WordPress News Digest for Tuesday, March 7, 2017

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Progress, generally

By / — Well, we’ve reached the point that I’m having to take the pups to the front yard to do their business, as the back is a muddy wreck. But it’s pretty exciting to see it happen. I bought the house and moved… More →

5 Ways to Get Invited Back as a Regular Guest Blogger

By / — You already know that guest blogging on other websites that attract your target audience is a fantastic strategy for expanding […] The post 5 Ways to Get Invited Back as a Regular Guest Blogger appeared first on Pagely®. More →

Course: Core Concepts of WordPress Themes

By / — This is an introduction to the core concepts of WordPress themes and comes from the upcoming Second Edition of our “learn WordPress development” course Up and Running. More →

How to Create a Stunning Wedding Website with WordPress

By / — While many online services enable you to create a personalized website for your wedding, they typically have plenty of restrictions… The post How to Create a Stunning Wedding Website with WordPress appeared first on WPExplorer. More →

Sweet Sounds of the DradCast

By / — The DradCast podcast has come and gone, but to this day it still remains as one of the most popular WordPress focused podcasts. One thing that really made the DradCast stand out was the professional (I’m using that term lightly :P)… More →

Manipulating WP Admin Bar Styles with Events

By / — There's a small nuance that I think is worth covering and that has to do with manipulating the WP admin bar styles using client-side code. Manipulating WP Admin Bar Styles with Events was written by Tom. For more on WordPress,… More →

16 Examples of Photography Websites Built with Divi

By / — Photography is a popular field, and like many fields, requires a well-designed website to show work to potential clients. Photography websites need a heavy focus on images, galleries, and portfolios. Some even need pricing tables and WooCommerce integration. Fortunately there… More →

Voting For Torque’s 2017 Plugin Madness Is Now Open

By / — Voting for Torque’s 2017 Plugin Madness is now open. Head on over to pluginmadness.com to vote for your favorite WordPress plugins. In the spirit of March Madness, we’ve pitted 64 WordPress plugins from the official repository against each other to… More →

Ready For PHP 7? Here’s What You Need To Know

By / — “Because when you upgrade to PHP 7, you are doubling for free in site performance.” — WordPress co-founder Matt Mullenweg Largely thanks to the popularity of WordPress (which now powers 27 percent of the entire internet), PHP has become one… More →

Removing The Blindfold for WordPress Theme Authors With Freemius Insights

By / — Most of the WordPress theme authors are blindfolded. They have no way of knowing who is using their themes, how are they using them, and where are they using them. With Freemius Insights for WordPress Themes – this is going to change. More →

5 Best WordPress LMS Plugins Compared (Pros and Cons)

By / — Are you looking for an LMS plugin for your WordPress site? LMS (Learning Management System) plugins allow you to offer online courses by handling subscriptions, managing course content, running quizzes, accepting payments, etc. In this article, we will compare the… More →

Ask Yoast: redirecting your site to non-www and HTTPS

By / — Let’s say you own the website http://www.some-example.com. At one point, you might like visitors to go to the non-www version instead of the www version of your domain. In addition to this, if you follow security best practices, you might want to switch from… More →

Massive New Smush Feature: Smush *ANYTHING*

By / — How do you make the best image compression plugin for WordPress even better? Hmmm, how about making it able to SMUSH ALL THE THINGS and in turn introduce total compatibility with not just every single gallery, slider or theme available for… More →

Social Warfare: All You Need in a Social Share Plugin for WordPress – BobWP

By / — Learn about all the great features and options of this powerful WordPress sharing plugin including the ability to capture Twitter shares and recover lost shares. More →

5 Best Ways to Monitor WordPress Activity via the Dashboard

By / — How much do you know about what happens on your WordPress site? If someone was trying to brute force your password, would you know? If one of your contributors edited an old post, could you tell? Unfortunately, there’s no way… More →

The Job Interview

By / — Inc. writes The Job Interview Will Soon Be Dead. Here’s What the Top Companies Are Replacing It With, and looks at how our brains mislead us in interviews and how Menlo Innovations and Automattic approach it. More →

This week’s editor meeting agenda for March 8th

By / — This week’s chat is happening today, . The agenda is: Latest developments on the UI prototype — share your thoughts Please test this latest TinyMCE link boundary feature. Discussion here. We have a list of requirements for the technical prototypes… More →

Mozart monkey patches WordPress’ lack of dependency management

By / — A first proof of concept version of Mozart is now available for public testing. Mozart is a command line tool for wrapping PHP packages inside your own namespace. This is the least bad solution for solving most dependency management issues… More →

Introducing Rapscallion

By / — Rapscallion is an asynchronous server-side rendering engine for ReactJS. Introducing Rapscallion More →

Security Haiku: WordPress 4.7.3 Security Release

By / — XSS and more bugs get patched in this release. The update is done Customer sites are being updated to address […] The post Security Haiku: WordPress 4.7.3 Security Release appeared first on Pagely®. More →