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11 min read Codeinwp
Community | codeinwp.com | 4 days ago

How to Redesign Your Business Website - Transparency Report #40

The inside scoop on the CodeinWP redesign and strategy, what the deal is with AMP and mobile, plus a case of entrepreneurial struggles and learnings (as mysterious as it might sound right now). And, a wedding :)

How to Redesign Your Business Website - Transparency Report #40

Community | codeinwp.com | 4 days ago

Welcome to the 40th(!) edition of the monthly transparency report (for May 2018). This is a series where I go through everything that’s been going on in the business. And I don’t hold back! Whether it’s good or bad, it’s all here. Click here to see the previous reports. May was a fun month for me. More or less, I took the whole month off to take better care of myself and … prepare for the wedding (read: my wedding … two of them actually, long story).
This doesn’t mean I don’t have anything to share with you here.
Chiefly, I want to talk about a few things: the CodeinWP redesign and strategy, what the deal is with AMP and mobile, plus a case of entrepreneurial struggles and learnings (as mysterious as it might sound right now).
CodeinWP redesign

12 min read John Locke

The State of Gutenberg and WordPress Themes

Intriguing discussion on what Gutenberg will mean for theme development, and have we been here before?

The State of Gutenberg and WordPress Themes

…or “A Realistic Look at Using 3rd Party Gutenberg Blocks in Your Theme”
…or
“Keep Your Plugin Blocks Out of My Theme”
…or
“Shortcodes All Over Again”
…or
“The Never Ending Battle to Style a Button Consistently”
…or
“We Still Have a Long Way to Go”
I would like to preface this article by saying that these thoughts and opinions are in no way meant to diminish the amazing work that the Gutenberg team has done (and continues to do). I love writing in Gutenberg. I follow the GitHub repository closely, often reading 100+ notifications each day. I have been testing since early versions. I have left feedback. Things have gotten much better. However this article is meant to take a realistic and somewhat critical look at how Gutenberg is being presented on a grander scale vs. some of the realities that come in to play when implementing these ideas.
What You See is (Maybe) What You Get
WYSIWYG is everyone’s white whale but Gutenberg takes a huge step in the right direction towards helping publishers have a better idea of what their content will look like as they are writing. The previous (technically

15 min read Kobe Ben Itamar
Business | freemius.com | 4 days ago

A Complete US-based Taxes Cheat Sheet for WordPress Developers

There’s an old saying “in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes”. The United States has a number of tax laws on the Federal, State, and Local levels that WordPress theme and plugin developers need to be aware of. Scott DeLuzio is a former accountant who has made the transition into WordPress plugin development, so he's the best person to take advice from on this matter.

A Complete US-based Taxes Cheat Sheet for WordPress Developers

Business | freemius.com | 4 days ago

There’s an old saying “in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes”. While the former can be put off with exercise and a healthy diet, the latter can’t be avoided quite as easily. The United States has a number of tax laws on the Federal, State, and Local levels that WordPress theme and plugin developers need to be aware of. This post will talk about the tax implications of things like outsourcing work, incorporating your business, and sales taxes. As a former accountant who has made the transition into WordPress plugin development, I’m familiar with how complicated the tax issues that developers face can be. I’ve even developed a plugin to assist with 1099-MISC reporting for affiliates and multi-vendor marketplaces called WP1099. As a freelancer, and small business owner, I know how difficult it is to keep track of ever-changing tax laws, so this cheat sheet was written to help you understand what you need to do to stay compliant with the tax authorities.
Incorporating Your Business
Many people with a WordPress theme or plugin business consider the job a “side-job” and tend to treat it as such. Unfortunately,

6 min read Daniel Wilson
Plugins | solwininfotech.com | 11 days ago

15 Blog WordPress Plugins You Actually Need [Recommended]

WordPress plugins are most helpful to extend your website's functionality in easy way. By choosing a right plugin for your website you can manage your work easily. If you are an owner of WordPress blog or business website then, Here is the list of 15 essential blog WordPress plugins you should install if you haven’t already.

