A helpful guide when choosing a WordPress multilingual plugin. With many different translation plugins available, all with varying features, functionality, quality, and price points - we take a look at the important factors to consider.
The web is a vast space, where you can reach any audience anywhere in the world as you expand your business’ reach into new international markets — you just need the right WordPress translation plugin to help you achieve this. With WordPress, you can translate your entire website into multiple languages, providing rich content to your target market with the help of a translation plugin. There are, however, many different translation plugins available for WordPress, all with varying features, functionality, quality, and price points.
This can lead to a dilemma: which WordPress translation plugin is best for your business?
To help guide you through the decision process, we’ll take a deep dive into the important factors worth considering when choosing a translation plugin for your site. We’ll also explore why Weglot stands out as the leading WordPress translation plugin for every kind of online business.
9 Essential Considerations When Choosing a WordPress Translation Plugin
When you google “WordPress translation plugin,” 15.6 million results are returned. Talk about overwhelming! There are plenty of list posts that try to convince you of the best translation
Brandon’s experience at WCEU as a first time WordCamper. Plus, the Freemius + WP Engine Makers Meetup brought together over 75 plugin & theme developers.
While the Freemius CEO Vova Feldman has been networking with cool people at WordCamps for years, there were a lot of “firsts” for me at WCEU 2019. Not only was it my first WordCamp (gasp!
What is conversion rate? And how do you improve yours? Follow these practical ways to increase your e-commerce conversion rate and drive more sales.
If you’re in e-commerce your goal is quite simple – you want to drive traffic to your website and increase that all important conversion rate. Whether you’ve just started or you’re well established – one things for sure, you share a common goal – increasing sales.
Within this article we’ll list 5 practical tips to implement into your strategy and increase your conversion rate to help drive your sales.
We’re looking at low cost (sometimes free!) solutions, that can have a big impact on that all important revenue.
First, a look at the basics.
What is conversion rate?
Conversion rate is simply the percentage of visitors to your site that complete a desired goal – and in e-commerce terms – that’s purchasing something.
How to calculate conversion rate
To do this, you divide the number of conversions you get within a given time frame by the total number of people who visited your e-commerce site, and multiply this by 100.
This number will give you an overall impression on whether things are going well, or not so well.
If it’s below industry standard, you’ll need to identify where the problem is fast. Some suggestions
Did you know you could use a completely different background image on mobile using Elementor? That and other responsive tricks in this one.
No device can be ignored. This is now an axiom; an unwritten law that none of us, regardless of profession, career or field of expertise, can afford to be trivial about.
And yet, we find ourselves at the dawn of the 21st century’s 3rd decade still constantly solving problems with responsivity from one device to another.
Lack of standardization of formats and screen sizes, code and platform updates, technological innovations and advancements, all belong on a long list of reasons why something in our design works wonderfully on our desktop screens, but appears as an absolute mess on a mobile device.
We could ask how we correct or repair a fault in our designs until we’re blue in the face, only to face a similar situation with our next design.
Why? Because we’ve been addressing the problem from the wrong angle.
Solutions to design-specific responsive problems are what some would call a band-aid fix, a temporary solution. It’s as though the correct response to the red warning light suddenly appearing on your car’s dashboard, is to fix the red light.
Responsive design begins and ends with correct planning.
In this business, no one in their right mind would set
For any e-commerce customer shipping is one of the most important parameters that define the shopping experience. If their orders are fulfilled promptly and properly, your customers will come back to your store for repeat purchases.
For any eCommerce customer, shipping is one of the most important parameters that define the shopping experience. If their orders are fulfilled promptly and properly, your customers will come back to your store for repeat purchases. As a store owner, your responsibility is to consistently offer a great shipping experience to your customers.
In this article, I will introduce you to a few shipping plugins you can use to power up your customer’s WooCommerce shipping experience.
