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8 min read Ben Pines
Community | elementor.com | 11 hours ago

Introducing Popup Builder - Built Into Elementor

We created Popup Builder with one idea in mind: offer a better and streamlined process for building popups on WordPress, so popups don't have to be hated by users and designers alike.

Introducing Popup Builder - Built Into Elementor

Community | elementor.com | 11 hours ago

Today, we are releasing what we consider one of our most substantial features to date - The Elementor Popup Builder. Popups – users hate them, marketers love them. If only we could change this love-hate relationship!

35 min read Eusebiu Oprinoiu
Community | pippinsplugins.com | 8 hours ago

2018 Year in Review - Pippins Plugins

An excellent post from Pippin Williamson sharing the highlights and the challenges of 2018 while running Sandhills Development.

2018 Year in Review - Pippins Plugins

Community | pippinsplugins.com | 8 hours ago

Since 2012, I have written a year-in-review post to detail and share highlights and challenges of the previous year. So as is tradition, here is my review of 2018. In all, 2018 was an incredibly successful year for me and my company, Sandhills Development. We had some great achievements that expanded the team, grew our revenue and profit, acquired a new product, sold two plugin products, branched out into a new market and industry, and matured as a company. We also, however, had some significant challenges that were perhaps some of the hardest yet. I’d like to share some details about each.
When Sandhills Development first started, I had no intention of having a large team and was very reluctant to ever grow the company to more than 5-8 people. Through the growth of our products, however, it has been necessary to increase the size of our team to fill ever-growing resource needs. At first I was leery to allow the team to expand beyond what I felt I could directly manage but overtime I welcomed the challenges that are involved with doing so.
Today we are at 19 full time employees and one part time / variable time contractor on the software side of the business, and two full time

Community | wedevs.com | 22 hours ago

WordPress vs. Medium: Comparing Apples & Oranges?

WordPress is one of the top and most popular CMS out there. On the other hand, Medium is a popular blogging platform that many people rely on easy blog management. So, which is one you should use and why?

WordPress vs. Medium: Comparing Apples & Oranges?

Community | wedevs.com | 22 hours ago

While the speedy Hare bragged about its lightning pace but snoozed mid-way, the slow Tortoise, moved steadily, without looking back, and won a mighty winning. We learn perseverance and ingenuity are important determining characteristics of a leader and a winner. Not speed or how much ahead one has gone. The Hare & Tortoise fable is not an unfamiliar story to any of us. It teaches a timeless lesson, and unsurprisingly, explains many real situations and characteristics that apply beyond people. It can also be applied to non-living things that also run, albeit figuratively, compete with each other, and even move our lives in productive ways.
Two such creations are Medium & WordPress. Two giant web blogging platforms that are different in several ways.
As you may've guessed rightly, this article will be going over the differences between Medium and WordPress, the two heavy hitters in today's content writing platform industry.
Table of Contents
WordPress & Medium summarized
To avoid the hassles of having to migrate to another platform later, you must research thoroughly and cross-match your needs with the services offered in each platform before making a choice.
Consider:
the

10 min read Codeinwp
Business | codeinwp.com | 4 days ago

2018 in Review and How Gutenberg Will Change Page Building - Transparency Report #47

All of the latest news from CodeinWP, Themeisle, and Revive Social. What worked and what didn't in 2018. Plus, WCPune.

2018 in Review and How Gutenberg Will Change Page Building - Transparency Report #47

Business | codeinwp.com | 4 days ago

Welcome to the 47th edition of the monthly transparency report (for December 2018). In this series, I go through what’s happening in the business and discuss our projects, plans, wins and struggles. Click here to see the previous reports. With the new year well under way, it’s perhaps a good moment to look back at 2018 and evaluate the progress we made, the challenges we faced, all the good and bad things, and also discuss what we’re planning to accomplish in 2019.
Let’s get right to it:

16 min read Vova Feldman
Community | freemius.com | 5 days ago

Should You Incentivize User Feedback For Your WordPress Plugin/Theme?

