WordPress News Digest for Thursday, March 5, 2015

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7 key metrics to track the success of your website

By / — In life, it’s often the small details that define success over failure—and it’s exactly the same when running your own website. Now, I know that statistics and website metrics are not the most glamorous subjects, […] The post 7 key… More →

Build Your Own Online Marketplace Using WordPress

By / — The seemingly endless possibilities for creativity and commerce with WordPress never cease to amaze me. With the right combination of imagination, plugins, and themes, there’s not a lot you can’t do with WordPress–from simple blogs, to eCommerce stores, to custom… More →

Contact Form Slider Plugin Review: The Contact Form Reinvented

By / — The contact form has obviously been around for quite sometime, and it hasn’t changed all that much. Most websites used to simply place a list of email addresses on the Contact page, but eventually spammers starting using this to their… More →

Creating Custom Content in WordPress: Custom Post Types

By / — What makes WordPress a powerful CMS is the ability to create custom content and display that content in exactly the way you need to. In this first part of a two-part series, we look custom post types, custom taxonomies, and… More →

Customer Story: Selling Photoshop Actions For Creatives

By / — One of the first hassles people associate with online stores is shipping and, while there are now ways to make it pain-free one surefire approach is to go with a digital product: no storage, no breakage and instantly shippable worldwide. Mike Moloney lives in… More →

DradCast Episode 075: It’s a slow burn

By / — Show notes: Jeffrey Zinn co-founded Pixel Jar, a custom web development firm specializing in WordPress, with Brandon Dove in 2004. He also co-hosts the monthly WordPress meetup in Orange County, and speaks at neighboring WordCamps. You […] The post DradCast Episode… More →

How to Easily Create a Coupon Site in WordPress

By / — Are you looking to create a coupon site with WordPress? We often get asked about how did we build our WordPress coupons and deals section here at WPBeginner. In this article, we will show you how to create a coupon… More →

Introducing Ultimate Member: a Free Community and User Profile Plugin

By / — If you’re looking to create a community or user based website where visitors to your site can register and become members then Ultimate Member could be the perfect solution for you! Ultimate Member is a powerful plugin that allows you to add… More →

Learnings While Scaling WooCommerce

By / — WooCommerce has, at the time of writing, passed over 6 million downloads (and several million active installations) on WordPress.org. What many aren’t aware of is, WooCommerce reached the 5 million download mark with only 3 engineers officially working full time… More →

Make Your Site Awesome – Check Out Our Cool Tools Webinar

By / — If you’ve kept up with this webinar series, odds are you’ve successfully migrated your site to WP Engine and your site enjoyed a smooth launch. Now it’s time to get your hands dirty and dig into all of the cool… More →

Media Query Sass Mixin

By / — If you do any front-end development over the past couple of years then you would of heard of CSS pre-processors. The most common CSS pre-processors are SASS, LESS, or Stylus. CSS pre-processors are scripts that will compile code and output… More →

My Development Toolbox

By / — Over time we all tend to build up a number of apps, programs and other bits of software and tools that we like to help us along, doing various jobs. Without them we would feel lost and therefore here is… More →

New Theme Development Company Makes First Sale Minutes After Being Approved on ThemeForest

By / — Warriors Of Code is a new WordPress theme development shop in Australia. An employee who goes by the name Genesisfan on Reddit, published a post explaining how the company recently had its first theme accepted on ThemeForest and was willing… More →

Ninja Forms 2.9 Ships With Major Performance Improvements

By / — Ninja Forms 2.9 is available and features an improved user experience along with major performance enhancements. One of the biggest performance problems 2.9 solves is handling large forms. Prior to 2.9, users had to edit a php.ini file to handle… More →

Plugin forums excluded from "view all topics" and "no replies"

By / — Our forum moderator @gatespace noticed that none of the topics from our Plugins and Hacks forums are showing up under “view all topics” and “no replies” views. Plugins and Hacks: https://ja.forums.wordpress.org/forum/5 https://ja.forums.wordpress.org/view/all-topics https://ja.forums.wordpress.org/view/no-replies We looked around and this seems to… More →

Premium WordPress Plugins of the Month: February 2015

By / — Welcome to WPExplorer’s February edition of the Premium Plugins of the Month series! Every month I look through the best… The post Premium WordPress Plugins of the Month: February 2015 appeared first on Best Premium & Free WordPress Themes. More →

Storing Raspberry Pi Wi-Fi Network Settings on the SD Card

By / — Connecting to a Raspberry Pi out of the box would be so much easier if it had an UART bridge at the USB power connection. One would simply plug it in the computer and it would show up as a… More →

ToeJam and Earl are Back!

By / — One of my favorite video games growing up as a kid was ToeJam and Earl for the Sega Genesis. I spent hundreds of hours exploring the various randomized levels, opening up presents, running from nerd herds, and throwing tomatoes at… More →

Troubleshooting AutoFill woes

By / — I hope this will work for me as well.# More →

Two Take Aways From Jason Schuller’s Pickle Project

By / — Earlier this week, WP Tavern wrote up an excellent piece on Jason Schuller’s newest project, Pickle.  I’ve ended reading over the article (and the comments) a number of times because I think there are some really, really great though as it… More →

Udemy Course Review: Learn How to Create a WordPress eCommerce Store from Scratch

By / — Just as WordPress democratized online publishing, allowing anyone to share their thoughts and ideas online for free in just a few clicks, Udemy aims to do the same with online learning. This growing eLearning platform allows anyone to register as… More →

Upfront: Laying Out Your Site with Elements

By / — From images and text to galleries, maps and buttons, Upfront allows you to drag and drop elements anywhere on your site. While regions provide the building blocks needed to structure your site, the 16 available elements provide the core functionality. More →

WIRED Re-launch

By / — There’s the smart publishers, and then there’s the ones going out of business. WIRED is one of the smart ones, and just launched an awesome redesign on WordPress. From their editor-in-chief: Back in 1994 we launched Hotwired, the first site… More →

WordCamp Europe Now Taking Applications for 2016 Host City

By / — Organizing an event the size of WordCamp Europe is a year-round endeavor. The 2015 event is just four months away, speaker applications are closed, and the organization team is already asking for applications for the next host city. So far,… More →

YoastCon: 5 year anniversary conference

By / — This year in May Yoast will turn 5 years old. In May 2010 I founded Yoast. Now, almost 5 years later, we have 21 employees and we’re still growing! To celebrate our anniversary and our continued growth we’re hosting a conference: YoastCon! YoastCon will be… More →

“The Lindy Effect”

By / — Jason Cohen, founder of WP Engine, is one of the smartest bears in the world, and one of the best at delivering rock-solid business advice. In this article, he plays with numbers to talk about when your business can grow… More →