Table Rate Shipping
Table Rate Shipping – WooCommerce, by default provides a few shipping options that you can implement. With the help of this plugin, you will be able to customize the shipping aspects much more extensively. The plugin offers a simple, intuitive interface that helps you create multiple rate tables for each of your shipping zones.
You can read more about WooCommerce shipping zones here. It helps you configure rates based on shipping location, price, quantity or even weight.
Overall, this plugin helps you to offer convenient shipping options to customers, while ensuring that they align with your store strategy. The single site subscription of the plugin is priced at $99. The 5-site subscription
Blog speed is important. It always was and always will be. More and more site owners have become aware of this after Google stated on several occasions that speed does affect search-engine rankings. Site owners should strive to make sites as comfortable for use as possible (whether Google tells them to do so or not) which includes making them faster. Doing so involves making a lot of components work together, and one of those components (in a WordPress site) is the WordPress theme.
Site speed is important. It always was and always will be. More and more site owners have become aware of this after Google stated on several occasions that speed does affect search-engine rankings. Site owners should strive to make sites as comfortable for use as possible (whether Google tells them to do so or not) which includes making them faster. Doing so involves making a lot of components work together, and one of those components (in a WordPress site) is the WordPress theme. tl;dr Cat videos don’t wait for anyone, we hear you! Jump to results table with 100+ WordPress themes speed comparison and see why it’s important to choose a fast theme and a good speed-up plugin.
Why test? Aren’t all themes the same?
It’s evident that the quality of the theme affects the speed at which a site loads. We wanted to know how much it affects it and how much speed-up plugins can help in making (slow) themes faster. So, we took a hundred popular WordPress themes and tested their speed. We expected only minor, statistical differences in our test results but ended up seeing significant differences. All themes are definitely not made the same!
Some rules and compromises
In his latest transparency report, Ionut Neagu shares valuable insights from the redesign of ThemeIsle!
I hate to be a buzzkill, but I’m not a fan of redesigns. I get the excitement behind changing things up and refreshing your site every couple of years, and I understand why so many people love to get themselves through that, but that’s just not me. My mindset has always been that design needs to be “good enough,” and that it’s something that will not make a huge of a difference in the grand scheme of things.
But with that said, ThemeIsle was long overdue for a change. Even I could see that things were no longer 2019-ready. So when the decision was made to shake things up, I made sure to document the process so that we can learn as much as possible from the transition.
Now that the new ThemeIsle design has been launched let’s look back at the previous design, the decisions made, the goals set for the new design, and how it all played out.
Old ThemeIsle design and its issues
Consultant Joe Youngblood talks about a default setting in Yoast that makes it easier for hacker to harvest usernames, which means hackers have one-half of the combination for automated brute force attacks.
TL;DR WordPress creates Author Archives pages for anyone who publishes content on a website sometimes keeping that page live even if that content is transferred to another user.
By default WordPress uses the ‘username’ a user logins in with for the Author Archive page URL and offers no way of changing this.
When Yoast is installed sitemaps are activated by default creating an Author Archive sitemap which contains all the Author URLs complete with usernames.
Hackers can use this file to gain important usernames for a website, making hacking easier by only needing to guess passwords.
This attack vector can be patched by turning off Author Archives in Yoast or if Author Archives are required by editing the URL of author archives in the WordPress code.
Update: Yoast was notified of my concerns earlier this week, has fully reviewed them, and responded. Essentially in their response they stated this wasn’t much of a concern to them though they had discussed it and offered tips. I’ve placed their entire response at the bottom of this article, you can get there by clicking here.
Yoast is a wildly popular WordPress plugin that helps websites become more SEO friendly.
Did you know, over 75% of your WooCommerce customers are unlikely to proceed through the checkout. The good news is, there's a few simple tricks you can implement to increase the number of successful checkouts on your store.
