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7 min read Donna Cavalier
Business | wpengine.com | 3 days ago

WP Engine to Acquire Flywheel

This is huge acquisition news. I wonder what the resulting combo will look like.

WP Engine to Acquire Flywheel

Business | wpengine.com | 3 days ago

AUSTIN, Texas – June 24, 2019 – WP Engine, the WordPress Digital Experience Platform (DXP), today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Flywheel, a WordPress hosting and management company based in Omaha, Neb. By combining their strengths, WP Engine and Flywheel are enhancing the WP Engine Digital Experience Platform for WordPress with the best creative and business workflows for agencies, building upon their collective investments and leadership in WordPress and creating the largest Agency Partner Program in WordPress. These benefits are all driven by a shared set of cultural values and purpose aimed at better serving the global brands and agencies who build sites on WordPress. In the largest acquisition to date in the WordPress industry, WP Engine will now power more than 120,000 brands and agencies in 150 countries served by nearly 900 employees across seven offices globally. “On behalf of the WP Engine team, we couldn’t be more excited to join forces with one of the most respected brands in WordPress. I personally welcome each employee and customer into the WP Engine family and I’m excited about the opportunities we will create

11 min read Gareth Harris

Debugging JavaScript and PHP at the same time with PhpStorm

Detailed tutorial on using PHPStorm to debug PHP and Javascript

Debugging JavaScript and PHP at the same time with PhpStorm

Since I started with Delicious Brains last July, I’ve become a big fan of PhpStorm. It really is the bee’s knees. I won’t go over the full list of features, but some of the things I find helpful daily are: Cmd+clicking into method definitions
VCS integration and color highlighting of code changes
Code bookmarks
And of course, Xdebug integration
In this post I want to expand on what Iain already covered with PhpStorm and Xdebug and show you how to level up your JavaScript debugging skills with PhpStorm. Let’s get to it!
Why Use the PhpStorm Debugger?
Have you ever found yourself with a complex JavaScript file or method and you needed to know the value of a variable at some point during the script execution? I know I have, especially when ‘grokking‘ a new codebase or function. What I would normally do is jam in a console.log() call at the point where I wanted to know a value, and fire up Chrome’s console to see what’s what.
The issue with this method arises when you use build tools, like we do with WP Migrate DB Pro. You have to wait for the build task to complete to see your output – losing valuable seconds of your day. It’s

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

What is the WordPress .htaccess File?

The .htaccess file is a basic configuration file used by the Apache web server and it lets you create special rules.

What is the WordPress .htaccess File?

Tutorials | kinsta.com | 7 days ago

Your WordPress site’s .htaccess file is a basic configuration file used by the Apache web server. Because Kinsta uses the more performance-friendly Nginx web server instead of Apache, you won’t actually have a .htaccess file if you host your site at Kinsta. However, understanding the .htaccess file is important if you host sites elsewhere, and it’s also a topic that you’ll often see in WordPress tutorials.
In this article, you’ll learn more about what the WordPress .htaccess file is and what it lets you do. Then, you’ll also learn how you can perform similar actions at Kinsta, even though Kinsta does not use .htaccess files:
What is the WordPress .htaccess File? (In Short)
The .htaccess file is a basic configuration file used by the Apache web server to let you create special rules that tell your web server how to function. It located in the root folder.
By default, your WordPress site uses the .htaccess file to control your site’s permalinks structure but many plugins also make use of the .htaccess file for other purposes like:
Add special rules to serve up cached content more efficiently.
Set up automatic redirects
Redirect HTTP to HTTPS
Ban/restrict

9 min read Iain Poulson
Community | deliciousbrains.com | 20 hours ago

WordCamp Europe 2019 Recap: What You Might Have Missed

Last week the whole Delicious Brains team descended on Berlin for WordCamp Europe 2019. If you couldn’t attend or might not have caught everything, let me catch you up on what you might have missed.

