WordPress Weekly News and Tips: June 30th – July 6th

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Welcome to the fourth 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!

The Best Free WordPress Plugins for Multi-Author Blogs

Author: Sourav 

URL: http://wplift.com/plugins-for-multiple-author-blogs

Souray provides a list of WordPress plugins that make managing a team of writers much easier. These plugins include: adding multi-author, sticky notes and a calendar for posts.

Loading CSS Into WordPress the Right Way


URL: http://code.tutsplus.com/tutorials/loading-css-into-wordpress-the-right-way–cms-20402

It’s extremely important for WordPress to load CSS in correctly.  demonstrates how to do just that by registering and enqueuing stylesheets. Remember, WordPress is used by many people and you never know if a plugin might try to use the same CSS file. You can also use action hooks to change the login page’s CSS.

How to Reblog Articles From Pocket to WordPress


URL: http://wptavern.com/how-to-reblog-articles-from-pocket-to-wordpress

Ever heard of IFTTT or If This Then That? If not, it’s a service that you can use to automate tasks. Sarah Gooding posted a tutorial about using IFTTT to reblog posts from your Pocket account into your WordPress. In addition, you can also add your own thoughts. What is Pocket? Pocket is service that you can use to save blog posts in order to read them later.

Important: WP-CLI 0.16 Adds WP-Cron Management and Core Checksums Verification


URL: http://wptavern.com/wp-cli-0-16-adds-wp-cron-management-and-core-checksums-verification

WP-CLI 0.1.16 has been released and now lets you add cron events and see all scheduled events. You can also check if your WordPress core files have compromised by using checksums. You can take a look at the WP-CLI 0.1.16 release page.

Add Real-Time Chat To Your WordPress Site To Improve Conversions


URL: http://wplift.com/add-real-time-chat-wordpress

A guest blogger at WPLift lists different plugins that companies can use to incorporate live chat into their website.

Trim the Bloat: Taking Another Look


URL: http://code.tutsplus.com/tutorials/trim-the-bloat-taking-another-look–cms-20777

A series by Rian Orie that explores different ways to trim and optimize your WordPress site. This post takes a look at the series so far and summarizes the points.

Top 20+ Must-Read Tutorials for Mastering WordPress


URL: http://premium.wpmudev.org/blog/must-read-tutorials-mastering-wordpress/

A list of the top twenty tutorials to get better at WordPress.

How to Build a Mobile WordPress Theme, And Why You Should


URL: http://premium.wpmudev.org/blog/how-to-build-a-mobile-wordpress-theme-and-why-you-should/

According to Chris Knowles, most responsive themes provide a bogged down mobile experience. As the number of mobile devices grow, your site and traffic will suffer.

How to Add Subtitles to WordPress Posts


URL http://premium.wpmudev.org/blog/add-subtitles-wordpress-posts/

Adding subtitles to your post can give the reader additional information about the type of post that they will read. In this post, Joe Foley takes us on a walkthrough through using

How to Customize the WordPress Dashboard to Minimize Confusion


URL http://code.tutsplus.com/tutorials/how-to-customize-the-wordpress-dashboard-to-minimize-confusion–cms-20344

Sam Berson wrote a quick and easy to understand article on how to make the WordPress Dashboard a little less confusing for your editors or other users. This includes the “Welcome to WordPress”, “At a Glance”, “Activity”, “Quick Draft” and the “WordPress News” sections.

7 Best WordPress Plugins (Pros and Cons)


URL http://www.wpbeginner.com/plugins/7-best-wordpress-backup-plugins-compared-pros-and-cons/

The Editorial Staff at WP Beginner outlines some of the most well-known WordPress backup plugins and the advantages and disadvantages of using each.