Members 2.0 Adds Capability Registration System, Introduces New Settings Screen for Add-Ons

WordPress Tavern: Eight years ago, Justin Tadlock moved back home to Alabama and was living in the spare bedroom of his grandparents’ house with nothing more than a laptop and a suitcase. Over the course of a few months he started going deeper into learning about writing WordPress plugins and produced Members, a role management plugin for […]

WordPress 4.8.1 Adds a Dedicated Custom HTML Widget

WordPress Tavern: When WordPress 4.8 was released last month, it introduced TinyMCE functionality to the Text widget. Unfortunately, this caused issues for those who use Custom HTML as the Visual editor often strips out portions of the code. WordPress 4.8....

The Best WordPress Themes with Sidebar Navigation [2017 Update]

WPLift: Sidebar navigation menus have become a thing of the past when it comes to most designs. They make an appearance every now and again through the use of hamburger menus, especially on mobile devices, but most designers prefer header/horizontal navigation menus. This list contains over 20 sidebar navigation WordPress themes that use this style of navigation […]

10 Steps to Finishing a Website Project So Everyone’s Happy

WPMU DEV Blog: Approaching the finish line of a web development project is an exciting time. Knowing that you’re almost done is part of the excitement, but there’s also a sort of rush you get as you tick off those last pieces before launch. As any good project manager will tell you, though, a live website is not […]

24 Best WordPress Themes for bbPress

WPBeginner: Are you looking for the best WordPress themes for bbPress? bbPress allows you to easily add forums to your WordPress site. However, many WordPress themes are not designed to be suitable for forums and bbPress. In this article, we have hand-picked some of the best WordPress themes for bbPress that you can try. Building a […]

‘A TO Z’ of Web Hosting and Hosting Services

WP Mayor: In layman terms, a web hosting means "hosting your website" on the Internet whereas a web hosting service is a service which provides space for you to host your website on the internet. If you develop a site and intend to publish it, hosting it becomes a prerequisite. This is referred to as web hosting. […]

How to Create a Product Comparison Table on WordPress for Free

WPLift: If you’ve ever shopped for something online, you’ve probably come across a product comparison table. That’s because, in addition to being used by nearly every Amazon niche site, product comparison tables are just flat-out a helpful way to help your visitors make a purchasing decision. You could compare different products that you’re selling for affiliate […]

Petition to Re-License React has been Escalated to Facebook’s Engineering Directors

WordPress Tavern: photo credit: manu schwendener React users are petitioning Facebook to re-license React.js after the Apache Software Foundation announced its decision to ban Apache PMC members from using any technology licensed with Facebook’s BSD+Patents License. So far the GitHub issue has received 627 “thumbs up” emoji and 66 comments from concerned React users who are hoping […]

The Most Complete 101+ Step WordPress Checklist Ever

WPMU DEV Blog: Some might say that it’s easy getting a WordPress website up and running. And truth be told, it is. But when you’re actually creating a new WordPress website from scratch, for a client, well, things tend to get a bit more complicated. This is the last WordPress website creation checklist you’ll ever need. Today, we’re […]

How to Limit the Number of Archive Months Displayed in WordPress

WPBeginner: Do you want to display the number of archive months displayed in WordPress? If you have been blogging for years, you will notice that your archives list will become too long. In this article, we will show you how to limit the number of archive months displayed in WordPress. Method 1. Limit Number of Archive […]

MapSVG – Interactive Vector Maps WordPress Plugin

WP Mayor: MapSVG is a famous plugin used for creating interactive maps (WordPress and jQuery versions are available) - the development for which started in 2011. MapSVG has grown since then from a basic tool with just a few features into a powerful application.

5 WordPress Security Tips You Need to Implement Right Now

WordPress – Make Tech Easier: You probably already know the obvious security measures to take in protecting your WordPress website. Possibly you know you have to make your site’s password “strong” (a mix of special characters, uppercase letters, lowercase letters, and numbers). You shouldn’t use “admin” as a username, and you should change passwords often. You probably already use two-factor […]

The State of JavaScript 2017 Survey is Now Open

WordPress Tavern: The State of JavaScript 2017 Survey is now open to web professionals of all backgrounds. The intent of the survey is to provide an overview of the rapidly changing landscape of JavaScript frameworks and tools by gauging which technologies are growing in popularity and which ones people are liking and using less. The survey, created […]

bbPress 2.5.13 Readds Sanitization to Anonymous User Data

WordPress Tavern: The bbPress development team has released bbPress 2.5.13. This release fixes a few bugs, most notably, it readds sanitization to anonymous user data that was accidentally removed in previous versions. Those who allow anonymous users to create topics and replies on their forums are encouraged to update immediately....

