WordPress News Digest for Monday, July 21, 2014

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14 Tips for Mastering the WordPress Visual Editor

By / — Most WordPress users spend more time with WordPress visual editor writing posts than any other part of the admin area. WordPress visual editor allows you to create content in a WYSIWYG (What you see is what you get) environment. It… More →

6 Helpful Ways to Grow your Twitter Following

By / — Unless you’re a major celebrity or an icon in your industry, you know how it feels to open up Twitter and outwardly sigh at your follower count. Building your brand up to have thousands of […] The post 6 Helpful… More →

Adaption, Bosco & Isola – Three New Free Themes

By / — A trio of themes from Automattic designers has launched in the WordPress.org Theme Directory. Designed by Tammie Lister, Adaption has … Continue reading → More →

Beginner’s Guide To WordPress SEO: Intro, Preparation And Jargon

By / — In this concise guide, you will learn how to optimize your WordPress site, and cash in on the visitors you’ve… The post Beginner’s Guide To WordPress SEO: Intro, Preparation And Jargon appeared first on Best Premium & Free WordPress Themes. More →

Cool Giveaway from WP Experiments

By / — Today I would like to announce another giveaway on WP Mayor. We partnered up with WP Experiments to give you an opportunity to win one copy of the WP Experiments plugin worth $119. More →

EP96 – What are the best free WordPress plugins?

By / — On this episode of WPwatercooler we will be sharing with you the best free WordPress plugins for your website. Show airs July 21 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 7PM UTC The post EP96 – What are the best… More →

Easily Moderate Comments in WordPress with Moderator Role

By / — Moderating comments in large WordPress site takes a lot of time. There’s no surprise that large site like Copyblogger decided to remove their comments section since most of the comments leave by the users are simply useless and add no… More →

HTML Imports: #include for the web – HTML5 Rocks

By / — A resource import model with dependency management and de-duping for HTML5. Once browser support is widespread enough, this will move even more of web application development from the server to the browser. HTML Imports: #include for the web – HTML5… More →

Heavy Analytics for WordPress Now Open Source and Available on GitHub

By / — In January 2011, an alpha version of the Heavy Analytics plugin was released, offering WordPress administrators the ability to track and measure interaction on their sites. The project, created by Toby Cryns and Eric Johnson, aimed to make Heavy Analytics… More →

How Much Do WordPress Developers Make?

By / — It’s sort of a taboo topic. Asking someone how much money they make could be considered rude. I suppose it depends on how you ask but for our purposes, I thought digging a bit to find out how much WordPress… More →

How Much Should a Custom WordPress Website Cost?

By / — If you didn’t catch this post from Brian Krogsgard over at Post Status on how much should a custom WordPress website cost then you should take a look now. Since being published the post has received a lot of comments,… More →

How To Use WordPress Thickbox To Create A Gallery

By / — WordPress comes with an inbuilt Javascript library which allows you to easily show pop-up dialog boxes on your WordPress site. This Javascript library is called Thickbox, which is a lightweight library used to create dialog widgets built on top of… More →

How To: Increase Your WordPress Blog Traffic Without Irritating Your Readers

By / — Let’s face it. Traffic usually gets a bad rap. Bumper to bumper, slower than a slug, traffic. Yuck! But put the word ‘Traffic’ in the context of your blog or website and the ears of every blog crazed internet marketer… More →

La Vitesse

By / — The art of caching and catching content. Understanding what makes up static content is the first step to speed. More →

Lift has acquired ChurchThemes and intend to enter the hosted church website market

By / — ChurchThemes was started by Frankie Jarrett in 2011. Frankie is now the Head of WordPress Product at X-Team, makers of Stream — a product I reviewed a few months ago. Frankie also talked about Stream and ChurchThemes on the Matt Report recently.… More →

Many Eyes : Browsing visualizations

By / — Pointers to many data visualization resources. Many Eyes : Browsing visualizations Original Article: Many Eyes : Browsing visualizations Dougal Campbell's geek ramblings – WordPress, web development, and world domination. More →

PHP Array for Font Awesome 4.1.0

By / — I needed to list all of the available icons from Font Awesome 4.1.0 in order to allow users to select one. The code for the selector was easy enough but… More →

Prioritization: Accessibility Tickets for WP 4.0

By / — This is a list of current tickets with the accessibility focus in WordPress 4.0. So that we can get the most important issues done earlier, allowing for better iteration and testing, I’m prioritizing the tickets according to severity. Please don’t… More →

Simplify Your WordPress Theming With Twig And Timber

By / — What is a templating language, how does it work in a WordPress environment and is it worth the effort? More →

State of the Industry: 5 Big Players in the Premium Themes Niche

By / — WordPress is continually evolving. As the Content Management System changes, so do all the businesses built around it—premium theme developers, paid plugin coders, and everyone else who has centered their business around WordPress. Particularly in […] The post State of… More →

The Psychology of Color in E-Commerce

By / — Color plays a major role in our lives. Don’t believe me? Think about the last time you were in a physical store that you frequent. It likely had good aesthetics and a large part of that has to do with… More →

The WhiP Newsletter #46

By / — WordPress 4.0 Beta 2 out, Church Themes sold and hacking for charity. Check out The Whip for more daily lashings of WordPress goodness. More →

The new New Yorker is live and on WordPress

By / — The New Yorker is an iconic magazine that’s been in print since 1925, and its online web presence is now on WordPress. Reported in the New York Times originally, the New Yorker is altering its online strategy, broadening the number of magazine articles… More →

Tom McFarlin On The Differences Between A WordPress Developer and Implementor

By / — In a post recently published by Tom McFarlin, I learned about a new segment of WordPress developers called implementors. Implementors are generally described as those who look for and use existing solutions to solve problems. Developers on the other hand,… More →

WP Engine Gives Back

By / — Oftentimes, volunteering is assumed to be just a pastime of good people, but in reality it is so much more. It is a chance for you to slow down, give back to your community, and reflect on things for which… More →

Week in review: Beta 2, refinement, transparency, Do Action, apps, and more

By / — Welcome to the fourth “Week in Review” on Post Status, where I hope to offer up some of the things you may have missed in the last week or so. There are a lot of great reads to catch up on… More →

WordPress 4.0 Is Just Around The Corner, And Here’s What It Has In Store

By / — The second major release of WordPress is due within the next few weeks. Two beta releases have been released thus far, which have allowed me to get a preview of what we can expect when the stable version of released.… More →

WordPress Developers: The Programmer and the Implementer

By / — Throughout the last few posts, I’ve been talking a little bit about WordPress Developer Salaries, but have also done so by taking a look at exactly what it means to be a WordPress developer. If you’re just catching up, the… More →

WordPress.tv Seeks Bilingual Moderators to Help Expand International Coverage

By / — The WordPress.tv Moderator Squad has been busy updating the site and setting new goals for improving international coverage. In the past 30 days, the team published 89 new videos in eight languages, representing 14 WordCamps from around the globe. Jerry… More →