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Popular Design News of the Week: May 16, 2022 – May 22, 2022 - Web Designer Depot

Every day design fans submit incredible industry stories to our sister-site, Webdesigner News. Our colleagues sift through it, selecting the very best stories from the design, UX, tech, and development worlds and posting them live on the site. The best… Continue Reading →

New Video Explores Site Building Progress From WordPress 5.0 to 6.0 - WP Tavern

Do you remember what it was like to use WordPress 5.0? Three years and ten major releases have radically changed the site building experience, but it’s not always easy to see recognize when focused on some of the smaller, iterative… Continue Reading →

Essential plugins to build better WordPress sites for clients  - GoDaddy Garage

With over 55,000 known plugins available for WordPress, it can get just a little confusing — to say the least — knowing the essential plugins for a WordPress site. There are plugins for functionality, SEO, security, and more. While there… Continue Reading →

How to create Block templates in WordPress - GoDaddy Garage

Have you ever considered what a browser does when your website loads? There are quite a few processes that happen. Your browser displays a mix of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript for you to view. When you are using a content… Continue Reading →

WP Tavern Is Hiring - WP Tavern

WP Tavern is looking for talented writers who are eager to report on WordPress news every day. We cover a wide range of topics, including (but not limited to) the Gutenberg project, core development, e-commerce, community, plugin and theme ecosystems,… Continue Reading →

WooCommerce Wednesdays: How to integrate WooCommerce with Pinterest - GoDaddy Garage

When you’ve built an ecommerce store on WooCommerce, Pinterest can serve as a powerful source of traffic. While often overlooked as a viable marketing channel, the platform is used by many consumers who are actively looking for ideas for their… Continue Reading →

How To Start Testing Your WordPress Code With the Pest PHP Testing Framework - WP Tavern

We can all agree that WordPress has come a long way since its beginning and that it grew into something a lot more than blogging software. At its core, it’s still a content management system (CMS), but with over 59,000… Continue Reading →

Online Meetup: WordPress NYC to Host Series on Modern, Privacy-Respecting Analytics and Leveraging First-Party Data - WP Tavern

One of the positive effects of the COVID-19 pandemic is local meetups are more frequently broadcasting their events online, giving people outside the immediate area the opportunity to attend and learn new skills. Searching meetup.com for WordPress, filtered to show… Continue Reading →

WordCamp Europe 2022: It’s been a minute, but we’re back in person  - GoDaddy Garage

At GoDaddy Pro, we’re super-pumped to finally (finally!) be back in person at this year’s WordCamp Europe, which runs June 2 to June 4 in Porto, Portugal. We sure missed being around our fellow WordPressers, but we weren’t snoozing during… Continue Reading →

2021 Sucuri Hacked Website Threat Report - GoDaddy Garage

Editor’s note: This post originally appeared April 28, 2022 on the Sucuri blog. Our 2021 Website Threat Research Report details our findings and analysis of emerging and ongoing trends and threats in the website security landscape. We’ve put together this… Continue Reading →

How The Welch News Uses WordPress To Keep Local News Alive in West Virginia - WP Tavern

The Welch News Team – photo credit: The Welch News For 95 years, the people living in the McDowell County coalfields have depended on The Welch News for local coverage of important events. The county sits at the southernmost point… Continue Reading →

Popular Design News of the Week: May 9, 2022 – May 15, 2022 - Web Designer Depot

Every day design fans submit incredible industry stories to our sister-site, Webdesigner News. Our colleagues sift through it, selecting the very best stories from the design, UX, tech, and development worlds and posting them live on the site. The best… Continue Reading →

WordSesh 2022 Kicks Off Monday, May 16, Featuring a World-Class Speaker Lineup and Hands-On Workshops - WP Tavern

WordSesh 2022, the live, virtual conference for WordPress professionals, is right around the corner. The event runs from May 16–20, 2022. While previous WordSesh events have always been high quality, this particular edition is jam-packed with a diverse selection of… Continue Reading →

Ecommerce SEO — How to boost ecommerce search rankings in 10 steps - GoDaddy Garage

This article was originally published on Oct. 22, 2019, and updated on May 12, 2022. 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,… Continue Reading →

WordPress Community Attributes Declining Market Share to Performance Issues, Increased Complexity, and the Lagging Full-Site Editing Project - WP Tavern

For the first time in WordPress’ nearly 19-year history, the software’s usage stats are showing signs of declining market share. Its remarkable ascension to 43.3% market share took a turn in March 2022 and usage has slowly declined since then,… Continue Reading →

