WordPress News Digest for Thursday, July 23, 2015

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Agenda for July 23rd Support Meetup

By / — Items for discussion at tomorrow’s meetup: WordPress 4.3 beta 4 testing continues. Find the bugs, save the world. Draft OMGWTFBBQ post for 4.3. Anything new to add? For any other items please comment here or bring it up at tomorrow’s… More →

Changes to the Shortcode API

By / — Earlier today, we released WordPress 4.2.3, which includes a relatively large security fix that affects the Shortcode API. Due to the nature of the fix – as is often the case with security fixes – we were unable to alert plugin… More →

Confessions of a Social Networking Skeptic

By / — The terms to which you agree – whether you've read them or not – are subject to change at any time such that perhaps the rights you have today are not the rights you have tomorrow. Again, for what it's… More →

Create Your Own WordPress Theme With Themify Flow

By / — Ever wanted to create your own WordPress theme but always found it too complicated? You may have PHP and CSS skills but don't know much about the WordPress API, and theme system needed for you to create a feature-rich theme.… More →

First Look: Updated User Portal Design And New Install Navigation

By / — At WP Engine® we are constantly listening to our customers and using that feedback to make our service even better. Based on your input, we’ve been hard at work updating our user portal to make it easier to use, and… More →

How to Easily Create WordPress Child Themes with the One-Click Child Theme Plugin

By / — If you want to make any changes to the underlying code of your chosen WordPress theme, then it’s highly recommended that you first create a child theme to store those changes. If you do for example, change the CSS of… More →

How to Fix Category and Comment Count After WordPress Import

By / — Are you noticing an incorrect comment count after the WordPress import? Importing a WordPress site using the built-in importer can sometimes mess up your WordPress comments count. While all the comments are safely imported and visible in the admin area,… More →

Internal Search for webshops: An essential asset

By / — Internal search is a valuable asset for any informational website containing over 20 pages. That value is probably double or more for webshops. The easier a visitor gets to the desired product, the more likely he or she will buy… More →

Open Space Fence

By / — I liked the fence here – ended up being right next to where we parked by the side of the road. More →

Open Space and Foothills in Colorado

By / — I’ve been meaning to stop the car and take this photo for years; finally did it. I might try it again with more focus on the broken down stone structure on the left side. More →

Philadelphia, PA to Host WordCamp US December 4th–6th

By / — Matt Mullenweg announced that Philadelphia, PA, will host WordCamp US December 4th–6th at the Pennsylvania Convention center. Philadelphia will also host WordCamp US in 2016, although no dates have been chosen yet. According to Mullenweg, “Having it the same place… More →

REST API: Who’s Using This Thing?

By / — Hi everyone! This is a break from your regularly scheduled release posts. We’re looking to gather some feedback on the lead up to merging into core, to assess what your thoughts are on the API. Whether you’ve used the API… More →

Summer of WordPress 2015 Week 4: Win 1 of 2 One Year Membership to Enjoy All of Organized Themes Awesome WordPress Themes – Worth $129 Each

By / — Welcome to the fourth week in LatestWP’s “Summer of WordPress” Giveaway Festival. Today we’re delighted to introduce one of the best theme shops in the WordPress community as the sponsor of the fourth week, meet Organized Themes. Organized Themes Organized Themes… More →

Support Team Meetup Summary for July 23rd

By / — Items discussed at today’s Support Team meetup: WordPress 4.2.3 and Shortcodes WordPress 4.2.3’s security fixes had to make alterations to the Shortcode API, which broke some shortcode plugins. More details on that are available in this writeup. WordPress 4.3 Beta… More →

The Ultimate Mega Guide to Speeding Up WordPress

By / — Tired of the typical “X Tips for Speeding Up WordPress” posts? In this definitive guide, developer Daniel Pataki goes through the 22 general and development-related improvements he applied to a recent website rebuild that reduced load time from 26 seconds… More →

We’re Patching All WP Engine® Customer Sites To WordPress 4.2.3

By / — WordPress today released a critical security update to the current stable branch of WordPress to fix a cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in how shortcodes are used in HTML attributes. As a WP Engine customer, you’re covered. Our team is working… More →

Word/character count updates in 4.3

By / — Here are several adjustments we did: Instead of updating on enter/return, it will now refresh when you stop typing. For word count, it will exclude a lot more characters that shouldn’t be counted as words. For character count, we no longer… More →

WordCamp US to be in Philadelphia

By / — There were amazing applications for teams and cities to host the inaugural WordCamp US, a concept originally floated at the State of the Word last year. It was very hard to make a choice, but can now announce that the… More →

WordPress 4.2.3 Security and Maintenance Release

By / — WordPress 4.2.3 is now available. This is a security release for all previous versions and we strongly encourage you to update your sites immediately. WordPress versions 4.2.2 and earlier are affected by a cross-site scripting vulnerability, which could allow users with… More →

WordPress 4.2.3 has been released It is a…

By / — WordPress 4.2.3 has been released. It is a security and maintenance release. There are no string changes. In order to benefit from the automated release process it could be possible that you have to prepare your locale first. Translations must… More →

WordPress 4.2.3 is a Critical Security Release, Fixes an XSS Vulnerability

By / — WordPress users in the Americas woke this morning to find update notices in their inboxes due to a critical security vulnerability. WordPress 4.2.3 was released today and automatically pushed out to sites that have auto-updates enabled. Because this is a… More →

WordPress Custom Post Type UI Plugin Passes 1 Million Downloads

By / — In June of 2010, WordPress 3.0 Thelonious was released with the historic merge of WordPress MU into core and the debut of the brand new Twenty Ten default theme. This pivotal release also gave developers the ability to register their… More →

WordPress Plugin Development: The Basics Explored

By / — One cannot be praiseworthy enough of the way in which WordPress has been built to extend endlessly via its plugin ecosystem. Yet plugins sometimes get a bad rap. Anyone who’s been using WordPress for more than five minutes will have found themselves, at one… More →

WordPress Themes Giveaway: Get 120+ Steaming Hot WordPress Themes for Free!

By / — Have you ever compared website templates to cupcakes? You don’t bake 1 cupcake, so why have only 1 template? The more of them you have, the better it is for you :) More →

officehours.fm WordPress Podcast

By / — If you’re looking to improve the business side of your WordPress agency, enjoy this lively and accessible podcast by WordPress and Genesis expert Carrie Dils. More →