After losing so many credit card disputes no one could blame a WordPress product seller for assuming that their chances of winning are so slim. This free book is here to change both that assumption and the reality that created it.
We’ve learned that many WordPress plugin & theme sellers simply give up on dealing with Stripe or credit card disputes their customers file against them. After losing so many of them – who could blame them for assuming that their chances of winning are so slim? This book aims to change that by explaining why it is unquestionably worth your valuable time to battle and resolve those disputes, and also demonstrates what you need to collect and how you can do so. It uncovers the unique techniques we’ve developed at Freemius, which enable our company to proudly say we’ve achieved a huge increase in our credit card disputes wins success rate: they surged from 4% all the way up to 29.6%!
The book, titled: “11 Proven Techniques To Increase Your Credit Card Disputes Win Success Rate by 740%” by Freemius, has all of the knowledge and tools you need at your disposal in order to start winning those disputes (and chargebacks) and help you run a prosperous WordPress plugins or themes business.
There's a difference between how much disk space you need, vs how much you want. Are you overestimating?
Maybe you’re choosing a new web host or simply curious about what’s “normal.” Whatever the reason, understanding disk space and how much you need for your WordPress website is an important consideration when choosing a hosting package or anticipating how much space you might need in future. In this post, we’ll explore how much space WordPress sites need, including how much space they typically use, what you need to know about web hosting packages and the storage space they offer, and how running your site efficiently can ultimately help you save space and keep costs down.
How Much Disk Space Do Web Hosts Offer?
Disk space refers to the amount of storage space a web host allocates to a website and all associated files on a server. Basically, it’s the same as disk space on your computer’s hard drive.
Web hosts typically list how much disk space they offer on their sites along with details of their plans and pricing. You might see it referred to as “disk,” “local storage,” and even “web space.”
No matter what it’s called, space is space and not to be confused with monthly visits (i.e. traffic) or bandwidth
Gutenberg is about to go out to the world in WordPress 5.0, but it's not nearly ready. This article is putting it out there, bluntly. It's from the CEO of Imagely - the developers of NextGEN Gallery.
As most in the WordPress world hopefully know, the arrival of Gutenberg is fast approaching. Gutenberg is the code word for the new editing interface that users will see every time they add or edit a page or post in WordPress. It represents one of the biggest changes to WordPress in its history.
Right now, the plan is to release Gutenberg as part of WordPress 5.0 on November 27. But there are big questions about whether Gutenberg will be ready, stable, and safe in time for that release date.
This post is essentially an open letter and a plea to the Gutenberg team to consider deferring the release at least until January.
I LIKE GUTENBERG AND ADMIRE WHAT THE TEAM IS DOING
Let me start by saying that I like Gutenberg. I like the interface and think it has enormous potential to improve the content creation experience for WordPress.
I also know that the people working on it - including developers and leads - are normal, talented people. They’re working incredibly hard right now to create something great. The project leads are making the best decisions as they see them. There are a lot of considerations to take into account for launch timing.
This is not a broad critique of Gutenberg
Learn how we work with WooCommerce's Storefront to provide a customized solution for a recent eCommerce client.
Storefront is a robust and flexible free WordPress theme developed by the team behind WooCommerce. Out of the box, Storefront supports deep integration with WooCommerce, which makes it a perfect starting point for developers to launch their projects. Storefront’s codebase relies on WordPress hooks and filters to add, remove or change functionality which makes it a perfect candidate for customizations through a child theme. At WebDevStudios, we decided to create a child theme for a recent client project. Customizing Storefront directly would make it impossible to upgrade for new features and bug fixes. Any changes would be overwritten during the upgrade process. By creating a child theme, we have the ability to upgrade the parent theme (Storefront) for access to new features and bug fixes.
Throughout the article, when I refer to parent theme, it’s Storefront.
A child theme is basically a blank WordPress theme—it becomes a child theme when you define the parent theme in the “Template” param in the header block of a child theme’s style.css file.
Theme Name: Storefront Child Theme
Blogging has become a regularly utilized and gainful online practice. Here are the top 9 reasons why blogging is so important for your business.
Meet Finder, a new tool available in the free version of Elementor, which allows you to easily switch between pages, create new content and do a whole lot more
Building websites involves browsing through SO many different windows… Think about it. In order to setup even the simplest website, you have to visit several places: the WordPress dashboard, Elementor editor, Elementor settings, the front-end of your site.
