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 […]

How to Disable the Search Feature in WordPress

WPBeginner: Do you want to disable the search feature in WordPress? Sometimes your site may not need the search feature and the search form in your theme may interfere with user experience. In this article, we will show you how to easily disable the search feature in WordPress. Why and Who Should Disable Search Feature in […]

Gutenberg 1.4 Adds HTML Mode for Blocks

WordPress Tavern: Gutenberg 1.4 was released today with a new feature that allows users to edit HTML on a per-block basis. HTML mode can be triggered by toggling the ellipsis menu and selecting the HTML icon. This will switch the block between visual and text mode, without having to switch the entire document into text mode. Contributors […]

GitLab Raises $20 Million Series C Round, Adds Matt Mullenweg to Board of Directors

WordPress Tavern: GitLab celebrated its sixth anniversary as an open source project yesterday and announced a $20 million Series C round of funding led by GV General Partner Dave Munichiello. The company’s CEO Sid Sijbrandij joined Municheiello with guest hosts, Adam Stacoviak and Jerod Santo from The Changelog podcast, for the GitLab live event that aired yesterday. […]

WordPress 4.9 Adds Scheduling, Drafts, and Front-End Preview Links to the Customizer

WordPress Tavern: While WordPress 4.8 focused on adding new widgets, visual improvements to links in the text editor, and a new dashboard widget that displays nearby events, WordPress 4.9 places a heavy emphasis on customization. In WordPress 4.9, the Customizer has a new publish button with options to publish, save draft, or schedule changes....

Defender: Now With Two-Factor Authentication

WPMU DEV Blog: If you’re already using our security plugin Defender, you might’ve noticed a new feature we snuck in a few weeks ago. But let’s make it official: We’ve added two-factor authentication to Defender! Many WPMU DEV members were at a loose end when Clef was sunsetted back in March. The service offered a simple security solution […]

Beginner’s Guide: What is a Domain Name and How Do Domains Work?

WPBeginner: We are often asked by beginners: what is a domain name and how do domains work? Many of our beginner users confuse domain names with hosting and other services. In this beginner’s guide, we will answer what is a domain name and how domains work. What is a Domain Name? Domain name is the address […]

BlogVault Review: Website Backups, Site Migrations, and Security Measures All in One

WP Mayor: Can you imagine if your entire WordPress website were to suddenly crash and fail, taking all of your hard work – posts, pages, and custom designs – with it? Me either. Sometimes installing a new plugin or theme can cause your site to crash. Other times, a website hacker may break into your database and […]

The WPLift Guide to WordPress Multisite: How to Install, Manage + Lots More [UPDATE 2017]

Learn WordPress with WPLift: Wondering how to get started with WordPress Multisite? If so, you’ve found the right place because I’m about to dish out 2,500 words of WordPress Multisite goodness. By the end of this post, you’ll know pretty much everything a beginner needs to know about WordPress Multisite. That means you’ll learn: What WordPress Multisite is When […]

Gutenberg Engineer Matías Ventura Unpacks the Vision for Gutenblocks, Front-End Editing, and the Future of WordPress Themes

WordPress Tavern: photo credit: KaylaKandzorra i miss you grampa. – (license) In a post titled Gutenberg, or the Ship of Theseus, Matías Ventura breaks down the vision for how the project will transform WordPress’ content creation experience and the decisions the team has made along the way. Ventura describes how WordPress has become difficult to customize, as […]

Using Categories, Tags and Taxonomies Properly in WordPress

WPMU DEV Blog: Categories, tags, taxonomies, and terms in WordPress can be confusing. When you first start out with WordPress, you’ll no doubt happily use categories, and possibly tags, but then as you start to delve into the system more and use it as a CMS, then custom taxonomies will come into play. But what’s the difference between […]

How to Build an Amazon Affiliate Store Using WordPress

WPBeginner: Do you want to build an Amazon affiliate store using WordPress? An Amazon affiliate store allows you to sell products from Amazon.com as an affiliate and earn a commission. In this article, we will show you how to easily build an Amazon affiliate store using WordPress. Getting Started With Amazon Affiliate Store and WordPress Amazon […]

