WordPress News Digest for Thursday, January 29, 2015

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#WCEU 2015 to be held in Seville!

By / — Today the dates and location for WordCamp Europe 2015 were revealed! It's to be held between the 26th and 28th of June in Seville, Spain. The Conference days are to be Friday 26th and Saturday 27th June, with the Contributor… More →

Advertisement Proposal Scam

By / — So a couple of nights ago I got a weird e-mail from “Diana” at dianabem501@gmail.com. It said: I have visit your blog http://codeseekah.com/ I can pay you $200 per month. Contact me for more info. Intrigued, decided to respond and… More →

Best Practices for Managing Your WordPress Site: The Ultimate Guide

By / — Managing a WordPress site isn't as simple as launching it and then sitting back and waiting for visitors to come. This is only the start of the ongoing task of maintaining your site and keeping it up-to-date, relevant, and secure. More →

Bug Scrub Friday, January 30

By / — What: This Friday kicks off the first weekly bug scrub in the 4.2 release cycle. Where: The scrub will be held in the #core channel on Slack. When: We’ll work for about an hour to triage tickets on the 4.2… More →

Chris Lema’s Session From PressNomics 3 on Managing Time and Energy

By / — One of my favorite sessions at PressNomics 3 is now available to watch for free on YouTube. Although sessions weren’t recorded or live streamed, Chris Lema used his own gear to record his presentation. He shares the lessons he’s learned… More →

Dashicons 1/29 Notes

By / — Slack Archive We discussed: Merged the grunt task pull request. Dropped in SVG For Everybody for IE support, works out-of-the-box for IE9+ IE7-8 will use PNG fallbacks, and we recommend just 2 color sets, a light and dark. Subsetting Dashicons… More →

Dev Chat Summary, January 28th

By / — https://wordpress.slack.com/archives/core/p1422478864000437 https://make.wordpress.org/core/2015/01/28/dev-chat-agenda-january-28th/   Decisions Jumpstart posts will be posted every Monday. Weekly bug scrubs will occur on Fridays at 16:00 UTC in #core. Each feature plugin will have a core mentor. Assignments @drew will post a Jumpstart to make/core on… More →

DradCast Episode 072: Fall off the ledge

By / — Show notes: Jake Goldman is the President and Founder of 10up, a full service digital agency that has worked with TechCrunch, ESPN, and Consumer Reports. He is a core contributor to WordPress, and works on some of […] The post DradCast Episode… More →

Export Your WordPress eCommerce Products to Multiple Search Engines & Marketplaces

By / — If you are running an eCommerce store built using WordPress and the WooCommerce or WP eCommerce plugin, or you are looking for a platform for your next online shop, then Shopping Cart Product Feed is a tool that can help… More →

Forum Preview #4: Featured Images

By / — I just added featured image support to forums in the new forum plugin I’m building. Loads of other improvements have worked their way in, but it’s nice to be able to spruce the page up a bit with images. The… More →

Give Your Global Site A Local Feel With GeoIP (Now In General Availability)

By / — WP Engine GeoIP allows WordPress site owners to serve different web content to different users depending on their location. You can immediately redirect visitors to content in their language or currency, display geographically-specific content, or hide irrelevant content. GeoIP empowers you… More →

Give Your WordPress Review Posts a Makeover with WP Product Review

By / — If you ever publish reviews on your WordPress website then you will definitely be interested in the plugin we are taking a look at today. That plugin is WP Product Review and its one that gives you a quick, easy,… More →

Herbert: A New WordPress Plugin Framework

By / — WordPress plugin authors have a great deal of liberty when it comes to structuring and organizing their code. There’s no prescribed file structure, so when you look under the hood of a plugin, you often need to poke around a… More →

How to Add a Login Form in Your WordPress Sidebar

By / — Are you looking to add a login form to your sidebar? If you are running a multi-author site, or allow user registration on your site, then it is helpful to provide your users with an easy way to login to… More →

How to Use Google Webmaster Tools to Improve Your Website

By / — Google has been collecting data about websites for a long time. They use the data to index websites for the best possible experience for those using the search engine. The data tells a lot about a website: how it performs,… More →

Introducing Extensions: X Theme’s Custom Plugins and More

By / — Plugins extend the functionality of your clients’ websites, so they deliver a better user experience, top up marketing, support your brand identity, etc. Which route would you take: would you buy premium WordPress plugins that are (hopefully) compatible with your… More →

It seem to me that the complete status…

By / — It seem to me that the complete status of this page are wrong. https://translate.wordpress.org/projects/wp/dev/admin Anyone can confirm or just me to see this error. It shows 100% completed in some languages but when you look inside there are many strings… More →

Seville, Spain to Host WordCamp Europe 2015

By / — The WordCamp Europe organization team announced today that the 2015 event will be held in Seville, Spain from June 26 – 28 at the Barceló Gran Hotel Renacimiento. Last year’s WordCamp in Sofia, Bulgaria was a tremendous success with nearly… More →

Support Team Summary for January 29th

By / — Items discussed at today’s meetup: Support team t-shirts We still haven’t figured out how to get t-shirts in a way that is fair to the community. We all like the idea of getting them but doing it the right way… More →

The Best Developer Tools Are Your Favorites

By / — Over the past few years, I – like pretty much every other developer ever – have given my tools a fair shake to determine what it is that I like working with the most. But what’s funny is that “what… More →

This Week in WordPress: Is WordPress Dependent on Jetpack?

By / — This week’s round-up of WordPress news, views and reviews summarized in our daily email newsletter, The WhiP. Subscribe to The Whip for daily lashings of WordPress goodness. More →

Ultra-minimal iPhone 6 Case

By / — I’ve never used a case for my iPhone(s) previously, but I picked up one of these a few weeks ago and I like it. I particularly like the way the plastic stops at the metal edge leaving the rounded glass… More →

Up Your Theming Game by Reviewing Themes

By / — You have strong theme sense, you’ve started working on or released a theme into the world, and you want to … Continue reading → More →

Using Grunt to automate redundant tasks in WordPress development

By / — Grunt is a NodeJS-powered, automated JavaScript task runner that can be used to take a lot of the repetitive work out of web development. In this article, I will give an introduction to Grunt and […] The post Using Grunt… More →

Why Jetpack Comments is Not A Great Alternative to WordPress’ Native Comment Form

By / — Jetpack ships with more than 30 different modules including, Jetpack Comments. One of its primary features is allowing people to login using credentials from their WordPress.com, Twitter, Facebook, or Google+ accounts. This module has replaced the WordPress native comment form… More →

WordPress Conferences. Beyond WordCamps.

By / — Well, I think it’s time for another list. If you have been watching the WordPress community, you have probably noticed a few conferences popping up, giving you something beyond your local WordCamp or WordPress meetup. On the latter, I love… More →

YouTube Embed Plus plugin

By / — I’m working on a site that needs a lot of embeddable videos. I first tried self-hosting them, but got an ominous “Waiting for available socket…” message that made me think that was eating too much bandwidth, so I uploaded them… More →

is.js – micro check library

By / — A JavaScript library with easy checks for variable types, common date functions (is yesterday? is weekend?), regular expressions (is email? is url?), environment (is ie? is mac? is mobile?), etc. is.js – micro check library Original Article: is.js – micro… More →