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8 min read David Bisset
Development | chrislema.com | 3 days ago

Misunderstanding the Goal of the Gutenberg Experience

Everyone is now writing about their experiences w/ Gutenberg. Chris's take is a good read: he missed the goal of this thing

Misunderstanding the Goal of the Gutenberg Experience

Development | chrislema.com | 3 days ago

I checked out the Gutenberg plugin and new writing experience for WordPress – via an early plugin version. It’s clear I missed the goal of this thing. I tried the new Gutenberg writing experience for WordPress today!
Having read all the early reviews of the new Gutenberg plugin (which is still a very early release), and then reading the interview that Matt Mullenweg did with Torque at WordCamp Europe, I was excited to try it out.
What I read from Matt’s interview, which matched his WordCamp US talk last December, was that this focus on the editor experience would let us leapfrog the experiences that newbies were enjoying with Wix, Weebly & Squarespace.
Of course, there’s always mention of the nice writing experience of Medium that is always mentioned, but the target, that I thought I heard, was the other players. The folks that were spending gobs of marketing money on ads and were taking market share from the WordPress ecosystem.
It’s clear I’ve misunderstood something, but first…
Before I tell you about my experience, let me set the record straight on several things.
I believe that the number of volunteers working on this have done a great

Community | kinsta.com | 2 days ago

How to Download Older Versions of WordPress Plugins

With over 50,000 plugins on the repository, you are bound to run into a bad update or conflict now or then. Check out these different ways to quickly grab an old version for testing purposes.

How to Download Older Versions of WordPress Plugins

Community | kinsta.com | 2 days ago

There comes a time when every WordPress site owner will run into an issue with a plugin update or conflict. In this scenario, one of the easiest ways to debug the problem and confirm it is the update is to download the previous or older version and test it on your site. Check out these three simple ways below on how to download older versions of WordPress plugins. How to Download Older Versions of WordPress Plugins
When it comes to things that can break your WordPress site, plugins are one of the most common. Seeing the white screen of death (WSOD)? It is probably due to a plugin. Why? Well, there are over 50,000 plugins available on the WordPress repository, not to mention the thousands of premium plugins from 3rd-party providers. Developers try as best they can, but it is almost impossible for them to test every scenario and conflict. This is when having a few options to download older versions for testing comes in handy. A lot of times this allows you to fix your site, notify the developer, and wait for the next patch. Remember to always test on staging first!
Option 1 – Download Older Versions of WordPress Plugin From the Repository
The first way to download an older version

9 min read Igor Benić
Tutorials | ibenic.com | 19 hours ago

5 Ways to Make your WordPress Plugin Really Extensible

In this tutorial, you'll find several ways on how to make a plugin extensible. There are also code examples for each approach.

5 Ways to Make your WordPress Plugin Really Extensible

Tutorials | ibenic.com | 19 hours ago

Creating a WordPress plugin can be really fun but you might create a plugin that other developers can’t extend. There will be clients that need something slightly different that you have made. Create extensible plugins so that other developers can jump in and add their own features. In this article, we will go through five ways which you can use today to make your plugin extensible. 1. Using Theme Support Feature
What is a theme support feature? When you create a theme, you must define that your theme supports a feature. This feature can be the featured image. Adding theme support is done by the theme and you can read more about that function add_theme_support here.
But how to use that within a plugin?
Have you ever had a project where you just wanted to remove some of the styles from a plugin? And for some reason, that was not possible, right? Well, you can make that possible within your plugin!
We can decide to enqueue our style only if the current theme does not support our plugin styles. If the theme was made with our plugin in made and has the necessary styles defined, the theme could have something like this in their code:
But this won’t do any good if we don’t

11 min read Rod Austin
Community | poststatus.com | 3 days ago

The future of the WordPress economy, and why I'm not worried

Joshua Strebel -- the CEO of Pagely -- shares his view of the current state of the WordPress economy, and why he is confident in both its strength and future.

