WordPress News Digest for Thursday, March 17, 2016

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8 Best Options for Managed WordPress Hosting Compared

By / — Let’s face it: running a WordPress blog or site is no easy game. You have to take care of all the content, marketing, site design, social media, and so forth. But before you do that, you have to make sure… More →

A WordPress Site Pre-Launch Checklist [Free Ebook]

By / — At lot of work goes into making your WordPress site perfect, and you don’t want important items to slip through the cracks. DOWNLOAD THE ULTIMATE PRE-LAUNCH CHECKLIST FOR WORDPRESS SITES NOW In this ebook, Torque contributor Nick Schäferhoff outlines several… More →

Algorithmic social networks

By / — Instagram is going to an algorithmic feed: To improve your experience, your feed will soon be ordered to show the moments we believe you will care about the most. The order of photos and videos in your feed will be… More →

Core Dev chat notes for March 16

By / — Agenda Schedule Notes, Status Updates, Let’s Triage! Schedule Notes Beta 4 will go out today, as per the release schedule. Release Candidate 1 (RC1) is next Wednesday Thanks to the a valiant effort headed up by @chriscct7, we’re down to 23 tickets… More →

Easier Excerpts For WordPress

By / — Easier Excerpts for WordPress is a simple plugin, the first for Pressware Plugins actually, that we recently released. When you think about combining the tediousness of blogging couple with the proverbial low-hanging fruit, this seemed like a natural choice for… More →

Editor Request for Dropbox Folder Share

By / — Hello Polyglots! I am the plugin author for Dropbox Folder Share (https://wordpress.org/plugins/dropbox-folder-share/). I have some translation editors that i’d like to be able to approve translation for my plugin(s). Please add the following WordPress.org users as translation editors for his… More →

Hello Polyglots I am the one of the…

By / — Hello Polyglots! I am the one of the supporters for WooCommerce-Multilingual – https://wordpress.org/plugins/woocommerce-multilingual/. We have a number of great translation editors that we’d like to be able to approve translation for our plugin(s). Please add the following WordPress.org users as… More →

How WPMU DEV Used Marketing Automation To Reach $297,000+ In WordPress Plugin Sales (Template Emails Included)

By / — How does a plugin vendor generate more than $297,000 in WordPress plugin sales? This post takes a look at how WPMU DEV uses automated email marketing to build trust with plugin users and drive revenue. Bonus folder of template emails for WordPress… More →

How to Add Categories to a Custom Post Type in WordPress

By / — Recently one of our user asked us if it was possible to add categories to a custom post type they have created. Categories are one of the built-in taxonomies in WordPress. By default they appear only for posts. However, in… More →

Introducing BoldGrid: Interview with Rafael Ramos of InMotion Hosting

By / — A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of speaking with Rafael Ramos of InMotion Hosting about a major new initiative they’re putting out: BoldGrid. More →

Key Takeaways from Pressnomics 2016

By / — This month myself and Alyona attended Pressnomics 2016 in Tempe, Arizona. Pressnomics is the number one conference dealing with the business of WordPress. What this means is that you will find all the best business people in the WordPress community;… More →

Looking for a Support Engineer

By / — We are looking for a new support engineer for our WP RSS Aggregator plugin project, and other plugins we have in the pipeline. More →

March 17 Maintenance Report

By / — In the past week our service has experienced a couple of downtimes. This morning we finally got everything fixed. In the interest of full disclosure, I’m giving you an overview of the incident. Read more on March 17 Maintenance Report…… More →

March 17th Support Team Meeting Summary

By / — WordPress 4.5 Beta 4 WordPress 4.5 Beta 4 is out, and so far we haven’t noticed anything consistent or otherwise worth highlighting in our testing. Please do test the beta when you can. If we can find bugs before 4.5… More →

Notes from the Polyglots chat on March 16th

By / — Logs: https://wordpress.slack.com/archives/polyglots/p1458125692000076 Locale stats Translations:* 160 locales. 7 locales at 100%. 53 locales have more than 95%. 6 locales have more than 90%. 24 locales have more than 50%. 59 locales have less than 50%. 11 locales don᾿t have a WP… More →

Saving the Open Web

By / — Dries Buytaert asks “Can we save the open web?” and makes an amazing case for why we should. I agree with and endorse basically everything in that post. More →

Social Media Strategy: where to begin?

By / — Social media are a necessary part of any marketing strategy, but they should also be a part of your SEO strategy. As social media become more popular, Google and other search engines can’t ignore them any longer. Tweets and Facebook… More →

The elements of a successful subscription business

By / — According to a cross-channel marketing report conducted by Responsys and Econsultancy, 70% of companies find it’s more costly to acquire new customers than it is to bring back existing ones. This is undoubtedly one of the reasons that subscription models have… More →

Track Website SEO Ranking with ManageWP Orion

By / — Search engine optimization (SEO) is like Keith Richards: its death is proclaimed all the time, but it still manages to stick around and be more relevant than ever. Given Keith’s music talent and history of drug abuse, him being a… More →

Upcoming Features in WordPress 4.5

By / — It feels like WordPress 4.4 was just launched a little while ago! Is it time for WordPress 4.5 already? Maybe the holiday season launch skewed my perception of time, but the next phase of WordPress’ ever evolving core really is… More →

Weekly Meeting Agenda – 22/3/2016

By / — The Theme Review Team holds a meeting weekly and we encourage all members to attend. This weeks meeting is detailed below……..come and help us out 🙂 Channel: themereview | Date: Tuesday, March 22, 2016 | Time: 18:00 UTC Topic :… More →

Weekly meeting time change again

By / — As the clocks have changed and the previous time isn’t working out for people we are changing it back to 18:00 UTC – still on Tuesdays, still in #themereview. More →

WordPress 4.5 Beta 4

By / — WordPress 4.5 Beta 4 is now available! This software is still in development, so we don’t recommend you run it on a production site. Consider setting up a test site just to play with the new version. To test WordPress… More →