wpMail.me wpMail.me issue#159 - The weekly WordPress newsletter. No spam, no nonsense. - June 19, 2014
News & Articles
HHVM: A Huge Step Forward in Improved Site Speed? (managewp.com) You see, HHVM makes it possible to give your site a significant speed boost. A few frameworks currently run on it , so you might have heard of it from there.
If one of these describes your situation, it’s totally worth a few minutes of your hectic day to find out what HHVM is really all about and why you should pay more attention to it from now on.
Using Gists for to Share WordPress Code (tommcfarlin.com) For anyone who’s new to the concept of GitHub – or just gists in general – if you have a GitHub account, you’ll find that you also have a place to manage your gists. You can think of these as short code snippets to demonstrate how to do something.
How To Introduce Social Proof To Your Site (torquemag.io) Social proof is the main reason why social media became so important for marketing. Because of this dynamic, social proof can be a great tool to improve your conversions. Showing proof that others liked your product, service, or website will make it much more likely that new visitors will do the same.
How to Create Responsive Device Mockups with WordPress (wptavern.com) Fortunately, if your site is running on WordPress, there’s a new free tool that makes it super easy to create device mockups directly within the post or page editor. The Device Mockups plugin uses shortcodes to display screenshots, videos, or any content within a responsive device.
A WordPress Theme Developer Introspective (tommcfarlin.com) If we want WordPress to continue to be taken seriously, and we want our themes to help provide a sustainable business, we need to change the current model; otherwise, we’re going to continue racing to the bottom and then we’re going to be left with nothing more to complain about than what we did to ourselves and the economy we created.
A WordPress Event Management Theme: Tyler Review (wplift.com) Tyler is an events management WordPress theme from the Event Manager Blog team who have been blogging about event planning and event technology since 2007. Tyler is the newest addition to their small but growing number of WordPress themes for event professionals and it is the theme we will be reviewing today.
How to Effectively Validate a WordPress Website (code.tutsplus.com) Validation is undoubtedly one of the most important aspects of good web design. And in a content management system like WordPress, you need to be careful about your HTML & CSS both in your theme and your content. In this tutorial, we're going to talk about validating a WordPress website.
How to Enable Author Bio Boxes on WordPress (www.codeinwp.com) An author bio is now an accepted trend on the web, especially on multi-author sites. It establishes reputation and trust, which isn’t quite there when all you know is the author’s name. It can also make the reading experience more personal. You may be giving up a bit of control that programming provides, check out this article to fins out what options you have.
WP Think Tank #2 (www.wpelevation.com) WP Think Tank #2 is the second instalment in this panel discussion about the future of WordPress. This episode includes panellists Matt Medeiros from the Matt Report, Alex King from Crowd Favorite, Lisa Sabin-Wilson from WebDev Studios and author of WordPress for Dummies and many others.
Peter Freeman from Woof Media (www.wpelevation.com) How do you build a successful WordPress consulting business in a regional town with only 15,000 people? Build a team and processes to keep everyone moving in the same direction. Peter Freeman from Woof Media tells all in this episode of the WP Elevation podcast.