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11 min read Codeinwp
Community | codeinwp.com | 4 days ago

How to Redesign Your Business Website - Transparency Report #40

The inside scoop on the CodeinWP redesign and strategy, what the deal is with AMP and mobile, plus a case of entrepreneurial struggles and learnings (as mysterious as it might sound right now). And, a wedding :)

How to Redesign Your Business Website - Transparency Report #40

Community | codeinwp.com | 4 days ago

Welcome to the 40th(!) edition of the monthly transparency report (for May 2018). This is a series where I go through everything that’s been going on in the business. And I don’t hold back! Whether it’s good or bad, it’s all here. Click here to see the previous reports. May was a fun month for me. More or less, I took the whole month off to take better care of myself and … prepare for the wedding (read: my wedding … two of them actually, long story).
This doesn’t mean I don’t have anything to share with you here.
Chiefly, I want to talk about a few things: the CodeinWP redesign and strategy, what the deal is with AMP and mobile, plus a case of entrepreneurial struggles and learnings (as mysterious as it might sound right now).
CodeinWP redesign

11 min read Daniel Wilson
Community | solwininfotech.com | 4 days ago

Digital Marketing Trends 2018: Top 20 Strategies To Excel This Year

Here are the biggest digital marketing trends 2018 to watch out for.Grow your startup and level up your marketing strategy for this year and beyond.

Digital Marketing Trends 2018: Top 20 Strategies To Excel This Year

Community | solwininfotech.com | 4 days ago

It’s 2018 and the digital marketers are getting ready to face the disruptions and challenges coming in the way of achieving their goals. They bank on technological advancements time and again to address the client’s requirements and gain the optimum outcome. As we witness a transformation from a laptop and desktop-driven age into the mobile-driven era, the advent of new marketing trends is inevitable in the digital world.
Here we go through twenty noteworthy digital marketing trends that are going to impact the marketing strategy in the year 2018 and beyond:
1. AR will be game changer
Pokémon Go has already shown what AR (Augmented Reality) integration with social media can do. As the number of smartphone users steadily increases across the world, different brands will tend to use AR to establish better engagement with consumers in the near future.
For example, the AR technology will enable the brands to show content based on the customer’s location. Experts are of opinion that Instagram and FB will soon integrate AR into their platforms.
2. Importance of Influencers will Decrease
Companies spend a lot of bucks on influencers, but, they are unable to measure

Am I the only one who noticed the number of spam comments is too high?

Community | 6 days ago

I noticed this trend that the number of spam accounts and the number of comments left by these bots? is increasing. Just take a look at this thread here:

https://managewp.org/articles/17402/woo-edd-users-how-to-reduce-credit-card-fraud-by-98-using-stripe-radar

Or this:
https://managewp.org/articles/17522/gdpr-compliant-form-builder-for-wordpress#comments-section

Or this:
https://managewp.org/articles/17250/preparing-your-wordpress-site-for-google-s-upcoming-mobile-first-index

Any ideas or solution?

It's really annoying, and ManageWP doesn't seem to care -- I've sent lots of feedback and flagged comments -- no change.

I've started to visit ManageWP less and less since the quality of comments is going to shit.

via JS Morisset

Have noticed this too, and flagged tons of these spam comments. Make the comment links nofollow, will deter this behavior.

via John Locke

There has been no moderation since months now...

via pol taj

And for obvious reasons. John has a point.

via Binod Kumar Anand

@Pol I have to respectfully disagree. The moderation team is just one person, and I have been busy with WCEU in our own back yard. Otherwise I clean up comments once a week, or whenever I have some extra time.

On a related note, there has been too much spam going on lately, but not sure if nofollow would be enough. My knee-jerk reaction would be to remove links altogether. What do you all think?

via Nemanja Aleksic

Hi Nemanja,

I think nofollow wouldn't be enough, removing links altogether might be a better solution, but I have the feeling that even without links spam won't disappear. Isn't there a way to manually review and approve or reject new accounts? I know this could be definitely a time-consuming task.
Btw. I hope you had a great time on WCEU!

via Tom Zsomborgi
3 min read JS Morisset
Community | surniaulula.com | 12 days ago

Free Plugins for Organization / Local SEO Markup

The Organization name, logo and sameAs properties (offered by Yoast SEO, for example) provide only the most basic information required for Google’s Knowledge Graph, but several additional properties are also available in the Schema Organization markup. ;-)

