WordPress News Digest for Thursday, June 12, 2014

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20 Best Medical WordPress Themes for Doctors

By / — Are you looking for a great WordPress theme for your healthcare website? Are you a WordPress developer looking to wow… The post 20 Best Medical WordPress Themes for Doctors appeared first on Best Premium & Free WordPress Themes. More →

5 Free WordPress PayPal Plugins You Would Gladly Pay For

By / — Easy-to-implement but sophisticated PayPal plugins. More →

Accessibility Team Update: June 11, 2014

By / — New Accessible Theme Joe Dolson is working on a new accessible theme for the Cities series using an innovative modular approach for accessibility by gathering up accessibility concepts into separate files. Joe says: “I’m explicitly placing all the accessibility-specific code… More →

Are You Attending WordCamp Chicago 2014?

By / — Where in the world can you find world-famous deep dish pizza and interact with a fantastic collection of WordPress experts and enthusiasts? You guessed it, WordCamp Chicago! The WordPress-centric event will be held at the […] The post Are You… More →

Can mod_pagespeed Improve Page Load Speed?

By / — Always on the lookout for ways to improve the loading speed of WordPress blogs, I recently decided to install the Google PageSpeed Module on three separate WordPress websites. In order to see whether mod_pagespeed would help improve page speed, I… More →

Clef Partners With Softaculous To Provide 2-Step Authentication For Automated WordPress Installs

By / — Clef, the two-step authentication service that replaces usernames and passwords has announced a strategic partnership with Softaculous. Softaculous is similar to Fantastico in that it contains several scripts that can be auto installed on a webhosting account. The partnership enables… More →

DradCast Episode 048: Parking Lot Joker

By / — Show Notes Host Brian Messenlehner joined the Marine Corps on his 18th birthday. After taking his placement exam, he was sent to Military Occupational School, where he met Brad Williams for the first time. Together […] The post DradCast Episode… More →

Extended Interview with Forbes

By / — J. J. Colao, who covered Automattic for Forbes Magazine in 2012 and has a long history and experience with WordPress and Automattic, sat down with me for close to three hours in March and somehow managed to distill it down… More →

How To Use Sass With WordPress – A Step By Step Guide

By / — For years CSS has been my favorite language to write while developing a website. The aspect of  design or the presentation layerof a website had always hit home with me. The day I was introduced to Sass I was instantly… More →

How to Create a Floating Sidebar Widget in WordPress

By / — A floating element that stays on the side of your screen is more likely to gain a user’s attention over a static object. You can put your most important content there, like your email list form. In this article, I… More →

In yesterday’s Weekly Developer Chat various minor schema change…

By / — In yesterday’s Weekly Developer Chat, various minor schema change tickets were discussed. We would want to address any changes in as efficient a fashion as possible, and have discussed using the pre_schema_upgrade() function rather than dbDelta(), so we can control the… More →

Jack Rudy Cocktail Co.

By / — Cobble Hill is a full-service digital marketing agency in Charleston, SC. Creating inspired experiences on e-commerce platforms, Cobble Hill aims to blend strategy, design and technology for their clients. They’ve been around since 2012. In this case study Austin Dandridge… More →

LaunchBar 6 Released

By / — There are many pretenders to the throne but I stand by LaunchBar.# More →

Media Component Weekly Meeting Agenda

By / — There will be Media component office hours (and every Friday) in #wordpress-dev. Proposed agenda items: Media Grid (#24716) check-in. @jerrysarcastic posted about the user interviews he did. We should talk about UI feedback specifically and where we should go from there.… More →

Michael Oeser of DER PRiNZ Acquires WordPress Theme Company ThemeShift

By / — In what has become a trend of late, another WordPress commercial theme shop has exchanged hands. ThemeShift, originally owned and operated by Simon Rimkus is now owned by Michael Oeser of DER PRiNZ, a German based WordPress theme and digital… More →

New Data Shows WordPress Support Forum Registrations Surged Between 2009 and 2012

By / — A few days ago, Siobhan McKeown published a graphic on Twitter that shows sign ups to the WordPress.org support forums between 2005 and 2014. Notice the huge increase in registrations between 2009 and 2010. I asked McKeown what could account… More →

New Plugin Adds Subtitles to WordPress Posts, Pages and Custom Post Types

By / — In the past, adding subtitles to WordPress posts always required something a little hacky. Sometimes theme authors would hijack post excerpts or use custom fields in order to accomplish it, but these methods made process of adding a subtitle confusing… More →

PressWork to Relaunch Under New Ownership

By / — PressWork made a big splash in the WordPress theme world when it launched its free HTML5/CSS3 framework in the summer of 2011. The theme boasted a unique drag and drop front-end editor which allowed users to customize their sites without… More →

The Best Tools for A/B Split Testing in WordPress

By / — It’s probably safe to say that everyone who runs a website wants it to convert better. Whether that means more email sign-ups, sales, donations, memberships, leads, downloads, or whatever it is you are trying to […] The post The Best… More →

The Secret To Creating Great Looking WordPress Content

By / — Creating great looking WordPress content is not difficult, once you know the secret. Hint: it's got everything to do with grids. More →

The WhiP Newsletter #21

By / — Daily lashings of WordPress goodness. More →

Theme Review Accessibility Guidelines Update

By / — In anticipation of WordPress 4.0, I’ve been working on revising the Theme Review accessibility guidelines. With the release of WordPress 4.0, the theme review accessibility guidelines will no longer be considered “draft” guidelines. My goal is two fold: first, to… More →

WCSF 2014 Update

By / — Heads up, support team! We’re getting ready to publish details about the plans for WordCamp San Francisco this October (which includes a mini team meetup), so if you’re thinking of attending, please read the post at http://make.wordpress.org/updates/2014/06/12/wordcamp-san-francisco-travel-contributor-days/ and take the… More →

WCSF 2014: Are You Coming?

By / — Heads up, core team! We’re getting ready to publish details about the plans for WordCamp this October (which includes a mini team meetup), so if you’re thinking of attending, please read the post at http://make.wordpress.org/updates/2014/06/12/wordcamp-san-francisco-travel-contributor-days/ and take the short survey… More →

WCSF 2014: Who’s Planning to Attend?

By / — Heads up, theme review team! We’re getting ready to publish details about the plans for WordCamp this October (which includes a mini team meetup), so if you’re thinking of attending, please read the post at http://make.wordpress.org/updates/2014/06/12/wordcamp-san-francisco-travel-contributor-days/ and take the short… More →

We Need to Make WordPress Plugin Settings More Intuitive

By / — As I’ve been working through a number of different plugins both for myself and for client projects, one of the things that has started to become glaringly apparent over the last few projects is just how unintuitive WordPress plugin settings… More →

WordPress for iOS 4.1.2 was approved and am…

By / — WordPress for iOS 4.1.2 was approved and am just waiting for a couple translations on the release notes. If anyone has a bit of time to handle the translations, please update it in GlotPress. I finally got the strings imported… More →