15 Blog WordPress Plugins You Actually Need [Recommended]

Plugins | solwininfotech.com | 11 days ago

This question is really common and has been asked often by everyone who is into blogging or online business. WordPress is undoubtedly the best Content Management System of all time with more than 35% of websites powered.
And the common reason is that of its simple panel with extraordinary plugins that can serve smallest to giant services you want on your website, WITHOUT CODING!
Plugins are the hardcore strength of WordPress and there are more than 55k various plugins and it is hard (obviously) to find out the best one that can help you out blogging.
So, here we are with the best blogging tools and Plugins for WordPress that will assist you to grow with full throttle.
1. Blog Designer
This plugin has been a game changer, especially for bloggers. Blog Designer WordPress plugin (Freemium) offers you to change and exhibit your page with many different layouts and templates. There are many various kinds of layouts for diverse use of it. Must have plugin to make your posts or web page looks cool.
2. Akismet
Akismet (Free) checks all the comments and contact form submissions for spam and malware through its global database and prevents your site from publishing threat and malicious content.

4 min read Dave Warfel
Business | wsj.com | 3 days ago

WordPress.com Buys Atavist, Maker of Subscription Publishing Software

Interesting acquisition by Mullenweg & Automattic. Could we see WordPress.com try a similar subscription model that Medium recently failed with?

WordPress.com Buys Atavist, Maker of Subscription Publishing Software

Business | wsj.com | 3 days ago

Publishers are increasingly turning to digital subscriptions in an ultracompetitive digital ad market dominated by Facebook and Google. That is one reason why Automattic, the owner of the popular publishing platform sold by WordPress.com, has acquired the technology and publishing company Atavist in a bid to expand the suite of subscription and membership tools it offers to its customers.
The deal encompasses Atavist’s proprietary content management system, its customer base and the Atavist Magazine, which publishes long-form journalism every month.
The companies wouldn’t disclose the financial terms of the deal.
The acquisition represents a resolution of sorts for Atavist, a Brooklyn-based digital startup launched in 2011 to give independent publishers tools to create content and make money from it. The company was founded by Nick Thompson, now the editor in chief of Wired; Evan Ratliff, a contributor to the New Yorker and Wired; and Jefferson Rabb, a programmer.
Atavist’s primary product is a publishing software platform with free and paid tiers. The free version allows users to create their own home pages and build multimedia stories; the paid tiers allow users

Am I the only one who noticed the number of spam comments is too high?

Community | 7 days ago

I noticed this trend that the number of spam accounts and the number of comments left by these bots? is increasing. Just take a look at this thread here:

https://managewp.org/articles/17402/woo-edd-users-how-to-reduce-credit-card-fraud-by-98-using-stripe-radar

Or this:
https://managewp.org/articles/17522/gdpr-compliant-form-builder-for-wordpress#comments-section

Or this:
https://managewp.org/articles/17250/preparing-your-wordpress-site-for-google-s-upcoming-mobile-first-index

Any ideas or solution?

It's really annoying, and ManageWP doesn't seem to care -- I've sent lots of feedback and flagged comments -- no change.

I've started to visit ManageWP less and less since the quality of comments is going to shit.

via JS Morisset

Have noticed this too, and flagged tons of these spam comments. Make the comment links nofollow, will deter this behavior.

via John Locke

There has been no moderation since months now...

via pol taj

And for obvious reasons. John has a point.

via Binod Kumar Anand

@Pol I have to respectfully disagree. The moderation team is just one person, and I have been busy with WCEU in our own back yard. Otherwise I clean up comments once a week, or whenever I have some extra time.

