SI CAPTCHA Anti-Spam Plugin Permanently Removed from WordPress.org Due to Spam Code

WordPress Tavern: The SI CAPTCHA Anti-Spam plugin has been removed from the WordPress Directory due to its author including spam code. The plugin added a CAPTCHA image test to WordPress forms to prevent spam and was compatible with forms generated by bbPress, BuddyPress, Jetpack, and WooCommerce. It had more than 300,000 active installs at the time of […]

Facebook to Re-license React after Backlash from Open Source Community

WordPress Tavern: Facebook has announced its intentions to re-license React, Jest, Flow, and Immutable.js under the MIT license. React community members began rallying around a petition to re-license React after the Apache Software Foundation (ASF) added Facebook’s BSD+Patents license to its Category X list of disallowed licenses for Apache PMC members. Facebook’s engineering directors officially denied the […]

Should You Disable Comments on Your WordPress Blog?

WPMU DEV Blog: It’s exciting when readers of your blog take the time to leave comments on your posts. It’s often what makes the arduous process of creating content feel totally worth it at the end of the day. Of course, you could always see how many people visited your posts in Google Analytics, but there is something […]

How to Find Which WordPress Theme a Site is Using

WPBeginner: Have you ever wanted to find out which WordPress theme a website is using? Often we get emails from readers asking us for help in finding the exact theme that a certain website is using. In this article, we will show you how to easily find out which WordPress theme a specific website is using. […]

How to Use Domain Mapping When You’re Not Running Multisite

WPMU DEV Blog: Our Domain Mapping plugin makes mapping domains super easy in Multisite. It lets you create as many sites as you want in one WordPress installation and then make them all behave as if they’re separate sites echo on their own domain. But sometimes you want to map a domain when you’re not running Multisite. You’ve […]

How to Run a Contest with WordPress (and Plugins to Help You Do It)

WPMU DEV Blog: About a month ago, a woman named Mavis Wanczyk won a monster Powerball payout of $758.7 million. Wanczyk wasn’t the only winner that night either. In a store nearby, someone else bought a ticket worth $1 million. There were also other winners from this single Powerball play—9....

Scott Bolinger Shares Unique Perspective of WordPress From Outside the Bubble

WordPress Tavern: Scott Bolinger, a product developer focused on the WordPress space who has created several products, including AppPresser and Holler Box, recently attended Content and Commerce Summit 2017. This conference focuses on what’s working in eCommerce, digital media, information publishing, and subscription commerce. According to Bolinger, WordPress and WooCommerce were not topics of discussion. “It really opened […]

WordPress Explores a JavaScript Framework-Agnostic Approach to Building Gutenberg Blocks

WordPress Tavern: photo credit: found_drama E.’s pirate town – (license) The discussion regarding WordPress’ JavaScript framework selection continues in the #core-js Slack channel ahead of next week’s meeting. One of the more recent topics is the possibility of framework-agnostic block rendering for Gutenberg, which would allow developers to extend the new editor using any JS library they […]

How to Add a Facebook Messenger Chat Box to WordPress

Learn WordPress with WPLift: You know those live chat boxes you see all over the web, now? There’s a reason they’ve become so ubiquitous – people like using live chat to get instant access to a human. But live chat plugins aren’t the only way you can communicate with your visitors. You can also add a Facebook Messenger chat […]

The No-Plugin Guide for a Multilingual WordPress Site Using Multisite

WPMU DEV Blog: It’s easy to forget that the internet is a World Wide Web. Which means that people from all over the world have access to your website. So, if you only serve content in one language, you’re at a potential disadvantage. Communicating with an international audience through a multilingual site has its perks. Not only can […]

How to Create a Video Gallery in WordPress (Step by Step)

WPBeginner: Recently, a user asked us how to create a video gallery in WordPress. WordPress makes it easy to embed videos in your blog posts, but it does not allow you to create video galleries out of the box. In this article, we will show you how to easily create a video gallery in WordPress. When […]

