WordPress News Digest for Wednesday, September 28, 2016

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12 Frustrating Things About WordPress & How to Make Them Go Away

By / — Make no mistake: WordPress is an awesome CMS. But nothing is 100% perfect. There are always going to be frustrating things about WordPress, even for hardcore fans like us. That’s why WordPress has been designed to be incredibly extendable with… More →

7 tips to increase blog engagement

By / — Do you want your readers to engage with your blog? Want them to comment and share your post on social media? Want them to come back to your blog and read your next post? So, how do you achieve that?… More →

Advanced WordPress Development: Working With Transients

By / — Transients are a super-handy type of WordPress caching that is often sorely underutilized. But what are they exactly? Simply put, a transient is a bit of data you can store with an expiration date. This may not seem like much,… More →

Agenda for the Polyglots chat on September 28th

By / — Hey everyone, Here’s the agenda for today’s chat Locale stats Tech update Request for feedback on GlotPress shortcuts: https://github.com/GlotPress/GlotPress-WP/issues/554 Receiving contributions for translations Global WordPress Translation Day 2 (November 12th) – video, website, official announcement, content, local events Starting the Asia/Pacific… More →

CSS Bouncing Arrow

By / — In this tutorial we're going to learn how you can create an animated bouncing arrow by using CSS, like the… More →

Changes to Customizer Sliding Panels/Sections in WordPress 4.7

By / — Several updates to the customizer’s sliding panels/sections implementation are going to be introduced in WordPress 4.7. The changes are now available in trunk, so you can test them with existing themes and plugins. It is worth noting that all instances of… More →

Debugging WordPress (The Right Way)

By / — Debugging WordPress gives you insight into code and can ultimately help make you a better developer if it becomes part of your workflow. Debugging WordPress (The Right Way) was written by Tom. For more on WordPress, development, and resources then… More →

Dev Chat Agenda for September 28 (4.7 week 6)

By / — This is the agenda for the weekly dev meeting on : Schedule reminder: We are 3 weeks from the final chance to merge in major features. This includes Twenty Seventeen. Ticket reminder: There are currently 196 tickets in the 4.7… More →

Divi 3.0 Theme Review – A Powerful, Multipurpose Theme That Makes Your Life Easier

By / — If you’re reading this review, you’ve probably been looking at a mind-numbingly high number of WordPress themes trying to find the absolute perfect design for your site. Trust me, I know the struggle… The post Divi 3.0 Theme Review –… More →

Good connections for pedestrians are needed near Atlanta transit stations

By / — Originally posted on threadATL: Posted on September 24, 2016 by Darin Givens [ATL Urbanist] Walking to a transit station in Atlanta should be a breeze. It should be a thing that you actually want to do — not a dangerous chore… More →

Group Chat – Expand Your Virtual Reach with RumbleTalk

By / — A group chat for WordPress, BuddyPress, BBPress websites.  Add a live chat room plugin in 2 minutes. Let your community, team , event participates to chat, share files, images and make live calls in real time using PC, Mobile or Tablet. It features a… More →

How to Add Custom Navigation Menus in WordPress Themes

By / — Custom Navigation Menus feature in WordPress 3.0 will make WordPress even more user friendly for beginners. This function let you organize your menu, create drop down menus, add new items to menu, and much more. In this article, we will… More →

How to sell to shoppers celebrating international holidays

By / — With the holiday shopping season on the horizon, you’re likely beginning to give some thought to how you attract, market, and sell your products to customers in the same region as your store. But why stop there? If you can take… More →

Lessons Learned from My First Commercial WordPress Plugin

By / — I launched my first commercial WordPress plugin, WP Social Media Slider, about a year and a half ago. I’d never… The post Lessons Learned from My First Commercial WordPress Plugin appeared first on WPExplorer. More →

MasterWP, from WPShout Founder Alex Denning, Launches Today!

By / — Ever wonder what WPShout founder Alex Denning has been up to since 2013? More →

Notes from the Polyglots chat on September, 28th

By / — Locale Stats Releases: 162 locales. 69 (+4) locales up to date. 1 (-2) locale behind by minor versions. 8 (±0) locales behind by one major version. 18 (-1) locales behind more than one major version. 59 (±0) locales have a… More →

Plugged In: Map Plugins

By / — Welcome to Plugged In, where we take a look at some of the most popular WordPress plugins in various categories. This week, we look into the best plugins for adding a map to your WordPress site. (For more information on… More →

Sortable Custom Columns: Another Post Type’s Data

By / — If only we always knew how we wanted to use all our data before we actually set it all up, but sometimes that's just how it goes. More →

The WPLift Roundup of the Best Free WordPress Themes September 2016

By / — Another month has come and gone, which means it’s time to round up the best free WordPress themes for the month of September. A number of different themes dropped in the WordPress repo since our last roundup. Multipurpose business themes were a… More →

WordPress Backup Plugins to the Rescue of Hacked Websites

By / — This entry is part 12 of 16 in the series Security September SeriesThere are many backup plugins for WordPress but, you might avoid scrolling down their list to read about their features. This is no ordinary list. I have selected… More →

WordPress Page builder plugins: a critical review

By / — Page builders are everywhere and new ones are popping up every month. I have always had a strong dislike for page builder plugins as they frequently cause compatibility problems with other plugins. To ensure I wasn't unjustly biased, I decided… More →