10 Lessons Learned From Five Years of Selling WordPress Products

WordPress Tavern: This post was contributed by Rebecca Gill. Rebecca is the founder of Web Savvy Marketing, a web development, design, maintenance, and SEO consulting company based in Michigan and host of the SEO Bits podcast. Rebecca recently sold her Genesis Theme store to 9seeds, a store she managed and maintained for five years. In this post, […]

10 Essential BuddyPress Plugins for Growing Online Communities

WPMU DEV Blog: BuddyPress is awesome. It lets you add social media functionality to your WordPress site, turning it from a static website to a community, and all for free. Out of the box, it has loads of features – including private messaging, groups, sitewide notices and more. In fact, it has so many features that you’re given […]

27 Best WordPress Themes for Architecture

WPBeginner: Are you looking for the best WordPress architecture theme for your firms’ website? There are so many WordPress themes out there that it becomes difficult to find a theme that would work for an architecture firm. In this article, we have hand-picked some of the best WordPress themes for architecture firms and businesses. Building Your […]

Power Your Website into the Fast Lane Using The Powered Cache Plugin

WPLift: Making your website fast is one of the most crucial things any website owner can do to increase their success. Not only does it improve SEO scores significantly, it leads to better user experiences, an increase in traffic, and lower bounce rates. And, with more time spent on your website by site visitors, you are […]

WordCamp Europe 2017 Kicks Off with Contributor Day Focused on Growing WordPress through Inclusion

WordPress Tavern: photo credit: WP Tavern Hundreds of WordPress contributors gathered today with space for each team to have its own dedicated room. The Community Summit was held earlier in the week, lending a strong contingent of veteran contributors to this event, ready to use the short time they had together. With a high concentration of WordPress […]

Lifted, a WordPress Theme and Plugin Shop for the Marijuana Industry

WordPress Tavern: Lifted is a new WordPress theme and plugin company founded by Drew Poland that caters to the marijuana industry. I reached out to Poland to learn more about his company, his pricing model, and get his perspective on this space in the WordPress ecosystem. Why did you decide to get into the marijuana industry with […]

9seeds Acquires Web Savvy Marketing’s Genesis Theme Store

WordPress Tavern: 9seeds, a WordPress development agency launched in 2009, has acquired Web Savvy Marketing’s theme store for an undisclosed amount. Web Savvy Marketing launched its theme store in 2012 and currently has a library of 26 themes built on the Genesis Framework by StudioPress.  Web Savvy Marketing Theme Store Chris Cree who helped launch and manage the theme store in […]

Oxygen Review: A Complete Visual Website Builder for WordPress

WPLift: Interested in a tool that bills itself as “more flexible than typical page builders and as powerful as hand-coding”? Oxygen is a new WYSIWYG visual editor plugin for WordPress from Soflyy, the same team behind WP All Import. It lets you build your entire website – headers, footers…everything – all without leaving the confines of […]

Top eCommerce Payment Gateways for WordPress in 2017

WPMU DEV Blog: Okay, so you’ve created a kickass design, your site’s running in tip-top shape, and your visitors are more than ready to convert. What more could you ask for? But then your soon-to-be-customers get to the payment gateway and don’t see their preferred provider listed. Or there’s a security warning that’s thrown them off-guard. Or, even […]

How to Embed a Google Form in WordPress

WPBeginner: Do you want to embed a Google form in WordPress? Google Forms are easy to embed anywhere and are particularly useful when you need to share the form on multiple websites. In this article, we will show you how to embed a Google form in WordPress. Google Forms vs WordPress Form Builders Some of you […]

Why Consistency is the Most Powerful Force in Web Design

WPMU DEV Blog: You want to create a strong brand presence. You’ve got your logo, you’ve picked the font, and you’ve selected a strong color palette to represent your brand. But how do you ensure that you’ve consistently used your branding elements and other stylistic choices across your WordPress site? Perhaps you rely on multiple rounds of QA […]

How WordPress Actually Works Behind the Scenes (Infographic)

