Camp Press is Coming to Iceland April 19 – 22, 2018

WordPress Tavern: photo credit: Jeroen Van Nieuwenhove The next installment of Camp Press will be held in Iceland at the Volcano Huts located in Húsadalur Valley in the Þórsmörk Nature Reserve April 19 – April 22, 2018. It will be the first time a Camp Press event will be held in Europe. The Camp Press organization was […]

26 Best WordPress Themes for Graphic Designers

WPBeginner: Are you looking for the best WordPress themes for graphic designers? For a graphic design website, you may be looking for something creative and inspiring. Typical blog or business templates often do not meet the criteria. In this guide, we have hand-picked the best WordPress themes for graphic designers that are both functional and creative. […]

From Building WordPress Sites to Selling Plugins in One Year

WordPress Tavern: Katie Keith This is a guest post written by Katie Keith, co-founder of Barn2 Media. In this post, Keith shares the lessons she and her husband learned transitioning from client work to selling WordPress products in one year. If you’ve ever dreamed of quitting client work and earning passive income by selling WordPress themes and […]

AMP Project Turns 2, Automattic Partners with Google to Improve WordPress Plugin

WordPress Tavern: Google’s AMP (Accelerated Mobile Pages) project is two years old today and the company published data demonstrating its growing adoption across the web. More than 4 billion AMP pages have been published by 25 million domains. AMP performance has also increased and Google reports that the median time for loading AMP pages from its search […]

WooCommerce Stores on Track to Surpass $10B in Sales This Year

WordPress Tavern: The third annual WooConf, the official conference for WooCommerce, is underway today. It started off with a keynote by Todd Wilkens, Head of WooCommerce, providing an overview of the project’s accomplishments over the past year and a preview of what’s to come. #wooconf — @woocommerce pic.twitter.com/8l07LgLd1y — John Kent (@johnkentsf) October 19, 2017 When the […]

6 Proven Techniques To Boost Customer Loyalty On Your WooCommerce Store

Learn WordPress with WPLift: Customer loyalty is what keeps them coming back to your website. Consistent and loyal customers are a great source of income for e-Commerce stores. Not only do they buy from you regularly, but also tell more people about you. To gain a loyal customer base, you need to earn their trust and deliver what they […]

How to Automatically Post New Instagram Photos to WordPress

WPBeginner: Do you want to automatically post new Instagram photos to your WordPress site? Instagram is an influential platform that can be used to drive traffic to your website. In this article, we will show you how to automatically post new Instagram photos to WordPress. Why Post Instagram Photos to WordPress? Instagram allows people to discover […]

Automate Just Got More Amazing – Introducing ‘Safe Upgrade’

WPMU DEV Blog: G’day all and strewth we’re super happy you liked Automate so much maaaaate. And, as you did, we’ve doubled down our efforts to add in some pretty sweet improvements, starting with what we’re calling “Safe Upgrades.” Wanna take a look? Thought so :) Before we get started though, if you’re not familiar with Automate yet it’s […]

GetSiteControl Review: 7 Helpful Marketing Widgets In One WordPress Plugin

Learn WordPress with WPLift: If you want to connect with your website visitors, you have plenty of options. Navigation bars, live chat, email opt-ins…you name it. But if you want to implement all those different tactics, you usually need to install a separate plugin for each type of widget. That can add up quick. GetSiteControl changes that by housing […]

3 Other Reasons Why You Should Use SSL On Your WooCommerce Store

WP Mayor: We all know that adding SSL to your store makes it more secure for your customers to conduct transactions. In fact, many payment processors actually require that you have SSL installed on your hosting. Often people just apply SSL to their cart and checkout pages, and although that satisfies the immediate issue of securing your […]

Google Chrome v62 Adds Support for OpenType Variable Fonts, Expands HTTP Warnings

WordPress Tavern: Google Chrome version 62 was pushed to the stable channel for Windows, Mac, and Linux today and will be rolling out to users over the next few days. The browser is continuing to put the pressure on website owners to migrate to HTTPS. As expected from the roadmap laid out earlier this year, a “Not […]

