WP Engine Launches DevKit Open Beta

WordPress Tavern: Those who host or manage sites on WP Engine now have a new tool at their disposal. It’s called DevKit, developed by Chris Wiegman and Jason Stallings. DevKit is a WordPress local development environment that includes SSH Gateway access, push and pull deployments to WP Engine, Command Line Interface commands for the Genesis theme framework…

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What is an Email Blast? How to Do an Email Blast “the RIGHT Way”

WP Beginner: Want to know what is an email blast and how to do it “the right way”? An email blast or broadcast is a process of sending a single email message to a large number of subscribers in your mailing list. These extremely effective for businesses to get more sales and bloggers use it to get…

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Former npm, Inc. CTO Announces Entropic, a Decentralized Package Registry

WordPress Tavern: CJ Silverio, former CTO of npm Inc., gave a presentation at JSConf EU 2019 in Berlin earlier this month titled “The Economics of Open Source.” More specifically, she discussed the economics of package management as it applies to open source software, based on her unique perspective and experience gained in working for the company that…

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BuddyPress 5.0 to Update Password Control to Match WordPress

WordPress Tavern: BuddyPress 5.0 development began in December 2018 after 4.0.0 was released in November. The core BuddyPress team has not published a roadmap for what will be coming in 5.0, but features and fixes added so far can be found on GitHub in the commit log. One noteworthy addition to the upcoming major release is that…

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How to Add Scroll Depth Tracking in WordPress with Google Analytics

WP Beginner: Do you want to add scroll depth tracking on your WordPress website? Scroll depth tracking allows you to see how far a user scrolls on any page. This data helps you see if your visitors are actually reading your long posts and when they lose interest, so you can modify the content to keep them…

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How to Add Stripe Donate Button in WordPress (with Recurring Option)

WP Beginner: Do you want to add a Stripe donate button to your WordPress site? Stripe is one of the best online payment processors in the world because it allows anyone to easily accept online payments on their website including donations. In the past, you had to use an eCommerce plugin to accept payments, but that’s not…

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In Case You Missed It – Issue 25

WordPress Tavern: photo credit: Night Moves – (license)There’s a lot of great WordPress content published in the community but not all of it is featured on the Tavern. This post is an assortment of items related to WordPress that caught my eye but didn’t make it into a full post. Open Call for People Interested in Being…

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12 Vital Tips and Tools to Combat Comment Spam in WordPress

WP Beginner: Are you getting tired of dealing with comment spam on your WordPress blog? Well, you are not alone. Spam comments are a huge problem especially if you are not prepared to deal with them properly. In this article, we’ll share the best WordPress comment spam plugins and helpful tips to combat spam comments in WordPress.…

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Experimenting With Reusable Blocks to Create Post Templates

WordPress Tavern: For the past several years, I’ve used the Post Template plugin developed by Vincent Prat to create and manage post templates. For example, some of the information in the WordPress Weekly and In Case You Missed It posts never changes and instead of manually entering it each time, it’s nice to use a template where…

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