WordPress News Digest for Wednesday, October 29, 2014

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10 Misconceptions About Creating Online Stores Using WordPress

By / — WordPress is a powerful platform that allows you to create a fully functional website, with very little effort required. It’s no surprise given how popular it is, that more and more people are using it for things other than a… More →

8 Reasons to Convert Your WordPress.com Blog to WordPress.org

By / — The quickest way to start a free blog is by signing up to WordPress.com. Many new bloggers start that way. While it’s a great place to start, WordPress.com has several limitations which become quickly evident as a blog grows. If… More →

A Top Down or Bottom Up Approach To Development?

By / — When working with arrays in PHP, specifically in the context of WordPress (which is obviously the norm around here), it’s become pretty common to see code using the foreach construct versus a vanilla for loop when working through an array. Personally, I think… More →

Case Study: Using WooCommerce Bookings to sell exclusive indoor golfing experiences

By / — Golf is as old as the hills so it’s pretty neat when it takes a bold and modern swing with some excellent tech. EM Golf UK makes it easy for people to book indoor golfing experiences and lessons with golfing pro, Ed Morton and… More →

Free WordPress Themes: How to Choose the Perfect Theme for You

By / — The volume of free quality themes available for WordPress boggles the mind. With nearly 3,000 themes available on WordPress.org at the time of writing, we’re certainly spoilt for choice. However, that choice comes with a dilemma: how to separate the… More →

Highlights from WordCamp San Francisco 2014

By / — Over the weekend, more than a thousand WordPress developers, professionals, and enthusiasts came together to attend the much-anticipated WordCamp San Francisco. Though the WordPress-centric event kicked off to a somewhat alarming start. . . Literally, […] The post Highlights from… More →

History of WordPress: WordPress UI Evolution + Other Improvements

By / — WordPress has been growing steadily over the last couple of years. It looks like nothing it was about ten (10)… The post History of WordPress: WordPress UI Evolution + Other Improvements appeared first on Best Premium & Free WordPress Themes. More →

How to Add Social Proof to a WordPress Website

By / — Human beings are social animals. We care deeply about our standing in our community, and we try to avoid alienating ourselves by doing the wrong thing at all cost; as such, we observe the people […] The post How to… More →

How to Generate RSS Feeds for Custom Post Types

By / — Custom Post Types were one of the important innovations in WordPress 3.0. They really launched WordPress on the main stage when it comes to usage as a Content Management System (CMS). WordPress is very intuitive in the area of RSS,… More →

Image Flow: Identifying high level user requirements and pain points

By / — It was great for quite a few of our group to meet at WordCamp San Francisco and work in person on the image flow (@siobhan, @mor10, @teamadesign, @schroder). We had a lot of amazing conversations with different designers, developers and… More →

I’ll keep this short Yesterday at the community…

By / — I’ll keep this short. Yesterday at the community summit, our team decided to take full advantage of the new communication tools we have and archive this list. Combined with our make/themes site, Slack gives us the ability to talk more… More →

JoomUnited Plugin Giveaway Winners Announcement

By / — Last week you had an opportunity to take part in this great competition and win 3 of 9 yearly licenses of JoomUnited Plugin: one license per extension worth $39 each. More →

Mailbag: Site Security Plugins

By / — What security plugin to use? Oh if only that was the easy question. More →

Mark Jaquith on Next Generation WordPress Hosting Stack at WCEU

By / — Mark Jaquith, for those who don’t know, is one of the core memeber of the WordPress team. He’s also one of the few members of that team that works independently with clients and is an expert on making their WordPress… More →

Modernising our real-time communication

By / — The WordPress project is testing out Slack as our main real-time communication platform, replacing IRC and ad hoc Skype chats. chat.wordpress.org is our new information hub for Slack. All wordpress.org users will be able to access WordPress Slack with immediate… More →

No More Platinum

By / — Not One Artist’s Album Has Gone Platinum In 2014. More →

SendinBlue: SMS & Email Marketing that Integrates with Your WordPress Dashboard

By / — Today we are looking at a relatively new email and SMS marketing service called SendinBlue. This service was launched in 2012 and aims to compete with the other marketing newsletter services by being easier to use and more accessible. The… More →

Support Team Meetup update

By / — As part of the community summit this year on Tuesday the teams got together and discussed/collaborated in person. That was amazing and productive and several attendees told us that we’re the team that has fun. We are and I don’t… More →

The Hypocrite’s Guide to Social Sharing – WPCAST021

By / — This week's episode is all about social sharing. We talk about strategies and best practices for social – many of which we've been lazy in implementing ourselves. More →

Top 8 Project Management Plugins For WordPress

By / — Staying organized is one of the most important things you can do when running a business. It doesn’t matter what industry you’re in, skip organization and you’re largely out of luck. There are plenty of tools out there for “getting… More →

Top Multilingual Countries and their Legal Requirement for Online Publishing

By / — Hi everyone. On Monday, I volunteered at the WordPress Community Summit to do some research on the “top multilingual countries”, and their respective legal requirements when it comes to publishing content in multiple languages. The purpose of this research was… More →

WordCamp San Francisco 2014 – Wrapups and Photos

By / — Still recovering (in a mostly good way) from WordCamp San Francisco 2014 that was held on October 25th and the 26th, and also the Community Summit held on the 27th. I might have some thoughts about specific things from the… More →

WordPress Core Weekly

By / — Hi everyone! It’s this time of the week again: WordPress Core Weekly is here. This updates covers all commits since last week up to to today, October 29th. In case you missed it, the new default theme, Twenty Fifteen, is… More →