WordPress News Digest for Thursday, July 6, 2017

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Get Ready For WordCamp Brisbane 2017!

By / — WordCamp Brisbane is fast approaching! Set to occur on 22-23 of July, WP Engine will be attending WordCamp Brisbane this year as a Gold Sponsor. This is the only WordCamp in Australia this year and we’re stoked to meet with some… More →

WordSesh Asia Now in Planning for 2018, WordCamp Asia Targeted for 2019

By / — Yesterday Sakin Shrestha announced that WordCamp Asia is now in the preliminary planning stages. Shrestha is a key reviewer on the Theme Review Team, translates WordPress to Nepali, and organizes meetups and WordCamps in Nepal. He and other members of… More →

WP Engine Employee Spotlight: Robert Kielty, Associate Affiliate Manager

By / — In this blog series, we talk to WP Engine employees to learn more about their roles, what they love about the city they work in, and hear from them what they like most about working at WP Engine. In this interview,… More →

How to Migrate a WordPress Site with WP-CLI and rsync

By / — There are lots of ways to migrate a WordPress site. Lots of plugins can do it. You can do it over simple (S)FTP. But the quickest way I know of is via rsync and WP-CLI. But that does come with… More →

Announcement for weekly PHP meetings

By / — As you may have noticed, there is a new Slack channel named #core-php around. This channel is a result of several conversations at WordCamp Europe and a response to the #core-js channel for those who are more focused on PHP… More →

Just Ship It

By / — If you want to launch a product, build it quickly and ship it. Too often we get caught up in perfectionism and self-doubt, and end up over-engineering our MVP. Don’t spend months in a vacuum making something perfect that nobody… More →

How to Create Your Own Product Hunt Site with the Plugin Hunt Theme for WordPress – BobWP

By / — Want to create a site similar to product hunt? Or perhaps you want to build a marketplace using WooCommerce. The Plugin Hunt theme for WordPress may be the right theme for you. More →

Gutenberg Editor Review: Please Don’t Include This in WordPress Core

By / — Much of my time on here generally focuses around reviewing and comparing a handful of WordPress themes or plugins against one another. In today’s post, however, I want to take a closer look at one new WordPress plugin: the Gutenberg… More →

Slush Pro Review: A Stunning Genesis Child Theme

By / — Slush Pro is a Genesis child theme created by third-party Genesis developer ZigzagPress. It’s a multipurpose theme that uses a sleek, chic and elegantly minimalist design. Its primary layout is designed for professional blogs and even magazines, but it can… More →

How to Continue Engaging Users After Your Webinar is Over

By / — A lot of planning and preparation goes into running a webinar, so when it’s finally over you may think it’s time to sit back and relax. However, your work isn’t quite finished yet. While it’s important to do everything you… More →

How to Display Most Popular Tags in WordPress

By / — Do you want to display the most popular tags used on your WordPress site? Tags and categories are the two default ways to sort your content in WordPress. Categories often get more exposure due to their broader scope, which gives… More →

How to Build a Latest News Website Without Any Coding Experience

By / — Want to create a latest news website but not sure where to start? By that, I mean a site that automatically brings in the latest news for a specific topic – no manual input required. WordPress, our favorite CMS here… More →

Multisite Recap for the week of July 3th

By / — Office Hours Recap The agenda for this office hours meeting was to focus on the new sites CRUD API (not the REST endpoint). The meeting’s chat log. Attendees: @flixos90, @jjj, @maximeculea, @schlessera, @spacedmonkey. Chat Summary: Discussion about sites CRUD API (not… More →

Why you should use the Yoast SEO text link counter

By / — In the 5.0 release of Yoast SEO we’ve added the Yoast SEO text link counter. This new functionality counts the number of internal links in a post and the number of internal links to a post. It sounds really simple,… More →

Yoast SEO 5.0: Site-wide SEO with the text link counter

By / — Our mission statement is SEO for Everyone. On many fronts, we’re making good on that promise. In 2016, Yoast SEO added revolutionary checks to content and readability analysis features. Much of that year was spent improving and enhancing the content part… More →

How are Bitcoin and Other Crytpocurrencies Taxed?

By / — Cryptocurrencies as an asset class are a very new thing in general, having only existed for a few years. Governments around the world are still learning about them and subsequently enacting regulations and laws governing them. One big question that… More →

Jesse Petersen, Founder of Genesis The.me Passes Away

By / — Jesse Petersen, founder of Genesis The.me and Petersen Media Group, has passed away at the age of 38. Petersen had been battling Cystic Fibrosis for the past several years and suffered a massive lung bleed earlier today. He passed out… More →

Upcoming directory changes

By / — Previously we have encouraged theme authors to use a standard readme file that matches the plugin format. In preparation for an upcoming change to the theme directory, theme authors will now be able to use the readme files in the… More →