WordPress News Digest for Wednesday, December 10, 2014

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7 Lessons We Learned About Product Validation – WPCAST027

By / — This week we're sharing 7 lessons about product validation. We're also talking about optimizing your plugin for the repository, pricing and running a beta. More →

Agenda for the Polyglots chats for Dec 10 & Dec 11

By / — Polyglots Wednesday and Thursday chats agenda: New information on WordPress 4.1 RC1, string freeze and release dates Stats: Locales up to date, locales behind and their progress, locale requests, new locales Stats for locale progress: @netweb had a suggestion we can… More →

BuddyPress 2.2 to Add Custom Post Type Support to the Activity Stream

By / — BuddyPress 2.2 is shaping up to be an exciting release, packed full of new features for developers. Support for Composer will be included in 2.2, as well as a basic member type API, which will allow developers to create different… More →

Change Post Types with the Post Type Switcher Plugin for WordPress

By / — When WordPress 3.0 introduced the ability for developers to register their own custom post types, the software became far more flexible for use as a content management system. This was a major turning point for WordPress, as it gave developers… More →

Community Advocates. Meet two of our newest Brand Ambassadors.

By / — A common phrase we keep hearing around the WordPress community of late is “Where have you guys been?” In the context of the Managed WordPress hosting industry, well, we’ve been here the whole time. However, questions like those above are… More →

Danner fremtidens byrå

By / — Metronet og Neolab by Knowit slår seg sammen og danner Norges mest komplette byrå med fagdisiplinene kreativ kommunikasjon, kundeopplevelser og performance marketing. Til sammen blir vi godt over hundre medarbeidere i Oslo, Bergen og Stavanger. – Dette vil gjøre Neolab by… More →

Hide Your Site on Multisite

By / — Hiding things is easy. Hiding them well is not. Especially on a Multisite. More →

How to Add Image Icons With Navigation Menus in WordPress

By / — Do you want to add icons in your WordPress navigation menu? Recently, one of our users asked for an easy way to add images as icons in navigation menus. In this article, we will show you how to add image… More →

How to Use Enhanced eCommerce for Google Analytics

By / — Google recently announced a program called Enhanced eCommerce for Google Analytics, which utilizes further data for eCommerce site owners, not only helping you understand what types of customers are coming to your website, but how they respond while moving about the site.… More →

Huge Collection of the Best Free & Premium WordPress Slider Plugins

By / — The image slider is a highly requested feature on most websites as it allows you to showcase a few posts or products together in one area that you wish to draw attention to. There are a number of ways to… More →

Image Flow Update: User Flow Charts for Prototype

By / — As we’re discussed in last week’s Image Flow meeting, we’ve started building a prototype as per our wireframes and user flows. We want to test our assumptions and have a prototype to get some early user testing started before we… More →

Increase the visibility for your plugins with these creative hacks

By / — There is one asset under your disposal that can be used to to massively improve the visibility for your entire plugin portfolio and is often neglected. That is your plugin’s readme.txt file. Read more on Increase the visibility for your… More →

New Plugin Adds Google’s No CAPTCHA reCAPTCHA to WordPress Login, Comment, and Registration Forms

By / — With public hatred for CAPTCHAs at an all-time high, Google has finally redesigned the verification experience, replacing distorted text with a simple check box. Since the change, several plugins have appeared in the WordPress Plugin Directory to bring Google’s new… More →

Out of Touch

By / — Michael has a good, if somewhat depressing, roundup of the recent Apple bumbles. Once again making me glad I don’t sell in this ecosystem.# More →

Pagely Now an Amazon Advanced Technology Partner

By / — Created in 2006, Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a collection of remote computing services that together make up a fully fledged cloud computing platform. The most central and well-known of these services are Amazon EC2 and Amazon S3. AWS allows… More →


By / — This was refreshing to see: Note: The site is not fully integrated with Internet Explorer 10 or 11. If you are unable to access the site or complete document signing, try accessing the website using Google Chrome or Firefox as… More →

Release candidate and today’s dev meeting agenda

By / — 4.1 was originally due for release today, but a few tickets in the 4.1 milestone have held things up a little. The release candidate will be tagged in time for today’s dev meeting at , and the target release date… More →

Securing Your WordPress Site: iThemes Free Security Plugin Review

By / — No doubt you spend a lot of time and money on your website. You’re happy with the end result, and rightfully so; it’s easy to see why most people opt for extra security measures to protect what they have worked hard… More →

StyledThemes Giveaway Winners Announcement

By / — Last week together with StyledThemes we ran this cool giveaway. And today we are going to announce the winners. Everyone who participated had a chance to win one of two theme memberships worth $120 each which gives a yearly access to premium themes,… More →

Team meeting agenda week #50

By / — Items to consider for this week’s agenda: WordPress 4.1 beta2 The 4.1 OMGWTFBBQ draft That’s it from me. I’m hoping to get more items for the draft. Please reply in the comments for any agenda items you’d care to discuss… More →

The Big WPLift Guide to Managed WordPress Hosting

By / — You look puzzled from all that WordPress host hunting. A, B and C have great features, but C, D and E are cheaper? Can’t decide which host to pick? Well, we’ve got the antidote right here! This list covers some of… More →

Top E-Commerce Themes in 2014

By / — The subject of e-commerce has become something we are all familiar with. The notion that we have to go to the shops to purchase whatever item we need has become obsolete. In fact, more than 80% of the online population has, at… More →

Torque Talks with John James Jacoby on crowdfunding

By / — Last month, John James Jacoby (or JJJ) launched a 24-day Indiegogo campaign to help focus his time solely on the development and improvement of BuddyPress, GlotPress, and bbPress for the next 6 months. With less than 34 hours to […] The post Torque Talks… More →

Two Takeaways Regarding LoopConf

By / — Over the past few months, one of the larger items of discussion within the WordPress community is that of LoopConf. It’s a pretty big deal because it’s the first conference of its size to be focused specifically on WordPress developers… More →

Using the WordPress Customizer for Saving User-Specific Options

By / — The WordPress Customizer — which started out as the theme customizer — is currently one of the best options to allow end-users to customize a theme or plugin. The Customizer is rapidly expanding in its […] The post Using the… More →

WP All Import Review: A Simple Plugin For Easy WordPress Importing

By / — Putting data into WordPress manually can take up heaps of time. Back in my days as a Content Manager, I knew this only too well. I would spend hours at a time copying and pasting over product listings, uploading images… More →

We’re Hiring a WordPress Plugin Developer

By / — We're looking to hire a WordPress Plugin Developer for our WP RSS Aggregator plugin and other projects. If you're interested, head over to the job description, details for applying are within that announcement. More →

WooCommerce vs Shopify: Which Is Better For E-Commerce?

By / — E-commerce is a big part of the world wide web. Pretty much anybody can now do business online and getting a store online is easier and cheaper than it has ever been. Online stores today look and work great. With… More →

Writing a blog: creating a clear blog post structure

By / — A few weeks ago, I wrote a post about obtaining an attractive writing style. I gave some practical tips to make your blogs more readable. In this post, I will give practical tips to help you set up a nice… More →