WPBeginner: Have you ever wondered how WordPress actually works behind the scenes? For most users, it seems simple because you type a URL and a page loads in few seconds, but there is a lot that happens behind the scenes. In this guide, we will walk you through how WordPress actually works behind the scenes, and […]

How to Create a WordPress Classifieds Site Like Craigslist For Free

WP Mayor: Looking to create a classified ads site like Craigslist or Gumtree? The massive success of those two behemoths certainly proves a market need. But how do you actually go about mimicking their functionality? As you might notice, we’re big fans of the WordPress CMS. And as luck would have it, it’s easy to create a […]

Imagely Acquires TeslaThemes, Is Seeking Other Acquisition Opportunities

WordPress Tavern: In an effort to diversify and expand into the commercial WordPress theme market, Imagely, creators of NextGEN Gallery, have acquired TeslaThemes for an undisclosed amount. TeslaThemes launched in 2013 as a theme club and recently celebrated its fourth anniversary. The company has 68 themes in its library, including the TeslaThemes framework. Eric Danzer, Founder and CEO of Imagely, says no major […]

Beginner’s Guide: How to Add Facebook Pixel to WordPress

WPLift: Struggling with how to add Facebook Pixel to WordPress? Just like adding Google Analytics tracking to WordPress, Facebook Pixel can throw you for a loop if you’re not super tech-savvy. But don’t worry – it’s really not all that difficult. And in this post, I’m going to show you exactly how to add Facebook Pixel […]

How Much Does a WordPress Website Cost? We Break It Down

WPMU DEV Blog: If you’re here, then you’re toying with the idea of using WordPress to build your business’s website. That’s awesome! WordPress is home to some very well-known websites like CNN, UPS, Katy Perry, and Mashable, so your site will be in good company! While those are just some of the big names that use WordPress, there […]

Imagely Have Acquired Tesla Themes

WP Mayor: Today Imagely have taken a big step forward in growing their company. They have acquired Tesla Themes. Tesla Themes is a great theme shop that is respected throughout the WordPress community, having developed 67 themes. The team at Imagely have decided to continue the great work the Tesla Themes team have done.

Admin Columns Pro Brings Powerful Columns to WordPress Admin

WP Mayor: Admin Columns Pro helps WordPress users manage and control the list/overview pages of the WordPress admin. Specifically, it expands the core functionality of columns on overview pages for posts, pages, categories, media, users, comments, and other content types. Admin Columns Pro lets you sort, filter, and edit WordPress admin columns in powerful and highly customizable ways. It […]

How to Add Custom Meta Boxes in WordPress Posts and Post Types

WPBeginner: Do you want to create custom meta boxes for your WordPress posts, pages, and custom post types? Custom meta boxes are commonly used to provide a better user interface for adding custom fields (meta data) into your content. In this article, we will explain what is a custom meta box, and how you can easily […]

How to Get Your WordPress Site on the First Page of Google

WPMU DEV Blog: The question of this generation seems to be: “How do I get more traffic?” One of the biggest pieces of the answer lies in understanding how to get Google’s search hive-mind to find your content and present it in search results, but this can be an incredibly complicated thing to do. There are tons of […]

HTML to WordPress App Review: A Genius Site Converter

WPLift: After stumbling upon the HTML to WordPress app, I began to wonder what the point of it was. Why? I had never had the need to convert an HTML site to WordPress. Most of my development has started with WordPress frameworks, so it didn’t make much sense to me. Why would you start with an […]

Can WordPress Autoblogging Plugins Be Used for Both Content Curation and Aggregation?

