyll site with a command. More →

EP160 – Building an email newsletter using WordPress – Nov 2 2015 – WPwatercooler

By / — This week we'll be discussing how to build a email newsletter using WordPress from forms to rss fed content we'll try and discuss it all. Show airs Nov 2 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 6PM UTC The post… More →

Enter to Win a Ticket to WordCamp US!

By / — We’ve got 2 tickets for the first ever WordCamp US and we want to give them to you!  To enter, tweet “I want to [X] at @WordCampUS with tickets from @wpshout”.  We’ll pick the winners on 11/11/2015, so you’ll still… More →

Get 50% off BobWP’s New Online Course Memberships – BobWP

By / — Become a charter member for only $69 for six months and learn more about WordPress, SEO, and a variety of plugins to help grow your site. The post Get 50% off BobWP’s New Online Course Memberships appeared first on BobWP.… More →

How To Add Points System in WordPress to Ignite User Engagement

By / — Do you want to boost user engagement on your site? Want to add gamification in WordPress? Gamification is an effective way to increase user participation and engagement. In this article, we will show you how can add points system in… More →

How To Create A Social Network Using WordPress

By / — WordPress has so lowered the entry bar for web publishing that you can create any kind of website in the time it takes… The post How To Create A Social Network Using WordPress appeared first on Best Premium & Free WordPress Themes. More →

JoomUnited plugin Giveaway – Win 1 of 3 Developer Bundle Licenses

By / — Today our partner is JoomUnited and they are giving away 3 WordPress developer bundle licenses worth $120 each! Get an access to all their plugins + receive a private ticket support for a year. More →

Link building: what not to do?

By / — A lot of link building strategies can backfire, causing more damage than doing good. If you want to improve your ranking in the long term, using what we call a holistic SEO strategy, you should definitely avoid certain link building… More →

Mario and NUX

By / — In this video Shigeru Miyamoto and Takashi Tezuka discuss World 1-1, or the very first level in the very first Super Mario Bros. It’s fascinating how every element on the level is designed to introduce you to a mechanic of the… More →

New: 2-Factor Authentication is now Live

By / — Today we are happy to announce 2-Factor-Authentication is now available to all customers. 2FA adds an extra layer of security to your Pagely customer account. We encourage all customers to enable it by following these simple instructions. Our 2FA implementation… More →

Restrict Content Pro’s new website and v2.4

By / — Restrict Content Pro has just been updated to version 2.4 to introduce two major new features and a few bug fixes. Along with the version 2.4 release, a new website for Restrict Content Pro was quietly launched a couple of… More →

Sheryle Gillihan Talks Freelancing: Live Hangout

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

Shortcake (Shortcode UI) chat summary – November 2nd, 2015

By / — Present: @danielbachhuber, @goldenapples, @matth_eu Logs: https://wordpress.slack.com/archives/feature-shortcode/p1446494424000273 We released Shortcake v0.6.0. Read through the full release notes. Weekly meetings are on hold until January. Between now and then, we’ll be thinking about what we need to do to put forth a… More →

The 6 Best Ways to Keep Your WordPress Development Skills Honed

By / — The average WordPress developer is not exactly starved for work. Whether you’re a freelancer or working for a firm, the sheer number of WordPress sites out there means there are more than enough opportunities to go around. This is good… More →

The Top 7 SEO Tools and WordPress Plugins For Maximum Visibility

By / — Did you know that 93 percent of all Internet traffic begins with a search engine? Furthermore, 75 percent of searchers don’t search past the first page of results. Looking even deeper into the significance of search, we find that search… More →

ThemeCloud: Simple, Managed WordPress Hosting with One-Click Theme Marketplace

By / — ThemeCloud is a new managed WordPress hosting company which uses the Docker platform to host your sites in the cloud. They are looking to simplify the hosting experience by offering blank WordPress installs or WordPress already setup with your choice… More →

Torque Weekly Digest: 11/02/15

By / — Here we provide a weekly recap of the biggest stories from torquemag.io. Dedicated to informing new and advanced WordPress users about the industry, Torque is a hub for WordPress news, business, and community. Here are some of last week’s top stories from… More →

UX vs UI: What’s the Difference? (And How They Apply to WordPress)

By / — UI and UX are two completely different things, yet these terms are often used interchangeably. Here's what you need to know about how they apply to you and your WordPress site. More →

Welcome To The WP Engine Customer Spotlight Series

By / — At WP Engine, we work with a number of interesting customers. There are so many success stories; we think it’s time to shine a spotlight on them! Each weekday this month we’ll unveil a new story from one of our… More →

WordPress Options and Theme Modifications

By / — When The Customizer (once called The Theme Customizer) became part of WordPress, we saw a resurgence in the Theme Modification API. At one point in WordPress history, the `get_theme_mod` and `set_theme_mod` was how we handled theme modifications (hence the function… More →