Catalina Alvarez is Conducting the First Occupational Psychology Study on Autonomous Motivation and Burnout in the WordPress Community

WordPress Tavern: photo credit: WDnet Studio While attending WordCamp Europe I met Catalina Alvarez, a Master’s degree student at Paris 8 University, who is studying Occupational Psychology and Human Resources. She is in the process of writing her thesis about WordPress community health, with a focus on “autonomous motivation as a moderator in the Demands-Burnout relationship.” Alvarez […]

Matt Mullenweg Discusses Core Focuses, Downsides of a Consensus-Driven Model, and More on Apply Filters Podcast

WordPress Tavern: Matt Mullenweg, co-founder of the WordPress open source project and CEO of Automattic, joined Pippin Williamson and Brad Touesnard on episode 81 of the Apply Filters podcast. Apply Filters is a podcast dedicated to WordPress development. During the interview, Mullenweg touched on a number of topics including, a progress report on the three core focus […]

How to Create Quizzes that Boost User Engagement in WordPress

WPMU DEV Blog: If you’re like me, you know your site’s bounce rate off the top of your head because you have Google Analytics always open in another tab. You give yourself a high five whenever your bounce rate goes down, but with every increase, you’re scrambling for ways to increase user engagement. Here’s a thought: have you […]

How to Reset a WordPress Password from phpMyAdmin

WPBeginner: Do you want to reset your WordPress password using phpMyAdmin? If you are unable to reset your WordPress password, then there is a way to reset it directly in your WordPress database using phpMyAdmin. In this article, we will show you how to easily reset a WordPress password from phpMyAdmin. Why Reset WordPress Password from […]

A First Look at Gutenberg Editor for WordPress: Mixed Opinions

WPLift: In case you didn’t already hear the news, the new Gutenberg Editor is now available as a public BETA plugin on the plugin directory. It’s not quite ready for prime time – the plugin includes a hefty warning about not using it on production sites – but it is functional and usable…for beta purposes.

Codester – a Fast Growing Marketplace For WordPress Themes and Plugins

WP Mayor: Codester is an online platform that connects buyers and sellers of all sorts of web development assets. If you’re looking for an upgrade for your WordPress driven web page, then you really want to know what Codester is all about. In this article we’re going to talk about what Codester can offer to WordPress webpage […]

Create A Top Converting Split Test and Win VC Splitter Pro for Life

WP Mayor: Did you know over 47% of the top 10,000 websites are optimizing their web experience for their visitors? VC Splitter helps websites like yours get more clicks, lower bounce rates, and increase your customer engagement with a simple to use site optimization software.

How to Fix “Not Allowed to Access this Page” Error in WordPress

WPMU DEV Blog: Picture this: You’re working away on your WordPress site and then bam! You see this puzzling and face contorting error: “How is this even a thing?” you quietly shout. “I am allowed to access this page. I’m the admin!...

Keeping up With the WordPress Community When You’re Crazy Busy

WPMU DEV Blog: From security updates and feature releases to new themes and best practices, WordPress is constantly changing. And when you work with WordPress every day, staying in the know is essential for keeping your site competitive. So how do you keep up? After following dozens of blogs, influencers, and newsletters, I’ve discovered a handful of standout resources that […]

Gutenberg 0.2.0 Released, Adds New Custom HTML and Cover Image Blocks

WordPress Tavern: The Gutenberg plugin is moving fast with version 0.2.0 now available. This is the first release since the plugin was added to the directory last week. It includes two new block types, along with other new features, improvements, and fixes for many bugs that previously severely impaired the editor’s usability....

WordPress 4.9 to Focus on Managing Plugins and Themes, Gutenberg Targeted for 5.0

WordPress Tavern: photo credit: Oli Dale Matt Mullenweg, the overall product lead for core releases in 2017, has published an overview for what users can expect in WordPress versions 4.9 and 5.0. After the success of 4.8 and the initial release of Gutenberg last week, Mullenweg is aiming to see the plugin installed on 100K+ sites during […]

7 Simple, No-Brainer Experiments for A/B Testing Newbies

WPMU DEV Blog: Marketers, developers, site admins—whoever you are, you got to love the person who created the A/B test. I like to imagine them sitting at their desk one day, frustrated with how much time they were spending revising a client’s website, but with little payoff to show for it in the end. Then a literal lightbulb […]

