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14 min read Chris Edwards
Community | datadrivenlabs.io | 5 days ago

Matt Mullenweg's Q&A About Gutenberg at WordPress Orlando Recap

Matt Mullenweg came out to WordPress Orlando's meetup for a live Q&A. The community loved it and many questions were answered, with Gutenberg being the top subject.

Matt Mullenweg's Q&A About Gutenberg at WordPress Orlando Recap

Community | datadrivenlabs.io | 5 days ago

This evening Matt Mullenweg, Founder, and CEO of Automattic, Inc, attended the Orlando WordPress Meetup this evening to do an open floor Q&A much like a TownHall meeting. There was a lot of discussion about various topics, however, the center of it very much revolved around the new Gutenberg WordPress 5.0 Release. The audience engaging in questions consisted of users, developers, agency owners, and the like so the questions were from various angles. The following is a general recap of the questions that were asked throughout the meeting. Gutenberg & WordPress 5.0
How should Agency Owners prepare for the Future Update?
There are a lot of agencies worried about what will happen to their client’s sites with this next major update rolling out. It was nice to hear from Matt that they have created a Classic Editor Plugin that will allow you to temporarily “Opt-Out” of the new Gutenberg interface. The Classic Editor plugin will allow all non-Gutenberg updates to remain in place after the update to 5.0 but will turn off solely the Gutenberg functionality. This will allow for the time to properly test plugin compatibility, complete the learning curve and review help

10 min read Codeinwp
Community | codeinwp.com | 12 days ago

WordPress Gutenberg Guide: How to Build Your Next Site With It

A hands-on guide on how to actually use Gutenberg, its strong and weak points, and what's to expect in the future.

WordPress Gutenberg Guide: How to Build Your Next Site With It

Community | codeinwp.com | 12 days ago

Instead, this post recognizes the inevitability of Gutenberg and aims to provide you with a comprehensive resource on how to use the WordPress Gutenberg editor on your site so that you can continue to churn out awesome content when Gutenberg goes public. Whether this is the first time you’re hearing about the WordPress Gutenberg editor or you’re already somewhat familiar with it, this post will help you learn how you can use the new editor to build layouts for your WordPress content.
As a quick refresher, here’s what the WordPress TinyMCE editor looks like:
And here’s what things look like in the new WordPress Gutenberg editor:
It’s more than an aesthetic update, though. Gutenberg is going to completely change the editing experience by moving to a block-based approach to content (more on exactly what blocks are in a second!).
While the current focus is on content creation, the eventual goal is to have Gutenberg “go beyond the post into page templates and ultimately, full site customization.”
That means eventually you’ll be able to build your whole site using Gutenberg, including landing pages and other important content.
When will Gutenberg

11 min read Codeinwp
Community | codeinwp.com | 9 days ago

12 of the Best Tech Newsletters to Subscribe to in 2018

A fine selection of newsletters, with a sneak peek that will help you choose which ones suite your style.

12 of the Best Tech Newsletters to Subscribe to in 2018

Community | codeinwp.com | 9 days ago

Searching for the best tech newsletters to subscribe to in 2018? The pace of technological development can make it very hard to stay up to date (as well as time-consuming). Throw in the tremendous amounts of great content produced every day, and you can really struggle to keep abreast of everything. That’s why the curated newsletter is making a comeback and is so popular now! The concept itself is pretty simple – curated newsletters are just emails that contain a selection of popular, interesting or noteworthy content. Many of the best tech newsletters out there will help you separate the wheat from the chaff while also saving you some precious hours (immediately cutting down your search and scan time).
With that in mind, we have compiled the following list of the 11 best tech newsletters (and web culture newsletters) around. The topics covered in them range from A.I., to the death of blogging (again!). Some of the newsletters provide roundups, whereas others go in-depth on particular subjects. One notable example even takes you outside the Valley bubble to see what is happening in tech in less represented areas of the globe.
Let’s check them out (no particular order):

8 min read Josh Pollock
Community | thewpcrowd.com | 18 days ago

How to increase Profits & Sales with a WordPress Website

Having a website isn't enough. You need a site that grows your business.