WordCamp Europe 2019 Recap: What You Might Have Missed

Community | deliciousbrains.com | 20 hours ago

If you follow us on Twitter, you might know that last week the whole Delicious Brains team descended on Berlin for WordCamp Europe 2019. We're at #WCEU and we have stickers
(Come find one of our team members if you want to add to your collection ) pic.twitter.com/9DlvbBng4k
— Delicious Brains (@dliciousbrains) June 21, 2019
It was the first WordCamp we had attended together as part of a retreat since Vienna in 2016, and even though I have been skeptical about the benefits of WordCamps for developers in the past, this WordCamp was actually really great.
If you couldn’t attend or might not have caught everything, let me catch you up on what you might have missed.
The Biggest WordPress Event Yet
WCEU Berlin was the biggest WordPress event ever, breaking a number of records. An incredible 3260 tickets were sold, 2734 attendees present, with over 56% of them attending their first ever WordCamp. There were 80 organizers, 167 volunteers, 60 speakers, and 60 sponsors. Yet despite its size, the WordCamp still felt like a close community event. A place to catch up with old friends and meet new ones.
Matt Mullenweg
In a break from his normal WCEU Q&A format, Matt Mullenweg delivered

8 min read Eric Karkovack
Community | speckyboy.com | 3 days ago

A Chat with Chris Coyier, Web Design Influencer & Entrepreneur

A wide-ranging discussion, including Mr. Coyier's thoughts on Gutenberg so far.

A Chat with Chris Coyier, Web Design Influencer & Entrepreneur

Community | speckyboy.com | 3 days ago

The ability to influence the web design community generally comes via two very different paths. One is to create compelling content that helps others level up their skills by introducing and reinforcing concepts. The other is through creating tools that allow people to utilize and further hone those skills. Chris Coyier is the rare person who has done both. It all started with CSS-Tricks, the blog/community that helps us learn to do amazing things with style sheets. Then CodePen came along and provided us a venue for putting our design and development techniques to the test – not to mention learn a thing or two from its vast user base. Chris, of course, is responsible (partially so, in the case of CodePen) for bringing both of these indispensable resources online.
I had the opportunity to chat with him via email regarding the origins of those famous projects, the future of CSS, his thoughts on Gutenberg and more. Here’s our conversation – enjoy!
You are, of course, one of the most well-known voices in web design. Yet, according to your timeline, you started out working in software testing and print. You didn’t enter the web industry full-time until 2007. What

2 min read Gareth Harris
Community | youtube.com | 13 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 | 13 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

Keeping Your Site in Style: The Top Web Design Trends of 2019

What's new in the world of web design for 2019? Check out this guide to learn all about the top web design trends of 2019.

Keeping Your Site in Style: The Top Web Design Trends of 2019

The demand for websites is growing in leaps and bounds every day, and web designers have had to put their best foot forward to come up with brilliant and creative designs that stand out in every competitive field. This cut-throat competition has fathered some of the most creative and innovative designs yet and contributed to significant advancements in technology that have enabled designers to unleash their full potential. In this article, we’ll discuss some of this year’s top web design trends we’ve come through so far.
Top Web Design Trends for 2019
1. Vibrant Color Schemes
One of the best trends we have in 2019 is vibrant color schemes. This year, site owners are turning to rich, vibrant colors to make their website layouts pop. This trend is a sharp turn from the mellow and reserved color schemes that have had widespread popularity in recent years. Businesses and companies have settled on colors for identity and relatability. These firms seem to have borrowed a leaf from Facebook, which is known for its predominantly blue interfaces.
While sticking to one color is okay, most designers have opted for a more vibrant mix of high contrast hues spread all across the

6 min read Adi Spiac
Tutorials | translatepress.com | 20 hours ago

How to Translate Images in WordPress [Complete Guide]

Tutorial covering the easiest way to translate images with text in WordPress, creating multilingual sliders and more.

