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2 min read Donna Cavalier

WordPress 5.0 Development Cycle - When Gutenberg Will Appear...

Ok, we don't have an exact date, but at least we know it won't be until after...

WordPress 5.0 Development Cycle - When Gutenberg Will Appear...

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”.
Release Schedule
November 15, 2017
Trunk is open for business. (Post-4.9)
TBD
5.0 Kickoff meeting.
TBD
Last chance to merge feature projects.
TBD
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.
TBD
Beta 2.
TBD
Beta 3.
TBD
Beta 4.
TBD
Release candidate and soft string freeze.
TBD
Final release candidate if needed and hard string freeze.
TBD
Dry run for release of WordPress 5.0 and 24 hour code freeze.
TBD
Target date for release of WordPress 5.0.
Contributing
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

4 min read Andriy Pontus
Community | cms2cms.com | 3 days ago

ExpressionEngine Forum to bbPress Migration: How to Make It Painless?

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!

ExpressionEngine Forum to bbPress Migration: How to Make It Painless?

Community | cms2cms.com | 3 days ago

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

3 min read Codeinwp
Community | codeinwp.com | 11 days ago

[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 | 11 days ago

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!

13 min read robert Abela

Why we switched from selling our plugin with EDD to Freemius

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.

Why we switched from selling our plugin with EDD to Freemius

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

3 min read Andriy Pontus
Community | cms2cms.com | 3 days ago

Reasons to Migrate from eZ Publish to WordPress [+Infographic]

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!

Reasons to Migrate from eZ Publish to WordPress [+Infographic]

Community | cms2cms.com | 3 days ago

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.
Why WordPress?
Well, WordPress is a real web king. It is not only extremely user-friendly but

Community | 93digital.co.uk | 6 days ago

WordPress is 15 this week: here's every version from 1.0 to 4.9

Ahead of WordPress' 15th birthday on Sunday, here's a "time machine" of every version from 1.0 to 4.9.

13 min read pol taj
Community | wpgeodirectory.com | 4 days ago

Most WP sites won't be GDPR compliant by May 25th

GDPR - it's impossible to be compliant but you will be punished if you don't try...

Most WP sites won't be GDPR compliant by May 25th

Community | wpgeodirectory.com | 4 days ago

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

9 min read Roy Sivan
Community | satellitewp.com | 12 days ago

Warning: WordPress 4.9.6 Really is a Major Update

Wordpress 4.9.6 is not just a minor update, it is a major update with major implications. Are you ready?

Warning: WordPress 4.9.6 Really is a Major Update

Community | satellitewp.com | 12 days ago

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.

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

8 min read Tom Zsomborgi
Business | codeinwp.com | 6 days ago

What We're Doing With Our $7k/mo Plugin - CodeinWP Transparency Report #39

Codeinwp's latest transparency report on what happened with them in the last 30 days.

What We're Doing With Our $7k/mo Plugin - CodeinWP Transparency Report #39

Business | codeinwp.com | 6 days ago

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.

4 min read Andriy Pontus
Community | cms2cms.com | 20 days ago

Real Cost of Developing and Running a WordPress Website

Do you know how much does it cost to develop and run a WordPress website? Check it out and get all the details!

Real Cost of Developing and Running a WordPress Website

Community | cms2cms.com | 20 days ago

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

7 min read Benjamin Intal
Business | benjaminintal.com | Feb. 27, 2018

A Page Builder Creator's Opinion: Embrace Gutenberg - Benjamin Intal

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.

A Page Builder Creator's Opinion: Embrace Gutenberg - Benjamin Intal

Business | benjaminintal.com | Feb. 27, 2018

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!
Preamble
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

2 min read Aline
Community | mastermind.fm | Nov. 21, 2017

Episode 84 - Million Dollar Corruption in WordPress

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.

Episode 84 - Million Dollar Corruption in WordPress

Community | mastermind.fm | Nov. 21, 2017

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.
Dumitru Brinzan:
@dumitru
http://www.Brinzan.com/
@hermesthemes
Donnacha:
@WordSkill
http://www.WordSkill.com/
https://www.RedPen.com
https://www.facebook.com/donnacha

8 min read Roy Sivan
Community | arcctrl.com | 20 days ago

Developers & Users, an important symbiotic relationship

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.

Developers & Users, an important symbiotic relationship

Community | arcctrl.com | 20 days ago

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

8 min read WP Newsify
Community | wpblog.com | 10 days ago

Peter Nilsson on WPNewsify, WordPress Security and Gutenberg!

Peter Nilsson is interviewed by Mohammed Moeez from WPBlog. He is talking about WP Newsify, WordPress Security, and Gutenberg!

Peter Nilsson on WPNewsify, WordPress Security and Gutenberg!

Community | wpblog.com | 10 days ago

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

13 min read Madalin Tudose
Business | deliciousthemes.com | 4 days ago

Here's How You Can Generate Leads Straight From the Cloud

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!

Here's How You Can Generate Leads Straight From the Cloud

Business | deliciousthemes.com | 4 days ago

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

19 min read Kobe Ben Itamar
Business | blog.ghost.org | 1 day ago

After 5 years and $3M, here's everything we've learned from building Ghost

John O'nolan uses the 5-year mark for the Ghost project to reflect on the journey and provide some interesting insights into their performance and numbers.

