It's Episode 308 and we've got plugins for Duplicating Menus, Video Thumbnails, WooCommerce Stickers, Disabling the Cart and Multi-step for Contact Form 7. It's all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!

WordPress Plugins A-Z #308 WooCommerce Stickers, Disabling the Cart

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It's Episode 308 and we've got plugins for Duplicating Menus, Video Thumbnails, WooCommerce Stickers, Disabling the Cart and Multi-step for Contact Form 7. It's all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!It’s Episode 308 and we’ve got plugins for Duplicating Menus, Video Thumbnails, WooCommerce Stickers, Disabling the Cart and Multi-step for Contact Form 7. It’s all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!

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In this show, I talk Dan Sauerhaft about an easy way to add trending news and or news from specific sources to your website Talking about plugins.

WP Plugins A to Z Interview Show 12 with Dan Sauerhaft of RePubHub

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In this show, I talk Dan Sauerhaft about an easy way to add trending news and or news from specific sources to your website Talking about plugins.Interview 12 with Dan Sauerhaft of RePubHub

Find more information at http://www.repubhub.com

This Interview covers some great screencast usage of the plugin and what it does for you. I reviewed this plugin on Episode 302 WP Plugins A to Z The plugin uses a short code to display the information or using a widget. RePubHub bring into your website syndicated articles that are wrapped in a embed and you can wrap your ads around the articles. This system is free since they display advertisements in the embed information.

My review of the plugin

http://www.repubhub.com

https://wordpress.org/plugins/repubhub-headlines-widget/

Version:1.0.1
Requires:3.0 or higher
Compatible up to:4.7.5
Released:19 March 2017
Downloads:79
Last Updated:22 May 2017
Ratings:
5
(5 star out of 5)

The Lowdown:

This is a pretty easy way to add trending news and or new from specific sources to your website via a sidebar widget. You can adjust the settings to drill down to specific categories and regions and limit the number of articles to appear. It is a pretty good way to get additional content to your site that is relevant.

 

Rating 4 Dragons

 

 

What Dan had to say about the plugin:

Yesterday we released a new WordPress plugin that reinvents how content syndication is done, and we’d love your feedback/review.

RepubHub Headlines Widget is at https://wordpress.org/plugins/repubhub-headlines-widget/ , and a two-minute video about it is at https://youtu.be/uoNcvB1S-m4 .

The plugin adds a widget that displays the most recent trending headlines from the many world-class publications participating in our syndication network. You specify which category of headlines (health, politics, sports, etc) to display and you can easily exclude/include specific publications. When the widget is activated, the plugin simultaneously creates a hosting page on your site which displays the full articles on your own site, keeping your traffic onsite. The single hosting page displays an infinite number of different articles, depending on which widget headline the reader clicked to get there.

The website editor can leave the widget to automatically update the article selection without any curation, or the editor can easily curate throughout the day using a few curation tools that are visible on the front end just to editors and admins.

The service is free, because ads are inserted into the iframe containing the articles which compensate the content provider and us. The republishing website monetizes the new page views with their usual ads above, below and to the sides of the article iframe.

Would love any feedback to dan@icopyright.com and any publicity you could give the plugin. Thanks!

 

This is weekly round up of WordPress news for May 22, 2017 that I have accumulated from across the web some old some new but always interesting. The new relates to WordPress and sometimes other areas of the web. It often has a focus on security and more.

Weekly Round up WordPress News old and new May 22, 2017

This is weekly round up of WordPress news for May 22, 2017 that I have accumulated from across the web some old some new but always interesting. The new relates to WordPress and sometimes other areas of the web. It often has a focus on security and more.The Weekly round up of news, tips, and information to help you create the best possible WordPress website.

This is a weekly round up of WordPress news I have accumulated from across the web some old some new but always interesting. The new relates to WordPress and sometimes other areas of the web. It often has a focus on security and more.

We try to have news here that is not only important to help you with your website as well as new from the #wpdrama scene and more to share.

Some of the news here will be of interesting links to not only articles but training materials and other sources I can find online that will help you create a better WordPress website.

 


This week we have the following news for you.

Is Your WordPress Database a Disaster? | WP Fangirl

https://www.wpfangirl.com/2017/is-your-wordpress-database-a-disaster/Over time, your WordPress database accumulates clutter. There may be whole tables left behind by plugins that you are no longer using. There are almost sure to be expired transients, outdated options, and orphaned post or user meta. A bloated WordPress database can cause performance problems, and it may also make backing up and restoring more difficult.

