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7 min read WebDevStudios
Tutorials | webdevstudios.com | 9 hours ago

Scroll Animations with Intersection Observer

Learn how to use Intersection Observer API to create scrolling animation.

Scroll Animations with Intersection Observer

Tutorials | webdevstudios.com | 9 hours ago

When creating even the most basic scrolling animations, there are many steps involved just to add or remove a class name with JavaScript. With modern ES6 syntax, it’s time to simplify how much effort is needed by taking advantage of the Intersection Observer API. In this article, I’ll show you how to create a basic Intersection Observer that will add or remove a CSS blur when an object has entered or left the viewport. What is Intersection Observer?
Intersection Observer is a really awesome JavaScript API that simplifies scroll-based events in JavaScript. Rather than constantly checking the distance from the top, Intersection Observer watches when an element enters or exits the viewport. It’s really that simple, and you can create features such as scroll animations, lazy loading images, inserting new elements into the DOM, and triggering notifications.
The IntersectionObserver interface of the Intersection Observer API provides a way to asynchronously observe changes in the intersection of a target element with an ancestor element or with a top-level document’s viewport. The ancestor element or viewport is referred to as the root.
Let’s Build an Observer

15 min read Leo Fajardo
Community | freemius.com | 1 day ago

Black Friday + Cyber Monday 2019 is Coming! Are You Ready?

Are you maximizing sales for your plugins or themes this Black Friday + Cyber Monday 2019? We’ve compiled data-backed analysis and tips from experts in the ecosystem.

Black Friday + Cyber Monday 2019 is Coming! Are You Ready?

Community | freemius.com | 1 day ago

Black Friday is almost here and we’re getting ready at Freemius! Is it the best day of the year? It definitely could be if you have your marketing strategy planned properly! We have experience working with our plugin and theme selling partners over the years and analyzing many BFCM promotions, which puts us in a great position to talk about what strategies work better than others across a network of hundreds of WordPress products.
Even though you may have had successful Black Friday + Cyber Monday sales in the past, it’s important to refresh your strategies every year, stay up to date on what major industry players are doing, and optimize the promotions that work best for your business. So, let’s plug into the latest updates about BFCM!
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7 Actionable Tips & Tricks for Optimizing Your 2019 BFCM Sales
This year, I’m seeing more and more plugin and theme businesses applying promotional strategies that are used by professional marketers and known to maximize sales. With this increased competition during Black Friday, differentiating your promotion has become more important than ever.
1. Limiting the # of coupon redemptions
While adding something like a countdown

5 min read WebDevStudios
Community | webdevstudios.com | 2 days ago

Get the 411 on WordCamp Contributor Day

Support Technician, Christina Workman, demystifies WordCamp Contributor Day and reports on the success of WordCamp US 2019 Contributor Day.

Get the 411 on WordCamp Contributor Day

Community | webdevstudios.com | 2 days ago

My first WordCamp Contributor Day experience was at WordCamp US (WCUS) 2018. I had no clue what to expect, or if I even had any right to be there. I’ve since learned this is a common feeling among first-timers. I showed up anyway, had a great time working with the Community Team, and somehow ended up being the co-organizer for the next WordCamp Contributor Day at WCUS 2019! WCUS’ Contributor Day was held on the third day of this national WordPress conference, which took place in St. Louis, Missouri this year. In an effort to recruit more people to participate in WordCamp Contributor Day, we worked hard on education and awareness. This included publishing blog posts about the different teams and running workshops, which took place on the first two days of WCUS. These workshops were designed to demystify Contributor Day. You can watch videos from the workshops at WordPress.tv. We even had buttons made that say, “I make WordPress. Ask me how,” which experienced contributors wore throughout the weekend.
Want to know more about Contributing to #WordPress @WordCampUS ? Ask anyone wearing this button. #WCUS pic.twitter.com/hsOeLyySBa
— WordCamp US (@WordCampUS)

1 min read Joe Casabona
Community | youtube.com | 2 hours ago

Contributing to WordPress with a Rock Solid Talk

I was supposed to give this talk at WordCamp US, but because my flight got insanely delayed, I didn't get to. So I decided to record it and put it up on YouTube.

