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bbPress 2.6 Released After 6 Years, Includes Per-Forum Moderation and Engagements API - WP Tavern

On Tuesday, John James Jacoby announced that bbPress 2.6 was available to the public after a six-year wait in a post titled bbPress 2.6 — Better Great Than Never. The announcement landed with a whimper as it was overshadowed by… Continue Reading →

WordPress hacks: 5 ways to protect WordPress from hacking - GoDaddy Garage

Editor’s note: This article originally published by Dutch Hill on the Sucuri Blog. WordPress is one of the most popular content management systems (CMS) out there. That’s why it is vital to prevent WordPress hacking. Statistically, over 33% of websites… Continue Reading →

WordPress Ecommerce Hosting, powered by WooCommerce - GoDaddy Garage

GoDaddy and WooCommerce have teamed up to make building an online store with WordPress easier than ever. Our new WordPress Ecommerce Hosting plan comes with a pre-installed online store powered by WooCommerce, plus a variety of premium extensions including Advanced… Continue Reading →

WordPress 5.3 “Kirk” Released, Brings New Default Theme, Editor Improvements, and UI Tweaks - WP Tavern

Rahsaan Roland KirkCredit: Heinrich Klaffs CC BY-SA 2.0 WordPress 5.3 “Kirk,” named in honor American jazz musician Rahsaan Roland Kirk, is now available for download. The update includes a new default theme named Twenty Twenty, user interface improvements aimed at… Continue Reading →

Recurring Payments Feature Launches for WordPress.com and Jetpack Users - WP Tavern

WordPress.com launched a new recurring payments feature its users today. The payments system will allow bloggers to earn money for their content directly from any page on their site. The feature is also available for self-hosted WordPress users who have… Continue Reading →

Mental Health and Wellbeing in the WordPress Community - WP Mayor

Mental health and wellbeing in the WordPress community are topics that have been getting more attention lately, and deservedly so. The WP&UP initiative has been at the forefront of this effort. This is an introduction to their story.

A Teenage Woman’s Perspective On The State of The Word - Post Status

Hello everyone! This year I got the chance to go to the State of the Word, which is a talk given by Matt Mullenweg each year at WordCamp US (WCUS). Here are my thoughts and views on this year’s State… Continue Reading →

How to podcast — A complete guide to starting and growing a podcast - GoDaddy Garage

With the recent surge in the popularity of podcasting, you might be wondering how to podcast for yourself or your business. After all, even former President Obama signed a deal to launch a podcast with Spotify, and other celebrities are… Continue Reading →

Oklahoma Watch Becomes First U.S. Publication on Newspack; 34 Pilot Newsrooms Announced for Second Round - WP Tavern

Homepage of the Oklahoma Watch website on Newspack. Oklahoma Watch is the first U.S. publication to relaunch and the second publication to go live on Newspack, a platform created this year to bring WordPress to newsrooms. Newspack announced the relaunch… Continue Reading →

Cook up website success with SEO for restaurants - GoDaddy Garage

Having a great website for your restaurant isn’t just about putting together a nice design. You also need to optimize your site so it can be found by potential customers looking for you online. Without search engine optimization, or SEO, for… Continue Reading →

The Entrepreneur Monthly: Say Hello To BERT And WordPress 5.3 - Blogging Wizard

Howdy entrepreneurial friends, welcome to the first edition of our new monthly news roundup, The Entrepreneur Monthly. In The Entrepreneur Monthly, we’ll break down all the news you need to know from the past month. We’ll cover important news about… Continue Reading →

State of the Word 2019 Recap: All Roads Lead to the Block Editor - WP Tavern

If there was one common theme in Matt Mullenweg’s State of the Word address this year at WordCamp U.S., it was that all roads lead to the block editor. His speech was primarily about blocks, blocks, more blocks, and a… Continue Reading →

Matt Mullenweg’s State of the Word, 2019 - Post Status

WordCamp US 2019 completes its first year in St. Louis, Missouri, where more than 1,300 WordPress community members and leaders are gathered. It’s been the year of Gutenberg in 2019, and in this State of the Word, Matt highlights what… Continue Reading →

BoldGrid Joins Forces with W3 Edge, Acquires W3 Total Cache Plugin - WP Tavern

BoldGrid, a WordPress product and services company, announced today that it has joined forces with W3 Edge, the parent company behind the popular W3 Total Cache (W3TC) plugin. BoldGrid acquired the W3TC plugin and retained its creator, Frederick Townes, along… Continue Reading →

Jason Schuller Launches DSKO, a Discovery Network for Creators and Brands - WP Tavern