29 Best WordPress Themes for Artists (2017)

WPBeginner: Are you looking for the best WordPress themes for artists? Sometimes its hard to find the perfect theme that can showcase your creativity and talent. In this article, we have hand-picked some of the best WordPress themes for artists. Building a WordPress Site for Artists Due to the flexibility and freedom it offers, WordPress is […]

A Beginner’s Guide to WooCommerce Marketing Automation

WP Mayor: If you're using WooCommerce as a platform to sell your goods and services, then you're already in the right hands. However, if you want to make the most out of WooCommerce, then you need help from marketing automation to help take away the burden of repetitive tasks so you can focus on measuring the results that […]

WordPress’ New Gutenberg Editor Now Available as a Plugin for Testing

WordPress Tavern: One of the featured sessions at WordCamp Europe 2017 was Om Malik’s interview with Matt Mullenweg, followed by a 20-minute Q&A from the audience. After showing a preview of the new Gutenberg editor with dynamic blocks replacing widgets, Mullenweg announced that it is now available as a plugin on Gutenberg has been in development […]

How to Add Enrich Tooltips and Glossaries to Your WordPress Site

WordPress – Make Tech Easier: One thing about language is it grows along with the needs of its users. It’s only natural that different walks of life use different sets of vocabulary. If you’re a doctor and have never dealt with the law, there will be terms about the law that you don’t know. Similarly, there are medical terms that […]

How to Style Individual Categories Differently in WordPress

WPBeginner: Do you want to style categories differently in WordPress? Most WordPress themes use the same style for all category archive pages. However, if you run a content rich website, then you can style each category differently to maximize their potential. In this article, we will show you how to easily style categories differently in WordPress. […]

Top 30 Sports and Travel WordPress Themes That Make Adventurous Souls Itch

WP Mayor: What is common between sports and travel WordPress themes? It's the adrenaline and excitement which is caused by the design. In order to illustrate the similarity of top sports and travel WordPress themes, let's imagine that YOU are the customer. Case number one: let's assume you're looking for a tour to... Norway, for example....

WordPress Marketing Team Launches Case Studies and Usage Survey for Agencies, Clients, and Enterprises

WordPress Tavern: photo credit: Lukasz Kowalewski WordPress’ Marketing Team has launched a set of surveys to gather case studies and usage data from agencies, clients, and enterprises, with the goal of providing more resources for adoption. The Usage Survey was created to capture feedback on the factors that influenced an organization to select WordPress as well as […]

WPShout Updates and Acquires

WordPress Tavern: is a WordPress resource created by Rami Abraham in 2013. The site is an interactive version of Michelle Schulp’s colorful diagram of WordPress’ template hierarchy. Each template is linked to documentation that explains its function. Over the years, WordPress’ template hierarchy has changed....

The Biggest Opportunity in WordPress History

WP Mayor: At WordCamp Europe in Paris last weekend, there were many inspiring people who have built a thriving business upon WordPress. For each success story, however, there were dozens more attendees scrambling to find their own way, chasing the dream of working for themselves and making a living from WordPress. There was a general sense that […]

GeneratePress Review: A Starter Theme for Your Next WordPress Project

WPLift: GeneratePress is a modular WordPress theme designed for developers. It was developed by Tom Usborne, a developer with 15+ years of experience developing websites and 8+ years of experience with WordPress. Tom developed WordPress sites from scratch and grew tired of having to create new themes for each site he built. GeneratePress was his solution. […]

Working With Clients Who Want a Redesign: A Rebranding Checklist

WPMU DEV Blog: So, you’ve been approached by a client to help with rebranding their WordPress site. That can be a tricky request. When you’re the one initiating a redesign, you’re prepared for the conversation. You’ve assessed the “suckage” of their website and understand why it’s a fixer-upper.When they come to you wanting a rebrand, it isn’t as […]

Send eCommerce Products to Amazon, Google, Ebay and 40+ Merchants Easily to Increase Sales

WP Mayor: Your eCommerce site can only generate the sales as to how well promoted your products are. And the promotions of your products done are better when you set-up a multi-channel sales/marketing funnel. Listing your products on the popular comparison shopping engines, marketplaces and even on the affiliate platforms is a tough job, needless to say, […]

WordCamp Europe 2018 to be Held in Belgrade, Serbia, June 14-16

WordPress Tavern: Belgrade, Serbia will host the sixth edition of WordCamp Europe, June 14-16, 2018. Prior host cities include Leiden, Sofia, Seville, Vienna, and Paris. Attendees and the massive 221-person volunteer crew gave their enthusiastic approval when organizers announced the event would be returning to Eastern Europe next year. WordCamp Europe 2018 will be in Belgrade, Serbia, […]