GoDaddy Launches New Managed WordPress Hosting Platform Aimed at Professionals

WordPress Tavern: GoDaddy has expanded its managed WordPress hosting plans to include a new “Pro WordPress” platform with tools aimed at professionals who are hosting multiple sites. Although GoDaddy currently has 4 million customers running on WordPress, its more basic plans were not adequate for those who require additional tools to manage multiple sites and clients in […]

How to Create a Staging Area for Your WordPress Site

WordPress – Make Tech Easier: Creating a staging area for your WordPress site gives you the benefit of testing, altering and improving your site’s features before they go live on the site. A staging site is one that’s identical to your existing WordPress site, making it possible for you to improve on your site without the pressure that comes with having […]

Culinary: A WordPress Food and Recipe Theme Review

Learn WordPress with WPLift: Have you ever thought about sharing your favorite recipes with a wide audience of food lovers? How about blogging about ingredient swaps, healthy eating, or how to make a killer Thanksgiving dessert? If you are the type of person looking for the perfect WordPress theme for displaying recipes, blog content, and even cooking products and […]

Speeding Up Search on Big WordPress Sites with Elasticsearch

WPMU DEV Blog: Large sites with a lot of content can easily get bogged down when people try to find content. Every time someone uses the “Search” box on your site, they’re using MySQL queries to the database, eating up resources and slowing everything down. Check out our post 27 Solutions to 14 Forgotten WordPress Page Speed Problems for more […]

How to Easily Create a T-Shirt Shop in WordPress

WPBeginner: Recently one of our readers asked if it was possible to add an automated T-Shirt shop in WordPress. Ideally a solution where you simply upload the designs and the rest of the process (printing, shipping, etc) are handled by someone else. Luckily there is a solution. In this article, we will show you how to […]

wpDataTables, the WordPress Table-Generating Plugin, Integrates Gravity Forms and Formidable Forms

WP Mayor: wpDataTables makes table and chart building, and the associated data management tasks required to build them, an easy task. This best-selling, easy to learn and use WordPress plugin, is already in use by more than 12,000 companies. These companies, together with other wpDataTables users, work with many different types of data, e.g., scientific, financial, statistical, […]

Is WordPress Secure?

WPMU DEV Blog: The question of whether or not WordPress is secure is complicated. While it’s obviously a secure enough platform for roughly a quarter of all websites around the world that are powered by WordPress, it’s not without its flaws. So, who is responsible for keeping WordPress secure? Of course, some of that responsibility ultimately falls on […]

How to Properly Disable Google AMP in WordPress

WPBeginner: Do you want to disable Google AMP in WordPress? Many bloggers and websites who jumped on the Google AMP bandwagon are now disabling it for different reasons. The challenge is that disabling Google AMP is not as simple as one would hope for. In this article, we will show you how to properly disable Google […]

WordPress.com vs WordPress.org: What Are The Differences?

Learn WordPress with WPLift: WordPress.com vs WordPress.org is a distinction that’s tripped up many new WordPress users. If you’re feeling confused by these two similar terms – you’re definitely not alone. But here’s the thing: Despite the many similarities between WordPress....

Medium Opens Partner Program, Allows Anyone to Publish Behind Its $5 Paywall

WordPress Tavern: In March 2017, Medium scrapped its previous ad-driven revenue model to become a publisher of premium, subscription-based content. The company launched a new $5 subscription program and gave a select group of writers and publications the ability to publish articles behind a paywall inside its network. Medium’s invitation-only Partner Program launched in August but has […]

Customizing the Error Page for Deactivated or Archived WordPress Sites

WPMU DEV Blog: If you run a WordPress Multisite network, the chances are that you’ve had to archive, suspend or delete one or two sites along the way. If the network is for your own use, you may have created a site and then realised you don’t need it after all, you might have moved it to a […]

TemplateMonster Has Become a Digital Marketplace

WP Mayor: It would not be an understatement to say that TemplateMonster has been a household name in the web design industry for the past 15 years. With over 60,000 templates under our belt, we continue to create ready-made designs for all types of online projects. Whether it’s a personal blog or a business portal, you will […]

Ultimate Guide to Creating a WordPress Membership Site

WPBeginner: Do you want to create a WordPress membership site? Due to its flexibility and ease of use, WordPress has become the top choice for building a membership website. In this step by step guide, we will show you how to create a WordPress membership site like a pro (without the coding knowledge). What Do You […]

