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  • WordPress 4.7.4 Maintenance Release April 20, 2017 5:54 pm
    After almost sixty million downloads of WordPress 4.7, we are pleased to announce the immediate availability of WordPress 4.7.4, a maintenance release. This release contains 47 bug fixes and enhancements, chief among them an incompatibility between the upcoming Chrome version and the visual editor, inconsistencies in media handling, and further improvements to the REST API.
    Pascal Birchler
  • WordPress 4.7.3 Security and Maintenance Release March 6, 2017 5:53 pm
    WordPress 4.7.3 is now available. This is a security release for all previous versions and we strongly encourage you to update your sites immediately. WordPress versions 4.7.2 and earlier are affected by six security issues: Cross-site scripting (XSS) via media file metadata.  Reported by Chris Andrè Dale, Yorick Koster, and Simon P. Briggs. Control characters can trick redirect […]
    James Nylen
  • WordPress 4.7.2 Security Release January 26, 2017 7:34 pm
    WordPress 4.7.2 is now available. This is a security release for all previous versions and we strongly encourage you to update your sites immediately. WordPress versions 4.7.1 and earlier are affected by three security issues: The user interface for assigning taxonomy terms in Press This is shown to users who do not have permissions to use it. […]
    Aaron D. Campbell
  • WordPress 4.7.1 Security and Maintenance Release January 11, 2017 3:53 am
    WordPress 4.7 has been downloaded over 10 million times since its release on December 6, 2016 and we are pleased to announce the immediate availability of WordPress 4.7.1. This is a security release for all previous versions and we strongly encourage you to update your sites immediately. WordPress versions 4.7 and earlier are affected by eight security issues: […]
    Aaron D. Campbell
  • WordPress 4.7 “Vaughan” December 6, 2016 7:27 pm
    Version 4.7 of WordPress, named “Vaughan” in honor of legendary jazz vocalist Sarah "Sassy" Vaughan, is available for download or update in your WordPress dashboard. New features in 4.7 help you get your site set up the way you want it.
    Helen Hou-Sandi
  • Moving Toward SSL December 1, 2016 5:20 pm
    We’re at a turning point: 2017 is going to be the year that we’re going to see features in WordPress which require hosts to have HTTPS available. Just as JavaScript is a near necessity for smoother user experiences and more modern PHP versions are critical for performance, SSL just makes sense as the next hurdle […]
    Matt Mullenweg
  • WordPress 4.7 Release Candidate November 24, 2016 4:26 am
    The release candidate for WordPress 4.7 is now available. RC means we think we’re done, but with millions of users and thousands of plugins and themes, it’s possible we’ve missed something. We hope to ship WordPress 4.7 on Tuesday, December 6, but we need your help to get there. If you haven’t tested 4.7 yet, […]
    Helen Hou-Sandi
  • WordPress 4.7 Beta 4 November 16, 2016 1:51 am
    WordPress 4.7 Beta 4 is now available! This software is still in development, so we don’t recommend you run it on a production site. Consider setting up a test site just to play with the new version. To test WordPress 4.7, try the WordPress Beta Tester plugin (you’ll want “bleeding edge nightlies”). Or you can […]
    Helen Hou-Sandi
  • WordCamp US 2017-2018 in Nashville November 15, 2016 11:24 pm
    The title says it all. We had some great applications for cities to host WordCamp US after we finish up in Philadelphia this year, and the city chosen for 2017-2018 is Nashville, Tennessee. Based on the other great applications we got I’m also excited about the pipeline of communities that could host it in future […]
    Matt Mullenweg
  • WordPress 4.7 Beta 3 November 11, 2016 3:30 am
    WordPress 4.7 Beta 3 is now available! This software is still in development, so we don’t recommend you run it on a production site. Consider setting up a test site just to play with the new version. To test WordPress 4.7, try the WordPress Beta Tester plugin (you’ll want “bleeding edge nightlies”). Or you can […]
    Helen Hou-Sandi

WordPress.com News

WordPress for iOS

  • WordPress for iOS: Version 6.4 August 26, 2016 12:27 pm
    Hi there, WordPress users! Version 6.4 of the WordPress for iOS app is now available in the App Store. What’s New: iPad Keyboard Shortcuts. Press down the command key on your... Continue reading →
    diegoreymendez
  • WordPress for Android: Version 5.7 August 26, 2016 11:33 am
    Hello WordPress users! Version 5.7 of the WordPress for Android app is now available in the Google Play Store. New “Plans” section in My Site... Continue reading →
    Maxime
  • WordPress for Android: Version 5.6 July 27, 2016 6:51 am
    Hello WordPress users! Version 5.6 of the WordPress for Android app is now available in the Google Play Store. Related Posts in the Reader Discover... Continue reading →
    Maxime
  • WordPress for iOS: Version 6.3 July 16, 2016 9:12 pm
    Hi there, WordPress users! Version 6.3 of the WordPress for iOS app is now available in the App Store. What’s New: Access your site’s media library — even if WordPress... Continue reading →
    diegoreymendez
  • WordPress for Android: Version 5.5 June 28, 2016 2:54 pm
    Visual Editor We’ve worked hard to bring a new editor to the app — it’s a complete rewrite designed to bring you a much smoother... Continue reading →
    Maxime
  • WordPress for Android: Version 5.4 June 1, 2016 11:53 am
    Hello WordPress users! Version 5.4 of the WordPress for Android app is now available in the Google Play Store. Gravatar update Did you just take a great selfie?... Continue reading →
    Maxime
  • WordPress for iOS: Version 6.2 May 25, 2016 6:05 am
    Hi there, WordPress users! Version 6.2 of the WordPress for iOS app is now available in the App Store. What’s New: Sharing just got easier! Post content from apps to... Continue reading →
    diegoreymendez
  • WordPress for Android: Version 5.3 May 5, 2016 8:57 am
    Hello WordPress users! Version 5.3 of the WordPress for Android app is now available in the Google Play Store. Account Settings and App Settings We split the old... Continue reading →
    Maxime
  • WordPress for iOS: Version 6.1 April 25, 2016 1:30 pm
    Hi there, WordPress users! Version 6.1 of the WordPress for iOS app is now available in the App Store. What’s New: Get social on the go! WordPress.com and Jetpack-enabled bloggers... Continue reading →
    diegoreymendez
  • WordPress for iOS: Call for beta testers April 21, 2016 12:35 pm
    Hello, WordPress users! We are launching a shiny, new TestFlight beta testing program for WordPress for iOS. If you yearn for the latest features, enjoy... Continue reading →
    Rachel

