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3 min read Sallie Goetsch
Development | tommcfarlin.com | 22 days ago

The Demand for Gutenberg Is Not There. Yet.

TL;DR: Tom McFarlin isn't planning to update any of his own plugins for Gutenberg compatibility until Gutenberg is in core and clients / end users are asking for it. But that's not because Gutenberg isn't necessary, only because clients can't ask for something they don't know exists.

The Demand for Gutenberg Is Not There. Yet.

Development | tommcfarlin.com | 22 days ago

I’ve been asked, on a few occasions, why I’ve not released anything that’s compatible with Gutenberg or why certain plugins aren’t compatible with the current version of the Gutenberg plugin. In the WordPress economy, I’ve seen few things as divisive as this shift in WordPress (though it seems to be finally have chilled a bit). And I’m not interested in entertaining a position on it on this blog.
But when others ask why I’ve not bothered to write anything about it or make certain plugins compatible with it, I find that it’s worth talking about it at least to a certain degree.
Demand for Gutenberg Is Not There
As far as building solutions for others are concerned, there’s yet to be demand for Gutenberg compatibility at all. This doesn’t mean that people don’t see it on the horizon nor that they don’t see the need to prepare for it.
But customers who pay WordPress developers, designers, and other experts in our field aren’t using it right now, so the demand for building something on Gutenberg is not there.
Another way of looking at is that there’s interest and potentially even a demand for it for those

4 min read David McCan
Community | wpengine.com | 25 days ago

WP Engine Acquires StudioPress WordPress Solutions Including Genesis Framework

WPEngine has acquired StudioPress. StudioPress is the company that launched and supports the popular Genesis Framework.

WP Engine Acquires StudioPress WordPress Solutions Including Genesis Framework

Community | wpengine.com | 25 days ago

Genesis Framework and Collection of Themes Delivers Powerful, Accelerated Development of WordPress Digital Experiences AUSTIN, Texas — June 27, 2018 – WP Engine, the WordPress digital experience platform, today announced it has acquired StudioPress, creators of the Genesis Framework (“Genesis”), the world’s most popular theme framework for the millions of WordPress sites that comprise 30 percent of the Web. Genesis, and its accompanying suite of themes, helps enterprises, startups, and agencies to accelerate the building of amazing digital experiences. Previously owned by Rainmaker Digital LLC, the acquisition of the StudioPress product line strengthens WP Engine’s WordPress Digital Experience Platform, allowing faster time-to-market with greater ease and agility.
The StudioPress Suite for WordPress
StudioPress is a suite of WordPress solutions that includes:
Genesis – the world’s most popular WordPress theme framework combining design, layouts, SEO, performance, interoperability/modularity and support. It offers important benefits such as allowing brands to switch safely and easily between themes, even when doing so at scale. The framework

12 min read Tom Zsomborgi
Tutorials | kinsta.com | 23 days ago

How to Boost Conversions on Your WooCommerce Product Pages

Some simple and advanced tips on increasing your shop's revenue.

How to Boost Conversions on Your WooCommerce Product Pages

Tutorials | kinsta.com | 23 days ago

Getting a massive amount of traffic but no one is buying? It’s every online store’s dream to have a huge influx of visitors but without them making purchases and converting into customers, all your efforts bringing them in will just be wasted. This is why your online store’s conversion rate is an essential metric to measure the success of your work and improve your WooCommerce store’s performance.
What is a Conversion Rate?
In a nutshell, a conversion rate is the percentage of visits which resulted in desired eCommerce actions. A lot of times we think of this as sales, but a conversion could include a lot of different things. Typical eCommerce actions include the following:
Email subscriptions
Social media shares
Shopping cart additions
Form submissions
Product purchases
All the above types are important and should matter to you. But, in this article, we’ll focus on boosting conversions on your WooCommerce product pages that will help turn visitors into actual paying customers.
Measuring Conversion Rates
Boosting your product page conversions will drive your most desired eCommerce action of all: sales. But, how do you calculate your conversion rate?
How

