WordPress News Digest for Monday, March 23, 2015

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25+ Resources for Building Any Niche Business Website with WordPress

By / — Building a WordPress site for a niche business is a great way to hit the ground running, boosting sales and your online reputation. More →

5 Easy and Effective Techniques to Boost Your Email Sign-ups

By / — Building your email list too slowly could be losing you money. Your email list represents the most effective way to reach out to people who have already shown you a degree of trust. If you are a blogger, these are your… More →

5 Ways To Get More Clients With Facebook Ads

By / — Facebook ads. They’re considered one of the darlings of social media advertisements. Marketers love to rave about their Facebook marketing budgets, droning endlessly on about fan likes, comment numbers, and greater engagement. Though you can gain a lot of engagement… More →

Add Interactive Maps to WordPress with WP Google Map Plugin

By / — If you want to make it easy for your visitors to find the location of your store, or other places of business, or you’d like to highlight places your visitors might find interesting, then embedding Google Maps into your WordPress… More →

Are you a WordPress developer? You may be bringing service rates down

By / — There’s an interesting debate developing in the WordPress community surrounding what a WordPress developer actually is and the dropping rates developers can charge. If you are a WordPress service provider, you’ve probably seen first hand […] The post Are you… More →

Bluehost WordPress Hosting Review, How-To Guide, and Giveaway

By / — It’s not always easy finding the right hosting package for a new website. If you’re unfamiliar with how web hosting works, it can seem like a different language. Even if you’ve been self-hosting your websites for a while, there are… More →

EP128 – Teaching WordPress – Mar 23 2015

By / — This week on WPwatercooler we'll be discussing teaching WordPress. From in person and online education to WordPress meetups we'll be talking about all things WordPress education. Show airs March 32 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 7PM UTC The… More →

Forked: A Tale of WordPress Products which Grew from Others

By / — One of the great things about the GPL is the freedom that it grants to build upon other people’s work, you are free to take any GPL licensed theme, plugin or piece of software and fork it to extend it,… More →

Free Genesis Child Theme Tutorials – BobWP

By / — On my blog you will find a few tutorials on some specific Genesis child themes. Even though you will find other tutorials around on the web, including on StudioPress, I wanted to do my own for two important reasons. 1. First I… More →

Giving back for the future of open source

By / — Getting out of our ocean to explore the islands of open source is one of the best ways that we can expand our horizons, strengthen our skill sets, and build better relationships. More →

Nearly a trillion dollars of student debt, and almost no data

By / — The frightening reality, however, is that we are remarkably ignorant about student debt. How many borrowers are delinquent on their federal loans? How does delinquency differ by amount of debt, income and education? Which colleges leave students underwater, with low… More →

On lazy engineers and automating business

By / — Tips and tricks for automating common business tasks and fostering a "lazy engineer" mindset. The post On lazy engineers and automating business appeared first on Matty Cohen. Follow Matty on Twitter. More →

Show Current Template

By / — One of my least favorite things in WordPress development is figuring out which template file a given page is using. Show Current Template is the best plugin I’ve found yet that simplifies that process. Since I discovered it a couple… More →

Slow Site Troubleshooting: Database Edition

By / — So your WordPress is slow and you’ve already done the needful. You’ve checked your plugins and themes, you’ve put caching in place, you’ve checked for hacks, but it’s still slow, especially on the back end of WordPress? It may be… More →

So This Climate Walks Into a Bar

By / — Great talk introducing Grist.org and the state of the environment, including a number of things to be excited about. More →

The Basics of How WordPress Works

By / — If you’re getting started in WordPress development, odds are it won’t be long until you bump up against the concept of hooks. That is, points during the WordPress life cycle that allow us to add our own functionality to customize how… More →

The Excerpt episode 1 — WordPress news with Brian Richards

By / — Brian Richards and I cover the week in WordPress news with a new short format (15 minute) podcast. The Excerpt is part of the Draft podcast, and will be balanced by long form interviews. More →

This Week In WordPress: 03/23/2015

By / — Just in case you missed it, here’s a roundup of the latest happenings from this past week. If you have a news tip you’d like to share, write us at editor@torquemag.io. News Highlights: Jetpack 3.4 update: […] The post This Week… More →

This Week in 4.2: March 23 – 29

By / — This is the jump-start post for the tenth week of the WordPress 4.2 release cycle. We entered the Beta 2 stage of development last week. We should transition to Beta 3 and try to wrap up enhancements/tasks this week. Thrice-weekly… More →

What’s Coming in WordPress 4.2 (Features and Screenshots)

By / — After the release of WordPress 4.1, the development of the next major release started in full swing. WordPress 4.2 will be the first major release of 2015, and it is planned to be released by end of April. There are… More →

WordCamp London 2015 Highlights the Energy in the UK WordPress Scene with Punk Wapuu and a Focus on Non-Profits

By / — WordCamp London 2015 was held at the London Metropolitan University this weekend. The sold-out event attracted 600 attendees from the local UK WordPress communities and beyond. In selecting a theme for the event, organizers drew inspiration from London’s punk subculture,… More →

WordCamp London 2015 Lightning Talk

By / — Right now I am recovering from WordCamp London. I say recovering in a positive way as the event was outstanding. On the Sunday I was privileged to be able to give a lightning talk in the developer track in front… More →

WordCamp London: That’s A Wrap!

By / — WP Engine’s EMEA team spent the last couple of days at WordCamp London, listening to various tracks, and speaking with the WordPress community. It’s great to be around so many people who are as passionate about WordPress as we are;… More →