Contributing to WordPress with a Rock Solid Talk

Community | youtube.com | 2 hours ago

If you do something with WordPress, you can contribute by telling people about it! As the number of WordPress meetups and WordCamps increase, there are lots of opportunities for for new voices and fantastic talks. In this session, we’ll go over coming up with ideas, pitching your talk, and delivering a great presentation.

10 min read Eusebiu Oprinoiu

WordPress Plugin Development Best Practices: Template Files

In WordPress, templates are usually used in themes. But there are plugins like WooCommerce and EDD that use template files to display content as well. In this article, Delicious Brains explains how you can do this too in your own plugins.

WordPress Plugin Development Best Practices: Template Files

When we talk about templates in WordPress we are normally referring to page template files in the theme. However, there are plugins that use template files to display content, and that becomes another consideration when it comes to building WordPress themes. Can you override plugin template files? If so, how? If you are building a plugin that renders HTML, how can you make it easily altered by themes? In this article I’ll answer these questions.
What Are Templates?
The WordPress templating system is one of the most important pillars of the WordPress architecture. Template files are “PHP files that contain a mixture of HTML, Template Tags, and PHP code.”
Template files are loaded in a specific manner, governed by the WordPress template hierarchy. Specific template files are looked for in the theme, and fallbacks are used if they don’t exist. For example, a car listing site has registered a custom post type of ‘car’. When a user visits a page on the site for a specific car, WordPress will look in the theme for a template file called single-car.php. If it doesn’t exist, it will fallback to the single.php template for displaying generic posts.
A

22 min read Matteo Duò
Tutorials | kinsta.com | 4 days ago

WordPress Maintenance 101 (Bonus: 19+ WordPress Support Services You Can Hire)

WordPress maintenance is crucial for any type of website. Learn how to take care of your WordPress site or hire WordPress professionals who can help you!

WordPress Maintenance 101 (Bonus: 19+ WordPress Support Services You Can Hire)

Tutorials | kinsta.com | 4 days ago

Creating a WordPress site isn’t enough. You also need to pay attention to some good ol’ WordPress maintenance. When you’ve put lots of time into creating your site, it can be disheartening to think that the work isn’t over. In fact, it’s only just begun. But it doesn’t have to be a burden.
In this post, I’ll go through some WordPress maintenance best practices and give you some tips to make it more effective. I’ll also include a guide to paying someone else to do it and review some of the best providers of WordPress support services.
Putting Your WordPress Site into Maintenance Mode
Plenty of the work you do to maintain your WordPress site won’t involve putting it in maintenance mode, but sometimes you’ll need to do this—so it pays to know what it means.
When your site is in maintenance mode, it means that you’re telling visitors and search engines that it’s currently unavailable, but that unavailability is planned and temporary (i.e. your site hasn’t gone down).
When you update WordPress, or you update a theme or plugin, WordPress will automatically go into maintenance mode (stuck in maintenance mode?

8 min read Iconic
Tutorials | iconicwp.com | 15 hours ago

How to Use Video to Inspire More Sales in Your WooCommerce Store

In this guide, we’ve outlined four reasons why video is the new standard for increasing sales in your WooCommerce store. As a bonus, we’ve added step-by-step instructions for adding video using a WooCommerce video plugin.

How to Use Video to Inspire More Sales in Your WooCommerce Store

Tutorials | iconicwp.com | 15 hours ago

In this guide, we’ve outlined four reasons why video is the new standard for increasing sales in your WooCommerce store. As a bonus, we’ve added step-by-step instructions for adding video using a WooCommerce video plugin. The plugin mentioned in this guide is available as part of our All Access Bundle, offering a massive 91% discount:
WooThumbs for WooCommerce – Help customers make a buying decision by adding embedded video into your product gallery from either YouTube, Vimeo, or video upload.
Instant Access to All of our WooCommerce Plugins
Save up to a massive 91% on our full collection of WooCommerce plugins. Everything you need for your WooCommerce store.
Get the bundle
If you want to jump to certain points in the article, just click on one of the following links:
WooCommerce video: why you should be using it
Below are four key reasons why adding video to your WooCommerce product pages will boost your sales. We know that creating good quality video for your product pages can be expensive, but the facts don’t lie:
73% more visitors would make a buying decision if the product comes with a video.
So by making video a big part of your store, you’ll be sure

9 min read robert Abela

Two-factor authentication & WordPress passwords - Defence in Depth

Many seem to let their guards down and use an easy to guess password when they add two-factor authentication on WordPress. 2FA is definitely a must have, however, by using easy passwords you are putting your website at risk, even when you use 2FA. In this article we explain in detail why it is a must to have both: 2FA and strong passwords.

