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8 min read WebDevStudios
Development | webdevstudios.com | 9 hours ago

Tools to Boost Remote Work Productivity

If you work remotely or manage a team of remote workers, these are the tools that we use and/or recommend. Check them out and boost your productivity!

Tools to Boost Remote Work Productivity

Development | webdevstudios.com | 9 hours ago

Any job requires planning, organization and communication, but remote work needs all of those things ten-fold. Working remotely comes with its own set of distractions, depending on how and where you work. Distractions might happen in the form of the hustle and bustle from your favorite coffee shop or the attention needed by your pets or young children. In my experience, working from a home office tends to have a series of challenges to overcome day-to-day problems that could prevent me from getting work done, if I wasn’t otherwise prepared to handle it. It’s important to get yourself working in a way that makes sense for you so that you remain organized, working efficiently and well-connected. Here are a set of recommended tools doing just that, while you work remotely. These are, admittedly, the ones we use or that I like best, but I’ll list a few alternatives with each, too.
Slack
This recommended tool is probably not a surprise. Communication, in my book, is the most critical aspect of any successful relationship—work or personal—it makes no difference. Slack is an excellent chat-like environment for teams. It permanently removes the needs for email

Tutorials | cssigniter.com | 12 hours ago

Hide the WordPress update notifications from all users except administrators

Here's a quick tutorial on how to hide update notifications for your users.

Hide the WordPress update notifications from all users except administrators

Tutorials | cssigniter.com | 12 hours ago

Between minor and major releases, WordPress is regularly updated with new features, improvements on existing ones, security fixes and more. If you have automatic updates enabled on your site, minor releases are downloaded and installed silently without requiring any action from the site’s administrator. However this is not the case for major releases. Once a major release is out a prompt will appear in the WordPress dashboard letting you know that there is a new major update available for your site urging you to install it. This notification might be annoying in some cases. For example if you are a developer managing many client sites. Depending on the amount of custom work on each site, or the plugins installed, you will often, if not always, need to first do the update on a staging server to see if everything works as it should, before pushing the update to the live site. This process might take some time which means that clients/users might see this update notification and start asking why are you not doing your job keeping their site up to date, and if you manage many sites, answering questions like this one might take up precious time away from the actual update process.

8 min read kaustubh patel
Community | loveumarketing.com | 9 hours ago

Pros And Cons Of Using WordPress For your Website

Confused? What platform you should use for your website? Check out these merits and demerits of using Wordpress for your site. This article will share the pros and cons of using the Wordpress platform.

Pros And Cons Of Using WordPress For your Website

Community | loveumarketing.com | 9 hours ago

There are things we love and enjoy a great deal about WordPress. This is because it offers time-saving features that make the web development much lighter creating a great and powerful website. However, even if all the reasons are in favor of this application, it still has a good and bad side. A reliable website provides a particular functionality to users as a part of a business to facilitate web development and also enhance user experience.
Web development includes designing the site, its layout, frameworks, application programming interface (APIs) that coalesce to present one single entity and solutions to users. You can make use of a WordPress support company like WPFixs to develop and maintain your website.
Over other platforms, WordPress has an edge and is the most popular Content Management System (CMS). It is an application that can be extended through the use of its rich functionality and APIs. Of course, there are other different frameworks and applications available but with WordPress, the usability is quite easy as compared to other CMS’s.
It is free and open source plus large communities of developers make it popular. If you don’t have enough cash but want to

Business | mastermind.fm | 1 day ago

Mastermind.fm: Episode 106 - Interview with Mr Retirement Asif Rahman

In this Episode spoke about several very very interesting topics, about life, travel, WordPress, Bangladesh and our life philosophy! And yes, obviously it has a good focus on my retirement, as you could understand from the title!

