Juggling multiple sites over a network? These plugins will make your life so much easier!
Performing backups and migrations with basic WordPress sites are pretty straightforward nowadays. There are thousands of step-by-step tutorials on the web and plugins which automate the entire process, making it quick and painless. However, when it comes to a WordPress multisite setup, tasks such as backups and migrations are a little more complex.
This is primarily due to the fact that multisite setups share the same WordPress database and installation. Therefore, unless you’re migrating or backing up the entire multisite, you have to segment the job down to the subsite level.
Or worse, maybe you’re wanting to turn a subsite back into a normal WordPress install.
Today we’ll share with you a few WordPress multisite plugins we recommend.
Ready? Let’s dive in!
The Challenges of Backing up and Migrating a WordPress Multisite Network
Backing up and migrating a multisite network is complicated by a few factors:
If you want to make separate backups of individual subsites, you won’t be able to use the same methods as for backing up a standalone site.
You can migrate subsites into and out of a multisite network, but it isn’t as straightforward as migrating
Creating artwork for your podcast can be tough. In this free preview of the Podcast Liftoff course you’ll get some great advice for designing podcast artwork.
This is a free lesson from my Podcast Liftoff: Launch course. If you like it, enroll. Use the code BUILD for 10% off! Enroll here: https://podcastliftoff.com
Most people will judge your show by your artwork, so you'll want to make it look good. There are a few good guidelines for creating your show's art that will help it stand out.
Weak passwords are the most common cause of WordPress hack attacks. So securing the login process of your WordPress website is imperative, especially if you manage a multiuser website, or an eCommerce / membership site.
When it comes to managing your WordPress site, keeping your login secure and working well should be of top priority. Whether you operate an eCommerce store, or a membership site, making sure that your users utilize a strong username and password combination is essential to securing your website against outside threats and hacking attempts. And yet, some of your users may well continue to use weaker passwords and usernames for their WordPress login. Passwords such as password123 or even 1234 leave a gaping hole in your site’s defenses. However, by using a couple of plugins, you can secure your WordPress login. With the plugins you can enforce strong passwords and use a more secure authentication mechanism.
This guide will walk you through what those plugins are and how to use them. It also explains why they are so crucial in the battle to keep your WordPress login secure. But first, it’s vitally important to understand why you need to take these steps to protect your website.
Why you should secure your WordPress login
A secure WordPress login for your users is essential for several reasons. Firstly, weak username and password combinations are one of the primary methods for
How do you retroactively sign your Git commits? WebDevStudios Backend Engineer, Evan Hildreth, knows. He shows you in six steps.
It’s a classic situation. You’re contributing to a project, filed your pull request, and gotten it approved by your peers. You’re all ready to merge your code and add your humble contribution to the project when, out of nowhere, GitHub gives you this: How do you go about doing this, especially when you’ve already committed your work and pushed it to the server? How do you retroactively sign your Git commits? We’ll do this in six steps:
Create or use a key
Set up Git to sign commits using GPG
Rebase your commits
Overwrite your branch with your newly signed commits
There’s a lot to unpack, so we’re going to need six steps. Also, these instructions are for macOS; Windows and Linux users may have different commands.
Step 1: Gather Information
I’m self-aware enough to know that I’m the kind of person to just skip straight to the doing, but a quick moment here will save you from having to duplicate effort later. In particular, you can avoid this ‘gotcha’ that has gotten more than one person at the end of this process:
The name and email on your GPG key must match the name and email on the Git
Learn how to translate taxonomies in WordPress using an intuitive translation interface. Translate categories, custom taxonomies, terms & more.
The ability to translate categories and custom taxonomies in WordPress is essential for any website looking to go multilingual. If you’re serious about multilingual SEO, then translating taxonomy slugs is a must as it will help your translated content rank in multiple languages. This however is not always as straight forward as it should be. Different WordPress translation tools have different approaches when it comes to translating slugs for categories, custom taxonomies or terms. It’s quite easy to get confused when joggling with multiple translation interfaces for different types of content, while also having to worry about compatibility issues with your theme or favorite page builder.
In this tutorial, we’re going to use TranslatePress, a beginner-friendly WordPress translation plugin, that lets you translate all your taxonomy slugs in one place, using a intuitive translation interface that looks like this:
It also works out of the box with any theme or plugin, including WooCommerce or page builders, like Elementor. Using it you can translate every content on you site, page by page, using a visual translation editor.
