Beyond Speed: 5 (More) Reasons Why You Should be Using a CDN

WPMU DEV Blog: You’ve probably already heard about CDNs, you know, they help make your website faster. Yet, you might feel that after paying for web hosting, why should you pay the same amount (or more!) for a CDN? Shouldn’t your hosting already do all of this stuff? There’s a significant difference between the infrastructure required for hosting […]

How to Select the Perfect Content Management System for Your eCommerce Site

WP Mayor: When it comes to selecting the right Content Management System (CMS) for your eCommerce needs, there is a wide variety of parameters to consider. The CMS has become one of the Internet’s most powerful web developer tools since the advent of PHP. Not to mention, we live in a world where sites need to be […]

Top 3 SEO Optimization Plugins: Free Vs. Premium Version

WP Mayor: Check out this comparison of the top three WordPress SEO plugins. Learn the difference between the free and premium versions of all three so you can make the best choice for your website in 2017. 

25 Best WordPress Video Themes (2017)

WPBeginner: Are you looking for a WordPress video theme for your website? WordPress makes it super easy to upload or embed videos, which makes it a great platform to build your video website. In this article, we have hand-picked some of the best WordPress video themes that you can install. Building A Video Website with WordPress […]

WP Event Manager Review – Add Detailed Event Listings to WordPress

WPLift: Need to add event listings to your WordPress site? The plugin I’m going to look at in this review helps you add powerful event listing functionality to WordPress. You’ll get features like front-end event creation forms, sortable event listings, and lots more. The post WP Event Manager Review – Add Detailed Event Listings to WordPress […]

How to Easily Set Up a Staging Site for WordPress on Cheap Shared Hosting

WPMU DEV Blog: If you’re relatively new to developing websites, or you’ve been managing your own WordPress site for a while but haven’t delved into the world of web development, you may have heard people talking about staging sites and wondered what they are. You may have heard people saying that setting up a staging site is best […]

How to Add Taxonomy Images “Category Icons” in WordPress

WPBeginner: Do you want to add taxonomy images in WordPress? Taxonomies are a way to group things in WordPress. Categories and tags are two default taxonomies that comes built-in with every WordPress blog. In this article, we will show you how to add taxonomy images in WordPress. In other words, you will be able to add […]

How to Install WordPress on SiteGround Hosting?

WP Mayor: SiteGround is one of the best web hosting providers which are online, their servers are WordPress optimized which means if you install WordPress on your SiteGround hosting then your website will run smoothly without any issues. In this article, you can find all the steps which should be followed to install WordPress on SiteGround hosting […]

MagicPress Review – Is It The Ultimate WordPress Cloud Platform?

WPLift: Want a simpler way to work with WordPress? MagicPress is a cloud platform for hosting, managing, and creating WordPress sites. And in this post, I’ll give you a hands on review of everything that it has to offer. The post MagicPress Review – Is It The Ultimate WordPress Cloud Platform? appeared first on WPLift....

How to Update URLs When Moving Your WordPress Site

WPBeginner: Do you want to update URLs after moving your WordPress site? It can be quite painful to manually edit each post or page just to replace old URLs. In this article, we will show you how to easily update URLs when moving your WordPress site. Video Tutorial If you don’t like the video or need […]

Top 30 Premium Parallax WordPress Themes

WP Mayor: Parallax scrolling is an interesting web design technique where the background of a page scrolls at a different speed than the foreground, resulting in a unique scrolling effect. Parallax scrolling is a popular trend in the WordPress space, but some developers have created dedicated parallax WordPress themes that use this technique prominently throughout their pages.

