WordPress News Digest for Friday, June 12, 2015

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#BenchPress at WordCamp Philly

By / — WordCamp Philly is this weekend and once again I am co-organizing the event!  As part of my new #BenchPress initiative, I am planning an event for Sunday morning to get everyone involved in a fun activity. The WordCamp Philly #BenchPress plan… More →

9 Best Audio Player Plugins for WordPress

By / — WordPress has built-in support to handle audio files in various formats. It can automatically embed an audio file in a supported format, but what if you need more features like playlists, customization options, etc? In this article, we have hand-picked… More →

A Handy Guide on Using Masonry to Add Grid Layouts in Your WordPress Site

By / — When it comes to setting up a site for creatives or a blog page, users across the world utilize the WordPress platform to accomplish such an objective. WordPress has now evolved and become a full-fledged CMS, and it also touted… More →

Accessibility Usertest: Menu Customizer

By / — Tests done in June 4-9, 2015 Questions for the test team Can you: can you add a menu can you fill it with menu items can you remove a menu item can you reorder a menu item can you access the menu options… More →

Be Smart. Don’t Use Dumb Quote Marks

By / — If you’re writing in a mixture of text and HTML, typography might be impacting your life more than you think. This post over at Fast Company does a good job at clearing up the difference between “smart” and “dumb” quotation… More →

HHVM Demonstrated to be 18.7% Faster Than PHP 7 on a WordPress Workload

By / — This week HHVM developers shared the results of their first ever open source performance lockdown. HHVM is Facebook’s open source PHP execution engine, originally created to help make its infrastructure more efficient. WordPress managed hosts, including WP Engine, Pagely, and… More →

How to Improve the Speed of Your WordPress Site – the Ultimate Guide

By / — With internet connections getting faster and faster every year, you would expect that optimizing the speed of your website would become less of a priority. That is not the case. If your website does not load within a few seconds,… More →

How to Scale Your Store’s Pinterest Strategy

By / — So you’ve created a Pinterest account for your online store. By this point, you might have a hundred or so followers, and you’ve likely been able to attribute a few sales back to your boards or user repins. Things are… More →

How you can help with the Network Admin UI during contributor day

By / — A previous write-up explains how you can help test and capture the network admin UI. Here’s a specific version for how you can help during contributor day this weekend. There are four steps to the workflow at the moment: Capture… More →

InfoWindows for Google Maps in WordPress

By / — One of the nicest things about the markers in Google Maps is the information that we can get whenever we click on them; however, up until this point, our implementation of Google Maps in WordPress doesn’t display anything when you… More →

Mailbag: Static Bars and z-index

By / — A little CSS for the z-indexing of stacks. More →

Paul Ford: What is Code? | Bloomberg

By / — We are here because the editor of this magazine asked me, “Can you tell me what code is?” Paul Ford’s amazing What is Code? for Bloomberg. I only spotted one mistake, of course from the Taupe Blazer guy: you’re never… More →

Teach. Your Clients Well. – BobWP

By / — ast March I presented at WordCamp Seattle Experienced. This particular WordCamp was for developers, designers and power-users. Typically I don’t present as these more advanced WordCamps, especially when it comes to devs and designers. But since it also focused on… More →

The 7 Most Effective Types of Email Marketing Messages You Should Employ

By / — Considering that across all industries, only 3.26% of emails generate a click-through, it’s of paramount important to have a decent understanding of email marketing if you’re hoping to engage effectively with your audience. In this post we’re going to cover… More →

WP Featherlight: A New Lightbox Plugin for WordPress Images and Galleries

By / — WP Site Care recently launched its new WP Featherlight plugin on WordPress.org. While there are already hundreds of lightbox plugins available for WordPress, this one may prove to be the “lightest” of them all. The plugin is essentially a wrapper… More →

Weekly WordPress News: Typography in the Customizer, Woo Security issues & More.

By / — I noticed this post on WPTavern yesterday which introduced a proof of concept plugin by Justin Tadlock which demonstrates one way of handling typography within the Customizer. It looks like a really nice way to allow the user control over… More →

What is Code?

By / — "What is code?" Paul Ford answers the question, with a 38,000 word masterpiece in Bloomberg. This is the first article I'd tell an aspiring programmer to read, and the one that anyone working in technology should have in their permanent… More →

Why Pay? How to Get By with a Free WordPress Theme

By / — Many businesses jump right to premium themes, but it's totally possible to get by with free WordPress themes. Here, we look out how to do precisely that with a few great theme choices and plugin options. More →

WordPress Plugin Developers Need to Communicate Better in Change Logs

By / — One of the habits I developed when I started using WordPress is to always read a plugin’s changelog before updating. The changelog is a communication channel that bridges the gap between me and the developer. It tells me what’s changed,… More →