WordPress News Digest for Wednesday, March 12, 2014

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5 Reasons Why Your WordPress Business Should Have a Blog

By / — Does your business blog? Blogging can offer a relatively simple way to drive traffic to your site, build authority in your niche and connect with new and existing customers, all while promoting and reinforcing your brand. More →

Add WooCommerce Order Notes to Completed Emails From Your WordPress Store

By / — There’s nothing better than having information about an order you made regarding its status or any other data that you… The post Add WooCommerce Order Notes to Completed Emails From Your WordPress Store appeared first on Best Premium & Free… More →

As a reminder the weekly meeting continues to…

By / — As a reminder, the weekly meeting continues to be at 21:00 UTC. Daylight Saving Time has started in the U.S., which means the meeting is at 5 p.m. Eastern time, 2 p.m. Pacific. We will revert to 20:00 UTC on… More →

Automating Backups to Amazon S3

By / — My Setup & Prerequisites I've got a LEMP stack, that is Linux (ubuntu), Nginx, MySQL, and PHP. It's pretty common, but this should also work just fine for other LAMP stacks. I want to backup some databases as well as… More →

Building a Magazine Style Homepage for a Multisite Network

By / — Don’t let your network’s homepage look messy, robotic, and unattended. More →

Calling All WordPress Users: WordPress 3.9 Beta 1 Needs Your Help

By / — Yesterday, the first beta of WordPress 3.9 was announced, and is now available for testing. With a scheduled release date of mid-April, testers are needed to further refine the new software. As testers, you have […] More →

Can an Ideal Power Your Company?

By / — Book Review: Grow by Jim Stengel Imagine if the recipe for maximum growth was having an ideal—the higher-order benefit a business brings to the world? Sound too good to be true? It’s not, according to Jim Stengel, the author of… More →

Dissecting WordPress: Customizing header.php

By / — This is the second in a series of articles on the parts and pieces of WordPress, and how they go together. As I said in my introductory article, I came to WordPress from a background […] More →

Giveaway: Win 5 New Colossal Bundles Value $10,063 from Inky Deals

By / — Get a pack of 19 premium resources worth $66 for free by entering this contest. The free pack is sent to the email address you use to participate in the competition and comes from the New Colossal Bundle: $10,063 worth… More →

How To Prevent WordPress From Participating In Pingback Denial of Service Attacks

By / — Security research firm Sucuri is reporting more than 162,000 WordPress sites were used in a distributed denial of service attack. Compromised machines or websites are generally used to facilitate these types of attacks but in this case, clean WordPress sites… More →

How to Create a Facebook Page for Your WordPress Website

By / — Facebook is the second most popular website on the internet after Google. That fact is more powerful when you remember that people who visit Google are primarily looking to go somewhere else, whilst Facebook is a place people spend on… More →

Is WordPress the Right Tool for the Job?

By / — I recently got an email that asked: Do you ever question whether WordPress is the correct CMS for something? I am a big WordPress fan too and I’ve solved some really cool content management challenges with it but there are… More →

It’s sad but it is time to say goodbye to my first plugin

By / — On July 2nd, 2010, Wim Mostmans, an item reviewer for Code Canyon approved my very first plugin for sale. It was called “WordPress Font Uploader” and it allowed site admins to upload font files to their site and apply them… More →

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Passing Variables in WordPress: Loops

By / — Check out the first post on passing variables in WordPress using WP_Query.In the previous post, I shared how I used to use the following rule of them when passing variables in WordPress (and other programming languages, really): “Only if I… More →

Request for creation of Amharic translation Locals codes…

By / — Request for creation of Amharic translation. Locals codes exist. username teferra 95 $am = new GP_Locale(); 96 $am->english_name = ‘Amharic’; 97 $am->native_name = ‘አማርኛ’; 98 $am->lang_code_iso_639_1 = ‘am’; 99 $am->lang_code_iso_639_2 = ‘amh’; 100 $am->country_code = ‘et’; 101 $am->wp_locale = ‘am’;… More →

Style External Links Differently

By / — When you are writing content on your website there will be times when you want to refer to other content on the internet, this can be to either your own articles or to external sources for other people's content. When… More →

The Best Completely Free WordPress Business Themes 2014

By / — If you are building a business website using WordPress it is not always necessary to use a premium ( commercial ) theme as there are plenty of high quality free themes which can also do the job. In the following… More →

The Responsibility of Freedom

By / — With great freedom comes some very odd responsibilities when it comes to reselling products. More →

WP Inject Makes It Easy to Add Free Creative Commons Images to WordPress Posts

By / — Last week Getty Images announced its new open-embed program, which removes the watermark from many of the images in its library for non-commercial use. In exchange, Getty’s iframed images are plastered with its logo and force a row of large,… More →

Weekly dev chat summary for March 10, 2014

By / — Agenda WordPress for iOS update WordPress for Android update Google Summer of Code 2014 Moving the dev chat time Anything else WordPress for iOS Last week was spent on QA for the 4.0 release and last minute bug fixes. While… More →

What Clients Don’t Know (and Why It’s Your Fault) by Mike Monteiro

By / — Such a great presentation from Mike – I sent this to my team immediately after watching it. This is targeted at designers, but applicable to anyone in a services business or who works in a creative capacity.# More →

What’s Coming in WordPress 3.9 (Features and Screenshots)

By / — WordPress 3.9 Beta 1 was released yesterday. This is a major release, developed under the plugins-as-features development model. In this article, we will show you what new features are coming in WordPress 3.9 along with their screenshots. WordPress 3.9 is… More →

Why Company Culture Is So Important For Remote WordPress Developers

By / — I follow a handful of people who work with WordPress on a daily basis and I often see WordPress agencies publishing news about their recent hiring. I’ve noticed a lot of employees for WordPress agencies don’t seem to be sticking… More →

eBay Takes on Pinterest With Their New Collections [Sponsored Post]

By / — eBay is the most popular online auction site – yet in all the years it has been online the way you interact with the site has remained the same. That's all about to change. Recently eBay asked me to take… More →