wpMail.me #82 - The weekly WordPress newsletter.
No spam, no nonsense. - December 13, 2012

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News & Articles

  • How I Made $14,400/hr Fixing WordPress (www.petersenmediagroup.com)
    Yes, $14,400 per hour to fix a WordPress site, you read that correctly. There’s both a story and a lesson to be found in there for every solopreneur, and the lesson would be summarize like this: "Your skills, whether it be physical or intellectual, are worth a certain amount regardless of how much time you spend using those skills."
  • WP Maintainer - Maintenance, Security, Backups & Support for your WordPress Install (wpmaintainer.com)
    WP Maintainer is a professional maintenance and support service for WordPress websites. The service includes all core updates, all in-application theme and plugin updates, regularly scheduled backups, Sucuri security and malware cleanup, and a free hour of professional WordPress development performed by quality WordPress developers.
  • Troubleshooting WordPress 3.5 Master List (wordpress.org)
    A thread about the known issues with plugins and themes found in 3.5. Remember to be calm, be patient and be respectful.
  • WordPress 3.5 First Look: Yay or Nay? (www.noupe.com)
    WordPress 3.5 “Elvin” has just been released, and it comes with a good number of changes, upgrades and updates. In this article, you'll discover the new offerings that WP 3.5 has brought to the table.
  • WordPress 3.5 Media Manager (www.cozmoslabs.com)
    This WordPress 3.5 marquee feature – the Media Manager – allow you to upload images and other files and also to insert them into your posts a quite different than you’re used to. Also you’ll definitely like the new way the galleries are created.
  • Pippin Williamson Launches Crappy Code Blog (crappycode.wordpress.com)
    Pippin, from Pippin’s Plugins, has launched a new somewhat satirical blog cleverly named “Crappy Code” where he’ll showcase some of the terrible coding practices that he stumbles upon in his quest to discover and review WordPress plugins.
  • WP Daily Has Landed (wpdaily.co)
    WP Daily, a new venture by the guys of 8BIT, an Automattic Partner, has landed as a blog. There will be news and reviews and your typical fare of good editorial and hopefully it will grow a community much bigger than the content.
  • 4 Key Steps to Improving Typography On Your Blog (managewp.com)
    When it comes to design, the typography is the most important element by a distance. The manner in which your text content is presented and arranged can make all the difference. You could have the best content in your niche, but if it is difficult to read, 80% of your potential readers might never know.
  • What We’ve Learned in One Year (www.wysija.com)
    Wysija celebrates its first anniversary this month. What experience can they share with you? Quite a few things, all shaped by 30 releases, 25 000 active users (guesstimate), 200 000 downloads and plenty of visits to WordCamps.

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Plugin News

  • A WordPress Plugin Base (tommcfarlin.com)
    The DX Plugin Base plugin includes best practices and code snippets to create your own WordPress plugin. Learn how to build custom post types and taxonomies, add metaboxes, include external JS/CSS files properly and much more.
  • Fonts (wordpress.org)
    Add More Font Styles & Sizes To Your Visual Editor in WordPress.
  • WP Social Share (wordpress.org)
    WP Social Share Plugin Helps you and your users to share blog posts directly from your blog to social network sites like facebook, twitter, linkedin etc.
  • 8 Cool GPX Plugins for WordPress (www.wpjedi.com)
    Those of you who have worked with navigation devices and maps in the past have probably dealt with GPX files. GPX is a XML schema data format that is common to GPS software. It can be used to describe routes and tracks. Making sense of your GPX files on your WordPress site does not have to be too difficult.
  • Proofread Bot for WordPress: Check your Grammar & More (www.wpjedi.com)
    Good grammar and style say a lot about your work to your customers. You should always edit your work before posting anything online. Tools such as Proofread Bot could always help. It is a handy plugin that analyzes your content and provides you with grammatical and stylistic suggestions.
  • Best Rich Snippets Plugins for WordPress (www.wpmayor.com)
    Using microformats you can thus implement rich snippets on your page, and hopefully these will be picked up by Google and displayed in the search results, enhancing your listing. So how do we get to implement microdata on our website? An easy way is of course through the use of plugins, and here are a few good ones.

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Theme News

  • 6 Attractive Themes for Beauty Salons (www.wpjedi.com)
    Beauty salons and spas need to have an online presence these days. People expect to be able to find these types of businesses online to find out more about them. Beauty salon owners can always use these attractive WordPress themes to build an online presence for their business.
  • 30 New WordPress Themes for Your Creative Portfolio Website (wplift.com)
    If you’re a web designer, illustrator, writer, developer, or any other type of creative person looking to launch an online portfolio then WordPress might be just the platform for you. Here are 30 of some of the best and best looking creative portfolio themes of 2012.

Plugin Reviews

WP User Frontend
WP User Frontend comes with the great functionality of frontend posting. Besides this, it allows users to edit their profile, to have access to the dashboard and also to create subscription pack for paid posting.
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