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Plugins | gitium.com | 21 hour ago

Gitium project

Continuous deployment for WordPress integrating with tools such as Github, Bitbucket or Travis-CI

Gitium project

Plugins | gitium.com | 21 hour ago

Gitium is the latest element discovered at PressLabs Here comes a WordPress plugin which provides automatic git version control and deployment for your plugins and themes integrated into wp-admin.
Gitium requires git command line tool with a minimum version of 1.7 installed on the server and the proc_open PHP function enabled.
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Features
Easy to setup and use
Install it, insert your git URL and that's it!
Preserves the WordPress behavior
This means that, as a site owner, you don't need to learn anything new. Just use WordPress normally and Gitium will automatically know when you add or remove a plugin or theme, or when you update or change one file from WordPress.
Accountability for the code changes
You can always find out who changed what. Gitium will set the WordPress logged in user as the author of the commits.
Safe code storage
If you have trouble with your site or, for some reason, the code is broken or missing, then you don't have to worry about it, because you can recover your code from git.
Gitium is crystalized at PressLabs and released under GPLv2 X Anno Domini MMXIV
All product names used in this website (Bitbucket, GitHub, Travis CI and Git) are trademarks of their

4 min read Tom Zs

WordCamp EU 2014: A Conference for Marketers?

This year's WordCamp Europe will be in Sofia, Bulgaria. Over 900 people are expected to attend :-)

WordCamp EU 2014: A Conference for Marketers?

WordCamp is a WordPress conference known for its friendly, community-driven environment. Content has become a #1 marketing tool, and as one of the most-used content management systems, WordPress has a lot to offer for everyone, including marketers. In my opinion, one of the best job opportunities for marketing folks can be a conference that has nothing to do with marketing. Imagine all the people at the conference who don’t sharing your perspective and knowledge. Individuals like WordPress developers, designers, and contributors who need exposure, plus agencies and companies wanting their products to get some traction. Everyone needs a marketer. You could make some of their work easier through: Content marketing (creation & distribution)
Conversion rate optimization
Reputation management
Creating SEO friendly websites
Creating online events
Raising product/service awareness
Attending marketing conferences keeps you close to the latest and greatest in your field of work, but attending other types of conferences like WordCamp Europe 2014 provides marketers with unique opportunities. Businesses and creative individuals need you to represent them and extend their reach. They need you to

8 min read Tom Ewer
Community | managewp.com | 15 hours ago

The WordPress Developer's Guide to Security: Updates

This week the importance of updates is discussed: what to update, when, and why updating is essential to prevent security vulnerabilities.

The WordPress Developer's Guide to Security: Updates

Community | managewp.com | 15 hours ago

Follow us: Welcome to the second installment of our series all about WordPress security for developers.
Last time, we talked about everything related to installation – how to do it, how to make sure it’s secure and how to avoid some common pitfalls.
This week, we’re going to discuss the importance of updates and why keeping everything related to your WordPress installation up to date might just be the single most important thing you do to protect your site.
In case you want to jump around to read a different part of this series, here’s a handy link list to point you in the right direction:
Part 2: Updates
Part 3: Management & Logins
Part 4: Security & Backup Plugins
Part 5: Roundup
Now, onward!
Why Update?
The question should really be, “Why not?” After all, WordPress rolls out updates for a reason. These updates include vital fixes, patches and security repairs. If there’s a leak in the plumbing, patches make sure everything is shipshape.
Ken Westin, a security analyst with Tripwire, Inc. explains. “WordPress Core and patch updates are important for the very same reasons OS and other software patches are important,” he says, “New vulnerabilities are always discovered either by the

9 min read Oli
Plugins | wplift.com | 18 hours ago

Increase Sales by Recovering Abandoned Shopping Carts in WooCommerce

Joe at WPLift looks at an add-on for WooCommerce designed to increase sales by converting customers who abandoned their cart.

