WordPress News Digest for Friday, March 20, 2015

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3 Lessons Learnt at CMS Africa 2015: Giving, Gender & Geography

By / — Last weekend I went up to Nairobi, Kenya for the first time in my life to attend the CMS Africa Summit. CMS Africa tries to bring code and a drive for tech oriented startups in the African continent and organises… More →

CodeCanyon’s top-selling premium plugins of all time

By / — WordPress plugins are a quick and easy way to extend your website’s functionality with minimal fuss—and, best of all, with no coding skills required. Of course, with literally thousands of WordPress plugins available, it can […] The post CodeCanyon’s top-selling… More →

Creating the Custom Template in the Genesis Framework

By / — WordPress never ceases to toss at us some exceptionally useful features and capabilities that make our website development endeavor much more simpler and rewarding. Genesis happens to be another great addition to the ever growing list of WordPress goodies. More →

Farewell Tedious Pricing Tables and Portfolios: Enter Essential Grid Plugin

By / — The first time I looked at the Essential Grid plugin page it was a little unclear to me what it actually did. Was it a gallery plugin? A drag and drop page editor? Maybe something for creating grid-based pricing pages?… More →

How to Add a WordPress Site’s Pageview and Visitor Count to The iOS Notification Center

By / — If you use the WordPress for iOS mobile app, you can easily add a site’s pageviews and visitor stats to the iOS notification center. To add WordPress to the notification center, perform a top to bottom swipe on the iPhone’s… More →

How to Automatically Break Up Long WordPress Posts Into Multiple Pages

By / — If you ever publish long blog posts on your WordPress website, then you might want to consider breaking those posts up into smaller pieces. The benefits of doing this that it can make it easier for your visitors to digest… More →

How to Expire Posts or Partial Post Content in WordPress

By / — Have you ever wished that you can set an expiration date for your blog posts? Perhaps you have timely content such as deals or giveaways that have been outdated which you want to automatically expire? In this article, we will… More →

Leveraging Chrome Developer Tools for WordPress Development

By / — One of the most common questions I see in forums, and when talking to people one-on-one is "how do you know?" How do you know what style rules a specific element has? And so on. My answer is Chrome Developer… More →

Mailbag: Debugging the Dread “No Permissions”

By / — Debugging a site where you've lost all access to anything once logged in. More →

On WordPress Theme-Specific Plugins and Theme Lock-In

By / — When it comes to working with WordPress themes and plugins, there’s a general rule of thumb that most experienced designers and developers follow: Themes are for presentation, plugins are for functionality. Sure, there’s a little bit of blurring of lines, but this… More →

Podcast: Why Podcasting Is Big. Again.

By / — In episode 15, after a bit of a hiatus, I am returning and talking about, well, podcasting. The idea of podcasting popularity that has come in waves over the last 10 years, well, I find fascinating. I will share my own… More →

Prada Revolutionaries

By / — “For every McDonald’s you blow up, ‘they’ will build two. Instead of slapping a wad of Semtex between the Happy Meals and the plastic tray, work your way up through the ranks, take over the board of Directors and turn… More →

SXSW Interactive: Lessons Learned About Hiring and Retaining Engineers

By / — WP Engine Director of Development RC Johnson knows a thing or two about staffing an enterprise-level tech company. He built Bazaarvoice’s NYC office from nada to more than 60 employees, including two engineering teams. In the last year and a… More →

SXSW Interactive: What Choice Did You Have?

By / — What choice did you have? That was the question posed to a hodge podge of creative and innovative folks during the 15th iteration of a presentation series called “20×2” at SXSW Interactive earlier this week. Creator and host Kevin Newsum… More →

Slack Releases Standalone App For Windows

By / — After months of requests, Slack has released a standalone app for Windows. Until now, those on Windows machines could only use Slack through a browser. The app is fast and provides a similar user experience to its Mac counterpart. It… More →

South Beach Inspires Sobe Theme

By / — Sobe, a new personal-blogging theme created by Caroline Moore, is now available in the WordPress.org theme directory. Sobe was inspired … Continue reading → More →

Ternary Operators Considered Harmful

By / — Over at the Press Up blog, David explores the questionable merits of the ternary operator in programming, as well as the broader question: how should we make the tradeoff between conciseness and readability? More →

The Best Time Tracking Applications For Web Designers

By / — Time is one of those commodities that we tend to take for granted. When you’re a kid, it feels like time is so slow and then one day you’re a grown up and time flies past you faster than you… More →

The Billionaire’s Typewriter

By / — In truth, Medium’s main prod­uct is not a pub­lish­ing plat­form, but the pro­mo­tion of a pub­lish­ing plat­form. This pro­mo­tion brings read­ers and writ­ers onto the site. This, in turn, gen­er­ates the us­age data that’s valu­able to ad­ver­tis­ers. Boiled down, Medium… More →

Tidio Chat – Live Chat Solution for Your WordPress eCommerce

By / — WordPress is rapidly becoming an important platform for any individual or company looking to market their products and services out to the public. As businesses realize that web presence is as important as having a physical shop, platforms, like WordPress,… More →

WPWeekly Episode 184 – Inside Envato With Stephen Cronin and Will Herring

By / — Marcus Couch and I are joined by Stephen Cronin and William Herring of Envato to discuss ThemeForest, Envato, WordPress themes, and several other topics. We discover how ThemeForest reviews themes and discuss what the company is doing to improve the… More →

Weekly WordPress News: Bloom Opt-in Launch, Companies Who Share income Statistics & More.

By / — This week saw the launch of a new opt-in plugin by ElegantThemes called “Bloom” it is honestly looking like the best solution for gathering emails for your mailing list at the moment. Im going to be doing some testing of… More →

WordCamp London 2015 Contributor Day in Photos

By / — WordCamp London 2015 kicked off this morning with Contributor Day. 100 attendees convened at the graduate center on Holloway Road for a full day of giving back to WordPress, BuddyPress, and GlotPress. Contributors wrote and tested patches, created documentation, and… More →

You should love your hosting company

By / — I am a firm believer that if you don’t love your job, you should strive to change that by either finding one you love or making one you love. I am also a firm believer in loving where you live,… More →