WordPress for Blackberry

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BuddyPress

  • 2016 BuddyPress Survey Results April 2, 2017 3:09 pm
      Thank you! This report presents the results from the 2016 BuddyPress Survey held from November 1 through December 31, 2016. Three hundred and two (302) respondents from 61 countries completed the survey and provided valuable and interesting feedback. Many thanks!   Survey Design/Method The survey contained 36 questions geared towards Site Builders and WordPress […]
    @mercime
  • BuddyPress at WordCamp London 2017 Contributor Day March 22, 2017 9:26 pm
    Contributor Day is a big part of WordCamp London. This year it was held on Friday 17th March at London Metropolitan University. 100 contributors descended on the venue each aiming to make WordPress better in some wonderful way. Contributors at WordCamp London 2017. Photo by Pradeep Singh. Attendees were asked to choose an area of […]
    Henry Wright
  • BuddyPress 2.8.2 Security Release March 10, 2017 4:04 pm
    BuddyPress 2.8.2 is now available. This is a security release. We strongly encourage all BuddyPress sites to upgrade as soon as possible. BuddyPress 2.8.1 and earlier versions were affected by the following three security issues: Cross-site request forgery (CSRF) in the XProfile administration Dashboard panel. Cross-site request forgery (CSRF) in a number of user-facing AJAX […]
    Boone Gorges
  • BuddyPress 2.8.1 Maintenance Release February 22, 2017 7:41 pm
    BuddyPress 2.8.1 is now available. This maintenance release fixes four bugs, including two regressions in BuddyPress 2.8.0. See the Trac milestone or the official changelog for more details. Version 2.8.1 is a recommended update for all BP installations. Update via the WordPress Dashboard, or download manually from wordpress.org.
    Boone Gorges
  • BuddyPress 2.8.0 – “San Matteo” February 15, 2017 10:38 pm
    BuddyPress 2.8.0 “San Matteo” is now available for download from the WordPress.org plugin repository, or right from your WordPress Dashboard. “San Matteo” focuses on various improvement for developers, site builders and site managers. For Developers & Site Builders Modernizing the Codebase To continue the migration of legacy code to modern standards and techniques necessary for the […]
    Slava Abakumov
  • BuddyPress 2.8.0 Release Candidate 1 February 10, 2017 8:51 pm
    BuddyPress 2.8.0 Release Candidate 1 is now available for testing. Please download the 2.8.0-RC1 zip or get a copy via our Subversion repository. This is our last chance to find any bugs that slipped through the beta process. So please test with your themes and plugins. We plan to release BuddyPress 2.8.0 next Wednesday, February 15. A detailed changelog […]
    Slava Abakumov
  • BuddyPress 2.8.0 Beta 1 January 19, 2017 11:03 pm
    BuddyPress 2.8.0 Beta 1 is packed with new features and enhancements and is now available for testing. You can download the BP 2.8.0-beta1 zip or get a copy via our Subversion repository. We’d love to have your feedback and testing help. BuddyPress 2.8.0 requires PHP 5.3+, and will not be activated on a server with […]
    Slava Abakumov
  • BuddyPress 2.7.4 – Security Release December 23, 2016 2:25 am
    BuddyPress 2.7.4 is now available, and is a security release & recommended upgrade for all BuddyPress installations. We’ve also ported the code changes in 2.7.4 to all branches back 2.0, and are pushing updates out for all installations where we are able to do so. These releases include a fix to the BuddyPress core attachments API that could allow […]
    John James Jacoby
  • BuddyPress 2.7.3 December 7, 2016 11:15 pm
    BuddyPress 2.7.3 is now available. This is a maintenance release and a recommended upgrade for all BuddyPress installations. BP 2.7.3 fixes bugs in several components. For more information, see the 2.7.3 milestone on BuddyPress Trac. Update to BuddyPress 2.7.3 today in your WordPress Dashboard, or by downloading from the wordpress.org plugin repository. Questions or comments? Check out the 2.7.3 changelog, […]
    @mercime
  • BuddyPress 2.7.2 November 4, 2016 1:58 am
    BuddyPress 2.7.2 is now available. This is a maintenance release and a recommended upgrade for all BuddyPress installations. BP 2.7.2 fixes a bug which ignored deprecated code being used in existing installations. For more information, see the 2.7.2 milestone on BuddyPress Trac. Update to BuddyPress 2.7.2 today in your WordPress Dashboard, or by downloading from the wordpress.org plugin repository. […]
    @mercime

BBPress

  • bbPress 2.5.12 – Requires WordPress 4.7 December 9, 2016 8:02 am
    Oh, bother! Out now is bbPress 2.5.12, which fixes a bug for WordPress 4.7 users who did the right thing and updated to bbPress 2.5.11. Some of you may have noticed your bbPress menu items disappear – this release fixes that stinger. 🐝 2.5.12 officially bumps the minimum WordPress version requirement to 4.7 for all […]
    John James Jacoby
  • bbPress 2.5.11 – Maintenance Release November 10, 2016 12:27 am
    bbPress 2.5.11 is out, and is a maintenance release for all previous 2.x versions. 2.5.11 includes support for the soon to be released WordPress 4.7. If you’re planning on updating to WordPress 4.7 right away, you’ll want to update to bbPress 2.5.11 immediately. If you’re using any version of bbPress 2.x and have not yet […]
    John James Jacoby
  • bbPress 2.5.10 – Security Release July 13, 2016 4:06 pm
    bbPress 2.5.10 is out, and is a security release for all previous 2.x versions. 2.5.10 includes additional escaping on user display names in places where names & avatars are commonly displayed together. These changes are internal to bbPress and do not affect any third-party themes or modifications to bbPress template parts. If you are using […]
    John James Jacoby
  • bbPress 2.5.9 – Security & Bugfix Release May 2, 2016 1:24 pm
    bbPress 2.5.9 is out, and is a security release for all previous 2.x versions. bbPress versions 2.5.8 and earlier are susceptible to a form of cross-site-scripting, due to the way users are linked to their profiles when they are mentioned in topics and replies. If you’re using any version of bbPress 2.x and have not yet updated, please […]
    John James Jacoby
  • An update on bbPress 2.6 March 30, 2016 9:11 pm
    Hi everyone! The current major version of bbPress (2.5.x) has been going strong for about a year now, without any major blockages, problems, or breakage. If you helped make bbPress as great as it is, please pat yourself on the back… now. Stephen and I have been steadily improving and readying the next major version […]
    John James Jacoby
  • 2015 bbPress Survey Results September 9, 2015 10:02 am
    This report presents the results of the 2015 bbPress Survey held from May 28 – July 10, 2014. Two hundred thirteen participants from forty-one countries completed the survey. Thank you all. Goal Guide the direction of bbPress plugin development in 2015. Objectives 1. Discover current and actual bbPress usage. 2. Gauge user interest in potential […]
    @mercime
  • bbPress 2.5.8 – Security Release July 13, 2015 5:53 pm
    bbPress 2.5.8 is out now, and it fixes several issues regarding user query parsing and hardening of ajax actions for logged out users for all previous bbPress 2.x installations. If you’re using any version of bbPress 2.x and have not yet updated, please do so right away. If you need help, please reach out in our support […]
    Stephen Edgar
  • 2015 bbPress Survey May 29, 2015 3:11 am
    bbPress has come a long way since it’s early days. We want it to be the best community and support forum software solution around, and your opinions & feedback are critical to achieving that goal. Last year, Mercime put together a survey that revealed many of the things you’d like bbPress to be, and this […]
    John James Jacoby
  • bbPress 2.5.7 – Security Release April 20, 2015 5:30 pm
    bbPress 2.5.7 is out now, and it fixes several issues regarding unescaped URL output for all previous bbPress 2.x installations. If you’re using any version of bbPress 2.x and have not yet updated, please do so right away. If you need help, please reach out in our support forums and someone will be happy to assist you. The bbPress […]
    John James Jacoby
  • bbPress 2.5.6 – Maintenance Release March 17, 2015 4:47 am
    Because 2.5.5 was so good 2 weeks ago, we are releasing bbPress 2.5.6 tonight. It fixes 1 issue with subscription notification emails that was plaguing a few of our more sophisticated installations. If you’re using any version of bbPress 2.x and have been hesitating to upgrade, please consider doing so today. If you need help, […]
    John James Jacoby