Zagreb to Host 3rd WordCamp in Croatia, September 1-3

WordPress Tavern: photo credit: Archives of Zagreb Tourist Board – Author: Marko Vrdoljak WordCamp Zagreb will be held September 1-3 and organizers are anticipating 300 attendees. This is the third WordCamp to be held in Croatia, following WordCamp Rijeka (2015) and WordCamp Split (2016). Although it changes cities every year, the camp is known as Croatia’s annual […]

9 Stunning CSS Button Libraries and Collections for WordPress

WPMU DEV Blog: Think about how many times you click or tap or press on something over the course of a day. In fact, it’s probably so ingrained in you to click before trying any other action that it can be confusing to encounter something that looks clickable but in actuality doesn’t do anything. Buttons are generally the […]

How to Display Recent Posts From A Specific Category In WordPress

WPBeginner: Do you want to display recent posts from a specific category in WordPress? The default recent posts widget shows posts from all categories, and there is no option to filter them by category. In this article, we will show you how to easily display recent posts from a specific category in WordPress. Filtering Posts by […]

WP Accelerator – Where Caching Plugin Is Not Enough

WP Mayor: The number of HTTP requests is becoming the biggest downfall of complex websites when it comes to page loading time. With WP Accelerator plugin you can make your website run significantly faster by drastically reducing these network round trips.

How to Determine When It’s Time to Switch WordPress Hosts?

WPLift: Hosting can be a tricky business. You have dozens of options to choose from, all promising to be the best host for the job. Chances are after a lot of research you settled with your current host. But, not all hosts are created equal. Choosing a low-quality host will impact the level of service you’re […]

New WordPress Contributors Meeting Provides Opportunities to Ask Questions and Learn the Ropes

WordPress Tavern: Contributing to WordPress or other open source projects can be intimidating for first-time contributors. Sometimes, all you need is a helping hand to overcome fear, intimidation, or other barriers. In 2013, with the help of Konstantin Obenland, a WordPress core developer, I overcame my fear and contributed my first patch to WordPress. This is one of […]

WP Rollback Adds Multisite Compatibility and Changelog Preview

WordPress Tavern: In the two years since WP Rollback launched on, the plugin has racked up more than 30,000 active installations with nearly all 5-star reviews. It allows users to roll back any plugin or theme to a previous version with just a few clicks and also supports beta versions of plugins. It’s easy to […]

Smush Now Lets You Optimize Images Stored in the Cloud

WPMU DEV Blog: We’re celebrating Smush surpassing 800,000 active installs with a killer new feature! Now you can Smush and optimize images that you are storing on Amazon S3. Smush is the clear choice when it comes to WordPress image compression and optimization. Thanks to your support, it has been named the 2017 plugin of the year. So with 1 million […]

Zoho SalesIQ Review: Live Chat and User Activity Tracking in One Plugin

WPLift: Want a smarter way to track and engage with your visitors? Zoho SalesIQ, the plugin/SaaS product that I’ll be reviewing today, gives you detailed visitor activity tracking in combination with a live chat tool. If you want a live chat tool focused on sales rather than pure support, Zoho SalesIQ is an intriguing option that’s […]

13 Crucial WordPress Maintenance Tasks to Perform Regularly

WPBeginner: Ever wondered which WordPress maintenance tasks you should be performing regularly? After starting a blog, often users don’t perform maintenance checks unless something breaks. By running regular maintenance tasks, you can make sure that your WordPress site is always performing at its best. In this article, we will share 13 crucial WordPress maintenance tasks to […]

The Fast and Efficient Way to Create Tables and Charts in WP

WP Mayor: Managing massive amounts of numbers, and related data can be about as much fun as pushing your car 8 blocks to a gas station. You’re never sure if you can get there, and when you do, you’ve got to figure out a way to make up for all the time you’ve lost.

React Users Petition Facebook to Re-license React.js after Apache Software Foundation Bans BSD+Patents License in Dependencies

WordPress Tavern: The Apache Software Foundation issued a notice over the weekend, indicating that it has added Facebook’s BSD+Patents license to its Category X list of disallowed licenses for Apache PMC members. This is the license that Facebook uses for most of its open source projects. A representative from Facebook’s RocksDB team commented on the Apache Foundation’s […]

Stylishly Display Weather Conditions with the Weather Atlas Widget

WordPress Tavern: If you’re looking for an easy way to display weather conditions on your site, check out the new Weather Atlas Widget by Yu Media Group d.o.o. Once activated, browse to Appearance > Widgets, and add the Weather Atlas widget to a sidebar.  Weather Atlas Settings As you begin typing, a drop-down list of cities is displayed....

