WordPress News Digest for Wednesday, January 28, 2015

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10+ Best Multisite Plugins for a Better User Experience

By / — Running a Multisite network is easy enough, but with big websites like WordPress and (our sister site) Edublogs setting the bar, basic functionality isn’t enough for the average user. Luckily, you’ve come to the right place. This list of plugins… More →

5 free courses to learn web development

By / — Want to learn web development? As one of the top careers in the US, web development is a very sought after career. But even if you don’t aspire to make it a career, learning web development […] The post 5 free… More →

Actionable Ways To Improve Your Facebook Post Performance

By / — It’s the ultimate dream: seeing your Facebook post getting millions of likes, comments and shares, even while you sleep. And what better way to build engagement? Turns out, it’s not that easy for the idle marketer. Thanks to a rollout… More →

Agenda for Thursday January 29th meetup

By / — I don’t have a specific agenda for this week’s meetup so it will be office hours. If you do have an item to discuss please post it in the comments here or raise the topic in tomorrow’s #forums chat. More →

Beta Testers

By / — So you wanna be a beta tester? Only the bold need apply to beta test. More →

CMS Commander Lets you Manage Multiple WordPress Sites from One Central Location

By / — If you are an agency or individual who manages multiple WordPress websites it can start to become a real pain as the amount grows, you have to upgrade core WordPress every time a new version is released, you have to… More →

Detecting a Large Multisite Network in WordPress

By / — If you have ever worked on a very large Multisite network in WordPress, you probably understand the challenges of working with large sets of data. WordPress contains a function to help you detect a large network, wp_is_large_network(). This function accepts… More →

Dev Chat Agenda, January 28, 2015

By / — Here’s the agenda for Wednesday’s Dev Chat in the #core channel on Slack. Time/Date: : Kickoff Part II – Let’s talk a little bit about how we’re going to structure this release from week to week: Monday Jumpstart posts Bug… More →

Electric Penny Bicycle

By / — Here are a few photos of the electric “Penny-farthing” bicycle that I designed and built. I call it the fixie of electric bicycles — no chain, no pedals, just awesome. It all started last summer with the first prototype that I created during a… More →

Envato Stats, Tips For Getting Things Done, and More at PressNomics 3

By / — Last week, I attended the third annual PressNomics conference in Phoenix, AZ. The event focuses on the business side of the WordPress ecosystem and provides opportunities for business owners to learn from those who are blazing a path towards success. On… More →

GenerateWP Introduces WordPress Custom Code Snippets

By / — GenerateWP, the popular WordPress code generator site, is celebrating two years in operation this week. The site, founded by Rami Yushuvaev, launched with five code generators and now has more than 20. Yushuvaev sees the site as an educational tool… More →

Google Webmaster Tools: Search Traffic

By / — Following Thijs’ article on Search Appearance in Google Webmaster Tools, I wanted to talk to you today about the second section: Search Traffic. Although the common thread is search traffic, the subsection deal with a lot of different topics like search queries… More →

How To Use Categories and Tags in WordPress

By / — Categories and tags are powerful ways to organize the content of your blogs posts. And of the two, you will probably find yourself using categories a lot. Categories are used to create unique navigation throughout your blog via menus, sidebars… More →

How to Add Click to Tweet Boxes in Your WordPress Posts

By / — Have you seen beautiful quote boxes on popular sites which encourage users to Tweet? These click to tweet quote boxes are very effective in increasing your site engagement and getting more shares on Twitter. In this article, we will show… More →

Kickoff Shortcake (Shortcode UI) Discussion

By / — What: Let’s chat about Shortcake (Shortcode UI), a proposed feature plugin that’s currently midway through its development cycle. Why: To get a better sense of interest in the project, answer any questions people have, and discuss what might need to be done to… More →

Need help choosing the right eCommerce platform?

By / — Even if you haven’t been working with WordPress for long, chances are good that you’ve already come across a project that needs an eCommerce solution. This post by WordPress leader Chris Lema includes a great flow chart to help those… More →

Product Validation at WooThemes with Patrick Rauland – WPCAST034

By / — In this episode "Product Validation at WooThemes", Patrick Rauland (WooCommerce Product Manager) shares how the WooThemes team validates product ideas. More →

Recent Pressable Outages the Result of a Slow Loris Attack

By / — Last week, Pressable was engaged in a 24/7 struggle to keep its customers’ sites operational. The recent outages caused some customers 24+ hours of downtime and many closed their accounts in favor of finding an alternative host. Today the company… More →

Reminder and agenda for the polyglots chats today – Jan 28th, 11:00 UTC & Jan 29th, 02:00 UTC

By / — Dear polyglots, Here is the agenda for this week’s polyglots chats: Locale stats Tech stats Community hub poll is still alive till midnight UTC today, if you haven’t voted yet, please do now. Here’s some more information on what Community… More →

Request for new locale Locale rm CH Subdomain…

By / — Request for new locale Locale: rm_CH Subdomain: rm.wordpress.org Site Title: Rumantsch Valader Site Description: WordPress in Rumantsch Valader Admin: jachen Admin Email: jachen@carl.ch More →

Slack Buys Screenhero

By / — Slack Buys Screenhero To Add Screen Sharing And Voice Chat To Its Work Messaging Platform, which I’m very excited about as a daily user of Slack (on 5 teams now) and through Audrey an investor in Screenhero and a big… More →

Talking eCommerce at WordCamp Paris

By / — This weekend Woo represented at WordCamp Paris to meet the French community and share knowledges acquired during the last couple years around WooCommerce and the WordPress eCommerce niche. With 270 attendees on day 1 and 140 the next this WordCamp was a real… More →

Thank a Plugin Author Day 2015

By / — Created by Matt Mullenweg in 2009, when the plugin directory hosted only 4K plugins, Thank a Plugin Author Day motivates users to thank plugin authors. There are several ways to celebrate the event, such as visiting the plugin author’s website. The… More →

The Complete Guide to Setting Up Gravatar with WordPress

By / — I’m sure you’ve seen those grey boxes next to people’s comments in almost all WordPress sites. These may be sites you own or the ones you’ve visited. You’ve probably wondered what they stood for. Well, technically speaking that “grey box”… More →

The Timeless WordPress Theme Design

By / — As a disclaimer, this entire post is written purely from the perspective of a developer. I’m not a designer, I’ve never claimed to be, I never will claim to be, and any type of design that I do is usually based… More →

Trac Tickets – the band’s taking requests

By / — At the beginning of the past few releases or so, we’ve put a call out for community priority tickets. There are over 3000 tickets in Trac. If there’s a ticket you feel is neglected or should have light shined upon… More →

Why Is ZhuJi91 the Best Chinese WordPress Hosting?

By / — To make clear why ZhuJi91 WordPress hosting service has been awarded as the best Chinese WordPress hosting service by so many professional hosting review sites, we have worked out a comprehensive review on this service. This review is based on… More →

WordPress Core Weekly

By / — Hi Everyone! It’s time for another run-down of what’s going on in WordPress core. This edition covers January 17th, 2015 [31234] through January 25th, 2015 [31281]. If you’re interested in helping out with these updates, comment below, or ping me… More →