WordPress News Digest for Monday, July 6, 2015

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10 Powerful Methods to Increase Page Views and Reduce Bounce Rate on Your WordPress Site

By / — It's frustrating when you put so much hard work into your WordPress website, only to be faced with dwindling visitor time spent on site and high bounce rates. While there's no one-size fits all solution, there are some simple and… More →

A Narrative of Using Composer in a WordPress Plugin

By / — This piece was contributed by guest author Peter Suhm. Peter is a web developer from the Land of the Danes. He is the creator of WP Pusher and a huge travel addict, bringing his work along with him as he… More →

Adding Custom Routes to the WordPress Rest API

By / — In his recent post over at Torque, Josh Pollock (who you might remember from his recent post on Hacking the WordPress Template Hierarchy) explains the basics of how to use custom routes while working with the WordPress Rest API. His… More →

Affiliates: People Who Ruin It For Other People – BobWP

By / — Affiliate marketing can be confusing for the visitor. They do not know if you are just trying to make a quick buck or if you actually use or trust the product that you are including in your blog posts. The… More →

Best WordPress Plugins for Selling Tickets

By / — Selling tickets for events online is becoming more and more popular, even more so for international events such as music festivals or even WordCamps. There are a number of plugins out there to cater for this need, ranging in price… More →

CSS Image Replacement Museum

By / — A historical retrospective of various CSS text/image replacement techniques, with notes about the pros and cons of each. CSS Image Replacement Museum Original Article: CSS Image Replacement Museum Dougal Campbell's geek ramblings – WordPress, web development, and world domination. More →

Comments are now turned off on pages by default

By / — In [33041] and [33054] for #31168, we’ve turned comments off on new pages by default. I know many of you have done the “make a bunch of pages, fill them out, realize comments are turned on, go back into the… More →

EP142 – Landing pages for WordPress websites

By / — This week we're discussing – What is a landing page? Why do we need one? How do I make one in WordPress? Show airs July 6 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 7PM UTC The post EP142 – Landing… More →

Forget the Apps – What Should Your Email Marketing Messages Actually Look Like?

By / — We have written a great deal about the myriad WordPress plugins and services you can use to create your email marketing campaigns here on the Elegant Themes blog over the years. However, we haven’t yet had a great deal to say about… More →

Highlights of Matt Mullenweg’s Q&A Session at WordCamp Europe 2015

By / — The video of Matt Mullenweg’s Q&A session at WordCamp Europe is now published on WordPress.tv. For those who were unable to attend, this session provides a glimpse into what WordPress’ co-founder sees for the future of the software and the… More →

How to Choose the Right Payment Gateway

By / — If you’re in the process of setting up an online store, at some point you’ll need to enable payments. Accepting payments from your customers isn’t necessarily as easy as flipping a switch and watching the money flow in… but it… More →

How to Drive Traffic to a New WordPress Website (50+ Actionable Tips)

By / — Driving traffic might be a cakewalk for experienced internet marketers, but what if you’re new to building websites or stuck in a rut and looking for more ways to get people to your site? Over the past few years, building… More →

How to Install & Configure WordPress in DigitalOcean

By / — Today we’ll learn how to install and configure WordPress in a cloud hosting service called DigitalOcean. This is the first of… The post How to Install & Configure WordPress in DigitalOcean appeared first on Best Premium & Free WordPress Themes. More →

Jetpack 3.6 Adds the Ability to Manage Your Connections to Jetpack

By / — Jetpack 3.6 is available and has several bug fixes and enhancements. Jetpack CLI which is a command line interface for Jetpack and extends off of wp-cli for WordPress, has undergone a number of improvements. There are a handful of new extra sidebar widgets,… More →

Moving to become an agency

By / — Recently I have stopped working for 1&1 where I have worked for 18 months. During this period I learned a lot on how hosting works on a big scale. Working with some of the most talented people in the world has been… More →

PHP 4 Style Constructors Will Be Deprecated in WordPress 4.3

By / — PHP 4 style constructors are being deprecated in WordPress 4.3 to ease the transition to support PHP 7. According to Aaron Jorbin, on the Make WordPress Core blog post, WordPress r32990 introduces a change so that all classes use the PHP… More →

PressNomics 4, mark your calendars.

By / — A few years ago we set out to host a different kind of WordPress event. One that focused on the business side of things. Putting our name and reputation on the line we hosted the 1st major non-official WordPress event… More →

Pressnomics 4 Set for March 3-4, 2016 in Phoenix, AZ

By / — Pressnomics has announced that the 4th iteration of the event will take place on March 3-4, 2016 at Tempe Mission Palms Hotel, Phoenix, AZ. Started in 2012 by Joshua Strebel of Pagely, Pressnomics is a conference dedicated to the business… More →

Problem with WP for Android Thanks to the…

By / — Problem with WP for Android. Thanks to the new manual locale selector I can now choose our locale (Scottish Gaelic (gd)). Initially, that only changed a few strings in the UI but I put that down to having let the… More →

Resonar: A Free WordPress Blog Theme Designed to Showcase Featured Images

By / — Resonar is an elegant WordPress blog theme that was launched in mid-March on WordPress.com and is now available to self-hosted WordPress sites. This theme makes a big impact with its strong typography and fullscreen featured images. Resonar was designed by… More →

Restrict Content Pro version 2.2 released

By / — Another month, another release! Today I'm happy to announce the release of Restrict Content Pro version 2.2. This version includes several significant improvements and a few minor bug fixes. Most notably, version 2.2 introduces support for restricting WooCommerce products! More →

Sell Services from Your WordPress Website with the EDD Downloads As Services Extension

By / — If you want to sell products online, whether physical items or digital downloads, there are plenty of plugins available for WordPress that can help you do just that. However, if you want to sell services through your website, such as… More →

Singular.php: New Theme Template in WordPress 4.3

By / — A new theme template has been added to the theme hierarchy as of r32846: singular.php.  This template follows the rules of is_singular and is used for a single post, irregardless of post type.  It comes in the hierarchy after single.php, page.php,… More →

This week in 4.3: July 6 – 12

By / — This is the jump-start post for the ninth week of the WordPress 4.3 release cycle. Beta2 will land on Wednesday. Our target until then is to get the ticket count in the 4.3 milestone down to 90. Priority Tickets this… More →

Trevor Noah & Jerry Seinfeld

By / —   Trevor Noah, the new host of the Daily Show, was on Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee show, and it was quite interesting. I really love this show, even when it’s slow you get some fun thoughts. I… More →

Updating Bower with Grunt

By / — Automation is king. So is content of course, but automating the code behind the content will save you time, money, and headaches. More →

What’s Coming in WordPress 4.3 (Features and Screenshots)

By / — After the release of WordPress 4.2 in April, development of the next major release WordPress 4.3 started in full swing. We have been following the development closely and are excited to report that WordPress 4.3 is expected to be released… More →

WordCamp Europe 2015 Recap

By / — Call me biased, but WordCamp Europe 2015 really was a blast. I was fortunate enough to volunteer at this amazing event and to see the event a little bit under the hood. This is my story. Read more on WordCamp… More →

WordPress Theme Club Comparison

By / — I’m working on adding a Theme Club to Pro Theme Design. I’ve been asked about it before but have always […] The post WordPress Theme Club Comparison appeared first on Binary Moon. For more Web Design tips and tricks check… More →

WordPress and Developer Maturity

By / — One of the things that we often hear about WordPress is that it has a low-barrier to entry for those who are interested in programming and/or for those who are interested in applying what they’ve learned about computer science or software development.… More →