To infinity and beyond with the brand new WPLift!

WPLift: Welcome to the brand new WPLift! I am excited to welcome you today with our new website design! I decided to freshen up the branding, bring fresh air to the site and along with this new layout add new sections and services. I am expecting to hear from you what you think about this new […]

Adding a Custom Widget to Any Page, Post or Template in WordPress

WPMU DEV Blog: Widgets make WordPress really flexible. By adding widget areas to your themes, you let users insert their own custom content without having to write a line of code. They’re most common in sidebars and footers, where they’re often used to hold widgets such as the search widget, latest posts widget, or maybe a custom menu. […]

Ultimate Reviews Provides Custom User Reviews for WordPress and WooCommerce

WP Mayor: Ultimate Reviews is an easy-to-use plugin that gives your users advanced features for reviewing your products and services. It's compatible with WooCommerce, offers a variety of customization options for styling and layouts, lets you set limits on who can review (and what they can review), allows you to set the complexity and length of reviews, and […]

How to Recover WooCommerce Abandoned Cart

HOICKER: E-commerce is gaining more popularity in recent times and customers prefer to shop online more often because it saves them a lot of time. WooCommerce is one of the leading e-commerce platforms which has made a rapid growth. But, the major problem faced by any WooCommerce shop owner is cart abandonment. Let’s discuss more in […]

How to Create a WordPress Intranet for Your Organization

WPBeginner: Do you want to create a WordPress intranet for your organization? WordPress is a powerful platform with tons of flexible options that makes it ideal to be used as your company’s intranet. In this article, we will show you how to create a WordPress intranet for your organization while keeping it private and secure. What […]

Ultimate Branding Just Made Customizing Login Screens Super Easy

WPMU DEV Blog: Ultimate Branding just turned 5 and we’re celebrating with some epic new white label features! Our WordPress re-branding plugin is the all-in-one, everything you need toolkit for giving WordPress a completely new look WordPress. Personalize the dashboard, reconfigure the toolbar, add your very own hot links and tooltips, replace the WordPress logo absolutely everywhere including the […]

How to Set a Default Fallback Image for WordPress Post Thumbnails

WPBeginner: Do you want to set a default fallback image for WordPress post thumbnails? Featured images also known as post thumbnails are very useful in engaging users and making your articles more noticeable on social media. In this article, we will show you how to set a default fallback image for WordPress post thumbnails. Why You […]

wpDataTables Review 2.0 – An Upgrade to This Powerful WordPress Table Plugin

WPLift: Tables make it easy for you to do everything from displaying tons of data in a usable way to creating conversion-boosting product comparison tables and more. And when it comes to tables, wpDataTables is one of the most popular WordPress table plugins. 50% Off – at this moment this plugin is on sale. The discount […]

10 Elegant WordPress Hotel Themes with a Property Reservation System

WP Mayor: Looking for WordPress hotel themes with a reservation system? I found out that lots of the themes advertised as “hotel booking” ones, actually come with a simple booking form by email, when each reservation request should be processed manually. No good for hotel managers, all the more so for guests! Using such a "book-via-email" system […]

Morten Rand-Hendriksen on What Gutenberg Means For the Future of WordPress

WordPress Tavern: As work continues on Gutenberg, members of the community are discussing its impacts on WordPress’ future. Morten Rand-Hendriksen considers Gutenberg to be a watershed moment, “This is a revolution,” he said. “This is a watershed moment for WordPress. This is entirely new and fundamentally different from how WordPress works and how we work with it […]

7 Best WordPress RSVP Plugins for Your Website

WPBeginner: Are you looking for an RSVP plugin for WordPress? RSVP plugins allow you to accept responses to your invitations directly on your website, so you can better manage your events. In this article, we have hand-picked some of the best RSVP plugins for WordPress that will make your event management easier. Why and When You […]

How to Code an Automatic Section Menus Widget in WordPress

WPMU DEV Blog: If you’re a regular user of large e-commerce or news sites, you’ll have noticed that they have section menus, with links to all of the pages in the section that you’re currently in. Adding one of these to your site helps users find related content and will reduce your bounce rate. But setting up a […]

Awesome Giveaway – Win 1 of 3 Yearly Subscriptions for WP Favs Plugin

WP Mayor: Today we partnered up with guys from Timersys to give you a chance to win 1 of 3 Yearly Subscriptions for WP Favs plugin worth $60 each! WP Favs is a plugin manager tool that lets you install/activate and manage multiple plugins at the same time.

