WordPress News Digest for Thursday, August 27, 2015

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10 Years on WordPress.com

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4.3 Changes for Theme Authors and Reviewers

By / — WordPress 4.3, “Billie”, was released last week, and includes some changes and improvements that will impact Theme development and review. New Template singular.php As of 4.3 there is a new template file available that will allow theme authors to use… More →

5 Super Simple Steps To Speed Up Your WordPress Site [Special Report]

By / — On the web, every second counts. A one-second delay in page load speed can reduce customer satisfaction by 16 percent, cause an 11 percent dip in page views, and can lead to a 7 percent drop in conversion rates. DOWNLOAD… More →

Announcing: Yoast Academy

By / — In a few weeks, Yoast.com will get a major make-over! We are currently working on the last details of our redesign. Alongside our new appearance, we will also launch a new section on Yoast.com: Yoast Academy. Yoast Academy will become… More →

Becoming a WordPress Contributor: What You Must Know

By / — WordPress has opened not one, not two, but many doors for millions of people across the globe. Be it entrepreneurs,… The post Becoming a WordPress Contributor: What You Must Know appeared first on Best Premium & Free WordPress Themes. More →

How Elementary Digital Saves Time, Money With WP Engine Automated Migration

By / — A while ago we moved our dedicated WordPress hosting service for clients to WP Engine. It has everything we need: speed, security, automated backups, etc., but given that we have around 100 websites in our portfolio, the process of backing… More →

How to Create Beautiful Responsive Sliders with WordPress and the SlideDeck Plugin

By / — SlideDeck is one of the longest established premium slider plugins available for WordPress, launching way back in 2009! They have recently launched version 3.0 of the plugin with a lot of improvements to the speed, SEO and made it fully… More →

How to Position Your WordPress Business: The Freelancer Versus Agency Dilemma

By / — There seems to be a time in almost every WordPress freelancers career where they start to wonder whether working under an agency model might provide some kind of advantage. And then we have the agency crowd who might sometimes wonder… More →

Optimize Images and Improve Website Performance: ImageRecycle Review

By / — It is no secret that website speed matters a lot when it comes to improving the performance of your website. Google has openly stated on numerous occasions that faster page load times equal better user experience and as such, websites… More →

Quick Tip: Searching Custom Post Types

By / — Say what you will about the built in WordPress search functionality – sure, it could stand to be improved (personally I'm a fan of SearchWP) – but not all projects warrant the same requirements, right? Sometimes, the built-in search functionality… More →

Review: Google Maps Builder

By / — Google Maps Builder Pro from WordImpress is an excellent plugin that lets you easily buildy advanced (or simple) Google Maps. The superb flexibility and control it includes is awe inspiring. Checkout my in-depth video review for more. More →

Stream Is Shutting Down Its Cloud Data Storage October 1st

By / — Stream 3 is available for download and includes some significant improvements. Stream is a WordPress plugin that tracks changes to a site similar to an audit trail. When version two was released nearly a year ago, it morphed from a… More →

Taxonomy roadmap for 4.4 and beyond

By / — In WordPress 4.3, we eliminated shared taxonomy terms once and for all. This means that, by the time WordPress 4.4 is released, just about every WordPress installation will have the same number of rows in the wp_terms and wp_term_taxonomy database… More →

The Ultimate Mega Guide to Using Video With WordPress

By / — Did you know 64% of people are more likely to buy a product after watching a video? Yep, that's right. In this exhaustive and definitive guide, we cover everything you need to know about creating videos and uploading them to… More →

Transformed by WordPress by Michelle Schulp

By / — This week, WordPress leader Michelle Schulp wrote a wonderful, candid essay about the roll WordPress has played in her life, both personally and professionally. It was a touching reminder of how much passion can be sparked by actively participating in… More →

WPWeekly Episode 205 – Interview With Miriam Schwab

By / — In this episode of WordPress Weekly, I’m joined by Miriam Schwab, founder and CEO of Illuminea, a web development company based in Israel. She’s also on the Steering Board of Digital Eve Israel, one of the leading communities for professional… More →

WordPress Community Summit Set for December 2-3, 2015

By / — The WordPress community summit will take place on December 2-3, 2015, in Philadelphia, PA two days before WordCamp US. The summit will be held at Impact Hub Philadelphia, a co-working space where freelancers, entrepreneurs, and social innovators work together, share ideas,… More →

WordPress vs Joomla vs Drupal – Which One is Better?

By / — While WordPress powers 23% of all websites on the internet, it’s not the only open source content management system in the market. There are some other really awesome software like Joomla and Drupal. All three of them have a lot… More →