WordPress News Digest for Wednesday, February 10, 2016

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36 Reasons Why Having a “Free Website” is a Bad Idea

By / — The thought of getting free website is tempting. The internet is full of companies offering free website hosting even for self-hosted WordPress. You’re probably wondering what’s the catch? Why isn’t everyone else using a free WordPress website? In this article,… More →

Agenda for the Polyglots chat on Feb 10th

By / — Hello Polyglots, Here’s the short agenda for the chat this week. If you need to add anything for discussion, let’s do it Locale stats Technical update Global WordPress Translation day – let’s kick off the planning Open discussion Add your… More →

Automattic Launches Components with 5 New Starter Themes Based on Underscores

By / — Automattic’s team of theme developers announced the release of Components today along with a suite of themes that extend the popular Underscores starter theme for specific use cases. These include a classic blog, modern blog, portfolio, magazine, and business theme.… More →

Complete coverage should not be a requirement for core inclusion of WordPress REST API endpoints

By / — Last week was the occasion of a serious Slack dispute over the timeline and process for including the Rest API into WordPress core. This summary and editorial on the subject by Brian Krogsgard is characteristically rigorous, thorough, and thoughtful. Strongly… More →

Divi 2.7 Sneak Peek: A Look At Our Upcoming Divi Leads Split Testing System And More!

By / — Divi 2.7 development is well underway, and I am excited to give you a peek at some of the great new features we are working on. Divi 2.7 will focus on 3 major areas: Split Testing, Portability and a new… More →

Hi polyglots My name is Swadesh and me…

By / — Hi polyglots! My name is Swadesh and me and my team want to translate WP into our language, Oriya. Thank you! Locale: ory Plural forms: nplurals=2; plural=(n != 1); Language native name: ଓଡ଼ିଆ for Oriya Sub-domain: or.wordpress.org Site Title: Oriya… More →

HostSailor VPS Services: an Affordable Way to Better Website Hosting

By / — Today we will be looking at HostSailor, a VPS hosting provider that can help you take your website to the next level, without taking all of your money with it. More →

How to find the most important metrics for your store

By / — When you take that first deep dive into analytics for your online store, things can get overwhelming fast. There’s so much data to be explored, so many lessons to be learned, that you can hardly be blamed for not knowing… More →


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Learn How to Test WordPress Core Patches with VVV on Mac OS

By / — Testing patches is one way that both developers and non-developers can contribute to WordPress without writing any code. It’s a valuable service that keeps things moving along in tickets and helps patches make their way into core. The most challenging… More →

Lent This Year: Buying Things

By / — Today is Ash Wednesday and the start of Lent, when typically Catholics give something up, or try to form a new habit, for about six weeks. Many of my friends who aren’t Catholic do the same, it’s a good practice to… More →

Monetizing your blog (part 2)

By / — For lots of bloggers, their biggest dream is to eventually live from the money they make with their blog. Once your audience is getting a bit bigger, you can start making money with your blog. I already discussed selling your… More →

Pro Tips for Quoting a Freelance Website Project

By / — If you've recently become a freelance WordPress developer, or you're setting up your own agency, something you may not have done before is quoting for your work. Long-time developer Rachel McCollin offers some comprehensive tips. More →

ProfilePress: A Free User Registration, Form Builder and Profile Plugin for WordPress

By / — ProfilePress is a short-code based Form building plugin which will allow you to create user registration, login and profile pages which will enable you to build a community around your WordPress site. It works with the existing WordPress user system… More →

Programmatically Update User Profiles

By / — When you need to update user profiles with code in WordPress, there are two hooks available: – personal_options_update – edit_user_profile_update And there's a subtle difference between the two. If you don't use the proper hook for the task at hand,… More →

WordPress for iOS 5.9 released

By / — Hello, WordPress users! Version 5.9 of the WordPress for iOS app is now available in the App Store. What’s New: No desktop required. You can now create a new WordPress.com site from within the app! Themes at your fingertips! Search and filter in the Themes Browser.… More →