WordPress News Digest for Thursday, March 9, 2017

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Stack Overflow Jobs Data Shows ReactJS Skills in High Demand, WordPress Market Oversaturated with Developers

By / — Stack Overflow published its analysis of 2017 hiring trends based on the targeting options employers selected when posting to Stack Overflow Jobs. The report, which compares data from 200 companies since 2015, ranks ReactJS, Docker, and Ansible at the top… More →

How to Promote Your Premium WordPress Theme

By / — So, you’ve done that. You created a unique WordPress theme and now want to get the reward you deserve. But… The post How to Promote Your Premium WordPress Theme appeared first on WPExplorer. More →

Settings wrappers for plugins and themes

By / — I’ve seen many methods of retrieving settings in themes and plugins over the years. Everything from an object property buried somewhere I can rarely find to a global variable wrapped by a function set up by a global variable. Suffice… More →

March 9th Support Team Meeting Summary

By / — Announcements Please make sure that you have upgraded to WordPress 4.7.3. Please make sure that you’re using the latest Also Viewing script, released about a month ago (and most recently updated last week). We don’t know how much longer the… More →

How to Style a WooCommerce Product to Show Text Instead of an Icon on Hover in Divi

By / — WooCommerce is the most popular plugin for ecommerce sites built on WordPress today. It’s fairly intuitive and has been around quite a while, making it a reputable staple in the WordPress community–and it’s FREE! In this post we won’t be… More →

Avoiding Project Scams (Through a Documented, Personal Experience)

By / — Tips for avoiding project scams like those that start with: "I have a small scale business which I want to turn into a large scale business." Avoiding Project Scams (Through a Documented, Personal Experience) was written by Tom. For more… More →

Introducing PULSAR™: Apex Hosting for Sophisticated WordPress Sites

By / — Pagely is proud to introduce a new class in the managed WordPress hosting space: PULSAR™ PULSAR™ is specifically designed for […] The post Introducing PULSAR™: Apex Hosting for Sophisticated WordPress Sites appeared first on Pagely®. More →

How to Land Your First Freelance Clients When Your Business is New

By / — When you’re new to freelancing, there may be some clients who discover your services through organic web search. But if you’ve been in business for yourself for a little while now, then you know how hard it can be to… More →

Polyfilling Fetch and Promises

By / — For a new project I’m working on, I’ve chosen Preact to handle the frontend. Preact is a Fast 3kB alternative to React with the same ES6 API. So far I’m very happy with choosing Preact but that’s a story for… More →

Metadata and SEO part 2: link rel metadata

By / — In the first post of our metadata series, I discussed the meta tags in the of your site. But there’s more metadata in the that can influence the SEO of your site. In this second post, we’ll dive into link rel metadata. You can use link… More →

14 Tools for Beautiful WordPress Data Visualization

By / — Good businesses and organizations make data-backed decisions and design products or provide services that are likewise measurably beneficial. But just because data is useful doesn’t mean it’s always easy to understand. In fact it can often be just the opposite.… More →

A/B Testing and Why You Need It (Plus A Few Links to Get You Started)

By / — There’s no way around it. In today’s competitive marketplace a professional website is the absolute minimum requirement for any business of any size. But you’re not in this to do the minimum—and that’s why we’re going to talk about something… More →

20+ Visual Composer Themes for WordPress

By / — Visual Composer themes are WordPress themes powered by a built-in integration with premium WordPress page builder plugin Visual Composer. It has over 250,000 direct sales in the Envato Market and powers over 1.5 million WordPress sites, but what's so great… More →

How to Allow Users to Add Favorite Posts in WordPress

By / — Do you want to allow users to add favorite posts in WordPress? Allowing users to add favorite posts offers another way for them to engage with your content. In this article, we will show you how to easily allow users… More →

Google Launches Invisible reCAPTCHA

By / — Three years ago Google introduced its new reCAPTCHA v2 API, replacing distorted text challenges with a simple “I’m not a robot” checkbox for validating users. This was a welcome improvement over the fuzzy text in a box that frustrated and… More →

Creating a Simple WordPress Plugin, Under the Hood

By / — WordPress plugins are where a developer who’s first branching out from themes is likely to go. The speed bump someone like that is likely to hit is simply making a plugin: where do I put what? What do I need?… More →

EP226 – Preparing Images of WordPress – WPwatercooler

By / — This week on WPwatercooler we'll be continuing our image discussion from last week focusing on how to go about preparing your images for your WordPress site. The post EP226 – Preparing Images of WordPress – WPwatercooler appeared first on WPwatercooler. More →

WPblab EP66 – Marketing Yourself by Live Tweeting at WordCamp

By / — WPblab EP66 – Marketing Yourself by Live Tweeting at WordCamp The post WPblab EP66 – Marketing Yourself by Live Tweeting at WordCamp appeared first on WPwatercooler. More →

WPWeekly Episode 266 – Clef Is Shutting Down, Configuring User Avatars, and WPCampus 2017

By / — In this episode, Marcus Couch and I discuss the stories that are making headlines including, Clef shutting down, WordPress 4.7.3, and WordPress.com’s new add-on for Chrome. I shared two lessons I recently learned from managing a site that has open… More →