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7 min read Iain Poulson

Introducing ACF Blocks for Gutenberg

The Advanced Custom Fields folks have just announced ACF blocks for Gutenberg. Creating Gutenberg blocks for ACF can now be achieved with registering with PHP code!

Introducing ACF Blocks for Gutenberg

There has been a lot of excitement surrounding Gutenberg, the new block-based WordPress editing experience. One of its most compelling features is the ability for developers to create their own custom block types. This opens up an endless array of possibilities for customization. There’s just one little problem. Creating custom blocks is extremely complicated. How complicated? Well, even a simple testimonials block requires a massive amount of code.
The entire process is both time and code intensive. The result is that many developers will consider the custom blocks feature to be out of their reach.
While we have been hard at work to ensure metabox compatibility with Gutenberg, an idea hit us. What if we could make it easier to build custom block types for Gutenberg? Blocks that allow you to use ACF + PHP to create stunning dynamic content!
Well, it hasn’t been easy, but we are delighted to announce that our ACF Blocks feature is starting to take shape! In fact, you can now take it for spin! ACF version 5.8.0-beta1 is now available for download and includes an early stage of our ACF Blocks feature to help you create custom block types without the fuss.
Let’s take a

4 min read Tareq Hasan
Tutorials | tareq.co | 19 hours ago

Backing up WordPress Database from Command Line - Tareq Hasan

Create and upload your WordPress database backup to Amazon S3, to a remote machine via SCP or to your local machine in some directory, all done from command line tool.

Backing up WordPress Database from Command Line - Tareq Hasan

Tutorials | tareq.co | 19 hours ago

As a developer who is very sensitive about performance, I never (mostly) used any backup plugin those depends mostly upon WordPress cron and tries to backup and upload to the same server or a remote server without offloading from the main PHP process. To me, it feels like I’m slowing down the server by relying on backing up a site on PHP FPM. It could be done more efficiently from command line using tools like mysqldump, gzipping it and copying to any location you would like. Because it’s supposed to work like that, I never liked any backup plugin (I can’t speak for every backup solutions out there, but most plugin does). Although VaultPress bridges the gap between both of two worlds by backing up normally and using SSH, but it’s costly. Well, not that much, but still you require to opt-in to their monthly payment plan.
Till now I’ve been using bash scripts to backup my sites, but those also require you to manually edit and put the server locations where to store the backup and they aren’t all purpose scripts. So I built a new one – wp-db-backup. It’s just like another command line utility that lets you do whatever you want without touching

5 min read Ben Pines
Community | elementor.com | 1 day ago

Customize WooCommerce Product Pages With Elementor's Theme Builder

In this video tutorial, we follow through the steps of customizing WooCommerce product page templates without coding.

Customize WooCommerce Product Pages With Elementor's Theme Builder

Community | elementor.com | 1 day ago

Do you want to customize your WooCommerce product pages? You’re in luck!
Elementor makes it that much easier to visually drag & drop different elements of your product pages, customizing the design however way you like.
In the past, these sort of WooCommerce design tutorials involved dozens of lines of code.
Luckily, those days are over – thanks to Elementor WooCommerce Builder.
Now, you get full control over your product page design and layout with the power of Elementor Pro. No need to incorporate actions or hooks, or delve into the various PHP files. Every design customization is done right from the Elementor editor.
With Elementor, you can play around with the layout of the product page template however you like. In this guide, you will learn to create this product page design:
Because you’ll be using Elementor’s single product template, once you finish creating the template you’ll be able to apply it across your products, as well as for specific categories or other conditions.
In this tutorial, the focus is on customizing the product page, so we’ll skip the basic WooCommerce setup and adding of product. Kinsta has a great tutorial on the

9 min read Alex Denning
Business | alexdenning.com | 14 hours ago

Marketing channels, and how to think about marketing your WordPress business

New post from me on how the "marketing channel" philosophy works, why it's really good, and how to think about marketing your WordPress business.