Did you know that in 2018, the percentage of people abandoning their online shopping carts was 75.60%? This means that over 75% of the people who put one of your products in their cart, will potentially not go through with the sale. It would be easy to blame this high percentage on the indecision of customers, but many online stores forget about making sure their customer’s buying experience is top-notch, right up until they click ‘purchase’.
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With just a little buyer’s psychology, you could amend your checkout to reduce that number significantly.
4 WooCommerce Checkout Customization Techniques To Boost Sales
In this article, you’ll learn our favourite WooCommerce checkout customization techniques which you can implement to stop leaving money on the table and start bringing in the revenue your store deserves.
1. Keep your checkout simple
When was the last time you wanted to buy a product from an online store, only to abandon the purchase because the checkout process was taking too long?
It happens more often than you think. In fact, 9% of people abandon their carts because the checkout process is too long and 22% said they leave, simply because
Some privacy-related items to consider when building your site, including the data collected by third-parties.
In recent years, privacy has become one of the most important topics in our society. With the rise of services that use and sell user data, serious discussions have been taking place regarding best practices and the rights of users. In some cases, they’ve led to government-based regulations such as the EU’s GDPR. However, worldwide there still seems to be quite a lot of confusion, which tends to result in inaction. Unfortunately, web designers seem to be caught in the middle.
What makes things even more difficult is how much we rely on third-party providers that enable all manner of different functionality. Each provider is another link in a privacy chain that may or may not be collecting/using data in an undesirable way.
Nowhere is this more of a challenge than when it comes to building sites with WordPress. That’s not because the CMS doesn’t take privacy seriously – it does. Rather, it’s a combination of being the web’s most-used platform and its ability to tie in with an untold number of services via plugins and themes.
That begs the question: How do we build WordPress websites with privacy in mind?
The WordPress Toolbox
A guide to creating multilingual WordPress menus as well as displaying different menu items for different languages.
Translating a website requires more than a simple translation of the content. For instance, a major concern is how to translate a WordPress menu. The menu is one of the first elements of a site that users notice, and they base their first impression on it. When building a multilingual WordPress menu, there are several aspects you need to pay attention to. Some of your pages or products may be related or available only to some countries, so you may have to hide those menu items for certain languages.
The translation also impacts the menu design. For example, it’s well known that German words are on average longer than English words, which influences the spacing between menu items.
TranslatePress helps you translate any WordPress menu, in a couple of clicks using a visual translation editor. Below we’ll go into the simple steps to achieve this.
Setting Up a WordPress Menu
Due to the way it’s built, TranslatePress works out of the box with any theme or plugin, so you can use the theme of your choice, or even a menu plugin. Most themes support a primary and footer menu, but some give users more options for displaying menus.
To create a WordPress menu go to Appearance >
When planning to put out a new blog and you already have a domain ready to go, you’re probably considering putting up a “coming soon” page, to get the word of mouth going even before the site is ready to go. Similarly, if you’re operating a live site which needs to, unfortunately, go down for a bit when you’re doing maintenance, it’s important to have a maintenance page to fall back to.
When planning to put out a new site and you already have a domain ready to go, you’re probably considering putting up a “coming soon” page, to get the word of mouth going even before the site is ready to go. Similarly, if you’re operating a live site which needs to, unfortunately, go down for a bit when you’re doing maintenance, it’s important to have a maintenance page to fall back to. Luckily, most plugins out there that offer one, also provide the other, so you won’t be required to divide up your software, or your finances (in case you go for a premium option). In order to help you out with this often unfairly overlooked part of websites, we’ve compiled a list of the 11 best plugins that cover everything you’ll need. With each entry, we’ll be sure to point out if the plugin is free, premium, or if it has both options. Without further ado, let’s start counting them down.
The first one on our list is the Under construction page plugin. The reason this is number one is primarily the fantastic editing tool, which has a user interface much like a visual editor. This, in turn, means that all the changes you’ll be doing
This is huge acquisition news. I wonder what the resulting combo will look like.