Increase Sales by Recovering Abandoned Shopping Carts in WooCommerce

Plugins | wplift.com | 18 hours ago

Abandon Cart Pro is an add-on for the WooCommerce online shop builder plugin for WordPress. This add-on adds a very useful feature to your online store, and it’s one that could significantly increase your revenue. When installed on your site, this plugin gives you the ability to recover abandoned shopping carts from your store, and make those sales you would’ve otherwise gone without. With the average abandonment rate for online shopping carts sitting close to 70%, this is a very real problem for online store owners.
Whenever a customer leaves your site before purchasing the items in their shopping cart, the Abandon Cart Pro plugin works in the background, sending those visitors one or more email notifications, reminding them about the items they didn’t get around the purchasing.
The plugin contains some impressive features that will help persuade your visitors to return to your store and complete their purchase, and gives you a good set of options for customising how it works.
To find out this plugin can make your store more profitable, here is our review and guide to the Abandon Cart Pro add-on for WooCommerce.
How Abandon Cart Pro Can Increase Profits
You might not even realise it

Community | blog.datasift.com | 21 hour ago

Top 10 WordPress Categories Worldwide?

Useful information for figuring out what market should your next theme/plugin be aimed at

Top 10 WordPress Categories Worldwide?

Community | blog.datasift.com | 21 hour ago

Useful information for figuring out what market should your next theme/plugin be aimed at

5 min read Mark Gavalda
Tutorials | topdraw.com | 2 days ago

Using Composer, Laravel and Guzzle in your WordPress Plugin

It can make the WordPress install a bit bloated but there are certainly times when this comes real handy! WP + Composer + Laravel, just like the doctor ordered!

Using Composer, Laravel and Guzzle in your WordPress Plugin

Tutorials | topdraw.com | 2 days ago

While WordPress core does include a ton of great libraries and useful functions (and can really be considered a full-blown framework), sometimes your project requirements are out of WP’s scope. When that happens, you’ll want to use a library from a third-party. Enter Composer. Are you still downloading your PHP libraries as .zip’s? Stop! With Composer, your dependencies become easily manageable, updatable and autoloaded. Worried that your favourite PHP library doesn’t support Composer? Chances are it does.
In this tutorial, we’re going to build a simple plugin that utilizes libraries from Laravel and Guzzle. I’ll show you how to autoload these classes, and how to use them inside your plugin.
Before we begin, make sure you have Composer installed and updated. Running composer self-update will ensure you have the latest version.
Let’s start by using the WordPress Plugin Boilerplate.
cd myproject/wp-content/plugins
git clone github.com/tommcfarlin/WordPress-Plugin-Boilerplate.git
mv WordPress-Plugin-Boilerplate/plugin-name plugin-name && rm -rf WordPress-Plugin-Boilerplate && cd plugin-name
For brevity’s sake, we’ll leave the plugin name as is. Normally you’d go through and change

4 min read Harsh Agrawal
Plugins | shoutmeloud.com | 9 hours ago

How To Find Which WordPress Plugin A Website is Using ShoutMeLoud

If you are running a tutorial blog or a blog where you write evergreen content, there is no reason that you should stop promoting your old articles. I have already shared tips to promote old blog posts, and today I will be talking about one WordPress plugin, which will help you in social media promotion of old blog posts.

How To Find Which WordPress Plugin A Website is Using ShoutMeLoud

Plugins | shoutmeloud.com | 9 hours ago

There are many WordPress plugins out there and every day a new and exciting WordPress plugin is launched either on WordPress plugin repo or on any premium WordPress marketplace. I like discovering new WordPress plugins and specially when a popular website is using it, I find it quite tempting to know what plugins that website is using. There are few ways by which you can find the list if plugins on a WordPress blog, but there is no way to know the complete list until blog plugin folder is publicly accessible or you have FTP login for that blog. Though there are still few work-around to get the list of plugins which I will list down here. Before that you should check out my earlier post on how to find which WordPress theme is being used by a blog. And today’s you will learn about finding the name of plugins.
3 Tricks to find name of WordPress plugin used on a WordPress Website
Identify WordPress Plugin using WPThemeDetector:
The same tool we used to discover theme can also be used to find the plugins list. I used WPThemeDetector to see how accurate it is by checking the list of plugins I use here at ShoutMeLoud and here is the result which I see:
Out of 30+ plugins I use on my blog (You

