WordPress Weekly News and Tips: July 14th – July 20th

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Welcome to the sixth 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!

7 Free Masonry WordPress Themes – No Bricks Here!


URL: http://premium.wpmudev.org/blog/7-free-masonry-wordpress-themes-no-bricks-here/

Some more Masonry Pinterest-based themes to check out.

WordPress and PrestaShop: A Simple Way to Create Your Own Ecommerce store


URL: http://www.wpmayor.com/prestashop-open-source-shopping-cart-themes-plugins/

WP Mayor’s Joe Fylan takes a look at PrestaShop, an e-commerce platform for WordPress. WordPress integration can get a little tricky but the article will guide you through it. By reading this guide, you should be able to determine if this will work for your site. Note that some web hosts may have PrestaShop available, otherwise, you will have to install it on your server.

FooGallery – A Free WordPress Gallery Plugin Built For Developers and Designers


URL: http://wptavern.com/foogallery-a-free-wordpress-gallery-plugin-built-for-developers-and-designers

FooPlugins has developed a lightweight, free and easy to use plugin for WordPress that allows designers, and developers, to add a gallery to their site. The plugin also has a built-in media library and has a drag-and-drop interface.

How to Add Customized Google Maps to WordPress with MapifyPro Plugin


URL: http://wplift.com/add-customized-google-maps-to-wordpress

Oli installs, activates and takes a look at some of the options available with the MapifyPro plugin.

WPCore: Create WordPress Plugin Collections and install Them in One Click



URL: http://wptavern.com/wpcore-create-wordpress-plugin-collections-and-install-them-in-one-click

The WPCore plugin now allows you to create a list of plugins and install them on your website. Not only that, but lists can be listed as private. Sarah Gooding had this to say:

After testing the app and the plugin, I can confirm it is user-friendly and provides a super fast way to install a long list of plugins. Making the most of WPCore requires having your collections set up already and a necessity to install the same plugins on multiple sites.

Responsible Plugin Adds a Responsive Testing Kit to the WordPress Admin Bar


URL: http://wptavern.com/responsible-plugin-adds-a-responsive-testing-kit-to-the-wordpress-admin-bar

The Responsible plugin adds a button to the WordPress admin bar that allows you to test your site for various mobile devices. Just install and activate and you are ready to go!

Quick Tip: Common WordPress Issues and How to Solve Them


URL: http://wplift.com/common-wordpress-issues-and-how-to-solve-them

Noumaan Yagoob addresses some of the most common issues during WordPress theme and plugin development. He also gives some pointers on security and other best practices.

Translate WordPress Plugins and Themes Directly in Your Browser


URL: http://wptavern.com/translate-wordpress-plugins-and-themes-directly-in-your-browser

The Loco service allows you to translate .PO files directly in your browser, but you can also use the Loco Translate plugin to translate your theme/plugin within the WordPress admin screen.

Drive Traffic to Older Blog Content for Free with the Revive Old Post Plugin


URL: http://wplift.com/revive-old-content-wordpress-plugin

Oli discovered that some posts were being re-tweeted and thought that it might be a good idea to do the same for your site. In this post, the reviews the Revive Old Post plugin and walks you through on how to install it. You can also purchase a pro version of the plugin for twenty-five dollars.

How to Add a Contact Form Popup in WordPress


URL: http://www.wpbeginner.com/wp-tutorials/how-to-add-a-contact-form-popup-in-wordpress/

The editorial staff at WPBeginners walks you through on how to install a simple contact form popup in WordPress.