Donald Trump’s slander of Captain Humayun Khan’s family is horrifying, even for Trump

The most emotional moment of the Democratic National Convention was the speech by Khizr Khan, the bereaved father of Army Captain Humayun Khan. With his wife Ghazala by his side, Khan recalled his son’s character, his faith, his patriotism – and, ultimately, his courageous death in the service of the country he loved, and the fellow soldiers he was protecting.

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The ‘smoking gun’ proving North Carolina Republicans tried to disenfranchise black voters

Today, a federal court struck down North Carolina’s voter ID law, one of the strictest in the nation. In addition to requiring residents to show identification before they can cast a ballot, the law also eliminated same-day voter registration, eliminated seven days of early voting and put an end to out-of-precinct voting.

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How Self-Published Ebooks + WordPress Are A Rapid Gateway To Untold Opportunities | Pagely® WordPress Hosting

If you think you have a book in you, you need not try to land Ari Gold as your literary agent and have him go to bat lining up interviews with publishers that might amount in a traditional book deal, nor do we recommend you slog away for years on end to polish off that perfectly packaged manuscript of prose.

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Hillary Clinton’s husband wore a fetching pantsuit to honor her nomination for US president

Tuesday night (July 26), Bill Clinton, the husband of presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, took the stage at the Democratic National Convention to honor his wife’s historic achievement. Bill’s stately-but-approachable appearance and middle-of-the-road fashion choices make him a terrific candidate for the supporting role of first spouse of the United States.

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Cory Miller and Matt Danner Launch New Business Podcast

WordPress professionals have demonstrated a decent appetite when it comes to listening to and supporting podcasts on a wide variety of topics, including industry news, development, e-commerce, marketing, and startups. Cory Miller, founder of iThemes, and Matt Danner, the company’s COO, are adding a new business podcast to the mix with the launch of Leader.team.

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WordPress contributor continuity and other stats

I posted a graph of new WordPress contributors per release and Brian Krogsgard had some questions that I decided to look into. Mostly he wanted to know how well WordPress did at maintaining contributors. So I made some more graphs. In general, past contributions as a predictor of future contributions are pretty consistent across releases.

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Field Notes: Podcast Movement 2016

Automatticians, the people who build WordPress.com, participate in events and projects around the world every day. Periodically, they report back on the exciting things they do in the community. This week, we share our experience at the Podcast Movement 2016 conference. People use WordPress.com to share many types of stories, from written essays and photo galleries to podcasts.

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The Benefits of Offering Email Support vs. Phone Support – Maintainn.com

In an increasingly automated world, the art of voice to voice customer service has been lost. The frustration and desire to interact with a real person is more acute than ever. And yet, some companies-including ours-only offer support via ticketing system, rather than over the phone.

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We’re Sponsoring WordCamp Toronto 2016! – Pluginize.com

Hello friends! We have some exciting news: Pluginize is sponsoring WordCamp Toronto 2016, which is coming up on August 6th-7th! As we say over on the WebDevStudios blog: For those of you who are unfamiliar, WordCamps are events held all over the world where WordPress nerds unite to share their skills, insights, and learn a whole lot from a bunch of other smarties.

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IncludeWP: A Directory That Caters to WordPress Frameworks

Earlier this year, the WordPress plugin directory review team reminded developers that frameworks are not allowed in the directory. WordPress core doesn’t have a built-in way to support plugin dependencies which creates extra hassle for users. Seeing an opportunity, Vova Feldman, founder of Freemius, created IncludeWP, a directory specifically catered to listing WordPress theme and plugin frameworks.

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Version 0.24.0 released

As I mentioned in my WordCamp Europe talk: Just like WordPress has plugins, the future of WP-CLI is packages of commands. For this future, I’m trying to proactively solve the problems WordPress has with plugins: Where WordPress plugins are considered second-class to what’s included in core, I’d like WP-CLI packages to be considered first-class citizens amongst the commands in WP-CLI.

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