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5 min read WebDevStudios
Development | webdevstudios.com | 12 hours ago

Diagnosing a Slow WordPress Site

If your WordPress website is slow or sluggish, not only could that hurt your Google search ranking, it could also turn off your visitors and make them abandon your website. Use these tips to speed up your site.

Diagnosing a Slow WordPress Site

Development | webdevstudios.com | 12 hours ago

Sluggish Website So, your WordPress website is running slow? Back in 2014, the average user would wait up to five seconds for a website to load before abandoning your website. Just a few short years later, that number is now under three seconds. Failure to provide a fast experience for your customers will make a dramatic impact on your site’s listing on Google searches, as well as turn off your visitors. So what do you do? Start by learning the importance of diagnosing a slow WordPress site.
Website Speed Test
First off, to know how slow your website truly is loading, it’s best to get a baseline from multiple locations across the globe. A fantastic tool to test with is Pingdom Website Speed Test. Using a third-party service helps rule out personal hardware or local internet issues you might have, which will help you diagnose your slow WordPress site by pinpointing problems.
Depending on your target audience’s locality, it is best to run the Pingdom speed test from multiple testing locations relative to your target audience. Once it’s been determined that your site’s load speeds aren’t just localized to you, there are a few easy steps you can make

9 min read Adi Spiac
Business | translatepress.com | 20 hours ago

2019 Year in Review: Growth, Marketing, WordCamps & Upcoming Features!

In the past year TranslatePress saw consistent growth on multiple levels. Here are the details, lessons learned and what's coming for 2020!

2019 Year in Review: Growth, Marketing, WordCamps & Upcoming Features!

Business | translatepress.com | 20 hours ago

2019 has been a stimulating and rewarding year for TranslatePress. We saw consistent growth on multiple levels and learned a lot along the way. Also, there are some important things we’ve been working on, that haven’t been released yet. Each one of them will contribute significantly to the future growth of TranslatePress.
I’d like to share some details about each below. Welcome to the 2019 Year in Review for TranslatePress.
Revenue & User Growth
TranslatePress saw growth in both revenue and user adoption.
The plugin is now used on over 60K active websites, which is more than double than where it was 12 months ago.
An even more impressive growth happened revenue wise from our premium versions.
Our yearly revenue grew by 500% in 2019.
This is not something we take for granted and are extremely grateful for. It’s also a solid indicator that our efforts were put in the right places.
Since TranslatePress is a bootstrapped product, built using the resources of Cozmoslabs, this made it easier for us to focus on what we thought was really important for our users.
I would attribute the majority of this growth to our focus on making TranslatePress the most easy to

Plugins | theeventscalendar.com | 15 hours ago

The Events Calendar 5.0: A new look for your calendar

The Events Calendar has a fresh new look. See how events can look on your website.

The Events Calendar 5.0: A new look for your calendar

Plugins | theeventscalendar.com | 15 hours ago

We've redesigned all of the calendar views to give you and your users a better experience. Redesigned and rebuilt from the ground up
Reimagined and reworked with user experience in mind.
We’ve redesigned every single view with your visitors in mind.
More than half of traffic comes from mobile, so the experience has to be good. Our new views keep that in mind every step of the way.
Our new calendar views shine without stealing the show.
How did we build it? Here’s the scoop on what it takes to implement a major redesign from the ground up.
The Events Calendar Redesign
How We Built It: Calendar Views
We believe in the power of design
Getting Started with the New Calendar Views
Better events start with The Events Calendar
Get Started

5 min read Donna Cavalier

Feature Plugin: XML Sitemaps - coming to WordPress CORE (one day)

Finally! This is one of those features I've always thought should be included in core. It's not in core yet, but this is a first step.

