WordPress Weekly News and Tips: September 1st to 7th

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

Stop Guessing, Start Testing Your Content For A Successful WordPress Site



 points out various plugins that you can use to test your SEO, headlines and content. Instead of guessing what works, you should test fro which headlines draw in visitors and which call-to-action works.

WordPress Plugin Boilerplate 3.0 Released with New Community Website




The new Plugin Boilerplate, version 3.0, has been released! The update comes with a community site dedicated to the WordPress Plugin Boilerplate.

Sprout Apps Launches Free WordPress Invoicing Plugin



 takes us on a tour of a new plugin for WordPress by Sprout Apps. The plugin is intended to make the invoicing and payment process easier between clients and agencies (or any other parties) You can download Sprout Invoices from the WordPress Plugin Directory.

The WPLift Complete Guide to WordPress Image Handling



Uploading, editing and managing plugins plays a big role for your WordPress site.  wrote a guide on how to do just that and some of the best practices to keep in mind.

Creating 301 Redirects With WordPress(and How it Boosted Our Traffic!)



  wrote about the 301 Redirects and how they have boosted traffic to his site and how you can use it in for your WordPress blog.

Gitium Provides Automatic Git Version Control and Deployment for WordPress Plugins and Themes



Gitium is a brand new plugin by the folks at PressLabs that seeks to add git-based version control for WordPress themes and plugins.

The WPLift Guide to the WordPress Database: Understand, Optimize and Backup



As databases are crucial for WordPress, you should learn as much as you can about them. The most important part to take away from the article by  is to learn how to backup your database.

Slideout Your WordPress Comments Just Like The New York Times



 wrote a tutorial on how to implement a slideout comment system just like the New York Times.

WordPress 4.0 “Benny”

AuthorMatt Mullenweg


WordPress 4.0 has just been released with a slew of new features, the biggest draw is the improved editor and the new Media Library.

Understanding and Working with Metadata in WordPress



A tutorial that goes over the basics of WordPress metadata and how you can use it in posts, users and comments. This includes working with the database tables in which the metadata is stored.

Creating A Mini-CSS Preprocesser For Theme Color Options



Using this guide, you can create a simpler and cleaner way to implement CSS options into your WordPress theme options without creating a mess.

That just about covers it for this week’s WordPress Weekly News and Tips. If you have any questions for concerns, feel free to leave a comment below. Otherwise, you can send me a message at: kevin@hivelocity.co.jp. Thanks for reading!