On a related note, there has been too much spam going on lately, but not sure if nofollow would be enough. My knee-jerk reaction would be to remove links altogether. What do you all think?

via Nemanja Aleksic

Hi Nemanja,

I think nofollow wouldn't be enough, removing links altogether might be a better solution, but I have the feeling that even without links spam won't disappear. Isn't there a way to manually review and approve or reject new accounts? I know this could be definitely a time-consuming task.
Btw. I hope you had a great time on WCEU!

via Tom Zsomborgi
11 min read Daniel Wilson
Community | solwininfotech.com | 5 days ago

Digital Marketing Trends 2018: Top 20 Strategies To Excel This Year

Here are the biggest digital marketing trends 2018 to watch out for.Grow your startup and level up your marketing strategy for this year and beyond.

Digital Marketing Trends 2018: Top 20 Strategies To Excel This Year

Community | solwininfotech.com | 5 days ago

It’s 2018 and the digital marketers are getting ready to face the disruptions and challenges coming in the way of achieving their goals. They bank on technological advancements time and again to address the client’s requirements and gain the optimum outcome. As we witness a transformation from a laptop and desktop-driven age into the mobile-driven era, the advent of new marketing trends is inevitable in the digital world.
Here we go through twenty noteworthy digital marketing trends that are going to impact the marketing strategy in the year 2018 and beyond:
1. AR will be game changer
Pokémon Go has already shown what AR (Augmented Reality) integration with social media can do. As the number of smartphone users steadily increases across the world, different brands will tend to use AR to establish better engagement with consumers in the near future.
For example, the AR technology will enable the brands to show content based on the customer’s location. Experts are of opinion that Instagram and FB will soon integrate AR into their platforms.
2. Importance of Influencers will Decrease
Companies spend a lot of bucks on influencers, but, they are unable to measure

Tutorials | cssigniter.com | 5 days ago

Add and display a custom field on WooCommerce

In this article we will learn how we can create a custom field for our WooCommerce products and display it on the front-end.

Add and display a custom field on WooCommerce

Tutorials | cssigniter.com | 5 days ago

If you have a WordPress site and are interested in selling anything, WooCommerce is most likely the way to go. Powered by Automattic, it is by far the most popular e-commerce plugin available for WordPress. It is supported by a very large community and it’s extended with themes and plugins by many third party authors. Having established WooCommerce is pretty much a necessity when you need to sell something via a WordPress site, it stands to reason that there are some things it can’t do, not out of the box anyway.
In our example we’d like to display per-product restock notices, to let our customers know when an out of stock product will be available for purchase. Lucky for us WooCommerce is extendable and we can achieve the desired outcome with just a few lines of code. Let’s begin.
Our goal
We are going to add a restock notice field in the Inventory section of the product’s data, as displayed below.
In this field we can add a piece of text informing our customers when the product will be back in stock. The line will be displayed below the out of stock notice, as seen in the following image.
Creating the plugin file
Let’s create the main file that

10 min read Sven Lehnert
Plugins | themekraft.com | 10 days ago

GDPR Compliant Form Builder for WordPress

Hundred of thousands of WordPress Forms are used every day, collecting information about their users that fall under the scope of GDPR. We've reviewed the most popular Form Builder in this blog post.

GDPR Compliant Form Builder for WordPress

Plugins | themekraft.com | 10 days ago

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is everywhere these days. For a lot of WordPress folks, that topic came at a bad timing. Getting your WordPress form GDPR compliant is just the very first step. Disclaimer: I’m not a lawyer and the following recommendations are based on my own experience. In this text, I can’t cover every topic and I can’t give you legal consulting. That said, we recommend to get professional support on all the GDPR topic.
Since the beginning of BuddyForms, our goal is it to build tools, where you can own your own data. With all the rise of social media platforms and data-driven business models, we need to ask us the question, if we are still in control of our data.
Sure we are kind of aware, that Facebook & co. are making money with our personal data and therefore they can provide their service for free. The following quote describes best, what now is happening:
“GDPR is long-term good for the internet and its helping fuel a much needed global conversation around data privacy.”
Quote from Siraj Raval
This article doesn’t only cover our new updates about data privacy as a form builder. No, we’ll also talk about the

28 min read Kobe Ben Itamar
Business | freemius.com | 18 days ago

How To Sell WordPress Plugins & Themes To Enterprises

An article that exposes several practical (tested) tricks that help sell WordPress plugin/theme licenses to enterprise companies for much higher prices than the ones set for the standard site-owner.