Feature Plugin: XML Sitemaps - coming to WordPress CORE (one day)

Last year, a group of contributors posted a proposal to implement native XML Sitemaps in WordPress Core which received lots of interest and feedback from the community. Since then, we have been working on a XML Sitemap feature plugin (MVP) which is now available for testing and feedback. Props to the contributors working on this plugin and co-authoring the content of this post: Sander van Dragt, Kirsty Burgoine, Adrian McShane, Ruxandra Gradina, Joe McGill, Thierry Muller, Pascal Birchler
Feature overview
As a quick reminder of what this project is trying to achieve, here are the main features as described in the initial project proposal, which we would encourage you to read in its entirety.
XML Sitemaps will be enabled by default making the following content types indexable
– Homepage
– Posts page
– Core Post Types (Pages and Posts)
– Custom Post Types
– Core Taxonomies (Tags and Categories)
– Custom Taxonomies
– Users (Authors)
Additionally, the robots.txt file exposed by WordPress will reference the sitemap index.
Additionally, an XML Sitemaps API ships with the plugin aiming for developers to build on top of it.
The approach
In order to

7 min read WebDevStudios

3 Design Tips for Call-to-Action Buttons

WebDevStudios Creative Lead, Cameron Campbell, shares three hot design tips for call-to-action buttons. Use his guidance to improve the conversion rates of your CTA buttons.

3 Design Tips for Call-to-Action Buttons

Let’s start by briefly defining what a call to action is. A call to action, commonly referred to as CTA, can describe any piece of content on your website that you want users to take action on. This could be a simple “Read More” link on a blog post or a large, stylized banner asking users to sign up for your newsletter or other service. Virtually every website and app has some type of CTA, and it’s important to give them proper design considerations in order to make them as effective as possible. For the purpose of this article we’ll focus specifically on design tips for call-to-action buttons. CTAs are important because without them you’re leaving it up to users to find things they need (or worse, leave your website). Your aim should always be to reduce the cognitive load on users by making things simple and easy to execute. A successful CTA should be succinct, well-designed and accessible to users with a wide range of experience and abilities in order to maximize the amount of people who can see and interact with them.
Now that we have a bit of a foundation, let’s dive into ways you can maximize the effectiveness of your call-to-action buttons.

9 min read Augustin Prot
Business | blog.weglot.com | 7 days ago

The differences between translation and localization

Translating your WordPress website? Learn how to combine translation and localization for the ultimate localized website

The differences between translation and localization

Business | blog.weglot.com | 7 days ago

According to the world’s economic leaders, that old buzzword “globalization” is dead. As of last year’s World Economic Forum, it appears we’re talking these days about Globalization 4.0. In other words, globalization is still a thing. Actually, it’s even more of a thing—four times as much of a thing, if you will—than it was even in 2018, apparently.
Does this make a tangible difference as far as the Internet is concerned? The short answer is, absolutely.
The long answer is, absolutely, and here’s why.
From globalization to “glocalization”
Globalization=localization. Sound like a paradox? Stricto sensu, it is: globalization implies increased connectivity and exchanges between people in geographically disparate locations—exchanges of goods, cultures, languages, and everything in between, right down to memes.
Localization refers to keeping in touch with the smallest units of community around you. For scale, if Amazon represents the acme of “globalized” commerce, your local mom-and-pop bookstore is the “localized” equivalent.
There are magnitudes of difference between Amazon and your local bookstore,

10 min read Eric Karkovack
Development | wpshout.com | 8 hours ago

A Rational Approach to Updating Your WordPress Install • WPShout

Running updates on your WP install isn't always a sure thing. It pays to put processes in place to better ensure a problem-free experience.

A Rational Approach to Updating Your WordPress Install • WPShout

Development | wpshout.com | 8 hours ago

The ability to update WordPress core, themes and plugins from within the Dashboard is quite amazing. It has taken a process that was at one time tedious and made it incredibly simple. Anyone can do it. All it takes is a few clicks and you’re running the latest versions of everything. When you think long and hard about this, however, it may make you break into a cold sweat. That’s because, as great as this feature is, there are no guarantees of functional harmony. Applying an update could, in some instances, break your website – or at least cause a buggy nuisance or two.
To be sure, there’s some risk involved. This is harrowing enough if you maintain a single WordPress website. But for those of us who are responsible for multiple client websites, the pressure can really add up.
So, how do you deal with it? Take a deep breath and think ahead. Create a solid plan and processes to carry it out. Let’s take a look at some techniques to mitigate risk and give you some peace of mind.
1. Prepare for the Unknown
If you’ve ever logged into your website, saw that there were updates available and applied them without a second thought, you’re not alone. This

10 min read WebDevStudios
Business | webdevstudios.com | 13 days ago

Successfully Leading a Remote Work Team

There are so many benefits to leading a remote work team, and any challenges can be overcome with the right tools, processes, or policies. Use these tips and words of wisdom to successfully lead a remote work team.