Mastermind.fm: Episode 106 - Interview with Mr Retirement Asif Rahman

Business | mastermind.fm | 1 day ago

In this episode, Jean joins Asif on the show to have an informal chat between friends. We touch on some important topics such as:
the current state of WordPress and thoughts about its future,
what it means to retire in your mid-thirties,
the impact of travel and living abroad on our lives,
how our parents’ lifestyles shaped our choices and motivations
life in Bangladesh
Asif is one of my favorite people in the WordPress community; I really respect what he’s managed to achieve so far and best of all the fact that he has remained very humble and open to sharing his knowledge with anyone who approaches him for help and mentorship. I wholeheartedly support the drive to have Bangladesh host their first WordCamp ever, and hope to have the chance to visit this country in the near future.
Enjoy the show!
Jean
Links

8 min read Leo Fajardo
Community | freemius.com | 6 days ago

How Brexit Will Affect WordPress Plugin and Theme Sellers

Brexit may have wide-ranging effects for WordPress plugin and theme sellers with customers in the EU. Learn how the upcoming tax changes may affect your business and what you can do to prepare.

How Brexit Will Affect WordPress Plugin and Theme Sellers

Community | freemius.com | 6 days ago

The UK’s imminent departure from the EU (European Union) has left businesses across Europe struggling to understand how this change will affect them. For WordPress theme and plugin businesses, it makes EU VAT collection and payment even more complex than it already is. If you’re accounting for VAT on your own, you may be dealing with hundreds of invoices, difficult requirements for filing in each EU state member, and generally wasting plenty of time and money on bookkeeping. We’re here to break down the upcoming changes and explain what Brexit means for developers selling software to consumers or businesses in the EU. Let’s get started with the basics:
What’s the current state of VAT collection in the EU?
When selling digital products to consumers in Europe, you have to manage and collect the correct amounts of VAT rates from each and every one of your WordPress product sales. Your specific tax situation for the EU depends on where your customers are located and you’ll have to collect tax for each sale depending on whether you’re selling to businesses or consumers. Here are the different possibilities:
If your WordPress business is based INSIDE

6 min read Matteo Duò
Business | matteoduo.com | 3 days ago

How many reviews does a WordPress plugin get?

A deep dive into the data from 950+ popular WordPress plugins highlighting the review to install ratio for each segment and their average.

How many reviews does a WordPress plugin get?

Business | matteoduo.com | 3 days ago

Here’s an interesting question: what’s the average percentage of users who leave a review for a WordPress plugin? Before you say a number, let me provide you with a little context here:
As of today, there are more than 54K plugins listed in the WordPress repository and:
All of them are free to use
All plugins provide some functionality, no matter whether you deem it useful or not. In fact, any plugin developer has to provide minimal working functionality to their plugin when submitting it to have it listed
WordPress powers up 33% of the entire internet
Which means:
Thousands of plugins free to use means low entry barriers in term of attracting new users
Minimum functionality guaranteed means all plugin do something, hence there’s likely a small group of WordPress users out there who are looking for that functionality. Having it for free is a strong driver
33% of the Internet means lots of people are using plugins and constantly search for them
So, having said that:
What do you think it’s the average percentage of users who leave a review on the WordPress repository?
Think of a number (but don’t get too attached to it).
I’ll tell you what it is in

13 min read Tom Zsomborgi
Tutorials | kinsta.com | 7 days ago

How to Disable WordPress Plugins on Specific Pages and Posts

Do you want to run the plugin code and include scripts and styles on every page of your WordPress website?

How to Disable WordPress Plugins on Specific Pages and Posts

Tutorials | kinsta.com | 7 days ago

When it comes to WordPress performance, we have a lot to say about plugins. Each plugin adds PHP code that has to be executed, usually includes scripts and styles, and may even execute additional queries against the database. This means that unnecessary plugins can affect page speed and may have a negative impact on the user experience and your page ranking. As an example, consider a plugin that builds and displays custom forms on front pages, like Contact Form 7. Typically, you would only need one form on a single page, but ideally, you may want to embed a form on any page using the plugin’s shortcode. For this reason, Contact Form 7 loads scripts and styles on every page of your website.
But do you really want to run the plugin code and include scripts and styles on every page of your WordPress website?
In this post, I will show you how to prevent unnecessary plugins from loading on specific posts/pages, so that you can install additional plugins (don’t go crazy of course), and still have your WordPress website load fast. To accomplish this task, we’re going to disable WordPress plugins programmatically on specific posts and pages. This is a four-step process:
Choose

8 min read Tom Zsomborgi
Community | kinsta.com | 12 days ago

What’s New in WordPress 5.1 (Moving PHP Forward)

WordPress 5.1 “Betty” was officially released on February 21, 2019, and is available for download.

