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wpMail.me wpMail.me issue#138 - The weekly WordPress newsletter.
No spam, no nonsense. - January 23, 2014

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News & Articles

  • Why You Shouldn’t Be Worried About Screwing Up When Contributing To WordPress (wptavern.com)
    In the WordPress 3.9 development chat that was held on Wednesday, January 15th, a number of topics were discussed ranging from features that people are working on to announcing the date for the release of WordPress 3.9. One of the most interesting topics, however, centered around first time contributors using trac to create tickets and patches.
  • Using IFTTT With WordPress (managewp.com)
    You may have heard of the IFTTT service. It has become very popular due to the simple way it allows you to automate a vast array of online activities. Let’s take a look at IFTTT in a little more detail and how you can integrate it with WordPress.
  • Why We Love the “$500 Client” (www.poststat.us)
    Ryan Sullivan shares excellent reasoning as to why he likes working with small budget clients. In short, with a smaller client the limits are better known and the surprises are fewer. Meanwhile, it’s still quite possible to serve a client’s needs with a small budget. The big key though, is expectations.
  • Will My Website Break If I Update WordPress? (www.limecanvas.com)
    There is always a chance it will, so be prepared and make sure you have a backup system in place. There are plenty of backup systems for WordPress websites ranging from those which are free and email you a zip of the site files and database, to premium backup solutions like VaultPress which take backups in real-time.
  • WordPress for Beginners: Too Many Choices? (torquemag.io)
    Fortunately, for beginners, getting started with WordPress is not rocket science. It is relatively simple to set up a small website or blog with WordPress. And then after you’re set up, you can do many things to personalize or customize your blog—choose a theme of your liking, install plugins for additional functionality, tweak settings, and so on.
  • WordPress.org vs. GitHub For Hosting WordPress Plugins and Themes (wptavern.com)
    There are many factors that come into play when deciding where to host your open source WordPress plugin or theme. Who is your target audience? How much support do you want to offer? Is the project open for collaboration? For many developers this choice often comes down to WordPress.org vs. GitHub.
  • The Top 20 Biggest Brands Built Around WordPress – Part I (wplift.com)
    When it comes to blogging, WordPress is a name not unheard of. Starting right from WordPress 0.7 back in 2003, this tiny but mighty powerful CMS had taken the world by storm. Fast forward to August 2013, WordPress is used by more than 18.9% of the top 10 million websites in the World Wide Web. Bigshots like TechCrunch, CNN and New York Times – all use WordPress.

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