An interesting article by Kobe Ben-Itamar discussing the DOs and DONTs of collecting user feedback for WordPress plugins and themes.

Should You Incentivize User Feedback For Your WordPress Plugin/Theme?

Community | freemius.com | 5 days ago

All WordPress plugin/theme sellers who sell their WordPress products through Freemius are added to a Freemius DEV Slack channel, where discussions about WordPress business best practices, as well as consultation sessions, take place on a daily basis. Just a few days ago, the creator of ‘WP Sheet Editor’ (and a few other great WordPress plugins), Jose Vega, came out seeking for some advice on whether or not he should ask for user feedback about his products. His plan was to incentivize them to provide their ideas of how their experience might be improved by offering free plugin licenses to users who come up with the best suggestions. We decided it was worth expanding on this topic, in the hopes of helping all WordPress plugin/theme owners understand the benefits and drawbacks, as well as how to best manage this kind of strategic move. Here’s Jose Vega’s original message from the Slack channel:
“Hi guys, I have an idea. I want to implement an ‘innovators program’ in my plugins. I will send an automated email to the customers, asking them to give me feedback (5 ideas) on how to improve the plugin (improve the UI, workflows, extension ideas, new

11 min read WebDevStudios
Development | wds.af | 4 days ago

Web Design and Development Myths: 2019 Edition

Face 2019 with some new knowledge of your website. Read over these design and development myths and learn what you can do right in the new year.

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Web Design and Development Myths: 2019 Edition

Development | wds.af | 4 days ago

I’ve written about New Year website prep before and how this is a popular time to give your website a good once-over for the new year. You can read Get Your WordPress Site Ready for the New Year: What to do Now! for some helpful ideas on getting things running smoothly. Every client that I work with has ideas about what their new or existing website needs without really thinking about what it means for their website in the long term. New or potential clients have their own misconceptions around their potential websites as well, so I thought it might be helpful to talk about some design and development myths or misconceptions and address them so you can face 2019 with some new knowledge. Myth: Sliders and Hidden Content Are a Must
At some point in the 2000s, movement became popular in websites. The increasing adoption of JavaScript and libraries like jQuery and MooTools made things like carousels, modals, sliders and other hidden and dynamic content possible. At that time, the internet was concerned with making a splash and pushing the boundaries, not with user experience or accessibility.
Let’s make a resolution right now: no more carousels, sliders, modals or accordions.

3 min read Jan Östlund
Community | wptavern.com | 2 days ago

WPML Website Hacked

Wpml.org has been hacked by a former employee who have left the company. The evidence that we have points to an ex-employee who planted a backdoor before leaving the company.

WPML Website Hacked

Community | wptavern.com | 2 days ago

On Saturday, January 19, WPML customers started reporting having received an email from someone who seems to have hacked the plugin’s website and gained access to customer information. Got same mail and there is this text on #wpml website visible now. What happened guys? #security #hack #vulnerability #0day or something? #WordPress
— Gytis Repečka (@gytisrepecka) January 19, 2019
The hacker claims to be a disgruntled customer who had two websites hacked due to vulnerabilities in the WPML plugin:
WPML came with a bunch of ridiculous security holes which, despite my efforts to keep everything up to date, allowed the most important two of my websites to be hacked.
WPML exposed sensitive information to someone with very little coding skills but merely with access to the WPML code and some interest in seeing how easy is to break it.
I’m able to write this here because of the very same WPML flaws as this plugin is used on wpml.org too.
The hacker also claims to have exploited the same vulnerabilities in order to send the email to WPML’s customers and has published the same message to the plugin’s website. The text is still live at this time and product pages

5 min read Joe Casabona
Business | casabona.org | 10 hours ago

Eliminating Slack as a Distraction to Work Better - Joe Casabona

Not directly in the purview of WordPress, but Slack has become a huge distraction and I know we use it heavily in the community. Here's how I'm reeling it in.

