In this tutorial we show the level of integration of GeoDirectory with Avada (and other page builders) by building an Airbnb like page.
approximately 6 months ago we released V2 of GeoDirectory and we promised it would be a lot easier to customize your design with it. Being compatible with most page builders and themes, you could already do fantastic template designs with GeoDirectory V2, but now that we are fine-tuning it, you will be able to do even more awesome stuff with it.
We decided to start with Avada and the Fusion Builder.
With the current version of GeoDirectory, you had to :
create widget areas in Avada
add the GD widgets needed to complete the design
finally, use these widgets areas through the Fusion Builder
You could achieve almost anything with that and CSS later, but it wasn’t intuitive, nor as easy as customizing a design, with the default elements of Fusion Builder.
GeoDirectory Elements will be within the Fusion Builder
From the next version of GeoDirectory (beta available on GitHub), all GeoDirectory Widget / Shortcodes / Blocks, will also be available as Elements of the Fusion Builder.
This makes it a lot easier to design and we can now dig into the tutorial of how to design a page to look similar to Airbnb’s listings page or search results page.
Assuming you have Avada and GeoDirectory
WordPress 5.3 includes lots of great new features, enhancements, bug fixes! Improved blocks, new Site Health Tool, Twenty Twenty theme, new APIs and more.
WordPress 5.3 is getting closer (now we’re at WordPress 5.3 RC1) and we can’t wait to see all the upcoming new features and enhancements in action. So what can we expect from WordPress 5.3?
First and foremost, a whopping number of releases of the Gutenberg plugin is going to be merged into the core, from 5.4 to 6.6. This means we’ll see a huge number of features and enhancements for both users and developers, as well as an important boost in performance.
But there’s much more than Gutenberg in WordPress 5.3.
In fact, 5.3 features several improvements related to the Site Health Tool, a brand new default theme (TwentyTwenty), enhancements in the Admin User Interface, better support for PHP 7.4, improved accessibility, and much more.
That’s a lot of amazing stuff, right? So, let’s buckle up and dig deeper into WordPress 5.3.
At the time of this writing, the next Major Release of WordPress is far from being stable. We can still expect several bug fixes before the final release, scheduled for November 12, 2019, but no more commits for any new enhancements or feature requests are admitted.
23 September 2019: Beta 1
30 September 2019: Beta 2
8 October 2019:
When you're creating targeted popups on your ecommerce WordPress site, it's important to make sure they're translated if you're selling internationally! We take a look at how to optimize your popups + some of the best popup plugins out there!
Ah, the subject of popups. It can be quite controversial to many. Some studies show that people hate popups, find them obnoxious or even ruin their site experience. And, I guess at some point we’ve all felt that way.
But, we can’t ignore the stats from a conversion point of view.
Research conducted by Sumo, found that the top performing 10% of popup forms convert at a huge 9.3%. With the average popup converting at 3% (which is above average in comparison to some other marketing channels).
Now, there’s a difference between popups that add value and those that are just plain annoying – and we’re guessing those are the ones that really bug you.
The popups we want to talk about are the ones that convert your traffic, build your email list, drive more sales or reduce your cart abandonment rate.
How’s this for a benefit…Market statistics show that exit intent popups can help save 35% of potentially lost visitors. Use them intelligently, and popups are a game-changer.
So, we’ll take a closer look at how to optimize yours, roundup the best practices in terms of design & copy, take a look at 5 great WordPress popup plugins and show you how
Over the past month, Kinsta has been testing new machines internally and the performance gains are huge. Here are the details and what this change means for the users.
The performance of your WordPress sites has always been a top priority for our team. It’s one of the main reasons clients choose us today over our competitors, and we’ve proven this time and time again. We’re consistently one of the first in the industry to release the latest software such as PHP 7.3, and Review Signal has awarded us “top tier” performance five years in a row. Kinsta was also the first managed WordPress host to utilize Google Cloud Platform (GCP) exclusively, and we keep a close eye on their newly released infrastructure. We’re always trying to push the boundaries, and today we’re taking it to a whole other level. We are excited to announce that we are moving to GCP’s next-generation compute-optimized virtual machines (C2).
