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5 min read Adi Spiac
Plugins | cozmoslabs.com | 1 hour ago

Add Users on Map in WordPress

A tutorial on creating a Google Map of user locations in WordPress (with the ability to search and filter) using the Profile Builder Pro plugin.

Add Users on Map in WordPress

Plugins | cozmoslabs.com | 1 hour ago

Projects where you need to add users on map in WordPress can require more time for development as you need to deal with more then just a Google Maps with some POI’s on it. While it’s not really a technical problem, the extra time can eat into the existing budget for the project or even increase it. WordPress map plugins are one thing, but to add users on map in WordPress requires a different setup:
you need the possibility for users to have their own profile and add the location themselves
once users can place POI’s on the map you need to list all the users
searching for users, or filtering them based on various information extends the functionality of your map
There are many member directory plugins, but for this tutorial we’ll use the Map field in Profile Builder Pro, then list the users using the User Listing Module.
Allow users to select a POI on the map
For this to work correctly, each users needs to be able to select his own POI that will be displayed on the map. The information inside the POI needs to be tied to his own profile, like the avatar, first and last name, etc.
We start by adding the Map field in Profile Builder -> Form Fields.
Since this

24 min read David Attard
Plugins | collectiveray.com | 29 mins ago

Beaver Builder vs Elementor - An Ultimate Guide and Comparison (2019)

One is relatively new, the other is relatively old - but which one works best? We dig deeply and see the pros and cons of working with both of these popular WordPress pagebuilders.

Beaver Builder vs Elementor - An Ultimate Guide and Comparison (2019)

Plugins | collectiveray.com | 29 mins ago

Which are two of the most popular page builders for WordPress? If you're searching for a Beaver Builder vs Elementor comparison, you already know, these are two of the best products out there! As an end user who wants to be able to design your own website yourself, we’re sure you know that these plugins are among your best choices among the many options available out there. However, there are some differences which you need to know about before you make your choice. Both of these products have their own nuances which you need to know about before you decide.
Because, once you make a decision, you're mostly in it for the long-haul, there's (almost) no going back. Making the right choice is critical!
You need to make sure that you pick the right one for your needs and preferences.
If you created pages using any page builder and you decide you remove it, your content will be preserved but you will end up with a messy layout along with shortcodes scattered all over the place. It can be very tedious and time-consuming to rebuild everything again.
To make sure you make the right choice, we’re going to walk through the features of both plugins and compare them so that you can make

10 min read Danial Wilson

35+ Hover Effects for Your Portfolio Website or Gallery (With Demo)

Checkout these 35+ hover effects for your portfolio website. You can showcase your most unique and creative work with these variety of hover effects.

35+ Hover Effects for Your Portfolio Website or Gallery (With Demo)

Do you own a portfolio website and finding the ways to make it more eye-catching to your site visitors? The Answer is add “Hover Effects”.
Hover effects are nothing but a change of elements in image design on mouse hover.
In Portfolio Designer WordPress Plugin, we have included 35+ unique hover effects to make your portfolio more interesting. It will easily grab the user’s attention towards your projects.
Let’s introduce you to these amazing effects. Just go through the live demo link. It will provide you an ultimate experience definitely. Enjoy!
1. Ascot Effect
Ascot effect is a beautiful effect you can give to your portfolio images. On mouse hover the image will be covered with a black layer. You can display title and a small description of your image on it.
2. Codrops Effect
Codrops hover effect enables you to view portfolio pictures in an animated manner. This effect will unable full-size image into a narrow image. You can have a different look to see your portfolio picture. You can find hover effects for galleries, flex boxes and for almost all major types you would normally expect. You can use this effect to showcase your online product items, workplace

15 min read Gareth Harris
Tutorials | pluginrepublic.com | 4 hours ago

Add custom cart item data in WooCommerce - Plugin Republic

Very detailed tutorial on adding custom cart data in WooCommerce, focusing on the woocommerce_add_cart_item_data and woocommerce_add_to_cart_validation filters

