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10 min read Weglot
Plugins | blog.weglot.com | 2 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 | 2 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

10 min read Eric Karkovack
Editorials | wpshout.com | 1 hour ago

Gutenberg, One Year In: A Fresh Look at the Pros and Cons of Gutenberg • WPShout

Taking stock of what Gutenberg has to offer as it approaches its first birthday. How it's improved, what it lacks and who it's for.

Gutenberg, One Year In: A Fresh Look at the Pros and Cons of Gutenberg • WPShout

Editorials | wpshout.com | 1 hour ago

This week, we’re happy to present guest author Eric Karkovack’s thoughtful and balanced take on the Gutenberg editor, one year into its inclusion in WordPress core. With WCUS 2019 done with, the Gutenberg block editor has now been a part of WordPress core for a year. (Sticklers: technically, that’s on December 6, but no more releases between now and then.) This milestone seems like a perfect time to revisit one of the most anticipated and controversial features ever to be added to the world’s most popular CMS.
Even after a year of Gutenberg, there are still a lot of questions, misconceptions and (of course) opinions. Meanwhile, some developers have happily moved over to the block editor as their go-to solution. But the transformation hasn’t been completed, as others have stuck with the trusted Classic Editor and aren’t in a hurry to switch.
With that in mind, I wanted to take a fresh, objective look at Gutenberg’s features and usability in comparison with the alternatives.
So, what are the pros and cons of Gutenberg one year into its run? Let’s dig in and find out!
Gutenberg at One Year: The Pros
First, let’s look at what I feel

3 min read Jonas Lejon
Security | blog.wpsec.com | 5 hours ago

Security News in WordPress 5.3

This WordPress version isn't a really security update but contains some interesting security updates. We have looked at them

Security News in WordPress 5.3

Security | blog.wpsec.com | 5 hours ago

Even if WordPress 5.3 isn’t a security release there are still some interesting new security related updates in this version. Trusted CA Bundle Update
The root CA bundle has been updated with new CA:s and some removed. The downside is thought that there is still some 1024 bit RSA CA certificates still in the bundle due to backward compatibility.
The new CA bundle file can be viewed here.
CA bundle is a file that contains root and intermediate certificates. The end-entity certificate along with a CA bundle constitutes the certificate chain and used when WordPress creates outgoing https-connections, such as automatic updates.
Let’s hope that WordPress will be using a project like certainty in the future.
Secure oEmbeds
The list with oEmbed sites has been audited and the following has been checked:
Which ones don’t support embedding an https URL
Which ones don’t support embedding content over SSL
This audit is also good for the overall security for WordPress. Since embedding untrusted (non-https) isn’t safe, especially if your own installation is using https.
PHP 7.4 Compatibility
Supporting PHP 7.4 is good for security since deprecated and insecure functions

12 min read Danial Wilson
Community | solwininfotech.com | 3 hours ago

WordPress Vs Medium: What's Best For You in 2020

Which blogging platform is better for you? Here is the comparison between WordPress vs Medium, which can help you out to choose the best one.

WordPress Vs Medium: What's Best For You in 2020

Community | solwininfotech.com | 3 hours ago

Many people have found a way to express their passion through blogging. Others have found ways to make it an income source. You will find so many topics on religion, sports, relationships, parenting advice, among others. Companies are also embracing the use of blogging to give more information about their products. It has become an integral way of growing audience bases and consumer engagement. For you which platform is better? Let’s see the battle: WordPress Vs Medium. You will find many bloggers on the WordPress platform because that is what was previously available to them. They got to control the content and the platform on which they would share it. We now have so many options available, including Medium, and that is the basis of our article. We will look into, which is the better option between the two, and hopefully, you can decide which one works for you.
Understanding the Medium Platform
Medium is a platform which allows users to share their blog content to their subscribers. It will enable you to reach many subscribers at one go. The people on the platform are like-minded and get to share their content with people who appreciate the kind of content they have.
1. Blogging

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

7 min read Codeinwp
Community | themeisle.com | 1 day 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 | 1 day 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

10 min read Adi Spiac
Tutorials | translatepress.com | 4 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 | 4 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

Community | allienimmons.com | 16 hours ago

My WordCamp US St. Louis Recap • Allie Nimmons Has a Blog

Among other items to note: the community-track sessions had low attendance in ironic contrast to the film shown at the beginning of SOTW, and some other issues that WCUS has and local WordCamps usually don't.