How to Translate Images in WordPress [Complete Guide]

Tutorials | translatepress.com | 20 hours ago

When building a multilingual website, the ability to translate images in WordPress is a common request when you need to show different images for different languages. Translating images in WordPress comes in really handy especially when you deal with images containing text, text that needs to be translated for each language.
Image translation, or more generally, media translation is really straight forward using TranslatePress. As with other types of content, you will be able to translate images directly from the front-end, using TranslatePress visual translation editor.
This functionality extends to all media types, whether it’s images with text, sliders, videos or other uploaded media, you can use the same approach below to translate them as well as the associated meta information (e.g title, alt text).
Translate Images in WordPress
Translating images directly from the front-end was something our users constantly requested. We had a solution for this, in the form of a conditional shortcode based on language, which worked just fine.
However, this had to be used in the back-end, so somehow breaking the intuitive front-end translation flow that TranslatePress is known for.
You

15 min read Tom Zsomborgi
Community | kinsta.com | 17 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 | 17 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

5 min read Gareth Harris
Tutorials | pluginrepublic.com | 6 days ago

WooCommerce cash on delivery fee - in 2 easy steps

A really quick way to apply a surcharge when the customer uses the cash on delivery payment method

WooCommerce cash on delivery fee - in 2 easy steps

Tutorials | pluginrepublic.com | 6 days ago

You’ve got ‘cash on delivery’ as a payment option in your store but you want to add an extra charge to customers who pay using this method. In this article I’m going to show you how to set up a WooCommerce cash on delivery fee in two easy steps. It’ll take you less than five minutes. We’ll also look at some optional extras, like setting minimum or maximum order values for when the fee applies, whether to include shipping costs, and whether to apply tax.
Top 3 reasons to apply a fee to cash on delivery payments
There are probably thousands of reasons you might want to charge extra for cash on delivery in your WooCommerce store. Here are the top three:
It requires additional resources for you to be serving online customers in person
You might find that customers who purchase using this method aren’t always there when you deliver – meaning that you need to spend extra time returning products to stock and cancelling orders
If your products are perishable, like food items, orders that don’t get delivered can lead to wastage
In an ideal world, you’d get the payment upfront and online – but this might not be practical.
How much

19 min read Tom Zsomborgi
Development | kinsta.com | 10 days 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 | 10 days 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

5 min read Codeinwp
Community | codeinwp.com | 19 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 | 19 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! ✨

3 min read WebDevStudios
Community | webdevstudios.com | 16 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 | 16 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

23 min read Tom Zsomborgi
Community | kinsta.com | 13 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 | 13 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

6 min read Iain Poulson
Community | joost.blog | 22 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 | 22 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

5 min read Eric Karkovack
Security | zdnet.com | 9 days ago

Disgruntled security firm discloses zero-days in Facebook's WordPress plugins

Here we go again. There's a company out there making security flaws public, without talking the the plugin authors.

Disgruntled security firm discloses zero-days in Facebook's WordPress plugins

Security | zdnet.com | 9 days ago

A US-based cyber-security firm has published details about two zero-days that impact two of Facebook's official WordPress plugins. The details also include proof-of-concept (PoC) code that allows hackers to craft exploits and launch attacks against sites using the two plugins.
Impacted plugins
The two zero-days impact "Messenger Customer Chat," a WordPress plugin that shows a custom Messenger chat window on WordPress sites, and "Facebook for WooCommerce," a WordPress plugin that allows WordPress site owners to upload their WooCommerce-based stores on their Facebook pages.
The first plugin is installed by over 20,000 sites, while the second has a userbase of 200,000 -- with its statistics exploding since mid-April when the WordPress team decided to start shipping the Facebook for WooCommerce plugin as part of the official WooCommerce online store plugin itself.
Since then, the plugin has garnered a collective rating of 1.5 stars, with the vast majority of reviewers complaining about errors and a lack of updates.
The grudge
Nevertheless, despite the bad reputation, today, the security of all users who installed these extensions was put at risk because of a stupid grudge