Eliminating Slack as a Distraction to Work Better - Joe Casabona

Business | casabona.org | 10 hours ago

One of my goals is to read 21 books this year, and I’m doing super well so far. After finishing the super dense (and very thought provoking) Homo Deus, I’m flying through It Doesn’t Have to be Crazy at Work. While the hubris of Jason Fried drives me crazy, I’ve read all of his and DHH’s books, and they’ve all been excellent. So I suppose the hubris is well-deserved. In any case, I’m almost done with that book and I’ve decided to take my first action: turning off Slack notifications. Slack Kills Productivity
This might sound crazy to people in my space, as Slack has become the de-facto standard for communication for the lot of us. But it’s also a HUGE distraction. In the book, Fried and DHH talk about how distractions kill productivity, and just because I’m not in an office, I’m not immune. Slack makes it very easy for people to take you out of the moment – it’s the virtual knock on the door and, “hey you have a minute?”
I should note that they don’t call anyone out by name, but I’ve definitely felt like they were talking to specific people or companies at certain points.
Slack Creates

12 min read Web News Insider
Community | blog-install.com | 12 hours ago

How to Translate Your WordPress Website in 2019

It is true that English is the 3rd most spoken language on Earth, however, research has shown that 73% of online customers prefer websites translated to their native language.

How to Translate Your WordPress Website in 2019

Community | blog-install.com | 12 hours ago

The global economy has opened the potential market in an unforeseeable way, creating opportunities for expanding small, local businesses onto foreign markets. This sounds fantastic, and appears simple – expanding the customer list via the internet does not appear to be a big investment for an already established online business. However, the most basic and crucial issue here lies in the key aspect – the language of the website. It is true that English is the third most spoken language on Earth, however, research has shown that 73% of online customers prefer websites translated to their native language.
Here the solution for reaching more foreign customers is simple – translate the website to target customers’ language. While this is often simple, in many countries, people speak several languages. For example, in the Philippines, people speak Spanish and Tagalog, the Swiss commonly use German and French languages, and China has two official written languages.
There is always an option to offer the customers to choose a language when they first enter the website and use cookies to memorize their choice. This is a nice way to establish trust in the website as it

13 min read Brian Jackson
Tutorials | kinsta.com | 4 days ago

WordPress Google Maps Guide: Embed With Or Without A Plugin

Google Maps now requires an API key. Check out these different ways to set up Google Maps on your WordPress site, and not slow it down.

WordPress Google Maps Guide: Embed With Or Without A Plugin

Tutorials | kinsta.com | 4 days ago

Looking for a way to embed WordPress Google Maps content on your site? Like a lot of things in WordPress, there are several different ways that you can embed Google Maps on your site depending on what type of map content you want to include.
In this post, we’ll start by showing you how to add Google Maps in WordPress without a plugin. Then, we’ll recommend some plugins that can help you embed Google Maps, as well as some of the benefits of going that approach. We’ll also dive into how to properly use the Google Maps API, which is now required.
Finally, we’ll end with some performance considerations for using Google Maps on WordPress and share some tips on how to keep your WordPress site loading fast even if you do need to embed Google Maps.
You can click below to jump straight to a specific section or just read through the whole thing.
Google Maps API is Now Required
As of June 11, 2018, an API key is now required for Google Maps. If you’ve already implemented Google Maps on your site and it’s no longer working, this might be the reason. Or rather, you’re missing the API key. The good news is, for 99% of you, it should still be free. Below is

Please Turn Off Commenting Here

Community | 7 days ago

ManageWP.org staff, please turn off commenting on this site. It's just a giant spam-fest, and it's been that way for far too long. It's obviously never going to be moderated properly, so please just turn it off.

