WordPress Weekly News and Tips: January 12th to January 18th

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

Display A Category Checklist In WordPress

Author:  Pauland

URL: http://www.paulund.co.uk/display-category-checklist-wordpress

Pauland wrote a guide on how you can list and display categories as a checklist with WordPress.

50+ Quick Setup Portfolio WordPress Themes


URL: http://premium.wpmudev.org/blog/portfolio-wordpress-themes

A list of over fifty different portfolio themes that you can use for your WordPress site.

Top Themes & Plugins for Your ‘Coming Soon’ & ‘Under Construction’ Sites


URL: http://www.wpmayor.com/top-themes-plugins-coming-soon-construction-sites/

When your site just isn’t ready to launch, at times, it’s nice to have a countdown or ‘Under Construction’ page to build up hype. WP Mayor’s Mark Zehra shows off some of the best WordPress themes available for this purpose.

Key CDN Competition: Win Free 1TB Accounts

Author:  OLI

URL: http://wplift.com/key-cdn-competition

With the growth of the CDN market, OLI takes a look at the different options available and even details how you can get a 1 TB account for free.

Preview the New Design for the WordPress Theme Directory


URL: http://wptavern.com/preview-the-new-design-for-the-wordpress-themes-directory

The WordPress theme directory will be getting a redesign; check it out in this article!

VersionPress RC1 Released to Early Backers


URL: http://wptavern.com/versionpress-rc1-released-to-early-backers

VersionPress, the git like plugin for WordPress, has just released the first Release Candidate version to their early backers.

Your Totally Complete Guide to Customizing the WordPress Post Editor


URL: http://wptavern.com/versionpress-rc1-released-to-early-backers

With a couple of plugins, you can easily customize and/or add features to the WordPress post editor. The most popular and most well-known website is called TinyMCE Advanced.

Which WordPress Caching Plugin Should I Use?


URL: http://www.wpmayor.com/wordpress-caching-plugins/

With so many caching plugins available, it can be a bit confusing to know which will work the best for you. Mark Zahra reviews six different caching plugins that you can use for your site.

I Love Composer, I love WordPress, But I Object to a Marriage

Author:  David Hayes

URL: http://wptavern.com/i-love-composer-i-love-wordpress-but-i-object-to-a-marriage

There’s a time and a place for using Composer to install WordPress; David Hayes points out when and whether you should or should not use it to install dependencies.

WP Engine Open Sources Mercury Vagrant for Running WordPress on HHVM and PHP-FPM


URL: http://wptavern.com/wp-engine-open-sources-mercury-vagrant-for-running-wordpress-on-hhvm-and-php-fpm

WP-Engine, working with the creators of VVV, was kind enough to release HGV, or Mercury Vagrant, for free. The Vagrant machine runs on HHVM and PHP-FPM and is supposed to be extremely fast. HGV is GPL-licensed and free to use.

How To: Allow users to Login to WordPress using Github


URL: http://wplift.com/login-wordpress-using-github

Running a development blog? You can install the Github OAuth WordPress plugin to allow users to sign in with their Github credentials. It’s a little bit of work, but all you need to do is generate a GitHub code and add