We’ve developed our WordPress hosting platform to be completely scalable, from our Starter plans all the way up to our Enterprise plans. This means we aren’t just moving a select few to this new hardware or limiting their use to our higher-tier plans. We’re making the new GCP machines available for everyone at Kinsta. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a casual blogger or
Custom post types are a powerful feature of WordPress that provide users with the flexibility they need to create a completely customized website. This guide explores exactly what custom post types are, how they work and when to use them. It also shows you how to create new post types both with plugins and manually with code.
Custom post types in WordPress are a powerful feature of the platform that provide users with the all-important flexibility they need to create a completely customised website. When they were first introduced, they helped WordPress make the leap from a simple blogging tool to a fully-fledged content management system. Today, custom post types continue to be a useful feature, particularly for developers who specialise in bespoke WordPress sites.
In this guide, we’ll explore what custom post types in WordPress are, how they work and when to use them. We’ll also show you how to create new post types with plugins and manually with code.
What is a custom post type in WordPress?
To understand what a custom post type is, first you need to know what a post type is on its own.
WordPress can store a lot of content, depending on what you add to your site. From blog posts and pages to images and menus, no two pieces of content are the same, and this is where ‘post types’ come into play.
Post types allow different types of content to be categorised. A single item is a ‘post’, which can be confusing because ‘post’ is also the name of regular articles
One of the best ways to increase the efficiency of the app or software development process is by adopting DevOps.
In a DevOps environment, finding a way to make development projects more successful is something you should be passionate about. Failing to follow the trends in the world of development can put your company in a compromising position. The last thing you want to do is lose your competitive edge due to the use of outdated tools or methodologies. Studies show that businesses using DevOps are more operationally efficient and provide higher levels of customer service.
If you are already using DevOps in your place of business, you need to keep up with the changes going on with this methodology. As with any other tool used in this industry, there are constant DevOps innovations happening.
Read below to find out more about the DevOps trends that you need to know to stay competitive in 2019.
Embracing the Power and Convenience of Automation
One of the biggest DevOps trends you need to look out for in 2019 is increased amounts of automation. With a higher degree of automation, you can create an agile and leaner IT organization, as well as reduce the chance of employee overworking. During the development of a new piece of software, a number of repetitive and mundane tasks have to be performed.
Now is the perfect time to transition to a fulfilling career in project management. Here are some valuable project manager resources to help.
Opportunities in project management are rising and pay is also expected to increase. Interestingly, there aren’t enough project managers to fill the growing demand. Now is the perfect time for you to transition to a fulfilling career in project management, and I know of some valuable project manager resources to help. I am a project manager because I love to watch projects unfold, and I simply love to check things off. When you check items off of your to-do list, small amounts of dopamine are released making you feel accomplished, motivated and blissful. It’s even more fun when the engineers do the actual work and you get to be the one to mark it off as complete. It’s rewarding and addicting.
In reality, project management is a lot of work and way more complex. You have to manage budgets, timelines, teams, clients and stakeholders. You have to mitigate risks, communicate, and problem solve. So whether you’re a newbie or a seasoned project manager, you should always perfect your craft. Let’s look at some books, online courses, and other project manager resources you can use to improve your project management skills.
Leaders Aren’t Born, They are Made
It’s important to remember that there’s more to creating a fully translated WordPress site than just the text on the page — images also play an important role in creating a multilingual site
If you’re planning to translate your WordPress site, it’s important to remember that there’s more to creating a fully translated WordPress site than just the text on the page — images also play an important role in creating a multilingual site. With the right WordPress translation plugin, you can translate images so that you’re able to display different images, text, and image metadata, based on a visitor’s language.
This helps you create a better, more localized user experience, make your website more accessible in all languages, and improve your multilingual SEO, especially when it comes to ranking images in Google image search.
In this post, you’ll learn how you can use Weglot to fully translate images on your WordPress site with a simple step-by-step guide for localizing all aspects of your site’s visual media (including videos).
