WordPress News Digest for Tuesday, April 7, 2015

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AMD Increases Reliability, Speed, And Security Of Its Developer Outreach Site With WP Engine [Case Study]

By / — Semiconductor giant AMD serves 260,000 visitors to its U.S.-based developer outreach site, AMD Developer Central, each month. This site is critical for fostering relationships with AMD’s developer community—the developers who create software that unlocks the power of AMD’s award-winning hardware.… More →

Bob Dunn’s Survey Shows Text and Screenshots are the Preferred Way to Learn WordPress

By / — Two weeks ago, I asked you to participate in Bob Dunn’s survey that asked, how do you learn WordPress? Dunn has published the results to the survey and they’re not surprising. Out of 428 responses, 63% learn WordPress best using… More →

Child Themes, the Template Hierarchy, and One Sanity-Saving Hack

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FBI Warns of ISIL Defacement Attacks on WordPress Sites

By / — The FBI issued a public service announcement today, warning concerning WordPress website attacks being carried out by individuals sympathetic to the Islamic State in the Levant (ISIL) a.k.a. Islamic State of Iraq and al-Shams (ISIS). The perpetrators of these attacks… More →

How Do You Learn WordPress? Survey Results via Infographic – BobWP

By / — It’s here! The results of my survey on How Do You Learn WordPress? So the big question. Was I Surprised By the Results of How People Learn WordPress? Nope. The fact that online text and screenshots were number one was expected. Haven’t we… More →

How to Add Custom Fonts in WordPress

By / — Do you want to add custom fonts in WordPress? Custom fonts can help you freshen up your theme and stand out. In this article, we will show you how to add custom fonts in WordPress using Google Fonts, TypeKit, and… More →

How to Add Icons to Custom WordPress Menus – Without Plugins

By / — Adding icons to your navigation gives your visitors some visual clues about the content and also adds a nice design touch to your site. In today's post we show you how to do this without using plugins or having to… More →

Interested in contributing to the WordPress org mobile…

By / — Interested in contributing to the WordPress.org mobile apps? Have questions on how something works? Check out the links in the sidebar and come join us in #mobile in the Slack chat system. The Handbook is in need of some updates… More →

Interview on WPRoundTable

By / — Last night I was interviewed on the WPRoundTable podcast. I had an awesome time hanging out with Kyle, Jason, Kellen, and Marc. We covered a lot of topics including the start of WebDevStudios, my history of podcasting, writing books, and… More →

Introducing Pressidium: Enterprise Managed WordPress Hosting

By / — When it comes to hosting your WordPress website, there’s a lot of choice out there. Do you go for a shared hosting environment and sacrifice performance in return for budget prices? Or do you pay a significant premium for managed… More →

Learn a New Language (But Don’t Stay Away)

By / — As programmers, one of the things that we often hear is how we need to expose ourselves to other languages and environments in order to become more diversified in our experience. Or maybe it’s presented in a way that says… More →

Open Source Windows

By / — But one day, the company could “open source” the code that underpins the OS—giving it away for free. So says Mark Russinovich, one of the company’s top engineers. “It’s definitely possible,” Russinovich says. “It’s a new Microsoft.” From Wired’s An… More →

Plugged in: Make your website more cacheable with Cache Buddy

By / — “Plugged in” is a reoccurring feature on Torque that aims to take a closer look at different plugins each week. If you have any suggestions for plugins you’d like to see reviewed, write us at editor@torquemag.io. When […] The post Plugged in:… More →

Publish Your Podcast with Seriously Simple Podcasting

By / — If you are running a podcast, or thinking of starting one, then the free plugin we are looking at today gives you a quick and easy way to publish each episode on your WordPress website. Not only that, but the… More →

Qards Review: An Effective Drag & Drop Page Builder For WordPress

By / — Whilst I love the internet and may have created a website or two of my own, I can’t design a… The post Qards Review: An Effective Drag & Drop Page Builder For WordPress appeared first on Best Premium & Free… 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/p1428429623002869 We had a really short meeting as there was no topic. This is an issue we’ve had previously and was solved by getting topics. Lets do that again. I’m going… More →

Top 10 Extensions for Marketing Your WooCommerce Store

By / — The truth remains that no matter how amazing your store and products, people are not just going to show up and throw money at you. Even Coca-Cola knows there’s no good time to take the foot off the gas and let up… More →

Transparency in WordPress Part 2: Bloggers Income Reports

By / — I recently posted about WordPress related companies that share income statistics, which was a fun and inspiring post. It’s always interesting to see how much income people are making from their projects so I thought I would do a follow-up… More →

WordPress 4.2 Introduces Subtle Refinements to the Default Admin Color Scheme

By / — WordPress 3.8 marked a major milestone for the admin with the inclusion of “MP6,” a brand new responsive design and color scheme. By now many users have become accustomed to the color scheme, but 4.2 will introduce subtle changes to… More →

WordPress vs. Drupal: Choosing Between Two Platforms

By / — Released only a couple of years apart, WordPress and Drupal are big players in the CMS market but WordPress has gained a lot more popularity over the years. Its user base is almost 10 times that of Drupal – but… More →