There are a variety of techniques for proper WordPress website image optimization. The effort is worth it. Utilize our tips today.
The most significant consideration for building or maintaining a website these days is speed. Ensuring that your site moves quickly and supports speeds down to mobile 3G is vital in providing the best possible user experience (UX) to the largest percentage of your target demographic. The guiltiest speed hogs are network requests dedicated to fetching images and video media. One of the best ways to improve UX and guarantee site speed is to consistently practice techniques for WordPress website image optimization. If you think about images as a percentage of your overall website’s footprint, a few bytes here and there will certainly add up. By optimizing images, you can reduce the overall impact of your website’s footprint, page size, and increase load speeds. Image optimization is just that, optimizing, compressing, scaling, resizing, or changing image formats for the web. The general idea is to reduce how many requests you have to make or how large those requests are in the first place. Google uses a term called “time to first meaningful paint,” which is when “the user feels that the primary content of the page is visible.” The faster users get to
Page builders like Beaver Builder or Gutenberg? Which works best for your WordPress website project? Let's compare and contrast.
Here at WebDevStudios (WDS), we work on all kinds of projects that use all kinds of base themes and tools. Our internal theme, wd_s, uses Advanced Custom Fields (ACF) in a really cool way that makes it work like a page builder. We also have an internal project converting all of our ACF blocks into Gutenberg blocks. Additionally, we have another internal project converting all of our ACF blocks into Beaver Builder blocks. We really are ready for anything at WDS. It all depends on what’s right for the project, or more importantly, what the client wants for the project. With all that in mind, I wanted to take some time to discuss both sides of the current debate: page builders vs Gutenberg. To do this, I took a concept and developed it in both to compare and contrast the processes for both. Here are the results.
Before we start building, we need a concept. For this project, I chose a need I came across on my personal blog: the ability to embed a Github Gist into a standard WordPress post. Because I’m either brave or foolish, I use Gutenberg on my personal site. I found inserting a Gist into a blog post is a giant pain as there isn’t a built-in embed block
There is no doubt that coming soon page is pretty helpful for Wordpress.They allow us to offer quite a lot of information through a single landing page.
There are so many people who often suggest starting a website with a coming soon page. However, there are also users who have no freaking idea about why should every site start with a coming soon page? Well, there is no doubt that coming soon pages are pretty helpful. They allow us to offer quite a lot of information through a single landing page. But in case if you are still wondering why it is needed, then do not worry. Let me explain the whole thing to you.
Why Should every Site start with a Coming Soon Page ??
The primary goal of any coming soon page is to let people know about the launch date of your website. Like if a visitor is coming to your website, then there are some reasons behind it. And you should not display them a maintenance page which does not give them any clue.
Instead, you should offer a launch date, and some extra information about your site, brand or product. This way the visitors will not be visiting your website over and over again. Also, they will only come when the website is finally launched and functionally.
Ask For E-Mail Address
Getting visitors to your website even before launching it? That means there are visitors who are interested in your
Outline covering the various ways to make money running a WordPress site.
Do you want to make money with your WordPress website? Whether you want to generate some side income or make it a full-time job, WordPress offers plenty of opportunities for entrepreneurs. Create and sell products, teach or manage others’ websites, or just blog; you can make good money from WordPress. Shot for ideas? No worries, there’s an infinite number of things you can do to earn revenue with a WordPress site. This list is just the beginning, but it should point you in the right direction.
If you’re ready to get started, here are the many methods you can use to make money with WordPress.
Method 1. Make Money With Any Website
Method 3. Make a Membership Website
Method 4. Web, Theme, and Plugin Design
Method 5. Offer Marketing Services
1. Make Money With Any Website
If you just run a WordPress website and don’t want to start a dedicated business, there are still ways you can make money! These methods rely primarily on your user base, so if you go this route, make sure to spend plenty of time engaging visitors and marketing your site if you want to make a good income. Alongside other money-making ventures, you can really pull in the cash.
The easiest way to
I put Gutenberg to work on a real project to see how it would hold up. The results weren't that bad.
