WordPress Explores Forming a Nomination-Based Advisory Board

WordPress Tavern: WordPress contributors are weighing in on a proposal for the formation of a nomination-based advisory board with set term limits for its members. Josepha Haden, the project’s Executive Director, published a first draft two weeks ago with ideas for how the board might operate and feedback is rolling in. WordPress experimented with a growth council…

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The Complete Social Media Cheat Sheet for WordPress (Updated)

WP Beginner: If you are serious about your website or blog, then you simply can’t ignore social media. The problem is that each of these platforms has different requirements for cover photos, profile image, article cover, etc. This makes it quite overwhelming for new users to get started. What if there was an easier social media cheat…

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Mediamatic Review: Add Folders to the WordPress Media Library

WP Lift: There’s a lot to like about WordPress, but the WordPress Media Library isn’t always the high point. While your desktop lets you organize files with simple folders and drag-and-drop, the WordPress Media Library just throws everything together in a mish-mash of different files.Mediamatic is a freemium WordPress plugin that lets you change that by bringing…

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Bootstrap Adopts New Long Term Support Plan, Moves Version 3 to End of Life

WordPress Tavern: Bootstrap, the most widely used open source front-end component library on the web, has adopted a new Long Term Support plan that will make the development cycle a little more predictable. From now on, each major version will receive at least six months of support after it is retired, followed by six months of critical…

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7 Best Mailchimp Alternatives of 2019 (with Better Features + Fair Pricing)

WP Beginner: Are you looking for a Mailchimp alternative? Mailchimp is a popular email marketing service, and it used to be an industry favorite. However due to the recent changes in Mailchimp pricing and continuous decline in the quality of service, many users are looking to switch from Mailchimp. The good news is that there are a…

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Gatsby Theme Jam Contest Inspires Two WordPress Starter Themes

WordPress Tavern: Gatsby, the open source app and website framework based on React, celebrated the stable release of Gatsby themes by launching a Theme Jam contest. Participants were invited to create their own Gatsby Themes and submit them for an opportunity to win swag or the grand prize: an all-expenses-paid trip to the Gatsby Days event of…

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Ninja Forms Parent Company Saturday Drive Acquires CalderaWP

WordPress Tavern: Saturday Drive, makers of Ninja Forms, Ninja Shop, and SendWP, has acquired Caldera Forms, a React-based, drag-and-drop forms builder plugin. In addition to the free plugin on WordPress.org, which has more than 200,000 active installs, CalderaWP’s product line includes a Pro version and more than 30 free and commercial add-ons for things like payment processors…

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Essential Addons: Most Popular Elementor Addons With 60+ Advanced Widgets

WP Mayor: Since its launch in 2016, Elementor has grown from a page building upstart to one of the most popular visual, drag-and-drop WordPress page builder plugins in existence. Beyond its own stellar feature list, one of the things that makes Elementor so powerful is that they’ve opened it up so that other developers can easily extend…

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