WordPress News Digest for Thursday, August 17, 2017

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User Experience Tests Show Gutenberg’s UI Elements Can Benefit From Better Timing

By / — Over the past few months, reviews for Gutenberg have trended towards a love/hate relationship without much in between. To figure out why this is, Millie Macdonald and Anna Harrison of Ephox, the company behind TinyMCE, analyzed the feedback and concluded… More →

WordPress Support Team to Host Free Workshop August 23 on Supporting Themes

By / — Over the past few months the WordPress Support Team has been brainstorming ways to improve support across various aspects of the community. One new idea they are pursuing is hosting workshops where WordPress.org theme and plugin authors can present how… More →

8 Ways To Improve Your Page Render Time With WordPress

By / — Page speed is a problem many developers face when designing unique and engaging sites. The balance between dynamic content and page render time is often difficult to find. Users increasingly have high expectations for site load time when viewing a… More →

5 Fast Facts About WP Engine’s Limerick Office

By / — Nearly a year ago, WP Engine expanded its global presence by opening a new workspace in the heart of Limerick. The third largest city in Ireland, Limerick is known for being a city of innovation where technology and culture collide.… More →

X-post: The Developers Guide to Supporting Your Themes – A Support Workshop

By / — X-comment from +make.wordpress.org/support: Comment on The Developers Guide to Supporting Your Themes – A Support Workshop More →

Divi Plugin Highlight – Gravity Divi Module

By / — Gravity Forms is one of the most popular forms plugins for WordPress. It’s compatible with Divi using shortcodes, but this doesn’t take full advantage of what’s possible with Divi modules. Fortunately there’s a third party plugin available, called Gravity Divi… More →

How to Change a Post’s Author in WordPress

By / — For a multi-author website, it’s not uncommon to need to “take over” a post that was started by another person. And if you use WordPress users as public author cards (again, common) you’ll sometimes need to change who WordPress thinks… More →

Bulk Safe Updates for unattended WordPress updates

By / — When we started working on the Safe Updates feature, we wanted to give you a better way to update WordPress websites. Now it’s time to tackle the other challenge: Running Safe Updates across multiple websites unattended, while you’re drinking coffee… More →

How To Use GitHub PR Templates

By / — What about if the content of the PR is related to something in Trello, Asana, Basecamp, or another system? That's where GitHub PR templates come into play. More →

How the Microthemer CSS Editor Plugin Could Change Your Development

By / — It’s always fun to experiment with CSS and website design. But manually fidgeting with colors, buttons, and other thingamabobs can get very old very fast if you want to implement or test something quickly. And that’s why plugins like Microthemer… More →

Ranking your local business part IV: Inbound links

By / — This is the fourth post in an 8-part series on how to rank your business for local searches at Google. Previously, I’ve listed the most important aspects that influence your local ranking, discussed how to get the most out of… More →

A Simple Guide to Bulk Editing in WordPress

By / — If you’ve ever had to make changes to a number of published posts on your WordPress website, you probably know the tedium of editing post after post. Fortunately, there is an easier way! WordPress bulk editing allows you to make many… More →

How to Automatically Link Keywords with Affiliate Links in WordPress

By / — Many content publishers use affiliate marketing to make money online. The problem is that sometimes you may forget to add affiliates links in your article thus leaving money on the table. Luckily, there’s an easy solution to recover that revenue.… More →

Boost Your Revenue by 3X with WP Appointment Booking Plugin

By / — Scheduling appointments can be a nightmare, particularly for service-based businesses. If you made a scheduling error or took in some wrong information, it can mess up your entire timetable. Worse, it can severely damage your name and reputation. But there’s… More →

Selling Products and Services Using WooCommerce Product Types – BobWP

By / — You can obviously sell all kinds of products and services with WooCommerce. But when adding these to your site, they will be assigned specific product data. So as you are assigning these, don't just think products. And although you will… More →

Why I Left Malta

By / — A few years ago I decided to leave my home country and try my luck abroad. This wasn’t a spontaneous decision at all, rather it was the result of many years during which my disillusion and frustration with Malta had… More →

Dev Chat Summary: August 16th (4.9 week 3)

By / — This post summarizes the dev chat meeting from August 16th (agenda, Slack archive). Feedback on 4.9 goals @johnbillion: as part of ongoing Security focus, planning on several user account security related changes, for example bringing some of the Multisite confirmation emails… More →

WPblab EP81 – Data-Centric Email Marketing for WordPress Businesses with Christie Chirinos

By / — Christie Chirinos email marketing as an intelligent combination of transactional emails & direct emails in part with a multi channel promotion strategy that exists as a part of a larger marketing strategy that also takes the other 3 P's into… More →