WordPress News Digest for Friday, December 19, 2014

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40 New, Free, Clean and Elegant WordPress Themes for Any Purpose

By / — The WordPress Themes Repository is chock-full of all kinds of themes, but sorting through them can be a time-consuming task. Fortunately, we’ve done all the hard work for you. This round-up of some of the newest, free themes includes options that are lightweight… More →

A Review of WordPress 4.1

By / — After a few days delay, WordPress 4.1 finally arrived. Named “Dinah” after jazz singer Dinah Washington, WordPress 4.1 is the first “minor” release after WordPress 4.0 landed in September. Many of the features added in […] The post A Review… More →

A2 Hosting Review: Scalable Great Value WordPress Hosting with 24/7 Support

By / — If you are looking for hosting for your new WordPress website, or you want to upgrade to a faster service for your existing website, A2 Hosting could be just the web host you are looking for. A2 Hosting have been… More →

Changing Landscape of the Online WordPress Communites

By / — This year will be marked as the year of the rise of online WordPress communities. For a couple of years prior to this, Twitter seemed to have captured and held the dominance over the most of the WordPress community buzz.… More →

Concept Image Shows Redesign of Drupal.org User Profiles

By / — Open source projects rely on contributions from both paid and non-paid volunteers. As a project gets larger, there are more ways to contribute. Displaying a user’s contributions is a great way to show off a person’s impact to the project.… More →

Core CSS: A potential roadmap to sanity

By / — At the community summit, we discussed a core CSS roadmap, initially a discussion about preprocessors in regard to their role in WordPress, both in the admin and in bundled themes. Recently, there has been significant discussion about the initial use… More →

Following a dream

By / — I’ve wanted to own my own business since I was a kid. I never would’ve dreamed the route I’ve actually taken to get to this point. Three times I’ve worked full time for other companies; each is an experience I’ll… More →

Hey polyglots is there something wrong with i18n…

By / — Hey polyglots, is there something wrong, with i18n svn repository? As I can’t commit anything to the hu_HU part of it, since about 9 pm yesterday… Authentication realm: Use your WordPress.org login Password for ‘DjZoNe': *************** svn: E175013: Commit failed… More →

How To Add Open Graph Meta Tags To WordPress

By / — The Open Graph Protocol is a series of meta tags you can add to your webpage to allow it to become a rich object, used by social media platforms. In practical terms, this means you can use basic HTML tags… More →

How to Add Additional File Types to be Uploaded in WordPress

By / — For better security, WordPress allows you to only upload the most commonly used file types. You can upload commonly used image formats, audio/video, and documents using the default media uploader. But if you wanted to upload a file type that… More →

I’ve just posted a potential CSS roadmap for…

By / — I’ve just posted a potential CSS roadmap for core over on Make/Core. For those of you who don’t follow along there, I’d love your eyes and thoughts. More →

KeyCDN Giveaway Winners Announcement

By / — Last week we ran this great giveaway and today we are ready to announce the winners. As you remember everyone who participated had an opportunity to win one of two KeyCDN accounts with 1 TB of traffic. More →

Mailbag: Can I do it on WP (Legally?)

By / — Yep, you can still use WordPress for porn. More →

Menu Customizer Now in Development for WordPress 4.2

By / — WordPress 4.1 was released just yesterday, but core contributors are already planning and working towards 4.2. The Menu Customizer feature plugin is back in development and contributors are hoping to have it ready for inclusion in 4.2. Nick Halsey, who… More →

Menu Customizer: Call for Contributors

By / — After a few months off from working on the Menu Customizer to focus on improving the Customizer API in core, I’m starting to pick up development on the feature-plugin. Now that it’s approaching a reasonably usable state, and is compatible… More →

My Suite of Apps: Dispatch

By / — One of the things about using both OS X and iOS is that I try to make sure that every application that I use on both devices helps me to make sure I’m getting as much stuff done as possible.… More →

