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10 min read Brian Jackson
Editorials | wp-rocket.me | 2 days ago

How Much Disk Space Does a WordPress Website Need?

There's a difference between how much disk space you need, vs how much you want. Are you overestimating?

How Much Disk Space Does a WordPress Website Need?

Editorials | wp-rocket.me | 2 days ago

Maybe you’re choosing a new web host or simply curious about what’s “normal.” Whatever the reason, understanding disk space and how much you need for your WordPress website is an important consideration when choosing a hosting package or anticipating how much space you might need in future. In this post, we’ll explore how much space WordPress sites need, including how much space they typically use, what you need to know about web hosting packages and the storage space they offer, and how running your site efficiently can ultimately help you save space and keep costs down.
How Much Disk Space Do Web Hosts Offer?
Disk space refers to the amount of storage space a web host allocates to a website and all associated files on a server. Basically, it’s the same as disk space on your computer’s hard drive.
Web hosts typically list how much disk space they offer on their sites along with details of their plans and pricing. You might see it referred to as “disk,” “local storage,” and even “web space.”
No matter what it’s called, space is space and not to be confused with monthly visits (i.e. traffic) or bandwidth

Community | imagely.com | 3 days ago

A Plea to Defer the Release of Gutenberg

Gutenberg is about to go out to the world in WordPress 5.0, but it's not nearly ready. This article is putting it out there, bluntly. It's from the CEO of Imagely - the developers of NextGEN Gallery.

A Plea to Defer the Release of Gutenberg

Community | imagely.com | 3 days ago

As most in the WordPress world hopefully know, the arrival of Gutenberg is fast approaching. Gutenberg is the code word for the new editing interface that users will see every time they add or edit a page or post in WordPress. It represents one of the biggest changes to WordPress in its history.
Right now, the plan is to release Gutenberg as part of WordPress 5.0 on November 27. But there are big questions about whether Gutenberg will be ready, stable, and safe in time for that release date.
This post is essentially an open letter and a plea to the Gutenberg team to consider deferring the release at least until January.
I LIKE GUTENBERG AND ADMIRE WHAT THE TEAM IS DOING
Let me start by saying that I like Gutenberg. I like the interface and think it has enormous potential to improve the content creation experience for WordPress.
I also know that the people working on it - including developers and leads - are normal, talented people. They’re working incredibly hard right now to create something great. The project leads are making the best decisions as they see them. There are a lot of considerations to take into account for launch timing.
This is not a broad critique of Gutenberg

Business | freemius.com | 3 days ago

Credit Card Disputes Book: 11 Techniques to Increase Wins Rate By 740%

After losing so many credit card disputes no one could blame a WordPress product seller for assuming that their chances of winning are so slim. This free book is here to change both that assumption and the reality that created it.

Credit Card Disputes Book: 11 Techniques to Increase Wins Rate By 740%

Business | freemius.com | 3 days ago

We’ve learned that many WordPress plugin & theme sellers simply give up on dealing with Stripe or credit card disputes their customers file against them. After losing so many of them – who could blame them for assuming that their chances of winning are so slim? This book aims to change that by explaining why it is unquestionably worth your valuable time to battle and resolve those disputes, and also demonstrates what you need to collect and how you can do so. It uncovers the unique techniques we’ve developed at Freemius, which enable our company to proudly say we’ve achieved a huge increase in our credit card disputes wins success rate: they surged from 4% all the way up to 29.6%!
The book, titled: “11 Proven Techniques To Increase Your Credit Card Disputes Win Success Rate by 740%” by Freemius, has all of the knowledge and tools you need at your disposal in order to start winning those disputes (and chargebacks) and help you run a prosperous WordPress plugins or themes business.

