Well it’s been a while since our last news roundup but here are with number 8. This is our weekly WordPress news roundup post, you can view previous news roundups: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 – I also post frequent WordPress links on Twitter all week, follow WPLIft here if you are on Twitter. Our facebook page is growing nicely with over 1700 members now so please “Like” us on Facebook.
WordPress News and Articles
Akismet Launches Partner Program
Akismet, the most popular WordPress anti-spam plugin, has launched a parter program geared toward developers who urge the use of Akismet among their larger clients.
5 Cardinal Sins of WordPress Theme Development
We talk alot on this site about tips and tricks for getting what you want out of WordPress… but today we’re going to take a step back from the technical stuff to look at some practices, bad habits, and coding faux pas that would be better left in our past.
Facebook sues theme developer over copyright infringement
An Indonesian blogger, Ainun Nazieb, is in a little bit of hot water. He created a WordPress theme based off the pre-timeline Facebook profile design. In fact, it’s almost an exact clone. His problem is that Facebook found it. If you haven’t paid much attention to how Facebook handles things like this, I’ll take a minute to explain: they take legal action.
Video User Manuals accuses WPMU DEV of copyright infringement in open letter
Troy Dean, co-founder of Video User Manuals, has written an open letter to the WordPress community accusing Incsub, LLC, the company behind WPMU DEV, of copyright infringement. Dean claims in the letter that Incsub is selling a plugin on WPMU DEV that is “based on videos and scripts” from the Video User Manuals plugin.
Automattic Makes Second Investment – WPEngine
Automattic has made their second investment, this time in a WordPress hosting company called WP Engine.
Tutorials and How-Tos
50 Tips To Increase Traffic To Your Blog
Witnessing an ocean of traffic flood through the metaphorical gates of your beloved blog is a dream to most. But building a good level of traffic doesn’t have to be a pipe dream. With a lot of hard work, quality content, and marketing nous, you can produce a well-trafficked blog. Here are 50 tips to get you on the right track.
Save Time Setting Up WordPress by Creating Your Own Installation Profiles
Setting up WordPress sites can be a time-consuming process when you factor in installation, plus adding all the plugins you’ll need to be up and running. WP Install Profiles is a plugin that was created to save you time when creating new sites. It automatically downloads groups of plugins that you specify.
How to use Thumbnails with Previous and Next Post Links in WordPress
One of our users asked us on our Facebook page: How to use thumbnails for previous/next post navigation in WordPress. The next_post_link and previous_post_link functions doesn’t have a simple enough thumbnail parameter which a new developer can simply turn on and off.
How to Show Comments on the Homepage of Your WordPress Theme
In this article, we will show you how to show comments on the homepage of your WordPress site.
12 Useful Tips on Starting a WordPress Blog
So you have made that conscious decision to start a blog, you have heard about WordPress being one of the best blogging platforms available, and you have ended up here. Looking for tips on how to start up a blog.
WordPress Internals: The Cron
We invite you on a journey through time managed by the WordPress Cron.
How To Localize WordPress Themes and Plugins
In the this article, we’ll take a look at understanding what localization really is, why it’s important, and what steps are necessary to localize your project.
Resources & Freebies
WP-Filebase – A Powerful Download Manager For WordPress
WP-Filebase Download Manager is a fantastic free download manager for WordPress from Fabian Schlieper. The plugin lets you split unlimited downloads into different categories. The total number of downloads are tracked for each file too.
Cook up a niche food blog with the new ReciPress plugin
If you’re a fan of cooking, you might want to share a recipe or two. Instead of manually formatting these posts, just install ReciPress.
The Ultimate Social Media Icon List – Part 2
A lot of great social media icon sets have been released in the last 18 months including icons for new services such as Google +. Rather than update an already image heavy blog post, we thought it would be better to instead publish part 2 of The Ultimate Social Media Icon List.
Free E-Commerce WordPress Theme: Balita
In this post we release yet another freebie: the Balita WordPress theme, a theme dedicated to shops that sell products for children.
Free E-Commerce WordPress Theme: Balita »