Marketing channels, and how to think about marketing your WordPress business

Business | alexdenning.com | 14 hours ago

Having the right marketing channels for your WordPress business is the difference between having a thriving WordPress business, and a struggling one. You can make a great product or service, but if you’re not able to effectively get it in front of people who need and will pay for it, that’s not too much use. Despite all the hours that go into making a great product, having it thrive or not can be decided by choosing – or not choosing – the right marketing channels.
Thus, you must have the right set of marketing channels. You must be able to connect your offering with potential customers who can and will pay you.
But what are marketing channels? What constitutes a “channel”? How do you pick the right channels? This post gets into all of this! We’ll show you the channel-based marketing philosophy, and aim to give you a clear framework on how to think about marketing your WordPress business.
Let’s talk about marketing channels
Marketing channels are categories of marketing activities. This part isn’t complicated: there are around twenty channels which cover the vast majority of marketing work.
Here’s a sample of five of these

8 min read Iain Poulson
Community | rianrietveld.com | 7 days ago

I have resigned as the WordPress accessibility team lead. Here is why

After several years of working on WordPress and accessibility and being part of the accessibility team, Rian Rietveld has taken the very difficult decision to leave the WordPress accessibility team. Here she explains why she have made this decision and how she hope things can improve for the future.

I have resigned as the WordPress accessibility team lead. Here is why

Community | rianrietveld.com | 7 days ago

This post is written with the Gutenberg editor version 3.9.0. Disclaimer: This post is my opinion and mine alone.
After several years of working on WordPress and accessibility and being part of the accessibility team, I have taken the very difficult decision to leave the WordPress accessibility team. I owe it to the team to explain why I have made this decision and how I hope things can improve for the future.
The last year, especially the last few weeks have been too politically complicated for me. It’s better that someone else takes the lead now.
In this post I’ll try to give an analysis of what the WordPress Accessibility Team (wpa11y team) did during the development of Gutenberg and what the problems are with working on its accessibility.
Gutenberg
When the development of Gutenberg started, the wpa11y team followed its progress and tested what was there. And we discovered there is much to improve. So Andrea Fercia started to open tickets and tried to find solutions. And that was a huge task.
Codebase
We had four big problems:
The codebase of Gutenberg is difficult for all of us, because no one in the wpa11y team is a skilled REACT developer. So it was hard to implement

Development | comingsoonwp.com | 22 hours ago

Responsive Web Design: All You Need to Know About Flexbox & CSS Grid

This is why CSS Grid & Flexbox are powerful platforms and why they're very much recommended by experts

Responsive Web Design: All You Need to Know About Flexbox & CSS Grid

Development | comingsoonwp.com | 22 hours ago

Flexbox and CSS Grid have both provided web property developers with more convenient ways to do website design from scratch. The amount of control that they give to developers, particularly when customizing and styling complex web pages, is unprecedented and instrumental. More importantly, both these platforms are vital for ensuring that your website would always be able to adhere to responsive design guidelines. Often, comparisons are made between CSS Grid and Flexbox. While there are noticeable differences, what’s sure is that both are reliable and actually work extremely well if used together.
Advantages of Flexbox & CSS Grid
Avoids dependence on third-party libraries
CSS Grid and Flexbox were invented and developed to overcome a major hurdle prevalent in standard CSS layout system: the overreliance on third-party libraries. These libraries were often used to make up for the features that web developers have found to be lacking in the system. These third-party libraries were usually utilized to perform steps that are practically no longer needed to be done thanks to CSS Grid and Flexbox.
CSS Grid, after all, has its own grid layout system, which basically makes it easier

17 min read Tom Zsomborgi
Tutorials | kinsta.com | 6 days ago

WordPress Activity Log - 7 Things You Should Be Tracking

We’re going to discuss the seven most crucial activities to track on your site. From content changes to failed login attempts.

WordPress Activity Log - 7 Things You Should Be Tracking

Tutorials | kinsta.com | 6 days ago

When your WordPress website is small, it’s easy to keep tabs on everything that happens within it. However, as it grows in size and complexity it can become a lot harder to keep up. This is particularly true if you enable users to register on your site, run a membership site, or have multiple contributors on it. Regardless, it’s vital to know what’s happening on your site at all times. You can do this by tracking user activity such as changes to content, profile updates, failed logins, and more. When you have information like this at your fingertips, you can quickly track down the source of any problems and maintain tight security.
In this post, we’re going to briefly talk about why you’d want to track your WordPress site’s activity. Then we’ll help you figure out what types of activity it’s most important to keep an eye on. Let’s jump right in!
Why It’s Crucial to Use a WordPress Activity Log
An activity log can help you keep tabs on important changes to your site.
If your website has only a single user – you – there should be no surprises. Unless your site has been hacked (which we’ll talk more about later),

18 min read Kobe Ben Itamar
Business | freemius.com | 6 days ago

The Freemium Business Model In WordPress: A Way To Increase Sales

This article will help WordPress product owners understand whether the freemium business model is the right way to go for their specific product, while also exploring the other popular models that currently exist.