Bear App Users Want WordPress Publishing Integration

WordPress Tavern: Ever since the demise of WordPress’ old distraction-free writing mode, users have been forced to look elsewhere for a truly zen writing experience. Gutenberg’s current design trajectory doesn’t seem to be putting it on track for delivering the minimalist writing environment that many writers crave. The project has a lot of publishing and design-related functionality […]

WordPress 4.9 Protects Users From Fatal Errors Created in the Theme and Plugin Editors

WordPress Tavern: Over the years, there have been many discussions and debates on whether or not WordPress should have a built-in file editor for themes and plugins. The file editors, while convenient, allow users to easily trigger fatal errors that can be difficult to fix, especially if they don’t have FTP access. Instead of removing the editors […]

6 Useful Plugins for Adding Features to Contact Form 7

WPMU DEV Blog: Contact Form 7 is a fantastic free plugin for adding contact forms to a WordPress site. But despite its ease of use and reliability, it’s missing a lot of features out-of-the-box. I recently showed how you can style Contact Form 7 with the help of plugins. In this post, I’ll show you how to extend Contact […]

24 Best WordPress Themes for Selling eBooks

WPBeginner: Are you looking for WordPress themes for selling ebooks? Well, you’re in luck because there are dozens of WordPress themes designed for selling digital products. In this article, we will show you the best WordPress themes for selling ebooks. Building a WordPress Website to Sell eBooks WordPress is an excellent platform to sell things online. […]

How to Customize Or Hide the WordPress Admin Toolbar

Learn WordPress with WPLift: Since WordPress 3.1, the WordPress Admin Bar, now known as the WordPress Toolbar, has been a part of the WordPress core. If you’re not sure what I’m talking about, it’s that omnipresent bar at the top of your screen whenever you’re logged in to WordPress. It’s helpful enough, but a bit basic. That simplicity might […]

GitHub Launches New Dependency Graph Feature with Security Alerts Coming Soon

WordPress Tavern: GitHub announced a new Dependency Graph feature at the Github Universe conference yesterday. It lists all the dependencies for a repository and will soon identify known vulnerabilities. The graph can be accessed under the Insights tab and currently supports Ruby and JavaScript dependencies with Python coming soon. Public repositories display the graph by default and […]

WordPress SEO Tools for Every Budget

WPMU DEV Blog: Five years ago, you might not have considered SEO an important part of your job as a WordPress web developer but times, they are a changin’. As this online marketing tactic has gained notoriety and importance as an organic method for driving web traffic for your clients (and your own online properties), your web development business […]

How to Show Total Number of Posts in WordPress

WPBeginner: Do you want to show the total number of posts on your WordPress site? Showing total number of articles may help showcase the consistency of your blog and encourages users to look for more content. In this article, we will show you how to easily display total number of posts in WordPress. Method 1: Show […]

Our WordPress Content Curation Guide – What You Need to Know

WP Mayor: So you want to take on the mammoth task of curating the web’s content into one convenient place? Nowadays, it seems like everyone and their mother has a blog, so content curation is a valuable service to the many content consumers of the world. But what exactly is content curation? And how do you actually […]

WordPress Replaces Browserify with Webpack for Build Process

WordPress Tavern: During a core JavaScript chat held in May, WordPress contributors agreed on using Webpack (and ES6 imports) instead of Browserify for JavaScript bundling in the build process. “Since we split the media files in #28510, the core build process has used Browserify to combine the media files,” Adam Silverstein said in the ticket proposing the […]

Adding WordPress Admin Tables to Plugins with WP_List_Table

WPMU DEV Blog: WordPress administration tables, or list tables, are used extensively in admin areas to list posts, pages, users, etc. If you’ve ever wanted to add such list tables with your own data to your plugin, WordPress provides a nifty way to do so with the WP_List_Table class. In this article, I’ll show you how to use […]

6 Best WordPress Testimonial Plugins for 2017: Boost Social Proof

Learn WordPress with WPLift: If you’re trying to sell anything on your website, testimonials are a great way to add social proof to your site and convince your visitors that they can trust you. For example, WikiJob was able to boost its conversion rate by 34% just by adding customer testimonials to its homepage. And that’s not the only […]