Giveaway: Win 1 of 3 Annual Licenses of GetSiteControl PRO Worth $278 Each

WP Mayor: Today we've partnered up with GetSiteControl's developers to give away 3 annual licenses of GetSiteControl PRO that has no website view number limitation, allows for integrating the service with over a dozen of 3rd-party apps and customizing widgets on a deep level. Each license is worth $278. Continue reading to learn more about the plugin and […]

Giveaway: Win 1 of 3 Annual Licenses of GetSiteControl PRO Worth $278 Each

WP Mayor: Today we've partnered up with GetSiteControl's developers to give away 3 annual licenses of GetSiteControl PRO that has no website view number limitation, allows for integrating the service with over a dozen of 3rd-party apps and customizing widgets on a deep level. Each license is worth $278. Continue reading to learn more about the plugin and […]

WPThemeDoc: A Single-File HTML Template for Documenting WordPress Themes

WordPress Tavern: photo credit: Lia Leslie ThemeBeans founder Rich Tabor has open sourced WPThemeDoc, the template he uses for documenting his commercial WordPress themes. Tabor is also the creator of Merlin WP, a theme onboarding wizard that makes setup effortless for users. After applying his aesthetic talents to the documentation aspect of his business, he decided to […]

Disqus Data Breach Affects 17.5 Million Accounts

WordPress Tavern: Disqus, a comment management and hosting service, has announced it suffered a data breach that affects 17.5 million users. A snapshot of its database from 2012 with information dating back to 2007 containing email addresses, usernames, sign-up dates, and last login dates in plain-text were exposed. Passwords hashed with the SHA1 protocol and a salt […]

Poopy.life Launches Pro Version at WPsandbox.io Aimed at Theme and Plugin Developers

WordPress Tavern: photo credit: hiljainenmies – cc Six months ago, the team behind WP All Import and Oxygen opened Poopy.life to the public, a service that offers free unlimited WordPress installs for anyone who needs a temporary testing site. Public testing went well enough that a commercial tier of the service is now available at WPSandbox.io, with […]

The Essential Gear Matt Mullenweg and Other WordPress Pros Use

WPMU DEV Blog: As a freelance WordPress developer, you’re probably responsible for handling, well, everything for your business. Once you’re in a position where you can scale and outsource some responsibilities to others, it’s important to have the right tools, equipment, and setup in place to ensure that you’re working as efficiently and in as streamlined a manner […]

24 Best WordPress Themes for Events (2017)

WPBeginner: Are you looking for the best WordPress theme for events? Not all WordPress themes come with features and design to help you promote your event or conference. In this article, we will show you the best WordPress themes for events and conferences. Building an Event Website with WordPress WordPress is the perfect tool for event […]

WooConf 2017 Livestream Tickets Now on Sale

WordPress Tavern: The third edition of WooConf is being held in Seattle, Washington, October 19-20. This year the event is narrowing its focus to developers and will feature eight workshops and more than 30 speakers. Topics include scaling, client relations, A/B testing, and enterprise e-commerce. WooCommerce is currently active on more than three million sites and the […]

DonateWC Successfully Sponsors its First Applicant to WordCamp Capetown

WordPress Tavern: DonateWC has selected and successfully sponsored its first applicant to WordCamp Capetown. The recipient has chosen to remain anonymous although they are a speaker at the event. Funds left over from the initial crowdfunding campaign and from the general donation pool were used to cover expenses. The total cost of sponsorship is €669.24 with €197....

Gutenberg 1.3 Adds New Feedback Option for Plugin Testers

WordPress Tavern: Gutenberg 1.3 was released this week with many small tweaks and improvements to existing features. One of the most visible updates for those who are testing the Cover Image block is the addition of an opacity slider. It brings more flexibility to the feature than the previous on/off background dimming toggle provided. Users can now […]

What’s Coming in WordPress 4.9 (Features and Screenshots)

WPBeginner: WordPress 4.9 is expected to be released on November 14th, 2017. We got our hands on the first beta version to checkout the new features and changes that are coming. In this article, we will show you what’s coming WordPress 4.9 with features and screenshots....