Let’s dive in…
There's been a lot of buzz lately about Facebook's proposal to pay remote employees less if they leave Silicon Valley. In this article, Matt Mullenweg explains why it can be difficult to achieve pay equity across different countries (and currencies).
A growing number of tech companies is telling their employees they can work from anywhere, even after this pandemic has passed. A looming question, however, is how. Last week, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg told employees that Facebook will adjust the pay of those who choose to move out of the Bay Area and work in different, presumably less expensive, geographies. But others figuring out their own remote-work strategies might also look to Automattic, the now 15-year-old, heavily venture-backed company that is parent to the publishing platform WordPress; the platform for discovering long-form writing content, Longreads; the comment-filtering service Akismet; and, as of last year, the former social media giant Tumblr; among other businesses.
Automattic, which now employs more than 1,000 employees, has been nearly fully distributed from its founding days, and became entirely so in 2017, when the company shut its San Francisco office and told employees they could work from wherever they choose. At the time, founder and CEO Matt Mullenweg told Quartz that most employees were already opting not to come into the co-working space it was providing, so it reasoned its money could be better spent
Investing time, effort, and money in high quality customer service is undoubtedly a good practice for any business. But, there are cases where giving good service to abusive and aggressive customers can hurt your business. This video will help you identify those customers and give you tools to “fire” them.
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PHP 8 is expected to be released on December 03, 2020. It will bring new features, deprecations, and performance boost. Check what's new in PHP 8!
PHP 8 is expected to be released in December 2020 and will bring us a whole bunch of powerful features and great language improvements. While several proposals are still under development, many RFCs have already been approved and implemented, so it’s time for us to dive into some of the most exciting additions that should make PHP faster and more reliable.
Please, note that PHP 8 is still under development, and we could see several changes before the final release. Anyway, we’ll keep track of these changes and update this post regularly, so make sure you don’t miss anything about PHP 8 and check this post again from time to time.
So, what features and improvements should we expect with PHP 8? What’s the biggest thing coming with PHP 8, the next major release of the language?
Let’s dive in!
PHP JIT (Just in Time Compiler)
The most acclaimed feature coming with PHP 8 is the Just-in-time (JIT) compiler. What is JIT all about?
The RFC proposal describes JIT as follows:
“PHP JIT is implemented as an almost independent part of OPcache. It may be enabled/disabled at PHP compile time and at run-time. When enabled, native code of PHP files is stored in an
Having your website’s content in Google News is a great way to increase traffic. This is a tutorial about how to submit your WordPress site to Google News properly.
The aim of Google News is to filter through the world’s news and make timely news accessible to readers in a way that’s easy for them to read, understand, and put to use. So what does this mean for your website and your site?
Lots of traffic, credibility, and authority.
If that sounds like something you’d like for your WordPress site (and let’s be honest, who wouldn’t) then read on to find out everything you need to know about how to submit your site to Google News.
What is Google News?
Google News is a news aggregator that curates a customizable flow of recent news articles and stories from the last 30 days.
Today, it’s even more than that as Google News stories can surface in other Google products, such as:
Google News feed (duh)
“Top stories” section in the SERP page
The “News tab” in the SERP page (like the one you have for images, so to speak)
Google Discover, Google’s new feed based on improved Knowledge Graph able to provide custom results based on a single user’s search history.
Here’s what Google News looks like:
Content is organized into categories, depending on your location and language settings.
This is my take on the history and current state of WordPress themes. I test some new ones and some popular favorites with Gutenberg. I give some recommendations at the end.
I am writing this post on the history and current state of WordPress themes. Since I’ve been using WordPress there has been a big shift in themes and I think another one is underway. I’m looking at WordPress themes because today, as much as every before, it is important to pick a good theme. In this post I’ll look at the evolution of WordPress themes, page builders and Gutenberg. I’ll test some of the most popular themes to see how they handle Gutenberg and make some recommendations for the future. The Rise of the General Purpose Theme
Back in the old days, people purchased niche themes appropriate for their site: a restaurant theme, church theme, lawyer theme, dentist theme and so on.
Freelancers and agencies who built lots of sites joined theme clubs that had a large selection of themes available and that regularly released new ones.
It is no coincidence that general purpose themes developed in tandem with page builders. Elegant Themes has released 87 themes over the years, but now only Divi and Extra are featured. Divi was one of the first widely popular general purpose themes. It is a stylish and highly customizable theme coupled with a page builder that
Privacy is not only about you but is about your website. You should be thinking about your own privacy and what privacy standards you put into place on your website.