Publisher blog

  • The State of the News Audience, Post-Election April 21, 2017 5:14 pm
    Dan Maccarone of Charming Robot has spent much of his career conducting user research with regular people about how they use various forms of news […]
    Dave Coustan
  • The Dream Internship: Work at Automattic (Summer 2017 and Beyond) April 18, 2017 5:24 pm
    Automattic — which runs WordPress.com, Akismet, VaultPress, and many other services — is hiring interns, specifically to work on the WordPress.com VIP team. WordPress.com VIP provides hosting and support […]
    Alexis Kulash
  • The Coral Project – Community Tools from Newsrooms, for Newsrooms April 6, 2017 7:12 pm
    The ongoing critical interest in the relationships between news publications and their reader communities has only escalated throughout the 2016 US election cycle and beyond. […]
    Dave Coustan
  • USA Today Sports Media Group on the Benefits of a Common Theme March 29, 2017 6:49 pm
    When newly acquired publications and sites come in to a large publishing group, they often come with baggage: their own approach to UX and underlying […]
    Dave Coustan
  • WordPress.com VIP Supports Women in Digital Journalism at ONA February 21, 2017 2:50 pm
    I am so proud to share that WordPress.com VIP was a sponsor at this year's ONA Women's Leadership Accelerator at USC. This was our second year supporting the program, and my second year spending time there. We're proud to help make the program completely tuition-free for the participants.
    Steph Yiu
  • Announcing the 2017 VIP Workshop January 19, 2017 3:28 pm
    May 8-11, 2017 @ The Carneros Resort We are excited to announce the next installment of the WordPress.com VIP Workshop! As the leading provider of […]
    Chris Scott
  • BigWP returns to London next week January 9, 2017 12:09 pm
    Calling all WordPress professionals in the London area! After a brief hiatus, we’re pleased to announce the return of BigWP London, when we invite enterprise-scale […]
    Simon Dickson
  • With the US Election, a Landmark Week for WordPress.com VIP November 14, 2016 8:55 pm
    There were mixed feelings on the VIP team last week, when a joke about one of our clients went viral. Reports of obsessive refreshing of […]
    Simon Dickson
  • The Dream Internship: Work at Automattic (Spring 2017 and Beyond) October 7, 2016 7:35 pm
    Please find our latest post on the internship here: https://vip.wordpress.com/2017/04/18/the-dream-internship-work-at-automattic-summer-2017-and-beyond/ Our company Automattic — which runs WordPress.com, Akismet, VaultPress, and many other services — is hiring interns, specifically to work […]
    Alexis Kulash
  • WordPress.com VIP ‘fastest by a wide margin’ in study of enterprise WordPress hosting September 19, 2016 6:50 pm
    We were delighted to learn last week that VIP had ‘easily’ achieved Top Tier status in an authoritative study of enterprise-level WordPress hosting. Review Signal’s […]
    Simon Dickson

WordPress Development

  • Recent updates to the unit testing infrastructure April 23, 2017 11:16 pm
    Several changes have made their way into WordPress’ unit test suite and its infrastructure recently. If you maintain a WordPress project (such as a plugin or website) that has its own test coverage, you may be interested in porting some of these changes to your test suite too. Here’s a round-up: Tests which require Multisite to […]
    John Blackbourn
  • Target Browser Coverage April 23, 2017 2:01 am
    Previously, we discussed the new editor and browser support within WordPress core. Following up on those conversations, we are officially ending support for Internet Explorer versions 8, 9, and 10, starting with WordPress 4.8. Microsoft officially discontinued supporting these browsers in January 2016, and attempting to continue supporting them ourselves has gotten to the point […]
    Matt Mullenweg
  • Week in Core, April 12th – April 18th 2017 April 21, 2017 11:21 pm
    Welcome back the latest issue of Week in Core, covering changes [40417-40475]. Here are the highlights: 59 commits 37 contributors 59 tickets created 6 tickets reopened 36 tickets closed Ticket numbers based on trac timeline for the period above. The following is a summary of commits, organized by component. Code Changes Administration Add “(link opens […]
    Andrew Rockwell
  • Proposal for Weekly Core JavaScript Chat April 21, 2017 1:31 am
    In last week’s core dev chat, @rmccue identified a need to coordinate on consistent approaches to common JavaScript requirements. As the projects of this year’s focuses have more heavily leveraged JavaScript, a few specific needs have arisen: Date handling (#39222) Internationalization (#20491) Hooks (#21170) To coordinate work towards a common goal for JavaScript in core, […]
    Adam Silverstein
  • 4.7.4 Release Candidate April 18, 2017 5:49 pm
    After about six weeks of development, a Release Candidate for WordPress 4.7.4 is now available. This maintenance release fixes 46 issues reported against 4.7 and is scheduled for final release on Thursday, April 20, 2017. Thus far WordPress 4.7 has been downloaded nearly 60 million times since its release on December 6, 2016. Please help us by testing this release candidate to ensure […]
    Pascal Birchler
  • Dev Chat Agenda for April 19th (4.7.4 week 7) April 18, 2017 3:41 pm
    This is the agenda for the weekly dev meeting on : 4.7.4 release timing REST API: Plans for JavaScript in WP 4.8 General announcements If you have anything to propose to add to the agenda or specific items related to the above, please leave a comment below. See you there! #4-7, #4-7-4, #agenda, #dev-chatLogin to Reply
    Jeffrey Paul
  • Nearby WordPress Events April 14, 2017 6:59 pm
    In an effort to grow awareness of WordPress community events like WordCamps and meetups, a group of us have been working to upgrade the WordPress News widget, adding WordCamps and meetups, as Matt mentioned in his recent post. We’ve created a plugin (background) called Nearby WordPress Events for testing and iteration. It turns the existing […]
    Corey McKrill
  • Dev Chat Summary: April 12th (4.7.4 week 6) April 14, 2017 2:31 am
    This post summarizes the dev chat meeting from April 12th (agenda, Slack archive). 4.7.4 Planning There are currently 23 open tickets in the milestone We had been aiming for an early May release, but an annoying bug (#40305, noted by @azaozz) related to TinyMCE and the upcoming Chrome release has forced us to reevaluate this strategy After talking to Andrew […]
    Jeffrey Paul
  • First Quarter Check-in April 13, 2017 12:31 pm
    Just wanted to give folks my perception and feelings on of how we’re doing thus far with the core foci: Writing: I’m really happy with the progress. It has had some slower weeks here and there the past few months, but by and large the technical prototypes we implemented have been successful and we’re ready […]
    Matt Mullenweg
  • Week in Core, April 5th – April 11th 2017 April 13, 2017 12:30 pm
    Welcome back the latest issue of Week in Core, covering changes [40376-40416]. Here are the highlights: 41 commits 26 contributors 61 tickets created 12 tickets reopened 56 tickets closed Ticket numbers based on trac timeline for the period above. The following is a summary of commits, organized by component. Code Changes Bootstrap/Load Only load PasswordHash […]
    Andrew Rockwell

Trac Timeline

WP Recipes

  • Downsize your WordPress database by removing transients December 29, 2015 7:16 pm
    Transients are a simple and standardized way of temporarily storing cached data in the database by giving it a custom name and a timeframe after which it will expire and be deleted. But sometimes, transients set by WP and countless plugins can take a lot of space in your database. Using a simple SQL query, you can easily getting rid of them. The post Downsize your WordPress database by removing transients appeared first on WPRecipes.
    Jean
  • WordPress tip: move all JavaScript files to the footer automatically December 23, 2015 2:51 pm
    In order to improve the loading time of your WordPress blog, it is recommended that you move JavaScript files to the bottom of your HTML documents. Unfortunately, it isn't always as easy as it seems, especially when using some plugins who inject code in the header. Here's a simple solution to automatically move all JavaScript files to the bottom. The post WordPress tip: move all JavaScript files to the footer automatically appeared first on WPRecipes.
    Jean
  • WordPress tip: How to display a disclaimer on posts older than one year December 16, 2015 1:15 pm
    When you're blogging, it can be a good idea to display a warning to your visitors stating that they are currently reading an old post which might not be up to date. Here's an out-of-the-box solution to do it. The post WordPress tip: How to display a disclaimer on posts older than one year appeared first on WPRecipes.
    Jean
  • How to pre-populate WordPress editor with default content December 8, 2015 12:35 pm
    If you're often writing the same kind of post (articles, lists, code snippets, etc) you may find very useful to pre-populate the WordPress editor with some custom content. Here's a super easy code snippet to do it. The post How to pre-populate WordPress editor with default content appeared first on WPRecipes.
    Jean
  • WordPress shortcode to display user registration date December 3, 2015 6:30 pm
    If your site offers the possibility for users to register, you might at some point want to be able to display users' registration date. Here's a super simple code snippet to create a WordPress shortcode that will display registration date of a specific user. The post WordPress shortcode to display user registration date appeared first on WPRecipes.
    Jean
  • How to disable content editor for a specific page template November 30, 2015 5:18 pm
    When adding a meta box to a page in WordPress, you might want to disable the default editor. Simply drop this snippet in your theme's functions.php file to disable the editor for a specific page template. The post How to disable content editor for a specific page template appeared first on WPRecipes.
    Jean
  • WordPress hack: Show all active plugins August 3, 2015 11:55 am
    For maintenance or any other purposes, you might want to be able to know what plugins are currently active on a specific WordPress install. Here's a handy snippet to get a list of active plugins in a matter of seconds. The post WordPress hack: Show all active plugins appeared first on WPRecipes.
    Jean
  • WordPress tip: Modify any role name to fit your needs September 15, 2014 11:38 am
    Have you ever wanted to change the default role names (Administrator, Editor, Author, Contributor, Subscriber) within WordPress? Here is a super useful snippet to do so. The post WordPress tip: Modify any role name to fit your needs appeared first on WPRecipes.
    Jean
  • How to remove login shake effect when error occurs April 3, 2014 2:53 pm
    Don't like the "shake" effect which occurs each time a login error occurs? Here is a super easy snippet to remove it for good. The post How to remove login shake effect when error occurs appeared first on WPRecipes.
    Jean
  • WordPress tip: Bulk delete comments with a specific url March 14, 2014 3:54 pm
    Even if you're careful when approving new comments, sometimes you might just forget to visit the commenter url and detect a long time after that the linked site is spammy. Here is a very easy way to bulk delete all comments with a specific url, using a simple SQL query. The post WordPress tip: Bulk delete comments with a specific url appeared first on WPRecipes.
    Jean

