WordPress News Digest for Wednesday, October 12, 2016

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22 Essential WordPress Plugins for Non-Profits in 2016 and Beyond

By / — It’s a sad reality that many fantastic non-profits are underfunded, understaffed, and lacking in technical know-how. After all, a heart of gold doesn’t come pre-packaged with vast resources and a degree in computer science. As a result, the quality and… More →

Advanced WordPress Development: Using Gulp to Streamline Your Workflow

By / — No matter what languages you’ve used in the past to development websites, you’ve no doubt had to complete menial, monotonous tasks – image optimization, JavaScript minification, concatenation, compiling supersets like SCSS and CoffeeScript to their native counterparts, creating the final… More →

Agenda for the polyglots chats on Oct 12th

By / — Dear polyglots, Here’s a short agenda for the chat today. See you at or the #Polyglots Slack channel. Locale stats Tech update (more new team O2s, JavaScript i18n, request on internationalization review of REST API) Global WordPress Translation Day 14 events… More →

An Overview of the Advanced Ads Pro Plugin for WordPress – BobWP

By / — If you are looking for an ad management plugin for your WordPress site where you can easily control where and when ads appear, you should check out Advanced Ads Pro. The post An Overview of the Advanced Ads Pro Plugin… More →

Automation Meeting October 14

By / — This will be our second automation meeting. The meeting notes from the last meeting. So to be able to discuss the open issues and pull requests we will start with bi-weekly meeting on Thursday. Channel: #themereview | Time: 14:00 UTC… More →

CSS Animation Link Underline

By / — In this tutorial we're going to investigate how you can use CSS animation using transition to create link effects on… More →

Call for Applications to Host WordCamp Europe 2018 Will Open in December

By / — WordCamp Europe 2017 is eight months away from kicking off in Paris, France, and the event’s core leadership team is already looking ahead to prepare a host city for 2018. Applications will open December 1. This year’s event brought nearly… More →

Call for Testing: WordPress for iOS 6.6

By / — The WordPress for iOS 6.6 beta will be available for testing on TestFlight soon. Not part of the beta program yet? Please sign up for our TestFlight program to request to join as a beta tester. What’s New Animated GIFs in… More →

Customize Changesets (formerly Transactions) Merge Proposal

By / — This is a merge proposal and overview of Customize Changesets (#30937), a project formerly known and proposed as Customizer Transactions back in January 2015. The customizer is WordPress’s framework for doing live previews of any change on your site. One… More →

Customize Changesets Technical Design Decisions

By / — This is a technical deep-dive into Customize Changesets (#30937), a proposed feature formerly known Customizer Transactions. Because changesets make some very low-level changes to how the customizer works, I felt it was important for these technical details to be shared… More →

Dev Chat Agenda for October 12 (4.7 week 8)

By / — This is the agenda for the weekly dev meeting on : Schedule reminder: We are just one week from the final chance to merge in major features. This includes Twenty Seventeen. Ticket reminder: There are currently 145 tickets in the… More →

Development Tools for WordPress: The Industry’s Ego

By / — When you look down on the development tools a person is using, you're making assumptions about why they work the way they do. Development Tools for WordPress: The Industry’s Ego was written by Tom. For more on WordPress, development, and… More →

Extend the WordPress Media Library With These Plugins

By / — Gone are the days when site content was only about text. Today, different media elements have made the web more visual than ever. The Instagram users are overtaking Twitter with a major rise in videos and infographics which clearly depicts… More →

Extreme Ownership Principles in Practice

By / — I recently finished reading a book called Extreme Ownership. It’s a business book by two Navy SEALs who led the most highly-decorated combat units in the Iraq War in which they share key battlefield lessons, distill them into core principles and map them… More →

Hello Polyglots I am the plugin author for…

By / — Hello Polyglots! I am the plugin author for Yet Another Stars Rating – https://wordpress.org/plugins/yet-another-stars-rating/ . Please add the following WordPress.org users as translation editors for their respective locales: #cs_CZ – @mik013 Dario More →

Hello Polyglots I am the plugin author for…

By / — Hello Polyglots! I am the plugin author for https://wordpress.org/plugins/cm-css-columns/ We have a number of great translation editors that we’d like to be able to approve translation for our plugin(s). Please add the following WordPress.org users as translation editors for their… More →