5 min read Ben Pines
Community | elementor.com | 6 days ago

A new way to switch between Elementor, WP dashboard & live site

Meet Finder, a new tool available in the free version of Elementor, which allows you to easily switch between pages, create new content and do a whole lot more

A new way to switch between Elementor, WP dashboard & live site

Community | elementor.com | 6 days ago

Building websites involves browsing through SO many different windows… Think about it. In order to setup even the simplest website, you have to visit several places: the WordPress dashboard, Elementor editor, Elementor settings, the front-end of your site.
The result – dozens of opened tabs and lots of time wasted maneuvering between pages and screens.
Even editing a single page can become a challenge:
Going from the WordPress dashboard – > Elementor editor – > My templates – > Dashboard again – > Menu settings – > View page, and so on
…Sheesh!
Thankfully, we came up with an easy and intuitive way to get you from A to B, no matter the A, no matter the B.
Introducing Finder, a handy search window that lets you go from anywhere, to anywhere. Reach any Elementor page or setting page from wherever you like on your site.
With Finder, we tried to create the easiest possible experience when navigating through different screens.
You can launch Finder from any place on your site. From the Elementor editor, from the backend admin area and even from the frontend of your site.
To open Finder, click CMD / CTRL + E, then search for

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

WordPress Developer Salary: The Average, Plus How to Increase Yours

A lot of WordPress developers are freelancers, not full-time employees. But do they charge enough for their work?

WordPress Developer Salary: The Average, Plus How to Increase Yours

Community | kinsta.com | 9 days ago

Salary might be a taboo subject to some people, but if you’re a WordPress developer, or are considering a career in WordPress development, knowing what people are earning is essential to maximizing your own earning power. So let’s talk about that secret – let’s talk about the average WordPress developer salary. That way, you’ll know exactly what you’re worth (and how you can earn more).
To do the topic full justice, we’re going to break this post into two parts.
First, we’ll take a look at the data from job sites and freelancing platforms to learn:
Then, after we’ve covered what the averages are, we’ll discuss some tips for increasing your own salary so that you can move yourself towards the right side of the salary bell curve.
But first, a little caveat…
Calculating a Single “WordPress Developer Salary” Is Hard
There are a few things that can skew these numbers. First, because WordPress is so popular (currently powering over 32% of the web), there are a ton of people who might fall under the label of “WordPress developer”.
For example, there’s the distinction between WordPress “developers”

11 min read WebDevStudios
Community | webdevstudios.com | 3 days ago

Modern Theme Development with Storefront

Learn how we work with WooCommerce's Storefront to provide a customized solution for a recent eCommerce client.

Modern Theme Development with Storefront

Community | webdevstudios.com | 3 days ago

Storefront is a robust and flexible free WordPress theme developed by the team behind WooCommerce. Out of the box, Storefront supports deep integration with WooCommerce, which makes it a perfect starting point for developers to launch their projects. Storefront’s codebase relies on WordPress hooks and filters to add, remove or change functionality which makes it a perfect candidate for customizations through a child theme. At WebDevStudios, we decided to create a child theme for a recent client project. Customizing Storefront directly would make it impossible to upgrade for new features and bug fixes. Any changes would be overwritten during the upgrade process. By creating a child theme, we have the ability to upgrade the parent theme (Storefront) for access to new features and bug fixes.
Throughout the article, when I refer to parent theme, it’s Storefront.
Folder Structure
A child theme is basically a blank WordPress theme—it becomes a child theme when you define the parent theme in the “Template” param in the header block of a child theme’s style.css file.
For example:
/*
Theme Name: Storefront Child Theme
Theme URI:
Template: storefront
Author:

10 min read Kobe Ben Itamar
Business | freemius.com | 11 days ago

My Experience Submitting A Theme to ThemeForest

Daniel Carcamo tried submitting his premium theme for sale on the ThemeForest marketplace. He uses this guest post to share the entire experience, as well as his conclusions about WordPress product businesses and marketplaces in general.

My Experience Submitting A Theme to ThemeForest

Business | freemius.com | 11 days ago

Building your own Multi-Purpose theme from scratch can be a very tough project to take on. Getting it approved on ThemeForest? That’s a whole other layer of challenges that you’ll need to tackle. In this guest post, I’m going to share my entire experience of submitting a theme to ThemeForest’s marketplace. In February 2017 I started playing around with the idea of building my own Multi-Purpose events theme to be sold on ThemeForest. I knew, from the experience I gained of selling my own events plugin on CodeCanyon, that a complete solution was needed for customers who did not want to mix a plugin and a theme, but instead, wanted a complete solution in one single product.
Normally, when you need a website with an events functionality, you have to add various plugins to achieve it. This, in turn, can make your website slow and bloated, which is why I decided to build an event’s theme that had everything built into it.
By April I had already assembled my team of programmers and got to work. After weeks and weeks of testing and testing again, I felt that we had reached a point where we could submit the theme to ThemeForest for a review.
First Submission (Hard

Business | blog.weglot.com | 6 days ago

From €72,000 to €110,000/monthly: Focusing on what works - Weglot blog

Our second story article of 2018, going over the past 6 months, talking about how vital it is to focus on what's working.