Best WooCommerce Subscriptions

HOICKER: For supporting recurring payments in WooCommerce site, a WooCommerce Subscription Plugin is needed. Some of the best WooCommerce Subscriptions are developed by Prospress, YITH, Fantastic Plugins, etc.

Top 25+ Popular WooCommerce Payment Gateway Plugins

HOICKER: Payment Method is critical for any e-commerce shop. Customers often abandon their purchase because their preferred payment gateway is not available. Check out the Top 25+ Popular WooCommerce Payment Gateway Plugins.

SUMO Reward Points – WooCommerce Reward System

HOICKER: Reward Points otherwise known as Loyalty Points can be awarded to buyers every time they sign up for an account, purchase, social promotion, refer new buyers, review a product, etc. The earned points can be redeemed to get a discount on future purchases.

7 Best Newsletter Plugins to Create and Send Emails in WordPress

WPMU DEV Blog: One of the keys to success in digital marketing is to ensure that the right hand is always talking to the left. This means that if you’ve spent time building a beautiful WordPress site and regularly write high-quality content for it, you’ll want those efforts shared across other marketing platforms. Social media is one of […]

4 Plugins for Streamlining Your Workflow with a Minimal WordPress Dashboard

WPMU DEV Blog: WordPress developers and implementers are a pretty lucky bunch when you think about it. You get to work on a platform that’s inherently intuitive, secure, and chock-full of features. How many people get to say that about their digital platforms? Sometimes, though, all that “stuff” clogging up the WordPress admin can get in the way of […]

Facebook Isn’t Budging on React’s BSD + Patents License

WordPress Tavern: Last month React users petitioned Facebook to relicense the project (and its other open source projects) after the Apache Software Foundation (ASF) added Facebook’s BSD+Patents license to its Category X list of disallowed licenses for Apache PMC members. Participants and subscribers to the GitHub thread waited weeks for a decision on re-licensing while Facebook’s engineering […]

WordPress.org to Add New Page Educating Users on Benefits of Upgrading PHP

WordPress Tavern: WordPress’ Core PHP team has created a new GitHub organization for initiatives focused on improving the use of PHP in the project. The first one they are tackling is a new page on WordPress.org dedicated to educating users about the benefits of upgrading PHP. Contributors are collecting third-party articles and tutorials on PHP upgrades to […]

Chrome Version 62 to Show Security Warnings on HTTP Pages Starting in October 2017

WordPress Tavern: Google Search Console has started sending out notices to sites that have not yet migrated to HTTPS. Chrome 61 is now in beta and version 62 is on track to begin marking HTTP pages as “NOT SECURE” beginning in October. It will show the warning if it detects any forms on the page that transmit […]

Why It’s Important to Get WordPress Featured Images Right (Plus Tools & Tips)

WPMU DEV Blog: “Use a picture. It’s worth a thousand words.” is the first reported instance of the English language idiom that most of us know as “A picture is worth a thousand words”. In other words, why waste your breath (or fingers) when you could use a single picture to tell your story? A beautiful example of […]

25 Best WordPress Themes for Financial Sites

WPBeginner: Are you a financial planner or business consultant who’s looking to make a website with WordPress? Want to know which are the best WordPress themes for financial sites? In this article, we have hand-picked some of the best WordPress themes for financial sites like accountants, financial advisors, consultants, and management firms. Building a Financial Website […]

5 Ways to Make Your WooCommerce Store Swift and Faster

WP Mayor: WooCommerce is simple to start with. however, you need to work on your website speed. Using CDN and hosting works well. Importantly, Image is another deciding factor. WooCommerce store has many product images....

New Merlin WP Onboarding Wizard Makes WordPress Theme Installation and Setup Effortless

WordPress Tavern: ThemeBeans founder Rich Tabor released Merlin WP on GitHub in public beta this week. The project provides a beautiful experience for installing and setting up WordPress themes with all of their plugin dependencies, Customizer settings, widgets, demo content, and more. “I was inspired by David Baker’s Envato Theme Setup Wizard and was working to add […]

User Experience Tests Show Gutenberg’s UI Elements Can Benefit From Better Timing

WordPress Tavern: Over the past few months, reviews for Gutenberg have trended towards a love/hate relationship without much in between. To figure out why this is, Millie Macdonald and Anna Harrison of Ephox, the company behind TinyMCE, analyzed the feedback and concluded that many of the issues likely stem from timing. “In short, the nuances in the […]

WordPress Support Team to Host Free Workshop August 23 on Supporting Themes

WordPress Tavern: Over the past few months the WordPress Support Team has been brainstorming ways to improve support across various aspects of the community. One new idea they are pursuing is hosting workshops where WordPress.org theme and plugin authors can present how they approach supporting their free, open source products that have been released to the community. […]

