WordPress News Digest for Tuesday, June 16, 2015

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5 Steps to Make Your Website a Success

By / — Long gone are the days where you throw up your five page static website and never update it again. If you want to separate yourself from your competition, then you have to work on your website to keep it informative for your visitors.… More →

BackPress is Coming Back From the Dead

By / — WordPress developers Roy Sivan and John James Jacoby have taken a keen interest in reviving the BackPress project. They will be discussing their plans to bring it back to life on a live Google Hangout at 1PM PST (8pm UTC)… More →

Don’t solve problems like Major Payne

By / — At the beginning of Major Payne, Major Payne solves a problem. A wounded soldier has a hurt arm, and he offers to help the soldier take his mind off his arm, in a way that, “works every time.” He breaks his… More →

FastCo USDS Profile

By / — Fast Company has a great and in-depth look at the United States Digital Service (and similar programs across the government) that is really interesting. They have a number of people involved that I really respect, and I can’t wait to… More →

How Your Store Can Benefit from Subscriptions

By / — Subscription-based businesses seem to be all the rage right now. There are delivery services for everything from coffee to diapers, websites that promise to send you carefully curated fashion pieces you’ll love, and subscription-only sites for online education. These businesses have picked… More →

How to Add Social Media Icons to WordPress Menus

By / — Do you want to add social media icons in your WordPress site? While WordPress does not come with a social media profiles section, you can easily use WordPress navigation menus to add and display social media media icons. In this… More →

How to Move a WordPress Multisite out of a Multisite Network

By / — There are many reasons why you may want to move a WordPress Multisite out of a Multisite Network: the site might be too large, it needs its own IP address, the site owner wants to take full control, or the… More →

Introducing Yoast Comment Hacks

By / — Comments are awesome, but the WordPress comments system is sometimes slightly lacking. Several large sites have, in the first few months of this year, announced they were no longer allowing comments. We, at Yoast, don’t understand that. We’ve found that there’s… More →

My Opinion on WordPress Change Logs

By / — As far as WordPress-related news is concerned, I think that both Post Status and WP Tavern are two of the best places to get consistent reporting on a variety of topics that range anywhere from things for standard end-users through… More →

Savvy Blogging with WordPress – Workshop in Bellevue WA – BobWP

By / — Thinking about jumping into the blogging waters? Got your feet wet, but struggling with identifying your WordPress blog purpose or growing your readership? Join us as we talk blog and WordPress basics. In this workshop you will walk out understanding… More →

Securing Your WP Engine Site With SSL Just Got Easier!

By / — Securing your website’s traffic has never been more important. In August 2014 Google announced that it would use HTTPS as a ranking signal, meaning secure sites receive a slight SEO boost. Then, earlier this month, the White House announced that… More →

Team chat Summary, June 15, 2015

By / — Tickets #31650 Missing H1 heading in the admin: Has a working patch: @obenland will review if it can be committed. If this ticket is committed we can continue with the other heading related tickets. #26601: Inappropriate content in headings on admin… More →

This week in 4.3: June 15 – 21

By / — A day late, but I didn’t want to start another week without one: This is the jump-start post for the seventh week of the WordPress 4.3 release cycle. The feature plugin merge window is scheduled to close this week on… More →

Zendesk Inbox Review: A Completely Free Shared Team Email Solution

By / — Inbox is a new product created by Zendesk, it allows multiple members of your company to manage emails together using a shared interface. You can add as many team members as you like who can communicate amongst themselves and respond… More →