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  • WordPress 4.7 “Vaughan”
    Version 4.7 of WordPress, named “Vaughan” in honor of legendary jazz vocalist Sarah "Sassy" Vaughan, is available for download or update in your WordPress dashboard. New features in 4.7 help you get your site set up the way you want it.
    - 4 days ago 6 Dec 16, 7:27pm -
  • Moving Toward SSL
    We’re at a turning point: 2017 is going to be the year that we’re going to see features in WordPress which require hosts to have HTTPS available. Just as JavaScript is a near necessity for smoother user experiences and more modern PHP versions ar…
    - 10 days ago 1 Dec 16, 5:20pm -
  • WordPress 4.7 Release Candidate
    The release candidate for WordPress 4.7 is now available. RC means we think we’re done, but with millions of users and thousands of plugins and themes, it’s possible we’ve missed something. We hope to ship WordPress 4.7 on Tuesday, December 6,…
    - 17 days ago 24 Nov 16, 4:26am -
  • WordPress 4.7 Beta 4
    WordPress 4.7 Beta 4 is now available! This software is still in development, so we don’t recommend you run it on a production site. Consider setting up a test site just to play with the new version. To test WordPress 4.7, try the WordPress Beta Te…
    - 25 days ago 16 Nov 16, 1:51am -
  • WordCamp US 2017-2018 in Nashville
    The title says it all. We had some great applications for cities to host WordCamp US after we finish up in Philadelphia this year, and the city chosen for 2017-2018 is Nashville, Tennessee. Based on the other great applications we got I’m also exci…
    - 25 days ago 15 Nov 16, 11:24pm -
  • WordPress 4.7 Beta 3
    WordPress 4.7 Beta 3 is now available! This software is still in development, so we don’t recommend you run it on a production site. Consider setting up a test site just to play with the new version. To test WordPress 4.7, try the WordPress Beta Te…
    - 30 days ago 11 Nov 16, 3:30am -
  • newDivi Plugin Highlight: Divi Booster
    Divi Booster is a plugin from Dan of where he creates lots of tutorials and code to enhancement Divi. This code is then added to the Divi Booster plugin for easy use. Divi Booster adds over 50 new configurations to Divi. The enhanceme…
    - 14 hours ago 10 Dec 16, 4:00pm -
  • new10 Tips for Local Business Marketing (For You or Your Clients)
    Looking to improve your or your clients’ local business marketing results? While the Internet is chock full of marketing tips, many of them are geared towards regionless websites. Local marketing is a whole different ballgame in many aspects. In th…
    - 18 hours ago 10 Dec 16, 12:00pm -
  • How to Create a Countdown Timer With a Full Screen Background Video
    This post is part 5 of 5 in our mini series titled 5 Impressive Ways to Style Divi’s Countdown Timer Module. Stay tuned this week for all five unique examples of Divi’s countdown module, with a tutorial on how to achieve each one! Today is the f…
    - 2 days ago 9 Dec 16, 4:00pm -
  • How to Install WordPress on Google Cloud (And Why That’s Awesome)
    As a website owner, you may be tired of depending on a single server to host your site – frequent downtime, longer load times, and higher costs are all potential downfalls to working with a single hosting provider. However, cloud computing enable…
    - 2 days ago 9 Dec 16, 12:00pm -
  • How to Create a Countdown Timer with an Animated Gradient Background
    This post is part 4 of 5 in our mini series titled 5 Impressive Ways to Style Divi’s Countdown Timer Module. Stay tuned this week for all five unique examples of Divi’s countdown module, with a tutorial on how to achieve each one! Have you notic…
    - 3 days ago 8 Dec 16, 4:00pm -
  • How to Re-Order Your Blog Posts (with 2 Methods)
    For a piece of software with its roots firmly in the world of online writing, WordPress users are often surprised by the absence of what seem like obvious bits of blogging functionality. A classic case in point is the lack of easy default ways to re…
    - 3 days ago 8 Dec 16, 12:00pm -
  • WPWeekly Episode 255 – All About the Customizer
    In this episode of WordPress Weekly, Marcus Couch and I are joined by Weston Ruter and Nick Halsey, lead developers of the Customize component in WordPress. I invited Ruter and Halsey on the show to give us some insight into its origin and why it was…