The result – dozens of opened tabs and lots of time wasted maneuvering between pages and screens.
Even editing a single page can become a challenge:
Going from the WordPress dashboard – > Elementor editor – > My templates – > Dashboard again – > Menu settings – > View page, and so on
Thankfully, we came up with an easy and intuitive way to get you from A to B, no matter the A, no matter the B.
Introducing Finder, a handy search window that lets you go from anywhere, to anywhere. Reach any Elementor page or setting page from wherever you like on your site.
With Finder, we tried to create the easiest possible experience when navigating through different screens.
You can launch Finder from any place on your site. From the Elementor editor, from the backend admin area and even from the frontend of your site.
To open Finder, click CMD / CTRL + E, then search for
If you’ve developed a WordPress blog and it has started to get popular, there are several things that you can do to ensure that it keeps growing and becomes successful.
If you’ve built a WordPress blog and it has started to get popular, there are several things that you can do to ensure that it keeps growing and becomes successful. While practices such as regularly adding quality #content and #networking with other #blog owners to increase your exposure and traffic are certainly important to the success of your blog, you should also take measures to increase its #security.
Popular WordPress blogs are regularly targeted by hackers and other cybercriminals who use technical exploits and other tricks to compromise them. Some hackers target blogs with weak security merely to deface pages for fun. However, many engage in more nefarious deeds.
Once they gain control of a blog, they can modify it to redirect all visitors to phishing websites or pages that promote various scams. Some will leave the blog’s content unchanged but will add code that tries to take advantage of security vulnerabilities in browsers to download malware to the visitor’s device.
Having your blog compromised can make you lose visitors and hurt your overall reputation.
Use a Reputable Hosting Provider
According to research by WP WhiteSecurity, a leading developer of
Our second story article of 2018, going over the past 6 months, talking about how vital it is to focus on what's working.
The Add-on extends the functionality of Profile Builder by enabling admin approval on edit profile fields. Until the fields have been approved the old values will be displayed for everyone else.
We are happy to announce the release of the Edit Profile Approved by Admin Add-on for Profile Builder. The Add-on extends the functionality of Profile Builder by enabling admin approval on edit profile fields. Until the fields have been approved the old values will be displayed for everyone else. The functionality of the add-on has multiple use cases, some of them would be:
– be sure that users don’t change fields in their profile, that show up on your site, to improper words
– review the email address of the user before it is changed
– monitor changes of your user profiles
– approve avatar image changes
Setting up Admin Approval on Edit Profile fields
After we activate the Edit Profile Approved by Admin Add-on we will see new options for our Fields:
You can simply activate admin approval on a field by clicking the “Requires Admin Approval on Edit Profile” checkbox.
Fields that have “Requires Admin Approval on Edit Profile” enabled will have a check mark on the field list next to them.
How it works on the front-end
After a user updates his profile and if fields that require admin approval have been modified, those fields will be
A lot of WordPress developers are freelancers, not full-time employees. But do they charge enough for their work?
Salary might be a taboo subject to some people, but if you’re a WordPress developer, or are considering a career in WordPress development, knowing what people are earning is essential to maximizing your own earning power. So let’s talk about that secret – let’s talk about the average WordPress developer salary. That way, you’ll know exactly what you’re worth (and how you can earn more).
To do the topic full justice, we’re going to break this post into two parts.
First, we’ll take a look at the data from job sites and freelancing platforms to learn:
Then, after we’ve covered what the averages are, we’ll discuss some tips for increasing your own salary so that you can move yourself towards the right side of the salary bell curve.
But first, a little caveat…
Calculating a Single “WordPress Developer Salary” Is Hard
There are a few things that can skew these numbers. First, because WordPress is so popular (currently powering over 32% of the web), there are a ton of people who might fall under the label of “WordPress developer”.
For example, there’s the distinction between WordPress “developers”
This is the best example of WPUF. Jazib Zaman, Founder of WPArena is using WPUF from an awesome team of WeDevs in an artistic way. Learn why I am shooting this post.
WordPress is by far the most popular blogging platform and the huge community contributors keep it ever alive. But there was a time when WordPress content websites were struggling to find a solution to a BIG problem. The problem was – How to allow users to submit their posts from the frontend?
WP User Frontend was introduced by weDevs back in 2012 which immediately put an end to that crisis. It did not take much time to become a top rated plugin for post submission and form building. From that position, it has evolved a lot both in terms of design and functionality. Now it is popularly known as a one stop solution for managing ALL the frontend needs of a WordPress websites.