Business | elegantthemes.com | 7 hours ago

How To Start A WordPress Management Business In Less Than A Day

Using WordPress To Provide services to updating the WordPress core, themes, and plugins for their clients for a recurring fee

How To Start A WordPress Management Business In Less Than A Day

Business | elegantthemes.com | 7 hours ago

Sep01 I think the primary, underlying appeal to WordPress as a platform is its ability to empower its users. Everything else about it serves to prop up this one, all important function. It’s free, easy to use, has an enormous amount of free plugins and themes and of course an equally significant number of premium plugins and themes that, as a whole, create a highly motivated community dedicated to making just about anything possible with one simple platform. This means that as WordPress continues to evolve
Which means of course, that enterprising members of this community are able to quickly and easily start WordPress related businesses that benefit the rest of the community while also being sustained by it. A perfect example of this is how just about any WordPress user with a moderate understanding of the platform can create a WordPress Management/Maintenance business in less than a day–at a very reasonable cost.
What is a WordPress Management (or Maintenance) Business?
At it’s most basic level a WordPress Management or Maintenance Business is a service in which the provider provides basic WordPress upkeep such as updating the WordPress core, themes, and plugins for their clients–generally

Introducing the new ManageWP.org feature - Trust users

Community | 4 days ago

We've just launched a new feature which basically allows you to "Trust" someone by clicking the button on their profile page.

Currently the effect of this is that the articles from trusted users that are less than 3 days old will always appear first on the Popular page, regardless of the number of votes. The username will be expanded by default and followed by a little green university icon indicating you are trusting them.

You can review people you are trusting and that are trusting you in the profile page.

Welcoming feedback on this feature and ways to further improve it.

I don't trust anyone *looks around warily*

via Charlie Livingston

Trust me, I'm a WP engineer.
:)

via Mark Gavalda

Interesting, can we have a reverse option and not trust some one :)
Actually I'm being half serious their are several prolific posters whos content just doesn't interest me, and I normally only time I'm clicking on them is to check for spam (you know who you are) so be nice to not see them.

via Tim Nash

No, we still need you to flag spam :)

via Vladimir Prelovac

haha :)

via Tim Nash

I totally agree. I love this site, but I find myself wondering how some articles make the cut.

via Bobby Bryant
8 min read Joe Can Write
Plugins | wpsquared.com | 2 days ago

3 Code Editor Plugins to Upgrade the WordPress Code Editors

Some code editor plugins you might be interested in when tweaking and customising your themes and plugins.

3 Code Editor Plugins to Upgrade the WordPress Code Editors

Plugins | wpsquared.com | 2 days ago

WordPress gives you the ability to edit the code of the themes and plugins you have installed on your website from within your site’s dashboard. However, the default editor can’t compare with some of the tools you might be more used to working with when editing code locally on your computer. So in today’s post we will be checking out some of the code editor plugins available which allow you to upgrade the built-in code editing functionality of WordPress, making it easier to make changes to your plugin and theme code on the fly, from inside your admin dashboard.
The Default WordPress Code Editor
Just in case you weren’t aware, you can edit the files of any themes or plugins you have installed on your WordPress site by going to the appropriate area on the admin dashboard:
To edit the theme files go to: Appearance > Editor
To edit the plugin files go to: Plugins > Editor
Via these editors, you can then begin making changes to the individual files that make up the themes and plugins you are using on your site. While it’s always a good idea to create a backup of any files you will be changing, and test your edits offline or on a staging server, sometimes it’s just too tempting go ahead and

4 min read Harsh Agrawal
Plugins | shoutmeloud.com | 9 hours ago

How To Auto Share Old Blog Posts on Various Social Networking Site ShoutMeLoud

Revive old post is a free WordPress plugin which supports Facebook, Twitter, LInkedIn and it automatically shares your old posts on these network.

