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  • WordPress 4.6.1 Security and Maintenance Release
    WordPress 4.6.1 is now available. This is a security release for all previous versions and we strongly encourage you to update your sites immediately. WordPress versions 4.6 and earlier are affected by two security issues: a cross-site scripting vuln…
    - 20 days ago 7 Sep 16, 3:52pm -
  • WordPress 4.6 “Pepper”
    Version 4.6 of WordPress, named “Pepper” in honor of jazz baritone saxophonist Park Frederick “Pepper” Adams III, is available for download or update in your WordPress dashboard. New features in 4.6 help you to focus on the important things w…
    - 42 days ago 16 Aug 16, 7:06pm -
  • WordPress 4.6 RC2
    The second release candidate for WordPress 4.6 is now available. We’ve made over 30 changes since the first release candidate. RC means we think we’re done, but with millions of users and thousands of plugins and themes, it’s possible we’ve m…
    - 48 days ago 11 Aug 16, 12:31am -
  • WordPress 4.6 Release Candidate
    The release candidate for WordPress 4.6 is now available. We’ve made a few refinements since releasing Beta 4 a week ago. RC means we think we’re done, but with millions of users and thousands of plugins and themes, it’s possible we’ve missed…
    - 62 days ago 27 Jul 16, 7:14pm -
  • WordPress 4.6 Beta 4
    WordPress 4.6 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 4.6, try the WordPress Beta Te…
    - 69 days ago 20 Jul 16, 6:49pm -
  • WordPress 4.6 Beta 3
    WordPress 4.6 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 4.6, try the WordPress Beta Te…
    - 76 days ago 13 Jul 16, 7:00pm -
  • newSay Hello to Builder! Creating, Exporting & Managing Upfront Themes Just Got Amazing :)
    It’s finally heeeeeeere! You know how you said you wanted a way to simply create an Upfront theme for WordPress from scratch, export it to another site or even sell it? Well, we’ve just gone and made that for you :) Say hello to Upfront Builder!…
    - 47 mins ago 27 Sep 16, 1:00pm -
  • A to Z of WordPress Terminology for Beginners to Advanced
    A lot of posts on this blog attempt to explain WordPress concepts and terminology, or at least those that are relevant to the post. And the WordPress Codex does a great job of explaining the concepts used by WordPress. But following lots of questi…
    - 1 day ago 26 Sep 16, 1:00pm -
  • How to Arrange WordPress Posts in Any Order
    Have you ever tried to change the standard order of posts on your site’s blog page? By default, posts are ordered based on the date that each post is published, and there’s no built-in way to change the order in which posts appear. If you do want…
    - 2 days ago 25 Sep 16, 1:00pm -
  • Getting the Most out WordPress Tags for Improved SEO and Readability
    Vincent Van Gogh once said, “Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together.” If I didn’t know any better, I’d think he were talking about WordPress tags. In all seriousness though, Van Gogh had a point…
    - 3 days ago 24 Sep 16, 1:00pm -
  • Testing WordPress Website Backups to Avoid Future Disasters
    If you’ve used WordPress for a while, you know keeping regular backups can save you from losing your website (you know, the site you’ve put all that time and effort – literally hours – into building). But have you tested your WordPress backup…
    - 4 days ago 23 Sep 16, 1:00pm -
  • How to Convert Any HTML5 Template Into an Awesome WordPress Theme
    What do you do when you can’t find the perfect WordPress theme? In all likelihood, you probably turn to a theme framework. However, every once in a while, you probably have this thought flit across your mind: “I should just code an HTML5 template…
    - 5 days ago 22 Sep 16, 1:00pm -
  • newHow to Fix the Syntax Error on Your WordPress Website
    You’ve probably heard the phrase: WordPress Syntax Error. This is the dreaded white screen with an error that says something like “Parse error: syntax error, unexpected…” This is a common error when things go wrong with WordPress. Fortunately…
    - 2 hours ago 27 Sep 16, 12:00pm -
  • 30+ Best One Page Parallax WordPress Themes for Stylish Single Page Websites in 2016
    Whether you’re a small business owner with little time to maintain a complex site or a digital marketer looking to showcase a standalone product, a single page website may be all you need. Fortunately, there is a vast array of stunning one page Wor…
    - 1 day ago 26 Sep 16, 12:00pm -
  • Font Pairing in Web Design: 7 Key Principles Revealed and Explained
    The right font pairing is essential to a pleasing reader experience, but choosing the right ones can be confusing. You want to create a pairing that’s visually intriguing yet clear, and it’s not always obvious where to start. To help you strike t…
