WordPress News Digest for Wednesday, September 10, 2014

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10 tips for an awesome and SEO-friendly blog post

By / — Writing a blog post -like all other writing- is a skill. In order to keep your reader interested, you should think about structuring your text and writing in an appealing style. You should help your readers to grasp the main… More →

24 Awesome IFTTT Recipes for Automating Your WordPress Tasks

By / — Running a website can be lots of work. Although WordPress provides an excellent and easy-to-use way of doing so, there are so many steps involved with maintaining a complete online presence these days that it’s […] The post 24 Awesome… More →

4 Ways to Help Optimize Mobile Traffic

By / — Mobile traffic is taking the Internet marketing world by storm. According to Mobify, in 2013 more than 1.2 billion people accessed the internet from mobile devices, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that 15+% […] The post 4 Ways… More →

9 Most Useful .htaccess Tricks for WordPress

By / — Many WordPress users come across .htaccess file when fixing their permalinks. However you can do so much more. The .htaccess file is a powerful configuration file that allows you to improve your site’s security and performance. In this article, we… More →

9/10 Agenda

By / — WordPress 4.0 “Benny” is out the door, warming hearts, flying off shelves, and many other euphemisms besides. After a brief respite to enjoy our success and a job well done, we turn our eyes to the future: 4.0.1, 4.1, and… More →

A Beginner’s Guide to Using WordPress Multisite – WPCAST014

By / — In this episode, we discuss the pros and cons of WordPress multisite, and when it's better to use multisite or stay with separate installations. More →

A Review of WordPress 4.0

By / — On September 4, 2014, WordPress 4.0 was released to the world, named “Benny” after much-loved jazz musician Benny Goodman. Now that the dust has settled, I’ve been able to spend some time with the new […] The post A Review… More →

Battle for the Net – The WhiP #82

By / — Join the internet slowdown net neutrality protest, the Twenty Fifteen theme revealed, and awesome tutorials. Check out The Whip for more daily lashings of WordPress goodness. More →

Best in-hear headphones with mic (primarily for ac…

By / — Best/reasonable in-ear headphones with mic (primarily for actually making phone calls)? More →

Edin: A Beautiful Free Business Theme for WordPress

By / — A month ago, WordPress.com released a new business theme that features support for its new site logo feature. The Edin theme was an instant hit with its users and is now available for use on self-hosted WordPress sites. The theme… More →

First Look at Designs for the Twenty Fifteen Default WordPress Theme

By / — Konstantin Obenland released the first look at the Twenty Fifteen theme on the Make WordPress Core blog today. Takashi Irie, the Automattic theme designer who created Twenty Fourteen, was asked by Matt Mullenweg to design the upcoming Twenty Fifteen default… More →

Free and Commercial Parallax WordPress Themes & Plugins

By / — The parallax effect is a scrolling effect which is now being used in websites, it used to be used in 2D video games where items nearer the screen would scroll quicker than those at the back to give the illusion… More →

Giveaway: 3 Platinum Memberships from WPEka

By / — Here we are with yet another super giveaway. This time around, our friends from WPEka Club are giving away Annual Platinum plans (worth $147 each) to 3 of our lucky winners. About WPEka Club WPEka Club has a huge range… More →

Hip Hop is not down with Monsanto

By / — Brentin Mock from Grist looks for evidence that Hip Hop is not down with Monsanto. More →

How To Use SSL & HTTPS With WordPress

By / — One of the key steps in ensuring that your WordPress site is secure is installing a valid SSL certificate. This will enable users to your site to exchange information with it via secure, encrypted transfer protocols. Setting WordPress to force… More →

Importing CSV Files into WordPress: Visual Cues, Part 1

By / — This is part two of a series for how to Import CSV Files into WordPress.One of the problems that comes with importing CSV files into WordPress isn’t the process that comes with actually doing it but that comes with the… More →

Join the September 10th Internet Slowdown Protest with These WordPress Plugins

By / — Today, those who support internet freedom are simulating serving pages at a snail’s pace, in protest of internet service providers that are currently spending millions of dollars lobbying for the FCC’s proposed rules which essentially eviscerate net neutrality. WordPress.com joins… More →

Take the 2014 WordPress User and Developer Survey

By / — The WordPress 2014 survey is now available. Anyone who uses WordPress in any capacity is encouraged to take this short survey to help improve the project. The questions take approximately five minutes to complete and participation is anonymized. WordPress does… More →

Team chat agenda week #37

By / — Items for this week’s #wordpress-sfd meetup: WordPress 4.0 was release! Any major issues to report? Section 3 of the Troubleshooting handbook needs love and attention. Start thinking of the WCSF Team Meetups! Read Jen’s post and see the last bullet… More →

The Smart Podcast Player is Simple and Sleek

By / — Awhile back I was lucky enough to snag the plugin Smart Podcast Player from Pat Flynn. It came at a perfect time, just a few episodes into my new podcast. The fact that it was a Beta release, and the… More →

The WordPress Developer’s Guide to Security: Management & Logins

By / — Welcome to the third installment of our series dedicated to everything WordPress security. It is my hope that by the time you finish reading this collection of posts, you’ll have a clearer idea of how to set up proper security… More →

Top CDN Services to Make Your WordPress Site Blazingly Fast (and More Reliable)

By / — If you’re serious about speeding up your site and you’ve optimized the bejesus out of your site (smushed image, minified CSS and Javascript, set up a caching plugin…) it’s time to think about signing up to a content delivery network,… More →

What To Expect When You’re Expecting to Go to WCSF

By / — So you're coming to WordCamp SF? Here's what I've learned in two years! More →

WooCommerce 2.2, “Prowling Pangolin”, has arrived

By / — Today marks the latest milestone in the growth and lifetime of WooCommerce. After months of developing, testing and tweaking (as well as some more testing), the team who brought you Peppy Penguin are proud to present Prowling Pangolin, the latest… More →

WordPress Theme Review Team to Launch Mentoring Program

By / — If you’ve ever been frustrated by how long it’s taken to get one of your newly developed WordPress themes reviewed and added to the WordPress.org theme directory, then this announcement should bring a big smile to your face! This week,… More →

Your website is not allowed to be fast

By / — There could quite realistically be a day that your blog or website is not allowed to be fast. Not because you didn’t do proper performance testing and optimization, but because a corporatocracy won’t allow it. And your website is small potatoes… More →

iThemes Security Now Has Brute Force Login Protection

By / — iThemes announced Brute Force Login Protection has been added to the latest version of iThemes Security. The new feature enables users to protect their sites either locally or by activating a network wide setting. Local brute force protection looks only… More →