How To Auto Share Old Blog Posts on Various Social Networking Site ShoutMeLoud

Plugins | shoutmeloud.com | 9 hours ago

If you are running a tutorial blog or a blog where you write evergreen content, there is no reason that you should stop promoting your old articles. I have already shared tips to promote old blog posts, and today I will be talking about one WordPress plugin, which will help you in social media promotion of old blog posts. Revive old post is a free WordPress plugin which supports Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and will automatically share your old posts on these network. This Twitter is one of the most famous social networking site for bloggers, and Internet marketers, and if you have built a credible profile on Twitter, your shared links will have great value. I have already talked about importance of tweeting your posts multiple time, and we will be taking the same approach here, but for an indefinite time. We will be looking at tweet old post WordPress plugin, which is a simple to use plugin for resharing your old blog posts in Twitter.
How to use Revive Old Post for Auto-sharing old content:
Revive old post is a simple WordPress plugin, which will let you quickly configure you settings to start sharing your old posts on selected social networking sites. Once you have configured the

Tutorials | kinsta.com | 4 days ago

A Beginner’s Guide to Website Speed Optimization

An in-depth guide to website speed optimization! If you have a couple of extra hours on your hands check it out and act on it! :)

4 min read Jean-Baptiste
Community | wptavern.com | 19 hours ago

How to Create a Quick Style Guide for Client Websites

Stylify Me, a handy new tool that can automatically create a quick style guide for any website.

How to Create a Quick Style Guide for Client Websites

Community | wptavern.com | 19 hours ago

The business of building WordPress websites is exploding, and most agencies and freelancers have more work than they can handle. Clients are attracted to WordPress because of how easy it is to manage content. In the old days, if you had a website built, you would still need to hire a developer to make updates to your content or design. WordPress makes it possible for anyone to create new posts, pages, products, etc., without any technical experience. The flip side of this is that your design may be in danger when everything is so easy to edit. If you want to keep branding consistent across a website, you may need to include a style guide to breakdown the design you’ve created.
Having a style guide for reference is especially important if you are passing off a CMS to a client who will be using it to create content on a regular basis. Without a guide your client may go nuts with customization features that may be built into the theme. Before you know it, he will have used 10 different typefaces in various places and multiple header colors and sizes. The beautiful website you created can end up looking like digital goulash in the end, which is no good for your portfolio.
I’d like to introduce

Tutorials | pippinsplugins.com | 3 days ago

Unit Tests for WordPress Plugins

Great to see Pippin starting a series on unit testing in plugins. Great step in the right direction.

Unit Tests for WordPress Plugins

Tutorials | pippinsplugins.com | 3 days ago

Unit tests are a tool that developers use to test that code is performing properly. The idea behind them is to create a set of tests to determine if your code, given a known data set, gives the expected response. A unit test should check that one piece of code, such as a function or method, runs properly and returns the expected results.
Through this tutorial series, we will walk through how to setup unit tests for your plugin, how to write the unit tests, how to run the tests, how to write testable code, and also some of the tools that we have available to us to help us leverage the benefits of unit tests. I also want to try and answer the question of “why” you should be writing unit tests for your plugin.
As we go through this tutorial series, I will be writing real unit tests for real plugins to try and better illustrate exactly how they work and how you can implement them in your own plugins.
Let’s look quickly at a simple example of how unit tests are valuable and what we use them for. This is just a simple example and there are many reasons beyond this, but let’s start simple.
Imagine we have a function in our plugin called get_tax( $price ), and this function gets the amount

4 min read Tang Rufus
Tutorials | tangrufus.com | 10 hours ago

WordPress Plugin Boilerplate Tutorial: Options Page

Utilizing the WordPress plugin boilerplate, Settings API and Options API, this tutorial demonstrates how to implement an options page which allowing users to save 2 options into the WordPress database. Furthermore, it handles error promoting and removes itself from the database during uninstallation.

