WordPress News Digest for Monday, April 14, 2014

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10 Things I Would Do to Improve WordPress as a CMS

By / — WordPress is the greatest WordPress powers roughly 74 million websites on the internet, and has over 46 million user downloads—making it the preferred content management system (CMS) on the web. The WordPress.org database boasts 29,000 […] More →

A Complete Guide To Installing WordPress

By / — In comparison to many other website platforms available online, WordPress has one of the simplest installation procedures. All you have to do is extract the contents of the zip file, configure your database settings, upload the files, and then run… More →

Beyond Pie Charts: Add Mind-blowing Visualizations To WordPress

By / — If you want to go beyond pie-charts and bar-graphs on your WordPress site and add the kind of interactive, data-visualizations that will leave your visitors' minds well and truly blown then you need the D3 javascript library. More →

Cockos Incorporated | LICEcap

By / — “simple animated screen captures” Capture an live view of a portion of your screen as an animated GIF. Cockos Incorporated | LICEcap Original Article: Cockos Incorporated | LICEcap Dougal Campbell's geek ramblings – WordPress, web development, and world domination. More →


By / — “dat is an open source tool that enables the sharing of large datasets, the goal being a collaboration flow similar to what git offers for source code.” Dat Original Article: Dat Dougal Campbell's geek ramblings – WordPress, web development, and… More →

Happy Birthday, Easy Digital Downloads is Two!

By / — Today, Easy Digital Downloads is two years old and I’d like to celebrate by looking back at some of the achievements of the last two years. More →

How To Define a New WordPress Cron Schedule

By / — Last year, I shared how to properly setup a WordPress cron job in which I walked through the process of defining a cron job in the operating system so that a job fires as a true scheduled task (rather than… More →

How to Display Social Media Followers Count as Text in WordPress

By / — Have you come across a site that shows their social media followers count along with the icons? Recently, one of our users asked us if there was an easy way to show their social media follower count as text in… More →

How to Make Your WordPress Sites More User-Friendly

By / — When you’re in idea generation mode before actually sitting down and working on a new site, it’s easy to get… The post How to Make Your WordPress Sites More User-Friendly appeared first on Best Premium & Free WordPress Themes. More →

Image optimization and automation in WordPress

By / — Matt Cromwell compares a few different image optimization methods for WordPress sites, including EWWW Image Optimizer, manual optimization, and WPInject. Matt also mentions the WP Smush.it plugin, but interestingly, implies that it produces results similar to EWWW, only less effective. I… More →

Inside our Brand

By / — The current WooThemes.com design has been around for about 3 years now, which is a lifetime on the internet. The design still serves us well and we’ve made plenty of data-driven, growth hacking type improvements and experiments over the years… More →

Is it time for sliders to exit stage left?

By / — This post at the Yoast blog has a pretty thorough takedown of the “Homepage slider,” with links to a lot of studies showing that they drive down traffic and conversions, plus an elegantly irritating demo of why they can be… More →

JSON REST API: Meeting Time Change

By / — As announced on the team o2, the meeting time for the API team is changing to , in #wordpress-dev. This week we’re discussing OAuth (which, P.S., is now available for testing), 1.0 and custom post type data privacy. Hopefully I’ll… More →

Keys to building a successful remote workforce

By / — Stack Overflow co-founder Jeff Atwood writes why companies are not hiring the best and the brightest employees. While the title says the article is about hiring, it’s really about working. His points boil down to a promotion for distributed workforces.… More →

Life on trial at Automattic

By / — Recently, Dave Clements finished a trial at Automattic. In this summary, he describes the experience in detail, from his initial interview and test to his four week trial. There were a few things in the post I didn’t already know… More →

ManageWP is Not Affected by the OpenSSL Heartbleed Bug

By / — You’ve likely already heard about Heartbleed by now. This massive security vulnerability in OpenSSL protocol has left people scrambling to change their passwords left, right and center. But let us be upfront by saying that all ManageWP user data is… More →

Media Temple WordPress Managed Hosting Reviewed

By / — In case you've missed it, Media Temple have recently launched their Premium WordPress Hosting service, which puts them in direct competition with other providers (such as WP Engine and Page.ly) operating in the managed WordPress hosting niche. Now Media Temple were the… More →

