ISSUE 681
The Whip

Plugin Play

WordPress News

WordCamp Orange County is running it’s 4th Plugin-A-Palooza. It’s a mini event where plugin authors compete for 1 of 3 prizes with first place bagging $3,000.

Mo’ Plugins Mo’ Problems

Reviews and Opinion

The Post Status Davids reflect on the state of WordPress and make some observations on the maturing ecosystem. [Draft Podcast]

How often should your eCommerce store run a sale? [WP the Podcast]

How many plugins are too many? [Torque]

Pull Yourself Up By The Bootstrap

Themes, Plugins, and Resources

If you run a WooCommerce store and haven’t heard of RobotNinja, it runs automated testing for your store to make sure things are working as it should. [WPMU DEV]

These are the top 20 free Bootstrap and WordPress-Friendly UI kits. [CodeInWP]

The Pros And The Conflicts

Tutorials, Tips, and Tricks

Your Ultimate Guide to Preventing, Identifying, and Resolving WordPress Plugin Conflicts [Elegant]

Properly Working with Ajax Requests in WordPress [Tom McFarlin]

A Beginner’s Guide to Adding Facebook Pixel to WordPress [WP Mayor]

Beauty And The Mythical Beasts

Off-Topic, Random Stuff

An artist is illustrating all the world’s mythical beasts. You can see her new creations daily on Instagram. [Atlas Obscura]

A majority of college students believe they’re ready for a job, but employers think otherwise. [Inside Higher Ed]


I see those beasts and my mind immediately drifts to Napoleon Dynamite’s rendering of a Liger. That's it for today! We’ll be here all week with the important happenings around the WordPress community. 

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