WordPress News Digest for Tuesday, August 12, 2014

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11 WordPress Features You Probably Didn’t Know About

By / — WordPress itself is very comfortable to use. It offers plenty of functions and features that make running a website or blog as easy as possible. In addition, when you update to the latest WordPress version it adds […] The post 11 WordPress… More →

7 WordPress Plugins To Help You Turn The Tables (Into Works Of Art)

By / — Here are 7 WordPress plugins that will banish the tedium and reduce the errors in adding tables to your WordPress content. More →

A Few Tips for Testing Plugins in a Live Environment

By / — Last week, I wrote up a lengthy guide to finding the right plugin for Tidy Repo. The large majority of this has to do with testing plugins once you’ve found them, and I thought I […] The post A Few… More →

Add Reddit Style Commenting to WordPress With the Comment Popularity Plugin

By / — Comments are an important aspect of your content and can serve as a vehicle for building community. WordPress site admins put in a hefty amount of work moderating comments and combating spam, just to keep the conversation going with comments… More →

Audit WP to become part of WP Site Care with acquihire of Rob Neu

By / — Audit WP had a short, but interesting life span. Started by Rob Neu and Jacob King, the site launched in February, and today it’s been acquired by WP Site Care. They made an early splash after their launch when Jacob… More →

Determine if a script has been enqueued or registered

By / — WordPress provides a nice, simple API for loading scripts in plugins and themes. We use the wp_enqueue_script() and wp_register_script() to instruct WordPress to load the scripts we need, and it works exceptionally well. Sometimes, however, we don’t need to just… More →

How To Run A Contest On WordPress

By / — Running your site on WordPress offers several distinct advantages. For instance, you can manage your online presence more easily than if you’d opted for a non-CMS solution. But you can also set up and run contests on your site, which… More →

How To: Add a Like Button to WordPress for Free with LikeBtn Plugin

By / — Adding a “Like” button to your WordPress site is a simple and easy way to gain feedback on posts, images and other types of content that you add. It’s quick and anonymous and allows a visitor to show their appreciation… More →

How to Add Sponsored Post Prefix to Post Title in WordPress

By / — Often you see bloggers publish sponsored posts on their blog. Recently one of our users asked if it was possible to automatically add a “Sponsored” prefix in post titles. In this article, we will show you how to add sponsored… More →

How to Mess Up Your WordPress Blog in 10 Simple Steps (Part 2)

By / — The topic of website failure is not the most popular one out there, and especially if we’re talking about our… The post How to Mess Up Your WordPress Blog in 10 Simple Steps (Part 2) appeared first on Best Premium… More →

How to Run WordPress Locally on a Mac

By / — As a website developer, there are times when you don’t want to be chained to your desk. Instead, you’d prefer to take your work to a café, a park or anywhere, just for a change of pace. Or perhaps you… More →

How to: Reset root MySQL password on Ubuntu

By / — This a question I have heard (too) many time. How does one reset the root MySQL password on Ubuntu. In order to make this as simple as possible… The post How to: Reset root MySQL password on Ubuntu appeared first… More →

Introducing Concise Theme

By / — If you love writing, you’ll love Concise. Concise is the latest addition to our collection of Genesis Child Theme that comes with clean design so you can focus on writing. It’s built with HTML5 markup and mobile responsive. In summary,… More →

Right Meow Plugin Puts The Super Troopers Cat Game Into Your WordPress Comments

By / — Broken Lizard’s 2001 comedy “Super Troopers” introduced millions of viewers to the “cat game.” In the scene, a highway patrolman pulls Jim Gaffigan over and then tries to insert the word “meow” casually into the conversation as many times as… More →

Sprout Apps to Launch a Suite of WordPress-Powered Apps Targeted at Freelancers and Small Businesses

By / — Sprout Apps will soon be launching a suite of business apps targeted at WordPress freelancers and small businesses. WordPress developer Daniel Cameron is behind the project, which is centered around creating plugins that help business owners work more efficiently with… More →

Team chat agenda for week #33

By / — For any items that you may want discussed in this week’s #wordpress-sfd meetup please reply in the comments below. WordPress 4.0 beta More →

The Great Filter

By / — This is about the Great Filter. (No, not Akismet.) It’s Adam Ford and Robert Hanson on existential risks to humanity, a continuation of the Fermi Paradox discussion I posted about the other day. More →

The Race to the Bottom Benefits Platforms (not Developers)

By / — There’s been a ton of recent conversation in the iOS world about the inability for most indie developers to create sustainable businesses through the iOS app store. In particular, these devs are talking about apps that require larger development efforts… More →

The WhiP Newsletter #61

By / — Polyglots vs core developers, Themeforest cracks top 100 sites and WPMU DEV tops themes list. Check out The Whip for more daily lashings of WordPress goodness. More →

Theme Checklist Helps Prepare Developers To Submit A Theme To The WordPress Theme Directory

By / — Theme Checklist is a new plugin by Greg Priday of SiteOrigin. The plugin provides a checklist of items to go through before submitting a theme to the WordPress theme directory. Once activated, you’ll find the checklist under Tools > Theme… More →

Thoughts on Design Patterns in WordPress

By / — Whenever the topic of talking about using WordPress as a foundation for web applications comes up, I always get mixed reactions. That is, I’ll hear anything from how that’s a silly idea to how a person wants to know more… More →

WP Rich Snippets: Publish Professional Looking Reviews in WordPress

By / — WP Rich Snippets is a plugin that adds a review template to your WordPress post editor, which makes it perfect for publishing professional looking reviews on your website. The reviews can contain custom rating criteria, user ratings, pros and cons,… More →

WP Site Care Acquires Audit WP

By / — Audit WP has been acquired by WP Site Care. According to the announcement, Audit WP will operate under WP Site Care while continuing to offer specialized SEO services. Rob Neu, who owned and operated Audit WP, will become WP Site… More →

What Online Store Model is Right for You? Pt 2: Sell Wholesale Products

By / — Thanks to the Internet, you can make money in ways you never could before in the e-commerce sector and even hit the big time if you’re lucky. Selling products through wholesaling is one of those ways. This sales model isn’t… More →

Win 24 Months of FREE WordPress Hosting with the A2 Hosting Giveaway!

By / — Have a great idea for a website, but still need to get it online? WPShout is partnering with A2 Hosting to give away free WordPress hosting to three lucky readers! How to enter Through Twitter Follow us on Twitter, then… More →

cPanel in WordPress: Which Tools You Need, and How to Use Them

By / — In my WordPress work, I rarely go long without using cPanel, the server administration tool that most shared hosts offer their customers. cPanel’s visual interface looks like AOL used to look back when they were shipping CDs, but I’ve really… More →