WordPress News Digest for Friday, April 24, 2015

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10 Beautiful WordPress Landing Pages (And the Plugins They Were Built With)

By / — Using landing pages can be an effective way to grow your audience. WordPress makes this easy with a slew of landing page plugins. In this post we highlight the best of them and the landing pages they produce. More →

28 Apple Watch tips and tricks you should know

By / — These are very useful/practical (for those of you who have actually received the watch you ordered).# More →

Automattic’s Dave Martin Publishes His 5 Step Remote Hiring Process

By / — If you’re thinking about applying to work for Automattic, you might want to read this article first. Dave Martin, Creative Director at Automattic, published an in-depth look behind the scenes of the remote hiring process for the design and growth… More →

Build Awesome Online Communities With Ultimate Member For WordPress

By / — If you’re wanting to create a website where people can sign-up and become members then there is a new plugin available… The post Build Awesome Online Communities With Ultimate Member For WordPress appeared first on Best Premium & Free WordPress Themes. More →

Collection of 20+ Alternatives for Your Site’s Fresh Look

By / — How's it going, people? We are back once more to bring you some of the freshest resources we could find to satisfy your ever-growing needs for design and development elements. Have a look at this bundle and discover the hottest… More →

Customer Story: Pro4mance

By / — Pro4mance is an Australian sports nutrition company that specializes in manufacturing products specifically for athletic endurance. The company was founded to bring athletes research-backed, Australian-made products at the highest quality, and at competitive prices that could not be found in… More →

DradCast Episode 078: Lifestyle Business

By / — Shownotes Host Ryan Sullivan is a WordPress enthusiast, the founder of WP Site Care. When he’s not behind a computer, you can find him playing superheroes with his three boys, or trying to spend quality time the his better […] The post DradCast Episode… More →

First impressions of WordPress 4.2

By / — Yesterday WordPress version 4.2 launched. Named “Powell,” paying homage to jazz pianist, Bud Powell, version 4.2 focuses on communication, sharing, and simplicity. Although WordPress 4.2 didn’t introduce anything ground-breaking, it was another solid update from the team […] The post First impressions… More →

Google’s “Mobilegeddon” is on its way

By / — This was the week of the announced Google mobile update. The update has been dubbed “Mobilegeddon” in the SEO industry, but up until today, it wasn’t exactly living up to expectations. The idea though, is very simple: if your website isn’t… More →

How to Improve WordPress Comments with De:comments

By / — Have you seen websites that offer voting, badges, social sharing, social logins along with other cool features in their comments area? Want to revamp your WordPress comments to do the same? In this article, we will show you how to… More →

Inheritance With The WordPress Settings API

By / — After you've begun to implement interfaces for your work with the WordPress Settings API, you can begin to take advantage of inheritance. In this post, we'll take a look at what inheritance is, how it helps us in our object-oriented… More →

Insight into the Jamaican WordPress Community with Bianca Welds

By / — Last week, I met Bianca Welds who lives in Jamaica. She’s used WordPress for more than 10 years and has knowledge of the developing tech scene in Jamaica. In this interview, we learn how she discovered WordPress, the Jamaican WordPress… More →

Mailbag: Homogenous websites?

By / — All of these things are quite like the other. All of these things are quite the same. More →

New Plugin Adds Quick Access to the “Press This” Posting Form

By / — One of the highlights of the recent WordPress 4.2 release is the completely revamped Press This interface. The feature’s intended purpose is to make it easy to share text, images, and videos from around the web in a quick post,… More →

Setting the wp_remote_get() User Agent

By / — I was recently trying to make some API requests from within WordPress using `wp_remote_get()`, but the site I was asking for data from was rejecting requests from the default WordPress User Agent. I tried to set the user agent to… More →

Story.am Relaunches, Now 100% Free

By / — Nick Haskins launched Story.am earlier this year as a hosted storytelling platform that offers all the features of Aesop Story Engine. Initially, the platform was only available to paying customers, but this week Haskins announced that Story.am is now available… More →

The Importance And Benefit of Double Opt-in Email Marketing

By / — Ah, yes, email marketing. Much like online marketing, being able to build an email list is one of those things that we all want to master. There are various methods to go about this: Provide epic content that people crave… More →

WPWeekly Episode 189 – Drew Jaynes on What it’s Like to Lead a WordPress Development Cycle

By / — On this episode of WordPress Weekly, Marcus Couch and I were joined by Drew Jaynes, web engineer for 10up, and release lead for WordPress 4.2. Jaynes explains how a release lead is chosen, their responsibilities, and what their role is.… More →

Waiting for Apple Watch

By / — I know it only seems like everyone I know got an Apple Watch today, but my Twitter feed is full of photos of white boxes. My watch order confirmation shows a 12:06am US/Pacific timestamp, but my order hasn’t even moved… More →

Weekly WordPress News: WordPress 4.2 Released, Tips for Plugin Devs, Web Security & More

By / — WordPress 4.2 was just released, named “Powell” it has some new features such as an improved “Press This” browser button improved, extended character support including native Chinese, Japanese, and Korean characters, musical and mathematical symbols, and hieroglyphs. You can now… More →

Why Some Sites Automatically Updated to WordPress 4.1.3

By / — Since WordPress 4.2 was released, some users are questioning why their sites have automatically updated to WordPress 4.1.3. There’s no information about the release on the Make WordPress Core site or the official WordPress news blog. However, this Codex article… More →

WordPress 4.2 Rollout

By / — WordPress 4.2 “Powell” has shipped! We will be rolling this out to customers starting Monday 4/27. All customers can expect to be updated by Wednesday 4/29. The new features of 4.2 include Press this – Improved content sharing from your… More →

WordPress 4.2, “Powell”, released

By / — WordPress 4.2, “Powell”, has been released. The release was lead by Drew Jaynes and includes contributions from 283 community members. More →

WordPress Version Numbers and Updates Explained

By / — This has been a confusing week for casual WordPress users everywhere. For those of you keeping score, three WordPress updates were released between Tuesday and Thursday. The messy details: On Tuesday version 4.1.2 was released, two days later version 4.2… More →

Yes. WordPress 4.2 “Powell” Was Released – BobWP

By / — Well, you may have seen that good old “Update WordPress” notice. And yes, 4.2 has been released, named “Powell” in honor of jazz pianist Bud Powell. Normally I do my own review, but thought this time around I’ll just share… More →

You’re in over your head in WordPress- Here’s what not to do

By / — If you’re still a little new to the technical side of WordPress, check out Fred’s post this week over at the Layout (Flywheel Hosting’s blog for designers). It’s easy to panic or resort to sloppy hacks when you’re in over… More →