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4 min read Trixie Adolfo
Plugins | wpstackable.com | 5 hours ago

Welcome Video, Better Separators and Auto-Block Recovery

In this update, we’ve addressed some remaining user experience issues which you’ve been asking for when version 2 first launched, and lessened the pain of encountering block errors. Update to version 2.2.0 now.

Welcome Video, Better Separators and Auto-Block Recovery

Plugins | wpstackable.com | 5 hours ago

In this update, we’ve addressed some remaining user experience issues which you’ve been asking for when version 2 first launched, and lessened the pain of encountering block errors. Update to version 2.2.0 now. Welcome Video
To help with the user onboarding process, we’ve added a popup for first time users that shows our 3-minute Introduction Video.
The introduction video will be shown the first time you encounter a Stackable block.
Once you close the video, it won’t be shown to you again.
Better Separators: 2 New Separator Shapes
We’ve added in 2 new shapes: Wave 4 and Rounded 3. Here they are in action:
If you’re wondering about the red and purple layers on the Separator, that’s a Premium feature.
Better Separators: Flip Vertically
When we introduced the ability to add top and bottom separators for each block, we had a lot of requests to add a vertical flip option to them.
It took us a bit of time to add this feature in since we had to create inverted versions of every separator shape that we had.
But at last, the vertical flipping has arrived, and now you can just toggle the option on and off to reverse your separators.
Auto-Block Recovery

12 min read Alex Panagis
Community | scalemath.com | 2 hours ago

The 12 Only SEO Tools You Actually Need

Tired of stupid listicles with 100s of tools? We are too so take a look at the only definitive list you'll need...

The 12 Only SEO Tools You Actually Need

Community | scalemath.com | 2 hours ago

As you can imagine, by virtue of the industry, when you search for SEO tools on Google – you end up with articles containing a number of tools most of which carry out the same functionality and aren’t really necessary. In addition to that, most of the people who wrote those posts are freelance writers who never even used all of the tools mentioned in the list posts they wrote. That’s pretty useless to anyone who is actually looking to find out what tools they need as a core part of their SEO stack as a professional.
We don’t want to and nobody should obsess over having more software. We know the exact tools you need because these are the ones that we really use to do incredible work for our clients – so let’s dive right in:
Please note that there is not a single affiliate link present in this article, these are recommendations actually based on our testing and usage of a product. And we will be keeping this article up-to-date in the event that we stop using or start using certain software.

24 min read Matteo Duò
Editorials | kinsta.com | 1 day ago

Web Design Best Practices For Your Next Website Project

Good design isn't just about aesthetics. Just as important: site usability, ease in navigation, & accessibility. Learn more about web design best practices.

Web Design Best Practices For Your Next Website Project

Editorials | kinsta.com | 1 day ago

What causes the large discrepancy between what some WordPress developers charge compared to others? Answering this question requires consideration for the reason behind why you want a website in the first place. Some developers focus on the literal final product: the combination of code that results in a pleasant enough website design.
But developers with marketing savvy concern themselves with more than just building something that looks nice. They act as consultants to clients who are looking to accomplish specific goals with their websites.
With this in mind, hiring someone to build a website who doesn’t seem interested in/doesn’t ask questions about your end goals is a red flag. It’s important to call out the fact that even the most beautiful web design may not be ideal when it comes to getting visitors to convert into customers.
That said, 94% of people judge your credibility based on your website’s design.
So, instead, you need to focus on using your design to offer the ideal user experience. You must make it easy for visitors to find the information they sought by visiting your website in the first place while guiding them towards goal conversion activities.

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

Product Transparency: Displaying Ingredients on Your Consumer Goods Website

Product transparency is a movement that consumer good brands need to address. Here's why displaying product ingredients on a CPG website is important and tips for doing it.