How to increase Profits & Sales with a WordPress Website

Community | thewpcrowd.com | 18 days ago

dDo you run a business with a WordPress website? Or maybe you are just starting out with your business, and know that you need a website to stay relevant in today’s world. Either way, a website is only going to help your business. A website can help by simply being an online billboard, or it can be the whole platform your business is based off (i.e e-commerce). No matter what direction you go in, it is important to know that a website is just half the battle of increasing profits & sales. Don’t overspend on the WordPress Website
WordPress websites can range in price depending who you decide to help you build your site, and more importantly what you need your website to do for your business. If you are just getting started and your have a basic business or brick & mortar, a website doesn’t need to do much, so you can expect to spend in around the $2,000 range for a decent, well built and thoughtful website. This will not include content, but any good consultant will at least help you with ideas and how to put in your content.
If you are looking to build something more custom, because you need it for your customers, or perhaps an e-commerce store with WooCommerce,

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

Transparency Report #35 - 2017 in Review (and What's Next for ThemeIsle)

Ionut wraps up 2017 and shares information on their changes to content and products. He also shares the details on a couple of side projects launched in December. ThemeIsle looks forward to 2018 with a few ideas about growing the team and experimenting with the services part of the business.

Transparency Report #35 - 2017 in Review (and What's Next for ThemeIsle)

Community | codeinwp.com | 4 days ago

Welcome to the 35th edition of the monthly transparency report (for December 2017). This series is where I try to share everything that’s going on in our business behind the scenes (at least the most interesting stuff) plus some of my personal thoughts and learnings. Click here to see the previous reports. Despite being a shorter month, we still had quite a few things happen in December. Here’s a rundown through everything, plus my review of 2017 and the plans moving forward:
Getting new side projects off the ground
We launched two small side projects last month, with one more in the pipeline. The main goal is the same as ever – to experiment and learn. We basically want to test out other types of content and see how they can work within our existing offerings.
Starting with:
(1) Our free icon pack – now available to download
We now have our own free icon pack – available at ThemeIsle!
We’re taking things slowly, releasing just 100 icons for now. Since the pack is not that huge, we were able spend more time on making sure that the icons are of really high quality.
The pack is completely free. The icons come in different formats: AI, Sketch, PNG, and

12 min read Juriy Polovec
Tutorials | wpkube.com | 5 days ago

How to Implement a Paywall on Your WordPress Site

There are various ways you can monetize your WordPress site – affiliate links, banner advertising, and contextual ads are just some of the ways you can make money from people visiting your site. A paid content model is a less popular option, but one that can work quite well if you publish high quality content and think that people will be willing to pay for it. Rather than hiding all your content away behind a login like a membership site, a paywall blocks individual pieces of content, often allowing a little preview of what’s inside.

How to Implement a Paywall on Your WordPress Site

Tutorials | wpkube.com | 5 days ago

There are various ways you can monetize your WordPress site – affiliate links, banner advertising, and contextual ads are just some of the ways you can make money from people visiting your site. A paid content model is a less popular option, but one that can work quite well if you publish high quality content and think that people will be willing to pay for it. Rather than hiding all your content away behind a login like a membership site, a paywall blocks individual pieces of content, often allowing a little preview of what’s inside.
Payment for the content can be in the traditional monetary sense, or you can also setup a paywall that requires “payment” in the form of social sharing – more on that later.
What is a Paywall?
If you read online newspapers or visit big media sites, you’re sure to have come across a paywall before. The New York Times website is one example – you can access up to 10 articles a month for free, but after that they’ll be blocked with a large pop-up prompting you to subscribe.
Most paywalls are designed so that you can view a little of the content before the pop-up kicks in or the article is obscured in some other

2 min read Ben Pines
Community | elementor.com | 24 days ago

Elementor's 2017 In Review

It's been an amazing year, growing from 30K to 400K in just 12 months. Here we decided to take a look back at all the amazing things we shipped throughout the year, a lot of them thanks to the great feedback we received from our users.

