WordPress News Digest for Thursday, December 8, 2016

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Calls for design page created

By / — We now have a calls for design page which collects all the requests we get and shows that status. The goal behind this is to make sure we don’t ever lose a request and also have things people can go… More →

GoDaddy Acquires WP Curve, Aims to Become a One-Stop Shop for WordPress Professionals

By / — WP Curve, a WordPress services business that focuses on completing small jobs for customers, announced this week that GoDaddy has acquired the company. Founders Dan Norris and Alex McClafferty bootstrapped WP Curve in 2013 and have processed 105,000+ jobs through… More →

Animated GIFS From WordCamp US 2016

By / — Likely more to come. Here is the first batch, which is slightly lower quality than usual. If you want to see more, ping me on Twitter. More →

How to Secure Websites for Clients

By / — In our last webinar, How To Account For Security With Customer Projects, I spoke about maintenance and sustainment contracts – specifically how to use them to better account for client website security. In this post I will touch on some… More →

30 WordPress Professionals to Follow on Twitter

By / — Shout out to all WordPress professionals as well as the perfect beginner readying for the big plunge. This is a special… The post 30 WordPress Professionals to Follow on Twitter appeared first on WPExplorer. More →

December 8th Support Team Meeting Summary

By / — Announcements Please take the official WordPress 2016 Survey. Please upgrade to WordPress 4.7 if you have not already done so. WordPress 4.7 Beyond the currently reported Genesis and W3 Total Cache issues, we have no trending and reproducible bugs to… More →

Make a Podcast Website With The Best WordPress Podcast Plugins

By / — Thanks in part to its 23% year on year growth as in industry in 2015-16, podcasting has solidified itself as an extremely valuable niche. Approximately 21% of Americans over the age of 12 have listened to a podcast in the… More →

Storytelling for a Better Business – Part 1: The Power of Storytelling

By / — We’ve all been there. We give a presentation or make a sales pitch and the moment we’re done talking the audience forgets everything we’ve said. It’s frustrating! The good news, it’s not difficult to change. So what’s the easy way… More →

Community summit 2017 discussion points

By / — The summit is approaching and we need to have a series of discussion points. Over this week, lets get points and then vote in next week’s meeting. From the make.community blog: 1) Each make.wordpress.org project team creates a list of… More →

Why is site structure important?

By / — Structuring your site is a crucial element of SEO. If you want to generate more traffic to your website, you should create a structure for your site that makes sense to Google and your site’s visitors. In this post, I’ll explain… More →

How to Create a Countdown Timer with an Animated Gradient Background

By / — This post is part 4 of 5 in our mini series titled 5 Impressive Ways to Style Divi’s Countdown Timer Module. Stay tuned this week for all five unique examples of Divi’s countdown module, with a tutorial on how to achieve… More →

WordCamp US Recap Show – WPblab – WPwatercooler

By / — This week on the WPblab we're going to have our community on the show to talk about and recap the events that occurred at WordCamp US. The post WordCamp US Recap Show – WPblab appeared first on WPwatercooler. More →

This week’s design meeting agenda for December 8th

By / — This week’s chat is happening This weeks agenda is currently: WCUS recap: what did we get up to? Community Summit: we need to start working on topics for this. Designer on-boarding: lets at least start to think about how we… More →

WP Engine Commits To White House Equal Pay Pledge

By / — Equal Pay Commitment Part Of Broader Diversity & Inclusion Strategy December 8, 2016 – AUSTIN, TX – WP Engine, a company that powers amazing digital experiences for websites and applications built on the WordPress platform, announced that it has joined… More →

View WordPress Page Templates in the Admin

By / — Page Template Dashboard provides an easy way to view WordPress page templates from the admin without visiting the page editor. View WordPress Page Templates in the Admin was written by Tom. For more on WordPress, development, and resources then visit… More →

Reaching Superficial Milestones

By / — I want to run 2000km in 2016 and after a 3-week break due to illness, I'm behind schedule. So it's going to be tough to reach that milestone. That said, I'm not even sure why 2000km is even that important.… More →

How to Display Facebook Events on Your WordPress Site

By / — Do you want to display Facebook Events on your WordPress site. Facebook events allow you to promote your events while leveraging the power of the world’s largest social network. In this article, we will show you how to display your… More →

5 WordPress Real Estate Themes that are Sure to Stun

By / — Buying a home comes with a million different considerations. How is this pool going to affect my ability to get a loan? Can we get by with 1 1/2 baths? Is the yard big enough? That tree next to the… More →

Ultimate Guide to WordPress Migrations and SEO: Post-Migration Tasks and Testing

By / — Moving a WordPress website is straight forward enough (if you know what you’re doing, that is – and if not, here’s how). But it’s important to be aware of the possible fall-out and impacts on your SEO. This is part… More →

New eBook: Shop SEO

By / — Would you like to generate more traffic to your eCommerce site? Are you dreaming of higher rankings and more sales? As of today, you can buy our Shop SEO eBook. In this eBook, we’ll give you lots of practical SEO… More →

Export All WordPress URLs

By / — In this tutorial we're going to create a way you can export all of your WordPress URLs into a CSV file. This is very important task to do when migrating… More →

How to Re-Order Your Blog Posts (with 2 Methods)

By / — For a piece of software with its roots firmly in the world of online writing, WordPress users are often surprised by the absence of what seem like obvious bits of blogging functionality. A classic case in point is the lack of… More →

A Look Back. A Look Ahead. And Everything Between. – BobWP

By / — As I think back on our six years of blogging here at BobWP, our year-end reviews and the look at the new year were few and far between. We know everyone is inundated with these this time of year, but we thought, heck,… More →

How to Create a Project Brief All Developers Are Going to Fall in Love with

By / — Working with WordPress freelance developers can be hard if you don't know how to properly create a project brief. In this article, you'll learn what aspects you should take into account and what specific types of information you should add… More →

The Value of Sponsoring a WordCamp from a Business’ Perspective

By / — This is a guest post written by Tony Perez, co-founder and CEO of Sucuri. Sucuri is a website security platform that helps clean and protect websites. I would consider us a small mid-sized company. Our annual sponsorship budget is in… More →