Along the way WP User Frontend have helped numerous customers to make their dream website a reality. For them, it was not just a plugin. But a time-tested companion that offers endless growth opportunity for their business.
In this write-up, we are going to publish an interview with Jazib Zaman, CEO of TechAbout, a loyal WPUF user. He also happens to be the founder of WP Arena, a highly reputed WordPress company. He has been using WPUF to manage the entire post submission process for his blog. This interview
We are happy to announce the first activity log extension for MainWP. This extension allows MainWP users to keep a log of changes that happen on the MainWP dashboard, but also to view the activity log of all child sites from one central location - the MainWP dashboard.
Today we are happy to announce the release of a new free extension – Activity Logs for MainWP. With this extension, MainWP users can keep an activity log of changes that happen on their MainWP dashboard, and also see the activity logs of all child sites from one central location – the MainWP dashboard. Before highlighting the features of this new extension we’d like to introduce MainWP, for those who are not familiar with it.
What is MainWP?
MainWP is a WordPress management suite developed to be the most effective, self-hosted WordPress central dashboard. From the MainWP dashboard a user can control virtually all aspects of WordPress management including updating all of their sites with just one click of a button, schedule automated backups, monitor their sites, manage content across their network and much more. Visit the MainWP website for more information on this great, free WordPress management system.
Why Did We Do The Extension For MainWP?
MainWP is a leading WordPress management solution, and is developed by some of the most experienced people in centralizing management of multiple WordPress websites. So there was no question if we wanted to work with them. This
Daniel Carcamo tried submitting his premium theme for sale on the ThemeForest marketplace. He uses this guest post to share the entire experience, as well as his conclusions about WordPress product businesses and marketplaces in general.
Building your own Multi-Purpose theme from scratch can be a very tough project to take on. Getting it approved on ThemeForest? That’s a whole other layer of challenges that you’ll need to tackle. In this guest post, I’m going to share my entire experience of submitting a theme to ThemeForest’s marketplace. In February 2017 I started playing around with the idea of building my own Multi-Purpose events theme to be sold on ThemeForest. I knew, from the experience I gained of selling my own events plugin on CodeCanyon, that a complete solution was needed for customers who did not want to mix a plugin and a theme, but instead, wanted a complete solution in one single product.
Normally, when you need a website with an events functionality, you have to add various plugins to achieve it. This, in turn, can make your website slow and bloated, which is why I decided to build an event’s theme that had everything built into it.
By April I had already assembled my team of programmers and got to work. After weeks and weeks of testing and testing again, I felt that we had reached a point where we could submit the theme to ThemeForest for a review.
First Submission (Hard
I wrote up some thoughts on how to do your Black Friday deal right, by satisfying new and existing customers, and ensuring you don't undermine your ability to charge full-price in the long run.
Black Friday and Cyber Monday have the opportunity to be some of the biggest profit generators all year for WordPress products. Hopefully you’ve been profitable all year and this isn’t – as with traditional retail – the sale event which makes you profitable, but it’s still a great opportunity and over the last couple of years I’ve seen the Thanksgiving period consistently provide a nice boost to WordPress business’ earnings.
Yet, it’s important to get Black Friday right. You need to create an offer which works for you, is attractive for your customers, and does not impede your ability to make money in the long term.
You shouldn’t take those three points for granted; this post gets into the how and why, and how to get Black Friday right for WordPress products.
Not all sales are equal
Pricing is consistently one of the highest-impact areas my agency Ellipsis advises clients on: it’s remarkably simple to change, and simple tweaks to pricing can often dramatically improve profitability.
We spend the vast majority of the time telling people to increase prices, and Black Friday is the opposite of this.
I thus need to start this section
End-to-end testing provides tremendous benefits for everyone. Learn about end-to-end testing with Cypress.io.
What Exactly is “End-to-End Testing?”
End-to-end testing means testing your application in a way that each component, from start to finish, is tested to do what it’s supposed to do. As an example, imagine a website that has a “Contact Us” form. Testing this would mean filling out the form, clicking the submit button, and expecting to see a result afterwards of something along the lines
The year is almost up. Is your website ready for the new year? Here are some things you can do now to prep your WordPress site for 2019.
