WordPress News Digest for Monday, January 26, 2015

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6 Tips for eCommerce Websites to Increase Sales & Improve Customer Retention

By / — The golden rule of online transactions seems to be that it is cheaper and more efficient to work on your current customer base rather than working harder and investing more in getting new customers. In today’s online eCommerce environment particularly,… More →

A reminder for those who haven’t seen it…

By / — A reminder for those who haven’t seen it. Please take a few minutes to fill in the Community Hub Poll as the poll closes Thursday at 00:00UTC. For more information on the Community Hub, please check out this post. More →

AdBlock for Chrome

By / — Just posting this for anyone who’s unaware: This Chrome extension prevents about 99% of ads from showing up in your browser. That means no YouTube ads, no Facebook ads, no AdWords ads—nothing. Very disruptive to the ways that large companies… More →

Build a CMS?

By / — Austin Smith at Mediashift talks about Why It’s Risky Business for Publishers to Build Their Own CMS. More →

Community Hub Poll

By / — Here’s a reminder for those who haven’t seen it. Please take a few minutes to fill in the Community Hub Poll as the poll closes in the next few days. Get at it! More →

Community Hub Poll

By / — If you haven’t seen it yet, please take a quick break to fill out the Community Hub poll. The poll closes at midnight on January 29th, so act quickly! More →

Community Hub Poll a reminder for those who…

By / — Community Hub Poll, a reminder for those who haven’t seen it. Please take a few minutes to fill in the Community Hub Poll as the poll closes Thursday at 00:00UTC. For more information on the Community Hub, please check out… More →

Create Custom Page Layouts for Free with Beaver Builder for WordPress

By / — If you’ve had your eye on the growing number of premium page builder plugins for WordPress, but don’t have any spare cash in your budget to justify the investment just yet, then the free option we are going to look… More →

Customizer Theme Switcher Update

By / — The Customizer Theme Switcher feature-plugin brings theme switching into the Customizer. This project aims to clarify the relationship between themes and theme options by introducing a themes “panel” (it’s actually a custom section since it contains controls, not a multi-level hierarchy of… More →

Deflame Web App Aims to Improve Discussion on WordPress Blogs

By / — Life on the internet is full of controversial debates, people with strong opinions, and trolls, occasionally mixed in with intelligent, engaging conversation. You never know what you will encounter when you venture into the comments section on blogs with open… More →

EP121 – Maintenance tools for your WordPress website – Jan 26 2015

By / — On this episode of WPwatercooler we'll be discussing plugins, free and paid services to help you with your WordPress website performance. Show airs Jan 26 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 7PM UTC The post EP121 – Maintenance tools… More →

Envira Gallery Review: The Easiest Way to Add Stylish Image Galleries to WordPress?

By / — Envira Gallery is a responsive image gallery plugin for WordPress that aims to distinguish itself from the competition by offering a simpler gallery creation process, while still allowing you to present your photos in style. In this review, we take… More →

Gallery Columns Zero

By / — Making WordPress galleries behave in a different way. No columns, adaptive width. More →

Here’s a reminder for those who haven’t seen…

By / — Here’s a reminder for those who haven’t seen it. Please take a few minutes to fill in the Community Hub Poll as the poll closes Thursday at 00:00UTC. For more information on the Community Hub, please check out this post. More →

How To Find Posts Without Meta Data

By / — I’ve been working on a very simple plugin lately – more of which I’ll talk about next month – that’s serving as a demo for a larger project that I’ve been working on. In short, the plugin gives editors the… More →

How To Optimize Images For WordPress, A Complete Guide

By / — People on the web don’t have much time to consume data – because there’s so much of the latter. There’s… The post How To Optimize Images For WordPress, A Complete Guide appeared first on Best Premium & Free WordPress Themes. More →

How to Switch From NextGEN to Envira Gallery in WordPress

By / — Are you looking for a NextGEN Gallery alternative? Envira Gallery offers tons of functionality without sacrificing on speed or ease of use. Recently a user asked if there was an easy way to switch from NextGEN to Envira Gallery. Yes… More →

