WordPress News Digest for Monday, February 29, 2016

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Ask Yoast: product feeds and duplicate content

By / — Previously in Ask Yoast, we took Kathy’s question about selling products through multiple channels and the risk of duplicate content. More webshop owners seem to struggle to avoid duplicate content. Like Stephan ten Cate, who has send the following question to ask@yoast.com: “A lot… More →

Beguiling Button

By / — Designed by Automattic’s Caroline Moore with crafters and hobbyists in mind, Button features detailed accents, featured images, gallery slideshows, and … Continue reading → More →

Cooking as a Dev Skill

By / — Learning to cook is exactly like learning to code. Only it tastes better. More →

EP177 – What makes a good WordPress theme framework? –

By / — This week on WPwatercooler we'll break down what makes a good WordPress theme framework. Show airs Feb 29 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 7PM UTC The post EP177 – What makes a good WordPress theme framework? appeared first… More →

Get Ready For SXSW 2016!

By / — Are you ready for the myriad of events that are about to occur as SXSW storms Austin in just a few days? WP Engine has a ton going on throughout the annual two-week event. Here’s a roundup of what WP… More →

Hello Polyglots I’ve just added i18n support to…

By / — Hello Polyglots. I’ve just added i18n support to my plugin Dominant Color: Dominant Color – https://wordpress.org/plugins/dominant-color/ Please allow me to approve translations for my local language, en_GB. #en_GB – @lgladdy More →

Hello Polyglots you can start translating WordPress 4.5…

By / — Hello Polyglots, you can start translating WordPress 4.5! The strings are in the Development project at https://translate.wordpress.org/projects/wp/dev. The strings for WordPress 4.4 have been moved to https://translate.wordpress.org/projects/wp/4.4.x. Please note that there are a few fuzzy strings which might be a… More →

How to Avoid Being the Client from Hell Part 5

By / — You can speed up the development process by investing in comprehensive design that includes multiple screen sizes, all your content types, and interactive elements. Continue Reading How to Avoid Being the Client from Hell Part 5 The post How to… More →

How to Earn Revenue with Automattic’s WordAds Network for Self-Hosted WordPress Sites

By / — One of the biggest decisions webmasters face is how to monetize their websites. For some, it’s a natural fit – for example, eCommerce and physical products, or lawyers looking for leads. However, there’s one form of website monetization that’s available to all: online… More →

Rank Tracker – The Best Tool for Monitoring Your SERP Rankings

By / — I've been blogging for over five years now, and have learnt a great deal in the process. One of the biggest lessons I learnt is that writing great content is not enough to rank well in the search engine results… More →

Should Web App Developers Protect Users From Themselves?

By / — This recent post from Wired Tree presents some food for thought about the unspoken security agreement between developers and users. While geared more towards app developers, the WordPress sites you build are also vulnerable to the uninformed security choices of… More →

Syed Balkhi Talks WordPress And Entrepreneurship

By / — At WP Engine, we’re passionate about helping our customers learn and grow. In keeping with that ethos, we proudly present “Finely Tuned Expert,” a series of interviews with some of the brightest talents in tech, marketing, and (naturally) WordPress. Editor’s… More →

The Right Hook To Initialize WordPress Plugins

By / — When I first started working on WordPress plugin development, I used to obsess over the right hook to initialize WordPress plugins. That is, I thought there was one hook that would sit above all other hooks and prevent me from… More →

The importance of product reviews and how to get them

By / — Amazon, Wal-mart, and Target aren’t just popular retailers — their websites also serve as resources. Thousands of people flock to these sites daily to research products by way of customer reviews. Many big stores like these are used as search… More →

Torque Weekly Digest: 02/29/16

By / — Here we provide a weekly recap of the biggest stories from torquemag.io. Dedicated to informing new and advanced WordPress users about the industry, Torque is a hub for WordPress news, business, and community. Here are some of last week’s top stories from Torque: INTRODUCING… More →

What’s Coming in WordPress 4.5 (Features and Screenshots)

By / — The beta version of WordPress 4.5 was released last week. We followed the development closely, and we are excited to report that WordPress 4.5 is expected to be released during the second week of April, 2016. In this article, we… More →