How to Choose a WordPress Translation Plugin for Images
When you’re looking for a WordPress translation plugin to translate images, it’s important to remember that there are multiple considerations for fully translating an image:
The image file itself. For example, using a different image URL for
Here’s a deep-dive into the hugely successful strategy behind WP FeedBack’s $100k+ plugin launch!
Have you ever heard of a WordPress plugin (or theme) that made over $100,000 in its first 30 days after launch? After spending hours Googling for successful plugins in the WordPress space that we could learn from, I couldn’t find any. As a big believer in transparency and knowledge sharing, I promised myself that if we met our goal of making $100k+ during our launch, I would share everything that we learned so other plugin and theme developers would be able to replicate the “recipe” we used to bootstrap our business.
Spoiler alert – we ended up making over $100,000 during the launch
Quality content is a must for all blogging websites. Here are 15+ proven writing tips for bloggers to craft clear, concise, and compelling content.
Here are 15+ proven writing tips for bloggers that will help you create great blog content, improve the quality of your posts and get you more readers. Blogs are a popular source of information on the Internet. It has been used for expressing oneself, helping others get answers, entertainment, building communities, and many more purpose. Right now, there are billions of blogs on the web, and millions more are written each year. The market is filled with bloggers, and thus, there comes a need of being better than others to be recognized.
As a result, you must focus on delivering great blog posts to compete with others who probably have more experience than you. But don’t worry about this factor as no matter how many bloggers there are, writing on the same niche, your content can always come on top if you write a great blog post.
Content has always been king, and when you focus your attention on the quality and structure of your blog; you will become a successful blogger.
Therefore, I will show you the tips for writing great blog posts which will surely change the way you plan, think, and write your blogs.
1. Pick the Right Niche
One of the essential decisions when starting a blog
If you are a beginner looking into WordPress website development and if you are looking at it from a business standpoint, then you are probably already well aware that developing something meaningful that will bring in profit will require money, time, and dedication
If you are a novice looking into WordPress website development and if you are looking at it from a business standpoint, then you are probably already well aware that developing something meaningful that will bring in profit will require money, time, and dedication. In the circumstances in today’s online market, creating and maintaining a successful online business is more complicated than ever. Web design is getting better every day, competition is tough, and only the best manage to stand out. For these reasons you will need all the help you can get. Most of you probably immediately thought of one of those agencies that are advertised on virtually any high-traffic page on the internet. Needless to say, most of these agencies will set you back quite much in terms of your budget, as their expenses as companies are much higher than the expenses of one individual. On the same note, if you already have a WordPress site, and you need just some tweaks done here and there, you can hire a single freelancer specialized in that one particular service that will meet your needs. It’s also worth mentioning that hiring a freelancer instead of an agency will give you more flexibility. Freelancer
Logs are like unsung heroes; they store a wealth of information, have an important role in any type of software, yet they are often ignored. This article highlights all the different type of logs WordPress administrators have available.
Logs for WordPress administrators – the definitive guide to all the logs WordPress site administrators can use. Logs are like unsung heroes; they store a wealth of information, have an important role in any type of software, yet they are often ignored.
October is a national cyber awareness month and therefore we have prepared this article together with WP Security Audit Logs, a company known as the “king of logs” in the WordPress ecosystem. Use WebARX20 to get a 20% discount form any WP Security Audit Logs plans here.
This quote from the PCI DSS compliance regulations highlights how important logs are for the security of websites:
Logging mechanisms and the ability to track user activities are critical in preventing, detecting, or minimizing the impact of a data compromise.
In this article, we will explain what logs are, what information you can find in them and how you can use this information to better manage and improve the security of your WordPress websites. Let’s dive right in.
Introduction To Logs
Logs are records of events related to a given software, application, or service. Most modern software products keep logs of some kind. This means everything
While it is easy for all the worst-case scenarios to run on your head, the thing is, you need to have a comprehensive checklist before you launch.
