WordPress News Digest for Thursday, May 7, 2015

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17 Best WordPress Plugins for Photographers

By / — Are you a photographer using WordPress? Wondering what are some of the best WordPress plugins for photographers? In this article, we will show you the best WordPress plugins for photographers. Thousands of photographers use WordPress to share their work with… More →

40+ Awesome WordPress Development Tools

By / — Long gone are the days when WordPress was merely a blogging platform. By now it’s a full-fledged content management system used by millions of websites and powers a healthy chunk of the Internet. Consequently, the number of […] The post 40+ Awesome… More →

Beginner’s Guide to Messing Around with WordPress (No Code Required)

By / — If you’re new to WordPress, completely or relatively, it can seem a bit overwhelming to do anything other write and… The post Beginner’s Guide to Messing Around with WordPress (No Code Required) appeared first on Best Premium & Free WordPress… More →

BuddyPress 2.3 Beta 1 is Ready for Testing

By / — BuddyPress 2.3 beta 1 is now available. Project lead John James Jacoby encouraged site administrators and BP plugin/theme developers to jump in and test the new features. One of the highlights in the upcoming release is the new Attachments API,… More →

CampPress: A 2-3 Day Social Experience for Geeks and Creatives

By / — I attend WordCamps on a regular basis and have often joked with attendees as well as organizers that there should be a WordCamp where people camp out. GoDaddy’s WordPress evangelist, Mendel Kurland, is taking it upon himself to turn the… More →

Clearing up a hazy headlight

By / — I recently used the 3M Lens Renewal System to clean up a foggy, hazy headlight on our van. Continue reading → Original Article: Clearing up a hazy headlight Dougal Campbell's geek ramblings – WordPress, web development, and world domination. More →

Customizer tutorials and documentation

By / — One of the things that TRT has been doing over the past several months is striving to make education a top priority. We’ve got some awesome things in the pipeline (look out for design and accessibility resources soon). Today’s topic… More →

Decades are Short

By / — Sam Altman of YCombinator wrote a great post on the occasion of his thirtieth birthday, The days are long but the decades are short. There’s a lot of subtlety and nuance in each point, so even if you’ve read it… More →

Dev Chat Summary, May 6th

By / — Agenda, Slack log. Editor (#) @azaozz, @iseulde Spent last week to go over the things they want to work on. @iseulde will work on the mobile editor toolbar first. They’ll milestone tickets as they get patches. For posterity and everyone who wants… More →

Every Business Has a Story: What’s Yours? – BobWP

By / — Storytelling for business is all the rage these days. But what does it mean and how do you weave stories into your online content? The post Every Business Has a Story: What’s Yours? appeared first on BobWP. WordPress All The… More →

Forty Blogging Topics for WordPress Agencies

By / — If you’ve been struggling to come up with ideas for the blog attached to your WordPress development site, check out this thoughtful and incredibly helpful resource from Chris Lema. More →

Genericons Example File is Unsafe

By / — If you use Genericons in your plugin, please exclude the example.html (which is no longer included in the Genericons package itself). The Genericons icon font package, which is used in a number of popular themes and plugins, contained an HTML… More →

Genericons and Theme Updates

By / — Earlier today, the core security team shipped new versions of a number of themes that were vulnerable to a cross-site scripting issue due to shipping a Genericons example file. This was in conjunction with WordPress 4.2.2 but happened hours prior to… More →

Help Scout Desk – An Alternative to Email Support

By / — HelpScout is one of the most useful ways of running your help desk online. While being invisible to your customers, it can be very helpful to your support or customer care teams. Sprout Apps have brought this great service into WordPress with… More →

How Create a Sticky Post in WordPress

By / — By default, your newest articles are published at the top of your blog. With every new article published, your existing articles are pushed down a spot — and eventually, off the front page completely. It can be disheartening when your… More →

How to Motivate Customers to Share Your Products

By / — If you have social media buttons on your product pages, you probably added them because you wanted your products to be shared more frequently on networks like Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest. You know that more shares = more publicity, and more… More →