Hi PolyGlots I am the plugin author for…

By / — Hi PolyGlots! I am the plugin author for MDJM Event Management – https://wordpress.org/plugins/mobile-dj-manager/ . Please add the following WordPress.org users as translation editors for their respective locales: #nl_NL – @showtijddj thanks! More →

Hi Polyglots I need help with a weird…

By / — Hi Polyglots, I need help with a weird translation translation synchronization problem on polyglot. I’m the developer of the Hueman theme hosted on the wp.org repo. There is some text in Hueman template which we cannot get translated. For example,… More →

How to Properly Update Live Published Posts in WordPress

By / — Have you ever had to make significant edits to an already published WordPress post? Maybe you are rewriting an old article or you have to update screenshots because they’re outdated. Since we have to do this on a regular basis… More →

Media Weekly Update (Oct 7)

By / — This post serves to jump-start discussion before the weekly check in, which takes place in #core-images on Slack. The next meeting is and agenda for these meetings includes moving priority tasks forward, providing feedback on issues of interest, and reviewing… More →

Nelio Content Automates and Assists with Content Creation and Social Marketing

By / — Nelio Content is a content marketing plugin for WordPress. It includes an editorial calendar, social promotion, post content analysis, and team content management features. More →

Notes from the Polyglots chats on October 12th

By / — Here are the combined notes from the Asia Pacific and Europe/Americas Polyglots chats on October 12th. Thank you to @nao for hosting the Asia Pacific chat (you can do it too, next time, raise your hand!) Locale stats Releases: 163… More →

Optimizing Images

By / — Smashing images into smaller and smaller images for faster and faster loading. More →

REST API Team Update, 4.7 Week 8

By / — Summary: Beta 15 has been released, there are open questions that would benefit from your feedback, and the Content API Endpoints and OAuth Server are being proposed for merge as distinct, separate enhancements to the existing WordPress REST API infrastructure.… More →

Review Signal’s 2016 Hosting Benchmarks

By / — Review Signal is the online resource for hosting performance. The 2016 edition of their annual Hosting Benchmarks review breaks down hosts into six pricing categories, with absolutely outstanding load testing data on each host in each category. If you care… More →

Take the 2016 Git User’s Survey

By / — The 2016 edition of the Git User’s Survey is open and there is a little more than a week remaining before it closes on October 20. Jakub Narębski, one of the main contributors to the gitweb subsystem and author of… More →

The Days of Creating Child Themes for Simple CSS Changes May Soon Be Over

By / — The general advice given to users who want to make simple edits to a theme without losing them is to create a child theme. This involves creating a directory, CSS file, a functions.php file, and uploading them to the webserver via… More →

The Easiest Way to Reset Your WordPress Website

By / — Have you ever wanted to just start over, with a clean slate? Maybe you’re trying out a new theme on a… The post The Easiest Way to Reset Your WordPress Website appeared first on WPExplorer. More →

Tips for Preparing to Build Your Online Store with Adam Selley – BobWP

By / — Creating and launching an eCommerce site can be a daunting task, but if you prepare yourself and know when to find help when you need it, the process will be much smoother for yourself and your business. The post Tips… More →

Total Multi-Purpose WordPress Theme by WPExplorer: A Review

By / — Whether you know WPExplorer for its themes, plugins, freebies, or informative blog, the company has done an impressive job of compiling all sorts of resources for beginner WordPress developers. If you check out all of WPExplorer’s themes, you’ll notice that they… More →

Why every content SEO strategy should start with keyword research

By / — The effectiveness of every content SEO strategy largely depends on the quality of the keyword research that has been executed. If you optimize for words that nobody searches for, you won’t be found. If you optimize for terms that are much too… More →

WooCommerce extensions to try for holiday sales

By / — Use these select extensions to offer holiday shoppers better deals, send targeted emails, and spread the word about your sales. The post WooCommerce extensions to try for holiday sales appeared first on WooCommerce. More →

WordPress Post Formats Guide: What They Are & Why To Use Them

By / — Real quick, WordPress post formats are meta information (or ‘tags’) that can be used by themes to customize presentation of… The post WordPress Post Formats Guide: What They Are & Why To Use Them appeared first on WPExplorer. More →