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Popular Design News of the Week: September 9, 2019 – September 15, 2019 - Web Designer Depot

Every week users submit a lot of interesting stuff on our sister site Webdesigner News, highlighting great content from around the web that can be of interest to web designers.  The best way to keep track of all the great… Continue Reading →

Local Lightning Now in Public Beta with Major Performance Improvements - WP Tavern

Flywheel put its new Local Lightning app into public beta this week. The app is an improved version of the company’s local WordPress development tool, formerly known as Pressmatic before Flywheel acquired it from Clay Griffiths and renamed it to… Continue Reading →

WPHindi Plugin Instantly Converts Text from English to Hindi in the Block Editor - WP Tavern

Hindi is one of the world’s top languages, with more than 520 million native and non-native speakers, and is the fastest growing language in India. In a region where English is also commonly spoken, many Hindi publishers have the unique… Continue Reading →

Richard Best Releases Free Audio and Ebook: “A Practical Guide to WordPress and the GPL” - WP Tavern

If you’re itching to go deeper into the legal aspects of navigating WordPress’ relationship to the GPL license, Richard Best has recently made his ebook (and the audio version) called “A Practical Guide to WordPress and the GPL” available for… Continue Reading →

Google Announces New Ways to Identify Nofollow Links, Progress on Related Gutenberg Ticket Is Currently Stalled - WP Tavern

This week Google announced changes to the 15-year old nofollow attribute that was previously recommended for identifying links related to advertising, sponsors, or content for which users are not intending to pass along ranking credit. The nofollow attribute is no… Continue Reading →

Learn web design in 2019: Everything you need to know - GoDaddy Garage

Starting a new career in web design is an exciting (and, let’s be honest, highly lucrative) prospect, but the prospect of actually starting to learn web design in 2019 can be intimidating. The amount of information and options for learning… Continue Reading →

Kioken Blocks: The New Street Fighter-Inspired Block Collection that Is Taking Aim at Page Builders - WP Tavern

With the proliferation of block collection plugins over the past year, Kioken Blocks is a relatively unknown newcomer that you may have missed. Compared to competitors with thousands of users like CoBlocks (30K+), Atomic Blocks (20K+), Stackable (10K+), and Ultimate… Continue Reading →

How to start a real estate business in 10 steps - GoDaddy Garage

Considering a career in real estate? Your timing couldn’t be better. Median home prices were up almost 2.5% by the middle of 2019, according to the National Association of Realtors®. If you’ve got an entrepreneurial mindset and an eye for… Continue Reading →

Android Fans Rejoice, Vivaldi Has Arrived - Web Designer Depot

It’s time for me to go all fanboy on you guys, because Vivaldi is on Android, ya’ll! Vivaldi the browser, that is. You know, the one made by former Opera devs, and which is aimed at power users who want… Continue Reading →

Creative Commons Releases New WordPress Plugin for Attributing Content with Gutenberg Blocks - WP Tavern

Creative Commons has released an official WordPress plugin for attributing and licensing content. It is an updated and revamped version of the organization’s WPLicense plugin. It is also loosely based on an old plugin called License, which seems to have… Continue Reading →

Gutenberg Team Explores the Future of Full-Site Editing with New Prototype - WP Tavern

From its inception, the block editor was always intended to be more than just an editor for the main content area. Gutenberg phase 2 brings the block editor to other parts of the site, including widgets, menus, and other aspects… Continue Reading →

What is a Gravatar? Everything you need to know about Globally Recognized Avatars. - GoDaddy Garage

Have you visited websites where you notice either the author or those who have left comments have their photo displayed next to their comments? That’s where Gravatars coming into play. But, what is a Gravatar? If you’ve ever wondered how… Continue Reading →

How to run a WordPress security scan - GoDaddy Garage

This article was originally published on Oct. 20, 2017, and was updated on Sept. 9, 2019.  As a web designer or developer, why should you care about running a WordPress security scan? With the growing availability of dedicated solutions, WordPress… Continue Reading →

Popular Design News of the Week: September 2, 2019 – September 8, 2019 - Web Designer Depot

Every week users submit a lot of interesting stuff on our sister site Webdesigner News, highlighting great content from around the web that can be of interest to web designers.  The best way to keep track of all the great… Continue Reading →

First Look at Twenty Twenty: New WordPress Default Theme based on Chaplin - WP Tavern

Anders Norén unveiled the designs for the new Twenty Twenty theme today. As speculated earlier this week, WordPress will repurpose Noren’s Chaplin theme in order to expedite shipping the new default theme on the constrained 5.3 release timeline. Although the… Continue Reading →

