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  • WordPress 4.7.2 Security Release
    WordPress 4.7.2 is now available. This is a security release for all previous versions and we strongly encourage you to update your sites immediately. WordPress versions 4.7.1 and earlier are affected by three security issues: The user interface for…
    - 26 days ago 26 Jan 17, 7:34pm -
  • 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…
    - 42 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.
    - 77 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…
    - 83 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,…
    - 90 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…
    - 98 days ago 16 Nov 16, 1:51am -
  • newIntroducing the Best Value Backup Storage Plans for WordPress (and Multisite!)
    Today we’re announcing all-new managed backup plans to help our super users who manage large websites and heavy duty Multisite networks. All WPMU DEV members already get 10GB of cloud storage space included in their membership, which can be used to…
    - 17 hours ago 21 Feb 17, 1:00pm -
  • 9 Fine WordPress Typography Plugins for Creating Beautiful Websites
    James Felici literally wrote the book on good typography. And do you know what he said? “Typography is the use of type to advocate, communicate, celebrate, educate, elaborate, illuminate, and disseminate. Along the way, the words and pages become…
    - 2 days ago 20 Feb 17, 1:00pm -
  • How to Get Started Learning WordPress Development
    So you’ve been using WordPress for a while, maybe even for years. You’ve implemented themes for your own projects and for a few paying clients. But now you’re feeling stuck, unable to get from advanced WordPress user to WordPress developer. Man…
    - 5 days ago 17 Feb 17, 1:00pm -
  • How to Fake It as a Developer (and Kick Impostor Syndrome to the Curb for Good)
    Despite the fact I’ve been developing websites for the past 15 years and writing professionally about WordPress for three years, I’m a total fake. Yes, I pretend I’m great at WordPress development. Can you tell? Yet I know that I’m not really…
    - 6 days ago 16 Feb 17, 1:00pm -
  • 5 Best Plugins for Improving WordPress Comments Reviewed and Compared
    A bustling comments section on your blog posts can help bring people together around your product and create a sense of community, bringing your website to life. And, of course, give blog authors warm fuzzies since people are actually reading their p…
    - 7 days ago 15 Feb 17, 1:00pm -
  • 39 Best Free WordPress Themes Worth Checking Out in 2017
    Finding the perfect WordPress theme at WordPress.org can be a real challenge. There are thousands of options to choose from, and sifting through that avalanche of choices to find the hidden gems is easier said than done. Unfortunately, not every Word…
    - 8 days ago 14 Feb 17, 1:00pm -
  • newCreating a Getting Started Page for Your Clients
    Welcome to part 2 of 5 of our Divi mini series Creating Client Documentation to Empower your Clients and Save You Time. In this series, we’re branching out from a typical module or Divi design tutorial by showing you 5 ways you can create Client Do…
    - 14 hours ago 21 Feb 17, 4:00pm -
  • newA Forecast of 2017 Web Design Trends
    Just like any other art form, web design is always evolving. As the technology that powers our online experiences leaps forward, some trends fall by the wayside, while others improve and new ones emerge. To stay on top of your game as a web designer,…
    - 18 hours ago 21 Feb 17, 12:00pm -
  • Creating a Website Questionnaire and Documentation for Your Clients
    Welcome to part 1 of 5 of our Divi mini series Creating Client Documentation to Empower your Clients and Save You Time. In this series, we’re branching out from a typical module or Divi design tutorial by showing you 5 ways you can create Client Do…
    - 2 days ago 20 Feb 17, 4:00pm -
  • Google SEO: 4 New Things You Need to Know About
    The SEO landscape is ever-changing, and for those vying for the top spots in search engine rankings it represents a constantly moving target. Therefore, it’s hugely important to stay abreast of any relevant Search Engine Optimization (SEO) news. Wh…
    - 2 days ago 20 Feb 17, 12:00pm -
  • Getting Started with Divi and WooCommerce
    To sell products on your WordPress website, you’ll need a stable, dependable e-commerce plugin. WooCommerce has dominated the field, and understandably so. With its powerful built-in features and range of optional extensions, it offers plenty to…
    - 3 days ago 19 Feb 17, 4:00pm -
  • How to Clear Your WordPress Cache: A Step by Step Guide
    Have you ever published a post or made a CSS update and then gone to the homepage and it not be there? How about signed in and then gone to the homepage to find that you’re no longer signed in, but when you go to another post on the site you’re s…
    - 3 days ago 19 Feb 17, 12:00pm -
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  • Competitors: How to Spy on Them (And What They Can Teach You About WordPress)
    You don't need the name Aldrich Ames or Hercules Mulligan to be considered a great spy on the internet. What's even better is that you won't be thrown in jail for treason if you get caught peeking in on what your competitors are doing. In fact, spyin…
    - 2 days ago 20 Feb 17, 2:04pm -
  • Weekly WordPress News: Can You Have Too Many Plugins?
