WordPress News Digest for Thursday, June 19, 2014

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A Collection of Great WordPress Directory Themes and Plugins

By / — Directories can be profitable as a stand alone website or as an addition to an existing website. WordPress lets you do both. If you want to develop a directory website from scratch, there are a number of fantastic directory WordPress… More →

Announcing WP Engine Alpha Labs

By / — One of the reasons we all love WordPress is because it lets us create amazing new projects in ways we never could before. Projects that enable us to share new ideas, new initiatives, new messages, new media, open for business… More →

Change the WordPress Database Schema?

By / — For those developers who are coming to WordPress from other platforms such as .NET or other major database driven system where they are responsible for devising their own database schema, one of the problems that’s often seen in the WordPress-world… More →

Demystifying “The Loop” in WordPress

By / — Over at the Press Up blog there is a very informative post on the WordPress Loop for anyone who wants to get a better understanding of how WordPress themes work and are built. If you want an easy to digest introduction to this… More →

DradCast Episode 049: Hookrs and Hookahs

By / — Shownotes Host David Henzel is from Wiesbaden, Germany. He is an entrepreneur, engineer, and marketing professional, and has launched several successful technology companies. His past ventures specialized in system and network management services and e-commerce. Upon moving to […] The post DradCast Episode… More →

Drag and Drop Page Editing in WordPress: Front End Page Builder Plugin

By / — Today we have another review of a front-end page editing plugin. This plugin is created by the folks at Shindiri Studio, a Serbian based company which publishes themes and plugins on ThemeForest. Named the Front End Page Builder, it is… More →

Evermore, hosted WordPress with power and ease of use

By / — Finally, finally someone has done it. They’ve combined the power of self-hosted WordPress with the ease of hosted WordPress.com. Evermore is WordPress for everyone. It comes with “the most important functionality built in.” There aren’t loads of tiny upsells like… More →

Excited to be already collaborating with my friend…

By / — Excited to already be collaborating with my friend and new colleague James Archer on an internal project for Crowd Favorite. More →

Google Panda 4, and blocking your CSS & JS

By / — A month ago Google introduced its Panda 4.0 update. Over the last few weeks we’ve been able to “fix” a couple of sites that got hit in it. These sites both lost more than 50% of their search traffic in that update. When they… More →

GravityForms Detected On 53% Of The Top 1 Million Sites Ranked By Alexa Using Hosted Forms

By / — Datanyze, a company specializing in determining what web technologies are being used based on their code signature, has new data indicating GravityForms has the most market share. Out of the top one million websites ranked by Alexa that use hosted… More →

How to Monitor User Activity in WordPress

By / — If you manage a blog with multiple authors you may be looking for a way to monitor user activity. The main goal of this being if something breaks you can look back and see what went wrong, who did it,… More →

How to Set Up WordPress Locally for PC/Windows with WampServer

By / — Setting up a local server environment for WordPress isn't difficult. In this tutorial I'll walk you through how to set up WampServer for Windows , including installation, creating a MySQL database, and installing WordPress. I've included optional steps for setting… More →

How to Set Up a Marketing Strategy Using WordPress

By / — Some people seem to think all they need to do is setup their WordPress site and walk away. However, as… The post How to Set Up a Marketing Strategy Using WordPress appeared first on Best Premium & Free WordPress Themes. More →

I know everyone is knocking Amazon Prime Music, bu…

By / — I know everyone is knocking Amazon Prime Music, but I just listened to an hour of Buddy Guy music I didn’t have last week. More →

Last Week(s) in WordPress Core

By / — Hi Everyone! It’s time for another update. This edition covers through Sunday, June 15th, and has taken a while due to travel, but @swissspidy & @designsimply have joined the team, helping to gather the information to bring us up to… More →

Make Forms More User-Friendly With the Chosen jQuery Plugin for WordPress

By / — Select boxes with a long list of options can quickly get out of hand. One common example is a state or country dropdown. Perhaps you’ve become desensitized to the expert scrolling and mousework required to navigate the most cumbersome select… More →

Meet Kelly

By / — Kelly, a colorful personal-blogging theme designed by Automattic’s Kelly Hoffman, is now available for download from the WordPress.org Theme Directory. … Continue reading → More →

Open-source Announcements Keep Coming In

By / — Technology companies are embracing open source as a commercial advantage, as demonstrated by 2 of the announcements made at Gigaom Structure in San Francisco. Back in January 2013, Rackspace announced its decision to design and […] The post Open-source Announcements… More →

Pay with Amazon is Now Available in the UK & Germany

By / — Today we are incredibly excited to announce that Pay with Amazon is now available in the UK and in Germany. To kick off this launch Amazon has rolled out a special offer for all new users. Make Amazon’s customers your… More →

Please add Sakha language

By / — WordPress.org username of the administrator: bacr Language code: sah Language name: Sakha, Сахалыы More →

Please help I have lost access to svn…

By / — Please help I have lost access to svn repos svn.automattic.com/wordpress-i18n/sw/.Many thanks. mrfroasty @gmail com {without spaces}. More →

The WhiP Newsletter #26

By / — Daily lashings of WordPress goodness. More →

Top 5 Free WordPress Themes of the Month – June 2014 Edition

By / — We have a nice selection of themes for you this month that tick all the items on my design checklist. From super minimalism to robust e-commerce themes, this month’s list has it all. And truly, it doesn’t matter what industry… More →

WCSF/Team Meetup

By / — Howdy again, folks. We’re working on making sure we have enough room blocks to make sure all the contributors who are coming in October can get a decent rate (or have a room provided by us if needed). Some of… More →

WP Security Audit Log Plugin Review: User Activity Logging for WordPress

By / — WP Security Audit Log is a free plugin for WordPress that logs all logged in user activity. The plugin logs changes to content, any user account activity, changes to plugins and themes, and the WordPress core settings, plus much more.… More →

WPMU DEV Blog: Your Daily Source of WordPress Wisdom

By / — The WPMU DEV Blog is the content arm of WPMU Dev, the largest WordPress plugin store in operation today. The blog and the store started off life with a strong leaning towards WordPress Multisite users, but their scope has since… More →

Webkit Font Smoothing in Firefox

By / — I posted this via a Tweet the other day, but I think it would make an excellent blog post. I love the font smoothing available in Webkit browsers. It makes text look much…prettier (I guess that’s a good term). Up… More →

What’s Your Perception Of ThemeForest?

By / — Philip Arthur Moore has published a great post that I think strikes a nerve for many. Although the entire article is blockquote worthy, I think the most important point he made is that WordPress developers need to step up their… More →