WebLog Tools Collection

  • I am taking my leave of Weblog Tools Collection, and thanks for everything! March 31, 2013 1:41 pm
    Not many of the present readers might know me very well, and that in part, is the reason that I have made the decision to transfer WLTC to more willing and presently capable hands. I am a stranger on my blog and the time has come for me to make sure that this blog, its contents and its knowledge are archived and preserved and maybe rejuvenated at a later time. I delved into blogging tools back in 2004 when I started my Masters degree in CS. I wanted some code to mess around with in my free time and everyone was talking about blogging. I looked into a variety of tools, built a small Linux server for myself at home, and installed a few of the tools that were freely available at that time. I had a heck of a time getting a hold of MT (Moveable Type, the most well-known name) and […]
    Mark Ghosh
  • Where to Find WordPress News March 31, 2013 12:05 am
    The landscape of news has changed so much over the last few years that news about a particular topic or platform is readily available to anyone within an instant. With WordPress, I imagine that could be one of the perks of powering over 16% of the web, but it’s true that news is becoming incredibly accessible. In short, news is everywhere. Speaking of WordPress in general, you can of course acquire official direct news from WordPress News, but you can also take a peak behind the curtain and follow news in the making at Make WordPress.org. Though it’s only specific to the WordPress.com blogging platform, WordPress.com News is also worth watching for WordPress development news, as WordPress.com users often get access to new WordPress features before they’re released, so you’ll be able to try new features rather than just read about them. There’s more news than just direct official news, like I […]
    James
  • WordPress Plugin Releases for 3/30 March 30, 2013 2:00 pm
    New plugins GC Message Box allows you to highlight your key message(s) in smart ways within articles and blog posts. Simple Social Icons allows you to insert social icons in any widget area. Stick It allows you to stick the navigation menu in any theme to the top of browser window. Updated plugins Jetpack allows you to supercharge your WordPress site with powerful features previously only available to WordPress.com users. Nav Menu Images enables uploading of images for nav menu items on the menu edit screen.
    James
  • WordPress Theme Releases for 3/28 March 28, 2013 2:00 pm
    AirTime is a subtle and simple theme. FirmaSite is a responsive theme with BuddyPress and bbPress support. Stark Lite is a minimalist and simple theme.
    James
  • WordPress Plugin Releases for 3/25 March 25, 2013 6:03 pm
    New plugins Easy Watermark automatically adds watermark to images when they are uploaded. Internet Defense League Cat Signal automatically loads either the modal or the banner Cat Signal when there is an active campaign from the Internet Defense League. Updated plugins BFT Autoresponder allows scheduling of automated autoresponder messages and managing a mailing list. Google Analytics Dashboard for WP will display Google Analytics data and statistics inside your Dashboard. WordPress MU Domain Mapping allows users of a WordPress MU site or WordPress 3.0 network to map their blog/site to another domain.
    James
  • WordPress Theme Releases for 3/23 March 23, 2013 2:00 pm
    Memori Jingga is a responsive, clean, and simple theme. Rockers is a responsive theme with a clean design. Satu is an elegant single-column responsive theme.
    James
  • WordCamp San Francisco 2013 Dates Announced March 22, 2013 10:24 pm
    The dates have been announced for WordCamp San Francisco 2013, an event which is often heralded as the annual WordPress conference. WordCamp San Francisco 2013 will be held on July 26 and 27 at the Mission Bay Conference Center with a Developer Hack Day on July 28. A list of speakers is not yet available, but they would like you to nominate your favorite past WordCamp speakers. Will you be attending WordCamp San Francisco this year?
    James
  • WordPress Plugin Releases for 3/21 March 21, 2013 2:00 pm
    New plugins Google Adsense Dashboard for WP will display your Google Adsense earnings and related reports inside your Dashboard. Google Analytics Dashboard for WP will display Google Analytics data and statistics inside your Dashboard. Updated plugins Ad Code Manager allows you to manage your ad codes through the WordPress admin in a safe and easy way. BFT Autoresponder allows scheduling of automated autoresponder messages and managing a mailing list. CampTix Event Ticketing is an easy to use and flexible event ticketing plugin.
    James
  • WordPress Theme Releases for 3/19 March 19, 2013 2:00 pm
    Cazuela is a neutral colored theme. Ilisa is a clean and minimal theme that can be easily used as a personal portfolio or a business website. Partition has a light, lively, colorful, yet professional and classic appearance.
    James
  • WordPress Plugin Releases for 3/17 March 17, 2013 2:00 pm
    New plugins Barc Chat provides a simple yet feature rich chat room for your whole community to interact in real-time directly on your site. Get Directions is a flexible and responsive map plugin. Namaste! LMS is a learning management system for WordPress. Pinterest Verify Meta Tag simply inserts the Pinterest meta tag verification code to the correct section of your site. Updated plugins BackWPup allows you to backup your WordPress database, files, and more. Ooyala Video allows you to easily embed videos from the Ooyala Video Platform.
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  • WordPress Theme Releases for 3/15 March 15, 2013 5:40 pm
    Ease is a simple red and white theme. Nomad is an attractive professional, business or blog theme with an unusual, very narrow orientation and design. Sensitive is fully responsive theme using Twitter Bootstrap and a Metro-styled accent. Visual is a dark minimalist theme for displaying photos and images.
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  • WordPress 3.6 Release Delayed March 14, 2013 2:00 pm
    The impending release of WordPress 3.6 has been pushed back one more week to April 29. At this time, WordPress 3.6 is not yet feature complete (meaning that all intended new features have not been entirely finished), so the decision was made to push the first beta release back two weeks to March 27 and the final release back one week to April 29. This will allow the team time to focus on finalizing the in-progress new features so that they (and the brave folks who enjoy running beta software) can simply focus on testing and bug fixing rather than polishing up partial features.
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  • WordPress Plugin Releases for 3/13 March 13, 2013 4:51 pm
    New plugins Easy Media Gallery is designed to display portfolios and various media types including gallery sets, single images, google maps, video, audio, and links with ease and elegance. ytlink provides a preview image for embedded YouTube videos. Updated plugins BackWPup allows you to backup your WordPress database, files, and more. Genericon’d enables easy use of the Genericons icon font set from within WordPress. Icons can be inserted using either HTML or a shortcode. Keyring provides a very hookable, completely customizable framework for connecting your WordPress site to an external service. WP All Import makes it easy to import any XML or CSV file into your WordPress site.
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  • Do You Work From Home? March 12, 2013 2:00 pm
    There has been a lot of talk lately about working from home and maintaining a distributed workforce. Web-based software, like WordPress, Joomla, and Drupal, are taking over the publishing industry and allow you to work from anywhere with an internet connection. Though, even though they can be managed  from home, working from home and maintaining a distributed workforce is not yet broadly acknowledged in society as a successful and efficient alternative to working in an office. Despite working with software that doesn’t need to be tied to one specific workstation, you could still find yourself tied to a desk in cubicle. I work full-time for Automattic and have the pleasure of both working from home and setting my own hours. After all, I only need a browser, an email client, and IRC client, and Skype to do my job. A desk is nice, but there’s no one saying that said desk has to be […]
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  • WordPress Theme Releases for 3/11 March 11, 2013 2:00 pm
    Attitude is a simple, clean, and responsive retina-ready theme. Catch Everest is a simple, clean, and responsive theme. Liberus is an ideal business related theme that is relatively simple and would suit any blog or website. Stitch is an elegant, modern theme with optional fixed header.
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  • WordPress Community Interview With Titus & Stephanie Brinley April 24, 2017 9:31 am
    Titus Brinley is an 8 year old who uses WordPress. He attend the Kid Camp at WordCamp Miami and took part in a panel discussion.
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  • Peter Malick: Adventures in Woo. From Novice to Ninja April 21, 2017 9:02 pm
    In 2013 I took on the job of creating an eCommerce site for Westlake Pro, a Pro Audio retailer in Los Angeles. What started as a fairly modest MVP launch, ballooned into a 10,000+ product giant, that also included a blog, and recording studio design site. Along the way, we learned a lot about what not to do, and we also had a few successes. If you are considering building your first WooCommerce site, join me for Adventures in Woo.
