How to Redirect Your User’s Attention with Comment Redirect

WPBeginner: Comments are a great way to keep your users engaged and build a strong community around your content. Tiny hacks like comment redirect help you improve user experience and stand out. In this article, we will show you how to easily redirect user’s attention with comment redirect in WordPress. First thing you need to do […]

10 Ways to Determine the Quality of a Free WordPress Plugin

WPMU DEV Blog: Whether you’re a developer who loves to code or you’re an implementer looking to design high-quality sites without breaking too much of a sweat, at some point you’ll want to turn to WordPress plugins for help. Sometimes, it’s not worth it to try and figure out the manual way of adding popup messages to your […]

WPLift’s Big Guide to Managed WordPress Hosting [UPDATE 2017]

WPLift: Managed WordPress hosting...if you’ve been around WordPress for any length of time, you’ve probably seen this term bandied about. But what is managed WordPress hosting? And do you actually need it for your site? And what’s more, which of the twenty million managed WordPress hosts out there are actually worth considering?...

5 Ways Influencer Marketing Can Help Your Business Grow

WP Mayor: Influencer marketing is set to become the dominant digital marketing strategy in 2017 and beyond. Today’s Generation Y audiences are spending more time on social media and less time watching TV, so identifying social influencers who can effectively promote brands is crucial for marketers.

The WPLift Roundup of the Best Free WordPress Themes May 2017

WPLift: May is almost over, which means it's time for this month's roundup of the best free WordPress themes. Multipurpose business themes with modern, flat and minimalist styles were a common theme this month. The post The WPLift Roundup of the Best Free WordPress Themes May 2017 appeared first on WPLift.

Quiz: Should You Use or

WPMU DEV Blog: If you’ve taken the time to read our article and What’s the Difference? then you know there are major differences between the two WordPress platforms. While both the hosted and self-hosted versions of WordPress are technically free to use (at least to start), that is pretty much where the similarities end.... and What’s the Difference?

WPMU DEV Blog: Here at WPMU DEV, we use the word “WordPress” a lot (for obvious reasons!). And when we do mention “WordPress” (there I go again!), I think it’s safe to say that most readers understand that we’re talking about, the self-hosted content management system....

How to Track Outbound Links on WordPress With Google Analytics Events

WPLift: Ever wished that you could track outbound link clicks from visitors on your WordPress site? If you’re like 90% of webmasters I know, you use Google Analytics to track your WordPress site. It’s the default and plenty of plugins make it stupid simple to add Google Analytics tracking to your WordPress site. The post How […]

25 Interesting Facts About WordPress (Infographic)

WPBeginner: Want to know some cool WordPress facts? WordPress turn 14 years old today, so we thought what best way to celebrate the world’s most popular website building software than to create a top 25 facts about WordPress infographic. Here are 25 most interesting facts about WordPress that you may not know. You can click on […]

WordPress Removes HHVM from Testing Infrastructure

WordPress Tavern: Before the release of PHP 7 in 2015, many WordPress managed hosting companies looked to Facebook’s HHVM to provide better performance. Pagely, WP Engine, and SiteGround added HHVM hosting options in 2014 and early 2015. However, PHP 7 performance gains have been enough to preclude wider HHVM adoption. WordPress core developer John Blackbourn announced yesterday […]

Rainmaker Digital to Partner with Nimble Worldwide

WordPress Tavern: Rainmaker Digital, formerly known as Copyblogger Media, has entered into a letter of intent to partner with Nimble Worldwide, a marketing agency based in Dallas, TX. Assets from both companies will be combined into a new entity with Rainmaker Digital being the majority owner. Brian Clark, CEO of Rainmaker Digital, says the partnership enables them to transform from a […]

7 Actionable Ways to Get Consistent Freelance Development Work

WPMU DEV Blog: With the tight competition in the freelance WordPress development space, you shouldn’t expect paid work to just fall in your lap. You need to go after it. But finding clients and sourcing consistent work is a challenge. Especially when you’re just starting out and you haven’t developed a network of connections you can tap into. […]

Top 20 Multipurpose WordPress Themes for Your Project

WP Mayor: Hi everybody who likes one-size-fits-all solutions. You will find quite a number of them in this article as it features top 20 multipurpose WordPress themes suitable both for entrepreneurs and professional designers.