How to create better, more accessible WordPress themes

By / — Accessibility is an important part of modern web development. It is our responsibility as creators of WordPress themes to make them accessible to all users, on any device. In this article, I'll offer some simple tips to create better, more… More →

Is it possible to translate the Amazigh language…

By / — Is it possible to translate the Amazigh language? If Tatnna will be the first version Tamazight a precedent I translation from French, Arabic or Spanish to Tamazight. I just need help in the beginning because I novice. Thank you More →

Mercury Vagrant (HGV) Version 1.2 Available Now

By / — WP Engine Labs is focused on innovation and contributing to the open source community. As part of that mission, today we released Mercury Vagrant (HGV) version 1.2. In this new version we’ve fixed many of the bugs identified in version… More →

Notes from the Polyglots chat on May 6th & 7th

By / — Logs: https://wordpress.slack.com/archives/polyglots/p1430906415002483 Locale stats We have 48 locales up to date and 3 are behind one minor version. One new locale for Occitan. Tech stats The meta i18n team had a meeting yesterday, the logs are at https://wordpress.slack.com/archives/meta-i18n/p1430823944001111 Topics were… More →

Sane Laravel 5 Mail Example

By / — For some reason, the example code in the Laravel docs for their Mail feature neglect to show how to pass defined variables into the closure. Here is something a little more useful. View the code on Gist. More →

TGM Plugin Activation Library Publishes Roadmap for Version 3.0

By / — This week contributors on the TGM Plugin Activation (TGMPA) library published a roadmap for the future of the project. TGMPA is widely used by WordPress developers to require and recommend plugins for themes (and other plugins). The library is recommended… More →

The REST API (and How It Could Change WordPress Forever)

By / — The integration of the WordPress JSON REST API into core has the potential to transform the platform forever. We take an in-depth look into what this means for the future of WordPress and its users. More →

Theming with the REST API – Meet Picard

By / — If there’s one thing that has been making waves in the WordPress ecosystem this year, it is the new REST … Continue reading → More →

This Week in WordPress: Talking Pay and Theme Customizer Controversy

By / — This week’s round-up of WordPress news, views and reviews summarized in our daily email newsletter, The WhiP. Subscribe to The Whip for daily lashings of WordPress goodness. More →

Toivo Theme Review: A Beautiful Free WordPress Theme for Bloggers & Businesses

By / — While compiling yesterday’s Free themes of the month post, there were loads of great themes this month – one which stood out was Toivo. Toivo means “Hope” in Finnish and the theme was developed by Sami Keijonen a theme developer… More →

Using SiteGround For WordPress Hosting

By / — As if this is actually news to anyone, one of the number one choices that has to be made when hosting a website is where to actually host the site. And there’s no shortage of hosts from which to choose. For beginners, it’s easy… More →

WPWeekly Episode 191 – Proven Guilty by a Washing Machine

By / — On this episode of WordPress Weekly, Marcus Couch and I discuss the news of the week. We inform you of the recent security vulnerability discovered in Jetpack and the Twenty Fifteen theme. We also discuss a new crowdfunding campaign to… More →

Why You Should Start Using Chrome Developer Tools Right Now

By / — Having a nice set of handy tools to help test your website is essential for developers. Where’s the best place to keep them? In your browser, of course! Google’s popular web browser, Chrome, has developer tools built right in. It’s… More →

WordPress 4.2.2 Security and Maintenance Release

By / — WordPress 4.2.2 is now available. This is a critical security release for all previous versions and we strongly encourage you to update your sites immediately. Version 4.2.2 addresses two security issues: The Genericons icon font package, which is used in… More →

WordPress 4.2.2 has been released It is a…

By / — WordPress 4.2.2 has been released. It is a security and maintenance release. There are no string changes. In order to benefit from the automated release process it could be possible that you have to prepare your locale first. Translations must… More →