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WordPress Version Stats Updated: More Than 1/3 of Sites are Running WordPress 4.1 (wptavern.com) Over the weekend, WordPress lead developer Andrew Nacin announced a major update to WordPress version stats for PHP, MySQL, and WordPress. While the stats page looks much the same as before, more sophisticated methods of collecting and processing the data have been put in place, thanks to the efforts of WordPress.org contributor Dion Hulse. The results are a dramatic shift in the data reported.
9 Lightbox WordPress Plugins To Create Stunning Popup Boxes (webloggerz.com) Due to the huge popularity of Lightbox plugins, there is no shortage of Lightbox plugins in the official WordPress plugin repository. To help you in finding out the perfect Lightbox plugin, we have decided to make a list of the best ones, and here it goes. All of these plugins are free and capable of delivering excellent performances.
The Most Popular WordPress Plugins (poststatus.com) WordPress plugin popularity has always been pretty tough to figure out. We only had download counts or independent, third party website scrapers to tell us anything. Now, WordPress.org itself has more data that’s being tested and launched to give us real insight into the popularity of WordPress plugins.
3 Ways to Expand Your WordPress Site (Without Breaking It) (www.elegantthemes.com) Over time our blogs and websites tend to grow. When that happens we find ways to add on to our sites. One of the greatest things about WordPress is its expandability. You can turn your WordPress site into almost anything you can imagine (and even some things you can’t image). In this article we want to look at ways to expand your site safely, without breaking it.
Intro to WordPress Web Design [Webinar Replays] (ithemes.com) If you missed our Intro to WordPress Web Design Workshop, here are the webinar replays of all six sessions. This course covers everything from the history of WordPress to how to set up your site correctly, to how WordPress displays information and how that process can be modified and much more.