WordPress News Digest for Monday, September 15, 2014

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20+ Eye-Catching WordPress Business Themes For Fussy Clients

By / — Finding the ideal theme for a business website can be tricky. There are countless themes available that market themselves as business themes, making it easy to just download the first one that looks about right so you can get on with setting… More →

Easily Compare Images Side-by-Side in WordPress

By / — In today’s tutorial, we’d like to share a cool plugin that we just discovered. If you’ve used JpegMini before, you probably notice their nice images side-by-side comparison on their site displayed in a nice slider. If you’re looking to add that similar… More →

Emerging Technologies Promise to Quantify Emotions

By / — A variety of technologies are emerging for tracking emotions via the Internet using techniques such as text-analytics, speech analysis, and video analysis of the face. Better tools for tracking emotions holds promise for bringing awareness […] The post Emerging Technologies… More →

Facebook. The Restaurant.

By / — Like a lot of people on this planet, I do spend some time on Facebook. But I can admit not nearly as much time as most. You could say I have a certain attitude about it. We will save that for another… More →

Featured Knowledge Base Article: Booking activities on an active subscription

By / — Setting up an ecommerce store has never been easier. With WordPress and WooCommerce, you’re basically 100% of the way there. But, truth be told, much of the awesomeness of an online offering (as well as subsequent sales and success) has to do… More →

Free PSD Template for Creating a WordPress.org Plugin Banner

By / — Creating a custom banner for your plugin on WordPress.org will help your extension to stand out among the 33,000+ others in the plugin directory. A little bit of branding also gives the impression that the plugin isn’t just a one… More →

How Matt’s Machine Works

By / — If you’ve ever been curious about how Automattic and the other ventures run by WordPress founder Matt Mullenweg function as a business, check out this post over at Fast Co. Labs. Not only is it a great overview of the… More →

How To Create WordPress Post Formats

By / — Custom Post Formats is a feature that was first introduced back in WordPress version 3.1. Basically, post formats act as a different way of grouping posts, allowing you to define the kind of post content you are publishing. Once posts… More →

How to Fix Fatal Error: Maximum Execution Time Exceeded in WordPress

By / — Recently one of our users told us they weren’t able to update their WordPress theme due to the Fatal Error: Maximum Execution Time Exceeded in WordPress. Fixing this error is relatively simple, but it can be really frustrating for beginners.… More →

Mapped Domains And Google Search

By / — For some reason my non-mapped URLs still show up in Google, and I didn't want that! More →

Marketing Advice for Developers: How to Get Paid for Your Plugins and Themes

By / — “Really?! Eight downloads? I have been sleep deprived for three months for that? I missed my daughter’s middle-school play for eight freakin’ downloads? Eight!?” Creating a product can be a disappointment. You pour your heart […] The post Marketing Advice… More →

New Plugin Adds Conditional Profile Fields to BuddyPress

By / — When you create profile fields in BuddyPress, they apply to every user in the same way. Each user responds to the same set of questions, but this could stand to be a little more flexible to account for differences in… More →

Team chat agenda week #38

By / — Copy and paste is my friend sometimes. Items for this week’s #wordpress-sfd meetup: Section 3 of the Troubleshooting handbook needs love and attention. Start thinking of the WCSF Team Meetups! Read Jen’s post and see the last bullet item and… More →

The Ass in the Lion’s Skin – The WhiP #85

By / — A new theme builder with a twist, more i18n WordPress users, and the 2014 WordPress Hosting Review. Check out The Whip for more daily lashings of WordPress goodness. More →

The WordPress Developer’s Guide to Security: Security & Backup Plugins

By / — If you joined us last week, you know we talked in-depth about proper WordPress management with a particular emphasis on logins. Controlling how people access your site can dramatically reduce hacking attempts. Read more on The WordPress Developer’s Guide to… More →


By / — WPMU DEV has come a long way since since its start as a Multisite resource site back when Multisite was even called Multiuser! These days the site is largest WordPress premium plugin and support provider on the web, with in… More →

White House Goes On Lockdown After Sneaky Toddler Breaches Fence : The Two-Way : NPR

By / — “We were going to wait until he learned to talk to question him,” Secret Service Agent Edwin Donovan said in a statement, “but in lieu of that he got a timeout and was sent on [his] way with [his] parents.”… More →

WordCamp Europe 2014 Unofficial Walking Tour – Tickets Now Available

By / — With WordCamp Europe 2014 just under 2 weeks away I’m delighted to announce that the tickets for the walking tour are now available for general release! The tour is a private tour full of all the major sights and buildings… More →

WordPress Competitors: Modern Alternatives to WordPress

By / — As WordPress has taken the place at the top of the Content Management System world, it’s easy to forget that alternatives exist. WordPress is so capable and can now be pretty much used for every site type, from simple personal… More →

WordPress and Small Team Source Control

By / — Whenever I’m in the process of working on something for a client, my usual setup is something like this: Work on the code on my local machine’s development environment Keep the code in source control using GitHub Use Dploy.io to… More →