WordPress News Digest for Tuesday, February 10, 2015

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A Tutorial of the WordPress Default Widgets

By / — When you install WordPress, it installs some default widgets as well. They are the Archives, Calendar, Categories, Custom Menu, Meta, Pages, Recent Comments, RSS, Search, Tag Cloud and the Text Widget. Some of these are very useful, while others, not… More →

Agenda for Thursday February 12th meetup

By / — This week I have only one item for the support meetup: 4.2 Community Initiative: NUX Working Group That’s a cool idea the Drew has setup and arranged to work on. The group will be tasked with helping to identify common pain… More →

B/W HDR Look in Lightroom

By / — I’m a very happy Lightroom user but I rarely get artistic in it (mostly minor touch-up). There is a lot more fun stuff I can learn.# More →

Conversion Optimization Tools for eCommerce WordPress Sites

By / — For the moment, think about what you feel is the most important part of your eCommerce store. How do you spend your time on a regular basis, and what are the tools you implement to improve your sales throughout the… More →

Creating Custom Database Tables for Your WordPress Plugins

By / — Using custom database tables for your WordPress plugins is one way you can improve the kind of plugins you create. Database tables provide a way to manage, organize, and save data for your plugin, and creating them is fairly simple. More →

Custom CSS boxes in themes

By / — Recently, we’ve had a big discussion over whether themes could allow users to enter CSS into arbitrary text boxes (custom CSS). There was some confusion over what was allowed and, if allowed, what would be the proper method of handling… More →

Designing Twitter Video

By / — I love in-depth pieces like this. A lot of TLC went into this feature and it feels nice to use (although when I launched the official Twitter client to check it out I actually had trouble finding it – click… More →

Development Philosophy: Confidence

By / — It’s really easy to get caught up in implementation details. I do it and watch people do it all the time. When I’m working on things, and especially when I’m stuck in a rut, I think to myself: “How can… More →

Filed under “I guess you can get used to anything”…

By / — Filed under “I guess you can get used to anything”, drinking the oral contrast for my CT scan doesn’t seem so bad today. More →

Google Webmaster Tools: Crawl

By / — The section in Google Webmaster Tools that works most closely with our WordPress SEO Premium plugin, is the Crawl section. In our premium plugin, you’ll find a Webmaster Tools section, that lists all pages Google somehow did not find on… More →

Handbook Examples: Code Section

By / — Beginning today, we will be discussing examples for the handbook requirements. Ultimately, these examples will end up on the Explanations and Examples page in the handbook. Each week, we’ll focus on various sections. This week’s section is the Code section.… More →

How To Drive Massive Referral Traffic From Pinterest In 2015

By / — There was a time not too long ago when you could solve your traffic problems by simply churning out more content and spending money on PPC ads. And that approach may still work if you’ve got a lot to invest.… More →

How to Add Featured Video Thumbnails in WordPress

By / — Recently one of our users asked if it was possible to add a video as a post thumbnail instead of a featured image? By default, WordPress allows you to add featured image with a post, but what if you wanted… More →

How to Choose the Best WordPress eCommerce Solution

By / — The devil is indeed in the details when it comes to setting up a WordPress eCommerce store. You need to… The post How to Choose the Best WordPress eCommerce Solution appeared first on Best Premium & Free WordPress Themes. More →

I can’t get in touch with the current…

By / — I can’t get in touch with the current validator of the Armenian translation, there is no contact information when I got to the language team. Please provide me with a contact detail or give me a validating privilege. Thanks in… More →

Interview with Patrick Rauland, Project Manager for WooCommerce

By / — To the interview! » More →

Interview with SIDEKICK co-founder, Ben Fox, on sidekick.pro, future initiatives, and more

By / — In January, SIDEKICK launched its new website sidekick.pro, as well as its new Composer tool — a tool that allows users to create WordPress walkthroughs, for free. The announcement came much later than originally anticipated — […] The post Interview with… More →

