WordPress News Digest for Thursday, March 16, 2017

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Clarification of Guideline 8 – Executable Code and Installs

By / — Since Jetpack announced it installs themes, a number of people have asked if this is a violation of the 8th guideline: The plugin may not send executable code via third-party systems. And in specific, these two items: Serving updates or… More →

SXSW 2017: Toward A More Personalized Web

By / — “If your brand was a band, what kind of energy would you create?,” asked WP Engine CEO Heather Brunner during her 2017 SXSW Interactive panel on the personalization of digital experiences. One of the key themes of SXSW is the… More →

March 16th Support Team Meeting Summary

By / — Announcements Please make sure that you’re using the latest Also Viewing script, released about a month ago. We don’t know how much longer the Codex will be around, so please link to the new Forum Welcome in our Handbook for… More →

Using the PHP Interpreter When Working With WordPress

By / — I'd guess many people who work with PHP are familiar with using the PHP interpreter, it is easy to forget when you're working with WordPress. Using the PHP Interpreter When Working With WordPress was written by Tom. For more on… More →

How to Style Your Divi Blog Module Grid Cards (With 4 Examples)

By / — Divi’s Blog Module has a useful grid layout option for your blog posts. The grid template organizes your blog posts into boxes or cards that make it easier to view more posts on your screen than a standard fullwidth blog… More →

Apple Pay is now available for WooCommerce

By / — Today we're announcing the availability of Apple Pay for WooCommerce stores accepting payments via Stripe. Read on for all the details. The post Apple Pay is now available for WooCommerce appeared first on WooCommerce. More →

How to Use wp_enqueue_script To Include JavaScript on Your WordPress Site

By / — JavaScript is increasingly required for a site on the internet. WordPress sites are no exception to that rule, so it’s good to understand how to include you JS files on your site. More →

🎯 Core Editor Meeting Notes 2017-03-16

By / — We’re getting closer to having a new WordPress editing experience. Lots of activity, Slack fun meetings, GitHub issues are filled with discussion, you’ll love to read. Here’s the meeting summary for this week’s editor team meeting (agenda here) in #core-editor Slack channel. Main Focus is… More →

Understanding bounce rate in Google Analytics

By / — “I came, I puked, I left” is a very famous definition of the bounce rate by Avinash Kaushik. But what does it mean exactly? When does a visitor bounce? Is it purely a visitor that hits the back button or… More →

How to Easily Set Up a Staging Site for WordPress on Cheap Shared Hosting

By / — If you’re relatively new to developing websites, or you’ve been managing your own WordPress site for a while but haven’t delved into the world of web development, you may have heard people talking about staging sites and wondered what they… More →

How to Add Like and Dislike Functionality to Your WordPress Comments

By / — These days almost everyone is a part of social media, and ‘reacting’ to posts using the various network’s built-in functionality is an inherent part of the experience. However, while WordPress includes a plethora of ways to interact with content, it doesn’t… More →

Weglot Review: How to Quickly Create a Multilingual WordPress Site

By / — Did you know that there are over 3 billion Internet users worldwide? And guess what – it’s a fairly good guess that not all of them speak the language you use on your WordPress site. So if you want to… More →

Our Podcast, The WP eCommerce Show, Celebrates One Year – BobWP

By / — Today we celebrate one year of podcasting. See how we got here, what we did and what the future holds. More →

How to Add Taxonomy Images “Category Icons” in WordPress

By / — Do you want to add taxonomy images in WordPress? Taxonomies are a way to group things in WordPress. Categories and tags are two default taxonomies that comes built-in with every WordPress blog. In this article, we will show you how… More →

How to Install WordPress on SiteGround Hosting?

By / — SiteGround is one of the best web hosting providers which are online, their servers are WordPress optimized which means if you install WordPress on your SiteGround hosting then your website will run smoothly without any issues. In this article, you… More →

U.S. Department of Defense Launches Code.mil Open Source Initiative, First Release Tests Impact of AGPL Licensing

By / — The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) is experimenting with open sourcing more of its code on GitHub. Code.mil invites developers from around the world to collaborate with federal employees on unclassified code. The Defense Digital Service (DDS), which brings in… More →