50 fantastic freebies for web designers, October 2014

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We’re back with another fresh set of freebies for your delectation. This month we’ve included trendy fonts, icon packs, useful JS and jQuery plugins, plus some other great and handy tools. And, as always, if you think we missed one of your favorite new freebies, let us know in the comments. Free tools icon set A set of 15 minimal icons with tools such as hammers, brushes, screwdrivers and so on. Provided in PSD, AI and … Check out the source»

Security Vulnerability Discovered and Patched in WP eCommerce

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If you use WP eCommerce, you’ll want to update as soon as possible to fix a security vulnerability discovered by Sucuri. According to the announcement, the vulnerability could be used by a malicious user to easily get access and modify private information on a site. Any website using WP eCommerce 3.8.14.3 or lower is at risk. A malicious attacker could use the exploit to export user names, addresses, and other private information. It also allows … Check out the source»

WPWeekly Episode 168 – Recap of WordCamp San Francisco 2014

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In this episode of WordPress Weekly, Marcus Couch and I dissect Matt Mullenweg’s State of the Word presentation from WordCamp San Francisco. We discuss the global focus of WordPress 4.1, renaming the annual conference to WordCamp US, and the enhancements planned for the plugin and theme directories. The plugin picks of the week round out the show. Stories Discussed: Matt Mullenweg’s State of the Word Highlights Internationalization, Mobile, and New Tools for WordPress ContributorsMatt Mullenweg’s … Check out the source»

AppPresser Debuts Reactor: A WordPress-Powered Mobile App Creator Built with the WP JSON REST API

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The folks behind AppPresser, the first mobile app development framework for WordPress, generated some buzz at WordCamp San Francisco with live demos of their upcoming Reactor product. When AppPresser was launched in January, it was groundbreaking in terms of demonstrating the power of WordPress as an application platform. However, it was not as user-friendly as the team hoped, with the necessity of installing multiple plugins and sending your app away to get built before you … Check out the source»

Making Your Code Accessible to International Users

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We’ve seen a lot recently about web accessibility and how to improve your sites for folks using assistive devices. Accessibility, however, isn’t just limited to folks with disabilities. As Carrie Dils points out, it also means writing code in a way that anyone can use it, regardless of their language. If you’re working on a site that you expect an international audience for or just want to improve your coding practices to be more inclusive, … Check out the source»

Where Will WordCamp US be Held?

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photo credit: vgrigoriu – cc During the State of the Word at WordCamp San Francisco, Matt Mullenweg announced that the event will be renamed to WordCamp US and will no longer be held in the Mission Bay conference center. The announcement doesn’t eliminate San Francisco, California from being the host city but it doesn’t seem likely as venues to hold more than 1,000 people are hard to come by or too expensive. The idea of … Check out the source»

Torque Is Growing, Come Join Us!

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Got lots to share with the WordPress and the open source community? We’d like to hear it! Over the past year Torque has shared nearly 2,000 articles and our audience has continued to grow. We’d like to keep growing with them, but we need your help. Our goal is to be the community hub for new and advanced WordPress professionals. With topics ranging from the differences between Posts and Pages, to processing form data using the REST API and AJAX — we … Check out the source»

Jetpack 3.2 Released, Introduces New Site Logo Feature for Theme Developers

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Jetpack 3.2 was quietly released yesterday with a host of new enhancements for self-hosted WordPress sites. Following up on 3.1’s total re-branding of the plugin, 3.2 comes with speed improvements and better caching for related posts. This release introduces the new ‘Site Logo’ feature that was added to WordPress.com themes in late July. The goal is to increase data portability across themes and standardize the way themes present logo upload. The Site Logo feature has … Check out the source»

Deal of the week: 9 classic, vintage, retro, grunge fonts

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When it comes to your web design toolkit, you can never have too many fonts. Typefaces are key to creating the right feel for a client, and if you want to get the right font for a brand, you need plenty of options. So we’re delighted that our sister-site, MightyDeals.com, has arranged a deal on this awesome bundle of retro typefaces from Cruzine. The bundle includes 9 retro fonts families:   Just Be Cool Just Be Cool … Check out the source»

Collecting Donations With WordPress: Bitcoin

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In the second and final part of this mini-series titled, “Collecting Donations With WordPress”, you’ll learn how to write a WordPress plugin that allows users to send you a donation via Bitcoin. The plugin uses its own backend settings panel, and is highly customisable.