Successfully Leading a Remote Work Team

Business | webdevstudios.com | 13 days ago

Here at WebDevStudios (WDS), we are passionate about WordPress, the success of our clients, and remote work. Being a completely distributed company, we have the opportunity to hire the best of the best regardless of location because we work from home. While distributed employees are the future, a company has to be open to new policies, processes and tools in order to make the effort successful. Below is my advice for leading a remote work team and maintaining effective productivity throughout the workweek from home. In a corporate office, far, far away…
Cubicles debuted in corporate offices during the 1960s and are now present in every high rise office across the world. I worked in a cubicle right out of college then moved to a nice corner office until about six years ago when I started at WDS.
Working remotely was completely new to me, but I quickly fell in love with this way of working. Now, I don’t think I could ever go back to a cubicle. Is it time for companies to change their thinking about how teams can work effectively and still be productive? The answer is yes! Our corporate world has had the ability to work from outside of an office for a few decades, yet working

2 min read Maddy Osman
Business | codeinwp.com | 19 days ago

How to Make Money on Fiverr: Exact Steps I Took to Make $2-3k / Month

With 4.5 years on the platform, I’ve seen Fiverr grow from having a bad reputation that stemmed from making every order start at $5, to a diverse marketplace of talented individuals who have learned how to make money on Fiverr by charging according to their skills and experience.

How to Make Money on Fiverr: Exact Steps I Took to Make $2-3k / Month

Business | codeinwp.com | 19 days ago

How to make money on Fiverr – how I make $2,000-$3,000 each month I’ve been on Fiverr since June 2015.
I honestly wouldn’t have even considered it if not for the guidance of my mentor and first big client when I started freelancing full-time. He’d been using it to sell social media management packages that he eventually converted to long-term client relationships.
With 4.5 years on the platform, I’ve seen Fiverr grow from having a bad reputation that stemmed from making every order start at $5, to a diverse marketplace of talented individuals who have learned how to make money on Fiverr by charging according to their skills and experience.
Between June 2015 and the date of this article’s publication, there’s been some variance in terms of how much work I’ve actually done through the platform. But I never left completely or went on an extended break, always maintaining a consistent presence.
It’s this consistency that’s helped me move up from one seller level to another.
I’m both a “Top Rated Seller” and a member of the Pro marketplace, which effectively puts me on the top of the totem pole for getting my Gigs

12 min read Codeinwp
Development | codeinwp.com | 8 days ago

15 Front-End Tools You Should Know About - Louis Lazaris' Favorite Finds

Louis Lazaris shares his favourite finds with the developer community: 15 front end tools to add to your workflow. Hotkey, Freezeframe.js, ARC Toolkit, Scene.js, Commento, Git History, CSS Feature Toggles, Create App, CSSJanus, Color Thief, RegexGuide,

15 Front-End Tools You Should Know About - Louis Lazaris' Favorite Finds

Development | codeinwp.com | 8 days ago

Another year has passed and if you’re like many web developers in the industry, you’ve probably discovered a whole slew of new front-end tools that you’ve considered incorporating into your workflow. I’m in the same boat, especially since I’m deeply involved in regularly researching what’s new in the tools landscape. In this post, I’m going to round up (with some screenshots and demos) some of the most interesting front-end tools I’ve found that I think you’ll find useful in 2020. These aren’t necessarily the most popular tools or the hottest tools, but I think each of them is unique in their use case and deserve a little more attention. These are essentially my favorite finds of the year in front-end tools.
Detecting keystrokes with JavaScript isn’t an overly complex task, but this little utility from the team at GitHub makes it super simple.
With it you can trigger an action on an element with a keyboard shortcut.
The types of shortcuts include a key, key combo, or even key sequence. You can also have multiple shortcuts for a single action.
The JavaScript is just one declaration along with an import:
import {install}

7 min read WebDevStudios
Business | webdevstudios.com | 8 days ago

Project Leadership: What’s In a Name?

Project manager, product manager, program manager. What's in a name? Let's discover the differences between these website project leadership roles.

Project Leadership: What’s In a Name?

