WordPress News Digest for Monday, March 17, 2014

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10up Hires CEO To Help Take Company To The Next Level

By / — WordPress development agency 10up has hired John Eckman to take on the role of CEO. Eckman will work closely with Goldman and team leaders on the day-to-day operations of the company. Jake Goldman will remain as president and will focus… More →

15 Best WordPress Portfolio Themes

By / — You don’t need any special design skills to create a professional portfolio website. Provided you’re running your site on WordPress,… The post 15 Best WordPress Portfolio Themes appeared first on Best Premium & Free WordPress Themes. More →

7 Plugins and Child Themes To Enhance TwentyFourteen

By / — You like the layout of Twenty Fourteen but want more control over visuals functionality. Here's 7 plugins and child themes to help you out. More →

A Walk Through the Evolution of Sidekick

By / — Many WordPress users struggle with the day-to-day how-tos of website development. In fact, WordPress has evolved to be so dynamic that many users don’t even realize what their website or blog is capable of. Or, […] More →

Building Community With WordPress

By / — Did you know that WordPress and WP Engine’s platform can enable community, arts, and not-for-profit groups? I recently chatted to Jaki Levy of Arrow Root Media, who gave some great examples of how he and his team are using WP… More →

Display Post Meta Box On Specific Page Templates

By / — In WordPress you have the ability to create different post types to hold different content, along with the create different post types you can also add new content fields attached to the posts themselves. This will allow you to create… More →

Embedding Videos from TVGuide

By / — Sometimes things that should be super obvious are not. Embedding videos should not be this hard, and yet it is. More →

Every New Hire Has Three Jobs

By / — At Crowd Favorite we’re getting ready to hire several developers. I’ve been told that our on-boarding process can be stressful, but I’ve also been told that this is the case for most high performing teams. I’d like to smooth the… More →

Everything I know about the news business

By / — I thoroughly enjoyed a recent Medium post by Sean Blanda, where he discusses the news business. I have a lot of interest in publishing and news, something WordPress is core to. Sean highlights a number of challenges for the news… More →

Free WordPress Accordion Menu Plugins: Expand Your Sidebar Space

By / — Back when accordion menus came on the scene years ago, many people liked them because they were new and cool. They were always functional, of course, but those going for an accordion menu today usually do so out of necessity.… More →

Guide To Starting And Maintaining A WordPress Meetup

By / — One of my favorites things to do every month is attend my local WordPress meetup. I’ve helped put the meeting together since 2009. Usually, we’ll have 10-25 people show up depending on the weather or if the event is on… More →

He knew he was wrong

By / — If a cadet did something better than normal, his next attempt at the task would in all likelihood not be as good, whether or not he was praised. In the same way, if he performed unusually badly, his next attempt… More →

How a high school student became a professional WordPress developer

By / — I’ve followed Sunny Ratilal since his earliest days contributing to Easy Digital Downloads. I remember Pippin Williamson raving about how good he was at contributing to EDD code and supporting EDD customers. Then I found out he was in high… More →

How to Restrict a WordPress Author to Posting in One Category

By / — Multi-author WordPress blogs often have many authors working together to push out content, but not every author needs access to post to all categories on the site. In fact, there may be times when you want to limit an author… More →

How to Use Static Page as Homepage in WordPress

By / — By default, most standard WordPress themes will use blog template as homepage. However, for any reason if you want to use a static page as your homepage, that can easily be done in WordPress. For example, if you’re an internet… More →

IKEA Hackers – Clever ideas and hacks for your IKEA

By / — Well, *this* might be dangerous to our pocketbook. It might be a good thing that our house doesn’t have room for a whole lot of extra stuff right now… IKEA Hackers – Clever ideas and hacks for your IKEAOriginal Article:… More →

IRC Meetup agenda for week #12

By / — Items for the agenda this week so far: More WordPress 3.9 beta testing (you are testing right?) Don’t close alpha/beta sub-forum topics (my bad from last week) Ideas for the Blue Welcome Box verbiage Please comment below for adding items… More →

Monday Funk: The New Mastersounds “On the Border”

By / — After a bit of a break, Monday Funk is back. Today, here’s a great track from The New Mastersounds. Spotify link: The New Mastersounds “On the Border”. The post Monday Funk: The New Mastersounds “On the Border” appeared first on… More →

Replace The Default WordPress Search Engine With Something Better

By / — Search has come a long way since WordPress was launched in 2003. In WordPress 3.7, some long-overdue search improvements were finally made to the system, however the default search functionality of WordPress still leaves something to be desired. I am… More →

Request for creation of Amharic translation Locals codes…

By / — Request for creation of Amharic translation. Locals codes exist. username teferra Since it is used as an official language only in Ethiopia the country cod et seems unnecessary. Previous request was not taged correctly More →

Should There Be Developer Documentation for WordPress Themes?

By / — For anyone who has been involved with building and/or supporting WordPress themes, then it can’t be understated how important documentation for WordPress themes can be for customers. Generally speaking, this type of documentation refers to a manual that walks users… More →

The evolution of 10up

By / — The ecosystem of businesses that have been built around WordPress is huge, but shallow. Few companies are both large (relatively speaking) and central to a broad WordPress community. With 60+ employees, some of which are very well-known WordPress developers, 10up… More →

Treehouse Expands WordPress Education to Include BuddyPress Beginners Course

By / — Just one month after launching its WordPress beginner’s course, Treehouse has added BuddyPress education to its collection of interactive learning resources. The “Learn BuddyPress” course is geared toward BuddyPress beginners and covers all the basics of setup, user management, and… More →

WP Flipclock Released!

By / — So today I’m delighted to announce the release of WP Flipclock! This plugin is quite simple, as it adds a flipping clock to your site. So for example. Upto now you have been reading this post for this long:- There… More →

Why You Should Never Use WordPress to Send Newsletter Emails

By / — WordPress comes with built-in mail feature which uses PHP’s mail function to send out emails. There are several WordPress newsletter plugins which allow you to run a fully functional newsletter using this feature. Recently one of our users asked us:… More →

WordPress Creation Kit Review: Create Custom Post Types and More

By / — Today we are taking a look at the WordPress Creation Kit (WCK), a plugin by CozmosLabs, a team of developers based in Timișoara, Romania. WCK allows you to easily create custom post types, and custom taxonomies, as well as post… More →

WordPress.com has opened applications for commercial themes

By / — Automattic has added a new page on WordPress.com inviting theme makers to submit their theme shops to the platform. Historically, Automattic has invited particular theme makers to be a part of the WordPress.com commercial theme program. I have heard from some… More →