Product Transparency: Displaying Ingredients on Your Consumer Goods Website

Business | webdevstudios.com | 5 days ago

Product transparency simply means being open and honest about the ingredients in your consumer packaged goods (CPG). Growing up, I was never concerned with the ingredients in products. I consumed a lot of food and used a lot of skin and hair products that weren’t good for my body or health. One day, I realized that I had lost most of my hair and it was falling out at a rapid pace. Thanks to the internet and social media, I learned about the natural hair movement and how to read ingredients in products. I learned exactly what ingredients were good for my hair and which ones to stay away from. My hair flourished and grew longer than it ever had before. I then started to pay attention and research all ingredients in my food and skincare products. Product transparency has become a movement not only for me but for everyone else! That’s why displaying ingredients on your consumer goods website is vital for both your customers and your brand. Consumers everywhere are paying attention to the ingredients that we are consuming and the potential negative effects those ingredients have. Consumers want to know the ingredients of their food, hair, skin, makeup, household, baby products

17 min read Web News Insider
Community | webfactoryltd.com | 3 hours ago

The Cocktail Technique: The Next SEO Trick You Should Try

Trying to please Google to rank you better so that you would get more visitors? There is another technique to try: the Cocktail one.

The Cocktail Technique: The Next SEO Trick You Should Try

Community | webfactoryltd.com | 3 hours ago

You have worked hard on creating your website. You’ve got the greatest idea since sliced bread, and you have been grinding all day every day to present it to the world. You’ve mastered Gutenberg to create an astonishing WordPress site. Spent hours reading up on design and CSS styles. One too many sleepless nights creating content for your site and debating with yourself whether you should attempt to use some of them as guest posts – because you know you need those links. And then…
Where is everybody?
You feel like you are coming to your own surprise birthday party that you organized, and nobody showed up. It’s just you in your apartment. Traumatizing.
The truth is if you are one-man-band when it comes to your online presence, you’re bound to overlook one aspect of your site or another.
Trying to please #Google to rank you better so that you would get more visitors? There is another technique to try: the Cocktail one.
Your design could be poor. Navigation is really hard, or literally anything – there is a lot to think about when starting out. In this case, the traumatizing experience is a result of bad, or non-existent SEO. Or, you could have

Community | wpsauce.com | 3 hours ago

Top 7 Plugins to Speed Up WordPress

Are you satisfied with speed and overall responsiveness of your WordPress site? If not, should you even try to speed up your WordPress site?

Top 7 Plugins to Speed Up WordPress

Community | wpsauce.com | 3 hours ago

Are you satisfied with the speed and overall responsiveness of your WordPress site? If not, should you even try to speed up your WordPress site? The unanimous answer is yes. After all, it is the site speed that helps improve SEO, user experience, and, most importantly, SER.
Nobody likes waiting too long for the page to load the content. Therefore, by speeding up your site, you can keep your viewers longer on your site, and the experience will be stress-free. The human attention span keeps lowering, meaning that you have less and less time to satisfy your user’s needs.
If it takes too long to load the content, viewers are likely to leave the site and look for similar content elsewhere.
Also, Google drops your ranking if your site takes too long to respond, which will negate your traffic numbers, SER, and SEO. Don’t worry, as you are only a few steps away from boosting the performance of your WordPress site.
How to Properly Test Your WordPress Site Speed?
You might think that your site is very quick and responsive, but don’t get fooled by modern technologies of browser caching. Over time, web browsers store data on your local drive, which makes that data easier to access

8 min read WebDevStudios
Tutorials | webdevstudios.com | 7 days ago

5 Steps to Migrating Your WordPress Site

Thinking of migrating your WordPress site to a different host? Read this first.

5 Steps to Migrating Your WordPress Site

Tutorials | webdevstudios.com | 7 days ago

Is your website running slower than a puppy pulling a freight train? For first steps to remedy the situation, check out our blog post on Diagnosing a Slow WordPress Site. If your site is still running slow, it might be time to consider migrating your website to a new hosting provider. [0] => Survey Your Requirements
When migrating your WordPress website and choosing your next host, some things worth considering are:
What level of support you require via email, live chat, or phone
Traffic
Be cautious with budget hosts (typically, $8 per month) that advertise UNLIMITED bandwidth or traffic. While cheap vendors might be sufficient for small blogs, often several thousands of websites are being hosted on the same server, fighting over the same system resources, which can result in slower speeds for more complex websites.
If your website is critical to your business success, it’s best to go with a company that allocates service by visitor count and typically starts with pricing around $29 per month. Often, when choosing a host based on metered traffic, your website is hosted on faster servers with a minimum guarantee of system resources.
Support
While a 99.99% uptime guarantee is

Tutorials | wpdeveloper.net | 6 days ago

Boost Your Video View With EA Sticky Video for Elementor [Free]

Those sticky videos you see on CNN or large sites? Now you can have this in your WordPress site for free. Check out this tutorial.

