WordPress News Digest for Wednesday, November 25, 2015

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6 Powerful Plugins to Help You Monitor Your Website’s Uptime

By / — The other day Jenni McKinnon's server, along with all her hosted websites and email, went down. Panic ensued… and then she wrote this post. Here, she retraces her steps and writes about the one thing she wishes she had in… More →

Agenda for the polyglots chat on November 25th

By / — Hi Polyglots! Here’s a short agenda for today’s chat at 11:00 UTC: Locale stats WordPress 4.4 Technical discussion Open discussion If you have suggestions for the agenda, please comment below. See you all on Slack! More →

Arbitrary Component Upgrades Are Not Helpful

By / — Is Bootstrap making the biggest mistake by upgrading a component when they don't need the benefits? More →

Automattic Unveils Open Source WordPress.com Desktop Application for the Mac

By / — You might have noticed Automattic has made some notable improvements to WordPress.com and Jetpack in the last two years. This week, we found out that these changes were a part of a larger internal project, when they announced the release… More →

Dublin Globe Q&A With WP Engine CEO Heather Brunner

By / — WP Engine had a large presence at Web Summit 2015 in Dublin. During the event, the Dublin Globe interviewed WP Engine CEO Heather Brunner about the Austin tech scene and WP Engine’s strong connections with Ireland. In this interview Heather… More →

GoDaddy: Still an Enemy of WordPress or a Hosting Service Reborn?

By / — Painfully slow load times, poor customer service, ferocious upsells and plugin incompatibilities once plagued GoDaddy’s reputation as a WordPress host. Long… The post GoDaddy: Still an Enemy of WordPress or a Hosting Service Reborn? appeared first on Best Premium & Free… More →

Hi I’m the author of the plugin https…

By / — Hi, I’m the author of the plugin https://wordpress.org/plugins/google-analytics-counter-widget/ and I would ask if anybody is interested in translating it in the following locales: German French Greek Spanish Japanese Russian and any other you want. Thank you! More →

Hi all I would like to be able…

By / — Hi all, I would like to be able to approve nl_NL (Dutch) translation for my own themes and plugins: Themes: https://wordpress.org/themes/darkelements (@ChantalC) https://wordpress.org/themes/myknowledgebase (@ChantalC) https://wordpress.org/themes/multicolors (@ChantalC) https://wordpress.org/themes/leftside (@ChantalC) https://wordpress.org/themes/medical (@ChantalC) https://wordpress.org/themes/bluegray (@ChantalC) https://wordpress.org/themes/gridbulletin (@ChantalC) https://wordpress.org/themes/privatebusiness (@ChantalC) https://wordpress.org/themes/simplyblack (@ChantalC) https://wordpress.org/themes/darkorange (@ChantalC)… More →

Hi arnaudbroes has completed the translation to Dutch…

By / — Hi, arnaudbroes has completed the translation to Dutch for translate.wordpress.org/projects/wp-plugins/all-in-one-seo-pack He has asked that he be made a validator in order to correct mistakes that other translators have made. Thank you, Michael More →

How to Create WordPress Sites Quickly with Themecloud

By / — Getting your site online nowadays has become quite the easy affair. Unlike in the past, you don’t have to part with a fortune to get your own little space on the web. Neither do you need the web development chops… More →

How to Restore a WordPress Site with Just a Database Backup

By / — We always recommend our users to make complete WordPress backups on a regular basis. But what if you unknowingly used one of the free plugins that only make database backups? In this article, we will show you how to restore… More →

Interview with Automattic CEO, Matt Mullenweg, on Calypso and more

By / — Matt Mullenweg is the co-founder of WordPress, and founder and CEO of Automattic. In this interview, we talk about their new WordPress.com editor, and more. More →

Introducing REST APIs

By / — Welcome back to our tutorial on building themes with JavaScript. In part one, we considered the JavaScript web landscape and looked … Continue reading → More →

Keyword density in a post-Panda world

By / — The Yoast SEO plugin helps you to optimize your text for the keyword you want to be found for. In Yoast SEO 3.0 we made some big changes in our content analysis. In this post we’ll discuss the adaption of… More →

Last-minute holiday sale ideas

By / — The holidays are almost upon us. In the US, a great many sales have already launched, and this Black Friday and Cyber Monday are expected to boast the highest spends in history. That’s all well and good, but if you’ve just… More →

Moonshots In Hindsight

By / — A year ago, I thought we were taking a moonshot with Receiptful.<…> Today – with the benefit of hindsight – I can tell you that I'm not that convinced that moonshot was / is the most apt term to describe… More →

Post Excerpt vs. Read More Tag! Upsides, Downsides, and How To’s

By / — WordPress gives you a couple different options if you want to display a shortened version of a post on your website. The Read More Tag and Post Excerpt both look really similar, and both serve essentially the same purpose. So… More →

The Divi Nation Podcast, Episode 14 – Playing the Long Game with Tammy Grant

By / — In this episode of Divi Nation we sit down with Tammy Grant of Sunflower Blog Designs to hear her story and talk about what it means to “play the long game”; to build a business for yourself (and possibly your… More →

The Responsibility of Understanding Your IDE

By / — Everyone has their favorite IDE, right? Sometimes it comes from trying out the available options. Other times it comes from the advice of others. Regardless, you've stumbled across your favorite utility for writing code. To that, I think one thing… More →

The WordPress Theme Directory Replaces Download Counts With the Number of Active Installs

By / — Earlier this year, the WordPress plugin directory was redesigned. As part of the redesign, download counts were replaced with the number of Active Installs to reflect more accurate data. The WordPress theme directory has finally followed suit by replacing download… More →

Top 15 of 2015: This Year’s Best Social Media Plugins for WordPress

By / — It’s the end of another awesome year for us WordPress users. We were introduced to two major versions (Have you said hi to Billie yet?). And our beloved platform continues to grow and evolve, taking us along for the ride.… More →

Top Free Lightbox Plugins To Use In Your Themes

By / — As theme authors we always want to use the best plugins in combination with our themes so that our clients can have the best experience with their new site. At our company we build themes that are packed with key… More →

Why WP Engine? Q&A With WordPress Expert Mark Cuda

By / — Mark Cuda has been involved in WordPress since 2007. A frequent WordCamp attendee, a design and marketing consultant, a developer, an SEO specialist with Thrive Internet Marketing, and now a Content Marketer for Flow XO, Cuda recommends WP Engine to… More →

WordCamp US | Philadelphia, PA | Dec. 4th-6th, 2015

By / — WordCamp US, the national conference for WordPress, takes place December 4-6, 2015, in Philadelphia, PA. The full schedule of speakers and sessions has been published! Check out the sessions and be sure to get your tickets. More →

WordPress 4.4 Release Candidate

By / — The release candidate for WordPress 4.4 is now available. RC means we think we’re done, but with millions of users and thousands of plugins and themes, it’s possible we’ve missed something. We hope to ship WordPress 4.4 on Tuesday, December… More →