Two-factor authentication & WordPress passwords - Defence in Depth

Two-factor authentication (2FA) is an important part of maintaining the security of a WordPress site. However, 2FA alone isn’t enough to harden your WordPress site authentication. Strong passwords are also an important part, even when using two-factor authentication. In this article we review 2FA, explain how hackers are bypassing it in some cases, and provide tips for using strong passwords on your WordPress website to compliment 2FA.
Two-factor authentication explained
Two-factor authentication is a way to authenticate to a system using a combination of two different factors. Generally, there are three different “factors” that may be used for 2FA. These factors are something you:
Know– PINs (Personal Identification Numbers), passwords, and answers to security questions fall into this category.
Have– Mobile phones, smart cards, physical tokens, and bank cards fit in this group.
Are– Biometrics such as fingerprints, retina scans, facial recognition, and voice recognition are in this category.
These different categories should give you an idea of the benefits of two-factor authentication. Hackers will have a tougher time compromising two these factors

11 min read Adi Spiac
Tutorials | translatepress.com | 3 days ago

How to Add a WordPress Language Switcher to Your Website

Looking to add a WordPress Language Switcher to your website? This tutorial highlights three easy methods and best practices for displaying an effective and eye-catching language switcher in WordPress.

How to Add a WordPress Language Switcher to Your Website

Tutorials | translatepress.com | 3 days ago

No matter what kind of site you have, the easiest way to let visitors view your content in their preferred language is with a WordPress language switcher. In a nutshell, language switchers can be text, a button, or a dropdown on a page that users can click (or tap) to translate the content into another language. Generally, you’ll find WordPress language switchers in the header, footer, or navigation.
It doesn’t matter what form your language switcher takes, the important thing is giving visitors a convenient way to switch to their preferred language. It’s essential for improving the overall user experience of any multilingual website.
In this tutorial, we’ll take a look at some examples of language switchers on popular websites and cover how you can add one to your site with TranslatePress.
Let’s get started.
5 Examples of WordPress Websites with Language Switchers
Language switchers can take many forms, from language codes and flags to dropdowns and localized text.
Let’s take a look at a variety of real-world examples of language switchers.
1. WordPress.org
The official WordPress.org site displays a prominent green text box in the middle of the homepage

10 min read Weglot
Plugins | blog.weglot.com | 8 days ago

Best WordPress themes for a multilingual business site

What are the best WordPress themes out there for your business? We'll show you 5 theme providers which are all translation ready with Weglot.

Best WordPress themes for a multilingual business site

Plugins | blog.weglot.com | 8 days ago

One of the first steps after choosing WordPress as your CMS platform of choice is to select a theme fit for promoting your business. And, if you’re an internationally minded business owner or entrepreneur, then we’re guessing that at some point your goal is to reach new audiences.
With this in mind, you’ll want to look for a WordPress theme provider that works perfectly for creating a multilingual WordPress site.
You’d be right in thinking website translation is no longer an option, it’s a must have if you’re looking to do business with other countries. Or maybe you do business in a country that speaks more than one language? Or, perhaps you don’t realize you’re doing business in a country with more than one language.
Surprise fact alert…if you work within the US and think the English language is your only target market, you might be interested to learn that it’s the world’s second-largest Spanish-speaking country, following only Mexico.
So, as we move towards a world that’s becoming ever connected, where the countries we do business in are not only multilingual speaking, but the demand for purchasing products

2 min read Joshua Strebel
Community | pagely.com | 4 days ago

Ep 15: Morten Rand-Hendriksen. On ethics in design & technology and the case for WordPress governance

Podcast interview with Morten Rand-Hendriksen diving into the case for #wpgovernance