11 min read Codeinwp
Community | codeinwp.com | Jun. 20, 2018

How to Redesign Your Business Website - Transparency Report #40

The inside scoop on the CodeinWP redesign and strategy, what the deal is with AMP and mobile, plus a case of entrepreneurial struggles and learnings (as mysterious as it might sound right now). And, a wedding :)

How to Redesign Your Business Website - Transparency Report #40

Community | codeinwp.com | Jun. 20, 2018

Welcome to the 40th(!) edition of the monthly transparency report (for May 2018). This is a series where I go through everything that’s been going on in the business. And I don’t hold back! Whether it’s good or bad, it’s all here. Click here to see the previous reports. May was a fun month for me. More or less, I took the whole month off to take better care of myself and … prepare for the wedding (read: my wedding … two of them actually, long story).
This doesn’t mean I don’t have anything to share with you here.
Chiefly, I want to talk about a few things: the CodeinWP redesign and strategy, what the deal is with AMP and mobile, plus a case of entrepreneurial struggles and learnings (as mysterious as it might sound right now).
CodeinWP redesign

28 min read Kobe Ben Itamar
Business | freemius.com | Jun. 6, 2018

How To Sell WordPress Plugins & Themes To Enterprises

An article that exposes several practical (tested) tricks that help sell WordPress plugin/theme licenses to enterprise companies for much higher prices than the ones set for the standard site-owner.

How To Sell WordPress Plugins & Themes To Enterprises

Business | freemius.com | Jun. 6, 2018

According to a study commissioned by WP Engine, 57% of enterprises use WordPress. Is your WordPress plugin or theme business ready for enterprise clients? I’m not pretending to be an enterprise sales expert, but, during my 10-year journey as an entrepreneur, I had my fair share of experiences selling software to Fortune 500 companies and learning from some of the top salespeople in the world, like Kris Duggan. Those experiences taught me fundamental principles that are kind of trivial but are unfortunately not yet adopted in the WordPress plugins and themes business economy.
In this blog post, I’ll expose you to several practical tricks that help sell RatingWidget licenses (a plugin business that I’ve built that was the catalyst to creating Freemius) to large organizations for thousands of dollars a year. That’s 20x, 30x, and sometimes even 50x the price an average customer pays. And the beauty is that it requires almost zero operational changes, and can be accomplished even by a one-man-show operation.
So, if you’re running a premium plugins business or a theme shop and would like to win those mega customers, then this post is exactly for you!
This blog

8 min read Brian Jackson
Community | kinsta.com | 25 days ago

Interview with Kevin Muldoon (Blogger/WordPress user since 2006)

I love this quote from fellow blogger Kevin Muldoon. "My greatest challenge has been adapting and realizing that my environment was changing around me." The WordPress space is constantly changing and we have to stay on our feet!

Interview with Kevin Muldoon (Blogger/WordPress user since 2006)

Community | kinsta.com | 25 days ago

You can find Kevin on Twitter or LinkedIn. This is our recent interview with him, as part of our Kinsta Kingpin series. Q1: What is your background, & how did you first get involved with WordPress?
I first started building HTML websites in Notepad in 2000. I then started using PHP for headers and footers and then started using content management systems to publish content online.
I tested hundreds of different scripts in the early 2000s and used popular CMS solutions such as PostNuke. At the time HotScripts.com was the go-to website for many aspiring website owners like myself.
I recall seeing WordPress getting listed there early on. I used it on a few websites, but I still used other CMS solutions at the time. It’s important to remember that whilst WordPress had some good features, in the beginning, it was far from the polished product it is today. I went back to Serendipity (S9Y) for creating blogs, but around 2005/2006 I started turning to WordPress more because of all the themes and plugins that were coming out for it.
Previously, I had switched around between WordPress and a few other solutions, but 2006 was the year where I went more and more for WordPress and it became

12 min read John Locke
Development | blog.bigboxwc.com | Jun. 20, 2018

The State of Gutenberg and WordPress Themes

Intriguing discussion on what Gutenberg will mean for theme development, and have we been here before?