AUSTIN, Texas – June 24, 2019 – WP Engine, the WordPress Digital Experience Platform (DXP), today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Flywheel, a WordPress hosting and management company based in Omaha, Neb. By combining their strengths, WP Engine and Flywheel are enhancing the WP Engine Digital Experience Platform for WordPress with the best creative and business workflows for agencies, building upon their collective investments and leadership in WordPress and creating the largest Agency Partner Program in WordPress. These benefits are all driven by a shared set of cultural values and purpose aimed at better serving the global brands and agencies who build sites on WordPress. In the largest acquisition to date in the WordPress industry, WP Engine will now power more than 120,000 brands and agencies in 150 countries served by nearly 900 employees across seven offices globally. “On behalf of the WP Engine team, we couldn’t be more excited to join forces with one of the most respected brands in WordPress. I personally welcome each employee and customer into the WP Engine family and I’m excited about the opportunities we will create
2019 has really outdone itself when it comes to the selection of best WordPress themes. Check out some of the best and transform your site!
Thanks to themes, WordPress is the powerhouse of the Internet. Themes have enabled basic users to easily set up a site and starting writing posts or publishing media. When you're a beginner user of WP, you will not face the problem of where to start, but how to choose among the best themes for WordPress! What are WordPress themes?
A WordPress theme is a collection of settings which determine what a WP site looks like. Specifically, a WordPress theme contains all the visual elements of a particular website. Those are:
Layout. A website layout is a frame that determines the structure of a website. For WordPress layout, this means that it defines whether a page is static or dynamic, whether there are sidetabs, the size of the header and footer section… Most often, popular WordPress themes with a great number of users have multiple layout options. This means that, along with other visual elements of your WordPress theme, you can also switch between different layouts.
Colors. Developers might not pay attention to colors that much, but any web designer or marketer will tell you colors are extraordinarily important. A color scheme triggers certain emotions in viewers and readers; so
This week our new product designer Lewis sheds light on Scalable Vector Graphics, why you should be using them and some great resources about them.
Hi there. We haven’t met before. I’ve been working as the team’s first product designer for a few weeks now and thought that now that my hazing has been completed, I’m ready to write for the blog. Or maybe this is part of it? (Kidding, of course.)
I’ve been working behind the scenes on our existing products, giving some TLC to some and improving the user experience of others. I can’t say much more than that really, but exciting things are coming!
For my first post, I thought I’d shed some light on one of my favorite things to happen to the design and developer community in recent years, the adoption of SVGs.
I’ll be taking a look at what SVGs are and why you should start using them, and how to get started even if you’re not a designer yourself.
What is SVG?
Let’s get technical for a second. SVG stands for “Scalable Vector Graphics” and is an XML based, vector image format.
SVGs are predominantly found on the web, and while they have similar uses to JPEG, PNG and WebP image types, their DNA is extremely different.
So why are they different?
Well, traditional image types like JPEG, PNG and GIF are bitmap-based, meaning
Need to remove the *Powered by WordPress* credits in your footer? This guide tells you all the ways you can do that (3 methods)!
“Proudly powered by WordPress”. If you’ve installed a free theme from the WordPress theme directory, you’ll probably have seen that message in the footer of your site. If you’re running the default theme, it’ll definitely be there. Or depending on your theme, it may have been replaced by a message telling visitors who the theme developer is.
But what if you don’t want an advert for WordPress, or for your theme developer, in your site? What if you’d rather keep the footer for information about you: your site, your business, and your brand?
The good news is that removing that “powered By WordPress” message isn’t difficult. The exact method you use will depend on the way the developer has added it to the theme, but with a little investigative work, it’s possible to work that out and remove the message.
So in this post, I’ll show you how to remove the “powered by WordPress” message and link. I’ll also discuss why you might – or might not – want to remove it.
Need to remove the *Powered by WordPress* credits in your footer?✏️❌ This guide tells you all the ways you can do that (3 Methods)!
