WordPress News Digest for Monday, November 3, 2014

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6X Faster WordPress Hosting From A2 Hosting

By / — If you’re looking for new WordPress Hosting, look no further than A2 Hosting.  Already more than 10 years in this industry, they’ve been getting lots of positive reviews for their top-notch customer supports and great hosting performance. Fun fact: Did you know… More →

A False Dilemma in Niche WordPress Themes

By / — Niche WordPress themes is regular of topic of discussion for those involved in creating themes for WordPress. Discussions range from debating whether or not niche themes are dead all the way to why niche WordPress themes continue to be one of the ways… More →

Adding Custom Widgets to the WordPress Admin Dashboard

By / — Have you ever wished that your WordPress dashboard was a more useful place? Sure, there are plugins that add modules there but there are countless metrics and shortcuts you may want to add yourself. In this post I’ll show you… More →

Cool Giveaway from Easy Development – Get 1 of 3 Developer Licenses

By / — Today we teamed up with Easy Development and we are happy to give away 3 Developer Licenses of Visual Developer – WordPress Custom CSS worth $25 each. Write Custom CSS directly in front of your website, while easily achieving perfection and pixel perfect… More →

Correction the team meeting will be held Thursday…

By / — Correction: the team meeting will be held Thursday at 17:00 UTC. This will remain 9 AM Pacific and noon Eastern. More →

Custom Sidebars: Create Multiple Widget Areas and Choose Where to Display Them

By / — The sidebar is the area on your WordPress website where you can display widgets, such as links to recent posts, email newsletter sign up forms, or anything you like by using the free text widget. While WordPress sidebars and widgets… More →

Dev Chat Summary, October 29th

By / — https://wordpress.slack.com/archives/core/p1414613658002331 Misses Beta 1 Feature plugin merge window Decisions Beta 1 will happen next Wednesday. One of the betas will be dropped to offset the beta 1 delay. Select 2 will be punted to 4.2 due to touch problems and… More →

EP110 – WordCamp SF 2014 Recap

By / — On this episode of WPwatercooler we will be discussing WordCamp San Francisco 2014 and recapping the events that occurred there. Show airs November 3 at 11am PST / 2pm EST / 7PM UTC The post EP110 – WordCamp SF 2014… More →

Favorite Link Saver – The @Pocket App

By / — If you’re anything like me you’re constantly on the go, well at least in my mind I am. At least virtually you’re constantly moving, jumping between social streams, reading posts, updating posts, pushing posts, it’s our own little chaos of… More →

How To Integrate An Existing Forum Into WordPress

By / — Building community on your website is a must nowadays. Outside of traditional comments, you can accomplish this by building a social network. And one great way to do that is to create a forum. I’ve written before about how to… More →

How to Improve WordPress Search with Swiftype Search

By / — WordPress comes with a basic search feature which most sites outgrow. You can add a custom Google search in WordPress, but it comes with Google’s own branding. There are several other search options that you can add to your WordPress… More →

Improving WordPress Shortcode Usability

By / — In this tutorial we are going to talk about WordPress shortcodes and what I think is the missing piece with shortcodes in WordPress. First I'll start by saying I really like shortcodes, it allows you to give the author of… More →

Jetpack 3.2 Introduces Centralized Posting from WordPress.com

By / — Jetpack 3.2 was released last week, featuring a new site logo feature for theme authors, bug fixes, and performance improvements. Today the Jetpack team officially announced the release, along with a new feature that wasn’t mentioned in the changelog. Centralized… More →

Loading parent styles for child themes

By / — In the past week, an interesting discussion has started on how best to handle stylesheets in child themes. The discussion has centered around the best method for loading a parent theme stylesheet via a child theme. Morten Rand-Hendriksen kicked off… More →

Marketing WordPress via Email — What You Need to Know

By / — Thinking of launching an email marketing campaign via WordPress? Here are a few things you need to know first. More →

Nobel Prize & TSA

By / — What It’s Like to Carry Your Nobel Prize through Airport Security. Hat tip: Guillermo Rauch. More →

Notes from the Rosetta sites discussion at #WCSF Community Summit

By / — Hey everyone, As you already know last week following WordCamp San Francisco there was a Community Summit followed by two contributor days to give Make teams the chance to work together and discuss important subjects. In the next couple of days I… More →

Open Update Thread

By / — What’s going on in your core development world this week? Drop a comment. Let it OUT. More →

