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  • 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…
    - 14 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…
    - 20 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…
    - 34 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…
    - 41 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…
    - 48 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…
    - 55 days ago 6 Jul 16, 6:43pm -
  • newFast Gets Faster as Hummingbird Adds CloudFlare Integration
    Another week and another great new feature comes to our performance optimization plugin Hummingbird – full CloudFlare integration! So, if you haven’t already heard of CloudFlare, go take a look .We think you’ll be really interested in their s…
    - 6 hours ago 30 Aug 16, 1:00pm -
  • 10 Simple Ways to Convert Casual Visitors into Paying Customers
    We spend a lot of time talking about how you can improve your WordPress website’s design and functionality in order to get your visitors to feel a certain way about it. In other words, you want them to want to convert. You’ve given them a quick-l…
    - 1 day ago 29 Aug 16, 1:00pm -
  • How to Add User Ratings to Your WordPress Website
    User ratings are everywhere. Every popular eCommerce site provides user ratings for their products. Question and answer sites like Quora and StackOverflow identify the best answers by relying on user ratings. Books, movies, businesses, and even colle…
    - 2 days ago 28 Aug 16, 1:00pm -
  • Nailing the Perfect Navigation for Your WordPress Site
    It’s a funny thing. We often place a large emphasis on the creation of great content and on the development of an effective design to wrap around that content. But without as much effort or thought put into your website’s navigation, your visitor…
    - 3 days ago 27 Aug 16, 1:00pm -
  • How to Get Readers to Actually Comment on Your WordPress Blog Posts
    If you use WordPress for blogging you almost certainly want more reader comments. Posts that get a lot of comments feel successful, while those that fail to generate a conversation sometimes feel like wasted effort. Comments are a form of validation.…
    - 4 days ago 26 Aug 16, 1:00pm -
  • Choosing a WordPress Management Dashboard: The Ultimate Guide
    Management dashboards can help you manage all your sites in bulk to increase your efficiency and productivity, saving you oodles of time. But with so many options out there, which one should you choose? Dashboards for WordPress sites list all of your…
    - 5 days ago 25 Aug 16, 1:00pm -
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  • newHow to Make your WordPress Content More Shareable on Twitter
    We all want more visitors to our website and social media can be a great source of traffic. But how do you go about more getting exposure on the most popular social networks? Well, that’s exactly what we’ll be covering in this article on how to m…
    - 7 hours ago 30 Aug 16, 11:30am -
  • A Curated Collection of Free WordPress Lightbox Plugins
    Media management in WordPress is a popular trend since images and videos play a vital role in making a website visually appealing. With the sole purpose of making your media content look beautiful on all devices, the WordPress lightbox plugins are in…
    - 1 day ago 29 Aug 16, 2:30pm -
  • Weekly WordPress News: Bad Popups and Automatic Alt Tags
    Big news – Google is going to start penalizing mobile sites with obnoxious popups. Sure, it’s not WordPress specific, but it will affect a lot of WordPress sites.There’s also a new plugin that will help you automatically add relevant alt text…
    - 2 days ago 28 Aug 16, 11:43am -
  • The WPLift Roundup of the Best Free WordPress Themes August 2016
    Another month has passed, which means more themes have dropped in the WordPress theme repository. Our list for the best free WordPress themes is somewhat diverse this month, but it mainly focuses on business themes and blogging themes.Here is WPLif…
    - 4 days ago 26 Aug 16, 8:00am -
  • WordPress Tab Plugins Can Improve Site Flow UX
    A few weeks ago, I wrote a review post about the new WordPress plugin repository. Most of the developers wanted meta team to bring back the tabular interface. That means, tabbed interface is still popular; mostly because with tabs you can create user…
    - 5 days ago 25 Aug 16, 5:00pm -
  • Best 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…
    - 6 days ago 24 Aug 16, 2:51pm -
  • newPremium WordPress Plugins of the Month: August 2016
    Welcome to another edition of WPExplorer’s Premium Plugins of the Month series. August was a busy month for releases, with...The post Premium WordPress Plugins of the Month: August 2016 appeared first on Best Premium & Free WordPress Themes.
    - 24 hours ago 29 Aug 16, 7:26pm -
  • 50+ Best WooCommerce Extensions & Addons for WordPress
    WooCommerce is one of the most well know and used e-commerce WordPress plugins. Not only is it a completely free...The post 50+ Best WooCommerce Extensions & Addons for WordPress appeared first on Best Premium & Free WordPress Themes.
    - 4 days ago 26 Aug 16, 6:00pm -
  • The Best Lead Generation Software for WordPress – OptinMonster Review & Guide
    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 & Guide appeared first on Best Premium & Free Wor…
    - 8 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.…
    - 11 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.…
    - 12 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.