    - 2 days ago 9 Dec 16, 1:23am -
  • WordCamp Europe Calls for Host City Applications for 2018
    Even though the call for speakers for WordCamp Europe 2017 has just opened, organizers are already on the hunt for a city to host the event in 2018. The team chosen to host in 2018 will need to be planning throughout 2017 and should be present on the…
    - 2 days ago 8 Dec 16, 11:44pm -
  • GoDaddy Acquires WP Curve, Aims to Become a One-Stop Shop for WordPress Professionals
    WP Curve, a WordPress services business that focuses on completing small jobs for customers, announced this week that GoDaddy has acquired the company. Founders Dan Norris and Alex McClafferty bootstrapped WP Curve in 2013 and have processed 105,000+…
    - 2 days ago 8 Dec 16, 8:49pm -
  • The Value of Sponsoring a WordCamp from a Business’ Perspective
    This is a guest post written by Tony Perez, co-founder and CEO of Sucuri. Sucuri is a website security platform that helps clean and protect websites. I would consider us a small mid-sized company. Our annual sponsorship budget is in the range of $30…
    - 3 days ago 8 Dec 16, 4:36am -
  • WordPress 4.7 is the First Release to be 100% Translated into Urdu
    WordPress 4.7 was released yesterday with translations for 52 languages, thanks to the volunteer efforts of its vibrant community of translators. For the first time, WordPress is 100% translated into Urdu, the national language of Pakistan. Urdu is s…
    - 3 days ago 7 Dec 16, 8:56pm -
  • Pantheon’s $100K WordCamp US Sponsorship Revoked the Night Before the Event
    Nearly 2,000 people descended on Philadelphia, PA to attend WordCamp US last week. On the night before WordCamp US took place, Pantheon’s sponsorship was revoked and advertising materials, including the company’s booth, were hidden in a storage r…
    - 4 days ago 7 Dec 16, 3:00am -
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  • newBest WordPress Themes for Events
    If you are planning to create an event like a conference, seminar or some festival than a website might be an essential part of your organizing plan. Also, social media is the key to success, but you need to put all the information somewhere. The web…
    - 14 hours ago 10 Dec 16, 4:08pm -
  • Weekly WordPress News: WordPress 4.7 + Cool Data
    WordPress 4.7 "Vaughan" shipped on December 6th in the biggest news of this week. GoDaddy also snapped up another WordPress business with their acquisition of WP Curve. And there are two great data filled posts from Freemius and WP Dev, one on ThemeF…
    - 2 days ago 9 Dec 16, 3:20pm -
  • Make a Podcast Website With The Best WordPress Podcast Plugins
    Thanks in part to its 23% year on year growth as in industry in 2015-16, podcasting has solidified itself as an extremely valuable niche. Approximately 21% of Americans over the age of 12 have listened to a podcast in the last month, which is…prett…
    - 2 days ago 8 Dec 16, 6:14pm -
  • Why is SSL Important for Your Site Security?
    SSL stands for Secure Sockets Layer. It is an encryption-based technology to securely exchange of information between a website and visitor. Aside from encrypting the data exchanged, it also ensures the authenticity of a website to your visitors. Mil…
    - 4 days ago 7 Dec 16, 4:53pm -
  • Making Sites Accessible With WordPress Plugins
    When most people build a WordPress site, one of the oft-overlooked elements is accessibility. They work hard on writing quality content, installing the best plugins and using a beautiful theme. But most don't even know about the accessibility aspect.…
    - 5 days ago 6 Dec 16, 1:00pm -
  • The Best Real Estate WordPress Themes
    Here you will find a list of 25 fantastic and eye-catching Real Estate WordPress themes that offer different kinds of styles and functionalities. Choose the theme to represent your type and character of real estate business and adapt the functionalit…
    - 6 days ago 5 Dec 16, 11:52am -
  • How You Can Protect the Login Page in WordPress
    Web Security should be an abiding and ongoing concern for all websites. No matter what precautions you’ve taken, there is always...The post How You Can Protect the Login Page in WordPress appeared first on WPExplorer.