How To Sell WordPress Plugins & Themes To Enterprises

Business | freemius.com | 18 days ago

According to a study commissioned by WP Engine, 57% of enterprises use WordPress. Is your WordPress plugin or theme business ready for enterprise clients? I’m not pretending to be an enterprise sales expert, but, during my 10-year journey as an entrepreneur, I had my fair share of experiences selling software to Fortune 500 companies and learning from some of the top salespeople in the world, like Kris Duggan. Those experiences taught me fundamental principles that are kind of trivial but are unfortunately not yet adopted in the WordPress plugins and themes business economy.
In this blog post, I’ll expose you to several practical tricks that help sell RatingWidget licenses (a plugin business that I’ve built that was the catalyst to creating Freemius) to large organizations for thousands of dollars a year. That’s 20x, 30x, and sometimes even 50x the price an average customer pays. And the beauty is that it requires almost zero operational changes, and can be accomplished even by a one-man-show operation.
So, if you’re running a premium plugins business or a theme shop and would like to win those mega customers, then this post is exactly for you!
This blog

3 min read JS Morisset
Community | surniaulula.com | 12 days ago

Free Plugins for Organization / Local SEO Markup

The Organization name, logo and sameAs properties (offered by Yoast SEO, for example) provide only the most basic information required for Google’s Knowledge Graph, but several additional properties are also available in the Schema Organization markup. ;-)

Free Plugins for Organization / Local SEO Markup

Community | surniaulula.com | 12 days ago

Google reads a variety of structured data from webpages, including e-commerce Product details, Recipes, Reviews, etc. — along with three standard Schema types from a website’s homepage: WebSite, Organization, and Person. In this post we’ll focus on the Organization markup, which Yoast SEO, WPSSO Core, and most SEO plugins add to a site’s homepage. Google uses the Organization markup to enrich its Knowledge Graph information for the website’s Organization (aka Business, Corporation, etc.).
See Google’s About Search Features and Structured Data General Guidelines webpages for more information about the current Schema types recognized by Google.
See Google My Business, Your business information in the knowledge panel, and Improve your local ranking on Google for more information about Knowledge Graph and Google’s local business markup.
An Organization markup from the Yoast SEO plugin (and most SEO plugins) looks like this:
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<script type='application/ld+json'>{"@context": "https://schema.org","@type": "Organization","url": "http://adm.surniaulula.com/","sameAs":

3 min read JS Morisset
Community | surniaulula.com | 9 days ago

WordPress Sites Create Fuzzy Thumbnails [Solution]

Did you know that thumbnail / resized images MUST be sharpened? And did you know that WordPress does NOT sharpen images when resizing images?

WordPress Sites Create Fuzzy Thumbnails [Solution]

Community | surniaulula.com | 9 days ago

Did you know WordPress creates thumbnails from the images you upload? You probably knew this — not everyone does, but most WordPress users are aware of this. ;-)
Did you also know that when creating smaller images, they must be sharpened?
This is common knowledge for photography and website design professionals, but probably not for the majority of WordPress users.
And did you know that WordPress does not sharpen images when creating thumbnails?
I bet that you didn’t know this… not many people do.
WordPress creates several different thumbnail sizes by default (see your WordPress Settings > Media page for details) and potentially several more, depending on your theme and plugin settings. It’s not uncommon, for example, for WordPress to create a half-dozen (or more) images from the original image you upload. And in all cases, WordPress does not sharpen or make any adjustments to the resized image it creates!
But don’t “image optimization” plugins already do this?
No, they don’t — image optimization plugins are designed to create smaller / faster loading images, not better looking ones. And if you share a post / page to social media,

9 min read Tevya
Community | helpscout.net | 10 days ago

How (and Why) You Should Respond to Positive Online Reviews

This article is a little older, but I thought it important information for WordPress plugin/theme developers, WP-related businesses, etc. We often focus on the negative reviews, but what about the positive?

