WordPress News Digest for Wednesday, December 9, 2015

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11 Best Tools for A/B Split Testing in WordPress

By / — A/B testing is a must if you want to run a successful WordPress website. Without it, you're just guessing in the dark and that's no way to run a business. More →

11 Ways WP Engine Broke WordPress (And Then Fixed It)

By / — To really become an expert at something, you have to take it apart and put it back together again. Mechanics do this with cars; computer whizzes do this with hard drives and motherboards; and gamers do this with vintage systems… More →

Adventures in SSL, CloudFlare, and WooCommerce

By / — Enabling CloudFlare SSL on a site that has an SSL certificate can lead to redirect loops on shop pages–and not enabling it can lead to redirect loops on ALL pages. Here's what worked for me. Continue Reading Adventures in SSL,… More →

Agenda for December 10th Support Meetup

By / — Make a release day checklist. (Let’s try to not miss anything next time!) No more chatter in #forums during release. (Why, and what to do instead?) The Support Team: Present and Future (I have a few ideas I’d like to… More →

Agenda for the Polyglots chat on Dec 9th

By / — Hey everyone & happy WordPress 4.4! Thank you to everybody who contributed translations for this release, you are all amazing. Here’s the agenda for the Polyglots chat today, 11 am UTC: Locale stats Tech update and release help (if needed)… More →

Announcing the release leads for 2016

By / — As announced during the State of the Word this year, we have a brand new selection of release leads for 2016. Previously a co-lead for WordPress 3.9 and long time contributor, Mike Schroder (@mikeschroder) will kick off the year as… More →

Automattic Releases WordPress.com Desktop App for Windows

By / — Automattic, the parent company of WordPress.com, has released a Windows version of its desktop application. The app is free and works well on my Windows 7 64Bit machine. It looks and performs exactly the same as its Mac counterpart. This is to… More →

Beginning to Understand JSON

By / — Starting to understand all the fuss about the JSON API. More →

Best Knowledge Base WordPress Themes for Customer Support, FAQs and Wiki

By / — If you run a service or sell products and need to provide information for the user to understand how to use it, a knowledge base is a great way to store information in an ordered fashion. A knowledge base will… More →

Contenful User Interface

By / — Here is a video overview of the Contentful CMS administration interface. Read more → More →

Easy Digital Downloads: Download All the Things!

By / — Delivery service is a great thing. As I sit here writing this, everyone in the office is waiting with great anticipation for some outstanding local Mexican cuisine to be delivered for lunch. Life is great around here at the moment,… More →

Eventum, the Ultimate Event/Conference Theme

By / — Eventum is an awesome WordPress theme for event and conference sites. Eventum is developed by Themeum, an elite author at Themeforest. The theme offers every necessary feature you would need to launch an event/conference website. It can organize and display… More →

Hello I am the plugin author for https…

By / — Hello, I am the plugin author for: https://wordpress.org/plugins/twitter-widget-with-styling/ https://wordpress.org/plugins/related/ https://wordpress.org/plugins/sportsteam-widget/ We have a number of great translation editors that we’d like to be able to approve translation for our plugin(s). Please add the following WordPress.org users as translation editors for… More →

Hello Polyglots I am the plugin author for…

By / — Hello Polyglots! I am the plugin author for https://wordpress.org/plugins/related-posts-by-taxonomy. We have a number of great translation editors that we’d like to be able to approve translation for our plugin(s). Please add the following WordPress.org users as translation editors for their… More →

Hello Polyglots I am the plugin author for…

By / — Hello Polyglots! I am the plugin author for https://wordpress.org/plugins/theatre/. We have a number of great translation editors that we’d like to be able to approve translation for our plugin(s). Please add the following WordPress.org users as translation editors for their… More →

Hi Me again I still can’t create a…

By / — Hi! Me again… I still can’t create a branch through svn, get message: Access to ‘/!svn/me’ forbidden I had the same issues from a long time ago (I just tried changing my password) Thanks! More →

How Self-Published Ebooks + WordPress Are A Rapid Gateway To Untold Opportunities

By / — If you think you have a book in you, you need not try to land Ari Gold as your literary agent and have him go to bat lining up interviews with publishers that might amount in a traditional book deal,… More →

Interview with Scott Taylor, WordPress 4.4 release lead — Draft Podcast

By / — In this episode of the Post Status Draft Podcast, Joe and Brian interview Scott Taylor, a WordPress Core Committer and the Release Lead for WordPress 4.4, and then talk about WordCamp US and Matt Mullenweg's State of the Word. More →

I’m transgender

By / — Many of my friends already know this now, but for those of you who don’t, I have something to share… Read more I’m transgender More →