My WordCamp US St. Louis Recap • Allie Nimmons Has a Blog

Community | allienimmons.com | 16 hours ago

I have attended quite a few WordCamps in the last year. At each one, I’ve been integrated more and more into the wider community of WordPress. I’ve gone from imposter syndrome, to doe-eyed wonder, to critical evaluation, to leadership. WordCamp US 2019 let me look back on all that and forced me to acknowledge the full picture of my growth and evolution through the community. You may be reading this wrap-up because you want to catch up on things you missed, or re-live some of your favorite parts. This post will have some of that. But for the most part, I’m not writing this for you. I’m writing it for future Allie to look back on. I want to integrate my current state of mind with the hard clarifying power of the written word. I’m writing it to sort through all the things I saw and heard and felt.
I hope you continue reading; that you appreciate and take in the perspective I’m going to share and that you reach out and start a conversation so I can understand your perspective, too.
People
The #1 highlight of the weekend, over all else, were the moments where I was able to meet and connect people. Despite the number of fantastic, warm, and loving individuals

8 min read Alex Denning
Community | forgravity.com | 2 days ago

Gravity Forms to PDF: The Complete Guide to Fillable PDFs

Learning how to export Gravity Forms to PDF is a huge timesaver. Rather than having to manually fill out PDF documents or collect information directly from your website’s visitors, you can set up a data collection form and automatically generate a Gravity Forms PDF from form submissions. In this post, you’ll learn how to export Gravity Forms to PDF in a visual, privacy-friendly manner.

Gravity Forms to PDF: The Complete Guide to Fillable PDFs

Community | forgravity.com | 2 days ago

Learning how to export Gravity Forms to PDF is a huge timesaver. Rather than having to manually fill out PDF documents or collect information directly from your website’s visitors, you can set up a data collection form and automatically generate a Gravity Forms PDF from form submissions. While there are plenty of potential use cases, exporting Gravity Forms to PDF is especially helpful for…
Contracts
Applications
It will not only save you time, but it will also create a better user experience for your visitors, who have a much more streamlined way to provide their information to you.
In this post, you’ll learn how to export Gravity Forms to PDF in a visual, privacy-friendly manner. You can take a form like this:
And automatically turn all the entry data into a signed PDF like this:
You won’t need to create your own form template using HTML and PHP. Instead, you just upload your fillable PDF document and visually map Gravity Forms fields to fillable fields in that PDF.
You’ll be able to preserve the existing style of your PDF file, and you’ll also be able to include signatures directly in the PDF, which is great for generating contracts.
Important

5 min read WebDevStudios
Business | webdevstudios.com | 10 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 | 10 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.

18 min read Leo Fajardo
Community | freemius.com | 8 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 | 8 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

7 min read pol taj
Community | theme-fusion.com | 9 days ago

How to Build a WordPress Business Directory Using Avada and GeoDirectory

Avada's Fusion Builder and GeoDirectory are fully compatible and you can use them together to easily build beautiful Business Directory Websites that are engaging and profitable.

How to Build a WordPress Business Directory Using Avada and GeoDirectory

Community | theme-fusion.com | 9 days ago

These days, most people won’t set foot in a store or an office without looking it up online beforehand. With online directories, such as Google Maps, Yelp, and TripAdvisor, you can learn everything you need to know about any business right from your phone. Online business directories might seem complicated at first; however, at the core, they all require a common framework and functionality to deliver marketable information. You should be able to share business locations, reviews, photos, prices, and any other vital information with your audience. And with the right WordPress theme, plugin, and approach, you can set up your online business directory as a marketing and public service powerhouse.
In this article, we’ll talk about why starting your own business directory is a lot easier than you may think. We’ll discuss what features every great directory needs, and teach you how to pull it off using the Avada WordPress theme and the GeoDirectory plugin. Let’s get started!
At their core, business directories are all about listings. You gather the relevant information about a business, add it to your directory list, and that’s about it:
In practice, however,

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

12 min read robert Abela
Security | kinsta.com | 9 days ago

What's File Integrity Monitoring? (+ Why You Need to Know More About It)

File integrity monitoring helps you stay ahead of security breaches and identify errors that could leave your WordPress website exposed to hack attacks.

