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GoDaddy Has Acquired ManageWP (poststatus.com) GoDaddy has acquired the WordPress website management service, ManageWP. ManageWP will remain a standalone app, and GoDaddy will integrate several features into their GoDaddy Pro and WordPress hosting plans.
5 Takeaways From This Week's AMA With Brian Krogsgard (torquemag.io) ManageWP AMA’s are back for a new season and here to kick it off is editor of Post Status, Brian Krogsgard. Krogsgard has been covering WordPress news and trends full time since 2014, and in that time has created an entire community.
People asked about Krogsgard’s journey to WordPress journalism, the future of Post Status, his work/life balance, and more. Here are five takeaways.
Understanding Your WordPress Users with Users Insights Plugin – A Review (bobwp.com) Depending on your site, there may be times when you need extra data about your WordPress users, information to help you understand more about who your most active users are, how they are interacting with your site,or, if you have an online shop, who is buying the most.
Now some of this data can be curated through lengthy processes, or by way of customizations. But if you are like us, you are probably looking an easy way to access this information. That is where the Users Insights plugin comes into play.
MotoPress Page Builder Version 2.1.0: Zerif Theme Integration (www.getmotopress.com) The latest updates of the MotoPress Page Builder plugin is just a perfect news for the users of one of the most popular WordPress business themes – Zerif Lite and Zerif Pro. Apart from minor plugin bug fixes, one important implementation took place: both Lite and Pro versions of the MotoPress Page Builder are now fully compatible with Zerif.
How to Add Web Push Notifications to Your WordPress Website (premium.wpmudev.org) While most of us are familiar with push notifications because mobile apps have been using them for years, you may not be aware that they’ve made the jump from smartphones to browsers and can now be delivered by any website. There are lots of push notification systems that can be integrated with WordPress. After wading through the list of available options, we’ve honed in on four that offer a free tier, are relatively easy to set up, and have been vetted by at least a few hundred users.
A WordPress Developers Guide To Type Hinting In PHP 5 And 7 (torquemag.io) Type hinting gives you the ability to define the type of values that can be passed for each argument of a function or method. Type hinting is optional, but when used it forces parameters to be a certain type or an error is thrown. Doing so makes it more obvious what type of input a function expects but can also lead to more errors.