29 Best WordPress Themes for Authors

WPBeginner: Are you looking for a WordPress theme for authors? As an author, you want to offer a better reading experience for users while allowing them to connect with you and purchase your books. In this article, we will show you some of the best WordPress themes for authors that you can use on your website. […]

WordPress to Select New JavaScript Framework for Use in Core

WordPress Tavern: WordPress core contributors have started collaborating more around their JavaScript efforts this year with regular core-js meetings. One item on the most recent meeting’s agenda was discussion on choosing a new JavaScript framework for use in core as an alternative to Backbone. Contributors began by summarizing the criteria for evaluating framework options, includes factors like […]

JSON Feed Creators Aim to Revitalize Interest in the Open Web with RSS Alternative

WordPress Tavern: JSON Feed, a project created by Manton Reece and Brent Simmons, launched last week. It’s a syndication format similar to RSS and Atom but built with JSON. “The premise was simple: the time is right for a JSON-based approach to feeds,” Reece said. “We hope that JSON Feed is straightforward enough to be implemented quickly, […]

LiveChat Review: Easily Add Live Chat to Your WordPress Site

WPLift: Want to offer live chat to visitors on your WordPress site? If so, what better service to use than a company that is literally named LiveChat? In this review, I’ll be taking a look at LiveChat from the perspective of a WordPress site owner. While LiveChat is technically a standalone SaaS, they have their own […]

How to Manage a Live WordPress Website Like a Pro

WPMU DEV Blog: For many of us, our websites are our bread and butter, even our pet projects. And though they hold a significant position in our lives, unfortunately, mismanage them regularly. While this is okay for smaller sites, the problem persists when we start tackling larger projects. In this article, we’ll take a look at some tips, […]

How to Uninstall and Reinstall WordPress

WPBeginner: Recently, one of our users asked us how they can uninstall and reintsall WordPress? Reinstalling WordPress can solve issues when all other troubleshootings tips fail. In this article, we will show you how to safely uninstall and reinstall WordPress without losing your data or SEO. When Do You Need to Reinstall WordPress? Reinstalling WordPress should […]

Jolt Hosting Competition: Win x5 2-Year Hosting Packages for All Your Hosting Needs

WPLift: Today is your lucky day! Our friends over at Jolt are giving away five, 2-year hosting packages for WPLift readers hoping to experience reliable, secure, and UK based SSD cloud hosting. The post Jolt Hosting Competition: Win x5 2-Year Hosting Packages for All Your Hosting Needs appeared first on WPLift.

Supercharge Your WordPress Menu with Max Mega Menu

WordPress – Make Tech Easier: Every web owner knows that traffic is the lifeblood of their site, and good content is the key to getting the flood. But getting visitors is not the only thing; retaining them is also essential. This is where web design and user interface play a significant role. If your website is intuitive and easy on […]

Designing Effective Websites for Different Age Groups

WPMU DEV Blog: There are so many best practices in web design that it sometimes feels like you’re a short order cook checking off requirements before sending a dish to a customer’s table. Did I remember to make my site lightning fast? Check. Is it fully responsive in design? Check....

How to Create a Custom WordPress Widget

WPBeginner: Do you want to create your own custom widgets in WordPress? Widgets allow you to drag and drop elements into any sidebar or widget ready area of your website. In this article, we will show you how to easily create a custom WordPress widget. What is a WordPress Widget? WordPress widgets contain pieces of code […]

Divi vs Elementor: A Detailed Page Builder Comparison

WPLift: Divi vs Elementor...Looking for the perfect page builder for your WordPress site? If you’ve been perusing your options, you’ve probably come across these two popular tools: Divi Builder and Elementor. The post Divi vs Elementor: A Detailed Page Builder Comparison appeared first on WPLift.

WordPress 4.8 Improves Accessibility on Admin Screens

WordPress Tavern: In WordPress 4.3, the Accessibility Team restored H1 headings to the admin screens. This paved the way for the team to change the headings hierarchy in WordPress 4.4. In WordPress 4....