Privacy is a hot topic these days and still many people make it too technical or think that privacy is a thing they do not have to worry about. Yes you should worry about your own privacy and yes you should be paying attention to what privacy standards you put into place on your website. First, lets talk about your own privacy. I hear all the time “I am not worried about my privacy because I have nothing to keep hidden.” Okay that is great, however, does the entire world need to know everything there is to know about you. Also, even those who say they are an open book I bet would rather not have their debit card information to fall into the wrong hands after you entered your information into a website to buy something. I personally would like to know before I buy from a website if they are collecting and saving my payment information.
However, let’s not confuse privacy and security. Security is taking measures to ensure your information is safe from hackers. Security is simply making sure the bad guys don’t get in. Privacy is the ability to control what information of yours is being shared, how it is being shared, and for how long it is being shared. Privacy
When it comes to blogging, you need to manage your blog in the right way. Blog Designer plugin will help you to manage and make your blog more attractive.
Do you have a website that you use for blogging purposes? Have you been wondering how to use the Blog Designer plugin to manage the blog posts? Blog designer is a plugin from WordPress that will help you with the designing and layout of your blog. What you will eventually get is a website that is beautiful to look at and attractive to your audiences. The best part is that you do not need any coding skills to use the plugin. You can also switch the layout anytime, depending on your preferences.
We understand that it can be challenging if you do not have the right knowledge on how to use the plugin. Our article below will highlight the steps you need to take. The process is easy to follow, no matter what level you are, whether beginner or at the more advanced levels. Let’s dive into it.
What Makes Blog Designer Plugin So Popular?
The Blog Designer plugin is very handy and is excellent for anyone who wants a responsive web page. You get up to ten templates in a free version and fifty templates in Pro that you can use on your WordPress website. You can give your blog pages any kind of look using the plugin.
It allows you to modify your settings through the admin panel, without needing
Find out what's the best way (and easiest) to translate a WordPress website in 2020.
What’s the best way to translate a website in 2020? This is a popular question among website owners, and especially if it’s a business website that you’re running! In this tutorial, we take you step by step through the entire process and show you all the stages of translating your website in its entirety – from menus to content, images, and even SEO.
Let’s get started:
What’s the best way to translate a website?
If your website runs on WordPress then getting it translated is a fairly easy thing to do. However, you still need a translation or multilingual plugin to handle the main task. Here’s why:
You might have heard that WordPress is “translation-ready” or “ready for localization,” which suggests that all the tools required to get your website translated are already there, built-in.
This is partly true.
WordPress being translation-ready only means that it makes it possible for website translation on the code level. In other words, if you’re a web developer, WordPress has some ready-made structures for you in place that add translation capability to your themes or plugins. But this doesn’t help the end-user
Having a WordPress form builder for user registration on your WordPress site saves you from having to create user accounts manually. Profile Builder Pro is a WordPress form builder plugin that helps you add front-end user registration, profile, and login forms to your website. It’s incredibly easy to use and requires no technical knowledge to get started with.
Having a WordPress form builder for user registration on your WordPress site saves you from having to create user accounts manually. In other words, you can give prospective students, members, or customers the option to create their own user account. This way, they don’t have to get in touch with you using a contact form to create their accounts. In addition to this, a good WordPress form builder is fully customizable which means it delivers better user experience. Plus, using a WordPress form builder plugin saves you a lot of time (and effort) as compared to creating a form from scratch.
Profile Builder Pro is a WordPress form builder plugin that helps you add front-end user registration, profile, and login forms to your website. It’s incredibly easy to use and requires no technical knowledge to get started with.
Using the Profile Builder Pro WordPress form plugin, you can fully customize your user registration form. You can also leverage advanced form building features including the option to add extra fields, create multiple forms, configure conditional logic, leverage repeater fields, and add reCAPTCHA. In addition to this, you can create different forms for different
This post is a walkthrough on how to create a strategy map for your business.
In my last post, we talked about how you can rethink your approach to your business management strategy. I covered how to fine tune each element of your strategy discussion, refine your company goals, and get buy-in from your team. It has been a minute since we posted that article (a lot has happened since then) so refresh your business strategy knowledge before forging ahead. Once you’ve done that, it’s time to dive in with the next step: how to create a strategy map! Why create a strategy map at all?
A strategy map is a very useful tool for jumpstarting your strategic thinking. While strategy maps do not enjoy the same popularity as the SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats) tool, I believe they can be even more powerful.