    - 1 day ago 9 Dec 16, 7:00pm -
  • 30 WordPress Professionals to Follow on Twitter
    Shout out to all WordPress professionals as well as the perfect beginner readying for the big plunge. This is a special...The post 30 WordPress Professionals to Follow on Twitter appeared first on WPExplorer.
    - 2 days ago 8 Dec 16, 6:27pm -
  • How To Speed Up Your WordPress Website
    When talking about website speed, a lot of publishers – WordPress user or not – will argue that it is...The post How To Speed Up Your WordPress Website appeared first on WPExplorer.
    - 3 days ago 7 Dec 16, 8:39pm -
  • WordPress 4.7 “Vaughan” Release
    Happy holidays! It might just be a coincidence, but WordPress has graced us with the gift of a brand new...The post WordPress 4.7 “Vaughan” Release appeared first on WPExplorer.
    - 4 days ago 6 Dec 16, 9:41pm -
  • How to Fix WordPress Broken Links on Your Website
    Howdy ladies and gents. Let us fill up those mugs and talk about WordPress broken links; a thorn that stings...The post How to Fix WordPress Broken Links on Your Website appeared first on WPExplorer.
    - 4 days ago 6 Dec 16, 6:05pm -
  • Premium WordPress Plugins of the Month: November 2016
    Looking for some innovative functionalities to enhance your WordPress website without breaking the bank? Then welcome to the November edition...The post Premium WordPress Plugins of the Month: November 2016 appeared first on WPExplorer.
    - 5 days ago 5 Dec 16, 8:28pm -
  • How to Create a Project Brief All Developers Are Going to Fall in Love with
    Working with WordPress freelance developers can be hard if you don't know how to properly create a project brief. In this article, you'll learn what aspects you should take into account and what specific types of information you should add to your br…
    - 3 days ago 8 Dec 16, 11:00am -
  • What is Web Week? How Do I Make the Most Of It?
    "Web Week" was thought up by the folks at WP Engine, and it's the week between Christmas and New Year's Eve when most sites get lower traffic. This makes it the perfect time to make and launch any changes to a site, or to launch your existing site…
    - 4 days ago 7 Dec 16, 11:00am -
  • The Grid Review: Create Custom Grid Layouts to Display Your Content
    The Grid is a plugin that aims to make it easy to display your WordPress website content in custom layouts. Choose a content source for your layout, including WordPress posts, pages, media files, WooCommerce products, or content from social media. Th…
    - 6 days ago 5 Dec 16, 11:00am -
  • How to Install WordPress on Your Windows PC using XAMPP
    So you want to use WordPress on your local Computer? Follow this step by step guide (with images) to install WordPress on your Windows computer using XAMPP.
    - 9 days ago 2 Dec 16, 11:00am -
  • WP Mayor is 6 Years Old!
