WordPress News Digest for Monday, July 28, 2014

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3 Simple WordPress SEO Hacks That Most People Don’t Think About

By / — Hacking is such a dirty word. I think of hacking and two things come to mind. Someone or something getting chopped to bits, or some random dude trying to break in my digital backdoor to steal my info. Both visuals… More →

An introduction to setting up SSH keys for server management

By / — Utilizing SSH keys in conjunction with the servers you connect to is a great and highly recommended security practice. SSH stands for “Secure Shell” and enabling SSH for a server creates a secure channel between you (via the command line)… More →

Beginner’s Guide To WordPress SEO: Keyword Research (And What To Do With Keywords)

By / — We have already established that it all starts and ends with keyword research, right? But how do you do it?… The post Beginner’s Guide To WordPress SEO: Keyword Research (And What To Do With Keywords) appeared first on Best Premium… More →

Best Hotel Wifi

By / — Sometimes you have an idea, and the universe delivers. Hotel WiFi Speed Test let’s you speed test and search hotels by their internet speed, something I was wishing existed just last week. Since I work primarily on the road, I… More →

Commonwealth Games 2014 – Glasgow

By / — Over the past weekend I attended the Rugby Sevens event at the Commonwealth Games. For those unaware, the Commonwealth Games are an Olympics style event which features countries who are in the Commonwealth. It’s one of the few events that… More →

Create an Awesome WordPress Site for Your Portfolio

By / — It has become essential for creative professionals today to showcase their work in an online format. Whether you’re a writer, graphic/web designer, photographer, or illustrator, you need somewhere to point people who are interested in […] The post Create an… More →

EP97 – Top tips for WordPress blogging

By / — On this episode of WPwatercooler we'll be going back to the basics of blogging and will share our top tips for WordPress blogging. Show airs June 28 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 7PM UTC The post EP97 -… More →


By / — This post is part of a new series designed to help developers who are just starting out understand some basics and how they relate to WordPress. This third post is about FTP including its cousin the secure version (SFTP), and… More →

Front End Developer? Come Work With Us! (fun trial task included!)

By / — We’re looking for a Front End Dev (or 2, or 3… heck, if you’re good enough we’ll hire you) here at WPMU DEV. You can either jump directly to the job application here or read on for a quick overview. Basically… More →

Getting Twitter Follower Count without Using API

By / — Here is a quick way to get follower stats for any Twitter user without using Twitter API. I found this via their Follow button so please don’t consider this a permanent solution. https://cdn.syndication.twimg.com/widgets/followbutton/info.json?screen_names=konstruktors which returns something like this: [ { "following":false,… More →

Great Giveaway from ThemeIsle – 5 Treasure Chest Licenses Up for Grabs

By / — This week we have teamed up with ThemeIsle (a codeinwp.com company) to offer you 5 Treasure Chest licenses. This gives you access to all their themes and the freedom to install the themes on unlimited domains. More →

Group Content Together to Create a Series or Course of Posts

By / — If you ever publish content on your website that is written as part of a series or course, then the free Simple Course Creator plugin is a great way to group that content together into an easy to navigate series.… More →

Home Affects Your Website

By / — No, just being on a shared server is not more dangerous than anything else. More →

How To Stop Your WordPress Intranet Becoming An Unmanageable Mess

By / — When using WordPress for an intranet, it's far too easy to get carried away and load up a site with every plugin imaginable. Here's how to avoid the inevitable mess. More →

How to Export Email Addresses from WordPress Comments

By / — Recently one of our users asked us if it was possible to export comment author emails in WordPress? Since email address is a required field on most WordPress powered websites using the default commenting system, it is definitely possible. In… More →

How to Increase Upload Size Limit in WordPress Multisite

By / — While working on setting up one of our demo sites, we faced a small problem. The image we were trying to upload was too big and we got this error instead: Luckily, there’s a setting in WordPress that allows user with super… More →

How to Integrate MailChimp and WordPress

By / — The combination of WordPress and MailChimp is a dream come true for many website owners. Even though there are many email delivery platforms to choose from, over five million users rely on MailChimp. If you use WordPress to power your… More →

How to Use Location-Based Marketing for Your Online Store

By / — Location-based marketing is becoming more popular thanks to geotargeting. In case you’re not familiar, this kind of marketing works by displaying ads and targeting messages when a customer is in a specific physical location. Location-based marketing is typically associated with… More →

The Negative Effects of Changing WordPress Theme Design

By / — For as much as I’m a fan of approaching WordPress theme and plugin development as one would any other type of software project, there’s one thing about releasing major updates to themes that I don’t think should be treated as some… More →

The WhiP Newsletter #51

By / — Come work at WPMU DEV, JSON Rest API security update, and lots of tutorials. Check out The Whip for more daily lashings of WordPress goodness. More →

This Week On WPWeekly – A Roundtable Discussion On Crowdfunding

By / — This Friday at 3PM Eastern, we’ll be joined by three individuals to discuss the topic of crowdfunding. Crowdfunding is defined as “the practice of funding a project or venture by raising many small amounts of money from a large number… More →

Top 3 Marketplaces to Buy and Sell Themes

By / — The WordPress themes market is huge. Big players such as StudioPress, Elegant Themes, ThemeFuse, and WooThemes, just to name a few, dominate as top premium theme sellers. Alongside these dedicated studios are thousands of independent designers developing themes […] The post Top 3… More →

Web Design On A Budget: What Are The Must-Haves For My Site?

By / — Having a good website in this day and age is not a bonus, but rather a necessity. If you have a business, offer services of any kind or simply need to publicize yourself and don’t have a website, you are… More →

We’re almost ready to release WordPress for iOS…

By / — We’re almost ready to release WordPress for iOS version 4.2 and have the release notes, app store keywords and a few new strings ready to be translated. https://translate.wordpress.org/projects/ios/dev/release-notes https://translate.wordpress.org/projects/ios/dev Thanks! More →

WordPress Comments Tweaks to Streamline Your Site

By / — Most bloggers and website owners would agree that comments are important for developing an online community, as well as for… The post WordPress Comments Tweaks to Streamline Your Site appeared first on Best Premium & Free WordPress Themes. More →

WordPress Developers Organize Community Initiative to Standardize Custom Post Types, Taxonomies, and Metadata

By / — A WordPress community initiative is underway to standardize content types used by plugin developers. Justin Tadlock is spearheading an initiative to create WordPress community-curated standards for common post types, taxonomies, and metadata. WordPress developers are invited to join the discussion… More →

WordPress JSON REST API Plugin 1.1.1 Security Release: Update Recommended

By / — The JSON REST API plugin for WordPress released a security update over the weekend. Version 1.1.1 includes a fix for a vulnerability wherein the JSONP support built-in to the API could be used to serve up arbitrary Flash SWF files.… More →

Your First WordPress Plugin Course on WPSessions

By / — I am thrilled to announce the launch of a new plugin development course for those wanting to begin their adventure into the world of WordPress plugin development. It is an introductory course that walks you through every step of writing… More →