WordPress News Digest for Wednesday, July 30, 2014

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20 Great Admin WordPress Plugins

By / — You and I have reviewed quite a number of useful WordPress plugins in the recent days. I mean, our ongoing… The post 20 Great Admin WordPress Plugins appeared first on Best Premium & Free WordPress Themes. More →

7 Aspects Of WordPress I Take For Granted

By / — After using WordPress for seven years in a row, it’s hard to consider switching to another publishing platform. I have my gripes about WordPress and there are plenty of things that can improve the publishing process. However, after testing a… More →

A Closer Look At Extra, And Why It’s Going To Be Our Best Magazine Theme Yet

By / — Last month, we announced the development of a new theme, Extra. Until now, we have given little detail about what this new theme is really about, and what type of things we are hoping to accomplish with it. Today, we… More →

A Glimpse into the Future of WordPress from WordCamp Milwaukee

By / — This year’s WordCamp Milwaukee featured an array of impressive speakers who discussed trending topics on WordPress business and development. The speakers even included a presentation on Joomla and how to use other PHP frameworks to […] The post A Glimpse… More →

Celebrating ‘Fashionable’ with fancy threads

By / — Yesterday we released our brand new Canvas Child Theme, Fashionable, and in celebration the Woo Team donned fancy threads and suited up.  Naturally, we couldn’t help but share some of the spoils of the fashion war with you. From suave black… More →

First Vietnamese WordCamp to be Held in Hanoi in September

By / — Vietnam is getting its first WordCamp on September 6th, 2014. WordCamp Hanoi was born out of the Hanoi WordPress Group, an active local meetup with nearly 300 members. The group connects WordPress enthusiasts in the area for relaxed chats and… More →

Five Corporate Giants

By / — As the engineer and writer Alex Payne put it, these startups represent “the field offices of a large distributed workforce assembled by venture capitalists and their associate institutions,” doing low-overhead, low-risk R&D for five corporate giants. In such a system,… More →

Harvesting Emails From WordPress Comments Is A Bad Idea

By / — A recently published article by WPBeginner explains how to export email address from the comments and import them into a mailing list. While the article advises getting the user’s permission, everything about this practice rubs me the wrong way. If… More →

Helpful Tips for Documenting WordPress Themes

By / — When you have a question about a WordPress theme, where do you look for more information? Theme developers make use of a myriad of documentation methods, from bundling docs to linking to external resources. If you’ve already created a theme… More →

How to Limit Dashboard Access in WordPress

By / — Did you ever want to allow user registration on your WordPress site without giving dashboard access? When a user creates an account on a WordPress site, they get access to the WordPress admin area also known as the dashboard. In… More →

If I Switched Publishing Systems, ProcessWire Wouldn’t Be My First Choice

By / — CMS Critic, a popular website covering the content management system market, has switched their website from WordPress to ProcessWire. ProcessWire is a free, PHP based, open source, four-year old, content management system maintained by Ryan Cramer. CMS Critic cites the… More →

Just Push Publish

By / — They're going to read it anyway. Or not. More →

Stop Including Custom CSS in WordPress

By / — One of the things that I think many, many young (that is: inexperienced) theme developers do is ship a custom.css file in WordPress. Years ago, I made the mistake so I’m just as guilty as the next person. Unfortunately, this is something… More →

Team chat agenda for week #31

By / — A little on the late side this week but for any items that you may want discussed in this week’s #wordpress-sfd meetup please reply in the comments below. More →

The Rise of Bitcoin: Should You Accept It?

By / — The online landscape is changing—in particular in its attitude towards digital currency, also known as cryptocurrency. 2013 was the unofficial year of the cryptocurrency, with bitcoin grabbing huge amounts of mainstream attention. At the start […] The post The Rise… More →

The WhiP Newsletter #53

By / — New WordPress migration service, Vietnam gets a WordCamp and where to find a WordPress job. Check out The Whip for more daily lashings of WordPress goodness. More →

Web App 2.0 Interface for Glassboard

By / — We’ve been working with my friend Justin to create a new web app experience for Glassboard. He’s teasing the new UI – I’m pretty pleased with the design we came up with. We’ll have lots more on this when it… More →

Welcome, Zach Skaggs!

By / — We wanted to take a quick break out of our week to introduce everyone to the newest WP Ninja, Zach Skaggs. Zach is joining our team as our full-time Happiness Ninja (see what we did there?) starting next Monday. Many… More →

Which smartwatch should you buy?

By / — Right now, the Pebble takes the lead over Android Wear, but it’s likely that far better things are right around the corner, and the smart move might just be to wait for those. I’m not wearing my Pebble all of… More →

Win Big with WPSessions and Get Your Travel Expenses to WCSF Paid

By / — WPSessions, the premium WordPress training service is giving their VIP Members a chance to win a $2000 cash prize to cover their WordCamp San Francisco travel expenses. Three other lucky VIP Members will also win a full year membership to… More →