WordPress News Digest for Tuesday, April 21, 2015

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4.2 Scrub

By / — We’ll be scrubbing report 6 in the #core channel on Slack in about 20 minutes at . Join us! @azaozz @dd32 @nacin @helen @sergeybiryukov @ocean90 @wonderboymusic @mark @johnbillion @jorbin @boone @jeremyfelt @pento More →

All WP Engine Sites Being Upgraded To WordPress 4.1.2

By / — WordPress has just released a security update for the current stable branch of WordPress. This security update fixes a number of vulnerabilities including a critical cross-site scripting (XSS) issue, an upload restriction bypass, a SQL sanitization bypass, and a Same… More →

An Interface For The WordPress Settings API

By / — This is the first post in a series on An Object-Oriented Approach To The WordPress Settings API.One of the things that the WordPress Settings API has going for it is that it makes it possible to introduce menus, pages, input… More →

Apple Loyalty Program

By / — So I finally got my hands on a the new Macbook, finally resorting to Craigslist to find someone who had pre-ordered and pay them a small premium. I was going to write a review, and still will, but ended up… More →

Change Photo View in Events Calendar Pro to Equal-Height Grid with Venue & Location

By / — Personally, I like the masonry layout in the Photo view in Events Calendar Pro, but my client wanted a grid with rows of equal height. Here's what I did to achieve that. Continue Reading Change Photo View in Events Calendar… More →

Creating a Horizontal List Widget with Featured Images in Events Calendar Pro

By / — Events Calendar Pro provides an enhanced Event List widget that lets you choose whether to display Venue, Organizer, Address, City, State or Province, Postal Code, Country, Phone, and Price. It allows you to filter events by Event Category and/or Event… More →

Facebook Has Abandoned Its Official WordPress Plugin

By / — The official Facebook plugin for WordPress launched in 2012 with the help of engineers from Automattic and currently lists 14 contributing authors. The plugin is active on more than 200,000 websites, but Facebook has not updated the plugin description page… More →

Gateway: A Free WordPress Theme Built on the Foundation Framework

By / — Gateway is an elegant and eye-catching new theme that recently landed on WordPress.org. Since its release less than a week ago, the theme has already been downloaded more than 1400 times. It’s easy to see why it’s an instant hit… More →

How Great Product Photos Boost Your Conversion Rate

By / — Although we often hear that eCommerce stores are putting brick-and-mortar shops out of business, the main reason that many people still go to physical stores is that they have a chance to touch the products and see what everything looks… More →

How to Add Character Limit to Post Titles in WordPress

By / — Did you know that the optimal title length is between 55 and 60 characters? It becomes hard to manage the title length when running a multi-author blog. In this article, we will show you how to add character limit to… More →

I just happily paid for another 2 years of FastMai…

By / — I just happily paid for another 2 years of FastMail1 service for my personal email. I’ve been using them since 2004 and can’t recommend them highly enough. This is a referral link. ↩ More →

Intermittent Fasting

By / — I’m going to try out intermittent fasting for a few weeks, after hearing about it for several years from fit-minded friends. It’s tough to find a link on it that doesn’t have some sort of newsletter popup or sell an ebook, but… More →

Making Themes More WYSIWYG with the WordPress Customizer

By / — The WordPress customizer makes tweaking visual settings and customizing the look of your site much more intuitive. More →

Qards: How to Create a Post Story Like Mashable Does

By / — Mashable. Techcrunch. Wired. New York Times. All of these publishers have something in common: valuable content. They deliver and craft not only news and articles, but also visual stories that grab our attention. If your dream is to create post stories… More →

Reminder: Please Test Your Plugins With 4.2

By / — WordPress 4.2 is being released this week. Are your plugins ready? After testing your plugins and ensuring compatibility, it only takes a few moments to change the readme “Tested up to:” value to 4.2. This information provides peace of mind… More →

Search Faster, Search Accurately With WP Engine Search

By / — You want your WordPress site to offer the fastest, most accurate search experience. Swift search results keep your visitors happy and on your site longer. To help you improve search capabilities on your site, we’re launching WP Engine Search which… More →

The Best Web Development Tools You Probably Aren’t Using

By / — As a web developer, you’ll always come across bugs in your code and new development techniques that you think could apply to existing websites. Mirroring the digital world in general, websites need to be at the forefront so that they’re… More →

This week’s meeting Important information regarding theme options…

By / — This week’s meeting: Important information regarding theme options and the customizer We had a meeting today. You can find the archive here. https://wordpress.slack.com/archives/themereview/p1429639190005379 A few things were decided: @melchoyce and @jami0821 are going to spearhead getting the design section of… More →

Tweet Wheel Plugin: Automatically Promote Your WordPress Blog Posts on Twitter

By / — Tweet Wheel is a new free plugin for WordPress users who want to automate the promotion of their website content on Twitter. After installing the plugin, each new post you publish will be added to the Twitter Wheel queue. Then… More →

Updating WordPress on the Fly with Dynamic Local Area Information

By / — Keeping content fresh is essential for running a website. These tips will help you add relevant local information to your site without having to make manual updates – a real time saver. More →

Using Creative Commons Images on Your Site with Confidence – BobWP

By / — As many readers know, when sourcing images for your blog or website, you can’t just do a Google images search, find an image you like, copy it and insert it in your post editor. Well, you can, physically, but legally… More →

WordPress 4.1.2 Security Release

By / — WordPress 4.1.2 is now available. This is a critical security release for all previous versions and we strongly encourage you to update your sites immediately. WordPress versions 4.1.1 and earlier are affected by a critical cross-site scripting vulnerability, which could… More →

WordPress 4.1.2 has been released

By / — WordPress 4.1.2 has been released. It is a security release. There are no string changes. In order to benefit from the automated release process it could be possible that you have to prepare your locale first. Translations must be at… More →

WordPress 4.1.2 is a Critical Security Release, Immediate Update Recommended

By / — WordPress 4.1.2 is available and is a critical security update for all previous versions of WordPress. The release has eight security fixes, one of which is high risk, three are medium-low risk, and the last four added to harden WordPress.… More →

WordPress Admin Themes: Rebrand and Customize the WordPress Admin

By / — How do you like the default WordPress admin ? Some people express distaste for it saying it’s stuck in the past design-wise and can be hard to learn for beginners. Personally I have never had a problem with it –… More →

XSS Vulnerability: What to do if You Buy or Sell Items on Themeforest and CodeCanyon

By / — Earlier this week, one of the largest coordinated efforts between WordPress plugin authors, Sucuri, and the WordPress security team resulted in a number of popular plugins receiving security updates. Due to inaccurate information within the WordPress codex, a number of… More →

‘Mobilegeddon’ unleashed: Google’s new mobile-friendly algorithm

By / — Mobilegeddon is finally here. That’s right; today, April 21, Google unleashed the biggest algorithm shake-up in several years. The algorithm change specifically targets mobile searches. With an ever-growing number of mobile users, Google has been trying to enhance […] The post ‘Mobilegeddon’ unleashed:… More →