Сheck out how to automatically migrate all your content and users to bbPress effortlessly without any coding. Moreover, you will discover how to migrate and check your content on the bbPress for free!
How old your forum board is? How successful is it in accordance with the efforts you make for its development? If you are reading this article, then you are already on your way from ExpressionEngine forum board. In this post, I will tell and even show you how simple it’s to move your forum to a higher stage and breath a new life into it by switching to bbPress, one of the most popular forum board ever! But first… let me take a selfie
eZ Publish doesn't satisfy your needs anymore? Move it to WordPress! Also, here you will find many reasons why you should do so. P.S. there's an infographic inside!
A few years ago, users wouldn’t even think that there could be so many ways to create a website! Some people used HTML to build a web project, and other decided to experiment with CMSs. Now, having more than 100 examples of such software, web novices can get confused while trying to choose the one which suits their needs to the fullest. In case you have your web project powered by eZ Publish, but consider changing it, keep reading and get to know why you should choose WordPress instead.
Leaving eZ Publish
Using eZ Publish, you must have noticed that though it’s a neat, robust platform, it is also more developer-oriented. It requires PHP knowledge from its customers, as well as plenty of time and effort while working on its development. It’s true that you are free to customize your eZ Publish project the way you like it. However, for a complete newbie, it’s impossible. You can always hire a developer, but…do you really need that?
You’ve got tired of fighting eZ Publish windmills? Consider moving your site to another platform, like WordPress, for instance.
Well, WordPress is a real web king. It is not only extremely user-friendly but
Ok, we don't have an exact date, but at least we know it won't be until after...
Goals (To be posted) | Dev Chat Agendas | Dev Chat Summaries | Dev Notes | Field Guide (To be posted) | All Posts Tagged 5.0 WordPress 5.0 will be the first “major” release of 2018, including the new editor, codenamed “Gutenberg”.
November 15, 2017
Trunk is open for business. (Post-4.9)
5.0 Kickoff meeting.
Last chance to merge feature projects.
Beta 1 and feature project merge deadline.
From this point on, no more commits for any new enhancements or feature requests in this release cycle, only bug fixes and inline documentation. Work can continue on enhancements/feature requests not completed and committed by this point, and can be picked up for commit again at the start of WordPress 5.1.
Release candidate and soft string freeze.
Final release candidate if needed and hard string freeze.
Dry run for release of WordPress 5.0 and 24 hour code freeze.
Target date for release of WordPress 5.0.
To get involved in WordPress core development, head on over to Trac and pick a 5.0 ticket. Need help? Check out the Core Contributor Handbook. Get your patches done and submitted as
GDPR - it's impossible to be compliant but you will be punished if you don't try...
The GDPR is the hottest topic of the moment and unless you are very comfortable with lawyers jargon, it can be quite confusing and hard to interpret. In this post we’ll try to explain what it is in the simplest possible way and we’ll provide a checklist to help you understand if you are compliant or not.
What is the GDPR
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a new EU law that sets guidelines for the collection and processing of personal information of citizen of the European Union (EU) or individuals in the EU.
This new legal framework is designed to enable European internet users to better control their personal data.
It took the European Parliament and the European Council more than four years of discussion and negotiation to find an agreement, that finally came on April 2016.
The 88 page GDPR will come into effect on May 25, 2018. Companies and organizations had 2 years to get ready.
Unfortunately the WordPress community as a whole neglected this deadline way too long. Everyone now is rushing to be fully compliant.
Most likely and it is unfortunate, the vast majority of us will not be 100% compliant by May 25th.
Later in the article we will explain why, but
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.
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!
Here is a detailed account of our experience with selling a plugin with a self hosted e-commerce solution (in our case Easy Digital Downloads) vs a hosted solution (Freemius). This is not an endorsed or affiliate article but a case study for other plugin developers to learn from.
