WordPress News Digest for Thursday, July 14, 2016

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3 Free Website Speed Test Options: How Fast Are Your Times?

By / — We’ve spent quite a lot of time recently talking about optimizing your website’s performance. We have a 2-part series on website optimization, and a review of CDN and caching plugins that you can browse any time. With all this talk… More →

Aqua Cure’s website is pure class

By / — Aqua Cure are Europe’s largest manufacturer of in-line filters. They are the master distributor for many other major filter manufacturers. Their aim is to be a one-stop-shop for water treatment supplies by removing the challenges involved with dealing with multiple suppliers. They… More →

BoldGrid Review – a Website Builder Based on WordPress

By / — BoldGrid is a WordPress based website builder aiming to compete with the likes of Squarespace and Wix. It tries to handle the whole design process from start to finish, enabling even novice site owners to create fully-featured designs. The post… More →

Enter The 2016 Divi Showcase Contest For A Chance To Win From $17,782 In Prizes!

By / — Welcome to Day 45 of our Divi 100 Marathon. Keep tuning in for 100 days in a row of awesome Divi resources as we count down to the amazing release of Divi 3.0 on the final day of the series!… More →

How Bloggers Can Build Their Digital Empire By Selling Products

By / — There’s no doubt there’s a ton of money to be made in blogging. But the bloggers who are really killing it are the ones who have started selling products. If you are looking to take your blogging business to the… More →

How to Add Odd/Even Class to Your Post in WordPress Themes

By / — Do you want to add Odd and Even classes to posts in your WordPress theme? Adding an odd and even class allows you to style every other post differently. In this article, we will show you how to add odd/even… More →

How to Set a Custom Post Excerpt in WordPress

By / — One of the best ways to improve your WordPress site’s pageviews and reduce your bounce rate is to make sure you’re writing and featuring copy that hooks your readers. An excerpt is the portion of a post that is displayed… More →

July 14th Support Team Meeting Summary

By / — Attendance @macmanx @jdembowski @abletec @kenshino @clorith @jmdodd @fierevere @otto42 @bcworkz @erricgunawan @kidsguide @vitormadeira @sergeybiryukov @dartiss @numeeja @justingreerbbi @hardeepasrani @cristianozanca @geoffreyshilling @themeislesupport @songdogtech @stevesterndatacom @lukecavanagh @valeriosza @pmfonseca @rafaelfunchal @gugaalves attended. Announcements We’re trying a new format by putting announcements first. In… More →

Known issues with “pre-commit” to the plugins SVN

By / — Have you seen this recently? $ svn ci -m 'commit first version of plugin' Adding trunk/readme.txt Adding trunk/my-cool-plugin.php Transmitting file data …….svn: E165001: Commit failed (details follow): svn: E165001: Commit blocked by pre-commit hook (exit code 1) with output: ***********************************… More →

New Repo Open Beta

By / — Please review the proposed new repository and leave some comments so Obenland can make all more awesome. Plugin Directory v3 Open Beta   More →

Planning your website like your holiday

By / — Planning your website is much like planning your holiday. If you rush into things, your hotel might be crappy, the surroundings without anything to do, and you might even pay way too much for it. In this post, I’ll explain… More →

Plugged In: Translation Plugins

By / — Welcome to Plugged In, where we take a look at some of the most popular WordPress plugins in various categories. For more information on WordPress plugins, download our ultimate guide. WordPress controls 26 percent of the internet, which is significant,… More →

Securing your #WordPress website with #SSL – WPblab – WPwatercooler

By / — Listen to Audio Version Follow me on Blab Recommended Plugins Recommended Themes Recommended Software Recommended Books Recommended Services Join our mailing list! We'll let you know when the next episode is released! Powered by the Simple Live Press This is… More →

The 6 Best Instagram Feed Plugins for WordPress

By / — Social media is increasingly becoming crucial in promoting your business, blog or website, with Instagram being one of the main contributors. Having an Instagram feed integrated directly into your site will increase your number of followers as well as save… More →

The WP Engine WordCamp Sticker Collection

By / — EDITOR’S NOTE 07/14/16: This post has been updated to include the latest WP Engine WordCamp sticker. You used to be able to tell how well-traveled a person was by the cracked and faded stickers clinging to their steamer trunks and… More →

Theme disconnect and discontent

By / — Since I’ll be leading the 4.7 release cycle, I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about what it might look like. Really, I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about bigger projects and longer roadmaps in general, but 4.7 is… More →

What Should I Build? Ideas for WordPress Projects.

By / — There are people want are learning to program or to write code and who want to build something but they don't know what to build or how to discover what to build. It's easy to spout off "well just scratch… More →

register_meta() Discussion Recap (July 14, 2016)

By / — As announced yesterday, there was a discussion today covering the future of register_meta(), something that has been in progress for WordPress 4.6 in #35658. This is a recap. 🙂 Attendees: @helen, @ocean90, @rachelbaker, @mikeschinkel, @jsternberg, @sc0ttclark, @richardtape, @swissspidy, @joemcgill, @seancjones,… More →