WordPress News Digest for Monday, May 9, 2016

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6 Fundamentals of Usability Testing for WordPress Web Design Projects

By / — Even if your WordPress website is Derek Zoolander (ridiculously good looking), you still have to consider how your designs will impact the experience of your visitors from a usability standpoint. After all, it doesn’t matter how awesome a WordPress website looks… More →

A Guide For Beginners: What Is WordPress and Why Should You Use It?

By / — If you are thinking about using WordPress, this in-depth guide is for you. Learn about themes and plugins, security, the dashboard, and other essential elements in helping you decide whether WordPress is right for you. The post A Guide For… More →

Automattic Going After Sites with Woo in Their Domain Name

By / — Through a discussion in our comments section for the GPL post we recently got to know that Automattic is actively asking businesses having the word 'woo' in their domain name to change the domain name. This will no doubt affect… More →

Comments Bug Scrub Summary, 2016-05-09

By / — The 90-minute bug scrub took place in #core-comments and ended in a 1 – 1 tie between @boonebgorges and @rachelbaker. You can read an archive of the bug scrub and discussion: https://wordpress.slack.com/archives/core-comments/p1462820499000036. Attendees: @rachelbaker, @boonebgorges, @aaroncampbell, @ocean90, @samuelsidler, @sidati, @presskopp,… More →

Conferencia.io Lives!

By / — Last December at WordCamp US I mentioned a side project called Conferencia.io built with WordPress and BuddyPress. It’s basically a WPArmchair 2.0. Please feel free to check out the Conferencia.io website (remember it’s a beta, but feel free to check… More →

Farewell Mothra, Hello Ogra

By / — Moving cPanel to CentOS7 wasn't hard at all! More →

From a WordPress Professional to a WordPress Business Owner

By / — How do you go from a WordPress professional one day, to a WordPress business owner the next? The simple answer to that is, you don’t. It takes a lot of blood, toil, tears and sweat. Ryan Sullivan, owner and founder… More →

How to Create a Complete Movie/Video Database Site with Moview WordPress Theme

By / — Moview is one of the several other special purpose WordPress themes from the house of Themeum. The title is built for those guys who want to create movie or video database websites with celebrity profiles. The theme has a unique… More →

InTrigger Review – A Completely Free Conversion & Lead Generation WordPress Plugin

By / — InTrigger is a free plugin designed to help you capture more subscribers for your mailing list without using popup forms to do so. InTrigger works with 3 main scenarios to help you generate signups: Scenario 1 is a “continue reading”… More →

Is Running A WordPress Theme Business Still Profitable?

By / — WordPress is no longer just a Content Management System or a blogging software. Sure, it lets you build and manage your websites and blogs with ease. However, it has grown to something bigger than that. Currently, WordPress has millions of… More →

I’m GTE for Telugu and I cannot translate…

By / — I’m GTE for Telugu and I cannot translate/approve/reject strings in the following plugins: Advertising Manager: https://translate.wordpress.org/locale/te/default/wp-plugins/advertising-manager AdRotate: https://translate.wordpress.org/locale/te/default/wp-plugins/adrotate Solutions Ad Manager: https://translate.wordpress.org/locale/te/default/wp-plugins/solutions-ad-manager Google Analytics by MonsterInsights: https://translate.wordpress.org/locale/te/default/wp-plugins/google-analytics-for-wordpress More →

Media bug scrub summary, May 6, 2016

By / — Last week, we held a media component bug scrub in #core-images. You can read the archive of the discussion here: https://wordpress.slack.com/archives/core-images/p1462561213000210 Participants included: @joemcgill, @kkoppenhaver, @ocean90, @markoheijnen We reviewed all of the Media component tickets currently slated for the 4.6 release (6 in all),… More →

Recognizing reviewers and their work

By / — Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will. Zig Ziglar Today I wanted to do things a little different because change can be a good thing. Today I looked up how many reviews were conducted in… More →

The Tension of Refactoring Legacy Code, Part 1

By / — In a post last week, I talked about various problem spaces that exist in WordPress, but I also briefly touched on the idea of practical applications as it relates to writing WordPress-specific solutions. Specifically, I made the comment (more or… More →

This Week in 4.6: May 9 – May 15

By / — This is the jump-start post for the third week of the WordPress 4.6 release cycle. Priority Tickets: We’re early in the release cycle, and as such it’s time to to triage the tickets with the “early” tag. Those can be found… More →

Timber 1.0 Is Now Available on WordPress.org

By / — Last week the creators of Timber, the plugin that enables WordPress theme developers to write HTML using the Twig Template Engine, released version 1.0 on WordPress.org. The plugin is active on more than 10,000 websites where theme authors have elected… More →

User’s Guide for All in One SEO Pack

By / — If you’re looking for a WordPress SEO plugin, then you will likely come across All in One SEO Pack because it is one of the most popular WordPress plugins ever created (over 27 million downloads). In this beginner’s guide, we… More →

WP Engine, Marketo Solution From WEBDOGS Boosts Downloads 999%

By / — WEBDOGS, a full service digital agency, recently completed a site redesign and rebranding for ForeScout Technologies that included tighter integration between Marketo marketing automation and the WP Engine platform. DOWNLOAD OUR WEBDOGS CASE STUDY NOW By embedding Marketo forms into a WP Engine-powered WordPress site, WEBDOGS delivered… More →

Welcome Storefront 2.0: mobile design updates, typography refresh & more

By / — If you’re using our Storefront theme for WooCommerce, you’ll be excited to learn that version 2.0 has just become available for download. If you’re not using Storefront already, now would be a great time to take a look at our flagship… More →

WooCommerce Releases Storefront 2.0 with Major Improvements to Mobile Design

By / — Storefront, the official WooCommerce theme built to work seamlessly with the plugin, has just passed the 2.0 milestone. This release introduces a new “best sellers” section to the homepage and adds compatibility with the upcoming WooCommerce 2.6’s tabbed “My Account”… More →

WordPress 4.5.2 Security Release

By / — WordPress 4.5.2 was released last Friday. This new version addresses some significant security concerns so it’s strongly recommended that you update your site immediately if you haven’t already. For more information on the specific vulnerabilities discovered, check out the release… More →

WordPress Security — Draft podcast

By / — This week, Joe and Brian discuss WordPress and website security, why it matters, how to go about it, and what the consequences can be when everything goes downhill. More →