WordPress News Digest for Thursday, August 7, 2014

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10 Attractive Events Themes for WordPress

By / — There are tons of awesome WordPress themes out there, but when it comes to an event website, the theme you… The post 10 Attractive Events Themes for WordPress appeared first on Best Premium & Free WordPress Themes. More →

5 Skills Every WordPress Developer Needs

By / — When you decide to become a WordPress developer, your biggest focus will probably be on the skills you need to hone in order to make a living in this industry. You need to know HTML and CSS. You need to… More →

5 WordPress Plugins to Manage User Roles

By / — Do you manage or edit a large online publication powered by WordPress? Do you have several writers contributing to your site at any given time? Does your online business involve registering numerous WordPress accounts for […] The post 5 WordPress… More →

A Hand-Picked Collection of Free & Paid WordPress Business Plugins to Enhance Your Site

By / — WordPress is perfect for running your business website, it’s open source nature and huge collection of themes and plugins mean its now cheaper than ever to have a professional looking web presence for even the smallest of businesses that would… More →

Amazon Payments and PayPal go black belt for WooCommerce Conference

By / — Black belt? That’s correct. We’re proud to announce the first round of sponsors for WooCommerce Conference and, because we love all things Japanese and ninja-like we’re categorising them by belt. See that one coming? ‘Course you didn’t. A big thank you Amazon… More →

Beautiful WordPress Themes for Startups

By / — Once again, we are presenting a new selection of fresh WordPress themes for a new edition of our monthly series. The themes presented are designed and thought specially for startups of all types. Improving the appearance of your website has… More →

Bon Appétit, everyone!

By / — There is no love sincerer than the love of food. George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman The restaurant industry operates at an incredibly rapid pace. The reason for this is evident; the more covers the restaurant turns over in a… More →

Code Quality, Disrespect, and Developers (Or “Do Not Be a Jerk”)

By / — Yesterday, I received an email from someone who was kind enough to contact me about a security vulnerability that existed in one of my plugins (past tense because it’s been fixed :). This wasn’t so much an issue of code quality… More →

Color Posts Plugin Extends Jetpack to Add Intuitive Background Color Matching

By / — Automatically changing the background color of a post based on its images is a fancy effect that you may have noticed on WordPress.com’s Ryu theme. It’s currently WordPress.com’s 7th most popular theme and is also available for self-hosted sites with… More →

How To Establish Yourself As An Industry Thought Leader Using WordPress

By / — To be a thought leader is to be influential, and to be influential means all eyes are on you in your industry. And that’s a pretty good place to be. But getting to that point means a lot of elbow… More →

How to Add Smooth Scroll to Top Button in WordPress

By / — You probably have seen this before. When you’re at the bottom of the page, there’s a small button that will bring you back to the top of the page when you click it. This is really helpful since you don’t… More →

How to Analyze Your Links in WordPress with LinkPatrol

By / — If you have been blogging for a while, then you probably have hundreds of links pointing to other sites from your blog posts. These outgoing links play an important role in your site’s overall search engine optimization (SEO). If you… More →

How to Change Jetpack Accounts Without Losing Your Stats or Subscribers

By / — If you’re using Jetpack and need to reconnect it to a site but don’t have access to the WordPress.com account associated with it, you can switch accounts without losing your stats or subscribers. Just follow these simple steps. Login to… More →

How will WordPress 4.0 language installation work I…

By / — How will WordPress 4.0 language installation work? I probably did not understand it fully, so I am asking: 1) Localized version will be ready several days after release of WordPress 4.0. Which language pack will receive new users in the… More →

Is There Demand for Your Product?

By / — So, you’ve got a great product or service that you’d like to launch online. But you’re hesitant. Why? You’re hung up on the potential of whether there is enough demand or too much competition in your niche. And rightfully so.… More →

Migrating Your Site to WP Engine Is Now Easier than Ever with our New Migration Checklist

By / — At WP Engine, we strive to include customer input into every element of our software platform and every phase of our operations. We accomplish this innovation by gathering feedback from customers directly, analyzing customer interactions for common problem areas, and… More →

Mobile ShareBar Adds a WhatsApp Sharing Button to WordPress

By / — Earlier this year, Facebook acquired WhatsApp for $19 billion dollars. With 450+ million users per month and 70% of them active per day, Facebook is betting on the the app’s massive user base and continued growth. Although WhatsApp is enormously… More →

Professional WordPress Third Edition is Coming!

By / — That’s right, the highest rated WordPress development book on the market is back with an all new third edition! The writing has begun and Professional WordPress 3E has officially passed the halfway mark. Just like the previous edition, this version… More →

Take User Engagement to the Next Level with Visual Navigation WordPress Plugin

By / — Take user engagement to the next level with Visual Navigation WordPress plugin: visual website navigation and maximum touchscreen usability. Fact #1: by the end of 2013, 6% of the world population owned a tablet, 20% a computer and 22% a… More →

The Future of Iced Coffee

By / — Somehow, Freeman had scaled perfection. On behalf of all craftspeople, including writers, I had to know how. Read the whole article on the Atlantic: The Future of Iced Coffee. (Blue Bottle is an Audrey company.) Hat tip: Nick Gernert. More →

The Matt Report: Podcast Interviews for Fine Tuning Your WordPress Business

By / — Matt Medeiros is the brains behind the Matt Report, a WordPress business podcast for entrepreneurs, startups, and freelancers. In each episode, Matt interviews people working with WordPress to find out more about their business, services, or what they are up… More →

WP REST API to be Integrated into WordPress 4.1

By / — The wheels are in motion for the WP REST API plugin to become fully integrated into WordPress core with WordPress 4.1. This integration will allow JSON-based programmatic access to content and metadata. This is a major and long-hoped-for development for WordPress.… More →

WordPress And H5P : The Future Of Rich Content?

By / — H5P brings rich content to WordPress and might just be the future of rich content creation and delivery. More →