The State of Gutenberg and WordPress Themes

Development | blog.bigboxwc.com | Jun. 20, 2018

…or “A Realistic Look at Using 3rd Party Gutenberg Blocks in Your Theme”
…or
“Keep Your Plugin Blocks Out of My Theme”
…or
“Shortcodes All Over Again”
…or
“The Never Ending Battle to Style a Button Consistently”
…or
“We Still Have a Long Way to Go”
I would like to preface this article by saying that these thoughts and opinions are in no way meant to diminish the amazing work that the Gutenberg team has done (and continues to do). I love writing in Gutenberg. I follow the GitHub repository closely, often reading 100+ notifications each day. I have been testing since early versions. I have left feedback. Things have gotten much better. However this article is meant to take a realistic and somewhat critical look at how Gutenberg is being presented on a grander scale vs. some of the realities that come in to play when implementing these ideas.
What You See is (Maybe) What You Get
WYSIWYG is everyone’s white whale but Gutenberg takes a huge step in the right direction towards helping publishers have a better idea of what their content will look like as they are writing. The previous (technically

6 min read Daniel Wilson
Plugins | solwininfotech.com | Jun. 14, 2018

15 Blog WordPress Plugins You Actually Need [Recommended]

WordPress plugins are most helpful to extend your website's functionality in easy way. By choosing a right plugin for your website you can manage your work easily. If you are an owner of WordPress blog or business website then, Here is the list of 15 essential blog WordPress plugins you should install if you haven’t already.

15 Blog WordPress Plugins You Actually Need [Recommended]

Plugins | solwininfotech.com | Jun. 14, 2018

This question is really common and has been asked often by everyone who is into blogging or online business. WordPress is undoubtedly the best Content Management System of all time with more than 35% of websites powered.
And the common reason is that of its simple panel with extraordinary plugins that can serve smallest to giant services you want on your website, WITHOUT CODING!
Plugins are the hardcore strength of WordPress and there are more than 55k various plugins and it is hard (obviously) to find out the best one that can help you out blogging.
So, here we are with the best blogging tools and Plugins for WordPress that will assist you to grow with full throttle.
1. Blog Designer
This plugin has been a game changer, especially for bloggers. Blog Designer WordPress plugin (Freemium) offers you to change and exhibit your page with many different layouts and templates. There are many various kinds of layouts for diverse use of it. Must have plugin to make your posts or web page looks cool.
2. Akismet
Akismet (Free) checks all the comments and contact form submissions for spam and malware through its global database and prevents your site from publishing threat and malicious content.

Tutorials | cssigniter.com | Jun. 20, 2018

Add and display a custom field on WooCommerce

In this article we will learn how we can create a custom field for our WooCommerce products and display it on the front-end.

Add and display a custom field on WooCommerce

Tutorials | cssigniter.com | Jun. 20, 2018

If you have a WordPress site and are interested in selling anything, WooCommerce is most likely the way to go. Powered by Automattic, it is by far the most popular e-commerce plugin available for WordPress. It is supported by a very large community and it’s extended with themes and plugins by many third party authors. Having established WooCommerce is pretty much a necessity when you need to sell something via a WordPress site, it stands to reason that there are some things it can’t do, not out of the box anyway.
In our example we’d like to display per-product restock notices, to let our customers know when an out of stock product will be available for purchase. Lucky for us WooCommerce is extendable and we can achieve the desired outcome with just a few lines of code. Let’s begin.
Our goal
We are going to add a restock notice field in the Inventory section of the product’s data, as displayed below.
In this field we can add a piece of text informing our customers when the product will be back in stock. The line will be displayed below the out of stock notice, as seen in the following image.
Creating the plugin file
Let’s create the main file that

15 min read Kobe Ben Itamar
Business | freemius.com | Jun. 20, 2018

A Complete US-based Taxes Cheat Sheet for WordPress Developers

There’s an old saying “in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes”. The United States has a number of tax laws on the Federal, State, and Local levels that WordPress theme and plugin developers need to be aware of. Scott DeLuzio is a former accountant who has made the transition into WordPress plugin development, so he's the best person to take advice from on this matter.