Ep 15: Morten Rand-Hendriksen. On ethics in design & technology and the case for WordPress governance

Community | pagely.com | 4 days ago

Morten Rand-Hendriksen has made it his mission to help people understand and get the most out of the web, and contribute to the debates about ownership and democratization of information, design philosophy, and the open web. His 60+ published courses on WordPress, front end web design and development, and web standards on LinkedIn Learning have been viewed by hundreds of thousands of viewers from all over the world. In this conversation Sean interviews Morten on the ethics of Open Source, our responsibility to the greater tech design community for having a seat at the table for conversations in government which have implications for WordPress and Open Source in general. Also covered: Morten shares a swing dancing catastrophic dance move, what he’s advocating for in the WordPress community and beyond and some of his favorite musical and literary influences. Enjoy!

Google Site Kit is Now Available for All WordPress Sites

Google Site Kit is now available for everyone from the official WordPress repo. Site Kit makes it easy for WordPress site owners to understand how their site is doing and what to do next.

Google Site Kit is Now Available for All WordPress Sites

Today, we’re announcing that Site Kit is available for everyone to install from the WordPress plugin directory. Site Kit is Google’s official WordPress plugin – it enables you to setup and configure key Google services, get insights on how people find and use your site, learn how to improve, and easily monetize your content. At WordCamp EU in Berlin in June 2019, we released Site Kit as a developer preview. Thanks to the thousands of developers who installed it and provided valuable feedback over the past 6 months on GitHub! We’ve drastically simplified the setup flow, fixed lots of bugs, and polished the main user flows.
Who is Site Kit for?
Site Kit makes it easy for WordPress site owners to understand how their site is doing and what to do next. As a WordPress site owner, Site Kit offers you:
Convenient and easy access to relevant stats directly in your WordPress dashboard. We save you time — see the key information right when you sign in.
Cross-product insights — Google Search Console, Google Analytics, PageSpeed Insights, AdSense — are combined into a single, intuitive dashboard. We help you make informed decisions, quickly.
No source code

17 min read Web News Insider
Community | wpsauce.com | 4 days ago

Ultimate Guide to Creating Redirects in WordPress

This is why you need to implement redirects as a means of communicating the moved page’s new location without denying anyone access to them.

Ultimate Guide to Creating Redirects in WordPress

Community | wpsauce.com | 4 days ago

Changing the URL of an existing page on your WordPress site without creating redirects could hurt the website’s user experience and your digital presence, regardless of your many good reasons for doing so. Let’s say you have a page with a URL yourdomain.com/ballet-shoes/, and for the sake of changing your site’s structure, you renamed the URL to yourdomain.com/foot-wears/ballet-shoes, which could also improve the page’s SEO. Though the new structure makes a lot of sense to you and of course, in keywords search, you have successfully denied old users access to the page and possibly new visitors if Google had indexed the page.
Google has no means of knowing that the page has been moved into the foot-wears folder by itself. Hence, it will continue to show visitors the old URL. Similarly, the page’s old users who had bookmarked the URL would also be directed to a dead-end (404 error page) when they try to access your ballet-shoes page through the old link.
This is why you need to implement redirects as a means of communicating the moved page’s new location without denying anyone access to them.
However, the example above is not the only scenario that

Community | webfactoryltd.com | 2 days ago

Five eCommerce Tools to Convert Site's Visitors into Customers

You may have an excellent marketing strategy and amazing content on your website, but all this is not enough when it comes to converting the visitors.

Five eCommerce Tools to Convert Site's Visitors into Customers

Community | webfactoryltd.com | 2 days ago

For an online business owner, the real struggle starts when the online store is unable to generate the expected revenue. This happens when the large (and growing) number of visitors do not convert into paying customers. This is a cause of concern for store management because it points to serious and deeper issues within store operations. You may have an excellent marketing strategy in place and amazing content on your website, but all this is not enough when it comes to converting the visitors.
Successful online store owners optimize their eCommerce websites for capturing maximum data from multiple channels. Next, they analyze it for useful insights about their sales funnels, onsite user behavior, and website performance.
Today, I will discuss the top five eCommerce tools that can help store owners understand user behavior their websites and come up with new ways of converting site visitors into paying customers.
1. Google Analytics
Over 50 million websites use Google Analytics. Ask any expert, and they will tell you that It is a must-have tool if you are running a serious online business. This tool gives detailed information about the website’s traffic and user journey on the

