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How to get started reselling to your web design clients - GoDaddy Garage

Conventional wisdom recommends optimizing your success in the web design business by splitting income into three buckets: project work, recurring revenue, and passive income. A reseller program is the perfect example of passive income. By reselling services provided by others,… Continue Reading →

WordPress Contributors Propose Blocking FLoC in Core - WP Tavern

WordPress contributors are proposing the project take an active position on Google’s Federated Learning of Cohorts (FLoC). This particular mechanism is Google’s alternative to third-party cookies that doesn’t require collecting users’ browsing history. The GitHub repository for FLoC explains how… Continue Reading →

Patchstack Whitepaper: 582 WordPress Security Issues Found in 2020, Over 96% From Third-Party Extensions - WP Tavern

Patchstack, which recently rebranded from WebARX, released its 2020 security whitepaper. The report identified a total of 582 security vulnerabilities. However, only 22 of the issues came from WordPress itself. Third-party plugins and themes accounted for the remaining 96.22%. “These… Continue Reading →

Dialing in clients’ SEO ahead of the Google Page Experience update - GoDaddy Garage

With the upcoming Google Page Experience update, search engines will favor websites with excellent user experience and performance. If you’re starting to get frantic messages from clients, you need not fret! I’m here to share learnings from my agency and… Continue Reading →

Gutenberg 10.4 Introduces Block Widgets in the Customizer - WP Tavern

The latest release of the Gutenberg plugin (10.4) brings block widgets into the Customizer. When customizing widget-enabled areas, a new block inserter icon is now available for dropping blocks into sidebars. This is the first iteration of block management in… Continue Reading →

What are the five most common domain extensions and which one should I use? - GoDaddy Garage

This article was original published on Nov. 21, 2017, and updated on April 16, 2021. Websites have become even more important to businesses and freelancers following the global lockdown from COVID-19. People are now choosing to frequent a website instead… Continue Reading →

Full Site Editing Is Partly a ‘Go’ for WordPress 5.8 - WP Tavern

Today, Josepha Haden Chomphosy announced the results of yesterday’s “go/no-go” demo and decision on whether Full Site Editing (FSE) would land in WordPress 5.8. The site editor and global styles are not landing in the next release. However, several other… Continue Reading →

Zerodium Temporarily Triples Payout to $300K for WordPress Exploits - WP Tavern

Zerodium, one of the most well-known security vulnerability brokers, announced that it is tripling payouts for remote code execution exploits on default WordPress installations. Payouts are typically $100K but have been temporarily increased to $300K. The company focuses on acquiring… Continue Reading →

FSE Outreach Round #5: Venturing out a Query Quest - WP Tavern

The Full Site Editing (FSE) outreach program is chugging along. Since December, it has called for and completed four rounds of testing. The latest round asks volunteers to provide feedback on the Query block, arguably one of the most crucial… Continue Reading →

Generate reviews — 8 ways to get more product reviews - GoDaddy Garage

This post was originally published on Aug. 2, 2019, and was updated on April 14, 2021. If you want to generate interest in your products and attract more customers, there is something your brand needs to learn how to do:… Continue Reading →

WordCamp Europe 2021 Opens Call for Speakers and Workshops - WP Tavern

WordCamp Europe 2021 will be taking place online, June 7-10. This will be the second year in a row that the event has not been held in person due to the pandemic, but organizers are incorporating feedback from the first… Continue Reading →

Free Software Foundation Unrelenting on Stallman Reinstatement: “We Missed His Wisdom” - WP Tavern

The Free Software Foundation has published a public explanation of why they decided to reinstate Richard Stallman to the board of directors last month: “The voting members of the Free Software Foundation, which include the board of directors, voted to… Continue Reading →

Display Digital Sheet Music With the WordPress Block Editor - WP Tavern

OSMD plugin output on the front end. PhonicScore, a company out of Vienna, recently released its OpenSheetMusicDisplay (OSMD) plugin. It is a WordPress block built for rendering digital sheet music in the browser. The OSMD plugin is built on top… Continue Reading →

Set Up a Gutenberg Test Site in 2 Minutes with the Gutenberg Nightly Plugin - WP Tavern

WordPress contributors are working towards landing full site editing (FSE) sometime this year, an ambitious plan that will require all hands on deck for testing. A meeting of a small group of core leads on April 14 will start the… Continue Reading →

Will Full Site Editing Land in WordPress 5.8? A Decision Is Forthcoming - WP Tavern

Yesterday, Josepha Haden Chomphosy announced the roadmap for deciding whether Full Site Editing (FSE) will land in WordPress 5.8. After the launch of Gutenberg 10.4 on April 14, a small group of core leads will participate in a go/no-go demo…. Continue Reading →

iThemes Acquires Kadence WP, Plans to Sunset Legacy Themes in 2022 - WP Tavern

iThemes has acquired Kadence WP, the Missoula-based makers of the Kadence Blocks plugin and its accompanying Kadence theme. Originally founded in 2008 as a themes company, iThemes became more of a plugin-oriented business over the years before it was acquired… Continue Reading →

