WordPress Weekly News and Tips: September 22th to 28th

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

Meet John Blackbourn, WordPress 4.1 Release Lead



Meet John Blackbourn, the new lead for the WordPress 4.1 release.You can learn about his work history and the plans in store for WordPress.

How to Add Infinite Scrolling to Your WordPress Site



 wrote a tutorial on how you can add infinite scrolling to your WordPress site with Jetpack; however, be aware that some themes are supported while others are not.

Creating Maintainable WordPress Meta Boxes: The Layout


URL: http://code.tutsplus.com/tutorials/creating-maintainable-wordpress-meta-boxes-the-layout–cms-22208

writes the second part of her “Creating Maintainable WordPress Meta Boxes” tutorial series by going over Meta Box Tabs and the Meta Box Class.

25 Examples of WordPress Being Used as a CMS


URL: http://www.wpbeginner.com/showcase/25-examples-of-wordpress-being-used-as-a-cms/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+wpbeginner+%28WordPress+for+Beginners%29

WP Beginner created a list of websites that use WordPress as a CMS instead of a blogging platform.

How to Add a Facebook Style Timeline in WordPress


URL: http://www.wpbeginner.com/plugins/how-to-add-a-facebook-style-timeline-in-wordpress/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+wpbeginner+%28WordPress+for+Beginners%29

You can add Timeline-like features to your WordPress site with the Timeline Ultimate plugin by following this tutorial by the WP Beginner Editorial Staff

WordPress Comments: A Comprehensive Guide to Styling and Moderating Disucssion


URL: http://premium.wpmudev.org/blog/guide-blog-commenting-wordpress/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Wpmu-Wordpress-Mu-PluginsThemesAndNews+%28WPMU+DEV+Blog+-+Everything+WordPress%29

 wrote a detailed guide on how you can work with comment templates and how to moderate  comments on your site/blog.

Configuring W3 Total Cache: General Settings I


URL: http://code.tutsplus.com/tutorials/configuring-w3-total-cache-general-settings-i–cms-20920

W3 Total Cache may seem daunting at first, but  from Tuts+ wrote a tutorial on some of the settings that you can use to speed up your site.

WordPress Heartbeat vs AJAX Polling


URL: http://www.wpmayor.com/wordpress-heartbeat-ajax-polling/

The Heartbeat API was introduced in WordPress 3.6 and you can use it in order to check who is logged in at the time. The tutorial will show you two different ways to access the data: using WordPress’s Heartbeat API and using jQuery’s .ajax() method.

Getting Started With Easy Digital Downloads


URL: http://code.tutsplus.com/tutorials/getting-started-with-easy-digital-downloads–cms-21057

 wrote a guide on how you can use the Easy Digital Downloads plugin to sell your digital items for free.

How to Add a Beautiful Slide in Contact Form to WordPress


URL: http://wplift.com/slide-in-contact-form-wordpress?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Wplift+%28WPLift%29

You can use the Ninja Kick Contact form plugin and follow this guide by Oli to create a nice contact form on your WordPress site.