WordPress News Digest for Saturday, August 23, 2014

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BuddyPress 2.1 Beta 1 Now Available for Testing

By / — BuddyPress 2.1 is right around the corner with Beta 1 landing in the hands of eager testers today. The upcoming release includes several improvements that make BuddyPress easier to use, more secure, and faster than ever. BP 2.1 is set… More →

Helen Hou-Sandí Previews WordPress 4.0 at NYC Meetup

By / — WordPress 4.0 release lead Helen Hou-Sandí recently gave an in-depth preview of the upcoming release at the WordPress NYC Meetup. Her presentation gives a complete overview of the new features that you will see in the official release next week.… More →

How Do You Blog? (Wanna Have an Event?)

By / — For those of you who blog regularly, you likely get a fair share of feedback and it probably comes in many forms. Praises Critique Donations Profanity Love Hate …and anything and everything in between You name, it’s been said either in… More →

How To Easily Set Up Monitoring For Your WordPress Site And Minimize Downtime

By / — Services that monitor your site's uptime are fairly common and setting them up is quick and easy. In this Weekend WordPress Project we'll step through how to add the Monitor service from Automattic's Jetpack suite of plugins. More →

Simplenote for Linux

By / — We have a great Simplenote for Mac client, and a super clean web version, but nothing first-party for Linux. If anyone is experienced with Linux desktop development and would be interested in creating something extremely minimalist like our Mac app… More →

The Best WordPress Chat Plugins And Why You Should Use One

By / — WordPress comes equipped with several features built into Core. For instance, you have the option of enabling or disabling comments. You can configure profiles for all users on the site. What makes WordPress so attractive to developers, however, is its… More →