+1!

via JS Morisset

And while we're fixing things, FB login has been broken for awhile now.

via Rod Austin

I am an Admin here, but there is no way to turn off commenting sitewide, when I see a flag, I could delete. And I don't see any development support, so anything related to the development probably won't happen soon.

via M Asif Rahman Ⓦ

Ok, it's really not that hard. I mean, you can at least hide it via css. #comment-form-id { display: none; } Could probably still get some via scripts but it would probably cut down on a lot. And flags....we've flagged and flagged in the past, with nothing done. To paraphrase someone I despise..."sad".

via Donna Cavalier

nice sir good

via Frndz Rock

I do not have server level access, I already informed Vladimir and others personally.

And if you flag I am personally moderating, I will try my level best to take action in time.

via M Asif Rahman Ⓦ
4 min read Donna Cavalier
Business | elementor.com | 13 days ago

Elementor Acquires Layers WP

Elementor acquires Layers WP and makes all Layers themes available for free

Elementor Acquires Layers WP

Business | elementor.com | 13 days ago

Today, I’m excited to announce that Elementor has acquired Layers WP, a popular WordPress theme company. For those of you who are not aware, Layers is a WordPress theme brand, launched in 2014 by WordPress veterans, David and Marc Perel. With some beautiful themes, Layers saw much success over the years, partnering with Envato and other major players in the market. Back in 2015, Layers won #2 on Product Hunt and attracted a lot of attention. Over the years Layers accumulated over 375,000 downloads worldwide.
With the change of the tide in the WordPress ecosystem and the fast-paced shift towards all-in-one solutions in its market, David and Marc approached us with a proposal. We met in London, and were impressed by the enthusiasm and approach of these two creative entrepreneurs. Both of us found common ground in our approach and vision, and decided to explore the option of an acquisition.
Layers were looking to hand over the project to the right company. They wanted to find a complimentary product for their themes, a product that offered an intuitive and easy to use solution for designing a WordPress website. Their selling point was that Elementor could stand to benefit from the

5 min read Mark Gavalda
Business | igorkromin.net | 5 days ago

GoDaddy is sneakily injecting JavaScript into your website and how to stop it

Unless you explicitly opt-out GoDaddy is injecting a JavaScript tracker into your website's code.

GoDaddy is sneakily injecting JavaScript into your website and how to stop it

Business | igorkromin.net | 5 days ago

I recently started having issues with the admin interface of a website I run and decided to check the browser console to see if any errors were being displayed there. There were and among them was an error stating that a JavaScript map file being loaded (and failing) that I did not recognise. This meant that the actual JavaScript file itself was already loaded via my website. This set off all sorts of alarms for me and I started to dig in further. I checked the file system for any suspicious files, there were none. I checked the source code and templates for evidence of anything that has been added, there was nothing there. Yet all my pages were being served with the following <script> injected into them just before the closing </html> tag...
JavaScript
<script>'undefined'=== typeof _trfq

6 min read Iain Poulson
Business | wpappstore.com | 6 days ago

What Every WordPress Website Owner Should Know

Just finished building a client site with WordPress? Great. However, the job's not done. It’s not just a matter of providing your client with a login and a wave goodbye. It even goes beyond teaching them to edit content. Here are some things clients need to know in order to keep their site running smoothly.

What Every WordPress Website Owner Should Know

Business | wpappstore.com | 6 days ago

Handing a newly-built website over to a client provides a feeling of great satisfaction. It means that you can cross another item off of your to-do list. And it’s nice to see that all of your hard work has paid off, too. But if that shiny new website was built with WordPress, there’s more to the process. It’s not just a matter of providing your client with a login and a wave goodbye. It even goes beyond teaching them to edit content. There are some things clients need to know in order to keep their site running smoothly.
As web professionals, it’s our duty to educate clients on all of the responsibilities involved. Otherwise, you may receive a panicked phone call about a “broken” website.
So, before you hand over those keys, here are the things new website owners need to know.
WordPress Requires Regular Updates
If you’re not maintaining your client’s new site, they’ll need to be keenly aware of WordPress updates. While this is common knowledge for designers and developers, clients may have no idea of this requirement.
The danger, of course, is that a security hole will be found in WordPress core, a theme or plugin. Left unpatched,

Development | rachievee.com | 9 hours ago

Not sure what template you're in? Use the WordPress body classes.

