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WordPress Weekly News and Tips: July 7th – July 13th

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Welcome to the fifth WordPress News Weekly post. In these weekly posts, we gather news articles from WordPress-related resources so that you can keep up-to-date on all of the news. If you have anything else to add, please leave a comment below. Enjoy!

WordPress 4.0 Beta 1 Released!

Author: Kevin O’Neil

URL: http://www.hivelocity.co.jp/blog/31078

WordPress 4.0 Beta 1 was just released last week! You can find out more by reading the post and downloading the beta.

Best Pinterest Style Themes for WordPress (Mega Collection)

Author: Sourav 

URL: http://www.wpmayor.com/best-pinterest-style-themes-wordpress-mega-collection/

There’s a growing interest in Pinterest-based themes for WordPress due to the the popularity of image sharing social network Pinterest. Sourav has created a list of Pinterest themes that you can use for your WordPress site.

Free High Resolution Stock Image Resources for Your WordPress Posts

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URL: http://wplift.com/free-stock-images

Sourav created a list of stock image resources that you can use for your blog. Be aware that each site or image may use different licenses. In order to keep out of trouble, you must follow each licenses’ guidelines. The Getty Images plugin for WordPress comes as a recommendation from the author.

How to Build a Daily Deals Website with WordPress & WPGroupBuy

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URL: http://wplift.com/daily-deals-wordpress-theme

 takes a look at the WPGroupBuy, a WordPress theme and plugin bundle that was inspired by Groupon and other coupon sites. The theme is responsive and is very customizable.

How to Fade In the Last Sidebar Widget in WordPress using jQuery

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URL: http://www.wpbeginner.com/wp-themes/how-to-fade-in-the-last-sidebar-widget-in-wordpress-using-jquery/

A user asked the Editorial Staff at WP Beginner on how to fade in or lazily load the last widget in a sidebar. The staff wrote a quick tutorial on how this can be accomplished by using Javascript/jQuery.

Proposed Customizer Improvements for WordPress 4.0 Land Amid Concerns Underlying Architectural Problems

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URL: http://wptavern.com/proposed-customizer-improvements-for-wordpress-4-0-land-amid-concerns-over-underlying-architectural-problems

WordPress 4.0 will come out with a new Panel API that will allow developers to create sections for the Customizer Panel. There have also been many proposed changes that could improve the experience even further. However,

Add Masonry, Grid Layouts To Your WordPress Site With Just CSS

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Author: Chris Knowles

URL: http://premium.wpmudev.org/blog/add-masonry-grid-layouts-to-your-wordpress-site-with-just-css/

Chris Knowles walks us through on how to accomplish a Masonry, or Pinterest style site by using CSS.

5 Free Creative Commons Image Plugins for WordPress Compared

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URL: http://premium.wpmudev.org/blog/free-creative-commons-wordpress-image-plugins/

Foley takes a look at five different plugins in this post: WP Inject, Flickr Pic a Picture, Pixabay Images, Compfight and Getty Images. In fact, he even includes a comparison chart at the end. In the end, WP Inject wins due to the amount of options and the ability to use images from Flickr and Pixabay.

 

Create your Own Custom Pointers in the WordPress Admin

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URL: http://wptavern.com/create-your-own-custom-pointers-in-the-wordpress-admin

Sarah Gooding reviews Better Admin Pointers, a plugin that you can use in your theme / plugin to add custom pointers so that you can point out important things. You should not overuse the pointer, otherwise, you may just annoy them.

How To Make Your WordPress Site Mobile-Friendly in 15 Minutes

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URL: http://premium.wpmudev.org/blog/how-to-make-your-wordpress-site-mobile-friendly-in-15-minutes/

You can add a mobile menu among other options by using a plugin called WPtouch (when your site is viewed on a mobile device). Sadly, only the free version is recommended as the full plugin price is expensive.

How to Remove the WordPress Admin Toolbar From Your Site

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URL: http://premium.wpmudev.org/blog/remove-the-wordpress-admin-toolbar/

The admin bar can, at times, interrupt the development process or get in our way.  shows us two different ways that we can use to hide the admin toolbar

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