WordPress Weekly News and Tips: July 28th – August 3th

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Welcome to the ninth 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!

How To Stop Your WordPress Intranet Becoming An Unmanageable Mess

AuthorChris Knowles


Chris Knowles discusses the different steps that companies can take to improve the company’s intranet and workflow. For example, if there are too many plugins installed, then it can slow down or cause conflicts on your site. Not only that, but there will also be more overhead or attention paid to maintaining the site and its numerous plugins.

Understanding and Working with Data in WordPress


URL: http://code.tutsplus.com/tutorials/understanding-and-working-with-data-in-wordpress–cms-20567

Rachel explains the basics of how databases work in WordPress so that you can get a full understanding on how to use and manipulate the data.

3 Simple WordPress SEO Hacks That Most People Don’t Think About


URL: http://wplift.com/simple-wordpress-seo-hacks

Ariel gives three simple hacks that you can use on your WordPress site to increase it’s SEO including: adding an XML Sitemap, reducing unnecessary plugins and adding descriptions to your categories.

WordPress Developers Organize Community Initiative to Standardize Custom Post Types, Taxonomies, and Metadata


URL: http://wptavern.com/wordpress-developers-organize-community-initiative-to-standardize-custom-post-types-taxonomies-and-metadata

WordPress Developers are working towards a standard for WordPress’s custom post types. The project can be found on GitHub. The project aims to standardize custom post type names by creating guidelines for plugin authors to follow.

Tools and Habits of Quality WordPress Theme Developers


URL: https://code.tutsplus.com/articles/tools-and-habits-of-quality-wordpress-theme-developers–cms-20950

Patrick highlights some of the tools and habits that every WordPress developer should know.

Tips for Writing Maintainable WordPress Themes: Tools


URL: https://code.tutsplus.com/articles/tips-for-writing-maintainable-wordpress-themes-tools–cms-21780

Another set of tips, this time about theme development. In WordPress and working in a team, ensuring that your theme is maintainable is of the upmost importance. If another developer gets their hands on your project and can’t understand what is going on, then it will just slow everyone down. Tom points out some of the best tools that you can use, in your wp-config.php file and plugins, that you can use on your site to improve your workflow.

Making Your WordPress Images More Than Just Eye Candy


URL: http://premium.wpmudev.org/blog/making-your-wordpress-images-more-than-just-eye-candy/

Chris Knowles takes on a step-by-step guide on how you can make your WordPress post’s featured images more than just something to look at. You can add descriptions on top of your images to add some context or description to them.

How to Change the Default View Of The WordPress Media Library Uploader


URL: http://wptavern.com/how-to-change-the-default-view-of-the-wordpress-media-library-uploader

A very simple plugin that allows you to view all of the images that were uploaded to the post that you are currently writing. All the plugin really does is save you a click or two.

WordPress Async Task Library from TechCrunch Now Open Source



URL: http://wptavern.com/wordpress-async-task-library-from-techcrunch-now-open-source

TechCrunch’s Asynch library is now open-source and is avaiable as a stand-alone plugin. The Async libary will look for anything that slows the performance on your site and changes it into a background task. This means that the site will load faster because it is no longer being blocked by other assets.

Final tips for Best Practices in WordPress Development


URL: https://code.tutsplus.com/articles/final-tips-for-best-practices-in-wordpress-development–cms-21650

Damian finishes his series with some additions to the wp-config.php file, adding documentation, working with Help tabs and Internalization.

Jetpack Rebrands with New Logo, Adds Custom Post Types in 3.1 Release


URL: http://wptavern.com/jetpack-rebrands-with-new-logo-adds-custom-post-types-in-3-1-release

Custom post types have now been added to JetPack 3.1! The update has also added support for responsive video and the portfolio custom post type.