4 min read robert Abela

Announcing Activity Logs for MainWP Extension

We are happy to announce the first activity log extension for MainWP. This extension allows MainWP users to keep a log of changes that happen on the MainWP dashboard, but also to view the activity log of all child sites from one central location - the MainWP dashboard.

Announcing Activity Logs for MainWP Extension

Today we are happy to announce the release of a new free extension – Activity Logs for MainWP. With this extension, MainWP users can keep an activity log of changes that happen on their MainWP dashboard, and also see the activity logs of all child sites from one central location – the MainWP dashboard. Before highlighting the features of this new extension we’d like to introduce MainWP, for those who are not familiar with it.
What is MainWP?
MainWP is a WordPress management suite developed to be the most effective, self-hosted WordPress central dashboard. From the MainWP dashboard a user can control virtually all aspects of WordPress management including updating all of their sites with just one click of a button, schedule automated backups, monitor their sites, manage content across their network and much more. Visit the MainWP website for more information on this great, free WordPress management system.
Why Did We Do The Extension For MainWP?
MainWP is a leading WordPress management solution, and is developed by some of the most experienced people in centralizing management of multiple WordPress websites. So there was no question if we wanted to work with them. This

3 min read Cozmoslabs
Tutorials | cozmoslabs.com | 3 days ago

Admin Approval on Edit Profile fields with Profile Builder

The Add-on extends the functionality of Profile Builder by enabling admin approval on edit profile fields. Until the fields have been approved the old values will be displayed for everyone else.

Admin Approval on Edit Profile fields with Profile Builder

Tutorials | cozmoslabs.com | 3 days ago

We are happy to announce the release of the Edit Profile Approved by Admin Add-on for Profile Builder. The Add-on extends the functionality of Profile Builder by enabling admin approval on edit profile fields. Until the fields have been approved the old values will be displayed for everyone else. The functionality of the add-on has multiple use cases, some of them would be:
– be sure that users don’t change fields in their profile, that show up on your site, to improper words
– review the email address of the user before it is changed
– monitor changes of your user profiles
– approve avatar image changes
Setting up Admin Approval on Edit Profile fields
After we activate the Edit Profile Approved by Admin Add-on we will see new options for our Fields:
You can simply activate admin approval on a field by clicking the “Requires Admin Approval on Edit Profile” checkbox.
Fields that have “Requires Admin Approval on Edit Profile” enabled will have a check mark on the field list next to them.
How it works on the front-end
After a user updates his profile and if fields that require admin approval have been modified, those fields will be

9 min read WebDevStudios
Business | webdevstudios.com | 10 days ago

Get Your WordPress Website Ready for the New Year: What to Do Now!

The year is almost up. Is your website ready for the new year? Here are some things you can do now to prep your WordPress site for 2019.

Get Your WordPress Website Ready for the New Year: What to Do Now!

Business | webdevstudios.com | 10 days ago

The year’s almost up; the time for family and festivities is upon us. Rather than making a New Year’s resolution to learn to play the guitar or eat your weight in ice cream (you should totally do both of those things), how about you resolve to get your WordPress website ready for the new year by keeping it updated, optimized, and audited? We often forget about our websites as life starts to get busier, especially if we don’t need to update our websites with any regularity. This time of year, more importantly for eCommerce website owners, site traffic will increase, and there are a few things we can do to potentially help your users our, as well as help, protect yourself.
I like to keep things clean and running smoothly with SOAP: secure, optimize, assess accessibility concerns, and prioritize updates. So, let’s get started.
Secure
Security, especially around the holidays, is essential. Even the smallest website could potentially put your users at risk if not adequately audited, configured, or updated. You don’t need a computer science degree to keep your website secure; you need to make sure you’re looking at a few key points.
Make sure your hosting

8 min read Alex Denning
Business | alexdenning.com | 3 days ago

Getting Black Friday right for WordPress products – Alex Denning

I wrote up some thoughts on how to do your Black Friday deal right, by satisfying new and existing customers, and ensuring you don't undermine your ability to charge full-price in the long run.