After 5 years and $3M, here's everything we've learned from building Ghost

Business | blog.ghost.org | 1 day ago

Last week marked the fifth anniversary since the Ghost Kickstarter campaign which started it all. It's always fun to use these milestones to take a step back and reflect on the journey so far. On previous birthdays I've talked about revenue milestones and product updates, but this year I'm going to focus more on all the things we've learned since we started.
Just for context though, here's a quick overview of where we are today:
MRR: $82,000
Annual Net Revenue: $1.2million
All-time Revenue: $3million
Github Stars: 25,000
Releases: 173
Sites using Ghost: 512,000
Biggest users: Apple, Tinder, DuckDuckGo, Mozilla, OpenAI, OkCupid, Square, Vevo, DigitalOcean, Napster, CloudFlare and many, many more.
Runway: Just kidding, we've been profitable since year 1
We started working on Ghost because we wanted to build a great open source publishing platform which would empower independent creators, but we also started this company as a social experiment. We wanted to know: What would it look like if you built a technology startup which could not make anyone rich. If you eliminated all the promises of wealth from the roadmap up front, and tried to build a good company, how would that affect the product,

Community | kinsta.com | 19 days ago

Medium vs WordPress: Where Should You Start a Blog?

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.

23 min read MPR Studio
Tutorials | mprstudio.com | 8 days ago

Squarespace to WordPress Migration: Step-by-Step Site Transfer Guide

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.

Squarespace to WordPress Migration: Step-by-Step Site Transfer Guide

Tutorials | mprstudio.com | 8 days ago

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
Design
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.
Plugins
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.
Cost
With self-hosted WordPress, you only need to pay for domain name registration and web hosting. I highly

7 min read Weglot
Business | blog.weglot.com | 25 days ago

From €44,000 to €72,000/monthly: Consolidate and Expand - Weglot blog

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.

From €44,000 to €72,000/monthly: Consolidate and Expand - Weglot blog

Business | blog.weglot.com | 25 days ago

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

16 min read Kobe Ben Itamar
Business | freemius.com | 5 days ago

'IconicWP' Doubled Its Revenues By Leveraging Key Freemius Features

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.

'IconicWP' Doubled Its Revenues By Leveraging Key Freemius Features

Business | freemius.com | 5 days ago

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

7 min read Ben Pines
Community | elementor.com | Apr. 16, 2018

Elementor Theme Builder Has Been Released

Elementor Pro 2.0 has now been released, and comes built-in with full theme builder capabilities. The page builder introduces an entire new process of creating headers, footers, single posts, archive pages and other dynamic content visually, no coding needed. You can use these capabilities to design any theme of your choosing.

Elementor Theme Builder Has Been Released

Community | elementor.com | Apr. 16, 2018

It all started as a crazy dream: creating a complete website builder solution for WordPress. Until now, there were two major restrictions preventing it from happening: Some parts of the theme simply couldn’t be touched. You had to use code and a lot of guesswork to change different areas of your theme. Using Elementor, you were restricted to the content area of your website.
Until now, you could only create static content, not dynamic content. Unlike landing pages, the dynamic parts of your site (like blog posts or product pages) required dynamic content, and couldn’t be handled without code.
With Elementor Pro 2.0, we addressed both issues, making it possible to design every part of the website dynamically, visually, and with zero code required.
With this release, you can finally visually customize your headers, footers, archive pages, single post pages and other areas of your site. This not only saves you time, but introduces a whole new drag and drop experience to building WordPress website.
We believe the new theme builder capabilities will change how people create and edit websites. We worked months developing the most streamlined, simple process for editing every area

10 min read Codeinwp
Community | codeinwp.com | Jan. 10, 2018

WordPress Gutenberg Guide: How to Build Your Next Site With It

A hands-on guide on how to actually use Gutenberg, its strong and weak points, and what's to expect in the future.

WordPress Gutenberg Guide: How to Build Your Next Site With It

Community | codeinwp.com | Jan. 10, 2018

Instead, this post recognizes the inevitability of Gutenberg and aims to provide you with a comprehensive resource on how to use the WordPress Gutenberg editor on your site so that you can continue to churn out awesome content when Gutenberg goes public. Whether this is the first time you’re hearing about the WordPress Gutenberg editor or you’re already somewhat familiar with it, this post will help you learn how you can use the new editor to build layouts for your WordPress content.
As a quick refresher, here’s what the WordPress TinyMCE editor looks like:
And here’s what things look like in the new WordPress Gutenberg editor:
It’s more than an aesthetic update, though. Gutenberg is going to completely change the editing experience by moving to a block-based approach to content (more on exactly what blocks are in a second!).
While the current focus is on content creation, the eventual goal is to have Gutenberg “go beyond the post into page templates and ultimately, full site customization.”
That means eventually you’ll be able to build your whole site using Gutenberg, including landing pages and other important content.
When will Gutenberg

3 min read Andy Forsberg
Tutorials | penguinwp.com | 12 days ago

Practical WordPress Security Checklist

14 practical checks to use on your WordPress websites to ensure they're secure with relative ease.

Practical WordPress Security Checklist

Tutorials | penguinwp.com | 12 days ago

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