WordPress News Digest for Friday, November 21, 2014

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Cut Your Web Development Costs by Making Your Developer Happy

By / — If you’re a developer, you’ve worked on some projects you loved and some you didn’t. Written for site owners, this week’s post from our sister site WP Business Tips examines how—and why—to make web projects enjoyable for the developers who’ll work on… More →

CyberChimps is Looking For Investors

By / — CyberChimps, founded by Trent Lapinski, is seeking acquisition offers. Lapinski cites the reason as becoming too big too fast. CyberChimps owns and maintains Responsive, one of the most popular themes in the WordPress theme directory. CyberChimps also maintains iFeature, another… More →

DradCast Episode 066: One line is better than no lines

By / — Show notes: John Eckman has been working with Content Management Systems for 15 years. He is the CEO of  10up, a distributed digital agency that works with CMSs, primarily WordPress. John also started the first […] The post DradCast Episode… More →

English strings in 4.0.1 nl_NL (and possibly other languages too)

By / — In the nl_NL Support forum some users reported that there were some English strings in the nl_NL version. So I tested this and confirmed that the Add Media an Featured imange strings (and maybe others) were not translated. I discussed… More →

Google Analytics custom dimensions

By / — Recently we’ve released our Google Analytics by Yoast Premium plugin. As all our premium plugins, it gives you support and extra features. The first added feature of this premium plugin is the Custom Dimensions. This is a very powerful ‘tool’ within Google… More →

Hello everyone WordPress com is looking for volunteer…

By / — Hello everyone! WordPress.com is looking for volunteer reviewers for Arabic (ar), Chinese Simplified (zh-cn) and Chinese Traditional (zh-tw). Can anyone give me a few recommendations? Thank you! More →

Hierarchy Plugin Enhances WordPress as a CMS

By / — WordPress 3.0 introduced the ability for developers to register their own custom post types, enabling the software to be used more easily as a CMS. Custom post types ushered in a new era that allowed plugin developers to create and… More →

How To Embed YouTube Videos In WordPress

By / — YouTube is an incredibly powerful tool. It handles storing, encoding, compressing and playing videos so you don’t have to worry about compatibility across an ever-increasing number of browsers and devices. Adding YouTube videos to WordPress is fairly simple because of… More →

How to Add Interactive Travel Maps in WordPress

By / — Do you travel a lot? Often WordPress is used by travel bloggers to showcase their photos and share their journey with others. Now wouldn’t it be cool if you can add an interactive travel map that shows all the places… More →

How to Move or Backup Your Website with the WordPress Duplicator Plugin

By / — I’ve already mentioned how handy the Duplicator plugin is for backing up your WordPress sites, but where it really excels is when it comes to moving your sites to a new server. When I used to develop sites for clients,… More →

If your local build is missing strings for…

By / — If your local build is missing strings (for example the “Maintenance and Security Release” header on the About page), please re-build and re-release your local version, it should be all working now. More technical details: because of a temporary change… More →

Image Flow Update 21st November

By / — Thanks everyone who attended the image flow meeting! First of all, we’ve moved the meeting to Thursdays 09:30 PST/ 17:30 UTC. We’re sticking with the Google Hangouts for now. When we get on to development we’ll start using Slack for… More →

Including Assets

By / — Be mindful in your use of add-on packages to your code. Only use what you need, and leave the rest out. More →

Kiko Doran: The Jimmy Kimmel of WordPress

By / — Kiko Doran is not a late-night talk show host, but like Jimmy Kimmel is one of those people that knows everyone, and everyone knows him. I recently met Kiko at WordCamp San Francisco and he got me connected to a… More →

Make Your WordPress Site BuddyPress-Ready

By / — BuddyPress is a great tool for adding social networking to your WordPress site, but what if your site's theme wasn't built with BuddyPress in mind? Even worse, what if you have a regular WordPress theme that doesn't play well with… More →

Making The Switch To Postmatic

By / — Earlier this week, I decided to install the latest Postmatic beta on this site in order to give it a try. For those who aren’t familiar, Post Status has a great write up about it and you can watch the… More →

Multisite Office Hours (Redux)

By / — Several months ago, @wonderboymusic proposed office hours for Multisite. The response was great, but we kind of laxed on making it happen after the first one or two. After talking with a few people at WCSF last month, I’d like… More →

Redirection on Github

By / — Redirection is now being developed on Github. I’ve been running it there for a few months now and have already received several pull requests and fixes. It’s a good place for other people to contribute. It’s also the best place… More →

Reminder – You Can Request an Upgrade to PHP 5.5 With WP Engine

By / — Yesterday, the WP Engine Labs team announced WP Engine Mercury. As Tomás Puig (head of Labs for WP Engine) explains, “It’s a completely new platform from WP Engine built for unparalleled performance and reliability.” It was a proud day for everyone here at WP… More →

Science of Hits

By / — “Because the most-popular songs now stay on the charts for months, the relative value of a hit has exploded. The top 1 percent of bands and solo artists now earn 77 percent of all revenue from recorded music, media researchers… More →

The Weekly WordPress News: Security Update, Why I use WooCommerce, The Freemium Model

By / — The news is back after a short hiatus, extremely busy time for me at the moment so apologies for that! What’s been happening this week ? WordPress 4.0.1 released last night so make sure you update to the new version,… More →

The ethics of food blogging: What does nutrition really mean?

By / — Food is one of the key requirements for our healthy existence, and ideally we just eat things that taste good and are good for us. We all have a different relationship with food owing to […] The post The ethics… More →

This Week in WordPress: WP Drama, WP 4.1 Beta and Mercury Rising

By / — This week’s round-up of WordPress news, views and reviews summarized in our daily email newsletter, The WhiP. Subscribe to The Whip daily for lashings of WordPress goodness. More →

WPWeekly Episode 171 – Interview With WP101 Founder, Shawn Hesketh

By / — In this episode, Marcus Couch and I discuss WordPress 4.1 beta 1, the delay of Composer by SIDEKICK, and a revamped WP eCommerce plugin. Later in the show, we’re joined by the founder of WP101, Shawn Hesketh. Hesketh shares his… More →

WooTrip 2014 Roundup

By / — Remember, remember the month of November 2014? We sure will! It’ll be known for all time as when we hosted our first conference and gathered as a team to hang out and explore San Francisco. A couple of us called it San Fran, but SF forgave… More →

WordPress 4.0.1 Exposes Bad Development Practices Used in Some Plugins

By / — With the release of WordPress 4.0.1 less than 24 hours old, we’ve received reports of plugins breaking due to the update. For example, Cool Video Gallery is broken because of the way it handles custom shortcode attribute parsing instead of… More →

WordPress Made Easy with These Free Resources

By / — Coffee beans for your creativity! We've brought together some of the best high quality freebies including templates, icons, vector badges, themes, patterns and so many more. Download them and spice up your next web project. More →

WordPress Plugins to Increase Audience Interaction and Engagement

By / — Most bloggers obsess about growing their audience, when they should be focusing on improving engagement levels. Remember, an engaged audience… The post WordPress Plugins to Increase Audience Interaction and Engagement appeared first on Best Premium & Free WordPress Themes. More →