Top WP Blogs | Your source to the latest Wordpress news
  • 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…
    - 8 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…
    - 14 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…
    - 28 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…
    - 35 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…
    - 42 days ago 13 Jul 16, 7:00pm -
  • WordPress 4.6 Beta 2
    WordPress 4.6 Beta 2 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…
    - 49 days ago 6 Jul 16, 6:43pm -
  • newHow to Learn WordPress: 7-Day Challenge
    So you want to learn about WordPress, huh? Congratulations. You’ve just made an excellent decision – and one I want to help you achieve in seven days. The first time I came across WordPress I admit that I was daunted – and it took me a long tim…
    - 15 hours ago 24 Aug 16, 1:00pm -
  • Thinking About Getting a .blog Domain Name? Here’s What You Need to Know
    So Automattic, the company behind WordPress.com, is getting into the domain business. This fall, you can register your site with a new top-level .blog domain. But why would you want to do that? In this post, I’ll help you decide whether it’s wort…
    - 2 days ago 23 Aug 16, 2:00pm -
  • 22 Tools That Infinitely Improve the WordPress Admin
    When you think about making WordPress more useful the dashboard probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. However, if you spend a lot of time logged into /wp-admin/, and have never taken the time to customize that experience, you can almos…
    - 3 days ago 22 Aug 16, 2:00pm -
  • Real World Websites Using the WordPress REST API in Cool and Unexpected Ways
    For most of us, the WordPress REST API feels like something experimental, something we might be developing our skills on or experimenting with. I know there are plenty of developers out there who are playing with the API, testing what it can do and u…
    - 4 days ago 21 Aug 16, 2:00pm -
  • How to Track Almost Anything with Google Tag Manager and WordPress
    One of the advantages for businesses operating in the digital space is the sheer amount of data available, from search data to help you identify the types of keywords your target market is using or the topics and news your users are sharing on social…
    - 5 days ago 20 Aug 16, 2:00pm -
  • Javascript For WordPress Developers: Using AJAX
    AJAX, or Asynchronous Javascript and XML, is used to communicate with server-side scripts and allows you to load content dynamically without having to reload the page. Say, for example, that you’re building a website for a local charity and you wan…
    - 6 days ago 19 Aug 16, 2:00pm -
  • newWordPress 4.7 Development Kicks Off This Week
    WordPress 4.7 development officially kicked off at today’s meeting in the #core Slack channel. This release is being led by lead developer Helen Hou-Sandí who has selected Aaron Jorbin and Jeff Paul as release deputies. The first item on the agend…
    - 5 hours ago 24 Aug 16, 11:25pm -
  • newNew Plugin Uses Microsoft’s Computer Vision API to Automatically Fill in Alt Text for Images
    When uploading images to WordPress’ media library, there are a couple of different fields available to provide additional information. You can edit an image’s title, add a caption, provide alternative text, and add a description. The Alt Text fi…
    - 6 hours ago 24 Aug 16, 10:52pm -
  • Google to Penalize Pages with Intrusive Popup Ads Starting January 2017
    Google announced today that it will begin penalizing pages with intrusive interstitials, commonly known as popup ads, beginning in 2017: Pages that show intrusive interstitials provide a poorer experience to users than other pages where content is im…
    - 1 day ago 23 Aug 16, 9:43pm -
  • Disqus Adds Support for Akismet
    Last week Disqus announced that the company has partnered with Akismet to combat comment spam. The blog comment hosting service processes 1.8 million comments per day and approximately 15,000 (0.8%) are spam. “It only takes one spam comment to crea…
    - 1 day ago 23 Aug 16, 5:41pm -
  • VersionPress Co-Founder Shares His Thoughts on Mergebot
    Mergebot is a new SaaS solution by Delicious Brains Inc., that simplifies the database merging process making it somewhat similar to VersionPress. Although he hasn’t used the service as it’s still in early beta, Bernard compares the two and provi…
    - 2 days ago 23 Aug 16, 12:44pm -
  • VersionPress Will Offer Optional Services to Fund Plugin Development
    Borek Bernard, co-founder of VersionPress, published an update on the company’s blog that details the progress of version 4.0. According to Bernard, the team is making headway on providing third-party plugin support which is a major feature of 4.0.…
    - 2 days ago 23 Aug 16, 12:19pm -
Divi WordPress Theme
  • newBest Notification Bar Plugins to Promote and Inform Users
    I think you’ll agree with me on this one:Popups are annoying.Despite how effective they are at building lists and converting missed ecommerce sales, they can still frustrate and degrade your visitors’ user experience (remember – annoying does…
    - 14 hours ago 24 Aug 16, 2:51pm -
  • ZPLUS Theme Review – Lots of Customization at an Affordable Price