Monday Funk: Bill Withers “Use Me”

By / — An absolute classic from Bill Withers, here’s a live version of the track from 1973. Great stuff. The post Monday Funk: Bill Withers “Use Me” appeared first on Ben Barden. More →

Outside in, Rather Than inside Out: Changing Our Perspectives as We Price New Products

By / — There are several pricing models that exist out there and I thought it might help our business discussions to look at them and to highlight the biggest difference between cost-based and value-based pricing. Cost-Based Pricing […] More →

Revolution Slider WordPress Plugin Review & How To Guide

By / — Revolution Slider is a premium slider available as a WordPress plugin, jQuery plugin, and as a Concrete5 add-on. It’s gained… The post Revolution Slider WordPress Plugin Review & How To Guide appeared first on Best Premium & Free WordPress Themes. More →

So You Just Have One Small Question….

By / — It's a gift to be simple but our answers rarely are. More →

Sticky Posts In WordPress

By / — As of WordPress version 2.7 you've been able to assign some posts to be sticky, a sticky post will make sure that this post appears at the top of the list of posts. If you use your WordPress site as… More →

Symlinked Plugins in WordPress 3.9

By / — One of the cool little features included with 3.9 is the ability to symlink plugin directories. While it has been possible to symlink plugins in the past, functions such as plugins_url() return the wrong URL, which causes breakage in most… More →

The WPlift Guide: How to Install WordPress in Ubuntu Linux

By / — Howdy open source enthusiasts! Did you know that there is an OS out there, as beautiful, robust and secure as Apple’s Mac OSX and yet completely free? Of course you did – its Linux! That’d be a generic term, but… More →

We’re Updating All WP Engine Sites to WordPress 3.8.3

By / — Hot on the heels of WordPress 3.8.2 comes version 3.8.3. This is not a security release. WordPress 3.8.3 fixes a minor bug that was introduced in 3.8.2: The Quick Draft widget in the main WordPress Dashboard was not saving posts.… More →

Why WordPress Theme Developers Are Moving Functionality Into Plugins

By / — Jonathan Atkinson has been selling WordPress themes on Themeforest for the past five years. Through hard work and customer support, he’s learned how to make a living on Themeforest without having to pack hundreds of options into his products. Over… More →

WordPress 3.8.3 Maintenance Release

By / — WordPress 3.8.3 is now available to fix a small but unfortunate bug in the WordPress 3.8.2 security release. The “Quick Draft” tool on the dashboard screen was broken in the 3.8.2 update. If you tried to use it, your draft… More →

WordPress 3.8.3 Maintenance Update

By / — We’re updating all sites to WordPress 3.8.3. This update addresses a minor bug that was found with WordPress 3.8.2 security release in the Quick Draft dashboard widget, if you were having trouble with the draft “disappearing” this will resolve that issue.… More →

WordPress 3.8.3 fixes a bug with “Quick Draft”

By / — Last week’s 3.8.2 security release introduced a bug where drafts written with the Quick Draft tool in the dashboard were not saved. That bug is fixed with today’s 3.8.3 release. What’s really interesting about this release is that not only is… More →

WordPress 3.8.3 was just released No new strings…

By / — WordPress 3.8.3 was just released. No new strings and just fixes a single bug. Your revision # is 28121, but if you simply build it off the 3.8.3 tag you won’t need it. 3.7.3 was also released, but this is… More →

WordPress Social Avatar Plugin Provides an Alternative to Gravatar

By / — Despite the fact that Gravatar is the default avatar service built into WordPress, it’s not everyone’s cup of tea. There are times when you may want to use a different avatar on a specific site but don’t want to change… More →


By / — Darshan Sawardekar has released a very impressive looking plugin for Vim, appropriately titled WordPress.vim. If you use Vim as your editor/IDE, you should definitely check this out. The plugin includes support for an impressive array of features and other tools,… More →

problem compilating new versions error https gl wordpress…

By / — problem compilating new versions error… https://gl.wordpress.org/ http://gl.wordpress.org/files/2014/04/fallowp3.png More →