WordPress News Digest for Thursday, November 2, 2017

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EP253 – Selling Digital Products w/ WordPress: Ebooks, PDFs, & Other Downloadables

By / — This week on WPwatercooler we'll be discussing how you can get into ecommerce and sell digital downloads on your WordPress powered website. PDF's eBooks and anything else that doesn't require physical shipping can be sold easily online with very little… More →

Press This Removed from WordPress 4.9 in Favor of a Plugin

By / — Press This, a tool that allowed users to quickly clip and publish content from web pages, is set to be removed from WordPress’ upcoming 4.9 release. The feature is being retired and will live out its remaining days as a… More →

A Day In A WheelChair: WP Engine Gives Back

By / — Community involvement is an important aspect of WP Engine culture. In fact, one of the main core values that define who we are is aspiring to lead and committed to giving back. While we have a dedicated GiveBack team to… More →

Free Files For November 2017

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

GitHub Launches Community Forums to Connect Developers

By / — GitHub launched its new community forums this week as another way for the platform’s 24 million developers to stay connected. The company built them on top of the Lithium SaaS community platform, a popular choice for enterprise customers, including Sony,… More →

How to Auto-Update WordPress Plugins and Themes (in Code)

By / — Keeping WordPress core up-to-date has become so easy in the last few years that I barely even thing about it. Keeping WordPress plugins and themes up-to-date is currently still a more complex task. There are plugin-based solutions for it, but… More →

ThirstyAffiliates Review: Cloak And Manage Affiliate Links in WordPress

By / — Affiliate links are ugly. I said it. And not only are they ugly, they’re difficult to keep track of. You use them all over the place, so it’s easy to forget where all of your affiliate links are located. That’s… More →

WP Engine Attends WordCamp Manchester and The Uprise Festival

By / — Traveling the Globe With WordPress I’ve had quite an eventful October and wanted to fill you in on where I’ve been and what I’ve been up to. Last week I was honored to attend and participate in two exciting events… More →

The Top eCommerce Platforms for 2018 Compared

By / — As consumers abandon physical stores to buy online – 51% of Americans, in fact – and the eComm economy grows, […] The post The Top eCommerce Platforms for 2018 Compared appeared first on Pagely®. More →

Press This in 4.9

By / — In WordPress 4.9, Press This has found a new home as a “canonical” plugin. Proposed in #41689 and committed in r41584, Press This and the supporting functions are no longer in Core at all. This is notably different than the… More →

Product Roundup: October

By / — We wanted to put together a product roundup for you for the month of October so that you can be sure you are up to date with all of the latest improvements and feature releases. Overall, October has been a relatively… More →

The Best Ways to Provide Clients with WordPress Training

By / — Sometimes it doesn’t matter how many restrictions you put on the WordPress admin area for your clients. Even if they’re prohibited from causing (too much) harm to their site, that doesn’t mean they won’t be left feeling helpless once you… More →

PHP Spaceship

By / — We built this operator on PHP. The post PHP Spaceship appeared first on Half-Elf on Tech. More →

The Month in WordPress: October 2017

By / — While this month we focused on building new features for WordPress core, we advanced other areas of the project too. Read on to learn more about what the WordPress project accomplished during the month of October. Take the 2017 Annual… More →

Top 15 Hotel & Resort WordPress Themes

By / — Nobody should design an entire hotel website from scratch. There are so many resources out there (most 100% free) that’ll save you time and money in the process. You just have to know where to look. In the past we… More →

How to Detect AdBlock Users in WordPress

By / — Are you looking for ways to detect AdBlock users in WordPress? Many bloggers rely on ad revenues to support their website. Browser extensions like AdBlock plus can hurt your revenue potential. In this article, we will show you how to… More →

How to Share WordPress Post Drafts Using Temporary Links

By / — In most cases, giving people unrestricted access to your dashboard isn’t a good idea. After all, the more people with administrator privileges, the greater the chance of a problem arising that could have serious consequences for your site. One excellent… More →

Printify Brings Print on Demand Network to WooCommerce

By / — Printify is a print on demand drop shipping service that lets WordPress users easily set up and sell custom-designed products through their WooCommerce store. Printify manages billing, fulfillment, and shipping directly to your customers—with your branding. More →

10 Random WordPress Blogging Tips – BobWP

By / — Learn how these 10 tips will help you with your WordPress blog and make it even better for your readers experience. More →

New Backpack: Aer Fit Pack

By / — As an interim update to my 2017 gear post, I'd like to strongly endorse the Aer Fit Pack 2 as my new primary backpack, replacing the Lululemon bag I suggested before. It has better material, much better zippers, a logical design,… More →

Dev Chat Summary: November 1st (4.9 week 14)

By / — This post summarizes the dev chat meeting from November 1st (Slack archive). 4.8.3 Release We've seen a few reports, one issue with meta queries in WP_Query No reports of linebreaks being removed after updating to 4.8.3 No issues reported through plugins… More →

PHP Meeting Recap – October 30th

By / — This recap is a summary of this week’s PHP meeting. It highlights the ideas and decisions which came up during that meeting, both as a means of documenting and to provide a quick overview for those who were unable to… More →

Monstroid 2 Review: A Powerful WordPress Multipurpose Theme

By / — These days there is no shortage of multipurpose WordPress themes in the market. And, since they all offer such a wide variety of features, it really is difficult to know which one is best suited for your needs. In the… More →

Gutenberg 1.6 Improves Writing Experience, Moves Block Toolbar to the Top of the Editor

By / — The Gutenberg plugin’s Halloween release (version 1.6) includes major updates to the writing experience and many performance improvements. The block toolbar has been relocated to the top of the editor, a suggestion that was mocked up and described in detail… More →