WordPress News Digest for Monday, April 28, 2014

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1 in 3 People Have Heard of WordPress*

By / — Big names like CNN, The New York Times, and Discovery Communications all have sites built on WordPress. So, whether they realize it or not, the chances are that most people have seen a WordPress site. But how many of those… More →

25 Awesome WordPress Women To Watch In 2014

By / — While women are in no way the majority when it comes to those working with WordPress, there are plenty of examples of women who are doing some really great things with this platform. From developing plugins, themes, and contributing to the… More →

A Guide To WordPress Permalinks, And Why You Should Never Use The Default Settings

By / — The URLs of the content you publish on your WordPress website are known as permalinks. Permalinksare what people enter into their browser address bar to view one of your pages. They are also what search engines and other websites use… More →

Avoid Negative SEO with the Google Disavow Tool

By / — The focus of a good portion of SEO how-to videos and in many audits is on the positive aspects of search engine optimization. These are the things you can do to improve your search engine optimization that you haven’t been… More →

Dear Uncle Donald

By / — I can’t pretend to know much about theology or what happens to us after we leave this world. Far greater men than I have studied this for centuries. I don’t know if you gave that much thought to it in… More →

EP86 – WordPress Membership Plugins – April 28 2014

By / — On this episode of WPwatercooler we're talking about about WordPress membership sites and the plugins that power them. Live stream starts April 28 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 7PM UTC The post EP86 – WordPress Membership Plugins -… More →

Easy WordPress Twitter Cards with the TCWP Plugin

By / — Hello guys! Today I am going to take you through how to use the TCWP plugin to quickly and easily… The post Easy WordPress Twitter Cards with the TCWP Plugin appeared first on Best Premium & Free WordPress Themes. More →

Feature Plugin Chat tomorrow

By / — As mentioned at the dev chat last week, we’re having a feature plugin chat tomorrow, in #wordpress-dev. That’s the same time, same place as the dev chat on a different day. (The dev chat will take place on Wednesday, like… More →

Genesis Skeleton for WordPress: Rapidly Create, Develop, and Deploy Across Multiple Environments

By / — Last week we featured a collection of Vagrant resources for WordPress development. Eric Clemmons, one of our readers, commented to let us know about Genesis Skeleton for WordPress, an awesome project that uses Vagrant for creating, developing and deploying WordPress… More →

Get A List Of All Theme Page Templates

By / — WordPress allows you to create custom page templates to use through out your site, using these page templates you can completely change the look and functionality of a certain page. Create Page Template To create a custom page template all… More →

Home, Almost

By / — I’m too exhausted after two weeks of traveling, house-planning, and dog-training to come up with any clever ways of saying how real this is finally starting to feel, but standing in my future house was incredible. I can’t wait to… More →

How To: Improve the WordPress Search Tool with Relevanssi Plugin

By / — If you’ve ever tried to use the built-in search functionality of WordPress in order to search the published content on a site, then you will be aware that this one area in which this popular publishing platform is seriously lacking.… More →

How to Add Single / Double Line Spacing in WordPress

By / — In most Word processors, you can easily add extra blank line spaces. All you have to do is press the ENTER key a few times. If you’re a bit more savvy, then you can change the formatting to create double… More →

How to Change BuddyPress Profile Field Visibility Settings

By / — Profile field visibility settings were added to BuddyPress in version 1.6 in order to address a popular request for profile privacy. The settings had remained the same up until the recent 2.0 release. Field visibility settings were previously tacked onto… More →

How to Create Shortcode for WordPress Menu

By / — WordPress menu was officially introduced in WordPress 3.0 as part of theme feature to allows user to easily display navigation menu on their site. If you’re new to WordPress menu, we suggest you to read our article on How to… More →

How to Remove the Genesis Page Templates

By / — Don't want "Blog" and "Archive" templates available in your child theme? Now that's possible with WordPress 3.9.The post How to Remove the Genesis Page Templates appeared first on Bill Erickson. More →

How to Tweak Your WordPress Website Colors

By / — There are WordPress frameworks available that allow you to choose the colors your website uses. Most themes however control the color scheme of your website directly through the style.css stylesheet template. Modifying your color scheme through your stylesheet is not… More →

Is it Worth Upgrading to BuddyPress 2.0? Short Answer: Yes

By / — Amongst the hullabaloo surrounding the release of WordPress 3.9, BuddyPress 2.0 was quietly shipped with a bunch of cool, new features. More →

Save Bacon With ModSecurity

By / — Sometimes we get too particular in our quest to stop those damn, dirty, hackers. More →

Speed Up Your WordPress Site with Lazy Load Tools

By / — While speed isn’t the be all and end all of a good website, it does play a major role in its overall success. Why is this the case? Because how quickly the pages on your site load directly impacts how… More →

The Dangers of Pricing in WordPress Business Models

By / — One of the business models that is common (although not as common as it used to be) in the economy of WordPress is the unlimited support for for a single purchase. That is, you buy a theme or a plugin,… More →

To Be Counted Upon

By / — A big +1 from me on this one.# More →

Update on WordCamp accessibility planning

By / — I had a great conversation with Andrea Middleton at WordCamp Minneapolis this weekend, and we’re making some plans to work on the core accessibility features that WordCamp organizers will need to pay attention to in building their sites. Some of… More →

Version 1 of the WordPress code reference is online

By / — In case you missed it last Friday, Siobhan McKeown announced that version one of the new WordPress code reference is now live. The code reference provides for easy exploration of core functions, classes, methods, and hooks, as well as the… More →

Weekly Dev chat is now Open Office Hours

By / — A couple weeks back we made the decision to move away from the weekly formal devchat session to more of an open “office hours” arrangement. During the time of the chat (16:00 UTC Mondays) at least one team rep will… More →

WordCamp Austin 2014

By / — It’s great to be back at WordCamp Austin.  Big thanks are in order to all of the organizers, volunteers, sponsors, and speakers.  We always enjoy being able to spend time with our friends in the WordPress community and make new… More →

WordPress 3.9+ TinyMCE 4 Tweaks: Adding Styles, Buttons, Fonts, Drop-downs & Pop-Ups

By / — One of my favorite updates in WordPress 3.9 was making the TinyMCE version 4.0 core. The new TinyMCE looks a look… The post WordPress 3.9+ TinyMCE 4 Tweaks: Adding Styles, Buttons, Fonts, Drop-downs & Pop-Ups appeared first on Best Premium &… More →