Google Releases Native Lazyload Plugin for WordPress - WP Tavern

The most recent release of Chrome (76) added a new “loading” attribute that supports native lazy loading in the browser. An implementation for WordPress core is still under discussion. In the meantime, plugins that enable this for WordPress sites are… Continue Reading →

WordSesh EMEA Schedule Published, Registration Opens September 9 - WP Tavern

WordSesh EMEA, a 12-hour virtual conference designed for the WordPress community in the Middle East, Europe, and Africa, has published the full schedule for the upcoming event. The lineup includes speakers from the UK to Cape Town to Sri Lanka,… Continue Reading →

Anders Norén to Design Twenty Twenty Default Theme, Shipping in WordPress 5.3 - WP Tavern

WordPress 5.3’s release lead coordinators announced a new batch of focus leads during yesterday’s core dev chat. Anders Norén, one of the most well-respected theme authors in the community and an early adopter of Gutenberg, will be leading the design… Continue Reading →

WordPress Governance Project Looks for New Leadership - WP Tavern

The WordPress Governance project is looking for new leadership after its current leaders, Rachel Cherry and Morten Rand-Hendriksen, announced that they will be stepping down. Weekly meetings have been canceled until the organization selects new leadership. After its introduction at… Continue Reading →

What is managed WordPress hosting? - GoDaddy Garage

When it comes to building your web presence, WordPress is the most popular choice. At the moment of writing this article, WordPress powers more than 30% of all websites, whether aided by managed WordPress hosting or not. There are several reasons… Continue Reading →

WordPress 5.3 to Use Robots Meta Tag to Better Discourage Search Engines from Listing Sites - WP Tavern

WordPress is changing the method it uses to prevent search engines from indexing sites. Previously, if a user checked the “Discourage search engines from indexing this site” option in a site’s Settings > Reading screen, WordPress would add Disallow: /… Continue Reading →

Toolbelt: A New Jetpack-Inspired Plugin with a Focus on Speed and Privacy - WP Tavern

WordPress theme and plugin developer Ben Gillbanks is building a Jetpack alternative with an emphasis on speed, simplicity, and privacy. Toolbelt is a new, lightweight plugin that offers a collection of functionality that is commonly-used on WordPress sites. Currently available… Continue Reading →

August 2019: What’s new in Websites + Marketing - GoDaddy Garage

It’s the end of August, the month of the Perseid meteor showers, back to school sales, American pre-season football and the return of tailgating parties! Through it all, our GoCentral Website Builder and Online Store teams released some really cool things… Continue Reading →

Popular Design News of the Week: August 26, 2019 – September 1, 2019 - Web Designer Depot

Every week users submit a lot of interesting stuff on our sister site Webdesigner News, highlighting great content from around the web that can be of interest to web designers.  The best way to keep track of all the great… Continue Reading →

What is website analytics — and how can it help your business grow? - GoDaddy Garage

What is website analytics and why should you care? Simply put, website analytics are the numbers behind your website’s traffic and performance. Your web analytics metrics will provide you the data that lets you know what activity is happening on… Continue Reading →

Gutenberg 6.4 Adds New Typewriter Experience, Cover Block Resizing, and Block Inserter Help Panel - WP Tavern

Gutenberg 6.4 arrived this week with two more improvements to the Cover block. The background can now be set to a solid color (in addition to images and videos). Users can also easily resize the block, making it far more… Continue Reading →

How much does hosting cost for my small business? - GoDaddy Garage

This article was originally published on Nov. 10, 2017. It was updated on August 28, 2019. There are lots of questions a small business owner needs to ask before they get a website online. Do you have a business plan?… Continue Reading →

How to do SEO keyword research to drive traffic to your website - GoDaddy Garage

SEO keyword research affects everyone who uses the internet to search for anything. Yet the vast majority of internet users have little to no idea what SEO (search engine optimization) or keyword research actually entails. If you run a business… Continue Reading →

Paid search smarts — 8 tips to get strong returns on PPC advertising spend - GoDaddy Garage

When diving into the world of paid search advertising, you’ll notice that there are many different synonyms — like PPC advertising or search engine advertising. However you label it, this strategy encompasses setting up ads on a search engine like… Continue Reading →

Top Fifty WP: New Website Ranks Plugins by Downloads per Day - WP Tavern

The team behind Pootlepress has launched a new website that displays the top 50 WordPress plugins by downloads per day. It uses the WordPress.org Plugin API to pull the previous day’s download stats from plugins hosted in the directory. The… Continue Reading →

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