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Introducing a New Way to Find High Quality WordPress Jobs (poststatus.com) The signal to noise ratio — both for employers seeking qualified candidates, and for candidates finding quality job listings — is pretty low across the board in the job market. Most people who hire technical professionals will tell you that it’s very difficult to find good candidates. And anyone seeking great job opportunities knows how hard it can be to find out the best opportunities, especially at the times you’re actually looking.
The goal for the Post Status WordPress job board is to take advantage of both sides of this equation.
We’re Partnering with HeroPress to Offer Ten Scholarships to Up and Running (wpshout.com) WPShout launched the 2017 Edition of Up and Running, the multimedia WordPress development training package, last month. As part of the launch, they wanted to ensure access to Up and Running for people who can benefit from it, and whose knowledge can enrich and diversify the WordPress community.
So they partnered with HeroPress to offer ten free scholarships to the Deluxe edition of Up and Running.
WordPress 4.7.4 Maintenance Release (wordpress.org) After almost sixty million downloads of WordPress 4.7, we are pleased to announce the immediate availability of WordPress 4.7.4, a maintenance release.
This release contains 47 maintenance fixes and enhancements, chief among them an incompatibility between the upcoming Chrome version and the visual editor, inconsistencies in media handling, and further improvements to the REST API.
Diving Into Zero BS CRM and Advantages of Going Self-Hosted (kinsta.com) No matter what business you operate in, customers are your lifeline. Without them, you wouldn’t generate any sales, get referrals, or develop new relationships. True customer relationship management helps you better understand your customers and engage with them throughout the entire customer lifecycle. By analyzing data, you can determine what they need or want, and how you can improve your business model. That is why having a CRM should be central to what you do. In this post, we’ll dive into the Zero BS CRM plugin, why you should use a CRM and some of the advantages of going with a self-hosted solution.
7 of Our Favorite Photography Sites Powered by WordPress (graphpaperpress.com) With the huge variety of themes and immense selection of plugins and widgets available, you’ll never have to worry that your WordPress-powered photography site is anything other than unique.
Below, we’ve provided seven beautifully-designed sites, each of which can offer creative inspiration. They range from portfolios to photo news sites to photoblogs, but they all have one thing in common: WordPress.
How To (Happily) Survive Upgrading Your Website To WooCommerce 3.0 (Along With Some Of Its Common Issues) (codeable.io) On April 4th, 2017 a major WooCommerce version was released. Version 3.0.0 or WooCommerce “Bionic Butterfly”, brought in some great features for developers, store managers, and even clients. While version 2.7 had existed for a while, it was decided to “jump” directly to WooCommerce 3.0.0 because of the major leap the software has taken when compared to the previous 2.6 version. With its 3.0.x version, WooCommerce introduced great changes and new features both store managers and developers are going to love. Let’s see what they are!
How to Disable WordPress Plugins From Loading on Specific Pages and Posts (kinsta.com) When it comes to WordPress performance we have a lot to say about plugins. Each plugin adds PHP code that has to be executed, can include scripts and styles, and some may execute additional queries against the database. This means that unnecessary plugins can affect page speed and may have a negative impact on user experience and page ranking. In this post, we will demonstrate that you can install as many plugins as you need (don’t go crazy of course), and nevertheless make WordPress pages load fast.