WordPress News Digest for Thursday, May 5, 2016

View Archive / Subscribe to Newsletter / Digest RSS Feed

6 Web Design Best Practices You Shouldn’t Sacrifice for Trendiness

By / — Design trends spread like wildfire over the internet. Even if you haven’t been actively looking out for them, we bet that you’ve seen hundreds of hamburger menus and parallax backgrounds in the wild during the past couple of years. This… More →

Bom dia Polyglots the 5.4 development branch for…

By / — Bom dia Polyglots, the 5.4 development branch for WordPress for Android has been frozen. That means it’s time to translate new strings before the release! There are 21 new app strings and a few lines of release notes to translate. More →

Cache Enabler Review: The Best Free Caching Solution for WordPress?

By / — In today’s fast-paced world your site’s speed can make all the difference. Caching ensures your readers can view blogs without any unnecessary delays causing them to turn back. I’m going to show you how you can increase your site’s traffic,… More →

Call for Testing: WordPress for Android 5.4

By / — WordPress for Android version 5.4-rc-1 has been released in the Google Play Store. You can join the beta in the Google Plus beta community to help test the app. New Features: Visual Editor: This new editor is a complete rewrite, and… More →

Call for Testing: WordPress for iOS 6.2

By / — The WordPress for iOS 6.2 beta is available for testing on TestFlight! Not part of the beta program yet? Please sign up for our TestFlight program to request to join as a beta tester. New Feature iOS Share Extension: You can… More →

Consider Canapé

By / — Looking for a fresh, elegant theme for a restaurant or other food-related site? Explore Canapé, now available in the WordPresss.org theme repo. Designed by Automattic’s Ola Laczek, Canapé retains its sophisticated look on mobile, tablet, and desktop screens. Add features… More →

Design Chat Agenda for May 5

By / — Here’s what’s on the plate for the meeting on State of the Design Chat The Shades of Gray saga – with @afercia Design Tickets needing attention: #36474: Revamp meta boxes #34323: Make customizer media control placeholders clickable #35457: Theme installer… More →

Font Awesome CDN Now in Beta, Loads Icons Asynchronously with Automatic Accessibility Best Practices

By / — Font Awesome, the open source vector icon collection used by more than 300 plugins on WordPress.org and many free and commercial themes, announced the beta release of its new CDN. Developers can now add a single line of code to… More →

Free WordPress Themes for Startups, App Developers and SAAS Companies

By / — Today we are looking at a collection of 30+ Free WordPress themes which are suitable for online businesses, startup companies, App developers and SAAS companies. These types have themes have been developed to let you build a business website which… More →

Good afternoon or morning or night polyglots @bottapress…

By / — Good afternoon (or morning or night) polyglots; @bottapress previously did the #fr_FR translations for https://wordpress.org/plugins/autoptimize/ using po/mo files, so can he be granted PTE-rights here for #fr_FR -> @bottapress Merci bien, frank More →

Gravity Flow Plugin Video Review: Creating The Perfect Workflow

By / — Gravity Flow allows WordPress administrators to automate custom, form-based processes such as approval and feedback/review loops via Gravity Forms. Watch my walk-through of this dynamic plugin. The post Gravity Flow Plugin Video Review: Creating The Perfect Workflow appeared first on… More →

Hello Polyglots I am the plugin author for…

By / — Hello Polyglots! I am the plugin author for Peter’s Login Redirect. I’ve like to start adding editors to be able to approve translations for my plugin. Please add the following WordPress.org users as translation editors for their respective locales: #de_DE… More →

How to A/B Split Test Featured Images in WordPress

By / — Do you want to run an A/B split test for featured images in WordPress? Featured images play an important role in increasing pageviews and engaging users. A/B testing featured images can help boost your engagement. In this article, we will… More →

Lessons Learned Playing With Pricing

By / — When we first started, our pricing by all accounts was absurdly low. In my last post I chronicled the details of our pricing journey at Sucuri. Developers were finding that the… Read More The post Lessons Learned Playing With Pricing appeared… More →

May 5th Support Team Meeting Summary

By / — Attendance Experiment In future meetings, please note attendance (even if lurking) by replying to something with words or just an emoji reaction. We know lots of folks attend on time just to watch, and we want to note your participation… More →

Ninja Forms Update Patches Critical Security Vulnerability

By / — Ninja Forms, a popular plugin active on more than 500K websites, released an update 48 hours ago that addresses a critical security vulnerability. Wordfence is reporting that Ninja Forms versions 2.9.36 to 2.9.42 contain multiple security vulnerabilities. One of the… More →

Positioning your shop in the online market

By / — Successful positioning adds value to your business and gives you a head start on the competition. Positioning is the art of distinguishing your business from others in the mind of your customers. You can make your webshop stand out by high product quality, great service, low… More →

Remote Work: Is The Office Today Having an Identity Crisis?

By / — The working life of man is ever changing, society is coming up with new rules for the same game. We are constantly reading what’s good for us, and of course, everyone is now asking about the new phenomenon, is making… More →

Two Simple Steps to Learn FTP for WordPress!

By / — One of the more daunting things I had to do early on in learning WordPress was figuring out how to use FTP for WordPress file editing. Looking back at it from the perspective of “I’ve done this a million times… More →

Unit Testing with PHPUnit

By / — The term, quite simply, refers to the process of dividing software into the smallest testable components, called units, that can be tested independently to assert whether they fulfill their requirements and operate as intended. There are many benefits that come with unit testing.… More →

Using Console.app for Viewing PHP Logs

By / — When working with PHP, there are some great libraries and tools that make it easy for logging notices, warnings, errors, and so on within our code. For what it's worth, I think PHP does a pretty good job of doing… More →

WPWeekly Episode 233 – Recap of WordCamp Chicago 2016

By / — On this episode of WordPress Weekly, I describe my experience attending WordCamp Chicago 2016 this past weekend. Marcus Couch and I then discuss the news of the week including a new tool that helps WordCamp organizers create customized name badges.… More →

Week in Core, April 26 – May 3 2016

By / — Welcome back the latest issue of Week in Core, covering changes [37314-37354]. Here are the highlights: 40 commits 33 contributors 78 tickets created 8 tickets reopened 70 tickets closed Ticket numbers based on trac timeline for the period above. Code… More →

WordCamp Chicago 2016 Was a Deep Dish of Fun

By / — WordCamp Chicago 2016 was held at University Center in the heart of Chicago, IL, where more than 300 attendees spent the weekend learning about WordPress. The event was organized by Ryan Erwin and a team of volunteers. Tracks were split… More →

WordPress 4.6 to Drop Open Sans in the Admin in Favor of System Fonts

By / — WordPress 4.6 will bid farewell to Open Sans in the admin in favor of using system fonts. Open Sans, which loads from Google Fonts as an external resource, has been in use in the admin since 2013. “At the time… More →

WordPress and Webinars: The Whys and the Hows

By / — Have you noticed that all your competitors and the big names in your industry are using webinars? Would you like… The post WordPress and Webinars: The Whys and the Hows appeared first on Best Premium & Free WordPress Themes. More →

WordPress.org Support Forums Adds Accessibility Section

By / — Earlier this year, the WordPress project made a huge move by adopting accessibility coding standards for new and updated code. If you’re struggling to meet WCAG 2.0 guidelines in your WordPress projects and need help, check out the new Accessibility… More →