The Freemium Business Model In WordPress: A Way To Increase Sales

Business | freemius.com | 6 days ago

Can the freemium business model benefit your commercial product in the WordPress ecosystem, i.e. help you sell more premium licenses? This article looks into the 3 most popular business models in the open-source ecosystem and specifically breaks down the arguments for and against the freemium business model in WordPress. Let’s try to understand if freemium is the right business model for your WordPress product! What Is a Freemium WordPress product?
Okay, so first thing’s first – let’s start by defining what a freemium WordPress product is:
A “freemium” WordPress product is a plugin or a theme that, in addition to their free version, offersif you either paid add-ons or a premium version/service (like support).
After establishing a basic definition, which I believe most would agree with, I’d like to take a look at the advantages and the disadvantages of choosing the freemium business model for your WordPress products over the other available models. But first:
What Are Your Options As A WordPress Developer?
Let’s take a quick look at the 3 most common options WordPress developers go about distributing their products:
Free WordPress Products

10 min read Juriy Polovec
Community | wpmayor.com | 21 hour ago

The Most Stellar WordPress Plugins for 2018

In this post, we’ll look at a number of stellar plugins, and discuss what makes them so great. Before that, though, let’s give you some advice on how to choose a top-drawer plugin

The Most Stellar WordPress Plugins for 2018

Community | wpmayor.com | 21 hour ago

WordPress and plugins go hand in hand. However, because there are literally thousands available, it’s incredibly tough to whittle them down to the most essential. Once you have that list, you’ll need to skim off the cream of the crop in order to run a site that’s stable, secure, and ultimately functional. It’s a good idea to think of the different ‘categories’ you’ll need, and work from there. For example, you’ll likely want to carry out some Search Engine Optimization (SEO), which may also include reducing the loading time of your site using caching or image optimization. As such, you’ll eventually have a framework in order to pick the very best plugins currently supported by the latest version of WordPress.
In this post, we’ll look at a number of stellar plugins, and discuss what makes them so great. Before that, though, let’s give you some advice on how to choose a top-drawer plugin!
What to Look for in a Quality WordPress Plugin
As we’ve intimated, choosing a plugin isn’t all about picking the first one you come across. In fact, there are a few key criteria that you’ll need to consider. For example:

4 min read Adi Spiac
Tutorials | translatepress.com | 5 days ago

Translate Gutenberg Blocks in WordPress

A short tutorial on how to translate any type of Gutenberg blocks using TranslatePress.

Translate Gutenberg Blocks in WordPress

Tutorials | translatepress.com | 5 days ago

Translating Gutenberg blocks is really straight forward by using TranslatePress. In this tutorial we’ll focus on how to translate Gutenberg blocks of any type, including headings, paragraphs with different formatting, quotes, lists, buttons and more. Gutenberg is the new editor for WordPress, which will make it to core in WordPress 5.0, and has a strong impact on the whole publishing experience. It seeks to make it easy for anyone to create rich, flexible content layouts.
Gutenberg blocks are a great tool for building and styling different types of content, without having to write a single line of code. If you’re looking to make your site available in multiple languages, you need a simple way to translate the content from each Gutenberg block.
How to Translate Gutenberg Blocks
To enable Gutenberg simply install and activate this free plugin.
Now let’s add a new post that contains some of the most popular Gutenberg blocks.
As you noticed I added a paragraph with formatting, multiple headings, a quote block, a list and a button.
All that’s left is to download and install TranslatePress and translate each one of them. For this example we’ll add French as a

12 min read Tom Zsomborgi

9 Tips For Hosting Dynamic WordPress Sites

Dynamic sites are a bit more complicated than just "simple" sites and they require more attention when it comes to hosting.