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  • Dwayne McDaniel: WP-CLI – Don’t Fear the Command Line April 21, 2017 1:29 am
    The why, the what and the how for the powerful command line tool to help you greatly speed up basic and advanced WordPress tasks. Walk away with the basic knowledge to install WP, update sites and do basic commands like ‘search-replace’ with confidence from the terminal.Presentation Slides »
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  • Chris Rogers: How to Add an Online Store, Training, and/or Membership Site April 20, 2017 9:37 pm
    I will discuss what works for me, what doesn’t, typical costs, and where to get more info on the subject.Presentation Slides »
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  • Adam W. Warner: WordPress Security for Beginners – Simple Steps to Build Your Master Plan April 20, 2017 5:45 pm
    Security can seem intimidating and complex for many of us, but we shouldn’t (can’t) let that stop us from making sure we’re doing everything we can to secure our WordPress sites. After all, our websites are often part of our livelihood. In this session Adam will discuss the “big picture” of website security and break down the fundamental tasks needed for a strong security plan, in order of importance. Adam will provide an actionable checklist on what you can start doing today to better secure your WordPress websites. After attending this session, audience members will have a better understanding of website security as a whole and what steps they can take to mitigate risk. Attendees will be able to start building their WordPress security master plan immediately.Presentation Slides »
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  • Chris Ford: User Experience is More Than Hamburger Menus April 20, 2017 2:07 pm
    Product companies are keenly aware of how important user experience is in the success of their theme or plugin. Designers and developers debate the merits of the hamburger icon, talk about content hierarchies, and strive to create an experience that surprises and delights their end users. We carefully craft, test, and iterate because usability is a make or break component of any digital product. One of the most difficult user experience hurdles to overcome is teaching people how to use them. An intuitive user interface, well defined hierarchy of information, and clear calls to action are a vital component of a positive user experience–but what happens when your product is more complex than you can describe in a five screen on-boarding animation? Bridge the usability gap with education. By educating your users, you’re creating a positive, empowering experience. Education empowers them to use your product without waiting for a response to a support ticket. There’s instant gratification. Who doesn’t love that? Whether it’s written documentation, video tutorials, or hands-on workshops and webinars, explaining complex concepts in a way anyone can understand can be the difference between a product people love and one they…don’t. In this presentation Chris will walk you through how your company can leverage education as a powerful force for improving the user experience of your product.
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  • Matt Cromwell: How to WordPress – The Big Picture April 20, 2017 2:03 pm
    Thinking of WordPress as just software restricts your ability to learn it quickly. WordPress is software, it’s a learning platform, it’s a Community, and it’s freedom — literally. Matt will show you how to get the most out of WordPress in your job, in your personal growth, and in your life.
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  • WordCamp Europe 2017 Contributor Day Announcement by Association WordPress Paris April 19, 2017 1:27 pm
    Association WordPress Paris regularly organizes meetups in Paris. This time, the meetup takes place at Remix CoWorking. Before the presentations, one of the members of the association, Mathieu Viet, makes an announcement: WordCamp Europe (in Paris, this year) is approaching and Mathieu (who is in charge of the organization of Contributor's day) tells the audience about this special day. What is it? How they can register etc...
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  • Chris Ford: User Experience is More Than Hamburger Menus April 18, 2017 7:05 pm
    Product companies are keenly aware of how important user experience is in the success of their theme or plugin. Designers and developers debate the merits of the hamburger icon, talk about content hierarchies, and strive to create an experience that surprises and delights their end users. We carefully craft, test, and iterate because usability is a make or break component of any digital product. One of the most difficult user experience hurdles to overcome is teaching people how to use them. An intuitive user interface, well defined hierarchy of information, and clear calls to action are a vital component of a positive user experience–but what happens when your product is more complex than you can describe in a five screen on-boarding animation? Bridge the usability gap with education. By educating your users, you’re creating a positive, empowering experience. Education empowers them to use your product without waiting for a response to a support ticket. There’s instant gratification. Who doesn’t love that? Whether it’s written documentation, video tutorials, or hands-on workshops and webinars, explaining complex concepts in a way anyone can understand can be the difference between a product people love and one they…don’t. In this presentation Chris will walk you through how your company can leverage education as a powerful force for improving the user experience of your product.
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  • WordPress Community Interview With Ngaire Ackerley April 17, 2017 12:14 am
    Ngaire Ackerley returned to her native New Zealand after spending several years working and traveling abroad. She has presented at several WordCamps and was a co-organizer of the WordPress London Meetup Group. Ngaire presented “Designing For Website Users” at WordCamp Auckland 2017 which was held in March.
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  • Christopher Tuttle: A Helping Hand – Where Can I Get Help with WordPress April 15, 2017 10:15 pm
    WordPress is an amazing tool that has helped thousands of people not only build websites but change their lives. Whether you are a diehard developer or brand new user, where do you turn when you hit that wall and can’t figure out how to move forward with your life changing WordPress website. In this presentation, we will discuss where, how and when you can find WordPress help.
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  • Troy Dean: Seven Figures From Scratch – How I Used The Internet (and WordPress) To Build a Seven-Figure a Year Business With No Money In The Bank April 15, 2017 8:50 pm
    Keynote - Troy will be touching on freelancing, client services, digital products, online courses and building communities.
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  • David Laietta: Running Your Service Business on WordPress April 15, 2017 8:42 pm
    There are a lot of things that go into running a service business beyond finding clients and building things for them. You’ve got to manage contracts, invoices, estimates, proposals, and more. You need to keep clients informed on progress, collect payments, and follow up on those payments invariably missed. On top of all of that, you need to have some sort of repeatable process to make projects run smoothly and keep getting in new work. We’re going to look at a few ways that you can use WordPress to manage your WordPress business. This includes managing all of that paperwork from the backend of your site, allowing clients to make payments, and setting up a progress and ticketing system. We’ll also take a look at some ways to use your site to gain and manage leads. From there you’ll be able to manage your business with ease and focus on the most important part: keeping your clients happy and successful!Presentation Slides »
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  • Alison Chandler: Typography – The Backbone of Your Website Design April 15, 2017 8:41 pm
    Choosing typefaces and applying them to your WordPress website can be frustrating, even designers go around and around about this. There are so many options and decisions to make—it’s hard to know where to begin. What gives? You will learn the importance of typography in website design, how to choose font families, and tips for implementation. Armed with the basic understanding of typography and how it relates to the success of your website, you will be confident the choices you make will be based on more than a whim.
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  • Derek Springer: React, Angular and WordPress April 15, 2017 2:24 pm
    Single page apps are all the rage these days, but did you know you can use WordPress to help you build one!? This presentation will go over the basics of single page app frameworks (React/Angular) and how to use them with WordPress.
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  • Joseph Abraham: Flexbox for WordPress April 15, 2017 2:24 pm