How to Add Pinterest “Pin It” Buttons to WordPress For Free

WPLift: Looking for a way to add Pinterest Pin It buttons when a user hovers over an image on your WordPress site? There are plenty of plugins that add generic Pinterest share buttons. But that’s not what I’m talking about in this post. I’m talking about Pin It buttons like below that appear when a user […]

How the Microthemer CSS Editor Plugin Could Change Your Development

WPMU DEV Blog: It’s always fun to experiment with CSS and website design. But manually fidgeting with colors, buttons, and other thingamabobs can get very old very fast if you want to implement or test something quickly. And that’s why plugins like Microthemer exist. Microthemer is a visual CSS editor plugin that allows you to see any changes […]

How to Automatically Link Keywords with Affiliate Links in WordPress

WPBeginner: Many content publishers use affiliate marketing to make money online. The problem is that sometimes you may forget to add affiliates links in your article thus leaving money on the table. Luckily, there’s an easy solution to recover that revenue. In this article, we will show you how to automatically link keywords with affiliate links […]

Boost Your Revenue by 3X with WP Appointment Booking Plugin

WP Mayor: Scheduling appointments can be a nightmare, particularly for service-based businesses. If you made a scheduling error or took in some wrong information, it can mess up your entire timetable. Worse, it can severely damage your name and reputation. But there’s an excellent solution to avoid scheduling mishaps from happening. That’s to provide online appointment booking […]

Gravity Forms Stop Entries Plugin Aims to Help Sites Comply with the EU’s GDPR

WordPress Tavern: photo credit: AJ Montpetit Wider Gravity Forms Stop Entries is a new plugin that helps website owners protect the privacy of form submissions by preventing entries from being stored in the database. The plugin was created by UK-based web developer Jonny Allbut for internal use at Wider, a company he set up for handling WordPress […]

How Much Does a Custom WordPress Theme Cost?

WPBeginner: After writing our article on how much does it cost to build a WordPress site, several readers asked us to expand on the custom website cost section. If you’re wondering how much does a custom WordPress theme cost, then you’re in the right place. In this article, we will share how much does a custom […]

How to Add Music and Embed Audio Playlists in WordPress

WPMU DEV Blog: Let me take you back about 10 years ago. You suddenly get a hankering to go out to eat, but aren’t sure where you want to go. Rather than drive downtown without a plan, you hop on the internet to check out your options. You stumble across a website with cheesy background music meant to […]

20+ Bed and Breakfast Themes to Showcase B&Bs, Inns and Resorts

WP Mayor: Bed and breakfast themes are niche WordPress themes available for the hotel and lodging industry. They're designed to showcase a single location as is typical with B&Bs, so they need to be powerful and well-designed yet minimalist enough to not be too bloated with features intended for large hotel chains. This post features a collection […]

WordPress Mobile Apps Updated with a New Login Experience

WordPress Tavern: The WordPress mobile apps are sporting a new login experience that Automattic’s mobile designers and developers released in the latest versions. The login flow has been completely redesigned to provide a more unified experience for connecting both self-hosted and WordPress.com-hosted sites. These flows were completely separate in the past and users were often confused about […]

WordCamp US to Experiment With A Community Bazaar

WordPress Tavern: In addition to taking place in a new location this year, WordCamp US will have a Community Bazaar. An area will be set aside in the venue allowing those chosen to showcase their WordPress communities. Raquel Landefeld, Randy Hicks, and Dustin Mezo are organizing the Bazaar. Landefeld says the idea was inspired by the people […]

24/7 Live Expert WordPress Support…Now Available for all WPMU DEV Members!

WPMU DEV Blog: Our crack WordPress support team is now on live chat 24/7/365 and our members are absolutely loving it. No more waiting on support tickets, forums or for emails…we’ve got the help you need for any WordPress issue right here, right now. And you can try it out entirely for free! Your site is a 24/7 […]

5 Best Popular Posts Plugins for WordPress

WPBeginner: While browsing the web, you’ve probably come across websites that have popular articles section. Displaying popular posts help your website visitors find your best content and boost your pageviews. If you want to add a popular posts section on your site, then you’re in the right place. In this article, we will show you the […]

WooCommerce Product Table Review: Create Filterable Tables from Products

WPLift: Do you need a simple, but flexible, way to create searchable tables of your WooCommerce products? I’m a big fan of product comparison tables for giving your visitors an easy to use method for comparing multiple products against one another. There are a number of quality table plugins out there. But if you specifically want […]