Elementor's 2017 In Review

Community | elementor.com | 24 days ago

2017 has been an amazing year. Looking back, it is impressive to see just how many features we managed to release in a single year. For us, each new feature is not just another shiny coat of paint. Each feature represents a new way of creation, and hundreds of hours of planning and development behind the scenes. We are proud of every single feature, but especially proud of how they all combine to deliver the full design experience of Elementor. Browse through the months to see just how we evolved over the past 12 months If you managed to scroll this far, you can already guess our underlying foundation behind each of these features: 'Design better. Design faster.' We plan to keep the increase our already fast dedicated pace for 2018, delivering new innovative solutions that will make your work creative play more remarkable and fun

8 min read Roy Sivan
Business | calderaforms.com | 18 days ago

How To Choose The Right Professional For Your Website Project

A new wеbѕitе iѕ a big invеѕtmеnt – which iѕ whу it’s so important thаt уоu gеt the right, рrоfеѕѕiоnаl ѕuрроrt from a wеb dеѕign соmраnу уоu саn dереnd on.

How To Choose The Right Professional For Your Website Project

Business | calderaforms.com | 18 days ago

Christie Chirinos is a Partner at Caldera Labs. Christie received her Master of Business Administration degree with a specialization in information systems management from Florida State University, and is currently based out of New York City where she lives with her cat, Snickers. A new wеbѕitе iѕ a big invеѕtmеnt – which iѕ whу it’s so important thаt уоu gеt the right, рrоfеѕѕiоnаl ѕuрроrt from a wеb dеѕign соmраnу уоu саn dереnd on.
As sellers of Caldera Forms, a product often used in new website investments, we’ve seen how these projects can go very wrong, and we’ve also identified the common factors that help these projects go very right. This is the advice I give to friends when they ask me how to go about getting a website.
Vetting Your Web Developer
It all starts with the right person or firm. Chооѕе the right professional and еvеrуthing еlѕе wоuld mostly run smoothly, lеаving уоu with a beautiful wеbѕitе thаt dеlivеrѕ rеаl rеturnѕ on your investment. Make thе wrоng dесiѕiоn, and you riѕk wаѕting a lоt of timе, mоnеу аnd еffоrt оn something thаt ѕimрlу doesn’t work fоr уоur buѕinеѕѕ.
First, understand the “who” of the industry. WordPress

Business | blog.teamwork.com | 3 days ago

WP Buffs Scales Quickly Using Teamwork Projects and Teamwork Desk

I wanted a tool that came from a company that could partner with me to provide robust software that my future 50-person team could use as well as my current five-person team. When I stumbled upon the Teamwork suite, it seemed like a no-brainer that this was the tool that could help me scale my team, company culture and organization to the moon.

WP Buffs Scales Quickly Using Teamwork Projects and Teamwork Desk

Business | blog.teamwork.com | 3 days ago

WP Buffs is positioning itself to be the best technical support partner for any individual, business, or organization with a WordPress website. They handle unlimited edits, performance enhancements, daily maintenance, and regular security troubleshooting so their clients and their customers can focus on content and creative work. This allows companies to make bold decisions about their website without hesitating due to technical restraints and spend their time on higher-impact tasks. Their remote team is seven employees strong, with the core team located in the US and other digital nomads distributed around the world.
Joe Howard, founder and Head Buff at WP Buffs, discovered Teamwork Projects after searching for project management software that could help his startup scale quickly and effectively with a remote team. He chose Teamwork Projects for specific features that could help him run an efficient business, but since then, he has discovered a whole host of other tools that help his team save time and deliver more value to clients.
“Systems training? Easy.
Onboarding new team members? Simple.
Everything we need in one place? Already done.
I don’t know a better way to scale

6 min read Roy Sivan
Plugins | arcctrl.com | 5 days ago

What are the best WordPress Plugins for your Small Business?

This isn't a "Top X WordPress" list - we look at the most important types of plugins (with suggestions) for a small business. Do you agree with our recommendations? What other types of plugins should a small business have just to get going?

What are the best WordPress Plugins for your Small Business?

