Twenty Twenty isn’t built from the ground up; it’s designed upon an existing theme from the WordPress community instead. Let's take a look!
Twenty Twenty is the new default WordPress theme coming with the latest release of WordPress 5.3. Like its predecessor Twenty Nineteen, Twenty Twenty has been designed with a special focus on Gutenberg. There’s a big difference between the two, though: Twenty Twenty isn’t built from the ground up; it’s designed upon an existing theme from the WordPress community instead. Since we love everything about WordPress, we took a closer look at the new Twenty Twenty theme, peeking into functions files, the stylesheet, and the templates.
Even if Twenty Twenty is far from being somewhat stable — at the time of this writing — with many issues still unfixed, today we’ll share with you our very first thoughts about the new default WordPress theme.
Let’s dive into Twenty Twenty WordPress theme!
Quick Intro to the Twenty Twenty Theme
Twenty Twenty has been built upon Chaplin, a free WordPress theme by Anders Norén who is also Default Theme Design Lead of WordPress 5.3.
Chaplin is available for download in the WordPress.org repository and, according to Anders, it has been built with the Block Editor in mind:
Chaplin is a feature-packed WordPress theme
Here’s a deep-dive into the hugely successful strategy behind WP FeedBack’s $100k+ plugin launch!
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
PressNomics 6 is over. Note from the organizers and announcement of the new PressNomics podcast.
Sally and I would like to thank all of you that joined us at #PN6 and hope to see those folks again soon that could not make it this year. Another successful PN is in the books. During each event, we do our best to create a welcoming and vibrant atmosphere for our friends and colleagues to come together to learn, collaborate, and relax. Thank you for making possible the $10k contribution (+$5k from an attendee) to the Amphi Foundation who’s mission is a worthy one.
At Pagely, we have been given so much and we try to give back to everyone in the WordPress space by sharing knowledge and stories. This is our birthday month (hooray for 10yrs of managed WordPress hosting) and we’d like to give a bit more. On Sep 18th, we’re opening up our bottle, shirt, and hoodie warehouse to all (while supplies last). Be sure to let your coworkers know that they can get a piece of the action even though they weren’t at Pressnomics. Swag Request.
The PressNomics Podcast is live. Please give a listen and subscribe. New episodes each week.
Ep1: Jake Goldman and Zach Brown of 10up. How to manage remote employees and serve major brands like ESPN, Microsoft, TechCrunch & Google
Not all of the gorgeous websites you see online deserve your guest post. Here are behind the scene's stats to follow, and the tools you need to do so, to pick the right ones.
Getting new visitors, readers, and customers is a tough job. It is also a continuous one, as you have to keep working on it to get people to know about you. If you just have a website, and you are doing nothing to promote it, it will be sad and lonely. There are many things you could do to improve the number of your visitors and the traffic you receive. What are the best ways to do this?
There are many tips and tricks to do this, and if you have tried any of these, you might have gotten overwhelmed. That is very understandable. Still considering how important getting new visitors, readers, and customers is, giving each and every one of these tricks a try might not be a bad idea.
Still, you will be handling a lot of this for your website yourself, so you might think twice about that. You have tried to figure out which one will bring the most to the table, without costing you an arm and a leg, both in terms of money and the time you have to put in. Figuring out what to do when it comes to Social Media, On-Page SEO, and all the other ways to promote your blog takes time.
So, have you ever tried guest posting? Don’t frown; it is easy to see why it might seem counterproductive at first.
Did you know that every day more than 600 new WordPress websites pop up? This illustrates WordPress’s dominance in the website and CMS industry. Over 30% of all websites are supported by WordPress
Did you know that every day 661 new WordPress websites pop up? This illustrates WordPress’s dominance in the website and CMS industry. Over 30% of all websites are supported by WordPress. You may be aware of the importance of every business running a successful and representative website. However, you may also be aware that once you set up your website and start adding features and functionality, the expenses can start to stack up.
How can you run a successful website without spending more than is necessary? Where can you cut costs without damaging your effectiveness?
If you are interested in getting the best WordPress price possible, check out our in-depth guide below.
1. Web Hosting Costs
WordPress is free! Kind of. Yes, the basic WordPress website construction tools and CMS programs do come without a fee. However, in order to be able to make your website available to others, you will need to employ other services. Web Hosting is the most crucial of these.
There is a huge range of web hosting options available today. The good news is that there is a deal out there to suit every business size. Each company or entrepreneur needs to evaluate their own needs and business plan before
Want to become a professional travel blogger? Make your travel blog popular with these successful travel blogging tips. Read now.