Free Plugins for Organization / Local SEO Markup

Community | surniaulula.com | 12 days ago

Google reads a variety of structured data from webpages, including e-commerce Product details, Recipes, Reviews, etc. — along with three standard Schema types from a website’s homepage: WebSite, Organization, and Person. In this post we’ll focus on the Organization markup, which Yoast SEO, WPSSO Core, and most SEO plugins add to a site’s homepage. Google uses the Organization markup to enrich its Knowledge Graph information for the website’s Organization (aka Business, Corporation, etc.).
See Google’s About Search Features and Structured Data General Guidelines webpages for more information about the current Schema types recognized by Google.
See Google My Business, Your business information in the knowledge panel, and Improve your local ranking on Google for more information about Knowledge Graph and Google’s local business markup.
An Organization markup from the Yoast SEO plugin (and most SEO plugins) looks like this:
123456789101112131415
<script type='application/ld+json'>{"@context": "https://schema.org","@type": "Organization","url": "http://adm.surniaulula.com/","sameAs":

3 min read JS Morisset
Community | surniaulula.com | 9 days ago

WordPress Sites Create Fuzzy Thumbnails [Solution]

Did you know that thumbnail / resized images MUST be sharpened? And did you know that WordPress does NOT sharpen images when resizing images?

WordPress Sites Create Fuzzy Thumbnails [Solution]

Community | surniaulula.com | 9 days ago

Did you know WordPress creates thumbnails from the images you upload? You probably knew this — not everyone does, but most WordPress users are aware of this. ;-)
Did you also know that when creating smaller images, they must be sharpened?
This is common knowledge for photography and website design professionals, but probably not for the majority of WordPress users.
And did you know that WordPress does not sharpen images when creating thumbnails?
I bet that you didn’t know this… not many people do.
WordPress creates several different thumbnail sizes by default (see your WordPress Settings > Media page for details) and potentially several more, depending on your theme and plugin settings. It’s not uncommon, for example, for WordPress to create a half-dozen (or more) images from the original image you upload. And in all cases, WordPress does not sharpen or make any adjustments to the resized image it creates!
But don’t “image optimization” plugins already do this?
No, they don’t — image optimization plugins are designed to create smaller / faster loading images, not better looking ones. And if you share a post / page to social media,

9 min read Tevya
Community | helpscout.net | 10 days ago

How (and Why) You Should Respond to Positive Online Reviews

This article is a little older, but I thought it important information for WordPress plugin/theme developers, WP-related businesses, etc. We often focus on the negative reviews, but what about the positive?

How (and Why) You Should Respond to Positive Online Reviews

Community | helpscout.net | 10 days ago

Responding to positive feedback is often sidelined as business owners focus on damage control for negative customer reviews. After all, how often do you see an ecstatic Yelp review go viral? Yet engaging customers who are already enthusiastic about your business is the perfect way to create a loyal following and a strong referral network. In fact, 78% of consumers say that hearing from management about their reviews makes them believe the business cares more about them.
Ready to turn customers into advocates? Download this handy guide to building a loyal customer base.
The benefits of responding to positive reviews are twofold: You attract new customers with your thoughtful, engaged responses, and you boost retention rates, which have a radical impact on your bottom line.
We make it easy to add this business ritual to your weekly routine. Here’s how to prioritize reviews and craft personal notes that will help your business thrive.
Build search credibility with reviews
This isn’t just about increasing your pool of happy customers — responding to reviews increases your visibility in search engines, especially for localized searches. When Google ranks a business, it

4 min read Dave Warfel

Matt Mullenweg Announces St. Louis as WordCamp US 2019/2020 Host City

WordCamp US will be in St. Louis in 2019-2020. Matt explains the decision in this point, and highlights some of the benefits of having it in St. Louis.