Starting a new series of "quick tips" on RachieVee. My first quick tip is about how WP body classes can help orient ourselves within the WordPress template hierarchy.

Not sure what template you're in? Use the WordPress body classes.

Development | rachievee.com | 9 hours ago

Let’s talk about WordPress body classes! But first, an explanation of what this is. This is the first short post, from what I hope will end up being several short posts, called “Quick Tips”. It can take me weeks to write a “normal” sized post on RachieVee, and so, in an effort to keep myself active in 2019, and still pass on tidbits of knowledge, I’ve started this new category. I have also categorized these “Quick Tip” posts based on developer experience. This first post is geared towards “Beginners”. This level is meant for developers just getting to know how WordPress themes work. What are WordPress body classes?
Back on topic! WordPress body classes are exactly what they sound like. They are HTML classes applied to the body tag of a WordPress site. WordPress themes use the body_class() function to apply these classes auto-magically.
If you’ve ever had an error show up on the front-end of your site, or if you’re looking to change something in a WordPress theme – taking a glance at these classes are a quick way to orient yourself. While these classes won’t tell you exactly what template to look for

11 min read WebDevStudios

Compile JavaScript with Webpack in a WordPress Plugin

Read and learn how to configure webpack to watch and compile the JavaScript files in a WordPress plugin.

Compile JavaScript with Webpack in a WordPress Plugin

The goal of this article is to show you how to configure webpack to watch and compile the JavaScript files in a WordPress plugin. What this article will not cover is how to configure webpack to work with every file type known to the world. Our focus is going to be JavaScript. That’s it. What is webpack?
According to the webpack website:
At its core, webpack is a static module bundler for modern JavaScript applications. When webpack processes your application, it internally builds a dependency graph which maps every module your project needs and generates one or more bundles.
Now you might be asking yourself, what is a dependency graph? In webpack, there are files specified as entry points. These entry points are at the top of the dependency graph. Any files required or imported from the entry files will be processed and bundled by webpack.
Benefits
Dependency Management – When concatenating JavaScript files for a WordPress plugin or theme, there is not an efficient way to add in third-party libraries. You can either download and enqueue the minified file or, worse yet, include it as part of the files being concatenating. With webpack in use, we get access to using a package

2 min read Brian Jackson
Business | make.wordpress.org | 6 days ago

Expanding WordPress Leadership: Executive Director + Marketing Lead

Two new roles in the WordPress project. Congrats to Josepha Haden and Joost de Valk.

Expanding WordPress Leadership: Executive Director + Marketing Lead

Business | make.wordpress.org | 6 days ago

Today I want to announce two new roles in the WordPress project, and the people who will be filling them. Both of these roles will help me lead the project more efficiently while also making better use of both of their individual talents to benefit WordPress and the web. First, Josepha Haden ( @chanthaboune ) will take on the role of Executive Director. She will oversee and direct all contributor teams in their work to build and maintain WordPress. Josepha has done a lot of great work in WordPress over the past few years, so many of you will already know her. I’m sure you’ll all enjoy working with her as much as I do.
Secondly, Joost de Valk ( @joostdevalk ) will take on the role of Marketing & Communications Lead. You might know him as a long time core contributor and plugin author. His role will be to lead the marketing team and oversee improving WordPress.org, related websites, and all its outlets.
Please join me in congratulating Josepha and Joost. With these changes as well as the 9 focuses for the year, I am excited about what 2019 (and beyond!) has in store for WordPress.

4 min read Weglot
Business | blog.weglot.com | 11 days ago

The Real Deal Breaker in Customer Success? Empathy.

Karina (Director of customer experience at Weglot) shares her vision of her job: "Treat every user with individuality and respect and try to see their issue from their point of view from the start. Kindness, in the end, goes a long way."

The Real Deal Breaker in Customer Success? Empathy.