16 min read Alex Denning
Tutorials | barn2.co.uk | 21 hour ago

Complete Guide to WooCommerce Dropshipping

Setting up a WooCommerce dropship store is a great option for solopreneurs to start selling online without requiring a huge initial investment. It allows them to easily reach out to customers, build their brand, and efficiently fulfill customer orders. This article explains how you can set up your own WooCommerce dropshipping store complete with product delivery and lead times. It also explains how you can select products and suppliers.

Complete Guide to WooCommerce Dropshipping

Tutorials | barn2.co.uk | 21 hour ago

Setting up a WooCommerce dropship store is a great option for solopreneurs to start selling online without requiring a huge initial investment. It allows them to easily reach out to customers, build their brand, and efficiently fulfill customer orders. With this in mind, in this article, we’ll explain how you can set up your own WooCommerce dropshipping store complete with product delivery and lead times. We’ll also explain how you can select products and suppliers.
Let’s put everything into context before we begin.
What is dropshipping?
Dropshipping refers to a business model that allows you to sell products online without ever holding them in inventory. This lets you minimize the resources needed to launch your e-commerce business and start selling. Essentially, all you have to do is import products from your supplier.
How dropshipping works
Amazon, eBay, and WooCommerce are some of the main channels of dropshipping. Setting up a WooCommerce store in WordPress is incredibly easy and you’re able to set up most things using plugins and add-ons. It goes something like this:
Set up a WordPress dropshipping website and stock it with items that best fit your niche

10 min read Adi Spiac
Tutorials | translatepress.com | 11 days ago

How to Automatically Translate WordPress Site (fast and with minimal costs)

Tutorial focusing on automatic translation as a great starting point to building multilingual WordPress sites faster and cheaper.

How to Automatically Translate WordPress Site (fast and with minimal costs)

Tutorials | translatepress.com | 11 days ago

Creating a multilingual WordPress site is a pretty laborious task. You first need to figure out what languages you want your site to be available in, then find the best translation plugin for your project. Only after this you’ll get to the part where you actually translate your site content. This process is probably the most time consuming of all the above. Automatically translating your WordPress site is a excellent way to speed up the translation process and use automatic translations as a starting point for your multilingual content. You can have everything translated in minutes, not days or weeks.
In this tutorial we’ll go through how to automatically translate WordPress sites fast and with minimal costs by using TranslatePress.
TranslatePress offers both automatic and manual translations. What sets TranslatePress apart from other multilingual solutions is that you can to translate all your site content directly from the front-end, by using a visual translation interface.
Let’s get started…
Why you should Automatically Translate WordPress Site
Translating your WordPress site automatically is an excellent choice that will allow you to go multilingual, while

12 min read Danial Wilson
Community | solwininfotech.com | 4 days ago

Increase User Engagement on Your Website (10 Steps to Drive Traffic)

Don't have fair amount of traffic on your website? Here are top 10 ways to increase user engagement and conversions as well.

Increase User Engagement on Your Website (10 Steps to Drive Traffic)

Community | solwininfotech.com | 4 days ago

The potential for success for your website depends on the number of visitors you can attract to it, daily. Yet, you find that there is a lot of competition in the online space, and you must find a way to stand out. Here are a few ideas that help you increase user engagement. Those on the online platform will look for ways to ensure that their websites remain the most relevant. You can therefore not afford to be complacent on the online space. You also have to contend with the fact that the attention span of the online user is very small. There is so much content that they can interact with, that it can be challenging to attract and keep them on your website.
You, however, need to find a way to engage with your visitors. It is especially critical if you use your online platform for e-commerce purposes. You need people to see and interact with the products so that you convert the visitors into customers.
Anytime a visitor does not spend sufficient time on your website; you lose the chance to make a sale. It also doesn’t help if they spend time on your site, but do not take action you desire. You must, therefore, find a way of engaging with your online visitors so that you can achieve

