WordPress News Digest for Thursday, April 20, 2017

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WordPress Plugin Directory Restores Tabbed Interface

By / — Last month the WordPress Plugin Directory relaunched with a new design and improvements to the search algorithm. The new design replaced the plugin pages’ previous tabbed interface with a wall of text, truncated by numerous “read more” links. The outpouring… More →

Easy Social Sharing with AddToAny

By / — The importance of social media to marketing success on the internet today is hard to understate. It basically is the avenue of marketing success on the internet. I’d add that social share buttons are hardly a solution to finding marketing… More →

How to Boost Your WordPress Strategy with Short URLs

By / — Have you ever shared a brand new article on social media, only to notice that the accompanying link is long, […] The post How to Boost Your WordPress Strategy with Short URLs appeared first on Pagely®. More →

My Role: Gordon Forsythe

By / — Title of the day: Software Architect of Awesomeness Hi, I’m Gordon Forsythe and I’m a software developer. I’ve been a professional programmer […] The post My Role: Gordon Forsythe appeared first on Pagely®. More →

WordPress 4.7.4 Fixes 47 Issues

By / — WordPress 4.7.4 is available and is a maintenance release that fixes 47 issues reported against 4.7. This update includes a visual editor compatibility fix for an upcoming version of Chrome. Uploading video and audio files no longer result in broken thumbnails and the REST API… More →

April 20th Support Team Meeting Summary

By / — Announcements WordPress 4.7.4 has been released! A quick reminder (because topics are beginning to appear) that the new Plugins search engine returns “the most relevant results based on a combination of many factors including version compatibility, recency, and popularity, in… More →

WordPress 4.7.4 Maintenance Release

By / — After almost sixty million downloads of WordPress 4.7, we are pleased to announce the immediate availability of WordPress 4.7.4, a maintenance release. This release contains 47 bug fixes and enhancements, chief among them an incompatibility between the upcoming Chrome version… More →

How To Develop An App Using The REST API And WordPress

By / — Only a few months ago REST API content endpoints were added to WordPress 4.7.0, meaning the REST API will be an integral part of the platform’s future. For developers to stay on top of this progression, according to WordPress co-founder… More →

Introducing a new way to find high quality WordPress jobs

By / — The Post Status Job Board is a great place to find and list quality WordPress jobs. Whether you're recruiting excellent candidates or are seeking your next job opportunity, it's the place for you. More →

Improve local SEO with Google My Business

By / — Every business owner with a website is looking for ways to get noticed in the search results. Today, there are loads of tactics to rank well as a local business, but there is no silver bullet: as with most SEO… More →

How to Fix Render-Blocking JavaScript and CSS in WordPress

By / — Do you want to eliminate render-blocking JavaScript and CSS in WordPress? If you test your website on Google PageSpeed insights, then you will likely see a suggestion to eliminate render-blocking scrips and CSS. In this article, we will show you… More →

How Page Speed Affects Search Engine Rank and What You Can Do About It

By / — Wondering how page speed affects search engine rank? People always tell you that you “need to speed up your WordPress site”. But does your site’s speed actually have any effect on where your site ranks in the search engines? The… More →

How to Keep Track of WordPress Plugin Menus After You Activate the Plugin – BobWP

By / — Ever activate a plugin and only wonder where you can find the menu for it's settings? Well, this plugin will help you do just that. More →

10 Bestselling ThemeForest Themes in 2017

By / — Presently, WordPress is the most popular CMS worldwide. Being originally designed as a CMS for bloggers, it has quickly overgrown these limits. Due to the great demand, its functionality was enriched with lots of plugins and features, which made it… More →

WordCamp Europe 2017 Announces Speakers, Opens Registration for Contributor Day

By / — WordCamp Europe 2017 has been rolling out speaker announcements over the past week, slowly building what appears to be a strong lineup of both European and international WordPress experts. Speaker names are being released in thematic groups, the first dedicated… More →

WPblab EP71 – Community Connections – Building Them with WordCamp Marketing Hacks

By / — Bridget Willard and Jen Miller are joined by Justine Pretorious to discuss Marketing hacks to build community connections at a WordCamp. The post WPblab EP71 – Community Connections – Building Them with WordCamp Marketing Hacks appeared first on WPwatercooler. More →