WordPress Weekly News and Tips: May 11th to May 17th

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Welcome to the thirty-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.

Gazette: A Free WordPress Magazine Theme from Automattic

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URL: http://wptavern.com/gazette-a-free-wordpress-magazine-theme-from-automattic

A new magazine styled theme by Automattic’s Thomas Guillot called Gazette.

How to Backup Your WordPress (and Multisite) Using Snapshot

Author: Jenni McKinnon

URL: http://premium.wpmudev.org/blog/backup-with-snapshot

A quick guide on how to make snapshots of your website with WPMU Dev’s Snapshot Pro plugin.

How to Add Voice Search Capability to your WordPress

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URL: http://www.wpbeginner.com/plugins/how-to-add-voice-search-to-your-wordpress-site

Have a smartphone? Wouldn’t it be cool to have voice search, powered by Siri or Google Now implemented on your site? Read the tutorial to find out more.

How to Show Real Time Online Users in WordPress

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URL: http://www.wpbeginner.com/plugins/how-to-show-real-time-online-users-in-wordpress

Would you like to show which of your members are online right now? Then you can use the WP-UserOnline plugin.

Accessibility, Part 2: Perceivable

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URL: http://code.tutsplus.com/tutorials/accessibility-part-2-perceivable–cms-21792

The second part of the Accessibility series by .

Customizer Theme Resizer Plugin Offers Live Previews of Your Site on Mobile Devices

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URL: http://wptavern.com/customizer-theme-resizer-plugin-offers-live-previews-of-your-site-on-mobile-devices

The Customizer Theme Resizer can be used to add previews of your theme at mobile sizes ( smartphone and tables )

How to Build Your Own WordPress Contact Form and Why You Should

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URL: http://premium.wpmudev.org/blog/build-contact-form

A quick and simple tutorial on how you can use Contact Form 7 and other form plugins to build forms for your site. Why? Well, it not only makes life easier but might also have some security features built-in to  prevent CSRF or XSS attacks.

WP Rollback Provides Basic Versioning for WordPress.org

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URL: http://wptavern.com/wp-rollback-provides-basic-versioning-for-wordpress-org-plugins-and-themes

Git might be a little difficult for some users. Thankfully, WP Rollback is here to help those who have not quite grasped the intricacies of Git or other version control systems.

WP Engine Rolls Out WP-CLI Support to Select Partners for Beta Testing

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URL: http://wptavern.com/wp-engine-rolls-out-wp-cli-support-to-select-partners-for-beta-testing

WP Engine, the WordPress focused web host, has just added WP-CLI support for beta testing!

Why WordPress Testimonials Can Generate More Selling Power Than the Best Sales Copy

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URL: http://premium.wpmudev.org/blog/testimonials

Testimonials can help you by convincing customers to subscribe to your service. Take a look at the article to learn more about the testimonial plugins out there.

12 WordPress Search Plugins to Improve Your Site Search

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URL: http://wptavern.com/wp-engine-rolls-out-wp-cli-support-to-select-partners-for-beta-testing

A list of twelve plugins that you can use to improve your users’ search experience.