WordPress News Digest for Wednesday, June 7, 2017

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Agenda for June 8th Support Meeting

By / — General Announcements WordPress 4.8 RC 2 Community Summit and Contributor Day Flight Check Checkin with International Support Liaisons For any other items to discuss please add them in the comments below, or bring them up in the meeting. The meeting… More →

EP5 – Building a Community around a Mascot with James Tryon – Community Connections

By / — This week on Community Connections Bridget Willard and Jen Miller talk with James Tryon about building a community around a mascot. The post EP5 – Building a Community around a Mascot with James Tryon – Community Connections appeared first on… More →

Teaching what you learn with Joe Casabona — Draft Podcast

By / — In this episode, Brian and Joe Casabona discuss learning WordPress, as well as teaching it, including the things they find most important to learn. More →

Announcing Holler Box: A Better Way to Communicate With Your Audience

By / — I built a new thing, it’s called Holler Box. It’s a WordPress plugin I built for myself, because I wanted a better way to communicate with my site visitors. For example, I did a webinar a couple weeks ago, and… More →

5 Useful WordPress Plugins To Easily Manage User Roles

By / — Welcome to “Plugged In” where we take an in-depth look at WordPress plugins in various categories. This week we dig deeper into the best plugins for managing user roles in WordPress. Managing user roles is important to the security of… More →

Yoast SEO 4.9: fixing bugs

By / — Today, we’re releasing new versions of all our plugins, including Yoast SEO 4.9. This release brings loads of bug fixes and multiple enhancements to Yoast SEO and the News, Video, Local and WooCommerce add-ons. In this post, we’ll describe what… More →

Project Guardrails: Design By Committee

By / — When working on a successful software project, I dislike the idea of "design by committee" unless the committee is actually expert designers. Project Guardrails: Design By Committee was written by Tom. For more on WordPress, development, and resources then visit… More →

Flash Briefing JSON Feed

By / — Making a JSON Feed acceptable for Amazon Alexa Skills. The post Flash Briefing JSON Feed appeared first on Half-Elf on Tech. More →

40+ Popular Universities that are Using WordPress

By / — Often people think that WordPress is just a blogging platform that you use to start a personal blog. That might have been true in 2003, but now WordPress powers nearly 28% of all websites on the internet. This includes many… More →

Setka Editor Review: A Unique WordPress Post Builder

By / — Want to create more beautiful WordPress content? That’s a pretty easy question to answer, right? We have plenty of awesome page builders for heavy-duty page building. But what about a lightweight tool for beautifying regular ‘ole post content? That is,… More →

How Your Online Store Can Benefit From Forums and Social Communities – BobWP

By / — Learn how your online store can benefit from having a forum or social community on your site. More →

How to set up Under Construction Page for WordPress

By / — Today's technology allows you to easily create an under construction page for any site that you own. By using WordPress, you can utilize some amazing plugins that will do most of the job for you. Also, by displaying a maintenance… More →

Create Model Caching Layer In Laravel

By / — In this tutorial, we're going to learn how you can create a caching layer in your Laravel application to help speed up your website and reduce the number of requests… More →

Free Plugin of the Month: Set Minimum Checkout Amount for EDD

By / — This is post 5 of 5 in the series “Free eCommerce Add-ons 2017” (Click to expand) Stores with physical products can edge up their average order value by setting higher free shipping thresholds. For stores with digital products, this number can… More →

Dev Chat Agenda for June 7th (4.8 week 6)

By / — This is the agenda for the weekly dev meeting on : 4.8 timing 4.8 bug scrub Customize: looking for new contributor to mentor Editor: Gutenberg timing Dev chat coordination General announcements If you have anything to propose to add to the… More →

JavaScript Chat Summary for June 6th

By / — Below is a summary of the discussion from today’s JavaScript chat (agenda, Slack transcript): Pre-Discussion Conversation following last week’s meeting has been lively @adamsilverstein has created a ticket to discuss migration to Webpack (#40894) There will not be a JavaScript… More →