WordPress News Digest for Thursday, February 25, 2016

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#AskWPblab – “New Post Notifications” #WordPress –

By / — Listen to Audio Version Follow me on Blab Recommended Plugins Recommended Themes Recommended Software Recommended Books Recommended Services Powered by the Simple Live Press This is a replay of the live broadcast with Jason Tucker, Jacob Arriola, Bridget Willard, and… More →

15 Elegant & Modern Fonts for Web Design

By / — Elegant and modern fonts are popular among web designers. They’re often used for logos, images, and headers. Many elegant fonts mimic letters drawn with other materials such as markers, pens, pencils, and brushes. They are, quite simply, artistic. They also mimic… More →

4 Good Examples of Pre-Built WP Portfolios

By / — Whether you own an online shop, a brick and mortar business, or an agency that advertises online, a portfolio can be a highly effective in attracting clients and customers. The portfolio is in fact, one of the most important advertising… More →

Accessibility Usertest Create and edit links inline

By / — In WordPress version 4.5 there will be a new way of adding links in the content: create and edit links inline. The URL input and the search field are now one and the same. This is similar to what Google… More →

Be a little selfish

By / — Every few months some thought strikes me and I cannot get it out of my head. Recently it was the importance of finding a balance between generosity and being selfish. More →

Building Quality into WordPress Projects: A Practical Example

By / — Building quality into WordPress projects is a topic that sounds a little subjective or maybe even a bit esoteric. To be honest, I think it certainly helps to have a level of experience in general software development as well as… More →

Do You Even Post Type Brah? (Kenny on Custom Post Types)

By / — When I first started working with WordPress I kept hearing people talk about custom post types and taxonomies. Since I was new to CMS and web development in general I wasn’t sure what everyone was talking about. I started digging… More →

Hi I’m the author of https wordpress org…

By / — Hi, I’m the author of https://wordpress.org/plugins/404page/. Please add me as translation editor for #de_DE. Thanks Peter More →

How to Create a Contact Form with Gravity Forms

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Make Your WordPress Site FLY with Hummingbird

By / — We’re excited to introduce you to Hummingbird, our brand new performance and optimization plugin… The hero you didn’t know your website needed. Lightweight and high-powered, Hummingbird caches, minifies, combines, defers script loading, compresses, and makes your site a lean, mean… More →

Pricing Table Design Inspiration: Best Designed Pricing Tables for 2016

By / — Your pricing table is the like the altar of your business. How the altar looks to inspire action, how well it serves its purpose, how effectively it caters to your customers’ needs – decides if visitors make an offering or… More →

Setting up WordPress for AMP: Accelerated Mobile Pages

By / — Google has been pushing a new concept called Accelerated Mobile Pages, in short AMP. This post explains what AMP is and aims to do, who should implement and why, how to get your WordPress site ready for AMP and how to… More →

Top 12 Free WordPress Themes They Don’t Want You to See

By / — WordPress is growing bigger by the day and with it the WordPress theme repository. Developers are hard at work churning out theme after theme like the world is ending tomorrow. For this very reason, the collection of free WordPress themes… More →

Transactional Email and Mandrill Alternatives

By / — Many of us woke up this morning to an email from Mandrill (and hopefully coffee). If you hadn’t caught wind of the changes via MailChimp’s blogpost yesterday, this email broke the news that Mandrill is soon to be transitioning from… More →

Transactional email alternatives (for Mandrill App)

By / — Like many of you, I’m sure, I found an email from Mandrill App in my inbox today that explains them merging their service with the parent company MailChimp. I’d be fine with the merge in itself, I love MailChimp, but… More →

WordPress 4.5 Beta 1

By / — WordPress 4.5 Beta 1 is now available! This software is still in development, so we don’t recommend you run it on a production site. Consider setting up a test site just to play with the new version. To test WordPress… More →

WordPress 4.5 to Introduce Native Support for a Theme Logo

By / — In October 2014, Jetpack 3.2 introduced a new site logo feature for theme developers. As Jetpack is widely used, it provided a way for theme developers to easily build in logo support, thereby increasing data portability across themes. After discussion… More →

WordPress vs Static HTML – What’s Best for Your Business Website?

By / — Do you want to launch a business website but not sure how to get started? Recently while attending an event, one of the users asked us what’s the advantage of using WordPress over a static HTML site. If you had… More →