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In my recent post, DIY WordPress Popular Posts, I share a simple, two-step technique for tracking and displaying popular posts on your WordPress-powered site. That post describes everything needed to fully implement DIY popular posts, but some folks wanted an easier (more convenient) way to display the list of popular posts on the front-end (instead of using template code).

And as a bonus, make it possible to specify the category and number of posts. [...]

Wed, Apr 26, 2017
Source: Digging into WordPress Category: TUTORIALS

Now more than ever, shoppers are going to the web for their purchases. These days, we can order pretty much anything online, from clothes and electronics, to software and even groceries.

Customers appreciate the convenience of making purchases from the comfort of their homes 24 hours a day. There are several other reasons why more and more people prefer shopping online including better prices, wider variety, easier to compare prices and so on. It's for [...]

Wed, Apr 26, 2017
Source: Torque – WP news, community experts, info and how-tos Category: WORDPRESS

Do you want to know which big name brands are using WordPress? One of the common misconceptions about WordPress is that since it is open source, it may not be good enough for big brands. To disprove this myth, we have created a list of most notable big name brands that are using WordPress on their websites.

1. TechCrunch

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Wed, Apr 26, 2017
Source: WP Beginner Category: GENERAL

WordCamp Europe 2017 organizers are counting down 50 days until the largest planned WordPress event to date. Speaker announcements continue to roll out and the recommended hotels are getting booked up at the height of tourist season. As of yesterday, more than 300 of the 500 tickets for Contributor Day have been claimed.

This year organizers are experimenting with sponsor workshops, a perk targeted at the highest levels of sponsorship, [...]

Tue, Apr 25, 2017
Source: WP Tavern Category: GENERAL

From newbie bloggers to established businesses, everyone loves WordPress. Since its inception in 2003, WordPress has grown by leaps and bounds. Today it powers more than 60 million websites and has left its other counterparts such as Joomla and Drupal far behind.

Thousands of plugins, themes, and widgets add a great flexibility to the WordPress ecosystem. However, it may be overwhelming for you to find the right plugins and themes that are suitable for your business. [...]

Tue, Apr 25, 2017
Source: Torque – WP news, community experts, info and how-tos Category: WORDPRESS
Maintenance Page Ideas for WordPress

Are you looking for maintenance page ideas for your WordPress site? While nobody likes putting up a maintenance page, sometimes adding a maintenance page becomes unavoidable. In this article, we will share some creative examples of different types of maintenance pages. We will also show you how to easily add one to your WordPress site.

Why and When Do You Need a Maintenance Page in WordPress?

Normally you can do most things on your WordPress site [...]

Tue, Apr 25, 2017
Source: WP Beginner Category: GENERAL

Over the weekend, Matt Mullenweg announced that the upcoming WordPress 4.8 release will drop support for IE versions 8, 9, and 10. Core contributors have been discussing browser support for the past two months in relationship to setting technical requirements for the new editor.

Microsoft discontinued support for IE 8, 9, and 10 in January 2016, which means these versions no longer receive security updates. Mullenweg said [...]

Mon, Apr 24, 2017
Source: WP Tavern Category: GENERAL
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Whether you're switching to Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) or changing domain names entirely, it can be a daunting task to use MySQL to try and replace all of the old instances of your domain name. For example, should you search for a reliable plugin, or directly manage the database with software such as phpMyAdmin?

There's actually a third way: you can use the WordPress Command Line Interface (WP-CLI) to change [...]

Mon, Apr 24, 2017
Source: Torque – WP news, community experts, info and how-tos Category: WORDPRESS

If you work with WordPress every day you may have learned to tune out the recommended plugins in the admin by now, but the “Add Plugins” screen is an important part of the new user experience. WordPress developers Joey Kudish and Nick Hamze have released a plugin that brings better recommendations to the admin.

Hamze contends that the first plugins that appear in the featured section have a smaller, niche audience, and [...]

Mon, Apr 24, 2017
Source: WP Tavern Category: GENERAL

Doc's WordPress News Drop is a weekly report on the most pressing WordPress news. When the news drops, I will pick it up and deliver it right to you.

On episode #101 of The Stack Overflow Podcast, Matt Mullenweg discusses the possibility of shutting down Automattic's beautiful office in San Francisco. According to this listing, it sounds like the Automattic “Lounge” hit the market on April 8th for about $1,000,000 a year.

Love WordPress news [...]

Mon, Apr 24, 2017
Source: Torque – WP news, community experts, info and how-tos Category: WORDPRESS