The Best WordPress Drag and Drop Page Builder Plugins

WPLift: If you haven’t already hopped on the WordPress page builder bandwagon, I hope this post enlightens you to all the amazing options out there. See, if you’re like most WordPress users, you’re probably not an expert developer. So what happens if you want to create a page or a post with more complex functionality/design than […]

Bocoup Launches Study to Measure Impact of Open Work on Developer Well-Being

WordPress Tavern: photo credit: Lukasz Kowalewski Bocoup, an open source technology and design consulting company, is recruiting for a new study that aims to “measure the impact of open work on developer well-being and productivity.” The company is partnering with MIT and UCLA to develop an open work email-bot that will interact with organizations that sign up […]

WooCommerce 3.0.0 Scheduled for Release April 4th

WordPress Tavern: Big changes are on the way for WooCommerce. Mike Jolley, lead developer of WooCommerce, announced that WooCommerce 2.7 will be versioned 3.0.0 with a scheduled release date of April 4th....

Hustle Opt-in and Pop-Up Plugin Now Free to Download from WordPress.org

WPMU DEV Blog: We’re excited to announce a free version of our email opt-in plugin Hustle is now available to download from the official WordPress Plugin Repository. Since launching Hustle Pro back in September, we’ve put a ton of development time into making it the best marketing plugin for WordPress. We’ve added a stack of new features, including […]

Create a Knowledge Base for Your WordPress Website Using HeroThemes Solutions

WPLift: Operating a company that offers many products can be difficult to manage at times. After all, customers will always have questions regarding your products and services. And, as a reliable and established business, it is your job to answer said questions in a timely fashion. The post Create a Knowledge Base for Your WordPress Website […]

25 Legit Ways to Make Money Online Blogging with WordPress

WPBeginner: Are you looking for the top ways to make money online that are NOT scams? WordPress is the largest publishing platform on the planet, and it powers over 27% of all websites. You can use WordPress and blogging to earn money online by doing what you love. In this article, we will share the 25 […]

WordPress Grid Plugins To Display Your Posts and Pages in a Grid Layout

WP Mayor: One essential tool in a web designer's bag of tricks is a grid builder. Grid builders provide an overall framework within which your content can be placed. They provide a skeleton of invisible lines for arranging content in a neat and organized fashion. Building a grid should be an easy process that doesn't take up […]

Best Google Analytics Plugins for WordPress

WP Mayor: Google Analytics was launched by Google in 2005 to provide a service with which you can know your audience, trace your customer path and see what they're all up to. Ever since its introduction it has grown and developed, providing new and better ways of tracking and of showing you all the statistics you might […]

WordPress.com Updates Its Post Editor With a Distraction-Free Interface

WordPress Tavern: WordPress.com has unveiled a refreshed post editor that makes content front and center. The most noticeable change is the user interface. The sidebar of meta boxes is now on the right-hand side instead of the left. Clicking the Post Settings link hides the sidebar, providing a cleaner interface....

John Maeda’s 2017 Design in Tech Report Puts the Spotlight on Inclusive Design

WordPress Tavern: John Maeda, Automattic’s Global Head of Computational Design and Inclusion, presented his third annual “Design in Tech” report at SXSW over the weekend. The previous reports have received more than two million views and this one is equally loaded with thought-provoking information about the future of the design industry. “Design isn’t just about beauty; it’s […]

The WPLift Guide to WordPress and PDF: WordPress PDF Plugins

WPLift: Want to improve the way your WordPress site handles PDFs? PDFs are great because their formatting is consistent across all devices and they allow you to easily showcase highly styled documents. But without some of these WordPress PDF plugins, you’ll be limited in how you display PDFs. This post will cover plugins that help all […]

What Are the Best Project Management Tools for WordPress?

WPLift: Have you spent hours trying to remember where you put a simple document? Have you tried to get in touch a team member and had to wait days for a response? Or worse, have you missed a crucial deadline, because you didn’t have an overarching view of how your project was moving along? As your […]

8 Best WordPress Contact Form Plugins: Pros and Cons

WPMU DEV Blog: Contact forms are an essential part of the website conversion process. After all, how else are site visitors supposed to get in touch with us? Knowing this, it’s important to find a WordPress contact form plugin that will do exactly what you need it to. While it’s easy to think it doesn’t matter so long […]

How to Automatically Post to Facebook From WordPress

WPBeginner: Do you want to automatically post to Facebook from your WordPress site? Facebook is the largest social media platform in the world with more than a billion users. It is also one of the largest source of traffic for many websites. In this article, we will show you how to automatically post to Facebook from […]

Hacker News Question: Developers with kids, how do you skill up?

