How to Properly Import Microsoft Word Documents into WordPress

WordPress – Make Tech Easier: Microsoft Word is not the best tool to produce web-friendly documents due to the messy HTML it produces, and this is also the case with Google Docs and other Word Processing software. Despite this, many people prefer to use it when producing content for the Web, perhaps because it has more features than the default […]

How to Add and Customize Video Headers in WordPress

WPMU DEV Blog: WordPress 4.7 introduced the concept of video headers built right into the core software. This visual element is nothing new – we’ve seen it on countless sites and themes – but building it into core makes it considerably more approachable than before. According to WordPress.org: In this post, I’ll walk you through how to use the […]

WordCamp Miami 2017 Will Livestream All Sessions this Weekend

WordPress Tavern: WordCamp Miami kicked off today with its ancillary workshops for beginners, freelancers, and BuddyPress enthusiasts. The WordCamp is entering its 9th year and organizers are expecting more than 800 attendees. Tickets are once again sold out, but latecomers hoping to attend can sign up for the wait list. WordCamp Miami is one of the most […]

Medium Aims to Fix ‘Broken’ Media with New $5 Subscription Program

WordPress Tavern: Nearly three months after laying off a third of its staff and publicly admitting that its previous ad-based revenue model was broken, Medium has introduced a new $5 per month subscription program. The internet speculated freely about Medium’s next move after CEO Ev Williams said the company would be taking “a different, bolder approach” to […]

How to Find the Age of a Plugin Hosted in the WordPress Plugin Directory

WordPress Tavern: The WordPress plugin directory provides information such as version requirements, compatibility, last updated, and active installs for plugins. What it doesn’t tell you is how old a plugin is. A new site called Age WP Plugin created by Ahmad Awais and Maedah Batool makes finding this information easy. Simply type in a plugin’s slug into […]

Where to Put Your Call-to-Actions Buttons? What the Research Says CTAs

WPMU DEV Blog: When we talk about the optimization of web design, much of our focus often goes towards the obvious elements: content, color, sizing, typography, and so on. But as we saw in the analysis conducted on logo optimization, placement also plays an important role in the user experience. In building a website around the user experience, […]

30 Best WordPress Themes for Photographers (2017)

WPBeginner: Are you looking for WordPress themes for photographers? A WordPress theme designed specifically for photographers can help showcase your work, find more clients, or connect with other like minded photographers. In this article, we have hand-picked some of the best WordPress themes for photographers that you can install on your photography website. Building a WordPress […]

How to Decide Which Hosting is the Best for Your WordPress Site?

WP Mayor: Web hosting is a vital part of your WordPress site. It lays a great stake on whether your site will ensure success or fail in the long run. Therefore, when developing your website from the ground up, you need to choose the best web hosting for the type of site you are building. This post […]

The Best Free WordPress Plugins for Exercise, Fitness and Gym Websites [Update 2017]

WPLift: Trying to make your WordPress site a bit...healthier? For this list, I’m going to dig into the best plugins for exercise, fitness and gym websites. Whether you’re trying to add some basic nutrition or exercise calculators to your own site or you’re trying to create a fully-functional gym website that can take bookings and manage […]

5 of the Best Image Optimization Plugins for WordPress

WordPress – Make Tech Easier: Using high-resolution images that are unnecessarily large in file size can slow down your website, causing a potential loss of users. Optimising your images is one of the quickest ways to provide a better user experience by reducing the load times of your website pages. Luckily, there are several plugins that can do this automatically […]

PHP 5.6 Is Now the Most Widely Used PHP Version

WordPress Tavern: PHP 5.6 usage has steadily increased over the past year and has now overtaken versions 5.3 and 5.4 to be the most widely used version, according to W3Techs’ stats. PHP is used by 82....

How to Upload PDF Files to Your WordPress Site

WPBeginner: Do you want to upload PDF files to your WordPress site? WordPress allows you to easily upload PDF files and make them available for download. In this article, we will show you how to easily upload PDF files to your WordPress site. Upload PDF Files in WordPress Posts and Pages This method is simpler and […]

Tutorial: How to Import Google Docs Into WordPress Using Jetpack

WPLift: As of March 2017, you can import posts directly from Google Docs while maintaining all the images and formatting. That is, your post in the WordPress Editor should look exactly the same as your post in Google Docs. The post Tutorial: How to Import Google Docs Into WordPress Using Jetpack appeared first on WPLift.