22 Great WordPress Booking and Reservation Themes

WP Mayor: Last Summer, Jean published a great review of the best hotel reservation plugins for WordPress. Plugins are a good solution for reservations if you have an existing website, however if you are looking for a complete booking system, you may want to consider using a WordPress theme. In today's article, we have curated a list […]

DonateWC Reaches Fundraising Goal

WordPress Tavern: DonateWC, an initiative focused on providing less fortunate people an opportunity to attend large WordCamps has reached its fundraising goal of 1,000€. Ines van Essen expressed gratitude and appreciation for the donations. “The responses and feedback that have come in during the past week have been overwhelming,” She said. “I can’t believe we can already […]

WordCamp for Publishers Videos Now Available on YouTube

WordPress Tavern: WordCamp for Publishers, held last month at The Denver Post building, was the first niche WordCamp to be focused around a specific industry. The event was designed for people who use WordPress to manage publications and also to encourage collaboration among project maintainers who build open source tools for publishers. In addition to hands-on technical […]

18 Creative Ways to Make More Money with WordPress in Q4

WPMU DEV Blog: The final quarter of the year is a stressful time for everyone, no doubt yourself included. Things have been chugging along fine all year long with sales projections looking mostly positive. But then you start to panic about the holidays. What’s going to happen if all your clients decide to leave town for most of […]

How to Force WordPress to Check for Plugin Updates

WPBeginner: Recently, one of our readers asked us how to force WordPress to check for plugin updates? WordPress automatically shows plugin updates when they are available. However if you immediately need to update a plugin, then there are other ways to force updates in WordPress. In this article, we will show you how to easily force […]

How We Recovered $10,000+ In Lost Sales Using Jilt

WP Mayor: In late 2016 we were looking into ways we can increase revenue for our WP RSS Aggregator plugin. As part of this research, I came across the idea of cart recovery. This is the process of recovering abandoned carts through follow-up emails. An abandoned cart is when a customer adds one of your products to […]

Page Builder Framework Review: A Theme to Pair With Page Builders

Learn WordPress with WPLift: Do you love using WordPress page builders? If so, you’re probably the type of person who’s interested in a WordPress theme that bills itself as “A Page Builder’s best friend” Page Builder Framework is a WordPress theme that’s designed to pair well with popular WordPress page builders so that you can build a detailed WordPress […]

Apply Filters Podcast to be Retired after 83 Episodes

WordPress Tavern: Brad Touesnard and Pippin Williamson are retiring from podcasting. Their bi-weekly show Apply Filters, a favorite podcast among WordPress developers, will go off the air after publishing its 83rd episode. The hosts have not yet revealed why they are retiring but plan to share more details in the final episode. We’ll answer that next week […]

New Core Gallery Widget Targeted for WordPress 4.9

WordPress Tavern: The Core Media Widgets feature plugin introduced a gallery widget in the 0.2.0 release this week. WordPress 4.8 added the new audio, image, and video widgets from this feature plugin....

24 Ways to Prepare Your eCommerce Site for Cyber November

WPMU DEV Blog: If you run an online store, there is a massive opportunity approaching with the upcoming holiday sales cycle. Is your WordPress site prepared for it? November and December of 2016 set all sorts of new records in terms of online sales. If you’re in the business of selling physical goods, digital products, or services online, […]

EDD Add to Cart Popup Acquired By Easy Digital Downloads

WP Mayor: As of last week, we owned and developed three extensions for Easy Digital Downloads, an e-commerce solution for WordPress. Things have now changed, and EDD has acquired one of those extensions. Read on to find out why.

