WordPress News Digest for Tuesday, May 23, 2017

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Agenda for May 25th Support Meeting

By / — General Announcements WordPress 4.7.5 WordPress 4.8 Beta 2 Checkin with International Support Liaisons For any other items to discuss please add them in the comments below, or bring them up in the meeting. The meeting will be in #forums on… More →

How To Achieve Delicious Website Results Through SEO And UX Integration

By / — How much does SEO matter to UX? And how much does UX matter to SEO? The two are more important to each other than you might realize. Just like peanut butter and jelly make a scrumptious combo, UX and SEO… More →

Cape Town to Host 4th Annual WordPress Charity Hackathon on July 15

By / — Cape Town will be hosting its fourth annual do_action WordPress Charity Hackathon on July 15 this year. The objective of the event is to build websites for 10 different non-profit organizations in one day, an ambitious endeavor that requires a… More →

New Directory Status

By / — As everyone knows, the first phase of opening up the directory to more reviewers was getting on the new system. We’re not quite there yet, however a great deal of progress has been made! So far, we’ve run into a… More →

Addition of TinyMCE to the Text Widget

By / — In its first couple years, WordPress lacked rich/visual text editing. Before TinyMCE was incorporated in WordPress 2.0, users had to edit post content as raw HTML with some support from the Quicktags buttons. When widgets were introduced in WordPress 2.2,… More →

The WordPress Template Hierarchy: What, Why, and How

By / — The WordPress template hierarchy is one of the most influential things in the life of theme developers. Users may need to understand it, plugins may need to interact with it, but generally it is theming that’s all about the template… More →

What’s in My Bag, 2017 edition

By / — I am a road warrior who has racked up several million miles over the past decade, and since I’m also working more-than-full-time running Automattic (a totally distributed company) and leading WordPress I need the ability to be productive wherever I… More →

20+ Essential Steps For Your WordPress Maintenance Checklist

By / — Whether you are beginner or a seasoned webmaster, WordPress maintenance is one area you must focus on for the betterment… The post 20+ Essential Steps For Your WordPress Maintenance Checklist appeared first on WPExplorer. More →

Next Divi Nation Meetup: June 9th @ Eureka! in Irvine, California

By / — Hey Divi Nation! It’s hard to believe that it’s been a year since last year’s awesome WordCamp Orange County experience but here we are and it’s time for us to head out there again. It seems like this particular WordCamp… More →

A Citizen’s Guide to Open Source Communities

By / — Contributing to open source communities can be a rewarding way to learn, teach, and gain experience in just about any […] The post A Citizen’s Guide to Open Source Communities appeared first on Pagely®. More →

WordCamp Europe to Halt Regular Ticket Sales May 31, Fewer than 400 Tickets Remain

By / — WordCamp Europe organizers will be ending regular ticket sales on May 31. The event has sold out well in advance in previous years, but the logistics of managing a budget for an estimated 3,000 attendees prompted organizers to opt for… More →

Sell Tickets to Your Events with the Tickera Plugin for WordPress

By / — Managing events online has quickly become the norm as more and more event organizers move away from sending paper invitations and handling RSVPs manually over email. Fortunately, online event management tools make it easy for small clubs and large organizations… More →

7 Web Design Myths You Need to Leave in the Past

By / — It’s easy to fall into the trap of always following the latest trends when it comes to web design. However, just as with any other art form, there are some myths that you should question before considering if they’re viable for… More →

12 Most Useful .htaccess Tricks for WordPress

By / — Are you looking for some useful .htaccess tricks for your WordPress site. The .htaccess file is a powerful configuration file which allows you to do a lot of neat things on your website. In this article, we will show you… More →

Yoast SEO 4.8: Cornerstone content analysis

By / — In this release, we’re fine tuning our algorithms to give cornerstone content articles the analysis they deserve. Articles you’ve marked as cornerstone content will now be judged on a different level, so we can make sure they have the quality… More →

5 Simple Steps to Profitable Projects – BobWP

By / — In this post, Troy Dean shares his process for onboarding new clients and managing projects so you can stay profitable and have fun. More →

How to Double Your WooCommerce Sales in 90 Days

By / — “Consistency thou art a jewel…” – William Shakespeare Did you know William Shakespeare was actually a middle aged woman named Helen? True story… If you ever get the chance to connect with the people who are the BEST in their… More →

The goal going forward

By / — The goals for the near future are: Comparing the theme and plugin review processes to see how we can work towards a goal of making both processes very similar so that any improvements made to one will also profit the… More →

WordPress 4.8 Increases Maximum Width of the Customizer Sidebar to 600 Pixels

By / — WordPress 3.4 introduced the WordPress Customizer API and over time it has evolved from being a theme customizer to a framework for live-previewing changes to WordPress. Since its inclusion, one of the most common complaints about the Customizer is its narrow sidebar. Even… More →

WordPress 4.8 Beta 2

By / — WordPress 4.8 Beta 2 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 →