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November 14th Support Team Meeting Summary - Support Everything WordPress

General announcements bbPress 2.6 was released this week, and has been deployed to the various forums. Please note that an upgrade notice will show up in wp-admin if you have the appropriate access, don’t click this, the meta team will… Continue Reading →

Linking to your own support sites - Support Everything WordPress

After a lively and engaging discussion during this weeks support meeting, a few scenarios were brought up relating to plugin and theme authors linking to their own support resources. There are different views on what is considered appropriate times to… Continue Reading →

How to Create a Global Transparent Floating Menu Bar with Divi’s Theme Builder - Elegant Themes

Looking for a way to put your global header on top of your pages’ hero sections? In today’s Divi tutorial, we’ll show you exactly how to do that. We’ll recreate a stunning global header from scratch (using Divi’s Theme Builder)… Continue Reading →

Scott Bolinger on WordPress, JAMstack, and the future of the independent developer - Post Status

In this episode, Scott and I dig into his world as an indie developer within the WordPress landscape. Scott has long used JavaScript as a core technology with AppPresser. I think he’s on the forefront of thinking about various technologies… Continue Reading →

How to Maintain a Conversational Style As a Blogger While Maintaining a Professional Tone - Elegant Themes

I told my freshman composition and developmental writing students for nearly a decade that the whole point of writing is to communicate an idea. If your readers can’t understand what you’re talking about, it doesn’t matter how brilliant your message… Continue Reading →

24 WordPress Snippets ’til Christmas, Submissions Open for 2019 - WP Tavern

After a multi-year hiatus, Elliot Richmond has relaunched his WordPress advent calendar and is looking for volunteers. The WP Snippets ’til Christmas site will host 24 days of WordPress code snippets starting on December 1 and lasting until December 24…. Continue Reading →

5.3 Retrospective – Call for feedback - Make WordPress Core

5.3 “Kirk” was released on November 12, 2019. It was twelve weeks in the making, it had a big team behind it and the highest number of contributors ever. Congratulations to everyone! In order to prepare a retrospective post, I… Continue Reading →

How to Copy a WordPress Site - iThemes

The ability to copy a WordPress site is really useful for several reasons, especially if you’re considering a redesign or for testing purposes. Having a copy of a “starter” WordPress site also comes in handy if you deploy new websites for… Continue Reading →

How to Use Divi’s Theme Builder Portability (Import & Export) Features - Elegant Themes

Divi’s Theme Builder opens the door for creating some amazing website templates that can be exported and imported easily from one Divi site to another. This allows developers and designers to create entire website packs that function much like a… Continue Reading →

Proposal for design team Trello board organising - Make WordPress Design

As a team, design uses a Trello board for organising tasks outside GitHub and Trac. During this week’s design weekly meeting there was a discussion about how to iterate on this and put it back at the heart of our… Continue Reading →

Focus on Follow-Up: 4 Tips for Online Customer Conversion - Gravity Forms Blog

“Conversion” and “conversation” are just two letters  apart, and that’s hardly a coincidence. Okay, it absolutely is a coincidence, but it’s also a convenient correlation to keep in mind as you follow up with your leads. While generating enough interest… Continue Reading →

How to Change Your Career Path in 2020 - WordPress Arena

The current employment climate is defined by satisfaction over profit. It is an undeniable truth that working will constitute a significant amount of most of our lives – and that this is the primary drive within individuals as they strive… Continue Reading →

5 Ways Toxic Clients Kill Productivity and Steal Your Time - Elegant Themes

As business owners, three of the most important things we need to master early on are getting clients, productivity, and protecting our time. But what happens to our time and productivity when we get a client who turns out to… Continue Reading →

13 Ways to Find Anyone’s Email Address (Level Up Your Outreach Game) - Kinsta Blog

So you want to find someone’s email address. Maybe you want to reach out to an influencer, prospect a list of potential sales leads or maybe you just want to ask someone a quick question. There are lots of reasons… Continue Reading →

WordPress Web Design Trends For 2020 - WPMU Dev

Are you keeping up with the latest web design trends in the WordPress World? Looking ahead, we aim to show you some of the important design and technical features that are coming up. So, as you know, web design is continually evolving as… Continue Reading →

How To Properly Add jQuery Scripts To WordPress - WPMU Dev

WordPress has been in our lives for over 16 years, yet the method of adding scripts to themes and plugins still remains a mystery for many developers. In this article we finally put the confusion to rest. Since it’s one… Continue Reading →