How (and Why) You Should Respond to Positive Online Reviews

Community | helpscout.net | 10 days ago

Responding to positive feedback is often sidelined as business owners focus on damage control for negative customer reviews. After all, how often do you see an ecstatic Yelp review go viral? Yet engaging customers who are already enthusiastic about your business is the perfect way to create a loyal following and a strong referral network. In fact, 78% of consumers say that hearing from management about their reviews makes them believe the business cares more about them.
Ready to turn customers into advocates? Download this handy guide to building a loyal customer base.
The benefits of responding to positive reviews are twofold: You attract new customers with your thoughtful, engaged responses, and you boost retention rates, which have a radical impact on your bottom line.
We make it easy to add this business ritual to your weekly routine. Here’s how to prioritize reviews and craft personal notes that will help your business thrive.
Build search credibility with reviews
This isn’t just about increasing your pool of happy customers — responding to reviews increases your visibility in search engines, especially for localized searches. When Google ranks a business, it

13 min read Tina Todorovic
Business | bit.ly | Jan. 25, 2018

How To Use Social Web Suite to Master Your Social Media on WordPress

Need to get control over your WordPress sites social schedule? Check out the in-depth overview of an all-in-one social media platform deeply integrated with WordPress from BobWP and why he started using Social Web Suite. There is also an awesome video, too.

bit.ly |

How To Use Social Web Suite to Master Your Social Media on WordPress

Business | bit.ly | Jan. 25, 2018

I write about a lot of WordPress plugins and services on this site, but rarely does it work to write about one at the point that I am starting to use it myself. I have also written a lot about social. I’ve talked about it and shared my own strategies around the scheduling of social. Through testing, I’ve found what works and what doesn’t and have crafted that part of my business slowly and successfully.
I’ve shared plenty about the tools I use. For scheduling, it has been CoSchedule for quite some time. In fact, since August 2015.
But it’s time for a change.
Along Came Social Web Suite
If you go to WordCamps, you might have experienced that feeling when you meet someone and you just know… okay, these are good people and I know they are going to become colleagues and friends of mine. Call it my intuition. But that has been the case with Tina Todorovic and Dejan Markovic from Social Web Suite. If you have met them yourself, you know what I mean.
For quite some time, their new product has been in beta. They were working hard, fine-tuning it before the formal release, which happened this month. And damn, it was worth the wait. There may had been a time

4 min read Dave Warfel

Matt Mullenweg Announces St. Louis as WordCamp US 2019/2020 Host City

WordCamp US will be in St. Louis in 2019-2020. Matt explains the decision in this point, and highlights some of the benefits of having it in St. Louis.

Matt Mullenweg Announces St. Louis as WordCamp US 2019/2020 Host City

We’re excited to share that St. Louis, Missouri will be the next city to host WordCamp US! During his keynote at WordCamp Europe, Matt Mullenweg announced that St. Louis, Missouri will be the host city for WordCamp US 2019 and 2020. 10 Fast Facts About St. Louis
St. Louis is home to Forest Park, one of the largest urban parks in the United States. It’s about 500 acres larger than Central Park in New York City. Forest Park is home to the St. Louis Zoo, Art Museum, History Museum, Science Center, and more. The best part: most of these attractions are free!
St. Louis is also home to the Gateway Arch! With the completion of CityArchRiver, St. Louis’ $380 million project to rejuvinate the Arch grounds and surrounding areas, you can now walk from downtown St. Louis to the Arch grounds. The new area will officially open July 2018.
Nearby downtown, the Missouri Botanical Gardens stand. The MBG is the oldest botanical garden in continuous operation in the United States. The MBG is home to 79 acres of gardens with Chihuly glass artwork throughout. Admission for kids 12 and under is free.
The Lemp Mansion was built in the early 1860’s and served as the Lemp family home

