WordPress News

In June, the WordPress Foundation filed a suit against Jeff Yablon seeking $100,000 in damages for trademark infringement. The case was just settled out of court and Torque has a summary that overviews the main points of the agreement. (On a side note: It seems like WordPress legal cases never make it to court.)

Opinion

“In programming, there is often an obsession with using the latest and greatest technology. Programmers view the use of edge technology as its own badge of honor and are quick to throw away legacy applications.” Tom McFarlin thinks we should be going deep rather than wide when it comes to working with certain languages and tools.

Everyone is looking to make their site blazing fast, but it is more a delicate balance than a science. WPExplorer looks at steps to enhancing your WordPress site’s load speed with caching.

If you’d asked Pippin Williamson a couple of years ago if he wanted to run a company with actual employees, he would have said “probably not.” Now the Easy Digital Downloads founder has five staff and has finally stopped going it alone.

The team behind Oscar Mike, a clothing company, wanted their site to be fast, like real fast. So they join the alpha program for Mercury, an experimental new platform from WP Engine Labs and now the site is “ridiculously fast.” Here’s the case study.

Themes, Plugins, and Other Cool Tools

Here are 11 tips and tools to help you get a profitable Membership site up and running on WordPress.

If you are worried about having your content used on other sites, or if you are worried about accidentally taking someone else’s thoughts…stop it. Here are some plugins that help fight plagiarism.

With comments on pages disabled by default in 4.3, ‘Comments’ as a menu item may be in the wrong place. WP Comment Humility moves the ‘Comments’ top-level menu item under the ‘Posts’ menu.

WP Solver shares 7 yoga specific themes for WordPress. Plus, if you’re looking for a yoga theme and haven’t looked at Spirit for Upfront yet, you probably should.

If you are looking for the best free plugins, the WordPress repository may not be the best place to be looking. Tom Ewer offers a better alternative.

If you prefer Premium themes, for free, you can try your luck at winning one of three memberships for PremiumCoding on WPLift.

If you want a theme that loads blazing fast, WP Rocket has some suggestions for choosing a fast WordPress theme.

Quickly and reliably bug test your Multisite network with the Cloner plugin (it’s rad!).

WP Video Robot lets you add videos to your site automatically and even has a cool-looking dashboard.

Tutorials, Tips, and Tricks

Tips to Keep WordPress Secure (Digging Into WordPress)

Convert a Website from HTML to WordPress in Simple Steps (WP Mayor)

How to Easily Add Custom CSS to Your WordPress Site (WPBeginner)

Free 14-video DesktopServer Class (OSTraining)

Campaign Tracking In Google Analytics (WordPress Edition) (Torque)

WP_Query Arguments: Categories and Tags (Tuts+)

Using PHP CodeSniffer For MAMP and WordPress (Tom McFarlin)

How to Add Topics in WordPress Navigation Menus (WPBeginner)

A Guide to HTTP and The WordPress HTTP API – Part 1 (Kinsta).

Using Sass to Manage Layers with z-index (WebDevStudios).

Core Concepts of WordPress Themes: The Template Hierarchy (WP Shout).

How to Show Recent Comments in WordPress Sidebar (WP Beginner).

The Beginners Guide to WooCommerce: An Introduction to Reports (tuts+).

Off-Topic, Random Stuff

Unlimited vacation is all the rage. Pocket, Prezi, Evernote, Netflix, and Gusto all have unlimited vacation policies for their employees. See why Kickstarter just nixed their unlimited vacation policy.