WordPress News Digest for Wednesday, February 19, 2014

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5 Beautiful WordPress Video Players

By / — WordPress video player plugins even Lady Gaga would like! More →

Bay Area Events

By / — I have a few engagements in the coming week in the San Francisco area and online: Later today I’ll be on the WordPress-focused podcast Dradcast. This evening there will be a Patent Happy Hour co-hosted by Engine Advocacy, EFF, and… More →

CMS Commander Giveaway – Winners Announcement

By / — Last week we ran our regular giveaway and our partner CMS Commander was offering 4 yearly memberships for 20 website worth $149 each. Winning this prize gives you an opportunity to manage up to 20 weblogs remotely with CMS Commander.CMS Commander Giveaway – Winners Announcement… More →

Day 3 of INBOX ZERO.

Couldn’t do it for the pre…

By / — Day 3 of INBOX ZERO. Couldn’t do it for the previous 10+ years. The biggest enabler? Getting fewer emails as I step into the CTO role. More →

Debug WordPress Cron Jobs

By / — In WordPress you can setup scheduled tasks that allow you to run a certain action at a scheduled time in the day. As this runs a set action you can perform a number of tasks at the same time. To… More →

Don’t use template_redirect to load an alternative template file

By / — A short post by Mark Jaquith explaining why you should use the template_include hook instead of template_redirect for loading an alternative template file. template_redirect is a popular WordPress hook, for good reason. When it runs, WordPress has made its main… More →

Don’t use template_redirect to load an alternative template file

By / — template_redirect is a popular WordPress hook, for good reason. When it runs, WordPress has made its main query. All objects have been instantiated, but no output has been sent to the browser. It is your last stop to hook in… More →

Dr. Jekyll and Ms. Hyde

By / — "Helen and her damn thongs" is a line that remains stuck in my head forever. In this case, it's Jekyll and it's damn forks. More →

Easily Edit Featured Images In Bulk With The Quick Featured Images Plugin

By / — As more WordPress themes require the use of featured images to look their best, managing those images on a per-post basis can be a time consuming task. Luckily, there is a plugin available that makes things easier. It’s called Quick… More →

Elegant Themes Is Hiring!

By / — Elegant Themes is growing, and we are on the hunt for a talented WordPress developer to work alongside our team in creating the best premium WordPress themes on the web. If you are a WordPress developer that is interested in… More →

Everything You Need to Know About WordPress Child Themes

By / — A child theme is a set of styling rules and/or functions that are used to add functionality or change the look of an existing WordPress theme. Child themes can be modified without altering the original code of your theme, allowing… More →

How Many Of These 7 UX Blunders Is Your WordPress Site Making?

By / — It's easy to get carried away with how your site looks rather than how easy it is for visitors to use. Test your site against our checklist of 7 UX blunders. More →

How To Extend A WordPress Plugin Without Losing Your Changes

By / — While there is not an official way to create child plugins, the topic has been discussed in the WordPress community over the past few years. I caught up with Ian Dunn who submitted the idea three years ago to see… More →

How to Add Agree to Terms and Conditions Checkbox in WordPress

By / — Whenever you register a new account on a site, most of the time you’ll see a checkbox asking you to agree terms and conditions of the site. This is important when you want the users to follow certain rules or… More →

How to Fix Featured Images Appearing Twice in WordPress Posts

By / — For regular WordPress users, creating a post in WordPress is a fairly easy process. However for those just starting out, there are still things that they might find confusing. While the featured images functionality is a total life saver, it… More →

IRC Meetup agenda for week #8

By / — Any items you wish to be considered during this weeks upcoming meetup on IRC? 1. Getting better at transcribing meetup talks to make/support so those that can’t attend have an easier time to get caught up/involved More →

Interoperability, Browser & Cross Platform Testing | Modern.IE

By / — The official source of virtual machines for running various versions of Internet Explorer for web testing. Interoperability, Browser & Cross Platform Testing | Modern.IEOriginal Article: Interoperability, Browser & Cross Platform Testing | Modern.IE Dougal Campbell's geek ramblings – WordPress, web… More →

Introducing Projects, our brand new Portfolio plugin for WordPress

By / — You’ve probably already noticed that our product strategy has deviated to separating features & code wherever possible, shifting our functionality into plugins, rather than bundling into each theme. Keeping everything lean makes managing the different components that make up a… More →

My Workflows For WordPress: Hosted Projects

By / — If you’re like me, then there’s a part of you that’s obsessed highly motivated to make sure that you’re streamlining your workflow as much as possible. When it comes to the process of working on WordPress plugins, WordPress themes, and… More →

New Plugin Adds bbPress and BuddyPress Conditionals to Query Monitor

By / — John Blackbourn’s Query Monitor has quickly become a favorite debugging plugin for WordPress developers ever since it was released last November. The plugin has 227 stars on github and has been downloaded more than 5,000 times from WordPress.org. One of… More →

Own Your Content: Postcard Social Sharing App Launches With WordPress Integration

By / — Postcard is a new free social sharing app for iOS that landed in the app store today. The app makes it easy for you to share content from your phone to multiple social networks at once. The golden feature of… More →

Proper use of template_redirect and template_include

By / — WordPress Lead Developer Mark Jaquith explains why template_include, and not template_redirect, should be used to load alternative template files. More →

Tell Us What You Think

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This Week On WPWeekly: Chris Wallace, Founder Of UpThemes

By / — On this weeks edition of WordPress Weekly, Chris Wallace founder of UpThemes.com will be our guest. We’re going to dive deeper into the reasons why their open letter was written and published to the WordPress theme community. We’ll talk about… More →

Top 10 Free WordPress Plugins of the Month — February 2014

By / — Welcome to our February plugins roundup. I have a very mixed bag of plugins for you this month. The selection includes backend utilities to help you secure, migrate or speed up your WordPress website. It also includes plugins to allow… More →

Whistles Utilities Plugin

By / — Having starting using the fantastic Whistles plugin from Justin Tadlock over the last few weeks I realised there was one or two things that I would have loved to change, or add to the plugin. Therefore I went about doing… More →

Why post formats should be plugin territory

By / — A thought-provoking piece by Morten Rand-Hendriksen on why post formats belong in a plugin, rather than in WordPress core. Currently Post Formats themselves remain as a core feature and there is sporadic talk of restarting work on the Post Formats UI.… More →

WordPress Slider Plugin Roundup: 8 Ways to Deck Out Your Website

By / — Lately, people have been falling in love with image sliders. They are everywhere. And nowhere else are they more pervasive than they are in WordPress. In fact, WordPress has as many as 690 image sliders […] More →

WordPress Tutorial: How To Create A WordPress Theme from HTML (Part 1)

By / — If you started with an HTML ( + CSS) website, you don’t have to throw it all away when moving…The post WordPress Tutorial: How To Create A WordPress Theme from HTML (Part 1) appeared first on Best Premium & Free… More →

“Startup Design Framework” Website Builder Review

By / — The Startup Design Framework is advertised as a tool primarily aimed at start-ups who are looking to build a better website for their organisation or project. While it’s not a WordPress-specific tool, those looking for a different approach to making… More →