WordPress News Digest for Wednesday, October 28, 2015

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15+ WordPress Themes for Dating Websites

By / — It all begins with a date. We humans are social animals. What are we without the company of others? Our… The post 15+ WordPress Themes for Dating Websites appeared first on Best Premium & Free WordPress Themes. More →

5 Things All Stakeholders Should Know About Developers

By / — As a developer in the Marketing Department at WP Engine, I get the opportunity to work with people from every department in our company. I am working with Support to design a new system for embedding video tutorials in our… More →

Agenda for the polyglots chat on October 28th

By / — Hey everyone, here’s a short agenda for today’s chat: Locale stats Tech updates Let’s discuss the weekly meeting time – we’ve had some requests to move it earlier Open discussion See you in a bit on Slack! More →

Bad Habits, Bad Dates

By / — In my move from MediaWiki to Jekyll, I learned I'd been doing some things in a pretty terrible way. More →

Comment Object and Query Features in 4.4

By / — Without comments, a website is as effective at creating a community as the Chicago Cubs are at winning World Series titles. WordPress 4.4 is a rebuilding release and the comments system is much improved under the hood. This release lays… More →

Creating and Managing Galleries with Foo Gallery

By / — I created this tutorial on Foo Gallery for a client. The plugin is pretty straightforward to use, but the Foo documentation doesn't actually walk you through the process step by step. Continue Reading Creating and Managing Galleries with Foo Gallery… More →

Five of the Best WordPress Timeline Plugins

By / — With WordPress’s background as a pure blogging platform, the timeliness of posts has always been of interest to website visitors – the more recent the post, the more reliable the contents. Despite this, online audiences aren’t only interested in your… More →

Focus on Blogging with This Featured Image Plugin

By / — If you run a blog, it's because you have a message you want to share. You're passionate about spreading that message. So you labor over articles about that thing which you love, carefully crafting each word together, because the message… More →

Headings hierarchy changes in the admin screens

By / — For a number of years, the headings hierarchy in the admin screens have been setup without careful thought. WordPress 4.4 aims to fix this. This work is mainly focused on helping those users of assistive technologies such as screen readers,… More →

How to Be a ‘Renaissance Blogger’—Even if You Have a Niche Blog – BobWP

By / — When I was a blogging coach, sometimes clients would ask me this question. “I know that niche blogs work, but they feel too confining to me. Does it mean I can never deviate from my blog’s narrow focus?” They had… More →

How to Disable Auto Linking of URLs in WordPress Comments

By / — Did you know that when a user adds a plain text URL in their comments, WordPress automatically makes it clickable. Recently, one of our readers asked us if it was possible to disable auto-linking of text urls in WordPress comments?… More →

How to Make Your Website More Accessible (and 10 WordPress Sites That Are Leading the Way)

By / — Even though more countries now require sites to be accessible, we still have a long way to go in terms of broadening the web's reach. Here are some tips, tools, themes and plugins, as well as inspiration. More →

HubSpot WordPress Integration for Beginners

By / — HubSpot is all-in-one inbound marketing software tool that can allow you to optimize your WordPress website for lead generation and conversion. Site owners use HubSpot to improve traffic generation, lead capture, automated nurturing and sales conversion and with Q2 2015… More →

Multisite Focused Changes in 4.4

By / — WordPress 4.4 has been a very productive release for multisite. In addition to some exciting new enhancements, we were able to resolve some long standing bugs. Check out the full list of multisite focused changes on Trac if you want… More →

New Embeds Feature in WordPress 4.4

By / — WordPress has been operating as an oEmbed consumer for quite some time now, allowing users to easily embed content from other sites. Starting with version 4.4, WordPress becomes an oEmbed provider as well, allowing any oEmbed consumer to embed posts from WordPress sites.… More →

Perfecting your Workflow with Trello

By / — Good project management is vital to reaching your goals efficiently. Good project management systems are also typically mind-numbingly boring to design and implement. The inevitable result more often than not is a smorgasbord of post-it notes on windows and walls,… More →

REST API: Welcome the Infrastructure to Core

By / — Hi from the REST API team! We’re extremely excited to announce the API infrastructure has now been merged into core as of r34928 (plus a couple of fix up commits we won’t mention). Huzzah! Sincere thanks to every single one… More →

Shallow Depth of Field = Performant Images

By / — One of the things that surprised me when starting to learn about web development was how important images are, and how much of a difference image size makes when it comes to the success of your site. If you’re constantly… More →

The Top Five Free Gallery Plugins for WordPress

By / — In this article we are going to be taking an in-depth look at the best options for adding an advanced image gallery to your WordPress website. Each plugin below offers an extensive list of features and tools that can help… More →

The WordPress Theme Directory No Longer Counts Automated Downloads

By / — The popular themes page on the WordPress theme directory usually displays a mix of default themes and those that meet a certain criteria. While the criteria to reach the page is not publicly known, download counts are one form of… More →

Today’s 4.4 Dev Chat: Oct 28

By / — Dev chat is still at 20:00 UTC this week, even though Europe lost an hour, but it will change next week to 21:00 UTC after the US changes. TODAY’S DEV CHAT: : Agenda: Beta 2 Open floor for components Dev post… More →

Twitter Analytics: stats for your tweets

By / — Setting up your website is step one, promoting it is step two. The basis of that should be great content, and social media is your handy, free platform for this (next to all the great links you have gathered for… More →

Using WordPress as an application framework — Draft podcast

By / — This week’s Post Status Draft podcast is hosted by Brian Krogsgard and Joe Hoyle. This week, they talk about using WordPress for complex blogs, websites, and applications. More →

Why Volunteer T-Shirts Are Important

By / — Hard to believe that WordCamp Miami is going into it’s 8th year.This year the lead organizer is a good friend of mine Ptah Dunbar. I can’t think of anyone right now more capable of keeping the ship on course. One… More →

Why and how to pitch your clients packages for the holidays

By / — The holidays are a busy time for everyone. If you’re a developer, you’re not exempt from this — your clients are likely more in need of your services than ever, leading to long hours that make it difficult to get away.… More →

WordPress 4.4 Beta 2

By / — WordPress 4.4 Beta 2 is now available for download and testing. This is software still in development, so we don’t recommend that you run it on a production site. To get the beta, try the WordPress Beta Tester plugin (you’ll want “bleeding edge nightlies”).… More →

Working on a Software Development Team

By / — Software development is collaborative by nature. If you're working for a company, regardless of size, you're obviously working with others. If you're working in the world of open source, then you're working on things that may consist of the largest… More →