Plugins | arcctrl.com | 5 days ago

WordPress is an open source platform that powers (according to :.com) over 50% of the entire Internet, and 37% of of the top 10,000 websites. That is a lot of WordPress, but don’t let that dismay you from using it. There is a reason so many businesses choose to use WordPress, and it may be the right solution for your small business. One of the best features about WordPress is the fact that there are many plugins, which are pieces of functionality that can be added to a website with as little as a few clicks. Need some new feature to meet your business objectives? Chances are you’ll find a plugin that meets at least some of that goal. So which plugins are the best? No, we aren’t going to list any plugins here, unlike many other “WordPress Top X Lists” we are not here to show you who the popular kids are and suggest you only use their plugins, but rather we are going to look at a few categories of plugins you need to have installed and activated.
Your Small Business Needs a Form Plugin
Right off the bat, if your small business is using WordPress or is about to start using WordPress, do not forget about a contact form, it is crucial for any business to help

3 min read Donna Cavalier

Getting Ready For Gutenberg - Helping developers prepare for it

Looks like this is an effort to get devs together to help all the plugin and theme authors port their code to be Gutenberg-ready

Getting Ready For Gutenberg - Helping developers prepare for it

What is Getting Ready for Gutenberg? Getting Ready for Gutenberg is an initiative to help the WordPress community prepare for launch of Gutenberg. While Gutenberg aims to revolutionise the publishing in WordPress ecosystem, this ecosystem is not complete without the plugins and themes that extend the capabilities of WordPress.
There are many theme and plugin shops who have in-house teams or outsourced vendors who will do the heavy lifting of converting their theme/plugin code to work with Gutenberg. But there are many shops, developers who do not have teams to help them with this task. There are many plugins that are not updated and are dormant since quite sometime but are installed and active on hundreds of WordPress sites.
Getting Ready for Gutenberg is an effort to bring the big happy family of WordPress developers and designers together to help these people to help prepare their code, themes, plugins for Gutenberg.
Who Getting Ready for Gutenberg is meant for?
Your theme/plugin is listed on official WordPress directory
The theme/plugin is more than 6 months old
You have atleast 500 active installs
Starting Thursday, Dec. 14th, 2017, you can apply to get help for your themes/plugins.

12 min read Codeinwp
Community | codeinwp.com | Dec. 19, 2017

Transparency Report #34 - Is Black Friday Good for Merchants?

In this report, Ionut talks about the results of the Black Friday sale, a new plugin repurposed to offer free templates and Gutenberg's impact on the theme & plugin industry.

Transparency Report #34 - Is Black Friday Good for Merchants?

Community | codeinwp.com | Dec. 19, 2017

Welcome to the 34th edition of the monthly transparency report (for November 2017). This is a series where I share and discuss the more interesting events, projects, and learnings from the company’s day to day. Click here to see the previous reports. First up, Black Friday… is it something you should participate in? Both from a customer’s point of view and also from the merchant’s?
Well, the former comes down to your personal preference and the way you do your shopping for the year, but the latter is a bit more complicated thing. On the one hand, if you have a product and you’re willing to provide a discount, you can probably make some good sales.
But does the math on that check out in practice? I hope to provide you with some details on that today.
Just to remind you, we took part in this year’s Black Friday in two distinct ways: (1) we had a Black Friday sale at ThemeIsle, and (2) we compiled a really detailed list of the best Black Friday deals for WordPress and “web things” right here on the blog.
I finally have some data on how it all went:
Results of our Black Friday sale at ThemeIsle
This year was the first time when we actually

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

6 min read weglot
Business | blog.weglot.com | 10 days ago

Weglot SaaSy: Interview with Laurent Vergnaud (Themecloud.io)

WordPress entrepreneur Laurent Vergnaud gave great answers and insights about its managed hosting business. You won't guess what's their average answertime... Speechless (Q6)!