Add custom cart item data in WooCommerce - Plugin Republic

Tutorials | pluginrepublic.com | 4 hours ago

WooCommerce lets you add your own custom cart item data. This article is your ultimate guide to two filters – woocommerce_add_cart_item_data and woocommerce_add_to_cart_validation – and how you can use them to validate custom fields then add the data to the cart and the order. How to add WooCommerce custom cart item data
I’m going to walk through two methods for adding WooCommerce custom cart item meta:
Method one: we’ll look at adding custom cart item meta programmatically using the woocommerce_add_cart_item_data and woocommerce_add_to_cart_validation hooks
Method two: if you’re not a developer, or you just prefer an easy life, we’ll look at how to add custom data without needing to know any code
We’ll create an example scenario and you can view a working demo product.
As part of method two, we’ll look at how you extend this functionality with some powerful extra features, like:
But first, let’s check out method one – adding cart item data programmatically.
Adding cart item data programmatically
As part of this, we’ll look at adding custom fields to WooCommerce products. You can also find further information in this

2 min read Gareth Harris
Community | youtube.com | 4 days ago

WP Rocket: from $0 to $2.6 million in 5 years

Interview with Jean-Baptiste Marchand-Arvier, co-founder at WP Rocket, on taking a WordPress plugin to 2.6 mill

WP Rocket: from $0 to $2.6 million in 5 years

Community | youtube.com | 4 days ago

How has bootstrapped SaaS WordPress startup managed to take in $2.6 million in 5 years? Sabrina Zeidan interviews WP Media CEO Jean-Baptiste Marchand-Arvier.
The facts about WP Rocket, the most successful WordPress performance plugin:
• 750K+ websites are boosted by WP Rocket
• Team of 20
• $2.6 million in 5 years
• Bootstrapped
Timing:
00:31 $2.6 million in revenue. How did you do that?
5:31 How big is the team?
6:36 How do you hire?
09:55 What's your main channel of learning?
10:42 Wrong decisions
12:25 About the transparency
15:54 Key points of growth
21:46 Channels of acquisition
24:00 Content marketing strategy
24:27 Product is not what is being sold actually
27:20 Multilingual support
31:40 Sponsoring WordCamps
34:58 What would you change?
36:11 Providing more to the existing customers as a strategy
25th of April 2019, WordCamp Paris

19 min read Tom Zsomborgi
Development | kinsta.com | 1 day ago

What’s New in PHP 7.4 (Coming Soon)

PHP 7.4 is scheduled to be released on November 21, 2019. It’s the next PHP 7 minor release and should significantly boost performance and increase code readability.

What’s New in PHP 7.4 (Coming Soon)

Development | kinsta.com | 1 day ago

PHP 7.4, the next PHP 7 minor release, is expected to be released to the General Availability on November 21st, 2019. So it’s time for us to dive into some of the most exciting additions and new features that will make PHP faster and more reliable. Actually, even if PHP 7.4 should significantly boost performance and increase code readability, PHP 8 will be the real milestone for PHP performance, as the proposal for JIT inclusion has already been approved.
Anyway, today we’re going through some of the most interesting features and changes we’re expecting with PHP 7.4. So, before you read over this post, make sure to save the following dates:
June 6th: PHP 7.4 Alpha 1
July 18th: PHP 7.4 Beta 1 – Feature freeze
November 21st: PHP 7.4 GA Release
You can check out the full list of features and additions on the official RFC page.
PHP 7.4 Release Date:
PHP 7.4 is scheduled to be released on November 21, 2019. It’s the next PHP 7 minor release and should significantly boost performance and increase code readability.
What’s New in PHP with PHP 7.4?
In this post we’re covering several changes and features that should be added to the language with the

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

Wild and Interesting WordPress Statistics and Facts (2019)

WordPress is the world’s most popular content management system powering 34% of all websites on the internet.

