WordPress News Digest for Thursday, February 5, 2015

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4.2 Community Initiative: NUX Working Group

By / — I’m excited to announce a new community initiative for the 4.2 release cycle: the formation of a new user experience, or NUX, working group. More than 15 members of the wider WordPress community have already been invited to participate in… More →

5 Quick Ways to Get More Facebook Likes Using WordPress

By / — Do you want more Facebook likes? What if we told you that there is an easy way to get more Facebook likes, and NO we’re not talking about buying likes. In this article, we will share 5 quick ways to… More →

An Interview with WPEka

By / — WPEka is a site that’s been around since 2011 and has been offering a variety of resources to WordPress users, designers, and developers ever since. This past week, I had the chance to be interviewed by Disha who works for the… More →

BuddyPress 2.2 Spumoni Released, Featuring New Member Type API

By / — BuddyPress 2.2 “Spumoni” was released today. The name pays tribute to L&B Spumoni Gardens, a 70 year old, family-owned pizza joint in Brooklyn, NY. This release is packed full of features that offer developers more flexibility in extending BuddyPress. New… More →

Bug Scrub Friday, February 6

By / — What: Core bug scrub Where: The scrub will be held in the #core channel on Slack. When: The goal is to work for about an hour to triage tickets on the 4.2 milestone and try to inspire forward progress on… More →

Ensure A Smooth Migration And WordPress Site Success – Check Out These Upcoming Webinars

By / — Are you contemplating changing WordPress hosting providers? Maybe you’re moving your site from in-house to alleviate the burden of managing it yourself. If so, there are some best practices you should follow to ensure a smooth migration. Here at WP… More →

Great Doctorow Essay

By / — Cory Doctorow on How Laws Restricting Tech Actually Expose Us to Greater Harm. More →

Guide: How to Optimize Your WordPress Themes for Xbox One

By / — I received the gift of Xbox One for Christmas this year and in between sessions on Dragon Age and Destiny I have done a little web browsing and found it is surprisingly good, I have not been a fan of… More →

How To Use Categories and Tags in WooCommerce

By / — Categories and tags in WooCommerce work the the same way as they do in WordPress. I will teach you how to create and assign categories and tags to products and how categories and tags help you display and control your… More →

How to Choose a WordPress Theme That Best Conveys Your Brand

By / — Selecting a theme for your WordPress site is probably one of the most important aspects of the development process. Unless you're building your own from scratch, the theme you choose will dictate the layout and overall design of your site.… More →

How to Schedule Your WordPress Posts in Bulk (In 5 Simple Steps)

By / — One thing you’ll notice once you start getting the hang of WordPress is that it’s rather time consuming to open… The post How to Schedule Your WordPress Posts in Bulk (In 5 Simple Steps) appeared first on Best Premium &… More →

Image Flow Update 5th February

By / — Thanks everyone for attending the meeting today. Here’s what we discussed: 1. Prototype Scenarios 1 and 5 are complete, and scenario 2 is nearly complete @pabloperea has nearly completed the full width screen. There’s an issue with swipe on mobile… More →

Meta Slider: A Free and Easy Way to Add Responsive Sliders to WordPress

By / — Slideshows are a great way to showcase your images, illustrate your content, and display links to the other posts and pages on your website. While some themes come equipped with content sliders, and there are plenty of premium plugins available… More →

Monarch 1.2 — Now With More Stats, Smarter Triggers And Other Great New Features

By / — Last Fall, we released Monarch, a social sharing plugin that enables WordPress users to encourage more sharing activity on their website, and help cultivate a vibrant community around their brand. Monarch lets you choose to display over 40 social networks… More →

Must Follow Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn Groups for WordPress

By / — It’s not often I go a day without checking out my social media pages, and I assume many of you are the same way. Whether you flip through your Facebook feed to click on the onslaught of Buzzfeed posts or… More →

Something For Everyone: 28 of the Best WordPress Themes Ever

By / — Can't decide on a WordPress theme to suit your website? Don't worry, we've got you covered. Check out this monster round up of the best of the best themes out there, listed by the most popular categories around. More →

Support summary for Thursday February 5th

By / — Today’s meetup was brief since there was no posted agenda. Here are the items that were discussed. Be aware of which sub-forum you are in When replying to topics it’s easy to suggest a solution that works in most cases.… More →

Test the new Theme Directory

By / — The new Theme Directory is in its Beta phase and I want to open it up to bug reports form the community. It would be great if you head over to the following URL and give it a spin: https://wordpress.org/themesnew/… More →

This Week in WordPress: WordCamp Europe and Core Dev Announcements

By / — This week’s round-up of WordPress news, views and reviews summarized in our daily email newsletter, The WhiP. Subscribe to The Whip for daily lashings of WordPress goodness. More →

Thoughtful Comments Plugin Adds Comment Moderation Links to the Frontend of WordPress

By / — The backend of WordPress has a set of tools to help administrators moderate comments, but what if you could bring some of those tools to the frontend? Developed by Foliovision, Thoughtful Comments is compatible with Jetpack Comments and adds the… More →

WPWeekly Episode 178 – A Conversation With Frenemy Brian Krogsgard

By / — In this episode of WordPress Weekly, Marcus Couch and I are joined by the founder of PostStatus, Brian Krogsgard. He explains how his experience writing for WPCandy provided the foundation to launch PostStatus. We find out how well the PostStatus… More →

Webwinkel Vakdagen 2015

By / — Attending the worlds largest eCommerce event IRCE in Chicago last year was an eye opener for us. We met dozens of service partners for the first time and it drove home the value of meeting potential partners and big players in the… More →

Why WooThemes is Smart to Discontinue Its Twitter Support

By / — WooThemes announced this week that it will be retiring @WooSupport, its Twitter support account, in favor of other support channels. Social media manager Marina Pape reports that support at the company is otherwise healthy. “On the contrary, our support is… More →

Why the best web dev teams are a little like the Guardians of the Galaxy

By / — Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve likely seen (or at least heard of) the Marvel film, Guardians of the Galaxy. A solid installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), Guardians tells the tale […] The post Why the… More →

WordPress robots.txt Example

By / — The robots.txt file is a very powerful file if you’re working on a site’s SEO, but one that also has to be used with care. It allows you to deny search engines access to certain files and folders, but that’s very… More →

Your Code Should Be Comprehensible: A Simple Case Study

By / — In this recent post from the Press Up Inc. blog, our own David Hayes expands on his belief that programming is about people. David shows how refactoring will make your code much simpler for a new person to understand-a necessity… More →

rwasa + HHVM + WordPress

By / — Yes, as exotic as it ever gets. rwasa Rapid Web Application Server in Assembler is a webserver written entirely in assembly language. It comes with the required set of features to serve static files for WordPress and proxy PHP requests… More →