What’s New in WordPress 5.1 (Moving PHP Forward)

Community | kinsta.com | 12 days ago

WordPress 5.1 “Betty” was officially released on February 21, 2019, and is available for download. WordPress 5.1 is the first major release since the launch of the WordPress block editor (AKA Gutenberg) in WordPress 5.0. And while it does bring some tweaks and improvements for the block editor, the biggest new features in this release involve the WordPress Site Health project and notices for PHP versions.
In this post, we’ll take a look at all of the new features that might affect how you use WordPress:
New Dashboard Notice for PHP Version
Here at Kinsta, we always recommend using the latest versions of PHP for improved performance and security.
From our benchmarks, PHP 7.3 is on average 9% faster than PHP 7.2. And If you compare PHP 7.3 to PHP 5.6, it can handle almost 3x as many requests (transactions) per second! You should always test your plugins and themes first on a staging site for compatibility. If all is good, make sure to take advantage of this free performance boost.
WordPress is now finally getting on board with pushing the latest versions of PHP with some new tools and notices to promote PHP versions and compatibility.
First up, if you’re running

4 min read WebDevStudios
Business | webdevstudios.com | 5 days ago

Pace Foods Plus Beaver Builder Equals One Hot Website

Website design and development agency, WebDevStudios, used WordPress and Beaver Builder to create a website for salsa brand, Pace Foods.

Pace Foods Plus Beaver Builder Equals One Hot Website

Business | webdevstudios.com | 5 days ago

Not many workdays include picante sauce, salsa and queso, but when Campbell’s Soup Company (CSC) had a desire to standardize their web development across their consumer packaged goods brands, they came to WebDevStudios (WDS) because of our longstanding, trusted partnership. Starting with the Pace Foods website was as natural of a choice as their thick and chunky salsa. Our approach was simple: develop a few custom modules and utilize the out-of-the-box modules to rebuild the site. For us, Beaver Builder was the solution.
Why was Beaver Builder the right choice for this project?
Since the overall goal for CSC was to standardize their web development, “Beaver Builder seemed like the perfect tool to help them deploy sites uniformly and quickly,” explains Director of Business Development, Jodie Riccelli.
Utilizing Beaver Builder ensured that across their many brands, they would start to see commonalities in the overall feel since they would be using similar modules. It also meant a streamlined approach for training and the subsequent execution of changes and maintenance on the sites.
Budget-friendly, Custom Modules, and Easy to Manage
When we first looked at the Pace Foods

4 min read Ben Pines
Community | elementor.com | 15 days ago

Elementor introduces a freehand design experience to WordPress

Absolute position, fixed position, inline elements and flexbox distribution are all new features introduces in Elementor version 2.5. Check out the full flexible layout release

Elementor introduces a freehand design experience to WordPress

Community | elementor.com | 15 days ago

Calling all web-designers! Elementor is yet again pioneering a change that will make WordPress web design far more flexible than ever before – Meet Flexible Layout!
Flexible Layout includes a set of advanced positioning capabilities that help you fully customize your design and layout workflow.
Ready? Take a deep breath, we have A LOT of new and exciting features to cover. Let’s dive in!
Want to place 2 buttons side by side in the same column? Now you can!
Before, each widget took up 100% of the column, since it was using Elementor’s grid layout. Now, you can set the widget to be ‘Inline’, meaning the widget will take up the minimum width that it holds.
You can now set the widget’s specific width for pixel perfect customization.
Absolute position has a bad reputation in terms of responsive design. In Elementor, we allow you to set a separate custom position for mobile, tablet and desktop devices using percentage, VH, VW or pixel units.
With Absolute position, you run the risk of getting a horizontal scroll when the element exceeds the limits of the page. Luckily, we added an Overflow Hidden control, which condenses all of the section widgets inside

Tutorials | cssigniter.com | 7 days ago

How to add SVG support to WordPress media uploader • CSSIgniter

Uploading SVG graphics is not enabled by default. In this tutorial we'll see how to enable SVG uploads using 2 reliable plugins.