Inspecting your database for problems is a little harder than looking for missing images or making sure your forms are working. If you’re not familiar with the WordPress database structure and tools like phpMyAdmin, it’s probably best to ask your developer to do the checking. It’s perfectly safe to install one of the database maintenance plugins I mention in the next section, though. Is Your WordPress Database a Disaster? | WP Fangirl

WordPress.com’s TV Commercials Are Confusing

https://wptavern.com/wordpress-coms-tv-commercials-are-confusingAutomattic has unveiled five commercials that are being tested in six different television markets. The videos were created earlier this year when a volunteer team of Automatticians visited Detroit, MI, to participate in the Rebrand Detroit project.

The commercials are part of a series called ‘Free to be’ where business owners share what success means to them and the city of Detroit.

I’ve watched each commercial a few times and my initial reaction is confusion. I don’t know exactly what WordPress.com is trying to sell me. It’s obvious that these people are seeing success with hosting their sites on WordPress.com. But is it because of the tools available or is it because the VIP team or other staff members stepped in and guided them through the process? Read original article here…. wptavern.com

WordPress 4.7.5 Patches Six Security Issues, Immediate Update Recommended

https://wptavern.com/wordpress-4-7-5-patches-six-security-issues-immediate-update-recommendedWordPress 4.7.5 was released today with fixes for six security issues. If you manage multiple sites, you may have seen automatic update notices landing in your inbox this evening. The security release is for all previous versions and WordPress is recommending an immediate update. Sites running versions older than 3.7 will require a manual update.

The vulnerabilities patched in 4.7.5 were responsibly disclosed to the WordPress security team by five different parties credited in the release post. These include the following: Read original article here…. wptavern.com

What to Expect in WordPress 4.8

https://wptavern.com/what-to-expect-in-wordpress-4-8WordPress 4.8 Beta 1 is available for testing and has a couple of features that will likely have a big impact.

WordPress 4.8 has three new core widgets and adds a visual editor to the Text widget. Adding video, audio, or images to text widgets typically involves using custom HTML.

Each of the new widgets in 4.8 takes advantage of the WordPress Media Library. Because the widgets use the media modal, users can insert content from a URL. This is particularly convenient for the Video widget as most videos are not stored locally. Read original article here…. wptavern.com

Are You Sure Your Website Is Still Working?

https://www.wpfangirl.com/2017/is-your-website-working/When was the last time you really looked at your website? If you can’t remember, it’s probably time for a website review. This series walks you through what to test and when to call your developer

If your website doesn’t get a lot of traffic–and sometimes even if it does–you may never know when something isn’t working. Unlike your car, which has warning lights and beeps for every conceivable problem, your website won’t always tell you when something is wrong. Take some time right now to check the following. Read original article here…. wpfangirl.com

 

 

 

How To Run A WordPress Security Audit

https://ithemes.com/2017/05/17/how-to-run-a-wordpress-security-audit/?utm_source=iThemes+Updates&utm_campaign=cfc242e3cd-05_18_2017_Updates_Security_Audit&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_79a8f605eb-cfc242e3cd-297439873With so many threats to your website, it’s important to make your WordPress site as secure as possible. Running a WordPress security audit of your website helps you prepare for and prevent successful attacks on your site. You can’t protect your site from every possible issue, but you can make sure you’re prepared for the most common threats by running a WordPress security audit.

Here are some questions to ask while running your WordPress security audit: Read original article here…. ithemes.com

WordCamp Europe Attendees Are Being Denied Visas Because Conference Ticket Price Is Too Low

https://wptavern.com/wordcamp-europe-attendees-are-being-denied-visas-because-conference-ticket-price-is-too-lowIt has come to our attention that our friends from some countries are having problems with their Visas being rejected on the ground that “a 40€ entry fee cannot justify international travel”, something that makes this conference accessible to all. We are sad this is happening because now — for the first time in WordCamp Europe history — our inclusiveness is a burden we are carrying.

The open letter explains the WordCamp tradition of keeping ticket prices low to make it more inclusive for all income levels. Read original article here…. wptavern.com

 

And now for something older in the past article collections.

5 Ways to Grow Traffic to Your WordPress Website with the Power of Pinterest

Pinterest is the second largest social media traffic referrer after Facebook, driving far more referrals than Twitter, StumbleUpon, and Reddit combined. If you haven’t already invested time into developing your Pinterest strategy, chances are you’re missing out on a huge source of traffic. Read original article here…. wpexplorer.com

 

A First Look at Mergebot: Simple Database Merging for WordPress?

https://premium.wpmudev.org/blog/mergebot-database-merging-wordpress/So you’ve wrapped up a WordPress website overhaul and you’re ready to deploy. There’s only one problem. How do you deploy your development site without losing all of the updates and new content added to the production site while you were developing?

