WordPress Weekly News and Tips: November 10th to November 16th

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

How to Change Date and Time Format in WordPress


URL: http://www.wpbeginner.com/beginners-guide/how-to-change-date-and-time-format-in-wordpress/

The   at WP Beginner goes over the basics on how you can change the way that dates and time is displayed in WordPress. A little bit of coding is necessary.

50 Filters of WordPress: Filters 11-20


URL: http://code.tutsplus.com/tutorials/50-filters-of-wordpress-filters-11-20–cms-21296

 continued his list of fifty WordPress filters in an effort to explain them for theme or plugin development.

Free WordPress Plugins For Ratings, Testimonials and Subscriber Counts

Author: Melissa Hill

URL: http://premium.wpmudev.org/blog/free-wordpress-ratings-testimonials-subscriber-count-plugins/

In order to help you prove your marketing strategy and/or prove your social worth, Melissa Hill wrote an article with a list of plugins that you can use for social media integration and testimonials from clients. All of the plugins mentioned are free to use.

Configuring W3 Total Cache: Advance Database Cache


URL: http://code.tutsplus.com/tutorials/configuring-w3-total-cache-advance-database-cache–cms-21783

 is back and, this time, takes us on a tour of the Advanced Database Cache options in W3 Total Cache.

Shortcake: A UI for WordPress Shortcodes


URL: http://wptavern.com/shortcake-a-ui-for-wordpress-shortcodes

Before Shortcake UI, adding and modifying shortcodes were a bit tedious; however, with the new plugin by Fusion that is not the case anymore.

How To: Live Edit WordPress Themes CSS with the CSSHero Plugin


URL: http://wplift.com/live-edit-wordpress-themes

Ever wanted to edit your theme’s CSS file live? right in your WordPress Dashboard? Well, now you can with CSS Hero.

Creating Maintainable WordPress Meta Boxes: Refactoring


URL: http://code.tutsplus.com/tutorials/creating-maintainable-wordpress-meta-boxes-refactoring–cms-22667

This part of this series by  covers refactoring when creating your own maintainable meta boxes for WordPress.

Focus Project and Session UI Approved for Merge Into WordPress 4.1


URL: http://wptavern.com/focus-project-and-session-ui-approved-for-merge-into-wordpress-4-1

The future of Distraction Free Writing may soon be upon us! Blackbourn just announced that the Focus Project will be merging with the WordPress core for the 4.1 release. The 4.1 release will also include the Session UI which will allow the user to disconnect from the session when clicked.

Get Jetpack’s Markdown Module Without Using Jetpack


URL: http://wptavern.com/get-jetpacks-markdown-module-without-using-jetpack

Jetpack is a big plugin, but if you only the Markdown module, you are in luck. takes a look at Anas’s JP Markdown. This plugin is just an extract of the Markdown module straight from Jetpack.

How to Add CAPTCHA in WordPress Login and Registration Form


URL: http://www.wpbeginner.com/plugins/how-to-add-captcha-in-wordpress-login-and-registration-form/

Adding a CAPTCHA to your WordPress site can help stop spam registrations, or at least, deter them for a while. Luckily, the  at WP Beginner shows us how with the Better WordPress reCAPTCHA plugin

50 Filters of WordPress: 31-40


URL: http://code.tutsplus.com/tutorials/50-filters-of-wordpress-31-40–cms-21297

 continues on his quest to explain fifty different WordPress filters.

WordPress 4.1 Beta Now Available for Testing


URL: http://wptavern.com/wordpress-4-1-beta-1-now-available-for-testing

The WordPress 4.1 Beta has been released and you download and start testing now!