Wild and Interesting WordPress Statistics and Facts (2019)

Community | kinsta.com | 8 days ago

WordPress has certainly come a long way since it was first launched in 2003 — so too have the WordPress statistics that help to define this powerful software tool. The world’s most popular and widely used content management system now powers 34% of all websites on the internet, but few outside the community of the most loyal WordPress users know the story of how it started.
WordPress Statistics 2019 (Juiciest Only)
WordPress is the world’s most popular content management system powering 34% of all websites on the internet. On top of that:
WordPress has a 60.8% market share in the CMS market
WordPress powers 14.7% of the world’s top websites
500+ sites are built each day using WordPress while only 60-80 per day are built on platform like Shopify and Squarespace
The WordPress Plugin Directory features 55,000+ plugins
WooCommerce powers 22% of the top 1 million ecommerce sites in the world
So here it is — the story of WordPress:
WordPress was initially created and developed by Matt Mullenweg and Mike Little, who were spurred into action when the existing blog software b2/cafelog was discontinued by its developers.
It was clear to both Mullenweg and Little

11 min read Iain Poulson
Plugins | wpappstore.com | 5 hours ago

Ninja Shop Review: The Quickest Way To Start Selling On WordPress

This week we review the latest entry to the WordPress ecommerce plugin market - Ninja Shop. In this guide we take you through installing and setting it up to start selling

Ninja Shop Review: The Quickest Way To Start Selling On WordPress

Plugins | wpappstore.com | 5 hours ago

You will agree selling online is challenging, even for the pros. You need only the best of tools and nothing short of that. Ninja Shop, the subject of this review, is one such tool. Before we go all out though, we know you’re tired of ecommerce solutions that promise you heaven but deliver hell. Other WordPress ecommerce plugins slow down your site, but we won’t mention names.
Point is, if you’re in the market for a simple but powerful ecommerce plugin, Ninja Shop is flat-out the real deal. You can set up the plugin and start selling without pulling out your hair.
Plus you get a lot of ecommerce power without the code bloat and high costs that come with other WordPress ecommerce plugins. Again, we won’t mention names.
Let’s just say you’re in for the ride of your lifetime. So, read all the way to the end to discover why Ninja Shop is the quickest way to start selling on your WordPress site.
Please don’t hesitate to share your thoughts about Ninja Shop and the article in general in the comment section at the end.
This post contains some affiliate links. We may receive a commission for purchases made through these links. See the disclosure for

23 min read Tom Zsomborgi
Community | kinsta.com | 4 days ago

Is WordPress (Really) Free? What Should You Expect to Pay to Use It?

WordPress is released under the GNU which means anyone can download, edit, customize and use it for free.

Is WordPress (Really) Free? What Should You Expect to Pay to Use It?

Community | kinsta.com | 4 days ago

One of the aspects of WordPress that can confuse people is whether WordPress is free. The answer can be complicated, which is probably why people get confused. A WordPress site can be free or can have some cost attached to it. But the WordPress software itself — referred to as WordPress core — is free and always will be. And this isn’t just about the financial cost of WordPress: it’s also free in the sense that you are free to amend and extend it and to use it as you wish.
Is WordPress Free? Key Points to Know:
WordPress is released under the GNU General Public License (or GPL), which means anyone can download, edit, customize, use, and even sell the code as long as they release it under the GPL license.
The software itself is free but you might end up paying for:
Hosting
Premium support
Updates of premium plugins/themes
Premium themes
Premium plugins
In this post, I’ll demystify these questions:
Is WordPress really free?
Why is WordPress free?
Which aspects of WordPress aren’t free?
I’ll explain the two senses of free that apply and I’ll identify the main situations in which you can get a WordPress site for free, along with the specific

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

5 Favorite WordPress Podcasts

When it’s time to take a break from projects, Frontend Engineer, Mike England, enjoys listening to podcasts as a fun way to keep learning. With so much excitement surrounding WordPress, it can be difficult to stay current on what’s happening in the community and ecosystem. Podcasts offer an easy solution to accomplish just that.

5 Favorite WordPress Podcasts

Community | webdevstudios.com | 7 days ago

When it’s time to take a break from projects, I enjoy listening to podcasts as a fun way to keep learning. With so much excitement surrounding WordPress, it can be difficult to stay current on what’s happening in the community and ecosystem. Podcasts offer an easy solution to accomplish just that. There are quite a lot out there. These five are currently among my top favorites. However, I encourage you dig a little deeper and discover other WordPress podcasts you think you’d enjoy. Your Website Engineer is one of my longtime favorite podcasts. True story: I once drove from the Chicago WordCamp back to Ohio while listening to this podcast series. Your Website Engineer is on my list because it’s not your typical podcast. Instead, it’s more educational. Dustin Hartzler does a great job sharing what’s happening in WordPress. He also provides great tips on plugins, updates, and clever ways to improve your WordPress site. I find that this is a great podcast for beginners to experienced developers looking to learn about WordPress.
As one of the newest WordPress podcasts on this list, Women in WP does an excellent job of sharing real experiences. Running