The world has so much to show, the desert, the oceans, the mountains, the forest. All the biomes in the world have their purpose and beauty. Setting sail to one of these locations is probably a common dream of many. Who doesn’t like a change of pace in their daily routine? Some read about such places to know more, some enjoy these amazing places then return to their normal lifestyle. There is another type who wants to make traveling their professional career. A smart way to make it a profession is to become a successful travel blogger. Blogging is a demanding business as you have to be active, diligent, and consistent almost as much as a businessman. When travel blogging is considered the same situation becomes even more of a difficult task.
It is a difficult road, yet it is possible to become a successful travel blogger. If you are planning on starting your own travel blog, you have landed on the right page.
You can start your travel blogging journey easily, but the challenge is to keep it going. But rest assured, with the tips mentioned here, it will be much easier for you to start your travel blog and keep it going and to become a successful travel blogger.
All the tips mentioned
If you’re running a WordPress website, Google services are especially indispensable.
When it comes to free services that can help your marketing and website optimization, there’s no one better than Google. This all-encompassing service has become so present and integrated into every inch of the Internet that you practically can’t do without it. In this article, we’re presenting the best free Google tools that can significantly benefit you if you’re running a WordPress site.
Google Analytics is a service that has become a household name for anyone that works on anything online and wants to track the success of their online location.
If you’re in a department that has to do with marketing and sales, you have probably caught sight of your company’s Analytics page. It’s one of the most precious resources of the website’s traffic and visitor behavior. For companies and businesses, Analytics is one of the first sources of statistics and user behavior for their online brand.
If you have your WordPress site, integrating Google Analytics is simply a must if you want to know what users are doing on your website. With it, you can also find out how many are there, what they like, what brought them to you, and about
We love page builders. You love them too. But, do you really need one for every single WordPres project? Let's find out.
For many years WordPress has been, and still is, the number one platform for site building. Its quick setup and ease of use made it a market leader. However, recently, the rise of build-your-own-site services like Wix, Weebly and Squarespace exposed a weakness in WordPress, the lack of easy drag & drop manipulation of page layouts, this made it difficult for end users and non developers to customize the site’s appearance, its layout was entirely dependent on the active theme. Luckily for all WordPress users, plugin developers quickly stepped up and gave us the ubiquitous drag & drop page builders. What are page builders
As mentioned before, WordPress is a very easy to use. It’s built to focus on content generation and eliminate distractions. Most of the things you need to do can be done with a few clicks via the Customizer or the various settings pages. However things get a bit more tricky when you need to create a brand new page template, or want to add widget in places where there are no widgetized areas, tasks like these require getting your hands dirty, creating a child theme and coding your new template, then, applying new styles where needed, as you might imagine
Google Analytics frontend plugin released on the WordPress.org repository. Now it works as a standalone plugin for WordPress so it can be used for posts, pages, UsersWP and BuddyPress profiles. Not just listings. We hope you like it, feedback welcome!
The e-learning marketplace is seeing a huge growth, with a projected industry worth of $37bn. We discuss the benefits of creating an online course, how to choose the right WordPress LMS and why you should translate your e-learning course
There’s a big emphasis on e-learning and online courses at the moment. Upskilling, efficiency, accessibility and the potential to achieve more, faster,are just some of the reasons why the e-learning industry has taken off at such an incredible speed.
In this hyper-connected world, it’s never been more important to address the rapidly evolving training and development needs of people – whether for personal or career gain.
An increasing number of companies rely on e-learning when looking to increase the skills of their employees, for both the growth of the company and employee retention.
And, naturally, the easiest, and let’s be honest, the cheapest way to do that is through e-learning otherwise known as online learning, which usually costs significantly less than sending staff members to offsite courses with extra budget needed for travel expenses.
But, it’s not just users of e-learning platforms that are reaping the benefits. Entrepreneurs are seeing the huge revenue potential to be made from selling e-learning courses.
And, by huge revenue we mean a projected industry worth of $37 billion dollars by 2020.
The benefits of creating an e-learning business
Designed to improve communication between teams in all ways, Slack is one of the most popular online communication platforms out there.
In the world of team communication, it’s no secret that Slack has cemented itself as a top contender. If you haven’t used it, chances are you’ve at least heard of it – it is so well known that its reputation precedes it. Designed to improve communication among teams in all ways, Slack is one of the most popular online communication platforms out there.
