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11 min read WebDevStudios
Development | wds.af | 19 hours 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 | 19 hours 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.

16 min read Vova Feldman
Community | freemius.com | 2 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 | 2 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 Joe Can Write
Plugins | updraftplus.com | 2 hours ago

Guide to adding 2fa to your WordPress website for extra secutiry

Some tips on how to secure your WordPress webiste with 2fa and some free plugins.

Guide to adding 2fa to your WordPress website for extra secutiry

Plugins | updraftplus.com | 2 hours ago

Two factor authentication – the two simplest and best ways to enable it for WordPress At UpdraftPlus we believe backups are essential. But having backups without security is like having insurance without locking your doors at night. You need both.
If you own or manage a WordPress website it’s vital that you keep it as secure as possible.
Although WordPress is a relatively secure platform, the fact that its so popular means there are lots of people with the ability to break into a poorly secured site.
UpdraftPlus strongly recommend the gold-standard way to secure the login to your website, which is to use two factor authentication. In this guide, we’ll quickly explain what this is and why you might want to use it, before covering two free plugins that can help you enable two factor authentication on a WordPress website.
Let’s get started…
What is two factor authentication and why use it?
By default, users gain access to the back end, or dashboard, of a WordPress website by entering their username and password. However, this approach has its downsides.
For starters, users might choose weak passwords or reuse the same username and password combinations on

6 min read Trixie Adolfo
Plugins | wpstackable.com | 2 hours ago

Stackable version 1.11: Huge Updates Across All Blocks

First Stackable update for 2019: Enhancing all Stackable blocks for better utility and customizability.

Stackable version 1.11: Huge Updates Across All Blocks

Plugins | wpstackable.com | 2 hours ago

Happy New Year! To start 2019 with a bang, we are bringing you our most feature packed update yet. We have enhanced all our blocks.. yes, you heard right, ALL of them.. upping their utility and their customizability to the next level. Update to version 1.11 now to experience it. “Basic” & “Plain” Designs
Last version, we mentioned that we rolled out the design picker and the new settings for only a few of our blocks, and that we will continue to do this with the rest. We’re happy to say that we’ve implemented them across all of our blocks.
Now you can toggle between a basic design and a plain design for almost all our blocks.
The plain design is very helpful if you want to get rid of a lot of our styling and apply your own CSS customizations. We have also enhanced our CSS class names for every block by implementing the BEM naming convention to make things very easy to customize. You can read more on that below.
The basic design is our signature “boxed” design look. Some of our blocks that didn’t have a boxed look now have it, like the Team Member block and Testimonial block. And we’ve also provided border radius and shadow

Please Turn Off Commenting Here

Community | 4 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 Ⓦ
13 min read Brian Jackson
Tutorials | kinsta.com | 19 hours 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 | 19 hours 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

5 min read Mark Gavalda
Business | igorkromin.net | 2 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 | 2 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

4 min read Donna Cavalier
Business | elementor.com | 9 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 | 9 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

6 min read Iain Poulson
Business | wpappstore.com | 3 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 | 3 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,

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

7 min read Ben Pines
Community | elementor.com | 4 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 | 4 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

17 min read Igor Benić
Community | ibenic.com | 7 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 | 7 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

4 min read Weglot
Business | blog.weglot.com | 8 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 | 8 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

3 min read Phpbits Studio
Plugins | wptavern.com | 2 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 | 2 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

2 min read Brian Jackson
Business | make.wordpress.org | 2 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 | 2 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.

3 min read Mark Gavalda

Announcing Newspack by WordPress.com — A New Publishing Solution for News Organizations

Newspack: a fast, secure, low-cost publishing system tailor-made to the needs of small newsrooms based on WordPress, run by Automattic.

Announcing Newspack by WordPress.com — A New Publishing Solution for News Organizations

Over the past 15 years, WordPress has grown to become the world’s most popular publishing platform for the open web — and it’s especially true for news organizations. Through WordPress.com and our enterprise service WordPress.com VIP, we’re proud to host sites for some of the most trusted names in journalism — from Time.com and CNN to FiveThirtyEight and Quartz, as well as individual sites for reporters and bloggers all around the globe. Today we’re excited to announce funding for a new platform, Newspack by WordPress.com, aimed at small- and medium-sized news organizations. Google, through the Google News Initiative, is taking the lead in backing the project and has committed $1.2 million. Other funders include The Lenfest Institute for Journalism, which is contributing $400,000; ConsenSys, the venture studio backing Civil Media, which is contributing $350,000; and The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, which is contributing $250,000. An additional $200,000 from a fifth source is expected to be contributed toward the project later this month.
News organizations interested in being part of the pilot launch can go to newspack.blog to learn more.

37 min read Tom Zsomborgi
Community | kinsta.com | 9 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 | 9 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.

13 min read WebDevStudios
Community | webdevstudios.com | 8 days ago

Headless WordPress with React and NextJS (Part 2)

Learn the benefits of Headless WordPress with React and NextJS from an Engineer at WordPress development agency WebDevStudios in this article. This is Part 2 in a series.