Polyglots leads discussion and selection – WP Community Summit

By / — Polyglots leads discussion Leading the polyglots team isn’t an easy task. Lots of cultures, a lot of diversity. Understanding everyone can be hard. There have been issues in the past with specific communities using their sites to make money, some… More →

Post Summit Status

By / — The number one question asked at the summit of me was “Can I join the plugin review team?” I told everyone “Follow make/plugins and I’ll post there by [last] Friday.” Sorry about the delay, we had coordination issues which ironically… More →

Premium WordPress Plugins of the Month: October 2014

By / — My favorite thing about using WordPress is the sheer quantity of fantastic plugins just waiting to be discovered — it… The post Premium WordPress Plugins of the Month: October 2014 appeared first on Best Premium & Free WordPress Themes. More →

Security Vulnerability Discovered and Patched in WP eCommerce

By / — If you use the WP eCommerce plugin, you’ll want to update as soon as possible to fix a recently discovered security vulnerability. The vulnerability can be exploited by a malicious user to easily access and modify private information on a site. Any… More →

Team meeting agenda week #45

By / — So it’s that time again! Fun tidbit first: This weeks meeting will be our first one held on Slack *cheers all around*. The meeting is, for this week at least, still at 16.00 UTC. Edit: If you have not joined… More →

Team meeting: Checklists

By / — Note: These are all in note form from the team meetings that took place over 2 days after the WordPress summit. When words like everyone and we are used, they are done for the group that was there. This was… More →

Team meeting: Diffs, partial and full reviews

By / — Note: These are all in note form from the team meetings that took place over 2 days after the WordPress summit. When words like everyone and we are used, they are done for the group that was there. This was… More →

Team meeting: Mentorship program review

By / — Note: These are all in note form from the team meetings that took place over 2 days after the WordPress summit. When words like everyone and we are used, they are done for the group that was there. This was… More →

Team meeting: The future of theme design on the theme repo

By / — Note: These are all in note form from the team meetings that took place over 2 days after the WordPress summit. When words like everyone and we are used, they are done for the group that was there. This was… More →

Team meeting: Tools review

By / — Note: These are all in note form from the team meetings that took place over 2 days after the WordPress summit. When words like everyone and we are used, they are done for the group that was there. This was… More →

Team meeting: Updates

By / — Note: These are all in note form from the team meetings that took place over 2 days after the WordPress summit. When words like everyone and we are used, they are done for the group that was there. This was… More →

Team meeting: When do you close a ticket?

By / — Note: These are all in note form from the team meetings that took place over 2 days after the WordPress summit. When words like everyone and we are used, they are done for the group that was there. This was… More →

Team meeting: queues

By / — Note: These are all in note form from the team meetings that took place over 2 days after the WordPress summit. When words like everyone and we are used, they are done for the group that was there. This was… More →

Top WordPress Plugins for Creating Landing Pages That Convert

By / — You go great lengths in bringing in traffic to your site. Sending out email blasts or setting up expensive PPC campaigns needs a lot of investment. Your homepage is definitely important but it’s not the best place to drive in… More →

TotalSpaces

By / — For everyone at WCSF who asked “How did you get your Spaces on Mac to have names?” here’s the answer. TotalSpaces 2, by Binary Rage, is “the ultimate grid spaces manager for your Mac” and they’re not wrong. It took… More →

Unique Headers

By / — I'm working on a substantial update to the Unique Headers plugin. If you use the plugin, I'd love to hear some feedback on how you find it. More →

WP Rocket – Much more than just a Caching Plugin

By / — Experiencing long page load times on your WordPress site? Here's a great all-in-one premium solution to your problem – WP Rocket. More →

Will Code for Food: How to Find Clients for WordPress Services

By / — As a freelance developer, or a WordPress business owner, or any other person offering services for the popular platform, what is the number one factor that determines whether you will succeed or fail? A superior skill set? […] The post Will Code… More →

Woo Has Arrived at BobWP Tutorials. And a Special Deal for You.

By / — Today is the first day of the WooCommerce Conference and I’m pretty excited to be here. Being the first of its kind, I can only imagine all the cool Woo peeps I will meet. And I’ll gather Woo tips and… More →

WordPress for Android 3.3 Released, Features Improvements to the Reader

By / — WordPress for Android 3.3 was released last week. A majority of the improvements found in this release center around enhancing WordPress.com’s built-in Reader. Android users will find a few changes in the app but nothing that would effect the normal… More →