WordPress News Digest for Friday, July 10, 2015

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10 Simple Hacks to Boost eCommerce Conversions Immediately

By / — When it comes to sales, it’s all ultimately a numbers game. To sell 1,000 products, you do the numbers to find out how many people you need. If you have a 10% conversion rate (that is, 10% of the people… More →

16 Best Free Social Media Icon Sets for WordPress

By / — Recently one of our users asked us for help in finding free social media icon sets that they can use on their website. While, there are plenty of WordPress plugins that allow you to add social media icons in WordPress,… More →

16 Ways to Add LinkedIn to Your WordPress Website and Win New Clients

By / — LinkedIn is just as important (if not more so) than the other popular social networks, so it's about time you got it integrated into your WordPress site properly. Here's our comprehensive guide on how to do it. More →

Adding a TinyMCE Button to WordPress

By / — Starting with this post, I'll walk through the process for how we can go about adding a TinyMCE button to WordPress in projects for ourselves or clients. Adding a TinyMCE Button to WordPress was written by Tom. Check out additional… More →

Chris Pearson Loses Cybersquatting Case Against Automattic

By / — First reported by Domain Name Wire, Automattic has won their Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy (UDRP) case against Chris Pearson. UDRP requests are a process established by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) for the resolution of disputes… More →

Feature Plugin Chat on July 14

By / — Hey everyone! As I mentioned at this week’s dev chat, we’re going to have a feature plugin chat this coming . If you have an idea that you’d like to propose as a feature plugin or if you have a… More →

How to Create WordPress Themes from HTML

By / — Would you believe me if I told you that you can build your very own WordPress theme without learning PHP first? What if I told you it won’t take an eternity but just 15 minutes. Would still believe me? Let’s say… More →

My Experience at WordCamp Europe 2015

By / — This year the 3rd edition of WordCamp Europe was held in Seville, Spain. Like the previous editions, it was a big event with around a 1,000 attendees and overall very well run thanks to a great team of organisers and… More →

Paired Opposites

By / — I used to think that paired opposites were a given, that love was the opposite of hate, right the opposite of wrong. But now I think we sometimes buy into these concepts because it is so much easier to embrace… More →

Rant: Gmail Contacts

By / — Using gmail to add new contacts to your contacts in Google sucks. More →

SocialCrumbs: A Free WordPress Theme that Streams Social Activity Using IFTTT Recipes

By / — With all of the content an average user generates across social media sites, it can be challenging to get a full view of all that activity. Let’s face it, your social media posts are scattered all over the web. SocialCrumbs… More →

Summer of WordPress 2015 Week 2: Win 1 of 3 Double Developer WordPress Themes from Themify worth $414 in Total

By / — Welcome to the second week in LatestWP’s “Summer of WordPress” Giveaway Festival. Today we’re delighted to introduce one of the best theme shops in the WordPress community as the sponsor of the second week, meet Themify. Themify Themify is one of the… More →

Torque’s Interview with Fred about Up and Running

By / — WPShout’s own Fred Meyer was recently interviewed by Torque about the release of our new multimedia learning package Up and Running: A Practical Guide to WordPress Development. In the interview, Fred shares why we were inspired to write Up and… More →

Using the Media Handle Sideload Function

By / — WordPress is equipped with lots of great functions that you probably haven’t heard of and recently I came across a couple of little gems whilst working on a project. He is how I used the media_handle_sideload function in a project.… More →

Video Recap: Steffinie Blankenship On Finely Tuned Consultant

By / — This time on “Finely Tuned Consultant,” we spoke with Webtegrity’s Steffinie Blankenship in advance of her upcoming WordCamp Boston presentation, “Conquering WordPress Without Knowing Any Code.” Blankenship shared her philosophy about not letting the more technical aspects of WordPress stand… More →

WPWeekly Episode 198 – Tackling Mental Health With Cory Miller

By / — In this episode of WordPress Weekly, Marcus Couch and I are joined by Cory Miller, founder of iThemes. Miller discusses his entrepreneurship journey and shares in detail, how he maintains his mental health. We learn that people battling mental health… More →

Weekly SEO Recap:

By / — It’s all about Google today, sorry, so let’s be quick about it. Luckily, we’re allowed to forget about Yandex now, sorry, bad pun, I know. Let’s get on with it: Is Google’s webmaster communications failing? We’ve “lost” Matt Cutts as… More →

Weekly WordPress News: Automattic Buys Thesis.com for $100k

By / — So, the news that stood out for me this week is that apparently last year Automattic outbid Chris Pearson ( who DIY themes and created the Thesis theme ) for the domain name Thesis.com which now redirects to ThemeShaper.com, an… More →

Why Using Bitcoin to Pay for Cloud Hosting is a Good Idea

By / — If you have not been living under a rock for the past few years, you must have heard of Bitcoin. It is an open-source, peer-to-peer cryptocurrency used in digital transactions. Bitcoin has gained widespread acceptance by now. Just like PayPal… More →

WordPress Coding Standards with Tom McFarlin

By / — This Friday (July 10th at 12:00pm CST), WPSessions is partnering with Site Ground to present a special talk by Tom McFarlin on WordPress coding standards. Tom (who we recently interviewed for our WordPress development ebook Up and Running) will walk… More →