WordPress News Digest for Tuesday, February 25, 2014

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10 Reasons Why You Should Use WordPress To Run Your Business Website

By / — If you’re like most business owners you fall into one of two groups: A) You know you need a website, but you just haven’t had the time or money to make it happen, or B) You have a website, but… More →

6 Lazy Load Plugins to Make Your WordPress Site Faster

By / — Sites with a ton of images can take forever to load. Lazy loading can significantly speed up your site. More →

8 WordPress Themes And Plugins For Creating A Review Site

By / — Building a review site with WordPress is within the reach of even the most novice of WordPress users with these 8 themes and plugins. But watch out for schema support. More →

A Step-by-Step Guide to Launching Your Redesign in WordPress

By / — As design trends come and go so fast, it’s easy for your website to start looking dated if you don’t update the design every couple of years or so. WordPress has made it easy to switch to a new theme… More →

AH-O₂ Update — 24 February, 2014

By / — Cross-posted from make/docs Help Overview refactoring @brainfork was going to work on this but didn’t have the time. He was able to review the code though, but no progress has been made. @trishasalas has stepped up to help out with… More →

Add Page Templates to WordPress with a Plugin

By / — Have you ever wanted to create your own page templates, but not had access to the theme itself? I, as…The post Add Page Templates to WordPress with a Plugin appeared first on Best Premium & Free WordPress Themes. More →

And now for a little housekeeping It’s time…

By / — And now for a little housekeeping: It’s time to choose a team rep. What is a team rep? The team rep has two major roles: Report what’s happening with polyglots to the make/updates P2 so other teams can keep up.… More →

Behind the Design of the Forefront theme

By / — If you’ve read my previous articles you’ll recognize the title of this post. For those of you who are new, … Continue reading → More →

Chase Paymentech meet WooCommerce

By / — Every day, thousands of online merchants are relying on Chase Paymentech to manage their payments. Chase Paymentech is the provider of choice to many of Internet Retailer’s top 500 online businesses. Today, we are incredibly excited to roll out an… More →

Classic Do-It-Yourself WordPress Mistakes To Avoid

By / — As a very powerful, well-documented, and relatively user-friendly CMS, WordPress attracts a lot of do-it-yourself energy. In general, this is great. It’s a testament to people’s high hopes for WordPress, and it’s a great way to learn the software. Unfortunately,… More →

Contributors Wanted for WP Contributor Day, Manchester, UK

By / — WP Contributor Day is a free, one day event focused on enabling and demystifying how everyone can contribute to core. The first event is this coming Saturday – 1st March. The organiser, Jenny Wong, is looking for existing contributors to… More →

Don’t use the Genesis Blog Page Template

By / — Genesis includes a "Blog" page template for creating the blog. But don't use this – do it the proper WordPress way.The post Don’t use the Genesis Blog Page Template appeared first on Bill Erickson. More →

Fast WordPress Hosting

By / — If you’re looking for fast WordPress hosting, then you’ve come to the right place. Here at Pagely®, our infrastructure is exclusively powered by 64-bit machines in Amazon data centers. Amazon powers major brands like GE, Expedia, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Dow Jones, Adobe,… More →

How to Add Subscript and Superscript Characters in WordPress

By / — Did you know that WordPress has built-in support for subscript and superscript characters? This information is not easy to find, as it’s tucked away under the Editing Help page in the codex. Although the WordPress editor doesn’t show subscript and… More →

How to Customize Reply Link in WordPress Comment

By / — In most WordPress sites, you may notice a Reply link under each comment. This allows you to reply other person’s comment easily. Here’s an example from Twenty Twelve theme: In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to easily customize the… More →

How to Quickly Activate / Deactivate WordPress Plugins from Admin Bar

By / — Sometimes when working on a staging site, you may want a quicker way to activate and deactivate plugins in WordPress. Each time you have to deactivate or activate a plugin, you have to go to the Plugins screen. In this… More →

How to tell an employee they’re doing a good job

By / — I got this in the mail today from my employer, Range. It’s Balvenie Portwood, aged 21 years. It tough to get better scotch than this, so I’ll savor it for those special launches and celebrations. And of course for this afternoon… More →

Last Week in WordPress Core

By / — Howdy! This is Last Week in WordPress Core for the week of February 17th-February 23rd. A few commits to highlight this week, but before we get to that, a quick update from the trac sprint last friday. Friday Trac Sprint… More →

Manchester to Host Its First WordPress Contributor Day March 1st

By / — WP Contributor Day is a new WordPress event that is coming up this weekend. It will be held Saturday, March 1st, 2014, in Manchester, England from 10:00 – 18:00. The goal is to have eight solid hours of contributors working… More →

Metadata project update

By / — Greetings all! I’m Scott, I’ve been involved as the secondary lead on the project, with primary co-lead Eric Andrew Lewis (@ericlewis). As of today, Eric and I have switched roles. Eric’s time has had a few schedule conflicts pop up,… More →

My First WordPress.org Plugin!