    - 14 days ago 16 Aug 16, 8:06pm -
  • new17 Best WordPress Audio Player and Podcast Plugins
    WordPress audio player plugins let you add your latest episodes and tracks to your website in a stylish manner, and they may even help in promoting your podcast or music to those who find your site organically.Here are 19 WordPress audio player a…
    - 8 hours ago 30 Aug 16, 11:00am -
  • CaptainForm Brings Easy, Powerful Forms to WordPress
    CaptainForm is a free and premium WordPress form builder with built-in third-party apps and a feature set that allows you to easily create powerful forms from within the WordPress dashboard.
    - 1 day ago 29 Aug 16, 11:00am -
  • How to Choose a Template for Your Site on WordPress
    WordPress is one of the most popular CMS today. It is easy to configure and use it for creating any website, but it was originally positioned as a platform for creating blogs. WordPress attracted to blogging a lot of people by the exuberance of the t…
    - 4 days ago 26 Aug 16, 11:00am -
  • wpDataTables – A Look at its Updated Features
    wpDataTables is a data manager plugin that lets you add charts, spreadsheets, and tables to your content without having to code. You can easily create tables manually, automatically using your own data, or by importing data from your own data sources…
    - 5 days ago 25 Aug 16, 11:00am -
  • DreamPress 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.
    - 6 days 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…
    - 7 days ago 23 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…
    - 26 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…
    - 33 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…
    - 42 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…
    - 47 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…
    - 49 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…
    - 54 days ago 7 Jul 16, 2:44pm -
  • newHow to Create WordPress Pages With Hierarchy and Templates
    In this video from my course on creating content in WordPress, you’ll learn how to create pages, how to add them to a page hierarchy for your site, and how to use page templates.How to Create WordPress Pages With Hierarchy and TemplatesCreate a Ne…
    - 4 hours ago 30 Aug 16, 3:10pm -
  • newInstalling AMP in WordPress
    What You'll Be CreatingWhat's AMP?Last October, Google announced AMP as an open-source initiative to provide faster mobile web browsing. As described by TechCrunch, many see AMP as an attempt by Google to compete better with Facebook's Instant Articl…
    - 7 hours ago 30 Aug 16, 12:00pm -
  • Building a WordPress-Powered Front End With the WP REST API and AngularJS: The Posts, Categories, and Users Controllers
    In the previous part of the series, we built a custom directive for listing posts on the front end. This directive takes arguments directly in the HTML attribute as well as in the URL to fetch posts from the server. Building the directive has allowed…
    - 1 day ago 29 Aug 16, 12:00pm -
  • New Course: Essential WordPress Plugins
    With the right plugins, your WordPress site will run more smoothly, get more visitors, and be less likely to face problems. Discover some of the most useful plugins and find out how to use them in our new course, Essential WordPress Plugins. What Y…
    - 4 days ago 26 Aug 16, 10:38am -
  • Building a WordPress-Powered Front End: 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…
    - 8 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…
    - 13 days ago 17 Aug 16, 7:38pm -
  • 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…
    - 8 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…
    - 22 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…
    - 22 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…
    - 68 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…
    - 72 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…
    - 18 May 16, 9:20pm -
  • newLooking for Online Proposal Software?
    Speed up your quoting process while also looking more professional. Maybe you should look at online proposal software. Are you creating custom proposals? When you start copying one proposal to use it for another, you realize a couple things (I hope):…
    - 22 hours ago 29 Aug 16, 8:58pm -
  • Have you started to automate website testing?
    Isn’t it time to automate website testing? It doesn’t matter who I talk to when it comes to building websites or software – there’s never enough time to test everything. That’s not to say that companies aren’t testing software – becau…
    - 3 days ago 27 Aug 16, 11:23pm -
  • 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…
    - 8 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…
    - 12 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…
    - 13 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…
    - 15 days ago 15 Aug 16, 9:16am -
  • newHow to Show Total Number of Registered Users in WordPress
    Have you ever wanted to show the total number of registered users on your WordPress site? Social proof like showing the number of registered users on your site, encourages others to register as well. In this article, we will show you how to show tota…
    - 9 hours ago 30 Aug 16, 10:05am -
  • How to Create Temporary Login for WordPress (No Passwords)
    Have you ever need to create temporary WordPress accounts that automatically expire after a given time? Sometimes you may need to create temporary accounts to give temporary access to the admin area. In this article, we will show you how to create te…
    - 1 day ago 29 Aug 16, 12:00pm -
  • How to Add Web Push Notification to Your WordPress Site
    Have you noticed the web push notifications used on popular websites like Facebook? Recently one of our readers asked if it was possible to add web push notifications in WordPress. Ofcourse, it is. In this article, we will show you how to add web pus…
    - 4 days ago 26 Aug 16, 9:17am -