Business | webdevstudios.com | 8 days ago

At WebDevStudios (WDS) we take pride in the team we put together to help our clients achieve success. Putting together a successful web development team is similar to putting together a winning sports team. There are the players, team coaches, head coach, and team owner. Although every role is important to a successful end game, a large part is the leadership that helps players get to their shared goal. Oftentimes, project leadership roles seem interchangeable, though. So, when it comes to project leadership, what’s really in a name? Every industry has their own version of project leadership. It’s important to remember the common denominator is the empowerment of people and working to everyone’s strengths.
The job of a manager is to implement processes and procedures for efficiency. The job of a leader is to provide teams with tools and support needed to implement those processes.
Every industry has unique leadership roles, but since WDS is in the web industry, we’re focusing on the technology sector—specifically product managers, program managers, and project managers.
When I entered the world of project management, I didn’t think much of the nuances

Community | blakesmithy.com | 20 hours ago

How to regain lost visitors by redirecting properly in WordPress

So, you have decided on changing up your site’s structure, probably in the hopes that it will help you gain more visitors, SEO performance, lower your bounce rate, increase your revenue.

How to regain lost visitors by redirecting properly in WordPress

Community | blakesmithy.com | 20 hours ago

So you have decided on changing up your site’s structure, probably in the hopes that it will help you gain more visitors, SEO performance, lower your bounce rate, increase your revenue. One, two, or more pages were removed, merged, had their URL changed. Whatever you did it was probably with the best intention in mind.
But for some reason, things didn’t go to plan.
Instead of gaining visitors, you lost them, a quite significant portion of them.
Where did you go wrong?
One common thing that you might have overlooked is making the proper redirects. Every time the URL of a post/page changes, it has to be followed up by redirecting. Not just any type of redirecting, but proper redirects that will help your visitors get to the post/page they wanted to see.
You really don’t want your visitors or Google’s bots intended for checking your site to end up on a 404 page or one that wasn’t supposed to be there, otherwise you can say goodbye to your traffic and revenue.
What are redirects?
All this talk about the importance of redirecting might be a bit confusing for those of you not familiar with redirects. To make sure we all have an understanding of this subject matter,

6 min read WebDevStudios
Business | webdevstudios.com | 20 days ago

Staying Organized Professionally

Nothing will disturb your sleep more than wondering if you completed your work. Get it together! Use these tips for staying organized and get a good night's sleep, finally.

Staying Organized Professionally

Business | webdevstudios.com | 20 days ago

Have you ever woken up from a dead sleep thinking, “Did I send out that status report?” or “What was I supposed to do from last Friday’s team meeting?” There’s nothing like the fear of being unorganized to disrupt your rest. In this article, I will give some tips for staying organized professionally. With a little effort and a sustainable plan in place, you can reap the benefits of staying organized in your professional life. Organization Reduces Stress
Ronni Eisenberg, Professional Organizer and Time Management Consultant at Organize Yourself! states that, “Organization is important because it helps to reduce the stress from the daily and chronic chaos in your life. Being organized helps you to manage the overwhelm you feel because you have too much to do, you do not have the time, and you don’t know where to begin. Organization helps you to find what you are looking for, get to appointments on time, and get things done.”
Tips for Staying Organized Professionally
Note: Google Suite products allow for easy linking capabilities.
Write it down or type it out.
Getting ideas, tasks, topics down is a good first step. This will allow you

8 min read Danial Wilson
Community | wpblogdesigner.net | 17 hours ago

10 Best Firefox Add-Ons For Bloggers [Make Blogging Easy]

Let's grow your blog & make it work faster. But how? Check these 10 best Firefox add-ons for bloggers to make the user experience easier & more productive.

