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  • WordPress 4.7.1 Security and Maintenance Release
    WordPress 4.7 has been downloaded over 10 million times since its release on December 6, 2016 and we are pleased to announce the immediate availability of WordPress 4.7.1. This is a security release for all previous versions and we strongly encour…
    - 8 days ago 11 Jan 17, 3:53am -
  • 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.
    - 43 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…
    - 48 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,…
    - 56 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…
    - 64 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…
    - 64 days ago 15 Nov 16, 11:24pm -
  • newThe Ultimate WordPress Development Environment
    Over the past couple of years, I’ve written loads of tutorials here on the WPMU DEV Blog in which I share tidbits about the development environments I use. So today, I thought it’s about time I share a full environment, the kind I would put toget…
    - 15 hours ago 18 Jan 17, 1:00pm -
  • Give Brute Force Attacks the Boot with Defender’s New IP Lockout Features
    Say good riddance to frustrating and unrelenting brute force attacks with Defender’s all-new IP Lockout features. The latest version of our comprehensive WordPress security plugin now protects your login page from brute force attacks, monitors 404…
    - 2 days ago 17 Jan 17, 1:00pm -
  • Top 7 Ecommerce Trends That Will Impact WordPress in 2017
    Many retailers were unsure of what to expect going into the 2016 holiday season, what with a disruptive national election kicking it all off. The onslaught of political news headlines generated a lot of attention throughout Q4, so it may have been di…
    - 3 days ago 16 Jan 17, 1:00pm -
  • Adding Live Chat Support to Your WordPress Website: Pros and Cons
    No matter how amazingly equipped your site is to entice, educate, or entertain your visitors, you may still find that it’s not always enough. You do everything you can to maintain consistency and offer a high-quality experience, but sometimes you j…
    - 5 days ago 14 Jan 17, 1:00pm -
  • The Complete Guide to the WordPress Theme Customizer
    WordPress 4.7 was released with a ton of great new features (which you can check out here), including some user experience and user interface upgrades to the theme Customizer. In case you’re hearing about the Customizer for the first time, it’s a…
    - 6 days ago 13 Jan 17, 1:00pm -
  • 27 Must Have WordPress Plugins to Kickstart Any New Website
    Don’t get me wrong, a fresh installation of WordPress is great and all, but if you really want to kick your site into gear, you’re going to need some top-notch plugins to get the job done. There are certain plugins that are exceptional because t…
    - 7 days ago 12 Jan 17, 1:00pm -
  • newHow to Add the “Last Updated” Date to Divi’s Blog Post Meta Data
    Making sure your site visitors know when your posts were last updated is a great way of reassuring them of your content’s relevance. That’s why in today’s post I’m going to show you how to add a php snippet written by our sales/support agent…
    - 12 hours ago 18 Jan 17, 4:00pm -
  • newThe 19 Best WordPress Themes for Bands, Musicians and Recording Artists in 2017
    With so many people now discovering and listening to music online, it’s important for any serious musician to have an impressive website to showcase their talent. What’s more, unique design elements and functionality could be the difference in…
    - 16 hours ago 18 Jan 17, 12:00pm -
  • 5 Tips for Creating a Powerful Marketing One Sheet in Divi
    Given how little time is actually spent reading your content, a marketing one sheet could be the key to increased sales. It’s a single page designed to sell your product or service to the reader. It can be printed and distributed, sent via emai…
    - 2 days ago 17 Jan 17, 4:00pm -
  • 5 Tips to Prepare Your WordPress Website for Your Vacation
    Running an online business can provide you with the freedom to work from anywhere, but there may be time­s when you want to take a proper break. However, it’s usually not as simple as dropping everything and coming back to it after a week or two.…
    - 2 days ago 17 Jan 17, 12:00pm -
  • 10 Examples of Fitness Websites Built with Divi
    Fitness is one of the most popular industries on the Web. Every fitness company, from large gyms to personal trainers, needs a well-designed website. This means there are lots of fitness websites out there to help give you inspiration. Some of those…