Everything you wanted to know about WordPress Login URLs: How To Find It, Change It, and Fix The Most Common Problems.
Beginner users interacting with WordPress go through a hard time logging in to their accounts. In this article, I’ll explain how to find your WordPress login URL and a few other essential things that need to be highlighted regarding the login process. Let’s start from the beginning.
Importance of the WordPress Login
After installing WordPress, you’ll gain access the admin dashboard of your website where you have the opportunity to set up your site as you need and change a few things.
This would be impossible if you had no access to the admin pages. The login page is what keeps you — and others — from accessing the management “side” of your WordPress site.
It is virtually impossible to take full control of your site/blog if you have no access to the admin area.
But where is this WordPress login page located?
How to Find Your WordPress Login Url:
The WordPress login page can be reached by adding /login/, /admin/, or /wp-login.php at the end of your site’s URL.
If you installed WordPress on a subdirectory (www.yoursite.com/wordpress/) or subdomain (blog.yoursite.com/), add one of the three paths at the very end of your URL such as: www.yoursite.com/wordpress/wp-login.php
WordPress is the world’s most popular content management system powering 34% of all websites on the internet.
WordPress has certainly come a long way since it was first launched in 2003 — so too have the WordPress statistics that help to define this powerful software tool. The world’s most popular and widely used content management system now powers 34% of all websites on the internet, but few outside the community of the most loyal WordPress users know the story of how it started.
WordPress Statistics 2019 (Juiciest Only)
WordPress is the world’s most popular content management system powering 34% of all websites on the internet. On top of that:
WordPress has a 60.8% market share in the CMS market
WordPress powers 14.7% of the world’s top websites
500+ sites are built each day using WordPress while only 60-80 per day are built on platform like Shopify and Squarespace
The WordPress Plugin Directory features 55,000+ plugins
WooCommerce powers 22% of the top 1 million ecommerce sites in the world
So here it is — the story of WordPress:
WordPress was initially created and developed by Matt Mullenweg and Mike Little, who were spurred into action when the existing blog software b2/cafelog was discontinued by its developers.
It was clear to both Mullenweg and Little
Interview with Jean-Baptiste Marchand-Arvier, co-founder at WP Rocket, on taking a WordPress plugin to 2.6 mill
How has bootstrapped SaaS WordPress startup managed to take in $2.6 million in 5 years? Sabrina Zeidan interviews WP Media CEO Jean-Baptiste Marchand-Arvier.
The facts about WP Rocket, the most successful WordPress performance plugin:
• 750K+ websites are boosted by WP Rocket
• Team of 20
• $2.6 million in 5 years
00:31 $2.6 million in revenue. How did you do that?
5:31 How big is the team?
6:36 How do you hire?
09:55 What's your main channel of learning?
10:42 Wrong decisions
12:25 About the transparency
15:54 Key points of growth
21:46 Channels of acquisition
24:00 Content marketing strategy
24:27 Product is not what is being sold actually
27:20 Multilingual support
31:40 Sponsoring WordCamps
34:58 What would you change?
36:11 Providing more to the existing customers as a strategy
25th of April 2019, WordCamp Paris
With a variety of features and free WordPress plugins available, setting up a top-notch e-commerce website through WordPress is quite an easy feat.
Today, WordPress runs approximately 26.4 percent of the web. It provides unlimited flexibility and is easy to use, making it an extremely popular platform. With a wide variety of features and free WordPress plugins available, setting up a top-notch e-commerce website through WordPress is quite an easy feat. The e-commerce industry is on an upward trajectory, and the best time to build your own e-commerce platform is today. So, here are seven easy steps on how to start an online store through WordPress:
Use Personal Experience To Fuel Niche Selection
Before you begin building your e-commerce platform through WordPress, you need to nail down what exactly you’ll be selling. Your e-commerce platform needs to draw inspiration from what you’re passionate about, so choose a product or service that overlaps with that. So, how do you draw inspiration from your own experience? Well, here’s what you can do:
Analyze your own shopping habits to determine what you purchase the most and what product or service you look forward to.