    Today, I’m checking out the ZPLUS WordPress theme from Zolo Themes. It’s got a massive amount of customization options, so bear with me as I try to dig into everything. ZPLUS comes with Visual Composer + Ultimate add ons and Slider Revolution bui…
    - 2 days ago 23 Aug 16, 2:50pm -
  • Ecwid Review: A Free eCommerce Solution for Your WordPress Website
    Running an eCommerce website as a small business owner is tricky. For instance, your available budget might be lower than a large corporation. This means investing in a pricey solution such as BigCommerce is out of the question. More so, even popular…
    - 3 days ago 22 Aug 16, 1:45pm -
  • Weekly WordPress News: WordPress 4.6 “Pepper”
    If you haven’t heard already, WordPress 4.6 was released on Tuesday the 16th. It’s named “Pepper” and includes some nice enhancements to the update system and the WordPress Editor.If you’re a draft hoarder, you can learn how to implement c…
    - 6 days ago 19 Aug 16, 12:29pm -
  • Receiptful Review: Supercharge Every Customer Interaction
    If you run an eCommerce store then Receiptful could be just the tool you need to make sure you are maximizing your profits. Receiptful has been designed to help businesses personally engage with their customers and consequently drive sales every step…
    - 7 days ago 18 Aug 16, 1:55pm -
  • Optimus Review – Lossless WordPress Image Compression
    Of the twenty web performance experts who KeyCDN interviewed, nine said that image optimization was their number one priority or focus. With results like that, it’s easy to see why KeyCDN decided to create the Optimus plugin.The post Optimus Revie…
    - 8 days ago 17 Aug 16, 2:35pm -
  • The Best Lead Generation Software for WordPress – OptinMonster Review & Giveaway
    When running a successful blog or online business with WordPress (or with any web platform for that matter) you need...The post The Best Lead Generation Software for WordPress – OptinMonster Review & Giveaway appeared first on Best Premium & Free…
    - 2 days ago 22 Aug 16, 6:25pm -
  • 8 Free Restaurant WordPress Plugins To Make Your Website Shine
    The best restaurant websites have come a long way from the days of simply displaying menu items and contact details....The post 8 Free Restaurant WordPress Plugins To Make Your Website Shine appeared first on Best Premium & Free WordPress Themes.…
    - 5 days ago 19 Aug 16, 5:44pm -
  • 30+ Best Gardening & Landscaping WordPress Themes in 2016
    Summer time is filled with green lawns, lush fruit trees and healthy perennials showing off their colors. But let’s be...The post 30+ Best Gardening & Landscaping WordPress Themes in 2016 appeared first on Best Premium & Free WordPress Themes.…
    - 6 days ago 18 Aug 16, 8:45pm -
  • WordPress 4.6 “Pepper” Release
    Happy WordPress update day! Here at WPExplorer we always get excited for the latest and greatest version of WordPress, and WordPress...The post WordPress 4.6 “Pepper” Release appeared first on Best Premium & Free WordPress Themes.
    - 8 days ago 16 Aug 16, 8:06pm -
  • How to Use WebP Files in WordPress & Decrease Page Load Times
    Most of us know by now that image optimization is very important as it plays a huge part in the total...The post How to Use WebP Files in WordPress & Decrease Page Load Times appeared first on Best Premium & Free WordPress Themes.
    - 8 days ago 16 Aug 16, 5:45pm -
  • Cloudways Managed Cloud Hosting Review & WordPress Setup Guide
    There are literally hundreds of hosting options on the web, each with tons of different hosting options. Shared hosting. Managed...The post Cloudways Managed Cloud Hosting Review & WordPress Setup Guide appeared first on Best Premium & Free WordPres…
    - 9 days ago 15 Aug 16, 7:23pm -
  • newDreamPress 2 Offers Impressive Managed WordPress Hosting
    DreamPress 2 offers WordPress users easy site management, along with premium speed and security. It has a unique feature set that helps separate it from the pack of other managed WordPress hosting services.
    - 17 hours ago 24 Aug 16, 11:00am -
  • How to Drastically Simplify Your WordPress Workflow and Get More Done
    Running a WordPress website, even a simple one, is very time consuming.Beyond building the basic website, think of all the repeating tasks you have to make sure are completed, on a week by week basis. Tasks like:Creating a new post for the blo…
    - 2 days ago 23 Aug 16, 11:00am -
  • Fantastic Giveaway for 3 Lucky Winners – One Year Free of WP:inline Premium Up for Grabs
    After logging too many wasteful hours on client projects over the years, we decided to create a tool that would automagically take care of the mundane tasks for us. WP:inline lets our clients deliver clear and concise visual feedback in a fun easy wa…
    - 3 days ago 22 Aug 16, 11:00am -
  • How To Create a Mobile App for Your News Curation Website
    If you follow WP Mayor you may have come across our tutorial on how to create a news aggregation or news curation website with WordPress. This post proved to be a great hit with some of you even opting to create their own news site, just like we did…
    - 6 days ago 19 Aug 16, 11:00am -
  • Add Marketing Automation to Your Site in 5 Minutes with the New SendinBlue Plugin
    Have you ever felt too busy to try new tools (like marketing automation) that you know will grow your business?With the new, free SendinBlue plugin, you can enable marketing automation on your WordPress site in just 5 minutes.
