5 Reasons Why Your Blog Should Be Using a CDN Right Now

WP Mayor: Gone are the days when running a blog was just about writing stuff and posting pictures. While blogging mostly still involves sharing personal stories, it has also become a big way for brands and businesses to engage with audiences. Thus, for small businesses, solopreneurs or freelancers working on a self-hosted blog with your own domain, […]

maekit Acquires WP Remote, Plans to Add Cloud-Based Backup Services

WordPress Tavern: maekit, a cloud-based platform that handles the business aspect of web design, has acquired WP Remote from Human Made. Two years after Human Made began searching for a buyer, maekit purchased WP Remote to integrate it with the company’s existing platform that caters to designers managing multiple clients. “WP Remote had remained a much-loved product […]

Top 20 Popular WooCommerce Pricing Plugins for WordPress

Hoicker: Product Pricing is an important aspect of any shop including the WooCommerce Shop. Check out the Top 20 Popular WooCommerce Pricing Plugins for WordPressTop 20 WooCommerce Pricing Plugins for WordPress.

Gutenberg 0.8.0 Introduces 5 New Blocks: Categories, Text Columns, Shortcode, Audio, and Video

WordPress Tavern: Gutenberg 0.8.0 was released over the weekend with five new blocks, major improvements to existing blocks, and support for more publishing features that have been missing from the new editor’s sidebar. The release also carries out the controversial decision to remove the opt-in usage tracking code from the plugin. The new Categories block can be […]

How to Add a Parallax Effect to Any WordPress Theme

WPBeginner: Recently, one of our readers asked us how to add a parallax effect to any WordPress theme? Parallax effect is a web design trend where a background image scrolls slower than foreground content. In this article, we will show you how to easily add a parallax effect to any WordPress theme. What is a Parallax […]

How to Make WP_Query Arguments Filterable

WPMU DEV Blog: The WP_Query class is very powerful. It lets you create your own custom queries to run anywhere in your WordPress site – in the main content, in the sidebar or anywhere else you like. It’s something I use a lot, either in custom template files or in areas outside the content such as the sidebar […]

Changing WordPress Themes: 7 Important Questions to Consider

WPLift: Thinking of changing WordPress themes? It’s something just about every WordPress user has done once in their WordPress career. In a way, it’s theme developers’ fault. They keep putting out so many amazing looking themes – it’s impossible for us not to get theme-envy and want to make a switch! Plus, WordPress makes it so […]

How to Connect MailChimp to Your WordPress Site

WordPress – Make Tech Easier: When you are running a website or blog, one of the important things you need to do is build an email list. Though building an email list is an old method, it is still very much relevant, as it lets you connect to your site visitors directly and increases website traffic. There are many free […]

10 Plugins for Easily Importing and Exporting WordPress Data

WPMU DEV Blog: Tim O’Reilly, founder of the terms “open source software” and “Web 2.0,” once said, “We’re entering a new world in which data may be more important than software.” No matter how much I love WordPress, he’s right. Software gives us the power to do, but what good is all that “doing” if we don’t have […]

Unit Testing WordPress Plugins with PHPUnit

WPMU DEV Blog: When you’re working on plugins and you start introducing new functionality, it’s good practice to ensure the existing logic isn’t broken. Without proper testing, the chances are high that simple fixes may snowball into a spaghetti coding nightmare. So in today’s article, I’ll show you how to take advantage of unit testing for your WordPress […]

Early Results from NRKbeta’s Comment Quiz Plugin Show Readers Enjoy the Quiz but Rarely Leave a Comment

WordPress Tavern: Earlier this year, NRKbeta, the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation’s media and technology site, open sourced its comment quiz plugin for WordPress. The site’s publishers have been experimenting with requiring their readers to complete a short, three-question quiz before giving access to the comment form on certain articles. The goal of the plugin was to prevent rants […]

WordPress 4.9 to Focus on Code Editing and Customization Improvements, Targeted for November 14

WordPress Tavern: photo credit: Sophie Ollis WordPress core contributors have set a tentative schedule for the upcoming 4.9 release, which will be co-led by Mel Choyce and Weston Ruter. The development cycle kicked off in early August with Beta 1 scheduled for early October and the official release targeted for November 14. Choyce published a list of […]

