WordPress News Digest for Friday, February 7, 2014

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14 Surprising Statistics About WordPress Usage

By / — There’s no disputing the fact that WordPress is by far the most prominent CMS out there. The brainchild of Matt Mullenweg and Mike Little, WordPress has risen to superstardom in the blogosphere in the 11 short years since it was… More →

20 Best E-commerce WordPress Plugins of 2014

By / — What can’t you possibly do with WordPress? You can create a nice tiny blog for your animal friend – the dog. You can build an impressive professional website complete with a portfolio to woo clients. Big brands such as Coca-Cola… More →

A Quick Guide to Converting Your WordPress Blog Into a Multi-Site Installation

By / — Ever since WordPress 3.0 there has been the hidden option of turning your blog into a Multi-Site WordPress installation. It’s not something most blogs really require and it’s certainly not for the faint of heart. It is however, something that… More →

A lot of effort went into converting WPAndroid’s…

By / — A lot of effort went into converting WPAndroid’s english strings to follow the new Android writing guidelines. It meant that most strings that have a sentence structure are now lower-case, except for the first word. Unfortunately this means that all… More →

An open letter from UpThemes

By / — I recently wrote an open letter to the WordPress community to apologize for our failures and announce our plans for the future. Read more @upthemes.com →The post An open letter from UpThemes appeared first on Post Status. More →

AppPresser, Just A Website In An App?

By / — AppPresser claims that anyone who can build a WordPress site can build an app. But having spent the day playing with it and building an app, I'm struggling to see what the benefit is. More →

Aquarius: A Free Responsive WordPress Theme For Personal Bloggers

By / — Aquarius is a new free theme in the WordPress Themes Directory. The typography features the Georgia font and the home page is geared toward personal bloggers. The single post design focuses on the content with post meta data displayed unobtrusively… More →

Citius, Altius, Fortius, Heterous

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Debug Bar Slow Actions

By / — If a typical WordPress page load takes more than one second, chances are there’s something terribly wrong with your site, a theme or a plugin is probably doing something it shouldn’t. Obviously you don’t have time to review every single… More →

GSoC: Now’s the Time

By / — Hey all. I created our org profile for GSoC and have started filling out the application. Before I submit it, our ideas page needs to be bursting with project ideas and potential mentors. To that end, if you are interested… More →

Hey folks if you have some time to…

By / — Hey folks – if you have some time to spare we could use your help translating the WordPress for iOS 3.9.1 release notes. Here they are: Added: Ability to dismiss commenting by tapping on the background. Fixed: The last tab… More →

HitTail – Long Tail Keyword Research for WordPress

By / — HitTail is a long tail keyword research tool which suggests relavant keywords based on your site's current content, making it extremely useful for gaining targeted organic traffic and improves long term SEO. This article takes a look into long tail… More →

How I Used Divi To Help Bring Our Most Vivid Memories To Life

By / — This post is part of our Customer Spotlight series. If you have an interesting story to tell and would like to share your experience with WordPress and Elegant Themes on our blog, please contact us! From Poultry To Web Development That’s right. Only… More →

How to Display a List of Child Pages For a Parent Page in WordPress

By / — Recently one of our users asked us how to display child pages of a WordPress Page? Often when working on a site that has pages with child pages, you may want to show those child pages on the parent page… More →

IE9 taught me something valuable today

By / — Recently, while working on an app project with one of my clients (MinistrySync – Events made Easy), I discovered some interesting things while testing for IE. Normally, IE is the bane of my existence, and I have been known to… More →

Joost de Valk Author Of The WordPress SEO Plugin Acquires WPForce.com

By / — Joost de Valk has announced he’s acquired WPForce.com from Jonathan Dingman for an undisclosed amount. WPForce was created in 2011 as an outlet for Jonathan to share opinions and news with the WordPress community. Along with the acquisition, Joost shared… More →