How it all started The first version of the WP Security Audit Log plugin was released on the 24th May 2013. Like many other businesses it all started because of a need – when I used to do security audits of WordPress websites I noticed that the majority of admins took care of hardening (like installing a security or firewall plugin) but very few thought of auditing; keeping a WordPress activity log (record) of everything that is happening on WordPress. A WordPress activity log is a must have for better management and control of a website, and also for forensics. Trying to troubleshoot a problem or find out what happened without a log is just guess work.
Going Premium and Selling the Add-Ons
Little did I know back then that within a few years the plugin would be installed on tens of thousands of WordPress website, and that in 2015 we would be selling premium add-ons.
I started selling the plugin through the plugin’s website using a Easy Digital Downloads (EDD), a self-hosted e-commerce solution. In the beginning all worked well, but I quickly realized that if I wanted to grow I needed to invest much more time and resources on the e-commerce solution. And so I did, but by
Ahead of WordPress' 15th birthday on Sunday, here's a "time machine" of every version from 1.0 to 4.9.
Wordpress 4.9.6 is not just a minor update, it is a major update with major implications. Are you ready?
We are days away from 4.9.6. This is no minor release. If releasing Gutenberg, the new website editor, is a statement for WordPress version 5.0, this next update is for GDPR and really should be using a different version number such as 4.10… even if WordPress never went past “.9” in previous versions. Why does this matter?
Let’s go back a couple of years to the release of WordPress 3.7 (code name “Basie”). WordPress introduced this “update while you sleep” functionality where “you don’t have to lift a finger to apply maintenance and security updates”. Their point was that too many websites weren’t being updated when a security update became available and, as the most used software on the web, they wanted a way to handle this issue. It was a responsible move to provide a safer web for everyone. Minor issues happened throughout this process over the years, but in our opinion, it has done a lot more good than bad.
How does it work? Well, when the third digit (also known as “sequence”) of the version number changes, this automatically triggers an update on your website and is considered a minor update.
Codeinwp's latest transparency report on what happened with them in the last 30 days.
Welcome to the 39th edition of the monthly transparency report (for April 2018). In this series, I share everything that’s been going on in the company that’s also worth discussing.
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.
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
IconicWP is a WooCommerce plugins store that started selling through CodeCanyon but switched to selling through Freemius. In this interview the owner, James Kemp, shares the techniques he used to constantly grow sales as well as his plans for IconicWP's future.
A very exciting interview is in store, as this time we get caught up with James Kemp, the founder and owner of IconicWP, a thriving premium WooCommerce plugins store. James, thanks for agreeing to share and talk about your WordPress products and business strategies with us. Why don’t we start off by getting to know you a bit – where are you based? Are you working from home or from an office?
Hello! Thanks for having me. Freemius has been instrumental to my business, so I’m excited to share what’s been going on.
I’m currently based in a rural village in the Midlands of the UK. I work from home. Previously I had my own office room at home, but when my second child came along it was turned into a nursery. As such, I now work from the kitchen which we’ve turned into an office space using reclaimed scaffolding boards.
It can get tricky, as my family is home 3 days a week and the children don’t always understand that I’m working. But the other side of that is that I get to see my family more than most people who work 9-5.
I’m tempted to do a garage conversion at some point so I have a slight disconnect between work and home.
Wow, you must
Do you know how much does it cost to develop and run a WordPress website? Check it out and get all the details!
When it comes to starting your website on WordPress CMS, the first raised issue is price. In this article, we are going to dwell on the points that affect total price of developing and running a website based on WP. In fact, WordPress is a free open source content management system. Installing and using it does not involve any money. But, it’s a common confusion among users that you do not have to pay at all. Not exactly. There are some money-required elements, which are part and parcel of your WP website.
Hosting and Domain Name
Every website needs hosting. This is your website’s home on the internet. It’s difficult to set the exact price of hosting, because there are a number of companies offering it. On the average, a reliable hosting will cost you $6-7 per month. Officially recommended by WP is Bluehost provider. IPage and Hostgator are also included to Top-3 best web hosting companies.