What's File Integrity Monitoring? (+ Why You Need to Know More About It)

Security | kinsta.com | 9 days ago

A default and up-to-date WordPress installation with a strong password is quite secure. However, to survive on the internet that is not enough. That’s where File Integrity Monitoring (FIM) comes into play. A File Integrity Monitoring tool or plugin monitors your site’s files and alerts you for any changes like file uploads, edits, removals, and so on.
File integrity monitoring helps you stay ahead of security breaches and identify errors that could leave your website exposed to hack attacks.
In this post, we’ll provide you with a thorough introduction to file integrity monitoring and explain how it can improve your site’s security. We’ll also share a few different tools and plugins you can use to implement this security solution on your WordPress site.
Let’s get started!
An Introduction to File Integrity Monitoring
When it comes to protecting and maintaining infrastructures such as websites and servers, File Integrity Monitoring is key. This solution validates the integrity of a given environment, namely, it checks to see whether the contents of your site’s files have changed unexpectedly.
You can use File Integrity Monitoring to detect file

Plugins | kokoanalytics.com | 3 days ago

Koko Analytics

Privacy-friendly and open source analytics plugin for WordPress that does not use any external services.

Koko Analytics

Plugins | kokoanalytics.com | 3 days ago

An analytics plugin for WordPress that respects your visitors privacy. View on WordPress.org Contribute on GitHub
Features
Koko Analytics allows you to keep track of the essential statistics for running a WordPress website, without needing any external services.
No dependencies or external services: data is yours and yours alone.
No personal information or anything that could lead back to the visitor is tracked.
Incredibly performant. Koko Analytics can handle thousands of daily visitors or sudden bursts of traffic without breaking a sweat.
Completely open-source, GPL-3 licensed.
View on WordPress.org Contribute on GitHub

13 min read WebDevStudios
Tutorials | webdevstudios.com | 22 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 | 22 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

Community | poststatus.com | 12 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 | 12 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

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

SEO for Small Business (15+ Actionable SEO Tips)

SEO helps to build websites that rank higher in search engines. Here are few powerful tips to do SEO for small business in 2020.

SEO for Small Business (15+ Actionable SEO Tips)

Community | solwininfotech.com | 4 days ago

Search Engine Optimization(SEO) has continued to gain relevance for anyone to have a presence on the online platform. Yet, many people continue to think that it is something that only applies to big businesses. This is not the reality, and there is a lot you can do to improve your SEO skills for small businesses. Our article will teach you how to optimize for SEO, thereby making your business more visible to the search engines. We will teach you how to do the same on your social media sites. 1. Focus On a Niche
As a small business, you may struggle with trying to stand out above your competition. You will, therefore, benefit by finding a niche area to focus on. It could be about your brand, products, or services. It will help you compete against the larger, more established brands.
You must also determine what kind of words your customers use to describe what you are offering. With the right SEO, your business will become more visible anytime someone types in a particular keyword. Ensure you use a specific short and long-tail keyword. It will increase the chances of search engines finding you. There are many online tools you can use to your advantage when searching for keywords.
2.

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

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

WordPress 5.3 Release Candidate, Curated Featured Themes, BuddyPress 5.0

November 2019 roundup of news. Find out the latest happenings in the WordPress space.

WordPress 5.3 Release Candidate, Curated Featured Themes, BuddyPress 5.0

Community | codeinwp.com | 14 days ago

Hi, WordPress friends, welcome to our roundup of November 2019 WordPress news and get ready for an exciting collection of cool stories and announcements from the WordPress ecosystem. In case you missed our last edition, you can catch up quickly by going through the topics here. Now that you’re up to speed, let’s move to the most recent events!
This month, the WordPress 5.3 release candidate is out for testing, the Featured section in the WordPress theme directory will get a curated overhaul, BuddyPress is embracing the block editor, and the PHP limitation for plugins is up to PHP 7.2.
But that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Stay with us for a few more minutes and read all the awesome news that has been circulating around the WordPress community.
Let’s begin!
WordPress 5.3 is almost here. As we’re waiting for the final adjustments, we have the chance to try out the third release candidate, which is as close as possible to the official version that will be out on November 12.
The WordPress core team is asking for your help in tracing the potential issues and errors, so they can clean everything in a timely manner. You can test by installing the WordPress

7 min read Tevya
Community | starfish.reviews | 2 days ago

4 Mental Health Habits Remote Workers Can Use Right Now

Here are 4 simple habits remote workers and their teams can start right now to improve their mental health.

