WordPress News Digest for Wednesday, December 16, 2015

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5 Basic Security Steps to Keep Your WordPress Website Safe

By / — WordPress is growing! If you missed the news, 25% of the world’s highest traffic websites are now powered by WordPress. That’s really exciting news, but unfortunately as WordPress’ presence grows on the world wide web, it also becomes a larger… More →

A Day of REST Conference Session Highlights Now Available, Tickets Selling Fast

By / — The first conference dedicated to the WordPress REST API is on its way to selling out. A Day of REST will be held January 28, 2016, at Conway Hall in London. The venue has a capacity of 250 people and… More →

Adding a Price & Service Comparison Table in WordPress

By / — When offering a product or service for sale you always want to present everything you have available in the clearest and most attractive way possible. This means comparing your various products and pricing plans. In WordPress there are two ways you… More →

An introduction to sales tax for WooCommerce

By / — Today we have a guest post for you by Mark Faggiano, founder and CEO of TaxJar. Mark is here to give U.S.-based WooCommerce store owners an introduction to state sales tax. We hope you enjoy! When I talk to store owners, the… More →

Basic SEO training: Mobile-Friendly Test

By / — Your website needs to be mobile-friendly nowadays. For your users ánd Google. Since Mobilegeddon, it’s just a basic requirement to have a website that works well on mobile. Not sure how mobile-friendly your website is? Google provides a test to check your… More →

Button UX design

By / — I think half of the buttons that are used these days as the main call-to-action on a web page don’t invite me to click. You could and should test button design. But with all due respect, sometimes you don’t have… More →

Deploying with Hugo

By / — Deploying on Hugo is a lot easier since it runs on my server too. More →

Does Your Site Need a Welcome Mat? (And How to Install One)

By / — Driving site conversions can be tricky, but using a welcome mat helps bypass the bounce rate and put your best offer in front of visitors first thing. Best of all, WordPress integration is a snap. More →

Explaining Hard Things to Humans – My Small Part to Make WordPress More Welcoming

By / — Chris Koerner was at my talk at WordCamp US, and he’s taken a suggestion in one of my slides and posted it as a Trac ticket for inclusion in WordPress core. If you’d like the WordPress install process to be… More →

Extra Has Arrived—Say Hello To Our Most Powerful Magazine Theme Yet, Powered By The Divi Builder

By / — Extra has finally arrived. Powered by the Divi Builder and extended with new modules and a new layout system, Extra is the most powerful magazine theme in our collection. Whereas Divi’s strength lies in its multi-purpose approach and vast range… More →

Give the Gift of WordPress Education to a Nonprofit – BobWP

By / — NonProfits hold a huge place in our hearts. With your help, let's provide WordPress education to 30 nonprofits so they can grow their sites and promote their cause. The post Give the Gift of WordPress Education to a Nonprofit appeared… More →

Hi I notice I’m listed as member of…

By / — Hi, I notice I’m listed as member of the (Dutch) Translation Team and listed as Translation Editor. As editor I can approve Dutch language strings. Great. But besides my own plugins/themes I’m not able to approve anything else. So my… More →

How to Install Your Favorite Themes From the WordPress Theme Directory

By / — Back in October, we explained how to mark themes as favorites in the WordPress theme directory. Although users could install their favorite plugins in WordPress 4.3, they couldn’t install their favorite themes. I created a Trac ticket asking the WordPress… More →

How to Move Comment Text Field to Bottom in WordPress 4.4

By / — Did you notice that there was a slight change in the comment form fields in WordPress 4.4? The comment textarea is moved to the top whereas the Name, Email, and Website field is moved to the bottom. One of our… More →

I am officially requesting Editor Rights over the…

By / — I am officially requesting Editor Rights over the es_CO locale. It seems abandoned or at the very least severely understaffed. I wanted to wait longer while I tried to contact the current editor but with the holidays coming up i… More →

I am the plugin author for wp photo…

By / — I am the plugin author for wp-photo-album-plus https://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-photo-album-plus/ Please add me as PTE for the following languages: #fr_FR @opajaap #de_DE @opajaap #es_ES @opajaap #es_CA @opajaap #it_IT @opajaap #pt_BR @opajaap #pt_PT @opajaap More →

Maps Marker Pro Plugin for WordPress: Bring the World to Your Door

By / — With no less than 72 powerful features, Maps Marker Pro is (in its developer’s words) “the most comprehensive and user-friendly… The post Maps Marker Pro Plugin for WordPress: Bring the World to Your Door appeared first on Best Premium &… More →

Please add the following accounts as Translation Editors…

By / — Please add the following accounts as Translation Editors for wp-Typography (https://translate.wordpress.org/projects/wp-plugins/wp-typography) ru_RU – @senseinterpreter (@SergeyBiryukov) More →

Retrieve Flickr Photos in WordPress

By / — If you're working on a plugin or theme that's tightly integrated with a user's customer's social profile then you may find yourself wanting to pull in photos from their Flickr account. If you've read my blog for any length of… More →

The WPLift Roundup of the Best Free WordPress Themes December 2015

By / — This is our final Free themes roundup of the year and we have another nice batch of themes you can download and use for free, all released under the GPL license. Look at for our free theme roundups of the… More →

The WordPress Community Comes Through for Terri Caissie

By / — A few days ago, I asked the WordPress community to help Terri Caissie fund her medical equipment and treatment as she battles Hashimoto’s Encephalopathy (Autoimmune) with Progressive Cerebella Ataxia or HE/SREAT. The community responded in a big way by completely funding… More →

WordPress Performance Check Is Now in Orion

By / — A four second delay on your website can slash the number of visits by half. We experienced this first-hand a year ago. And it’s not just us; the web is full of articles on this subject, like the case study… More →