WordPress News Digest for Friday, December 12, 2014

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20 Stunning Photography WordPress Themes For Your Portfolio

By / — Whether you’re a freelance photographer who wants to promote your services online or you’re just looking for a way to share your photos with family and friends, the premium themes in this collection will allow you to build an attractive photography website… More →

A Newbie’s Guide to bbPress

By / — If you’re brand new to bbPress, you may not know about some of the ways it can be extended beyond being a simple forum. Additional functionality can be added with plugins, its output can be manipulated through CSS, and development… More →

A year in review for WooThemes

By / — December is nearing an end and it’s time to reflect on another mammoth year filled with so many memorable and noteworthy moments. At Woo HQ there is a good buzz in the air and we’re looking forward to rest and… More →

Best Google Analytics Plugins for WordPress

By / — The importance of using Google Analytics is growing as your WordPress blog grows and tracking it through a WordPress plugin is a great way to stay updated. More →

BuddyPress, bbPress, and GlotPress Development Campaign is Now Fully Funded

By / — John James Jacoby’s crowd-funding campaign for development on WordPress’ sister projects is now closed and fully funded at $51,500. For the first six months of 2015, he will be working full-time to push the BuddyPress, bbPress, and GlotPress projects forward.… More →

Design Challenge Weekend: Creating a Child Theme

By / — The Design Challenge Weekend workshop I’m holding is going to be about creating a basic child theme. The plan is to allow anyone who participates to have a working child theme ready to be submitted to the WordPress theme repository… More →

Design Challenge: Child Theme Session Notes

By / — I had a blast talking with everyone during our session today. I wasn’t sure what to expect with an open, Q&A format, but things never got dull for a moment. I hope I was able to answer everyone’s questions. If… More →

How blogging is reshaping the connection between farm and fork

By / — Our fascination with food and where it comes from is helping to drive somewhat of a revolution in food choices and our ability to connect with the farmers that grow them. Food-oriented blogs run by […] The post How blogging… More →

How to Save and Preview WordPress Posts Using Ctrl+S

By / — Ctrl + S is a universal keyboard shortcut for saving your work across applications. When a beginner starts using WordPress, it’s a really weird experience to find that the most commonly used keyboard shortcut is not available. In this article,… More →

Idea Factory: A Frontend Submission and Voting System for WordPress

By / — One of the oldest and simplest ways of accessing public opinion is through an up/down voting system. When offered in a controlled setting where everyone has the chance to vote, the system causes the best ideas to float to the… More →

Making The Leap And Figuring It Out As You Go

By / — This post is part of our Customer Spotlight series. If you have an interesting story to tell and would like to share your experience with WordPress and Elegant Themes on our blog, please contact us! Hey, I’m Marie, a digital strategist that helps… More →

My Suite of Apps: Gemini

By / — I’ve mentioned in previous posts in this series that I’m pretty big on how I organize my photos. That is, I use a service for backing them up, and a utility to make sure that they are also stamped with… More →

New Theme: Largo, a Storytelling Platform for WordPress

By / — Say hello to a beautiful, flexible way to publish content that is more impactful and immersive than anything you’ve tried. No, it’s not Medium.com, which of course everyone loves. And no, it’s not a custom CMS for a big-name publishing… More →

On Knowledge Sharing and Being Frank

By / — For the past few months, I’ve been following the “Advanced WordPress” group on Facebook. I joined the group thinking I would be exposed to advanced questions around WordPress development work. What is it that they say about assumptions, again? Through… More →

Site Owner Stories: E-Commerce for Small Business

By / — As developers, we know first hand how invaluable a good site is for small businesses. This week, our sister site WP Business Tips sat down with Claire Codling, owner of hempbeadery.com, an online craft supply store. We developed Hemp Beadery’s current… More →

Stick a Fork In It

By / — Merging your fork back into itself by pulling in the changes from the parent isn't hard, just weird. More →

Support Team Update for December 11th

By / — Items discussed at this weeks’s Support Team meetup: List of non-English support forums in the handbook @justingreerbbi had brought up this great idea from @bethannon1. When someone posts in the support forums in a non-English language they’re sometimed helped by… More →

The Weekly WordPress News: What would it Take for WordPress to Lose Dominance?

By / — WordPress 4.1 Release Candidate is now available for download which includes the new default theme Twenty Fifteen, you can read about what else is new with it here. Or download it here. I love this new default theme, a huge… More →

The next design session is today at 16:00…

By / — The next design session is today at 16:00 UTC. This will be myself giving and Introduction to _s for designers. You can find the link to it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RUZHgKapoWg. I will be linking again in Slack in #themereview. The chat… More →

The next session in the design challenge weekend…

By / — The next session in the design challenge weekend is today at 14:00 CET. This will be held by @greenshady and be on creating a child theme. The session will be held in Slack #themereview. More →

Update all the things

By / — I was getting frustrated having to hunt out code to make WordPress update all the things, so I’ve added an “Update all the things” section to my tools page … http://geek.ryanhellyer.net/tools/ More →

Variable VVV: A New VVV Site Creation Wizard for WordPress

By / — Brad Parbs and his colleagues at WebDevStudios have created a new tool for the thousands of developers out there who utilize Varying Vagrant Vagrants for WordPress development. As Vagrant development environments are a daily staple of work life at WDS,… More →

WooTrip 2014 Highlights Video

By / — Heard about our 2014 WooTrip to SF? You can read the roundup here and if you’re a video person here’s the highlights video put together by the very talented Nic Smal of Derick Watts And The Sunday Blues fame. Look like fun? Check out our… More →