WordPress News Digest for Thursday, August 10, 2017

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WP Engine Appoints Lee McClendon As Senior Vice President Of Global Engineering

By / — AUSTIN, Texas — Aug. 10, 2017 — WP Engine, the leading WordPress digital experience platform, today announced the appointment of Lee McClendon to a newly-created role as the company’s new Senior Vice President of Global Engineering overseeing our global technology… More →

How To Create a Temporary Account for Support Agents

By / — A problem I had recently was that I needed to give a support agent from a plugin company Admin-level access to a WordPress site. The cause was an obscure bug they couldn’t help with any other way. But I was… More →

PHP Meeting Recap – August 7th

By / — This recap is a summary of this week’s PHP meeting. It highlights the ideas and decisions which came up during that meeting, both as a means of documenting and to provide a quick overview for those who were unable to… More →

What’s Too Much For Passing Data via Dependency Injection?

By / — In object-oriented programming, dependency injection is great and all but how much is considered too much when passing data via dependency injection? More →

WordPress security for the casual blogger or small business with limited resources

By / — The resources you have available to spend on WordPress security for your website usually vary vastly whether you’re an international corporation or just a hobbyist blogger. But since most attacks are automated by bots looking for vulnerabilities, a lot of… More →

How to Add Animation Effects to Sections/Rows in Divi

By / — In today’s Divi tutorial, we’ll show you how to add animation effects to sections and rows in Divi. The Divi theme itself provides some relevant animation effects that help you bring an extra level of interaction to your website. These… More →

Stevie Awards Names WP Engine Company Of The Year

By / — This week, the Stevie Awards announced the winners of the 14th Annual International Business Awards, the world’s premier business awards program. This year’s awards received a record total of more than 3,900 nominations and entries from over 60 nations and… More →

Ranking your local business #3: Website optimization

By / — This is the third post in an 8-part series on how to rank your business for local searches at Google. Previously, I’ve listed the most important aspects that influence your local ranking and discussed how to get the most out of Google… More →

How to launch and hand over a client website – FREE WP Elevation Webinar

By / — End of August brings with it another free WP Elevation webinar that will focus on launching a website and handing it over to a client. This is an important moment in your relationship with the client, and doing the handover… More →

Is Your Website Accessible? If Not, You Could Be Violating the ADA

By / — Do you recognize the name Juan Carlos Gil? Well, if you’ve built a WordPress site that provides services or sells products to the general public, then you should probably take a moment or two to acquaint yourself with his story.… More →

How to Create a Video Portfolio in WordPress

By / — Do you want to create a video portfolio in WordPress? By default, you can easily embed a videos in WordPress, but you cannot display multiple videos in a portfolio style layout. In this article, we will show you how to… More →

Modula Review: A Stylish, User Friendly Photo Gallery Plugin

By / — When it comes to WordPress photo gallery plugins, you have a ton of different options. Because of that, I’d like to apologize… Why? Because I’m about to introduce another photo gallery player into the mix. Modula is freemium photo gallery… More →

5 Helpful Blog Name Generators to Pick a Domain Name

By / — So you’ve got a great idea for a blog. Congrats! Now you’re in for the really hard part: picking a domain name for your fledgling blog. Seriously – topic ideas are easy. It’s like going on a first date. But… More →

A Mobile-Friendly Checklist to Follow on Every Website You Create

By / — Creating a website that works well on mobile isn’t easy, but it can be done. As long as you check your site thoroughly before shipping it, there’s no reason why mobile users shouldn’t have a great experience. However, you may wonder what… More →

15+ Fitness Blog Themes for Trainers & Lifestyle Bloggers

By / — Fitness blog themes come in a variety of different shapes and sizes as they can be used by a variety of different businesses and individuals. Personal trainers and your average health, beauty and fitness lovers would do well with a… More →

Grow Your Email List and Send Post Updates with MailOptin Plugin for WordPress – BobWP

By / — MailOptin plugin for WordPress helps you build your email list and send event triggered newsletters. More →

How To Consistently Get a 15% (or more) Discount on Amazon Purchases

By / — Does the idea of getting a 15% plus discount on every Amazon purchase sound unbelieveable to you? Well, I’m here to tell you that this is indeed possible and I’ve done it myself. Here’s what you will need: a Purse… More →

10 Common WordPress Theme Issues & How To Fix Them

By / — There are thousands of forum posts opened everyday not only on WordPress.org but also on other forums and of course… The post 10 Common WordPress Theme Issues & How To Fix Them appeared first on WPExplorer. More →

WooCommerce Forks select2, Releases selectWoo as a Drop-In Replacement with Improved Accessibility

By / — The WooCommerce development team has forked select2 to create a more accessible, drop-in replacement library called selectWoo. select2 is a widely used jQuery-based library for making custom drop down menus. Many users are wondering if the project has been abandoned,… More →

Bush’s Grillin’ Beans: Worst Product Idea Ever?

By / — I’m not sure what sort of under-the-influence was going on with the product designer, but this is a horrible thing. You won’t believe the incredible mess I made trying to cook these things on the grill! Hit the link on… More →

WPWeekly Episode 284 – Catching Up with David Peralty

By / — In this episode, John James Jacoby and I are joined by David Peralty. Peralty is a prolific writer with more than 30K articles published online for various media outlets. He also co-hosted WordPress Weekly episodes 41-75 in 2009. We discuss… More →