    - 3 days ago 16 Jan 17, 4:00pm -
  • How to Identify and Grow Your WordPress Audience Effectively
    Creating an attractive WordPress website and crafting high-quality content is only half the battle when it comes to growing your audience. After all, if there’s no one reading your content, how is your site ever supposed to take its rightful place…
    - 3 days ago 16 Jan 17, 12:00pm -
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  • new12 Essential Resources for Becoming a Stronger Blogger
    Blogging is a lot of work. And, if you want to be a stronger blogger, it is going to take consistency, time, and effort. After all, your goal is to craft compelling content your site visitors want to come back for time and again.The post 12 Essentia…
    - 10 hours ago 18 Jan 17, 5:51pm -
  • WP Crowdfunding Review – Create a Crowdfunding Website With WordPress
    From foot insoles that claim to make you lose weight to the (now extinct) Pebble smartwatch, crowdfunding has been a smashing success. At least when it comes to raising money. Kickstarter and Indiegogo’s top projects have raised tens of millions of…
    - 2 days ago 17 Jan 17, 3:23pm -
  • 5 Best WordPress Plugins to Manage Your Content Marketing Efforts
    Once you’ve decided to execute your content marketing strategy you’ve probably tried to find ways you can make it easier. I mean content marketing does take a lot of work. However, there are a lot of plugins that can help to simplify your content…
    - 3 days ago 16 Jan 17, 2:18pm -
  • Weekly WordPress News: WordPress 4.7.1 and Google Mobile Popup Penalty
    This week, WordPress 4.7 got a minor tweak to fix some security and maintenance issues. Freemius also has a good breakdown of the reasoning behind their decision to start using a WordPress page builder. And if you're using mobile pop-ups on the first…
    - 6 days ago 13 Jan 17, 3:38pm -
  • 5 Smart Content Marketing Goals to Set Your Sights On
    Are you curious why content marketing doesn’t seem to work for every business? A lot of business owners believe that simply having a blog will be enough for a steady stream of new customers to start pouring in. Sorry, that’s not how it works. You…
    - 6 days ago 13 Jan 17, 1:13pm -
  • 5 Best Free CDN Solutions for WordPress to Speed Up Your Site
    Want to speed up your WordPress site without breaking the bank? After you’ve made all the other basic WordPress speed optimizations, one of the best ways to shave some additional percentage points off of your site’s loading times is to implement…
    - 8 days ago 11 Jan 17, 12:34pm -
  • newLocal by Flywheel Review: Build Local WordPress Environments Instantly
    Real quick, Local by Flywheel is a revolutionary local WordPress development tool that’s a cut above the rest. Formerly known as...The post Local by Flywheel Review: Build Local WordPress Environments Instantly appeared first on WPExplorer.
    - 7 hours ago 18 Jan 17, 9:07pm -
  • How & Why to Add Infinite Scroll to Your WordPress Blog
    Infinite scroll is an effective way to keep visitors engaged and active on your WordPress website. Infinite scroll allows your...The post How & Why to Add Infinite Scroll to Your WordPress Blog appeared first on WPExplorer.
    - 1 day ago 17 Jan 17, 8:37pm -
  • Top Learning Management System Plugins For WordPress
    The internet is a great place to pick up a skills and knowledge. Right from your study table at home,...The post Top Learning Management System Plugins For WordPress appeared first on WPExplorer.
    - 6 days ago 12 Jan 17, 9:11pm -
  • How to Create an Image Gallery in WordPress Beginner’s Guide
    Hey there! Hope you had a great holiday season in your own unique way. Today, let’s talk about WordPress galleries....The post How to Create an Image Gallery in WordPress Beginner’s Guide appeared first on WPExplorer.
    - 7 days ago 11 Jan 17, 7:15pm -
  • Premium WordPress Plugins of the Month: December 2016
    Are you looking for some exciting new functionalities for your WordPress website? Functionalities that won’t cost you a small fortune?...The post Premium WordPress Plugins of the Month: December 2016 appeared first on WPExplorer.
    - 8 days ago 10 Jan 17, 5:12pm -
  • How to Beat Procrastination and Get More Done on Your WordPress Site
    Everyone procrastinates now and then, but some people suffer much more than others. If you feel that procrastination is negatively...The post How to Beat Procrastination and Get More Done on Your WordPress Site appeared first on WPExplorer.
