WordPress News Digest for Tuesday, October 11, 2016

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30 Professional Fonts for Upscale Web Designs

By / — Upscale web designs are made up of a union of many small elements – the right color palette, an attractive layout, high-quality images, and of course, the perfect professional fonts for the job. Whether you’re designing a new website for… More →

Comment “allowed” checks in WordPress 4.7

By / — In WP 4.4, comment submission was abstracted so that most of the logic was run in a function that returned a value, rather than inline in wp-comments-post.php. See #34059 for background. This overhaul was incomplete: the process of checking for… More →

Employee Spotlight: Barry O’Dea, Customer Support

By / — In this blog series, we talk to WP Engine employees to learn more about their roles, what they love about the city they work in, and hear from them what they like most about working at WP Engine. After recently… More →

Feature Proposal: Better theme customizations via custom CSS with live previews

By / — When people ask “why WordPress?”, some of the most common answers center around flexibility for users of all kinds, whether they’re building their sites primarily through code or UI. Let’s take the story of a user who does a little… More →

Getting Started With Laravel

By / — Laravel is one of the most popular, if not THE most popular PHP framework and after using Laravel and comparing… More →

Hello Polyglots I would like to assign a…

By / — Hello Polyglots! I would like to assign a translation editor to Companion Auto Update (https://wordpress.org/plugins/companion-auto-update/) Please add the following WordPress.org user as translation editor for respective locale: #de – @transl8or Thanks. More →

How To Show Specific Sponsors on Select Sidebars in WordPress – BobWP

By / — Learn how I used two plugins to control when sponsor logos appeared in sidebars on only certain posts that I wanted them to. The post How To Show Specific Sponsors on Select Sidebars in WordPress appeared first on BobWP. WordPress… More →

How to Create a “Sticky” Floating Footer Bar in WordPress

By / — Do you want to create a sticky floating footer bar in WordPress? We have been using the floating footer bar on our website for many years because it helps us reduce bounce rate and increase pages viewed by users. Many… More →

How to Use apply_filters() and do_action() to Create Extensible WordPress Plugins

By / — How does a single plugin become the basis of a thriving technology ecosystem? Partly by leveraging the extensibility that WordPress’s event-driven Hooks system makes possible. More →

Improve Your WordPress Website with These Premium Upgrades

By / — If you haven’t yet spent much money on your WordPress website then now maybe the time to do so. Investing… The post Improve Your WordPress Website with These Premium Upgrades appeared first on WPExplorer. More →

Meeting Summary: October 11, 2016

By / — Slack Link Items Discussed #37335-core voted for letting authors experiment: ( 12 yay : 0 nay ) Theme styling the customizer Review Shindig: November 5 through 6 More →

New Upfront WordPress Magazine Theme – Say Hello to Issue

By / — Another week, another lot of new goodies for WPMU DEV members, and this time round it’s a stylish, crisp magazine-inspired theme that works straight outta the box with our WordPress theme framework Upfront…. say helloooo to Issue. Check out a… More →

New: Yoast Keyword research training!

By / — Keyword research is the very first – and most important- step in any content SEO strategy. It’s also the one thing we can’t automate or execute for you. On top of that, it’s super hard. What we can do, is… More →

Polyglots Team to Host 2nd Global WordPress Translation Day November 12

By / — The WordPress Polyglots team is planning another Global WordPress Translation Day after the success of the original event in April. The first event drew 448 participants from more than 105 countries to online streaming sessions and live meetups, where contributors… More →

Software Development Soapboxes: The Industry’s Ego

By / — Software development soapbox is a term that I use to describe anyone who posits themselves as superior because they use different tools. Software Development Soapboxes: The Industry’s Ego was written by Tom. For more on WordPress, development, and resources then… More →

The Best Cookie Consent Plugins to Stay Legal

By / — This post is about cookies. No, don’t excited. Not the ones you eat. I’m talking about the cookies you use to track website visitors. You may not think about them very often, but if you’re based in the EU (or… More →

The Road to 4.7 Beta 1

By / — For the last 55 days, trunk has been in an alpha state and open for all commits. In 15 days this will change and the first beta for 4.7 will be released. During beta, no new enhancements or feature requests… More →

Yoast SEO 3.7: meet Insights

By / — Our development team has been working hard on new features for Yoast SEO Premium. You can expect some exceptionally cool stuff in the coming months. Besides fixing a couple of bugs, we lay the groundwork for one of these features today.… More →

You Are Responsible for Your Own Awesome

By / — HeroPress is a wonderful site where each week, someone from the community publishes an essay that describes how WordPress changed their life, made them a better person, or gave them a new perspective. Most of the stories have a happy… More →