ManageWP Launches WordPress Events Hub (wptavern.com) There are a variety of WordPress events that take place around the world where users learn WordPress in person. Until now, there has not been an easy way to see all WordPress events on one page. ManageWP.org has launched a WordPress Events Hub which displays WordCamps, meetups, and non-WordCamps on the same page using a map overlay.
The Complete Guide to WordPress Plugin Maintenance (premium.wpmudev.org) In this article we’ll show you how you can get your plugin accepted into the WordPress.org directory and how you can maintain it once it’s out in the open. We’ll be focussing on the techniques we use at the moment, but this isn’t to say there aren’t others – perhaps some might work even better.
10 Gamification Plugins to Boost Blog Engagement (www.wpkube.com) The key to using gamification marketing correctly is to know the motivation behind your visitors actions. By knowing what drives and desires your users have, you can provide what they are looking for to inspire them to engage further with your blog.
By knowing what drives and desires your users have, you can provide what they are looking for to inspire them to engage further with your blog.
Data Shows 24% of Themes Hosted on WordPress.org Support the Customizer (wptavern.com) Aaron Jorbin, who contributes to WordPress core on a regular basis, has published a script called WordPress Theme Directory Slurper. The PHP based script downloads and updates a copy of the latest stable version of every theme in the WordPress.org theme directory. Devin Price put the script to good use and has published a series of data points related to the theme directory.
Using Gulp for WordPress Automation (code.tutsplus.com) Gulp is a streaming build system. You might have heard about and used grunt already. But lately gulp is getting more popular. It can do amazing stuff like compiling LESS/Sass, JS files, live reloading web pages and lots more. In this article you will see how you can use gulp to automate several tasks that you usually do by hand or for which you rely on tools developed by others.