As for a domain name, it is the address where the internet users can access your website. In other words, it is your website’s name. Typically, you can buy it for $15 a year, depending on the grade of the domain suffix.
Design and Plugins
After buying the hosting and the domain
Peter Nilsson is interviewed by Mohammed Moeez from WPBlog. He is talking about WP Newsify, WordPress Security, and Gutenberg!
Peter Nilsson has been involved with WordPress for a long time. He is an active member of the WordPress community who is highly active on Twitter and WordPress forums. He is the reason behind many successful WordPress ventures including WP Newsify, WP Daily Themes and more. But enough from me, let’s hear it from the man himself! Q) You have been very active in the WordPress community. Can you tell us something about yourself?
First, I would like to say that I am happy to participate in this interview. My name is Peter Nilsson, and I live in Sweden and Thailand. I’m very fortunate that I have a wonderful family around me. Before I practically stumbled into WordPress, I worked every possible job—I worked on ships in Europe, was a construction worker in Sydney, work in industrial settings, was an IT technician, was self-employed, and more.
Q) WordPress has been your industry for a long while now. Considering that there are many great CMSs out there, why WordPress?
I’ve tried other CMSs like Joomla and Magento, but I chose WordPress because of its diversity. Instead of asking, “What can you create with WordPress?” you can turn the question around and
Are you looking to migrate your website from Squarespace to WordPress? This comprehensive, step-by-step guide will show you everything you need to know to get your site moved, including pre-migration steps, multiple options for moving all of your content, choosing a new theme and optimizing your new WordPress site.
Are you looking to move your Squarespace website to WordPress? Many people choose Squarespace for its ease of use and drag-and-drop simplicity. The platform makes it super easy to create new pages and posts, as well as upload a variety of media types (images, videos and audio files). While Squarespace is beginner-friendly, it has limited functionality in many regards. WordPress is much more flexible, and a far superior content management system for your website. In this post, you will learn how to quickly and effectively move your Squarespace site to self-hosted WordPress.
Reasons to migrate
When you build your website on WordPress, you have unlimited options to choose from in terms of theme selection. There are thousands of both free and paid themes available, so you’re sure to find something perfectly suited for your website.
One of the reasons WordPress is so popular is the amount of plugins available, including those for SEO, security, website speed and much more. You simply will not find another content management system with as many options as WordPress.
With self-hosted WordPress, you only need to pay for domain name registration and web hosting. I highly
Let's face it. Turning visitors into paid customers is quite a challenge. A bigger challenge is to set up an automation system which can get the most out of every visitor you get. Managing multiple plugins is not a solution so you need something easier...lead generation straight from the cloud!
Because of so much online information we need to filter each day, our attention span reduced so drastically over the last few years to just 6-8 seconds, becoming even shorter than a goldfish’s, which is, by the way, 9 seconds. What does this mean? It means that you, as a business owner running a website, have less than 7 seconds to catch someone’s attention. Now, turning visitors into customers is another story. Long gone are the days when a simple “Subscribe to our newsletter” widget was enough to sustain a business growth. You have to play smart and come up not with just one, but with a full suite of “hooks”, to “invite” your visitors into your funnels. Luckily for you, I might’ve found the tool which does that, and more!
Meet GetSiteControl, your all-in-one app for turning ready-to-leave website visitors into action-takers!
GetSiteControl is a set of widgets bundled as a single online toolkit. GetSiteControl can be installed on almost any Content Management System (think WordPress, Joomla, Blogger etc) since it’s a cloud-based app(that’s right) with a sleek dashboard.
GetSiteControl is a cool collection of already
Fake reviews are not limited to those shady-looking websites. Unfortunately, they are everywhere. People are getting paid to write fake reviews on Amazon, Yelp, and Google. But is worth risking it?
