WordPress News Digest for Monday, May 4, 2015

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40 of the Best Social Media Analytics Tools for WordPress Users

By / — In past posts on social media and content strategy I’ve always included a section called something along the lines of “measure, iterate, & repeat”. This essential step in content strategy is where you take time to reflect on your content’s… More →

5 Top Ways to Make Money from Your Blog

By / — If you’re ready to turn your passion for blogging into a money maker, here are some great monetization options to leverage your blog’s traffic. Blogging offers a matrix of opportunities to generate an income if you build the right platform.… More →

Analysis of WordPress.org Themes

By / — Devin Price did some interesting fiddling with the themes you can get for free on the WordPress.org Theme Repository. He highlights a number of interesting little trends, like that about 17% were using _s. More topically, in light of the recent announcement that all… More →

Bug Scrubs for the Week of May 4 – 10

By / — tl;dr;  Bug Scrubs in the #core slack channel on  and . Full Text: Last week, there was a call for tickets that people wished for eyes on during the 4.3 cycle. Many of the tickets have received comments and attention… More →

Comparing Asics and Nike Running Shoe Sizes

By / — I have a wide foot so I order shoes online nearly all the time now. I take full advantage of the Zappos‘ “free shipping both ways” to order up a batch of sizes, figure out which ones work best for… More →

Customizer Chat Summary

By / — Priorities for Customizer development in 4.3: 1) Customizer Concurrency (aka Control Locking) 2) Partial Refresh 3) Menu Customizer 4) Theme Installation 5) UI/UX changes Customizer Concurrency doesn’t need much Core changes to implement (except for temp hooks maybe), so it… More →

EP134 – WordPress freelancer pricing with legacy clients

By / — This week we're discussing how you deal with pricing for clients you've had for a while. Old client, new project. Show airs May 4th at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 7PM UTC The post EP134 – WordPress freelancer pricing… More →

Entity Code – A Clear and Quick Reference to HTML Entities Codes

By / — Great quickref site for finding entity codes of common symbols (copyright, trademark, euro, etc.) Entity Code – A Clear and Quick Reference to HTML Entities Codes Original Article: Entity Code – A Clear and Quick Reference to HTML Entities Codes… More →

Finding What Drives You

By / — While in the gym this morning, doing lunges with a barbell on my back, I experienced the best feeling I’ve experienced during a workout; the feeling of zoning out. This lead me to question; “am I zoning out, or simply… More →

Gotta Love Some WordPress Memes – BobWP

By / — A collection of my very own WordPress memes. The post Gotta Love Some WordPress Memes appeared first on BobWP. WordPress All The Time!             More →

How to Build WordPress Sites Instantly with WP Beaver Builder

By / — WordPress is a darling of many. Absolute beginners, tech-savvy business owners, bloggers, web designers, and seasoned developers – name it – all have a thing for the platform. Everybody is pining for WordPress, and that’s because it’s versatile, full of… More →

How to Track Social Metrics From Your WordPress Dashboard

By / — When was the last time that you examined the way users share your posts and pages to their social media… The post How to Track Social Metrics From Your WordPress Dashboard appeared first on Best Premium & Free WordPress Themes. More →

Macbook & USB-C Review

By / — I’ll start by saying I’m writing this on a 12″ Macbook in space grey. The screen, weight, size, and weird keyboard have captured my heart and I’m enjoying using the machine. It has replaced a 15″ Retina Pro as my… More →

ManageWP Orion Developer Diary #3: Bulletproof Backup Solution

By / — A lot of you have patiently waited for us to deliver on our promise and provide you with a bulletproof backup solution that your websites direly need. It’s time to reward your patience – the new backup app is being… More →

New Locale Request Locale es Country code cr…

By / — New Locale Request Locale: es Country code: cr Plural forms: nplurals=2; plural=(n != 1); Language native name: Español de Costa Rica Sub-domain: es_cr Site Title: Español de Costa Rica Site Description: WordPress a lo tico Admin Username(s): mrosero Admin Email… More →

Open source in 2015: following WordPress’s lead

By / — We’ve seen a lot of open source announcements in the news lately—something we first covered last November. Since then, the announcements have continued, thick and fast. Here are two announcements involving some of the world’s […] The post Open source… More →

Optimizing Images with WP Smush (Pro, Cons, and Alternatives)

By / — Images can significantly slow down your website which is why it is essential to save all your images optimized for web. Recently one of our users asked us about the pros and cons of using a plugin like WP Smush.… More →

Reporting Plugin Issues

By / — Note: I’ll be using Hello Dolly as my example ‘bad’ plugin for this post. It’s fine and not (to my knowledge) vulnerable. There are a few reasons people report plugins but the main two are as follows: Guideline violations Security… More →

Texas Governor Deploys State Guard To Stave Off Obama Takeover

By / — As my friend Shawn put it, “This is NPR, not the Onion.” Thankfully there is a voice of sanity among Texas Republicans: “Your letter pandering to idiots … has left me livid,” former State Rep. Todd Smith wrote Gov. Abbott.… More →

This Week In WordPress: 05/04/2015

By / — Have a news tip or upcoming WordPress event you’d like to share, write us at editor@torquemag.io. News highlights: Emoji: WordPress 4.2 now supports emoji (even in URLs!) Here’s a clever example used to show the […] The post This Week… More →

This week in 4.3: May 4 – 10

By / — This is the jump-start post for the second week of the WordPress 4.3 release cycle. Core Meetings this week: Core Dev Chat: in #core Bug Scrubs: and . in #core. [blog post] 4.3 Feature Chats this week: Editor: in #core-editor… More →

Update Fatigue

By / — There are two simple rules for updates: When there are new features or when there's an important bug. Other than that? Hands OFF that push! More →

Using The WordPress Admin is All Wrong

By / — I could completely be in the minority in what I’m about to say, but when I see phrases such as “The WordPress Admin,” I cringe a little. Maybe I’m being a bit legalistic, but hear me out: All throughout the backend… More →

Why WordPress is the Ultimate Platform for the Self-Employed

By / — Self-employed individuals have a lot on their plates. Thankfully the website design and maintenance part of the equation can be greatly simplified using WordPress. Here we look at ways WordPress is ideal for people who work for themselves. More →

WordCamp Miami 2015 to Experiment with New Tracks, Tickets Selling Out Fast

By / — WordCamp Miami, one of the largest and longest running WordPress events in the US, is gearing up to celebrate its 6th year on May 29-31. Last year the event brought together 770 attendees and tickets for 2015 are selling fast.… More →

WordPress Theme Developer Handbook Updated with Comprehensive Guide to the Customizer API

By / — The Theme Review Team’s controversial decision to require the use of the Customizer API for building theme options unearthed a wave of criticism and concern about the capabilities of the customizer. In response to more than 150 comments debating on… More →