WordPress News Digest for Monday, December 15, 2014

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10 Highly Customizable, Responsive, and Free WordPress Themes

By / — Sometimes it just easier to work with a theme that has loads of custom options for making a website look exactly how you want it, especially if you have clients who aren't tech-savvy. We check out 10 free and eye-catching… More →

100,000+ WordPress Sites Compromised Using the Slider Revolution Security Vulnerability

By / — Over the weekend, the security team at Sucuri discovered that more than 100,000 WordPress sites have been hit with the SoakSoak.ru malware campaign. This campaign has resulted in more than 11,000 domains being blacklisted by Google. SoakSoak modifies the wp-includes/template-loader.php… More →

@nacin We still have a few strings that…

By / — @nacin We still have a few strings that aren’t translatable. https://core.trac.wordpress.org/browser/trunk/src/wp-admin/about.php#L94 https://core.trac.wordpress.org/browser/trunk/src/wp-admin/about.php#L99 https://core.trac.wordpress.org/browser/trunk/src/wp-admin/about.php#L103 https://core.trac.wordpress.org/browser/trunk/src/wp-admin/about.php#L124 What about them for 4.1? More →

BobWP Tutorials Are Taking On a New Life

By / — It’s time. As of today, the membership portion of this site is no longer. After putting in much energy, time and resources, I have decided to focus more on my one-on-one coaching and training and site building, as well as… More →

CSSIgniter Competition: Win 3 Developer Accounts worth $79 Each

By / — We have teamed up again with our with our friends at CSSIgniter to offer you a competition where you can win 1 of 3 Developer accounts. The Developer account gives you access to 69 WordPress themes currently, plus any new… More →

EP116 – How to evaluate inexpensive WordPress hosting – Dec 15 2014

By / — On this episode of WPwatercooler we're going to be discussing how one should evaluate inexpensive WordPress hosting. Show aired Dec 15 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 7PM UTC The post EP116 – How to evaluate inexpensive WordPress hosting… More →

Google Earth API to Retire December 12th, 2015

By / — For over six years, the Google Earth API has enabled countless developers to build 3D mapping applications in the browser. Those days are over as Google announced on its developer blog that the API is deprecated and will officially retire… More →

Great Giveaway – Get $100 Amazon Gift Card or a Free License of Portalic Plugin

By / — Today's giveaway is a very creative one. We teamed up with Portalic to deliver you some awesome prizes. Portalic has just launched their new product: "Portalic WordPress Portal Builder" and offers you to win 100$ amazon gift card, or a free license of Portalic plugin (depends on… More →

How to Add WordPress Widgets in Accessibility Mode

By / — Some WordPress users find it challenging to use the drag and drop interface for adding WordPress widgets. What most users are unaware of is that there is a built-in accessibility mode for widgets in WordPress. In this article, we will… More →

How to Publish Great Looking Testimonials on Your WordPress Website

By / — If you are promoting your services or products on your website, or just want to give new visitors a reason to stick around when they arrive at your blog, publishing testimonials from happy clients, customers, and readers is a great… More →

Learning nginx

By / — I really did try to master nginx, but I still come up short. More →

Pippin Williamson on Building a Community Around Your Open Source Project

By / — When Pippin Williamson launched Easy Digital Downloads in early 2012, he could not have predicted the success that the open source project is experiencing today. The core plugin is approaching half a million downloads and recently passed 100 contributors on… More →

Strategies for Selling WordPress Plugins

By / — Over on my personal blog I've shared some strategies that have worked for us when selling WordPress plugins. I invite you to check out that post (which I'll be updating regularly with new strategies) and share what worked for you… More →

Taking Steps for More Accessible Themes

By / — We’ve been working with the Theme Review team to coordinate sharing more information about making themes accessible, with an eye towards the goals in our Accessible Themes Roadmap. The first step in that roadmap has been published today, Three Easy… More →

The Big Debate—WordPress Trackbacks And Pingbacks: Are They Dead?

By / — For quite a long while now, there has been an ongoing debate about whether or not trackbacks and pingbacks are a good or bad thing. Before just diving into the discussion at large, it is probably best to get an… More →

The Majority of Shark Tank Contestants Use WordPress and WooCommerce

By / — Have you ever wondered what CMS and eCommerce system Shark Tank contestants use? WP Engine used BuiltWith and looked at the websites of each contestant appearing on the show between seasons 1-5. They also manually investigated each site to determine… More →

The big WordPress database cleanup for increased website performance

By / — I would claim that among all the tasks involved with running WordPress websites, database maintenance is probably among the most neglected. A lot of people consider the MySQL database as just a necessary part of […] The post The big… More →

Theme review events happening update There is a…

By / — Theme review events happening update There is a contribution day happening in Japan this weekend. Along with all the ways you can contribute, I’m really excited about the theme review group! We’ve had some great new reviewers in this country… More →

There’s been a snafu on Rosetta sites —…

By / — [Updated 9:02 GMT] There’s been a snafu on Rosetta sites — I managed to delete the released zip packages for about half of the locales. There were a few minutes where 4.0.1 was not available to download for some languages, and… More →

Three Easy tips for Accessible Theming

By / — Let’s start with a question: what is accessibility, and why do we care? On the web, accessibility is the practice of making a web site usable by people with disabilities. That includes a lot of people – people with visual… More →

Use traction to grow your product audience

By / — Earlier this morning, WooCommerce was submitted to Product Hunt, a popular website for showcasing new products. Product Hunt has, since launch, gained traction and become a standard in the tech industry for exposing engaged early adopters to new product and… More →

Weekly meeting agenda As usual lets have a…

By / — Weekly meeting agenda. As usual lets have a meeting tomorrow (Tuesday) in #themereview on Slack at 18:00 UTC. A few things we should talk about: I would also like to suggest this is the last meeting until the new year.… More →

When To Start Contributing To WordPress

By / — One of the points of frustration – or even dismay – that people have when they have a passion for working with WordPress is the fact that they don’t have an opportunity to commit anything to core. Or, rather, they… More →

WordPress Themes Directory Now Requires All Themes to be Translation-Ready

By / — At this year’s State of the Word address, Matt Mullenweg stressed that; “If WordPress is going to be truly global, truly inclusive, it has to be fully available for other languages.”  WordPress has made some great strides this year towards… More →

in http wpcentral io internationalization says Galician Galego…

By / — in http://wpcentral.io/internationalization/ says Galician Galego gl gl_ES 4.0.1 ¿¿¿99%??? but in https://translate.wordpress.org/languages/gl is 100% translated what happens? More →