WordPress News Digest for Tuesday, September 30, 2014

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4.1 Kick-off Meeting, 2014/09/29

By / — These are my rough highlights from yesterday’s kick-off meeting. They emphasize who is working on what. https://irclogs.wordpress.org/chanlog.php?channel=wordpress-dev&day=2014-09-29&sort=asc#m929822 johnbillion: Preliminary session management interface: https://i.imgur.com/sHz2oeV.png There’s a repo: https://github.com/johnbillion/wp-session-manager/ Various tasteful and sensible people: “We might end up calling this the Keep… More →

A New Project by Nick Haskins, WP Status Page

By / — The creator of Aesop Story Engine, Nick Haskins, wants to know if there is any interest in a WordPress plugin that would provide a project status page. After browsing the WordPress plugin directory and coming up empty, Haskins is developing… More →

Best WordPress Event and Calendars Plugins

By / — Calendar plugins are hugely popular with WordPress users. They can be used for a variety of purposes, such as event management and online booking. As with all WordPress plugins, the cost, and the included features, varies greatly between calendar plugins.… More →

Case Study: Customized Snack Subscriptions For Athletes? Visit THEFEED.com

By / — Everyone loves a story, everyone loves a snack. And today we bring you a tale of world class food for athletes, available online through WooCommerce Subscriptions on THEFEED.com, a beautiful, friendly and engaging ecommerce site. We chatted to Becca and Matt to find out… More →

Competition: Win 7 WooCommerce Add-On Plugins by RightPress

By / — Today we have a competition with prizes provided by RightPress, a premium plugin developer who specialise in creating add-ons for WooCommerce. There are 7 plugins for each winner and we will pick 3 winners who enter using the widget at… More →

Confusing email from @instapaper about something c…

By / — Confusing email from @instapaper about something called Instapaper Premium. Not sure if I need it, what it is, or what I get if I sign up. More →

Easily Change Default WordPress Login URL

By / — One of the most asked questions by new WordPress self-hosted users is “What’s the login URL of my site?” By default, you can access to the login by by typing yourdomain.com/wp-login.php in your web browser. Don’t forget to change the… More →

Five for the Future

By / — On Sunday at WordCamp Europe I got a question about how companies contribute back to WordPress, how they’re doing, and what companies should do more of. First on the state of things: there are more companies genuinely and altruistically contributing… More →

Free Theme: CleanPort, Flat Design WordPress Theme for Business, Portfolio or Blogging

By / — I’m pleased to share our latest free theme release with WPLift readers, CleanPort went live in the WordPress directory today. CleanPort is one of our best selling themes at ThemeFurnace so it’s good to see it can now be used… More →

Get Involved by Porting Objective C to Swift

By / — Howdy iOS Devs! If you’re interested in contributing to WordPress for iOS but aren’t quite sure where to dive in, one thing to consider is taking an existing Objective C class and porting it to Swift. Its safe to say… More →

How To Modify The Behavior of Other People’s Server-Side Code in WordPress

By / — If you’re picky like me, using WordPress—the core software, as well as third-party themes and plugins—gives you a lot of occasions to think: “This is perfect, except for [REASON].” This leaves you with a few options: you can accept the… More →

How to Enforce One Category Per Post in WordPress

By / — In our categories vs tags article, we recommend that you only select one category per post. However this can be difficult for beginners to get used to. In this article, we will show you how to enforce one category per… More →

Join the WPMU DEV Writing Team

By / — We’re looking for new writers to join our blogging team. If you know your way around WordPress and can put together well-researched and clever copy, we want to hear from you. This is your chance to reach a massive audience, raise your… More →

Learning To Master The Basics Of AJAX

By / — Last week I introduced you to the magic of AJAX and showed you how to use a few plugins to easily “AJAXify” your WordPress site. By “AJAXify” I mean using AJAX to change the page, already loaded in the browser,… More →

No Longer Use TimThumb

By / — Ben Gillbanks, the co-author of TimThumb, says I No Longer Use TimThumb — Here’s What I do Instead. More →

Output Contents Of A Doctrine Object

By / — I've being doing a lot of development with Doctrine recently and one of the things that I found out is that the Objects it works with can be huge which makes debugging the objects quite difficult for you and the… More →

Prefixing in WordPress Themes

By / — An important best practice when coding a WordPress theme or plugin is correct prefixing. In this post, we’ll look at: … Continue reading → More →

Press This Meeting, 2014/09/30

By / — https://irclogs.wordpress.org/chanlog.php?channel=wordpress-ui&day=2014-09-30&sort=asc#m200968 Attendees: @michaelarestad @stephdau @kraftbj @ryan Decisions: Press This will use WP API. Part of the Press This mission will be furthering WP API. PT will use wp_editor() and leverage wpviews and wplinks. Media, preview, and links were recognized as… More →

The Renegade Contact Page

By / — Over a month ago,  I made some serious changes to my contact page. But before I go into that, a bit of history. My contact page is always a work-in-progress. I consider it one of the most important pages on… More →

The WordPress Way – The WhiP #95

By / — WP101 lands huge deal, WordPress respect, and choosing an SEO solution. Check out The Whip for more daily lashings of WordPress goodness. More →

Unit Tests for WordPress Plugins – Writing Tests

By / — Now that we have gotten through setting up our unit tests and we know the difference between tests and assertions, it is time to begin writing our actual unit tests for our plugin. As mentioned in the previous parts of… More →

WordPress 4.1 Welcomes a New Class of Committers

By / — With WordPress 4.0 released, it’s time to once again look to the future, WordPress 4.1. Over the weekend, Andrew Nacin announced our new release lead for 4.1, Jack Blackbourn, and a couple of guest committers […] The post WordPress 4.1… More →

WordPress Beyond Boundaries: A Recap of WordCamp Europe 2014

By / — This weekend, 950 WordPress professionals and enthusiasts from all over the world descended upon Sofia, Bulgaria to participate in Europe’s largest WordCamp to date. WordCampers arrived excited to soak up new information and connect with others in the European community.… More →

WordPress’ Related Posts and Featured Images (Yes, Again)

By / — About two months ago, I wrote about the usability of WordPress featured images. Though nothing has changed in the last few months, there has been one use case that I find leans in the direction of supporting featured images despite… More →