WordPress Weekly News and Tips: October 6th to 12th

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Welcome to the nineteenth WordPress News Weekly post. In these weekly posts, we gather news articles from WordPress-related resources so that you can be up-to-date. This week, we are going to take a look at the various ways that you can integrate social media into your site.

Add WhatsApp To Your WordPress Website And Double Your Traffic



WhatsApp, the very popular messaging application, can be added to your WordPress site with the Mobile ShareBar plugin. Users can share your website with their friends on the WhatsApp network; even BuzzFeed, a popular tech blog, were surprised by the number of users sharing their site.

How to Enforce Clean Image Filenames in WordPress



Some non-English sites’ filenames can break or harm the SEO and it can be hard to enforce clean image names. However, with this tutorial, the editorial staff at WPBeginner, can help you accomplish this with the Clean Image Filenames plugin.

Free WordPress Popup Plugin to Increase Your Social Media Followers



As Oli mentions in the article, you might hate social popup plugins, but you can learn how to implement them on your WordPress site and learn about its effectiveness.

Integrating Twitter into WordPress: The Ultimate Guide



According to , the more that you integrate Twitter into your WordPress site, it could receive more traffic, especially if your site goes viral! The article also takes a look at the different ways that popular sites place their Follow or Tweet buttons.

Configuring W3 Total Cache: Advance Page Cache I



The series continues, this time, with some advanced settings. Follow  as he shows you how you can set Advanced Page Cache for your WordPress site.

Powerful Must-Have Tools for Every WordPress Developer


URL: http://premium.wpmudev.org/blog/powerful-must-have-tools-for-every-wordpress-developer/

 compiled a list of plugins that developers should use for theme and plugin development.

Using Grunt with WordPress Development


URL: http://code.tutsplus.com/tutorials/using-grunt-with-wordpress-development–cms-21743

Using Grunt can be scary, at first, but  wrote a step-by-step guide on how to install and configure the popular javascript task runner.

Drag and Drop Redux: Divi Elegant Themes


URL: http://premium.wpmudev.org/blog/review-divi-elegant-themes/

As drag and drop functionality and plugins become more popular, WPMU’s  tales a look at the Divi plugin by Elegant Themes. The plugin scored four out of five points and you can view the pricing here.

New WordPress Plugin Prevents Duplicate Titles From Being Published


URL: http://wptavern.com/new-wordpress-plugin-prevents-duplicate-titles-from-being-published

Duplicate-title-validation is a small and simple plugin that will make sure that you will not use the same title twice.

WordPress Error Handling with WP_Error Class II


URL: http://code.tutsplus.com/tutorials/wordpress-error-handling-with-wp_error-class-ii–cms-21142

 goes into detail on how you can use the WP_Error class, in the final part of the series, you will learn how to use the class to validate form fields. (such as e-mail, password)