How to add SVG support to WordPress media uploader • CSSIgniter

Tutorials | cssigniter.com | 7 days ago

WordPress allows the users to upload many file formats via its built in media uploader. Among them one can find the most popular image file formats, .jpg, .jpeg, .png, .gif and .ico. As you might have noticed SVG files are not among the ones allowed. In today’s article we’ll learn more about SVG and then we’ll add support for them in WordPress’ media uploader. What are SVG
According to Wikipedia Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) is an XML-based vector image format for two-dimensional graphics with support for interactivity and animation. The SVG specification is an open standard developed by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) since 1999.
SVG images and their behaviors are defined in XML text files. This means that they can be searched, indexed, scripted, and compressed. As XML files, SVG images can be created and edited with any text editor, as well as with drawing software.
SVG are currently used by 16.1% of all websites
and browser support is pretty great.
SVG are usually much smaller in size and they can be easily scaled without visually distorting the image. This makes them ideal for displaying logos and graphics on a site.
SVG and WordPress
As mentioned earlier

9 min read Brian Jackson
Tutorials | kinsta.com | 15 days ago

How to Find and Fix Broken Links in WordPress (5 Methods)

Broken links are bad for the user experience, crawlers, and SEO. Check out these different (performance-driven) ways to find and fix them.

How to Find and Fix Broken Links in WordPress (5 Methods)

Tutorials | kinsta.com | 15 days ago

Having broken links on your WordPress site is bad news for both your human visitors and your site’s SEO, so learning how to fix broken links in WordPress is an important part of running a successful WordPress site. In this post, we’ll dive into a deeper explanation for why broken links are something worth seeking out and correcting. Then, we’ll show you five different methods that you can use to find and fix broken links in WordPress without slowing down your site.
Broken Links Are Bad for SEO and User Experience
Broken links are bad for your WordPress site for a few different reasons.
First, there’s the effect on your human visitors. If someone is clicking a link, they’re doing so because they’re interested in the content that they were told the link will take them to. Makes sense, right?
So, by sending them to a broken link instead of the content that you promised them, you’re creating a frustrating experience for your visitors, and that by itself is a good incentive to find and fix broken links on your site.
Broken links aren’t just bad for humans, though, they’re also bad for robots. Specifically, the crawler bots used by search

53 min read Joshua Strebel
Community | pagely.com | 11 days ago

Video case study with Devrix, scaling a viral site to 30Million+ pageviews

We discuss the technical side of scaling a viral site to 30 million pageviews and beyond.

Video case study with Devrix, scaling a viral site to 30Million+ pageviews

Community | pagely.com | 11 days ago

Obsev.com (OBSessed with EVerything) is a news site that hosts particularly viral entertainment and cultural commentary stories. In November of 2018 they were doing significant traffic (30MM+ pageviews per month) and hitting a wall with scaling challenges. They came to Pagely for help. We paired them up with one of our trusted agency partners, DevriX and began the process of sorting them out. With these performance issues limiting their growth it was imperative that we get them through the wall and remove the scaling barrier that was capping their growth and damaging their brand. Fast forward to today and they’ve more than quadrupled the traffic levels that were hobbling the site before Pagely. In today’s first of its kind video case study, we’ll delve into each of the challenges that Pagely and DevriX were able to unravel and resolve for Obsev. You’ll hear from Obsev CEO, Raymond Attipa, DevriX CEO, Mario Peshev and Pagely Director of Hosting Ops, Arman Zakaryan. While this interview explores some complex technical topics we’ve deconstructed each and presented them in layman’s terms so that even the most technically-challenged viewer can understand

66 min read Vova Feldman
Business | freemius.com | 20 days ago

Selling WordPress Plugins and Themes From A Website - All Best Practices In 1 Place

Best practices for selling WordPress plugins/themes: Selecting which products to develop, business model, and the right sales platform.