WordPress Plugin Boilerplate Tutorial: Options Page

Tutorials | tangrufus.com | 10 hours ago

In the previous post, we have added our information to our demo plugin. So far, it does nothing but showing a blank options page. Utilizing the Settings API and Options API, we will make a options page allowing users input their CloudFlare account email and API keys, save them into the WordPress database. By the end of this post, we will setup a option page like this.
Add An Options Page
Question: Where Should I Place The Code?
Always ask yourself this question when working with WP plugin boilerplate (Maybe another full tutorial about this subject). Answer: An options page should be shown for logged in users. Therefore, it should live inside the Admin directory. Since it is a class definition, put it into the includes folder(admin/includes in this case). Add these lines and name the file class-sunny-demo-option.php
The above code defines a singleton class named Sunny_Demo_Option. Upon initialization, it get the slug from Sunny_Demo class and calls register_settings().
Besides, modify these lines in the Sunny_Admin class. So that it loads the Sunny_Demo_Option class source code from the admin/includes directory and initialized in the admin_init hook. Moreover, give the menu and option

7 min read Joe Can Write
Plugins | wpexplorer.com | 2 days ago

How to Publish Testimonials in WordPress to Improve Conversion Rates

Some tips on collecting and publishing testimonials on your website to improve your goal conversion rates, with some examples and some plugins that can help you.

How to Publish Testimonials in WordPress to Improve Conversion Rates

Plugins | wpexplorer.com | 2 days ago

Publishing client or customer testimonials on your website is the perfect way to build trust and authority with your target audience. It’s also a great way to show off your experience and some of the clients you’ve worked with. However, some methods for publishing client feedback are more effective than others, and by doing it the right way, you can dramatically increase the number of visitors who become clients or customers. Previously I was displaying my client testimonials in a certain way, but after doing some research it turns out I wasn’t making them most of them.
To find out how pick the best WordPress testimonial plugin or theme, and present them in the right way for maximum effect, read on for our guide to publishing testimonials in WordPress.
Examples of Effective Uses of Testimonials
Just so you are aware of what a testimonial can look like when it’s published on your website, and to give you some ideas of how you can incorporate them into your site, here are some examples of other websites that use them effectively to gain new clients and customers.
The StudioPress website does a great job of fitting multiple testimonials into a limited space on their homepage.
Desk.com

5 min read Josh Pollock
Community | tommcfarlin.com | 9 hours ago

Let's Tilt The Pods Framework Conference!

Tom McFarlin, an awesome member of the WordPress community, has set up a Tilt campaign to help fund PodsCamp DFW, adding to the number of ways you can support this first of its kind conference for everyone's favorite free and no cost development framework for WordPress.

Let's Tilt The Pods Framework Conference!

Community | tommcfarlin.com | 9 hours ago

For those of you who aren’t familiar, the Pods Framework, it’s a relatively simple concept that introduces some really neat, advanced features into WordPress. Straight from the website:
The goal was to create an interface and PHP codebase to easily create, extend, and manage content types within WordPress. While the normal WordPress content architecture is limited to the built-in tables, a primary feature of Pods allows you to base content types off of their own custom tables designed around each content types’ needs.
Neat, right? What’s even cooler is that the Pods development team is hosting their very first conference this October in DFW.
Of all of the people who are working on Pods, I know two people relatively well:
Scott Kingsley Clark is the development lead of the framework. He works at 10up and has been doing amazing work leading the effort on the WordPress Metadata UI.
Josh Pollock is the community manager for Pods. He’s built solutions for individuals, businesses, [free] WordPress plugins, and he’s contributed a number of educational articles specifically focused on WordPress.
But these two are any representation of the type of people who work on Pods – and they are – then

4 min read James George
Tutorials | webdesignfanatic.com | 15 hours ago

Keyboard Shortcuts in Wordpress - Web Design Fanatic

Many Wordpress users don't realize they have access to keyboard shortcuts in the Wordpress editor. When writing a post, this can save tons of time when adding headings, bolding text, or adding links. This is a list of the keyboard shortcuts you can use to save time and work more efficiently in Wordpress.