Matt Mullenweg Announces St. Louis as WordCamp US 2019/2020 Host City

We’re excited to share that St. Louis, Missouri will be the next city to host WordCamp US! During his keynote at WordCamp Europe, Matt Mullenweg announced that St. Louis, Missouri will be the host city for WordCamp US 2019 and 2020. 10 Fast Facts About St. Louis
St. Louis is home to Forest Park, one of the largest urban parks in the United States. It’s about 500 acres larger than Central Park in New York City. Forest Park is home to the St. Louis Zoo, Art Museum, History Museum, Science Center, and more. The best part: most of these attractions are free!
St. Louis is also home to the Gateway Arch! With the completion of CityArchRiver, St. Louis’ $380 million project to rejuvinate the Arch grounds and surrounding areas, you can now walk from downtown St. Louis to the Arch grounds. The new area will officially open July 2018.
Nearby downtown, the Missouri Botanical Gardens stand. The MBG is the oldest botanical garden in continuous operation in the United States. The MBG is home to 79 acres of gardens with Chihuly glass artwork throughout. Admission for kids 12 and under is free.
The Lemp Mansion was built in the early 1860’s and served as the Lemp family home

2 min read Aline
Community | mastermind.fm | Nov. 21, 2017

Episode 84 - Million Dollar Corruption in WordPress

A turbulent second half of the Dumitru Brinzan interview at Mastermind.fm where he openly talks about some very real problems that are festering behind the apparent blockbuster success of WordPress.

Episode 84 - Million Dollar Corruption in WordPress

Community | mastermind.fm | Nov. 21, 2017

This turbulent second half of the the Dumitru Brinzan interview revolves around his controversial blog post Inside WordPress.org Theme Review Team: Money, Abuse and Inconsistent Leadership. Donnacha and Dumitru discuss the series of events that led him to be the first member of the WordPress.org Theme Review Team to publicly call out the corruption that makes WordPress worse for users but, conveniently, hands a million dollar business advantage to leading volunteers.
We talk about how Dumitru’s background, growing up in Eastern Europe before the fall of communism, imprinted upon him the urgent importance of not allowing corruption to slide, especially in slow-moving, bureaucratic, cult-of-personality situations.
For anyone involved in WordPress, this interview is worth listening to precisely because it is so rare to ever hear an insider talk openly about the very real problems that are festering behind the apparent blockbuster success of WordPress.
Dumitru Brinzan:
@dumitru
http://www.Brinzan.com/
@hermesthemes
Donnacha:
@WordSkill
http://www.WordSkill.com/
https://www.RedPen.com
https://www.facebook.com/donnacha

3 min read Codeinwp
Community | codeinwp.com | May. 17, 2018

[RESULTS] WordPress Hosting Survey 2018 - The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of WordPress Hosting

The third annual survey of WordPress hosting reveals: - the top rated WordPress hosting companies - best managed hosting companies - companies who offer the best support - best pro hosting solutions - the cheapest hosts out there & much more interesting data.

[RESULTS] WordPress Hosting Survey 2018 - The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of WordPress Hosting

Community | codeinwp.com | May. 17, 2018

What you’re about to read are the results of our 2018 WordPress hosting survey – aka. “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of WordPress Hosting.” Yep, we have good, we have bad, and we indeed do have ugly. This is our third annual WordPress hosting survey, and the more we do these, the more interesting things get and the more insights we discover!
But hold off on that for a minute, let’s start somewhere else…
First, we want to thank everybody who took a couple of minutes out of their busy daily schedules to complete the survey and review their current hosting providers. We got 830 valid responses in total, which makes this one of the biggest WordPress hosting surveys to date! It’s because of you that this was possible!

8 min read David McCan
Community | make.wordpress.org | 19 days ago

What’s new in Gutenberg? (5th June)

Update number 30, or version 3, has lots of improvements and fixes. Included in the update are child blocks and the option for themes to declare support for block styles.

What’s new in Gutenberg? (5th June)

Community | make.wordpress.org | 19 days ago

This release marks the 30th update to the editor plugin. The highlights are broken down below. Block Library
Arguably, one of the key pieces of the new editor UI is the block library or inserter. Unifying the way users can insert content has been one of the main objectives of the whole project. It has gone through multiple iterations and testing; balancing clarity, usability, flexibility, and extensibility. This release offers the result of some very fruitful collaborations between designers and developers.
Notably, tabs are being removed; blocks have bigger surface areas; and plugins can supply a distinct color for the block icon background. This seeks to allow the inserter to better scale while retaining visual clarity. The other addition to the inserter is related to the new concept of child blocks explained below.
Child Blocks
The editor has had support for nesting blocks since around the beginning of this year. With 3.0, a block author can now also register a block as being a child of another block by declaring parent: [ 'block-name' ]. This now causes a few changes in the interface: the root inserter won’t show child blocks unless the user is within the context of the right

10 min read Rod Austin
Community | pagely.com | 5 days ago

WordPress Codex: An Invaluable Resource for Better Coding

Resources to help you stay up-to-date with WordPress’s guidelines and recommendations for cleaner, stronger coding practices.

