WordPress News Digest for Friday, December 18, 2015

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10 Successful Free WordPress Plugins That Use the Add-on Model for Monetisation

By / — If you are looking for inspiration for the pricing model of your next product, or you just want to know which plugins you can start using today with the option of upgrading the features a a later date, then this article… More →

Announcing WooConf 2016 (and the Golden Ticket competition!)

By / — After much anticipation, we’re thrilled to announce our second conference dedicated to all things WooCommerce, WooConf. Our team is now running full steam ahead with planning for April 6-8 in Austin, Texas. It’s going to be a great one, and we hope… More →

As the end of the year is near…

By / — As the end of the year is near, I want to share something for future thinking: There are more languages coming with more than one language variant (mostly default and formal). At the moment de_DE and pt_PT have two variants.… More →

Beginner’s Guide: How to Use Rich Snippets in WordPress

By / — Do you want to add rich snippets on your WordPress site? Not sure what are rich snippets, and why you should use it on your WordPress site? Rich snippets allow you to have custom search listings for special content such… More →

Building an Awesome WP eCommerce Site: 5 Key Principles for Devs and Owners

By / — WordPress is not only the top content management platform in the world: it is one of the biggest eCommerce platforms. Out of the 16 million sites using WP worldwide, over a million use WooCommerce , WP eCommerce and other WP-based… More →

December 17th Support Team Meetup Summary

By / — WordPress 4.4 There are a few new items in the master list, nothing hugely notable, but now’s a great time just refresh yourself on everything there. Global Contributor Drive, 20 Questions @jenmylo and @bethannon1 will be leading the charge to… More →

Get Better at WordPress Development

By / — For the last few months, I've been quietly running a small pop-up on this site used to help build a mailing list for those who are interested in wanting to get better at WordPress development. I know, I know. This… More →

Hi I am part of a group which…

By / — Hi! I am part of a group which is trying to revitalise Karelian language. One of the things is to translate common digital platforms to our language or to it’s dialects. At the moment we dont have universal karelian ‘booklanguage’… More →

How Bruce Wampler Migrated 600 Theme Options to the WordPress Customizer

By / — When the WordPress theme review team announced it would require theme authors to use the customizer to build theme options, many voiced their displeasure in the comments. Bruce Wampler, lead developer of the Weaver Xtreme WordPress theme, commented that his… More →

How to Integrate WordPress Video Tutorials on WordPress Websites

By / — For users new to WordPress, it can take time to get used to the interface and become productive in site management and content creation. One-on-one training is effective but very time-consuming and expensive, and the WordPress Codex – though comprehensive –… More →

How to Manage Events Using the WordPress Plugin Event Calendar WD

By / — If you are looking for an advanced calendaring tool to schedule single or multiple events directly from your WordPress dashboard, Event Calendar WD may be your solution. With its responsive design, Google Maps integration, and structured event markup abilities, you… More →

I would like to request a new locale…

By / — I would like to request a new locale for WordPress. Dutch (nl_NL) has a strong difference between the formal and informal language, and it would make it a lot easier if it can have two different files so Dutch users… More →

JavaScript Books Next to WordPress Books

By / — During Matt Mullenweg’s State of The Word presentation at WordCamp US, he said everyone in the community should make an effort to learn JavaScript deeply. I visited Barnes and Noble today and discovered that some books are heeding Mullenweg’s call… More →

JobRoller Theme Broadbean Add-on WordPress Plugin

By / — Over the last 2 years I have been building solutions to integrate Broadbean (and more recently LogicMelon) with WordPress websites. Starting with the stand-alone WP Broadbean plugin I have then started to provide integration solutions for some of the more… More →

John James Jacoby on Navigating BuddyPress’ Identity Crisis

By / — I had the opportunity to catch up with John James Jacoby at WordCamp US 2015. Jacoby is the project lead for bbPress and BuddyPress. In the video interview below he offers a quick overview of what to expect in BuddyPress… More →

Lighthouse – WordPress Performance Plugin Review

By / — Like many rants, this one starts with a promise. One made by the developers of Lighthouse on their marketing page: …optimize MySQL tables by removing all unused table space (both MyISAM and InnoDB)… All unused table space for InnoDB via… More →

Mailbag: Wasting Time

By / — Everything comes back to WordPress. More →

New Seattle Workshop: Learn How To Display Gravity Forms Entries Like a Pro with GravityView – BobWP

By / — If you are a fan of Gravity Forms and WordPress, you will want to attend this workshop in Seattle on Jan. 7th to learn how GravityView can boost the power of your forms to another level. The post New Seattle… More →

Recap of WordPress in 2015, and what to look forward to in 2016

By / — This week’s Post Status Draft podcast is hosted by Brian Krogsgard and Joe Hoyle. This week, they talk about WordPress in 2015 and what to expect in 2016. More →

Special Offer on Udemy Courses – Only $18!

By / — The online learning site Udemy is one of the best places to learn new skills if you like to learn by following video tutorials. They are currently doing a special promotion for the Christmas Holidays, offering courses that usually cost… More →

Ubuntu 15.10 – Disable Wake on LAN (WOL) permanently

By / — Preface# In some cases, Wake on LAN is enabled by default and you cannot disable it in your BIOS/UEFI because the setting is not available. On notebooks/ultrabooks, WOL can drain/discharge your battery even your device is powered-off! There are a… More →

WP Engine’s New Data Driven Support Garage

By / — We are committed to delivering best-in-class customer service. To do that, we’ve assembled an award-winning team of rigorously-trained WordPress specialists–the largest in the industry– who are at the ready to answer your questions and deliver expert support 24/7/365. Today, we’re… More →

Weekly SEO recap: Let’s disambiguate!

By / — This week we had a few interesting things happening, from a potential update to some new features and an important change in Google Suggest. Let’s dive in! Google adds disambiguation to Suggest In a very interesting move this week, Google added… More →

What to Look for in a Web Developer (from Press Up)

By / — In this week’s post over at the Press Up blog, we cover the basics of what clients need to look for when hiring a web developer. While written for business owners, this post will give you a great perspective on… More →

When and How to Let a Difficult Client Go

By / — One of the best things about working freelance is the freedom to work with whom we want on projects that interest us. But every so often you'll get a difficult client who's a drain. More →