What you need is some way to compare your development database to the production database, merge the two databases, and resolve any conflicts one by one. The only problem is, there is no such tool. Or is there? Read original article here…. premium.wpmudev.org

Top 5 WordPress SEO Trends for 2017

http://www.getmotopress.com/blog/top-5-wordpress-seo-trends-for-2017/Google search algorithm can be changed quicker (around 500 times per year) than you write blog posts, voice search trend is growing faster than you realize it actually exists, paid ads may decrease trustful relationships with your prospects. These are the realities of SEO and if you take a good care of your WordPress website from this perspective, check out this post to find out more about core SEO trends in 2017.

Researches from Alameda Internet Marketing agency interviewed 37 SEO experts asking them to give their vision on SEO trends for 2017. What you should pay attention to when optimizing the website for future, that is. The results of the research they presented in the following chart: Read original article here…. getmotopress.com

How to Create a Custom Taxonomy for Departments or Divisions on a Company WordPress Site

https://premium.wpmudev.org/blog/custom-taxonomy-departments-divisions-company-website/I often get asked if WordPress Multisite is a suitable solution for a company website that has different divisions with unique identities. The answer is usually yes – Multisite can do this excellently.

But it isn’t always necessary to create a separate site for each of the divisions in your company website, even using Multisite. If you want to include shared content that’s not specific to each division, or your divisions’ identity has a lot in common, or you’re working with an existing single site installation, then there is a way to get around this without activating Multisite. Read original article here…. premium.wpmudev.org

Why You Should Be Using a WordPress Content Locker Plugin

Content lockers can be an effective way of growing your email list, gaining more followers on social media and getting your content shared with a wider audience. But what exactly is a content locker and how can you use them on your WordPress website?

In this article we discuss what a content locker is and how they can help your site convert against its goals. We then look at some different WordPress content locker plugins, the features they offer and their suitability for your website. Read original article here…. wpexplorer.com

 

WordPress 2.7 Is the Role Model for How Design Can Lead the Way

https://wptavern.com/wordpress-2-7-is-the-role-model-for-how-design-can-lead-the-wayWhen Matt Mullenweg, co-creator of the WordPress open source project, announced that design would lead the way for WordPress development in 2017, utilizing user research and mockups, the first thing that came to my mind was WordPress 2.7. That release was the culmination of effective leadership and effort from Jen Mylo and Liz Danzico. In order to learn why this release is in a class of its own, we must look at how it was created. Read original article here…. wptavern.com

 

How to Give Away a Free Ebook (and Get More Subscribers) with WordPress

https://premium.wpmudev.org/blog/give-away-ebooks-get-subscribers/If you like ebooks, you can get a boatload of them by signing up for newsletters. That’s because offering a free ebook download as an incentive for signing up for a mailing list is a time-tested strategy to (hopefully) boost mailing list opt-in rates.

There’s a good chance you either use this strategy or have thought about using it and would like to get started. However, if you’ve never used this technique before you may not be sure how to actually deliver that ebook incentive to new subscribers. Read original article here…. premium.wpmudev.org

 

 

Well that’s a wrap for this week more next week from WP Plugins A to Z.

 

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It's Episode 307 and we've got plugins for Creating Catalogs, Live Group Chat, Grabbing Youtube Subtitles, Google Customer Reviews and Custom User Profiles. It's all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!

WordPress Plugins A-Z #307 Creating Catalogs, Live Group Chat

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This is weekly round up of WordPress news for May 8, 2017 that I have accumulated from across the web some old some new but always interesting. The new relates to WordPress and sometimes other areas of the web. It often has a focus on security and more.

Weekly Round up WordPress News old and new May 8, 2017

This is weekly round up of WordPress news for May 8, 2017 that I have accumulated from across the web some old some new but always interesting. The new relates to WordPress and sometimes other areas of the web. It often has a focus on security and more.The Weekly round up of news, tips, and information to help you create the best possible WordPress website.

This is a weekly round up of WordPress news I have accumulated from across the web some old some new but always interesting. The new relates to WordPress and sometimes other areas of the web. It often has a focus on security and more.

We try to have news here that is not only important to help you with your website as well as new from the #wpdrama scene and more to share.