7 min read Codeinwp
Community | themeisle.com | 8 days ago

Joshua Strebel Interview - CEO of Pagely and WordPress Innovator

Joshua Strebel Interview! Learn from the CEO of Pagely, the first company to launch Managed WordPress Hosting

Joshua Strebel Interview - CEO of Pagely and WordPress Innovator

Community | themeisle.com | 8 days ago

Hey guys, did you miss our interviews? If you did, we are back with another piece featuring the CEO of Pagely, mister Joshua Strebel. Just like every entrepreneur, he’s a busy man, but we finally managed to make him answer a few curiosities we had about his business and approach to life. Before getting to today’s topic, let’s recap our last discussion with Jack Lenox from Automattic/WordPress VIP. If you want to hear more about web sustainability and energy-efficient websites, check out the video from #WCEU together with its transcript here.
But this is Joshua’s interview, so let’s get to know him better. If you’ve been part of the WordPress community for some time now, you’ve probably heard about Pagely before. What probably only a few know is that Pagely was the first company to launch a managed WordPress hosting service. So he’s one of the guys to thank for bringing innovation in WordPress.
Joshua has been the leading brain behind this business for around 13 years now, together with his longtime wife, Sally. He is the man good at everything in his company, a WordCamp speaker, and who believes integrity is what keeps a team united. And

13 min read WebDevStudios
Tutorials | webdevstudios.com | 28 days ago

Integrating Advanced Custom Fields + Gutenberg Into wd_s

After much back and forth in building, testing, building, testing, and reviewing we are super excited to announce that wd_s is now a Gutenberg-first theme!

Integrating Advanced Custom Fields + Gutenberg Into wd_s

Tutorials | webdevstudios.com | 28 days ago

With version 5.8 of Advanced Custom Fields (ACF), a new way to build Gutenberg blocks was introduced. The mission statement of ACF with this pivotal update was to: …radically change the perception of block development in Gutenberg by reducing learning time, hurdles, environment setup and JavaScript knowledge to an absolute minimum.
They have done exactly that.
For quite some time now, our wd_s starter theme has been powered in part by Advanced Custom Fields. Using the Flexible Content Field, we were able to create a page builder-esque experience for users. This experience lived on the backend when editing posts and pages. We didn’t set out to create a full-on page builder or content builder like the ones we’ve used in the past. We simply understood the need for users to have full control over their content, the placement of that content, and the overall structure of their posts and pages.
And it worked! It worked for a long time. In fact, it still works beautifully.
With the advent of WordPress 5.0, Gutenberg became the hot topic when discussing the CMS. Some absolutely loved the new experience while others reviled it for myriad reasons, such as it felt rushed, it

48 min read Leo Fajardo
Community | freemius.com | Sep. 12, 2019

How to Have a $100k+ WordPress Product Launch

Here’s a deep-dive into the hugely successful strategy behind WP FeedBack’s $100k+ plugin launch!

How to Have a $100k+ WordPress Product Launch

Community | freemius.com | Sep. 12, 2019

Have you ever heard of a WordPress plugin (or theme) that made over $100,000 in its first 30 days after launch? After spending hours Googling for successful plugins in the WordPress space that we could learn from, I couldn’t find any. As a big believer in transparency and knowledge sharing, I promised myself that if we met our goal of making $100k+ during our launch, I would share everything that we learned so other plugin and theme developers would be able to replicate the “recipe” we used to bootstrap our business.
Spoiler alert – we ended up making over $100,000 during the launch

18 min read Leo Fajardo
Community | freemius.com | 14 days ago

Is WordCamp Dying…or Not? Valuable Takeaways from WCUS 2019 in St. Louis

This WordCamp US 2019 in St. Louis, we asked the tough questions, made new connections, and learned quite a bit from the community.

