WordPress News Digest for Tuesday, January 6, 2015

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20 Must Have WordPress Plugins for 2015 (Expert Pick)

By / — Are you looking for the must have WordPress plugins used by WordPress experts? Well, then you’re in the right place. In this article, our expert team has hand-picked the best WordPress plugins for 2015. Choosing the best plugin for your… More →

2014 Year in Review

By / — While reading the many year in review posts, I couldn’t help but reflect on my own year and decided it would be worthwhile to spend some time reflecting, digging through my calendar and email, and writing a review myself. I’m amazed at how… More →

30 Best New Premium WordPress Themes: December 2014

By / — Happy New Year folks! We’ve only just begun our new, and many of us are making resolutions to eat healthier,… The post 30 Best New Premium WordPress Themes: December 2014 appeared first on Best Premium & Free WordPress Themes. More →

A WordPress LAMP?! An Introduction to WordPress Infrastructure

By / — If you’ve been around web servers for very long, you’ve probably heard someone refer to the “LAMP stack.” And whether or not that’s true, you probably have some interest in how WordPress actually presents pages to the Internet. So our… More →

Agenda for Thursday January 8th meetup

By / — This will be our first scheduled support meetup for 2015. Please post any agenda suggestions in the comments below. Any recurring issues with plugins or themes related to the 4.1 release? How are things in IRC? You have all registered… More →

Announcing Password Protection for Sites in Development

By / — If you’ve ever wanted to control who can preview your site before it goes live, today is your lucky day. We are pleased to announce password protection for sites in development. Now you can require a visitor to supply a… More →

Beautiful Imagery For Your Website: What It Is, Where to Find It, & How To Use It

By / — In my last post here on the elegant themes blog, we talked about creative ways to drive more traffic to your website. In today’s post, we’re going to talk about one specific way to increase engagement and improve conversion rates… More →

Cannoli Pie | Baking Bites

By / — Cannoli. Pie. Cannoli Pie. Want now. Cannoli Pie | Baking Bites Original Article: Cannoli Pie | Baking Bites Dougal Campbell's geek ramblings – WordPress, web development, and world domination. More →

Extending The WordPress Options Framework Plugin

By / — Extensible plugins are a topic that I enjoy to speak about and I love it when I come across a plugin that is extensible. The options framework, a plugin which I have recently defaulted to for providing a ‘Site Options’… More →

Fancy Product Designer – Your WooCommerce Custom Product Builder

By / — With the popularity of online stores growing rapidly, the introduction of customization tools has enhanced this experience and added an extra dimension to what you can buy (or sell). One of WordPress' leading plugins for e-commerce is certainly WooCommerce, and in… More →

Gravity Forms error and solution: This field requires a unique entry

By / — As you know, we love dem Gravity Forms. One of our clients set up a new form on their site using Gravity Forms(aff) so people could register for one of their events. However, they told us that people were getting errors… More →

How To Check if a WordPress Term Has a Child

By / — If you’re in the process of working with hierarchical terms, then there’s a chance that you’re eventually going to need to know if a given term is the parent to another term. For example, let’s say that in one of… More →

How To: Increase Your Mailing List with Premium Opt-in WordPress Plugins

By / — If you want to increase the number of your visitors that sign up to your newsletter or email list, getting creative with how you display your opt-in or sign-up forms is a good place to start. As building a list… More →

News Pro Genesis Child Theme Tutorial

By / — The News Pro Child Theme is shown as the perfect theme for a news or magazine style site, with the homepage focusing on content. But with a totally widgetized homepage, the choices you have for pulling in and displaying content… More →

Programmatically Assign Menus To Theme Locations In WordPress

By / — In this tutorial we are going to look at how we can programmatically set a menu to a menu location. In WordPress you assign a menu to a location by going to the menu page in the admin area and… More →

Rise of Bacon

By / — This article on the amazing rise of bacon was one of my favorite articles I read last year. About bacon. More →

Theme review team weekly notes The logs are…

By / — Theme review team weekly notes The logs are here: https://wordpress.slack.com/archives/themereview/p1420567275004160 Notes: https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/30770 needs to make sure we are all on the same page and help with it. We talked about removing the trainee reviewer role. If nobody objects this would… More →

Visual Composer Review: Create Professional Pages in Minutes

By / — Visual Composer is the number one selling plugin at CodeCanyon, passing the 20,000 sales milestone in March 2014. Developed by WP Bakery, the drag and drop plugin is bundled with more than 300 premium themes on ThemeForest, while more than… More →

WP RSS Aggregator is Looking for Translators

By / — The WP RSS Aggregator project is looking for translators to translate the core plugin and add-ons into several languages. If you're interested in doing a translation, a copy of all premium add-ons is on offer per language translated. More →

Why And How To Use Class Autoloading and Namespacing To Improve WordPress Development

By / — Chris Aprea recently wrote a great post on why WordPress’ (continued) support of unsupported versions of PHP, especially PHP 5.2, is preventing WordPress developers from taking full advantage of the way the language has evolved […] The post Why And… More →

WordPress StackExchange Thrives in 2014 with 17 Million Page Views and 14K New Questions

By / — Last week, moderators from the WordPress Development StackExchange (WPSE) posted a short summary of stats from 2014, which demonstrate the remarkable growth and success of the community surrounding the site. This past year WPSE pulled in approximately 15,000 new users,… More →

Writing a blog: the text objective of your blogpost

By / — I previously wrote posts about the structure and about the style of your post. In this post, we will focus on the purpose of your text. A lot of people forget to properly formulate the purpose of their blog post… More →