WordPress News Digest for Monday, August 24, 2015

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10 Actionable Ways to Reduce SaaS Churn Rate

By / — As a SaaS company aiming for growth, you are probably focused on getting more customers, but are you aware that if you can’t keep your current customers getting new ones is a Sisyphean endeavor? SaaS churn rate is one of… More →

30+ Best WordPress Themes for Writers in 2015

By / — There is an incredible amount of themes out there, and the majority of them look good enough, honestly. But what… The post 30+ Best WordPress Themes for Writers in 2015 appeared first on Best Premium & Free WordPress Themes. More →

7 Ways You Can Make Your WordPress Sidebar Work Harder

By / — The sidebar is an important part of a typical WordPress blog, but many people just follow the crowd and use it for ads, social media widgets, links to recent posts and perhaps a monthly archive. And while this is perfectly acceptable,… More →

Booking Add-on for Easy Digital Downloads Coming Soon

By / — During the past few months we've been hard at work on developing an extension for Easy Digital Downloads that will allow you to create bookable products and services. We're finally in the very final stages of beta testing and the… More →

CoSchedule for WordPress. WOW, It’s Cool! – BobWP

By / — It took me awhile, but after using CoSchedule for about a month, I can vouch that it is one of the best tools out their for WordPress when it comes to content organization and social shares. The post CoSchedule for… More →

Cycle 1 of New Trial

By / — Hi Everyone, I’m nearly through my first cycle of the new clinical trial and overall I think it’s gone pretty well. I was able to get the 6 pills/day (3 in the morning, 3 in the evening) without too much… More →

Display menu items with equal widths

By / — Normally if you use percentage-based widths and add new menu items, you need to go edit CSS. This approach automatically updates the CSS based on the number of menu items present. The post Display menu items with equal widths appeared… More →

EP150 – Stretching Content Past WordPress – Aug 24 2015 – WPwatercooler

By / — Show aired August 24 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 7PM UTC The post EP150 – Stretching Content Past WordPress – Aug 24 2015 appeared first on WPwatercooler. More →

EventAppi Giveaway – 2 Cool Prizes for 2 Winners

By / — Today we partnered up with EventAppi to give you a chance to participate in this great giveaway. EventAppi is the latest event plugin that rocks everybody’s world. We’ll get you singing with incomparable pricing and absurd features including ticketing/registration, custom event… More →

How I Eliminated Spam on WPLift Using CleanTalk, a Cloud-Based Anti-Spam WordPress Plugin

By / — Spam used to be a real problem here on WPLift, Akismet is a good service but I found that it just wasn’t doing it’s job 100% so I went looking for a better solution which lead me to use CleanTalk… More →

I have been translating for tamil ta IN…

By / — I have been translating for tamil ta_IN. Can I be made validator for the language? More →

Knowing what you like

By / — Many folks, when asked what they like, proclaim to know. Using movies as an example, many would say “I like action movies” or “I like a good comedy”. I don’t believe this is the most accurate response. Today, I’d like… More →

Live Google Hangout: Finely Tuned Consultant With John Gamboa

By / — At WP Engine, we’re passionate about helping our customers learn and grow. In keeping with that ethos, we proudly present “Finely Tuned Consultant,” a series of interviews with some of the brightest talents in tech, marketing, and (naturally) WordPress. In… More →

OSTraining Makes Pods Framework Video Training Series Available for Free

By / — OSTraining, a site that offers video training for WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, and other technologies announced their Pods Framework video training series is now available for free. Steve Burge, founder of OSTraining.com, says offering the video series for free is the… More →

On Site Advertising

By / — It's about taste in advertising. More →

Quick Tip: A Way to Work Well With Designers

By / — If you're a developer working in WordPress, then odds are you've spent time working with designers. Assuming you're working with a good designer, it can be a lot of fun. I think we've all had our share of experiences both… More →

Request: Alex King Rememberances

By / — Dear WordPress community, My apologies for the selfish and personal nature of this post. I hope you will forgive me given the circumstances. As most of you know, I was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer in 2013. One of… More →

Shortcake (Shortcode UI) chat summary – August 24th, 2015

By / — Present: @danielbachhuber, @goldenapples, @miqrogroove, @azaozz Logs: https://wordpress.slack.com/archives/feature-shortcode/p1440442841000013 We triaged the remaining issues for v0.5.0. Daniel will be picking them up over the next day. A big project for v0.6.0 will be to go through core’s feature plugin guidelines and identify… More →

Step Up Your Game: How to Work With Successful WordPress Clients

By / — This post was contributed by Mario Peshev. Mario is the founder and WordPress Architect at DevriX building and maintaining large WordPress-driven platforms. With over 10,000 hours of consulting and training, Mario’s Yin and Yang is his Open Source advocacy and… More →

The Evaporative Cooling Effect

By / — Before you shoot off, this isn’t an article about either physics or how to keep your home cool in the summer. Rather, it’s about a problematic dynamic that can and does happen in (software development) communities: the best people leave… More →

Using Heat Maps to See Exactly Where Visitors Are Clicking On Your WordPress Site

By / — Heat maps: the closest thing to peeking over your visitor's shoulder while they browse your site, and the only way to see precisely where users are clicking, without actually standing over their shoulder, of course. We've got the best tools… More →

We benchmarked Amazon’s new Aurora database for use with WordPress. Results within.

By / — As an Amazon advanced technology partner we get a first look at Amazon’s new products and tools. At last year’s RE:Invent Amazon announced a new database product called Aurora, which promised up to 5x performance gains on the same hardware… More →

Weekly meeting agenda Our weekly meeting is on…

By / — Weekly meeting agenda Our weekly meeting is on Tuesday at 18:00 UTC in #themereview. What shall we talk about? It’s good to every now and then have an open meeting so we can talk about anything that people want to.… More →