Security | wpsecurityninja.com | 18 days ago

How VPNs Can Help Secure Your Blog

It turns out some bloggers are, indeed, debating the practical value of a Virtual Private Network for their business. So I thought I’d put my two cents in on the matter.

How VPNs Can Help Secure Your Blog

Security | wpsecurityninja.com | 18 days ago

As a blogger and a privacy wonk, I’ve written a lot about WordPress security for bloggers and VPNs for digital nomads, gamers, binge-watchers, and privacy-minded folks in general. But it never occurred to me bloggers could be questioning the relevance of VPNs for blogging until someone asked me about it. It turns out some bloggers are, indeed, debating the practical value of a Virtual Private Network for their business. So I thought I’d put my two cents in on the matter.
What’s So Special about VPNs?
There are two fundamental functions of a VPN – geo-spoofing and data encryption.
A VPN is a network of servers across the globe.
A foreign IP enables you to bypass geo-blocks and unlock streaming sites, online TV, you get the idea. That’s geo-spoofing.
But a VPN also encrypts your traffic, making it unintelligible for anyone looking to snoop on your activities. That’s where the real value of VPNs kicks in – data encryption adds an extra layer of security to your browsing.
Now, let’s see if VPNs are relevant to blogging security.
VPNs Protect Your Admin Credentials
Securing your blog by enabling VPN encryption when you log in to your admin

7 min read Benjamin Intal
Business | benjaminintal.com | Feb. 27, 2018

A Page Builder Creator's Opinion: Embrace Gutenberg - Benjamin Intal

Previously, I wrote my first opinion of Gutenberg as a Page Builder Creator. Now that Gutenberg has evolved quite a lot, I'm embracing it now and encourage other developers to create plugins and themes for it.

A Page Builder Creator's Opinion: Embrace Gutenberg - Benjamin Intal

Business | benjaminintal.com | Feb. 27, 2018

It’s just a matter of time when Gutenberg will hit WordPress Core. As days go by, we’re getting closer and closer to an eventual merge. So to get ahead of the game, my team and I took almost month studying Gutenberg, and ended up releasing a plugin called Stackable – Ultimate Gutenberg Blocks. Throughout our experience, what we found is that Gutenberg is quite awesome!
Preamble
On November last year, I wrote an article about a Page Builder Creator’s Opinion of Gutenberg, and posited that as a page builder creator, I should innovate hard in order to survive.
When I wrote that article, we kept hearing that Gutenberg was the “future” of WordPress… but it was a bit uncertain on what Gutenberg really was and what it was going to be when it’s finished. Upon realizing that it was a page builder, I was doubtful that it would be a good fit in the WordPress Core.
Now, four months after my post, Gutenberg has grown up a lot, and it has evolved into a page builder that is being developed at a very rapid pace.
Since then, I’ve changed my stance on Gutenberg – I’m no longer hesitant about the thought of it, I’m now embracing

2 min read Aline
Community | mastermind.fm | Nov. 21, 2017

Episode 84 - Million Dollar Corruption in WordPress

A turbulent second half of the Dumitru Brinzan interview at Mastermind.fm where he openly talks about some very real problems that are festering behind the apparent blockbuster success of WordPress.

