WordPress News Digest for Wednesday, November 11, 2015

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Are long days turning us into substance-fuelled zombies?

By / — I like working in London, and I like living in Sussex. For as long as that’s the case (which I’m sure it will be for a while yet), I have to get from A to B somehow. That means commuting. For… More →

BuddyPress 2.3.5 Patches Privilege Escalation Issue

By / — BuddyPress 2.3.5 is available and patches a security vulnerability that may allow privilege escalation for logged-in users. BuddyPress 2.3.4 and previous versions are affected however, versions 2.0.4, 2.1.2, and 2.2.4 include the patch. According to the BuddyPress development team, there… More →

Building Elementary Digital’s WordPress Prowess

By / — Designing and building websites is a tricky business. Ensuring that they remain secure while performing at an optimum level is a challenge that is essential for a company to overcome if it hopes to stand out from the crowd. We… More →

Hello Polyglots There were some requests in the…

By / — Hello Polyglots! There were some requests in the past to make the i18n logo image available for use within the WordPress.org community. For the unfamiliar, this is what it looks like: The logo was designed by Automattician Jan Cavan, and… More →

How To Use WordPress In New Ways (Upcoming Webinar)

By / — What if we told you that WordPress can be compatible with any framework and programming language? Yes, you can even use WordPress as a CMS for developing applications, including mobile, thanks to a powerful feature called REST API. Join us Wednesday,… More →

How to Create a News Aggregator as an Online Side Business with WP RSS Aggregator

By / — As you may know, we are also the team behind the WP RSS Aggregator plugin, and I'm also the Head of Support for the plugin. Now, one of the questions that I've been asked on multiple occasions is whether it's possible to… More →

How to Install WordPress Manually On Any Web Host

By / — Welcome to another tutorial in the Installing WordPress in the Cloud series. Today, we’re going back to the basics. We’re… The post How to Install WordPress Manually On Any Web Host appeared first on Best Premium & Free WordPress Themes. More →

How to Use SMTP Server to Send WordPress Emails

By / — Are you having trouble receiving or sending emails from your WordPress site? One solution for that is to use third party email services such as Mandrill. However, these services will cost you extra money. In this article, we will show… More →

How to design a commercial WordPress theme — Draft podcast

By / — This week’s Post Status Draft podcast is hosted by Brian Krogsgard, and he interviews WordPress theme designer Mike McAlister. Brian also talks about the value of attending events. More →

Is Yoast SEO Really the Ultimate SEO Plugin?

By / — WordPress is famous for being well designed for SEO right out of the box. All of its features and functions have been built to guide search engines through every post, page and category of your site, so it’s not absolutely… More →

Local SEO: using our store locator

By / — In our previous post about local SEO, we explained how to set up local landing pages for your site. In this post we’re going to highlight one of the other features of our Local SEO plugin: the store locator. A helpful… More →

Making Better Banners for your Plugins

By / — With the plugin directory now being converted to use language packs, it’s more and more likely that your plugin will be translated by others and available in our various international plugin directories. But banners are kind of a problem for… More →

One Direction: Sanely

By / — The way you flip your URLs has me overwhelmed. More →

Paperback Theme Review: Build a Beautiful Magazine Website with WordPress

By / — Today we are taking a look at the latest theme from Array Themes, the WordPress theme company founded by Mike McAlister. Array make some great looking themes including their recent Checkout Theme which I was a big fan of, I… More →

Pro Plugin Directory Is Seeking a New Owner

By / — Steven Gliebe, creator of Pro Plugin Directory, is looking for a new owner. The site launched earlier this year and has more than 170 plugins listed in the directory. Gliebe doesn’t have the time to manage the project anymore and… More →

ProPluginDirectory.com For Sale

By / — Our friend Steven Gliebe, who you may know from HostingReviews.io and Church Themes, is looking to sell his site ProPluginDirectory.com. He’s done a great job lately putting together interesting content, like his recent interview with Jeff Chandler from WPTavern. More →

Selecting DISTINCT Records in WordPress

By / — If you need to write a query against the WordPress database, grab a reference to `$wpdb` and get to work, right? In some instances, sure. I'm not opposed to this. After all, the API exists for a reason. But sometimes,… More →

The Most Frequently Asked Orion Questions

By / — The Orion launch last week has been a unique experience, and we’ve gotten a ton of great feedback and a lot of questions. We’ve updated the Orion FAQ, but I wanted to go into more detail on some of the… More →

The future of Canvas

By / — Since launching on the 9th of February 2010, Canvas, our all-purpose theme, has been a consistent performer and gathered a large base of loyal users. The styling control panel added by Canvas has proved popular amongst users who aren’t familiar with… More →

Theme Review: Monstroid from TemplateMonster

By / — Looking for a new WordPress theme for your existing website or a future project? With countless themes available, it can be hard to make a decision, especially if you’re creating websites on a regular basis for clients. Well, Monstroid is… More →

Tis the Season for Snow

By / — Every year about this time, we get people submitting plugins to make it snow on a website. Besides the fact that making it snow can make your site inaccessible to people with visual issues, we actually have a lot of… More →

Using CSS3 Media Queries for a Responsive WordPress Design

By / — If your website isn't responsive, you could be missing out on mobile traffic thanks to Google's latest algorithm update. Here's how to make your site look great on any device with CSS3. More →

WordPress 4.4: Field Guide

By / — WordPress 4.4 is the next major release of WordPress and is shaping up to be an amazing release. While you have likely discovered many of the changes from testing your plugins, themes, and sites (you have been testing, right?), this… More →

WordPress: Now Serving 25% of the Web!

By / — It’s official: when you visit a website, there’s a 1 in 4 chance that website is powered by WordPress! A recent survey of the web conducted by W3Techs has found that, while the numbers vary slightly from month to month,… More →