Some of the news here will be of interesting links to not only articles but training materials and other sources I can find online that will help you create a better WordPress website.

 


This week we have the following news for you.

WordPress 4.8 Release Targeted for June 8

https://wptavern.com/wordpress-4-8-release-targeted-for-june-8WordPress 4.8 kicked off in this week’s core developer meeting and the schedule for the upcoming release is now published. Beta 1 is scheduled for May 12 and the official release is targeted for June 8. This will be the first major release in 2017 and is focused on laying the foundation for the new Gutenberg editor. The schedule identifies the features that contributors are aiming to ship in 4.8: Read original article here…. wptavern.com

11 Newsletter Plugins for WordPress

http://www.practicalecommerce.com/11-Newsletter-Plugins-for-WordPressWordPress is a highly customizable content management system. With the right plugins, it can be an effective platform to create a newsletter and build a list of subscribers.

Here is a list of newsletter plugins for WordPress. There are plugins to design and publish newsletters, as well as track campaign results. There are also opt-in and lead generation plugins to build lists of newsletter subscribers. Read original article here…. practicalecommerce.com

Install or Avoid? 14 Popular WordPress Plugins Reviewed

http://roundpeg.biz/2017/05/popular-wordpress-plugins-reviewed/WordPress plugins are applications installed on your WordPress website that add new functions and features. The big plugin community is the heart of what people mean when they say you can do anything with WordPress. But how do you tell which popular WordPress plugins are credible and won’t hack your site? Do the popular plugins actually work?

For this post I’m referring to Popular WordPress Plugins on WordPress.org. The first thing to note is these change periodically and are not curated or selected. It’s totally a popularity contest.

Since most plugins currently on the page have at least 1 million active installs, we know that number is the big factor in ranking them. But star rating and reviews may also play a role. But still, how reliable are these rankings? Read original article here…. roundpeg.biz

 

 

Tips Tuesday

https://www.blogaid.net/tips-tuesday-plugin-challenge-kickoff-noreferrer-links-pop-ups-and-seo/?utm_source=BlogAid+Newsletter&utm_campaign=75c9e712ae-BlogAid_Blog_Posts5_12_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_7bdf20ec49-75c9e712ae-710348757Tips this week include:

I hope you’ll join our blogger village to receive and give help with getting seriously old plugins off your site and making it PHP 7 ready.

It will take you 15-20 minutes to make your contribution to the old plugins list. And you’ll get all manner of tasty treats too. Think of it like being invited to a super duper potluck dinner.

I hope you’ll share this Challenge post with every blogger you know. Email it to them, post it in your blogger groups. Let’s get everyone involved, because everyone who owns a WP site is involved and needs this help.

Read original article here…. blogaid.net

How to Add A Signature to All WordPress Posts

http://www.1dogwoof.com/how-to-add-a-signature-to-all-wordpress-posts/NOTE: This tutorial will add a signature to ALL your posts, old and new.  If you already have a signature in your old posts, your posts will show two signatures, so user beware, this may force you to go back and remove all those old signatures.  I don’t have a magical plan to do that yet, and yes, I actually gritted my teeth and went through all my old posts and removed the code manually.  eek.

NOTE: This tutorial will add a signature to ALL your posts, old and new.  If you already have a signature in your old posts, your posts will show two signatures, so user beware, this may force you to go back and remove all those old signatures.  I don’t have a magical plan to do that yet, and yes, I actually gritted my teeth and went through all my old posts and removed the code manually.  eek. Read original article here…. 1dogwoof.com

Plugins that Check Old Plugins on Your Site

https://www.blogaid.net/plugins-that-check-old-plugins-on-your-site/?utm_source=BlogAid+Newsletter&utm_campaign=fec8b30b3a-BlogAid_Blog_Posts5_12_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_7bdf20ec49-fec8b30b3a-710348757Outdated plugins can introduce a serious security issue on your site. See easy ways to find outdated plugins and ones that have been removed from the WordPress Plugins Repository.

This post is part of the Seriously Old Plugin Challenge for the month of May. Join us and get your site ready for PHP 7 and get rid of all those old plugins.

The core WordPress code is changing with every update. The overwhelming majority of those changes are bug fixes and to plug security holes. Read original article here…. blogaid.net

 

 

And now for something older in the past article collections.

WordPress Careers Masterclass: Selling Your Code (Themes and Plugins)

https://premium.wpmudev.org/blog/wordpress-careers-masterclass-selling-code-themes-plugins/Are you interested in a career selling your code? Specifically, coding themes and plugins that you can then sell for profit?