WordPress Codex: An Invaluable Resource for Better Coding

Community | pagely.com | 5 days ago

In 2003, WordPress entered into existence and irrevocably changed the way we conduct business in the 21st century. Business owners no longer needed a brick-and-mortar presence in order to viably compete in their market. Heck, they no longer even had to deal in tangible goods and services if they didn’t want to. WordPress simplified the process by which anyone could start and successfully run a website. WordPress users occasionally run into things that trip them up along the path to development–this applies not only to novice users but to experienced WordPress developers as well. While WordPress does not provide a dedicated support team to field questions or concerns, their support forum is manned by WordPress volunteers.
We can find a ton of great help in the WordPress Codex; basically, WordPress’s version of a user manual.
Anyone whose workflows are heavily entrenched within WordPress should have a firm handle on the WordPress Codex. So, let’s take a closer look how you can make the most out of what information is available there.
12 Key WordPress Codex Pages You Should Know About
Here is what the main page of the Codex looks like:
It looks basic enough at first

4 min read Andriy Pontus
Community | cms2cms.com | May. 8, 2018

Real Cost of Developing and Running a WordPress Website

Do you know how much does it cost to develop and run a WordPress website? Check it out and get all the details!

Real Cost of Developing and Running a WordPress Website

Community | cms2cms.com | May. 8, 2018

When it comes to starting your website on WordPress CMS, the first raised issue is price. In this article, we are going to dwell on the points that affect total price of developing and running a website based on WP. In fact, WordPress is a free open source content management system. Installing and using it does not involve any money. But, it’s a common confusion among users that you do not have to pay at all. Not exactly. There are some money-required elements, which are part and parcel of your WP website.
Hosting and Domain Name
Every website needs hosting. This is your website’s home on the internet. It’s difficult to set the exact price of hosting, because there are a number of companies offering it. On the average, a reliable hosting will cost you $6-7 per month. Officially recommended by WP is Bluehost provider. IPage and Hostgator are also included to Top-3 best web hosting companies.
As for a domain name, it is the address where the internet users can access your website. In other words, it is your website’s name. Typically, you can buy it for $15 a year, depending on the grade of the domain suffix.
Design and Plugins
After buying the hosting and the domain

11 min read David McCan
Community | gutenbergtimes.com | 7 days ago

Mullenweg announced Gutenberg Roadmap - Gutenberg Times

"As Early as August" - When is Gutenberg going to be released? This article covers Matt's comments regarding the Gutenberg road ahead.

Mullenweg announced Gutenberg Roadmap - Gutenberg Times

Community | gutenbergtimes.com | 7 days ago

At WordCamp Europe, co-founder of WordPress and CEO of Automattic, Matt Mullenweg, laid out the roadmap Gutenberg will go for the next three months. For the rest of June, the development team will work on the few issues and features that are identified to land in the first core version.
In July more users will be able to use Gutenberg on wordpress.com as well as on self-hosted WordPress sites via a Try Gutenberg prompt in a future 4.9.x version.
In August, the team will work on bug fixes and the merge proposal to land in WordPress Core. Mullenweg said that after one hundred thousand users and two hundered fifty thousand blog posts, Gutenberg could be ready to be released with WordPress 5.0 as soon as August. He also stress he is not making any promises, though.
A summer with Gutenberg is better, than a summer without it.
Matt Mullenweg
The Gutenberg Roadmap
June 2018
Freeze new features into Gutenberg
Hosts, agencies and teachers invited to opt-in sites they have influence over.
Opt-in for wp-admin users on WP.com
Mobile App support in the Aztec editor across iOs and Android.
July 2018
4.9.x release with a strong invitation to install either Gutenberg or Classic Editor plugin
Opt-out

10 min read Codeinwp
Community | codeinwp.com | Jan. 10, 2018

WordPress Gutenberg Guide: How to Build Your Next Site With It

A hands-on guide on how to actually use Gutenberg, its strong and weak points, and what's to expect in the future.