9 min read Gareth Harris
Tutorials | wpshout.com | 6 hours ago

get_queried_object(): How and Why to Use It • WPShout

Everything you might want to know about get_queried_object(), what it returns and some ideas on usage

get_queried_object(): How and Why to Use It • WPShout

Tutorials | wpshout.com | 6 hours ago

WordPress’s get_queried_object() function has the distinction of being, I think, the most useful core function in WordPress that I didn’t know about for the longest time. get_queried_object() has been in WordPress since 3.1, but I just learned about it this year, while browsing Stack Overflow answers about fetching taxonomy meta. Learning that WordPress had a function all ready to go was a bit like Googling for “how to break a coconut,” and learning that every home comes fully equipped with a Coconut Chisel in a special compartment under the kitchen sink.
Anyway, don’t be like me! I’m here to spread the good news about get_queried_object(), and to help you understand how, when, and why to use it.
This article’s visually long (a lot of images), so here’s a navigation guide:
General description of get_queried_object().
What get_queried_object() returns on various kinds of webpages on your site.
Some practical uses of get_queried_object().
What get_queried_object() Does: It’s Fuzzy Thinking Time!
Before we go further: To understand the material below, you’ll want a basic understanding of WP_Query (enough to know what a “WordPress

5 min read Codeinwp
Community | codeinwp.com | 10 days ago

WordPress Hosting Survey 2019: The Results Are In! 6,500+ Respondents

As it has turned out, this is the biggest WordPress hosting survey on the web. What’s even more interesting is that this one has been running quietly in the background, without any advertising, without even sharing it on Twitter.

WordPress Hosting Survey 2019: The Results Are In! 6,500+ Respondents

Community | codeinwp.com | 10 days ago

I’m afraid it’s this time of the year again – time to talk WordPress hosting! But instead of us doing the talking, let’s pass the mic to our readers, users, and customers. In other words, it’s time for our annual WordPress hosting survey – 2019 edition! ✨

Community | tidyrepo.com | 7 hours ago

10 eCommerce Lead Generation Tips to Explode Your Sales

If you are starting an eCommerce business, you’ll soon find out that lead generation is the key to creating a successful company. The reason is simple – the more leads you get, the faster your sales will grow.

10 eCommerce Lead Generation Tips to Explode Your Sales

Community | tidyrepo.com | 7 hours ago

If you’re starting an eCommerce business, you’ll soon find out that lead generation is the key to creating a successful company. The reason is simple – the more leads you get, the faster your sales will grow. This article aims to answer these questions. We’ve compiled a list of the most effective tips that will help you boost your eCommerce lead generation and increase your sales.
The Best eCommerce Lead Generation Tips
1. Offer Great Content
Having great-looking sales pages isn’t enough. You need to offer your potential buyers value in the form of great content. Your content should provide news, inspiration, and information. It should be educational, useful, and fun. For instance, if you’re selling yoga clothing, you should write articles about best yoga poses, the benefits of yoga, etc. Good content helps shorten the buyer’s journey. A prospect can turn into a customer after reading a great piece of content and deciding to buy your product right there and then.
2. Optimize Your eCommerce Site for SEO
If you want people to actually find your eCommerce store, you need to optimize your product pages and content for SEO. Here are a few tips that

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

TICKERA: WE’RE SWITCHING TO FREEMIUS!

Here’s the details on Tickera’s migration to Freemius and why they’ve made this huge change for their customers!

TICKERA: WE’RE SWITCHING TO FREEMIUS!