How to Automatically Update Menus When Adding Pages to WordPress

WPMU DEV Blog: When the navigation menu system was released with WordPress 3.0, it was one of the factors that turned WordPress from a blogging platform into a CMS. It meant that you could add whatever content you wanted to your site’s navigation menus, including custom links. The drag and drop interface meant that anyone could create their […]

24 Best WordPress Themes for Bed and Breakfasts

WPBeginner: Are you looking to create a bed and breakfasts website on WordPress? There are plenty of WordPress themes designed to work specifically for bed and breakfasts. In this article, we have hand-picked some of the best WordPress themes for bed and breakfasts that you can try. Building a Bed and Breakfast Website with WordPress WordPress […]

WordPress.com’s Business Plan Gives Subscribers a Way to Tap into WordPress.org’s Third-party Ecosystem

WordPress Tavern: Earlier this year, WordPress.com launched an experiment giving Business plan subscribers the ability to install third-party plugins and themes. Automattic concluded the experiment earlier this week and officially made the features part of the subscription plan. “With support for plugins and third-party themes, WordPress.com Business users will be able to connect their sites to great […]

Is Your Website Accessible? If Not, You Could Be Violating the ADA

WPMU DEV Blog: Do you recognize the name Juan Carlos Gil? Well, if you’ve built a WordPress site that provides services or sells products to the general public, then you should probably take a moment or two to acquaint yourself with his story. On June 13, 2017, U.S. District Judge Robert Scola of Florida ruled in favor of […]

How to Create a Video Portfolio in WordPress

WPBeginner: Do you want to create a video portfolio in WordPress? By default, you can easily embed a videos in WordPress, but you cannot display multiple videos in a portfolio style layout. In this article, we will show you how to easily create a video portfolio in WordPress without slowing down your website or writing code. […]

5 Helpful Blog Name Generators to Pick a Domain Name

WPLift: So you’ve got a great idea for a blog. Congrats! Now you’re in for the really hard part: picking a domain name for your fledgling blog. Seriously – topic ideas are easy. It’s like going on a first date....

15+ Fitness Blog Themes for Trainers & Lifestyle Bloggers

WP Mayor: Fitness blog themes come in a variety of different shapes and sizes as they can be used by a variety of different businesses and individuals. Personal trainers and your average health, beauty and fitness lovers would do well with a minimalist blog theme while professionals would probably prefer a fully-fledged business theme with blogging capabilities. […]

100+ Popular WooCommerce Plugins

HOICKER: WooCommerce is a Free eCommerce Plugin for WordPress which allows you to transform your existing WordPress site into a full-fledged eCommerce Shop. In this article, we will cover the 100+ Popular Plugins (Both Free and Premium) which can be used to extend the functionalities of WooCommerce.

WooCommerce Forks select2, Releases selectWoo as a Drop-In Replacement with Improved Accessibility

WordPress Tavern: The WooCommerce development team has forked select2 to create a more accessible, drop-in replacement library called selectWoo. select2 is a widely used jQuery-based library for making custom drop down menus. Many users are wondering if the project has been abandoned, because the repository hasn’t seen any activity since February and 115 pull requests have piled […]

WordPress Foundation to Sponsor Open Source Educational Events

WordPress Tavern: photo credit: 16th st – (license) The WordPress Foundation is sponsoring a new series of workshops and training events that will introduce people to WordPress and related open source software. The program targets communities in Latin and South America, Africa, Oceania, and Asia. “Specifically, we want to shine more light on the potential of open […]

5 Best WordPress Landing Page Plugins Compared (2017)

WPBeginner: Looking for an easy way build landing pages in WordPress? You need a landing page plugin that allows you to quickly create landing pages by using simple drag and drop tools without writing any code. In this article, we will review top 5 of the best WordPress landing page plugins and compare them against each […]

7 CSS Image Filter Plugins for Instagram-ifying WordPress

WPMU DEV Blog: If you spend as much time on social media as I do, then you know that people have a tendency to overuse image filters. I guess applying a classy black-and-white filter to a wedding photo could be a nice touch, but not when it’s a picture of a screaming child dancing with the groom. I’d […]

SUMO Subscriptions Offers Feature-Rich WooCommerce Subscriptions

WP Mayor: SUMO Subscriptions is a WooCommerce subscription plugin. It allows for Simple, Variable, and Grouped subscriptions for physical, digital, and virtual products and services. It includes built-in payment gateways—including PayPal and Stripe—for automatic subscription renewals. And for manual subscription renewals, it works with any WooCommerce supported payment gateway.