It incorporates and brings together the crucial benefits of all other tools combined with the swift speed of instant messaging. What’s more, it also allows users to check it from virtually anywhere. As far as professional communication goes, Slack is a collaborative messaging piece of software that is second to none.
If It’s So Great, Why Look For Alternatives?
Simply put, because it may not be the best fit and worthiest choice for every company out there – after all, there is always room for improvement. Among the top reasons why you might want to look for a free alternative to this project management tool are its high price and overall cumbersomeness.
Luckily for those with this mindset, nowadays there are a plethora of free and equally useful team management tools out there. You only need to
I got a fantastic question from my WCNYC talk about how to get over the feeling / fear or speaking in front of a mic. I share my answer to that questions in this blog post.
Over the weekend, I gave a talk at WordCamp NYC about podcasting (you can see the slides here). While I generally get a bunch of fantastic questions, one really stood out this weekend. Travis Lima asked me (paraphrasing here), “How do you get more comfortable speaking into the microphone.” I loved it because while I often focus on the technical aspect, there can be a real issue with getting comfortable recording, especially if you’re doing a solo show. So my answer: get your reps in. Meant to Perform
In my answer to Travis, I mentioned that I was in Drama Club. In fact, I did it from second grade (around 7 or 8) through high school. I tried out in college but was involved in too many other things…I truly miss being in plays! But that’s besides the point.
The point is that my second grade teacher knew that I’d be a good performer because of the way I acted in the classroom. And she encouraged that in me. I’m eternally grateful for that encouragement, because I know it made me more comfortable as a public speaker, teacher, and podcaster.
When someone else asked if I recommend taking drama classes (or the like) to be more comfortable, I responded
Taking your e-commerce store global is a great way to increase sales and ROI—if you do it right.
Maybe you started on Etsy or Ebay, on Depop or Amazon. Your “store”—which, on one of these marketplace platforms, isn’t entirely yours—took off. You decided to think about switching to a more personnalisable CMS, one where you would be able to deploy a marketing strategy 100% adapted to your brand. You’re now using a more professional e-commerce CMS, like BigCommerce, WordPress’s WooCommerce, or Shopify. There are a lot of others, in this category, too – and you’re in luck, no matter which one you’ve chosen for your shop, because Weglot is compatible with all of them.
There are a number of things you have to start taking into consideration when you open an independent online store. From generating traffic, to making sure your products are well-indexed on search engines, to deciding for yourself which payment-processing and CRM systems to use… If you’ve already taken the plunge and set up your own webstore, but are disappointed with the results so far, there are a few things you might be overlooking-or that you could simply be looking at with a sharper eye.
1. You may be lacking in the localization department…
Wouldn't you love to put your brain on autopilot while handling WordPress SEO, security or content management? Here are some plugins that can make that happen.
When you have established your online presence, you could feel that it takes everything to keep it going. Not to mention that any failure could cost you too much of everything. There has to be a better way, you might think.
This thought could have crossed your mind multiple times in an hour. In the era of technology, when machines think instead of us most of the time, is there nothing you can automate and get off your chest?
There is something that could help you automate a lot of work on your site and get the desired result. If your site is on WordPress, then you can use one of the numerous plugins to get a bunch of work off your chest.
Here are the top 5 things you can automate with the right plugins. It will help to make your site a success while giving you the much needed time to focus on other essential things.
1. Your website’s security
With the massive issues arising recently about cybersecurity, regardless of how small your site is, you need it to be hacker-proof. Still, making sure that everything is airtight is constant work, putting people into “set it up and leave it” frame of mind. Consequently, many WordPress websites are a threat, not only to their respective
Inquiring minds want to know! What's it like working for WebDevStudios?
After eight years of self-employment, I started working for WebDevStudios (WDS) earlier this year. Officially, I started on April 1, 2019, which, if you’re in the United States (or other Western or European countries) or are familiar with our holidays, you know is dubbed as April Fool’s Day. Given how much fun I have on Twitter with others who work with WordPress, including those who already work here, this seemed like an appropriate day to get started.
It’s been almost six months since I’ve been here at WDS, and during that time, I’ve had the opportunity to get acclimated to the team, work on a wide variety of projects, and do some really interesting things. But for as much as I love blogging and as much as WDS urges us to do so, I’ve not actually talked a lot about my time here.
Given that I had some time during our monthly 5FTF, I thought it’d be a good moment to share what it’s like moving from self-employment to working from WebDevStudios, and what to expect if you’re considering working here (because we are hiring!).