Business | blog.weglot.com | 11 days ago

Let’s look at a typical scenario: You just downloaded an app you are crazy about trying, and you hit a roadblock. You can’t seem to figure out a step in the configuration and know it’s time to shoot over a quick email to support to see what is going wrong. You have a big chance of either coming across two types of help: Empathetic or textbook response-type of person. Empathetic: “I’m so sorry to hear you are having a hard time with our app, but I would be more than happy to figure out what we can do to make it work for you :)”
Textbook response-type: “Sounds like you installed it wrong. Here is the tutorial to do it correctly, Best.”
Which one would you want to receive? It seems like a no-brainer, but in reality, empathy does not grow overnight. It’s a feeling that you have to learn and nurture within you to come closer with a user the minute they reach out to you.
The truth of the matter is a big part of customer success, no matter the industry, is about connecting with customers, understanding their needs and frustrations, and communicating effectively with them. In short, it’s about practicing empathy — which your

17 min read Igor Benić
Community | ibenic.com | 10 days ago

2018 - Year in Review of a WordPress Developer

Another review and it's coming from me. I've written about how 2018 was for me in freelancing, plugin business, site growth and educating.

2018 - Year in Review of a WordPress Developer

Community | ibenic.com | 10 days ago

A new year, a new review. This is something I like to do for myself so I can check how I progressed. It also does keep me motivated in a way. This is a review from a WordPress developer so if you like reviews and WordPress, you might like this also

37 min read Tom Zsomborgi
Community | kinsta.com | 12 days ago

Growing a WordPress Company – How We Reached the First 1,000 Customers

The WordPress ecosystem is huge and there are a lot of opportunities. But how do you start and go from your first customer to your first 1,000 customers?

Growing a WordPress Company – How We Reached the First 1,000 Customers

Community | kinsta.com | 12 days ago

A year after my first post on bootstrapping a startup, I’m writing another one about the challenges and lessons we’ve learned while growing our SaaS company. As well as how to go from your first customer to your first 1,000 customers. The reason I decided to write a second part is not just because I have a lot more to say but the feedback our team received was incredible! You guys really loved that post, you left a bunch of comments, and shared your own stories. Many of them were the same everyday challenges we are facing and it encouraged me to start writing again so you can see what has worked for us.
In case you missed the first part you can take a look here: 16 lessons learned bootstrapping Kinsta from $0 to 7-figures revenue.
Deep down I was hoping that the post would be popular and generate some buzz, but the results surpassed my expectations!
The same moment it was submitted to Hacker News it started getting clicks, upvotes, and comments. Two hours later it was #1 and the post had 300-400 concurrent visitors! Since we provide managed WordPress hosting and our tech guys know their job, we didn’t have any technical difficulties keeping the site up and running.

7 min read Ben Pines
Community | elementor.com | 7 days ago

New 1-click 'Safe Mode' Feature & Responsive Background Controls

The Safe Mode feature let's you deal with loading issues with one-click, by disabling plugins and theme from the editor (visitors aren't affected) Responsive background controls lets you create the perfect size and position for each device. Read more about the core Elementor release v2.4

New 1-click 'Safe Mode' Feature & Responsive Background Controls

Community | elementor.com | 7 days ago

Elementor v2.4 introduces features that focus on improving your user experience: mobile control over background images, custom background size and position, safe mode for troubleshooting and more. We’ve always been proud of our flexible mobile design capabilities. But getting the background image position just right was still a challenge for Elementor users.
If you’ve ever built a website, you have probably faced this common issue:
On mobile, you want to focus on the dog’s face, but end up only showing its tail.
With the recent release of Core v2.4, we are introducing a full set of capabilities to help you customize background images for any device. Meet Responsive Background Image controls.
The new version of Elementor lets users have complete control over the background image controls on desktop, tablet and mobile devices. This control includes device-specific settings over background image controls (image, position, attachment, repeat and size).
Now, you can finally set different positions per device. Set ‘center-center’ for desktop, and ‘center-top’ for mobile, so all devices show a similar area of the image. You can also designate a different

13 min read Tom Zsomborgi
Community | kinsta.com | 18 days ago

How to A/B Test with Google Optimize in WordPress for Free

Google Optimize in our opinion is an excellent tool to start with right off the bat, especially because it’s free.