    - 9 days ago 9 Jan 17, 7:41pm -
  • newHow to Automatically Publish Your Posts to Social Media
    The importance of social media cannot be understated.  And what’s better, your loyal customers, potential customers, and anyone in between, want you to reach out to them on their favorite social media networks.However, sharing your newly creat…
    - 17 hours ago 18 Jan 17, 11:00am -
  • 22 Best Resume Themes & Plugins for WordPress
    Resume themes and plugins provide simple ways to build personal websites designed to showcase candidates' skills, accomplishments and best work. Employers, especially corporate employers, typically receive hundreds of resumes, and you're probably not…
    - 2 days ago 17 Jan 17, 11:00am -
  • How to Build an Invoice System on WordPress
    There's no other way to say this - I'm impressed. WordPress has become so much more than just a "blog platform" these days, and the extent of what's possible is nothing short of incredible. Forums, e-commerce stores, membership sites, we all know th…
    - 3 days ago 16 Jan 17, 11:00am -
  • 20 Tips To Improve The Speed of Your WordPress Website
    Almost anyone who runs a website understands that speed is a serious deal on the internet. But do you know how fast exactly your website is? You can check your website speed at Pingdom, GTmetrics, or WebPageTest or Page Speed Tools. These resources…
    - 6 days ago 13 Jan 17, 11:00am -
  • How to Create a Website With WordPress – Step by Step Guide
    If you’re interested in launching a website, you’ve probably heard about this “WordPress” thing. That's because self-hosted WordPress now powers over 27% of the known web, making it by far the most popular tool to build a website.But desp…
    - 7 days ago 12 Jan 17, 11:00am -
  • How to Build a WordPress Membership Site Using Paid Memberships Pro
    Membership websites created using WordPress have the potential to provide you a steady stream of income. For example, craft compelling content and receive payment for it. In addition, use your loyal readers as test subjects for new products or servic…
    - 8 days ago 11 Jan 17, 11:00am -
  • Ask Yoast: security measures new domain
    There are several reasons to move your website to a new domain. Maybe you’ve gained access to a much stronger domain. Perhaps you’re changing direction or you’re rebranding. Or you’d like to start over with a new name and a new site. Assuming…
    - 3 days ago 16 Jan 17, 1:59pm -
  • Google’s Sitelinks Searchbox and Yoast SEO
    A couple of years ago, Google introduced the Sitelinks Searchbox. When activated, this search box appears under the main search result from a given brand. So after searching for the brand in Google, you can directly use the search engine of the onlin…
    - 14 days ago 5 Jan 17, 1:00pm -
  • Why you should buy Yoast SEO Premium
    One of the questions we regularly get is: “Why should I buy Yoast SEO Premium when the free version of Yoast SEO is so awesome already?”. Well, we’re glad you asked! Let me explain the most important features you’ll get, when you buy Yoast…
    - 15 days ago 4 Jan 17, 2:15pm -
  • Ask Yoast: can I cancel a 301 or 410 redirect?
