WordPress News Digest for Tuesday, December 30, 2014

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15+ Tips for Buying the Perfect WordPress Theme

By / — Your theme can make or break your WordPress-based business. Besides personal effort and business acumen, your WordPress theme is, at… The post 15+ Tips for Buying the Perfect WordPress Theme appeared first on Best Premium & Free WordPress Themes. More →

2014 in review

By / — At the end of each year, I like to take a look back at the last 365 days and review how my business has progressed throughout the year. Overall, 2014 was an exceptionally good year for me with many different highlights.  Open source… More →

A Handy Guide To Creating & Using The Parallax Effect Within WordPress

By / — In today’s post we are going to take a detailed look at one of web design’s (and therefore WordPress theme design’s) biggest trends of the last several years: parallax. We’re going to define what parallax is in theory, what it… More →

A Look Back at WordPress News in 2014, Part 1 of 2

By / — In the course of a year, a lot of things happen in the WordPress ecosystem and in 2014, the Tavern published over 900 posts. I’ve created a list of headlines from the first-half of 2014 where you can see the… More →

A Tutorial On the Genesis Default Widgets

By / — Genesis Default Widgets When you install the parent theme Genesis, you get three widgets that are specifically for Genesis and your child theme. Depending on which theme you are using, will depend how much you use these widgets. In each… More →

Add an Expiration Date to WordPress Sticky Posts

By / — WordPress’ sticky posts feature was introduced six years ago in the 2.7 release. It was added to enable users to stick important posts to the front page so that they won’t disappear in a blog’s steady stream of chronologically ordered… More →

Best of Longreads

By / — Longreads has just published their best of 2014 list which has plenty to keep you entertained and read for hours. More →

Creating Translatable WordPress Themes and Plugins: Developers Guide

By / — Last year we featured a series on translating different aspects of WordPress, which focused on internationalizing an existing theme or plugin. In today’s post, we’re going to extend and complement that series with some information for theme and plugins developers, namely how to… More →

Customize Your Genesis Child Theme With Design Palette Pro

By / — The Genesis Framework has become a very popular choice for many WordPress site owners, and with this increase in popularity has come an explosion of child themes. However, no matter how many child themes exist you always want to make… More →

Dear WordPress Plugin Developer, Please Add Screenshots

By / — This year the WordPress plugin directory crossed 35,000 plugin listings and is rapidly approaching one billion total downloads. WordPress 4.0 added custom icons to the plugin installer in the admin, which helps developers to differentiate their plugins in this massive… More →

Getting the most out of social media analytics

By / — The rise of the Internet has led to the creation of a large number of social media communities that allow users to share information with each other via platforms like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and the […] The post Getting the… More →

Google’s Anti-Spam Strategy: No CAPTCHA reCAPTCHA

By / — If you’ve spent any amount of time online, it’s likely you’ve been asked to solve a CAPTCHA to verify you are, in fact, a human – this is the awkward-looking, distorted text you have to squint […] The post Google’s Anti-Spam… More →

How to Gauge Customer Sentiment in a Support Request

By / — When it comes to business, Customer Service is the first line of defense. Our Customer Happiness Engineers are always ready to jump in and provide assistance and since they are in a constant communication with our clients, their attitude, speed and… More →

How to Test Your WordPress Theme Against Latest Standards

By / — Wondering if your WordPress theme meets the latest standard? Not sure if the developer you hired did a good enough job? In this article, we will show you how to test your WordPress theme against latest standards. The free WordPress… More →

MacWindows: Mavericks File Sharing Tips and Reports

By / — Apparently, there are several issues with using Windows shares from OSX Mavericks, stemming from its use of SMB2. This page has some work-arounds. MacWindows: Mavericks File Sharing Tips and Reports Original Article: MacWindows: Mavericks File Sharing Tips and Reports Dougal… More →

Major League Baseball Transactions

By / — MLB.com has an awesome no frills list of trades, free agent signings, etc. If you’re trying to catch up on where everyone went since the end of last season, this is a great place to start.# More →

SEO Beyond the Basics: An Introduction to the Technical Side

By / — We’ve all heard about SEO basics, but what about those areas that require you to have just a little bit of technical knowledge? This is what we call technical SEO. Yes the term is quite technical, I know. In short,… More →

Sagenda Is Not Just Another WordPress Plugin

By / — Suppose you want to upgrade your WordPress blog and use it professionally as an online booking tool. Of course, there are plenty of free WordPress plugins that you may use in order to enhance your business online. But Sagenda might… More →

Upgrade the WordPress Recent Posts Widget For a Better List of Your Content

By / — Out of the box, WordPress includes a number of widgets you can add to your sidebars and other widget-enabled areas of your website. One of these widgets is the recent posts widget, which will display a set number of the… More →

Using WordPress as a Backend

By / — These days, it’s hip to say that you’re either working with a framework or you’re working with a content management system. And, for one reason or another, Team Frameworks frowns upon using a CMS for building a site because it… More →

WordPress Community Pulls Together to Help a Member in Need

By / — Dan Griffiths, who is known on Twitter as Ghost1227 and one of the creators of WP Tally, recently found himself in an emergency situation. Due to personal reasons, details of the situation have been withheld but it required Griffiths to… More →