    When making websites over the years, I often centered content vertically and created responsive columns. In order to achieve the aforementioned effect, I would use a css hacks. Every hack came with unique set of customized code for every major browser. Flexbox and grid were established (2009-12) to replace bloated use of ‘float’ and layout hacks. With Google partial to fast mobile friendly pages, flexbox serves content quickly and robustly, using less code. Current WordPress themes generally seem to be using non-flexbox methods to create a similar result; it’s likely this will change over the coming years. I am an advocate of flexbox. My presentation will answer the following questions. 1) Where did flexbox come from and where is it used now? 2) When should one use flexbox? 3) How does one use flexbox? 4) What is the future of flexbox? 5) Why is flexbox relevant for WordPress designers and developers?
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  • Bridget Willard: Meetups – Why Is It Important To Invest In The WordPress Community? April 15, 2017 12:07 pm
    The WordPress industry is dominated by freelancers, remote workers and a distributed workforce. Though the Community as a whole is strong, the day to day reality for many is isolation. Sure, there’s Twitter, Slack, and the lot. But seeing people’s faces and hearing their voices is the way humans connect. This is why Face to Face Communication is such an important part of human connection. And you can’t have a community without connection. It’s easy to take meetups for granted or to believe that their only value is in the exchange of information. However, the value of in-person meetups cannot be understated. Meetups are a great defence against isolation. They inspire, create relationships, and are a great place to learn. Yet, not everyone lives close enough to attend a WordPress meetup. In Orange County, for example, we have several meetups to choose from which have become mini communities in and of themselves. By building relationships, there is a cohesive bond is formed. We generally call this friendship. “Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art, like the universe itself… It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things which give value to survival.” CS Lewis Knowing that you’re not alone is the first step in friendship. The exchange of ideas — theme suggestions, the best form plugins, and CSS tricks — all help the meetup attendee with her work, but even more, the discussion is a platform upon which friendships are built. And friendships are the undergirding, supportive structure of any thriving community — like a coral reef.
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  • Adam W. Warner: WordPress as a Vehicle for Any Business – Visualizing and Achieving Success April 15, 2017 12:01 pm
    Adam left college with a degree in Advertising Design and went straight to work on the factory floor making office furniture. It wasn’t the life he’d imagined but having been raised in a blue-collar family, he was taught that a strong work ethic would make you invaluable to “the company” and “they” would provide the financial security and stability needed to raise a family and enjoy life. In other words, this meant working in the same stark metal building for thirty years with twenty-minute lunch breaks and 2 weeks vacation in the summer. In this session Adam will detail how he discovered WordPress and the open source community, the many businesses he’s experimented with, and how he’s utilized those experiences to continually fuel his entrepreneurial spirit and create his own path to a work/life balance and how you can too. No matter what your passion, WordPress can be an integral tool to helping you achieve your dreams and success in your own business. “It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.” ― Babe Ruth
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  • Cliff Seal: DIY WordPress Site Management – Configure, Launch, and Maintain April 15, 2017 11:54 am
    WordPress’s content management system is only one piece of a very large puzzle. Acronyms abound as a site prepares for launch—from DNS to SSL to CDN, you’re up against a series of technical tasks that need to go well to go live. Once you get to launch, there’s a whole litany of concepts a site owner ought to understand: optimizing and maintaining SEO, keeping the site secure, monitoring performance, tracking analytics, and keeping everything up to date. Plus, what do you do when performance slows down, or your site gets hacked, or users aren’t converting like you expect? In this session, I’ll give an introduction to everything from domain hosting to site launching to cleaning a hacked site—sharing proven tools I’ve used to help hundreds of clients. You’ll get a better idea of what you can manage on your own and better understand the things you can’t (or don’t want to).Presentation Slides »
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  • Gene Hammett: Be THE Choice, Not Just a Choice…Just For WordPress Companies April 15, 2017 11:53 am
    Sub-title: Stand Out in a Highly Competitive Market is the Future of Sales and Marketing This is a straight shooting (no holding back) talk to help WordPress companies grow in the hugely competitive market segments they are in. There is a mega trend impacting WordPress companies. It is the fight for ATTENTION. We all crave attention. Attention is the new business currency. Millions of messages come at us faster than ever before, and it confuses the average prospect. If you are in a highly competitive service-based business like WordPress Developers and Designers, you want your message to be heard. No, wait…you NEED your message to be heard. It is what makes the difference between sustainable success and stagnation. In this signature talk, Gene shows WordPress shops how to: – Stand out from the white noise of the competition – Build deep trust by establishing yourself as a credible expert – Develop the mindset and skill set needed to move beyond your comfort zone and accelerate your personal and professional growth – Dominate your market as the go-to authority in your field – Create new action steps to increase your sales and bottom line profits
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  • Frank Corso: Getting Started With Google Analytics April 15, 2017 11:52 am
    Imagine a website that is getting 1000 users a day. Now imagine that about 50 of them are spending money on the site. You probably want to get more of the users that are spending money on the site but how do you know where these users are coming from? Maybe you know that all of them are coming from Twitter or Facebook but do you know which post or tweet refers the most people who actually convert to customers? Or, how do you know how many signed up to receive your lead magnet? This is where analytics comes in. Analytics allows us to track where visitors come from and how they behave on your website. You can see which tweet, post, ad, video, etc. brought the most users to your site. Then, you can also see which link brought the most users who converted into customers. Analytics allows you to see which pages the visitors go to, how long they are on each page, where they come from, and much more so you know how to get more converting visitors to your site.Presentation Slides »
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  • Lauren Jeffcoat: Gaining a Global Audience – The Importance of Website Translation April 15, 2017 11:51 am
    Global marketing takes more than just enabling traffic to your website from other countries. Encouraging multilingualism and cultural diversity will help determine how involved your business can be with the online world. In this presentation I will discuss WHY it is important to cater to foreign audiences in their native languages and why translation is the next step to grow a global business. I’ll cover the importance of translation being done correctly and some of the best tools and practices that are widely available for WordPress website translation. This will include: How Translation (or lack of) can Affect your Business Reputation Common Mistakes or Mistranslations Ways to Connect with your International Audience I will have a special section on optimizing eCommerce websites for different languages. This will include how to create a pleasant experience that encourages your consumers to convert, return, and advocate for your business.Presentation Slides »
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  • Mark Tilly: I’m So Busy With My Business, How Can I Get Content On My Site? April 15, 2017 11:50 am
    Do you or your clients find it hard to generate enough content for your business site? Content curation can be a great way to overcome this ‘content famine’. Keeping up with your field is something you do regularly. Why not curate some of that content onto your site? An even bigger benefit is that regular content curation can lead you to feel more comfortable or become better at writing your own posts and articles from scratch. With content curation and more of your own content, your site will be well on its way to ranking higher on Google. We will cover: – The basics of content curation – Is content curation legal? – How does it help my SEO rankings?Presentation Slides »
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  • Steve Heuser: 11 Things You Should Do With a New WordPress Install April 15, 2017 11:50 am
    11 Things you should do with a new WordPress install 1. Have a Solid Backup Strategy 2. Take Important Security Measures 3. Delete Default Content 4. Combat Spam 5. Optimize Your Site’s SEO 6. Change the Site Tagline 7. Set Up a Contact Form 8. Don’t Forget Settings 9. Connect Email Lists 10. Start Tracking Metrics with Analytics 11. Make Site Updates EasyPresentation Slides »