    WP Mayor is 6 years old!The site was created in November 2010 as a way of sharing our WordPress knowledge.Thanks to all the people who have followed this website for the past 6 years, and of course all our clients and partners without whom…
    - 9 days ago 1 Dec 16, 9:11pm -
  • IonMag Free News WordPress Theme
    Are you looking for a great free news WordPress theme? You found it! ionMag is an amazing free theme for a blog, news, newspaper, magazine, publishing industry and reviews website. This integrated solution will change the way bloggers interact with…
    - 11 days ago 30 Nov 16, 11:00am -
  • We’ve created the fastest related posts ever
    When we say “related posts for WordPress“, we say “bad performance”. Without using an external service like ElasticSearch, it’s practically impossible to have related posts work fast in WordPress. That’s why we’ve always stayed awa…
    - 6 days ago 5 Dec 16, 4:07pm -
  • Let us care for your site: Yoast SEO Care
    As a hard-working site owner, it is often difficult to find the time to work on issues that are holding your company back. You might find that the blog posts of your competitor appear higher in search results, but you don’t know what to do about it…
    - 10 days ago 1 Dec 16, 3:02pm -
  • Yoast SEO 3.9
    It’s high time for a new release of our SEO plugins. Since moving to a two-week release schedule, we’ve fixed more bugs than ever and added some awesome new features. With version 3.9, we are gearing up for the big four-oh. In that last release…
    - 12 days ago 29 Nov 16, 12:16pm -
  • How to change your WordPress permalink structure
    At Yoast, whenever we do a website review, we frequently recommend people change their permalink structure. In this post, we’ll explain why you should consider changing your permalink structure and how to go about it. Why change your WordPress per…
    - 24 days ago 17 Nov 16, 2:32pm -
  • SEO basics: What’s a slug and how to optimize it
    In SEO, we often talk about creating the right slug for a page. But what is this really? And why should you optimize it? In this post, we’ll explain all you need to know about it. When you google “what’s a slug”, you’ll find that the defini…
    - 25 days ago 16 Nov 16, 2:32pm -
  • Ask Yoast: importance of using excerpts
    Do you want to increase click-through rates to your posts or pages? Craft great excerpts! In this video Joost explains why excerpts are important.
    - 32 days ago 9 Nov 16, 2:03pm -
  • Creating a Custom WordPress Messaging System, Part 1
    Earlier this year, we worked through a series of tutorials covering the process of creating custom administration pages in WordPress. Though this series is not necessarily a prerequisite for the material we're about to cover, it wouldn't hurt to revi…
    - 3 days ago 8 Dec 16, 12:00pm -
  • Object-Oriented Autoloading in WordPress, Part 3
    In the last tutorial, we reviewed the original state of our autoloader and then went through a process of object-oriented analysis and design. The purpose of doing this is so that we can tie together everything that we've covered in this series and t…
    - 11 days ago 30 Nov 16, 12:00pm -
  • Object-Oriented Autoloading in WordPress, Part 2
    In the previous tutorial, we covered a handful of concepts, all of which are going to be necessary to fully understand what we're doing in this tutorial.Specifically, we covered the following topics:object-oriented interfacesthe single responsibilit…
    - 16 days ago 25 Nov 16, 12:00pm -
  • Customizer JavaScript APIs: The Previewer
    Let's assume we've built a theme with a number of Customizer Settings and Controls which allow your theme users to customize a number of things on the theme front-end such as the website title, tagline, and color.However, some of our users may not i…
    - 19 days ago 22 Nov 16, 12:00pm -
  • Object-Oriented Autoloading in WordPress, Part 1
    I recently wrapped up a series in which I covered namespaces and autoloading in WordPress. If you're not familiar with either of the above terms, then I recommend checking out the series.The gist of what you can expect to learn is as follows:In this…
    - 23 days ago 18 Nov 16, 12:00pm -
  • Using Namespaces and Autoloading in WordPress Plugins, Part 3
    In this tutorial, we're going to take a break from writing code and look at what PHP namespaces and autoloaders are, how they work, and why they are beneficial. Then we'll prepare to wrap up this series by implementing them in code.If you're not caug…
    - 30 days ago 11 Nov 16, 12:00pm -
  • New Release: Our Latest WooShop Theme for WooCommerce Websites
    When the same old WordPress themes don’t cut it anymore, you need something substantially different for your website. With all the boring eCommerce themes available in the market, it is easy to fall for a design that doesn’t work with your audien…
