WordPress Weekly News and Tips: December 29th to January 4th

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First of all, I hope that you all had a great New Year!

With that said, let’s kick of this year with the twenty-second WordPress Weekly blog post. In these weekly posts, we gather news articles from WordPress-related resources so that you can be up-to-date.

Should You Install Plugins Not Tested With Your WordPress Version?

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URL: http://www.wpbeginner.com/opinion/should-you-install-plugins-not-tested-with-your-wordpress-version/

The Editorial Staff at WP Beginner tackles the simple question: should you install plugins that have not been tested with your version of WordPress? The answer? Yes. Click on the link to find out why.

Manage Code Snippets in WordPress with the Code Snippets Custom Post Type Plugin

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URL: http://wptavern.com/manage-code-snippets-in-wordpress-with-the-code-snippets-custom-post-type-plugin

Ever wanted to save code snippets for use in a post or to just store them locally? Well, the Code Snippets CPT plugin can do just that; Sarah Gooding gives a concise review and what the plugin is all about.

A Look Back at WordPress News in 2014, Part 1 of 2

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URL: http://wptavern.com/a-look-back-at-wordpress-news-in-2014-part-1-of-2

Let’s take a look back at WordPress in 2014 with the fine people at WP Tavern.

Add an Expiration Date to WordPress Sticky Posts

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URL: http://wptavern.com/add-an-expiration-date-to-wordpress-sticky-posts

Pippin Williamson created the Simple Post Expiration that allows you to add an expiration to sticky posts.

Creating Translatable WordPress Themes and Plugins: Developers Guide

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URL: http://premium.wpmudev.org/blog/creating-translatable-wordpress-themes-plugins/

This post is an extension of the translating different aspects of WordPress article and explains how you can make sure that your themes and plugins are ready for translation.

How to Test Your WordPress Theme Against Latest Standards

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URL: http://www.wpbeginner.com/wp-themes/how-to-test-your-wordpress-theme-against-latest-standards

This post is an extension of the translating different aspects of WordPress article and explains how you can make sure that your themes and plugins are ready for translation.

Adding Filter Hooks to Your WordPress Theme Framework

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URLhttp://code.tutsplus.com/tutorials/adding-filter-hooks-to-your-wordpress-theme-framework–cms-21779 

Creating a theme framework? This article is a continuation of of the Theme Framework series by WP Beginner

A Look Back at WordPress News in 2014, Part 2 of 2

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URL: http://wptavern.com/a-look-back-at-wordpress-news-in-2014-part-2-of-2

The second part of the WordPress news retrospective.

Best of Best WordPress Tutorials of 2014 on WPBeginner

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URL: http://www.wpbeginner.com/showcase/best-of-best-wordpress-tutorials-of-2014-on-wpbeginner/

A collection of articles about the best WordPress practices of 2014.

Things You Should Separate From Your Theme

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URL: http://code.tutsplus.com/tutorials/things-you-should-separate-from-your-theme–cms-20847

Following the best practices articles, you should as a theme and plugin developer, do your best to keep some data when users switch themes.

Benchmarks Indicate Jetpack Doesn’t Negatively Impact Site Loading Times

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URL: http://wptavern.com/benchmarks-indicate-jetpack-doesnt-negatively-impact-site-loading-times

According to Sam Hotchkiss, Jetpack is not as bloated as its reputation would have you believe.

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Creating Child Themes for Your WordPress Theme Framework

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URL: http://code.tutsplus.com/tutorials/creating-child-themes-for-your-wordpress-theme-framework–cms-21933

How to create a child theme for the Theme Framework series writeen by .

How to Partially Hide Admin Bar in WordPress

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URL: http://www.wpbeginner.com/plugins/how-to-partially-hide-admin-bar-in-wordpress/

If you find the WordPress admin bar can be a little annoying, then you could learn how to only display a small part of the bar.