Weglot SaaSy: Interview with Laurent Vergnaud (Themecloud.io)

Business | blog.weglot.com | 10 days ago

We’re happy to interview Laurent Vergnaud from Themecloud.io, the French managed WordPress hosting service (available to French and non French obviously), as part of our series on WordPress SaaS founders: Weglot SaaSy. Q#1: What is your background, what should our readers know about you?
I am the CEO of Themecloud.io, yet another managed WordPress hosting platform. Our goal is to help freelancers and agencies save time and stay focused on their business by taking care of everything from security to performances, automating technical tasks and providing instant expert support.
I have always been entrepreneur-minded, I started working in digital agencies and worked as a freelancer on my days off. When I first used WordPress (after a couple of years using Flash or custom code), I immediately fell in love with it. I then started using it exclusively, embraced the WordPress community and even started a WordPress business to solve the problems I was facing as a freelancer.
Q#2: What’s your main activity within WordPress today?
I mostly work on product design and acquisition but I continue providing WordPress support to our clients and even create a few WordPress sites from time

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

BFCM Generated Huge Revenue Spikes for These WordPress Products

This research shows why any seller of WordPress plugins or themes who’s not offering Black Friday & Cyber Monday promotions is leaving a LOT of money on the table. Also - how to optimize for tons of new returning customers.

BFCM Generated Huge Revenue Spikes for These WordPress Products

Business | freemius.com | 4 days ago

This year (2017), Black Friday was huge for online shopping, and Cyber Monday managed to be even bigger, making Thanksgiving Weekend feel like the calm before the storm. Not surprisingly, this trend has only been growing in the last few years, so I decided to discuss the importance of the 1st and 2nd biggest online shopping days of the year, specifically for WordPress plugins & theme sellers. My goal with this piece is to bring forth data to help you see why any seller of premium WordPress plugins or themes, who’s not doing anything to increase sales during BFCM, is leaving a LOT of money on the table, plain & simple.
Granted, Black Friday and other big sale days have their downsides to them, but since we’re specifically discussing online software shopping – most of those downsides become irrelevant

31 min read Ahmad Awais
Community | pippinsplugins.com | 12 days ago

2017 in review - Pippins Plugins

From buying a new house, hiring and firing employees, raising a family, and a company that's here to stay in the next 25 years with more than 2.2 Million in revenue — Pippin shares it all.

2017 in review - Pippins Plugins

Community | pippinsplugins.com | 12 days ago

As is my tradition at the end of each year, I’d like to share experiences, failures, and successes from 2017. Previous year in review posts: 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012.
Personal
From a personal perspective, there’s a number of things from 2017 I’d like to share, including accomplishments and challenges.
Moving to a new home in the Kansas Sandhills
Of everything that happened in 2017, there is one single highlight on the personal side of things: getting acreage outside of my city. In June, my wife and I noticed a property for sale three miles north of Hutchinson, KS, where we live. It had 11 acres comprised of woods, tall grass prairie, and plum thickets. Aside from a number of Cedar trees (an invasive species), the property was mostly pristine Kansas Sandhills that had never (to our knowledge) been farmed.
I grew up unschooled on an apple orchard my parents operated and the property included about 100 acres of trees and open prairie. I have longed to be back in the country away from the city ever since I moved away from my parents’ home. I consider my time growing up, free to be a wild child, some of the most important and formative years of my life and I want

Community | kinsta.com | 3 days ago

WooCommerce vs Shopify: Which Is Better For Your Store?

Both ecommerce platforms have their merits, which makes it a tough decision. Check out how they stack up and some current stats.

9 min read Ben Pines
Community | elementor.com | 12 days ago

Elementor v1.9: Autosave, Draft, New Library & UI Improvements

I'm happy to announce the launch of Elementor v1.9, which comes with many improvements, including Autosave, and several other UI features to help streamline your workflow. Check out the video we made overviewing the changes

Elementor v1.9: Autosave, Draft, New Library & UI Improvements

Community | elementor.com | 12 days ago

I'm excited to be introducing Elementor v1.9, which comes packed with Autosave, and several other UI features to help streamline your workflow. I know, receiving interface changes can be a tough cookie to swallow.
It might be difficult to get used to the changes, but I guarantee that a couple of hours after using it - you're going to fall in love with the new version!
Today's new Elementor version 1.9 introduces such changes. This is the first time in over a year and a half, that our panel gets a major update.
We are making these changes because Elementor's capabilities are constantly growing, and the interface has to match that growth. To achieve this, we need to continually innovate and improve core elements, to allow creators and designers to stay ahead of the game.
We never cease to add cutting-edge features, while ensuring everything runs smoothly for all users, not only for the current version, but for future versions of Elementor as well.
Every change was meticulously considered from every angle, and was added based on our users' feedback alongside our own vision.
It took us three months to ship the best solution, releasing version 1.9 following extensive testing by our team