10 Best Firefox Add-Ons For Bloggers [Make Blogging Easy]

Community | wpblogdesigner.net | 17 hours ago

With the evolution of content marketing, blogging becomes the most popular activity. As per the research, There are over 2 million blog posts published in a day. A big number! It proves that everyone is doing it like crazy. But to become a successful blogger, only writing the content is not enough. You have to make it more effective in different ways. As a blogger, you have to be updated with the latest trends, follow other bloggers, make your content SEO friendly, and much more. Firefox is the most popular and secure browser of all. To make your blogging more productive, we have listed out the 10 best Firefox add ons that will become useful for bloggers. Let’s start!
1. Pocket app
While browsing on any website, if we found any useful content, then we usually do bookmark that content. It will create a long list in your browser bookmark tab. Isn’t it?
Now you can do it more easily with the Pocket app. It is a This is a pre-included add-on in Mozilla Firefox. The users can save and retrieve documents and videos from websites. You can save interesting content with just one click. You can easily sync your reading lists across all your computers and mobile phone.
The biggest

1 min read WebDevStudios
Business | maintainn.com | 15 days ago

Having an Eco-Friendly Website - WordPress Support Services by Maintainn

Environmentally responsible? Then you'll want to know what kind of impact your website has and the steps you need to take to run an eco-friendly website.

Having an Eco-Friendly Website - WordPress Support Services by Maintainn

Business | maintainn.com | 15 days ago

Founded in 2012, Maintainn is owned and operated by WebDevStudios. Our mission at Maintainn is simple – to ensure your success! Maintainn takes the burden of maintaining your website off your hands by providing you with safe and reliable WordPress maintenance and support. Partner with us so you never have to worry about your website again.

Community | magnet4blogging.net | 19 hours ago

How To Combine Two Articles Into One And Improve SEO The Smart Way

In this post you will learn some simple steps to combine two blog articles into one big article. You will also learn the benefits of doing this, and some important things you need to keep in mind to make the process simple.

How To Combine Two Articles Into One And Improve SEO The Smart Way

Community | magnet4blogging.net | 19 hours ago

In this post, you will learn some simple steps to combine two blog articles into one big article. You will also learn the benefits of doing this, and some important things you need to keep in mind to make the process simple. So, your website revolves around articles and you've been publishing decent content for some time.
The chances that you will eventually publish two articles concerning the same (or at least a similar) topic increase over time, especially if you're dealing with a very specific niche.
When this happens, you may want to combine the two articles into one single article in order to improve SEO and generally provide a better experience for your visitors.
Essentially, you'll be putting all the information they need in one place and so they won't have to waste time searching your site for that other piece of content.
How can this be done properly?
Well, we are going to discuss that in the rest of this article, so stick around.
Why Combine Articles Into One?
First of all, for clarification: The same principle can be used if you want to combine three or more articles into one. We are using two in this case for simplicity's sake.
Now, how does combining multiple articles into

13 min read Tom Zsomborgi
Tutorials | kinsta.com | 5 days ago

How to Fix the "WordPress Keeps Logging Me Out" Issue (7 Methods)

Typically, this issue occurs because of a problem with the cookie that WordPress tries to set to authenticate a login session. This guide shows you how to solve it once and for all.

How to Fix the "WordPress Keeps Logging Me Out" Issue (7 Methods)

Tutorials | kinsta.com | 5 days ago

If you’re experiencing the “WordPress keeps logging me out” error message frequently, you’ve come to the right place. Typically, this issue occurs because of a problem with the cookie that WordPress tries to set to authenticate a login session. It could also be an issue with some WordPress URL settings that are mismatched.
Regardless of the cause, here’s how to troubleshoot and fix the WordPress session timeout problem.
1. Clear Your Browser’s Cache
The “WordPress keeps logging me out” issue could originate from your browser. The page may be cached in your browser and could be trying to authenticate the session through an expired cookie.
Clearing your browser’s cache will fix the issue if this is the case. For details, check out How to Clear Browser Cache for All Major Browsers.
2. Clear Your Browser’s Cookies
Similarly, the issue could be with the cookie that’s already saved in your browser for the site. If the cookie has expired but mistakenly overrides your recent login, it can cause the error.
Fortunately, you can clear your browser’s cookies to fix it.
In Chrome, go to the top, right-hand corner and click the

14 min read Alex Denning
Tutorials | barn2.co.uk | 22 hours ago

WooCommerce Shortcodes: Everything You Need to Know

Shortcodes are, as the name suggests, short pieces of code that perform some sort of function. WooCommerce shortcodes, for example, let you add neat WooCommerce-related functions to WordPress pages, posts, sidebars, and widgetized areas on your website. This guide explains what WooCommerce shortcodes are and how you can use them to deliver better user experiences and grow your bottom line. It also explains when (and why) you should use each shortcode.  

