WordPress News Digest for Thursday, February 11, 2016

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10 Great Examples of Affiliate Program Pages

By / — Your affiliate program page needs more love. Learn what the best pages have in common along with some neat examples from various industries. More →

10 Reasons Social Media Should Be a Part of Your WordPress Business

By / — When is the last time you visited Facebook? Twitter? Pinterest? For most of us, the answer to at least one of those is probably, recently. The growth of social media over the last decade has been huge. Social media as… More →

6 steps to take when removing a product

By / — No one likes to say goodbye. But sometimes, we have no choice. When it’s time to remove a product from your store, it probably feels a little strange. Adding that item takes so much work, but you can delete it in… More →

Are You Using Widget Visibility in Jetpack for WordPress? – BobWP

By / — If you use Jetpack or are on WordPress.com, you need to take advantage of the Widget Visibility to enhance and focus your widget areas to complement your content. The post Are You Using Widget Visibility in Jetpack for WordPress? appeared… More →

BuddyPress 2.5 Will Add Customizable Emails via a New BP Email API

By / — BuddyPress 2.5 beta 1 was released this week with a list of new features and improvements to test, including a brand new BP Email API. The new API allows users to easily customize any email that BuddyPress sends, without having… More →

Core Dev chat notes for Feb 10

By / — Agenda: Schedule Notes, Status Updates, Open Floor Schedule Notes Today is the feature plugin decision deadline: Responsive Preview and Selective Refresh will be merged. Next Wednesday (Feb 17) is the deadline for merge for these, with beta scheduled for the… More →

February 11th Support Team Meeting Summary

By / — WordPress 4.4.2 We have yet to encounter any common issues introduced by WordPress 4.4.2. IRC Status @clorith is taking lead on the IRC enhancements discussed last week. We have a Handbook page featuring information on moderating in IRC, the reporting… More →

Hello again Polyglots I am the plugin author…

By / — Hello (again) Polyglots! I am the plugin author for EWWW Image Optimizer Cloud https://wordpress.org/plugins/ewww-image-optimizer-cloud/ and EWWW Image Optimizer https://wordpress.org/plugins/ewww-image-optimizer. I have a few users to add as a PTE. For EWWW Image Optimizer Cloud #ru_RU – @extrim25 (@SergeyBiryukov) #uk –… More →

How to Add a Facebook Widget to Your Sidebar

By / — If you’re working on a site for a business that will be doing any content marketing, you’ll probably want to highlight your Facebook stream in a major way. Here’s how to add a Facebook widget to your sidebar so you… More →

How to Become a Better Node.js Developer in 2016

By / — There are some pretty good pointers in this list of resources. Highlights for me are “Callback convention – with Promise Support” and “The Twelve-Factor Application”. How to Become a Better Node.js Developer in 2016 More →

How to Create a Recent Comments Page in WordPress

By / — Do you want to create a separate activity page on your site that shows all recent comments? Highlighting recent comments is one of the ways to increase engagement and discussion. In this article, we will show you how to create… More →

How to Negotiate Web Designer Salary When Joining an Agency or In-House Team

By / — Web designers sometimes allow themselves to be undervalued by employers. That goes double for freelancers. Knowing your value and believing you’re worth more than the bottom-feeding wages employers and clients might offer are the two most important things you need… More →

Parallax One Review: A Business Theme From the Crew at Themeisle

By / — Parallax One is a free WordPress business theme from the team at Themeisle. Launched in 2012 from the island of Koh Lanta in Thailand, Themeisle is focused on creating user-friendly WordPress themes that are easy to use and look great.… More →

Rapid Application Development in WordPress

By / — Back in the day (as if that was really that long ago for me ;), "rapid application development" used to be a phrase that was used to describe the amount of time we could take an idea and get it… More →

The CMS Bowl: WordPress vs. Wix vs. Squarespace

By / — If you watched Super Bowl 50 you may have seen ads for Wix and Squarespace — two companies that claim to make building a business website dead easy. Unfortunately, WordPress was notably absent from the big game. And it’s not… More →

Week in Core, Feb. 2-9 2016

By / — Hi everybody! Welcome back to the latest issue of Week in Core, covering changes from February 2nd [36471] – February 9th [36504], changesets [36471-36504]. Here are the highlights: 34 commits 19 contributors with props 114 tickets created 13 tickets reopened… More →