4 Mental Health Habits Remote Workers Can Use Right Now

Community | starfish.reviews | 2 days ago

Working remotely can seem like a dream gig to an outsider. You don’t have a commute. You can work in your pajamas. You can travel the world. You don’t have to deal with annoying coworkers. What is there to complain about? The reality is that a lot of us who work remotely often feel anxious or depressed. While we might have the freedom to create our own schedule and work from anywhere, it’s easy to feel isolated. The problem is compounded for many of us as the weather grows colder so we’re inclined to be indoors more, and as the days grow shorter, providing less vitamin D and serotonin, a chemical that helps stave off anxiety and depression and is triggered by sunlight.
If you’re feeling depressed or anxious, it is important to seek professional care and support. While it may not be financially viable to engage in weekly counseling, if you have thoughts of harming yourself or you are unable to even get out of bed, it’s critical you see a professional who can get you the care you need.
Almost equally important to outside help are the daily habits you can establish to support your own mental wellness. More commonly known now as “self-care,”

9 min read WebDevStudios
Development | wds.af | 24 days ago

Headless WordPress: Taking Posts Anywhere

What is headless WordPress and what does it look like in practice? Our backend engineer wrote this blog post to explain it all.

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Headless WordPress: Taking Posts Anywhere

Development | wds.af | 24 days ago

What Does Headless WordPress Mean? WordPress as a content management system (CMS) is a platform for creating and managing your digital content. Your digital content can take the form of blog posts, events, products, team members, locations, and essentially anything you consider content that you wish to store and share. As an all-in-one system, WordPress is equipped with a backend admin interface to manage all your content as well as a frontend to display content to your users which leads us into what it means to go “headless” and what it has to do with WordPress.
When you take your website headless, you are separating the backend (admin interface) and frontend (user interface) or ‘heads’ from each other. With a separated backend and frontend, you gain the freedom to continue to manage and author content in WordPress while freeing up your content to be available for use in other applications that are written in Angular, React, and Vue.JS, or integrated into mobile apps.
When You Should Go Headless
One of the primary reasons to consider going headless is if you plan on having your content available across multiple websites and platforms at the same time. This is

11 min read Web News Insider
Community | themecircle.net | 2 days ago

Top 7 Help Scout Alternatives

Need an alternative for Help Scout? Check these seven contenders.

Top 7 Help Scout Alternatives

Community | themecircle.net | 2 days ago

If you have a lot of experience with customer support, you have probably heard of Help Scout. It's an amazing software program that has absolutely revolutionized online support systems. There are over 9,000 businesses in the world that use Help Scout, but there are many alternatives out there, too.
Since customer support is one of the business processes that can always benefit from upgrades and optimization, it's always a focal point for innovation and disruption.
In this article, we explain what Help Scout is all about and present the best alternatives to this service. Check it out and launch your support efforts to success!
Help Scout, formerly known as Brightwurks, is a service that aims to optimize your customer support and communication with your audience/users. It's an incredibly successful service that has over 9,000 customers worldwide.
Help Desk – personalized email messages
Docs – creating and sharing documents among team members
Beacon – cutting-edge technology for live chat systems
Reports – analytics on support efforts, stats and insights
It's also highly integrated with all services most today's businesses use, like Salesforce, Slack, MailChimp,

7 min read Iconic
Tutorials | iconicwp.com | 10 days ago

How To Improve WooCommerce Related Products

This guide will arm you with the most up-to-date information on WooCommerce related products. Including what they are and how to add them to your store.

How To Improve WooCommerce Related Products

Tutorials | iconicwp.com | 10 days ago

This in-depth guide will arm you with the most up-to-date information on WooCommerce related products. Including what they are, how they work, and step-by-step instructions for how to add related products in your WooCommerce store. We’ll also go into how you can improve your related products with a WooCommerce cross-sell plugin. The plugin mentioned in this guide is available as part of our All Access Bundle, offering a massive 91% discount:
Iconic Sales Booster for WooCommerce – Allows you to add a ‘frequently bought together’ module to product pages, alongside other cross-selling techniques
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
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What are WooCommerce related products?
What are WooCommerce related products?
In WooCommerce, products can be related to each other in three different ways: up-sells, cross-sells, or by having the same tags or categories.
Up-selling is a sales technique that invites your customer to purchase an additional