Boost Your Video View With EA Sticky Video for Elementor [Free]

Tutorials | wpdeveloper.net | 6 days ago

EA Sticky Video lets you pin a video to a corner of your WordPress Website when your users scroll past it. That way your video stays visible to your readers all the time. Readers are highly reactive to boring and lengthy video content. If you have created a video for your WordPress website in the past you can relate to this. Along with creating a quality video you also need to make sure your presentation of the content is outstanding. And this is where EA Sticky Video for WordPress comes into play. It lets you keep your readers engaged in your web content.
How Does EA Sticky Video Work?
Videos are a widely used content type. They can be used independently as well as with other content types i.e. text content. Most of the time when we are embedding videos inside a blog, it is either to complement the text content or to cover a completely different aspect of the blog topic.
But the problem with embedding videos inside blog content is, it is static and stays fixed to a certain position. Scrolling ahead of the video means, you no longer see the video. In order to continue watching the video, you have to scroll back up to the section where the video is placed.
This is a problem as it kills

Business | wpdeveloper.net | 4 days ago

5 Reasons That Knowledge Base Reduce Support Work Load

If you are a product owner or someone who sells anything online, what if you could magically reduce customer support requests? With a perfect Knowledge Base, a proper documentation tool could help, and here is a story of free one in WordPress!

5 Reasons That Knowledge Base Reduce Support Work Load

Business | wpdeveloper.net | 4 days ago

Before buying any online product, customers make general queries on support to know more details. But after having it, they need proper guidance to get over any technical issues. Also, getting the same queries that kill both the time and energy of the helpdesk team to reply to it back. It's especially most effective for Tech-savvy business. A well managed and organized Knowledge Base page will help you and your users to take an instant action to solve their problem. You just have to maintain your technical documentation page with updates to engage more users. It will eventually encourage them for self-servicing with advanced search. In Knowledge Base, you will get step by step guidelines of your arsing issues. It will consist of screenshots, video files, a brief text, and related content links. By this, your users can solve their problem immediately by following the instructions of each documentation. Here, you will learn about the 5 main reasons that you need a technical content site to reduce your support workload.
24/7 Support With Advanced Search
Whenever customers feel any major or minor issues using your products, they will try to reach you out at that time. Even you have your

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

Pagely Security Updates: Jan 2020

A quick summary of the WordPress infosec landscape for January 2020. Swords optional.

Pagely Security Updates: Jan 2020

Security | pagely.com | 4 days ago

WordPress Security and Maintenance Releases: 5.2.4, 5.3.1, and 5.3.2 Pagely customers were spared issues from bugs introduced in the 5.3.0 release as, due to the proximity to the holidays, we didn’t upgrade our customers to 5.3 until early January. All Pagely customers received security patches for vulnerabilities identified in WordPress Core before 5.2.4 for the 5.2 branch and 5.3.1 for the 5.3 branch.
4 vulnerabilities found in WordPress Core:
Privilege Escalation (allowing any user to “sticky” a post)
XSS (Cross Site Scripting) Stored in well-crafted links
XSS in the Block Editor
Improved Security/Sanitization on wp_kses_bad_protocol()
Plugin/Theme Vulnerabilities of Note
InfiniteWP and WP-Time-Capsule
Two separate authentication bypass vulnerabilities were found in InfiniteWP and WP-Time-Capsule, both vulnerabilities were reported by WebARX:
These vulnerabilities pose a critically high risk to any site owners running insecure versions of either plugin. The vulnerability allows malicious parties the ability to bypass authentication and get a valid administrator login session via making a single request to a site running either plugin.
Links for more information:

33 min read Matteo Duò
Tutorials | kinsta.com | 6 days ago

The Complete Guide to WordPress Widgets: How to Use, Add, and Implement Them

Widgets are one of the best WordPress features! They can literally change your site from 'meh' to 'yes!' Learn what they are, how to use them, and how to code your own widgets with this in-depth guide!

