WordPress News Digest for Wednesday, August 5, 2015

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Adding a Double Opt-in to WordPress Emails Newsletters and Why It’s Best Practice

By / — The double opt-in has quickly gained popularity in the email marketing world to become best practice, but have you jumped on board? Here's a handy breakdown of what it is, how it will help you keep readers engaged, and also… More →

Agenda for the Polyglots chat on Aug 5th

By / — Hey everyone, Here’s a quick agenda for today’s chat: Locale stats WordPress 4.2.4 WordPress 4.3 – soft freeze update and release dates Open discussion If you want to have another point on the agenda please post them in the comments. See… More →

Attention Kiwi WordPress users

By / — WordPress is being translated into the glorious language of Kiwi English :) The hard yakka has been done by Tarei and I added a few extra strings in. The post Attention Kiwi WordPress users appeared first on Ryan Hellyer. More →

Coming Soon: The Divi Podcast & YouTube Show

By / — Today I am excited to announce that in the coming weeks we will be creating and launching an Elegant Themes Podcast & YouTube show. This as yet unnamed show (feel free to put any name suggestions you may have in… More →

Dev Chat Agenda for August 5

By / — Here’s the agenda for today’s Dev Chat in the #core channel on Slack. This will be a rather short meeting I assume. We’ll be discussing code freeze, RC3, and a timeline for the last two weeks of this release. Time/Date:… More →

Easily Add Business Contact Information on WordPress

By / — If you are an agency or even a small business owner, you have probably squawked at how difficult it is to add simple contact information to your WordPress website. The WordPress platform is supposed to be easy, but often we are… More →

First Look at Peepso: A New Free WordPress Plugin for Creating Social Networks

By / — I noticed the other day that a new social networking plugin had launched for WordPress, named Peepso and created by the people behind the number 1 social networking plugin for Joomla. Out of the box is features front end user… More →

Get The Post Type of the Current Post with JavaScript

By / — Whenever you need to get the post type for a given post, there are a couple of ways to do this: 1. If you're in the dashboard, then you can use `get_current_screen()` and then access the `id` property of the… More →

How Disable Self Pingbacks in WordPress

By / — Linking to your own posts also known as interlinking is great for SEO. However with pingbacks enabled on your site, interlinking posts can become annoying because WordPress automatically creates new pingback for that post. These pingback appear in the comments… More →

How Jill used WooCommerce to create the “Netflix you have to wear pants for”

By / — Jill Bourque’s many years as a performer in the independent theater scene allowed her to identify  a need she knew had to be filled: empty seats were costing theaters and live performers. To solve this problem, Jill created RushTix, a… More →

How Many WordPress Plugins Should You Have on a Site?

By / — Do you have any idea how many WordPress plugins you should actually have on your site? This is the age old question that confuses WordPress beginners and usually creates a bit of a debate between WordPress developers, because all WordPress… More →

How to Write More Memorable Content: In Defense of Strong Verbs – BobWP

By / — Whole books have been written on how to write, brimming with advice from authors, many of whom are dead. And if you listen to it a lot, you will become confused. Because every writer, every producer of online content, has… More →

Keep The Site Migrations Coming (And Enjoy 20% Off Throughout August)

By / — You migrated, and we listened! Last month, when we unveiled our free WP Engine Automated Migration solution and sweetened the deal with a 20 percent discount on all annual or monthly Personal, Professional, or Business plan, the response was incredible. SIGN… More →

Making a WP-CLI Plugin

By / — Messing around with wp-cli, it was fun to learn how to make a plugin … without a plugin. More →

ManageWP Orion Developer Diary #6 – The One With The Release Date

By / — “Technology is supposed to make our lives easier, allowing us to do things more quickly and efficiently. But too often it seems to make things harder, leaving us with fifty-button remote controls, digital cameras with hundreds of mysterious features and… More →

Multivariate testing: what it is and when to use it

By / — We’ve written quite some posts on Conversion Rate Optimization and A/B testing on yoast.com in the last few years. However, we’ve never really touched the subject of multivariate testing. In this post I’ll explain what multivariate testing is, its pros and… More →

Saying “You’re Welcome”

By / — I pride myself on being someone who is keenly aware of the underlying meaning of words and the ways in which we say them. Being this way is both a gift and a curse, yet it forces me to be… More →

The Mantra of Family Comes First

By / — At Prestige over the weekend, I heard a presenter say that family comes first. This isn’t the first time I’ve heard this advice but it’s becoming more prevalent. I generally hear this advice from those who are living comfortably, have… More →

Weekly meeting notes August 4

By / — Link to Slack archives: https://wordpress.slack.com/archives/themereview/p1438711121002303 Rather short meeting about tags. It is looking like we have narrowed down to just a handful: Accommodation (changed from “Hotel”) Blog Business ( changed from “Corporate”) e-Commerce (combined with Retail) Education Entertainment (combined with… More →