Feeds

These are RSS feeds from helpful sites.

There are numerous ways to add custom content to your WordPress feeds. If you're not using a plugin, it's possible to just add a code snippet to your theme's functions.php file. For most cases, I think probably going the plugin route is the easiest way to [...]

Fri, Sep 20, 2019
Source: Digging into WordPress Category: TUTORIALS
RafflePress

Are you looking for the best WordPress giveaway plugins to run viral campaigns on your website?

Giveaway plugins for WordPress allow you to efficiently run a giveaway contest on your website. They allow you to maximize the incoming traffic and help you get tons of new visitors.

In this article, we will show you the best WordPress giveaway plugins to help you boost traffic, get subscribers, and improve your brand image.

What to Look for [...]
Fri, Sep 20, 2019
Source: WP Beginner Category: GENERAL
Screenshot of a repository's dependency graph on GitHub.

PHP developers everywhere can rejoice as GitHub adds the long-awaited dependency graphs feature for PHP repositories that use Composer. The feature provides security alerts, shows dependency insights, and displays the dependents of a given repository. If enabled, it can also automatically send security fixes to the repository via pull requests.

GitHub initially added support for JavaScript and Ruby when rolling out dependency graphs in 2017. They added support for Yarn lock [...]

Fri, Sep 20, 2019
Source: WP Tavern Category: GENERAL

WordCamp US will debut a new Community Track in November that will feature sessions and workshops on topics like meetups, WordCamps, diversity and inclusion, and kids/youth. Jill Binder, Allie Nimmons, Aurooba Ahmed, and David Wolfpaw will be hosting a workshop called “Creating a Welcoming and Diverse Space” at the event. In order to adequately prepare for presenting on this sensitive topic, the team will be running the [...]

Thu, Sep 19, 2019
Source: WP Tavern Category: GENERAL

It's one thing to recognize the phrase “website accessibility” and know that it's important. The challenge is understanding how to actually go about it. However, designing your website with accessibility in mind is imperative to ensuring a positive user experience.

Conducting accessibility audits on your WordPress site helps you ensure better visibility, compliance, and overall performance. It also makes it easier to identify which areas are hurting the accessibility of your site and provides a [...]

Thu, Sep 19, 2019
Source: Torque – WP news, community experts, info and how-tos Category: WORDPRESS

Happy TalkLikeAPirateDay!

Doc Pop

Doctor Popular is an artist and musician living in San Francisco. As a full disclaimer, he is neither a doctor nor popular.

The post Torque Toons: Tech Like A Pirate Day appeared first on Torque.

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Thu, Sep 19, 2019
Source: Torque – WP news, community experts, info and how-tos Category: WORDPRESS

With the WordPress theme directory dominated by business-oriented themes, it's sometimes tough to find themes that cater to more specific user groups. If you dig deep enough, you'll find something outside the norm. Bayleaf is a blog theme specifically designed for sharing food and recipes.

The theme is designed and developed by Vedathemes. They currently have three themes in the theme directory, which follow the same clean design trend of [...]

Thu, Sep 19, 2019
Source: WP Tavern Category: GENERAL
Emily Schiola

Automattic just closed a Series D funding round of $3 million from one investor, Salesforce Ventures.

According to Automattic founder, Matt Mullenweg, this investment will allow the company to stay the course and honor the current roadmap.

For Automattic, the funding will allow us to accelerate our roadmap (perhaps by double) and scale up our existing products—including WordPress.com, WordPress VIP, WooCommerce, Jetpack, and (in a few days when it closes) [...]

Thu, Sep 19, 2019
Source: Torque – WP news, community experts, info and how-tos Category: WORDPRESS

Automattic announced another round of funding today, a $300 million Series D investment from Salesforce Ventures, giving the company a $3 billion valuation post-funding. The last time Automattic raised money was $160 million in a Series C round in 2014. Since that time the company has grown to more than 950 employees and made strategic acquisitions, including WooCommerce in 2015 and [...]

Thu, Sep 19, 2019
Source: WP Tavern Category: GENERAL
Monitor User Activity in WordPress

Do you want to monitor user activity on your WordPress site?

Running a multi-author blog or membership site comes with its own unique challenges such as stopping spam registrations and managing editorial workflow.

One solution that owners and admins of multi-user WordPress sites seek out is the [...]

Thu, Sep 19, 2019
Source: WP Beginner Category: GENERAL