The Complete Guide to WordPress Widgets: How to Use, Add, and Implement Them

Tutorials | kinsta.com | 6 days ago

WordPress widgets are incredibly useful. They let you add all kinds of extra content to your website outside the body of the post or page itself, encouraging users to get information, follow links, or take action. In this post, I’m going to show you everything you need to know about WordPress widgets. How to add them to your site, how to create widget areas to put them in, how to install plugins that give you more of them, how to code your own widgets, and lots more.
First, let’s start by identifying what WordPress widgets are.
What are WordPress widgets?
In WordPress, widgets are snippets of content that live outside the flow of the page or post content.
Widgets contain information, navigation or media that is separate from an individual post or page. In most cases, each widget will be displayed on every page in the site, but you can also register widget areas for specific pages such as the home page.
To add a widget to your site, you need to add it to a widget area. Widget areas are created by your theme because they relate to the design and layout of your site and not to functionality.
Most WordPress themes have widget areas in the sidebar and footer, although some will

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

How to Choose the Right SMTP Port (Port 25, 587, 465, or 2525)

Trying to pick the right SMTP port? This guide tells you what an SMTP port is, which one to use, and the difference between 25, 587, 465, or 2525 ports.

How to Choose the Right SMTP Port (Port 25, 587, 465, or 2525)

Tutorials | kinsta.com | 4 days ago

Struggling to find out the right SMTP port to use? Been there, done that! If you’re using an email client like Apple Mail or Outlook to send emails, that email client probably also uses SMTP to upload your outgoing emails to your mail server (though those clients typically use other protocols like IMAP or POP3 to download incoming emails to the app).
Additionally, if you’re struggling with email deliverability on WordPress, one of the best ways to fix the problem is to use an SMTP sending service like SendGrid, Mailgun, or G Suite.
But if you try to set up SMTP with your email client or WordPress website, you’ll probably encounter the question of which SMTP port to use.
To help you choose the right SMTP port for your needs, we’re going to dig into everything SMTP port-related in this post.
What is an SMTP Port?
SMTP, short for Simple Mail Transfer Protocol, is the standard protocol for email transmission on the web. It’s what mail servers use to send and receive emails on the Internet.
For example, when you send an email, your email client needs a way to upload the email to the outgoing mail server. Then, the outgoing mail server needs a way to transfer

5 min read WebDevStudios

Diagnosing a Slow WordPress Site

If your WordPress website is slow or sluggish, not only could that hurt your Google search ranking, it could also turn off your visitors and make them abandon your website. Use these tips to speed up your site.

Diagnosing a Slow WordPress Site

Sluggish Website So, your WordPress website is running slow? Back in 2014, the average user would wait up to five seconds for a website to load before abandoning your website. Just a few short years later, that number is now under three seconds. Failure to provide a fast experience for your customers will make a dramatic impact on your site’s listing on Google searches, as well as turn off your visitors. So what do you do? Start by learning the importance of diagnosing a slow WordPress site.
Website Speed Test
First off, to know how slow your website truly is loading, it’s best to get a baseline from multiple locations across the globe. A fantastic tool to test with is Pingdom Website Speed Test. Using a third-party service helps rule out personal hardware or local internet issues you might have, which will help you diagnose your slow WordPress site by pinpointing problems.
Depending on your target audience’s locality, it is best to run the Pingdom speed test from multiple testing locations relative to your target audience. Once it’s been determined that your site’s load speeds aren’t just localized to you, there are a few easy steps you can make

Community | semperplugins.com | 12 days ago

All in One SEO is Now Part of the Awesome Motive Family

All in One SEO Pack, the original WordPress SEO plugin, has been acquired by Syed Balkhi and is now part of the Awesome Motive family.

All in One SEO is Now Part of the Awesome Motive Family

Community | semperplugins.com | 12 days ago

With over 2 million active installs, All in One SEO Pack is one of the most popular WordPress SEO plugins in the world. Today, I’m extremely excited to share that All in One SEO plugin is joining the Awesome Motive family.
Michael Torbert (founder of AIOSEO) has done a phenomenal job in building an amazing community over the last decade. Started in 2007, All in One SEO is the original WordPress SEO plugin. I have known Michael for years and have a lot of respect for all that he has accomplished.
As he wanted to pursue the next chapter of his life, we started discussing the future of All in One SEO plugin.
Given our experience running a suite of popular WordPress plugins, All in One SEO was a perfect fit for our family of products.
Who are we?
Hi, my name is Syed Balkhi. I’m the founder and CEO of Awesome Motive. We build amazing products that help small businesses grow and compete with the big guys.
We’re the team behind some of the most popular plugins and resources in the WordPress ecosystem:
WPBeginner – the largest free WordPress resource site for beginners.
OptinMonster – popular conversion optimization software that helps you convert abandoning visitors

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

How to Create a Multilingual Membership Site on WordPress

Learn how to create a multilingual membership site on WordPress using Paid Member Subscriptions and TranslatePress (or any other membership plugin).