Getting Black Friday right for WordPress products – Alex Denning

Business | alexdenning.com | 3 days ago

Black Friday and Cyber Monday have the opportunity to be some of the biggest profit generators all year for WordPress products. Hopefully you’ve been profitable all year and this isn’t – as with traditional retail – the sale event which makes you profitable, but it’s still a great opportunity and over the last couple of years I’ve seen the Thanksgiving period consistently provide a nice boost to WordPress business’ earnings.
Yet, it’s important to get Black Friday right. You need to create an offer which works for you, is attractive for your customers, and does not impede your ability to make money in the long term.
You shouldn’t take those three points for granted; this post gets into the how and why, and how to get Black Friday right for WordPress products.
Not all sales are equal
Pricing is consistently one of the highest-impact areas my agency Ellipsis advises clients on: it’s remarkably simple to change, and simple tweaks to pricing can often dramatically improve profitability.
We spend the vast majority of the time telling people to increase prices, and Black Friday is the opposite of this.
I thus need to start this section

7 min read WebDevStudios
Community | webdevstudios.com | 5 days ago

Introduction to End-to-End Testing with Cypress.io

End-to-end testing provides tremendous benefits for everyone. Learn about end-to-end testing with Cypress.io.

Introduction to End-to-End Testing with Cypress.io

Community | webdevstudios.com | 5 days ago

The topic of testing comes up often at WebDevStudios—whether we’re on-boarding a new project, or we’re digging out bugs on existing work, and even when we talk about our own internal tools. Testing is a common part of software development that often gets overlooked, especially when you consider a website that might be more “static,” such as a WordPress blog. But regardless of whether your site is running a rich web application or serving up your favorite recipes to your readers, End-to-End (E2E) testing has benefits for everyone. Today, I’m going to walk through getting started with Cypress.io—a JavaScript-based E2E platform that’s easy to get up and running and is powerful in numerous ways that could make you rethink testing.
What Exactly is “End-to-End Testing?”
End-to-end testing means testing your application in a way that each component, from start to finish, is tested to do what it’s supposed to do. As an example, imagine a website that has a “Contact Us” form. Testing this would mean filling out the form, clicking the submit button, and expecting to see a result afterwards of something along the lines

Business | freemius.com | 18 days ago

Freemius Launches The “We Got Your Back” Pilot Program For WordPress Products

Most small / startup WordPress product creators just have enough resources to develop their product. That is why a service like Freemius is flourishing, because they take care of the business aspect of things for their customers. Today they are taking it a step further with their new "Got Your Back" special program.

Freemius Launches The “We Got Your Back” Pilot Program For WordPress Products

Business | freemius.com | 18 days ago

Calling all WordPress product creators who are selling through Freemius – today we are officially launching the “We Got Your Back” program, which will help you handle all of the things you prefer to avoid in your business! I can see you doubting and sneering at what I just wrote in that 1st paragraph, but if you’re selling your WordPress plugins and themes with Freemius, then you already know that we were not kidding when we said that we would truly become your business partners and do everything we can to empower your business and to push it forward, simply because YOUR success is literally our success.
As you know, the Freemius service was created in order to handle everything that might be considered “meta” in running an online business that sells WordPress plugins and themes. In other words, everything that’s not about coding the actual product:
Checkout
Licensing
Recurring payments
Automatic updates
Taxes (EU VAT)
Trials
Affiliation
Cart recovery
Decreasing the uninstall rate
Collecting user-feedback
Customer communication
Etc.
As you can see, another thing we were not kidding about was when we said: “Your WordPress business headache?

9 min read Codeinwp
Community | codeinwp.com | 13 days ago

WordPress News: 5.0 Beta Available, Gutenberg Not Accessible, New Default Theme Almost Here

In this edition, WordPress 5.0 beta out, new default theme, Accessibility team, Gutenberg, and more.