Here’s what creating a strategy map will do for you:
Clarify how you intend to be unique in the market you’ve selected to serve.
Discover if you have the resources to be successful.
Uncover conflicts or inconsistencies in your strategy that can cause it to fail in implementation.
Collaboratively discover and communicate a strategy so that those that need to execute on it are aligned.
How to create a strategy map
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Now is the perfect time to start a podcast - but there are a lot of steps and it's difficult to know where to start. My new course, Podcast Liftoff: Launch, will show you everything you need to know, from planning to publishing.
Back in 2018 I attended a conference called Podcast Movement. Thousands of people coming together to talk podcasting. On the very first day – in fact, the vert first session – I talked to a couple of people who were having trouble with their websites. It was a podcast convention but they were way more interested in the fact that I was a web developer. They were surrounded by podcasters. After that conversation, I got a crazy idea that there should be a course on how to launch a podcast website. My rationale was there was already [one] podcasting course I knew about, so the market was saturated. I set off to make that course, and a few months later, I launched it….to crickets.
TL;DR: My podcast course, Podcast Liftoff: Launch, is out now. I’m super excited about it because it’s been in the works for a long time (keep reading for how long). But if you’re ready to get it now, it”s 34% off for launch week – until June 3rd. Enroll Today.
Bad Research = Bad Launch
I made a fatal mistake: I talked to a small number of people, asked, “do you think this is a good idea,” and got a chorus of yeses. That was the only research I did. I
When was the last time you updated your website? It's very crucial. Here are the best tips on when you should redesign a website. Read it now.
Nowadays in the vast world of the internet, great designed and user-friendly websites get more traffic and keep visitors engaged. The target of every e-commerce website is to convert visitors into customers but it is only possible if your website design and structure are proper with the latest features. On the other hand, if your website is not living up to the mark then it may hurt you. When was the last time you had redesigned your website? If you can not answer this question so this is the time to start thinking about it.
It is important to know that websites are changeable. WordPress website is always involved in fulfilling the requirements of your audience and your business as well.
Why you should redesign your website? Here is the reason.
Before purchasing a product, subscribe to any channel, or visit a website for buying things people do Google your business or company. Indeed, approximately 87% of buyers do their product analysis before they purchase things.
Visitors will leave your website in a few seconds. If Your website does not demonstrate the services or products you offer, they are not able to find what they want as well as the website is taking a long time to load.
Still struggling with working from home? You're not alone. At the very least, focus on staying healthy while working from home. Doing so will help support your overall remote work endeavors. Try these tips.
As many people join the work-from-home revolution due to COVID-19, it is important to remember a few key items to help navigate this new environment. At WebDevStudios (WDS), we are very familiar with remote work since this is our norm; and we love to share what we have learned to help others. Making sure to focus on your physical, as well as mental well-being, is top of the list. Being remote can lead to feelings of isolation and laziness. So, taking time out of your day to do things for yourself is very necessary. Let’s go over some things you can do for staying healthy while working from home (WFH). Don’t forget
It is paramount that people remember to do the small things, like drinking water and going to the bathroom. It may seem silly, but I remember being a first-time remote worker. I would get so involved in my work (or worried that people wouldn’t believe I was actually doing anything) that it would be 1 p.m. when I realized all I had was coffee and I hadn’t gotten up to use the bathroom since I woke up.
Working that way can leave you feeling drained very fast and lead to burnout. As part of your staying healthy while working from home routine, I recommend
3+ Easy ways to add blog posts to pages in WordPress, for 2020 and beyond.
WordPress started as a blogging platform and quickly expanded its capabilities to a veritable content management system. Displaying posts inside pages was something that a few years ago would’ve required advanced technical skills, editing theme files, and creating custom templates in PHP. Those days are long gone and if you’re like me, then you’re probably already using a page builder for designing your pages and even posts.
Mixing posts and pages with WordPress is a normal thing nowadays, and something which can be achieved with just a few clicks, by simply leveraging your favorite page builder plugin.
In this tutorial, I’m going to show you how you can actually add posts inside your pages with ease! Let’s dive right into it!
Displaying Blog Posts to WordPress Pages with Gutenberg
Gutenberg is the new WordPress editor and it’s awesome!
Here are 5 reasons why Gutenberg is so great:
It’s the WordPress’ new default editor/builder, replacing the TinyMCE editor.
It’s here for the long run, with an incredible open-source community maintaining it and developing new features and extensions for it.
It offers a drag and drop, visual experience
Looking for the best client portal plugins that are also #free of charge? Then check out this short and sweet article which talks about exactly that!