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  • Krystal Galewski and Leah Halbina: Finding Your Pot of Gold Isn’t About Luck: How to Prospect, Nurture and Close the Right Clients April 15, 2017 11:49 am
    Every company’s biggest challenge is finding and closing sales. Finding your pot of gold at the end of the rainbow doesn’t involve luck or getting past the leprechaun. Our joint talk (Leah Halbina, Account Manager & Krystal Galewski, Business Development Specialist) will dive into and provide guidance on this common struggle for big companies, small companies and freelancers alike. At emagine, our Business Development & Sales team is on the front lines of finding the companies we want to work with, attracting the right contacts, nurturing prospects and closing the deal. We know first-hand that it’s not an easy task but we also know it’s not impossible. In a world where tactics are constantly changing, it’s important to be strategic. Making it about your prospect (and not completely about you and your business) can go a long way in a world of standardized sales emails and boilerplate proposals. First, prospector Krystal Galewski will talk about: – Defining your ideal client – Identifying the companies you want to work with – Finding the right contacts – Attracting and nurturing prospects Then, Leah (“The Closer”) will discuss: – Researching and understanding a potential client and their world – Creating a personalized proposal – How to set yourself apart and seal the deal We know from experience that this approach works because our close rate has improved dramatically since making changes nearly a year ago. This talk is for anyone who is out there trying to find and win new business. Applying these steps and the principles we’ll share to your business can help you grow if you’re ready to get out there and make the change.Presentation Slides »
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  • April Wier: Building a Referral Network April 15, 2017 11:48 am
    Practical tips for growing your referral network. Warm leads hold you in higher esteem, are easier to convert, and stay customers longer. Includes a case study on a successful referral partnership.
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  • Karen Cleveland: Your Website – a New Client Magnet Machine! April 15, 2017 12:17 am
    Learn how to use your website to attract and capture prospective new clients. Karen uses a fun analogy to show you how to bait, hook, and land new leads using your WordPress website. No prior fishing knowledge required!
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  • Mickey Trivett: Outsourcing with WordPress April 15, 2017 12:16 am
    Have you ever needed an extra hand when working on a website or project? Are you looking to expand your business by hiring a staff? Have you ever considered outsourcing? If you answered Yes to any of these questions, then this is the seminar for you. I will walk you through what has worked for me and share my experiences and hiccups with you. I will let you know what tools I use to monitor and manage my projects with my staff. I will give you the best practices that I know to maintain a healthy and good relationship with your virtual assistants. This informative talk will leave you with the tools and resources to grow your business.
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  • Pascal Birchler: Decluttering WordPress April 14, 2017 7:33 pm
    As a developer working at a UX and WordPress agency, I’ve learnt a lot about common UI and UX mistakes. In this presentation, I will talk about how this knowledge helped us eliminate many pain points in WordPress itself and how this benefits the whole WordPress community thanks to open source. From user registration to email notifications, I will highlight a few areas in WordPress that we thought were difficult to use, and how we solved these issues. This will include helpful advice for developers who want to learn more about UX and designers who want to start contributing to WordPress core.Presentation Slides »
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  • Laura Camellini: Building a theme with AMP Project April 14, 2017 6:39 pm
    Come costruire un tema con tecnologia AMP Project per wordpress, i passaggi di automazione fondamentali con esempi di codice php ed un confronto con l’uso dei plugin più diffusi.
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  • Felix Arntz: Getting the REST API ready for Multisite April 14, 2017 5:41 pm
    The REST API is one of the three major focuses that Matt Mullenweg announced for this year. On the other hand, Multisite has always been a minor focus on the WordPress project, as the number of its users is relatively low. However, those few who maintain larger WordPress setups usually activate Multisite and need its functionality as much as ever. With WordPress 4.7, the REST API content endpoints were merged into core – however without any proper handling of Multisite. The Multisite team has stepped forward and announced getting the REST API compatible as their primary goal for 2017. In his session, Felix will talk about the efforts of bringing Multisite endpoints to the REST API and the challenges that arise as a result.Presentation Slides »
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  • Caspar Hübinger: Big little shame – A story of empowered user experience through localization April 14, 2017 3:15 pm
    About half a year ago I gave a talk at a WordCamp in my country. A big fat elephant had been sitting in the middle of the room since WordPress in had existed in our language, and at that WordCamp I pointed right at it. I demonstrated how terribly frustrating the presence of that elephant was for people who got to sit in its shadow. I also presented a plan to get the elephant out of the room in orderly fashion, and bring in unicorns instead. Many people cheered when I had finished the talk. A few said nothing. Nobody argued the beauty of unicorns. A couple of weeks later I went to Rosetta and proposed the localizing community should retire the elephant soon now. Then I introduced the unicorns. Hell broke loose. Some people argued unicorns didn’t exist (while looking right at them), and what I had presented was unethical. Others said the elephant had officially been approved to sit in the room, and as long as no official regulation existed to replace that statute, it would be beyond irresponsible to proceed removing an official animal from an official room, and besides, who believed in unicorns anyways. A couple of people started to cast rocks. Luckily, I had friends who helped me out. When the sun finally came out again, we picked up our courage and moved on. I kept looking after the unicorns. I read books and articles about elephants and unicorns, and how that elephant possibly had become so official. And how unicorns were becoming official as well—slowly, but steadily. —- There is a filthy big little shame sitting in WordPress’ localized user interfaces, in many languages with grammatical genders: Women are discriminated by default. This talk addresses the need to solve that dilemma—and examples how it possibly can be solved.Presentation Slides »
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  • Andrea Cardinali: Gestione avanzata di WordPress con WP-CLI April 14, 2017 12:05 pm
    WP-CLI è un ottimo strumento per abbattere i tempi di sviluppo e per automatizzare i task ripetitivi ed è un vero e proprio coltellino svizzero a disposizione dello sviluppatore. In questo talk parlerò di alcuni utilizzi avanzati e di come è possibile comandare i plugin realizzati attraverso WP-CLI.Presentation Slides »
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  • John Blackbourn: A Deep Dive into the User Roles and Capabilities API April 14, 2017 9:39 am
    The user roles and capabilities API is one of the most powerful APIs in WordPress. With it you can allow, deny, and customise access to features in WordPress to a fine grained level. In this presentation, I’ll talk through the basics and go on to explain some of the more interesting and advanced use cases of working with roles and capabilities.Presentation Slides »
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  • Alice Orru: Come ho iniziato a lavorare per un popolare plugin WordPress pur essendo una principiante totale April 14, 2017 9:36 am
    Hai mai pensato che lavorare con WordPress sia qualcosa che solamente gli esperti di tecnologia possono fare? Pensi che il tuo essere principiante totale con WordPress non ti permetta di essere d’aiuto agli altri? Vorrei condividere la mia esperienza su come ho iniziato a lavorare per una società WordPress, lottando contro la mia sindrome dell’impostore eppure riuscendo ad aiutare le persone rispondendo alle loro domande tecniche. Sono sempre stata un’utilizzatrice standard di WordPress: la mia esperienza si limitava ad avere un blog su WordPress.com Ma un giorno, dopo essere riuscita a risolvere un problema tecnico grazie al supporto di un agente Automattic, mi sono chiesta: come ha fatto questa persona a trovare lavoro con WordPress? Sono così andata a curiosare la pagina ufficiale degli annunci di lavoro WordPress e ho trovato un annuncio di WP Media che cercava un agente di supporto multi-lingue da remoto per uno dei loro plugin. Non avevo mai lavorato in ambito IT, eppure ho deciso di provarci lo stesso. Ho offerto la mia esperienza di lavoro nel servizio al cliente e la conoscenza di diverse lingue: ma non avevo nessuna conoscenza del codice e sapevo a malapena leggere HTML. Come potevo essere capace di lavorare nel servizio al cliente per un plugin di cache? Eppure i miei compagni di WP Media hanno voluto darmi fiducia. Sono entrata nel gruppo sentendomi inadeguata, come la Penny di The Big Bang Theory, circondata virtualmente da nuovi colleghi che mangiavano WordPress per colazione. La parte più difficile è stata rendermi conto che non conoscevo veramente WordPress e che dovevo approcciarlo da un punto di vista totalmente nuovo, partendo dal back-end. È così che ha inizio il mio percorso “impara WordPress da zero”, fatto da lezioni di PHP, video-chiamate quotidiane con i miei colleghi e centinaia di domande sul nostro canale Slack. Da poco ho celebrato il mio primo anno di lavoro con WP Media e quasi non riconosco la Alice che non capiva le domande tecniche dei clienti e aveva paura di rispondere ai loro ticket di supporto su HelpScout. Siete curiosi di conoscere il resto della storia?Presentation Slides »
