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Internet Censorship is Here: How Far Will it Go? - Web Designer Depot

Within hours of the recent mass shooting at a New Zealand mosque by a far-right terrorist, the country’s authorities were scrambling to ensure a sickening video the murderer streamed on Facebook was barred from the nation’s screens. Due to the… Continue Reading →

Popular Design News of the Week: May 13, 2019 – May 19, 2019 - Web Designer Depot

Every week users submit a lot of interesting stuff on our sister site Webdesigner News, highlighting great content from around the web that can be of interest to web designers.  The best way to keep track of all the great… Continue Reading →

How to Fix Error Establishing Database Connection in WordPress - Newt Labs

“Error Establishing a Database Connection” is something you don’t want to see on your WordPress site. You have probably seen this message if you’re familiar with WordPress because it’s a pretty common problem, but it can be a real disaster… Continue Reading →

Do You Make Widgets? - Make WordPress Plugins

Please take some time to read and comment on the proposal to move Widgets to the Blocks UX! Widgets to Blocks UX Flow Proposal

25 Best Gutenberg Friendly WordPress Themes (2019) - Do it With WordPress

Are you looking for the best Gutenberg friendly WordPress themes? Gutenberg is the new WordPress block editor introduced in WordPress 5.0. It is incredibly fast, more visual, and offers new ways to create content layouts for your WordPress posts and… Continue Reading →

5 Common Design Mistakes That Disappoint Users - Web Designer Depot

Designing an interactive interface or a website is not an easy feat. You have to analyze everything about your audience, in the first place their behavior, and then implement thorough planning. New technologies are making it easier but they are… Continue Reading →

Change Your WordPress Username in 3 simple ways - WP Blog

In this article, I will demonstrate how you can change WordPress username. There are different ways to do so and I will share 3 methods on how you can do it. Firstly, you must know why you have to change… Continue Reading →

Why WordSesh 2019 Is Worth Your Time - Tom McFarlin

Ask anyone who’s been to a WordCamp and one of the things that you’re likely to hear that has the most benefit is “The Hallway Track.” The’s debatable on if it’s the most benefit, but it offers a lot. For… Continue Reading →

15 web design blogs and news sites to follow - GoDaddy Garage

Like many things in life, the world of web design is continually evolving, so much that it can be hard to stay on top of the latest web design blogs and trends. It can be tough especially for beginner web… Continue Reading →

Before Header + Site Header in Business Pro - Sridhar Katakam

This members-only tutorial provides the steps to register a Before Header (or popularly, knows as Utility Bar) in Business Pro, combine it with the site header, make the combined div transparent initially and with a dark background upon scrolling down…. Continue Reading →

85+ Most Useful Time Saving WordPress Keyboard Shortcuts - Do it With WordPress

Did you know that there are some really useful WordPress keyboard shortcuts that can save you a lot of time? If you want to write faster, or become more productive in managing your WordPress site, then you need to use… Continue Reading →

Does Your Web Design Business Need a Rebrand? - Web Designer Depot

How long ago did you start your design business or side gig? Three months? Three years? And how long has it been since you evaluated your business since then? As a web designer, your job is to think critically and… Continue Reading →

10 Ways to Ensure the Security of Your WordPress Website - WP Dev Shed

Website hacks are becoming more common, and you can’t assume your site is immune. Fortunately, there are things you can do to have a more secure WordPress site. Those proactive measures will make it harder for hackers to do damage… Continue Reading →

Installing Multiple Coding Standards - Tom McFarlin

I’ve talked about the importance of using coding standards (whatever standard you opt to use it up to you) and how to get PHP CodeSniffer (especially with Visual Studio Code) set up in several posts. But there’s an interesting challenge… Continue Reading →

How to Create an Email Newsletter the RIGHT WAY (Step by Step) - Do it With WordPress

Do you want to create an email newsletter for your website, blog, or eCommerce business? An email newsletter helps you stay in touch with your users, bring them back to your website, and convert them into customers. The challenge is… Continue Reading →

WordPress Dropshipping: A Beginners Guide to Creating a Passive Income - WP Blog

Since you’ve decided to dive into the world of WordPress dropshipping, you need to know the ins and outs of the trade. This guide will help you get to grips with dropshipping on WordPress, how it works, where to start,… Continue Reading →