    - 2 days ago 25 Sep 16, 12:00pm -
  • 6 Inspect Element Tips You Can Use While Designing WordPress Websites
    Imagine if you had a tool that allowed you to change any aspect of a website without leaving your browser. Sounds powerful, right? Well, get ready for the reveal. If you use Google Chrome, you already have that tool sitting right inside of your brows…
    - 3 days ago 24 Sep 16, 12:00pm -
  • 3 Tips to Get the Most From the WordPress Visual Editor
    The WordPress visual editor is a useful tool that gives you an idea of how your content will look once published. It’s equipped with features to help streamline the process of creating and formatting content for your site. However, while the visual…
    - 4 days ago 23 Sep 16, 12:00pm -
  • 25+ Essential WordPress Plugins for Bloggers
    Starting a WordPress blog is super-easy; anyone can do it. However, managing said blog, building an audience, and growing it to a point where you can make a living from it? Now, that’s a different story altogether. Fortunately, there are plenty of…
    - 5 days ago 22 Sep 16, 12:00pm -
  • newAesop 1.9 Adds Hero Gallery Type, Updates Parallax Component
    For the past several months Hyun Supul, new owner of Aesop Interactive LLC, has been diligently improving Aesop Story Engine and today he’s released version 1.9. This release includes a new gallery type by Paul Eiche called Hero. Users can configur…
    - 17 hours ago 26 Sep 16, 9:12pm -
  • newW3 Total Cache 0.9.5 Packages XSS Vulnerability Patch with Major Update
    W3 Total Cache 0.9.5 was released early this morning, the first major update to the plugin since 2014. Users were expecting a security release after an XSS vulnerability was reported in the plugin last week but were surprised to find the release is p…
    - 17 hours ago 26 Sep 16, 8:30pm -
  • newWordPress to Take Center Stage During Website Weekend Los Angeles October 22-23
    If you live in the Los Angeles, CA area and are skilled in user experience design, WordPress development, copyrighting, and more, there’s a new event that could use your help. It’s called Website Weekend and takes place October 22-23 at OpenX…
    - 19 hours ago 26 Sep 16, 7:04pm -
  • php[world] 2016 Conference Expands WordPress Track
    The third edition of php[world] will be held in Washington, D.C., November 14-18 and organizers have published the finalized schedule. According to conference co-chair Eli White, the number of people submitting WordPress-related topics caused the org…
    - 1 day ago 26 Sep 16, 5:17am -
  • Constant Contact Releases Official Plugin for WordPress
    The WordPress Plugin Directory has more than 100 plugins that integrate Constant Contact in different ways for email marketing, such as adding a subscription checkbox to registration or providing an email signup form via a widget. This week the compa…
    - 4 days ago 23 Sep 16, 11:07pm -
  • High Risk XSS Vulnerability Discovered in W3 Total Cache Plugin
    WP Media is reporting a high risk XSS vulnerability in W3 Total Cache that the company learned about from El Rincón de Zerial’s security blog. The plugin is currently active on more than one million WordPress sites. This particular vulnerability i…
    - 4 days ago 23 Sep 16, 7:33pm -
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  • newThe Complete Beginner’s Guide to Fix Hacked WordPress Websites
    More often than not, I get to read about certain data loss horror story from WordPress users. “I was about to publish an article when my website crashed — I was unable to log in! Now I can’t get my data back no matter how hard I try!” Or, mor…
    - 19 hours ago 26 Sep 16, 6:52pm -
  • TheGem Theme Review – Multipurpose and Beautiful
    Multipurpose WordPress themes are all about one thing: Versatility. With a good multipurpose theme, you should be able to create literally any type of website. And after playing around with TheGem, I can definitely say it delivers on that promise. Th…
    - 1 day ago 26 Sep 16, 11:30am -
  • WordPress Hosting Related Security Measures
    This entry is part 9 of 16 in the series Security September SeriesSecurity is of paramount importance for any website. One tiny loophole may cripple a years’ old popular website. Do you know that over a quarter of the websites on the internet use W…
    - 3 days ago 24 Sep 16, 1:42pm -
  • 26 Best Lawyer WordPress Themes
    Lawyer WordPress themes make it easy to build websites around the needs of the average law firm. With local SEO and online search becoming more and more popular, websites are now a powerful business tool every lawyer needs in their toolkit.A proper…
    - 4 days ago 23 Sep 16, 2:49pm -
  • Is Removing the Fact Fact That You Use WordPress Helpful?