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  • Thomas Vitale: Getting Started With WordPress Plugin Development April 14, 2017 9:35 am
    WordPress Plugins are powerful tools that let us extend WordPress and turn it into whatever we want. What’s their secret? Join me if you want to know more about them and get started developing your own Plugin! I’ll tell you a story about magic, dangerous pirates, brave bowmen and ancient castles…Presentation Slides »
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  • Eugenio Petullà: Battere Wikipedia in SERP è possibile – creare e gestire un glossario come strategia di posizionamento in WordPress April 14, 2017 6:34 am
    Tra i tanti tipi di contenuto che si valutano nelle strategie di marketing quello enciclopedico viene preso sempre troppo poco in considerazione, spesso per paura di non poter competere con i giganteschi contenitori generalisti. Se pensate che Wikipedia sia insuperabile in SERP dopo questo intervento uscirete dalla sala con la voglia e i mezzi per provare a battere l’enciclopedia più grande al mondo al suo stesso gioco, ovviamente impiegando il nostro amato CMS WordPress.Presentation Slides »
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  • Dario Paschetta: Creazione di un sito di e-commerce: prontuario giuridico – pratico April 14, 2017 6:33 am
    L’intervento è mirato a condividere e a discutere sulle norme nazionali ed europee più recenti attinenti lo sviluppo delle piattaforme di e-commerce sotto il profilo contrattuale (inclusa privacy e cookie policy e screen o web scraping) che della proprietà industriale (uso marchi). Verranno illustrate le informazioni e i contratti che deve predisporre uno sviluppatore per fornire un sito/piattaforma compliance con la normativa europea e italiana sul consumo a un committente. Si discuterà delle proposte (speriamo approvate) sulle nuove regole dell’Unione Europea per la creazione del «mercato unico digitale per l’Europa».Presentation Slides »
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  • Brian S. Reed: Creating SOLID (not STUPID) Plugins and Themes April 14, 2017 1:13 am
    A dive into the mistakes we as developers make and the best practices we can employ in object-oriented programming and design. We start with an example plugin and remove issues addressed using the STUPID principles. We then apply the five basic principles of SOLID design ending up with a word class WordPress plugin. STUPID: (Singleton, Tight Coupling, Untestability, Premature Optimization, Indescriptive Naming, Duplication) SOLID (Single Responsibility Principle, Open/Closed Principle, Liskov Substitution Principle, Interface Segregation Principle, Dependency Inversion Principle)
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  • Scott Fisk: Photography for Websites April 14, 2017 1:12 am
    You do not have to be a professional photographer to take (and find) quality photos for a website. Anyone who learns basic photo composition. Composition will be discussed. Learn how to take top-notch photographs geared specifically for implementation in website design. Presentation Slides »
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  • Shelly Peacock: Framework Springboard- Build Faster and Better Websites in WAY Less Time April 14, 2017 1:12 am
    After this talk, you won’t ever have to pick a random theme again. You will learn quick customization tips, and won’t fear the Functions.php file any more. Also, we will incorporate Page Builders for even more speed and flexibility. Takeaways: Tons of resources, basic functionality of child themes and page builders, all built on a framework.
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  • Isaac Irvine: Princess Leia Taught Me Everything I Need to Know About Design April 14, 2017 1:11 am
    You can have a bulletproof plan to complete a project, but you never know when a Sith Lord will crash the party and derail everything. As long as you can keep your head in the game and lean on friends when you need to, you’ll stay on target and come out on top. You might even get a medal for it. Unless you’re a Wookie – Wookies don’t get medals. It’s sad.
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  • Mike Demo: A/B Testing, Which Way Does Your Duck Face? April 14, 2017 1:10 am
    Do you know that if you have a picture of a duck having it face left or right can increase your conversions by 40%? Think this sounds silly? It is, but backed by research. Spend some time to learn about what a/b testing is, what things to test, testing methodology and the best tools to use for your WordPress site. Everyone will get a handout of the very same checklist I use when A/B testing our client’s sites. One of our clients, an insurance company, increased leads by making just a small 2px change.
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  • Derek Hart: The Age of the Specialist – Running a Niche Design Business April 14, 2017 1:09 am
    Instead of working for anyone and everyone, what if your company served a niche market? In an increasingly crowded field, many freelancers are finding success by focusing on a niche market. Settling on a niche can be a little intimidating at first, but on the other side is a business with more clients, higher rates, and more efficient workflow. If you’re a freelancer that has worked in every industry under the sun, yet can’t shake the feeling that your business could be something…more, this is your session. Hopefully, you’ll walk away inspired enough to come up with a brand new business model!
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  • Dana Donato: Etichetta i tuoi contenuti – come progettare un menu efficace April 13, 2017 9:19 pm
    Come organizzare il menù di un sito sulla base dei suoi contenuti, dall’architettura delle informazioni alla scelta della tipologia di menù. Un’introduzione alle strategie di mapping – concettuali, tecniche e grafiche – che sono alla base di un sito che raggiunge i propri obiettivi.Presentation Slides »
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  • Federica Villata: Remote working – la mia esperienza in un team distribuito April 13, 2017 8:27 pm
    Il lavoro da remoto migliora il bilanciamento tra vita privata e lavoro, ha un minor impatto ambientale ed è un vantaggio economico per le aziende. Non mancano però le difficoltà: richiede infatti disciplina, procedure e strumenti. Vi racconto come stiamo affrontando questa sfida in Bitbull, azienda remote only, che si occupa di sviluppo ecommerce.Presentation Slides »
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  • Renzo Bassi: Perché usiamo WordPress? April 13, 2017 7:17 pm
    Una guida semiseria per tutti i freelancer, gli account e gli sviluppatori che come me lavorano in agenzie e devono quotidianamente spiegare ai clienti perché si è deciso di usare WordPress per i loro siti.Presentation Slides »
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  • Luca Tumedei: Writing testable code in WordPress April 13, 2017 6:37 pm
    If “WordPress is not testable” then why bother about testable code at all? Because writing testable code is the first step to testing your code, testing your code is the first step to testing ALL your code, testing all your code is the first step to reduce shipping times, reducing shipping times is the first step to fast response to feature requests and bugs that makes clients happy. And because the first sentence is less true every day. Let’s find a definition of “testable code” that applies to both WordPress and the current practices of testing; let’s see how we can stop ignoring the elephant in the room and embrace testing with a sane approach that improves code and coders quality without leaving anyone out in the cold. I will present real-world examples of new and existing code, the tools used to write and maintain testable code and some simple rule-of-thumbs to keep in mind when developing for our beloved CMS.
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  • Barbara Damiano: Da 0 a 100 mila page view/mese in sei mesi con WP April 13, 2017 6:30 pm
    Professione Blogger. La mia ricetta per far crescere un blog verticale con WP: i plugin necessari, le caratteristiche dell’hosting, l’analisi del mercato, la redazione di un piano editoriale da urlo con SEO naturale. Obiettivo: raggiungere la soglia di 100mila pv/mese per iniziare a monetizzare il blog.Presentation Slides »
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  • Giorgio Trono: Il contratto di sviluppo di un sito WordPress April 13, 2017 6:22 pm
    Perché è importante avere un contratto? Quali sono le clausole indispensabili e gli errori da evitare? Dai tempi di pagamento alla consegna dei materiali, dal diritto d’autore alla manutenzione del sito: come avere un contratto che soddisfi te ed il tuo cliente.Presentation Slides »
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