WordPress Gutenberg Guide: How to Build Your Next Site With It

Community | codeinwp.com | Jan. 10, 2018

Instead, this post recognizes the inevitability of Gutenberg and aims to provide you with a comprehensive resource on how to use the WordPress Gutenberg editor on your site so that you can continue to churn out awesome content when Gutenberg goes public. Whether this is the first time you’re hearing about the WordPress Gutenberg editor or you’re already somewhat familiar with it, this post will help you learn how you can use the new editor to build layouts for your WordPress content.
As a quick refresher, here’s what the WordPress TinyMCE editor looks like:
And here’s what things look like in the new WordPress Gutenberg editor:
It’s more than an aesthetic update, though. Gutenberg is going to completely change the editing experience by moving to a block-based approach to content (more on exactly what blocks are in a second!).
While the current focus is on content creation, the eventual goal is to have Gutenberg “go beyond the post into page templates and ultimately, full site customization.”
That means eventually you’ll be able to build your whole site using Gutenberg, including landing pages and other important content.
When will Gutenberg

4 min read Ahmad Awais
Community | wpcouple.com | Oct. 12, 2017

What's New in WordPress 4.9 & Our Impressions About It!

Get to know what's coming in the next version of WordPress i.e. WordPress 4.9. 100% Gifs in there :)

What's New in WordPress 4.9 & Our Impressions About It!

Community | wpcouple.com | Oct. 12, 2017

The core team announced the beta version of the new WordPress v4.9 about a week ago. After using it for a while, I am excited to share the new features and my impressions about WordPress 4.9. The features which you will find in this upcoming version of WordPress are listed below:
Drafting & Scheduling in Customizer
WordPress 4.9 allows you to create a draft and schedule changes in the customizer. It also generates a public preview URL. A user, not having access to the dashboard access, can view the changes using that URL.
Once you save a draft or schedule a changeset, it will auto reload the next time you open the customizer. You can continue changing it or discard it to restore to the original.
New Theme Browsing Experience in Customizer
This update comes with a significant overhaul to the theme browsing experience in the customizer. Now, apart from installing themes, you can browse, preview and install themes directly from the WordPress theme repo through the Customizer.
It also offers useful filters to narrow down your search.
Personally, I found this feature very useful. It saves you from the hassle of going back to the Themes section to install a new theme. It is going to save

12 min read Eric Karkovack
Community | speckyboy.com | Sep. 15, 2017

Meet Greg Schoppe: The Developer Who's Taking on Gutenberg

Mr. Schoppe's recent commentary has created a bit of a stir. He was kind enough to speak with me about Gutenberg (he actually likes the idea).

Meet Greg Schoppe: The Developer Who's Taking on Gutenberg

Community | speckyboy.com | Sep. 15, 2017

Within the WordPress community, it’s been hard to ignore all of the hype surrounding Gutenberg – the new content editor being developed for the world’s most used CMS. Currently available in plugin form and scheduled for inclusion in WordPress 5.0, the first thing you notice about this newfangled way of creating a page or post is that it provides a very different experience from what we’re used to. Needless to say, the reaction has been mixed. That’s to be expected whenever such a dramatic change is made to a venerable piece of software like WordPress. With so many designers and developers making a living off of working their magic with it, there’s no way something this big was going to go unnoticed.
The whole situation has already been written about ad nauseam, but we wanted to bring the perspective of someone who brings specific concerns to the table. Today, we’ll introduce you to one developer whose commentary touched a nerve within the community, along with some within the WordPress development team.
His name is Greg Schoppe, a Vermont-based WordPress developer. His post, entitled “You called it Gutenberg for a Reason.. That Doesn’t

3 min read Rod Austin
Community | pagely.com | Apr. 13, 2017

Making Remote Work, Work

A guide to working with WordPress while traveling the globe, complete with video and slides.