8 Critical Tests to Run Before Launching Your New Website

WPMU DEV Blog: Drag and drop website builders like Wix and Weebly have many people thinking that publishing a website is as simple as pressing a button and basking in the gloriousness of your perfect live site. Of course, most serious web developers scoff at these beginner website builders and the instant gratification mindset behind those who choose […]

WP AMP Themes Review: Google AMP Themes for WordPress

Learn WordPress with WPLift: If you follow WPLift, you know that we’ve previously talked about things like the benefits of Google AMP for WordPress sites and whether Google AMP was a win for publishers. One thing we didn’t talk about, though, is how you can actually create Google AMP designs on WordPress that don’t look like the basic cookie-cutter […]

The Power of RSS Feeds in WordPress

WP Mayor: Want to up your RSS feed game? RSS feeds are valuable as much more than a tool to subscribe to other blogs’ content. You can also use them to enhance your WordPress site in a variety of ways.

Jetpack 5.4 Introduces Beta Version of New Search Module Powered by Elasticsearch for Professional Plan Users

WordPress Tavern: Jetpack 5.4 was released yesterday with many small enhancements to existing modules and an expansion of features for users on the paid plans. A new date picker field is available for the Contact Form, allowing administrators to request additional information such as project timelines, event reservations, or any other date-related data. This release also fixes […]

How to Use the WordPress Loop to Style Your First Post Differently

WPMU DEV Blog: Being able to edit the WordPress Loop gives you lots of control over the design and content of your WordPress site. I often create custom loops, sometimes by editing the standard loop and sometimes using WP_Query to create completely new loops. But in some cases I want to take things further. I want to display […]

Drupal Core Maintainers Propose Adopting React for Administrative UI’s

WordPress Tavern: Both the Drupal and WordPress communities are now knee-deep in weighing JavaScript frameworks to modernize underlying architecture for building user interfaces in 2018 and beyond. Yesterday Drupal founder Dries Buytaert published a summary of his discussions with core committers, framework managers, JavaScript subsystem maintainers, and JavaScript experts at DrupalCon Vienna. Together they concluded that Drupal […]

Bouncezap Review: Display Targeted Marketing Messages Without Code

Learn WordPress with WPLift: Do you want to grow your email list, build your social following, or just plain promote offers to your visitors? Bouncezap is a tool that helps you “convert visitors into customers.” That is, it lets you display messages to all your customers or just certain targeted segments. These messages could be an email opt-in, a […]

Getting Smart With: Google Autocomplete and WordPress

WPMU DEV Blog: If your business or website is brand new, it can be difficult trying to figure out what your audience wants or expects from you—mostly because they don’t exist yet. Until you have large droves of traffic coming to your site that you’re able to analyze or a huge database of email subscribers or social followers […]

How to Set Up a CDN for Your Site on WP Engine

WP Mayor: WP Engine is one of my favorite web hosts for WordPress and I host a number of sites with them. This week I wanted to set up a CDN for one of my sites that was gaining considerable traction on a worldwide basis. A CDN is very helpful if your traffic comes from several continents […]

How to Fix ‘Another Update in Process’ Error in WordPress

WPBeginner: Are you seeing “Another update currently in process” error on your WordPress site. This error stops you from updating WordPress. Normally, it should automatically go away. But if it doesn’t, then there is an easy fix for that. In this article, we will show you how to fix ‘Another update currently in process’ error in […]

Regenerate Thumbnails Plugin Passes 5 Million Downloads, Rewrite in the Works

WordPress Tavern: Regenerate Thumbnails, written by prolific plugin developer Alex Mills, has passed 5 million downloads. The plugin was first released nearly a decade ago in August 2008 during the days of WordPress 2.6. Regenerate Thumbnails is used to retroactively generate new thumbnail sizes for past uploads. It has become an indispensable utility over the years, helping […]