WordPress News Digest for Monday, February 9, 2015

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10 Best Gaming WordPress Themes to Nerd Out About

By / — I can still remember the first time I received a Game Boy original for Christmas. It was the first gaming system my siblings and I had owned, and we spent hours looking over each others’ shoulders waiting for a turn. Then… More →

10 simple content hacks for more engagement, shares, and traffic

By / — Is it just me or does talking about content marketing sometimes feel like discussing royal families? With so many people throwing around phrases like “Content is King!” and “Distribution is Queen!” I can’t always tell […] The post 10 simple… More →

25+ Powerful WordPress Themes Designed to Grow Your Email List

By / — Building an email list for your business isn't easy. All the more reason to use a WordPress designed for that task specifically then, right? This theme collection takes the guesswork out of lead generation. More →

A Case For Hello Dolly

By / — We all start from different places, and Hello Dolly represents the hopes and dreams of every developer out there. More →

Chat Agenda Topic Review Quality brought up by…

By / — Chat Agenda Topic: Review Quality brought up by @emiluzelac: https://wordpress.slack.com/archives/themereview/p1422989633001347 comments are valuable! Sub-topic: Child themes brought up by @cais: https://wordpress.slack.com/archives/themereview/p1422989532001337 missing rules/requirements Looking forward to seeing ya’ll there! I’ll do a little housekeeping about ten minutes prior to the scheduled time. Same… More →

Common WordPress Mistakes to Avoid in 2015 (Part 2)

By / — In our last article, we discussed five important slip-ups that a lot of people commit when using WordPress. In this… The post Common WordPress Mistakes to Avoid in 2015 (Part 2) appeared first on Best Premium & Free WordPress Themes. More →

Cool Giveaway from Sunshine Photo Cart – Get 3 Licenses of Sunshine Pro Worth $249

By / — Today we partnered up with Sunshine Photo Cart to deliver you this cool giveaway. Win one of 3 licenses of Sunshine Pro worth $249! More →

Crafting meaningful customer relationships

By / — When setting up a service or product-based business, there is a concept referred to as “lock in”, where the customer buys in to your ecosystem and, as they add products to their purchase history, it becomes increasingly more difficult to… More →

EP122 – What WordPress comment system should I choose? – Feb 9 2015

By / — On this episode of WPwatercooler we will be discussing which comment system is the best and if you even really need one. Show was recorded Feb 9 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 7PM UTC The post EP122 – What… More →

Emoji Feature Plugin for 4.2

By / — It’s time for a weekend fun feature! Now that #21212 is complete, WordPress kind of supports Emoji (for the 60% of WordPress sites using MySQL 5.5+, and the 30-40% (by usage) of browsers that natively display Emoji – including when… More →

Fusion.net

By / — There’s a relatively new site called Fusion.net that is definitely worth checking out, it’s already full of great articles and they’re starting to climb up the Techmeme Leaderboard. They run on WordPress.com VIP. More →

GitHub Updater 4.1 to Add Remote Installation for WordPress Plugins and Themes

By / — GitHub Updater is a plugin that developers often use to enable automatic updates to GitHub or Bitbucket-hosted WordPress plugins and themes. The project was started in July 2013 by Andy Fragen, a trauma surgeon and plugin developer. Over the past… More →

Hiding text for screen readers with WordPress Core

By / — WordPress introduced the class .screen-reader-text in 2009. Since then, it’s been the canonical way that WordPress handles any HTML output that is targeted at screen readers. Introducing new HTML in the admin that uses this class has never been an… More →

How To Create Your Own Images For WordPress Posts

By / — It nothing new to hear that using images for your blog posts is an important part of presenting your work to your viewers. Pictures and images can either make or break a product’s or article’s success. Why is that? Well, most… More →

How to Add a Featured Content Slider in WordPress

By / — Do you want to add a featured content slider like Yahoo or ESPN? Many popular sites use featured content slider to showcase their latest noteworthy content. In this article, we will show how to add featured content slider in WordPress.… More →

How to Disable Email Notification for New User Registration in WordPress

By / — Whenever there’s a new registration, as an admin, you’ll get an email notification about it with few details such as the user’s email and username. While this can be useful as you’ll know a new user has been added to… More →

Initiative Aims to Improve the New User Experience in WordPress 4.2

By / — Drew Jaynes, who is leading the release cycle for WordPress 4.2 announced on the Make.WordPress.core blog, that a new community initiative has been launched called NUX or New User Experience. The group is made up of more than 15 members… More →

It’s a marathon not a sprint. Winning at customer service.

By / — Every single hosting company has had an outage, a bad customer experience, or something that has gone wrong to upset a customer. It’s just the nature of the beast. Some companies are able to take their lumps and recover. For some… More →

Press This: Accessibility user test result

By / — Accessibility test results of the new Press This bookmarklet. This is not an extended code review like we did on the Theme Switcher. The code itself is still in early development as we where told. We tested how to add the… More →

Sass Mixins To Get You Started On The Next Project

By / — If you are unaware of some of the features of Sass that can help speed up your front-end development then I would recommend reading this article on How To Get Started With Sass. One of the best features of using… More →

Searching with Substrings in WordPress

By / — Let’s say you’re in the process of building some type of search mechanism using WP_Query and you want your users to be able to run the search using part of a string. That is, let’s say that you’re searching Companies (which is… More →

The First Conference Dedicated to WordPress.com Debuts on March 28th in Portland, OR

By / — Those who use the self hosted version of WordPress have access to WordCamps, annual conferences dedicated to WordPress. Meanwhile, there has never been a conference focused on WordPress.com. Press Publish is a new series of events focused on WordPress.com and… More →

This Week in 4.2: February 9 – 15

By / — This is the jump-start post for the fourth week of the WordPress 4.2 release cycle. The feature plugin merge window is scheduled to open this week on Wednesday, February 11th, and close next Wednesday, February 18th. Core Meetings this week:… More →

Unplug Jetpack: Use Jetpack Modules Without Connecting to WordPress.com

By / — Connecting a WordPress.com account in order to use Jetpack can be a hassle, especially when developing for clients or working on your local machine. If you like Jetpack but don’t want to connect to WordPress.com, there’s a new plugin that… More →

WP Rocket Grows From $0 to $35K in Monthly Revenue

By / — WP Media, the company behind WordPress caching plugin WP Rocket, published a post that highlights how successful the plugin has been since launching a year and a half ago. When we wrote about the international launch of WP Rocket, we… More →

What Happens When I Change My WordPress Theme?

By / — Changing your theme can be scary. Often you don’t know what is going to happen. Even using the preview theme option can often bring surprises. And likely at some point you will want to make a switch. In this video… More →

What is a Hacker?

By / — Steven Levy asks What is a Hacker? and gets some great answers back. More →

What’s new in 4.1 for Theme Developers

By / — You may have already learned it backwards-and-forwards, but if you haven’t this post over at ThemeShaper is a great summary of all the new template tags and more that were added in WordPress 4.1 and should make the experience of… More →