WordPress News Digest for Wednesday, January 4, 2017

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Focus Tech and Design Leads

By / — There are three main focuses this year: the REST API, the editor, and the customizer. For the REST API we’re going to work on getting first party wp-admin usage of the new endpoints, and hopefully replace all of the core… More →

Blogging in five sentences

By / — If email takes up too much of your time, you can adopt the model suggested by five.sentenc.es. Write your email responses in no more than five sentences (and it’s ok to write shorter responses than that). There’s also variations on… More →

The Year of No More Bad WordPress Projects

By / — Happy New Year! In the long break between 2016 and 2017, I had a lot of time to think. My thoughts kept returning to a number of patterns that crop up in own my WordPress client work, and in what… More →

This week’s design meeting agenda for January 5th

By / — This week’s chat is happening and it’s the first of the year! This weeks agenda is currently open, so what shall we talk about? If anyone has other tickets the needs attention or other matters for the meeting, feel free… More →

20+ Best WordPress Directory & Listings Themes for 2017

By / — WordPress offers tons of benefits when building a website: it’s easy, user friendly, plus there are many quality themes and… The post 20+ Best WordPress Directory & Listings Themes for 2017 appeared first on WPExplorer. More →

Hacked Website Report – 2016/Q3

By / — Today we are proud to release our quarterly Hacked Website Report for 2016/Q3. This report is based on data collected and analyzed by the Sucuri Remediation Group (RG), which includes the Incident Response Team (IRT) and the Malware Research Team… More →

Call for advanced bulk / row actions for object-to-object relationships

By / — During last week’s multisite meeting the need for a new design pattern related to list tables was expressed. The intended functionality would require some kind of advanced bulk actions and row actions that would provide a second step to choose one… More →

OOP-NOOB Series – The Publicity Stunt

By / — OOP makes use of access modifiers to control the accessibility of methods and properties. This is what allows you to use the concept of encapsulation, so that you have a public interface that consumers of your code can develop against,… More →

Call for Testing: WordPress for Android 6.5

By / — WordPress for Android version 6.5-rc-1 has been released in the Google Play Store. You can join the beta from the Google Play Store on your device (under “Become a beta tester”), and comment here or join the Google Plus beta community for… More →

Write Like a Salesperson: 7 Master Techniques for Persuasive Sales Copy

By / — You may have a silver tongue, but do you have a silver keyboard? When it comes to writing sales copy […] The post Write Like a Salesperson: 7 Master Techniques for Persuasive Sales Copy appeared first on Pagely®. More →

Divi Plugin Highlight – Divi Switch

By / — Divi is a highly customizable theme. You can customize Sections, Rows, and Modules through CSS to add menu options, image effects, section separators, text effects, and lots more. The easiest way to add these customizations is by using a plugin… More →

Dev Chat Agenda for January 4 (4.7.1 week 4)

By / — This is the agenda for the weekly dev meeting on : Schedule reminder: We need to agree on a timing for a 4.7.1 RC. RC means the list of tickets should be at zero, as a release candidate is supposed to represent… More →

WordPress Plugin Adoption: Would You Like One?

By / — With what I'm looking to focus on in 2017, I'm looking to do the whole WordPress plugin adoption thing. So if you're interested, take a read. WordPress Plugin Adoption: Would You Like One? was written by Tom. For more on… More →

Why you should buy Yoast SEO Premium

By / — One of the questions we regularly get is: “Why should I buy Yoast SEO Premium when the free version of Yoast SEO is so awesome already?”. Well, we’re glad you asked! Let me explain the most important features you’ll get, when you… More →

7 Tips to Delight Your Audience With Your Writing

By / — When was the last time you read a marketing or business blog that made your hair stand on end? It’s probably been a while, or never. Sadly, most business content is boring and tired. You mindlessly scroll through it, or… More →

Displaying Taxonomy Count

By / — Showing a number of posts from a taxonomy in a shortcode was surprisingly complicated. The post Displaying Taxonomy Count appeared first on Half-Elf on Tech. More →

10 Ways WP-CLI Can Speed Up WordPress Development

By / — WP-CLI is a useful time-saving tool for WordPress developers and advanced WordPress users. However, if you’ve never used this command line package before, it can be a little intimidating to get started. Most of us learn best by doing, so… More →

How to Create Your Own Customized Short URL for Your Blog

By / — Do you want to use branded short URLs for your blog? We use wpbeg.in to create our own branded custom short URLs. These short URLs are easy to remember and strengthen your brand recognition among users. In this article, we… More →

Should You Ever Break the Rules When Searching For a New Domain? – BobWP

By / — You are ready to find that perfect domain for your WordPress site. Let’s take a look at the commonly accepted rules, and when you should break them. More →

GeneratePress Review: A Simple, Highly-Rated Blogging Machine?

By / — It’s not too often you stumble upon a free WordPress theme with full support, a forum, and a knowledge base. However, the occasional premium developer creates a free theme based on a premium theme of their own, in an attempt… More →

10 Best WordPress Themes for Fashion Blogs in 2017

By / — Fashion blogs receive the most number of monthly Google searches on the web. That means you – the independent fashion blogger – need a website with inimitable aesthetic appeal. Not to mention, all the functionality of a leading fashion blog,… More →

Ask Yoast: can I cancel a 301 or 410 redirect?

By / — After creating a redirect, it might happen you’d like to use the URL of that post or page again. Or perhaps you decide that you’d like to cancel that redirect after some time. Reasons for this could be that redirecting that post… More →

2016 – a Year Reviewed

By / — What a year – when 2016 started I didn’t expect it to play out as it did. It was an … Continue Reading 2016 – a Year Reviewed The post 2016 – a Year Reviewed appeared first on Binary Moon.… More →

3 Fantastic Reasons You Need a WordPress Page Builder Plugin in Your Life

By / — These days, there is no reason to think all-inclusive when you hear the word “web developer”. In fact, these days there is so much specialization in the world of website creation, you can hire a different person for every single… More →

How do I find a WordPress post ID?

By / — Sometimes we need a WordPress post ID for a plugin, widget or shortcode we are using. It could be we need another ID, such as a category, tag, page or custom post type. Whatever the case, if you know where… More →

Agenda for January 5th Support Meeting

By / — General Announcements WordPress 4.7 New Forum Theme Checkin with International Support Liaisons For any other items to discuss please add them in the comments below, or bring them up in the meeting. The meeting will be in #forums on Slack.… More →

How to Remove WooCommerce Stock Labels

By / — New year, time for new Ask Sell with WP questions! Today’s question is from Edin: How can I remove “in stock” or “out stock” from the children products, please? I have already removed them from the main product, but I… More →

Dev Chat Summary: December 21st (4.7.1 week 2)

By / — This post summarizes the dev chat meeting from December 21st (Slack archive). 4.7 Retrospective Reviewing comments on 4.7 Retrospective post on Make/Core We will go through comments and discuss if there are changes to our process that we should recommend Goal is not… More →

Dev Chat Summary: December 14th (4.7.1 week 1)

By / — This post summarizes the dev chat meeting from December 14th (Slack archive). 4.7 Retrospective Please provide Retrospective feedback on Make/Core We will review the feedback and then present it for discussion during the dev chat on December 21st and agree on action items… More →