Welcome to the second post in this series on how to build a successful career with WordPress. If you followed part one of this series, WordPress Careers Masterclass: How to Forge a Successful Career, you should have some ideas about your own strengths as well as your career goals. And if you didn’t, I strongly recommend doing back and doing so. WordPress Careers Masterclass: Selling Your Code (Themes and Plugins) – WPMU DEV

Why Is The WordPress REST API Such A Big Deal?

http://www.thewhir.com/blog/why-is-the-wordpress-rest-api-such-a-big-dealWhen we think of WordPress, we think of a monolithic application we install on a server. It provides a backend that generates web pages in concert with a database, an interface we use to configure our websites and publish content, and a front-end that displays the pages of the site.

All of this functionality is bundled into one “thing” called WordPress. WordPress has plugins and themes, so it’s modular in that sense, but both types of extension simply modify the functionality of the core application — and they have to be written in PHP. Read original article here…. thewhir.com

Visible Edit Shortcuts in WordPress 4.7 Makes Customizing Sites Easier

https://wptavern.com/visible-edit-shortcuts-in-wordpress-4-7-makes-customizing-sites-easierEarlier this year, Automattic added visual icons to the WordPress.com customizer after user testing showed users tried clicking on the parts of the page they wanted to edit, rather than searching through the menus in the customizer. In an effort to see if the same could be done for the self-hosted version of WordPress, Payton Swick open sourced Automattic’s work into a plugin and placed it on GitHub. Read original article here…. wptavern.com

This is How WPMU DEV Makes Life Easier for WordPress Developers

https://premium.wpmudev.org/blog/how-wpmu-dev-makes-life-easier-for-wordpress-developers/?utm_expid=3606929-91.15T0nlf8TFCqo1W_BlZjGg.0Let’s face it. WordPress development is not for the faint of heart. Wages aren’t as strong as they are for other types of developers, competition is fierce, and you’re expected to work miracles in minutes — after all, it’s just a simple WordPress website, right?

One way to address this conundrum is to simplify your development process by pre-making routine development decisions.

Here’s what I mean: while every WordPress website you build is unique, they all have certain things in common — core factors, you might say. One way to simplify your life as a WordPress developer is to develop a system that knocks out the core needs of every WordPress website the exact same way, every single time, in one fell swoop.

That way, you can focus on the things that make each site unique rather than spending time redefining the wheel. Read original article here…. premium.wpmudev.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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It's Episode 305 and we've got plugins for Faster Image Insert , File Monitoring and Dashboard Notes. It's all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!

WordPress Plugins A-Z #305 File Monitoring and Dashboard Notes

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WP Plugins A to Z Interview Show 11 with Nikola Bojkov from Embed Social

http://www.johnoverall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Episode11-WPPlugins-A-to-Z-Interviews.mp3

Nikola Bojkov Embed Social a plugin for connecting several social networks into WordPress.

This is a service that allows you to embed images from your Facebook into your WordPress website. It comes in a couple tastes free and pro version. The plugin is focused around embedding images from Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

This allows you to share those images easier with less grief, by using this service you can upload to your Facebook and get all their stats and not have to re-upload them to your website.

This was created while working to solve and problem in a site they were working that was requiring them to upload to multiples places.

The advantage of this service is that once it its installed you do not have to worry about the changes in Facebook rendering it useless, since it is a third party service they maintain all the connections at their end the plugin is simply the API connection.

Thanks to Nikola Bojkov for appearing you can check out their plugin and service at:

https://embedsocial.com/

https://www.facebook.com/EmbedSocial

https://www.instagram.com/EmbedSocial/

https://www.linkedin.com/company-beta/9492319/?pathWildcard=9492319

https://twitter.com/EmbedSocial

 

Their plugin available here:

https://wordpress.org/plugins/embedalbum-pro/

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It's Episode 304 and we've got plugins for Displaying Work Teams, Folder Management, Page Redirects, Blogs as Tiimelines and a cool plugin to show recent purchases in your WooCommerce Store. It's all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!

WordPress Plugins A-Z #304 Page Redirects, Blogs as Timelines

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It's Episode 303 and we've got plugins for Admin Menu Items, WordPress File Downloads, Shortcodes within Excerpts, Two Factor Authentication and an easy way to edit WooCommerce Templates. It's all coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!

WordPress Plugins A-Z #303 Shortcodes within Excerpts, Two Factor Authentication

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