    - 7 days ago 18 Aug 16, 11:00am -
  • Creating a Multilingual Website Using WPML
    Creating a multilingual website is now easier than ever. Thanks to the improving WordPress core and some well-developed WordPress plugins you now have help with managing your translated content. With very little effort, and a whole lot of added funct…
    - 8 days ago 17 Aug 16, 11:00am -
  • Blog post checklist
    What do you need to write that awesome blog post? What steps do you need to take? Use this blog post checklist to make sure you covered everything: 1. Do your keyword research! You want your blog post to rank in the search engines. Make sure you wri…
    - 21 days ago 4 Aug 16, 1:03pm -
  • Blog post planning
    Maintaining a blog takes more than just writing a bunch of blog posts. You should develop a strategy and planning for your content (especially if you are writing with multiple authors). Also, you should interact with your audience and respond to thei…
    - 28 days ago 28 Jul 16, 1:01pm -
  • Yoast SEO 3.4: accessibility first
    Today we’re releasing Yoast SEO 3.4, a release mostly aimed at improving our accessibility. Which means you won’t see most of the changes, but they’ll make a world of difference to others. We’ve also improved our readability checks and how w…
    - 37 days ago 19 Jul 16, 1:16pm -
  • Planning your website like your holiday
    Planning your website is much like planning your holiday. If you rush into things, your hotel might be crappy, the surroundings without anything to do, and you might even pay way too much for it. In this post, I’ll explain the process of planning a…
    - 42 days ago 14 Jul 16, 2:01pm -
  • 5 things to do after a hack
    Even if you try your utmost best, chances are hackers will find a way to hack your site. Following our WordPress security article, I’ll show you five things you should do right after you find your site to be hacked. Some of those things you should…
    - 44 days ago 12 Jul 16, 2:09pm -
  • Google maps API changes
    Google has recently announced some changes to their Google Maps API. More specifically they have changed for which functionality in Google Maps they require API keys. This has a profound effect on our Local SEO plugin as that plugin allows you to eas…
    - 49 days ago 7 Jul 16, 2:44pm -
  • Building a WordPress-Powered Front End With the WP REST API and AngularJS: Building a Custom Directive for Post Listing
    In the previous part of the series, we bootstrapped our AngularJS application, configured routing for different views, and built services around routes for posts, users, and categories. Using these services, we are now finally able to fetch data from…
    - 3 days ago 22 Aug 16, 12:00pm -
  • What's New in WordPress 4.6?
    On 16 August 2016, WordPress 4.6 (codenamed "Pepper") was released to the public. As with every release of the CMS, there's a lot to review when it comes to what has been updated or introduced.Some of the changes are under the hood or related to the…
    - 7 days ago 17 Aug 16, 7:38pm -
  • Adding Custom Hooks in WordPress: Custom Filters
    In this two-part series, we're taking a look at the WordPress hook system. Specifically, we're taking a close look at both actions and filters and the role they play in WordPress development.Though they are both defined as hooks, each plays a specifi…
    - 8 days ago 17 Aug 16, 12:00pm -
  • Building a WordPress-Powered Front End With the WP REST API and AngularJS: Bootstrapping, Routing, and Services
    In the previous part of this series about building a WordPress-powered front end with the WP REST API and AngularJS, we analyzed project requirements, assessed wireframes, downloaded and compiled the HTML package, and built the companion plugin for W…
    - 10 days ago 15 Aug 16, 12:00pm -
  • 20 Awesome WordPress Social Media Plugins—For Social Sharing
    Looking for some WordPress social media plugins for social sharing?I am always on the lookout for something new for my next project. Sometimes it's about looking good in a particular theme, other times it about the features, and sometimes you just ne…
    - 13 days ago 12 Aug 16, 1:00pm -
  • Adding Custom Hooks in WordPress: Custom Actions
    One of the cornerstones of building custom solutions in WordPress is having an understanding of hooks. In and of themselves, they aren't terribly difficult to understand, and we'll be covering a short primer on them in this tutorial.But if you're loo…
    - 15 days ago 10 Aug 16, 12:00pm -
  • Update: MagXP 3.0 is Here With New Features
    Online magazines remain one of the highest trafficked types of websites online. Whether you post viral content, interviews, photo galleries or news articles, the magazine format is a tried and true website format for the modern digital age. Magazine…
    - 3 days ago 22 Aug 16, 1:00pm -