The future of the WordPress economy, and why I'm not worried

Community | poststatus.com | 3 days ago

Joshua Strebel — the CEO of Pagely — shares his view of the current state of the WordPress economy, and why he is confident in both its strength and future. Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Joshua Strebel, the CEO and co-founder of Pagely. Pagely was one of the first managed WordPress hosts and continues to be a market leader. Josh had some thoughts about the WordPress economy, which I asked him if he would share here for the Post Status audience. He’s been around for a while, and I think he’s got a pretty good hold on the state of things. I hope you enjoy his commentary. And if you like this post, you’ll also enjoy Post Status Publish.
There’s been some recent speculation on whether or not the WordPress economy is beginning to slump. I would answer ‘yes’ and ‘no’; it is clearly evolving, and some areas are contracting while others are growing. I believe we are feeling the effects of market maturity.
Are downmarket “one stop shop” alternatives and in house teams the best solution for the future of WordPress? No, because hosting providers, developers, and agencies who specialize in this space are where

Gutenberg With A Screen Reader: Initial Thoughts And Reactions

Important observation from Amanda Rush: "I can type a post title, but I have to add a block just to start typing text." Seems to go against the "type type type" stated philosophy of Gutenberg.

Gutenberg With A Screen Reader: Initial Thoughts And Reactions

Last weekend, during WordCamp Europe, Matt Mullenweg announced that Gutenberg, (the upcoming WordPress editor that will replace TinyMCE as well as become integrated into the WordPress customization experience), is now available for downloading and testing. So of course people have started playing with it, and Aaron Jorbin issued the following challenge on Twitter today. I broke my own cardinal rule and installed this on a live site, because I need content to play with. I'll start with the good first. I appear to be able to add blocks and move them around using the visual editor part and a screen reader. Now for the not so good.
I can type a post title, but I have to add a block just to start typing text. I can see myself switching to text when this goes live, because writing a post like this is turning out to be incredibly inefficient, cumbersome even, and I'm not sure if that's because I'm just used to writing HTML and can do that in my sleep and so I don't use WYSIWYG editors, or if it's because of the software, or both. I'm also not sure if paragraphs are supposed to be in their own separate blocks although I suppose if you're going to be moving them around, they probably should

5 min read Donna Cavalier
Development | wptavern.com | 2 days ago

WordPress 4.9 to Focus on Managing Plugins and Themes, Gutenberg Targeted for 5.0

I'm not sure what is meant by "managing" plugins and themes, and this article doesn't expand on it, but I'm glad to see that 4.9 will fix the problem with the new text widget stripping out code.

WordPress 4.9 to Focus on Managing Plugins and Themes, Gutenberg Targeted for 5.0

Development | wptavern.com | 2 days ago

Matt Mullenweg, the overall product lead for core releases in 2017, has published an overview for what users can expect in WordPress versions 4.9 and 5.0. After the success of 4.8 and the initial release of Gutenberg last week, Mullenweg is aiming to see the plugin installed on 100K+ sites during the next few months before merging it into core. He also suggested that WordPress could put a promo for the plugin in the upcoming 4.8.1 release. “In the meantime I think we can do another user-focused 4.9 release with the theme of editing code and managing plugins and themes, doing v2s and polishing some features we brought into WP last year,” Mullenweg said. “Weston and Mel already have some good ideas there, and we can start to discuss and brainstorm at the Dev chat next week. This will also allow the Gutenberg-driven release to be 5.0, which is a nice-to-have but not the primary driver of this decision.”
Mullenweg elaborated on changes to the release process in a post on his personal blog. The original idea was for releases to be driven by improvements to the three focus areas (the editor, customizer, and REST API), but the radical changes that Gutenberg introduces

6 min read Matt Cromwell
Plugins | mattcromwell.com | 4 days ago

Gutenberg: First Impressions - Matt Cromwell

Gutenberg will be a game changer for WordPress. These are just my initial thoughts on it's beta development to date. There's LOTS of potential here.

