WordPress News Digest for Friday, February 21, 2014

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Adaptive Backgrounds jQuery Plugin

By / — I recently found a good resource for changing the background colour of a containing div. This is a jQuery plugin that will search for the most dominating colour in an image and will change it's containing element background to this… More →

Aesop Story Engine: The Next Big Thing For WordPress?

By / — The Aesop Story Engine plugin puts high-production long-form storytelling in the hands of every WordPress owner. And that could be enough to make it the Next Big Thing in WordPress. More →

Brian Williams Raps “Rapper’s Delight”

By / — Happy Friday! More →

Converting thumbnails

By / — There are two excellent plugins for handling multiple post thumbnails within WordPress. They are unfortunately not compatible with one another. More →

Cubee – Clone Trooper by CyberDrone on deviantART

By / — Templates for papercraft “cubeecraft” Star Wars characters. Cubee – Clone Trooper by CyberDrone on deviantARTOriginal Article: Cubee – Clone Trooper by CyberDrone on deviantART Dougal Campbell's geek ramblings – WordPress, web development, and world domination. More →

Divi Undergoes Intensive Security Audit By Sucuri and Passes With Flying Colors

By / — When developing our themes, we take Security very seriously. Even though we have complete confidence in our team to produce rock-solid themes, we often have our products audited by third party security professional to ensure that nothing slips through the… More →

Enable Custom Page Template for Static Front Page in WordPress

By / — WordPress will ignore your page template settings for the static front page with themes that include their own front-page.php. Here is a quick filter that checks for a page template setting and loads that one instead: add_filter( 'frontpage_template', 'enable_custom_template_front_page' ); function… More →

Free WordPress Landing Page Plugins Reviewed

By / — Laser focus you visitors on your landing page with one of these free plugins. More →

HTML & CSS: How to Create a Fluid Width Stack of Paper With a Single Element

By / — Last year WebDesign.Tutsplus published a short tutorial showing how to create a stack of paper using a single html element and some css. It was nice little tutorial but the end effect wasn’t fluid. It relied on hard coded widths and… More →

Hey guys We need to update https wordpress…

By / — Hey guys. We need to update https://wordpress.org/mobile/ now that the nokia, webOS, and winphone blogs are hidden and the apps unlisted More →

How to Create Staging Environment for a WordPress Site

By / — As WordPress beginners progress in their career, their site grows as well. When running stable and professional websites, editing everything live is not the best option. Several of our users asked us for a tutorial that explains the process of… More →

How to Stop WordPress From Sending Emails

By / — WordPress doesn’t send out too many emails. They’re usually only generated for an important notice, or when an action is required on your part. However, there are a few different circumstances under which you may not want WordPress to send… More →

Idea: Static Templates for WordPress

By / — I was helping out a friend a few days with their fairly complicated WordPress website. Complicated because it had over 40 different page templates, rendered exclusively by PHP. Each page template had something special about it, like a form and… More →

InBox Insanity

By / — I just don't like that unread message count, hanging over me, staring at me, looking at me… demanding my attention. More →

Join Us as an Awesome WordPress Plugin Developer

By / — Fancy working on the leading edge of WordPress plugin development in a full-time and ongoing capacity? Doing what you love, with people who you’ll love to work with? With ‘no more clients’™, working from wherever you want, and good compensation too… More →

Making Things Better

By / — Possible blog tagline? I like building stuff, testing stuff, and suggesting ways to improve things (mainly software)…The post Making Things Better appeared first on Ben Barden. More →

Managing a Distributed Team: Is It for You?

By / — It’s certainly not uncommon in the WordPress ecosystem for team members to work remotely, but is it right for you? And, if so, which rookie mistakes should you try to avoid? In this post I’ll […] More →

Retiring Tipsy Social Icons For WordPress

By / — Back in 2011, I released the first version of Tipsy Social Icons – a WordPress plugin designed to make it easy to add all of your social networking icons to your WordPress-based blog. As of last month, Tipsy Social Icons… More →

The Best Real Estate WordPress Themes for Realtors & Agencies

By / — WordPress is a powerful platform that works really well for building real estate and property rental websites. The Real Estate WordPress themes listed below will help you create a powerful, highly functional, and very attractive website without spending money on… More →

The Upsides of WordPress Maintenance Services

By / — Spike Lee made a movie in 1989 called Do the Right Thing. In the film Spike himself plays Mookie, a black teen living in Brooklyn who works at a pizzeria owned by the Italian Frangione family. The elders in the… More →

Top 5 Ways to Increase Your Visitor’s On-Site Time

By / — You make an assumption when building a WordPress site. That assumption is that people will look at everything you want them to look at, just because it’s there. In an ideal world, yes, the quote from Field of Dreams would… More →

We need also Greek language for bbPress please…

By / — We need also Greek language for bbPress, please add thanks More →

Why Every Blog Should Have an Archives Page (And What Should Go On It)

By / — As bloggers we focus a lot on the here and now – we want to keep our readers up to date on the latest developments in our niche and stay ahead of the curve. But some of the best blog… More →

WordPress Password protected posts – feature or security leak?

By / — Password protected pages aren't really "protected" and not uniquely protected. Using this features needs some consideration. A short explanation and a list of things to keep an eye on. More →

WordPress Tutorial: How To Create A WordPress Theme From HTML (Part 2)

By / — In part one of this tutorial, we covered the basics of converting an HTML template into a WordPress theme. If…The post WordPress Tutorial: How To Create A WordPress Theme From HTML (Part 2) appeared first on Best Premium & Free… More →

javascript – window.resize event firing in Internet Explorer – Stack Overflow

By / — There’s your problem. javascript – window.resize event firing in Internet Explorer – Stack OverflowOriginal Article: javascript – window.resize event firing in Internet Explorer – Stack Overflow Dougal Campbell's geek ramblings – WordPress, web development, and world domination. More →

“Adopt-Me” Plugin Tag Is Now in Use in the WordPress Plugin Directory

By / — Recently we explored the question of whether or not a clear path for WordPress.org plugin adoption could help to lower the rate of abandonment. Some have suggested that having a standard (unofficial) adoption tag might help to bring more exposure… More →