4 min read Phpbits Studio
Plugins | jeffreycarandang.com | 7 days ago

Gutenberg Drag and Drop Importer, Exporter, Highlight Color and more

Here are the brand new features included in the EditorsKit version 1.7

Gutenberg Drag and Drop Importer, Exporter, Highlight Color and more

Plugins | jeffreycarandang.com | 7 days ago

The Gutenberg Plugin version 5.9.2 was released a few days ago with lots of new features and improvements. Even so, I still have so many ideas and features that I think should be added in order to use the editor to the fullest. Today, I’ve added a few more missing features of Gutenberg editor to EditorsKit plugin alongside improvements and compatibility for the latest Gutenberg version. Here are the features included in the EditorsKit version 1.7 :
Single, Selected or Reusable Block Export on the Gutenberg Editor
The only way for you to export certain block(s) is to convert it to reusable block then navigate to “Manage Reusable Blocks” dashboard. This is quite tedious and I’ve ended up having lots of reusable blocks, which by the way for some reason sometimes cause errors on the previous Gutenberg releases. Also, there is no menu on the admin navigation area to go to reusable blocks aside from the editor itself. In this case, I’ve decided to create a solution to this problem by providing an option to export any blocks and not just reusable block.
I’ve made it very easy! Just click the “Block Settings” icon on each block then click Export

8 min read Gareth Harris
Tutorials | pluginrepublic.com | 8 days ago

WooCommerce pizza: how to create a WordPress pizza builder

A delicious guide to creating a pizza builder product in WooCommerce where your customers can pick every element

WooCommerce pizza: how to create a WordPress pizza builder

Tutorials | pluginrepublic.com | 8 days ago

What is more delicious than pizza? Especially when you get to choose exactly how you want it. In this article we’ll look at how to create a tasty WooCommerce pizza builder that lets the customer choose exactly the pizza they want. You can view a working demo for the pizza builder here.
WooCommerce pizza builder
Just about everyone in the world loves pizza – but not everyone likes it the same way. Some people like anchovies, some people don’t like cheese, some people like ham and pineapple (this is weird).
So if you’re running a pizza restaurant where users can order online, you need to let them build their own pizza.
By following this tutorial, you’ll be able to add any element you like, including size, base, crust, sauce, cheese, toppings, and let the user pick whichever one they want.
You can specify different costs for each element. When the customer chooses an element, the overall pizza price will update, letting the customer see exactly how much the pizza will cost.
When the customer adds the pizza to the cart, they’ll be able to see their choices before placing their order.
And after the order is placed, you’ll get an email with the precise

6 min read Benjamin Intal
Tutorials | wpstackable.com | 10 days 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 | 10 days 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

8 min read Jan Östlund

Servers for WordPress: Special Considerations

Performance tips on how to setup a WordPress on our own VPS with Nginx and Redis.

Servers for WordPress: Special Considerations

Hosting a WordPress site is no different from hosting any other PHP and MySQL based application. A traditional LEMP stack will get you most of the way, which is why services like Forge can host multiple applications from Laravel to WordPress on a single server. While a traditional LEMP stack will work for hosting WordPress, it won't perform optimally, and it certainly won't be able to handle any significant amount of traffic. However, with a few special considerations, WordPress can be both snappy and scalable. I’ve spent the last year building our new app, SpinupWP, that spins up optimal servers for WordPress, incorporating a lot of these considerations. However, in this article, I'm going to discuss two simple caching mechanisms that you can implement to ensure WordPress is performant on a LEMP stack no matter where you’re setting your servers up. Let's start with object caching.
Object Caching
As with most database-driven content management systems, WordPress relies heavily on the database. A clean install of WordPress 5.0 with the Twenty Nineteen theme activated will execute a total of 19 SQL queries on the homepage alone. That's before you throw third-party plugins

5 min read Eric Karkovack

The Gutenberg Crisis

A look at the challenges agencies face in finding talented React developers in this new Gutenberg-powered landscape.

