WordPress News Digest for Thursday, July 16, 2015

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8 Shipping Options to Consider for Your Store

By / — Shipping is often the “make or break” point of a consumer’s online purchase. If it’s too costly, not offered via their preferred carrier, or perhaps even inconvenient in some way, a potential customer is more than happy to abandon their… More →

Adding a TinyMCE Button to WordPress: The Plugin

By / — If you're interested in adding a TinyMCE button to WordPress, then this series of articles aims to do just that. In the first post of the series, I walked through some of the basic things that need to be done… More →

Commercial Developers: How to Sell Your First 100 WordPress Themes and Plugins

By / — Over the last few years, the premium WordPress product market has gone from strength to strength. These days, it really is possible for top developers to earn six- or even seven-figures a year by selling their premium themes and plugins.… More →

Designing WordPress Websites Like a Pro with CloudPress

By / — WordPress as a platform offers near limitless options for website customization. A new user can stroll through thousands of themes, and a pro can custom code a theme to suit their taste. That’s all good and helpful, but there is… More →

Explore the WordPress REST API with the New Interactive Console Plugin

By / — WordPress REST API project lead Ryan McCue, in cooperation with Automattic’s Engineering team, released a REST API Console plugin on WordPress.org today. It’s a basic console that fits right into the WordPress admin and allows you to explore the API,… More →

HTTP Public Key Pinning (HPKP)

By / — Using HTTPS helps preventing someone from snooping your username/password or hijacking your sessions. Using HSTS makes sure the connection stays on HTTPS, even if a MITM tries to redirect you to the plain HTTP version of a web site. But… More →

How Real Businesses Are Making Very Real Money Using WordPress – and the Numbers to Prove It

By / — WordPress may be free to download and use, but that hasn’t stopped the platform as a whole gobbling up global market share as WordPress-based businesses generate ever increasing – and impressive – revenue. Here’s a peek behind the curtain at… More →

How to Add a New Post in WordPress and Utilize all the Features

By / — This article will help you through out writing your first post. We will mention features that often go unnoticed on add a new post page. This should be your reference guide for adding a new post and utilizing all the… More →

How to Give Back to the WordPress Foundation when Shopping on Amazon

By / — Consumer disappointment ran high yesterday when Amazon Prime Day failed to deliver on its ambitious claim to have “more deals than Black Friday.” Prime customers were surprised to find modest deals on knee braces, shoe horns, and pet grooming kits… More →

How to Promote Your Next Event Using WordPress And Event Espresso

By / — With record-breaking revenues and attendances, 2014 was a great year for the events industry. And, with the total number of events on an upwards trend, the bubble looks unlikely to burst any time soon. But despite an increasingly competitive events… More →

Marketing a Website Development Company

By / — This recent post by over at the aptly named Web Development Blog offered some good advice on how to market your development services. I particularly appreciated the advice on how to craft your team’s bios so prospective clients can see the… More →

New Customizer Media Controls in 4.3 and 4.2

By / — Over the past several releases, the Customizer API has drastically improved its built-in media controls, empowering developers to leverage the power of the WordPress media management experience in themes and plugins with ease. WordPress 4.1 refactored the image and upload… More →

Premium WordPress Plugins of the Month: June 2015

By / — Welcome to the landmark tenth edition of WP Explorer’s Premium WordPress Plugins of the Month series! For anyone new here,… The post Premium WordPress Plugins of the Month: June 2015 appeared first on Best Premium & Free WordPress Themes. More →

Preparing your blog post

By / — Writing a good blog post all starts with thinking. You should think about what you want to say and to whom you want to say it. It is important to realise, that proper writing takes some time. In order to… More →

Summer of WordPress 2015 Week 3: Win 1 of 3 Treasure Chest Club Membership to Enjoy All of Themeisle’s Awesome WordPress Themes – Worth $99 Each

By / — Welcome to the third week in LatestWP’s “Summer of WordPress” Giveaway Festival. Today we’re delighted to introduce one of the best theme shops in the WordPress community as the sponsor of the third week, meet Themeisle. Themeilse Themeisle is one of… More →

TSA Jazz

By / — At an airport in Frankfort airport security asked famous jazz saxophonist Joshua Redman to prove it was a real instrument. [airport security, FRA] *sax flagged* “Pls play” “Seriously?” “Yes” *i play Ornithology* *midway thru 1st chorus* “Enuf u’re clear pls stop” — Joshua Redman (@Joshua_Redman) July 9,… More →

WPWeekly Episode 199 – Preview of WordPress 4.3

By / — In this episode of WordPress Weekly, Marcus Couch and I preview WordPress 4.3. We discuss what WordPress.tv should do with old videos now that the site is six years old. There’s a conference this weekend devoted to the Genesis Framework… More →

What Should WordPress.tv Do with Old Videos?

By / — WordPress.tv launched in January of 2009 and since then has become one of the largest repositories of information dedicated to WordPress. To put that in perspective, WordPress 2.8 and 2.9 were released the same year. However, with more than six… More →

WordCamp Europe 2015, Fatcat Apps & EfficientWP Updates And Other Random Ramblings

By / — In this week's podcast, Doug and David discuss WordCamp Europe 2015 and share updates on how their businesses have been progressing over the last few months. More →

WordPress 4.3 Beta 3 Adds Site Icon Feature to the Customizer

By / — WordPress 4.3 beta 3 was released this week right on schedule, and beta 4 is expected to arrive next Wednesday. This release includes more than 140 fixes and improvements since last week’s beta. One of the most important changes you’ll… More →