A Complete US-based Taxes Cheat Sheet for WordPress Developers

Business | freemius.com | Jun. 20, 2018

There’s an old saying “in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes”. While the former can be put off with exercise and a healthy diet, the latter can’t be avoided quite as easily. The United States has a number of tax laws on the Federal, State, and Local levels that WordPress theme and plugin developers need to be aware of. This post will talk about the tax implications of things like outsourcing work, incorporating your business, and sales taxes. As a former accountant who has made the transition into WordPress plugin development, I’m familiar with how complicated the tax issues that developers face can be. I’ve even developed a plugin to assist with 1099-MISC reporting for affiliates and multi-vendor marketplaces called WP1099. As a freelancer, and small business owner, I know how difficult it is to keep track of ever-changing tax laws, so this cheat sheet was written to help you understand what you need to do to stay compliant with the tax authorities.
Incorporating Your Business
Many people with a WordPress theme or plugin business consider the job a “side-job” and tend to treat it as such. Unfortunately,

4 min read Dave Warfel
Business | wsj.com | Jun. 22, 2018

WordPress.com Buys Atavist, Maker of Subscription Publishing Software

Interesting acquisition by Mullenweg & Automattic. Could we see WordPress.com try a similar subscription model that Medium recently failed with?

WordPress.com Buys Atavist, Maker of Subscription Publishing Software

Business | wsj.com | Jun. 22, 2018

Publishers are increasingly turning to digital subscriptions in an ultracompetitive digital ad market dominated by Facebook and Google. That is one reason why Automattic, the owner of the popular publishing platform sold by WordPress.com, has acquired the technology and publishing company Atavist in a bid to expand the suite of subscription and membership tools it offers to its customers.
The deal encompasses Atavist’s proprietary content management system, its customer base and the Atavist Magazine, which publishes long-form journalism every month.
The companies wouldn’t disclose the financial terms of the deal.
The acquisition represents a resolution of sorts for Atavist, a Brooklyn-based digital startup launched in 2011 to give independent publishers tools to create content and make money from it. The company was founded by Nick Thompson, now the editor in chief of Wired; Evan Ratliff, a contributor to the New Yorker and Wired; and Jefferson Rabb, a programmer.
Atavist’s primary product is a publishing software platform with free and paid tiers. The free version allows users to create their own home pages and build multimedia stories; the paid tiers allow users

Am I the only one who noticed the number of spam comments is too high?

Community | Jun. 18, 2018

I noticed this trend that the number of spam accounts and the number of comments left by these bots? is increasing. Just take a look at this thread here:

https://managewp.org/articles/17402/woo-edd-users-how-to-reduce-credit-card-fraud-by-98-using-stripe-radar

Or this:
https://managewp.org/articles/17522/gdpr-compliant-form-builder-for-wordpress#comments-section

Or this:
https://managewp.org/articles/17250/preparing-your-wordpress-site-for-google-s-upcoming-mobile-first-index

Any ideas or solution?

It's really annoying, and ManageWP doesn't seem to care -- I've sent lots of feedback and flagged comments -- no change.

I've started to visit ManageWP less and less since the quality of comments is going to shit.

via JS Morisset

Have noticed this too, and flagged tons of these spam comments. Make the comment links nofollow, will deter this behavior.

via John Locke

There has been no moderation since months now...

via pol taj

And for obvious reasons. John has a point.

via Binod Kumar Anand

@Pol I have to respectfully disagree. The moderation team is just one person, and I have been busy with WCEU in our own back yard. Otherwise I clean up comments once a week, or whenever I have some extra time.

