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Link Roundup: July 2014

Here are a few notes and links from our July meetup…

Robert Gillmer

Topic: CSS Hierarchy
Description: Four case studies to illustrate the order WordPress reads CSS files.

Specifics on CSS Specificity
http://css-tricks.com/specifics-on-css-specificity/

CSS Specificity: Things You Should Know
http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2007/07/27/css-specificity-things-you-should-know/

Konrad Musial

Topic:  New products from the Artisteer team

http://www.guruinc.com/ – links to products
http://www.artisteer.com/ – create custom website templates
http://www.billionthemler.com/ – beta product for custom themes
https://beta2.createer.com/ – beta drag & drop wysiwyg design tool
http://www.billionphotos.com/ – image subscription service

Steve Rypka

Topic:  Faceted Navigation and Search for WordPress
Use the power of faceted search / navigation to help users find content using checkboxes, dropdowns, date ranges and sliders.

Plugin: FacetWP
https://facetwp.com/ – Create powerful custom search tools to efficiently drill-down through lots of content.

Kenny Eliason

Topic:  SEO – Social Tools

Kenny shared a few cool plugins to help with the social thang, along with some tools to help increase your social activity.

http://wordpress.org/plugins/simple-share-buttons-adder/ – Simple Share Buttons Adder

http://wordpress.org/plugins/digg-digg/

http://filament.io/http://filament.io/flare

http://wordpress.org/plugins/wordpress-social-login/

http://wordpress.org/plugins/theme-my-login/

http://www.nextscripts.com/
http://www.nextscripts.com/social-networks-auto-poster-for-wp-multiple-accounts/

Please use this link if you plan to purchase NextScripts since Kenny was kind enough to share it with us!

John Hawkins

Topic:  General Q & A plus a cool gallery plugin…

http://wordpress.org/plugins/foogallery/

WordPress 4.0 is coming. http://wordpress.org/news/2014/07/wordpress-4-0-beta-2/
Try the beta on a local site: (not your live site!)
http://serverpress.com/products/desktopserver/ – Use Desktop Server for local site development.

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