The year’s almost up; the time for family and festivities is upon us. Rather than making a New Year’s resolution to learn to play the guitar or eat your weight in ice cream (you should totally do both of those things), how about you resolve to get your WordPress website ready for the new year by keeping it updated, optimized, and audited? We often forget about our websites as life starts to get busier, especially if we don’t need to update our websites with any regularity. This time of year, more importantly for eCommerce website owners, site traffic will increase, and there are a few things we can do to potentially help your users our, as well as help, protect yourself.
I like to keep things clean and running smoothly with SOAP: secure, optimize, assess accessibility concerns, and prioritize updates. So, let’s get started.
Security, especially around the holidays, is essential. Even the smallest website could potentially put your users at risk if not adequately audited, configured, or updated. You don’t need a computer science degree to keep your website secure; you need to make sure you’re looking at a few key points.
Make sure your hosting
Check out these 3 toolkits to develop custom Gutenberg WordPress blocks. One of these is a well known ACF plugin and other 2 are newly released plugins. These toolkits help to create custom WordPress blocks visually.
Gutenberg is the new Block editor for WordPress. It is scheduled to be released bundled with the WordPress 5.0 in November. You can read more about this on our Blog Gutenberghub.com as we curate and share everything related to this new editor for WordPress. There has been a lot of excitement in the WordPress community about this new Block editing experience where everything will be a block. Gutenberg comes with a bunch of very standard and useful content blocks enough for most content writing needs. However, there will always be a chance you need something custom which is not possible by the bundled blocks with Gutenberg.
If you are not a developer or needs an easy way to develop custom WordPress blocks, read on…
Create Custom Gutenberg Blocks Visually
Are you not a hardcore WordPress developer and still wish to create some custom blocks? Read on, as this article introduces some good toolkits available now to create custom Gutenberg blocks visually
NextGEN Gallery is preparing for Gutenberg but has some serious doubts about if WordPress 5.0 is ready for prime time.
If you’re a NextGEN Gallery plugin user and have been wondering about Gutenberg compatibility, Imagely CEO Erick Danzer announced today that the plugin will ship a gallery block in a release planed for next week. The plugin is currently used on nearly a million WordPress sites (900,000+ active installs). NextGEN Gallery’s Gutenberg block has been in beta testing since May and the plugin will support users who update to use the new editor as well as those who stick with the Classic Editor plugin. In a post titled “A Plea to Defer the Release of Gutenberg,” Danzer outlined his concerns with the timeline for WordPress 5.0. His thoughts echo many other prominent members of the development community who have written their own calls to delay the release. He cites feedback on WordPress.org and urges the Gutenberg team not to discount the validity of these reviews:
Some people have been dismissive of those reviews and questioned whether they are a legitimate reflection of user experiences with Gutenberg. The reviews often lack detail and can be quite harsh.
But that’s the experience of ALL plugin developers on the WordPress repository. Gutenberg is being reviewed
If you run an online shopping portal and want to give a great push to your e-business, don’t forget to use the AI
E-commerce is one of the fastest growing industries in the world. The main motive of each company engaged in this business is to attract customers to make online transactions. For this, almost all companies give importance to hyper-personalization, which facilitates the understanding of user needs, study consumer behavior, create a forecast of consumer behavior in the future, and launch marketing activities with a huge amount of data to make sufficient sales every day. Always keep in mind that the Data for the analysis of behavioral factors of users are collected from their activities on a smartphone, tablet and a desktop computer. This is where AI comes into the picture.
These days, Artificial Intelligence is being used in the field of Internet search. Almost all big tech giants, e-commerce companies, and retail companies are using AI to improve the quality of their services and help visitors find easily find what they need. So, today we will talk about the AI use in e-commerce SEO and its benefits to e-retailers in detail.
Algorithm That Reads Images
All tech-savvy people know that the recognition of objects using a smartphone is not a new thing. Because of the use of AI, today users
This tutorial will show you how to migrate your website from Drupal to WordPress. It includes pre-migration steps, moving text and images, choosing a theme and optimizing your new site.
Do you have a website built using the Drupal that you’d like to transfer it to self-hosted WordPress? While Drupal is a great content management system, maybe you wish to try something new. You will have more options when it comes to free themes and plugins, and WordPress is generally easier to use than Drupal. Follow this step-by-step guide to migrate your site from Drupal to WordPress quickly and easily.
Table of Contents
Drupal to WordPress migration
Step #1: Installing the FG Drupal to WordPress plugin
Step #2: Getting your Drupal database details
Step #3: Importing Drupal content to WordPress
Selecting a theme
Creating navigation menus
Setting up contact forms
Adding image galleries
Installing must-have plugins
Updating your permalink structure
Making your site live
Redirecting old URLs
Checking and fixing your internal links
Making sure everything works
Prior to moving any of your content, you’ll need to take care of a few things. Let’s get started, shall we?