How to A/B Test with Google Optimize in WordPress for Free

Community | kinsta.com | 18 days ago

It doesn’t matter what type of WordPress site you have, whether it’s an ecommerce store or affiliate marketing blog, it’s vital that you never stop A/B testing! Data-driven decisions are what can help propel your website or business forward and get you ahead of the competition. But let’s be honest, A/B testing isn’t always easy. Or perhaps you’ve just been putting it off. Well, today hopefully we can change that! Below we’ll dive into how to A/B test with Google Optimize in WordPress. It doesn’t matter what type of site you have, this will work across the board. And best of all, it’s free.
What is A/B Testing?
A/B testing, sometimes also referred to as split testing, is a way to compare elements on a page (or any type of data) against each other to determine which performs better in terms of page views, time on page, conversions, bounce rate, etc. A few examples include:
Testing different headlines.
Trying out new landing page content or page layouts.
Experimenting with different color CTA buttons.
Showing something completely different such as a CTA in a widget vs a contact lead form. You can track in Google Analytics sales down

3 min read Phpbits Studio
Plugins | wptavern.com | 6 days ago

CoBlocks Adds Row and Columns Page Building Blocks for Gutenberg

CoBlocks, one of the earliest block collections for Gutenberg, has added new page building blocks and tools in the latest release.

CoBlocks Adds Row and Columns Page Building Blocks for Gutenberg

Plugins | wptavern.com | 6 days ago

CoBlocks, one of the earliest block collections for Gutenberg, has added new page building blocks and tools in the latest 1.6 release. ThemeBeans founder Rich Tabor and plugin developer Jeffrey Carandang partnered together on this iteration of CoBlocks to bring users new Row and Columns blocks and a Typography Control Panel. The Row and Column blocks are resizable and can be dragged to new positions.
After selecting the Row block, users can choose the number of columns and then a layout for the row.
These row layouts can also be adjusted from inside the row toolbar or inspector sidebar panel, which includes responsive media query controls.
The Row and Column blocks also come with fine-grained controls for adjusting background and text color, width, margin, and padding.
Version 1.6 also includes a new Typography Control Panel with support for Google fonts. Users can customize the fonts with built-in controls for line-height, letter-spacing, font-weight, and text-transform properties. It also supports customizing fonts for the core heading, paragraph, and button blocks.
The video below shows a quick demo of column layouts and nested row blocks in action, as well as a few other blocks

18 min read WebDevStudios
Development | webdevstudios.com | 13 days ago

Five Reusable Code Snippets to Reduce Development Time

There are plenty of ways you can rely on reusable code snippets to save time and provide you with the best possible work and turnaround.

Five Reusable Code Snippets to Reduce Development Time

Development | webdevstudios.com | 13 days ago

When was the last time you started a project from scratch? I mean literally from scratch—not using a framework, a parent/child theme, or any plugins. Maybe never? One could argue that as long as you’re using WordPress that you’re not necessarily creating anything from scratch since the CMS offers so much functionality out of the box already. What you do, though, is iterate on that functionality and build upon the tools provided to you or the tools you have built for yourself in the past. After all, if you’re doing work around the house and need to hammer some nails into the wall, you’re not going to head into your garage to carve the wood and forge the steel to make a new hammer every single time (unless you’re our very own builder and wood magician Will Schmierer). You’ll use the same hammer to do the same job until the hammer is no longer useful or you find a new tool with which to replace it.
Why then would you not develop a site in the same way? Granted, most projects are going to require distinct sets of functionality unique to the projects themselves but there are plenty of ways you can reuse code to save time so you can truly focus on