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WordPress Community Support Shuts Down WordCamp Netherlands in Favor of City-Based WordCamps

The application for WordCamp Netherlands 2017 has been denied. The camp, which held its sixth edition in Utrecht last year with more than 425 attendees, was one of the most well-established WordPress events in Europe. Yesterday lead organizer Marcel Bootsman published a post on the Dutch WordPress community site to explain why the camp has been cancelled. Bootsman’s post is ...

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WordPress Plugin Directory Redesign: Why So Many People Feel Their Feedback Was Ignored

Earlier this week, the WordPress plugin directory relaunched with a new design and an improved search algorithm. Feedback has been rolling in from Tavern readers and members of the Advanced WordPress Facebook group . The improvements to search has received a number of positive comments in addition to people requesting the ability to sort results . The responsive design and ...

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Clef’s Dead, Now What? 4 Free Two-Factor Authentication Alternatives

The Clef plugin made logging into WordPress easy and more secure thanks to two-factor authentication. But it was recently announced that Clef is sunsetting and now users need to find an alternative. So what the fudge are we supposed to do now? Two-factor authentication for logging into WordPress meant you didn’t have to fumble trying to […] https://premium.wpmudev.org/blog/

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44 Best Free WordPress Blog Themes for 2017

Are you looking for a free WordPress blog theme for your website? There are thousands of free blog themes for WordPress making it harder for beginners to choose from. In this article, we have hand-picked some of the best free WordPress blog themes that you can use on your new blog. Getting Started with WordPress First, you need to make ...

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WordPress App for Android Adds Better Support for Jetpack-Enabled Sites

Automattic’s mobile engineers released a major update to WordPress for Android this week. Last year the app’s users saw a growing disparity between the features available to self-hosted sites and those available to WordPress.com users. Not having the WP REST API in core was holding the app back from providing the same site management features that WordPress.com site owners already ...

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Community Team Releases Plugin That Displays WordPress Events Nearby

Two weeks ago, I highlighted a WordPress plugin that displays upcoming WordCamps in the Dashboard. I’ve recently discovered that the WordPress Community team is working on an official plugin that does something similar called Nearby WordPress Events . The plugin attempts to detect a user’s location and displays upcoming events within the WordPress News dashboard widget. Events include WordCamps and ...

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New WPstats.me Site Displays WordPress.org Plugin Download Stats

WordPress.org relaunched the plugin directory this week with a new design and improvements to the search algorithm. The redesign spent more than six months in beta for feedback and testing, but many contributors on the project said they felt their feedback was not taken into account. The result is that the new design shipped but has not been well received ...

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Spotting a Hidden SEO Hack: “Play One”

SEO hacks continue to plague websites as attackers abuse SERP rankings for their own gain. The time and effort spent by the website owner creating content, optimizing pages and building links is stolen by an attacker in an instant. For many years, spam injections placed inside legitimate pages have remained one of the most prevalent types of black hat SEO ...

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