Gutenberg: First Impressions - Matt Cromwell

Plugins | mattcromwell.com | 4 days ago

Gutenberg is the future of content in WordPress. It will deliver the elegance of Medium but with far more power and flexibility of layouts and content types At WordCamp US 2016, Matt Mullenweg announced that new point releases of WordPress would have specific foci around features of WordPress. In the same breath he also announced that he wanted WordPress to have a renewed focus on the post writing experience. He acknowledged how content editing has changed and evolved a lot over the years while the WordPress editor has changed relatively little. I listened to that whole announcement with baited breath because I’ve been longing for a totally revamped way to write content for a long time.
First I took a stab at showing highly styled content directly in the editor
I emphasized how the except can (and should) be used as content in posts
Then I collaborated with Kevin Hoffman on displayed theme-based dynamic styles directly in TinyMCE
All these things were for me tiny efforts to make the backend editing experience more closely emulate the front-end results.
So when the first announcement came out about Gutenberg being about “little blocks” I was excited. This sounded like

16 min read David McCan
Community | codeinwp.com | 3 days ago

Transparency Report #28 - On Leadership, WordPress.org Challenges, and New Partnerships

Ionut Neagu's transparency report for May is extremely interesting. ThemeIsle is experimenting with being a marketplace for 3rd party theme authors and it will be a transition worth watching. Also, he dug into and reports his observations regarding some of the teams, the theme repository, and leadership of WordPress.org.

Transparency Report #28 - On Leadership, WordPress.org Challenges, and New Partnerships

Community | codeinwp.com | 3 days ago

Welcome to the 28th edition of the monthly transparency report (for May 2017). This is a series where I do my best to discuss all the current goings on that were at the center of our attention last month, plus everything else that’s interesting from a business-ish point of view. Click here to see the previous reports. Something I shared in one of the previous reports was how we were planning to invite third-party authors to offer some of their themes through our directory at ThemeIsle.com. Well, it’s happening!
But this month’s report is not only about that. There’s been a lot more going on, actually, and I hope to get to all that further down in this report. Feel free to jump around, though:
Third-party themes in the ThemeIsle directory | Is there room for a Jetpack alternative? | Community and the Theme Review team (TRT) | Listen less, care less, but do more
Third-party themes in the ThemeIsle directory
Here’s the current state of events with our theme partnership program (you could call it like that, I guess):
We’ve just had our soft launch of the whole initiative on June 20th this year, which was, if you look at the calendar, just two days before

1 min read Matt Cromwell
Plugins | wpwatercooler.com | 2 days ago

EP238 - The future of WordPress - Gutenberg WPwatercooler

This was a really great discussion of Gutenberg with Weston Ruter -- a WP Core Contributor and Gutenberg Contributor as well. Well worth a watch.

EP238 - The future of WordPress - Gutenberg WPwatercooler

Plugins | wpwatercooler.com | 2 days ago

On this episode: Show Notes:
This week on WPwatercooler we’re looking into the future with the new post editor, Gutenberg. It looks like Gutenberg is more than just a post editor, they are calling it a block editor since it does much more than just text editing for a post.
Also on:
Subscribe:

10 min read Ben Pines
Community | elementor.com | 4 days ago

Our Experience & Takeaways From WordCamp Europe 2017

In this post we mainly focus on some innovative new plugins and solutions we discovered during WordCamp Europe 2017

Our Experience & Takeaways From WordCamp Europe 2017

Community | elementor.com | 4 days ago

We've just gotten back from WordCamp Europe 2017, held in Paris, and boy was it awesome! Our entire team found the experience insightful and important. In just two concentrated days, we got to meet top WordPress figures, previously only communicated via email or Skype.
We also met various members of the WordPress community from all over the world, all earning a living through WordPress in one way or the other. We listened to a handful of riveting talks, including the inspiring closing interview with Matt Mullenweg.
Oh, and we visited Eiffel, obviously!
You can't write about WordCamp without addressing the generous swag handed by the contributing sponsored. This WC's notable merch included BlueHost spinners (thanks Nick), Yoast Lego minifigures and WPEngine Smartphone holders (which were handed with a guarantee it will change my life forever).
Another memorable part of WCEU were the parties. We couldn't attend all of them, but we did get to partake in Freemius & WPEngine's Friday party, held in a cozy underground cellar, which included free wine and free food. It provided the perfect surrounding to converse with other plugin developers and get to know them better.
Also worth a mention

10 min read Aline
Business | wpmayor.com | 4 days ago

The Biggest Opportunity in WordPress History - WP Mayor

Great article about the recent increase of renewal pricing for WooCommerce and the business opportunities this opens up for new companies.