Launching a website can be nerve-wracking. What if you fail to test out a crucial data form causing you to miss out on a lot of new leads? Or you didn’t set up your site redirects, leading your visitors to a website that cannot be found? While it’s easy for all the worst-case scenarios to run on your head, the thing is, you need to have a comprehensive checklist before you launch.
Also, if you’re using WordPress, having a coming soon plugin like UnderConstructionPage or Coming Soon & Maintenance Mode will help you manage everything until you’re ready for the public. In this post, we’ve compiled the ten essential things to double-check before launching your website:
1. Cross Browser and Device Check
If you have a development link for your site, it’s always best to check it thoroughly. Check it on all of the browsers (Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Edge, etc.) and all types of mobile devices. When doing the testing, it’s crucial to click on every link and every page.
Do this over and over even if you’ve already launched. That will ensure that nothing went wrong during the switch.
2. Check Page Content Errors
One of the most common mistakes
Launching a brand new website? Check out this comprehensive website launch checklist. Review before going live. Don't miss it.
What is the best day to launch a website? Let me take you through the website launch checklist and I will clarify each of the key directions. Launching your WordPress site must be an exciting step. You have already gone through the motions of choosing your website builder, getting your way about WordPress (which can be quite overwhelming), designing your site interface, and now, you are about to launch your gleaming new site! Exciting, right?
However, before you hit that publish button, you need to run a thorough check of your site. Failing to check your website before it goes live could lead to malfunctioning, which is not what you want while trying to build a reputation in the blogosphere.
This checklist will help you identify the most important fine details to check right before you launch your site to ensure everything works well.
1. Check your Contact Page
A contact page allows your readers to get in touch with you. You can include a working email address, phone number, or mailing address for the more old school site viewers. In addition to obtaining feedback about your site, the contact page will let visitors inform you of a glitch. It will also improve the credibility of your
There’s a possible change coming to the way Meetup handles its subscription pricing and ticket fees. If you don’t love the sound of that, there is an alternative: The Events Calendar already provides a way for you to create an event marketplace.
There’s a possible change coming to the way Meetup handles its subscription pricing and ticket fees. We love Meetup around here, and we’ve even integrated it into our Event Aggregator service so that you can easily sync your Meetup events and your WordPress calendar. We think it’s important that you know what’s changing over at Meetup and how it might affect you. What? Changes? What are they?
First off, it’s worth noting that Meetup’s changes are limited to a small test group, which means things are still up in the air. Will the changes roll out to every Meetup user? Maybe and maybe not. But the fact that they rolled it out to some customers and shared the news with everyone else suggests they’re moving forward.
What changes are we talking about? The first is awesome news for y’all who subscribe to Meetup’s service as an event organizer. Meetup is dropping the subscription price to a mere $2 per month. That’s an 80 percent savings overall!
The second change is more complicated. Meetup members (those who register for events) will need to pay $2 to reserve a spot at your event. In other words, attendees are required to cough
There's lot of friction when trying to translate slider content (text, buttons, links etc.), mostly because it exists outside the WordPress editor. This tutorial focuses on how you can achieve this easily and for free, independently of the slider plugin used.
Love ’em or hate ’em, sliders and carousels are a popular design choice for a lot of WordPress sites. But if you’re looking to create a multilingual WordPress site, figuring out how to translate sliders in WordPress can be difficult because slider content exists outside the WordPress editor. You might be using a dedicated slider plugin or the slider widget in a page builder plugin like Elementor. Either way, you’ll need to be able to translate those sliders to ensure a cohesive multilingual experience for your visitors.
To help, we’re going to show you how to translate sliders in WordPress using a simple, non-technical interface like this:
This method will work with all slider plugins and you’ll be able to follow this tutorial for free – no need to purchase a premium plugin just to translate your WordPress sliders.
What You Need to Translate Sliders in WordPress
To follow this tutorial and create multilingual sliders on WordPress, you’ll only need two things:
Your slider – we’ll create an example slider with the free Smart Slider 3 plugin, but the method that we’ll outline will work with any slider plugin/widget including
Learn how to automatically translate your WordPress site or WooCommerce store using the new DeepL integration from TranslatePress. You'll get high quality machine translations that are easily editable.
