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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.
    - 1 day 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…
    - 6 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,…
    - 14 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…
    - 22 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…
    - 22 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…
    - 27 days ago 11 Nov 16, 3:30am -
  • newHow to Back Up Your WordPress Backups for Bulletproof Protection
    Of course you back up your websites! But what if something were to happen to your backups? Do you have a plan B in place to cover that possibility? You may think I’m being alarmist, but I think I’m only being realistic. Recent events have shown t…
    - 13 hours ago 7 Dec 16, 1:00pm -
  • How to Customize the Free Twenty Seventeen WordPress Theme for Business
    Twenty Seventeen ships as the new default theme with WordPress 4.7. This business-oriented theme marks a noteworthy departure from the blog-centric default themes of the past and reflects WordPress’ broader transition from a blogging platform into…
    - 1 day ago 6 Dec 16, 5:00pm -
  • Upfront Gets Full MarketPress Skinning & Compatibility
    Our super slick drag and drop WordPress theme framework, Upfront, now has both WooCommerce AND MarketPress custom designs in all themes and even more widget compatibility than before – sorry it took so long! Yep, when we announced that all your Wo…
    - 2 days ago 6 Dec 16, 1:00pm -
  • 24 JavaScript Libraries and Resources for Becoming a Better Web Developer
    In Stack Overflow’s Developer Survey Results of 2016, JavaScript took home top honors. Not only did it land at the top of the list for full-stack, front-end, and back-end technologies, but 55.4% of people now say they use it over other programming…
    - 3 days ago 5 Dec 16, 1:00pm -
  • Fixing the Pesky 403 Forbidden Error in WordPress
    When your website throws up a 403 error with “Forbidden” plastered across the top in imposing bold letters, it’s just a bit rude, right? I mean, it’s your website and you can’t access it. The nerve! I mean, you’re the site administrator o…
    - 5 days ago 3 Dec 16, 1:00pm -
  • A Guide to Choosing the Right Query for WordPress Development
    Let’s say you want to do something unique with the way posts are queried and displayed on a particular page of your website. Maybe you want to have multiple queries — one for featured posts and one for recent posts. Or perhaps you want to exclude…
    - 6 days ago 2 Dec 16, 1:00pm -
  • newHow to Create a Bold (Yet Elegant) Colorful Countdown Timer Module With Divi

    - 10 hours ago 7 Dec 16, 4:00pm -
  • newSplash Pages: A Quick & Easy Guide
    Nowadays, it’s not enough to reel in visitors to your site, you also need to ‘wow’ them as soon as they hit your home page. After all, there are likely thousands of other sites offering similar services or content to yours, so why should they…
    - 14 hours ago 7 Dec 16, 12:00pm -
  • How to Create a Gorgeous Seasonal Transparent Countdown Timer in Divi
    This post is part 2 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! I hope you’v…
    - 1 day ago 6 Dec 16, 4:00pm -
  • What to Expect in WordPress 4.7
    As the expected WordPress 4.7 release draws nearer, we thought it would be helpful to give you a quick rundown of everything you can expect in the upcoming WordPress 4.7 release. From a new default theme, to video headers and starter content, WordPre…
    - 2 days ago 6 Dec 16, 12:00pm -
  • How to Style Divi’s Countdown Timer Module with Simple Elegance
    This post is part 1 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! Adding a count…
    - 2 days ago 5 Dec 16, 4:00pm -
  • 25+ Best Full-Screen WordPress Themes for Show-Stopping Site Designs in 2016
    If you want to make a bold statement with your WordPress site, going full-screen is one of the best ways you can do it. Full-screen themes get up close and personal right away, immersing your readers in a manner that just isn’t possible with boxed…
    - 3 days ago 5 Dec 16, 12:00pm -
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  • newWhy 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…
    - 9 hours 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.…
    - 2 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…
    - 3 days ago 5 Dec 16, 11:52am -
  • Weekly WordPress News: WordPress 4.7 is Coming!
    Perhaps the biggest news is actually dropping early next week - Tuesday, December 6th, to be specific. That's when WordPress 4.7 officially ships. Beyond a furious Black Friday and Cyber Monday, it was otherwise a relatively uneventful week (perhaps…
    - 5 days ago 2 Dec 16, 2:57pm -
  • What to Expect in WordPress 4.7 – New Features and Real Screenshots
    Guess what, folks! It’s officially December. And you know what that means...WordPress 4.7 is only a few days away! WordPress 4.7 brings a heap of exciting changes to both the Customizer and WordPress as a whole. Compared to the bit of a snooze fest…
    - 6 days ago 2 Dec 16, 9:01am -
  • Registration Magic Review – Powerful WordPress Form Plugin
    Let’s be honest, the default WordPress registration form kind of...sucks. It’s functional enough, but you’re limited in what information you can collect, where the form is located, and how it looks. Of course, that probably doesn’t matter if…
    - 6 days ago 1 Dec 16, 2:23pm -
  • newHow 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.
    - 5 hours 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.
    - 1 day 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.
    - 1 day 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.
    - 2 days ago 5 Dec 16, 8:28pm -
  • The 10 Best Slider Plugins for WordPress
    We’ve all seen a quality slider when shopping online, but what is it that makes sliders appealing? To start with,...The post The 10 Best Slider Plugins for WordPress appeared first on WPExplorer.
    - 5 days ago 3 Dec 16, 12:00am -
  • Why You Should Self-host Your Photography Portfolio with WordPress?
    Are you an owner of photography business? Then you know how important is to represent yourself and your brand while attracting new...The post Why You Should Self-host Your Photography Portfolio with WordPress? appeared first on WPExplorer.
    - 5 days ago 2 Dec 16, 10:56pm -
  • newWhat 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…
    - 15 hours 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…
    - 3 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.
    - 6 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…
    - 6 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…
    - 8 days ago 30 Nov 16, 11:00am -
  • 8 WordPress Social Networking Themes for Building a Community Website
    Social media is critical for any business owner that has a WordPress website. Especially when aiming to build a bigger following, boost online sales, and establish yourself as an authority. However, the problem is many website owners fail to utilize…
    - 9 days ago 29 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…
    - 2 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…
    - 6 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…
    - 9 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…
    - 20 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…
    - 21 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.
    - 28 days ago 9 Nov 16, 2:03pm -
  • 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…
    - 8 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…
    - 13 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…
    - 16 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…
    - 20 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…
    - 27 days ago 11 Nov 16, 12:00pm -
  • Customizer JavaScript APIs: Panel, Section, and Control
    Today, we will resume our discussion on the JavaScript API in the WordPress Customizer. In the last tutorial, we prepared and loaded two JavaScript files, customizer-control.js and customizer-preview.js, that will allow us to interact with the Jav…
    - 29 days ago 9 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…
    - 3 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…
    - 9 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…
    - 9 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…
    - 11 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…
    - 12 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…
    - 14 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…
    - 7 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’…
    - 29 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…
    - 34 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…
    - 52 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…
    - 55 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…
    - 56 days ago 13 Oct 16, 5:40am -
  • newHow 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…
    - 14 hours ago 7 Dec 16, 12:02pm -
  • What’s New in WordPress 4.7

    - 1 day ago 6 Dec 16, 9:34pm -
  • How to Move WordPress to a New Host or Server With No Downtime
    Are you looking to move your WordPress site to a new host or different server? The biggest risk when migrating a website to a new server is data loss and potential downtime. In this step by step guide, we will show you how to properly migrate… Re…
    - 2 days ago 6 Dec 16, 10:00am -