WordPress Tavern: photo credit: Leeroy By now you’ve probably seen the viral clip of a father getting interrupted by his children while giving a live interview on BBC. Working parents everywhere, especially remote workers, could identify with the humorous embarrassment of the situation. Even those who have had pets interrupt Skype calls know the feeling. You want […]

The Best WordPress Themes for Personal Resumes

WPLift: Personal resume themes are WordPress themes that act as an extension of your business card as well as an online version of the traditional resume you’d typically hand over to potential employers. They feature all of the typical sections you’re used to seeing on a resume, including your skills, your education, your work experience, projects […]

“Open Source in Brazil” eBook Now Available for Free

WordPress Tavern: photo credit: Ccarelo – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, Link Open Source in Brazil is a new free eBook from O’Reilly Media that offers an inside look into the growth of Brazil’s free software community despite the country’s unique barriers. Brazil has a vibrant IT and startup culture and hosts the largest open source conference […]

How to Restore WordPress When It’s Down or Locked with Snapshot Pro

WPMU DEV Blog: Losing your WordPress site to a hacker or a silly mistake on your part and then not having a backup to restore it is – say it with me – the worst. Luckily, Snapshot Pro can get you back up and running, even when your site’s down or locked up. Snapshot Pro is a backup plugin that also […]

27 Best Hotel WordPress Themes with Beautiful Designs (2017)

WPBeginner: Building a website for your hotel doesn’t have to be hard. WordPress hotel themes makes it easy for you to start your hotel website, so more travelers can book your hotel directly from your website. In this article, we will show you the best WordPress hotel themes to help you select the perfect look for […]

How to Easily Set Up a Brand New WordPress Website for Your Business

WP Mayor: If you’ve just started out on the path of entrepreneurship, having a good platform from which you can present your products and services to your customers is imperative. The sales and marketing processes are intrinsically related to having a good business website. This should be the first place where your potential customers can go and […]

WeFoster Launches Hosting Platform Catered to Online Communities

WordPress Tavern: WeFoster, co-founded by Marion Gooding and Bowe Frankema, is a new managed hosting platform fine-tuned specifically for online communities. The duo came up with the idea for WeFoster two years ago at WordCamp London 2015. “Bowe and I sat down and thought of ideas on how we could contribute to the open source community,” Gooding […]

Stack Overflow Jobs Data Shows ReactJS Skills in High Demand, WordPress Market Oversaturated with Developers

WordPress Tavern: Stack Overflow published its analysis of 2017 hiring trends based on the targeting options employers selected when posting to Stack Overflow Jobs. The report, which compares data from 200 companies since 2015, ranks ReactJS, Docker, and Ansible at the top of the fastest growing skills in demand. When comparing the percentage change from 2015 to […]

How to Land Your First Freelance Clients When Your Business is New

WPMU DEV Blog: When you’re new to freelancing, there may be some clients who discover your services through organic web search. But if you’ve been in business for yourself for a little while now, then you know how hard it can be to drum up new business as a freelancer that way. Unless you’ve got a well-known name […]

The Best Affiliate Programs for WordPress to Help You Promote WordPress Products

WPLift: Want to put your WordPress knowledge to good use? And by good use, I mean making money. See, you’re probably already sharing your WordPress knowledge with others in some form. So why not monetize that knowledge with one of these affiliate programs for WordPress? The post The Best Affiliate Programs for WordPress to Help You […]

20+ Visual Composer Themes for WordPress

WP Mayor: Visual Composer themes are WordPress themes powered by a built-in integration with premium WordPress page builder plugin Visual Composer. It has over 250,000 direct sales in the Envato Market and powers over 1.5 million WordPress sites, but what's so great about this plugin?