The Gutenberg Crisis

A few years back, Matt Mullenweg implored us to “learn JavaScript deeply”. As the Gutenberg project kicked off not long after, it quickly became clear why: Mullenweg’s dream of a reworked, rethought, reimplemented administrative experience for WordPress was largely a JavaScript-fuelled dream, powered by the magic of the React framework. PHP, long the primary language in any WordPress engineer’s tookit, was relegated to “implementation detail” status: still a useful skill, but really just for writing API endpoints to be consumed by the JavaScript front-end. Whether he was conscious of the change or not (and I think he was, but that’s another minor detail), Matt’s warning has set off what I would describe as an existential crisis in the WordPress community — even though I don’t think we’ve fully understood what it means, and the impact it will have.
The crisis, in particular, is a serious lack of strong JavaScript and React talent in the WordPress community, and the hiring imbalance it creates. These engineers were already in high demand in other disciplines within tech; with the world’s most-used CMS now embracing

10 min read Gareth Harris
Tutorials | pluginrepublic.com | 7 days ago

WooCommerce conditional product options

Everything you could possibly want to know about conditional logic with WooCommerce add-on fields

WooCommerce conditional product options

Tutorials | pluginrepublic.com | 7 days ago

You’re adding extra options to your products but you only want to show them when certain conditions are met. For instance, customers can enter text to be engraved on your products – but only if they’ve selected a checkbox first. Or – some options are available only for certain product variations. This article will show you how to use the WooCommerce Product Add-Ons Ultimate plugin to create conditional product options. Everything you need to know about WooCommerce conditional product options
Through this article, we’ll look at what product options are and how you might use them in WooCommerce.
We’ll look at how you can apply conditional logic to enhance your product options, with several examples of how this might apply in real life. The examples will include:
An online jewellery store that offers optional engraving
A store selling personalised gifts
A furniture store selling highly customisable products
I’ll walk through examples of simple and complex conditions, including fields that are dependent on multiple conditions being met, with clear instructions on how to set them up.
We’ll also look at applying conditional logic to WooCommerce

8 min read Leo Fajardo
Community | tickera.com | 15 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 | 15 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

2 min read Danial Wilson
Community | wpblogdesigner.net | 23 hours ago

35+ Most Popular WordPress Blogging Professionals to Follow on Twitter

WordPress is the best blogging platform. Here are 35+ top most WordPress blogging professionals Twitter profiles to follow in 2019.

35+ Most Popular WordPress Blogging Professionals to Follow on Twitter

Community | wpblogdesigner.net | 23 hours ago

Having a blog is the most astonishing thing for business or persons. Blogging is powerful and valuable to everyone, and utilizing WordPress for blogging is an ideal way. WordPress is by far the most used platform. According to W3techs, It has a 59.4% online market share. It also has a worldwide community and constantly developing & emerging. It’s natural, that there have countless WordPress bloggers and experts, that you can get in touch with them quickly.
If you’re a newbie blogger, WordPress has an external network. They can also guide you quickly as and when required.
Thinking! Which are the best WordPress bloggers you need to follow?
Not to worry! We have selected 35+ expert WordPress bloggers that you ought to pursue. By following them, we believe that you can learn a lot of things and enhance your WordPress wisdom in a good way.
Let’s take a look.
1) Chris Lema:
Product strategist. Public Speaker & Blogger. #WordPress & #WooCommerce evangelist. #Cigar smoker. I created #CaboPress. VP of Product @liquidweb.
Follow @chrislema
2) Bob WP:
BobWP, blogger & podcaster. I write and talk eCommerce, digital marketing and WooCommerce. Here and at @wpdigitalshop