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Guide to voice search optimization  - GoDaddy Garage

Voice search is not new; it has been around for years now. However, its popularity has risen in the last few years as more people continue using smart devices to conduct online searches. Think about tools like Google voice search,… Continue Reading →

WordPress Punts Locally Hosted Fonts for Legacy Default Themes to 6.2 Release - WP Tavern

In June 2022, WordPress.org’s Themes Team began strongly urging theme authors to switch to locally hosted webfonts, following a German court case, which fined a website owner for violating the GDPR by using Google-hosted webfonts. For years, theme authors have been… Continue Reading →

WooCommerce Wednesdays: The best open-source ecommerce platforms - GoDaddy Garage

The ecommerce platform is the foundation of any online store. A good platform improves the customer experience while adding efficiencies to your business operations. There are two main types of platforms for online sellers: open-source ecommerce platforms self-hosted through your… Continue Reading →

WooCommerce Blocks 8.6.0 Introduces Cross-Sells Products Block - WP Tavern

WooCommerce Blocks 8.6.0 was released yesterday with support for a new block that displays cross-sells for products that are based on the current product in the customer’s cart. For example, if a customer is purchasing a new gardener’s kit, the… Continue Reading →

Molten: A Free WordPress Block Theme for Restaurants - WP Tavern

Molten is a new block theme from first-time WordPress.org theme author Paul Truong, designed for chefs and restaurateurs to showcase their work. The theme puts the spotlight on food photography offset with bold typography featuring the Playfair Display font for… Continue Reading →

WordPress accessibility checklist with recommended plugins  - GoDaddy Garage

WordPress is a household name in web accessibility, with statistics showing that it powers over 35% of all websites. Many reasons make WordPress a popular option, including no license fees, it can be used for simple websites, a reasonable learning… Continue Reading →

New Prototype Runs WordPress in the Browser with No PHP Server - WP Tavern

Automattic-sponsored core contributor Adam Zielinski published a demo today of WordPress running in the browser with no PHP server. This is accomplished using WebAssembly (WASM), a format for a stack-based virtual machine that enables deployment on the web for client… Continue Reading →

Twenty Twenty-Two Is the First Default Block Theme to Get Tagged as Accessibility-Ready - WP Tavern

After a seven-month long effort across multiple contributor teams, the Twenty Twenty-Two (TT2) default theme will be tagged as “Accessibility-Ready” when WordPress 6.1 ships in November. It is the first block theme to meet the requirements for gaining this distinction…. Continue Reading →

Checklist for website speed optimization  - GoDaddy Garage

You must take website speed optimization seriously when designing websites. Google and users value speed, and will abandon a website if it loads slowly. A slow loading page provides a poor user experience, and as you know, about 53 percent… Continue Reading →

PublishPress Acquires MetaSlider Plugin and MetaSlider Lightbox - WP Tavern

PublishPress, a company that develops free and commercial publishing and permissions plugins for WordPress, has acquired MetaSlider from Extendify. The plugin is used on more than 700,000 sites to build sliders, slideshows, carousels, and galleries. The company’s mission is to… Continue Reading →

ACF 6.0 Introduces Refreshed Admin UI and ACF Blocks Version 2 - WP Tavern

Advanced Custom Fields (ACF) has announced the availability of version 6.0, an update that applies to both the free and pro versions of the plugin. This release introduces a refreshed admin UI that ACF product manager Iain Poulson said users… Continue Reading →

14 resources to help you design your own website - GoDaddy Garage

The first step after purchasing a domain name is to build and design your own website. But ask any small business owner about website design and you’ll find that building a website seems like too tall of a task to… Continue Reading →

WordPress 6.1 Beta 1 Released and Ready for Testing - WP Tavern

WordPress 6.1 beta 1 was released today, and testing has begun with the general release expected in just under six weeks on November 1. Versions 13.1 – 14.1 of the Gutenberg plugin will be rolled into core for 6.1. This… Continue Reading →

Design Mode: A Free Portfolio Block Theme Designed for Freelancers and Agencies - WP Tavern

The count for WordPress block themes has reached 137. It’s a far cry from the 500 block themes WordPress Executive Director Josepha Haden-Chomphosy set as a goal for 2022, but the number is steadily climbing as theme authors find their… Continue Reading →

GoDaddy Pro Series – Winning with WordPress - GoDaddy Garage

When you’re on top of your game, you get different demands from different clients. And no matter how difficult the challenge is, you can deliver every time. In our new YouTube series, “Winning with WordPress, ” we bring web designers… Continue Reading →