7 min read Roy Sivan
Business | arcctrl.com | 24 days ago

How to make money with WordPress in 2018

Is it even still possible to make good money with WordPress? Yes, and that won't end any time soon. Our thoughts on how you can still make GOOD money with WordPress in 2018

How to make money with WordPress in 2018

Business | arcctrl.com | 24 days ago

2018 is around the corner, and as everyone reflects on 2017, you may be wondering how you can increase profits of your own business, or maybe start a new one revolving around WordPress technology. However, have you ever thought about the WordPress economy? Is it still a thing? WordPress is Old
If WordPress was a person, it would be learning how to drive soon, and in the tech community, that is basically ancient. So you have to think with a platform existing THAT long, is there really an economy to be had still, or has it all been done and its now too late?
With the rise of JavaScript frameworks like React, Angular, and Vue with enough knowledge you could jump in on the ground floor and get going, show enough of your chops off and you’ll get steady work either consulting businesses on projects, or even making money from the other developers who use the framework. However this isn’t the case with WordPress, since it has been around for so long its not easy to “break into” the scene. Most plugin types have a reputation and have long standing with the community, so your only hope of getting business may be finding “new to WordPress” users, which is rare,

5 min read Roy Sivan
Business | thewpcrowd.com | 10 days ago

How you can profit from Gutenberg & WordPress

If you run a WordPress consulting business, now is the time to learn and love Gutenberg. With the right attitude and pitch, you can re-sell your existing clients on a bunch of new work! PROFITS

How you can profit from Gutenberg & WordPress

Business | thewpcrowd.com | 10 days ago

In the near future WordPress version 5 is going to come out, and with it the promise of Gutenberg, the new editor which takes what we know as “WordPress” today, and throws it out the window. It is not a bad thing, and the shift forward could mean so many positive things for WordPress as a platform moving forward. There are many people who talk about it and its downfalls, but lets keep positive. One thing that is SUEPR POSITIVE about Gutenberg, is how much you are going to make in the next few years because of it. A new way to edit content
Gutenberg is a new editor, that is going to fundamentally change how we think about content creation within WordPress. Gone are the days of free style text editor and shortcodes, and in is the new wave of blocks. Now to a content creator a block may be confusing, but to a developer, this new system is going to redefine how websites are coded in a good way.
Once content creators catch on, I think Gutenberg will be a great addition to WordPress and for any company’s content creation team. It allows flexibility and close to page builder type control per post, very flexible, and allowing for a lot of customization per post. This kind

5 min read Roy Sivan
Business | arcctrl.com | 19 days ago

Why is having a Scope of Work important in WordPress?

A Scope of Work can help make sure the delivered product is what you both wanted, and is crucial for any major project. If you aren't creating a Scope of Work, YOU SHOULD BE!

Why is having a Scope of Work important in WordPress?

Business | arcctrl.com | 19 days ago

When you are a freelancer or consultant building anything form WordPress themes to enterprise applications, a Scope of Work (SOW) is going to be your best friend in order to keep “scope creep” to a minimum. What is a Scope of Work?
First lets start with the basics, what is a scope of work? A Scope of work is simply put a document that explains everything you will be working on during that project. A scope of work can include many things, besides the basics of what you are going to deliver, it may also include communication schedule (meetings), timelines, and even other practices you may have as a business.
To me, a scope of work is the bare bones contract, it states what I will be providing in my time and as a deliverable. I will also include a rough timeline based on an assumed start date, as well as any software I know I will need to use for the project.
Why create a Scope of Work?
SOW’s are by far the easiest way to convey to a client what you are going to be delivering as part of your service. For example if I am tasked to build a theme with a certain piece of functionality, I will make sure that every piece of functionality requested is documented in the SOW so

6 min read Roy Sivan
Community | thewpcrowd.com | 25 days ago

Is it better to hire a local WordPress developer?