Making Remote Work, Work

Community | pagely.com | Apr. 13, 2017

Making Remote Work, Work Pagely is a distributed, location-independent company. We have employees around the globe, and while a chunk of our folks are in the Phoenix area, the majority live and work elsewhere.
It’s an amazing gift to be able to do your job from anywhere in the world. I chose to embrace the idea and take it to the extreme, working from 4 continents, 14 countries and 46 cities around the world over the past year.
Here’s the talk I gave at PressNomics 5, which distills the key lessons I’ve learned during the course of my truly remote year:
Slides here:
And I’ve included links to all the apps, products and sites I mentioned in the talk below.
Every situation is unique, but this foreign, nomadic remote working arrangement has worked particularly well in my situation. My monthly sales numbers are up 44% on average during my time abroad. The experience has yielded creative inspiration that enabled me to develop two game-changing systems for Pagely, and I’ve found a rejuvenated social life from the camaraderie of the folks traveling on this year-long adventure. Ultimately it’s been a sabbatical of sorts, but paradoxically, I’ve delivered

5 min read Ahmad Awais
Community | make.wordpress.org | Dec. 11, 2017

What’s new in Gutenberg 1.9? (11th December)

Holly molly! Reusable #Gutenberg blocks are here. Take a look at this new release of #WordPress Gutenberg 1.9

What’s new in Gutenberg 1.9? (11th December)

Community | make.wordpress.org | Dec. 11, 2017

Gutenberg is back to a regular schedule after a great WCUS in Nashville which included many conversations and exchanges of ideas. If you missed it, checkout Matt’s State of the Word presentation for an overview of how the year has gone and what lies ahead for Gutenberg. (It also includes a demo of the plugin in action.) It was great to have new people helping at contributor day and submitting pull requests. Thanks! This release introduces global reusable blocks as the main highlight, but there are also improvements to templates (ability to lock them down), versioning block attributes so markup can be migrated, and many extensibility additions as well as bug fixes.
Introducing reusable global blocks. (Stored in a wp_blocks post type.)
Add ability to lock down the editor when using templates so edits can happen but blocks can't be removed, moved, nor added.
Handle and upgrade deprecated blocks. This allows to migrate attributes without invalidating blocks and an important part of the block API.
Drag and drop upload support to gallery block.
Extensibility:
Expose packages/hooks public API under wp.hooks.
Introduces withFilters higher-order component to make component filtering easier.

Community | cssigniter.com | Oct. 4, 2017

Quick interview with Michael Hebenstreit (mhthemes.com)

A quick interview about all things WordPress with the founder of MH Themes, Michael Hebenstreit

Quick interview with Michael Hebenstreit (mhthemes.com)

Community | cssigniter.com | Oct. 4, 2017

Hi could you tell us a little about yourself and background? I have a background in the banking industry, but since a few years I’m mainly involved in online marketing, SEO and web development. I’m the founder and CEO of Array Internet which is a media company based in Frankfurt am Main (Germany). Our most successful project is MH Themes, which is an established and popular brand providing premium WordPress themes for online magazines, news websites and advanced blogs.
When did you first stumble upon WordPress?
Years ago I started a few online magazines to experiment with online marketing and SEO. That was when I learned about WordPress the first time and it quickly became my first choice for running my online magazines. It’s very impressive how WordPress has evolved over the years, now running more than 28% of the web.
What product / website of yours are you most proud of and why?
I’m definitely most proud of MH Themes. It has been an incredible journey so far and when I launched this brand back in 2012 I would never have imagined that we one day would have more than 20,000 customers from around the world. It’s awesome and very rewarding to see what great

5 min read Juriy Polovec
Community | wpeka.com | Jan. 19, 2018

Switch your WooCommerce host if you see these 6 signs - WPEka Blog

Greate article about using WooCommerce and enter your stor to the host. Will be interesting for all e-commerce stores owners and managers

Switch your WooCommerce host if you see these 6 signs - WPEka Blog

Community | wpeka.com | Jan. 19, 2018

Switching your WooCommerce host can often be a horrifying task especially if this your first store. You need to make sure that the best hosting provider hosts your ecommerce store. Whether you get 100 visits in a month, or 100 million, make sure that you check out multiple hosting companies, before sign up to one. AND REMEMBER, a low price does not always mean you are getting a great deal. For the purpose of this article, I am going to show you the 6 signs that are clear indicators why you need to switch your web host immediately.
Your Hosting Provider Doesn’t Provide Free SSL Certificates
In 2017, Google made some major changes and insisted users install SSL Certificates on their websites to make sure that the visitors are visiting secured websites. In addition, Google also ranks websites higher in its SERPs if they have installed SSL certificate.
So if your current hosting provider does not offer you free SSL certificates, then it’s time to change your hosting provider.
Your WooCommerce Store Goes Down Regularly
Uptime is a very important factor for any WooCommerce hosting solutions. If your ecommerce store goes down regularly, you could lose your visitors day by day.

