WordPress News Digest for Thursday, December 29, 2016

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WPWeekly Episode 258 – 2016 Year in Review Part 1

By / — In this episode of WordPress Weekly, Marcus Couch and I recap the news and headlines of the first half of 2016. Part two will be recorded on January 4th, 2017, where we’ll look back at the headlines during the second… More →

December 29th Support Team Meeting Summary

By / — Announcements Please review and share The Subtle Difference Dividing Assistance from Promotion. WP-CLI will be joining our other great partner projects under the WordPress.org umbrella. If you need to close your plugin, or put it up for adoption, there is… More →

WPblab EP56 – Expanding Your WordPress Business on Pinterest w/ Carol Stephen – WPwatercooler

By / — This week on WPblab Carol Stephen will be joining us to discuss how you can expand your WordPress business on Pinterest. You can find Carol Stephen on Pinterest and her company Your Social Media Works she also runs the #DigiBlogChat on Tuesdays… More →

Plugged In: Sitemap Plugins

By / — Welcome to Plugged In, where we take a look at some of the most popular WordPress plugins in various categories. This week, we look into the best plugins to make your WordPress be equipped with a handy sitemap. (For more… More →

3 Free Beautiful Project Page Layouts (& How to Build More with the Divi Builder)

By / — Welcome to post 3 of 5 in our miniseries How to Create a Simple and Effective Portfolio Website with Divi. In this series we’ll cover everything you need to do in order to create your own portfolio website from scratch.… More →

Apps For 2017: Everything I’ve Installed

By / — During the holidays, I spent some time going through the software I have installed and determined my apps for 2017. Apps For 2017: Everything I’ve Installed was written by Tom. For more on WordPress, development, and resources then visit Tom… More →

Virtual Reality, WordPress, & Web Design: What Does the Future Hold?

By / — Virtual reality promises massive changes to the way we experience and interact with technology. Despite that, VR has failed to burst into the mainstream. At least so far… But with cheap cardboard boxes that turn smartphones into virtual reality headsets and… More →

ManageWP – Year in Review 2016

By / — With only a few days remaining in 2016, it’s time for reflection. Each year we take the time to look back, celebrate our successes and focus on improving as individuals, as teams, and as a company. 2016 overall has been… More →

What we want from WordPress in 2017, live from Post Status Publish

By / — Joe Hoyle and I discuss what we'd like to see in WordPress going forward, and take audience Q&A. This session was recorded at Post Status Publish 2016. More →


By / — Every Monday I clean my desk and work area — move things to appropriate places, clean out the trash and wipe all the surfaces. This is something I’ve learned from the years at my dad’s car workshop where everyone does this at… More →

6 Reasons Why You Should Use a CDN for Your WordPress Website

By / — CDN – you’ve probably seen this acronym bandied about by the web community. But do you actually know what it means? And better yet, do you know how it can benefit your WordPress site? Whether you have zero idea what… More →

5 Excellent Ways to Hack the Twenty Seventeen WordPress Theme

By / — Twenty Seventeen is the most versatile default theme WordPress has ever seen. However, the options built into the theme leave a few things to be desired. In this post, I’ll show you five hacks you can use to make Twenty… More →

How to Apply a CSS Rule in WordPress: Basic CSS Part 3

By / — Welcome to Part 3 of our 3-part series on writing basic CSS in WordPress! In Part 1 we covered the fundamentals of basic CSS and the anatomy of a CSS rule. In Part 2 we showed you how to practise… More →

How to Choose the Best Domain Name (8 Tips and Tools)

By / — Picking the right domain name for a blog is an essential step to success. Think of a domain name as a brand to your website, and like any other product, a blog will be really hard to rebrand if you… More →

WordPress eCommerce Web Week: Reflections and Insights from Pippin Williamson – BobWP

By / — More in our interview series with Pippin Williamson as he shares his thoughts about eCommerce and WordPress from the past year and into the next. More →

How to Set Up a Custom Content Curation Site With WordPress

By / — Automated content curation may save you a significant amount of time with creating and publishing content on your site but is it really worth it from a marketing standpoint? In this post, we'll show you how you can set up… More →

My Top 3 Video Games of 2016

By / — One of the nicer things this year is the amount of video games I managed to play in 2016. I’ve not been able to play as much as I’d like in years gone past, so to play a lot of… More →

2016 in Review: 50 of the Best Free WordPress Themes by Category

By / — 2017 is almost here, and we thought it'd be great to rewind the clock and do a roundup of the best free WordPress themes of 2016. This year saw a lot of minimalist business and blogging themes, many of which… More →