    After creating a redirect, it might happen you’d like to use the URL of that post or page again. Or perhaps you decide that you’d like to cancel that redirect after some time. Reasons for this could be that redirecting that post or page was a m…
    - 15 days ago 4 Jan 17, 11:36am -
  • Performance optimization in an HTTP/2 world
    A revolution is currently going on in the underpinnings of the web. HTTP, the protocol your browser uses to connect to your site, has a new version: HTTP/2. This is not something that should concern the average user, but for web developers, it chan…
    - 28 days ago 22 Dec 16, 12:45pm -
  • Why you should use Yoast internal linking
    Yesterday we released our new internal linking tool in Yoast SEO Premium. The internal linking tool will help you to link to related content. It will find related posts for you, and it will become much easier to link from your post to these related …
    - 36 days ago 14 Dec 16, 4:06pm -
  • Using Namespaces and Autoloading in WordPress Plugins, Part 4
    If this is the first tutorial you're reading in this series, then I highly recommend catching up with what we've covered thus far.Essentially, you're coming in at the end of the show. At this point, we've laid the foundation for our plugin, written t…
    - 2 days ago 17 Jan 17, 12:00pm -
  • Creating a Custom WordPress Messaging System, Part 4
    In this series, we've taken a look at how we can implement a system that allows us to programmatically define custom messages that display on a given administration page in the WordPress back end.If you've followed along with the series thus far, the…
    - 21 days ago 29 Dec 16, 12:00pm -
  • Creating a Custom WordPress Messaging System, Part 3
    At this point in this series, we've laid the foundation for our plugin, defined a custom hook, and wired up a perpetual message to show how we can take advantage of said hook.What we haven't done, though, is implement various message types, allow us…
    - 28 days ago 22 Dec 16, 12:00pm -
  • Installing the Google PageSpeed Module
    What You'll Be CreatingWelcome to my third tutorial about optimizing your Google Page Speed. For those that don't know, Google PageSpeed is a free tool that assesses the performance and usability of your website for mobile and desktop platforms. I…
    - 34 days ago 16 Dec 16, 12:00pm -
  • Creating a Custom WordPress Messaging System, Part 2
    If you're just now catching up to this particular series, we're in the process of building our own custom messaging system that hooks into WordPress, allowing us to take advantage of some of the existing APIs, but also allowing us a bit more control.…
    - 35 days ago 15 Dec 16, 12:00pm -
  • 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…
    - 42 days ago 8 Dec 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…
    - 45 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…
    - 51 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…
    - 52 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…
    - 54 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…
    - 55 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 blog or website with the least efforts as compared to the other platforms. WordPress offers power packed features whi…
    - 57 days ago 23 Nov 16, 3:30pm -
  • What is second mover advantage? Entering a market late.
    The stress of not being a market pioneer It’s a regular question that I hear when talking with people about new products. Especially in the WordPress ecosystem, people regularly ask the question. Are all the good product ideas already taken? The…
    - 6 days ago 12 Jan 17, 11:20pm -
  • If you spend a year developing a WordPress theme, are you wasting your life?
    This is an open letter to the developer who spent a year developing a WordPress theme and couldn’t sell it anywhere. An Open Letter to Chris Dear Chris, My name is Chris too. And that’s not the only thing we have in common. I’ve been in the exa…
    - 9 days ago 10 Jan 17, 4:34am -
  • If you need a new WordPress site, skip the middle man
    Are you looking to get a new WordPress site built? Have you seen the television show, The Wire? It’s an incredible show – great visuals, great story, great everything. And it’s intense. But mostly, what stood out to me when watching was that th…
    - 15 days ago 4 Jan 17, 4:46am -
  • Why Choose WooCommerce?
    Einstein once said, “What is right is not always popular and what is popular is not always right.” Does this hold true for WooCommerce? Should you pick this popular WordPress eCommerce plugin? Every few days on Clarity, I am asked about eCommerce…
    - 16 days ago 3 Jan 17, 8:33am -
  • Understanding network effects helps you build better products
    Understanding Network Effects For more than eight years, I was lucky enough to work at a software company focused on vertical markets. I didn’t step into the company with any expectation that it would be any different from any of the software com…
    - 21 days ago 28 Dec 16, 5:05pm -
  • New year planning: 4 things to get right
    The four things to get right When it comes to new year planning, most people make resolutions. Resolutions that frankly fail within the first few weeks of the new year. So if you want to do new year planning the right way, I suggest you steer clear…
    - 22 days ago 27 Dec 16, 5:03pm -
  • newHow to add Awesome Typography in WordPress with Typekit
    Have you ever wondered how designers are able to use beautiful custom web fonts on their sites? Often they’re adding custom fonts to WordPress using Typekit, an Adobe service that gives you access to high quality fonts. In this article, we’ll…
    - 15 hours ago 18 Jan 17, 1:10pm -
  • How to Add a Privacy Policy in WordPress

    - 2 days ago 17 Jan 17, 1:00pm -
  • How to Change the Default Gravatar on WordPress
    Do you want to change the default Gravatar on your WordPress site? By adding your own default gravatar image, you can make your comments section branded. In this article, we will show you how to change the default gravatar in WordPress and replace it…
    - 3 days ago 16 Jan 17, 12:07pm -