Try out a few samples in multiple product categories to explore different options.
Determine if there’s a way you could positively impact people’s
having a site is easy, thanks to the introduction of excellent tools and services when it comes to web design and development. Moreover, Content Management Systems or CMS such as WordPress, Drupal, and Magneto lets business owners build a significant online presence.
These days, having a website is easy, thanks to the introduction of excellent tools and services when it comes to web design and development. Moreover, Content Management Systems or CMS such as WordPress, Drupal, and Magneto lets business owners build a significant online presence. Because of the CMS’s extensive plug-ins, highly efficient modules and architectures, it significantly decreases the need of having to learn years of web development before having to build a website.
The convenience of having to launch a personal or business website is great. But there are downsides to it, as well.
A lot of people still do not understand what it means to keep their site secure. They do not know the importance of securing their site, and whose responsibility it is.
In this post, we will walk you through with the 11 effective tips to improve your site’s security.
1. Invest in a good hosting provider
Your site lives in your web host, and it is how pages show up in your domain. However, some hosting platforms have the possibility of being hacked. As a result, data can be compromised if there are not enough security measures in place.
It might be tempting at times to go with a cheap
In this detailed guide, CPOThemes analyzes the top 5 WordPress search engine optimization plugins - breaking each of them down feature by feature and comparing functionality. Find out which plugin comes out on top and, perhaps more importantly, also why...
Whether your WordPress website is an e-commerce store, a blog, or a photography website – you’re going to want people to find your website so they can read your content and purchase your products. Part of making that happen is taking search engine optimization seriously. Taking search engine optimization seriously is a great way to make that happen because search engines are a great source of traffic so in this post, we’ll take a look at the 5 best WordPress SEO plugins.
Let’s a look at the five best WordPress search engine optimization plugins you can use to help you optimize your WordPress website to rank higher in Google.
Rank Math – The Swiss Army Knife of WordPress SEO
Yoast SEO – The #1 WordPress SEO Plugin
SEOPress – The simple, fast and powerful SEO plugin for WordPress
Although Yoast SEO is by far the most popular and widely-used WordPress plugin for SEO, they don’t have a clean slate. The intention of this article is, by no means, to complain about Yoast SEO and talk about how bad their plugin is because it really isn’t. The Yoast SEO plugin has been around for a long time. It was one of the first SEO plugins geared towards
I wrote this tutorial to show how to use a new filter found in WordPress 5.2 to change out the logo on the login screen and update colors by using options in the customizer.
This post is going to show you how to add a few small code snippets to change the appearance of the WordPress login screen. We’ll walk through the process of changing the default WordPress logo to your own using the login_headertext filter that was added in WordPress 5.2
And I’m going to break down how to change various other styles, giving you the ability to style your login screens to match your website branding.
I was recently working on the registration flow of WP Dispensary’s eCommerce add-on and realized there’s a few places that the default WordPress login page are lacking from a branding perspective.
So I decided I had to change that.
Since the CannaBiz theme I built for WP Dispensary already has areas in the Customizer for the logo upload and multiple color styles, I knew it wouldn’t be too hard to update the login page style to match the front-end design.
Previous to WordPress version 5.2, the most common way to change the logo on the login screen was with CSS style updates to display yours properly.
These codes can be found in the Codex which shows you how to customize the login form.
With WordPress v5.2 we can now use the newly added logo_headertext
As it has turned out, this is the biggest WordPress hosting survey on the web. What’s even more interesting is that this one has been running quietly in the background, without any advertising, without even sharing it on Twitter.
I’m afraid it’s this time of the year again – time to talk WordPress hosting! But instead of us doing the talking, let’s pass the mic to our readers, users, and customers. In other words, it’s time for our annual WordPress hosting survey – 2019 edition! ✨