    This entry is part 8 of 16 in the series Security September SeriesSecuring WordPress may sound like a topic being fairly covered across the web but, is that really the case? Here’s what I mean; I’ve scrolled through multiple articles featuring ti…
    - 4 days ago 23 Sep 16, 9:42am -
  • Weekly WordPress News: Security September in Full Swing
    Ahmad has spent all week educating us on WordPress security best practices. Make sure you catch up with all his latest posts. And stay tuned, because the Security September Series isn't over yet!The post Weekly WordPress News: Security September in…
    - 4 days ago 23 Sep 16, 8:26am -
  • new6 Tips to Help Secure Your WooCommerce Website
    Here’s something you already know: keeping your e-commerce secure is a vital part of running your online business. If you...The post 6 Tips to Help Secure Your WooCommerce Website appeared first on WPExplorer.
    - 19 hours ago 26 Sep 16, 6:39pm -
  • The Best Table Plugins for WordPress to Keep Data Organized
    Tables are a thing of beauty, especially for those with a type-A personality who have a penchant for organizing and decluttering....The post The Best Table Plugins for WordPress to Keep Data Organized appeared first on WPExplorer.
    - 4 days ago 23 Sep 16, 4:46pm -
  • Cloudways Tech Savvy Managed Cloud Hosting Giveaway
    Cloud hosting offers fast, affordable hosting that is easily scaled for any size website. Sounds awesome. Want to give it a try?...The post Cloudways Tech Savvy Managed Cloud Hosting Giveaway appeared first on WPExplorer.
    - 6 days ago 21 Sep 16, 8:17pm -
  • 15 Best Masonry-Style WordPress Themes to Beautify Your Website
    With the growing popularity of content curation and aggregation-style sites, masonry layouts are becoming a popular design trend. These grid...The post 15 Best Masonry-Style WordPress Themes to Beautify Your Website appeared first on WPExplorer.…
    - 7 days ago 20 Sep 16, 6:26pm -
  • Efficient Countdown Timer Plugins For WordPress
    A useful tip I picked up when I started blogging was to put a clock to any task at hand. If you’re anything...The post Efficient Countdown Timer Plugins For WordPress appeared first on WPExplorer.
    - 8 days ago 19 Sep 16, 7:14pm -
  • How to Show Custom Menus to Logged In WordPress Users
    If you’re building a website using WordPress which requires users to login to the site, then you will most likely...The post How to Show Custom Menus to Logged In WordPress Users appeared first on WPExplorer.
    - 11 days ago 16 Sep 16, 7:14pm -
  • newHow to Add Google Analytics to WordPress
    Tracking your website’s traffic and analyzing reports gives you valuable insights how your website is doing, what your visitors are most clicking on, what they are searching for, and a lot of other data that you can use to get the most out of it.…
    - 3 hours ago 27 Sep 16, 11:00am -
  • How to Sell Products From Your WordPress Blog Without Creating an Online Store
    Have you ever thought about selling the jewelry you made, the t-shirt you designed or e-book you wrote right from your blog without the hassle of setting up a full e-commerce store for just one single product? Read on to know how to sell your items w…
    - 1 day ago 26 Sep 16, 12:00pm -
  • How to Get More Social Shares on Your Blog Posts Using These Plugins
    To earn the trust of your blog readers, you need to write good posts that resonate with them. Among the many factors that determine the quality of blog posts are social shares. The more social shares your posts have, the more chances visitors will t…
    - 4 days ago 23 Sep 16, 11:00am -
  • The Major Differences Between WordPress.org and WordPress.com
    Choosing a WordPress website extension may look like a herculean task for the website owner purely because one needs to balance the equilibrium of benefits and trade-offs. This blog will guide you to set your requirements right before owning a domain…
    - 5 days ago 22 Sep 16, 11:00am -
  • Receiptful Review: Supercharge Your Emails to Boost Online Sales
    People that have already purchased from you are most likely to purchase from you again in the future.  In fact, loyal customers are often worth up to ten times as much as their original purchase. And, capitalizing on this fact can be as easy as boos…
    - 6 days ago 21 Sep 16, 11:00am -
  • How to Import Great Content for a Quality Newsletter
    Newsletters are a great way to increase traffic to your site, boost sales, and connect with your site's readers. In this post, we'll show you how you can create a weekly newsletter with the WP RSS Aggregator plugin.