If you’re looking for an easy way to automatically translate your WordPress site, you can achieve this by using the new DeepL Integration available in TranslatePress. Since a significant amount of TranslatePress users have been enthusiastically requesting DeepL support (stating that it’s better than Google Translate), we had to oblige.
The result: you can now allow TranslatePress to automatically translate your site using the DeepL Automatic Translation add-on.
Below, we’ll go through the simple steps needed to have your website automatically translated using DeepL.
What is DeepL?
DeepL is a relatively new automatic translation service, that has climbed rapidly among the best machine translation services.
It uses neural networks and artificial intelligence to translate texts, which results in high quality and accurate translations. It’s really good with grasping the meaning of a sentence, rather than going for a literal translation.
While it does support a limited number of languages (currently 9), this number is gradually increasing.
Here’s the list of supported languages in DeepL:
Find out more about the types of WordPress Hosting, and how to pick the best one for your site!
Once you have decided to go and set up a WordPress website, you're going to need a hosting provider. What you need to know is that there are several different hosting options for you. Whilst this can be slightly overwhelming at first, don't fret: We'll give you all the information you need to help you decide which one is best for you. We'll look at the three most common hosting options for WordPress: Shared Hosting, VPS (Virtual Private Server), and Managed WordPress Hosting. You might already be wondering why there are so many hosting types, what's similar and different about each and which is best for you? So without further ado, let's get to it!
This is the most basic and cheapest of all the WordPress hosting offerings we outline today. It's good if you just want a site up on the internet and aren't getting lots of traffic. You simply want cheap hosting for a humble website and nothing more.
As the name implies shared hosting means you ‘share' a server with lots of other users and sites, it could be hundreds or thousands each. Like trying to get work down in a crowded room, it's doable, but it's not as effective as having the place to yourself. Shared hosting is great for a
Need to delete a WordPress theme? Learn three different methods to properly delete all theme files and data to keep your site secure and fast.
From time to time, you’ll find yourself switching to a new WordPress theme on your site. When you do this, it’s a good idea to delete the old WordPress theme, once you’re sure you won’t be switching back to it. Removing themes or plugins that you aren’t using from your site is good practice: it’ll make your site more secure and could make it faster. In this guide, I’ll show you the methods you can use to delete a WordPress theme so that you know how to do it safely and thoroughly.
When You Might Want to Delete a WordPress Theme
There are a few scenarios in which you might find yourself wanting to delete a WordPress theme:
You’ve installed a new WordPress theme and want to get rid of the old one.
You installed a theme for testing but then decided it wasn’t for you.
You’re not using the default theme and want to remove it from your WordPress installation.
The way in which you delete the theme is the same whatever scenario you’re in.
You might be tempted to hang onto that theme you aren’t using anymore: after all, it’s not doing any harm, and you might decide to use it again in the future.
But it’s good
Learn how to visually translate all your Divi site content using TranslatePress. Whether you're using the Divi theme or Divi page builder, or both, creating a multilingual Divi website has never been easier.
With both theme and plugin versions, Divi is one of the most popular and flexible ways to build a WordPress site. But while Divi gives you a ton of design flexibility, there’s no built-in way to translate Divi sites, which is why you’re probably here reading this post. In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to translate a Divi site using the free version of the TranslatePress plugin.
If there’s one thing Divi users love, it’s visual design, and TranslatePress brings that same visual approach to creating a multilingual site with Divi.
By the end of this post, you’ll be able to use a visual interface to translate all of your Divi content, including images, forms, buttons, and more, by simply pointing and clicking on a live preview of your site:
Ready to learn how? Let’s dig in…
*This method will work for both the theme and plugin version of Divi.
How to Translate Divi Sites With TranslatePress: Step-by-Step
Here’s a bird’s eye view of the process of creating a multilingual site with Divi:
Design your content using the Divi Builder
Set up the basic TranslatePress settings
Use TranslatePress’ visual translation editor interface
WordPress salts, along with their companion security keys, are a cryptographic tool that helps secure your WordPress site’s login.
