WordPress News Digest for Monday, January 5, 2015

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14 WordPress Web Design Trends in 2015

By / — Happy New Year, everyone! Ah, what a glorious year 2014 was. Full of highlights for WordPressers, web designer, and developers everywhere: Several major releases, tons of new plugins and themes, as well as thousands of […] The post 14 WordPress… More →

7 Top Premium and Freemium WordPress Backup Plugins Reviewed

By / — Backing up your WordPress site is essential. Without it, you run the risk of losing all of your hard work if something goes wrong. If your hosting provider loses your data, your site is hacked or you simply want to… More →

Add Discussion Forums to Your WordPress Website with bbPress

By / — In a recent post we looked at the free BuddyPress plugin that allows you to build your very own social network using WordPress. If you want to build a community around your website, and start developing a loyal following of… More →

Beyond Most Others

By / — Average is what average does.<…> I suffered from FOMO a little bit in the last couple of weeks… December in South Africa literally translates to holidays, endless sunny days, beaches, family, friends and cold beers. And for those unfamiliar with… More →

Control the Visibility of WordPress Widgets Based on Time and Date

By / — The traditional use of widgets in WordPress is to set it and forget it. After placing and configuring a widget, it stays in the widgetized area until manually removed. Many plugins have extended widgets to add visibility settings that are… More →

Creative Ways To Drive More Traffic To Your Website

By / — It’s a new year! Which means many of us are evaluating the effectiveness of our past year’s effort and looking to improve in the next. One area we probably all need to focus on year after year–refining and iterating our… More →

EP119 – Size Matters: Why you should optimize your WordPress site – Jan 5 2014

By / — On this episode of WPwatercooler we'll be discussing why you should optimize your WordPress site. Show aired Jan 5 at 11am PT / 2pm ET / 7PM UTC The post EP119 – Size Matters: Why you should optimize your WordPress… More →

Easy WP Theme Customizations Using CSS Hero

By / — Every WordPress theme has its own styling through CSS, and no matter what theme you find and use, there are always going to be changes you'd like to make to make your site more unique. Making such changes would usually entail some… More →

Emil Uzelac Launches New WordPress Theme Review Service

By / — Emil Uzelac’s new WordPress Theme Review service is the first of its kind. As a four-year veteran of the WordPress.org Theme Review Team, he is uniquely qualified to operate a service that focuses on theme standards and quality control. Uzelac… More →

Get Fit and Lose Weight With WordPress! Free Weight Loss & Fitness Plugins

By / — January is the time for New Year’s resolutions to start and the main one for most people is to lose a little weight after the excesses of December – I wonder how many of our readers have joined a Gym… More →

How To Get Started With CSS Flexbox

By / — In this tutorial we are going to look at the CSS flexbox property and how we can use this to improve layouts of our websites. The CSS flexbox property is created to be flexible so it can provide you with… More →

How To Sell Online When You Don’t Have A Product

By / — I tell people about WooCommerce all the time. When I explain to them how easy it can be to set up your own online store and start selling, they will often look quizzically at me, and say “That sounds great,… More →

How To Start A WordPress Based Business

By / — Is it possible to build a successful business around WordPress today? The short answer is yes. As of 2014, thousands of… The post How To Start A WordPress Based Business appeared first on Best Premium & Free WordPress Themes. More →

How are you using RSS to Import Content on Your Sites?

By / — As many of you know, one of my plugin projects is WP RSS Aggregator, a plugin designed to facilitate the importing of RSS content into WordPress blogs. Knowing how people are using RSS will help us know how we can… More →

How to Install WooCommerce

By / — WooCommerce is a free plugin that can be easily installed just like any other WordPress plugin. In this tutorial I will show you how to install it from your dashboard or after downloading the zipped file to your computer. We will also look at the… More →

Is Jetpack Misleading Users to Promote WordPress.com?

By / — Are you using Jetpack’s publicize feature on your site? Recently while browsing through Facebook, we found several folks sharing links where WordPress replaced the site domain. Along with that, the status also read like this: Michelle Schulp published an article… More →

Kim Parsell, Affectionately Known as #wpmom Passes Away

By / — In the eight years I’ve covered the WordPress scene, only once have I written about someone passing away. It’s with a heavy heart and great sadness to inform you that Kim Parsell passed away last week at her home in… More →

Kim Parsell, Affectionately Known as #wpmom Passes Away

By / — We were very saddened to hear about the passing of Kim Parsell. Kim was not only a notable WordPress contributor and talented photographer, but also a valued mentor to many WordPress community members who will remember for her for both… More →

My Productivity and Entertainment in 2015

By / — Every year we end up trying out new services, solutions, communities, chat rooms, groups, apps, and other forms of technology that, by the year’s end, may be contributing more noise than signal to our day-to-day. Perhaps I’m about idealistic, but… More →

Podcast on Tech Conferences

By / — So I thinking about starting a podcast on: Organizing tech conferences (large and small). Interviews with current event organizers – interesting bits other organizers would benefit from. Tips about speaking at events and conferences. Tech conference industry coverage (trends, diversity,… More →

The Design Decisions Behind ManageWP Orion

By / — How will ManageWP Orion look and feel? Throughout 2014 we’ve dedicated ourselves to answering this question. In the first article of the Orion series I’ve covered some basic concepts of ManageWP Orion. Now it’s time to give you a glimpse… More →

The Road to PHP 5.x

By / — Why don't we move to PHP 5.6 today? Well if it was that simple… More →

Weekly chats starting back up I hope everyone…

By / — Weekly chats starting back up. I hope everyone had a great holidays and is all recharged ready to get reviewing in 2015! This week the weekly chats will start back up. First up will be Tuesday’s 18:00 UTC meeting in… More →

What The Heck Are WordPress Frameworks?

By / — WordPress theme development is never easy. It requires a lot of patience, skill and stress. It will probably take you a lot of time and effort to start creating themes from scratch. Not to mention the security dangers and bugs… More →

What’s in My Bag, 2014

By / — As the start of a new year’s tradition, I’d like to take inventory of what I carry around in my backpack, which I have with me almost everywhere I go. I’m constantly iterating and changing what I carry around, so… More →

What’s in My Bag, 2014

By / — I love posts like this. However, mine would need to be broken up into “travel” and “local” (with a good deal of cross-over).# More →

“It Just Works”

By / — I’ve been a Mac user since 1984 and a power user since the late 90’s. I use very little of Apple’s software because I’m not their target audience. In many situations Apple’s software breaks when you push it hard enough;… More →