WordPress News Digest for Tuesday, July 15, 2014

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7 Best Analytics Solutions for WordPress Users

By / — With it’s launch in 2005, Google Analytics has become the most widely used analytics solution for WordPress sites. Recently one of our users asked us for some alternatives to Google Analytics. In this article, we will show you the 7… More →

A WordPress Developer Salary Should Be…?

By / — Earlier this week, Ryan Sullivan – a twitter-friend of mine – sent out the following note: Interesting. Add “WordPress” to almost any development job search and watch the salary magically drop 30%. Any thoughts why? — Ryan D. Sullivan (@ryandonsullivan) July 14, 2014 An… More →

A WordPress Plugin That Helps Remove Access To The WordPress Dashboard From Non Administrators

By / — Have you ever wanted to remove access to the WordPress dashboard for a user but didn’t want to touch any code to do it? Remove Dashboard Access by Drew Jaynes makes it an easy process. After activating the plugin, I found… More →

Easily Add Custom Logo to Genesis Framework Child Theme

By / — If you’re using Genesis Framework and would like to use a custom header on your Genesis Child Theme, you probably will have a hard time trying to get it display perfectly on your site. It’s not just as easy as… More →

GSoC Menu Customizer Update: Scalable Menus

By / — Since my last GSoC update, I’ve spent a fair amount of time helping prepare the Customizer for 4.0 beta 1. But I’ve also continued working on the Menu Customizer and have a lot of progress to report. Add & Delete… More →

How To Add A Newsletter Signup Widget To The End Of Your WordPress Blog Posts

By / — A great way to gain followers on your blog this day and age is to offer a free newsletter. A newsletter is a great way to keep your users informed on topics such as your latest blog posts, upcoming events,… More →

How To: Add Customized Google Maps to WordPress with MapifyPro Plugin

By / — If you run any kind of website with a physical presence then embedding a Google map on your site is a great way to allow customers to locate you. Adding a usable map to your contact page is a great… More →

How to Edit WordPress Core Files

By / — If you have been using WordPress for a while, or even if you are brand new to WordPress, somewhere along the way you are going to want to make some code changes on your site. Read more on How to… More →

How to Install Multiple WordPress Plugins with Multi Plugin Installer

By / — Whether you’re a website developer or designer, or just find yourself regularly setting up new WordPress sites, this guide will… The post How to Install Multiple WordPress Plugins with Multi Plugin Installer appeared first on Best Premium & Free WordPress… More →

Hybrid Core 2.0 Adds Composer Support, Removes Widgets From Framework

By / — Theme Hybrid released Hybrid Core 2.0 today after many months in development. The framework, created by Justin Tadlock, powers this site and many other WordPress sites on the web. Version 1.0 was first released in October 2010, built from the… More →

Introducing Custom Sidebars Pro by WPMU DEV

By / — We’re excited to announce a brand new plugin: Custom Sidebars Pro. Custom Sidebars Pro lets you to create widgetized areas and custom sidebars on your site, and select which sidebars to display on posts or pages. If the name sounds familiar, it’s… More →

Last night I played sand volleyball for the first …

By / — Last night I played sand volleyball for the first time since Jan 2013. Every part of my body is sore. I used to do this once/twice a week? More →

New Yorker on WP

By / — The New York Times writes about how The New Yorker is overhauling its design and online presence, including experimenting with paywalls and this wonderful nugget: The new site, designed to be cleaner, with new typefaces, will be based on the… More →

On Trying, and Failing, to Contribute to WordPress 4.0

By / — The WordPress 4.0 beta is out, and the changes look amazing. In particular, the media library “grid view” is an improvement I never knew I desperately needed. WordPress 4.0 also marks the first WordPress version I tried to contribute to.… More →

Quick Tip: Create a Sitemap for WordPress without a Plugin

By / — Sitemaps are an essential part of SEO, they allow the search engine bots to access all your posts, pages and other post types from one location. I use one here on WPLift which lists everything on one page, I use… More →

Responsible Plugin Adds a Responsive Testing Kit to the WordPress Admin Bar

By / — January 2014 marked the first month that mobile traffic has overtaken PC traffic on the internet in the US, accounting for 55% of Internet usage. As mobile traffic is on the rise, designing in the browser has become more popular,… More →

So You Want to Be a Dropshipper: Picking the Perfect Product

By / — Tell me if this sounds familiar: you want to be a dropshipper, but you haven’t quite put your finger on the exact niche or products to focus on. Not surprising, as this is often the biggest challenge that dropshipping hopefuls… More →

The Changes to Google Authorship Rich Snippets: How It Impacts You

By / — The online world is notoriously competitive. As an online entrepreneur, you should use everything at your disposal to gain an advantage. One such “thing” is Google rich snippets. Rich snippets are a type of on […] The post The Changes… More →

The Ultimate Guide to Updating Your WordPress Site

By / — WordPress is constantly evolving. With the help of trusty developers and the constant feedback from the community, the platform is frequently updated. Besides new features, updates address security vulnerabilities, and generally improve the overall WordPress experience. […] The post The Ultimate… More →

The WhiP Newsletter #42

By / — New WooCommerce app, WPtouch security concerns, and why you should pay for plugins. Check out The Whip for more daily lashings of WordPress goodness. More →

Troubleshooting Handbook – Progress Update

By / — TL;DR The Troubleshooting Handbook is off to a great start and trucking along, but is also in need of your help. Contributors welcome! Why do we need a troubleshooting handbook? Whether energized by a local WordCamp or driven by their… More →

WPCore: Create WordPress Plugin Collections and Install Them in One Click

By / — WPCore landed in the WordPress plugin repository this week. The plugin extends WordPress to interact with the new WPCore service that allows you to create and manage plugin collections. The new WPCore plugin lets you bulk install all the plugins… More →