Community | tickera.com | 6 days ago

Over the years, Tickera grew bigger and bigger which, as a result, had more and more complicated license handling, accounting, and it simply started to take us way too much time dealing with administrative issues instead of developing more new features. At some point we've started exploring other options but with few strict goals: we wanted to leave our licensing model the same, to be able to transfer all of the existing licenses, to offer our customers better license management and to overall improve the experience for our customers from the moment of purchase until the moment of installing the plugin and later on, license renewal. Guys at Freemius seemed very eager and went above and beyond to help us get onboard. So what all this means for you? What is still the same and what have changed?
What's the same?
Yup, the price is the same. We haven't made any changes to our pricing and licensing models. So, our existing customers will renew their licenses with the same prices and you will still be able to use Tickera on any number of websites with the same license key.
Plugins and add-ons
None of the functionality of Tickera and all of its add-ons has been changed. So, once you update

Community | wpelevation.com | 7 days ago

Podcast Interview: Selling Wordpress Plugins And Themes With Freemius With Vova Feldman

Vova Feldman talks about how Freemius helps developers maximise their selling potential opportunity on this episode of the WP Elevation podcast.

Podcast Interview: Selling Wordpress Plugins And Themes With Freemius With Vova Feldman

Community | wpelevation.com | 7 days ago

There are many ways to sell predictable products in the WordPress space, whether you’ve turned your service into a product or your code into one. But when it comes to selling WordPress plugins and themes, are you making as much money as you possibly can? Vova Feldman talks about how Freemius helps developers maximise this opportunity on this episode of the WP Elevation podcast.
Show Notes
Who Is Vova Feldman? (3:10)
Vova Feldman is a serial entrepreneur from Israel. He is the CEO and co-founder of Freemius, a managed e-commerce solution for developers who build and sell WordPress plugins and themes.
It was Vova’s own experience with building WordPress plugins that led to the creation of Freemius. As he explains it, the problem for WordPress developers isn’t in the actual building of products. Where it gets tricky is monetising them:
“When it comes to commercialising code, it’s usually much more challenging, time-consuming and complex. You suddenly need to deal with software licensing, collecting payments, integrating with APIs and so on.”
Self-Hosted vs. Managed Plugin and Theme Sales (7:00)
Freemius is a managed e-commerce platform that optimises

14 min read Web News Insider
Tutorials | themecircle.net | 7 days ago

How to Start a Travel Blog in Ten Steps

Want to get paid to travel the world? Start a blog and write about your adventures!

How to Start a Travel Blog in Ten Steps

Tutorials | themecircle.net | 7 days ago

It's just another Friday. You are sitting in your dreadful office, stuck in a quite sticky and one-sided staring contest with the clock on your screensaver, waiting for it to hit 5, so that you can grab your bag and head on to your next weekend getaway trip. Wouldn't it be great if you didn't have to wait for weekends to make it happen? Still, without your daily job, you probably wouldn't be able to fund your adventures. You have considered having a traveling blog, but do you know how to start a travel blog? What you should know, though, if it is your passion, go for it. There may be one too many, but all it takes is a special and unique twist to it, to make your blog succeed. There are numerous benefits and reasons to start – apart from helping others decide on their future 'round the world experiences, you could get a bit more than you bargained for, especially when it comes to your pocket. And if your pocket is full, you might well go ahead and book your next traveling location on Monday!
How do I make it happen?
There are several steps to take, and quite an amount of decisions to make. The biggest problem is not doubting your choices, and not pushing to perfection. You should

6 min read Iain Poulson
Community | joost.blog | 13 days ago

(Why) I’m stepping down from my WordPress marketing role • Joost de Valk

Joost de Valk talks about his recent marketing position for WordPress, the challenges he faced and why he's ultimately stepped down.

(Why) I’m stepping down from my WordPress marketing role • Joost de Valk

Community | joost.blog | 13 days ago

I’m going to step away from my role as Marketing Lead. I consider this mostly a personal failure, both in correctly setting and getting expectations and in fitting into another type of organization. Matt and I have talked this through and there are no hard feelings on either side whatsoever. At the same time I’m sad about not having been able to leave more of a mark. Let me explain why I’m stepping down. When I first talked to Matt about this role he asked me to become “the CMO of WordPress”. In my eyes, a CMO is involved in all aspects of a project / company. When I was announced, I was announced as a “change in WordPress leadership”. My experience over the last few months made me feel that while I was doing things and getting things done, I certainly wasn’t leadership. Which is why I want to step away from my role: I don’t want to pretend I have a say in things I don’t have a say in.
What is marketing?
It seems the problem of defining of what marketing is beforehand, is one of the problems of why I failed in my role. Marketing to me is not just the last step of “promotion”, but the entire process of bringing a

Editorials | heropress.com | 6 days ago

My "Hero's Journey" Through the Dark Underworld of WordPress Hosting

Where I share some of the darkest hours of building my WordPress maintenance and support business.