How to Create a Multilingual Membership Site on WordPress

Tutorials | translatepress.com | 5 days ago

If you want to grow your membership website and open your audience to people in a whole new language, creating a multilingual membership site is a great decision. By offering your membership site in multiple languages, you not only expand your potential audience, but you also make it easy for existing multilingual members to use your site and you can start ranking your membership site for search engine queries in new languages.
Translating a membership website can be difficult, though. When you display different content based on a user’s membership level, it can be tough to comprehensively translate your site so that every single member gets a localized experience.
To help make your life a lot easier, we’re going to show you how to create a multilingual membership site on WordPress. Two great things about the method that we’re going to show you are:
You can translate all of your content using a simple visual editor, rather than messing around in complex backend interfaces.
You can browse as different user roles while translating your content, which lets you see your site as different membership levels to create that perfect localized experience.
What You Need to Create

12 min read Adi Spiac
Tutorials | translatepress.com | 13 days ago

How to Translate an Elementor Site the Easy Way on WordPress

In-depth tutorial on translating Elementor sites and going multilingual fast and easy, using a visual translation interface.

How to Translate an Elementor Site the Easy Way on WordPress

Tutorials | translatepress.com | 13 days ago

Looking for a simple way to translate an Elementor site and go multilingual? Elementor is one of the most popular WordPress page builders for a reason – it lets you use a visual, drag-and-drop interface to design beautiful content without requiring any special technical knowledge.
You can create landing pages, popups, and even design your entire WordPress theme or WooCommerce shop with the premium version.
One thing that you cannot do with the Elementor plugin, though, is offer your website in multiple languages.
In this post, we’ll show you how to fix that with TranslatePress, a WordPress translation plugin that follows the visual style of Elementor. Just like Elementor lets you design your content using a visual interface, TranslatePress lets you translate all of your Elementor content using a simple visual translation interface like this:
All you do is click on the Elementor widget that you want to translate and you can edit its translation in the sidebar. Better yet, this method also works perfectly with Elementor Theme Builder and Popup Builder, as well as all of the other content on your WordPress site.
Ready to learn how to set it up? Here’s how to translate

11 min read Iain Poulson

Why Raising WordPress' Minimum PHP Version Won't Make It a Modern PHP Project

Matt Mullenweg’s announcement back in 2018 about raising WordPress’ minimum PHP version got a lot of people excited. In this week’s article, guest author Carl Alexander shares that while this was great for WordPress developers, it still won't make WordPress a modern PHP project that'll attract and retain developers.

Why Raising WordPress' Minimum PHP Version Won't Make It a Modern PHP Project

At the State of the Word 2018, Matt Mullenweg made a lot of different announcements. Most of them focused on Gutenberg, but a few didn’t. One of those was a proposal by Gary Pendergast to increase WordPress’ minimum PHP version. This announcement received a lot of applause. That’s because it made a lot of people (especially developers) excited. WordPress still had a minimum PHP version of 5.2 at the time. This PHP version hadn’t been supported in more than eight years.
Developers have always felt frustrated by this situation. PHP has changed a lot and added a lot of cool, useful features since PHP 5.2. But those weren’t available to them if they had to write code that supported PHP 5.2.
So, without a doubt, this was a great announcement for WordPress developers! They were finally going to be able to use modern PHP features while writing WordPress code. That said, that announcement didn’t change the nature of the WordPress project itself. It still won’t make it a modern PHP project that’ll attract and retain developers.
The WordPress Legacy
Part of the reason for that is WordPress is a legacy application. The WordPress project itself is

2 min read Maddy Osman
Business | codeinwp.com | Jan. 9, 2020

How to Make Money on Fiverr: Exact Steps I Took to Make $2-3k / Month

With 4.5 years on the platform, I’ve seen Fiverr grow from having a bad reputation that stemmed from making every order start at $5, to a diverse marketplace of talented individuals who have learned how to make money on Fiverr by charging according to their skills and experience.

