WordPress Weekly News and Tips: August 18th – 24th

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Welcome to the twelfth WordPress News Weekly post. In these weekly posts, we gather news articles from WordPress-related resources so that you can be up-to-date.

How to Redirect Users after Successful Login in WordPress



Fylan wrote a simple and short tutorial on how to have users redirected after logging into your WordPress site. The tutorial uses a plugin called Peter’s Login Redirect.

_s_backbone: A WordPress Starter Theme Based on Underscores and Backbone.js



Can you imagine the Underscores theme with the Backbone JS put together to create a starter theme? If you have, then you will love _s_backbone is here. The starter theme claims to make the Infinite Scroll functionality much easier to handle.

Dependency Minification for WordPress: Automatically Concatenate and Minify Scripts and Stylesheets



Sarah Gooding wrote about the Dependency Minification that automatically concatenates and minifies your script when WP-Cron is activated (when the user visits your front page). Your scripts must be enqueued in order for the plugin to become concatenated and minified.

How to Easily Show a Page List with Thumbnails in WordPress

Author: Editorial Staff


A quick tutorial by the great people at WP Beginner that shows you how to create a list of pages with thumbnails.

Increase Conversions with Customer Testimonials – 30 Free & Paid WordPress Testimonial Plugins



Vishnu covers thirty different testimonial plugins that you can use on your website to increase leads / conversions, both free and paid.

WordPress Customizer Library Provides a Simpler Way to Work with the Customizer

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A new library by Devin Price seeks to make the WordPress Customizer easier to work with. The Customizer Library makes it easy for developers to add options; if you would like to see it works in a theme, you can clone it from this GitHub repository.

Add a Beautiful Table of Contents to Your WordPress Posts



Jeff Reifman introduces the Table of Contents Plus plugin by Mike

Create and Manage SVG Spritemaps in the WordPress Media Library



Bad news: WordPress does not natively support SVG files. Good news: There’s a plugin that you can add them to your Media Library and, ultimately, to your site. As Sarah Gooding notes, remember that IE8 does not support SVG files!