Selling WordPress Plugins and Themes From A Website - All Best Practices In 1 Place

Business | freemius.com | 20 days ago

Gone are the days in which you could wrap a few PHP functions into a WordPress plugin or even quickly convert a PSD file into a generic WordPress theme and successfully sell them as an end product to thousands of site owners. Even though the WordPress’ market share only keeps growing – in today’s market, this does not fly. There’s just too much competition out there for selling WordPress plugins and themes, and the average customer now knows exactly what they’re looking for and is less likely to buy a pig in a poke. This complete guide includes all of the best practices for selling WordPress plugins and themes from your own website: from deciding on a sustainable product and a business model that makes sense, then narrowed down to pricing it correctly, while collecting usage data and user feedback. All with the final goal of turning it into a thriving business in today’s rugged commercial WordPress ecosystem.
This complete guide includes all of the best practices for selling WordPress plugins & themes from your own websiteTweet
While the market is indeed becoming increasingly crowded and difficult to navigate, it is important to learn how to separate

22 min read WP Newsify
Community | wpleaders.com | 8 days ago

Top 100+ WordPress Influencers To Follow In 2019

WordPress has an ever-growing community. In this article from WPLeaders, 100+ WordPress influencers are listed from the community which may be worth following.

Top 100+ WordPress Influencers To Follow In 2019

Community | wpleaders.com | 8 days ago

WordPress has a huge community. And the power of WordPress lies in its community. As WordPress is evolving fast, more and more people are claiming to be WordPress Experts.
But it’s not easy to find truly legit people to follow.
To make things easier for you, I’ve compiled a list of best 100+ WordPress Influencers to follow in 2019. I call them WordPress Leaders.
Without further ado, let’s get started with the first influencer.
Also Read: 50+ Best WordPress Blogs To Follow In 2019
Aaron D. Campbel
Aaron D. Campbell is the security team leader at WordPress. He is also a renowned speaker when it comes to WordPress security & development.
Follow @aaroncampbell
Adam Connell
Adam Connell is best known for his blogs Blogging Wizard and WP Superstars. He shares insightful tips and strategies there and on Funnel Overload. Definitely worth following.
Follow @adamjayc
Adam Preiser
Adam Preiser is best known for his YouTube channel. Adam is an expert when it comes to releasing how-to videos related to digital marketing and WordPress.
Follow @wpcrafter
Adam Silver
Adam Silver is the founder of ConciergeWP and host of the Kitchen Sink WordPress, a weekly podcast about everything

8 min read WebDevStudios
Business | webdevstudios.com | 12 days ago

3 Things to Know Before Building a Sports Betting Website

Interested in building a sports betting website? There are three essential things you need to keep in mind before starting.

3 Things to Know Before Building a Sports Betting Website

Business | webdevstudios.com | 12 days ago

Disclaimer: Before building your own sports betting website, check the laws of your country and/or state. If you weren’t already aware, on May 14th, 2018, the Supreme Court struck down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act, which previously only protected Nevada as the only legal sports gambling state. Some states were already pushing to change legislation prior to the official ruling both onsite and online. However, not all states have taken action just yet. In fact, only a handful have and not each of those have done so in terms of online gambling yet, only in regards to specific onsite locations.
As we approach the one-year mark on the ruling, I suspect this will continue to change. Slowly, more and more states will allow both onsite and online wagering to take place. There are some real benefits to legalizing sports betting, which are outside the scope of this article, but there is no shortage of information about all those particulars.
It’s not often that an entirely new industry, such as gambling, comes to the web. The internet has obviously has been around for 30+ years at this point, almost encompassing every aspect of life—from shopping to information

Plugins | smartslider3.com | 8 days ago

16 Premium WordPress Plugins to Look Out For in 2019

Wondering what premium WordPress plugins are worth your time and money? We’ve handpicked a collection of the best premium plugins for WordPress in 2019.