    - 6 days ago 5 Dec 16, 8:21am -
  • #CyberMonday2016: Get Any Product for $19 & Extended Membership for $99.47
    We hope you enjoyed the Thanksgiving and had a great weekend. It is Cyber Monday today and we are selling our products at special prices to celebrate it with you. For this week, you can get any single premium theme or plugin for just $19. That’s ov…
    - 13 days ago 28 Nov 16, 5:36pm -
  • Setup a Professional Email with Google Apps for Work
    It is always better to stay professional when it comes to any work related communication with clients or users on the internet. There are many tweaks that you can add to your daily “web” life to ensure that you are on top of the game. Sometimes w…
    - 13 days ago 28 Nov 16, 3:30pm -
  • #BlackFriday2016: An Insane Offer From MyThemeShop
    It is that time of the year, again. It is time to make that purchase you have been saving for. It is time to treat your website to a premium MyThemeShop theme or plugin. We have an insane Black Friday discount for you and if you want the very best fo…
    - 15 days ago 26 Nov 16, 3:17pm -
  • How to Create a Custom WordPress Login URL
    WordPress is one of the most famous content management systems used to create websites, so much that it empowers around one-third of the total new websites and blogs which are built every day. But, as we say, with great power comes great responsibili…
    - 16 days ago 25 Nov 16, 3:30pm -
  • How to Fix the 500 Internal Server Error in WordPress
    WordPress is one of the widely used Content Management Systems available today. This is because you can develop a stunning WordPress website or blog with the least efforts as compared to the other platforms. WordPress offers power packed features whi…
    - 18 days ago 23 Nov 16, 3:30pm -
  • How do you decide your next move? Here’s what’s next for me.
    How do you decide your next move? When I left Emphasys a few years ago, I knew I was making a jump into the WordPress ecosystem full time, and I was unsure of what that would look like. Thankfully my friend Karim, CEO of Crowd Favorite, welcomed me…
    - 11 days ago 30 Nov 16, 3:41pm -
  • Building an easy onboarding process for new customers
    Onboarding & the seeds of churn Long before there was SaaS (Software as a Service), there was ASP (Application Service Providers) and while they’re not exactly the same, they’ve all been “hosted products.” Those are the kinds of products I’…
    - 32 days ago 8 Nov 16, 8:53pm -
  • Why is marketing so hard?
    The Problem isn’t Quality I spend a lot of time with companies that have built amazing products, or that run incredible service offerings. The problem they have is rarely the quality of their work. Instead, the core issue they face is getting atten…
    - 37 days ago 3 Nov 16, 10:48pm -
  • A single trick to win more customers without doing more work
    Three things prospects care about For service companies, when prospects are evaluating you, there are three things they all care about. Do you understand the core problem? When you get on that first phone call or have the first meeting to talk about…
    - 55 days ago 17 Oct 16, 3:16am -
  • No comments on your posts? Don’t make these 4 mistakes.
    Do you have tons of posts without any comments on them? When I was first getting started with this blog, I would go for days (and sometimes weeks) without a comment. Then I would head to popular blogs and see posts that had 150 comments. Ugh. Why did…
    - 58 days ago 14 Oct 16, 5:53am -
  • Lies that stop us from breaking into WordPress
    Tomorrow I’ll be speaking at the Digital Commerce Summit – put on by Rainmaker Digital, the folks that created the Rainmaker Platform that hosts this site. My talk is titled, “Breaking into WordPress.” Have you thought about breaking into Wor…
    - 59 days ago 13 Oct 16, 5:40am -
  • 15 Best Tutorials to Master WordPress Navigation Menus
    Are you looking for the best tutorials to work with WordPress navigation menus? WordPress navigation menus allow you to easily customize and manage menus on your website. In this article, we will show you the best tutorials to master WordPress naviga…
    - 2 days ago 9 Dec 16, 12:38pm -
  • How to Display Facebook Events on Your WordPress Site
    Do you want to display Facebook Events on your WordPress site. Facebook events allow you to promote your events while leveraging the power of the world’s largest social network. In this article, we will show you how to display your Facebook Events…
    - 3 days ago 8 Dec 16, 1:01pm -
  • How to Hide a WordPress Page From Google
    Recently, one of our readers asked if it was possible to hide a WordPress page from Google? Sometimes you may need to hide a page from Google to protect your privacy or to keep away unwanted users. In this article, we will show you how… Read More…
    - 4 days ago 7 Dec 16, 12:02pm -