Have you ever seen one of those websites that feature fake reviews? These are usually “wonder pills” that help you lose weight without dieting or exercise, or “magic creams” that erase wrinkles like real-life Photoshop. You see and realize that the photos are computer-altered, and you cannot help but wonder: “Do people buy this?” Fake reviews are not limited to those shady-looking websites. They are everywhere. People are getting paid to write fake reviews on Amazon, Yelp, and Google.
Why are brands doing this? Why are they risking ruining their reputation by posting fake reviews? Henry Miles, a marketing expert from UK Best Essays, sheds some light on this issue: “Marketing techniques are not always ethical. We see exaggerations in TV commercials all the time. Magazine reporters also exaggerate when writing product reviews. The fake online reviews, however, are completely unethical. They create deceiving social proof that violates consumer rights. Are they worth it? I don’t think so. They impose a huge risk for the business, and they do not contribute towards better reputation, no matter how it may seem at the start.”
Developers who write code & Users who use it need each other. Developers don't get to be on a high horse because they write the code, because without users their code is just time and energy that isn't being used, literally.
Hi, my name is Roy and I am one of the many developers you may see online discussing code. Right now I am writing this article on a CMS (Content Management System) called WordPress. You probably heard of it, it powers give or take 30% of the Internet, and that number keeps on climbing. However, how did it get there? Philosophically, this isn’t the article to discuss that, but we do know it started 15 years ago, by a guy named Matt. Matt decided to take an existing project and create WordPress to make it a better blogging platform. However, how does it go from that to 30% of the Internet? Developers & Users: Symbiosis at its best
When Matt first created WordPress, he may or may not have even had a need. He could have been doing it for fun, or he could have had a business / consulting need that WordPress solved, or maybe he was the one that had the need. When I look at the projects I’ve created on my GitHub I realize many don’t go anywhere. I create them whether it was for fun or I wanted to open source a client project (with their permission). That is to say, they have a purpose to appease me or a client, I put them on GitHub, and they kind of get stagnant and die
Previously, I wrote my first opinion of Gutenberg as a Page Builder Creator. Now that Gutenberg has evolved quite a lot, I'm embracing it now and encourage other developers to create plugins and themes for it.
It’s just a matter of time when Gutenberg will hit WordPress Core. As days go by, we’re getting closer and closer to an eventual merge. So to get ahead of the game, my team and I took almost month studying Gutenberg, and ended up releasing a plugin called Stackable – Ultimate Gutenberg Blocks. Throughout our experience, what we found is that Gutenberg is quite awesome!
On November last year, I wrote an article about a Page Builder Creator’s Opinion of Gutenberg, and posited that as a page builder creator, I should innovate hard in order to survive.
When I wrote that article, we kept hearing that Gutenberg was the “future” of WordPress… but it was a bit uncertain on what Gutenberg really was and what it was going to be when it’s finished. Upon realizing that it was a page builder, I was doubtful that it would be a good fit in the WordPress Core.
Now, four months after my post, Gutenberg has grown up a lot, and it has evolved into a page builder that is being developed at a very rapid pace.
Since then, I’ve changed my stance on Gutenberg – I’m no longer hesitant about the thought of it, I’m now embracing
A turbulent second half of the Dumitru Brinzan interview at Mastermind.fm where he openly talks about some very real problems that are festering behind the apparent blockbuster success of WordPress.
This turbulent second half of the the Dumitru Brinzan interview revolves around his controversial blog post Inside WordPress.org Theme Review Team: Money, Abuse and Inconsistent Leadership. Donnacha and Dumitru discuss the series of events that led him to be the first member of the WordPress.org Theme Review Team to publicly call out the corruption that makes WordPress worse for users but, conveniently, hands a million dollar business advantage to leading volunteers.
We talk about how Dumitru’s background, growing up in Eastern Europe before the fall of communism, imprinted upon him the urgent importance of not allowing corruption to slide, especially in slow-moving, bureaucratic, cult-of-personality situations.
