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How to Resize Blocks in WordPress - Elegant Themes

The Gutenberg Block Editor, introduced officially in WordPress 5.0, gives users the opportunity to fully customize their WordPress content and sites. No longer constrained by the need to create in a WYSIWYG tool like the TinyMCE Classic Editor, Gutenberg provides… Continue Reading →

How to Use the WordPress List Block - Elegant Themes

Lists may seem simple, but they powerful tools. If you’re running a website, lists enable you to share information in a way that’s easier to digest than long, unending paragraphs. They enable you to cut to the chase and give… Continue Reading →

Debugging WordPress with Ray, Part 1 - Tom McFarlin

TL;DR: This post gives a high-level overview of what kind of app Ray is and how to set it up for use in WordPress. For as long as I’ve been involved with WordPress development, I’ve consistently seen developers – myself… Continue Reading →

How to Use the WordPress Event Block by Automattic - Elegant Themes

Automattic, the parent company for WordPress, has already published some of the most well-known WP plugins out there. WooCommerce, Jetpack, Akismet, BuddyPress, bbPress…and the list goes on. Now, they have added another powerful plugin to their already-long list: Event Block…. Continue Reading →

Reviewing Craft Nitro & DevKinsta for WordPress Local Development - Delicious Brains

One of the cool things about my job as Developer Educator at Delicious Brains is that sometimes I get to try out new things that I might otherwise never discover. Over the past few months, I’ve been testing out two… Continue Reading →

WordPress Block Directory: How to Access & Use It - Elegant Themes

If you have ever searched for a specific block in the Gutenberg block editor, then you’ve seen the WordPress Block Directory and may not have even known it. Introduced in version 5.5 and enhanced in WordPress 5.8 with patterns, the… Continue Reading →

WordPress Pricing: How Much Does a WordPress Website Really Cost? - Elegant Themes

Despite being advertised as a free platform, WordPress pricing isn’t quite that simple. Sure, you can set up a free account on, however, the site comes with limitations that many users will likely outgrow. Then there’s the famous, free,… Continue Reading →

Excellent WordPress Comments Plugins - JustWP

Here in this article, we have showcased the best of WordPress commenting plugins. Safe Report Comments This plugin gives your visitors the possibility to report a comment as inappropriate. Once a threshold is reached the comment is put into moderation… Continue Reading →

How To Add Pages In WordPress - Blogging Wizard

Do you need help adding your first few pages to your WordPress site? Between WordPress theme demos, page builder plugins and the new block editor, creating a page in WordPress…

Easy Affiliate – WordPress Affiliate Plugin: An Overview and Review - Elegant Themes

An affiliate program is one of the best ways to get sales, subscriptions, and conversions. When done right, it can enable you to grow your business much faster than it would organically or through traditional online marketing. The only problem… Continue Reading →

WordPress vs Weebly: Which One is Better for Your Business? - Elegant Themes

Website builders are everywhere these days. WordPress is the dominant platform with well over 1/3 of the internet having been built with it. A slew of other site builders have popped up to demand their fair share of the market… Continue Reading →

WordPress 5.8: What’s New in this Major Update to WordPress Core? - Elegant Themes

WordPress 5.8 is a major milestone in the modern WordPress development cycle. Ever since WordPress 5.o and the inclusion of the Gutenberg block editor as the default post/page editor, the Core team has been moving toward full-site editing using that… Continue Reading →

How to Fix the Are You Sure You Want to Do This? Error in WordPress - Elegant Themes

Some WordPress errors are helpful enough to tell you exactly what the problem is, like “destination folder already exists.” Other errors, though, are vague, and none is more of a head-scratcher than the “Are you sure you want to do… Continue Reading →

The Block Pattern Directory Is Now Live - WP Tavern

Yesterday, the WordPress pattern directory went live to the world as the development team behind it put the finishing touches on the project. It will work similarly to the theme and plugin directories in time. Along with WordPress 5.8, users… Continue Reading →

WordPress vs GoDaddy Website Builder: Which Should You Use? - Elegant Themes

If there is a more ubiquitous and well-known name in websites than GoDaddy, then it’s at the top of a very, very short list. GoDaddy has made a name for itself by being the Everything For Everybody web service, from… Continue Reading →