WP Mayor: Creating consistent blog content for your website can be a time-consuming effort. And, while it is crucial you publish regular content on your website, the truth is that it doesn’t always happen. There is so much that goes on behind the scenes of a website. For instance, content creation, security and backup measures, constant updates, […]

How to Allow Editors to Only Edit Certain Pages in WordPress

WPBeginner: Do you want to restrict WordPress editors to only edit certain pages on your website? By default, a user with the editor permissions can edit any page or post. However, sometimes you may want to restrict the editor from editing certain pages. In this article, we will show you how to allow editors to only […]

Making Money From Your Blog: Engaging With Your Audience

WPMU DEV Blog: Welcome to this fourth installment in this series on monetizing your blog! So far you’ve learned how to identify your niche, configure your site and plan content. In this part of the series, I’m going to focus on the thing you can’t be without if your blog is to be successful – an audience. I’ll […]

Meet the WP Mayor team at WordCamp Europe in Paris

WP Mayor: Today we are flying out to Paris for WordCamp Europe which will be held later this week. We are looking forward to meeting many followers of WP Mayor, making new friends and catching up with old friends.  If you are going to be at WordCamp Europe as well, give us a shout, we would love […]

How to Find the Best (and Most Trustworthy) WordPress Themes

WPMU DEV Blog: Let’s say you’ve researched the best free WordPress themes and you’re really excited about what you see. But then you remember there are a whole bunch of premium themes floating around out there, too. While I’m not one to discourage anyone from using a free theme, I do think it’s important to survey the full […]

WordCamp for Publishers Opens Up Ticket Sales, 50% Sold in the First Day

WordPress Tavern: WordCamp for Publishers, the first niche WordCamp to be focused around a specific industry, opened up ticket sales today. The event will take place in Denver, Colorado, August 17-19, and organizers have planned for just 230 attendees, due to venue constraints. In less than 24 hours since tickets went on sale, the event is already […]

Unsplash Updates its License, Raises GPL Compatibility Concerns

WordPress Tavern: Unsplash.com, a site that provides high-resolution photos for free, updated its license and the change has people in the WordPress community concerned. So unsplash images are no longer public domain. No longer gpl compatible. What does it mean for #WordPressThemes that uses these images?...

11 Twitter Lead Generation Tips for Scoring WordPress Business

WPMU DEV Blog: To many, Twitter is the scariest and most overwhelming of the social networks. Yet, it is a powerful B2B marketing tool that just about any business should take advantage of – as long as you use it correctly. We’ve talked about how to use Instagram to generate leads on this blog, but this article will focus instead […]

24 Best WordPress Themes for Bakeries

WPBeginner: Do you want to create a website for your bakery? Looking for the perfect WordPress bakery theme? Most WordPress themes are created for business websites or blogs which makes it harder to find a theme for a bakery website. In this article, we will share the best WordPress themes for bakeries. Building a Bakery Website […]

Learn to Customize Your WordPress Theme Like a Pro

WP Mayor: There is no better way to boost your business in our digital era than establishing a website that will reflect the spirit of your brand. But simply installing a theme is not enough to build a professional website – you will also need to make it unique and adjust its design to the style of […]

Toolset Review – Create WordPress Custom Post Types the Easy Way

WPLift: If you want to take WordPress from “blog content management system” to “full-featured content management system,” you need custom post types. But custom post types are understandably intimidating for those of us who aren’t WordPress developers. Toolset offers a code-free path to creating advanced WordPress sites with custom post types. Whether you’re a regular user […]

Harare, Zimbabwe to Host Its 2nd WordCamp November 4, 2017

WordPress Tavern: photo credit: Lonely Planet Harare, Zimbabwe will be hosting its second WordCamp on November 4, 2017, at Hellenic Academy. The city was one of three selected to be part of the WordCamp Incubator Program in 2016. Harare’s first WordCamp was successful in connecting the local WordPress community and inspiring local leaders to carry on with […]

What’s New in WordPress 4.8

WPBeginner: WordPress 4.8 was released just a few hours ago. It is the first major release of 2017, with some long awaited new features and enhancements. In this article, we will show you what’s new in WordPress 4.8 and which features you should try after updating your websites....

Worona Releases Free WordCamp Europe Paris Guide App

WordPress Tavern: Worona, a Madrid-based WordPress startup that builds mobile apps for free, has created an app for WordCamp Europe attendees. The WCEU Paris Guide app includes location and transportation information, schedules for the event, suggestions on where to eat (restaurants, bistros, a selection of the best cheap eats), a list of top attractions and museums, and […]