9 Tips For Hosting Dynamic WordPress Sites

One of the big reasons that so many people love WordPress is that you can use it to create pretty much any type of website. From blogs to eCommerce stores to membership sites, WordPress can do it all. But…the same can’t be said for the average WordPress host… While pretty much any host can handle a simple WordPress blog or brochure site, WordPress sites that rely more heavily on dynamic content, like eCommerce stores or membership sites, require a more detailed approach to hosting and optimization if you want them to perform well.
For example, you’ll hear horror stories of the WooCommerce dashboard that takes minutes to load or run reports. Or the online course content that takes forever to load and frustrates course-takers.
To help you avoid that being your site, we’re going to dig into 9 tips for hosting dynamic WordPress sites like:
eCommerce stores built with WooCommerce or Easy Digital Downloads;
Membership sites built with any one of the many quality membership plugins out there;
Online courses built with LMS plugins;
Social networking sites based on BuddyPress, PeepSo, or others;
Forums built with bbPress or BuddyPress.
Three Big Reasons Why Dynamic

Community | cssigniter.com | 4 days ago

Quick interview with Jeffrey Carandang (Phpbits Creative Studio)

A quick interview with the creator of the popular plugin Widget Options Jeffrey Carandang.

Quick interview with Jeffrey Carandang (Phpbits Creative Studio)

Community | cssigniter.com | 4 days ago

Hi could you tell us a little about yourself and background? My name is Jeffrey Carandang, also known as `phpbits` in the WordPress community. I am the creator of Widget Options, one of the top-rated WordPress plugins in the directory with more than 60k active install. I do have other awesome free plugins which you can see here: https://profiles.wordpress.org/phpbits#content-plugins I’ve been creating and supporting plugins full-time for more than 3 years now.
When did you first stumble upon WordPress?
I discovered WordPress in 2010 when I was in college. Back then, I was freelancing at Odesk and saw a lot of WordPress job posts and decided to take a look at them. I’ve been working on WordPress since then.
What product / website of yours are you most proud of and why?
I’m very proud of Widget Options because it’s the best plugin I’ve created so far. Being able to get positive reviews from customers is one of the best rewards a developer/creator can get. It’s also one of the main reasons why I’ve become known in the community.
Have you had any epic fails so far that you’d like to share with us?
Yes for sure! Lots of us probably did. It’s

10 min read Tom Zsomborgi
Plugins | kinsta.com | 11 days ago

Why You Should Stop Using Nulled WordPress Plugins And Themes

Using nulled plugins are not illegal however not the best idea is your business relies on your WordPress sites. Also, you are not supporting the plugin developers.

Why You Should Stop Using Nulled WordPress Plugins And Themes

Plugins | kinsta.com | 11 days ago

No one likes spending more money than necessary – it’s a human thing. Even one of the richest people in the world, Warren Buffet, still searches out discounts on the cars he buys (ok, maybe that’s an extreme example – you get the idea). Because people are always on the lookout for ways to cut costs, some WordPress users are tempted to turn to nulled WordPress plugins and themes instead of paying for the official premium version.
In this post, we’re going to tell you why using nulled WordPress plugins and themes is a bad idea…even if it’s not necessarily breaking any laws.
Nulled WordPress Plugins and Themes Aren’t Necessarily Illegal
Let’s start with the elephant in the room…
It’s unlikely that the FBI kicks down your door if you use nulled WordPress plugins or themes. That’s because, in contrast to the other content that people usually “pirate” (e.g. music, movies), nulled WordPress plugins and themes are often not breaking the law.
The reason here has to do with the GPL (General Public License). Without making this a lesson on copyright, you just need to know that part of what the GPL license allows

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

WordPress Cookies and PHP Sessions - Everything You Need to Know

This is an in-depth guide on how WordPress core uses cookies, what to do with caching, GDPR and much more!

WordPress Cookies and PHP Sessions - Everything You Need to Know

Tutorials | kinsta.com | 13 days ago

Cookies were first invented in 1994 by a computer programmer named Lou Montulli. Without them, the web would be quite a different place. Whether your logging into the back-end of your WordPress site or closing an annoying popup window, you use and interact with cookies every day (even if you don’t realize it). By now, you’ve probably guessed that when we refer to cookies, we mean the cookies used to store important visitor information on a website, not the yummy chocolate chip kind.