How to Choose the Best Website Builder in 2017 (Compared)

WPBeginner: Website builders are a perfect solution for individuals and small businesses to start a website without hiring a developer. The problem is finding the best website builder can be tricky for beginners. With so many website builders out there, how do you know which is the right solution for you? In this article, we’ll help […]

Use WooCommerce to Sell Auto Parts & Spare Parts: The Complete Guide

WP Mayor: Spare parts are ideal products to sell online with WooCommerce. Whether you're selling automotive parts for cars and other vehicles, domestic appliance spares for washing machines, used spare parts, or electronics parts, customers are happy to buy online without inspecting the product in person. In this tutorial, you'll learn how to create a WooCommerce auto […]

WordPress 4.8.2 Patches Eight Security Vulnerabilities

WordPress Tavern: WordPress 4.8.2 is available for download and users are encouraged to update as soon as possible. This release patches eight security vulnerabilities and has six maintenance related fixes. Hardening was also added to WordPress core to prevent plugins and themes from accidentally causing a vulnerability through $wpdb->prepare() which can create unexpected and unsafe queries leading […]

How to Install and Use Disqus Comment System on WordPress

WordPress – Make Tech Easier: A comment system is a very important feature for an interactive website. It is also necessary to help create traffic to a website. When using a WordPress website, the Disqus Comment System is one of the best commenting systems to improve comments and discussions. It comes with a couple of features, among them the following: […]

DonateWC Aims to Provide Travel Sponsorships to Attend Large WordCamps

WordPress Tavern: DonateWC is a new initiative by Ines van Essen, Happiness Engineer at Automattic, that aims to provide an opportunity for less fortunate people to attend large WordCamps. Essen was inspired to create the non-profit organization after realizing how expensive it was to attend WordCamp US 2015. “As I did not work for a company that […]

Why Vue.js Creator Evan You Thinks Vue Could Be a Good Fit for WordPress

WordPress Tavern: photo credit: JSConf China After last week’s news that WordPress is abandoning React due to its unfavorable patents clause, the discussion regarding the selection of a new framework is heating up again. As Vue is once again among the leading contenders, I reached out to Vue.js creator Evan You to get his perspective on the […]

How to Add a Favicon to WordPress With Customizer or Plugin

Learn WordPress with WPLift: Favicons are those little images that appear next to your site’s title in a browser tab, as well as other areas like bookmarks, app icons (on phones and tablets), and a few smaller places. They’re a neat part of branding your site. Sure – your site won’t grind to a halt if you don’t have […]

Hummingbird: All-New Ultra-Fast Minification Engine & Gravatar Caching

WPMU DEV Blog: This week we’re excited to announce we’ve added a brand new, ultra-fast minification engine to our Hummingbird performance plugin! But that’s not all. Hummingbird now features Gravatar caching, too! So what does this mean? Well, two things: The new minification engine uses an API located on our dedicated servers, so when you minify a file, […]

How to Quickly Switch Between User Roles on WordPress

Learn WordPress with WPLift: If you’re like most WordPress webmasters, you only experience your WordPress site as an Administrator. If you’re not familiar with what that means, it basically means that you have all of the power. That is, you can make every single possible change on your WordPress site. Most of the time, that’s fine. But if you’re […]

How to Fix 503 Service Unavailable Error in WordPress

WPBeginner: Are you seeing a 503 service unavailable error in WordPress? The problem with the 503 error is that it gives no clues about what’s causing it which makes it extremely frustrating for beginners. In this article, we will show you how to fix the 503 service unavailable error in WordPress. What Causes 503 Service Unavailable […]

Best WooCommerce Refund Plugins

HOICKER: WooCommerce Refund System can provide an efficient way for managing refunds in your WooCommerce Shop. Some of the Best WooCommerce Refund Plugins are developed by YITH, StoreApps and FME Addons.

How to Duplicate WordPress Database using phpMyAdmin

WPBeginner: Do you want to duplicate your WordPress database using phpMyAdmin? WordPress stores all your website data in a MySQL database. Sometimes you may need to quickly clone a WordPress database to transfer a website or to create manual backups. In this article, we will show you how to easily duplicate WordPress database using phpMyAdmin. Why […]