WordPress News Digest for Friday, April 10, 2015

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10 Strong Reasons Why WordPress Is Good For Small Business Websites

By / — If we talk about the previous times there were no pre defined platforms that you can use for designing your website. You have to start from the very first step for designing a website that will work for your business.… More →

Adding Feature Images to WordPress with the Easy Featured Images Plugin

By / — From the Posts interface in the backend of WordPress it takes fives clicks to add a feature image to a post. Easy Featured Images, a new, free plugin, reduces the number of clicks to just three – and we walk… More →

Adding Menu Descriptions to WordPress Menus

By / — In WordPress there’s an option to add custom descriptions to Menu links – but by default there’s no way to […] The post Adding Menu Descriptions to WordPress Menus appeared first on Binary Moon. For more Web Design tips and… More →

Automattic Sponsors Let’s Encrypt Initiative

By / — Last November the Electronic Frontier Foundation announced Let’s Encrypt, a new free and open certificate authority for the public. The initiative aims to make trusted certificates available to anyone at no cost. The idea behind Let’s Encrypt is to transition… More →

Feeling Lucky? WooCommerce Hits 7 Million Downloads

By / — The number seven is widely considered to be both lucky and significant. You win big in casinos if you see 7s on a slot machine, or get three of them while playing blackjack. There’s Japanese mythology that refers to seven lucky gods, and… More →

First New Monitor Since 2008

By / — Since December 2008 I’ve been using the same Dell 30″ display. Today I upgraded to a Samsung 34″ curved display in anticipation of getting a new MacBook tomorrow. I might have been able to get the dual-link DVI to talk… More →

Get Email Alerts for Security Vulnerabilities in Your WordPress Plugins

By / — WordPress users have been subject to a rash of plugin vulnerabilities over the past couple of months. Some of these vulnerabilities have been so widespread that the FBI recently warned users of attacks designed to exploit WordPress sites. Not long… More →

Hacking PR

By / — When companies have news they want to push out, they often reach out to the “press” for the given industry to try and get it covered. Manipulating news and gaming PR has been well documented. Ryan Holiday made a book… More →

How LinkedIn Marketing Can Get You More Customers

By / — I have a confession: for years I have avoided LinkedIn like the plague. My first experience with the social network was relatively early in its existence and I did not enjoy it. I joined LinkedIn because an employer needed me… More →

How Not to Talk to Nontechnical People

By / — It’s widely known that developers and other technical people often struggle to be understood by people who don’t share the same knowledge. This week over at the Press Up Inc. blog, Fred gives some good examples of things you’ll definitely want to avoid… More →

How To Secure Your WordPress Site: WordPress Security 101

By / — Most hackers don’t want to steal the information you have on your websites. They want to make a stealthy move into your site in order to access the servers. They use these servers to send out spam emails, which in… More →

How is your site’s SEO doing?

By / — One question we get quite often in our website reviews is whether we can help people recover from the drop they noticed in their rankings or traffic. A lot of the times, this is a legitimate drop and people were actually in… More →

Julie Kuehl, Destination: WordPress (And Why This Matters For Us All)

By / — There’s a lot that can be said – both good and bad – as it relates to those who work within the confines of WordPress. Sure, there are those who spend our days building things for others and who don’t generally… More →

Mailbag: Self-Signed SSL

By / — A self-signed certificate made for a drama filled day. More →

New Plugin Adds a WhatsApp Button to Jetpack’s Sharing Module

By / — Facebook shocked the world when it acquired WhatsApp for $19 billion dollars in February 2014. As of January 2015, the app’s user base has grown to more than 700 million active users, making it the third largest social network on… More →

Scientific search for the biggest WordPress brand

By / — Ever since I posted an article on how to use Twitter to determine your brand strength I wanted to do this experiment – finding the most influential WordPress brand! Methodology If you can’t be bothered to read the article, the… More →

So the retail Apple Store has the MacBook on table…

By / — So the retail Apple Store has the MacBook on tables to try out but if you want to buy one you have to order it online. More →

Speeding up WordPress: How We Optimized List25 Performance by 256%

By / — Do you want to speed up your WordPress site? Want to know the WordPress optimization tricks that can help you reduce your site load time? In this article, we will show you how to speed up WordPress by sharing how… More →

Weekly WordPress News: Free Theme Release, Income Reports, Yearly Reviews & More.

By / — Yesterday saw the release of my fourth free theme into the WordPress directory, Stacker is a clean theme with a “Pinterest” style column layout. It would be suitable for someone to show off their photos or designs, or just for… More →

Wish List: Cloud-based OS X accounts

By / — This is the kernal of a good idea. I predict execution will be frought with edge cases.# More →

WooCommerce Tutorials – BobWP

By / — WooCommerce is the most popular eCommerce plugin for WordPress. To help you learn and understand WooCommerce I have created several free tutorials here on my blog and will add more as new ones are posted. The post WooCommerce Tutorials appeared… More →

WordCamp Philly Celebrates 5th Anniversary

By / — WordCamp Philly 2015 has been announced and this year is shaping up to be the best yet! This will be the fifth WordCamp Philly, which is an amazing milestone! There are still plenty of cities that have never had a… More →

WordPress and entrepreneurs: a natural alliance?

By / — WordPress is growing in size and stature at an ever-increasing rate. In fact, the headline figures show that around a quarter of the web is powered by our favorite CMS. But, why are people drawn to WordPress? […] The post WordPress and… More →