WordPress News Digest for Thursday, June 8, 2017

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WordPress 4.8 “Evans” Released Featuring Nearby WordPress Events, New Media Widgets, and Link Boundaries

By / — WordPress 4.8 “Evans” is available for download and is the first major release of the year under the new release cycle. WordPress 4.8 is named after William John “Bill” Evans, an American jazz pianist. New Image, Video, and Audio Widgets WordPress 4.8 includes three… More →

WordPress 4.8 Briefing

By / — WordPress 4.8 has just been released with a small group of feature enhancements, and some under the hood improvements for people who make plugins and themes. The biggest change is the addition of a number of new media widgets. It’s… More →

Top 20 WordPress Plugins for Business Websites 2017

By / — Why do you need WordPress plugins if WordPress is as impressive a platform as they say? That is, indeed, a… The post Top 20 WordPress Plugins for Business Websites 2017 appeared first on WPExplorer. More →

Worona Releases Free WordCamp Europe Paris Guide App

By / — Worona, a Madrid-based WordPress startup that builds mobile apps for free, has created an app for WordCamp Europe attendees. The WCEU Paris Guide app includes location and transportation information, schedules for the event, suggestions on where to eat (restaurants, bistros,… More →

June 8th Support Team Meeting Summary

By / — Announcements WordPress 4.8 has been released! Please read and consider sharing constructive feedback on the proposed WordPress Community Conduct Project. WordPress 4.8 The known issues for 4.8 are live, props to @clorith and @zoonini for wrangling that! Support Team at… More →

Phishing Leveraging the Sucuri Brand

By / — We are always on guard for phishing emails and websites that might try to compromise our customers or employees, so that we can be on top of the issue and warn as many people as possible. Targeted attacks are rare, yet it… More →

Divi Plugin Highlight – AC Shortcodes

By / — Have you ever needed to place a Divi module, or even a complete layout, within another Divi module? Imagine the design possibilities of placing maps, forms, counters, blurbs, testimonials, or any other module within any other module with a text… More →

WordPress 4.8 “Evans” Has Landed, Here’s What You Need To Know

By / — Today WordPress released version 4.8, aka “Evans” in honor of American jazz pianist and composer William John “Bill” Evans. This release adds an abundance of new features which you can read more about below, as well as learn about WP Engine’s… More →

The Top 10 Plugins With PHP 7 Installs On WP Engine

By / — If you’re looking to massively boost site speed and maximize bandwidth usage, then upgrading your site to PHP 7 is a must. But even though PHP 7 is making big waves for WordPress sites, it’s been a slow transition since… More →

Deactivate a WordPress Plugin via FTP

By / — The conventional method of turning off and on plugins in WordPress works 99.9% of the time. But sometimes, when you’re doing development work in a fast way (possibly “cowboy coding” in a sloppy way… :p), you’ll need to make plugin… More →

Ask Yoast: buy multiple Top Level Domains for SEO?

By / — When you’re starting a business, you probably want to launch a website too. So you have to register one domain or more. Let’s say you’re registering your brandname as a domain, which extensions or TLDs (Top Level Domains) should you… More →

Top Cloud Hosting Companies for WordPress in 2017

By / — The choice of who to host your website with can sometimes be a difficult one to make because there are so many to choose from. Then, you add in the fact that not only do you have to choose a… More →

How to Add a Google Translate Button to WordPress

By / — According to the most recent 2017 numbers, there are an estimated 3.7 billion (yes, with a B) Internet users. Yeah…that’s a lot. And I think we can agree it’s a safe bet that not all of them speak the native language… More →

Jackmail Newsletters Review – Send Emails and Manage Lists From Your Dashboard

By / — Want to manage email newsletters from directly inside your WordPress dashboard? No MailChimp, no Campaign Monitor…you just click on a tab and start sending out an email to your subscriber list with a handy drag and drop email design builder?… More →

Smart Footer System Offers Feature-Rich Custom Footers

By / — Smart Footer System is a WordPress plugin that lets you take control of your footers. No longer is your footer an afterthought. Easily create custom footers that will help you increase conversions with relevant promotions, advertisements, and calls-to-action. More →

How to Add Animated GIFs in WordPress

By / — Do you want to add animated GIFs in your WordPress blog posts? Sometimes when you add an animated GIF in WordPress, it loses the animation and appears as a plain static image. In this article, we will show you how… More →

Dev Chat Summary: June 7th (4.8 week 6)

By / — This post summarizes the dev chat meeting from June 7th (agenda, Slack archive). 4.8 timing recap and Pre-Final Release & Dry Run checklist items Beta 1 went out on Friday, May 12th; Beta 2 went out on Monday, May 22nd RC1 went… More →

Holler Box: A Smart Notification Plugin for WordPress Websites

By / — Scott Bolinger, co-founder of AppPresser, has launched a new sales and conversion tool for WordPress websites called Holler Box. The plugin offers a lightweight, elegant popup message for capturing email addresses, displaying a (fake) live chat, or announcing a sale… More →

WPWeekly Episode 276 – Interview with Jon Brown, a Traveling Digital Nomad

By / — In this episode, John James Jacoby and I are joined by Jon Brown. Brown is a developer and author for 9seeds, a WordPress development agency. Brown describes what it’s like to work remotely and offers tips on how to stay… More →