By / — Yesterday I decided it was about time that I tried getting one of my plugins on the WordPress.org plugin directory. Having wondered which the best plugin to submit would be, I made a decision and then submitted it. The good… More →

My Regression in Dynamically Typed Languages

By / — I remember when I first moved from writing code in statically typed languages such as (C, Java, C#, and so on) to more dynamically typed languages (such as JavaScript, Ruby, and PHP). At first, I loved it – I loved the… More →

PrettyPress: The Side by Side Editor with Live Preview

By / — One of the advantages of running a plugin review site is that I come across some really interesting and functional plugins that nevertheless remain a little too hidden from the community. Over the past couple […] More →

Quickly Navigate The WordPress Backend With WP Hotkeys

By / — WP Hotkeys is a plugin developed by McGuive7 and MIGHTYminnow that adds the ability to navigate the backend of WordPress with just a keyboard using shortcuts. The plugin works out of the box with a predefined set of hotkeys for… More →

Quickly Setup A WordPress Testing Environment With InstantWP

By / — InstantWP is a free tool used to quickly and easily create a WordPress testing environment. It ships with everything you need to get a local install of WordPress up and running. Apache, PHP, MySQL, and WordPress 3.6 are prepackaged. You… More →

The Importance Of Google Sitemaps And How To Make One In WordPress

By / — Sitemaps allow website owners to inform search engines what pages on their website are available for crawling. The protocol was set up to help search engines crawl your website more intelligently. It was first introduced by Google in 2005, with… More →

The Value of Background Fetch

By / — If I understand correctly, Marco is introducing a single point of failure to system previously had none and touting it as a future. Did we learn nothing from Google Reader?# More →

The WP Butler Did It An Interview With Dave Clements

By / — The WP Butler – An Interview With Dave Clements Well as some of you may or may not know Dave, he runs a rather awesome website called Do It With WordPress. Dave has set up his very own WordPress maintenance… More →

Use SCRIPT_DEBUG to enable non-minified asset files

By / — This is a little trick that took me several years to learn but is extremely useful. By default, WordPress loads minified versions of CSS and JS files in order to have a small impact on load times. This is excellent,… More →

User Profiles

By / — Over on the Community section they are looking for input and feedback on user profiles. How do you use them and what changes would you like to see? Go and chime in! More →

Weekly dev chat summary for Feb 24, 2014

By / — Agenda iOS Status Android Status BlackBerry and Windows Phone Repositories Other Platforms This Week iOS Status The team had a big push on issues in the 4.0 milestone this week with native stats being the tentpole feature. The code freeze… More →

Where to Find a Logo for your WordPress Site

By / — For any product or service a logo can be vitally important and websites and blogs are no exception. From instantly conveying to visitors what your site is about, as well as making a memorable first impression and building a brand,… More →

Who’s Watching WP Think Tank Today?

By / — Troy Dean, Torque Contributor and host of the WP Elevation Podcast, has put together a fascinating group of speakers for a live panel that will be talking, in-depth, about the future of WordPress. At 12 noon […] More →

WordPress.com adds partners to lower the barrier to eCommerce

By / — WordPress.com has new eCommerce options available to its users. Back in March of 2013, they partnered with ShopLocket for their Enterprise and VIP customers to be able to use the eCommerce tools on their WordPress websites. Now, they’ve added Ecwid… More →

WordPress.org profiles feedback

By / — If you could change the layout and/or information on your WordPress.org profile page at http://profiles.wordpress.org/membername what would you include? How would you change the layout? What features would you suggest? Don’t answer here, instead visit Jen Mylo’s post over at… More →

Yoast Research: get to know your audience!

By / — In our latest newsletter, we asked our readers to fill out a survey. We have never done such a thing at Yoast.com before. In this post, I will enlighten you with the purpose of our survey. Yoast Research Since the… More →

iPhone Cases

By / — I’ve never had a case or bumper on any of the 6 iPhones I’ve owned. About a month ago I dropped my iPhone while I was stupidly holding it to take a picture in the same hand that also held… More →