WordPress Weekly News and Tips: November 3rd to November 9th

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

Adding Custom Widgets to the WordPress Admin Dashboard


URL: http://premium.wpmudev.org/blog/adding-custom-widgets-to-the-wordpress-admin-dashboard

This tutorial by  shows you how you can add your own widgets to the WordPress Admin Dashboard screen to customize and make it your own.

Bulk Deactivate: A New WordPress Plugin Debugging Tool


URL: http://wptavern.com/bulk-deactivate-a-new-wordpress-plugin-debugging-tool

 took a look at the Bulk Deactivate plugin that allows you to create a list that you can use to deactivate all plugins at once. This can help you with debugging any issues that you come across in WordPress.

50 Filters of WordPress: An Introduction to Filters


URL: http://code.tutsplus.com/tutorials/50-filters-of-wordpress-an-introduction-to-filters–cms-21294

An incredible list of fifty different filters that you can use for theme and plugin development. What are filters? According to the article, filters are:

So, in essence, filters are functions doing stuff to your website’s data beforeWordPress outputs it. A filter is one of the two kinds of hooks in WordPress – the other one is called actions which is the subject for another series of articles.


Most of What You “Know” About WordPress Typography is Wrong


URL: http://premium.wpmudev.org/blog/what-you-know-about-wordpress-typography-is-wrong

Are you a fan of typography as well? Then you might want to read this article by  that explains some common misconceptions as well as some resources that you can use to learn more.

New Plugin Makes It Easy to Embed WordPress Plugin Info Cards


URL: http://wptavern.com/new-plugin-makes-it-easy-to-embed-wordpress-plugin-info-cards#prettyPhoto

There’s a new WordPress plugin that you can use to display plugin information as cards on the front-end of your website.

WordPress 4.1 to Introduce Theme Support for the Title Tag


URL: http://wptavern.com/wordpress-4-1-to-introduce-theme-support-for-the-title-tag

WordPress 4.1 will include a easier way to control the document’s title; this feature was first request three years ago by Joost de Valk.

Protect Your WordPress Login against Hackers with Rublon


URL: http://wplift.com/protect-wordpress-login-rublon

 at WPLift takes a look at the Rublon service that can protect your WordPress login screen from the ever so common brute force attack.

WP Sessions ~ Developing Your WordPress Skills With Expert Help


URL: http://www.wpmayor.com/wp-sessions-developing-wordpress-skills-expert-help/

Ever wanted to become better at web design or development? How about a mentor that can help you out with an issue? Well, you can learn a lot from WordPress experts from around the globe on the WP Sessions website. From there, you can purchase videos of live talks or lessons.

WordPress.com Adds Emoji Support, Coming Soon to Jetpack



WordPress finally adds support for 872 emoji icons in posts and pages and will be coming to WordPress.com and the Jetpack plugin.

Beautiful Taxonomy Filters for WordPress Custom Post Types



 takes a look at the Beautiful Taxonomy Filters plugin can be used to sort posts by taxonomy / tags; the plugin also includes select.js.