WebP by Default Pulled from Upcoming WordPress 6.1 Release - WP Tavern

Last month, the plan for WordPress to generate WebP images by default for new JPEG image uploads was put on hold for the upcoming 6.1 release after objections from lead developers. The original proposal had been merged into core at… Continue Reading →

New Block Diffusion Plugin Creates AI-Generated Images from Text Prompts - WP Tavern

AI image generation has quickly become more accessible over the past few months and is making its way into different industries that require asset creation. Although it’s still somewhat limited, AI image generators can create breathtaking photorealistic images from complex… Continue Reading →

SiteGround Launches Managed EDD Hosting - WP Tavern

SiteGround launched a new managed Easy Digital Downloads (EDD) hosting product today, the first of its kind among WordPress hosts. The company currently powers more than 2,800,000 domains and is targeting small businesses and digital product creators with new plans… Continue Reading →

Setting up Mailchimp on WooCommerce - GoDaddy Garage

If you operate a small business, you’ve likely heard about Intuit and its reputation for gobbling up other financial tech companies. In 2009 Intuit acquired Mint for $170 million, and in 2020 they bought Credit Karma for $8.1 billion. “What’s… Continue Reading →

Adobe Has Acquired You - Web Designer Depot

There were mixed reactions on Thursday morning when Adobe announced it had acquired Figma. Excited press releases extolling the benefits of the “collaboration” followed the news. Dylan Field, founder and CEO of Figma, said: “There is a huge opportunity for… Continue Reading →

5 tips to build better teacher websites - GoDaddy Garage

This post was originally published on Aug. 4, 2020, and was updated on Sept. 19, 2022. Tech is a regular part of our daily lives. The education space is no different, and teacher websites are becoming popular bridges for communicating with… Continue Reading →

Gutenberg 14.1 Improves Navigation Block, Adds Experimental Zoomed-Out View - WP Tavern

Gutenberg 14.1 was released today with some much-needed improvements to the Navigation block, which still seems to be on rocky journey towards better usability. Contributors are moving functionality around the Navigation interface to figure out where it works best. The… Continue Reading →

Beaumont: A New WordPress Block Theme with a Focus on Longform Writing - WP Tavern

WordPress users looking for a block theme for blogging will have no shortage of options while Anders Norén is on a run with back-to-back theme submissions. Beaumont, his second theme release this month, is another one designed for personal sites… Continue Reading →

Quick SEO tips to boost website search rankings - GoDaddy Garage

With billions of Google searches every single day, if your site isn’t on the first page of results and, more specifically, among the top five or so results, well, your site might just be lost in the shuffle. Time to… Continue Reading →

Backlink your YouTube videos - GoDaddy Garage

It’s safe to assume you already know that YouTube is the world’s second-largest search engine. You probably also know that YouTube is owned by Google. But did you know with the right strategy, you’re able to backlink your YouTube videos… Continue Reading →

BuddyPress Plugin Usage Declining, Remaining Contributors Discuss Path Forward - WP Tavern

In the most recent BuddyPress developers’ chat, contributors discussed progress on the upcoming 11.0.0 release, which is expected on December 14, 2022. Mathieu Viet, one of BuddyPress’ lead developers who spearheaded the effort to get the BP Attachments API into… Continue Reading →

WordPress 6.1 Product Walkthrough Video Now Available - WP Tavern

Members of the WordPress 6.1 release squad recently gathered for a product walkthrough on Zoom, where Gutenberg lead architect Matías Ventura gave an informal tour of some of the new features coming in the next release. After the success of… Continue Reading →

WooCommerce Wednesdays: How WooCommerce page speed impacts your bottom line - GoDaddy Garage

Page speed is essential for online stores. The faster your ecommerce pages load, the better the shopping experience for your visitors. This not only leads to more orders, but also an improved reputation, better SEO, and higher customer retention. In… Continue Reading →

Exciting New Features in Safari 16 - Web Designer Depot

Apple has released an OS update. Packaged in with it is the latest version of Safari, 16. Expected to be released ahead of next month’s macOS 13, Safari 16 is packed with updates, making it one of the most capable… Continue Reading →

Gutenberg Contributors Call on Theme Authors to Test Using Block-Based Template Parts in Classic Themes - WP Tavern

If you watched Matt Mullenweg’s Q&A session at WordCamp US last weekend, it’s evident that there are significant parts of the community still clinging to the Classic Editor who would be happy for it to be supported indefinitely. For whatever… Continue Reading →

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