Gutenberg 13.2 Adds Persistent User Preferences and a Visualizer for Margin and Padding Controls - WP Tavern

Gutenberg 13.2 was released earlier today. While much of the developer community is gearing up for the WordPress 6.0 release in two weeks, work continues steadily on the plugin, driving future updates. The latest release is not as hefty on… Continue Reading →

Configure client access with block locking in WordPress - GoDaddy Garage

Any time you build a website for a client, you might struggle with just how much access they should have on their own site. In theory, they should be trusted as an administrator. But what if you don’t want them… Continue Reading →

WooCommerce Wednesdays: How to set up email automation for WooCommerce - GoDaddy Garage

Email is the most direct way to communicate with your ecommerce customers. Whether you’re updating them on the status of their order, or reaching out to inform them of a new product, a well-timed email message is a great way… Continue Reading →

Catch FSE Is a Bold, Business-Friendly WordPress Block Theme - WP Tavern

And another theme shop hops on the block bandwagon. Catch Themes’ first block-based theme, Catch FSE, landed on WordPress.org over the weekend. The company is one of the most prolific authors in the official WordPress theme directory, touting a total… Continue Reading →

WPSiteSync Shuts Down, Commercial Extensions Now Available on GitHub - WP Tavern

WPSiteSync, a content syncing plugin from the team behind DesktopServer, has discontinued support for its free, core plugin and commercial extensions. The plugin lets users sync specific content, such as posts, pages, featured images, and taxonomies, without having to migrate… Continue Reading →

Ulysses App Updates WordPress Publishing to Use WP REST API - WP Tavern

Ulysses, a writing app for Mac, iPad, and iPhone, has released version 26. This is an important update for those who use the app to write and publish to WordPress. It adds support for more blogs and has simplified the… Continue Reading →

Cheat sheet: Web Hosting - GoDaddy Garage

Web Hosting that scales with your needs. With a 99.9% uptime guarantee, you’ll enjoy unmetered bandwidth, superior performance, and nimble load times. Build your client’s site quickly on a platform you can trust. GoDaddy’s Web Hosting is for web designers… Continue Reading →

Popular Design News of the Week: May 2, 2022 – May 8, 2022 - Web Designer Depot

Every day design fans submit incredible industry stories to our sister-site, Webdesigner News. Our colleagues sift through it, selecting the very best stories from the design, UX, tech, and development worlds and posting them live on the site. The best… Continue Reading →

9 steps to Largest Contentful Paint optimization  - GoDaddy Garage

Largest Contentful Paint (LCP) isn’t just about making Google happy. LCP optimization is key to providing better user experiences, as visitors are more quickly presented with useful content. This can give you quite a competitive advantage over sites where content… Continue Reading →

FSE Outreach #14: Building Recipe Posts With Lists and Quotes - WP Tavern

Round #14 of the FSE Outreach program is now open to the public. Anne McCarthy, who oversees the program, calls for testers to build a recipe post using existing tools like the template editor and some new and experimental blocks…. Continue Reading →

WooCommerce Wednesdays: Creating an online store with WooCommerce vs. Shopify - GoDaddy Garage

As the two most popular platforms, WooCommerce and Shopify are often compared by sellers both new and experienced. In this post, we’ll examine how the process of creating the main parts of an ecommerce store differs between WooCommerce vs. Shopify…. Continue Reading →

The Image Filters Plugin Adds Over 20 Filters, Including Vintage, Pastel Pink, and More - WP Tavern

Kevin Batdorf released the Image Filters plugin for WordPress yesterday. It is a block that allows users to select from curated list of filters and apply it to their images. Batdorf is the creator of one of my favorite “fun”… Continue Reading →

How to make WordPress sites mobile friendly - GoDaddy Garage

Mobile search makes up more than half of all searches on Google, and for many advertisers, most traffic comes from people on their mobile phones. That means, to make certain the WordPress sites you design are accessible to more people,… Continue Reading →

Popular Design News of the Week: April 25, 2022 – May 1, 2022 - Web Designer Depot

Every day design fans submit incredible industry stories to our sister-site, Webdesigner News. Our colleagues sift through it, selecting the very best stories from the design, UX, tech, and development worlds and posting them live on the site. The best… Continue Reading →

James Kemp Acquires ReplyBox - WP Tavern

James Kemp, a WooCommerce developer and founder of Iconic, has acquired ReplyBox, a privacy-focused comment system. Originally built by Ashley Rich and Lewis Warren and launched in 2018, ReplyBox has struggled to gain a strong foothold in the WordPress ecosystem as a commercial… Continue Reading →

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