My "Hero's Journey" Through the Dark Underworld of WordPress Hosting

Editorials | heropress.com | 6 days ago

The following is an expanded and updated version of my presentation at WordCamp Salt Lake City 2017. My girls love Moana. Especially when it first came to video and they could watch it every day… or two or three times a day if mom wasn’t feeling good or catching up on sleep from being up with baby brother the night before.
There’s this strange part of that movie where Moana follows Maui to a place under the ocean called “The Realm of Monsters.” It’s where monsters go after being killed. If you have younger kids, you know what I’m talking about. If you don’t have kids, it’s when the giant crab sings the song “Shiny.”
One common theme in myths, legends, and ancient religious writings, is where the hero visits the underworld, aka “afterlife” or “hell.” There they experience a symbolic or actual death for themselves or a loved one. Often through conquering a monster who is the Lord of the Underworld, they then re-emerge with their loved one, new knowledge and power, and/or some object to help them on their quest.
The film Moana clearly plays out this theme. She and Maui emerge triumphant from the

6 min read Benjamin Intal
Tutorials | wpstackable.com | 1 day ago

10 Hidden WordPress Block Editor Tricks for Faster Page Building

Just a few tricks and tips on the block editor that we use here in Stackable on a daily basis. Hope this helps someone new to the editor. If you're an advanced user, hopefully you'll find a new thing here.

10 Hidden WordPress Block Editor Tricks for Faster Page Building

Tutorials | wpstackable.com | 1 day ago

Wondering how to shortcut your way to faster page building using the new WordPress block editor? Here are 10 hidden tricks to increase your efficiency and speed. We use these tips on a day to day basis, hopefully there’s something in our list that can save you some time. 1. Duplicating Your Page or Content
Go to Code Editor mode by clicking on the button with the 3 dots on the upper right side of the editor and selecting “Code Editor”
The whole editor will show you the HTML contents of your post. Copy all the contents and paste it into a new page to duplicate your content.
Be careful when editing this since editing raw block contents might invalidate your blocks.
Don’t forget to go back to the visual editor when you’re finished.
2. Quickly Create Different Text Blocks
There are character combinations that you can type at the start of your Paragraph block that will convert your normal block into another one:
## (2 hash signs than a space) – will convert your block to an H2 heading block. Type in more pound signs to create smaller headings, for example ###### (6 hash signs) to create an H6 heading block.
* (asterisk then a space) – bullet list

Plugins | wpnewsify.com | 1 day ago

8 Best Free Job Listing and Job Board WordPress Plugins for 2019

Would you like to set up a job board WordPress website focusing on employers and job seekers? Then I have eight great free Job board WordPress plugins in mind that can come in handy.

8 Best Free Job Listing and Job Board WordPress Plugins for 2019

Plugins | wpnewsify.com | 1 day ago

Are you considering setting up a job board WordPress website focusing on employers and job seekers? Then I have eight great free Job board WordPress plugins in mind that can come in handy. Finding an exciting job can be a difficult task for a job seeker. Likewise, for employers to find the right employees. But with a job board website, you can connect both sides to find suitable solutions.
If you use WordPress as a platform which is the most popular and most widely used CMS (Contents Management System), then there are excellent solutions such as both themes and plugins to create an attractive job board website. Currently, WordPress is used by 34.0% of all the websites in the world.
I assume you already have a domain name and a great hosting solution. Then it’s time to roll up the sleeves and set up your job board website. The first step is to find a great theme or plugin.
Best Job Board WordPress Plugins 2019
Today we focus on free job board WordPress plugins. I have put together a list of eight great plugins you can use to building a great online job website.
WP Job Manager
WP Job Manager is one of the most popular job board WordPress plugins. It has over 100,000 installations.