On a related note, there has been too much spam going on lately, but not sure if nofollow would be enough. My knee-jerk reaction would be to remove links altogether. What do you all think?

via Nemanja Aleksic

Hi Nemanja,

I think nofollow wouldn't be enough, removing links altogether might be a better solution, but I have the feeling that even without links spam won't disappear. Isn't there a way to manually review and approve or reject new accounts? I know this could be definitely a time-consuming task.
Btw. I hope you had a great time on WCEU!

via Tom Zsomborgi
3 min read JS Morisset
Community | surniaulula.com | Jun. 12, 2018

Free Plugins for Organization / Local SEO Markup

The Organization name, logo and sameAs properties (offered by Yoast SEO, for example) provide only the most basic information required for Google’s Knowledge Graph, but several additional properties are also available in the Schema Organization markup. ;-)

Free Plugins for Organization / Local SEO Markup

Community | surniaulula.com | Jun. 12, 2018

Google reads a variety of structured data from webpages, including e-commerce Product details, Recipes, Reviews, etc. — along with three standard Schema types from a website’s homepage: WebSite, Organization, and Person. In this post we’ll focus on the Organization markup, which Yoast SEO, WPSSO Core, and most SEO plugins add to a site’s homepage. Google uses the Organization markup to enrich its Knowledge Graph information for the website’s Organization (aka Business, Corporation, etc.).
See Google’s About Search Features and Structured Data General Guidelines webpages for more information about the current Schema types recognized by Google.
See Google My Business, Your business information in the knowledge panel, and Improve your local ranking on Google for more information about Knowledge Graph and Google’s local business markup.
An Organization markup from the Yoast SEO plugin (and most SEO plugins) looks like this:
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<script type='application/ld+json'>{"@context": "https://schema.org","@type": "Organization","url": "http://adm.surniaulula.com/","sameAs":

10 min read Sven Lehnert
Plugins | themekraft.com | Jun. 14, 2018

GDPR Compliant Form Builder for WordPress

Hundred of thousands of WordPress Forms are used every day, collecting information about their users that fall under the scope of GDPR. We've reviewed the most popular Form Builder in this blog post.

GDPR Compliant Form Builder for WordPress

Plugins | themekraft.com | Jun. 14, 2018

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is everywhere these days. For a lot of WordPress folks, that topic came at a bad timing. Getting your WordPress form GDPR compliant is just the very first step. Disclaimer: I’m not a lawyer and the following recommendations are based on my own experience. In this text, I can’t cover every topic and I can’t give you legal consulting. That said, we recommend to get professional support on all the GDPR topic.
Since the beginning of BuddyForms, our goal is it to build tools, where you can own your own data. With all the rise of social media platforms and data-driven business models, we need to ask us the question, if we are still in control of our data.
Sure we are kind of aware, that Facebook & co. are making money with our personal data and therefore they can provide their service for free. The following quote describes best, what now is happening:
“GDPR is long-term good for the internet and its helping fuel a much needed global conversation around data privacy.”
Quote from Siraj Raval
This article doesn’t only cover our new updates about data privacy as a form builder. No, we’ll also talk about the

13 min read Tina Todorovic
Business | bit.ly | Jan. 25, 2018

How To Use Social Web Suite to Master Your Social Media on WordPress

Need to get control over your WordPress sites social schedule? Check out the in-depth overview of an all-in-one social media platform deeply integrated with WordPress from BobWP and why he started using Social Web Suite. There is also an awesome video, too.

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How To Use Social Web Suite to Master Your Social Media on WordPress

Business | bit.ly | Jan. 25, 2018

I write about a lot of WordPress plugins and services on this site, but rarely does it work to write about one at the point that I am starting to use it myself. I have also written a lot about social. I’ve talked about it and shared my own strategies around the scheduling of social. Through testing, I’ve found what works and what doesn’t and have crafted that part of my business slowly and successfully.
I’ve shared plenty about the tools I use. For scheduling, it has been CoSchedule for quite some time. In fact, since August 2015.
But it’s time for a change.
Along Came Social Web Suite
If you go to WordCamps, you might have experienced that feeling when you meet someone and you just know… okay, these are good people and I know they are going to become colleagues and friends of mine. Call it my intuition. But that has been the case with Tina Todorovic and Dejan Markovic from Social Web Suite. If you have met them yourself, you know what I mean.
For quite some time, their new product has been in beta. They were working hard, fine-tuning it before the formal release, which happened this month. And damn, it was worth the wait. There may had been a time

3 min read Dave Warfel
Plugins | exactmetrics.com | 24 days ago

Syed Balkhi acquires Google Analytics Dashboard for WordPress (GADWP) Plugin

Now he owns MonsterInsights (2+ million installs) AND the second most popular analytics plugin, GADWP, at 1+ million installs. A) I'm curious to see how the two evolve (separate features, or eventually merged together). B) Monopoly on GA plugins? Not sure how I feel about this.

