WordPress News Digest for Tuesday, July 7, 2015

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30 Best New Premium WordPress Themes : May 2015

By / — So the first half of the year is over, but we have a couple of month of awesome premium themes… The post 30 Best New Premium WordPress Themes : May 2015 appeared first on Best Premium & Free WordPress Themes. More →

Agenda for the Polyglots chat on Wednesday, July 8th

By / — Dearest polyglots, After a few weeks without an agenda and a scheduled chat, we’re back in business with weekly chats starting tomorrow. Here’s the proposed agenda. As usual, please feel free to add things you think we should talk about.… More →

Ask Not “What Can WordPress Do For Me?”

By / — I love it when I see tweets like this show up in my timeline: I’d like to know if there’s any part of WordPress that needs more tutorials and more attention. I’m going to start blogging soon :) — Nikhil… More →

Build an Online Community With WordPress and Membership 2 Pro

By / — If you haven't yet checked our shiny new-ish Membership 2 plugin, now's your chance. On the blog today we walk you through how to set it up, complete with examples and plenty of screenshots of the backend of the plugin.… More →

Create and Publish Beautiful Playlists on Your WordPress Website with the free Cue plugin

By / — If you want to publish music or other audio content on your WordPress website, then the free Cue plugin could be just what you are looking for. Cue gives you a very easy to use method for creating stylish playlists,… More →

Dev Chat Agenda for July 8

By / — Here’s the agenda for tomorrow’s Dev Chat in the #core channel on Slack. Time/Date: : Beta Notes Feature Updates Admin UI – @helen Menu Customizer – @westonruter Passwords – @markjaquith Site Icon – @obenland Component Updates Open Floor Feature Leads:… More →

Flesch reading ease score: Use it!

By / — If you use our Content Analysis Tool in the Yoast SEO plugin, you must have encountered the Flesch reading ease score. Our Content Analysis tool checks — using this Flesch reading ease score —  whether or not your text is not too hard… More →

Having a “No Meetings” zone

By / — This week, I’ve begun doing a rotation with our support team at Automattic. Every Automattician does this as part of their on-boarding, as this helps to learn the systems, tools and users we’re interacting with every day. For me, this… More →

How to Add Custom Data to a WordPress RSS Feed

By / — You’ve quite likely heard of “RSS Readers” or “Feed Readers” before—if only when a lot of people got angry that Google was shutting theirs down. In fact, RSS feeds are one of the most important and least understood technologies that keep… More →

How to Add Facebook Author Tag in WordPress

By / — Have you noticed that Facebook is now displaying author information on links shared on Facebook? Recently one of our users saw our Facebook status and asked us how they can add the Facebook author tag on their site. Considering the… More →

Live Google Hangout: Finely Tuned Consultant With Steffinie Blankenship

By / — At WP Engine®, we’re passionate about helping our customers learn and grow. In keeping with that ethos, we proudly present “Finely Tuned Consultant,” a series of interviews with some of the brightest talents in tech, marketing, and (naturally) WordPress. In… More →

MooTools: A modern Element.highlight() implementation

By / — Use the following code as Element.highlight() replacement: Element.implement({ /** * Custom Element Highlighting Function * @param color */ highlight: function(color){ // get current background color var originalColor = this.getStyle('background-color'); // set new background color this.setStyle('background-color', color); // restore background color… More →

New Proposal on Trac to Remove Post Formats from WordPress Core

By / — Post Formats is a feature introduced in WordPress 3.1 that enables themes to visually differentiate between types of content. A metabox with radio buttons was added in WordPress 3.6 to expose the feature to users and allow them to easily… More →

NinjaFirewall – A True Web Application Firewall for WordPress

By / — If you seriously want to protect your blog against hackers and any kind of potential threat, you may want to consider trying NinjaFirewall. It differs from all other security plugins because it is a true Web Application Firewall: it works… More →

Performance Calendar » React’s diff algorithm

By / — An overview of how ReactJS uses its virtual DOM, diffing, and event delegation to achieve its performance. Performance Calendar » React’s diff algorithm Original Article: Performance Calendar » React’s diff algorithm Dougal Campbell's geek ramblings – WordPress, web development, and… More →

Pressnomics 4 Dates Announced

By / — The dates for Pressnomics 4 have just been announced. The well-known conference that centers around the business of WordPress will be held on the 3rd and 4th of March 2016 in Phoenix. More →

Review of GetResponse: A Secret Weapon for Every Internet Marketer

By / — When talking about internet marketing, what comes in mind is email marketing. It’s one of the proven and oldest ways of marketing but still works best until today. According to a study by Direct Marketing Association, email marketing has a… More →

Roadmap for phase one

By / — In a previous post we started looking at what a roadmap would look like. That post looked at the wider areas we needed to focus on: Research Review Education Directory Advanced reviews: design and other We have now got the… More →

ThemeFuse Competition: Win x5 Licenses for Any WordPress Themes

By / — Today we have a great competition for you – our  friends over at ThemeFuse are sharing 5 licenses for any of their premium WordPress themes with WPlift readers. Themefuse have really upped their game lately and have produced some really… More →

This week’s meeting agenda

By / — We’ve got a meeting today at 18:00 UTC. Lets discuss the roadmap as outlined here. Anything else we should be talking about? More →

When and How to Sell Ads on Your WordPress Site

By / — Ah, the world of advertising. As long as there is something to sell, there is always an advertisement lurking around the corner trying to get us to buy. Sure, it can be rather annoying having so many people attempting to… More →

Where Do WordPress Freelancers Make The Most Money?

By / — When it comes to WordPress freelancers, Delaware is the leading state, by a wide margin, with the most WordPress freelancers per 100,000 residents, according to our new special report, “Working With WordPress: An Inside Look at the WordPress Economy Across… More →

Why We Encrypt

By / — From one of the best blogs on the internet, Bruce Schnier writes on Why We Encrypt. More →

WooCommerce Subscriptions Gives You Recurring Payments – BobWP

By / — Woo Subscriptions is one of my favorite extensions for WooCommerce. I have used it multiple times on past membership sites as setting monthly payments for my coaching packages. It works great with the new Membership extension for WooCommerce. The post… More →

WordPress 4.3 Improves User Search and Turns Comments Off on Pages by Default

By / — WordPress 4.3 beta 1 was put into the hands of testers last week. Those who have been following 4.3 developments are already familiar with the major features headlining this release, ie. the new site icons, menu management in the customizer,… More →

WordPress.org To Overhaul Recommended Hosting Page

By / — Since 2005 WordPress.org has had a Recommended Hosting Page dedicated to this process of choosing the best host for you, but it hasn't done a good job at all. In fact, many have complained about it for years and years… More →