WordPress News Digest for Thursday, April 3, 2014

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Beautiful or Usable: What’s important while designing your website?

By / — In releasing our themes, we got lots of reactions about the aesthetics of our themes. Some people found them plain looking, boring or unappealing. Others were very enthusiastic. Of course, there is no accounting for taste. But it made me… More →

BuddyPress 2.0 Ramps Up Performance, Reduces Footprint by Up to 75%

By / — For the past couple months, BuddyPress core developer Boone Gorges has been hinting at some big performance improvements coming to BuddyPress 2.0. He’s been working tirelessly to make the plugin faster and has published some benchmarks to demonstrate the improvements… More →

Creating Unique Store Types Using WooCommerce Extensions – Part 2

By / — On March 28, we published part 1 of this article, which covered unique stores that your could make with WooCommerce extensions, especially when selling in bulk, working with multiple providers or using complicated distribution methods. This article is part 2… More →

Dictator: Configuring WordPress One State at a Time

By / — On March 31, Daniel Bachhuber announced the release of Dictator. Dictator aims to alleviate the difficulties of website configuration by providing users with the ability to easily configure WordPress to YAML state files. This has […] More →

Discussion: Theme Activation Standards

By / — Currently, we are proposing a change to the Guidelines that would blanket-prohibit Themes from adding admin notices, redirects, or other similar functionality on Theme activation. The intent of the Guideline is to curtail the proliferation of nuisance/obtrusive Theme marketing in… More →

DradCast Episode 39: Pricing Drelema

By / — Show Notes Host Chris Lema started using WordPress in 2005 because of how user-friendly it is for customers. He’s still active in the WordPress community—consulting with different companies to help them think through strategy. Chris attends […] More →

Dump PowerPoint, Create Presentations In WordPress

By / — How to integrate Flowtime.js with WordPress to create a simple but effective way to build and deliver online presentations. More →

Hosting Recommendations at WordPress.org: Time for Change?

By / — WordPress.org should update their hosting recommendations’ page. A few days back, I received this email from an old client of mine: “Hi Sufyan! I needed some help from you regarding WordPress hosting for my site. […] More →

How to Add Post Attachment as Featured Image in WordPress

By / — Some WordPress themes work better with featured images or post thumbnails. Previously, we showed you how to set a default featured image in WordPress and how to set a fallback featured image based on post category. However, default fallback images… More →

How to Implement Scrolling to Sticky Elements on a Page

By / — One of the most popular web techniques this year is the idea of making certain elements on a page scroll a bit and then affix themselves to remain in a permanent position as the user continues scrolling down the page.… More →

Last Weeks in WordPress Core

By / — Hi! This is a late Last Week in WordPress Core for the two weeks of March 17-30. Lots going on as we approach RC. Beta 3 is out, and you can check out the release post here. There are a… More →

New Plugin Adds CodePen oEmbed Support to WordPress

By / — Today CodePen announced oEmbed support and just as quickly a free plugin is already available to add it to WordPress. CodePen oEmbed allows you to drop a Pen URL into your content area on its own line and have the… More →

Support Team Update for April 3rd

By / — Today’s meetup was light and the following item was discussed. WordPress 3.9 release date and more testing The release date was officially announced as April 16th and it was discussed that an RC1 may be useful. I mentioned that I ran… More →

The Art of the WordPress Startup: Part 13

By / — Founder Taxes This post is part 13 of a series on how to launch your startup on WordPress. Last time I talked about how to close a sale for your startup built on top of WordPress. Today’s post is about a deadline that we… More →

The Third Version of Live Theme For WordPress

By / — Comments are closed on this post. Please leave comments on the original blog post.About four years ago, I had the pleasure of working with a team to help deliver the first iteration of Live Theme for WordPress; however, as the… More →

UX, Marketing, and WordPress

By / — Yesterday I joined Roger Williams of Roger Williams Media for a live Google Hangout that covered the recent UX, Marketing, and WordPress.  We also touched on some points that were covered in our presentations at Digital Summit Phoenix as well.… More →

Weekly dev chat summary for March 31, 2014

By / — IRC Chat Logs Agenda WordPress for iOS update WordPress for Android update Google Summer of Code 2014 Anything else WordPress for Android 2.7 is nearing completion and we’ll probably have a 2.7.1 next week to follow up the release. 2.8… More →

WordPress 3.9 Guidelines Revision Proposal: Round 2

By / — Based on the previous discussion, the Guidelines proposal has been revised as follows. The proposed guideline change for Credit Links has been removed, and a proposed guideline change for Custom Logos has been added. Other proposals have been clarified based… More →