At a high-level, WordPress salts are a way to keep your WordPress site secure by helping to securely store and authenticate the passwords of users at your site. In this article, you will learn:
What Are WordPress Salts? In More Detail
WordPress salts, along with their companion security keys, are a cryptographic tool that helps secure your WordPress site’s login.
Specifically, salts and security keys secure information in the cookies that WordPress uses to log you in.
See, once you log in to WordPress, you have the option to stay logged in so that you don’t need to enter your username and password every single time. To accomplish this, WordPress saves your login information in cookies, rather than using PHP sessions.
That’s super convenient for users, but it also opens the potential for a security issue if someone were able to hijack your browser’s cookies.
To avoid this, WordPress uses salts and security keys to secure your login information so that malicious subjects can’t do anything with it. Think of them kind of like “extra” passwords for your site that are almost impossible for a malicious actor to guess.
Because of their importance, you
With WP-CLI you can generate hundreds of user accounts or publish thousands of posts to your blog without ever logging into your WordPress dashboard!
Have you ever wanted to generate hundreds of user accounts or publish thousands of posts to your blog without ever once logging into your WordPress dashboard? You can do that and so much more with WordPress Command Line Interface (WP-CLI). What is a command-line interface (CLI)?
A CLI, put simply, is a way to interact with a computer program using commands in the form of successive lines of text instead of using a graphical interface. For example, to install the plugin Hello Dolly instead of going to your WP Dashboard > Plugins > Add New > Search “Hello Dolly” > Click Install > and finally Click Activate, you can simply run the command wp plugin install hello-dolly --activate and it does it all at once.
Our First Command
Now that we know what a WP-CLI command is, let’s get started with our first Hello World! To create your first command, use the command WP_CLI::add_command('IDENTIFIER', 'CLASS_NAME') where the identifier is what you’ll use in the CLI to call subcommands and class name being the class containing all your CLI commands.
With our CLI registered, any public function declared in our class will be made accessible as a subcommand under
The U.S. now has the world's second-highest Spanish-speaking population, behind Mexico. How can ecommerce merchants tap into this vibrant market?
Es oficial: In 2015, the U.S. became the world’s second-largest Spanish-speaking country, following only Mexico. There are more native Spanish-speakers in the U.S. than there are in Spain, according to a study released by the Instituto Cervantes in Spain. The number of native Spanish-speakers in the U.S. has only continued to grow since this figure became fact; and seeing as ecommerce in the U.S. currently represents a $500 billion market, with ecommerce constituting over 11% of total American retail sales in the last year, it’s safe to say that making ecommerce more accessible to America’s 50 million-plus native Spanish speakers is likely to be a sales-savvy endeavor.
The U.S. retail landscape isn’t known for being particularly multilingual-friendly. In fact, only 2,45% of U.S.-based ecommerce sites are available in more than one language.
Of these, about 17%—the highest percentage for a single language pair—are in English and Spanish, followed by 16% available in French and 8% available in German. The 17% of multilingual American e-merchants who have made the move to bilingual Spanish sites have already caught onto an important consumer base.
What makes an international WooCommerce store stand out? Here's how going multilingual can help.
The WordPress plugin industry is booming (we would know—we’re right in the thick of it!). The multiplicity of plugins available for pretty much every website functionality you can think of means that there’s always a degree of healthy competition: every plugin developer has a reason to keep updating and improving their product. Ecommerce is perhaps the exception to this general rule of plugin multiplicity: One particular plugin dominates the scene: WooCommerce is king.
WooCommerce actually powers 8% of the internet’s ecommerce, including 21% of the top 1 million most-visited ecommerce sites on the web—and over 6% of the top 1 million sites overall.
There are many reasons why WooCommerce is the go-to ecommerce plugin for so many WordPress users (who are themselves numerous—over 34% of the entire Internet is WordPress-based), but its popularity mostly comes down to its comprehensiveness. You can start with a content-exclusive site—like a blog or a photo gallery—and turn it into a fully functional online store with no plugin other than WooCommerce. It’s a one-shot installation that allows you to:
create product pages,