In this day in age when when you have sites like WeWorkRemotely which is a job board just for remote jobs, and other non-technical jobs are now 100% remote, do you really need to hire a remote WordPress developer or consultant?

Is it better to hire a local WordPress developer?

Community | thewpcrowd.com | 25 days ago

In this day in age when when you have sites like WeWorkRemotely which is a job board just for remote jobs, and other non-technical jobs are now 100% remote, do you really need to hire a remote WordPress developer or consultant? A Local WordPress Developer Isn’t Necessary
The straight up and most honest answer is no. I have worked for many clients that were not in Los Angeles, or even in California. One of my clients right now is not even based in the United States. WordPress developers, consultants, etc. have the privilege of being able to work really anywhere they want. Some of my friends in the WordPress community are 100% “digital nomads”, they are constantly traveling the globe hopping from one scenic WiFi hot spot to the next.
Remote WordPress Developers Shouldn’t Dictate Timezone
You as a business owner shouldn’t worry about where a WordPress developer is located because it is on them to be responsive and mindful of your time. If they are half way around the world from you, don’t let them dictate what time a meeting will happen, a good consultant will know that their time zone is not as important as their client’s. This applies whether

6 min read Iain Poulson

How to Switch Your WordPress Site from HTTP to HTTPS (with a little help from WP Migrate DB Pro)

If you’ve ever gotten stuck with mixed content warnings after switching to HTTPS, Matt's got just the guide for you. In this week’s article he covers what he thinks is the best way to get WordPress running over HTTPS.

How to Switch Your WordPress Site from HTTP to HTTPS (with a little help from WP Migrate DB Pro)

If you’ve been reading our blog for a while, you might have seen Brad’s post on setting up Let’s Encrypt on a server to get a free SSL certificate. While it’s super easy and free to get an SSL certificate these days, there are likely a few more tweaks that you’ll need to get your WordPress site running well over HTTPS after installing the certificate: Testing the site over HTTPS to make sure the certificate is installed properly
Updating the URLs in the database
Fixing any mixed content warnings
Adding redirects from HTTP URLs to the HTTPS versions of URLs
Luckily most of this is pretty easy and can be done with a few tweaks to the wp-config.php file and with the WP Migrate DB Pro find & replace feature. We’ll be doing just that in this quick tutorial.
Why HTTPS?
Of course the biggest reason every website should switch to HTTPS is security. Things like logging in, performing administrative actions, and making payments should all be encrypted to make it harder for third parties to gather sensitive information.
This has become so important that Google is even ranking sites that use HTTPS higher than sites that don’t use HTTPS. Google isn’t

11 min read Tom Zsomborgi
Tutorials | kinsta.com | 9 days ago

How to Fix ERR_TOO_MANY_REDIRECTS on Your WordPress Site

One of the most common errors users face when it comes to WP, but a lot of reasons can be behind this error.

How to Fix ERR_TOO_MANY_REDIRECTS on Your WordPress Site

Tutorials | kinsta.com | 9 days ago

We come across a lot of different errors here at Kinsta, and the ERR_TOO_MANY_REDIRECTS is one we see on a regular basis. Typically this occurs after a recent change on your WordPress site, a misconfiguration of redirects on your server, or wrong settings with third-party services. But don’t worry, this error is fairly easy to fix. Check out the recommendations below on how to fix this error and get your site back up and running. What is the ERR_TOO_MANY_REDIRECTS Error?
The reason for ERR_TOO_MANY_REDIRECTS is pretty much what it sounds like, something is causing your website to go into an infinite redirection loop. Essentially the site is stuck (such as URL 1 points to URL 2 and URL 2 points back to URL 1, or the domain has redirected you too many times) and unlike some other errors, these rarely resolve themselves and will probably need you to take action to fix it.
There are a couple different variations of this error depending upon the browser you’re running.
In Google Chrome this error will show as ERR_TOO_MANY_REDIRECTS (as seen below) or This webpage has a redirect loop problem.
This page isn’t working. domain.com redirected you too many times.
In Mozilla Firefox