WordPress News: 5.0 Beta Available, Gutenberg Not Accessible, New Default Theme Almost Here

Community | codeinwp.com | 13 days ago

Hello friends, welcome to our November 2018 WordPress news roundup! Now that I think about it, I can’t believe we’re nearing this year’s end…which kind of frightens me because I realize once again how fast time is flying. Can you believe that Gutenberg might become the default editor in just two short weeks? I mean, the craze started sometime around May 2017 and now we’ve almost reached the culmination. The release is getting thoroughly prepared as I’m writing this post: Gutenberg has new features, while a fresh WordPress default theme is under development.
Anyway, not everything is sweet in the Gutenberg world, and we all know that. This month, there was some contentious back-and-forth regarding Gutenberg’s accessibility, including the resignation of the Accessibility team lead.
But that’s not all. We have many more awesome stories for you to read and a lot of great insights from various WordPress experts. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the November 2018 edition of “This Month in WordPress with CodeinWP.”
WordPress 5.0 Beta 2
The grand event of the year is close. WordPress 5.0 enters its final stages as the second beta is already

19 min read MPR Studio
Tutorials | mprstudio.com | 7 days ago

Drupal to WordPress Migration: Comprehensive Guide to Move Your Site

This tutorial will show you how to migrate your website from Drupal to WordPress. It includes pre-migration steps, moving text and images, choosing a theme and optimizing your new site.

Drupal to WordPress Migration: Comprehensive Guide to Move Your Site

Tutorials | mprstudio.com | 7 days ago

Do you have a website built using the Drupal that you’d like to transfer it to self-hosted WordPress? While Drupal is a great content management system, maybe you wish to try something new. You will have more options when it comes to free themes and plugins, and WordPress is generally easier to use than Drupal. Follow this step-by-step guide to migrate your site from Drupal to WordPress quickly and easily.
Table of Contents
Drupal to WordPress migration
Step #1: Installing the FG Drupal to WordPress plugin
Step #2: Getting your Drupal database details
Step #3: Importing Drupal content to WordPress
Post-migration steps
Selecting a theme
Creating navigation menus
Setting up contact forms
Adding widgets
Adding image galleries
Installing must-have plugins
Updating your permalink structure
Making your site live
Redirecting old URLs
Checking and fixing your internal links
Making sure everything works
Pre-migration steps
Prior to moving any of your content, you’ll need to take care of a few things. Let’s get started, shall we?
Web hosting
Since your current site is on Drupal, you already have a web host. It may be a good idea to switch to a host which offers specialized WordPress

6 min read WPSpeak
Plugins | wedevs.com | 3 days ago

How WP Arena is Using WP User Frontend to Manage Content Submission Process

This is the best example of WPUF. Jazib Zaman, Founder of WPArena is using WPUF from an awesome team of WeDevs in an artistic way. Learn why I am shooting this post.

How WP Arena is Using WP User Frontend to Manage Content Submission Process

Plugins | wedevs.com | 3 days ago

WordPress is by far the most popular blogging platform and the huge community contributors keep it ever alive. But there was a time when WordPress content websites were struggling to find a solution to a BIG problem. The problem was – How to allow users to submit their posts from the frontend?
WP User Frontend was introduced by weDevs back in 2012 which immediately put an end to that crisis. It did not take much time to become a top rated plugin for post submission and form building. From that position, it has evolved a lot both in terms of design and functionality. Now it is popularly known as a one stop solution for managing ALL the frontend needs of a WordPress websites.
Along the way WP User Frontend have helped numerous customers to make their dream website a reality. For them, it was not just a plugin. But a time-tested companion that offers endless growth opportunity for their business.
In this write-up, we are going to publish an interview with Jazib Zaman, CEO of TechAbout, a loyal WPUF user. He also happens to be the founder of WP Arena, a highly reputed WordPress company. He has been using WPUF to manage the entire post submission process for his blog. This interview

6 min read Josh Pollock
Community | calderaforms.com | 10 days ago

How To Easily Display Customer Reviews On A WordPress Site - WordPress Form Builder

Reviews from your customers are a great way to prove the value of your product to potential customers. Bringing reviews from Google, Facebook, Yelp and more into your WordPress site is easy with WPBR, learn how.

