WordPress News Digest for Tuesday, November 11, 2014

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12 More Personalities In WordPress You Should Be Following

By / — It’s been over a year since I introduced to you ten of the most influential people in the WordPress community…. The post 12 More Personalities In WordPress You Should Be Following appeared first on Best Premium & Free WordPress Themes. More →

20 Helpful Google Chrome Extensions for WordPress Bloggers

By / — Google Chrome is probably the most popular browser right now. It’s fast, works on all devices, and you can sync your browsing data across devices. Best of all, it has extensions that allow you to extend your browser’s functionality and… More →

A Comparison of Free eCommerce Solutions & Why I use WooCommerce

By / — I have been co-founder of two companies which ship physical products sold online, in doing so I tried out a few different open source systems for selling online – the first venture I used Magento and and OpenCart and for… More →

All You Need to Know About Making Widget Areas in WordPress Themes

By / — Some of the best features of WordPress are the ways in which any user, once he or she learned the WordPress interface, can quickly change complex site features. Sidebar widgets are a great example — and one which is increasingly… More →


By / — You know what, fuck it — I’m 34 years old and after living with butcher paper taped to my windows for the past six weeks, I’m excited about drapery. Deal with it. More →

Daylight Saving Time Explained

By / — One of the best summaries I’ve seen on the topic. Besides this of course (thanks Steve). More →

Easily Display Related Posts on WordPress With Related Posts for WordPress Plugin

By / — Adding list of related posts to your articles helps users navigate to similar topis they’re currently reading and keeps people longer on your site, thus keeps your bounce rate low. Although there are few plugins available out there to display… More →

Focus v2 demo video

By / — Here is the current state of the Focus v2 project, a re-think of Distraction Free Writing: I would like to propose that we immediately merge this into core for 4.1. Some of the bullet points: Current Distraction Free Writing (DFW)… More →

Free WordPress Plugins For Ratings, Testimonials and Subscriber Counts

By / — Proving your social worth. What do I mean by prove your worth? I’m talking about social proof. Leveraging social proof, specifically. And I know, it just sounds like one of those marketing buzz phrases that’s all over the zeitgeist. And it… More →

How Our Migration Process Works

By / — One of the most common questions we get asked is how our migration process works. In this post I’ll explain our migration policy as well as the steps to get migrated over. Let’s begin with our policy. For business plans… More →

How To Integrate Facebook Login And Facebook Comments With WordPress

By / — Welcome to the first of two posts I’ll be writing on social integration with WordPress. This first post will focus on WordPress and Facebook integration while next week’s post will focus on WordPress and Twitter integration. There is a lot… More →

How To Send Newsletters with MailPoet WordPress Plugin

By / — There are lots of email marketing tools that will help you send newsletters. But MailPoet is different. And this difference is because MailPoet is designed for WordPress. So you can expect seamless integration with WordPress, literally! MailPoet is a freemium… More →

How do we solve the theme options problem?

By / — Users love options, right? That’s the reason we add them as theme authors. While I think there’s a lot to be said about themes with no options that make sound design decisions, I won’t get too much into that right… More →

How to choose the perfect focus keyword

By / — Adding quality content to your website on a regular basis is a very good SEO tactic. Google sees that your website is active because new pieces of information are added. On top of that, you increase the volume of your… More →

Improve Your Blog’s Design with These Style-Enhancing WordPress Plugins

By / — When people ask me what the best thing about using WordPress is, I generally tell them that it’s the huge number of plugins available, which allows even programming-illiterate webmasters to add some awesome functionality to […] The post Improve Your… More →

John James Jacoby Launches Indiegogo Campaign to Fund BuddyPress, bbPress, and GlotPress Development

By / — John James Jacoby launched an Indiegogo campaign today with the goal of raising $50,000 to fund six months of full-time work on WordPress’ three sister projects: BuddyPress, bbPress, and GlotPress. While WordPress core has many contributors who are sponsored by… More →

Meet WP Engine’s Military Veterans!

By / — Today, in the United States, we honor military veterans across the nation. Here in Austin, we take special pride in the service of our own military vets. When they joined us at WP Engine, they brought with them unique skills that have inspired… More →

Michael Jordan on Big Data

By / — I like to use the analogy of building bridges. If I have no principles, and I build thousands of bridges without any actual science, lots of them will fall down, and great disasters will occur. Similarly here, if people use… More →

Migrating from Medium.com to WordPress

By / — Writers and bloggers love readers like fish love water. So when platforms like Medium.com and Svbtle launched, it was an easy way for them to publish articles, blog posts, and art-directed stories that had the immediate potential for thousands of reads… More →

My Suite of Apps

By / — Over the last few years, the categories and tags on this blog have renamed consistent. That is, the categories with which I started out with haven’t been changed, removed, or have seen any additions since I’ve been running this blog.… More →

My Suite of Apps: Safari

By / — I know – Chrome is arguably the best web browser (or at least the most popular) on the market right now. Ever since the first version was released, I used it religiously (and I used Firebug and Firefox when I… More →

New TRT Admin: Jose Castaneda

By / — Welcome Jose Castaneda (@jcastaneda) to TRT Admins! Team Review Team is growing fast with over 180 members and we are always in great need of help. Jose has been a reviewer for quite a long time, our current TRT rep, key… More →

Note by Slocum Studio is a Real-Time Customizable Text Widget

By / — Note is a simple and easy to use widget for editing bits of text, within the widget via the customizer developed by Slocum Studio. Although you can edit text widgets in the customizer, it’s a boring experience and requires HTML… More →

Open Source Emoji

By / — I’m as likely to give Twitter a hard time as anyone, but today I want to tell you about something great they did: Twitter open sourced their emoji set for anyone to use. We’ve been working with them behind the… More →

Polyglots Weekly Chats – Time and date

By / — Polyglots Weekly Chats – Time and date Thank you to everyone who helped us decide on time and date for the weekly chats. For now, let’s have two weekly meetings scheduled as follows: ——————- Wednesdays, 12:00 UTC for Europe, South… More →

Shortcake: A UI for WordPress Shortcodes

By / — The Shortcode API was introduced in 2008 when WordPress 2.5 was released. Over the past six years, the UI for adding shortcodes has changed very little, despite the fact that they remain a big part of how many WordPress users… More →

The Beginner’s Guide to Installing Social Media Plugins on a WordPress Site

By / — There are numerous tools in a blogger’s arsenal, but when it comes to WordPress, the secret weapon has been and always will be plugins. These delicious little morsels of code and features can turn a […] The post The Beginner’s… More →

Theme review team weekly notes The logs are…

By / — Theme review team weekly notes The logs are here: https://wordpress.slack.com/archives/themereview/p1415728749000502 Notes: Handbook update: handbook is on track for required/recommended release in week or so and then fully complete by end of month The doing_it_wrong theme: beta is now ready here:… More →

What Is WooCommerce?

By / — Recently I added a new series of video tutorials on WooCommerce here on my site. To give you a taste of what to expect, here is the first in the series. Enjoy! WooCommerce is the most popular and used cCommerce… More →