Matt Mullenweg: State of the Word 2015

By / — If you weren’t able to join us at WordCamp US, don’t worry. While the rest of the talks will be available soon, WordPress Founder Matt Mullenweg’s State of the Word talk is already up! The State of the Word is an import… More →

More and More JavaScript in WordPress

By / — I wasn't able to attend WordCamp US (cue jealousy rage! :), but I've thoroughly enjoyed many of the blog posts that I've read about the conference. It's easy to be proud of the software and to continue wanting to work… More →

Notes from the Polyglots chat on Dec 9th

By / — Locale stats Releases: 158 locales. 41 locales up to date. 0 locales behind by minor versions. 26 locales behind by one major version.20 locales behind more than one major version. 56 locales have a site but never released. 15 locales… More →

Preserve Variables Between Unit Tests

By / — Although not strictly unit testing but more functional testing I've been in the situation where I've had to perform automated tests of database interactions. This could be by using a process of creating a record, getting the record and then… More →

Run all due cron events for WordPress with WP CLI

By / — Running a real cronjob is much more reliable than WordPress’ built-in “maybe-will-trigger” solution. But if you’re running a multisite network, you have to add a crontab entry for every site you set up – which is tedious. Thanks to WP-CLI,… More →

The Future of WordPress Plugins: What’s on the Horizon for 2016 and Beyond?

By / — 2015 has been a big year in the world of WordPress. We’ve seen notable acquisitions, a series of stable core releases, high-profile hissy fits, and the continuing emergence of high-quality plugins offering site owners solutions for everything from podcasting to… More →

Welcome the 4.5 class of committers!

By / — As announced in the State of the Word this year at WordCamp US by @matt, there are seven new committers to introduce. Many of you have seen Michael Arestad‘s (@michaelarestad) design and front-end development contributions over the last couple of… More →

What happened to my rankings!?

By / — One of the most asked questions in our site reviews is “What happened to my rankings!?”. Although we have the possibility of using all kind of great tools to analyze your website, this questions remains one of the toughest ones… More →

What’s New in WordPress 4.4

By / — WordPress 4.4 was released just a few minutes ago. This will be the last major WordPress release of 2015 and as expected it comes with a new default theme and some other great features. In this article, we will show… More →

Wired in German

By / — If you’re curious what I sound like in German, here’s an interview with the German version of Wired about the future of the web and WordPress, complete with a Gutenberg reference. More →

Woo heads to Philly for the inaugural WordCamp US

By / — As you might have heard, the first ever WordCamp US was recently held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Though there have been plenty of local WordCamps in the past, this was the very first one designated for all of the United States.… More →

WordCamp Europe 2016: Family Friendly with a Focus on Networking

By / — WordCamp Europe 2016 organizers made 500 more tickets available this week after the first 1,000 sold out within three weeks of opening ticket sales. According to organizer Petya Raykovska, they are expecting 1700 attendees this year in Vienna, Austria. “We… More →

WordCamp US 2015 In Photos

By / — We’ve summed up WordCamp US with these photos from the inaugural event. Held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in the heart of Philadelphia, take a look to see just how awesome the conference was this year. Alex Block and Cami Kaos, two… More →

WordCamp US Sessions Are Now Available on WordPress.tv

By / — All of the sessions from WordCamp US 2015 are slowly making their way to WordPress.tv. If you weren’t able to attend the event, the good news is that you don’t have to miss out on any of the WordPress education.… More →

WordPress 4.4 Release & What You Should Know About It

By / — Just in time for the holidays WordPress has released version 4.4, named Clifford after influential jazz trumpeter Clifford Brown. If… The post WordPress 4.4 Release & What You Should Know About It appeared first on Best Premium & Free WordPress… More →

WordPress 4.4 “Clifford” Featuring Responsive Images, Twenty Sixteen, and More

By / — After four months of intense development led by Scott Taylor, WordPress 4.4 “Clifford” named after jazz trumpeter Clifford Brown, is available for download. This release features responsive images, WordPress embeds, the Twenty Sixteen default theme, the first half of the… More →

WordPress 4.4, “Clifford”, released

By / — WordPress 4.4, “Clifford”, has been released. Clifford includes infrastructure for the WordPress REST API, taxonomy and comment improvements, as well as the new Twenty Sixteen default theme, the ability to embed posts anywhere, and much more. More →

WordPress Like A Boss With WPMU Dev & An Awesome Holiday Cheer Deal

By / — WordPress is a great platform for building websites, and it’s only made better by the wide array of tools and resources… The post WordPress Like A Boss With WPMU Dev & An Awesome Holiday Cheer Deal appeared first on Best Premium… More →