The Biggest Opportunity in WordPress History - WP Mayor

Business | wpmayor.com | 4 days ago

There was a general sense that many of the most profitable avenues peaked a few years ago, with much discussion about just how screwed the theme market is. The plugin market is even harder to crack, unless you have a particularly useful new idea, but it seems that almost anything that can be done has been done, and now the fight is down to who can market most skillfully and assemble the most financial firepower.

3 min read David McCan
Community | wptavern.com | 4 days ago

WooCommerce Drops 50% Renewal Discount on Subscriptions

WooCommerce recently dropped the 50% renewal discount for premium add-ons. There was not an announcement and some people are upset about a significant increase in cost. People with auto-renewal might not realize the change in policy.

WooCommerce Drops 50% Renewal Discount on Subscriptions

Community | wptavern.com | 4 days ago

Customers who purchased extensions from WooCommerce.com are discovering that the renewal discount of 50% has been removed. Instead, they are now paying full-price. The WooCommerce blog and the official Twitter account do not mention anything about the price increase.
We contacted Automattic and asked if the discount was removed and if customers received prior notice of the price increase. Todd Wilkens, head of WooCommerce, provided the Tavern with the following statement:
All customers receive notification of their upcoming renewal 7 or 15 days before a charge. If anyone received an incorrect price, please contact us immediately and we will make it right. As always, we are committed to making sure WooCommerce is affordable to the widest range of people while maintaining our high level of service and support.
A customer upset by the change contacted WooCommerce’s support desk and inquired about the price increase. The support representative confirmed that the discount was removed and that customers will need to pay full-price to renew.
The customer service rep also explained that the change is due to WooCommerce moving to a straight renewal process, similar to other SaaS products.

12 min read Aline
Business | mhthemes.com | 7 days ago

Why we stop selling WordPress themes on WordPress.com

Read why we are dumping $36,000 USD in yearly revenue and stop selling WordPress themes on WordPress.com. And what you can learn from it...

Why we stop selling WordPress themes on WordPress.com

Business | mhthemes.com | 7 days ago

For those of you who don’t know, WordPress.com is a WordPress hosting company operated by Automattic, the company of WordPress co-founder Matt Mullenweg. WordPress.com is the entry level for many users who start building their websites with WordPress, as it doesn’t involve hosting your own website. In the past our flagship theme, MH Magazine, was available on WordPress.com as well, but we decided to stop selling themes on WordPress.com. Why? Let’s start at the beginning… As you may know, MH Themes was founded in 2012 and we launched our MH Magazine theme in February 2013. The theme quickly became popular and our business started to grow rapidly. In January 2014 Philip Authur Moore (a very nice guy who worked at Automattic) reached out to us and asked if we would like to become a premium theme partner of Automattic and launch WordPress themes on WordPress.com. As you probably can imagine, that was very exciting news for us.
Since this was an interesting business opportunity, opening up a whole new market for us, we were thrilled to sign the contract with Automattic. A few days later the theme review process started and it quickly became clear that WordPress.com

Business | freemius.com | 5 days ago

WordCamp Europe 2017 - The WordPress Product People’s Perspective

This is a reflection on WordCamp Europe 2017, highlighting our experience as a product team that attended, with a special emphasis for WordPress product / business people.

WordCamp Europe 2017 - The WordPress Product People’s Perspective

Business | freemius.com | 5 days ago

WordCamp Europe 2017 has just ended, taking place in Paris this year (next year at Belgrade, Serbia, in case you haven’t heard yet). While last year, at Vienna, only Stanley Macha and I were able to attend – this year, most of the Freemius team was there! Now that everyone’s safely back home, I thought I’d take the time to look back at the event and reflect our experience as a product team who went, using the event as “an excuse” to unite our team and meet everyone face 2 face while also meeting other folks and teams.
I will not be covering topics such as the event location, contributors day and not even the talks, as those topics are well covered on other great recaps of WC EU 2017.
Leo’s Visa
At the beginning of this post, I would like to mention an unfortunate issue, which is the reason I can only write that most of the Freemius team attended WordCamp Europe 2017. Due to technical issues, our team member, and lead developer, Leo Fajardo, was unable to attend WC EU 2017. More specifically, the French government refused to issue him a visa.
Leo was not the only one who suffered the consequences of visa policy in France, as it seems that many

