WordPress News Digest for Tuesday, June 17, 2014

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10 WordPress Time and Date Plugins to Keep Your Site Ticking

By / — These 10 plugins give you a wide range of time and date related functions for your site. More →

5 Easy Steps for Choosing a WordPress Theme

By / — You’ve picked out your domain name, selected a web host to use and installed WordPress. Now it’s time to pick out the… The post 5 Easy Steps for Choosing a WordPress Theme appeared first on Best Premium & Free WordPress Themes. More →

A WordPress Theme Developer Introspective

By / — This past weekend, notable, highly respectable [and former] Automattician Philip Arthur Moore wrote a fantastic article that’s been making it’s way through the usual suspects and circles entitled We’re Ruining WordPress (This Needs To Stop).  But in the hopes that some of… More →

Creating My Own Web Design Business Helped Me Become A Better Dad

By / — This post is part of our Customer Spotlight series. If you have an interesting story to tell and would like to share your experience with WordPress and Elegant Themes on our blog, please contact us! My first foray into the world of WordPress… More →

Eighties: A Bold Free WordPress Theme Focused on Content

By / — WordPress themes are getting simpler and bolder this year. Bloggers are gravitating toward designs that feature large typography and scaled back post meta in order to allow the visitor to focus on the main content. To compliment this design style,… More →

Forbes Publishes Transcript Of Extended Interview With Matt Mullenweg

By / — Typically when reading interviews people have done with Matt Mullenweg, I don’t learn anything new. That’s the not the case with the extended interview he did with J.J. Colao of Forbes.com. In the interview, Mullenweg goes into detail about his… More →

Getting to Know WP_Query

By / — If you’ve spent much time around WordPress there’s a very good chance that you’ve come across the term “WP_Query” before. Maybe it was a developer calling you an idiot for not using it, maybe it was a casual mention that… More →

Help us Congratulate our iPad Air #MyWorldview Winner

By / — Chad Fullerton was the lucky grand prize winner in our #myworldview contest.  Chad is really styling now showing off our Worldview theme. Thanks to all of you that participated and don’t be a stranger.  We would love to hear from you,… More →

Hi everyone There haven’t been any meetings for…

By / — Hi everyone! There haven’t been any meetings for the front-end editor in a while, and since I’m working on the GSoC project right now I won’t actively hold any meetings until that’s finished. If anyone would like discuss something or… More →

How to Add a Scrolling News Ticker in WordPress

By / — When you watch the news or check out stocks you will probably see words scrolling across the bottom of the screen, this is called a ticker. You may be thinking of starting a news website or simply want a professional… More →

How to Set up Disqus Comments on Your WordPress Blog

By / — The built-in WordPress commenting system does a fine job all by itself, but it’s good to remember that there are a several other systems out there that, for some, provide a better user experience. One of […] The post How to… More →

How to Start and Maintain a Blog for Your E-Commerce Site

By / — Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that blogging is important across a wide expanse of industries. For starters, a blog on your e-commerce site will consistently provide you with a platform on which to share news and… More →

Improving the Plugins Page: Follow-up

By / — Following up on this earlier post: http://make.wordpress.org/core/2014/05/28/improving-the-plugins-page/ After chatting a bit with Alex Shiels, Nacin, and Helen, I’ve put together a first pass at what an improved “add new plugin” page could look like: I based the new page off… More →

Inky Deals Giveaway: 11” MacBook Air & Design Resources worth $200,480

By / — We are happy to announce another massive giveaway from Inky Deals that comes with a free pack of premium resources worth $66. The freebie is sent to the email address you use to enter the contest and is part of… More →

MaxCDN Review: The Best CDN Solution for WordPress

By / — Have you ever read an article regarding WordPress and seen the acronym “CDN” tossed around? Many who come across the term often wonder what a term like that means and the significance of it. So just what does CDN mean?… More →

Preview the WordPress Menu Customizer: Alpha Plugin Ready for Testing

By / — WordPress 3.9 made huge strides toward improving the theme customization experience by adding widgets to the customizer for live previews. But have you ever thought about the possibility of setting up your WordPress menus within the customizer? Nick Halsey is… More →

Team chat agenda for week #25

By / — For any items that you may want discussed in this week’s #wordpress-sfd meetup please reply in the comments below. Ping @jerrysarcastic about You Know What™ (specifically about importing content from @Ipstenu‘s Break/Fix site) I’ll be most likely unable to attend… More →

Tell Us Why You Love WPMU DEV and Win a Lifetime Membership

By / — In case you missed it, we're now giving away even more awesome prizes to members who share a video testimonial about why they love WPMU DEV. More →

The WhiP Newsletter #24

By / — Daily lashings of WordPress goodness. More →

Top 10 Free WordPress Plugins of the Month – June 2014

By / — Another month, another collection of plugins for you to download, test, and experiment with. It’s not a bad life, that of the WordPress developer. But I digress. This month’s plugins are pretty narrow in terms of function but that’s perfectly… More →

VersionPress Adopts The GPL Software License

By / — When I wrote about the VersionPress project and campaign last week, a major sticking point with people was whether the project would be licensed under the GPL. After a few consultation emails and deliberation, the developers have decided the plugin… More →

VersionPress: Git Version Control Comes to WordPress

By / — As much as version control has been an integral part of the core development of WordPress for quite some time, it has never been easy to integrate proper version control into the platform. As the […] The post VersionPress: Git… More →

WordPress Developer Resource Hookr.io Now With Improved Search

By / — Hookr.io, the WordPress developer resource that launched earlier this year has undergone a series of improvements. The search engine now shows results as your typing. The detailed results page has been completely redesigned making it easier to read. If the… More →