For anyone involved in WordPress, this interview is worth listening to precisely because it is so rare to ever hear an insider talk openly about the very real problems that are festering behind the apparent blockbuster success of WordPress.
In terms of blogging, Medium and WordPress each have their pros and cons. It will be interesting to see how Gutenberg plays into the mix.
Joomla and WordPress are the most powerful CMSs which provide with the ability to create forums. Let's review Joomla Kunena and bbPress and also find out how to migrate from one to another.
Once you have started running a website and it develops rapidly and steeply, more probably you have planned to start running your own forum. Maybe it’s just as well! Just imagine, the place where the great minds of your peculiar niche gather and share their invaluable knowledge and experience. But, make sure, you’ll be able to create an interesting and authentic forum topic for some peculiar targeted audience. It’s clear with the niche matters. But what about the tool for your forum creation? More often, they are integrated into the basic website builder tool – CMS platforms. It stands to reason that Joomla and WordPress, both of the most powerful CMSs, provides their users with the ability to create forums. Let’s review a few of the most popular ones – Joomla Kunena and bbPress.
Joomla Kunena Shuttle
Joomla Kunena was launched in 2009 for the open source implementation of native Joomla forum component. “Kunena”, speaks for itself, is from Swahili translated as ‘to speak’. It’s distinguished as the advanced and user-friendly forum tool at the same time. Half-a-million websites are operated with Joomla Kunena.
Our first story article of 2018, going over the past 6 months, talking about how vital it is to build the best possible team with amazing people.
Time to read : 5 minutes Six month ago, on 1 November, I finished my article with a clear objective for Weglot: reach 70,000€ in Monthly Recurring Revenue (MRR).
That was not an easy target to reach within 6 months but we managed to pass the 72,000€ MRR this week. A number I would have thought impossible to believe in 2 years ago…
To achieve this, we couldn’t only wait for customers to keep coming. It was clear that with our current customer acquisition rate, growth would still go on but if we did nothing, growth would have slowly faded and our MRR would have plateaued.
To ensure we kept growing at a fast pace, we had to do two things:
Consolidate our strengths: Keep shipping the best service in WordPress and Shopify in 2018. It means to keep building the best multilingual plugin for WordPress & Shopify but also having a very reactive support team and being very fast in our development cycle to add new features and strong improvements for the future.
Explore: Start exploring new technologies for Weglot. Multilingual implementation is a problem that concerns all technologies, not only WordPress and Shopify. Thus, we are starting to launch Weglot for other CMS
14 practical checks to use on your WordPress websites to ensure they're secure with relative ease.
Force Two-Factor Authentication on your WordPress login screen Force Two Factor Authentication and know user’s password strengths along unlock many other powerful security enhancements with iThemes Security Pro
Enable Two-Factor Authentication on your web hosting account
Google the following to see how to enable it if your host offers it:
For example if your host is SiteGround you would Google the following:
Enable Two-Factor Authentication on your domain registrar account
Google the following to see how to enable it if your registrar offers it:
For example if your registrar is GoDaddy you should switch to Namecheap, but you would Google the following for now:
Install SSL Certificate and redirect all HTTP traffic to HTTPS
You can redirect HTTP to HTTPS with iThemes Security
Use a secure managed WordPress host
You need to make sure everything is up-to-date, especially plugins or themes with security exploits identified. Managed hosts will help automate updates and patch security holes. They also achieve better performance as they’re optimized specifically for WordPress hosting.
Install and use established security plugin(s)
Use a trusted password manager and make unique passwords
Delicious Brains offers some good advice on GDPR and announces a killer add on for anonymizing local data. I know this could be a big win for WordPress in the enterprise space.
What Is It?
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a new EU law about data protection and privacy of people within the European Union. Therefore if your business is based in the United States (or elsewhere) but has EU customers, it could affect you.
The regulation introduces rules that apply to the personal data of customers you collect, store and use within your business (including websites, apps and other software). It aims to protect the digital rights of EU citizens by giving them the ability to see what companies know about them (right of access)