Community | wphierarchy.com | 4 days ago

WPHierarchy | WP Template Hierarchy

WPHierarchy.com is a WordPress resource created by Rami Abraham in 2013. The site is an interactive version of Michelle Schulp's colorful diagram of WordPress' template hierarchy. Each template is linked to documentation that explains its function.

4 min read David Bisset
Development | tommcfarlin.com | 4 days ago

Simple Autoloader for WordPress Projects

Developers! Tom has created an autoloader you can drop into a WordPress plugin and begin using it automagically.

Simple Autoloader for WordPress Projects

Development | tommcfarlin.com | 4 days ago

Earlier this year, I gave a talk at WordCamp Atlanta about Namespaces and Autoloading. These are two topics that, even though we can’t often use some of the native features of PHP7+ in our work, I think that many of us should be using in our plugin development.
Sometimes though, I think the problem is that developers lack the time, resources, or experience to know where to start understanding autoloaders let alone write their own.
And I want to fix that.
For some time now, I’ve been using a very simple autoloader in my projects. It’s served me well, but I think it could it be more powerful and I think it’s something that others could easily use in their projects, too.
So I’ve started a repository that offers a simple autoloader for WordPress. No, it’s not for WordPress core nor is it meant to be used with themes, but it’s for those who want to begin using autoloading in their WordPress plugins and similar projects.
Simple Autoloader for WordPress
You can read all of the details in the project’s repository, but here are the basics:
TL;DR: An autoloader you can drop into a WordPress plugin and begin using it automagically.
I have a very

Community | aarondcampbell.com | 5 days ago

The Open Web Matters

"Support net neutrality legislation. I cannot stress how important this is. Spread the word about the dangers of a closed web. Vote with your dollars and your support. Use open platforms like WordPress and encourage others to do the same."

The Open Web Matters

Community | aarondcampbell.com | 5 days ago

The internet is no longer a toy. It is no longer used only for fun or even simply for research. It is now an integral part of people’s lives, of businesses, and even entire economies. Comedian and science advocate, Bill Nye, was recently speaking about his new show Bill Nye Saves the World. Asked why he thought it was so important, he said: I want clean water for everyone on Earth; renewably-produced, reliable electricity for everyone on Earth; access to the internet, or whatever the future of electronic information is, so that everybody in the world can participate in taking care of the planet.
Water, electricity, and internet. It may sound crazy, but I would argue that the science guy is right. The internet is vitally important to the future of humanity. It needs to be protected, secured, and available. This cannot happen unless it is open.
History
The internet as we know it started around 1991. Tim Berners Lee, working with CERN, developed HTTP, HTML, and the first ever web browser. The internet was much more academic at that time and looked a lot like the pages of a research paper.
Around the same time, the Commercial Internet eXchange was trying to do something ground breaking.

6 min read Donna Cavalier

Restaurant vs. meal kit vs. grocery shopping (or, WordPress.com vs. Jetpack vs. WordPress.org)

Nice analogy. Both the short version and the longer explanation helps clarify the situation.

Restaurant vs. meal kit vs. grocery shopping (or, WordPress.com vs. Jetpack vs. WordPress.org)

Explain to me in two paragraphs or less the delineation between https://t.co/shm7MBBfUi, Jetpack, and https://t.co/w3VOMjx5s9. — Ryan D. Sullivan (@ryandonsullivan) June 21, 2017
Ryan Sullivan posed a challenge/trick question that got me interested because I like trying to come up with compact plain language explanations. So here’s mine:
Restaurant vs. meal kit vs. grocery shopping. https://t.co/RkKp2ooK07
— Helen 侯-Sandí (@helenhousandi) June 21, 2017
This is, of course, not a complete analogy for all aspects of all of the above. It’s all of seven words, come on. It also assumes cultural knowledge of these methods of having a meal, which seems fairly likely for people looking for this delineation. But I think it’s a solid way to start understanding what these three entities are and what they aim to provide you. It does not explain where your stuff lives or how you pay for it (people use rent vs. buy sometimes for this), and I don’t intend for it to do so. Analogies are helpful in providing understanding where knowledge is still considered specialized. They also center references in ways a given person might understand – this analogy