WooCommerce Shortcodes: Everything You Need to Know

Tutorials | barn2.co.uk | 22 hours ago

Whether you’re new to WordPress or have been using it for some time, you’ve probably come across shortcodes. Shortcodes are, as the name suggests, short pieces of code that perform some sort of function. WooCommerce shortcodes, for example, let you add neat WooCommerce-related functions to WordPress pages, posts, sidebars, and widgetized areas on your website. If you’re looking for a way to simplify the shopping experience your WooCommerce store delivers then you might consider using WooCommerce shortcodes. They can help you improve purchasing user flows and optimize your online store for conversions.
For example, you can use WooCommerce shortcodes to:
Display a list of your top-rated products on your homepage.
Showcase related products whenever a customer expresses an interest in a product.
Highlight featured products in sidebars or other widgetized areas.
With this in mind, in this complete guide, we’ll explain what WooCommerce shortcodes are and how you can use them to deliver better user experiences and grow your bottom line. Along the way, we’ll also explain when (and why) you should use each shortcode.
WooCommerce page shortcodes
Let’s start

6 min read WebDevStudios
Community | webdevstudios.com | 22 days ago

Tips for Organizing a WordPress Meetup

Don't be bummed if there isn't a WordPress Meetup group in your area. Start one! Use these tips to help you out.

Tips for Organizing a WordPress Meetup

Community | webdevstudios.com | 22 days ago

There are currently over 1600 WordPress Meetups, and that number continues to grow. Attending a Meetup event is a good way to become involved with your local WordPress community. An even better way is to start organizing a WordPress Meetup! When you are an organizer, people automatically engage with you more and you learn so much. What Is a WordPress Meetup?
A WordPress Meetup event can take on a variety of forms, from casual coffee to a formal presentation and everything in between. At its heart, though, a WordPress meetup is a gathering of people interested in WordPress who want to meet others in their local community. There is no experience required and members include developers, designers, marketers, content creators, end-users, professionals, hobbyists, etc.
Like WordPress, meetups are open-source, too, in that anyone can organize an event. You don’t have to be listed as the official meetup organizer.
My Story
I have been organizing my local WordPress Meetup Group in Calgary (YYCWPMUG) for a few years now. I had become one of the regular attendees at our monthly events. At the time, there was only one organizer, and he was doing everything. When he asked if I would be interested

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

WordPress 5.3 and PHP 7.4 - Kinsta's Annual PHP Benchmarks (2020)

How fast is WordPress 5.3 running on PHP 7.4 compared to the previous versions?

WordPress 5.3 and PHP 7.4 - Kinsta's Annual PHP Benchmarks (2020)

Community | kinsta.com | 23 days ago

Each year we release our in-depth performance benchmarks across various platforms to see how different versions of PHP stack up against each other. This time we again went all out and benchmarked six different PHP versions across 22 different platforms/configurations; including WordPress, Drupal, Joomla!, Laravel, Symfony, and many more. We also tested popular ecommerce solutions such as WooCommerce, Easy Digital Downloads, Magento, Grav CMS, and October CMS. We are always encouraging WordPress users to take advantage of the latest supported versions of PHP. Not only are they more secure, but they offer additional performance improvements. We aren’t talking just about WordPress either, this true for the most part across all platforms. We’ll show you today how PHP 7.4 knocks the socks off of everything we put it against!

3 min read WebDevStudios
Community | webdevstudios.com | Dec. 12, 2019

A Better, Cleaner Way to Render HTML with JavaScript

Need a better, cleaner way to render HTML with JavaScript? This backend engineer has some insight and guidance to offer.

A Better, Cleaner Way to Render HTML with JavaScript

Community | webdevstudios.com | Dec. 12, 2019

As a team of WordPress developers, we often stumble upon a task where we need to request a set of data using AJAX and render it to the browser. Most of the the time we do it like this:
It works. However, it’s difficult to maintain this code, and most of the time, the HTML markup we need to use is much more complex than the example above. As more updates and changes occur in the markup, we find it increasingly difficult to work with this code.
Enter wp.template
If you are familiar with Underscore.js or {{ mustache }}, wp.template is an underscore-based JavaScript templating helper shipped with WordPress.
So, how do we use it?
Create and render your HTML markup template
<# _.forEach( data, function ( post ) { #>
Just with this, we can immediately see how easy it is to maintain our HTML markup.
1. It is important that the HTML markup template is wrapped with <script type=“text/html” id=“tmpl-[TEMPLATE-NAME]”></script>.
2. The id needs to be prefixed with tmpl-.
3. data is the variable passed to the template from the JavaScript. You’ll see this shortly.
4. JavaScript logic goes inside <# #>.
5. <# _.forEach() #> is an Underscore