If you’ve been following all the fuss regarding Gutenberg, the new WordPress editor, you know that many users have formed a very strong opinion of it. But, all the drama aside, what’s it like to actually build a website with it? As WordPress 5.0 creeps ever closer, I decided it was time to finally see what Gutenberg is capable of. While I had done a good bit of testing (perhaps better described as playing around), I hadn’t yet included the plugin version of the editor into my standard workflow.
I figured I’d start off fairly small. So, I installed Gutenberg on a brochure-style site that I’m redesigning. Below are a few thoughts on my experiences, while keeping in mind that this is still beta software that has several bugs left to iron out.
A New Way to Work
Having previously seen the Gutenberg UI, there were some basic expectations I had as to what I would be able to accomplish – things that I wouldn’t easily be able to do with the Classic editor:
Easily rearrange content
Create simple multicolumn layouts
Reuse customized content blocks in multiple places
Suffice it to say that I didn’t expect (nor want) a full-blown page builder type
Gutenberg is knocking on everyone's door, but is it ready for facing the world's criticism? Let's find out which are the cons and pros of using it, as is.
WordPress is the most popular content management system(CMS) out there. With more than a quarter of the websites using WordPress, its CMS capabilities are proofed day in and out. Since its first days, it has evolved from a simple blog management system to a veritable CMS that can be used to build anything. Talking about building stuff, if you haven’t heard the news already, WordPress is working on a new editor called Gutenberg, which is due for the next big WordPress 5.0 release. The work on the editor has been now going for quite some time and the goal is to provide a better, seamless editor experience to its users, something similar to what we’re used to with page builders like Visual Composer and Elementor. The demo has been up already, both as a website and as a plugin. We also got our hands on it and went into the nitty gritty of using it, as an advanced editor which could keep up with the big boys.
So, in this article, we’ll see how Gutenberg works as a page builder and we will go through the pros and cons of the Gutenberg WordPress editor. But before we start, let’s find out more about it.
What is Gutenberg?
Gutenberg is the name of the WordPress’s
WordPress website design and development agency, WebDevStudios, is ready for Gutenberg and WordPress 5.0. Are you? Here are some tips for getting prepared.
Change is inevitable, especially when it comes to technology. What’s also inevitable are the complaints, groans, and fears that seem to always accompany any change. Since Gutenberg was first announced, WebDevStudios (WDS) has been preparing for this change, one that we see as an enhancement to the current WordPress editor. At WDS, we are ready for Gutenberg and WordPress 5.0, which means our clients will also be ready. Here are some ways that you, too, can also be prepared for this big change happening very soon. Communicate to Your Clients and/or Team
Our client base relies on us to keep them informed and updated. It would be irresponsible of us to not warn our clients of Gutenberg, only to allow them to log into their WordPress sites and suddenly see an unexpected change. So whether you’re a developer or designer with WordPress customers or you run a team of content creators, communicate to everyone involved. Gutenberg is coming! Stay informed.
Immerse Yourself in the Technology
We’re sure you’ve heard this before, but one of the best ways to learn a foreign language is to immerse yourself in it. That was our strategy with Gutenberg—hence, WDS Blocks.
WordPress users can install a variety of plugins to develop exceptional content marketing, from creating high-performing posts to tracking campaign results.
WordPress users can install a variety of plugins to develop exceptional content marketing, from creating high-performing posts to tracking campaign results. Here is a list of WordPress plugins for content marketing. There are tools for editorial tasks, A/B testing, visual images, page speed, comments, discussion, and distribution. Most of these plugins are free, though some have premium versions as well.
WordPress Plugins for Content Marketing
Edit Flow lets you collaborate with your editorial team inside WordPress. It features a calendar, editorial comments, notifications, story budget, and user groups.
Editorial Calendar provides an overview of your WordPress site and when each post will be published. Drag and drop to move posts, edit posts right in the calendar, and manage your entire blog.