    - 7 days ago 20 Sep 16, 11:00am -
  • Documenting JavaScript in WordPress
    Ever since the release of the 3.0 version of the Yoast SEO plugin, JavaScript has been a big part of it. We rely on it to make high-end features possible, like real-time content analysis. The decision to use JavaScript meant that the development team…
    - 1 day ago 26 Sep 16, 9:55am -
  • W3 Total Cache high-risk XSS vulnerability
    Just today, WP Media pointed us to a high-risk XSS vulnerability in W3 Total Cache (W3TC). This was a very popular WordPress plugin that has over 1 million active installs. Although it’s a very popular plugin, it hasn’t been updated in over six…
    - 4 days ago 23 Sep 16, 2:33pm -
  • WordPress: How to noindex a post!

    - 7 days ago 20 Sep 16, 7:04am -
  • Interview with Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten (TNW)
    Now this is a quote we love: “…being patient and providing quality pays off…“. It’s one of the lessons Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten, co-founder of The Next Web (TNW), shared with us in this interview. TNW owns one of the most visited tech…
    - 11 days ago 16 Sep 16, 11:56am -
  • Yoast SEO 3.5
    We’ve just pushed out a new release of Yoast SEO, our flagship plugin. The new version, 3.5, mostly has a metric ton of small bugfixes. In this post, we’ll discuss the most notable changes, but you should mostly be aware that this is what we wou…
    - 20 days ago 7 Sep 16, 9:08am -
  • Why every website needs Yoast SEO
    Every website needs an SEO plugin. More specifically, every website needs our SEO plugin. For most websites, Google is the most important source of visitors. No matter how important social networks can be for a site, SEO is often the most important…
    - 26 days ago 1 Sep 16, 1:23pm -
  • newBuilding a Welcome Page for Your WordPress Product: Code Part 2
    In my previous post of this series, I started building a welcome page for a WordPress plugin. I discussed the plugin architecture and how it functions. Then I wrote the code for its base and initializer files where we added the code blocks for adding…
    - 47 mins ago 27 Sep 16, 1:00pm -
  • Creating Custom WordPress Administration Pages, Part 3
    In this series, we've been looking at how to create custom administration pages in WordPress without the use of the Settings API. This isn't to say the Settings API isn't useful (because it is!), but there may be times when we need to implement s…
    - 5 days ago 22 Sep 16, 12:00pm -
  • WordPress Development With VVV
    Japh, in his previous article, has explained the rationale—and eventually convinced us—to set our development environment as close to the remote web server using Vagrant. The article is more than two years old, but the idea is still relevant t…
    - 6 days ago 21 Sep 16, 1:00pm -
  • Building a Welcome Page for Your WordPress Product: Code Part 1
    In the first two articles of this series, I wrote about what welcome pages are and how they are helping products improve user experience by connecting the dots, after which I wrote about the WordPress Transients API that I intend to use while buildi…
    - 7 days ago 20 Sep 16, 1:00pm -
  • New Coffee Break Course on WordPress Site Settings
    What You'll Be CreatingAre you looking for a quick, simple guide to WordPress site settings? If so, our new Coffee Break Course is for you.In WordPress Basics: A Guide to Site Settings, Envato Tuts+ instructor Rachel McCollin will teach you how to…
    - 7 days ago 20 Sep 16, 10:44am -
  • 10 Best WordPress Twitter Widgets
    Ever since Twitter changed their API a few years ago, I think third-party developers have been hesitant to develop apps and plugins that integrate with Twitter. When you factor in a questionable future and more recent changes (removing Twitter counts…
    - 12 days ago 15 Sep 16, 1:00pm -
  • Mastering WordPress Permalinks for Ultimate SEO Results
    Permalinks, as the name suggests, are permanent links to pages or posts, categories or tags on your website which makes it easier for your visitors and search engines to navigate around your website. Having a well-organized permalink structure makes…
    - 5 days ago 22 Sep 16, 8:44am -
  • How To Create Different Types of Quizzes With WP Quiz Plugin
    Quizzes are the best strategy to keep the viewer intact on your website. This strategy is being used by top-notch websites like BuzzFeed and Mashable for enhancing the user engagement. From quizzes alone, these websites have managed to grab the atten…
    - 15 days ago 12 Sep 16, 3:31pm -
  • [Quizzes] and How They Can Flood Your Website With Traffic!