Working for WebDevStudios
The whole story leading up to my working at WDS actually begins with me, my self-employment,
Not sure what WordPress host is right for you? CPOThemes has got you covered once again. Take a look at this in-depth look at a number of WordPress hosting providers including shared, managed as well as self-managed options like SpinupWP!
Finding WordPress hosting that you can rely on and don’t mind paying for isn’t easy – especially not in 2019 because the internet is riddled with fake reviews written by thirsty affiliates. In this post, I’m going to take a close look at the best WordPress hosts available across all categories; shared, managed, and even self-managed to help you make an informed decision based on your needs and, of course, also your available budget.
This comparison of the best WordPress hosting providers is based on performance data, actual (real-world) speed tests, reviews from industry-leading companies and our experience running high-traffic websites.
Stay tuned to find out which company is going to turn out to be the best WordPress hosting provider to suit your individual needs and requirements.
Let’s dive right in with two important things we need to address!
You should look into diversifying your internet presence by creating separate, but connecting, sites. They should individually center around the specifics of your offering.
Nowadays, it’s common for brands to run multiple sites for their products. Some common denominator tightly or loosely connects them. It could be the overarching campaign, or maybe it’s a set of products that you want to distribute together. At the same time, when people see them as a whole, it should give a broad picture of your whole brand. Now, this isn’t an easy endeavor, and you’ll have to invest your time and money to make it work. Managing one site is a chore, doing the same thing for more of them is that much more complicated.
Thankfully, since this practice isn’t so rare anymore, there are ways you can make it easier on yourself to manage everything from one place. Using these tools will enable you to cut the time you need to operate everything drastically. With them, you won’t have to browse through multiple platforms to keep everything running smoothly. It is essential because, realistically, there are a lot of things you’ll need to stay on top of at all times.
Managing multiple sites
Even if you’re using the same platform (like WordPress), for all of your websites, you’d still need to access each separately. To either
Want to inspire and entertain people on your blog as a professional lifestyle blogger? Check out this 8-Steps guide to start a lifestyle blog now.
Are you planning on starting a lifestyle blog? Are you passionate about something in your daily life which you would want to share with the world? Here is a complete guide on how you can become a successful lifestyle blogger and make a living from it. Making income with blogging is not that difficult as it looks. If you find something passionate in your life, which you think is something that many people would love to read about, then you can start your lifestyle blog!
A hobby can any day be a job. You can even create a career out of blogging as a lifestyle blogger. You can create amazing pieces of content that can inspire and entertain people on your blog. If this is taken seriously by any passionate person, they can make it as a professional lifestyle blogger. Furthermore, they can even become an influencer in the niche if you are able to build good authority in your niche. Your hobby can really be turned into a business.
Today, blogging is a lot more than just a means of expressing ideas and sharing experiences. If you love doing something, you can start a blog about it right now. Many people who had the talent and the gift started to share their experiences with the world with the
Everybody wants to get the most out of their marketing and advertisements. Here is how to integrate Google Analytics and CRM for optimal results.
Many tools allow you to affect sales positively and increase the effectiveness of marketing activities. However, one of the most personalized is the internal base. You should get to know what they are guided by, and how it is more convenient for them to buy.
In this article, we will describe how to work correctly with CRM and how to use it for business benefit. Below we will talk more about the process of combining data received from a site with an internal database.
Why not use only Google Analytics?
The benefits of using data from CRM can be talked about endlessly. But why is this information so valuable? There is a vast array of data that opens up new opportunities for advancement. The main difference from Google Analytics familiar to all of us is the binding of information to users.
That is, you know who this user is and how he previously interacted with your company. Also, the tool will help to form an RFM analysis, which allows for more in-depth monitoring. Segment buyers by the frequency of purchases, the average check, etc., upload information to Google Analytics and get the maximum result.
This makes it possible to create audiences that will later be used for remarketing.
Some lessons (learned the hard way) about keeping WordPress sites running smoothly.
For the past decade, much of my design and development work has been centered around WordPress. I’ve spent a good bit of time both building and maintaining websites that utilize the world’s most widely-used CMS. Not coincidentally, I’ve learned a lot in that span. Thus, to paraphrase the old saying: When you know better, you do better.
Thinking about my experiences, which has included a lot of ups and downs, I wanted to share what I’ve learned with a wider audience (that is, one beyond the pets in my home office). As a part of that quest, I gave a presentation on maintaining multiple WordPress websites at WordCamp Lehigh Valley 2019.