Headless WordPress with React and NextJS (Part 2)

Community | webdevstudios.com | 8 days ago

Editor’s Note: The following is Part 2 in a two-part series titled, “Headless WordPress with React and NextJS.” In Part 1 of this series, we set up a simple app to display our posts using React and Next.js alongside our WordPress install. We left it lacking some extra functionality that would take us from a simple test to a real browser-accepted website. So, let’s get to work on that and really round this thing out.
First up are single posts. We’re going to continue to work in our posts.js and get some links and such working first.
Our main update, like in Navigation.js, will be to import our Link component and wrap each of our post titles.
import Link from 'next/link'
and then
<li key={ post.id }>
<Link href={ `/posts/${ post.slug }` }>
<a href={ `/posts/${ post.slug }` }>
{ post.title.rendered }
</a>
</Link>
</li>
From here we have links, but they won’t go anywhere.
In fact, if you tried, you’d get the default 404 error from express.
Dynamic Routing
This is where things get a little complicated. Out of the box, Next.js handles direct routing, but dynamic routing is a little

13 min read Tom Zsomborgi
Community | kinsta.com | 14 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 | 14 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

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

How to Fix a 403 Forbidden Error on Your WordPress Site

Seeing an error on your WordPress site can be frustrating and deflating, which is why we’ve created this detailed guide to help you fix the 403 Forbidden Error.

How to Fix a 403 Forbidden Error on Your WordPress Site

Tutorials | kinsta.com | 11 days ago

Did you just try to access your WordPress site only to be hit by some message telling you something is “Forbidden” or that you don’t have permission to access something on your site? If so, you’ve likely run into the 403 Forbidden error on WordPress. Seeing an error on your WordPress site can be frustrating and deflating, which is why we’ve created this detailed guide to help you fix the 403 Forbidden Error on WordPress and get your site functioning again as quickly as possible.
Let’s get started without any further introduction because we’re sure you just want to fix your site!
What is the 403 Forbidden Error?
Like many other common WordPress errors, the 403 Forbidden error is an HTTP status code that a web server uses to communicate with your web browser.
Quick background on HTTP status codes – whenever you connect to a website with your browser, the web server responds with something called an HTTP header. Usually, this all happens behind the scenes because everything is working normally (that’s a 200 status code, in case you were wondering).
However, if something goes wrong, the server will respond back with a different numbered

18 min read WebDevStudios
Development | webdevstudios.com | 10 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 | 10 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

Development | webdevstudios.com | 15 days ago

Headless WordPress with React and NextJS (Part 1)

Learn about the benefits of Headless WordPress with React and NextJS from a Senior Frontend Developer at WordPress development agency WebDevStudios.

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

Takeaways From #WCUS, Block-Enabled Plugins Highlighted in Plugin Repository

The last few weeks have been fairly busy for many of us; there's hardly been time to catch up on the news. Well, for WordPress lovers who need to catch up on all the breaking news, our monthly news article has just been published. Ease your way back into work with all the headlines, developments, and takeaways.

Takeaways From #WCUS, Block-Enabled Plugins Highlighted in Plugin Repository

Community | codeinwp.com | 14 days ago

Hello everyone and happy New Year! While we’ve been busy enjoying the holidays, we still found some time to collect all the best WordPress news and stories from the past month. This roundup includes plenty of news on the two biggest stories around: WordCamp US and the release of the new Gutenberg block editor! But these are not the only headlines from the month.
Keep reading to catch up with everything WordPress. And, last but not least, the whole CodeinWP team wishes you a very fruitful and challenging 2019!

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

Divi Kingdom immediately increased revenue by 57% selling w/ Freemius

This is an interview with the creator of 'WooCommerce Builder for Divi' plugin, which had recently migrated it away from WooCommerce and started selling through Freemius. He immediately saw a staggering 57% increase in gross revenue, right on the 1st month.

Divi Kingdom immediately increased revenue by 57% selling w/ Freemius

Business | freemius.com | 16 days ago

Today we bring you a very pleasing success story: Abdelfatah Aboelghit created the great WooCommerce Builder for Divi plugin, and had recently migrated it away from WooCommerce and started selling through Freemius. He immediately saw a staggering 57% increase in gross revenue, right on the 1st month, so we decided to set up an interview with him to find out more: Abdelfatah, thanks for agreeing to answer my questions about you and your WordPress product business so soon, right after migrating it and selling through Freemius.
Let’s get started by getting to know you: where are you based and how did you first step into the world of coding WordPress products?
Hey, Thanks for having me! I’m based in a small village in Egypt. I’ve been in the WordPress coding products business for about 2 years now.
Before that, I was a pharmacist, but I’ve always been obsessed with creating websites for me and for my friends, using WordPress. I didn’t know how to write code at the time, until one day me and my friend wanted to build a very complex website which I couldn’t build with the available plugins, so we had to talk to a developer to do it for us. The developer