WordPress News Digest for Friday, October 28, 2016

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WordPress 4.7 Removes the Underline and Justify Buttons From the Editor

By / — In the spirit of “decisions, not options,” WordPress 4.7 will remove two bad-practice abilities from the TinyMCE Visual editor: the ability to underline text that isn’t a link, and the ability to justify text (so that lines of text are… More →

The Wix Mobile App, a WordPress Joint

By / — Anyone who knows me knows that I like to try new things — phones, gadgets, apps. Last week I downloaded the new Wix (closed, proprietary, non-open-sourced, non-GPL) mobile app. I’m always interested to see how others tackle the challenge of… More →

Hello Polyglots, I am the…

By / — Hello Polyglots, I am the plugin author for WP Custom Comments https://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-custom-comments/. Default language of my plugin is english and I already have a russian translation (I’m from Russia). Please add me as a translation editor for the following locales:… More →

@wisley I would like to…

By / — @wisley I would like to be one of the translation editors of the locale #zh_HK. #editor-requestsLogin to ReplyMark as done More →

Kanye McDonald’s Poem

By / — You might need a reason to smile today. If so, Kanye’s poem for Frank Ocean’s Boys Don’t Cry zine, illustrated by Dami Lee at the Verge, might be that reason. More →

Weekly WordPress News: What Makes a Theme “Popular”?

By / — This week, Alex Denning ponders the evolution and best practices of selling WordPress themes. There was also some controversy involving gaming the "popular" designation on wordpress.org. It seems a new theme managed to impressively wrack up 10,000+ active installs despite… More →

Plugin Directory Chat: Nov 2

By / — Next plugin directory chat 2016-11-02 We skipped this week and we will next meet at More →

Learn “WordPress JavaScript” (And What That Means)

By / — WordPress JavaScript is not a variant of JavaScript, but learning JavaScript for WordPress development is incredibly valuable. Learn “WordPress JavaScript” (And What That Means) was written by Tom. For more on WordPress, development, and resources then visit Tom McFarlin's blog. More →

Hello Polyglots, I am the…

By / — Hello Polyglots, I am the plugin author for Memphis Documents Library https://wordpress.org/plugins/memphis-documents-library/. We have a number of great translation editors that we’d like to be able to approve translation for our plugin. Please add the following WordPress.org users as translation… More →

WP Ninjas Friday Roundup 10/28

By / — Welcome to the WP Ninjas Friday Roundup! We have some great new content for you this week- for one a much requested update to a now-outdated article on how to pass querystring variables. The method changed in the upgrade to Ninja… More →

Optimizing your payment process for a successful holiday season

By / — Read about five things you should review on your store to ensure a smooth, customer-friendly payment process this holiday season. The post Optimizing your payment process for a successful holiday season appeared first on WooCommerce. More →

Scary Halloween Deals & Evil Discounts for WordPress 2016

By / — We have selected the best (and scariest) Halloween Deals for WordPress Themes, Products, and Hosting. Most of the deals are valid till the 1st of November. Enjoy…Muahaha! (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iNkrF43SZEU) Halloween Deals & Evil Discounts for WordPress 2016 Theme Junkie – 50%… More →

8 Must-Do Steps for Securing and Hardening Your WordPress Website

By / — Imagine with me for a moment that you’re a hacker looking for ways to hijack reputable websites and use them to funnel unsuspecting traffic to a nefarious phishing scam. How would you target websites for maximum impact? One option would… More →

Ultimate WordPress SEO Guide for Beginners (Step by Step)

By / — Improving your WordPress SEO is crucial for getting more traffic to your website. Sadly most WordPress SEO guides are too technical for new users to get started. If you are serious about increasing your website traffic, then you need to… More →

Hot Hands And Playoffs

By / — On math, probability, baseball, and the outlier Joe DiMaggio. More →

Website maintenance: 404 error pages

By / — If your website means anything for your business, you should not forget to schedule time to do maintenance on it. Therefore we regularly write about the things you should do to keep your site in shape. In this post we’ll write about the most… More →

How to Use Font Awesome On Your WordPress Website

By / — Interested in a fun way to make your WordPress site’s design even more appealing? Font icons let you spice up your posts, pages, or menus by including eye-catching icons. And when it comes to font icons, Font Awesome is definitely… More →

That Link In Your Blog Comment May Do More Bad Than Good – BobWP

By / — When you leave a link in your comment on any blog, think twice. Is this link appropriate or are you just going to look like one big, bad spammer? More →

12+ Best Medical WordPress Themes for Hospitals And Health Care Services.

By / — Health as a trending topic is not a recent phenomena, health has always been on people’s mind. Millions of people worldwide are directly engaged into the health profession and thousands of businesses compete with each other at any given time. Below… More →

The 20 Best Drag and Drop Page Builder WordPress Plugins

By / — As web building platforms evolve to include those who aren’t necessarily well-versed in the world of code, drag and drop… The post The 20 Best Drag and Drop Page Builder WordPress Plugins appeared first on WPExplorer. More →

Fine grained capabilities for taxonomy terms in 4.7

By / — WordPress 4.7 introduces new capabilities for individual taxonomy terms, allowing developers to implement more fine grained control over management of terms (including categories, tags, and custom taxonomy terms). The new capabilities are meta capabilities that ultimately map back to existing capabilities,… More →

The reviewer flow current and future

By / — We all know that the reviewer flow has a number of hitches in it currently. But, what does it currently look like and how can we start to fix this? In order to answer this, I started by laying out… More →

WordPress 4.7 Beta 1 Now Available for Testing

By / — WordPress 4.7 Beta 1 was released this evening with a long list of highlighted features that are certain to delight both end users and developers. Core contributors are asking for testing and feedback on some of the larger items ahead… More →

Weekly Roundup: October 28, 2016

By / — Podcast fans: want to hear about the origins of this site, or check out interviews with some top-notch WordPress professionals? Check out season 4 of Matt Report. Not into podcasts? How about some statistics? We broke down usage and marketshare… More →

Editor changes in 4.7

By / — There are a few noteworthy changes to the editor in WordPress 4.7. Some of the toolbar buttons have been rearranged to make them easier to access and to encourage proper use of the HTML elements they insert.  The headings drop… More →

WordPress 4.7 Brings Custom Page Template Functionality to All Post Types

By / — WordPress 4.7 will introduce support for post type templates, an exciting new feature for theme and plugin developers. Page templates, which allow developers to specify a different layout or design for a page, are nearly as old as WordPress itself.… More →

WordPress 4.7 Beta 1

By / — WordPress 4.7 Beta 1 is now available! This software is still in development, so we don’t recommend you run it on a production site. Consider setting up a test site just to play with the new version. To test WordPress… More →