On October 23, Jason Schuller officially announced that his new side project built on WordPress was open to the public. The idea behind DSKO was to solve the issue of discoverability for creators and brands across various networks and websites… Continue Reading →

Browsers end support for TLS 1.0 and 1.1 in March 2020 - GoDaddy Garage

In March 2020, major web browsers will stop supporting TLS 1.0 and TLS 1.1. If you manage your own web servers, you’ll need to enable TLS 1.2 (and, ideally, TLS 1.3). Otherwise, if you’re still using TLS 1.0 or TLS… Continue Reading →

Tips for creating holiday marketing campaign content - GoDaddy Garage

In my previous article, we talked about all the things you can do to prepare in advance for the upcoming holiday eCommerce season. Today we’re going to drill down and cover holiday marketing campaign content, including blog posts and image… Continue Reading →

Not Attending WordCamp US 2019? How to Watch From Home - WP Tavern

For those of you unable to attend WordCamp US at St. Louis, Missouri, this weekend, the event will be available for live streaming. The conference runs from Friday, November 1, through Sunday, November 3. Friday and Saturday’s regular sessions, which… Continue Reading →

GoDaddy Pro at WordCamp US 2019 - GoDaddy Garage

We love WordCamp US. It brings together WordPress users from around North America and beyond. It’s a chance to meet new people, catch up with familiar faces and immerse ourselves in the WordPress community. These offline, in-person experiences are crucial… Continue Reading →

WordPress eCommerce — Everything you need to know - GoDaddy Garage

Ready to get started with WordPress eCommerce? This guide will take you through the entire process — from the first idea for your domain name to your last plugins added — to start selling products on a WordPress website. Whether… Continue Reading →

What is local SEO? Everything you need to know. - GoDaddy Garage

The internet is an enormous place filled with millions and millions of websites. Competing in such a massive world can be daunting for small business owners trying to promote their local shops. But don’t fret. There is a way for… Continue Reading →

GoDaddy Launches eCommerce Hosting Plan in Partnership with WooCommerce - WP Tavern

GoDaddy launched an eCommerce tier for their managed hosting plans on October 22. The new tier launched in partnership with WooCommerce and offers over $1,500 of commercial extensions and themes for setting up an online shop. The eCommerce plan utilizes… Continue Reading →

Gutenberg 6.7 Introduces Storybook and Gradient Backgrounds - WP Tavern

The Gutenberg team released version 6.7 of the Gutenberg plugin last week. The announcement post listed a little over three dozen bug fixes and several enhancements to existing features. The most notable features included in the update are Storybook support… Continue Reading →

eCommerce SEO — How to boost eCommerce search rankings in 8 steps - GoDaddy Garage

One of the best ways to get traffic to your online store is by appearing in search engine rankings. This isn’t always an easy task, since eCommerce sites are focused on products rather than content. While eCommerce SEO might be… Continue Reading →

Top website security posts by Sucuri – September 2019 - GoDaddy Garage

Our Malware Research and Incident Response teams work around the clock to identify and stay ahead of attackers—and we’re proud to share our knowledge and findings with the community. We’ve gathered a few of our most popular posts and discoveries… Continue Reading →

14 web design forums worth joining - GoDaddy Garage

Looking for a little design inspiration? Need help with that tricky bit of CSS? Want feedback on your latest site mockup? There are forums that can help with practically any question you can come up with. There are forums for… Continue Reading →

Chilean News Publication El Soberano First to Launch on Newspack - WP Tavern

El Soberano homepage on the Newspack platform. Nine months after the announcement of Newspack by WordPress.com, the Chilean news site El Soberano became the first publication to launch on the new platform. On October 16, the small news team relaunched… Continue Reading →

Mark Davies Joins Automattic as Chief Financial Officer - WP Tavern

Automattic, the company behind WordPress.com, WooCommerce, and various other products, announced earlier today that Mark Davies has joined the team as its Chief Financial Officer (CFO). This news comes fresh off the heels of Automattic’s acquisition of Tumblr in August… Continue Reading →

Kioken Blocks Partners with Gutenslider Plugin - WP Tavern

Kioken Blocks creator Onur Oztaskiran is teaming up with Niklas Jurij Plessing, a Berlin-based developer and author of the Gutenslider plugin, to improve both products under the same roof. Oztaskiran said the partnership is not an acquisition but rather a… Continue Reading →

WordPress 5.2.4 Release Addresses Several Security Issues - WP Tavern

The core WordPress team released version 5.2.4 of WordPress on October 14. The release addresses six security issues that were all privately reported through WordPress’ responsible disclosure procedure. Like any security release, users should update immediately to the latest version… Continue Reading →

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