How to Make Money on Fiverr: Exact Steps I Took to Make $2-3k / Month

Business | codeinwp.com | Jan. 9, 2020

How to make money on Fiverr – how I make $2,000-$3,000 each month I’ve been on Fiverr since June 2015.
I honestly wouldn’t have even considered it if not for the guidance of my mentor and first big client when I started freelancing full-time. He’d been using it to sell social media management packages that he eventually converted to long-term client relationships.
With 4.5 years on the platform, I’ve seen Fiverr grow from having a bad reputation that stemmed from making every order start at $5, to a diverse marketplace of talented individuals who have learned how to make money on Fiverr by charging according to their skills and experience.
Between June 2015 and the date of this article’s publication, there’s been some variance in terms of how much work I’ve actually done through the platform. But I never left completely or went on an extended break, always maintaining a consistent presence.
It’s this consistency that’s helped me move up from one seller level to another.
I’m both a “Top Rated Seller” and a member of the Pro marketplace, which effectively puts me on the top of the totem pole for getting my Gigs

18 min read Matteo Duò
Community | kinsta.com | 18 days ago

DDoS Attacks Explained: Causes, Effects, and How to Protect Your Site

DDoS protection is a necessity for all sites. But what's a DDoS attack? How can you stop attacks to your site? Learn more in this guide!

DDoS Attacks Explained: Causes, Effects, and How to Protect Your Site

Community | kinsta.com | 18 days ago

A DDoS attack is surprisingly easy to carry out and affects millions of websites worldwide every year, with the number of attacks rising. Suffering DDoS attacks may seem like an inevitable side effect of being online; the more successful your site, the more likely it might seem that you’ll be the target of an attack at some point. But you can reduce the chances of a DDoS attack affecting your site.
You might be wondering: What is a DDoS attack? And how can I protect my site from them?
In this post, we’ll explain what DDoS attacks are, explore what might make your site vulnerable, and outline the ways you can reduce their probability and impact.
What is a DDoS Attack?
Let’s start by examining exactly what a DDoS attack is and, importantly, what it is not.
DDoS stands for distributed denial of service but is often referred to as a simple denial of service. A DDoS attack consists of a website being flooded by requests during a short period of time, with the aim of overwhelming the site and causing it to crash. The ‘distributed’ element means that these attacks are coming from multiple locations at the same time, as compared to a DoS which comes from just one

10 min read WebDevStudios
Business | webdevstudios.com | Jan. 16, 2020

Successfully Leading a Remote Work Team

There are so many benefits to leading a remote work team, and any challenges can be overcome with the right tools, processes, or policies. Use these tips and words of wisdom to successfully lead a remote work team.

Successfully Leading a Remote Work Team

Business | webdevstudios.com | Jan. 16, 2020

Here at WebDevStudios (WDS), we are passionate about WordPress, the success of our clients, and remote work. Being a completely distributed company, we have the opportunity to hire the best of the best regardless of location because we work from home. While distributed employees are the future, a company has to be open to new policies, processes and tools in order to make the effort successful. Below is my advice for leading a remote work team and maintaining effective productivity throughout the workweek from home. In a corporate office, far, far away…
Cubicles debuted in corporate offices during the 1960s and are now present in every high rise office across the world. I worked in a cubicle right out of college then moved to a nice corner office until about six years ago when I started at WDS.
Working remotely was completely new to me, but I quickly fell in love with this way of working. Now, I don’t think I could ever go back to a cubicle. Is it time for companies to change their thinking about how teams can work effectively and still be productive? The answer is yes! Our corporate world has had the ability to work from outside of an office for a few decades, yet working

Tutorials | pluginrepublic.com | 6 days ago

WooCommerce bookable products - accepting bookings on your store

A complete guide to creating bookable products in WooCommerce with multiple product demos

