WordPress News Digest for Tuesday, January 17, 2017

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Agenda for January 19th Support Meeting

By / — General Announcements WordPress 4.7.1 New Forum Theme Sockpuppets Checkin with International Support Liaisons For any other items to discuss please add them in the comments below, or bring them up in the meeting. The meeting will be in #forums on… More →

How to Add Users to BuddyPress Groups in Bulk

By / — On a site I’m working on that runs BuddyPress, I created a new group and wanted to add nearly 400 registered users to it. Unfortunately, adding users to BuddyPress groups in bulk is not a core feature. I searched Google… More →

SiteGround Auto-Issues Let’s Encrypt Certificates for New Domains

By / — SiteGround is now auto-issuing Let’s Encrypt certificates for every domain hosted on its shared servers. The company has also begun issuing and installing certificates on new accounts automatically after customers register domains or direct new domains to SiteGround’s servers. This… More →

January 17, 2017 meeting notes

By / — We had a fairly productive meeting with loads of good ideas. Read the Slack transcript here. Hangout Ideas Ideas proposed for the next hangout: Working with the customizer, possibly discussing how best to implement options such as slides. Using core… More →

Only Allow Access To REST To Logged In Users

By / — The WordPress REST API is a very exciting feature of WordPress, it was introduced into the core in version 4.7 and is getting a lot of attention from the developers… More →

Mastering the Unix Terminal: Working With Permissions, Networking, and Other Key Concepts

By / — Last time we covered Unix commands, we talked about how you can move around the filesystem from the command line. These ideas are crucial; if you don’t understand the basics of navigating files and folders from the terminal, there’s not… More →

Editor Technical Overview

By / — As we start looking at the editor from a technical perspective it’s important we identify the main obstacles and requirements we face before we start conjecturing solutions. As @matt wrote before, the editor focus aims to make writing rich posts… More →

Tesla Model S in the winter

By / — This is hands down the question I’m asked most often, “How does the Tesla Model S handle the norwegian winters?” The short answer is great! Naturally… The post Tesla Model S in the winter appeared first on Bensmann.no. More →

5 Tips for Creating a Powerful Marketing One Sheet in Divi

By / — Given how little time is actually spent reading your content, a marketing one sheet could be the key to increased sales. It’s a single page designed to sell your product or service to the reader. It can be printed and distributed, sent via email,… More →

Get Let’s Encrypt To Avoid The “Not Secure” Warning In Chrome

By / — By the end of January 2017, Google will start issuing warnings in Chrome 56 for non-secure web pages. So if your site contains password and credit card input fields such as: …and your site is not secured with an SSL… More →

WP Crowdfunding Review – Create a Crowdfunding Website With WordPress

By / — From foot insoles that claim to make you lose weight to the (now extinct) Pebble smartwatch, crowdfunding has been a smashing success. At least when it comes to raising money. Kickstarter and Indiegogo’s top projects have raised tens of millions… More →

WordPress Versus Medium: Does It Really Matter?

By / — Moving data from Medium to WordPress resulted in some sort of "Medium versus WordPress" points from peers. But does this make sense? WordPress Versus Medium: Does It Really Matter? was written by Tom. For more on WordPress, development, and resources… More →

How to Add a Privacy Policy in WordPress

By / — Do you want to add a privacy policy on your WordPress site? Privacy policy is a document required by law that discloses the information you collect about visitors on your website. In this article, we will show you how to… More →

Give Brute Force Attacks the Boot with Defender’s New IP Lockout Features

By / — Say good riddance to frustrating and unrelenting brute force attacks with Defender’s all-new IP Lockout features. The latest version of our comprehensive WordPress security plugin now protects your login page from brute force attacks, monitors 404 errors and automatically locks… More →

Don’t Always Blame Your Host When Your WordPress Online Store Gets Hacked – BobWP

By / — A good part of my past WordPress career I offered design, support and coaching. During those years I cannot tell you how many times I found an email in my inbox that had this somewhere in it: “My site was hacked.… More →

5 Tips to Prepare Your WordPress Website for Your Vacation

By / — Running an online business can provide you with the freedom to work from anywhere, but there may be time­s when you want to take a proper break. However, it’s usually not as simple as dropping everything and coming back to… More →

22 Best Resume Themes & Plugins for WordPress

By / — Resume themes and plugins provide simple ways to build personal websites designed to showcase candidates' skills, accomplishments and best work. Employers, especially corporate employers, typically receive hundreds of resumes, and you're probably not the only individual in your field that… More →

Customization Meeting Notes: January 16, 2017

By / — We had a meeting today in #core-customize to kick off the customization focus in 2017. Here’s a summary of what we chatted about: Check out https://make.wordpress.org/design/2017/01/13/what-makes-a-great-customization-experience/ and https://make.wordpress.org/design/2017/01/11/what-makes-a-great-editor/ for some great discussion, and share your own thoughts. What are your… More →

I’m working on a theme for public distribution

By / — First, I think it’s important for me to understand the .org theme submission process. I have no idea if I’m really going to end up with a representative experience, but I’m going to try. I’m already confused about something though:… More →