Syed Balkhi acquires Google Analytics Dashboard for WordPress (GADWP) Plugin

Plugins | exactmetrics.com | 24 days ago

With over 17 million downloads and over 1 million websites, Google Analytics Dashboard for WordPress (GADWP) is the second most popular analytics plugin in the WordPress.org repository. Today, I’m thrilled to announce that we have acquired the GADWP plugin from Alin Marcu and rebranded it as ExactMetrics.
Alin has done a phenomenal job in building an amazing product and community. As he wanted to pursue his next venture, he was looking for a new home for this extremely useful plugin.
Given our experience running the most popular WordPress analytics plugin, MonsterInsights, this was a perfect fit for our family of products.
Who are we?
Hi, my name is Syed Balkhi. I’m the founder of Awesome Motive, and we build amazing products that help small businesses grow and compete with the big guys.
We’re the team behind some of most popular plugins and resources including:
WPBeginner – the largest free WordPress resource site for beginners.
OptinMonster – popular conversion optimization software that helps you convert abandoning visitors into subscribers and customers.
WPForms – the most beginner friendly WordPress contact form plugin.
MonsterInsights –

8 min read Max Foundry
Plugins | maxgalleria.com | 24 days ago

How To Use Folders To Improve Your Beaver Builder Media Workflow

Most WordPress sites end up having massive images libraries and popular page builders like Beaver Builder are no exception. Having a strategy for keeping everything in order is key to remaining very productive.

How To Use Folders To Improve Your Beaver Builder Media Workflow

Plugins | maxgalleria.com | 24 days ago

Beaver Builder gives you the power to build amazing WordPress sites with drag and drop. But in order for you to actually get to build those amazing sites, you need the proper workflow to set yourself up for success. When you’re talking about building a site, a big part of that workflow involves the images that you use in your designs…and the ability to quickly find those images.
Beaver Builder has all kinds of great image modules – from the simple Photo module to the eye-catching Slideshow module. But those modules are still built on the core WordPress Media Library, which isn’t always the easiest way to work with files.
An easier, and more user-friendly, way to work with your images is via the same type of folders you use on your operating system. And in this post, that’s exactly what we’re going to show you how to do!
Why Folders Offer A Better Way To Manage Images In Beaver Builder
The core WordPress Media Library is fine in the moment. But if you ever want to go back and find a file at some point in the future, it can be a major pain…
Your only option is to filter by uploaded date and, unless you can remember the month and year that you

9 min read WPSpeak
Plugins | wpspeak.com | 20 days ago

Oxygen Builder Review (Updated Version) – The Newer the Better

This is more than a review. (Kind of a Breaking News) Oxygen Builder is one of its kind in WordPress Market that allows you to build your websites from header to footer. Unlike other page builders, Oxygen Builder can build entire pages without code.

Oxygen Builder Review (Updated Version) – The Newer the Better

Plugins | wpspeak.com | 20 days ago

When it comes to finding an all-comprehensive WordPress website builder, Oxygen is ranked as one of the best options available on the internet. Being technically easy to handle, providing users with lots of plug-ins and additional options, it has a comprehensive that is hard to find in other website builders. Needless to say, Oxygen makes it difficult to find or even use any other alternate software for website building. Soflyy is the development house behind Oxygen, which is currently working for the improvement of the Open Source Software. Oxygen’s original version, 1.0 has expired since its successor Oxygen 2.0 is released on 20th June 2018. The new version is bound to have more features and upgrades than the 1.0. Some Appealing features
As amazing as this website developer is, Oxygen is not a tool which can be used by beginners. A basic to medium level know how of Word Press is required to gain the maximum advantage of Oxygen. Here is a detailed guide of all that Oxygen has to offer:
Customizing headers and footers is never an issue while using oxygen. With a few simple clicks, it allows its user to customize headers and footers of the website they are developing.
A great

11 min read Daniel Wilson
Community | solwininfotech.com | Jun. 20, 2018

Digital Marketing Trends 2018: Top 20 Strategies To Excel This Year

Here are the biggest digital marketing trends 2018 to watch out for.Grow your startup and level up your marketing strategy for this year and beyond.