Podcast Episode 55: Yoast’s Marieke van de Rakt & Michiel Heijmans at WordCamp US - Wordfence Blog

At WordCamp US in Saint Louis, Mark sat down with Yoast CEO Marieke van de Rakt and COO Michiel Heijmans in the Wordfence booth to talk about not only how Yoast began, but also how they’ve grown to over 9… Continue Reading →

bbPress 2.6 Released After 6 Years, Includes Per-Forum Moderation and Engagements API - WP Tavern

On Tuesday, John James Jacoby announced that bbPress 2.6 was available to the public after a six-year wait in a post titled bbPress 2.6 — Better Great Than Never. The announcement landed with a whimper as it was overshadowed by… Continue Reading →

Dev Chat Summary: November 13, 2019 - Make WordPress Core

@francina led this week’s dev chat – the last one of the 5.3 release cycle – see the agenda here. For the full transcript, see the Slack archive here. Your faithful reporter: @amykamala. Let’s get going! Announcements @francina opened Announcements… Continue Reading →

Blocks, Patterns, and Layouts - Make WordPress Design

Gutenberg is diving deep into customization leading into 2020. With customization, and eventual full site editing, comes new terminology that needs to be defined. Blocks Blocks are the smallest, most atomic unit in the WordPress editor. The Paragraph is the… Continue Reading →

REST API Chat Summary: November 7 - Make WordPress Core

This post summarizes the weekly REST API chat meeting for November 7, 2019. (Slack transcript, Agenda). Please note that this meeting did not change time for daylight savings, and Weekly REST API component office hours continue to be held every… Continue Reading →

WordPress Vulnerability Roundup: November 2019, Part 1 - iThemes

Several new WordPress plugin and theme vulnerabilities were disclosed during the first half of November, so we want to keep you aware. In this post, we cover recent WordPress plugin and theme vulnerabilities and what to do if you are… Continue Reading →

How To See WordPress Email Logs Using WP Mail SMTP - WordPress Arena

You might be using WordPress as your blogging platform. Here, I am talking about self-hosted WordPress. More than 27% of websites in the world are powered by self-hosted WordPress. It is easier to use, manage and maintain. And probably, there… Continue Reading →

How To Buy A Domain That’s Already Registered In 2019 - WP Blog

Your domain name is important. Not only is it a crucial component of your brand, it serves many practical reasons and it also makes it easy for people to find and share your website with others. As such, you want… Continue Reading →

Duda vs WordPress: Which Is Better for Agencies Building Websites at Scale? - WordPress Arena

Web design agencies often find themselves stuck in a cost-benefit paradox when it comes to excellence. You can only attract a growing roster of lucrative accounts if your team continues to re-earn a reputation for design perfectionism, which generally requires… Continue Reading →

This Is Why You Should Use WordPress for Your Ecommerce Site - WordPress Arena

The eCommerce market is emerging intensely on the entire web from the last decade. There’s no doubt that the eCommerce businesses are focusing on the future with the latest trends and approaches. Let’s say you’ve found the right product. The… Continue Reading →

5 WordPress Plugins to Help You Understand Customer Journey of Your Brand - WordPress Arena

Have you heard of DeLorean Motor Co.? How about the DMC-12 sports car with gull-wing doors? This model of the sports car was best known as the “Back to the Future” time machine. What could have been the nation’s most famous… Continue Reading →

Revealing $1,000,000 In Free Black Friday Prizes (And More) - Elegant Themes

Get Ready Black Friday Is Coming Black Friday only comes once a year, and when it does, we like to do something really special. This year’s Black Friday sale starts on Friday, November 29th at exactly 12:00 AM UTC-6, and… Continue Reading →

WordPress hacks: 5 ways to protect WordPress from hacking - GoDaddy Garage

Editor’s note: This article originally published by Dutch Hill on the Sucuri Blog. WordPress is one of the most popular content management systems (CMS) out there. That’s why it is vital to prevent WordPress hacking. Statistically, over 33% of websites… Continue Reading →

Agenda for Accessibility Team Meeting 15 November 2019 - Make WordPress Accessible

This is the proposed agenda for the weekly accessibility team meeting on Friday November 15, 2019 at 16:00 UTC. Elect New team Representatives for 2019-2020 Assign new team & contributor badges WordPress 5.3 release: comments, concerns, updates. If you have any additional… Continue Reading →

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