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News & Articles
WordPress 3.6 Release Candidate (wordpress.org) The first release candidate for WordPress 3.6 is now available.
We hope to ship WordPress 3.6 in a couple weeks. But to do that, we really need your help! If you haven’t tested 3.6 yet, there’s no time like the present. (But please: not on a live production site, unless you’re feeling especially adventurous.)
5 Backup Solutions for WordPress Multisite Networks (wpmu.org) There are hundreds of ways to backup WordPress sites but very few of them are compatible with multisite networks. Here are a few backup solutions that advertise themselves as multisite compatible. Most of the major commercial plugins dedicated to backing up WordPress have only just recently added multisite support. If you’re wondering how they compare on cost and features then read on.
Our Secrets: How WPwatercooler Crossed 2.5 Million Views (chrislema.com) I don’t know about all that. I can’t predict the future. But here’s what I can do. I can be generous with all our secrets, in the case that it helps others succeed too. We did, after all, just cross the 2.5 million view mark. Another milestone this week was that we also crossed the 1,000 subscriber mark.
The Future of WP Daily (wpdaily.co) There has been much thought and feedback over the last day about what will happen to WP Daily. Please know that we have a plan in place! We are going to put the site back online for archiving purposes for the community.
Post Status v2.0 (www.wpkube.com) Brian Krogsgard recently updated the design and functionality of the Post Status. For those who don’t know, Brian is a web developer from Alabama and has been building websites since 2008. He has also written close to 200 articles for WPCandy, and posted some great content on his personal blog.
Interview With The Founders of WPRemote (www.wptavern.com) WPRemote is a quick and easy way to monitor multiple websites all for the price of free. However, they’ve recently launched a $5.00 per month/per site automatic backup plan. I caught up with the founders of this small service to see what their plans were for the future.
Your Website’s Helping Hand (www.woothemes.com) Consisting of several eye-catching and professionally designed templates, social engagement features, a countdown timer and a newsletter subscription option, your website can help to capture leads for your business while you focus on the important task of building and launching your website.
7 Quality Dropbox Backup WordPress Plugins (www.wpjedi.com) Cloud storage costs are not that high these days, so you can store your backups in the cloud without having to go broke. The challenge is to automate the process in a reliable fashion. Doing your backups manually is not smart anyway. Here are 7 Dropbox backup WordPress plugins you can use to automatically send your files to the cloud:
30 Grid Based WordPress Themes for Creatives & Photographers (wplift.com) When showcasing your creative work, be that photography, art or design you will want to choose a theme which lets your work stand out and be displayed in an attractive manner. One such way is by using a grid layout which is as old as design itself, in today’s roundup we will be looking at 30 great WordPress themes with grid layouts for showing off your creative work.
Circle Buttons (wpsites.net) Trying to get your readers attention can be a major challenge. Even displaying colored buttons doesn’t always increase click thru’s.
If you’re looking for a highly visible call to action button, why not try a big circle button.
How to Add a Floating Social Share Bar in WordPress (www.wpbeginner.com) Most social media plugins for WordPress are bloated. Partially because they support all sorts of social networks. The other part is because social media scripts are inherently slow. Well we fixed both of those issues in this plugin. First, we are only supporting the major social networks: Twitter, Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, and Pinterest.