MonsterInsights allows you to connect your WordPress website with Google Analytics so you can see how visitors find and use your content. Track your users across devices and platforms. Get a better understanding of your audience with demographics and interest reports. The page level analytics show you which pages and sections on your website are the most popular.
W3 Total Cache improves the user
Are you searching for the perfect theme for your WordPress blog or website? Here are some super tips to consider before choosing a theme for your blog.
We all know that how overwhelmed and excited one is when they are looking for website or blog theme, especially if that is the first online platform for them. WordPress is an amazing yet easy to set up platform to build up your website.
However it is not easy to choose a theme quickly because there are so many paid and free themes available on internet today. All those themes are designed with aim to fit your business category. Each theme looks better than the other. So how can you know, which theme is perfect for you? And it is really important to choose a suitable theme because it affects overall performance of your website.
From the background colour, font type, font colour and font size to the margin size and widget positions, your website or blog theme will determine how it will appear to visitors.
So, the first question that may come to your mind is: Should I go for free theme or paid theme?
Well, with 3000 free themes available on WordPress, anyone would lure to go for free theme. But it is rightly said “There is no such thing as free”. Free themes comes with some limitations like lack of mobile responsiveness, color customizations etc etc..
The main reason for not
Faster loading web pages grab more attention and retention than slow loading pages. The logic behind is simple. People tend to spend more time on websites which loads faster.
WordPress website users are always in search of something out of the box and by aiming to achieve that 90+ Google Page Insight score benchmark is quite possible. Generally, there are several techniques to speed up WordPress websites but among all, browser caching is most commonly found issue during website speed optimization analysis. To monitor and test your website’s performance, you can use a number of online tools such as Google PageSpeed Insights, GTMetrix, and Pingdom. They provide accurate results and help you understand where your website needs improvements. While testing site’s performance, you may have received warning notification of “Leverage Browser Caching”.
Today, we are going to discuss how you can resolve this issue. So, let’s not waste time and delve in.
What Is a Browser Cache and How Does It Work?
Whenever a person visits your website, the browser sends a request to load assets such as HTML, Scripts, Images, CSS, etc. from the server. The server then responds to the browser’s request. Depending on the size of the asset requested and server process time, the response may take a bit of time to respond. It ultimately results in increased
For your podcast to succeed, you'll want to create a dedicated website. Let's talk about how to do this using WordPress and the right podcasting theme!
Podcasting has become a hugely popular industry. This means if you want to build a significant audience for your own podcast, you’ll need to do some groundwork. This usually includes setting up a dedicated website. While you may already share your podcast episodes on a site like SoundCloud or iTunes, a website gives you much greater reach. Plus, along with featuring the podcast itself, you can provide information about your company or organization, share valuable resources, and encourage your audience to purchase your products or sign up to a newsletter.
In this article, we’re going to talk about why you might want to create a WordPress website for your podcast. Then we’ll explain how you can make that site stand out using podcast-specific themes and plugins. Let’s jump right in!
Why Your Podcast Needs Its Own Website
Most podcasters focus on getting their episodes onto as many dedicated podcasting sites and apps as possible. This makes sense, as that’s where people will often go to find new content and creators:
However, only uploading your podcasts to these sites limits your potential for growth. Most provide a very little opportunity for promoting your
The simple answer is that WooCommerce is for physical products, whereas Easy Digital Downloads is for digital products. But while the above sentence is generally true, it’s also a little bit oversimplified.
By its market share, WordPress is the most popular way to create an eCommerce store. And despite the overwhelming popularity of WooCommerce, there are actually multiple ways that you can use WordPress to create an eCommerce store, with Easy Digital Downloads being another stellar option. That might have you wondering… when it comes to WooCommerce vs Easy Digital Downloads, which plugin should you use to build your store?
Well, the simple answer is that WooCommerce is for physical products, whereas Easy Digital Downloads is for digital products.
But while the above sentence is generally true, it’s also a little bit oversimplified. That is, you can still use WooCommerce to sell digital products, and it’s also possible to sell physical products with Easy Digital Downloads.
Because the answer isn’t always so simple, we’re going to dig into a full WooCommerce vs Easy Digital Downloads comparison in this post.
