WordPress News Digest for Monday, February 24, 2014

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@jcastaneda is asking for input over in make themes…

By / — @jcastaneda is asking for input over in make/themes about the current theme previews. Is there anything that would/could make the theme preview more useful from a support point of view? More →

Access Database Outside Of WordPress

By / — Sometimes I've needed to build a new page outside of WordPress but still have the ability to access the WordPress database from this new page. This would normally use custom tables you've created. To access the WordPress database normally you… More →

An introduction to transients in WordPress

By / — Transients are an excellent way to speed up complex queries in WordPress.  Dave Clements shows you in this post how you can use transients to avoid bringing a site to its knees like he did, by caching those queries instead… More →

Big Performance Improvements Coming in BuddyPress 2.0

By / — BuddyPress 2.0, due sometime in mid-April, officially kicked off development a couple weeks ago. This release will include some exciting, visible new features, including the ability to edit BuddyPress profiles in the WordPress admin. But there are also some major… More →

Envira Gallery – Can it Beat the Mighty NextGen Gallery?

By / — While NextGen Gallery currently rules as the most popular gallery plugin for WordPress, Envira Gallery takes it on by claiming to be fast, simple, and efficient. Does it live up to its promises? It sure looks like it…!Envira Gallery –… More →

Flipload JS Component

By / — Flipping HTML elements to show a loading indicator easily. Flipload JS ComponentOriginal Article: Flipload JS Component Dougal Campbell's geek ramblings – WordPress, web development, and world domination. More →


By / — Shit’s gettin’ real. More →

Give All Editors In WordPress A New Look With The WP Editor Plugin

By / — WP Editor is a free WordPress plugin developed by Benjamin Projas. It replaces the default plugin, theme, post, and page editors and is integrated with CodeMirror and Fancybox. By integrating these two technologies, the editor resembles an environment coders will… More →

Graph Paper Press Offers Customers WordPress Child Theme Generator

By / — A child theme is defined in the WordPress codex as a theme that inherits the functionality of another theme, called the parent theme. Child themes allow you to modify, or add to the functionality of that parent theme. A child… More →

Hexa: A Free Colorful WordPress Theme Highlighting Post Formats

By / — The latest trend in WordPress blogging themes is to put post formats on center stage with a colorful palette selected to highlight the variety of content. Hexa is a beautiful new example of this trend in action. The theme launched… More →

How to Add Pinterest Pin-it Button Over Your Images in WordPress

By / — Pinterest is a powerful social networking site that can drive a lot of traffic to your site. If you are running a lifestyle, photography, or portfolio site, then you definitely want to see your images pinned. Previously we showed you… More →

How to Host a Podcast With WordPress and the PowerPress plugin

By / — If you have started or are thinking of starting a podcast then there is a high probability that you intend…The post How to Host a Podcast With WordPress and the PowerPress plugin appeared first on Best Premium & Free WordPress… More →

How to Sell WordPress as a CMS Solution to a Reluctant Client

By / — We all know that WordPress is awesome, but those outside the world of web development may not be as enthusiastic. If you’re pitching to a corporate client, even mentioning WordPress could cause you to lose out to another provider offering… More →

IRC Meetup agenda for week #9

By / — Suggestions for items for consideration this week’s IRC agenda? Please reply in the comments for anything forum or IRC related. This can also include items of interest from the make/updates blog. More →

LastPass? LostPass!

By / — Not a great experience with LastPass. More →

Network Security

By / — Chompy the dinosaur guards our wifi.Original Article: Network Security Dougal Campbell's geek ramblings – WordPress, web development, and world domination. More →

Personalizing WordPress: Show Avatars, Profiles, or Facebook Info to Visitors

By / — Let your visitors know they’re welcome by making it personal. More →

The Benefits Of Attending WordPress Meetups And WordCamps

By / — In this article, we shall be discussing the importance and benefits of attending such events on a regular basis. More →

The Hate and Vitriol of WordPress

By / — For anyone who has worked with it or worked on it long enough, you are likely familiar with the criticism, the hate and vitriol of WordPress. Straight up, people despise WordPress, its codebase, the fact that people not only work… More →

The Ultimate WordPress Site Development Timeline

By / — So, you want to build a WordPress site? You’re in the right place! But it takes a little bit more than “want to” to build a site that’s functionally and aesthetically pleasing. To do that, you need to have a… More →

The hate and vitriol of WordPress

By / — Tom McFarlin posted a great article today on the “hate and vitriol of WordPress.” Straight up, people despise WordPress, its codebase, the fact that people not only work on it, but also write about it, build for it, and make any argument… More →

We’ve been accepted as a mentoring organization for…

By / — We’ve been accepted as a mentoring organization for GSoC! Now comes the work of interacting with potential students on wp-hackers (let’s try to be responsive, and nice) and in #wordpress-dev and #wordpress-gsoc (I’ll set up a few scheduled chats soon,… More →

What Does ‘Best WordPress Hosting Service’ Even Mean?

By / — It’s easy to toss around hyperbole online. Everything is ‘epic’, more than one service is ‘unique’ and there’s little qualifying what can be considered as ‘best’. Does it mean the best uptime? What about the best customer service?  How about… More →

WhatsApp Takeaway

By / — For better or worse, a great deal of investment in technology is driven by pattern matching. In that world any company (including Automattic) that generally eschews hype, is largely subscription driven, and has a small number of employees relative to… More →

Why WordPress is More Than Just a Community

By / — My co-founder Dan has been using WordPress since, well, before it was forked into WordPress. On the other hand, I’m non-technical and can’t code to save my life. Luckily, we’ve got a team of 4 […] More →

WordPress Hosting Review – Choose The Best Web Host For You

By / — When you’ve invested thousands into having a site made, it’s only fitting that you opt for great hosting to optimize site experience. Not doing so would be like parking your new Porsche under a tent, when it belongs in a… More →