WordPress News Digest for Thursday, August 18, 2016

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18 Useful Tricks To Speed Up WordPress & Boost Performance

By / — Do you want to speed up your WordPress site? Fast loading pages enhance user experience, increase your pageviews, and help your SEO as well. In this article, we will show you some of the most useful tricks to speed up… More →

Add Marketing Automation to Your Site in 5 Minutes with the New SendinBlue Plugin

By / — Have you ever felt too busy to try new tools (like marketing automation) that you know will grow your business? With the new, free SendinBlue plugin, you can enable marketing automation on your WordPress site in just 5 minutes. More →

August 18th Support Team Meeting Summary

By / — Attendance @macmanx @fierevere @denisco @sergeybiryukov @jmdodd @bcworkz @cristianozanca @clorith @gmosso @lasacco @bdbrown @geoffreyshilling @kidsguide @numeeja @jdembowski @zoonini @jcastaneda @hardeepasrani @danhgilmore @wido @songdogtech @keesiemeijer @stevesterndatacom @ipstenu @tnash @pmfonseca @girlieworks @francescodicandia @kenshino @abletec @kmessinger @valeriosza @lukecavanagh @samuelsidler attended. Announcement Please consider sharing… More →

Best Habit Forming Apps for iOS

By / — One of my secret weapons for productivity and habit forming is the use of apps to help me keep in line and encourage me. These are the best apps that I recommend if you want to start a new habit… More →

CDN77 Review: How to Speed Up WordPress with a CDN

By / — CDN77 is a fast-growing CDN service that integrates easily with WordPress. The company was founded in 2011 and powers over 19,500 websites. The company uses over 30 data centers to serve over 500 million requests by the hour. The companies… More →

Design chat agenda for August 18

By / — This week’s chat is on WordPress 4.7 Design wishlist discussion Design Weekly chat meeting time change Tammie’s Old Ticket Sweep: #29076 – The Minor Publishing Actions (Buttons) need some breathing room #25419 – Add icon support for widgets on the… More →

Divi 3.0 Sneak Peek Video #2: The “Invisible” and Customizable User Interface

By / — Welcome to Day 80 of our Divi 100 Marathon. Keep tuning in for 100 days in a row of awesome Divi resources as we count down to the amazing release of Divi 3.0 on the final day of the series!… More →

Facebook Changed Sharing Counts

By / — Today, Facebook released version 2.7 of their API and changed the manner in which shared posts are counted. That would have been okay, except they also turned off the part of the 1.0 API (the one that didn’t use versions… More →

Hello Polyglots Please add the following users as…

By / — Hello Polyglots! Please add the following users as PTE for the Give Plugin https://wordpress.org/plugins/give/ #en_AU @dlocc @webdevmattcrom #en_GB @dlocc @webdevmattcrom #en_CA @dlocc @webdevmattcrom #en_NZ @dlocc @webdevmattcrom Thanks. More →

Hi Polyglots I’m making this request on behalf…

By / — Hi Polyglots! I’m making this request on behalf of Automattic, the author of the Akismet, VaultPress and WooCommerce plugins. We have a number of great translation editors that we’d like to be able to approve translation for our plugins. Please… More →

How (And Why) to Create a Repository Archive

By / — One practical way to make sure you can always resume a project is to save a repository archive. Here's how to do that. How (And Why) to Create a Repository Archive was written by Tom. For more on WordPress, development,… More →

How to Change Your Default Category From “Uncategorized”

By / — Categories are a type of taxonomy that WordPress uses to help users organize posts. If you’re a blogger, or create a lot of new content, you’re probably already using them. If you are, you might have noticed that WordPress will… More →

I am one of the authors of Appointment WordPress Theme

By / — Hi Polyglots! I’m the theme author of https://wordpress.org/themes/appointment Please add the following user as an editor: #es_ES – @imranaliweb Thanks! More →

I will never stop learning.

By / — In the decade that I’ve been designing for Automattic, my job has taken many shapes. As the first designer working for the company, I was a generalist—I designed everything from the company logo to the WordPress.org website and the interfaces… More →

Internal search for online shops: an essential asset

By / — Internal search is a valuable asset for any informational website containing over 20 pages. That value is probably double or more when it comes to internal search for online shops. The easier a visitor gets to the desired product, the… More →

Plugged In: Game Plugins

By / — Welcome to Plugged In, where we take a look at some of the most popular WordPress plugins in various categories. This week, delve deeper into the world of gaming on WordPress. When you need a break, look no further than these… More →

Receiptful Review: Supercharge Every Customer Interaction

By / — If you run an eCommerce store then Receiptful could be just the tool you need to make sure you are maximizing your profits. Receiptful has been designed to help businesses personally engage with their customers and consequently drive sales every… More →

The Ultimate Guide to W3 Total Cache: Works-Every-Time Settings for Shared Web Hosting

By / — Shared hosting isn’t the ideal environment for speeding up WordPress with W3 Total Cache. There are features that just don’t work well on a shared server. In addition, if you run into server configuration issues there isn’t much you can… More →

Understanding Bounce Rate and Session Duration in Google Analytics

By / — Reviewing analytics for our sites recently, we identified bounce rate and session duration in Google analytics as areas we want to focus on and learn more about. Looking around the web, the general understanding of what factors into these metrics… More →

WP Engine Has Big Plans For SXSW 2017

By / — It’s a bit early to start discussing SXSW 2017, isn’t it? Hardly! They say there’s no rest for the wicked, yet neither is there for the world-renowned festival for music, film education and (oh yeah) tech. This year, WP Engine… More →

Week in Core, August 9 – 16, 2016

By / — Welcome back the latest issue of Week in Core, covering changes [38239-38274]. Here are the highlights: 35 commits 38 contributors 73 tickets created 7 tickets reopened 52 tickets closed WordPress 4.6 released 🎉 Ticket numbers based on trac timeline for the… More →