10 min read Joe Casabona
Tutorials | css-tricks.com | 3 days ago

Styling the Gutenberg Columns Block

Gutenberg is right around the corner and your themes should be prepared! In this tutorial you’ll learn how to properly style Columns in Gutenberg.

Styling the Gutenberg Columns Block

Tutorials | css-tricks.com | 3 days ago

WordPress 5.0 is quickly approaching, and the new Gutenberg editor is coming with it. There’s been a lot of discussion in the WordPress community over what exactly that means for users, designers, and developers. And while Gutenberg is sure to improve the writing experience, it can cause a bit of a headache for developers who now need to ensure their plugins and themes are updated and compatible. One of the clearest ways you can make sure your theme is compatible with WordPress 5.0 and Gutenberg is to add some basic styles for the new blocks Gutenberg introduces. Aside from the basic HTML blocks (like paragraphs, headings, lists, and images) that likely already have styles, you’ll now have some complex blocks that you probably haven’t accounted for, like pull quotes, cover images, buttons, and columns. In this article, we’re going to take a look at some styling conventions for Gutenberg blocks, and then add our own styles for Gutenberg’s Columns block.
Block naming conventions
First things first: how are Gutenberg blocks named? If you’re familiar with the code inspector, you can open that up on a page using the block you want to style, and check it

2 min read Codeinwp
Community | codeinwp.com | 14 days ago

October 2018 WordPress News: Gutenberg, AMP Plugin Gets Better.

First up, Gutenberg is entering the final development phase and is almost ready for its first release candidate version. Beyond that, the official AMP plugin was upgraded and optimized towards a more user-friendly interface, while our own Pirate Forms moved on to become part of WPForms. And if you like dark interfaces, “dark mode” might be coming to WordPress!

October 2018 WordPress News: Gutenberg, AMP Plugin Gets Better.

Community | codeinwp.com | 14 days ago

AMP for WordPress Plugin to Introduce User-Friendly Theme Support Settings in Upcoming 1.0 Release Google’s open-source project AMP (as in Accelerated Mobile Pages) will get significant improvements in the upcoming release. This should be great news because the official WordPress plugin is used on more than 300,000 websites. The new features AMP for WordPress aims to introduce are extended theme support and a more user-friendly settings approach. This re-orientation is essential since, in the first stages, the tool was primarily built for developers, and hence required non-intuitive actions from regulars users.
In the forthcoming version, users can enable native AMP or Paired mode on the settings page; moreover, the beta release adds granular controls for selecting supported templates. And these are not the only changes in the plugin’s functionality.
The 3-year-old tool aims to improve your website’s mobile performance and is used on 25 million domains worldwide (beyond WordPress). We’re using it on this very blog too.

6 min read John Locke
Plugins | lockedownseo.com | 11 days ago

Why Green Dots in Yoast Aren't Moving Your Rankings

Yoast is a great tool for SEO. What happens when you have green dots all the way down, but you still aren't ranking in Google? Here's a few reasons you might not be on page one of Google.

Why Green Dots in Yoast Aren't Moving Your Rankings

Plugins | lockedownseo.com | 11 days ago

John Locke is a SEO consultant from Sacramento, CA. He helps manufacturing businesses rank higher through his web agency, Lockedown Design & SEO. If your website is built on WordPress, you have probably used the Yoast SEO plugin.
Yoast SEO is the number one SEO helper plugin for WordPress, (and they also have a module for Drupal). Here’s how it works.
For each page or article you edit, you set a focus keyword phrase. Yoast SEO gives you an overall score for Readability and SEO.
Green dots mean “good”, orange dots mean “OK”, red dots mean “needs improvement”.
You also get a breakdown of individual areas that fall under the red, orange, and green dots. (There will be a screenshot further down of what this looks like in the back end.)
So here’s the question that I hear most often from other Yoast users:
“I have green dots in Yoast. So why am I not ranking higher in Google?”
I understand why there’s confusion. Isn’t Yoast supposed to help you rank higher?
It can, but with an asterisk.
SEO is a black box inside a moving target, and there is no transparent formula to ranking number one in Google.
But I’m here

2 min read Maor Chasen
Plugins | GenerateWP.com | 13 days ago

Embedding WordPress.org Plugin Pages

The WordPress Plugin Directory has over 56K plugins, many of them have entire eco-systems built around them with solid business models. Up until now you could not simply link to the plugin page or add additional visual presentation, but nothing more. But now you can easily “oEmbed” plugin URLs to present a visual representation of the plugin.