Episode 84 - Million Dollar Corruption in WordPress

Community | mastermind.fm | Nov. 21, 2017

This turbulent second half of the the Dumitru Brinzan interview revolves around his controversial blog post Inside WordPress.org Theme Review Team: Money, Abuse and Inconsistent Leadership. Donnacha and Dumitru discuss the series of events that led him to be the first member of the WordPress.org Theme Review Team to publicly call out the corruption that makes WordPress worse for users but, conveniently, hands a million dollar business advantage to leading volunteers.
We talk about how Dumitru’s background, growing up in Eastern Europe before the fall of communism, imprinted upon him the urgent importance of not allowing corruption to slide, especially in slow-moving, bureaucratic, cult-of-personality situations.
For anyone involved in WordPress, this interview is worth listening to precisely because it is so rare to ever hear an insider talk openly about the very real problems that are festering behind the apparent blockbuster success of WordPress.
Dumitru Brinzan:
@dumitru
http://www.Brinzan.com/
@hermesthemes
Donnacha:
@WordSkill
http://www.WordSkill.com/
https://www.RedPen.com
https://www.facebook.com/donnacha

12 min read Web News Insider
Security | deliciousthemes.com | 10 days ago

The Site Ahead Contains Malware! Here’s How to Fix It!

Did you just stumble upon a message stating that “The Site Ahead Contains Malware” or “The Site Ahead Contains Harmful Programs” and didn’t know what to do about it? This article is going to teach you why this is happening and guide you step-by-step so you know exactly what to do to fix the errors.

The Site Ahead Contains Malware! Here’s How to Fix It!

Security | deliciousthemes.com | 10 days ago

Did you just stumble upon a message stating that “The Site Ahead Contains Malware” or “The Site Ahead Contains Harmful Programs” and didn’t know what to do about it? We’re going to teach you why this is happening and guide you step-by-step so you know exactly what to do to fix the errors! But first… WordPress is a dominant content management system that powers around 30% of all websites on the Internet. It offers a plethora of incredible features, but it doesn’t mean that WordPress is resistant to malware attacks. On the contrary, security has always been one of the system’s weak spots.
A research revealed that over 90 thousand hacker attacks are happening each minute. Another study proved that 73% of the most popular WordPress-based websites are vulnerable to attacks. This is the reason why you often see a notification: The Site Ahead Contains Harmful Programs.
If you are a website owner, you should react immediately upon seeing this message on your site. This is why you need to eliminate the malware notification:
It ruins website credibility and reputation, chasing away even the most loyal visitors.
An average user does not care

3 min read Jordi Cabot

CapitalPBot - GitHub Bot to ensure your code does not misspell WordPress

Inspired by the Capital P dangit function, a bot to fix any misspelled mention of WordPress in your code. The bot checks the files in your pull request and asks for changes if necessary, pointing to the offending files/lines.

CapitalPBot - GitHub Bot to ensure your code does not misspell WordPress

Everybody new to WordPress quickly learns that WordPress is written with a capital P. This is a major pet peeve for the WordPress community (just write WordPress with a lowercase P in any WP forum/slack channel and count the seconds until somebody corrects you ). This obsession ended up with the addition of a new function to the WordPress core code (the capitalP dang it function, initially contributed by Matt Mullenweg, the WordPress co-founder itself) that automatically checks your post content and autocorrects any misspelling of the word WordPress. While, at the time, this enforcement generated some controversy, we are now all very used to it and mostly believe that helps us to avoid silly mistakes when talking about WP.
As part of our research line on the influence of bots in software development, we thought we could create a simple bot to bring the same functionality to your WordPress-related code. That is, our CapitalP bot checks your WordPress code (e.g. as part of a new theme or plugin) does not misspell the word WordPress either. WordPress with a capital P everywhere!.
You can easily install the CapitalP bot in any of your GitHub repositories. Once installed, the bot will automatically

3 min read Codeinwp
Community | codeinwp.com | May. 17, 2018

[RESULTS] WordPress Hosting Survey 2018 - The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of WordPress Hosting

The third annual survey of WordPress hosting reveals: - the top rated WordPress hosting companies - best managed hosting companies - companies who offer the best support - best pro hosting solutions - the cheapest hosts out there & much more interesting data.