9 min read Benjamin Intal
Plugins | benjaminintal.com | 10 days ago

How to Get the Actual Number of Active Installs of Your Plugin

With some investigation and a spreadsheet, you can get a more accurate active installation count of your WordPress plugin

How to Get the Actual Number of Active Installs of Your Plugin

Plugins | benjaminintal.com | 10 days ago

In the WordPress Plugin Directory, plugins have an Active Install metric, but it isn’t anywhere near accurate. It only shows a heavily rounded value and not the actual number, values like 10+, 500+, 10,000+ active installs. I’ll show you how to get the actual number of active installs of your WordPress plugin using some investigation and a simple spreadsheet.
Why Do You Need to Know the Active Install Count?
As a WordPress plugin developer and business owner with a Freemium product, one of my goals is to have my plugin be used by a lot of people. The more people that use my product, the more people who can convert into paying customers.
I’d like to think that all the marketing and feature updates we do would get more people on board with our plugin.
However, I won’t know whether what we’re doing has an impact if we can’t find out how many people are actually using my plugin.
If you have your plugin hosted in the WordPress Plugin Directory, then you’re at their mercy when it comes to data gathering.
In the Plugin Directory, there’s no Google Analytics, Facebook Pixel, or any data tracking that you can add or you can access. The only things

14 min read Adi Spiac
Plugins | translatepress.com | 8 days ago

How to Pick a WooCommerce Translation Plugin for Your Multilingual Store

Pick the best WooCommerce translation plugin for your store using these 9 key factors.

How to Pick a WooCommerce Translation Plugin for Your Multilingual Store

Plugins | translatepress.com | 8 days ago

If you want to open your WooCommerce store to new audiences and boost your revenue, creating a multilingual eCommerce store is a great option. But choosing a WooCommerce translation plugin is a big decision that you want to get right the first time. Your decision will affect your store’s front-end usability, performance, and how easy it is for you to create a comprehensive, SEO-friendly multilingual store.
To help you pick the right translation plugin, we’re going to dig into the most important features to look for in a translation plugin for WooCommerce. Then, we’ll recommend an easy-to-use solution that offers all the features you need to create an optimized multilingual WooCommerce store.
Let’s get to it!
Nine Important Features to Look for in a WooCommerce Translation Plugin
When you’re trying to choose the best WooCommerce translation plugin for your store, you need to pay attention to these nine features…
1. Ease of Use
If you’re translating a WooCommerce store, you’re probably going to spend a lot of time in the interface of your WooCommerce translation plugin both now and in the future.
While there’s the big undertaking

5 min read Joe Casabona
Business | casabona.org | 5 days ago

2 Things Freelancers Should Absolutely Pay For - Joe Casabona

Starting a business might be easier than ever but it's still hard. That's why there's 2 services freelancers should always pay for.

2 Things Freelancers Should Absolutely Pay For - Joe Casabona

Business | casabona.org | 5 days ago

Today it’s easier than ever to start a business. You have an idea, you set up a website, and BOOM – you have a business…right? Not exactly. Starting a business might be easier than ever, but it’s still hard. There’s lots of information you need to know about structuring your business, managing your money, using the right tools, and so much more. It’s also hard to know what to invest in, and what you can do yourself for free for a while. Well, here are 2 things every freelancer and business owner should pay for, right off the bat. I should preface this article by saying I’m not talking to anyone who has a side-hustle. For those folks, you should keep track of your income and report it on your taxes. I’m talking to people who are running an honest-to-goodness business that accounts for most, or all of their income.
#1: An Accountant
Your taxes are about to get a lot more complicated. You need to report all of the income you’re making, you should be tracking all of your business expenses, and making sure you account for (ha!) anyone else you’ve paid. In the US, you’ll also be subject to self-employment tax.
An accountant