How To Easily Display Customer Reviews On A WordPress Site - WordPress Form Builder

Community | calderaforms.com | 10 days ago

In a world where business is done mostly online, it’s no wonder that review marketing has become increasingly in demand. This demand was felt within the WordPress space and WP Business Reviews was created to rise to the challenge. Why Put Reviews On A Website?
In recent years, reviews have risen in importance for search engine optimization and general marketing strategies. Reviews are the new word of mouth. So the easier they are to find, the better it is for business.
Including positive reviews filled with keyword rich, user-generated testimonials on a website do more than just lead customers to the social proof they need to decide to use a business. It also provides search engines with more authoritative content when it searches through the website.
In an effort to give marketers and business owners everywhere a simple solution to display their best reviews from a variety of platforms, WP Business Reviews was created. This article will walk through how to use WP Business Reviews and explain all of its available features.
What Is WP Business Reviews?
The makers of GiveWP, the WordImpress team, developed WP Business Reviews to allow users to display their reviews from multiple

7 min read Iain Poulson
Business | wpappstore.com | 4 days ago

Train Your Clients to Use WordPress

When a website is built and handed off to the client it's easy to think your work is done. However, as simple as the WordPress admin is to developers and seasoned users, to new users it can be daunting, especially with a very customized build. How, then, do we go about training our clients to use WordPress? Let’s explore some best practices for passing on our knowledge.

Train Your Clients to Use WordPress

Business | wpappstore.com | 4 days ago

Helping someone learn to help themselves is an incredibly satisfying experience. And it is often part of a web designer’s job description. We build something for our clients and then teach them to how to use it. A platform such as WordPress makes this possible. However, it’s not always easy. Clients can run the gamut in terms of technical knowledge. Therefore, we must be able to effectively communicate with people of all skill levels.
Plus, there really isn’t such a thing as a “standard” WordPress website. There are plenty of shared traits. But the endless combinations of themes, plugins and customization make every site unique.
How, then, do we go about training our clients to use WordPress? Let’s explore some best practices for passing on our knowledge.
Personalize the Experience
When you work with WordPress every day, it becomes like second nature. This is especially the case for designers and developers. Each website we build provides that much more insight into how WordPress works. As such, it can be difficult to remember that not everyone has this experience.
It’s important to realize that a client who hasn’t used WordPress before

Business | wplift.com | 13 days ago

Propelling WordPress Product Businesses Through Branding (For Free!)

The Freemius team had just announced that it is launching a special “We Got Your Back” program, which is going to help increase WordPress plugin & theme businesses’ bottom line through professional, custom branding. AND, it's free.

Propelling WordPress Product Businesses Through Branding (For Free!)

Business | wplift.com | 13 days ago

The Freemius team had just announced (earlier today) that it is launching a special program, which they have named: “We Got Your Back” Club. So first things first – let’s make the info in that title crystal clear: Freemius is going to help increase WordPress plugin & theme businesses’ bottom line through professional, custom branding, AND, they are offering to do that for free? The answer seems to be a straight up yes. Now that we’ve got that out of the way – let’s dive in a little deeper to figure what exactly is this all about. Really can't complain I've switched to @freemius – they just launched a new "We Got Your Back" Club pilot, in which they are offering free #WordPress #plugin business branding and designs.
Membership in this program is offered solely to WordPress plugin & themes owners who sell them through the Freemius sales platform, and the type of perk a product owner is entitled to choose is derived from the accumulative sum of their gross revenue from sales their products have made through Freemius, as the following table implies:
As you can see, the whole thing is pretty simple: the higher your gross

7 min read Eric Karkovack

Should You Use Gutenberg on Existing WordPress Websites?

A look at the pros and cons of making the switch to Gutenberg. Existing sites may be better off staying put.

Should You Use Gutenberg on Existing WordPress Websites?