WordPress 5.8 “Tatum” – Technical First Impressions - Pagely Blog

While most of the obvious flash in WordPress 5.8 is on the user-facing side of things, there’s some awesome quality of life improvements in here; focusing on improvements to blocks […]

WordPress 5.8 “Tatum” Introduces Block Widgets, Duotone Media Filters, New Emoji Support, and More - WP Tavern

WordPress 5.8 “Tatum,” named in honor of jazz pianist Art Tatum, landed earlier today. It is the second major release in 2021. It includes duotone media filters, block-based widgets, theme-related blocks, template editing, and theme JSON file support. The release… Continue Reading →

Stripe vs PayPal: How to Know When to Use One or the Other (or Both) - Elegant Themes

If you’re making an online purchase, chances are high that you’ll end up using either Stripe vs PayPal to pay for it. Both processors have a large international foothold, but especially dominate in the US. That means if you want… Continue Reading →

Get a FREE Homemade Cookies Layout Pack for Divi - Elegant Themes

Hey Divi Nation! Thanks for joining us for the next installment of our weekly Divi Design Initiative where each week, we give away brand new, free Divi Layout Packs from our design team to you. This time around, Kenny and… Continue Reading →

WooCommerce vs Shopify: Which eCommerce Platform Is Right for You? - Elegant Themes

WooCommerce vs Shopify is a tough match-up. Shopify claims that over 1,700,00 businesses use its platform. WooCommerce, on the other hand, has more than five million active installations. That means we’re talking about two eCommerce giants, with each taking an… Continue Reading →

How To Install A WordPress Theme - Blogging Wizard

You’ve found the perfect WordPress theme but how do you install it? No problem. We’ve got you covered. In this post, you will learn how to install a WordPress theme….

How To Install A WordPress Plugin - Blogging Wizard

Want to install a WordPress plugin but not sure how? No problem. We’ve got you covered. In this post, you will learn how to install a WordPress plugin using several…

8 Best WordPress Popup Plugins - Elegant Themes

Whether you’re looking to increase newsletter signups, generate more leads, or boost subscribers, adding opt-in and popup forms to your site can help. Plus, thanks to the many WordPress popup plugins available, you have plenty of options to choose from…. Continue Reading →

10 Best WordPress Social Sharing Plugins: Share Buttons + More - Blogging Wizard

You want social media share buttons on your WordPress site…but you’re struggling to sift through the thousands of social share button plugins available on the Internet. Sound familiar? Sometimes too…

WordPress 5.8 Media Library Changes You Should Know About - WP Tavern

It is hard not to look through a list of upcoming WordPress 5.8 changes and not find at least a little something to whet your appetite. With so many enhancements headed our way, even we have not been able to… Continue Reading →

Duotone Filters: WordPress 5.8 Puts a Powerful Image-Editing Tool Into Users’ Hands - WP Tavern

Features such as the upcoming block-based widgets system, the template editor, theme-related blocks, and others have taken up much of the spotlight as of late. However, one of the best user-focused tools shipping with WordPress 5.8 is a duotone filter… Continue Reading →

Syncing WordPress Database Changes Between Environments: How We Handle Merging in 2021 - Delicious Brains

Database synchronization is a problem that still gets raised almost every month in the local WordPress communities I’m part of – “if I am making changes to my local site, what happens to any updates made on the live site,… Continue Reading →

How To Block WordPress Referrer Spam? - JustWP

You probably have noticed a sudden increase in your website traffic with sites like,,, and more appearing in your Google analytics or other monitoring tools. But it’s actually too early to be happy. These are not… Continue Reading → Meta Team Fixes Search Snippet Issue with Download Page Promoting - WP Tavern

Yesterday evening Chris Klosowski, Sandhills Development Partner and Director of Technology, tweeted out a problem with the way’s Download page was appearing in Google’s Search results snippets when searching for “WordPress.” Underneath the link, the preview text referenced’s… Continue Reading →

WordPress 5.8 Adds Support for New Emoji Introduced in Twemoji 13.1.0 - WP Tavern

In the upcoming 5.8 release, WordPress is updating its version of Twemoji, Twitter’s open source emoji library that supports the latest Unicode emoji specification. Version 13.1.0 introduces five new smileys and emotions, including heart on fire, mending heart, face with spiral… Continue Reading →

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