By the end, you should know which one is the right option for your WordPress eCommerce store.
WooCommerce and Easy Digital Downloads
There’s no arguing with the fact that WooCommerce is the giant in WordPress eCommerce. Acquired by Automattic for
We’re back with another roundup of news and stories from across the WordPress community. As we’re nearing the most anticipated WordPress release of the year, I’m starting to wonder, “Is this post slowly turning into an all-Gutenberg news report?"
This is the August 2018 edition of “This Month in WordPress with CodeinWP.” Hello, fellow WordPress-ers! We’re back with another roundup of news and stories from across the WordPress community. As we’re nearing the most anticipated WordPress release of the year, I’m starting to wonder, “Is this post slowly turning into an all-Gutenberg news report?”
Some of you might love reading about Gutenberg, some might not. But we cannot help it since so much that’s happening in the WordPress world lately is tightly tied to Gutenberg. The truth is, companies and developers are all focusing on the ‘revolutionary’ editor at the moment, whether you like it or not.
But, apart from Gutenberg news, we still have some other topics and resources that will help you improve your overall WordPress experience.
August 2018 WordPress News with CodeinWP
WordPress 4.9.8 Out
Beware WordPress-ers, the WordPress 4.9.8 official release is out! I’m saying “beware” because this version is the first to introduce the Try Gutenberg Callout that will appear in users’ dashboards. The callout’s goal is to urge people to test and read
The ultimate list of WordPress stats & data that will blow your mind. For example, almost 300,000 words being written each minute using WordPress.
Bad news for Gutenberg haters, Drupal announced they are adopting Gutenberg as their editor too. This will bring other developers into the project making it more powerful, faster...
Drupal needs a modern UI for rich content creation. This fall WordPress 5 is out with the brand new Gutenberg editor, a decoupled React based editing experience. It works great! And: It's open source, so we ported it to Drupal. Combining Drupal and Gutenberg is a killer combination, empowering content authors to build rich landing pages inside a rock solid CMS framework. All Drupal project owners want to provide the best editing experience possible for their users. Whether your site is a university site, a non-profit site or a high traffic news outlet: You want to empower your editors to grow your digital presence.
Drupal 8 is a rock solid CMS framework packed with powerful admin features. Our only complaint? Drupal needs a modern UI for rich content creation.
Solutions based on Panels, Paragraphs or even the new Layout module contribute to a complex workflow. Drupal admin can feel quite overwhelming!
In 2018, you expect a CMS to be both flexible and easy to use. Building a shiny landing page shouldn’t be hard!
Gutenberg: A modern UI for content editing
We want to change this. We did a presentation on DrupalCamp a while back, and have explored quite a few different options. Surely,
Check out this Weebly to WordPress: Step-by-Step Site Migration Guide
So, you’ve come here tempted to get to know the secret, right? Here it is: there’s no easier thing than Weebly to WordPress migration. Especially, if done with superb automated CMS2CMS service! It’s done with no coding, no software installation and no copypasting. Moreover, before moving to WordPress for good, you can always run a free Demo to get a preview of your site! Still not convinced? There are tasty additional options included, such as SEO juice migration and 301 Redirect from old URLs to new URLs. Plus, you can choose the migration insurance if you wish to come back and restart the process, for instance.
Can’t wait, take me to Weebly to WordPress migration page!
Those who wish to examine the process in details, keep reading it’ll get more interesting
Contributor Dave Davies walks through key steps and shows how to optimize a WordPress site for Google PageSpeed.
We hear a lot about PageSpeed from Google, and there’s no doubt it’s an important metric from both a usability and an SEO standpoint. Of course, there’s a lot more to the web than WordPress, but with it now powering over 59.3 percent of the web and Google dedicating an engineering team to work with WordPress, it deserves special attention. Before we dive in, it’s important to clarify that in our article today we’re going to be focusing on PageSpeed, and not page speed.
