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WordCamp US 2022 Recap - Elegant Themes

Three weeks ago, Elegant Themes attended WordCamp US. This WordCamp was highly anticipated as it’s been almost three years since its last inception (thank you, pandemic). WCUS finally went west and was held in San Diego proper at the Town… Continue Reading →

15+ Best Free WordPress Plugins for Business Websites - Elegant Themes

WordPress is undoubtedly impressive, but where it shines is as a content management system. For websites that have to go beyond being blog-centric, you may find that out-of-the-box WordPress is lacking. But, there’s no need to switch site builders. With… Continue Reading →

Is Deceptive Marketing Ruining WordPress’ Reputation? - WP Mayor

The marketing strategies and tactics being used across WordPress businesses have changed over the years, but it’s not all positive. We’ve seen one-time payments evolve into subscriptions and renewal discounts have been phased out. But, as some folks in the… 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 →

How to Use Bootstrap in WordPress: A Beginner’s Guide - Elegant Themes

WordPress and Bootstrap are both popular platforms for web design that aren’t often considered as compatible. Bootstrap has grown to be a favorite CSS platform for developers because it makes it easy to build responsive websites. In fact, more than… Continue Reading →

The Developer’s Advanced Guide to the wp-config.php File - Delicious Brains

How well do you really know wp-config? There’s a surprising amount of power in those few lines of PHP! This article is a tour of some bits of wp-config that you maybe didn’t know about, but really should. Do you… Continue Reading →

A Backend Engineer Learns to Build Block Editor Blocks, Part 2 - Tom McFarlin

I ended the last article with a functioning block that shows one thing in the editor and another thing on the frontend. The reason for doing so was so we could see how to put together the basic foundation of… Continue Reading →

4 Best IDX Plugins for WordPress - Elegant Themes

If you’re in the real estate business, then you’re probably familiar with Multiple Listing Service (MLS) portals and Internet Data Exchange (IDX) software. Furthermore, if you have a real estate website built on WordPress, being able to pull listings using… Continue Reading →

How To Create Better Content On Your WordPress Site - WP Dev Shed

If you want your business website to be successful, you need excellent content. More importantly, you should never stop adding relevant, high-quality content to the website. This way, readers will always remain interested. Content helps not only build trust among… Continue Reading →

WordPress vs Web.com - Elegant Themes

WordPress and Web.com both offer viable platforms for building a website. WordPress is the most popular content management system (CMS) for building websites and has been for long time. Web.com is a popular website builder that provides an all-in-one website… 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 →

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 →

WordPress Maintenance, Support, Consultancy, Development or Management? [How to choose the one you need] - WPRiders

WordPress started as a blogging platform and seamlessly transitioned to an excellent CMS. According to W3Techs, it powers 43% of all online websites globally. Nowadays, most of the business owners with an online presence on WordPress look for a care service… Continue Reading →

The Ultimate Guide to WordPress Form Security - WP Mayor

WordPress websites are often targeted by hackers seeking to exploit security vulnerabilities. Web forms are one of the avenues that hackers use to gain entry into a site and steal sensitive information. In this post, we’ll show you how to… 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 →

Dracula Theme for Preformatted WordPress Blocks - Tom McFarlin

When working on the articles for the Backend Engineer Learns to Build Block Editor Blocks series, I wasn’t happy with how the code samples were looking within the articles. Previously, I’ve written – here and here – about my being… Continue Reading →

What Is An Average WordPress Developer Salary In 2022? - WP Dev Shed

About 40% of employees find it uncomfortable to talk about a salary range. For some people, it’s a taboo subject, while others are not allowed to share their income details due to a trade secret. Nevertheless, if you are on… Continue Reading →

WordPress Announces 10 Style Variation Selections for Twenty Twenty-Three Theme - WP Tavern

WordPress’ design team has announced the winners of the challenge to create a style variation for the upcoming Twenty Twenty-Three (TT3) default theme. Organizers received 38 submissions from 19 contributors (some submitted multiple variations) hailing from eight countries. Given the… Continue Reading →

WordPress To Drop Security Updates for Versions 3.7 Through 4.0 by December, 2022 - WP Tavern

WordPress’ Security Team announced it will be dropping support for versions 3.7 through 4.0 on December 1, 2022. To give some context for how old these versions are, in 2013, WordPress 3.7 introduced automatic background updates and 3.8 updated the… Continue Reading →

5 best WordPress plugins for selling digital courses - GoDaddy Garage

This post was originally published on Oct. 30, 2020, and updated on Sept. 6, 2022. At the height of the Covid19 pandemic in 2020, everyone was talking about digital learning. Though most schools have returned to in-person education in 2021… Continue Reading →

What’s New in WordPress 6.1: JPEG to WebP Conversion, Fluid Typography, Improved Template System, and Much More! - Kinsta Blog

WordPress 6.1 has been scheduled for release on November 1, 2022, and will be the third major release of the year, following WordPress 6.0 Arturo, released on May 24, and WordPress 5.9 Josephine, released on January 25. As it always… Continue Reading →

A Backend Engineer Learns to Build Block Editor Blocks, Part 1 - Tom McFarlin

When I first started working with the Block Editor a few years ago, I wasn’t excited about it. As a user, I was lukewarm about it simply because of change (I’m not a fan of change ), though I’ve come… Continue Reading →

Ridiculously Challenging WordPress Quiz - Web Designer Depot

I bet you didn’t know that WordPress is the world’s most popular website builder and content management system (CMS). Just kidding…of course, you did! But that’s not all there is to know about WordPress, so take our ridiculously challenging WordPress… Continue Reading →

Meet Kinsta at WordCamp US 2022 in San Diego, California - Kinsta Blog

After the awesome WordCamp Europe 2022, WordCamp US (WCUS) is finally back, and it will take place in San Diego, California, from 9–11 September. The Kinsta team is beyond excited to see you there! Kiera Kosciolek, our Social Media Manager,… Continue Reading →

WebP by Default on Hold for 6.1 After New Objections From WordPress Lead Developers - WP Tavern

Last week Performance team contributors were working on refining their follow-up patches for the multi-mime/WebP feature, after the main work for it was merged into core for 6.1 at the end of July. This includes smaller related items like the… Continue Reading →

How To Choose a WordPress Management Agency - WPRiders

Building a successful online business on WordPress takes effort, time, focus, and flexibility. But if you take your business seriously then I recommend a WordPress management agency that will take care of your website while you focus your efforts on… Continue Reading →

13 Website Page Load Time Statistics (2022 Data) - Blogging Wizard

We all know page load times are important. But how important are they exactly? What does the data tell us about how much page load times can affect bounce rate,…

Start Writing WordPress Tutorials in these Gutenberg Times - Tom McFarlin

Saying “here’s how to write a plugin” is far too general. It gives no frame of reference for what you’re going to be covering, what the plugin is going to do, what the prerequisites are, or what the end result… Continue Reading →

Jamie Marsland Recreates WordPress.org Homepage in 20 Minutes Using the Block Editor - WP Tavern

In response to the recent controversy about how long WordPress.org’s new homepage and download page designs should take to implement, Gutenberg YouTuber Jamie Marsland decided to try his hand at recreating it with the block editor. Matt Mullenweg had commented… Continue Reading →

WP-CLI Packages: Supercharge Your WordPress Development - Delicious Brains

WP-CLI lets you do pretty much anything you can do in the WordPress admin, but faster and more efficiently with a command-line interface. WP-CLI packages take this even further by containing WP-CLI commands or extending the WordPress command line in… Continue Reading →

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