In that same spirit, below is a collection of some of the most important lessons that I’ve learned – many of them the hard way. Hopefully, they help you avoid some of the same misconceptions and mistakes that got me.
Updates Are Rarely an Emergency
If you spend enough time using and reading about WordPress, you’ll certainly hear a lot about keeping your sites up-to-date. Sure, updates to WordPress core, themes and plugins are important for keeping up compatibility and security.
Awareness of the issue is vital. It’s
If you take a look at literature from SEO, online marketing, and website business realm, you will often find the term “guest posting” mentioned. It is one of the most beneficial things you can do for your online brand.
If you take a look at literature from the SEO, online marketing, and website business realm, you will often find the term “guest posting” mentioned. It is one of the most beneficial things you can do for your online brand. We agree that guest posting is a must. So, we’ve decided to compile this complete guide to guest posts. Check what they are, their benefits, where to start, and how to get better.
Learning all this information will help you find your way when it comes to guest posting. In return, it will immensely boost your online reputation. So, let’s start!
What are Guest Posts?
Guest posts or guest blogs are content that’s published on someone else’s website. The guest poster chooses a site where they want to place one of their articles and contacts the owner to set up cooperation for guest posting.
Why do People Write Guest Posts?
For many people, this first question when it comes to guest posting is: “If I have a great piece of content that will surely be received well by the audience, why would I give it to someone else?”
For some, guest posting feels like you’re giving up the positive reactions from your post and handing
It's been a ride these last 10yrs. Managed WordPress hosting is a huge marker channel. Kudos to the other hosts out there as well, could not have done it without you.
Ten years ago this month, we launched Pagely and kicked off what has grown into the $2-3 Billion dollar channel known commonly as Managed WordPress Hosting. At the time, people questioned the need for the services they all now take for granted, and which are increasingly becoming commoditized. Over the last decade, the wider WordPress ecosystem has clearly benefited from faster and more secure websites, better deployment workflows, and knowledgeable, WordPress-specific technical support. I’d wager to say the wider hosting market, in general, has also taken notice, and adapted to serve a more discerning clientele that has come to expect more than Level 1 call center upsells when interacting with their host.
It’s been an exciting, and at times terrifying, journey for Sally and I, as we’ve put our efforts towards building a product, and then building a company. We’ve become parents during this time and watched as our employees started or expanded their own families. We’ve seen competitors enter, grow, and dominate wide segments of the market.
We’ve also stayed true to our simple philosophy of “business is personal” and have endeavored to
Affiliate marketing is a great way to earn money on the side. If you are just starting in this competitive space, these tools can be of great help.
The affiliate marketing industry has become the most challenging and tough to compete. But the thing is, it’s easy to measure your business. You can scale your business using affiliate marketing. Let me dive into further by showing you a simple latest analysis made by Huawei. It says that the size of the global digital economy is worth $12 trillion and heading towards double that amount by 2023. Another analysis says that about 30% of global three or the major shift in wealth creation history ever experienced.
So if you want to succeed in this competitive marketplace, you need to enrich your affiliate marketing arsenal. To make this happen, in this blog, I am going to enlist the best affiliate marketing tools for your making your journey smoother.
Best Affiliate Marketing Tools
Best affiliate marketing tools could take you to the next level of advancement in affiliate marketing. There several affiliate marketing platforms who are using different affiliate marketing tools that could facilitate your affiliate marketing journey.
Let’s take a look at the listing below:
1. CJ Affiliate
This is a commission junction tool for affiliate marketers. Formerly, it was named Commission
Optimize your website for international SEO & discover how you can rank in different languages. The complete guide to implementing your multilingual SEO strategy
I’m quite sure you’ve already put in a lot of hard work to make sure your current website ranks high in search engines, and maybe you’re sitting comfortably on the first page of Google (nice work). But, what happens when your company expands and you’re now tasked with having to complete the whole process again, but, ranking with new languages? Otherwise known as multilingual SEO.
If you fail to focus your efforts on multilingual SEO just as you did in your original language, then you risk your website not being found or used in other countries – which would mean that all important global expansion might not work out quite how you intended…
The prospect of multilingual SEO probably sounds like a daunting task, right? But, it doesn’t have to be.
What is multilingual SEO
Just to clear up that question, multilingual SEO is, in fact, really all about applying the same basic principles of standard SEO…But, with the addition of some guidelines to follow that will ensure the languages you’ve translated your website into, also benefit from your SEO efforts.
It’s the practice of translating existing content into new languages, and