    This week, Colin discusses whether or not there's such a thing as "too many WordPress plugins". You can also check out an early prototype of the new Gutenberg Editor for WordPress. It looks very interesting.The post Weekly WordPress News: Can You Ha…
    - 5 days ago 17 Feb 17, 3:20pm -
  • Catchers Helpdesk Review – A Smart Help Desk Right In Your Dashboard
    In a perfect world, no one would ever have problems with your product. In the real world, even the most well-designed product is going to have confused users. So if your users are confused and need help, how can you get that help to them? A help desk…
    - 6 days ago 16 Feb 17, 3:11pm -
  • How Many WordPress Plugins is Too Many? The Answer Might Surprise You
    If you’ve used WordPress for a while, I’m sure someone has told you that you “shouldn’t use too many plugins”. It’s obvious - using too many plugins will slow your WordPress site down, right? But is that actually true? I mean, people tell…
    - 7 days ago 15 Feb 17, 1:54pm -
  • How to Run A/B Tests on WordPress to Improve Your Website
    How do you make changes to your WordPress site? Do you “think” of a way to improve your site, make a major change, and call it a day? If so, you’re probably doing it all wrong. Making changes to your website without testing them is dangerous bu…
    - 9 days ago 13 Feb 17, 4:33pm -
  • Weekly WordPress News: WPLift on SSL & REST API Vulnerability Hits 100k+ Sites
    WPlift (finally) has SSL for the entire website. It did take me all morning communicating with Siteground, Sucuri, and MaxCDN – but it works! A big up for their support. Let’s Encrypt itself is easy to install, but the combination of having a F…
    - 12 days ago 10 Feb 17, 4:41pm -
  • How to Create a Promotional eBook for Your WordPress Website (in 4 Steps)
    Maybe you’ve toyed around with the idea of writing an e-book for a while, but you haven’t gotten around to...The post How to Create a Promotional eBook for Your WordPress Website (in 4 Steps) appeared first on WPExplorer.
    - 1 day ago 20 Feb 17, 7:11pm -
  • Quick Guide to Updating WordPress – Why and How to Update
    We all know that WordPress is a popular Content Management System, that uses open source software to help users set...The post Quick Guide to Updating WordPress – Why and How to Update appeared first on WPExplorer.
    - 6 days ago 16 Feb 17, 2:04pm -
  • How to Make Your WordPress Theme WooCommerce Compatible with Helpful Snippets
    So you want to add a shop to your theme – awesome! WooCommerce is a great choice. Technically speaking ALL themes are...The post How to Make Your WordPress Theme WooCommerce Compatible with Helpful Snippets appeared first on WPExplorer.
    - 7 days ago 15 Feb 17, 11:20am -
  • 14 Best Quiz Plugins for WordPress to Improve User Engagement
    At some point during the course our online entrepreneurial journey, we find ourselves asking what next? What can we do...The post 14 Best Quiz Plugins for WordPress to Improve User Engagement appeared first on WPExplorer.
    - 8 days ago 13 Feb 17, 7:06pm -
  • WordPress Maintenance Checks to Get Out of the Way Today
    When things get crazy during the holiday season and leading up to it, many of us choose to put WordPress...The post WordPress Maintenance Checks to Get Out of the Way Today appeared first on WPExplorer.
    - 11 days ago 10 Feb 17, 7:00pm -
  • 10 Best Eco-Conscious WordPress Themes for Your Business
    Fortunately for our planet, the growing trend of businesses with eco-conscious practices shows no signs of slowing down. If you’re...The post 10 Best Eco-Conscious WordPress Themes for Your Business appeared first on WPExplorer.
