WordPress Weekly News and Tips: April 6th to April 12th

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

WordPress 4.2 Will Natively Support Chinese, Korean, and Japanese Characters


URL: http://wptavern.com/emoji-enables-wordpress-to-natively-support-chinese-korean-and-japanese-characters

Starting from WordPress 4.2, Japanese, Korean and Chinese emoji characters! However, keep in mind that you will need to upgrade your database from utf8mb3 into utf8mb4.

WordPress Core Team Announces Release Leads for WordPress 4.3 and 4.4


URL: http://wptavern.com/wordpress-core-team-announces-release-leads-for-wordpress-4-3-and-4-4

Konstantin Obenland will be leading the release for WordPress 4.3. Obenland was responsible for the shiny and new theme directory.

Transparency in WordPress Part 2: Bloggers Income Reports


URL: http://wplift.com/wordpress-bloggers-income-reports

The second part of the Transparency report: bloggers reveal how much they make in a year in an effort to become more transparent.

How to Add Custom Fonts in WordPress


URL: http://www.wpbeginner.com/wp-themes/how-to-add-custom-fonts-in-wordpress

The Editorial Staff at WPBeginner sheds light on how you can add fonts to WordPress via Google Fonts.

How to Add Icons to Custom WordPress Menus – Without Plugins

Author:  Rachel McCollin

URL: http://premium.wpmudev.org/blog/add-icons-wordpress-menus

The Editorial Staff at WPBeginner sheds light on how you can add fonts to WordPress via Google Fonts.

How to Use Gravity Forms as an eCommerce Solution


URL: http://code.tutsplus.com/articles/how-to-use-gravity-forms-as-an-ecommerce-solution–cms-23075

Gravity Forms may seem simple at first, but it can be used to solve an eCommerce site’s problems.

WordPress 4.2 Introduces Subtle Refinements to the Default Admin Color Scheme


URL: http://wptavern.com/wordpress-4-2-introduces-subtle-refinements-to-the-default-admin-color-scheme

WordPress 4.2 will come out with a minor colour change for the Admin screen.

FBI Warns of ISIL Defacement Attacks on WordPress Sites


URL: http://wptavern.com/fbi-warns-of-isil-defacement-attacks-on-wordpress-sites

Better keep your WordPress site up-to-date! The FBI has released a statement asking site owners to keep their blogs updated to avoid being defaced by the ISIL terrorist group.

How to Install and Setup Facebook Comments in WordPress


URL: http://www.wpbeginner.com/plugins/how-to-install-and-setup-facebook-comments-in-wordpress

A simple guide on how you can have subscribers comment on your site with their Facebook account.

Critical Security Update For the WP REST API Plugin


URL: http://wptavern.com/critical-security-update-for-the-wp-rest-api-plugin

If you are using the WP REST API plugin, make sure to update as soon as possible!