Embedding WordPress.org Plugin Pages

Plugins | GenerateWP.com | 13 days ago

The WordPress Plugin Directory has over 56K plugins, many of them have entire eco-systems built around them with solid business models. Up until now you could not simply link to the plugin page or add additional visual presentation, but nothing more. But now you can easily “oEmbed” plugin URLs to present a visual representation of the plugin. How It made possible?
WordPress 4.4 (Clifford), released in December 2015, added the oEmbed functionality to all WordPress content. This feature makes all WordPress posts and pages embeddable by simply pasting URLs into the WordPress editor, making WordPress auto-display the preview of the pasted URL. Behind the scenes, each site can customize its embedded output, by adding the new embed.php file into the active theme’s folder.
When the WordPress Plugin Directory was upgraded to version 3, the bbPress-based system was dropped in favor of the upgraded WordPress system, built with Post Types and all the other builtin-features available in core, including the oEmbed functionality.
By the end on July 2018, the plugin repository added oEmbed support to plugin pages using custom embed.php file allowing everybody to auto embed plugin

5 min read Leo Fajardo

Why We Switched from EDD to Freemius

After weighing pros and cons, Page Builder Sandwich moved to monetize their WordPress product with Freemius in January 2017. They wrote this article explaining why and how.

Why We Switched from EDD to Freemius

When Page Builder Sandwich was launched in 2016, we were using Easy Digital Downloads. In 2017, we moved to Freemius. Here’s why we switched: What is EDD and why did we choose it?
Easy Digital Downloads (EDD) is a popular self-hosted eCommerce / WooCommerce alternative for WordPress. Out of the box, you can’t really sell a WordPress product using EDD, but its Software Licensing extension makes it perfect for selling plugins. The extension handled the creation and verification of license keys, too.
EDD also worked well because it allowed customers to purchase our product directly from the website, while also giving them their own account page where they can log in and view their purchase history.
Since it worked well, and since we’re a big fan of Pippin Williamson, this was Sandwich’s first option.
How does it work compared to Freemius, and when did we switch?
In 2016, Vova Feldman, lead developer and co-creator of Freemius, emailed us a rundown of Freemius, explaining that it’s more than an eCommerce solution — It provides other features like analytics and insights solution, a marketing automation tool, and built-in support tool so customers could

5 min read Eric Karkovack
Community | joedolson.com | 6 days ago

WordPress, Accessibility, and Gutenberg

Accessibility guru Joe Dolson shares his thoughts on Gutenberg's rocky road so far. It still has a long way to go in order to be accessible to all.

WordPress, Accessibility, and Gutenberg

Community | joedolson.com | 6 days ago

Rian Rietveld resigned from the leadership of the WordPress Accessibility team today. When I first started talking about Gutenberg, I touted it as a future for creating a new, more accessible experience for both authors and website visitors. I was very optimistic – nervous, and aware that this was going to be a challenge, but optimistic.
Part of what I hoped for has happened – but far from all of it. There are good things about Gutenberg. Monitoring the hierarchy of headings in your content is great. The internal color contrast testing is valuable. But there are many more important things that have not been addressed.
I’ve hardly had any involvement in the last year. The development of Gutenberg was radically different from the rest of WordPress. It’s been an exclusionary process from the beginning – requiring people to learn new tools, new ways of working with WordPress, and new languages just to have the opportunity to be involved. It’s been hugely destructive for people who have already committed a lot of time (at their own expense) to the current system. This has prevented me from being able to participate. (Along with a number of unrelated issues

1 min read Tom Zsomborgi
Community | facebook.com | 8 days ago

Make Money with WordPress - Group for Bloggers and Affiliates

If you work with WordPress and make any money with it this is your group! We discuss all things related to the CMS and how you can make a living!