Just Ask

By / — You've got to give a little to get what you want. More →

New WordPress Plugin Aims To Fight Back Against Mass Surveillance

By / — On February 11th, 2014, internet users around the world plan to fight back in protest against mass surveillance. The setup is similar to the protest that was held in January 2012, which helped to defeat SOPA and PIPA censorship legislation.… More →

Piklist WordPress Development Framework Rebrands, Plans to Launch Commercial Products

By / — The Piklist rapid development framework for WordPress has rebranded and relaunched its website with the 0.9.0 release. The framework helps developers to quickly build things like fields for settings pages, widgets, custom post types, custom taxonomies and user profiles with… More →

Rebuttal to the “America the Beautiful” Hysteria – Super Bowl Coke Ad

By / — Nothing was more disturbing than the hysteria I saw unfold on social media around the Coke commercial featuring the “America the Beautiful” song being sung in multiple languages. Here is a good video, first seen on UpWorthy, that I felt… More →

Super Cool Effect: Making Images Fade on Hover in WordPress

By / — This little trick will add an air of sophistication to your site. More →

The Cost of Mistakes

By / — I started reading through Paul Graham’s archives today. (It’s on the Automattic recommended reading list — yes we have a reading list, how cool is that?) I’m spending about 15 minutes every morning reading through it to start my day… More →

The Weekly WordPress News, Tutorials & Resources Roundup No.58

By / — After my appeal last week, we have added two new writers to the staff here at WPLift: JR John contributed two posts this week and we have another writer starting next week which is exciting stuff. I have some cool… More →

The qualities of a great WordPress contributor

By / — Andrew Nacin, one of the lead developers of WordPress, posted an excellent read on how to best contribute to the WordPress project, as well as some information on how core committers (that is, people who have access to commit code) are… More →

Theme Review Guideline Revisions Proposed For WordPress 3.9

By / — Chip Bennett has outlined a list of proposed changes and revisions to the WordPress Theme Review guidelines. The changes are listed in two sections, required and recommended. The required changes would take effect immediately while those that are recommended could… More →

TouchCast Embed Plugin Allows You to Embed Fully Interactive Videos into Posts

By / — Video authoring platform TouchCast recently released the beta version of a plugin that will allow you to embed a fully functional TouchCast video into a WordPress post. Rapidly growing since its launch in 2013, TouchCast allows […] More →

WP Force has been acquired by Yoast

By / — Last week we’ve acquired WordPress news site WPForce.com. Jonathan Dingman, who used to run the site, got too busy with his job and personal life to be able to keep running the site and was looking to sell it. We acquired… More →

WP-Forums

By / — I saw Jan’s mention of the wp-forums list in the weekly update, and as I’m on the list I’ve paid attention to how it’s used, both as a call for a gut-check/backup, and as a bit of a place to… More →

WPWeekly Episode 137 – Making A Living On ThemeForest With Jonathan Atkinson

By / — In this episode of WordPress Weekly, we were joined by Jonathan Atkinson of Cr3ative.com and discussed what it’s like to make a living using ThemeForest. We dived into a number of topics including: Using ThemeForest as a launch platform The… More →

Waterlogue

By / — I’ve been seeing a lot of folks using Waterlogue recently. This is my first test image. Definitely fun to play around with, though it feels a bit like a fad/novelty. In other news, I’m successfully posting from my phone again. More →

WordPress 3.9 Guidelines Revisions Proposal

By / — It’s just about that time again, with the WordPress 3.9 release just around the corner. We’ve taken a few release cycles off from making any major changes to the Guidelines, so now is a good time to take a look… More →

Yoast acquires WP Force

By / — Joose de Valk announced that Yoast has acquired WordPress news site WP Force from Jonathan Dingman. Read more @yoast.com →The post Yoast acquires WP Force appeared first on Post Status. More →

Yoast acquires WPForce.com

By / — Last week we’ve acquired WordPress news site WPForce.com. Jonathan Dingman, who used to run the site, got too busy with his job and personal life to be able to keep running the site and was looking to sell it. We acquired… More →