    - 14 days ago 8 Feb 17, 10:24am -
  • new35+ Free & Premium Parallax WordPress Themes & Plugins
    Parallax scrolling is a web design trend that took off a couple of years ago and still remains popular today. It's an interactive effect designed to catch a visitor's attention. It uses one or more layers that move slowly as you scroll down a webpag…
    - 19 hours ago 21 Feb 17, 11:00am -
  • Hestia Offers Attractive and Free, One Page Material Design WordPress Theme
    Hestia is a clean, attractive, multipurpose theme that can serve as both a one page or multipage WordPress site. It features a fully responsive design with a modern look, based on Google's Material Design, and offers advanced features such as ecomm…
    - 2 days ago 20 Feb 17, 11:00am -
  • Top 5 WooCommerce Wholesale Plugins
    WooCommerce is best known for powering online shops for retail customers. Less people know that it's also hugely popular for wholesale stores selling to trade users.If you want to use WooCommerce to create a wholesale store - or a wholesale area…
    - 6 days ago 16 Feb 17, 11:00am -
  • Fast – Secure – Reliable Managed WordPress Hosting
    Few people enjoy the hassle or have the required expertise to set up, monitor and maintain a WordPress site. Most of us value the reliability of the provider and just focus on the content of our websites. For all of us untroubled managed hosting is w…
    - 7 days ago 15 Feb 17, 11:06am -
  • 35 WordPress Animation Themes to Bring Your Site to Life
    Choosing your website’s theme can single handedly seal the fate of your website without you even knowing it. I mean, you have to leave an exceptional first impression on every site visitor that comes your way and what better way to do that then wit…
    - 8 days ago 14 Feb 17, 11:01am -
  • 10 Amazing WordPress Plugins for 2017 You Haven’t Heard Of
    Oh no, not another top ten plugins article! Before you remove WPMayor from your bookmarks, let me state the following – this is not another one of those articles. Instead of writing a regular top ten piece, I decided to focus on plugins that you pr…
    - 9 days ago 13 Feb 17, 11:00am -
  • The perfect WordPress SEO permalink structure
    In the past we received a lot questions regarding optimizing your WordPress SEO URL / permalink structure. Questions ranging from whether you should have the category in your permalink structure to the length of your slugs. In this post, we’ll addr…
    - 5 days ago 17 Feb 17, 2:08pm -
  • Top WordPress plugins every site should have
    WordPress in itself is a decent system but plugins can really take it to the next level. Adding top WordPress plugins can make WordPress into the Swiss Army Knife of websites: just pull out whatever functionality you need for your specific site! Top…
    - 7 days ago 15 Feb 17, 2:15pm -
  • Tips for your local SEO content strategy
    If you own a local business, you want to dominate the local search results of your niche. But how do you write content that’ll pop up in those local search results? On what aspects should you focus? In this post, I’ll give tips you can use in ord…
    - 21 days ago 1 Feb 17, 1:59pm -
  • Yoast SEO 4.2 adds another new language: Dutch
    In our quest to speak more of the world’s languages, we’ve now added our mother tongue: Yoast SEO 4.2 premium supports Dutch in its entirety. Our Dutch users can now use all of our innovative features, like Insights and Internal linking suggestio…
    - 22 days ago 31 Jan 17, 1:08pm -
  • 5 handy WordPress plugins for your blog
    Every WordPress website owner occasionally stumbles upon a problem that could probably be fixed in a heartbeat with a handy WordPress plugin. That’s what makes WordPress great, right? I recall a friend of mine asking about the possibility of an an…
    - 27 days ago 26 Jan 17, 1:09pm -
  • Ask Yoast: Old static website, move to WordPress?
    Imagine, you created a website a few years ago. It’s still out there, but you didn’t make any changes or updates ever since. So, your site probably needs a major – SEO – update. If you have a static website, you might consider to move your s…
    - 30 days ago 23 Jan 17, 2:14pm -
  • 20 Best WordPress Login Forms on CodeCanyon
    WordPress natively incorporates user profiles and access levels. It only makes sense that it can be easily used for membership sites, directories, and more. This is one of the reasons why those building with WordPress find themselves wanting to chang…
    - 30 days ago 23 Jan 17, 1:00pm -
  • Adding Custom Fields to Simple Products With WooCommerce
    WooCommerce is arguably the most popular way to sell products using WordPress. With WordPress powering roughly 25% of the Internet and WooCommerce powering roughly 39% of all online stores, it's a safe bet to use the two in conjunction with one anot…
    - 34 days ago 19 Jan 17, 12:00pm -
  • 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…
    - 36 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…
    - 55 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…
    - 62 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…
    - 68 days ago 16 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…
    - 79 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…
    - 86 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…
    - 86 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…
    - 88 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. Creating a WordPress blog is a task of just a few minutes…
    - 89 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…
    - 91 days ago 23 Nov 16, 3:30pm -
  • Should I use the WordPress Jetpack plugin on my site?
    Other than which host to use, the only other question I hear most from both beginners and advanced users is whether using the WordPress Jetpack plugin will help or hurt their site. Should you use the WordPress Jetpack plugin? There’s an old Chr…
    - 5 days ago 17 Feb 17, 8:24am -
  • Hiding the coupon code box: why hiding the discount field may help you
    Should you hide your discount field? Most online shopping carts, including WooCommerce, show a coupon code or discount code option in the shopping cart. It’s so common that I almost never see a WooCommerce site without it. And yet, I wonder if the…
    - 19 days ago 2 Feb 17, 11:07pm -
  • Should I use the Genesis Framework by StudioPress?
    It’s a common question. It all started with a tweet. The other day I tweeted that I’d migrated a site over to Liquid Web. Someone saw the tweet, clicked the link, visited the site and noticed it was using the Genesis Framework by StudioPress. The…
    - 30 days ago 23 Jan 17, 1:37am -
  • 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…
    - 40 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…
    - 43 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…
    - 49 days ago 4 Jan 17, 4:46am -