3 steps to crushing website optimization - GoDaddy Garage

What is the first thing you do when you need new SEO ideas? Our guess: Google. Yes, maybe you reach out to a referral network or a trusted colleague, but at some point, we’re willing to bet that there’s some… Continue Reading →

5 WordPress blog security measures - GoDaddy Garage

This article was originally published on Oct. 15, 2018, and updated on April 8, 2021. An above-average blog security setup for WordPress can be handled with a couple of plugins — it’s good enough to stop most of hacking attempts,… Continue Reading →

Calling All Themers: Design the Next Round of Query Block Patterns - WP Tavern

The Gutenberg plugin repository currently has an open ticket calling for community-contributed Query block patterns. These would launch alongside Full Site Editing’s inclusion in WordPress, which could be as soon as version 5.8 — no hard decision has been made… Continue Reading →

Wix’s Negative Advertising Campaign Falls Flat with WordPress Developers and Professionals - WP Tavern

Wix has launched a negative advertising campaign targeting WordPress, following a bizarre marketing stunt where the company shipped out Bose headphones to influential WordPress community members. Recipients were puzzled, because it appeared the company was wasting its marketing budget on… Continue Reading →

Twentig Now Upgrades the Twenty Twenty-One Theme Experience - WP Tavern

Twentig, the brainchild of sibling co-founders Diane and Yann Collet, now supports the Twenty Twenty-One theme. The developers originally built the plugin, which is hosted on WordPress.org, around the idea of “supercharging” Twenty Twenty. After its initial success, they have… Continue Reading →

8 strategies for improving WooCommerce checkout flow - GoDaddy Garage

This post originally appeared March 15 on the Skyverge blog. The checkout flow on your WooCommerce site (or the sites you build and manage for your clients) is one of the make-or-break parts of the entire online shopping experience. After… Continue Reading →

Wix Takes a Jab at WordPress with Bewildering New Marketing Campaign - WP Tavern

Wix is taking direct aim at WordPress in a new cryptic marketing campaign that began over the weekend with shipments of Bose noise-canceling headphones landing in the mailboxes of prominent WordPress users. At the end of December, 2020, Wix sent… Continue Reading →

FSF Doubles Down on Stallman Reinstatement, WordPress Does Not Support His Return to the Board - WP Tavern

The Free Software Foundation (FSF) is hemorrhaging board members and management following the reinstatement of Richard Stallman. The GPL author and founder of the FSF announced last week that he had rejoined the board and is not planning to resign… Continue Reading →

Disable the WordPress Block Editor’s Fullscreen Mode With a Plugin - WP Tavern

On Wednesday, Johan Jonk Stenström released Fullscreen Mode B Gone to the WordPress plugin directory. As the catchy title implies, it gets rid of the block editor’s fullscreen mode. As anyone who prefers to opt-out of fullscreen mode knows, there… Continue Reading →

Gutenberg 10.3 Supports Default Image Sizes, Continues Normalizing Toolbars, and Categorizes Theme Blocks - WP Tavern

Version 10.3 of the Gutenberg plugin landed yesterday. Users can now define a default Image block size. The development team also continued work on normalizing block toolbars, created a “theme” block category, and added a padding option to the Verse… Continue Reading →

GoDaddy Pro Will Kick off 2-Day Expand Event on April 27 - WP Tavern

GoDaddy Pro is launching its first virtual Expand event on April 27. The free-to-attend conference will focus on web professionals and will last until April 28. In February, GoDaddy re-launched GoDaddy Pro as a formal sub-brand of the company. The… Continue Reading →

The true cost of a “quick change” for web designers and developers - GoDaddy Garage

If you’re like most web freelancers who’ve been around the block, you’ve done plenty of small freebie jobs for clients, friends and family, and maybe even for former clients. In fact, you may even have built entire websites for free…. Continue Reading →

Open Collective Launches Funds to Help Companies Streamline Donations to Multiple Open Source Projects - WP Tavern

Open Collective has launched Funds, a new funding infrastructure for funneling contributions to open source projects. Any open source project can receive contributions from a Fund, even those that are not listed on Open Collective due to having their own… Continue Reading →

WordPress to Drop Support for IE11 in Upcoming 5.8 or 5.9 Release - WP Tavern

In early March, WordPress contributors began discussing the possibility of dropping support for IE11 in the near future after usage fell below ~1%. This week, the discussion’s facilitator, Héctor Prieto, confirmed the majority of participants are in agreement to move… Continue Reading →

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