WooCommerce Drops 50% Renewal Discount on Subscriptions

WordPress Tavern: Customers who purchased extensions from are discovering that the renewal discount of 50% has been removed. Instead, they are now paying full-price. The WooCommerce blog and the official Twitter account do not mention anything about the price increase. We contacted Automattic and asked if the discount was removed and if customers received prior notice of the price […]

WP Google Analytics Events Pro Review: Add Event Tracking to WordPress

WPLift: Ever wished that you could get more insights from Google Analytics? The default Google Analytics tracking code gives you some helpful information about where your traffic is coming from and what it’s doing on your site. But Google Analytics itself is way more powerful than that. When you install the normal Google Analytics tracking code, […]

WordPress Custom Fields 101: Tips, Tricks, and Hacks

WPBeginner: Ever wondered what are custom fields in WordPress? Want to learn more about how custom fields work? In this article, we will show you how to user WordPress custom fields with tips, tricks, and hacks. Since this is a lengthy article, we have added table of contents for easier navigation. What are WordPress custom fields?...

How We Host WordPress: Infinite Scale, Redundancy, and Code Audits

WPMU DEV Blog: We host millions of sites across our CampusPress and WPMU DEV Hosting platforms. And we’re also behind Edublogs, likely the largest WordPress Multisite network in the world (if you don’t count Over the past 11+ years of building and growing these services, we’ve evolved everything that we do. We’ve made mistakes, learned a good deal, […]

How to Build Your Own Sports News Network Website

WP Mayor: WP RSS Aggregator is a freemium based WordPress plugin designed to provide your website with a “regular flow of fresh and relevant content”. However, adding unlimited number of RSS feeds to your website, placing them in pages, posts, or even a custom post type using a simple shortcode, and configuring the type of content you […]

Disqus 3.0 Beta Improves Comment Syncing

WordPress Tavern: When we interviewed Daniel Ha, CEO and co-founder of Disqus, earlier this year, he explained why some users were reporting problems syncing comments between Disqus and WordPress and that improvements would be coming soon. “We may have taken some services offline to work on them which may have affected those who were trying to sync,” Ha said. […]

6 LinkedIn Plugins to Integrate WordPress With LinkedIn

WPLift: Does your website skew towards a more professional niche? Or maybe you’ve got a portfolio site and want to bring in your LinkedIn information for a little extra oomph? No matter what your specific niche, integrating Linkedin with WordPress is a great way to add some more professional social media to professional websites. And yes, […]

How to Display Different Sidebar for Each Post and Page in WordPress

WPBeginner: Do you want to display different sidebars for different posts and pages on your WordPress site? Typically, WordPress themes show the same sidebars on fixed locations regardless of which post or page you’re on. In this article, we will show you how to create and display different sidebars for each post and pages in WordPress. […]

How to Make WordPress Comments Completely, Totally Stop

WPMU DEV Blog: For some of the websites you create, comments are completely unnecessary. Sometimes it’s a matter of not wanting people to comment on your pages. Posts are fine, but why does WordPress even think that pages would need comments? Then there’s the fact that some comments present a security risk if they contain suspicious links that […]

WordCamp Europe 2017 Draws 1900 Attendees from 79 Countries

WordPress Tavern: photo credit: WP Tavern WordCamp Europe was held this weekend in Paris, bringing together 1,900 attendees from 79 countries. Another 1,000 people joined via livestream from 77 countries to make a total audience of 2,900 participants from 92 countries. The number of attendees on the ground was about one third less than original estimates of […]

Making Money From Your Blog: Seeing the Money Roll In

WPMU DEV Blog: If you’ve been following my series on blogging for profit, you’ll now have a high quality blog with a growing audience in a well-defined niche. But how do you turn that into revenue? In this final post in the series, I’ll examine that question. I’ll explore the options for monetizing your blog, and identify what our […]

How to Add Google Analytics Tracking Code to WordPress

WPMU DEV Blog: When you think about the greatest pairings of all time, you probably think about duos like Batman and Robin, Mickey and Minnie, and peanut butter and jelly. I mean, you can’t find more compatibility than those couples, right? Then again, there is the very modern duo of WordPress and Google Analytics. While they might not […]