WordPress News Digest for Friday, June 19, 2015

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A Proven Method for Frustrating Devs: Theme Lock-in

By / — In this beautifully written article, Carrie Dils offers a plain-language explanation of what we at WPShout call theme creep: the tendency of themes to lock users in by registering lots of data types. Carrie simplifies the “theme or plugin?” question… More →

Beginner’s Guide to WordPress User Roles and Permissions

By / — WordPress comes with a user role management system which defines what a specific user can and cannot do on your website. Knowing these user roles and permissions are essential as your WordPress site grows. In this beginner’s guide to WordPress… More →

English (South Africa) en_ZA

By / — Locale: en_ZA Country code: ZA Plural forms: nplurals=2; plural=(n != 1); Language native name: English (South Africa) Sub-domain: en-za.wordpress.org Site Title: English (South Africa) Site Description: WordPress in South African English Admin Username(s): brandbrilliance Admin Email: john at brandbrilliance.co.za More →

Funding Trends

By / — I really enjoyed this presentation from Andressen Horowitz on how funding has evolved, and the current tech situation vis a vis the bubble around the turn of the millennium. It’s a pretty strong case for there not being a bubble… More →

How Brands Became Publishers… And What It Means To Your Customer Engagement

By / — In the not-so -distant past all brands were broadcasters of information. The most aspirational brands sold us dreams and visions through advertising of how our life could be. The more functional or mundane companies conveyed the practical benefits or time… More →

Internet Culture (Grievances and Gotchas)

By / — Yesterday, when I was sharing some thoughts on the nature of WordPress Menus and The Customizer I ended up on a tangential series of thoughts on my opinion and perspective on the nature of the social Internet. Then I cut it if… More →

Knowing and Doing

By / — Lately I have been having different conversations with people in which I talk to the idea  of Knowing and Doing and how they are not mutually exclusive to one another. I… Read More The post Knowing and Doing appeared first on… More →

Mailbag: Would You Review…

By / — I say no, a lot, to favors like plugin and theme reviews. More →

Pull Your Blog Together Coherently

By / — A new theme designed by Automattic’s Tammie Lister is now available in the WordPress.org directory. Coherent‘s elegant slide-out panel tucks … Continue reading → More →

Slidedeck Review – Image Slider Plugin for Your WordPress Website

By / — A slider for videos, slideshow-maker, gallery slider or a content slider – SlideDeck is your best bet to make your website more visually pleasing. This comprehensive plugin is packed with advanced features to create slideshows for your website. You can… More →

Weekly SEO Recap: Google & HTTPS, Bing no longer nice

By / — An interesting week this one, including an update that seems to have quite a bit of impact. There are also some nice new features in Google Trends, possible labels for slow loading sites and some more annoying news about Bing and keywords. A… More →

Weekly WordPress News: When Product Launches Go Bad and When They Go Good.

By / — When we usually read tips for launching products successfully, it was interesting for me to read this post about a plugin update which went really badly. David Gewirtz shares his experiences of adopting a plugin with around 50k installs and… More →

Which Social Media Networks Are Right for Your Brand?

By / — If you’re new to the world of eCommerce, chances are pretty good that you’ve at least considered creating one or more social media profiles for your brand. But social media networking isn’t as simple as it used to be just… More →