Reputation Management 101 - Web Designer Depot

I really don’t need to explain how important your reputation is, do I? Short version: if people think you suck, either as a person or as a designer, they won’t hire you. It’s not a difficult concept, all things considered…. Continue Reading →

Negative SEO: Destroying Businesses One Spammy Backlink at a Time - WP Site Care

Author Note: It’s been almost four years since we originally published this post, and a lot has changed in the SEO world over that time. A lot has changed within our company too. Negative SEO is harder to execute because… Continue Reading →

Excellent WordPress Forum Plugins - JustWP

Here in this article, we have showcase the best WordPress forum plugins. Talki Embeddable Forums The plugin adds a Forums page to your blog and allow your members to start their own conversations and topics on your site. More Info… Continue Reading →

WordPress Vulnerability Roundup – Mid-May 2019 - iThemes

New WordPress plugin vulnerabilities have been disclosed this month. We divide the WordPress Vulnerability Roundup into four different categories: WordPress WordPress Plugins WordPress Themes Breaches From Around the Web We include breaches from around the web because it is essential… Continue Reading →

Proposal to Modify Plugin Guidelines - Make WordPress Plugins

This post is a proposal of changes to be made to the Plugin Guidelines. The majority of changes are intended to address significant issues faced by ESL developers. This proposal also contains a significant rewrite to the lamented 11th Guideline… Continue Reading →

How to Pick a Laptop for Coding - Codegeekz

Coding isn’t just useful – very often, it can be fun. Install software onto a laptop, and you’ll be able to accomplish niche IT jobs wherever you are. Even better,[…]

How to Create a Custom Gutenberg Block in WordPress (Easy Way) - Do it With WordPress

Do you want to create a custom Gutenberg block for your WordPress site? After the WordPress 5.0 update, you need to use blocks to create content in the new WordPress block editor. WordPress ships with several useful blocks that you… Continue Reading →

Design meeting agenda for Wednesday 15th May - Make WordPress Design

This is the agenda for the weekly design chat meeting on Wednesday, 15th May 2019, 18:00 UTC. Housekeeping UpdatesGutenberg phase two: @mapk Block directory: @melchoyce Discussion Open floor This meeting is held in the #design channel in the Making WordPress Slack. Leave a comment if… Continue Reading →

Slack App for WooCommerce Reports: A Slack Slash Command That Goes Beyond Real-Time Events For Your WordPress Store - Delicious Brains

In the early days of SpinupWP we used Baremetrics for Stripe metrics and I noticed the SpinupWP team using Baremetrics’ handy Slack commands to get quick and easy reporting insights directly from a Slack channel. Slack has slash commands which… Continue Reading →

A Misaligned View: Prioritizing Peers Over Users - Tom McFarlin

How many times have you looked at someone’s code and stated: I’m not using this because it doesn’t look well-written. And in this case, “look well-written” might either be a substitute for: “look like how I would write it,” “seem… Continue Reading →

The 2 Approaches I Use To Vet Guest Bloggers (And Stop Wasting Time) - Blogging Wizard

Do you want to scale up content output without writing more content yourself? And at the same time, grow your audience? Accepting guest contributors is a great way to do this. You get free content, and the guest blogger gets… Continue Reading →

Use These WordPress Call To Action Plugins To Boost Your Conversions - Blogging Wizard

If you want your visitors to do something, you need to ask. That’s the whole philosophy behind adding a strong call to action (CTA) to your site. What’s important to remember, though, is that how you ask is just as… Continue Reading →

How to filter CPT entries by taxonomy using Ajax Load More in Genesis - Sridhar Katakam

This members-only tutorial is similar to the earlier one here and shows how to filter entries of a project Custom Post Type by its project_type custom taxonomy with a Load More button to load the next set of entries. We… Continue Reading →

Web accessibility issues with 5 popular site elements - GoDaddy Garage

For many reasons, web accessibility issues are currently a front-page topic. As such, it’s a good time to reassess whether your sites are part of the solution or part of the problem. To help you out, in this post we’ll… Continue Reading →

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