WordPress News Digest for Wednesday, June 21, 2017

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With Great Risk Comes Great Reward: Key Takeaways From The Lovie Awards Talk

By / — Last week, as part of London Tech Week, WP Engine sponsored Risk & Reward, a talk by The Lovie Awards, delivered by European Marketing Director Gianfranco Chicco, who examined how creativity can turn risk into digital success. The Lovie Awards,… More →

The Biggest Opportunity in WordPress History

By / — At WordCamp Europe in Paris last weekend, there were many inspiring people who have built a thriving business upon WordPress. For each success story, however, there were dozens more attendees scrambling to find their own way, chasing the dream of… More →

4 Project Management Plugins To Achieve Ultimate Organization

By / — Welcome to “Plugged In,” where we take a look at some of the most popular WordPress plugins in various categories. This week, we look into the best WordPress plugins that can assist with project management.  A key aspect of any… More →

Restaurant vs. meal kit vs. grocery shopping (or, WordPress.com vs. Jetpack vs. WordPress.org)

By / — Explain to me in two paragraphs or less the delineation between https://t.co/shm7MBBfUi, Jetpack, and https://t.co/w3VOMjx5s9. — Ryan D. Sullivan (@ryandonsullivan) June 21, 2017 Ryan Sullivan posed a challenge/trick question that got me interested because I like trying to come up… More →

A Brief History of the WordPress Product Business

By / — In January of 1848, James W. Marshall discovered a shiny piece of metal in his Sacramento lumber mill. He showed the metal to his boss John Sutter, and the two discovered that it was gold. Sutter tried to keep the… More →

Design contributor story and tasks

By / — At the Community Summit, we took a bit of time to chart the story of a contributor. We did this to find our problem areas, where in the contribution cycle we lose contributors, and how we could improve. Our focus… More →

Making More Extensible Code with add_theme_support

By / — This is a cool article from Igor Benic about making your code more extensible. For one-off work, extensibility doesn’t really matter. But if you have a commercial plugin, it’s really nearly required in the WordPress ecosystem. The idea that really… More →

GeneratePress Review: A Starter Theme for Your Next WordPress Project

By / — GeneratePress is a modular WordPress theme designed for developers. It was developed by Tom Usborne, a developer with 15+ years of experience developing websites and 8+ years of experience with WordPress. Tom developed WordPress sites from scratch and grew tired… More →

Digging Into WordPress 4.8: New Features and the Road to Gutenberg

By / — On June 8th, WordPress 4.8 shipped to a resounding chorus of “Oh, that’s kind of cool.” But while that tongue-in-cheek […] The post Digging Into WordPress 4.8: New Features and the Road to Gutenberg appeared first on Pagely®. More →

Why there’s only one model: the open source model

By / — WordPress was built by the community. In just a few incredibly productive years, it grew to become the most popular CMS in the world, and all of us in the WordPress Community played a role in the evolution and development… More →

Working With Clients Who Want a Redesign: A Rebranding Checklist

By / — So, you’ve been approached by a client to help with rebranding their WordPress site. That can be a tricky request. When you’re the one initiating a redesign, you’re prepared for the conversation. You’ve assessed the “suckage” of their website and… More →

Secure Mindsets in Plugins

By / — Keeping the mindset of security and what it means to you yesterday, today, and tomorrow. The post Secure Mindsets in Plugins appeared first on Half-Elf on Tech. More →

How to Add Two-Factor Authentication in WordPress for Free

By / — Have you noticed how popular sites like Facebook and Google are now giving you the ability to add two-factor authentication to improve security? Well now you can add two-factor authentication to your WordPress site. This ensures maximum security for your… More →

10 Tools and Plugins to Create Better 10X Content with WordPress

By / — WordPress certainly makes it easy to share your content with the world. Whether your blogging goal is to generate more leads for your business, sell more products, or simply grow your audience, WordPress is the right platform. Out of the… More →

Notes from community summit design session

By / — Props to @empireoflight for notes. This post is just the notes, in the second post later today we will include the actual tasks broken down. Props to @folletto for the sketch during our discussions and @saracannon for the photograph. We did… More →

Send eCommerce Products to Amazon, Google, Ebay and 40+ Merchants Easily to Increase Sales

By / — Your eCommerce site can only generate the sales as to how well promoted your products are. And the promotions of your products done are better when you set-up a multi-channel sales/marketing funnel. Listing your products on the popular comparison shopping… More →

Why We Cut Our Email List by 60% – BobWP

By / — We focus on growing our email lists. But do we ever think about cleaning them up. Is that number of subscribers nothing more than a vanity number? Listen to what we did. More →

Agenda for June 22nd Support Meeting

By / — General Announcements WordPress 4.8 – Any recurring issues? Gutenberg – The new editor experience coming to WordPress Community Summit Summary Checking in with International Support Liaisons For any other items to discuss please add them in the comments below, or… More →

WordCamp Europe 2018 to be Held in Belgrade, Serbia, June 14-16

By / — Belgrade, Serbia will host the sixth edition of WordCamp Europe, June 14-16, 2018. Prior host cities include Leiden, Sofia, Seville, Vienna, and Paris. Attendees and the massive 221-person volunteer crew gave their enthusiastic approval when organizers announced the event would… More →

2017 Community Summit Support Team Brief Summary

By / — There will be a more detailed and official roundup of the 2017 Community Summit topics posted in the not too distant future, but with our meeting coming up shortly, I figured it would be good to briefly summarize items that… More →

WooCommerce Drops 50% Renewal Discount on Subscriptions

By / — Customers who purchased extensions from WooCommerce.com are discovering that the renewal discount of 50% has been removed. Instead, they are now paying full-price. The WooCommerce blog and the official Twitter account do not mention anything about the price increase. We contacted Automattic… More →

JavaScript Chat Summary for June 20th

By / — Below is a summary of the discussion from today’s JavaScript chat (agenda, Slack transcript): WordCamp Europe Summary Contributor day drew 500 attendees and included two JavaScript-focused sessions Sessions overflowing-packed, indicating huge and growing interest in using JavaScript in WordPress Anyone… More →