16 Premium WordPress Plugins to Look Out For in 2019

Plugins | smartslider3.com | 8 days ago

Wondering what premium WordPress plugins are worth your time and money? It’s easy to get swept up searching through the 54,000 free plugins available in the WordPress repository. But if you’re looking for a plugin that you can rely on, provides updates and support, and has advanced functionality, it’s worth investing in a premium plugin. To help you narrow down your search, I’ve handpicked this collection of the best premium plugins for WordPress, based on the many years I’ve been working with WordPress. These are plugins I see time and time again in the backends of WordPress — these are premium WordPress plugins people use and get value from.
Want to jump to a section quickly?
Page builders and visual builders have become an important design tool for WordPress users. Building sites is no longer just for developers — with visual builder plugins, now anyone can create a beautiful WordPress site.
1. Elementor Pro
Since its release in 2016, Elementor has quickly grown to become one of the most popular page builders for WordPress, with 2+ million active installs. You can even buy Elementor themes from ThemeForest.
It’s easy to see why it’s

7 min read Alex
Plugins | wp-modula.com | 1 day ago

The Best WordPress Plugins for Photographers in 2019

If you're a photographer currently using WordPress, I highly recommend you check out this list of must-have plugins for photographers.

The Best WordPress Plugins for Photographers in 2019

Plugins | wp-modula.com | 1 day ago

Are you a photographer using WordPress? As you probably already know, there are tons of WordPress plugins available – the number is actually over 54,000+ right now.
To save you some of your valuable time, in this article, we’ll take a look at the best WordPress plugins for photographers…
Modula is the most powerful and customizable WordPress gallery plugin on the market. It allows you to effortlessly create mobile-friendly and fully responsive photo galleries that look equally awesome on all devices and screen sizes. Galleries created with Modula are optimized to load much faster to ensure a smooth experience for your website visitors. Of course, we couldn’t help but mention one of our own plugins, and although I guess you could say that we’re biased – we really truly do believe it is a must-have plugin for any photography-related websites and therefore belongs on this (and any) list of WordPress plugins for photographers…
Speed is so important, because your customers and users expect a fast, reliable online experience when browsing your website. For photography websites, it’s even more important to spend time optimizing your website

10 min read Raelene Morey
Community | wpmayor.com | 5 days ago

Is Convesio the Next-Generation of Managed WordPress Hosting? - WP Mayor

Is Convesio the next generation of managed WordPress hosting? Here's my review of this exciting new entrant in the hosting market, which is currently in beta.

Is Convesio the Next-Generation of Managed WordPress Hosting? - WP Mayor

Community | wpmayor.com | 5 days ago

As your agency starts to take off and the five client sites you were working with suddenly become 50 or more, you’ll find that little tasks you were once able to comfortably manage starts costing your business time and money. From dealing with inconsistent server performance to taking calls on weekends when a client’s site has gone down, these non-billables are burdens you shouldn’t have to manage. Convesio is a new Docker-powered managed WordPress hosting solution; the first self-healing, autoscaling, platform-as-a-service for creating and managing WordPress sites.
Borne out of founder Tom Fanelli’s search for a managed hosting solution at his design agency, Convesio offers features and tools designed with creative and digital businesses in mind, from high availability and zero points of failure to automated backups and a centralized dashboard for managing all of your client sites in one place.
Convesio markets itself as “next-generation” managed WordPress hosting that provides the kind of high availability hosting that typically costs $1,400+ per month, but starting at just $10 per month.
Sounds too good to be true? Let’s check out the details.

2 min read FastLine Media
Plugins | wordpress.org | 6 days ago

Assistant – Every-day Productivity Apps

From the makers of Beaver Builder! Assistant is an every-day productivity tool that lets you navigate your WordPress site and handle quick tasks without needing to go to the WordPress Admin area.

Assistant – Every-day Productivity Apps

Plugins | wordpress.org | 6 days ago

Description Assistant is an every-day productivity tool that lets you navigate your WordPress site and handle quick tasks without needing to go to the WordPress Admin area.
Note – This is an early preview release. A full 1.0 release of Assistant will be coming later this year.
Assistant Features
Access the Assistant UI from any frontend page (post, archive, term, etc…)
Get a glance of your recently edited posts and new comments on the Dashboard app.
Quickly find posts with the content app.
Upload media to WordPress media library by dropping files on the Media app.
The Notifications app shows your comments as well as available plugin and theme updates.
Watch this intro video to see it in action!