Community | wefoster.co | 5 days ago

The Worst WordPress Performance Problem You've Never Heard Of - TPPUCS™

Great article. Kind of begs the question for centralized way to do it.

The Worst WordPress Performance Problem You've Never Heard Of - TPPUCS™

Community | wefoster.co | 5 days ago

We’re sure that when you read the title of this post you’ll think it’s sensationalist. The good folks at WeFoster HQ are going for the BuzzFeed titles now?! All performance related tips and tricks must be covered by now.. And if it really was such a big issue there must be hundreds of articles on the web about this.. Nope.
Below is a breakdown of the symptoms, causes and cure for a serious WordPress condition we call:
Third Party Plugin Update Check Syndrome (TPPUCS™)
How do I know if my beloved WordPress Install is suffering from TPPUCS?!
Thanks for asking! To answer this question we brought in WeFoster CTO and WordPress Doctor, Bowe Frankema. He’s here to answer your burning questions about TPPUCS.
What is TPPUCS?
Third Party (Premium) Plugin Update Checks
The risk of a slow WP admin due to severe performance issues related to the (unnecessary) checking for updates of your (premium) third party plugins and themes.
Should I be worried, Dr. Bowe?
Let me explain who should be worried about this..
If you are running one or multiple Premium plugins or themes.
If you are occasionally dealing with SLOOOOOOOOOOW WordPress Admin page loads (Stage 1)
If you are

25 min read Nathan Ello
Community | nathanello.com | 2 days ago

How to develop your strategy and become a more successful freelancer.

This is the session I prepared for WordCamp Kent (Ohio) today. Learn how to make the transition from full-time employee to full-time freelancer.

How to develop your strategy and become a more successful freelancer.

Community | nathanello.com | 2 days ago

This is the speech I wrote for the session I hosted at WordCamp Kent on Saturday, June 24th 2017. *Note: This is a transcript of my session so it reads from the perspective of me speaking to an audience rather than being formatted specifically for readers of my blog. I will however be releasing a re-written version of this post soon so if you’d prefer to read that instead then please sign up for my newsletter.
Good morning… Thanks for coming out so early to share an hour of your Saturday with me. I’ve been to my fair share of WordCamps over the last year and I know these early sessions aren’t always the easiest to make it to (or at least they aren’t for me), so thanks again for coming out so early.
Now, before we dive into this session, I’ve got a couple quick announcements to make…
First off, we’ve got a lot of information to cover here today in a short amount of time so I’d like to ask you to please hold any questions you have until the end. I’m optimistic that we’ll have some time left over for Q&A here, but if we don’t then please feel free to send me an email, or if it’s a short question shoot me

4 min read Ben Gillbanks
Community | daily.jorb.in | 4 days ago

Random Thoughts on Gutenberg

Some interesting thoughts on Gutenberg and it's current state. These are all comments on the usage of the app - and I'm sure many of the concerns will be addressed. I think there's a lot of potential in Gutenberg but they need to make sure it at least matches the current editor in terms of functionality.

Random Thoughts on Gutenberg

Community | daily.jorb.in | 4 days ago

Gutenberg is being developed as the next generation WordPress editor. I made my first contribution earlier today. Nothing big, but something that will hopefully help people test it. The contribution process was , but for end users, that’s not the important thing. What is important is the actual editor. I’ve seen talk that Gutenberg is in “Open Beta” now, but I think calling this beta software is still premature. I think there is plenty that will change between now and any possible inclusion in WordPress core for Gutenberg. Here are my random thoughts and my first reactions to using Gutenberg.
It’s pretty. And Fast. I never thought of the post editor as being slow, but there is something about Gutenberg that makes it feel fast.
There are a lot of rough edges. It’s hard to know what is a bug, what is intentional, what just hasn’t been done yet, and what hasn’t been thought of.
There is an option for “Drop Cap” that doesn’t seem to do anything on the front end yet.
I’ve also never intentionally been able to highlight multiple blocks at once, but I’ve sure done it on accident a lot.
I can’t seem to delete

