WordPress Weekly News and Tips: December 8th to December 14th

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

Handy Free Chrome Browser Apps and Extensions for WordPress Users

AuthorJoe Fylan

URL: http://wplift.com/chrome-browser-wordpress

Joe Fylan created a list of Chrome extensions that WordPress writers and theme / plugin developers might find useful.

How to Use AJAX in WordPress to Load Search Results


URL: http://premium.wpmudev.org/blog/how-to-use-ajax-in-wordpress-to-load-search-results

 from Tuts+ wrote an article on how you can get and load search results using AJAX.

Fifty Actions of WordPress – 50 Examples (11 to 20)


URL: http://code.tutsplus.com/tutorials/fifty-actions-of-wordpress-50-examples-11-to-20–cms-21579

The list of WordPress actions continues.

Add an Auto Reply to Your Jetpack Contact Form


URL: http://wptavern.com/add-an-auto-reply-to-your-jetpack-contact-form

A contact page on a website is vital; however, speaking as a user, being notified of the form being submitted is a nice little feature. You can now do that with Jetpack and Jetpack Contact Form Auto Reply by Hugh Lashbrooke.

Manage Multiple WordPress Sites with WPDASH, Now in Beta


URL: http://wptavern.com/manage-multiple-wordpress-sites-with-wpdash-now-in-beta

WPDASH is a new service that allows you to manage and update many WordPress sites.

The WPLift Roundup of the Best Free WordPress Themes December 2014


URL: http://wplift.com/best-free-wordpress-themes-dec-2014

A selection of the best WordPress themes of the year by .

The Top WordPress Backup Plugins in 2014


URL: http://www.wpmayor.com/top-wordpress-backup-plugins-2014/

A selection of the best WordPress themes of the year by .

12 Vital Tips and Tools to Combat Comment Spam in WordPress


URL: http://www.wpbeginner.com/beginners-guide/vital-tips-and-tools-to-combat-comment-spam-in-wordpress

Spam can be a problem for many blogs and certainly difficult to fight. The editorial staff at WP Beginner have some suggestions.

15 Must-Have Tools For Every WordPress Admin


URL: http://premium.wpmudev.org/blog/15-must-have-tools-for-every-wordpress-admin

Daniel Pataki has listed fifteen plugins that he thinks every WordPress admin should install and use for theme and plugin development.

New Plugin Adds Google’s No CAPTCHA reCAPTCHA to WordPress Login, Comment, and Registration Forms


URL: http://wptavern.com/new-plugin-adds-googles-no-captcha-recaptcha-to-wordpress-login-comment-and-registration-forms

To be honest, CAPTCHA’s can be a little tedious; fortunately, Google wants to fix that by replacing the distorted text and text field with a checkbox. Many plugins have began to integrate the new feature into WordPress, in this article, , takes a look at the No CAPTCHA reCAPTCHA plugin.

The WordPress wp-config File: A Comprehensive Guide


URL: http://premium.wpmudev.org/blog/wordpress-wp-config-file-guide

A great guide on the wp-config file and some settings that you can use to make your WordPress site more secure.

WordPress Theme Directory Now Requires All Themes to be Translation-Ready


URL: http://wptavern.com/wordpress-themes-directory-now-requires-all-themes-to-be-translation-ready

As the title states, if you are a theme developer, all WordPress themes must be translation-ready to be added to the WordPress theme repository/directory.

Fifty Actions of WordPress – 50 Examples (21 to 30)


URL: http://code.tutsplus.com/tutorials/fifty-actions-of-wordpress-50-examples-21-to-30–cms-21580

 continues his impressive list of fifty WordPress actions, examples included, with this article.