WordPress News Digest for Wednesday, February 18, 2015

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10 Best WordPress Live Chat Plugin Options for Top Customer Support

By / — How do you stay in contact with your customers? Do you have a phone number or contact form on your website? I honestly can’t remember the last time I called a company for help because I can’t stand waiting on the… More →

14 iOS and Android mobile apps for WordPress users

By / — As our mobile devices become more sophisticated, so too does our dependency on them. That might seem worrying to some readers, but I don’t necessarily think it’s a bad thing. Think about all the wonderful […] The post 14 iOS… More →

7 Creative Ways to Take Advantage of Your WordPress Site’s Footer

By / — What goes in the footer? I hear this question a lot. Footers are often ignored. They’re the last thing reader’s will see, so they’re the last thing that gets any kind of attention – even from busy developers. It makes… More →

Agenda for the Polyglots chats on Wed, 18 Feb & Thu, 19 Feb,

By / — Dear Polyglots, This week’s polyglots chats will be on Wed, 18 Feb, 11:00 UTC and Thu, 19 Feb, 02:00 UTC on the #Polyglots channel on Slack Short agenda: Release date for 4.1.1 and how to make autorelease work by @ocean90 Locale stats Tech stats… More →

Bulk Editing Images in WordPress Like a Pro

By / — Don't waste your precious time on tedious tasks. Here are the best methods for bulk-editing your images using WordPress. More →

CMS Commander’s WordPress Site Creation Tool is Available for Free

By / — CMS Commander has announced that their new WordPress site creation tool will be free of charge. CMS Commander specializes in helping users manage WordPress sites. The tool gives users the ability to deploy new WordPress sites to any host via… More →

Create Interactive Images in WordPress with the Draw Attention Plugin

By / — Draw Attention is a new plugin created by Tyler Digital, that makes it easy to create interactive images in WordPress. Some common use cases include: floor plans for trade shows, real estate properties, and seating charts. Nathan Tyler explains the… More →

Customizer Theme Switcher Approved for Merge Into WordPress 4.2

By / — The Customizer Theme Switcher feature plugin was approved for merge today during the regularly scheduled WordPress core development meeting. Lead developers and contributors in attendance agreed that there are no major blocking issues. The Customizer Theme Switcher in WordPress 4.2… More →

Dev Chat Agenda, February 18, 2015

By / — Here’s the agenda for Wednesday’s Dev Chat in the #core channel on Slack. Time/Date: : Feature Plugins: Consider the Customizer Theme Switcher plugin for merge [Proposal] [Plugin] Consider the Press This Revamp plugin for merge [Proposal] [Plugin] If you haven’t… More →

Get A Deal On the StudioPress Pro Plus All-Theme Package

By / — As you probably know, I am a huge fan of the Genesis framework and its child themes. In fact, it’s one of the two I know inside and out, and recommend (the other being WooThemes). I remember purchasing the Pro… More →

Get More Email Subscribers With Optin Cat

By / — This Week We Discuss An Exiting New Marketing Tool. Optin Cat Is A Powerful WordPress Plugin That Helps Businesses And Bloggers Get More Email Subscribers. More →

How You Can Improve Your WordPress Design Without Breaking The Bank

By / — One of the most underrated aspects of our blogs is design. Creating great content is one thing, but if it looks unappealing – who is going to want to read it? Let’s face it, when you come across a good looking blog,… More →

How to Add Loading Screen in WordPress Site

By / — Ever wondered how to add a gorgeous loading screen to your WordPress site? You probably had visited a site where there’s a nice loading screen being shown while the site is loading. With WordPress, luckily it is not hard to… More →

How to Customize WordPress Login Page (No HTML/CSS Required)

By / — Do you want to create a customized login page for your WordPress site? It’s usually a great addition for multi-user sites. In this article, we will show you how to customize WordPress login page without writing any HTML or CSS.… More →

Inside Jeb Bush’s ‘shock and awe’ campaign launch

By / — It seems Jeb Bush has been running for president for a while now. Interesting inside take from Politico. It’s just crazy to me that the 2016 election could easily end up being Bush vs. Clinton. Source: Inside Jeb Bush’s ‘shock… More →

Interested in SEO For Beginners?

By / — One of the things that I enjoy about keeping up with friends who are involved in different areas of development than I am is all of the cool things that they’re working on. Sure, many are doing cool stuff within… More →

Join the Discussion on Defining Network Types for WordPress Multisite

By / — Towards the end of 2013, WordPress lead developer Andrew Nacin outlined a potential roadmap for multisite that would address a number of long-standing questions regarding network setup and organization. When multisite, formerly known as WPMU, was first introduced, building large… More →

Mobile Flow Update

By / — Here’s the state of the open mobile flow tickets we’ve been calling out in the jumpstart posts. #29989 Hide Media Buttons on small screens I’ve really wanted this one for awhile. There was some good design momentum, but we’ve faltered… More →

Multisite Objective: Defining Network Types

By / — We’ve been having a rolling conversation about the concept of different network types for a long while. @nacin covered it as part of the potential roadmap for multisite in 2013 and described two sections—“Registration and Open Networks” and “Trusting Users… More →

Photography SEO

By / — Have you read my post on image SEO? On that post, I got this comment from Jerry, a professional photographer: In galleries, do you have any suggestions about what the ALT text should look like? The main concern is that we… More →

Prepare your locale for 4.1.1

By / — Edit: WordPress 4.1.1 has been released. Packages are currently build every hour. WordPress 4.1.1 will be released in the next 24 hours. In order to benefit from the automated release process it could be possible that you have to prepare… More →

Press This Revamp Merge Proposal

By / — What is it? Press This is a redesign of an existing feature with a focus on automation, speed, and mobile usability. Download the plugin and check it out for yourself! Features One of the requirements of core is at least… More →

Rarst on Asymetrical WordPress Loops

By / — Andrey “Rarst” Savchenko’s exploration of how you can slightly tweak your use of the WordPress loop by understanding a bit more clearly how it works is a great little piece. Essentially, he pulls the (modestly) complex bits we’re using to… More →

Torque Spotlight: GifDrop

By / — Static images too boring? Wish all videos looped endlessly? Tired of your compressed images having more than 256 colors? If so, then you probably love GIFs! GifDrop is a WordPress plugin that allows you to drag […] The post Torque Spotlight:… More →

What Themes Get Wrong

By / — There are things themes do that drive me up a wall. More →

WordPress 4.1.1 Maintenance Release

By / — WordPress 4.1.1 is now available. This maintenance release fixes 21 bugs in version 4.1. Some of you may have been waiting to update to the latest version until now, but there just wasn’t much to address. WordPress 4.1 was a smooth-sailing release and… More →