I ripped off PressNomics

By / — Fresh and rested after PressNomics, today I'm reflecting on the WordPress business event that's made such a name for itself. After finally making it myself, on its third iteration, I can tell you that I now know what all the… More →

If you haven’t already seen it the community…

By / — If you haven’t already seen it the community hub poll is up; help them out and fill in the poll before it closes on January 29: http://wordpressdotorg.polldaddy.com/s/community-hub-voting/ More →

I’m Retiring the Thank @BobWP Page

By / — Have you ever watched the movie Julie & Julia? It’s the story about a woman (Julie) who decided to start a blog to chronicle her journey as she attempted all 524 recipes in Julia Child’s Cookbook, Mastering the Art of… More →

ManageWP Orion: A New Take on WordPress Productivity

By / — Today we are launching something new. We call it ManageWP Orion. It is ManageWP, redone from the ground up; designed to focus on what really matters in your WordPress workflow. Built with the completely new backend and frontend, we expect it to raise… More →

Mastering WordPress: 48 resources to go from newbie to pro

By / — Mastery is a fascinating topic. Anyone taking pride in what they do are constantly striving to improve. To improve their skill set just a little more — to get a little better, faster, or more […] The post Mastering WordPress:… More →

Maximizing the value of customer feedback

By / — Since appointing Patrick as our dedicated WooCommerce Product Manager towards the end of 2014, I’ve been able to view some really insightful feedback from customers, without customers even realising they’re providing this feedback. One of the tasks I assigned to… More →

Proposal: Customizer Transactions

By / — You may be familiar with transactions in a database context. The idea is simple: once you start a transaction, any change made to the database in the current session will not be applied to other database sessions until a transaction COMMIT is done. Changes… More →

SPIEGEL Interviews Dean Baquet

By / — SPIEGEL: One of the reasons Snowden didn’t approach the New York Times was that the paper had refused to publish the initial research about the NSA’s bulk collection in 2004. The story was only published almost a year later. Was… More →

Support for Screen Reader Text in Themes

By / — Support for Screen Reader Text in Themes. More →

Supporting Screen Reader Text

By / — Six years ago, r11312-core introduced .screen-reader-text as a canonical class name for text targeted to screen readers for all of core. Not only for wp-admin, but also for the front-end through get_search_form(). Up until now, it was not part of… More →

The 41 Best Free Web Fonts for 2015

By / — A few simple decisions concerning your WordPress site’s typography can affect your design in a big way. Just change all of your headlines to comic sans if you need to see proof! Or, if you’d like to take things in the… More →

The Best Analytics Plugins for WordPress to Track Your Success

By / — The crown jewel for tracking how many people come to your site is Google Analytics, and rightfully so, since they provide just about everything you need to know in terms of figuring out who is visiting your site, where they… More →

WP Chat Hosts AMA with Justin Tadlock

By / — WP Chat is currently hosting an AMA (“Ask Me Anything”) session with Justin Tadlock, founder of Theme Hybrid and co-author of Professional WordPress Plugin Development. Tadlock recently joined forces with fellow WordPress.org Theme Review team member Emil Uzelac to provide… More →

Weekly chat agenda We’ve got two things to…

By / — Weekly chat agenda We’ve got two things to chat about this week at 18:00 UTC tomorrow: @grapplerulrich brought up that we should talk about Screen Reader text. https://github.com/Otto42/theme-check/pull/42 and https://make.wordpress.org/themes/2015/01/26/supporting-screen-reader-text/ @greenshady brought up to : Custom CSS theme options. https://make.wordpress.org/themes/2015/01/20/theme-review-team-weekly-notes-the-logs-are-7/#comment-40850… More →

Your Simple Guide to Web Hosting

By / — Web hosting refers to where our website is going to be "living". Just like our families have their own homes to live in, a website's set of files must have a little space somewhere to call their own. These spaces are… More →