WordPress News Digest for Saturday, January 17, 2015

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3 Plugins to Help Get Your WordPress Business off the Ground

By / — The great thing about WordPress is the low barrier to entry, meaning anyone can create their own website. This is especially convenient for small business owners who, years ago, had to ask a web savvy friend to code a site in… More →

Allow searching for strings

By / — Allow searching for strings. More →


By / — “Fasting for as little as three days can regenerate the entire immune system, even in the elderly, scientists have found in a breakthrough described as ‘remarkable’.” — Fasting for three days can regenerate entire immune system, study finds. Harper’s had a… More →

First Look at SIDEKICK

By / — After experiencing a significant delay in late 2014, the folks over at SIDEKICK have launched a new website along with Composer. Composer is a tool that allows you to create visual, guided, walkthroughs. When SIDEKICK Co-founder, Ben Fox, showed off… More →

Forum Preview #3: User Directory

By / — The above is a quick screenshot of the user directory for the forum plugin I’m building. Each column item is clickable so that you can drill down even more. The post Forum Preview #3: User Directory appeared first on Justin… More →

Ideas for small improvements to the new Distraction-Free Writing

By / — Distraction-Free Writing in WordPress changed in 4.1. It's now an extension of the regular post editor, and it's had some critics and resistance (like all new WordPress features). I took some of the complaints to see if they could be… More →

JavaScript Leads The Pack in RedMonk’s Programming Language Rankings

By / — Research and analyst firm, RedMonk, released its programming language rankings for January 2015. RedMonk looks at programming language discussions on Stack Overflow and usage on GitHub in an effort to extract insights into potential adoption trends. The results from the… More →

Metro Pro Genesis Child Theme Tutorial

By / — The Metro Pro Child Theme is shown as the perfect theme for a news or magazine style site, with the homepage focusing on content. But with a totally widgetized homepage, the choices you have for pulling in and displaying content is… More →

No Relief for Air Travelers

By / — “Oil prices have fallen by about half since June, making it much cheaper just in time for drivers to fill up their cars for Christmas travel. But the decline in oil prices has had made no perceptible difference on the… More →

Proposed Enhancements to Distraction-free Writing in WordPress

By / — When we asked readers what they thought of the new Distraction-free writing mode in WordPress 4.1, a majority of readers responded that it was an improvement. However, a number of others stated they preferred the old version. Readers also took… More →

Site Support: Hiring Your Developer on Retainer

By / — At sister site WP Business Tips, here’s a post aimed at site owners, describing why a retainer arrangement with your existing developer may be the best way to get needed ongoing support for your website—and why the “I’ll just call… More →

String changes in WordPress 4.1.1

By / — The upcoming minor release (no date yet) will include two new strings. You can see them in the wp/dev project. We’ve added a missing context to “Previous” and “Next” which are both used for the post navigation. The change will… More →

The 15 Best Webinar Software Products From Around The Web

By / — In the course of running a blog or owning a business, there is probably going to come a time when putting on a webinar is necessary. This could be for any number of reasons: teaching a course, training employees, running… More →