Digital Marketing Trends 2018: Top 20 Strategies To Excel This Year

Community | solwininfotech.com | Jun. 20, 2018

It’s 2018 and the digital marketers are getting ready to face the disruptions and challenges coming in the way of achieving their goals. They bank on technological advancements time and again to address the client’s requirements and gain the optimum outcome. As we witness a transformation from a laptop and desktop-driven age into the mobile-driven era, the advent of new marketing trends is inevitable in the digital world.
Here we go through twenty noteworthy digital marketing trends that are going to impact the marketing strategy in the year 2018 and beyond:
1. AR will be game changer
Pokémon Go has already shown what AR (Augmented Reality) integration with social media can do. As the number of smartphone users steadily increases across the world, different brands will tend to use AR to establish better engagement with consumers in the near future.
For example, the AR technology will enable the brands to show content based on the customer’s location. Experts are of opinion that Instagram and FB will soon integrate AR into their platforms.
2. Importance of Influencers will Decrease
Companies spend a lot of bucks on influencers, but, they are unable to measure

3 min read Codeinwp
Community | codeinwp.com | May. 17, 2018

[RESULTS] WordPress Hosting Survey 2018 - The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of WordPress Hosting

The third annual survey of WordPress hosting reveals: - the top rated WordPress hosting companies - best managed hosting companies - companies who offer the best support - best pro hosting solutions - the cheapest hosts out there & much more interesting data.

[RESULTS] WordPress Hosting Survey 2018 - The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of WordPress Hosting

Community | codeinwp.com | May. 17, 2018

What you’re about to read are the results of our 2018 WordPress hosting survey – aka. “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of WordPress Hosting.” Yep, we have good, we have bad, and we indeed do have ugly. This is our third annual WordPress hosting survey, and the more we do these, the more interesting things get and the more insights we discover!
But hold off on that for a minute, let’s start somewhere else…
First, we want to thank everybody who took a couple of minutes out of their busy daily schedules to complete the survey and review their current hosting providers. We got 830 valid responses in total, which makes this one of the biggest WordPress hosting surveys to date! It’s because of you that this was possible!

6 min read JS Morisset
Tutorials | surniaulula.com | 23 days ago

Going Beyond The Options – The Schema Shortcode

What happens when you need to customize a rare / specific / unique Schema property?

Going Beyond The Options – The Schema Shortcode

Tutorials | surniaulula.com | 23 days ago

The WPSSO Core plugin and its WPSSO Schema JSON-LD Markup add-on do an outstanding job of analyzing your content and pulling out information about images, videos, authors, publishers, locations, events, recipes, e-commerce products, SEO customizations, and much, much more — not just from WordPress, but from many 3rd party plugins and services as well. ;-) The following modules are included with the Pro version of WPSSO Core, and are automatically loaded if/when the supported plugins and/or services are required.
Integration with 3rd Party Plugins
All in One SEO Pack
bbPress
BuddyPress (including Group Forum Topics)
Co-Authors Plus (including Guest Authors)
Easy Digital Downloads
Gravity Forms + GravityView
HeadSpace2 SEO
MarketPress – WordPress eCommerce
NextCellent Gallery – NextGEN Legacy
NextGEN Gallery
Polylang
rtMedia for WordPress, BuddyPress and bbPress
The Events Calendar
The SEO Framework
WooCommerce (versions 1, 2, and 3)
WP eCommerce
WP Meta SEO
WP-PostRatings
Yoast SEO (aka WordPress SEO)
Yotpo Social Reviews for WooCommerce
Integration with Service APIs
Bitly
Facebook Embedded Videos
Google URL Shortener
Gravatar (Author Image)
Ow.ly
Slideshare Presentations

9 min read Daniel Wilson
Tutorials | solwininfotech.com | 23 days ago

Google AMP for WordPress – All You Need to Know [Detailed Guide]

How Google Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) Works? Does AMP matter in ranking? Here is all you need to know about Google AMP for WordPress website.