It’s Top Down Weather

By / — This was from a drive at the end of January; I thoroughly enjoyed getting to put the top down in 2015 long before I expected to. It’s warm and beautiful in Denver this week as well – I am not… More →

New locale request for luxemburgish lb LU Locale…

By / — New locale request for luxemburgish (lb_LU): Locale: lb_LU Sub-domain: lb.wordpress.org Site Title: op Lëtzebuergesch Site Description: WordPress op Lëtzebuergesch Admin Username(s): gromper Admin Email: gromper@mail.com More →

On the Tim Ferriss Podcast

By / — I had the great fun the other week of hanging with Tim Ferriss on his podcast, an episode he titled Matt Mullenweg on Polyphasic Sleep, Tequila, and Building Billion-Dollar Companies. His previous guest was Arnold Schwarzenegger (!) and if you… More →

Panasonic’s incredible cameraphone is coming to America, Leica lens and all

By / — Looks gorgeous to me! I’d love to read a dpreview of this. I’d like to see a camera-only comparison against the iPhone 6 too.# More →

Please add the Romanian language to WordPress for…

By / — Please add the Romanian language to WordPress for Android project at https://translate.wordpress.org/projects/android/dev More →

Public Enemy Number 1 for A Small Development Shop

By / — Net-30, Net-45, Net-60. If you've been working as a freelancer or run your own development shop, you're familiar with these terms. They are the terms that many businesses leverage for paying invoices. They exist because of Accounts Payable. More →

Retro Running Diary: Super Bowl XLIX «

By / — Seeing that framegrab of how open Lockette is just before Wilson released the ball… I still don’t like the play call but I see it more as a great play by Butler more than a mistake by Wilson.# More →

Sweet Home Alabama

By / — Baldwin County Probate Judge Tim Russell, as of Thursday, has opted to no longer perform any kind of marriage at his office. He said the decision was largely related to an increasing work load within the Probate Office, but acknowledged… More →

Technical Support, WordPress Expertise Make Campfire Guitar Site A Rock Star

By / — At Campfire Guitar, our website is the foundation for everything we do. It’s an ecommerce site. It’s a marketing engine. It provides content to our customers. It has to be stable and it has to be fast. Ultimately, it has… More →

The WPLift Roundup of the Best Free WordPress Themes February 2015

By / — It’s that time again where we take a look at the best free WordPress theme releases for the month, as usual there are some great looking themes added to the directory – themes for bloggers, businesses, photographers and long-form writers.… More →

Weekly Chat notes

By / — Slack link: https://wordpress.slack.com/archives/themereview/p1423591238002102 Topic: quality example comments post ( @jcastaneda ) handbook examples Sub-topic: child themes Thinking ahead: Parent theme updated in 2 years when to suggest fork Re: Custom CSS theme territory, security is key use proper capability check and sanitize… More →

WordPress Theme Review Team Sets New Guidelines for Custom CSS Boxes

By / — Custom CSS boxes in themes are a common feature that allow users to easily add their own styles without having to edit any theme files. The inclusion of this feature in themes, as opposed to plugins, has long been a… More →

You Know The Least About a Project…

By / — Of the developers I know and respect (or who are worth their weight in gold code) have often expressed this negative feeling that occurs at the end of the project. You know: The one where you feel like the code could… More →


By / — Zelda is responsive theme designed for business or magazine layouts. You can select pages or posts to display on the showcase template. Colors are customizable and there is also a select list of fonts to choose from. Standard Color Scheme… More →

Zelda Released, Zenith Retired

By / — Zenith is the best selling theme on DevPress, so it may seem like an odd move to retire it. However, we’re introducing a new theme today called Zelda designed to take its place. Everyone who has.. More →

iThemes to Host Free Online Training Event: Intro to WordPress Web Design

By / — iThemes will be conducting a free online training event next week for those who are interested in getting started with WordPress. The Intro to WordPress Web Design course will run from February 18 – 20 and will cover everything from… More →