[RESULTS] WordPress Hosting Survey 2018 - The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of WordPress Hosting

Community | codeinwp.com | May. 17, 2018

What you’re about to read are the results of our 2018 WordPress hosting survey – aka. “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of WordPress Hosting.” Yep, we have good, we have bad, and we indeed do have ugly. This is our third annual WordPress hosting survey, and the more we do these, the more interesting things get and the more insights we discover!
But hold off on that for a minute, let’s start somewhere else…
First, we want to thank everybody who took a couple of minutes out of their busy daily schedules to complete the survey and review their current hosting providers. We got 830 valid responses in total, which makes this one of the biggest WordPress hosting surveys to date! It’s because of you that this was possible!

12 min read Tom Zsomborgi
Tutorials | kinsta.com | 11 days ago

How to Quickly Fix WordPress Mixed Content Warnings (HTTPS/SSL)

A mixed content warning appears in a user’s browser when the WordPress site is loading both HTTPS and HTTP scripts or content at the same time.

How to Quickly Fix WordPress Mixed Content Warnings (HTTPS/SSL)

Tutorials | kinsta.com | 11 days ago

Running your WordPress site over HTTPS is no longer optional.

8 min read David McCan
Community | make.wordpress.org | 19 days ago

What’s new in Gutenberg? (5th June)

Update number 30, or version 3, has lots of improvements and fixes. Included in the update are child blocks and the option for themes to declare support for block styles.

What’s new in Gutenberg? (5th June)

Community | make.wordpress.org | 19 days ago

This release marks the 30th update to the editor plugin. The highlights are broken down below. Block Library
Arguably, one of the key pieces of the new editor UI is the block library or inserter. Unifying the way users can insert content has been one of the main objectives of the whole project. It has gone through multiple iterations and testing; balancing clarity, usability, flexibility, and extensibility. This release offers the result of some very fruitful collaborations between designers and developers.
Notably, tabs are being removed; blocks have bigger surface areas; and plugins can supply a distinct color for the block icon background. This seeks to allow the inserter to better scale while retaining visual clarity. The other addition to the inserter is related to the new concept of child blocks explained below.
Child Blocks
The editor has had support for nesting blocks since around the beginning of this year. With 3.0, a block author can now also register a block as being a child of another block by declaring parent: [ 'block-name' ]. This now causes a few changes in the interface: the root inserter won’t show child blocks unless the user is within the context of the right

13 min read robert Abela
Business | wpsecurityauditlog.com | May. 16, 2018

Why we switched from selling our plugin with EDD to Freemius

Here is a detailed account of our experience with selling a plugin with a self hosted e-commerce solution (in our case Easy Digital Downloads) vs a hosted solution (Freemius). This is not an endorsed or affiliate article but a case study for other plugin developers to learn from.

Why we switched from selling our plugin with EDD to Freemius

Business | wpsecurityauditlog.com | May. 16, 2018

How it all started The first version of the WP Security Audit Log plugin was released on the 24th May 2013. Like many other businesses it all started because of a need – when I used to do security audits of WordPress websites I noticed that the majority of admins took care of hardening (like installing a security or firewall plugin) but very few thought of auditing; keeping a WordPress activity log (record) of everything that is happening on WordPress. A WordPress activity log is a must have for better management and control of a website, and also for forensics. Trying to troubleshoot a problem or find out what happened without a log is just guess work.
Going Premium and Selling the Add-Ons
Little did I know back then that within a few years the plugin would be installed on tens of thousands of WordPress website, and that in 2015 we would be selling premium add-ons.
I started selling the plugin through the plugin’s website using a Easy Digital Downloads (EDD), a self-hosted e-commerce solution. In the beginning all worked well, but I quickly realized that if I wanted to grow I needed to invest much more time and resources on the e-commerce solution. And so I did, but by