WordPress News Digest for Thursday, April 27, 2017

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Sucuri Firewall Dashboard Update

By / — If you are a customer of ours, you may have noticed the recent updates we’ve made to our dashboard. These changes enhance your ability to manage the Sucuri Firewall and view detailed reports on the attacks being blocked from accessing… More →

How to Create a Direct (Single Click) Download Button in Divi Using the Download Attribute

By / — A direct download link is a link that starts to download the file on click instead of linking to it in your browser window. Creating a direct download link or button usually requires adding advanced PHP on the server side,… More →

Setka Editor Review – A New Approach to Styling WordPress Content

By / — If you want to engage the readers on your site, you need to go beyond mere words on the page. […] The post Setka Editor Review – A New Approach to Styling WordPress Content appeared first on Pagely®. More →

Social Media Strategy: For Real? (No, But I’ve Tools)

By / — I'm not writing about a social media strategy. It's the tools I wire up to tracking what I'm interested in and sharing what I want to share. Social Media Strategy: For Real? (No, But I’ve Tools) was written by Tom.… More →

White Screen of Death? Turn on WP_DEBUG

By / — WordPress people will often talk about the “white screen of death” or WSOD. They’re referring to when a WordPress site just stops making web pages and instead offers only a giant white field. This is intimidating for anyone, but especially… More →

It’s all about the people

By / — What makes a company great? For me what makes a company great is the people who work there. The key to success lies in that you not only work together, you also bond together in your mission and make it… More →

20 Lessons I’ve Learned as a WordPress Freelancer

By / — Is freelancing all it’s cracked up to be? Sure, it is! But it takes a lot of hard work. And I should know. I started freelancing in 2004 when I was 20 to help pay for college. My very first… More →

9 Best Screen Capture Software for Video Tutorials and Client Walkthroughs in 2017

By / — Have you ever needed to record your screen to show a demo of your software, give someone a walkthrough as a tutorial, or create a video of your screen for an online course? Screen capture software is perfect for this.… More →

How to Easily Send Product Updates with Easy Digital Downloads – BobWP

By / — If you have downloads that are updated often, it’s critical to keep your customers informed and get it into their hands. The most common use of this, of course, is software and, in the WordPress space, updates of plugins and… More →

20 Best WordPress Themes for Landing Pages

By / — WordPress themes provide quick and easy ways to build landing pages for a variety of different purposes. Some even come with enough features that allow anyone, regardless of their skill level in code, to create their own landing pages. The use… More →

This week’s design meeting agenda for April 27th

By / — This week’s chat is happening . This weeks agenda is: Half an hour ticket triage in UI/UX queue: bring any tickets you want looked at. Open floor Feel free to leave a comment and we can discuss anything people want.… More →

Testing the Gutenberg User Test

By / — On 13th April 2017, I ran a user testing session at the Brisbane WordPress meetup to test out the Gutenberg editor. In the process, I also took the opportunity to reflect on the user test itself. Here are my notes… More →

User Testing the Gutenberg Editor

By / — Development on the new editor for WordPress is steaming ahead towards a big reveal at WordCamp Europe in June this year. Last week, I tested the Gutenberg prototype using the community-created Gutenberg testing script (a big shout out to @martinlugton,… More →

5 must-haves for your WordPress Directory Theme

By / — Not so long ago, new specific category of catalogue websites emerged into the world of WordPress templates. Directory themes create a unique opportunity for the local and foreign companies to present themselves, as well as providing online money-making opportunity at… More →

A Sky Full of Stars

By / — I've wanted a tattoo in honour of Ellie for a while now and seeing how free and joyful Ellie is when she hears 'A Sky Full of Stars' was perfect for expressing my love of her in ink A Sky… More →

WPblab EP72 – WordPress Plugins – If you build it, will they come?

By / — This week on WPblab Bridget Willard and Jason Tucker will be speaking with friend of the show Russell Aaron about what should you do after making a WordPress plugin. The post WPblab EP72 – WordPress Plugins – If you build… More →

WordCamp US 2017 Ramps Up Ticket Sales, Organizers Plan for 2,500 Attendees

By / — Promotion for WordCamp US 2017 in Nashville, December 1-3, is now in full swing, as organizers have ramped up social media efforts to stimulate ticket sales. Instead of releasing batches of tickets in stages, all WordCamp US tickets are on… More →