7 min read Girish Karthik
Business | wpteamsupport.com | 2 days ago

How To Make Google Ads Without Getting Blocked By Google's New Official Blocker - WP Team Support

More than 44.83% ads get blocked. This impacts the bloggers, site owners and marketers. The reason for this is annoying irrelevant ads. Google gave solution for both user and marketers in its recent events. How this will affects site owners from earning from their website? It is clearly explained with actual stats in this post.

How To Make Google Ads Without Getting Blocked By Google's New Official Blocker - WP Team Support

Business | wpteamsupport.com | 2 days ago

Google officially announced that Google Chrome will automatically block annoying google ads from 2018. How to make effective Google ads that Google will not block and also to get the high conversion? That is what we are going to see today. Some of you who are up to date on the technology news might know that Google has combined with Coalition to make better ads without annoying the user experience. How will this affect a marketer or a site owner?
How Google’s Auto Adblock Affects
Frankly speaking, it is not going to affect the marketers and the website owners, the impact of this is going to be a big benefit. Google is trying to provide more accurate and appropriate ads to the users.
As the relativeness of the ad is going to be high, the engagement rate is also going to be better. As a result, better income for site owners, better leads and new customers for the advertisers.
While making this I thought to search for how much a blogger can earn from ads? I found this review from Dennis, actually, he wrote the review for WordAds (like AdWords for WordPress.com) anyway the result he says is obvious for any website owner in any platform. Here is the result what he shares
As you can

13 min read Richard Bruce
Tutorials | torquemag.io | 3 days ago

Creating A WordPress Settings Page Using the WordPress REST API

Improve your plugin or theme settings page with REST API instead of admin-ajax

Creating A WordPress Settings Page Using the WordPress REST API

Tutorials | torquemag.io | 3 days ago

One of the many great uses for the WordPress REST API is improving your plugin or theme settings screens. Once you add custom REST API endpoints, getting saved settings via AJAX and saving it via AJAX — IE with no additional page loads — is simpler. Using the WordPress REST API instead of admin-ajax is not only more performant but also lets WordPress core do most of the heavy lifting in terms of sanitization and validation.
In this article, we will walk through each of the steps to create a settings form page and process that form using the WordPress REST API.
Adding Your Settings Page
Before we can get started designing our settings page, we will need to add a menu or submenu item to the WordPress dashboard that you can put a settings form on. On this page, you will need to load CSS and JavaScript files.
Here is a starter class for that:
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7 min read Eric Karkovack
Plugins | speckyboy.com | 3 days ago

Taking the Gutenberg New WordPress Editor for a Test Drive

As is a popular practice this week, I took a look at Gutenberg. My biggest question - how does it affect themes and plugins?

Taking the Gutenberg New WordPress Editor for a Test Drive

Plugins | speckyboy.com | 3 days ago

The WordPress post editor, for all its strong points, is getting a bit long in the tooth. Thus, one of the main stated focuses for 2017 was to change the experience of editing a page or post inside WordPress. That comes in the form of the new Gutenberg editor. The idea is to make writing “rich” posts, complete with media, a more intuitive experience. As it stands now, what we’ll call the “classic” WordPress editor doesn’t do this very well. It takes a lot of smoke and mirrors to do anything other than add standard text and images. Because of this, we often end up using plugins, custom fields or editing raw HTML to make things work. Some of these hacks are problematic, as they are incredibly easy to break.
Then there’s the issue of allowing for the full use of existing features. WordPress has tons of amazing functionality built in, such as oEmbed, which allows you to easily embed media from popular 3rd party services. But you’d have to be a web professional (or very interested in WordPress) to know that this kind of feature even exists.
So, the aim of Gutenberg is not only to bring new functionality to writing content in WordPress, it’s