Gutenberg Boilerplate Demonstrates How to Build Custom Blocks

WordPress Tavern: Gutenberg is still in beta but developers are already getting ready for creating their own custom blocks. Over the weekend Ahmad Awais released a new project called Gutenberg Boilerplate For Third-Party Custom Blocks. Awais’ introductory post includes a rundown of his thoughts on the current pros and cons of developing for the Gutenberg project. Although […]

User Testing Your WordPress Site or Product on a Budget

WPMU DEV Blog: There are a lot of different tests you can perform on your WordPress website – A/B testing, mobile/responsive design testing, browser testing. And then there’s usability testing. Usability testing is a hot topic for web design and SEO, and for good reason. Bad usability impacts how a person uses your website, which can affect conversions and, ultimately, rankings […]

Top 5 CRM Plugins for WordPress

WP Mayor: A Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system helps you to streamline client conversations, simplify process management, and manage customer relationships like a pro. Here are the top 5 CRM plugins you can use on the WordPress platform.

How to Easily Add Custom Code in WordPress (without Breaking Your Site)

WPBeginner: Often while reading WordPress tutorials, you may be asked to add custom code snippets in your theme’s functions.php file or in a site-specific plugin. The problem is that even a slightest mistake can break your website. In this article, we will show you an easy way to add custom code in WordPress without breaking your […]

15 Ways to Get High-Quality Backlinks to Your WordPress Site

WPMU DEV Blog: Do you remember when black hat SEO was a major problem? Google eventually caught on to these unethical SEO tactics employed by shady (and, let’s be honest, lazy) people, so it may not have had a chance to get too close to you. Nevertheless, if you’ve ever had a client ask if you knew where […]

What the New Webmention and Annotation W3C Standards Mean for WordPress

WPMU DEV Blog: Commenting on blog posts and other website articles is a divisive topic in web circles. WPMU DEV has as many articles about dispensing with comments altogether as it does with fostering conversation through WordPress! I am firmly in the blogs-as-conversation camp, so I was excited to learn about two new standards seeking to enhance conversation […]

Gutenberg 0.5.0 Adds New Verse Block for Poetry and a New Display for Recent Blocks

WordPress Tavern: Another round of Gutenberg updates was released today. Last weekend brought version 0.4.0, which didn’t have too many noteworthy visible changes on the frontend but introduced an API for handling pasted content. Gutenberg developers are aiming to have specific handling for converting pasted content from applications like Word, Markdown, and Google Docs to native WordPress […]

Jetpack Professional Plan Introduces Unlimited Access to 200+ Commercial Themes

WordPress Tavern: Automattic has been teasing its plan to add commercial themes to Jetpack for several months after introducing theme installation for self-hosted users from In March, the plugin opened up access to all of’s free themes via the Jetpack Manage interface. All signs pointed to Automattic developing the infrastructure to offer commercial themes via […]

How to Fix Your Hacked WordPress Site

WordPress – Make Tech Easier: Every so often WordPress sites get hacked. You want to know how hackers access your site, how to spot if your site has been hacked, and then how to fix your site if it’s hacked? That’s what you’ll explore here. Common ways hackers gain entrance to your site Determined hackers have many ways to gain […]

Building a Successful Self-Service Support Website with WordPress

WPMU DEV Blog: Have you been inside a restaurant like Applebee’s or Red Robin lately? Well, if you haven’t, I’d urge you to do so because a lot has changed in the past few years what with rising costs. One of the ways these restaurants have been successful maintaining profits? By removing the human element and installing self-service […]

20 Best WordPress Themes for Auto Repair

WPBeginner: Are you looking for the best WordPress themes for auto repair or car dealership business? While browsing WordPress themes, you may not be able to immediately tell if a theme would work for an auto repair website. Many of the themes you’ll look at will probably have a generic business or corporate look. In this […]

Create Interactive Content in WordPress with H5P

WP Mayor: With the H5P plugin you can create Interactive Videos, powerpoint-like Course Presentations, Memory Games and much more all without touching a single line of code! Tens of thousands of H5P’s are created every week by universities and organizations all over the world.