WordPress Weekly News and Tips: August 4th – August 10th

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Welcome to the tenth 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 Tip: Disable the Toolbar on a Per-User-Role Basis


URL: http://wptavern.com/wordpress-tip-disable-the-toolbar-on-a-per-user-role-basis

Not all users need the WordPress Dashboard and, at times, it can even get in the way. For this reason, Sarah Gooding wrote a quick review of a new plugin called Disable Toolbar that allows you to disable the toolbar on a user-by-user basis.

How to Upgrade WordPress Themes – Even If They are Customized

AuthorRaelene Wilson

URL: http://premium.wpmudev.org/blog/upgrade-wordpress-themes-even-if-they-are-customized/

Keeping your WordPress site and theme(s) up-to-date is extremely important. It’s easy to update your site (in fact, it only takes a few clicks) but what about your theme? In this article, Raelene gives us a step-by-step guide on how to accomplish this very task. Using Kaleidoscope to compare your new and old themes is just one of the ways to do so.

How to Highlight New Comments for Returning Visitors in WordPress


URL: http://www.wpbeginner.com/plugins/how-to-highlight-new-comments-for-returning-visitors-in-wordpress/

The Editorial Staff at WP Beginner wrote a quick tutorial on how to highlight new comments for returning visitors. You will need to install a plugin in order to follow the article.

A Guide to the Best WordPress Table Plugins for Adding Tables to your Posts and Pages


URL: http://wplift.com/best-wordpress-table-plugins

Joe Fylan at WPLift created a list of table plugins that you can add tables to your posts or pages. The list includes TablePress, EasyTable, free and premium plugins.

Resources for Working with the WordPress REST API


URL: http://wptavern.com/resources-for-working-with-the-wordpress-rest-api

Sarah Gooding is the author of the WP REST API plugin that is set to release with WordPress 4.1. In the documentation, she has created a new Resources section that includes tutorials, videos, tools, client libraries and authentication.

20+ WordPress Plugins for Improved User Login and Registration


URL: http://premium.wpmudev.org/blog/20-wordpress-plugins-for-improved-user-login-and-registration/

A nice and long list of plugins that you can use to improve user experience when logging in / out of your WordPress site. You can even use some plugins to change the administration panel.

MarkPress Plugin Transforms WordPress into a Markdown-Powered Journal


URL: http://wptavern.com/markpress-plugin-transforms-wordpress-into-a-markdown-powered-journal

MarkPress is a new plugin that you can use on your WordPress site to compose notes. Keep in mind that MarkPress will completely take over your WordPress install and post editor. Sarah Gooding takes a quick look at the plugin that can be used for composing notes and journals.

A Hand-Picked Collection of Free & Paid WordPress Business Plugins to Enhance Your Site


URL: http://wplift.com/wordpress-business-plugins

Supreet lists a lot of free and paid business plugins, such as portfolio plugins, logo showcases, sliders and contact forms.

How to Analyze Your Links in WordPress with LinkPatrol


URL: http://www.wpbeginner.com/plugins/how-to-analyze-your-links-in-wordpress-with-linkpatrol/

If you link to a lot of other sites, you might have links, to other websites and/or blogs, that have become broken. The site owner might have moved his site, or the blog post might not be available anymore. This is important because outbound links also have an effect on your SEO; you can use the LinkPatrol plugin for WordPress to monitor these links.

How to AutoPost from one Site to Another with WordPress


URL: http://www.wpmayor.com/autopost-one-site-another-wordpress/

Jean wrote a tutorial on how to use WP RSS Aggregator and Feed to Post in order to cross-post from another site. As Jean noted, the original site can be anything else as long as there is an RSS feed. If you follow the instructions in the article, then the plugin and add-on will automatically take the RSS feed and import the post into your site.

Heroku WP: A Template for installing and Running WordPress on Heroku


URL: http://wptavern.com/heroku-wp-a-template-for-installing-and-running-wordpress-on-heroku

HHVM, or Hip Hop Virtual Machine, is becoming an extremely popular option in hosting for WordPress sites. As HHVM has grown in popularity, multiple templates have sprung up, especially for the Heroku service. Sarah Gooding wrote an interesting article on how to do just that.