5 min read WebDevStudios
Development | webdevstudios.com | 14 days ago

Why It's a Bad Idea to Rush Your Website Project

Deadlines are important. But unreasonably tight deadlines that encourage clients and their developers to cut corners and skip steps could be detrimental to the success of your WordPress website. Here's why it's a bad idea to rush your website project.

Why It's a Bad Idea to Rush Your Website Project

Development | webdevstudios.com | 14 days ago

It’s no secret that website project timelines can sometimes be unreasonable. Clients have many different reasons behind the timeline goals set for projects. It could be anything from the release of a new product, a big marketing campaign, or an event. The target date is almost always important and firm. In managing website design and development projects for over half of my career, I have become very familiar with timelines that clients desire, especially tight timelines. As an agency, we’re always doing our best to hit and exceed client goals, but there are times when it’s a bad idea to rush your website project.
A website design and development project typically takes 12 weeks (or more) from initiation to completion. There are various phases throughout a project life cycle that are critical in ensuring a performant and secure website that delivers what the client is expecting. When you rush a website project to hit a particular goal date, you risk a lot.
Discovery is so important.
Rushing a website project typically means starting the development phase ASAP. This is a huge mistake.
The discovery phase of a project provides time for the Engineering Team to explore

The UX Benefits of Mega Menus

Why would any professional designer choose a mega menu over a traditional dropdown or compact one?

The UX Benefits of Mega Menus

Thanks to improved design techniques and more capable technologies — the latest smartphones, for instance, all use high-resolution displays — web developers and UX designers have more space to work with. This has sparked a movement of sorts where a once simple navigation menu becomes incredibly expansive. Because they are so much bigger, they are difficult to get right. There are no set guidelines for structuring a mega menu, primarily because it’s such a new trend. The best way to find something that works is through trial and error, or at the least observation.
What is so iconic about them, however? Why would any designer choose a mega menu over a traditional dropdown or compact one? To understand, it’s best to consider the following four benefits mega menus can offer when explicitly compared to traditional menu techniques.
1. Nothing Is Left Out
For retailers and suppliers that have a huge list of goods in their inventory, mega menus simply allow them to pack everything neatly into the primary navigation window. Generally, listings are split up by category with sub-menus beneath to keep things organized.
Again, Amazon is the obvious example here just because

Development | kinsta.com | 22 days ago

We Analyzed 13 Billion Log Entries - Here's What We Learned

We analyzed 13 billion log entries. Here's what we learned about the WordPress hosting industry.

6 min read John Locke
Community | toolbarextras.com | 18 days ago

7 Golden Rules to Split and Destroy the WordPress Community – Toolbar Extras

Toolbar Extras goes over 7 golden rules guaranteed to split and alienate the WordPress community

7 Golden Rules to Split and Destroy the WordPress Community – Toolbar Extras

Community | toolbarextras.com | 18 days ago

1) Set the Focus Exclusively On New Users, Not On Existing Ones “Out with the old stuff, in with the new”, that’s the motto.
We don’t need the millions of existing WordPress users, they’re just slowing us down. To bring WordPress to more than 30 percent market share on the global web, they were useful. But now they have done their duty. We are looking for new users.
After all, new brooms sweep well. Take heart with this. The old brooms, who still know where the dirt is, only stop them. They need time and care. But we need these resources for the new.
2) PHP Is the Middle Ages, JavaScript the Future
Don’t give a damn about plugin and theme developers who still want to stick to PHP, they’re betting on a dead horse. JavaScript is better in every way. In addition, many developers (still) have problems with JavaScript, so it is faster and better possible to create an elitist circle of coders. Nobody wants all the PHP hobby plugin programmers in the WordPress universe anymore anyway. Just whistle on these idiots, PHP tststs…
And if someone can’t handle React, or even refuse to learn it, those won’t have a place in the WordPress