17 min read Gareth Harris

WordPress on the Command Line with WP-CLI - Pascal Birchler

In depth article introducing the command line and how to use it with WordPress

WordPress on the Command Line with WP-CLI - Pascal Birchler

For the last two years I have been heavily contributing to WP-CLI. WP-CLI is the official command line tool for interacting with and managing WordPress sites. Especially through my work on the wp i18n command, which provides internationalization tools for WordPress projects, I learned more about how people interact with WP-CLI and command line tools in general. With this introductory blog post I intend to show you how easy it can be to use WP-CLI. Disclaimer: this post is basically the written version of my talk at this year’s WordCamp London. The recorded video should be available soon.
The Command Line
Before we dive right into WP-CLI, I want to introduce you to some general command line basics. This way you can get a better picture of how command line tools are meant to work and why they might respond in a certain way.
Simply put, the command line is a text interface to interact with a computer. Before we had all these graphical user interfaces, the command line prompt is basically the only thing you got when booting up your computer. There you could type in some command that would execute a certain program.
Nowadays the shiny UIs on our computers hide all the complexity underneath.

7 min read WebDevStudios
Business | webdevstudios.com | 14 days ago

5 Things to Consider When You Launch Your WordPress Website

Once you've launched your WordPress website, your work doesn't end. There are other things to consider. Here are five.

5 Things to Consider When You Launch Your WordPress Website

Business | webdevstudios.com | 14 days ago

When you spend weeks or months creating a new website or redesigning an old one, it becomes difficult to imagine life outside of development. You become laser focused on the big day: launch. You tell yourself that if you could just get to that special day, you can move on and focus on other projects, right? Not quite. Owning, managing, and maintaining a WordPress website continues after launch. A new journey begins the minute your site becomes viewable to the world. To help you navigate this new journey you will embark on, here are five things to consider when you launch your WordPress website. Content is King
With more than 1.6 billion websites on the internet, Google has to figure out how to rank them. There is no point in having a beautiful WordPress website if no one is going to see it. When a user searches for lawn services in Las Vegas, 37,000,000 results pop up. If you’re the new kid on the block and on the last pages, this potential customer will not find you.
Your next order of business, after you launch your WordPress website, is to start creating blog posts and quality content so that you can improve your ranking. Google takes hundreds of things into consideration when

11 min read Tom Zsomborgi
Tutorials | kinsta.com | 11 days ago

How to Resolve the WordPress Memory Limit Error (2 Methods)

This error can occur in a number of different circumstances. However, it’s most likely to arise when you take specific types of actions on your site.

How to Resolve the WordPress Memory Limit Error (2 Methods)

Tutorials | kinsta.com | 11 days ago

There are advantages and drawbacks to using an open source platform like WordPress. It’s flexible and infinitely scalable, but it also requires you to be comfortable with a certain amount of technical work. This is especially relevant when it comes to performing troubleshooting and resolving some of the errors that commonly arise when you’re using the platform. On occasion, you’ll run into an error advising that you’ve hit your site’s ‘PHP memory limit’. This could be confusing at first, especially since you won’t know what caused the problem or how to fix it. Fortunately, this issue is one of the simplest ones to resolve and should be achievable even for relatively new WordPress users.
In this knowledge base article, we’ll explain what a WordPress memory limit error is, discuss why it might occur on your WordPress site, and then we’ll walk you through some of the options for fixing it. Let’s get to work!
An Introduction to WordPress Memory Limit Errors
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Support as a Service: Is it Right for Your Plugin or Theme Business?

We did the research on Support as a Service for WordPress plugin and theme sellers. Here are the pros and cons.

Support as a Service: Is it Right for Your Plugin or Theme Business?

Community | freemius.com | 13 days ago

The goal for all WordPress plugin and theme businesses should be to provide 5-star customer support. From a marketing perspective, this is one of the best ways to build long-term customer relationships and loyalty. However, it’s not easy keeping every customer in your support queue perfectly happy – there are inevitably frustrations you can’t always resolve right away. If you’re doing customer support in-house and you’re struggling to keep up, one of your options is to contract third-party representatives to manage support on your behalf. There are a number of ways to do this, including hiring direct support staff, hiring a contractor, and another that has gained traction recently: working with a “Support as a Service” platform. In this article, we’ll go through the pros & cons of working with a Support as a Service platform and when it might be the right decision for plugin and theme sellers.
Before we get started, it’s important to mention that there are a few strategies that will help you minimize your support load before choosing to outsource support. Here are a few to ponder:
Follow these tips for offering stellar support