With the impending release of WordPress 5.0, the new Gutenberg editor will make its way onto millions of websites. It’s a big change in how content is created, stored and managed. Not to mention the potential compatibility issues that could crop up with some themes and plugins. As the new editor prepares for full release, we should note that the “Classic” Editor will remain available as a plugin. Activating it will enable site owners to use it in conjunction with Gutenberg or bypass it completely.
Because the Classic Editor affords us a second path, it’s worth considering whether or not to take it. Gutenberg represents a big shift in how WordPress operates. The question becomes, is it really worth utilizing the new editor on an existing site, or is it better to stick with the tried-and-true Classic version?
To answer that question, there are several factors to consider. So, before you take the plunge and switch to Gutenberg, here are a few items you’ll want to think about.
The Past and Future of Your Content
The content on your existing website, along with the way you manage it, has already been established. Odds are that your pages and blog posts follow

4 min read Brian Jackson
Community | impress.org | 16 days ago

Announcement: WordImpress is now Impress.org

Love the new rebranding by these guys! Stellar job. Especially the slogan: “Code for Good.”

Announcement: WordImpress is now Impress.org

Community | impress.org | 16 days ago

We are extremely excited to announce that we’re rebranding our company with a new name, new logo, and new website. As of today, we are no longer WordImpress but Impress.org:
Here’s a little insight into why we are rebranding and what this means for our future.
Impress.org now serves as our corporate identity and showcase for our growing product offerings. No products will be sold on the site directly, but we will continue publishing relevant and thought-provoking articles.
Our new identity signifies a few important concepts for us, which are summarized fairly clearly by our new slogan: “Code for Good.”
With the tremendous success of our flagship product, GiveWP, we felt compelled to arrange our entire company around the idea of bringing more good into the world through our products. This means a lot of things:
Our products must “impress” and do real good in the world.
Our company must “impress” and be a place where our employees feel they are doing good in the world.
Our customers must benefit from development and support best practices that press forward and help them succeed online.
What does this mean for our existing products?
GiveWP

Community | jjj.blog | 19 days ago

@JJJ Review of WordPress 5.0 Beta 1

John James Jacoby provides an interested stream-of-consciousness review of Gutenberg in WP 5.0-beta1. Lots of small confusions and annoyances.

@JJJ Review of WordPress 5.0 Beta 1

Community | jjj.blog | 19 days ago

I’m writing this post using the new block-based editor that comes packaged with the first WordPress 5.0 beta, known previously and externally as Gutenberg. For just general writing, so far it ain’t so bad, but one thing that bugs me straight away is that the auto-save causes the UI in the upper right corner to spaz out every few seconds. I keep thinking it’s a notification in macOS, so I stop writing to look up at it, because it’s all just outside my periphery.
So far in this post, I haven’t needed to add any blocks or format any text, and I haven’t needed to move any text or paragraphs around. I have a feeling this is how most people will interact with this editor most of the time, and for that, it generally gets the job done no different than the classic editor did.
I suppose it’s about time I try to insert some kind of image, so here’s a shot I took today of some concrete that got poured behind the building my office is in.
I think it’s a little weird that the default new-block buttons are: image, header, and gallery. I also think it’s weird when I hover over the “P” for paragraph button, that it changes to 2

8 min read Iain Poulson
Community | rianrietveld.com | Oct. 9, 2018

I have resigned as the WordPress accessibility team lead. Here is why

After several years of working on WordPress and accessibility and being part of the accessibility team, Rian Rietveld has taken the very difficult decision to leave the WordPress accessibility team. Here she explains why she have made this decision and how she hope things can improve for the future.

I have resigned as the WordPress accessibility team lead. Here is why

Community | rianrietveld.com | Oct. 9, 2018

This post is written with the Gutenberg editor version 3.9.0. Disclaimer: This post is my opinion and mine alone.
After several years of working on WordPress and accessibility and being part of the accessibility team, I have taken the very difficult decision to leave the WordPress accessibility team. I owe it to the team to explain why I have made this decision and how I hope things can improve for the future.
The last year, especially the last few weeks have been too politically complicated for me. It’s better that someone else takes the lead now.
In this post I’ll try to give an analysis of what the WordPress Accessibility Team (wpa11y team) did during the development of Gutenberg and what the problems are with working on its accessibility.
Gutenberg
When the development of Gutenberg started, the wpa11y team followed its progress and tested what was there. And we discovered there is much to improve. So Andrea Fercia started to open tickets and tried to find solutions. And that was a huge task.
Codebase
We had four big problems:
The codebase of Gutenberg is difficult for all of us, because no one in the wpa11y team is a skilled REACT developer. So it was hard to implement