For those unfamiliar with the difference, PageSpeed is a Google metric. It’s based on a family of tools, and when we’re referring to a PageSpeed number between 0 and 100, we’re referring to the output of the PageSpeed Insights tool.
Page speed, on the other hand, generally refers to the real-world speed of a web page. And yes, it’s possible to increase one without the other, and I’ve even seen cases where improving one is at the cost of the other.
In short, we’re going to focus on the Google metric in this article as it relates to WordPress sites. Whenever you are working on one, it’s important to be measuring the other, too, so as not to shoot yourself
Here are the updates for WordPress Gutenberg Editor 3.5.0 (9th August).
Another update has sailed! This one comes after WordPress 4.9.8 release with the “try the new editor” notice, which has increased the number of installs from 15k to more than 120k in a few days. This is an important milestone as we broaden the testing horizons. We’d like to take a moment to thank everyone that has tested and given feedback through the various channels. Likewise, huge thanks to everyone that has helped answer questions, addressed forum feedback, triaged new issues, fixed bugs, and generally jumped in to contribute.
Back to the release, this one includes several fixes, polish, and cleaner interactions around the writing flow. On the developer side, there’s been work around refining and adding to the pool of APIs and documentation.
Add an edit button to embed blocks to modify the source.
Improve margin collapse within column blocks.
De-emphasize inline tokens within the inserter for a better user experience.
Polish focus and active styles around buttons and inputs.
Polish styles for checkbox component, update usages of toggle to checkbox where appropriate. Update documentation.
Improve pre-publish panel styling and textual copy.
A very interesting post from Gary Pendergast on his vision for the future of WordPress and Gutenberg.
WordPress has been around for 15 years. 31.5% of sites use it, and that figure continues to climb. We’re here for the long term, so we need to plan for the long term. Gutenberg is being built as the base for the next 15 years of WordPress. The first phase, replacing the post editing screen with the new block editor, is getting close to completion. That’s not to say the block editor will stop iterating and improving with WordPress 5.0, rather, this is where we feel confident that we’ve created a foundation that we can build everything else upon.
Let’s chat about the long-term vision and benefit of the Gutenberg project.
As the WordPress community, we have an extraordinary opportunity to shape the future of web development. By drawing on the past experiences of WordPress, the boundless variety and creativity found in the WordPress ecosystem, and modern practices that we can adopt from many different places in the wider software world, we can create a future defined by its simplicity, its user friendliness, and its diversity.
If we’re looking to create this future, what are the key ingredients?
Interface unity. Today, the two primary methods of embedding structured
We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of WordPress 4.9.8. This maintenance release fixes 46 bugs, enhancements and blessed tasks, including updating the Twenty Seventeen bundled theme.
We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of WordPress 4.9.8. This maintenance release fixes 46 bugs, enhancements and blessed tasks, including updating the Twenty Seventeen bundled theme. Following are the highlights of what is now available.
“Try Gutenberg” callout
Most users will now be presented with a notice in their WordPress dashboard. This “Try Gutenberg” is an opportunity for users to use the Gutenberg block editor before it is released in WordPress 5.0.
In WordPress 4.9.8, the callout will be shown to the following users:
If Gutenberg is not installed or activated, the callout will be shown to Admin users on single sites, and Super Admin users on multisites.
If Gutenberg is installed and activated, the callout will be shown to Contributor users and above.
If the Classic Editor plugin is installed and activated, the callout will be hidden for all users.
You can learn more by reading “Try Gutenberg” Callout in WordPress 4.9.8.
This release includes 18 Privacy fixes focused on ensuring consistency and flexibility in the new personal data tools that were added in 4.9.6, including:
The type of request being
We get sales inquiries often that site the noisy neighbor effect prevalent on the economy hosts, and even those labeled as Managed WordPress. Enterprise grade hosting is not for everyone, but it has serious advantages.
Despite the fact that WordPress powers 30% of the Internet, the myth of it being simply a blogging platform still exists. The reality is that WordPress is perfectly suited for managing large-scale business enterprises, delivering secure, robust, and flexible solutions for virtually any industry. However, these benefits can only be reaped when WordPress is combined with the appropriate hosting plan. The good news is that there is a viable enterprise WordPress hosting solution available to meet your needs. This will ideally deliver outstanding support and security, a broad remit for scalability, dependable data retention, and other crucial features.