  • How to Find Post, Category, Tag, Comments, or User ID in WordPress
    As a WordPress user –using the script to run a blog or website – there comes a time when you need to quickly find a post, page, tag, category, comment or user ID to achieve a certain goal you may have in mind – like customizing how certain cont…
    - 16 days ago 8 Aug 16, 5:45pm -
  • Customer Stories: Interview With Barry Vaudrin
    This interview is part of our initiative to know our users take on our themes, web development and other things in general. Today, we are interviewing Barry Vaudrin. He is a cruise journalist and travels around the world in cruise ships for a living…
    - 16 days ago 8 Aug 16, 5:40pm -
  • Customer Stories: Interview With William Green
    This interview is part of our initiative to know our users take on our themes, web development and other things in general. Today, we are interviewing William Green – a student with a great passion for blogging. He has been blogging for a very long…
    - 63 days ago 23 Jun 16, 10:58am -
  • 17 Essential & FREE WordPress Plugins to Power Up Your Website
    WordPress was born quite the capable piece of software. It ships with the flexibility, and most of the features you need to whip up a professional website in the time it takes to brew a mug of latte.  And then some. However, and unfortunately, WordP…
    - 67 days ago 19 Jun 16, 9:19am -
  • How to Remove the “Password Reset or Change” Option From the WordPress Login
    With the release of WordPress 4.3, password management took a giant leap forward. Strong passwords are now encouraged by default. As well, WordPress no longer emails passwords to users, either initially or in the case of a reset. When a user is regis…
    - 98 days ago 18 May 16, 9:20pm -
  • There is always an “us” but not always a “them”
    Let me get this out of the way – this is a post about another post about a dynamic that may or may not exist within a community of people around an open source software project that is undefined because anyone is free to participate at any level t…
    - 2 days ago 23 Aug 16, 6:01am -
  • A primer on eCommerce Customer Segmentation
    What is eCommerce Customer Segmentation? Customer segmentation is the opposite of treating everyone the same – which is how most companies that do mass marketing work. When I was growing up, everyone saw the same commercial for the same product an…
    - 6 days ago 19 Aug 16, 4:29am -
  • Add WooCommerce Gift Giving to your Store
    This is part 12 of a 30 part series improving your WooCommerce Store. Have you thought of WooCommerce Gift Giving? Before I get started, you should know this post is part of a WooCommerce series of thirty posts I’m writing this summer. WooCommerce…
    - 8 days ago 17 Aug 16, 7:01am -
  • Pay attention to Restrict Content Pro
    I remember it like it was last weekend… A developer from out of town had reached out to let me know they’d be pretty close to where I lived and wondered if we could meet for breakfast. So we set up a time and I drove out to meet with him. We knew…
    - 10 days ago 15 Aug 16, 9:16am -
  • Extend your store: Combine WooCommerce and Zapier
    Extending and Automating WooCommerce If you’re just arriving to this site for the first time, you should know this post is part of a WooCommerce series of thirty posts I’m writing this summer. Here are the first 10 posts. WooCommerce Product Com…
    - 14 days ago 11 Aug 16, 5:00am -
  • How to get more traffic to your WooCommerce store
    This is part 10 of 30 in a series on improving your WooCommerce Store. Want to get more traffic to your WooCommerce store? If you’re just arriving to this site for the first time, you should know this post is part of a WooCommerce series. Here are…
    - 15 days ago 10 Aug 16, 6:03am -
  • newSucuri vs CloudFlare (Pros and Cons) – Which One is Better?
    Due to an increased emphasis on website security in today’s digital landscape, one of the most common requests we’ve gotten from readers is to do a pros and cons analysis of Sucuri vs CloudFlare to explain which one is better. Sucuri and CloudFla…
    - 16 hours ago 24 Aug 16, 12:49pm -
  • How to Delay Posts From Appearing in WordPress RSS Feed
    Recently, one of our readers asked if it’s possible to delay posts from appearing in the WordPress RSS feed? Delaying posts in your RSS feed can save you from accidental publishing and beat content scrapers in SEO. In this article, we will show you…
    - 2 days ago 23 Aug 16, 11:00am -
  • How to Change the Author of a Post in WordPress
    Do you want to change the author of a post in WordPress? Sometimes you may need to display a different author, then the person who added the post in WordPress. You do not need to copy and paste the entire WordPress post with a different… Read More…
    - 3 days ago 22 Aug 16, 11:17am -