Make Money with WordPress - Group for Bloggers and Affiliates

Community | facebook.com | 8 days ago

This group is set up to gather affiliate marketers who...

24 min read Ben Pines
Community | elementor.com | 19 days ago

Elliot Condon Interview: The Success Story of ACF

In this podcast, we interview the maker of ACF, and analyze how he got to build one of the most successful WordPress plugins and what are the next challenges he faces.

Elliot Condon Interview: The Success Story of ACF

Community | elementor.com | 19 days ago

Please explain about the Advanced Custom Fields plugin without using jargon. ACF, or advanced custom fields, is a WordPress plugin that allows you to tailor, customize, and design to your liking any kind of edit page in the back end of WordPress. Primarily it’s for adding different fields to a post, but it’s bigger than that now and you can actually add fields to users, widgets, and other kinds of data objects within WordPress.
Can you share a bit about yourself, like how it got started, how you came up with it?
My story of developing ACF has got pretty humble roots in that I built ACF because I simply needed it for the work I was doing at the time, which, back then, I was doing freelance work, freelance web design, web development. We were using WordPress, or I was using WordPress at the time, which I found out about through the client that I was working for. They already had a WordPress website, and I was gonna do some updates for them. They’d designed, or they’d had designed, this new section of their website that I think it listed out in tiles quite a few different products that they had, but they weren’t using an eCommerce plugin at the time. I don’t

3 min read Codeinwp
Community | codeinwp.com | 12 days ago

Oct 2018 Comics w/ CodeinWP ... #Screenshots #Product-Dev #Clients

A fresh batch of comics for anyone working in tech. Why you should never work with armed clients, a map of the pitfalls of product development, a sympathy card for anyone who ever lost a function during the rush to update, and a guide to the emotions of product development.

Oct 2018 Comics w/ CodeinWP ... #Screenshots #Product-Dev #Clients

Community | codeinwp.com | 12 days ago

Hey guys! It’s another great day because it’s the day of tech comics! I just love the smell of tech comics in the morning, which is perhaps why I find myself waiting all month for tech comics day to roll around! But enough of me and my quirks; today, our tech comic grab bag of banter includes problems with language / weaponized clients, a map to the pitfalls of product development, a sympathy card for anyone who ever lost a function during the rush to update, and a guide to the emotions of product development.
If you like these chuckles then you’ll be happy to hear that we release a fresh batch of comics every month. Check out our archive whenever you need a boost during the day.
Once again, the lion’s share of the praise goes to our illustrator João Santos, who works with us on the ideas and the illustrations every month.
So, I think that’s just about enough from me! Let’s browse through October 2018’s tech comics. I have a favorite already, but drop us a comment and let us know which one tickled your fancy the most.
October 2018 Comics with CodeinWP: Screen-Shots, Map of Product Development, Stages of Product Creation, Deprecated Functions

4 min read pol taj
Tutorials | wpgeodirectory.com | 15 days ago

The Font Awesome v5 WordPress Problem

A post about potential problems that could arise with the new version of Font Awesome when used within WordPress themes and plugins

The Font Awesome v5 WordPress Problem

Tutorials | wpgeodirectory.com | 15 days ago

This blog post is mainly to draw attention to the brewing problem with using Font Awesome v5 in your WordPress Plugin or Theme. What is Font Awesome?
It’s a little CSS (or JS in v5) file that you can add to your site to be able to use lots and lots of fancy icons on your site.
What’s the problem?
There are really two problems;
1. The first (less serious) problem is a common problem with JS/CSS libraries and WordPress and can affect FA v4 not just FA v5, that is the fact that two developers might add the script and use different names so the same file gets added to the website twice. The fix to this is relatively simple and is resolved by the two devs using the same name to add the file, we use and we suggest “font-awesome”.
2. The main brewing problem with using Font Awesome in WP these days is that FA v5 introduced a new way to use it, in FA v4 it was always just a CSS file but now it can be used either as a CSS file or as a JS file. This is fine for “Joe Blogs” with his html website but once you are using a CMS (content management system) like WordPress which has plugins built by many many devs you have the situation that both the CSS and the JS