WordPress News Digest for Wednesday, February 17, 2016

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Adding Free SSL Certificates to WordPress with Let’s Encrypt

By / — Installing an SSL certificate on your domain is one of the best steps you can take to secure your WordPress site and now with Let's Encrypt, you can get one for free. Here's how to set it up on your… More →

Agenda for February 18th Support Meeting

By / — WordPress 4.4.2. Are there any new common issues to report? Should we extend moderator capabilities to supporters of high-volume plugins who are not set as committers to the plugin? (moderator-like capabilities are currently available to plugin committers) Should we gamify… More →

Backbone and Underscore updated to latest versions

By / — WordPress trunk upgrades Backbone and Underscore to the latest versions (they were last updated two years ago in [27233]). Backbone is upgraded from 1.1.2 to 1.2.3 and Underscore is upgraded from 1.6.0 to 1.8.3; see #34350 and [36546]. The new versions… More →

Catch Up With the Latest WordPress News – #4

By / — Have you been looking for a weekly curation of the latest WordPress news? Look no further than the WP Mayor & WP News Desk weekly catch-up! All the top news, informative tutorials and business tips in one great compilation. More →

Greetings Polyglots I am one of the plugin…

By / — Greetings, Polyglots. I am one of the plugin authors for YIKES Custom Product Tabs for WooCommerce https://wordpress.org/plugins/yikes-inc-easy-custom-woocommerce-product-tabs/ and Easy Forms for MailChimp https://wordpress.org/plugins/yikes-inc-easy-mailchimp-extender/ Could you please add our Czech translator as an editor for both plugins: #cs_CZ – @singha-cz (@ocean90)… More →

How much does a WordPress site really cost?

By / — Just because WordPress is free doesn’t mean it’s cheap to launch a great site. If you’re a new developer, or jumping into freelance for the first time and don’t know how to set your prices, here’s a solid overview by Codeable of… More →

How to Add a Full Screen Search Overlay in WordPress

By / — Recently, one of our readers asked if we could write a tutorial on how to add a full screen search overlay in WordPress. You have probably seen this on popular sites like Wired. When a user clicks on the search… More →

How to tap into your store’s hidden social proof

By / — Social proof is an undeniably powerful thing. Tell a customer your product is great and they might shrug their shoulders. But show them feedback from fifty existing customers who say it’s great in their own words and, well, you’re golden.… More →

I am the plugin author for SG CachePress…

By / — I am the plugin author for SG CachePress – https://wordpress.org/plugins/sg-cachepress/. We have a number of great translation editors that we’d like to be able to approve translation for our plugin(s). Please add my WordPress.org user as translation editors for these… More →

Locale stats Releases 160 locales 74 locales up…

By / — Locale stats Releases: 160 locales. 74 locales up to date. 0 locales behind by minor versions. 1 locale behind one major version. 16 locales behind more than one major version. 56 locales have a site but never released. 13 locales don᾿t… More →

TGM Plugin Activation Team Releases Custom Generator

By / — The development team behind TGM Plugin Activation released its new generator last week. The popular tool is a PHP library that allows WordPress developers to require or recommend plugins for a theme or plugin. It essentially helps walk WordPress users… More →

WP Pusher 2.1.0 Offers Tighter Integration with GitHub and Bitbucket

By / — WP Pusher is on a relentless mission to make it effortless for WordPress developers to connect their plugin and theme repositories hosted on GitHub and Bitbucket. Version 2.1.0 of the plugin eliminates the requirement to manually create a token with… More →

Week in Core, Feb. 9-16 2016

By / — Welcome back the latest issue of Week in Core, covering changes [36505-36540]. Here are the highlights: 35 commits 37 contributors 67 tickets created 3 tickets reopened 52 tickets closed Ticket numbers based on trac timeline for the period above. Note:… More →

What is a Better Blogging Experience?

By / — I first shared that Eric and I are working on a set of plugins that will lead to a better blogging experience, it spawned a handful of questions many of which ended up in my inbox. On one hand, I… More →

What’s In a Plugin Name

By / — A name that is both concise and descriptive is still possible. More →

Why You Should Learn To Code In 2016

By / — With technology always advancing and the automation all types of routine jobs, there’s never been a better time to learn to code and pick up some specialist skills. The demand for these skills has never been higher, and what’s more,… More →

WordCamp US 2015: Navigating Today’s Website Threats!!

By / — Recently I spoke at WordCamp US 2015 on the topic WordPress Security — Navigating Today’s Website Threats!!  WordPress is one of the most recognized website CMS platform available in the… Read More The post WordCamp US 2015: Navigating Today’s Website… More →

WordPress core contributions

By / — All our plugins, including our Yoast SEO plugin, are open source. In the true meaning of open source, we don’t just open the source code, other people actively contribute to its betterment. We actively work on getting other people’s patches in and reserve… More →