WPWeekly Episode 340 – Twas the Night Before 5.0

WordPress Tavern: In this episode, John James Jacoby and I are joined by Matt Mullenweg, co-creator of the WordPress project. We discussed a number of topics that have been making the rounds across the community such as: The WordPress 5.0 release strategy and how it will evolve once it’s released. Whether or not Gutenberg is ready and…

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WPMU DEV Dashboard Now With Built-in Analytics And Plugin White Labeling

WPMU DEV Blog: The WPMU DEV dashboard plugin is currently used on a quarter of a million sites (Wowzas!). And why wouldn’t it? It unlocks better security and performance, backups, one-click installations, automated updates, reports and improved support access. Some would say it’s the magic behind the magic :) The WPMU DEV Dashboard plugin works behind the scenes…

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How to Install WordPress on your Windows Computer Using WAMP

WP Beginner: Do you want to install WordPress on your Windows computer locally? Working with WordPress on your computer allows you to test new WordPress features, learn how to develop with WordPress, and make websites before migrating them to the live server. In this article, we will show you how to properly install WordPress on Windows using…

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How to Optimize Your WooCommerce Store for the Holidays

WP Mayor: No matter how specialized or all-encompassing your e-commerce store is, chances are that the upcoming holiday season will bring new revenue sources to your doorstep. According to data, projected spending for this year’s holiday season is above $120 billion in online sales in the US only. This is a staggering number and it indicates that…

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WordPress 5.0 Targeted for December 6, Prompting Widespread Outcry Ahead of WordCamp US

WordPress Tavern: During last week’s core dev chat, Matt Mullenweg urged developers to consider WordPress 5.0 as “coming as soon as possible.” Nevertheless, his decision to set Thursday, December 6, for the new release date has taken many by surprise. Official feedback channels and social media erupted with largely negative feedback on the decision, as the new…

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15 Tips for Using Google Search Console to Effectively to Grow Your Website Traffic

WP Beginner: Google Search Console is a powerful free tool created by Google to help website owners understand how Google sees their website. Unfortunately, most businesses don’t know how to effectively use the full power of Google Search Console to increase their website traffic. In this article, we will show you how to properly use Google Search…

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New Block Gallery Plugin Offers a Suite of Photo Gallery Blocks for Gutenberg

WordPress Tavern: The new Gutenberg editor has basic support for galleries with a few nice features, such as the ability to set the number of columns and automatically crop thumbnails for a more uniform appearance. If you need more control over your galleries, Rich Tabor’s Block Gallery plugin is currently the best option made specifically for use…

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WordCamp Europe Opens the Call for Host City 2020

WordPress Tavern: WordCamp Europe has opened the call for a host city for 2020. Previous editions of the event have been held in Leiden, Sofia, Seville, Vienna, Paris, and Belgrade, and the next on deck is Berlin in 2019. Organizers are always working ahead for an event this size. In fact, the team plans together for the…

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What is RSS? How to use RSS in WordPress?

WP Beginner: As a blogger, you have likely come across an orange icon labeled RSS feed. If you have ever wondered what is RSS and how you can use RSS to grow your WordPress site, then you’re in the right place. In this article, we will explain what is RSS, what are the benefits of RSS, and…

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WPMU DEV And WordCamps – Starting With WCUS 2018!

WPMU DEV Blog: When it comes to WordCamps, we are longtime listeners, first-time callers. What I mean is that from early on, we have enjoyed attending and occasionally speaking at different camps around the world, but besides a few smaller exceptions, we’ve not really gone ‘all in’ on sponsoring. That’s changing for us in a pretty big way…

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