WordPress News Digest for Wednesday, July 22, 2015

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80 Free WooCommerce Plugins in 2015

By / — If you’ve ever setup a WooCommerce store, you’ll know that, despite what it says on the box, it’s far from being a “free” e-commerce solution. There’s almost always a number of core extensions you need to purchase to get the… More →

Adding a TinyMCE Button to WordPress: The Button

By / — Throughout this series, I've been talking through the process of how go about adding a TinyMCE button to WordPress – specifically, adding a custom button to the post editor. Up to this point, I've covered a number of different things.… More →

Agenda for the Polyglots chat on July 22

By / — Dear polyglots, Here’s a quick agenda for today’s chat: Locale stats & welcome to all the new translation editors Weekly #meta-i18n meeting recap for Polyglots Discussion: Translation Project Sorting Ideas – @samuelsidler posted some ideas about sorting projects once themes… More →

Create and Manage BuddyPress Member Types with the BP Member Type Generator Plugin

By / — BuddyPress 2.2 introduced a Member Type API, which allows developers to register their own unique member types, i.e. teacher, student, coach, etc. This was an exciting addition to BuddyPress but not very accessible to non-technical community managers, since it requires… More →

Distributing Your Code on WordPress.org

By / — On Tuesday evening (21st July 2015) I delivered a talk on distributing your code through the WordPress.org plugin repository. My slides are below: Photo credit: Jack Lenox More →

Easily Add Food and Drink Menu to WordPress

By / — Nowadays, having an online presence is very important for your business. If you own a restaurant or a cafe, having a website gives potential customers an overview what type of foods and drink they can order from your restaurant. In… More →

How To Create A WordPress Blog Post, From Idea To Publish

By / — So you want to be a blogger. That’s awesome! But what if you’re new to this whole blogging business, and… The post How To Create A WordPress Blog Post, From Idea To Publish appeared first on Best Premium & Free… More →

How and When Mullenweg Learned Thesis Changed Back to a Proprietary License

By / — We now know when Matt Mullenweg discovered Chris Pearson changed Thesis’ license from split GPL to a proprietary one. On April 1st 2014, Siobhan McKeown interviewed Matt Mullenweg for the WordPress history book. In the interview, we learn about the… More →

How to Allow Authors to Chat in WordPress

By / — When you run a multi-author blog, communication among team members become very important. There are several WordPress plugins that allow site-admins and authors to exchange notes and feedback within the WordPress admin area. However these notes and feedback may go… More →

How to Choose Names for Your Products

By / — You’ve finally done it: you’ve created a product. It’s perfect. It’ll change lives. It’ll sell like hotcakes and make you millions. And you’ve got absolutely no idea what to call it. Whether you’ve invented life-changing technology or are just planning to… More →

How to Stop Spam Registration & Comments Easily with GoodBye Captcha

By / — WordPress spam. Comment spam. Registration spam. The thorn in the flesh of most WordPress users. The bane of WordPress entrepreneurs across the board. I mean, every aspect of running a WordPress website can be fun, but taking care of spam,… More →

I Love/Hate Font Icons

By / — Too bad they don't love me as much as I want them to. More →

Interpreting your A/B test results

By / — We’ve written a few posts on how to set up your A/B tests. However, the setup of your A/B tests is only the first step, obviously. Once you’ve set up a test and you’re getting some results, what should you… More →

Nick Haskins Receives Cease and Desist Letter for Violating LassoSoft Trademarks

By / — Nick Haskins, the founder and lead developer of Lasso, is rebranding the product after being served a cease and desist letter. A few days ago, Haskins was served a cease and desist letter from LassoSoft. According to LassoSoft, “Lasso is… More →

Notes from the Polyglots chat on July 22

By / — Locale stats Releases: 151 locales. 55 locales up to date. 3 locales behind by minor versions. 7 locales behind by one major version. 15locales behind more than one major version. 56 locales have a site but never released. 15 locales… More →

Pencils, Pens and Writing from the Heart: The Beauty of Low-tech Blogging – BobWP

By / — The research shows, and I have discovered it myself, that writing by hand engages the brain. The post Pencils, Pens and Writing from the Heart: The Beauty of Low-tech Blogging appeared first on BobWP. WordPress All The Time!             More →

Persona Non Grata – 10 Years as a WordPress Entrepreneur

By / — This week marks 10 years since I started Edublogs and became one of the earliest WordPress entrepreneurs. Ten years, five offices, six products and about a bazillion WP dramas later… This is my story. More →


By / — WordPress search by default is not great. In particular, it may or may not show results in custom post types, and it doesn’t show results in custom fields. The free version of this plugin fixed both problems for a recent… More →

Transparency in WordPress: Public Income Reports Roundup July 2015

By / — This is our regular look at the WordPress related companies and bloggers who publicly share their income reports each month. I have found that summer is usually a slower period for online businesses with people going on holidays and generally… More →

WordPress 4.3 Beta 4

By / — WordPress 4.3 Beta 4 is now available! This software is still in development, so we don’t recommend you run it on a production site. Consider setting up a test site just to play with the new version. To test WordPress… More →

WordPress 4.3 Moves Customize to Its Own Top-level Menu in the Admin Bar

By / — When menu management was proposed to be merged into WordPress 4.3, a common complaint expressed by readers was that clicking the Widgets menu item in the admin bar loads the customizer instead of the Widgets admin screen. WordPress 4.3 separates… More →

WordPress Developers: What to Do When You’re Having Trouble Landing New Clients

By / — Managing the natural ebb and flow of work as a freelance WordPress developer takes some getting used to. Actually, all freelancers are faced with the same challenge; it’s just part of doing business. Eventually you become more comfortable with the… More →