Keyboard Shortcuts in Wordpress - Web Design Fanatic

Tutorials | webdesignfanatic.com | 15 hours ago

Keyboard Shortcuts in WordPress I’m a graphic designer who uses Photoshop and illustrator on a daily basis. I use as many keyboard shortcuts as I can remember to speed up my workflow and make me more productive. Whenever I don’t have to sift through menus in order to perform a task, it saves me a lot of time. Each keystroke can save me a few seconds. I’ve been working in WordPress for a few years, but never thought about using keyboard shortcuts in the browser. The other day, I was working back and forth between WordPress and Microsoft Word. Accidentally, I used a keyboard shortcut inside of the WordPress editor, and realized that it worked. That made me wonder how many people were aware that you could use keyboard shortcuts in WordPress.
If you’ve ever used Microsoft Word, and implemented its keyboard shortcuts, then you’re already well on your way with using the keyboard shortcuts in WordPress. However, if you don’t know those shortcuts, you’ll find them listed below.
List of Keyboard shortcuts in WordPress
Cmd(Ctrl)+ C is Copy.
Cmd(Ctrl)+ is Cut.
Cmd(Ctrl)+ V is Paste.
Cmd(Ctrl)+ A is Select All.
Cmd(Ctrl)+ Z is Undo.
Cmd(Ctrl)+ Y is Redo.
Cmd(Ctrl)+ B is Bold.
Cmd(Ctrl)+ I is italic.

1 min read Harsh Agrawal
Tutorials | youtube.com | 9 hours ago

How I publish Blog post on WordPress - Video Guide

Here is how I publish blog post on WordPress. I would like to hear from you on your tips of publishing blog post on WordPress.

How I publish Blog post on WordPress - Video Guide

Tutorials | youtube.com | 9 hours ago

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8 min read Oli
Tutorials | wplift.com | 4 days ago

An Introduction to WordPress Custom Taxonomies: a Beginners Tutorial

A complete WordPress custom taxonomies tutorial for beginners, guides you through the process of creating taxonomies to categorize your content and displaying them in your WordPress theme

An Introduction to WordPress Custom Taxonomies: a Beginners Tutorial

Tutorials | wplift.com | 4 days ago

WordPress allows you to categorize your posts and tag them to display your content under different topics and groups. However, WordPress also allows you to create your own Taxonomies other than categories and tags. Just what is a taxonomy though ? Taxonomies are essentially a way to group things together, WordPress uses the example of animals – you can put them together in groups such as fish or birds, the groups are called “terms”.
We showed you how to create custom post types in WordPress using the example of movies so one popular way of grouping movies together is by using genres, so this becomes the term for our taxonomy tutorial.
In this WordPress Custom Taxonomies Tutorialy we are going to learn about taxonomies and how you can create custom taxonomies and use them with your custom post types to better organize your custom content.
Creating a Custom Taxonomy
Continuing from our previous post, where we created a custom post type for movie reviews, in this post we will create a custom taxonomy for post type movie reviews. You can change the scenario for your own custom post types or use the “posts” as default post type.
Firstly we are going to create a taxonomy “Genre” for our custom

Tutorials | inspire2rise.com | 3 days ago

How to disable WordPress heartbeat API to reduce CPU usage

WordPress by default comes with a functionality known as "Heartbeat". Sometimes this very functionality is the reason behind high CPU usage and a lot of other memory overuse errors. Read on to know more how you can disable it completely or in parts in order to reduce your server usage!

How to disable WordPress heartbeat API to reduce CPU usage

Tutorials | inspire2rise.com | 3 days ago

WordPress is the standard choice for online content management systems. People who are familiar with CPanel software and Apache servers know how easy it is to install WordPress using either 1Click Installer or manually (requires bit more time and effort) . WordPress is by default a fairly optimized PHP based CMS. But still with time and new additions some of the features of WordPress can be very CPU intensive, specially for shared hosting servers or for those people who are using free servers. One of these new features is the WordPress heartbeat. The heartbeat is essentially a background script which keeps running and is an integral part of WordPress’ functionality. Let’s know more about it and learn how to disable WordPress heartbeat API to reduce CPU usage. What is WordPress heartbeat API?
The name Heartbeat comes from the fact that similar to a beating heart which generates a pulse the Heartbeat API also generates a pulse i.e. a tick which is associated with different actions which are performed periodically. Heartbeat API is JavaScript based and it allows WordPress to have cross communication between the server and browser. It was initially introduced in WordPress 3.6, it helps