Google AMP for WordPress – All You Need to Know [Detailed Guide]

Tutorials | solwininfotech.com | 23 days ago

It all started from April 2015 when the search engine giant Google released a new algorithm to support the mobile-friendliness in the websites. In just six months of this groundbreaking announcement, Google came up with the AMP (Accelerated Mobile Pages) project on October 7, 2015. Over 30 news publishers including the DNI (Digital News Initiative) partners, and tech firms including Twitter, LinkedIn, and WordPress were initial collaborators of this robust, open source initiative.
If you have a WordPress website, chances are high that you get a higher traffic. But then, to get more traffic from a vast mobile-using audience in the current scenario, you need an AMP advantage.
Read on to know how Google AMP for WordPress can work wonders for your website.
How Google AMP Works?
The ultimate goal of this project is to enable the web content to load faster especially for mobile users. The AMP technology is designed to drive faster page loading on mobiles even with 3G speed.
Let’s understand how it works in brief:
The Google AMP uses limited HTML and stores your website cache in Google AMP Cache. In other words, your posts are stored on Google Servers. Whenever there is a search for

Community | enstinemuki.com | 26 days ago

How to Check If Your Website Was Hacked!

It’s almost impossible to stay alert 100% of the time, but you definitely want to upgrade security to prevent spam or malware issues. Check this guide to remind yourself of what needs to be done to prevent hackers from intruding on your site.

How to Check If Your Website Was Hacked!

Community | enstinemuki.com | 26 days ago

Hackers are very creative in finding the way to attack your website. It’s almost impossible to stay alert 100% of the time, but you definitely want to upgrade security to prevent spam or malware issues. Timing is crucial because the delayed reaction can jeopardize site functioning and completely ruin its reputation among visitors. In this post, we will show you how to check if your website was hacked. Let’s take a look!
Passive Ways to Notice Hacker Attacks
There are essentially two ways to search for potential hacks from an outside source – passive and active tactics. Here is the list of reactive methods:
Google Chrome Attack Alerts
When a user is trying to visit a hacked website, Google Chrome will display one of these two warnings:
Phishing attack ahead
The site ahead contains malware
In each case, your website contains malicious software that hackers use to infiltrate and infect visitors’ computers.
Hosting Provider Disconnects Your Website
A lot of website visitors probably have their own security software installed and it will send malware alert to your hosting provider automatically. In this case, the provider will react instantly and take the website

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Community | surniaulula.com | Jun. 16, 2018

WordPress Sites Create Fuzzy Thumbnails [Solution]

Did you know that thumbnail / resized images MUST be sharpened? And did you know that WordPress does NOT sharpen images when resizing images?

WordPress Sites Create Fuzzy Thumbnails [Solution]

Community | surniaulula.com | Jun. 16, 2018

Did you know WordPress creates thumbnails from the images you upload? You probably knew this — not everyone does, but most WordPress users are aware of this. ;-)
Did you also know that when creating smaller images, they must be sharpened?
This is common knowledge for photography and website design professionals, but probably not for the majority of WordPress users.
And did you know that WordPress does not sharpen images when creating thumbnails?
I bet that you didn’t know this… not many people do.
WordPress creates several different thumbnail sizes by default (see your WordPress Settings > Media page for details) and potentially several more, depending on your theme and plugin settings. It’s not uncommon, for example, for WordPress to create a half-dozen (or more) images from the original image you upload. And in all cases, WordPress does not sharpen or make any adjustments to the resized image it creates!
But don’t “image optimization” plugins already do this?
No, they don’t — image optimization plugins are designed to create smaller / faster loading images, not better looking ones. And if you share a post / page to social media,