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 ....

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 […]

Avada Theme Version 5.1.5 Patches Stored XSS and CSRF Vulnerabilities

WordPress Tavern: Theme Fusion’s Avada WordPress Theme, the highest selling theme on Themeforest for the past four years, has fixed stored XSS and CSRF vulnerabilities in its 5.1.5 release. The security issues were discovered by WP Hütte, a WordPress security blog, and the site published details of the vunlnerabilities after Theme Fusion patched its theme. Although the […]

Quick Tip: How to Access Jetpack’s Alternative Module Interface

WordPress Tavern: Late last year, Jetpack 4.3 unveiled a new admin interface written in React.js. The Jetpack team received feedback from more than 8K users before it was publicly released. While the old interface displayed all modules on one page, the new interface breaks up module management into sections....

WordCamp Europe Attendees Are Being Denied Visas Because Conference Ticket Price Is Too Low

WordPress Tavern: This morning, WordCamp Europe 2017 organizers published an open letter to Emmanuel Macron, the president of France, regarding attendees being denied visas for the event. According to the rejections attendees have received, France is denying the visas because the ticket price for the conference is too low: It has come to our attention that our […]

Clients Frustrating You? It’s Time to Get Sneaky and Find Out What They Really Want

WPMU DEV Blog: You love your clients. You’ve worked hard to find them and to build a good rapport with each and every one of them. But sometimes, just sometimes, working with them can be downright frustrating. You’ve probably encountered clients who think they know everything about web design because they built their first company’s site in Dreamweaver […]

24 Best WordPress Themes for Animals and Pets

WPBeginner: Are you looking for the best WordPress themes for animals and pets related websites? Many WordPress themes are designed to be multipurpose with a business or blog like design, which makes it harder to find a theme for pets and animals related services. In this article, we will show you some of the best themes […]

Why Small Businesses Should be 100% Mobile-Focused in 2017

WP Mayor: The mobile strategy has become pivotal in every small or large company’s marketing mix. A study done by the e-commerce software company Demandware showed that in the first quarter of 2016, mobile was responsible for 45.1% of online shopping traffic, edging out desktop traffic which accounted for less than 45% of web shoppers in the […]

WordPress.com’s TV Commercials Are Confusing

WordPress Tavern: In Matt Mullenweg’s 2016 State of the Word, he announced the WordPress Growth Council. The council was created as a think-tank for individuals and organizations in the WordPress community to share ideas on how best to tell WordPress’ story to grow market share. The Growth Council serves as a collaborative means to combat the more than $300M in […]

The Best WordPress Plugins for Photographers – Portfolio and Sales

WPLift: WordPress is the perfect solution for setting up your photography website. But to actually get the most out of your photography site, you’ll need the proper lineup of WordPress plugins. In this post, I’ll go into the best WordPress plugins for photographers. I’ll try to focus on only photography specific plugins. While basic SEO and […]

Primary Vagrant 4.0 Updated to Use PHP 7.1, Introduces a Site Generator

WordPress Tavern: In 2014, Chris Wiegman forked VVV to create Primary Vagrant, an Apache based Vagrant configuration that uses Puppet. The project has steadily evolved over the past three years and the latest release includes significant changes that require users to destroy any existing environments before upgrading. Primary Vagrant 4.0 runs on PHP 7.1 by default....

How to Use Content Upgrades to Grow Your Email List

WPLift: Are you looking for ways you can quickly grow your email list? Don’t you wish there was a way you could actually generate leads from every blog post you publish? Well, now you can. There’s a simple list building method that’s taking over the Internet and it’s called a “content upgrade”. Building your email list […]

How to Add a Custom Author Profile Page to Your WordPress

WPBeginner: Do you want to add a custom author profile page to your WordPress site? Many WordPress themes have limited author profile information on their author archive page. In this article, we will show you how to create a custom author profile page in WordPress. Method 1. Add Custom Author Profile Page in WordPress with WP […]

30 Top-rated Responsive WordPress Themes with WooCommerce Integration for Spring 2017

WP Mayor: Do you run your own store and look for the ways to expand your business reach? Then getting your business on the web is the most optimal solution for you. By means of a well-designed web store, you can expand your business reach and boost conversions straight away. No matter if you are an owner […]

Quick Guide: How to Create AND Display a Custom Post Type on WordPress

WPLift: Want to level up your WordPress knowledge? I’ve been developing a few personal sites lately. And one of the things I’ve been focusing on is creating custom post types for all of the information on those sites. And do you know what I’ve realized during that process? The post Quick Guide: How to Create AND […]

