WordPress News Digest for Monday, May 19, 2014

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15 Practical Ways to Boost Your WordPress Speed

By / — Speeding up your website can boost your brand, improve your Google rankings, increase your conversions and reduce your bounce rate. In this article, I’ve pulled together my top 15 tips for boosting WordPress speed. Across our hundreds of clients, these are… More →

An Introduction to Custom Post Types in WordPress

By / — If you’ve just started tinkering under the hood of WordPress, you’ve probably come across custom post types or you may have noticed that many themes come with their own custom post types. If you’re wondering what exactly a custom post… More →

Automattic Doesn’t Claim Copyright On Their APIs

By / — In a crucial courtroom decision involving Google v.s Oracle, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruled in favor of Oracle. The main part of the appeal is whether Oracle can claim copyright on Java APIs and if… More →

Codeus Review: A Highly Customizable Multi-Purpose Responsive WordPress Theme

By / — Codeus is a WordPress theme by CodexThemes and is available for download from ThemeForest. It’s billed as a multipurpose responsive theme which aims to be suitable for promoting any kind of business online. While specialising and focussing on one type… More →

EP88 – Best / Fastest ways to build a custom theme – May 19 2014

By / — On this episode of WPwatercooler we will be discussing the Best / Fastest ways to build a custom theme. Show airs May 19th at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 7PM UTC The post EP88 – Best / Fastest ways… More →

How to Add Nofollow Attribute to Genesis Footer Links

By / — Adding a nofollow attribute to external link is one of the most debatable issues among SEO experts. By default, all links in your site are dofollow. However, some people claimed that giving too many dofollow links to external sites could… More →

How to Highlight Author Comments in WordPress

By / — It becomes difficult for users to notice author’s comments on posts with many comments. This sometimes results into users asking same question in comments, even though the author has already answered in an earlier comment. This is why most popular… More →

How to Market & Monetize a Free WordPress Product

By / — Distributing a free plugin or theme on WordPress.org? Here's how to get more downloads, boost the product's credibility and turn it into a revenue stream. More →

How to Protect Your Site from Malicious Plugins

By / — The old adage, “you get what you pay for,” applies to just about every business in every industry, including the WordPress premium plugin market. Premium plugins typically offer a whole host of features and expand the functionality of WordPress by… More →

Remove Comments From Certain Post Types

By / — In WordPress the default posts and pages both come with comments enabled, this will allow WordPress to display your comment form under your content. But with custom post types you can choose if this content supports comments or trackbacks. When… More →

Review: Sitespeed.io

By / — Analyze your website while getting a beer. More →

The Best WordPress Mobile Plugins

By / — A large percentage of internet users now browse the internet using smartphones or tablets; which is why it is so important that your WordPress design caters towards mobile users. There are many case studies that illustrate how mobile usage is… More →

The Difference Between Prototype and Wireframe

By / — When it comes to design, wireframe and prototype are 2 very important terms. However, even the best design professionals tend to get confused between wireframing and prototyping, and tend to use ‘wireframe’ and ‘prototype’ as if […] More →

Things To Consider Before Giving A WordPress Developer Admin Access To Your Site

By / — Have you ever found yourself in a situation where a plugin author requests administrator access to your site for troubleshooting purposes? That’s the question posed by WPBeginner along with a couple of tips to help you decide whether you answer… More →

Use MainWP to Manage Multiple WordPress Sites

By / — Jean at WP Mayor has published an in depth review of MainWP – a free self-hosted WordPress site management solution. If you are looking after multiple WordPress sites and want a convenient way to keep the WordPress core, theme, and installed plugins up… More →

VelocityPage, Robust Product That Falls Short Of Bold Claims

By / — VelocityPage, a WordPress front-end drag-and-drop page builder, comes with impressive developer pedigree and a not insignificant price tag. But does it meet its bold claims? More →

Why the Block Chain Could Be Bigger than Bitcoin

By / — During TechCrunch Disrupt New York, Fred Wilson of Union Square Ventures said he’s “really excited” about the opportunities presented by block chain based architectures (like the one Bitcoin is based on): The block chain could be a much bigger opportunity than… More →

WordCamp Miami Kids’ Workshop Launches the Next Generation of Bloggers

By / — WordCamp Miami celebrated its 5th anniversary this year, drawing 770+ people to the event. The organizers also hosted their first WordPress beginner’s workshop for kids as part of the Sunday activities. Tammie Lister, Kathryn Presner and I worked together to… More →

WordPress Meta Boxes: Aiming for Simplicity

By / — This is the first post in a series on how to achieving simplicity with WordPress meta boxes.For anyone who has does any kind of work with WordPress meta boxes, you know that it generally consists of the following steps: Define… More →

WordPress for Android Will No Longer Support Gingerbread

By / — Long time Android users will remember how much of leap forward Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0 (ICS) was for the platform in 2011. As the vastly improved successor to Android 2.3 Gingerbread, it was one of the largest upgrades to Android… More →

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