WordPress Core Fields API Project Sees Renewed Interest

WordPress Tavern: As work continues at a feverish pace on Gutenberg, many developers throughout the community are engaging in discussions on how meta boxes will be handled in the new editor. The team is considering various solutions and some have suggested that a Fields API in core would have made the future of meta boxes less of […]

Gutenberg Development Team Confirms Meta Box API Will Not be Formally Deprecated

WordPress Tavern: photo credit: Doors Open Toronto 2008 – Toronto Archives – (license) The discussion surrounding how Gutenberg will handle meta boxes heated up over the weekend after a participant commented on the GitHub issue with concern regarding meta box support being removed from the most recent milestone. “I see this vital issue has been removed from […]

An Awesome WordPress Alternative: Duda Website Builder

WPLift: Quite often we hear about WordPress alternatives, but it’s hard to be sold on a website builder that goes up against WordPress. The Duda responsive Website Builder is another option in the growing field of content management systems and site builders, especially as developers are looking for quicker tools to help out clients. Duda seems to do […]

How to Turn Your WordPress Site Into a Social Network

WPBeginner: Did you know that you can turn your WordPress site into a social network? A WordPress social network allows users to sign up, connect with each other, post messages, and more. In this article, we will show you how to turn your WordPress site into a social network. Starting your WordPress Powered Social Network WordPress […]

Hustle’s Gettin’ Busy With All-New SendInBlue and HubSpot Integrations

WPMU DEV Blog: We launched our Hustle plugin with big promises for growing your email marketing list on your favorite services and we’re putting out big. So we’re excited to fill you in on our latest integrations: SendInBlue and HubSpot. Hustle now includes a dozen integrations with some of the top email marketing services – and we’re just […]

eLearning Hacks: How to Get the Most Out of Your LearnDash Course

WP Mayor: LearnDash is a great LMS in and of itself. The course building, organizing, and managing software gives you plenty of robust options to work your way through the course creation process. However, e-learning is a dynamic field. It does not do to remain static, content with only a handful of features. LearnDash opens new vistas […]

Gutenberg 0.7.0 Adds Opt-In Usage Tracking

WordPress Tavern: Gutenberg 0.7.0 was released just before the weekend with improvements to the writing flow and greater flexibility for theme authors to add their own customizations. Last week’s version 0.6....

How to Manually Update WordPress Plugins via FTP

WPBeginner: Do you want to learn how to manually update WordPress plugins via FTP? Sometimes the 1-click WordPress plugin update fails which can break your website. The only way to fix that is by manually updating the plugin. In this article, we will show you how to manually update WordPress plugins via FTP without breaking your […]

What is Packagist and Why You Need It for WordPress Development

WPMU DEV Blog: If there’s one important lesson I’ve learned in my years of working with WordPress, it’s that if you can find a way to do less work, absolutely take it. Obviously, I’m not encouraging careless development work. What I am an advocate for, however, is employing a series of tools that cut out unnecessary, repetitive steps […]

Why Should You Find Your Web Design Niche & How To Do This?

WP Mayor: This article is recommended for freelance web designers. Here we will talk about choosing a web design niche. Why should you make a choice? Because if you are not one of those big vendors on ThemeForest like ThemeREX, who focus on developing niche themes for more than 5 years. niche themes for you are not […]

11 Best WordPress Multisite Plugins for Better Network Management

WPLift: In the world of “best plugin lists”, there’s plenty of love for regular WordPress plugins. But when it comes to our compadres running WordPress Multisite, it’s easy for Multisite network admins to get left out in the cold. Let’s change that with some of the best WordPress plugins for WordPress Multisite networks. These plugins will […]