3 min read Oli
Community | wplift.com | 4 days ago

Happy Friday! Here is The Weekly WordPress News from WPLift #77

Our weekly news roundup of all the best WordPress related content from the past 7 days - lots of good links this week :)

Happy Friday! Here is The Weekly WordPress News from WPLift #77

Community | wplift.com | 4 days ago

This is our weekly WordPress news roundup post, you can view previous news roundups on this tag. Join our 8000 followers on Twitter for more frequent WordPress news throughout the week, Facebook page or even on Pinterest. WordPress News and Articles
WordPress 4.0 Release Candidate – Download the first release candidate of WP 4.0!
A Quick Tour Of WordPress 4.0 – Smashing Magazine provides an overview of the new features.
A Brief History of a WordPress Theme Business – A great read by Jason Schuller about founding, growing and ultimately selling his theme company Press75.
Matt Mullenweg Hosts Impromptu Q&A Session On Facebook – Matt popped into the Advanced WordPress FB group to answer people’s questions.
ThemeForest and CodeCanyon introduce mandatory support and renewable packages – Welcome changes from Envato now require people to support their products and can charge for support packages.
Post formats are slowly dying, and that’s okay – Brian’s thoughts on Post Formats within WordPress.
For the Copy and Paste Programmers – Programming is about problem-solving, does copy and pasting others code undermine this ?
BuddyPress 2.1 Beta 1 Now Available for Testing – Includes an improved @mentions

Community | cloudways.com | 6 days ago

Matt Mullenweg Joins Advanced WordPress To Answer Everyone's Questions

Now this is news for the awesome people of WordPress. Matt Mullenweg is available on AWP to answer all the questions related to WordPress and he also speaks about his favorite pizza.

Matt Mullenweg Joins Advanced WordPress To Answer Everyone's Questions

Community | cloudways.com | 6 days ago

WordPress (WP) Facebook groups have left a great impact on the guys ruling the web industry. Thousands of folks are contributing to the open source platform using these social communities. Advanced WordPress (AWP) is a Facebook group with more than 8,500 members and 22 awesome admins. The popularity this group enjoys is credited to the dedicated and professional tech community contributing to it. Hundreds of questions are answered daily. Our guest contributor, Matt Cromwell, being one of the 22 admin, shared the story of this group Advanced WordPress with our readers. He shared the initial stages and informed us about how the group was being managed. This story was later covered by Jeff Chandler of WP Tavern. After the posts by Matt Cromwell and Jeff Chandler, big names started joining the group. Yesterday, AWP admins were surprised to see Matt Mullenweg requesting to join the group. Yes! The co-founder of WordPress wanted to join the fun.
Courtesy: Heather Baker Steele
The AWP community gave him a warm welcome. The initial thoughts of the co-founder proves that he is very confident on WordPress and its progress. Taking this opportunity, Matt invited the group to ask him any question

7 min read Julien Liabeuf
Community | themeavenue.net | 4 days ago

Mandatory Support on Envato: A Real Good Idea?

Envato announced products support becoming mandatory on Dec. 1st. Is it really a good idea to handle it the way they do?

Mandatory Support on Envato: A Real Good Idea?

Community | themeavenue.net | 4 days ago

A couple of days ago Envato announced that product support would become mandatory starting from December 1st 2014. As a plugin author on CodeCanyon, I have given this news a lot of thoughts… Is this really a good idea? The Current Model Sucks
The way product support is handled now sucks. Not because of authors. Not because of Envato either. It sucks because there is an unspoken “rule” in many of the buyer’s minds which says:
All products come with lifetime unlimited support with a 24 hour response time (sometimes less), even if the product is sold for $10.
I am not going to complain about the behavior of some buyers here. This is not the topic. What I want to say is, as there is no official rule for this, the unspoken rule seems to have become the norm. I know that the current official position of Envato is “support is at the author’s discretion”, but it doesn’t change anything.
As of today, if you do care about your image and your products’ ratings, you have to provide support. This is very time consuming and it’s definitely not the funniest part of the job. However, buyers usually take it for granted. If you do not provide support or if you don’t reply fast enough, you risk being