Since your current site is on Drupal, you already have a web host. It may be a good idea to switch to a host which offers specialized WordPress
Most small / startup WordPress product creators just have enough resources to develop their product. That is why a service like Freemius is flourishing, because they take care of the business aspect of things for their customers. Today they are taking it a step further with their new "Got Your Back" special program.
Calling all WordPress product creators who are selling through Freemius – today we are officially launching the “We Got Your Back” program, which will help you handle all of the things you prefer to avoid in your business! I can see you doubting and sneering at what I just wrote in that 1st paragraph, but if you’re selling your WordPress plugins and themes with Freemius, then you already know that we were not kidding when we said that we would truly become your business partners and do everything we can to empower your business and to push it forward, simply because YOUR success is literally our success.
As you know, the Freemius service was created in order to handle everything that might be considered “meta” in running an online business that sells WordPress plugins and themes. In other words, everything that’s not about coding the actual product:
Taxes (EU VAT)
Decreasing the uninstall rate
As you can see, another thing we were not kidding about was when we said: “Your WordPress business headache?
This article is not sponsored in any way. I don’t know the creators of any of the mentioned tools nor are any links affiliate ones. I genuinely use these tools every day, and they help me save time, money and sanity.
We all have our little private toolboxes. A set of services, plugins, and tools we use every day. They are far from perfect, but if we use something every day it can’t be all that bad, right? This post is not sponsored in any way. I don’t know the creators of any of the mentioned tools nor are any links affiliate ones. I genuinely use these tools every day, and they help me save time, money and sanity. What’s also important to note is that I’ve tried their alternatives, I’ve gone through most of the tools out there, both free and paid, and I choose the ones I use. So they didn’t materialize in my bookmarks by accident. If you hate them or know of better ones – perfect, leave a comment down below and let me know. I’ve left a lot of tools out to keep the article at a reasonable length and because I thought everyone uses them already. An example? Bootstrap. Please note – the list is not sorted in any way.
I don’t know the creators of any of the mentioned tools nor are any links affiliate ones. I genuinely use these tools every day and pay for most.
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In this edition, WordPress 5.0 beta out, new default theme, Accessibility team, Gutenberg, and more.
Hello friends, welcome to our November 2018 WordPress news roundup! Now that I think about it, I can’t believe we’re nearing this year’s end…which kind of frightens me because I realize once again how fast time is flying. Can you believe that Gutenberg might become the default editor in just two short weeks? I mean, the craze started sometime around May 2017 and now we’ve almost reached the culmination. The release is getting thoroughly prepared as I’m writing this post: Gutenberg has new features, while a fresh WordPress default theme is under development.
Anyway, not everything is sweet in the Gutenberg world, and we all know that. This month, there was some contentious back-and-forth regarding Gutenberg’s accessibility, including the resignation of the Accessibility team lead.
But that’s not all. We have many more awesome stories for you to read and a lot of great insights from various WordPress experts. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the November 2018 edition of “This Month in WordPress with CodeinWP.”
WordPress 5.0 Beta 2
The grand event of the year is close. WordPress 5.0 enters its final stages as the second beta is already
When a website is built and handed off to the client it's easy to think your work is done. However, as simple as the WordPress admin is to developers and seasoned users, to new users it can be daunting, especially with a very customized build. How, then, do we go about training our clients to use WordPress? Let’s explore some best practices for passing on our knowledge.
Helping someone learn to help themselves is an incredibly satisfying experience. And it is often part of a web designer’s job description. We build something for our clients and then teach them to how to use it. A platform such as WordPress makes this possible. However, it’s not always easy. Clients can run the gamut in terms of technical knowledge. Therefore, we must be able to effectively communicate with people of all skill levels.
Plus, there really isn’t such a thing as a “standard” WordPress website. There are plenty of shared traits. But the endless combinations of themes, plugins and customization make every site unique.
How, then, do we go about training our clients to use WordPress? Let’s explore some best practices for passing on our knowledge.
Personalize the Experience
When you work with WordPress every day, it becomes like second nature. This is especially the case for designers and developers. Each website we build provides that much more insight into how WordPress works. As such, it can be difficult to remember that not everyone has this experience.
It’s important to realize that a client who hasn’t used WordPress before