27 Reasons Why WordPress Crushes Squarespace Every Time

WPMU DEV Blog: If you’ve landed on this post because you’re deciding whether to go with WordPress or Squarespace, let me make your decision easier for you: choose WordPress every time. While both provide a platform for you to build a website, they are vastly different. WordPress is used by more than 27% of all websites on the […]

10+ WordPress Hotel Booking Plugins Compared – Free and Premium

WP Mayor: Looking for a reliable hotel room booking plugin for your WordPress-powered website? You are in luck! There are tons of them - free and premium. And they are different in functionality, design and pricing. In this hand-picked collection you’ll find solutions for a diversity of hospitality niche establishments  - hotels, guest houses, villas, hostels, etc....

Build a Better Business with the WordPress Multipurpose Theme Jevelin

WPLift: Well, it just so happens that today I have for you a highly popular (and highly rated) WordPress theme designed for businesses, freelancers, and even personal blogs, that has everything you could need to become a success. Developed as a multipurpose and mobile ready WordPress theme, Jevelin has all of the features a business owner […]

GoDaddy Acquires Sucuri

WordPress Tavern: GoDaddy has announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Sucuri Security. Sucuri, founded by Daniel Cid and co-founded by Tony Perez in 2010, is a website security platform that helps clean and protect websites. Details of the deal were not disclosed. Like ManageWP, Sucuri will operate as a separate entity under the […]

Foxhound Is the First REST API Powered Theme on WordPress.org

WordPress Tavern: Foxhound made its debut on WordPress.org yesterday. The React-based theme is the first in the directory to use the REST API endpoints included in WordPress 4.7. Foxhound sports a tasteful blog design with single-page app functionality that loads posts instantly....

Best Free & Premium Arts & Crafts WordPress Themes 2017

WPLift: The arts and crafts industry, whether if it's for profit or merely a hobby, is booming. More and more hobby bloggers are popping up every year, and more and more DIY retailers are moving their stores and booths online. Naturally, WordPress developers are taking advantage of this booming industry by creating arts and crafts WordPress […]

How to Set up Facebook Pixel and WordPress for a Winning Sales Funnel

WPMU DEV Blog: Facebook advertising can get expensive fast and you don’t always get the return on investment that you would like to see. Your page’s engagement isn’t always enough to justify the high cost of the Facebook ads, especially when response rates seem almost random. The question is, do you give up there? You’re not alone. The […]

One-Time Lifetime Offer from WP Time Capsule

WP Mayor: WP Time Capsule are offering a one-time lifetime offer that's not to be missed. They offer an all-inclusive WordPress backup solution for all your needs. Learn more about it before the offer is gone for good.

10 Innovative Themes for a WooCommerce Breakthrough

WP Mayor: Conditions in the contemporary e-Commerce environment require continuous commitment of online traders. The great news for entrepreneurs working in this field is that modern technology plays for them. Numerous software tools are made these days to help them spread the news about their e-stores and convert visitors into customers.

Help Jesse Petersen and His Family by Donating to His Medical Leave Fund

WordPress Tavern: Jesse Petersen, a longtime member of the WordPress community and founder of Genesis The.me, needs our help. Petersen is battling Cystic Fibrosis and earlier this year after visiting a clinic, discovered that his lung function was at 22%. Due to decrease lung function, Petersen missed five weeks of work, required home IVs, and visited many […]

Up and Running Review: A Great Course to Learn WordPress Development

WPLift: If you’re not familiar, Up and Running is a WordPress development course from Fred and David of WPShout, a popular WordPress tutorial website. The post Up and Running Review: A Great Course to Learn WordPress Development appeared first on WPLift.

How to Create an Image Gallery in WordPress

WPBeginner: So you have bought a shiny new digital camera and want to share your photos with the world? But how do you add those images as a gallery in grid and columns instead of one picture at a time? In this article, we will show you how to easily create an image gallery in WordPress […]

Adding Images to WordPress Sidebars Is About to Get a Lot Easier

WordPress Tavern: Adding images to sidebars in WordPress is a cumbersome task that requires users to upload an image to the Media Library, find the URL, copy it, and paste it into a Text widget along with additional HTML. Nearly two years ago, Mel Choyce opened a ticket on WordPress Trac proposing that a media widget be […]

WordPress Theme Review Team Making Progress on Clearing Out 1,000+ Review Backlog

WordPress Tavern: photo credit: Oli Dale The WordPress Theme Review team (TRT) has turned a corner and is approaching a major milestone of getting the review queue under 100 themes. As of today, 189 themes are lined up in what was previously a 1,000+ backlog. Key reviewers are confident that number will be closer to zero in […]

Yoast SEO 4.5 Urges Users to Upgrade to PHP 7

WordPress Tavern: Yoast SEO 4.5 was released today with a handful of improvements and, most notably, a big push for users to upgrade to PHP 7. “In Yoast SEO 4.5, we are urging site owners whose sites run on servers with an outdated version of PHP to update to a more recent version,” Joost de Valk said. […]

Fun Ways to Add Gamification to Your Website

WPMU DEV Blog: According to a report released by the Entertainment Software Association in 2015, 42% of people living in the U.S. play video games at least three hours every week. Michael D. Gallagher, the president and CEO of ESA, added that: OK, so it’s important to take note of that statistic since it means that nearly half […]

How Much Does It Really Cost to Build a WordPress Website?

