WordPress News Digest for Tuesday, June 30, 2015

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11 Simple Tools for Managing and Selling Digital Downloads with WordPress

By / — If you want to offer digital downloads from your site, whether for free or as paid products, we’ve got the tools for you. Here’s our round-up of the best plugins for every download scenario, from simply forcing downloads to creating… More →

4th of July Independence Day WordPress Deals & Coupon Codes

By / — Friday is the 4th of July so we would like to wish all our American friends a Happy Independence Day, Hope you enjoy your holiday weekend! To celebrate there are a number of WordPress companies holding special discounts and deals… More →

8 Top WordPress Themes and Plugins for Musicians

By / — It’s a fast-paced Internet driven world out there, and knowing how to market yourself effectively is a key factor in how… The post 8 Top WordPress Themes and Plugins for Musicians appeared first on Best Premium & Free WordPress Themes. More →

Every month or two I lose an hour+ of my life peru…

By / — Every month or two I lose an hour+ of my life perusing the awesome stuff on http://timbuk2.com. More →

Exploring Divi 2.4: A FREE Library Pack Built From Everything We’ve Learned in the Divi 2.4 Blog Series

By / — Earlier this month we introduced Divi 2.4, the biggest upgrade in Divi history and a giant leap forward for our most popular WordPress theme. There are so many great features to explore in this update that it was hard to… More →

Filter to Disable the Customizer Shot Down on WordPress Trac

By / — WordPress 4.3 will introduce menu management via the customizer, providing live previews on the frontend for adding, deleting, and ordering menu items. Although users still have the option to manage menus using the admin interface, developers who are not keen… More →

Four Weeks of Giveaways: Announcing Our Final Winner!

By / — Find out if you've won our final week of giveaways. Every week for four weeks, we're giving away a free WPMU DEV annual membership worth $588! More →

Hacking the WordPress Template Hierarchy

By / — Today we have a very esteemed guest author: Josh Pollock! More →

How to Plan Relevant Holiday Promotions for Your Store

By / — In the United States, Independence Day is just a few short days away, and many retailers already have their 4th of July sales in full swing. Discounts are being offered and coupons have already been emailed. This is a great… More →

Lessons learned moving away from home

By / — As Devin notes, these may not all be earthshaking revelations. However, the stories that lead him to each conclusion are unique to his story and that’s the beauty of the personal narrative; an area where the blog format continues to… More →

Loyalists vs Mercenaries

By / — Finally, think about being somewhere other than the Bay Area or NYC. Yes, they are great places to start companies, find talent, and get investment. But they are also places where others start companies, get investment, and find your talent.… More →

My Time On The Grumpy Developer Podcast

By / — Last week, I talked about The Grumpy Developer podcast, what it’s about, and why I like it. For those who didn’t read the post or who just happen to be stumbling across this page, here’s the gist of the podcast:… More →

New Workshop: How To Choose Your WordPress Theme – BobWP

By / — I really believe two of the toughest parts of knowing which theme to choose are not knowing what it really takes to set up the theme and not knowing from looking at the demo how much flexibility the theme has… More →

Switching Away from Disqus Review – Increased Comments by 304%

By / — We switched away from Disqus about 2 months ago. Many of you noticed this change and asked us to write a Disqus review explaining why did we switch. After using Disqus for about a year, we noticed several drawbacks that… More →

The Best 4th of July Independence Day WordPress Deals 2015

By / — The 4th of July is also a time when we can benefit from many discounts and offers from around the WordPress world. Be it for plugins, themes, hosting or other services, there are always savings that can be made at… More →

The Recommended Hosting Page on WordPress.org Starts Over From Scratch

By / — One of the most difficult tasks for new WordPress users is choosing a good webhost. The process can involve getting recommendations from friends, searching Google for reviews, and taking advantage of trial offers. Since 2005, WordPress.org has had a recommended… More →

Theme review team weekly meeting notes The logs…

By / — Theme review team weekly meeting notes The logs are here: https://wordpress.slack.com/archives/themereview/p1435687161000567 Points from meeting: Creating Useful tools page and linking in handbook. Will add all tools there. Please let us know your tools for theme review. This includes theme checkers,… More →

This week’s meeting agenda We have a meeting…

By / — This week’s meeting agenda We have a meeting at 18:00 UTC today in #themereview. Lets talk about tools. We have a few things around to make reviews and reviewing easier. There are a starting to be some new projects also.… More →

Today in the Nightly: Site Icons, Text editor in Press This

By / — Here are a few cool things that recently landed in trunk. They are available right now in the nightly build. Install the nightly, and try them out. Site Icons We’ve wanted site icons in core for a long time. #16434… More →

UpThemes Adds Managed WordPress Hosting to Theme Club Business

By / — After five years of selling themes and support, UpThemes is branching out into the managed WordPress hosting business. Last week the company announced the new hosting venture and partnership with Aesop Interactive: We are excited to announce UpThemes Hosting, a… More →

View a site on a new server without modifying your hosts file with hosts.cx!

By / — Many years ago, my life changed when I learned about the hosts file. For those not familiar with the hosts… Continue Reading… This post was originally published at View a site on a new server without modifying your hosts file… More →

Why WordPress Should Be The CMS Of Choice (Thoughts From WordCamp Europe)

By / — As the sun sets over Seville, we say goodbye to another great WordCamp. WordCamp Europe brought together the growing European WordPress communities for engaging sessions, dinners, and networking opportunities. I think it’s fair to say, the event was a smashing… More →