How to Use FOMO on Your WordPress Site to Increase Conversions

WP Beginner: You may have heard of FOMO and social proof notifications when reading about latest marketing trends. FOMO, short for fear of missing out, is basically a marketing technique used to create anticipation and excitement for a product. It uses a basic psychology principle to help customers make a buying decision, faster. In this article, we…

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Advanced Lazy Loading, Automatic Resizing & 5MB Free Compression – The Queen of Image Optimization, Smush, Gets an Update

WPMU DEV Blog: Smush is already the Coca-Cola of image optimization (even her competitors call image optimization Smushing). And now there’s even more to love; more compression (5MB!) for free with better 50-image-smushing alongside a CDN upgrade and expanded 3rd-party support for Smush Pro users. She’s the true standard for making all the images in your WordPress media library…

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WPWeekly Episode 362 – Fitness, Freelancing, and More With Michelle Schulp

WordPress Tavern: In this episode, John James Jacoby and I are joined by Michelle Schulp, an independent freelancer and Director of Technology at AIGA Minnesota. We discussed the impacts speaking at multiple WordCamps had on her business early on, why she continues to be a freelance contractor as opposed to managing her own agency, and the role…

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Gutenberg 6.2 Adds Nesting Capabilities to Cover, Media & Text Blocks

WordPress Tavern: Gutenberg 6.2 has two new user-facing features that were added based on community feedback. The Cover and Media & Text blocks now allow for nesting any type of block inside. Previously, the Cover block only allowed users to add a heading, button, or paragraph block. Users had resorted to employing clunky solutions to get around…

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Meta Box Plugin Introduces MB Blocks, a PHP-based Extension for Creating Custom Blocks

WordPress Tavern: Meta Box, one of the most popular WordPress custom fields frameworks, has released a new extension for creating custom Gutenberg blocks using only PHP. MB Blocks gives developers the ability to build blocks with various settings, using a similar syntax as creating a meta box, without having to know React, Webpack, or Babel. MB Blocks…

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WP Admin Pages Pro Review: Create a Custom WordPress Dashboard

WP Mayor: If you’re building websites for clients, you want them to have the best experience possible. And beyond building a great-looking site for them on the front-end, that also means creating a user-friendly backend dashboard experience for them, too. WP Admin Pages Pro is a plugin that helps you do just that, giving you a variety…

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How to Create AMP Forms in WordPress (The Easy Way)

WP Beginner: Do you want to create AMP-friendly forms on your WordPress site? Accelerated Mobile Pages or AMP is a Google project that makes websites load faster on mobile devices. While AMP offers a great mobile browsing experience by making your webpages load faster, it disables many useful features on your website. One of them is contact…

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Grow your WooCommerce Shop with Customer Segmentation

WP Lift: If you are running a WooCommerce shop and are looking for a customer segmentation software or a way to segment your eCommerce or WooCommerce customer data, then you have landed on the right page! Data is one of the most important factors when it comes to growing your WooCommerce store. No matter how good your…

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How to Build Order Forms with Payments for Free in WordPress

WPMU DEV Blog: You lose 100% of the sales you don’t ask for, and the same holds true for having a clunky checkout experience. Order forms help you to collect order information and process payments efficiently, thereby increasing your conversion rates significantly. Forminator makes it easier than ever to build an order form and accept payments on WordPress.…

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WordPress Security Team Discusses Backporting Security Releases to Fewer Versions

WordPress Tavern: The WordPress Security Team is exploring different approaches to backporting security fixes to older versions of the software. The effort that goes into supporting versions back to 3.7 (the release that introduced automatic background updates) increases with each major version released. “For the Core Security team, that means when security updates need to be released,…

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