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WordPress Weekly News and Tips: October 20th to 26th

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Welcome to the thirteenth 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 Fix WordPress Website Not Updating Right Away

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URLhttp://www.wpbeginner.com/wp-tutorials/how-to-fix-wordpress-website-not-updating-right-away

New to WordPress development and have encountered this issue? The Editorial Staff at WP Beginner point out that there might be two issues: your browsers cache or a poorly configured WordPress site/plugin.

Solutions to WordPress eCommerce Challenges

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URLhttp://code.tutsplus.com/articles/solutions-to-wordpress-ecommerce-challenges–cms-21753

In a previous post,  came up with some of the problems that can come with deciding which eCommerce platform to use on your WordPress site. This time, he has brought some solutions to the table for each problem.

Easily Edit a Post or Page Using The Slash Edit Plugin

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URLhttp://wptavern.com/easily-edit-a-post-or-page-using-the-slash-edit-plugin

Slash Edit is a simple plugin developed by Ronald Huereca that allows you to quickly edit a post without having to use the admin bar or in case it is disabled.

Why You Shouldn’t Use functions.php (And What You Should Do Instead)

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URLhttp://premium.wpmudev.org/blog/why-you-shouldnt-use-functions-php

Going by the headline, you might assume that  is claiming that you should never use functions.php, instead, he talks about when you should (and should not) use your functions.php file.

Compass: A Free Starter Theme for WordPress Built with Hybrid Core, Bourbon, and Neat

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URLhttp://wptavern.com/free-compass-starter-theme-for-wordpress-built-with-hybrid-core-bourbon-and-neat

Compass is a brand new starter theme that comes with Grunt, Bourbon and other tools. The theme claims to have a robust Grunt workflow and

How to Increase or Decrease The Font Size In the Visual Editor

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URLhttp://wptavern.com/how-to-increase-or-decrease-the-font-size-in-the-visual-editor

Jeff Chandler takes a look at the new Visual Editor Font Size plugin by Nikolay Bachiyski that allows you to increase or decrease the font size used by the theme (when writing a blog post).

23 Top Tools for WordPress Freelancers, Designers, Developers

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URLhttp://www.wpbeginner.com/showcase/23-top-tools-for-wordpress-freelancers-designers-and-developers

A list at some of the best tools that designers, whether freelance or not, should take a look at.

Creating Dummy Text in WordPress

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URLhttp://code.tutsplus.com/tutorials/creating-dummy-text-in-wordpress–cms-21059

With this step-by-step guide, you can learn how to create a plugin so you can add dummy text to your WordPress site/blog.

Creating Maintainable WordPress Meta Boxes: Verify and Sanitize

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URLhttp://code.tutsplus.com/tutorials/creating-maintainable-wordpress-meta-boxes-verify-and-sanitize–cms-22488

The continuation of the “Maintainable WordPress Meta Boxes” plugin goes over verifying and sanitising data when saving to the database.

Unsplash Plugin Brings One-Click Stock Photo Uploads to the WordPress Media Library

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URLhttp://wptavern.com/unsplash-plugin-brings-one-click-stock-photo-uploads-to-the-wordpress-media-library

Unsplash WP by dcooney brings the greatness of the free stock photo site Unsplash to your WordPress site in one click.

Configuring W3 Total Cache: Advanced Minification Settings

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URLhttp://code.tutsplus.com/articles/configuring-w3-total-cache-advanced-minification-settings–wp-31043

 goes over how to configure W3 Total Cache and make sure that your site is minified and ready to go.

Our Favourite WordPress News Resources

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URLhttp://www.nimbusthemes.com/wordpress-news-resources/

Nimbus Theme’s created a list of her favourite WordPress news sites and summarised each one for us.

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