Catch Up With the Latest WordPress News – #8

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WordCamp Europe 2016 Aims to Get 2200 WordPressers in Vienna for the biggest WordPress Event to Date

I’m super stoked to be attending WordCamp Europe, in fact I haven’t missed one so far. The event has been growing in numbers year on year and this year looks like it’s going to be another record breaking one. The WordCamp Europe team is releasing 400 more tickets WordCamp Europe after securing three additional halls in Leopold Museum and the Baroque suites in the MuseumsQuartier in Vienna, Austria.

Keep reading on WP Mayor.

Automattic has Purchased a Majority Stake in Pressable

Automattic has purchased a majority stake in Pressable, one of the earliest managed WordPress hosting companies, founded in 2010. They were first known as ZippyKid, and rebranded in 2013. Automattic was already a shareholder in Pressable, most recently as the primary investor of a $1.5 million round in April of 2015.

Keep reading on Post Status.

WordPress Global Translation Day Set for April 24, 2016

The WordPress Polyglots team is planning its first ever Global Translation Day to be held April 24, 2016, in every timezone around the globe. The 24-hour translation sprint will start at dawn in the East and end in the West. In addition to translating strings, organizers are also looking to grow the translation teams and educate new translators.

Keep reading on WP Tavern.

Hacked Sites Suffer Long Term Search Ranking Penalties

During our research into what the WordPress community knows about hacked websites, we discovered that there is very little data available on the subject. We decided to conduct a survey, inviting a portion of our community to participate. We received responses from 1,605 people who reported having a website they manage hacked in the last year. We learned a lot. Thank you to everyone who participated!

Keep reading on Wordfence.

Here are the rest of this week’s top news


This Week in WordPress

Make WordPress Core:  Embeds Changes in WordPress 4.5

WP Tavern:  WordPress 4.5 Improves Comment Moderation Screens

Torque:  How to Convince Clients of the Benefits of Using WordPress

WP Tavern:  When Contributing to WordPress Full-Time Leads to Burnout

Chris Lema:  WPForms: A Fast New Solution for WordPress Forms

Chris Lema:  A Drag and Drop WordPress Page Builder – Good or Bad?

Elegant Themes:  8 Awesome WordPress Web Apps Paving the Way for WordPress as a SaaS Platform

Other Posts Worth a Mention

Chris Lema:  Have Big Dreams? Focus On Small Iterations

Plugmatter:  6 Time Management Experts Reveal Their Best Time Saving Tips

Elegant Themes:  12 Web Design Tips to Help You Achieve Success in 2016

Level Up Your WordPress Knowledge

WPBeginner:  How to Send a Thank You Email to Blog Commenters in WordPress

Tuts+:  How to Work With WordPress User Metadata

WPBeginner:  How to Bulk Add Posts and Pages in WordPress

WPML:  How to Create a Multilingual Child Theme?

WP Explorer:  How to Start a Successful Food Blog With WordPress

Torque:  How to Improve Content Marketing in WordPress

Ideas & Tips for Your WordPress Business

Plugmatter:  How Thad Allender Went from Being a Regular Theme Developer to a Million Dollar WordPress Entrepreneur

SellwithWP:  How High-Quality Product Photography Images Boost Your eCommerce Business

Elegant Themes:  9 Best Inbound Marketing Techniques for Web Designers to Grow Their Businesses

WooThemes:  10 Types of Sales to Try (and the Extensions that Make them Possible)

WPShout:  Strange Nerd in a Strange Land: Approaching Small WordPress Client Projects

CollectiveRay:  How to find WordPress Developers for Hire: 10 Things You Need to Know

WP Mayor:  How to Launch Your Marketplace Using WordPress

HelpScout:  Automating Like a Human


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Mark Zahra
Mark Zahra
CEO at RebelCode, the team behind WP Mayor, Spotlight, WP RSS Aggregator, and the podcast. Follow me on Twitter @markzahra.

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