Atom Editor Adds Git and GitHub Integration

WordPress Tavern: GitHub open sourced its JavaScript-powered Atom editor in 2014 with extensibility designed to be its single-most important feature. Over the past three years, a thriving ecosystem of more than 6,000 packages to extend the editor has grown out of Atom’s open source community. GitHub estimates Atom now has 2.1 million active users. This week Atom […]

WordCamp Europe Contributor Day to Host 13 Workshops, Event is Nearly Sold Out

WordPress Tavern: WordCamp Europe’s Contributor Day is set for Thursday, June 15th, 2017, the day before the conference days begin. Attendees will be split into contributor teams and this year the event will also feature four talks and 13 workshops. The selected team leaders are long-time WordPress core and community contributors from around the world. Scheduled talks […]

9 Plugins to Encourage User-Generated Content Submissions on Your WordPress Site

WPMU DEV Blog: There are a number of reasons why companies use content marketing to power their lead generation efforts. While a business’s services or products are what a customer ultimately needs from them, a high-quality content offering increases the value of that company’s solution. Content marketing helps businesses establish themselves as thought leaders and stay top-of-mind with […]

Adding Value to Your WordPress Blog with Related Content

WP Mayor: One of the best ways to utilize the power of WordPress is to start a blog. And, with a blog comes lots of hard work, dedication, and of course killer content that is relevant to your target audience. That's why today I am going to share with you a unique way to add lots of […]

How to Remove the Sidebar in WordPress

WPBeginner: Do you want to remove the sidebar from your WordPress site? A sidebar is the widget-ready area in your WordPress theme. It often appears at the right or left side or below the content area on every page. In this article, we will show you how to easily remove the sidebar in WordPress. Why Remove […]

WordPress 4.7.5 Patches Six Security Issues, Immediate Update Recommended

WordPress Tavern: WordPress 4.7.5 was released today with fixes for six security issues. If you manage multiple sites, you may have seen automatic update notices landing in your inbox this evening. The security release is for all previous versions and WordPress is recommending an immediate update....

What to Expect in WordPress 4.8

WordPress Tavern: WordPress 4.8 Beta 1 is available for testing and has a couple of features that will likely have a big impact. New Image, Video, and Audio Widgets WordPress 4.8 has three new core widgets and adds a visual editor to the Text widget. Adding video, audio, or images to text widgets typically involves using custom […]

Hookr Plugin Rebrands as WP Inspect, Project to Shift to a Module-Based Architecture

WordPress Tavern: A year and a half after the initial release of the controversially-named Hookr plugin, its creator, Christopher Sanford, has rebranded the plugin as WP Inspect. The plugin provides a WordPress hook/API reference for developers and displays the actions and filters that fired as the page loaded. At launch Sanford was fairly committed to the Hookr […]

U.S. District Court Denies Pre-Trial Motion to Dismiss GPL Infringement Case

WordPress Tavern: photo credit: weiss_paarz_photos Gavel – Courtroom and Gavel – (license) The District Court for the Northern District of California has denied a motion to dismiss a complaint of breach of contract and copyright infringement claims in a case regarding the GPL. The plaintiff, Artifex Software Inc., is the creator of Ghostscript, an AGPL-licensed PDF interpreter. […]

What Is The WordPress REST API? REST API For Dummies

WPLift: If you pay any attention to the WordPress ecosystem, you’ve probably heard about the WordPress REST API. The REST API featured heavily at Matt Mullenweg’s State of the Word 2016 address, and it’s just generally a hot topic in the WordPress community. The post What Is The WordPress REST API? REST API For Dummies appeared […]

10 Must-Have WordPress Plugins for Your Business Website

WordPress – Make Tech Easier: Many WordPress users double as business owners and are always looking for plugins to improve their business. Here are ten of the best WordPress plugins for business websites to take your business to the next level. 1. UpdraftPlus WordPress Backup Plugin A good backup plugin is important to any site, but it is even more […]

13 Things to Keep in Mind When Designing for a Global Audience

WPMU DEV Blog: I once had a client who insisted that we drape his new business’s website in the colors of the rainbow. It was one of those things where I was grateful to have a client who had a clear vision for his brand and who was willing to provide feedback and guidance in order to shape […]

Geotargeting WP Review – Easily Geotarget WordPress Content

WPLift: Need to show different content to your visitors depending on where they’re located? If so, you need a geotargeting plugin. And you’re in luck, because in this post I’m going to review GeoTargeting WP. The post Geotargeting WP Review – Easily Geotarget WordPress Content appeared first on WPLift.