WordPress News Digest for Sunday, March 15, 2015

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Extra issues found by the wpa11y test team

By / — During the testing our #wpa11y test team finds extra issues, not covered by the issue they are testing, but very useful to report. So here is a summary of issues found: Quicktags-toolbar with keyboard only: Reported by @gab-nino Buttons icons or labels The… More →

HTTPie as a cURL replacement

By / — I’ve been giving HTTPie a try recently. It’s a command line HTTP client that aims to be simpler to use than cURL while providing a richer experience. As an example, if you’re developing against a REST API it’s useful to… More →

How To Customize The Style Of Contact Form 7 To Match Your Website

By / — With over a million active installs, Contact Form 7 is by far one of the most popular WordPress plugins ever. It’s popularity probably has a lot to do with the truth behind its description: “Simple but flexible.” Contact Form 7 allows… More →

In Praise of BackupBuddy

By / — I’m thrilled with my new hosting set-up for this site, however WebFaction doesn’t offer daily backups. I knew could spend the time to write a little script to export my database and pass it along to another storage location, but… More →

Limit Access to the WordPress Login Page to Specific IP Addresses

By / — Even with a strong username and password, hackers will still try to attack your site with brute force. In this Weekend WordPress Project, we show you how to limit access to the WordPress login screen to specific IP addresses, and… More →

Live in the Moment

By / — Jenna Wortham writes on Trying to Live in the Moment (and Not on the Phone). I’ve been using the Moment app recently too, here’s my past week of usage. (I think it might count phone calls as usage.) More →

Usability Testing for WordPress Customizer Theme Switcher Improvements

By / — I did five usability tests for theme switcher and sliding panels in the customizer. Summary Users found the customizer very user-friendly overall. Expected clicking on a theme thumbnail to open a preview, not the details modal. Difficulty navigating back using… More →

WP RSS Aggregator Plugin Review and What are RSS Feeds Anyway?!

By / — A few months ago, Jean Galea of WPMayor contacted me about one of the plugins he developed, which is called WP RSS Aggregator. So finally today I managed to sit myself down to write this review of one of the… More →