Is WordCamp Dying…or Not? Valuable Takeaways from WCUS 2019 in St. Louis

Community | freemius.com | 14 days ago

This WordCamp, I heard some pretty tough feedback from other attendees, especially from veteran campers that have been attending WordCamps for years. In particular, I heard that the venue was too spread out because it was so big, the speaking rooms and events felt “disconnected” from each other because you had to travel far to get to them (within the massive conference center and to external events), and quite a few people commented that it was “more of the same old thing”. This is some pretty harsh criticism of an event that is supposed to bring people together and normally be pretty fun…
I’m always someone to take things pretty lightly, so I felt like my opinion was in the middle of all this feedback. I thought the St. Louis City Museum was a pretty whacky place for everyone to go for the after-party – in a good way (even though it was out of the way). Also, comparing it to the experience I had in WordCamp EU earlier this year in Berlin, the energy of the event was a bit more “sleepy”. Did anyone else feel that way too?
Overall, I had a great time, but I think it’s still worth asking:
Is WordCamp Dying?
Maybe it was the

5 min read WebDevStudios
Business | webdevstudios.com | 16 days ago

Debunking 3 Project Management Myths

A website project manager does more than just document all the things. Learn what a dedicated project manager truly can accomplish for a website project. Let's debunk the myths!

Debunking 3 Project Management Myths

Business | webdevstudios.com | 16 days ago

Have you ever heard any project management myths? Have you encountered them yourself? By the end of this article, the goal is to help debunk some common project management myths and help share some helpful knowledge along the way. Wikipedia describes project management as:
…the practice of initiating, planning, executing, controlling, and closing the work of a team to achieve specific goals and meet specific success criteria at the specified time. The primary challenge of project management is to achieve all of the project goals within the given constraints.
While every project is unique and has its own special characteristics, the project management team at WebDevStudios follows this project life cycle to meet the desired deliverables. The goal is to exceed our client’s expectations.
Anyone can manage a project, but in order to effectively project manage, it requires an infusion of effective communication skills, strong leadership skills, a scoop of curiosity, a blend of interpersonal skills and some organizational magic to be successful. Let’s get to debunking common project management myths now.
Myth #1: The role of a project manager is just to create documentation.

6 min read Puneet Sahalot

New ACF PRO Pricing for 2020

ACF, one of the most popular plugins amongst developers introduces new pricing plans for 2020. :)

New ACF PRO Pricing for 2020

It’s been a while since we last reviewed our pricing. In fact, you could argue we never have! Our premium plugin journey began back in 2011 with the release of the Repeater field – our claim to fame, so to speak. Priced reasonably for the time, the Repeater field sold well and paved the way for another three add-ons to be developed; Options Page, Flexible Content field and Gallery field.
In 2015, we streamlined our product offering by combining those four premium Add-ons into a single professional plugin; ACF PRO. We used a similar approach in pricing, adding together the cost of each individual feature for the “unlimited” license. That same price still stands today – $100 AUD (a one-time purchase) – even with the additions of new groundbreaking features such as ACF Blocks.
It’s safe to say that pricing has never been at the forefront of our roadmap. Instead, we have stayed focused on more exciting things like developing new features, fixing bugs, and helping our users. But with an ever-growing user base, our “classic” pricing model is no longer helping our cause – to Build anything with WordPress.
In light of this, we are

Community | poststatus.com | 18 days ago

Matt Mullenweg's State of the Word, 2019 • Post Status

Here comes the much-awaited State of the Word 2019! Matt Mullenweg's signature yearly address the entire World of WordPress during WordPress US (WordCamp SF till 2014). First nice write up by Brian.

Matt Mullenweg's State of the Word, 2019 • Post Status

Community | poststatus.com | 18 days ago

Matt Mullenweg just completed the 2019 State of the Word, where he offered a comprehensive overview of the last year of all things WordPress. WordCamp US 2019 completes its first year in St. Louis, Missouri, where more than 1,300 WordPress community members and leaders are gathered.
It’s been the year of Gutenberg in 2019, and in this State of the Word, Matt highlights what has been accomplished, and what comes next.
Matt kicks off the event with the premiere of Open: The Community Code, a film about the open source WordPress community.
Open was really well done, and makes a great intro for this year in review. In the film, Matt said that $10 billion flow through the WordPress economy per year. Yet, it’s just one of the things that make the WordPress community. WordPress is more than code, more than business. Matt said, “it’s more than a tool,” and that it’s more like a canvas that, “anyone can paint on.”
Open is a film about WordPress, and what WordPress really is — not only software, but people, a community, and a mission. Open is, “is a documentary short created by Producer Andrew Rodriguez and Director Sean Korbitz. ​Executive