Cape Town to Host 4th Annual WordPress Charity Hackathon on July 15

WordPress Tavern: Cape Town will be hosting its fourth annual do_action WordPress Charity Hackathon on July 15 this year. The objective of the event is to build websites for 10 different non-profit organizations in one day, an ambitious endeavor that requires a mix of different web and marketing talents working in highly concentrated teams. Participants help non-profits […]

WordCamp Europe to Halt Regular Ticket Sales May 31, Fewer than 400 Tickets Remain

WordPress Tavern: WordCamp Europe organizers will be ending regular ticket sales on May 31. The event has sold out well in advance in previous years, but the logistics of managing a budget for an estimated 3,000 attendees prompted organizers to opt for ending ticket sales two weeks before the event: As WordCamp Europe is a community event, […]

Sell Tickets to Your Events with the Tickera Plugin for WordPress

WPMU DEV Blog: Managing events online has quickly become the norm as more and more event organizers move away from sending paper invitations and handling RSVPs manually over email. Fortunately, online event management tools make it easy for small clubs and large organizations to handle their own events. But while there are many WordPress plugins that can help […]

12 Most Useful .htaccess Tricks for WordPress

WPBeginner: Are you looking for some useful .htaccess tricks for your WordPress site. The .htaccess file is a powerful configuration file which allows you to do a lot of neat things on your website. In this article, we will show you some of the most useful ....

Genesis Framework Review – A Well-Optimized WordPress Theme Framework

WPLift: Before I get into my Genesis review, I want to make one thing clear: This review is not is not about the English rock band. Phil Collins’ angelic voice needs no review. No, this review is about the Genesis WordPress framework, which fits the theme of this blog just a little bit more. The post […]

How to Double Your WooCommerce Sales in 90 Days

WP Mayor: “Consistency thou art a jewel…” – William Shakespeare Did you know William Shakespeare was actually a middle aged woman named Helen? True story… If you ever get the chance to connect with the people who are the BEST in their craft or industry, there’s one thing that will become painfully obvious. Their commitment to doing […]

WordPress 4.8 Increases Maximum Width of the Customizer Sidebar to 600 Pixels

WordPress Tavern: WordPress 3.4 introduced the WordPress Customizer API and over time it has evolved from being a theme customizer to a framework for live-previewing changes to WordPress. Since its inclusion, one of the most common complaints about the Customizer is its narrow sidebar. Even on widescreen monitors, the Customizer sidebar is only 300px wide. This limitation was one of […]

Google My Business: A Walkthrough of Google’s Tool for Businesses (and Plugins for WordPress)

WPMU DEV Blog: Do you remember a tool that Google had a few years back called Google Places? How about Google+ Local? Both of these free business tools aimed at accomplishing a similar goal: empowering business owners and marketers to control their business’s identity online. Google Places provided businesses with a hub through which you could update your […]

How to Add a Background Image in WordPress

WPBeginner: Do you want to add a background image to your WordPress site? Background images can be used to make your website look more engaging and aesthetically pleasant. In this article, we will show you how to easily add a background image to your WordPress site. Method 1. Add a Background Image Using Your WordPress Theme […]

How to Change the Domain Name of a WordPress Site

WordPress – Make Tech Easier: At some point you may discover the need to change the domain name of your WordPress website. Maybe you found a better domain name, or you were using a temporary domain to set everything up. Either way you’ll need to change a few settings inside of your WordPress installation in order to make the transition […]

How to Fix WordPress 404 Errors When the Post or Page Does Exist

WPMU DEV Blog: What’s more frustrating than getting a “404 page not found” error in WordPress when your pretty permalink page, post or custom post type does exist? Possibly, seeing the white screen of death when you upload images, which can also happen. Don’t worry, you’re not in the twilight zone or a parallel reality and they do […]

How to Set Up a WordPress Multi Network

WPMU DEV Blog: WordPress Multisite is an awesome tool in its own right that enables you t create a network of WordPress websites, but did you know it’s possible to create a network of Multisite networks, i.e. a network of networks? A multi-network allows you to have virtually infinite Multisite networks, all using a single WordPress install and […]