WordPress News Digest for Friday, October 14, 2016

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REST API: Agenda for Oct 17, 2016 Meeting

By / — The meeting to decide whether to merge the REST API Content Endpoints in WordPress 4.7 will occur at in #core! Please comment on this feedback post with your arguments for or against. In preparation for that meeting, we will be… More →

WangGuard Plugin Launches Indiegogo Campaign to Fund Development and Support

By / — This week José Conti, creator of WangGuard, announced that he would be shutting down the service and further development. The plugin, which Conti says has nearly 20,000 users, is one of the few effective solutions for combatting WordPress, multisite, BuddyPress,… More →

7 Best WordPress Plugins to Integrate Google Services with Your Website

By / — Google services are continually improving as the time goes on. They are definitely making my life and business easier and I believe, yours too. Integrated with WordPress site, they make your website or online store easier to find, you can… More →

Lizz Ehrenpreis Wins Kinsta’s $1,500 Travel Scholarship

By / — Last month, Kinsta announced it would give away one $1,500 travel scholarship to pay for an individual’s airfare, lodging, and admission ticket to WordCamp US. The company has announced on Twitter that Lizz Ehrenpreis, who resides in Portland, Oregon is… More →

How to Add the WordPress Featured Image to Your MailChimp RSS Emails – BobWP

By / — I was struggling to get my featured image to show up on my RSS feed via MailChimp using excerpts. Finally I found a solution. The post How to Add the WordPress Featured Image to Your MailChimp RSS Emails appeared first… More →

Twenty Seventeen: Agenda for Oct 14, 2016 Meeting

By / — Here’s the agenda for today’s weekly meeting on Twenty Seventeen. It will last 30 minutes, and I’ll be around in the #core-themes channel for at least 30 minutes afterward to answer any questions. General theme update. Flexbox. Open floor. Reminder:… More →

Getting your WooCommerce settings right for the holiday rush

By / — Thinking big picture this holiday season? Great, but don't miss the little details. Learn which WooCommerce settings you should double-check right now. The post Getting your WooCommerce settings right for the holiday rush appeared first on WooCommerce. More →

See You at WordCamp Denver

By / — If you live in the inland-west, WordCamp Denver is coming up the first weekend of November. Some reasons you should care: More →

WordPress Program Architecture on Paper

By / — Your program architecture should start on paper and this entails you or your team sit and start drawing out all of the pieces of the program. WordPress Program Architecture on Paper was written by Tom. For more on WordPress, development,… More →

Weekly WordPress News: No More Child Themes? + Theme Repository Drama

By / — There’s been some drama with the official WordPress theme repository after GoDaddy managed to get their theme approved surprisingly fast. There’s also a chance child themes will go away as WordPress mulls adding custom CSS to the Customizer. I sure… More →

Understanding and Using the WordPress Hook System

By / — We’ve been covering quite a few WordPress web development topics recently, so you’ve probably already heard about hooks, actions, and filters. These are an essential part of the using the event-driven architecture used by WordPress. And they are your path to… More →

Review: Spark Love for Your Gmail

By / — Set fire to your email. In a good way. Spark delivers the heat. More →

How to Automatically Reshare Old WordPress Content to Social Networks

By / — Did you know that there are around 500 million Tweets sent every single day? That means that, no matter how well-written your Tweet is, there’s a very good chance your audience might simply miss it. And it’s the same with… More →

How to Start an Online Store in 2016 (Step by Step)

By / — Do you want to start your own online store? We know that building an online store can be a terrifying thought especially when you are not a techy. Well, you’re not alone. After helping hundreds of users start their online… More →

Customer Happiness Report – September

By / — We are happy to share with you our Customer Happiness Report for the month of September. In the infographic you will be able to note all of our statistics, your comments, meet a new team member, and follow the events we… More →

27 Resources for WordPress in Higher Education

By / — WordPress is quickly becoming the CMS of choice for colleges and universities. From WPCampus (the first conference specifically dedicated to WordPress in higher education) to WordCamp tracks devoted to higher ed, it's easy to see how the community has embraced the unique needs of… More →

Related posts need to make sense, not just be there

By / — Related posts are a way to keep a visitor on your website. People use related posts to reduce the number of visitors that leave your website after reading an article. A related posts section is the glue that binds posts together.… More →

Sleepbear: Taking Mattress into their own hands

By / — I've been there, you've probably been there too; the horribly awkward bed shop try out. "Go on, give it a try, jump on it." Fast forward 5 minutes and you're leaving your local high street bed retailer with an expensive… More →

Svg Patterns With Hero patterns

By / — Hero Patterns is a nice website that offers free SVG pattern background generators. With SVG quickly growing as the preferred… More →

How to Create an Editorial Calendar That Helps You Blog Better

By / — You’ve probably heard it over and over again: If you want your blog to be successful, you need to consistently put out content. You hear it because it's true. Without a consistent flow of content, your blog is, unfortunately, primed… More →

Bitbucket Pricing Hike Increases Cost Per User by 100%

By / — After GitHub hiked its prices last May, many users who were negatively impacted by the changes took a second look at competitors like Bitbucket and GitLab. GitHub switched from per-repository to per-user pricing, requiring organizations to purchase a seat for… More →