The Alpha and Omega of agency life is summarized in a sentence – the client is always right! Although that “universal truth” might be spoken frequently and liberally, our honest opinion may be prone to a few exceptions, but that’s just how the cookie crumbles and the only thing that you can do is throw a big smile on your face and nod your head with a sign of undeniable confirmation.
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After you leave the clients thinking that you agree with everything they said, only then can you take a moment to cry your eyes out and pull your hair in desperation.
Regardless of our feelings or opinions, every client requires dedicated attention, but with so many emails, tasks, and all kinds of requests piled up, it’s far from easy to get all of that sorted out and dealt with. However, if you seek out help from some specialized tools, things don’t have to be so grim.
If you expand your team by adding one powerful tool to it, the life of both you and your clients will become much easier. The tools we are
Looking at it from the perspective of the hard working writers, it presents the perfect opportunity for gaining more traffic, acquiring new users to your website, and increasing awareness about your brand.
Guest blogging is one of the most frequently used methods for drastically improving your online presence. Looking at it from the perspective of the hard-working writers, it presents the perfect opportunity for gaining more traffic, acquiring new users to your website, and increasing awareness about your brand.
Building domain authority, increasing organic traffic as well as ranking up in search engine results will all come once you adopt the practice of doing guest posts. Combine that with a few more factors such as great writing opportunities, better outreach, a new audience, more credibility and it becomes a flawless strategy for drastically improving your chances of getting worldwide online recognition.
What was just said, is only one side of the story, the writer’s side. But what about the people who put the work of those writers on their blogs? What do they gain from guest posts?
Well, here are the numerous benefits behind hosting guest posts on your blog that could help you achieve exceptional results, some of those results being:
A reduced urge for content producing
If you are the only writer on your blog, you’ve probably encountered a writer’s block or a creative
The goal of this blog post, by WebDevStudios Frontend Engineer, Marty O'Connor, is to dive into Gutenberg content blocks and document some useful examples for all skill levels.
Goal The goal of this blog post is to dive into the existing Gutenberg content blocks and document some useful examples for all skill levels. Let’s see what’s possible by simply configuring existing blocks to make clean, quick, functional layouts and spicing up your WordPress site with Gutenberg content block recipes. No code required.
Who benefits from Gutenberg Content Block Recipes?
Anyone with a basic understanding of WordPress can build the following examples now. I hope that everyone from non-coders to engineers will appreciate how easy it is to build clean, simple layouts with these exciting features. Seasoned developers may come to realize that they can save time by opting for a solution that’s already baked in, or at least glean some inspiration for making your own custom block that functions in a similar fashion.
I’m using the Twenty Twenty theme for
Step by step guide on building a website with user accounts on top of WordPress, using the Profile Builder Pro user management plugin.
In the past, websites consisted of simple static pages with information. These days, website owners are looking for ways on how to build a website with user accounts for a variety of reasons. For example, you can let visitors create user accounts on your website in order to generate user engagement, encourage user-submitted content, or make your website more community-oriented. It’s also a great way to manage the information that different users are able to see on your website and provide exclusive content to paying members.
Profile Builder Pro is an all-in-one user registration and management plugin for WordPress, that makes it easy to create a website with user accounts. You can integrate it with other plugins, add-ons, and tools to add advanced features to your site. For example, you might consider creating a member directory or user listing. This way, members can connect with one another and set up their own public profile. Users can easily create their own account.
In this article, we’ll show you how to build a website with user accounts in WordPress using the Profile Builder Pro plugin. We’ll also explain how you can integrate it with Paid Member Subscriptions
Display data on your website in a more engaging way with the help of these WordPress data visualization plugins
Data analysis is one of the essential parts of your online business, and it will determine the speed of your progress and your overall success. Going from predicting your user’s patterns and trends, identifying your objectives and future projects, finding new methods of improving, investigating your competition…you may not be fond of that process, but it’s unavoidable if you want to reach your full potential. These goals can be:
Getting a better overview of your target audience
Better decision making
with many more benefits in store and ready to be utilized. Analyzing data is of great importance, and it should be done every so often, but there is a big problem with conducting it – how will you resist the urge to fall asleep when you’re not even halfway through? Numbers, equations, complex patterns…it can get obnoxiously boring, and if you decide to ditch it, all of those benefits will go to waste. Luckily, there is a way to spice it up with a little thing called data visualization.
People are much more productive when they get a visual representation of any type opposed to dry text and