WooCommerce bookable products - accepting bookings on your store

Tutorials | pluginrepublic.com | 6 days ago

If you are looking to take bookings on your WooCommerce site, you need to find out how to create a bookable product. In this article, I’ll walk through everything that’s involved in creating bookable products. Creating WooCommerce bookable products
This post will walk through creating a bookable product in WooCommerce step by step. We’ll look at some of the types of products that need to be bookable, as well as the parameters we can set for them.
There are a couple of demo products that we’ll refer to during the article so that we can see working examples of bookable products in WooCommerce.
You can use the following menu to navigate the article.
WooCommerce bookings plugin
WooCommerce doesn’t have a bookable product type by default. So, we’ll need to install a plugin: Bookings for WooCommerce.
As it’s name suggests, Bookings for WooCommerce will allow us to accept bookings on our WooCommerce site. It’s integrated with other key WooCommerce plugins (see below) and will work with any WooCommerce-compatible theme.
Read on to see how easy it is to create bookable products using this plugin.
How to create a WooCommerce bookable product
Once

7 min read WebDevStudios
Development | webdevstudios.com | 26 days ago

3 Design Tips for Call-to-Action Buttons

WebDevStudios Creative Lead, Cameron Campbell, shares three hot design tips for call-to-action buttons. Use his guidance to improve the conversion rates of your CTA buttons.

3 Design Tips for Call-to-Action Buttons

Development | webdevstudios.com | 26 days ago

Let’s start by briefly defining what a call to action is. A call to action, commonly referred to as CTA, can describe any piece of content on your website that you want users to take action on. This could be a simple “Read More” link on a blog post or a large, stylized banner asking users to sign up for your newsletter or other service. Virtually every website and app has some type of CTA, and it’s important to give them proper design considerations in order to make them as effective as possible. For the purpose of this article we’ll focus specifically on design tips for call-to-action buttons. CTAs are important because without them you’re leaving it up to users to find things they need (or worse, leave your website). Your aim should always be to reduce the cognitive load on users by making things simple and easy to execute. A successful CTA should be succinct, well-designed and accessible to users with a wide range of experience and abilities in order to maximize the amount of people who can see and interact with them.
Now that we have a bit of a foundation, let’s dive into ways you can maximize the effectiveness of your call-to-action buttons.

10 min read Matteo Duò
Tutorials | kinsta.com | 13 days ago

How to Eliminate Render-Blocking Resources on WordPress (CSS + JavaScript)

PageSpeed Insights telling you to eliminate render-blocking resources? Here's what that means, and how to do it with some simple WordPress plugins.

How to Eliminate Render-Blocking Resources on WordPress (CSS + JavaScript)

Tutorials | kinsta.com | 13 days ago

If you’ve ever run your WordPress site through Google PageSpeed Insights, Google has probably told you that you need to eliminate render-blocking resources on your WordPress site. In fact, that might be why you’re reading this very post right now. That probably poses two questions in your mind:
What are render-blocking resources in the first place?
How can you eliminate render-blocking resources on WordPress?
In this post, we’re going to answer both questions for you. Here’s everything that we’ll cover in this post:
What Does “Eliminate Render-Blocking Resources” Mean?
In order to understand what render-blocking resources are and why they hurt your site’s load times, we need to start with a basic look at how a web browser renders a web page.
When a visitor lands on your site, their web browser basically starts at the top of your site’s code and reads down. Top-to-bottom, got it?
If in that process, it encounters a CSS or JavaScript file, it needs to stop “reading” while it waits to download and process that file. The time that it spends “paused” to download and parse those resources could be spent on something

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Why Your Site Design Should Include Stronger CTAs

If you search for good site design on Google, you’ll get billions of results, and most will agree that a strong call-to-action (CTA) is a necessity in your layout.

Why Your Site Design Should Include Stronger CTAs

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The entire goal of your website is to attract new customers and keep current ones educated and interested. Not only do you need to drive traffic to your pages, but once people are there, you need them to convert into leads and clients. If you search for “good site design” on Google, you’ll get billions of results, and most will agree that a strong call-to-action (CTA) is a necessity in your layout.
You probably already have CTAs on your pages, but are they the best they can be? Discover five main reasons why they may need to be stronger.
1. Direct Users Where You Want Them to Go
When users land on your page, they may spend a moment orienting themselves with your site. They will check out the navigation and scroll down the page, but what they really want to know is where to find the information that is pertinent to their particular situation. CTAs offer direction toward the content they need.
Your home page may include several CTA buttons as the start of your sales funnel. Each button directs the user on a different journey intended for that buyer persona. Think of your CTAs as the directional signage for your online presence. Just as you’d indicate where restrooms,