    It’s no secret that social media is one of the major tools that companies are using to interact with their audience and also advertise their brands. In this rapidly changing scenario and ever increasing competition, it is very important to engage w…
    - 15 days ago 12 Sep 16, 3:30pm -
  • Top 16 Code Editors for Programmers (2016)
    A lot has changed in the technology industry in the last five years. From major developments in the Artificial Intelligence to robust smart devices, many new programming languages have been introduced for the development of modern technology. As per…
    - 16 days ago 11 Sep 16, 12:48pm -
  • How to Install WordPress Manually On Any Web Hosting
    WordPress is the most favorite platform for developing websites as it powers nearly 59% of all the websites using a CMS platform. This is typically due its simple interface and providing the ease to use plugins for extended operability and support. T…
    - 27 days ago 31 Aug 16, 12:17pm -
  • New Release: myPortfolio Theme Helps Churn Out Unique Website
    There are millions of websites out there and on an average, a user visits more than 90 unique websites per month and sees over 3000 different pages every single month. Internet is so crowded that you get only one chance to make an impression with you…
    - 28 days ago 30 Aug 16, 11:15am -
  • Why I’m sticking with Rainmaker after that other product launched….
    Have you ever seen a house get built? If you’ve never been part of building a house, or watched a house or building get built, then the metaphor or illustration I am about to use won’t make much sense. But if you’ve ever seen it or been part of…
    - 2 days ago 25 Sep 16, 2:20am -
  • Project Management lessons from an IKEA shopping trip
    6 Project Management Tips This past weekend I walked into IKEA and within 60 minutes I was out the exit with less than I had planned to purchase, no extraneous purchases, and under budget. No small miracle. As I announced this on twitter last night,…
    - 8 days ago 19 Sep 16, 9:45pm -
  • Why customers want WordPress Page Builders
    Why do people want WordPress Page Builders? Before I get into this, I need to take you back several years ago. Make that a few hundred. It’s likely you don’t know much about how furniture was built in the 17th and 18th century. But you likely did…
    - 9 days ago 18 Sep 16, 7:06am -
  • User submitted posts using Ninja Forms 3
    Have you seen the new Ninja Forms 3? The other day I highlighted that I didn’t like the new Divi interface. And it has nothing to do with a) I’m dumb and don’t know how to use the Internet, b) I harbor some special anger or frustration with the…
    - 12 days ago 15 Sep 16, 11:00pm -
  • Divi Builder 3 – A First Look
    Have you seen the new Divi Builder 3 theme? I’ve written before about Divi Builder. Today I’ll looking at the new Divi Builder 3 theme (soon to be a plugin). Over the next few days you’ll see and hear a lot about Divi Builder 3.0 because there…
    - 20 days ago 7 Sep 16, 10:18pm -
  • What’s the Best CRM for small teams?
    The Best CRM for small teams If you’re one of those small agencies I wrote about the other day, then you may have gotten thru life until now without a CRM. It’s not hard to do it because you’re likely not juggling tons of customers at the same…
    - 21 days ago 6 Sep 16, 11:17pm -