WPBeginner: One of the questions we often get asked is: how much does it cost to build a WordPress website? While the core WordPress software is free, the cost of a WordPress site depends entirely on your budget and goals. In this article, we will break it all down to answer the ultimate question: How much […]

Beginner’s Guide: How to Set Up W3 Total Cache for WordPress

WPLift: If you’ve ever searched for a WordPress caching plugin at wordpress.org, you know that W3 Total Cache is one of the most popular caching plugins out there. It has some pretty impressive download numbers. Some people love it. Others hate it....

PressShack Forks Edit Flow to Create PublishPress, Aims to Improve Multi-User Editorial Workflow in WordPress

WordPress Tavern: Last week Steve Burge and the team at PressShack released PublishPress, a fork of Automattic’s Edit Flow plugin. PressShack is operated by the same team behind OSTraining with a focus on creating publishing plugins for larger organizations. Edit Flow has more than 10,000 active installs but is updated sporadically and is not very well supported. […]

How to Create and Style Callout Boxes in WordPress

WPMU DEV Blog: If you’re a regular reader of news sites or magazines, you’ll notice that they sometimes use something called “callouts” or a “blockquotes” to highlight key text. These are a great way of breaking up long chunks of text and drawing the reader’s attention to key points and interesting quotes. They’re used a lot in interviews […]

The Ultimate Guide to WooCommerce Plugins: Over 50 Plugins to Enhance Your Store [UPDATE 2017]

WPLift: Brace yourself - you’ve just entered a mega-monster WooCommerce plugins post. Trust me, this ain’t your grandfather’s WooCommerce plugin roundup. I’m going to take you through 50+ plugins to help you improve all aspects of your WooCommerce store. The post The Ultimate Guide to WooCommerce Plugins: Over 50 Plugins to Enhance Your Store [UPDATE 2017] […]

How to Display the Total Number of Comments in WordPress

WPBeginner: Do you want to show total number of comments on your WordPress site? Comments allow users to participate and engage with content on your WordPress site. By showing off your total comment count, you can encourage more users to join the conversation. In this article, we will show you how to easily display total number […]

Giveaway: 1 of 3 StackPress Hosting Basic Plans is Up for Grabs

WP Mayor: Today we teamed up with StackPress for this cool giveaway! StackPress is a Managed WordPress Hosting platform. They provide a simplified, tailored hosting experience to increase the performance and security of WordPress websites. Their knowledgeable team of WordPress experts are always available to offer support when you need it. All of StackPress's hosting plans come standard […]

21 Productivity Tips to Get You Fired Up When You’re Having One of Those Days

WPMU DEV Blog: One of the best things about working with WordPress is that no matter where you are in the world, all you need is (reliable) wifi to work with the platform. But it does come with a downside: working from home can be really distracting. When you’ve got the TV on in the background, a hundred […]

GitHub Adds Plain English Explanations to License Pages for Open Source Projects

WordPress Tavern: GitHub took another step towards beefing up its support for open source projects this week with a new feature that makes it easier to understand a project’s license. If the project is using a popular open source license, GitHub will automatically add a short, plain-English description of the license and its permissions, conditions, and limitations. […]

Take the WordPress Editor Experience Survey

WordPress Tavern: photo credit: Joanna Kosinska WordPress core contributors have published a survey to collect feedback on how people are using the editor. The results of the short 15-question survey will assist the team in redesigning the editing experience in the WordPress admin. Participants are asked to identify how they use WordPress and if they use certain […]

How to View Upcoming WordCamps in the WordPress Dashboard

WordPress Tavern: Over the course of a year, WordCamps take place nearly every weekend. Although you can view upcoming events on WordCamp Central, a relatively new plugin exist that enables you to see upcoming WordCamps on the WordPress Dashboard. It’s called WordCamp Dashboard Widget developed by Ajit Bohra. Once activated, a new widget appears on the dashboard […]