New Themes for Your WordPress Site (Plus some fresh plugins)

By / — Here we go with a new collection of fresh, new and useful WordPress themes, all of them are free and ready to use, additionally we have curated some nice WordPress plugins you can easily integrate with your current WP environment. More →

Postmatic Offers Free Concierge Service for Installation of Its New Comments Subscription Plugin

By / — Postmatic is currently offering free concierge installation, configuration, and user migration for its new comments subscription which is now in beta. The plugin allows users to subscribe to new posts/comments via email and leave a comment by simply hitting reply.… More →

Pre-Order Professional WordPress Third Edition

By / — Professional WordPress Third Edition has been officially completed and is available for pre-order on Amazon! Every chapter in this new edition of the book has been completely updated for WordPress 4.1. The book also features two brand new chapters: WordPress… More →

Support Team Update for December 18th

By / — Due to the release of WordPress 4.1 there was not a great deal of conversation in yesterday’s support meetup. Except that we were all lurking in the Slack #core channel watching with bated breath. Once Dinah was officially released the… More →

The support team meetups for December 25th and January 1st are cancelled

By / — Due to the holidays the next two support team meetups for December 25th and January 1st are cancelled. The regular meetup will resume Thursday January 8th at the usual 17:00 UTC time. The #forum Slack channel is always available and… More →

Tools for WordPress Contributors

By / — Contributing to WordPress is an exciting and rewarding task – no matter how you go about it, it’s incredibly satisfying knowing that you’re giving back to a platform and community that dominates nearly 25% of the internet. That being said,… More →

Unique Headers now translatable

By / — The Unique Headers plugin for WordPress now includes support for translations, including the Spanish language. The post Unique Headers now translatable appeared first on Ryan Hellyer. More →

WPWeekly Episode 175 – New Years Resolution Slider

By / — In this episode of WordPress Weekly, Marcus Couch and I discuss a number of topics. We give you a heads up on the latest round of attacks taking advantage of vulnerabilities in the Revolution Slider plugin. We congratulate John James… More →

Weekly WordPress News: WordPress 4.1 Live, Happy Holidays & 2015 Plans

By / — WordPress 4.1 has just been released so you can now upgrade to this new version which has some nice new features, my personal favourite is the new distraction-free writing option which I’m using to write this post. Clicking a button… More →

Why You Need a Plan for Site Support

By / — Appropriately timed with the release of WordPress 4.1 is this post on site maintenance and support. Aimed at site owners, this post at sister site WP Business Tips discusses the general reasons why any site needs support, and the negative… More →

WordPress Themes and Plugins for Fitness and Gym Websites

By / — If you need to build a website for a fitness club, gym, or personal trainer then this post will give… The post WordPress Themes and Plugins for Fitness and Gym Websites appeared first on Best Premium & Free WordPress Themes. More →

WordPress Update 4.1 Dinah

By / — WordPress 4.1 is now available!  We are happy to announce that we are pushing out the 4.1 update to all standard plan clients throughout the day. As usual no action will need to be taken from your side, we’ll be… More →

WordSesh 3 Begins Tonight at 7PM EST

By / — WordSesh, the 24 hour virtual WordCamp, begins tonight at 7PM EST when one session per hour for 24 hours straight will stream live on the WordSesh homepage. It’s free to attend with sessions covering a wide range of topics including,… More →

WordSesh 3: Interview with co-organizer Scott Basgaard

By / — Let the countdown begin! There’s less than 24 hours left until the third annual WordSesh, a much anticipated online event that live-streams WordPress presentations for 24 consecutive hours. And, best of all, you can watch it free from anywhere […] The post WordSesh 3:… More →

phpBB.com Compromised, Users Should Change Their Passwords

By / — phpBB.com, which hosts the popular open source forum software phpBB, has been compromised. On Dec. 14th, members of the development team discovered several web servers that power the website were compromised and immediately suspended operations. Users are not at risk… More →