In this article, we’ll take a closer look at what exactly enterprise WordPress hosting is. Then, we’ll examine the crucial advantages of a good enterprise hosting solution, as well as how Pagely delivers each in spades.
What Enterprise WordPress Hosting Is (And Why Your Business May Need It)
As the name suggests, enterprise WordPress hosting optimizes the platform to better cater to the objectives of a large-scale business. Typically, an enterprise hosting plan will ensure that the WordPress site (or Multisite) installation is:
Turn the phpBB to bbPress migration into a super easy process. Learn why bbPress is a better option, then follow the presentation to conduct the transfer!
Nowadays, there are many ways of expressing yourself. Creating forum where your like-minded fellows can share ideas with each other is one of them. In case, your current discussion board can’t be home-away-from-home for your users anymore, it’s better to revise it and switch to a new platform as soon as possible! If you are using phpBB quite for some time already, and you want to change it to bbPress, this article is just the right to land on. Keep reading and get to know why bbPress is a better option and check out the detailed guide on how to migrate all of your content from phpBB to bbPress at ease!
Why Leave phpBB
phpBB is a neat forum board with many virtues. It’s a long-time runner among forums as it was one of the first such projects ever appeared. phpBB is a free, open-source project with the opportunity to create multilingual forums. There are almost 50 language packs available. You can also implement a strong anti-spam system so that no one can endanger all your data safety.
Why leave then? Though phpBB can satisfy your forum needs, after some time you may think of something more powerful and curious to develop. For instance, with this bulletin board, you
Matt Mullenweg talks to Kara Swisher about why Automattic acquired Longreads and Atavist, and where he plans to take them, and other important big-picture issues it's good for the WP community to know about.
“We want to make the best tools in the world, and we want to do it for decades to come. I’ve been doing WordPress for 15 years, I want to do it the rest of my life.” The last time I chatted with Kara was in 2013 in the back of a pedicab in Austin. This time I got to sit in the red chair at Vox headquarters in San Francisco, and per usual Kara was thoughtful, thorough and to the point: we talked about WordPress and the future of the open web, the moral imperative of user privacy, and how it all relates to what’s going on at Facebook.
(As it turns out, Facebook also is turning off the ability for WordPress sites — and all websites — to post directly to users’ profile pages. The decision to shut down the API is ostensibly to fight propaganda and misinformation on the platform, but I think it’s a big step back for their embrace of the open web. I hope they change their minds.)
Kara and I also talked about distributed work, Automattic’s acquisition of Atavist and Longreads, and why every tech company should have an editorial team. Thanks again to Kara and the Recode team for having me.
At this point in development I'd expect only fixes, but features are still being added. This release adds an inline block API, a modal component, exposes more developer options for mobile, and of course a slew of fixes.
Today’s release is timed to coincide with the upcoming WordPress 4.9.8 release, and includes a multitude of improvements when converting existing content to blocks. The Inline Block API has also landed in this release, allowing images to be inserted into any rich text area. You can even put an image into another image’s caption!
Add the Inline Blocks API.
Rename Shared Blocks to Reusable Blocks.
Add a Modal component.
Add a REST API Search controller.
Add a warning in the classic editor when attempting to edit a post that contains blocks.
Add ability for themes to configure font sizes.
Add RTL CSS to all packages.
Add an edit button to embed blocks.
Remove all wp.api usage from the editor package.
Add error handling for file block drag-and-drop.
Add registerBlockStyleVariation, for registering block style variations.
Add a border between panels in the block sidebar.
Add a editor.PostFeaturedImage.imageSize filter for the Featured Image.
Create a video block when dropping a video on an insertion point.
Expose a custom class name hook for mobile.
Add a React Native entrypoint for mobile.
Only disable wpautop on the main classic editor instance.
Retain the id attribute