WordPress News Digest for Thursday, March 30, 2017

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How to Get More Comments on Your WordPress Blog

By / — Engaging with your audience is a vital part of running a successful WordPress website. By creating a thriving online community… The post How to Get More Comments on Your WordPress Blog appeared first on WPExplorer. More →

Creating a WordPress Widget to Show a Random Post

By / — Making a widget to show a random post uses two underlying concepts you need to get familiar with to be good at WordPress development: making use of WP_Query objects, and making widgets. If you’ve not checked them before, check out… More →

Spotting a Hidden SEO Hack: “Play One”

By / — SEO hacks continue to plague websites as attackers abuse SERP rankings for their own gain. The time and effort spent by the website owner creating content, optimizing pages and building links is stolen by an attacker in an instant. For… More →

Elementor Review: A Quality WordPress Page Builder With Unique Features

By / — Want a WordPress page builder that’s built for business? Elementor is an up-and-coming page builder that isn’t just going after […] The post Elementor Review: A Quality WordPress Page Builder With Unique Features appeared first on Pagely®. More →

How to Add Pull Quotes to Divi Posts and Pages (with 5 different styles)

By / — Pull quotes have been around for a long time as a useful way for writers and editors to break up the monotony of long copy and capture the attention of the reader with an important quote. Plus, well designed pull… More →

My Role: Brian Feeley

By / — Brian Feeley Title: WordPress Support Engineer Who am I? In 1996, I started a high school class doing web design […] The post My Role: Brian Feeley appeared first on Pagely®. More →

Maintaining a Post Status When Updating a WordPress Post

By / — Maintaining a post status when updating a WordPress post can have unexpected results. This is why and how to properly manage it. Maintaining a Post Status When Updating a WordPress Post was written by Tom. For more on WordPress, development,… More →

Some results from user testing the prototype Gutenberg Core Editor

By / — During WordCamp London contributor day, Martin Lugton (@martinlugton), Johan Falk (@j-falk) and Lucijan Blagonic (@lucijanblagonic) created a user testing script to test the features of the Gutenberg editor. This is a guest post from them of their findings. Issues observed:… More →

Gutenberg Core Editor User Testing

By / — This is a guest post by Martin Lugton (@martinlugton), Johan Falk (@j-falk) and Lucijan Blagonic (@lucijanblagonic). During WordCamp London contributor day, we created a user testing script to test the features of the Gutenberg editor. The aim was to build a set of… More →

This week’s design meeting agenda for March 30th

By / — This week’s chat is happening . This weeks agenda is: Open floor Feel free to leave a comment and we can discuss anything people want. See you in the #design channel in Slack Login to Reply More →

Elementor Pro – The Ultimate Design Tool for WordPress

By / — So, given that I’ve already spent some time telling you why Elementor is perfect for marketers, I’d like to take this post to dig into some of the best features of Elementor Pro. Because with Elementor Pro, you’re getting a… More →

How to Keep Your WordPress Staging and Live Sites in Sync

By / — In a recent post, I showed you how to easily set up a staging site for WordPress on cheap hosting. If you followed the steps I outlined, you’ll have been able to set yourself up with a staging site you… More →

5 Best VPN Services for WordPress Users (Compared)

By / — VPNs are growing in popularity due to privacy and security concerns. VPN short for virtual private network allows you to protect your privacy, secure information, and bypass censorship. If you’re looking for the best VPN services, then you are in… More →

Localize your Client Reports in ManageWP

By / — Free Client Report localization is now possible in ManageWP. From now on you are able to choose what language you want your Client Report to be generated in. For now we have 11 exciting languages available, but this is just… More →

Week in Core, March 22nd – 28th, 2017

By / — Welcome back the latest issue of Week in Core, covering changes [40307-40347]. Here are the highlights: 41 commits 27 contributors 76 tickets created 14 tickets reopened 65 tickets closed Ticket numbers based on trac timeline for the period above. The… More →

UserEngage for WordPress: A Powerful Lead-Nurturing Tool for Your Website

By / — Whether you’re a one-person operation or forty-person team, it isn’t always possible for you to be there for potential clients. That’s where a tool like UserEngage comes in. It’s a full-featured lead-nurturing plugin for your business’ website, and it enables you to automate your… More →

The Best Social Media Tools and Plugins for WordPress Users – BobWP

By / — Social media is one of the best promotional tools we have at our disposal, so in this blog post, Lilach shares the best social media tools and plugins for WordPress users that will help you achieve better results. More →

Analyzing your audience: a how-to

By / — To write appealing text for your audience, you need to know them. Who are those people that read your stories? Who are the people that search for the terms you want to be found for? Where do they come from?… More →

Brilliant Directories – A Better Tool Than WordPress for Directory Sites?

By / — Is WordPress really the best tool to create a directory site? Despite the WordPress-centric focus of WPMayor, I’m going to give an answer that might surprise you: Not always. A tool called Brilliant Directories might actually be a better solution. More →

Best WordPress Plugins and Themes for Selling eBooks and Physical Books

By / — Yup, even Stephen King needs to thing about how he's going to sell more of his books. Although now he could probably call his publisher and have them do most of the work, somewhere along the line he had to… More →