Community | cssigniter.com | Oct. 11, 2017

Quick interview with Augustine Prot (weglot.com)

A quick interview with Augustin Prot, co-founder of WeGlot, a Translation API that integrates seamlessly into your website and delivers it in any language.

Quick interview with Augustine Prot (weglot.com)

Community | cssigniter.com | Oct. 11, 2017

Hi could you tell us a little about yourself and background? I’m a non tech guy who graduated from Dauphine, in Economics. Then I started my career in Finance, in merger and acquisition advisory. After 3 years, I thought I was not learning enough anymore, so I decided to try starting a company. But I had no specific and no partners. That’s when I met Rémy Berda (co-founder of Weglot), who had an idea, a first user and a strong background as an engineer and entrepreneur. It was the first step of the Weglot journey :).
When did you first stumble upon WordPress?
At the very beginning of Weglot, Rémy and I did not know anything about WordPress. Actually, the first time I heard about WordPress, was from a user asking us if we had a plugin to add Weglot to their website. Then, another user and another one kept asking us if we had a plugin available. We created the plugin and started discovering this amazing technology and community.
What product / website of yours are you most proud of and why?
The only one that came to my mind is Weglot :). Rémy brilliantly describes our very beginnings in this post as well as our first success here. To summarize, we started

5 min read Brian Jackson
Community | kevinmuldoon.com | Jul. 4, 2017

WordPress.org Needs to Make Uninstall Options Compulsory

Interesting article... I agree with a lot of it. So many plugins I have used don't have correct uninstall procedures in place, leaving behind a bunch of database tables.

WordPress.org Needs to Make Uninstall Options Compulsory

Community | kevinmuldoon.com | Jul. 4, 2017

One of the biggest announcements at WordCamp Europe this year was the release of the page builder Gutenberg (other important issues, such as WooCommerce doubling their renewal fees, were not brought up). Gutenberg represents a step forward for WordPress and helps it tackle other platforms such as Medium, Wix, and SquareSpace. Whilst I appreciate the importance of this plugin to WordPress, I feel there is an important issue that is not being discussed. The problem relates to how there is are rules on what theme and plugin developers add to your website database when you install their product.
Every time you active a WordPress theme or plugin on your website, you are adding data to the WordPress database. The problem is that the vast majority of themes and plugins do not remove the data they add once you have deleted them from your website.
This is an issue that I have been raising again and again in my reviews of WordPress products and it is a problem that needs more exposure.
Too Much Garbage in WordPress Databases
For any WordPress theme or plugin to work correctly, it needs to add data to the WordPress database.
Simple solutions might add a few rows to an existing WordPress table,

12 min read David Bisset
Community | 10up.com | May. 26, 2017

How to Become a WordPress Core Contributor With One Line of Code

Derrick shares his experience making his first code contribution to WordPress. If you were always wanting to contribute but felt intimidated, definitely read this post.

How to Become a WordPress Core Contributor With One Line of Code

Community | 10up.com | May. 26, 2017

[To better illustrate our core value of community service, we are sharing an internal post from Senior Front End Engineer Derrick Koo, who recently made his first code contribution to the WordPress project. We hope his story encourages more people who are “on the fence” about contributing to take the plunge and start giving back to the WordPress community. —Jake Goldman, President & Founder] Contributing code to WordPress Core can be intimidating for a first-timer. With thousands of tickets out there, it can be hard to know where to begin. With development out in the open, it takes a lot of courage to submit a first WordPress patch.
For the benefit of new and aspiring contributors, I’m sharing my experience making my first code contribution to WordPress. Starting with little knowledge of the Core contribution process, I embarked on a journey that resulted in one line of CSS, and my first Core props.
Find a ticket
One day, WordPress lead developer (and fellow 10upper) Helen Hou-Sandí asked me to investigate a relatively straightforward browser bug in the Twenty Seventeen theme.
Tickets are just bug reports (or potential enhancements) in the WordPress

5 min read Sallie Goetsch
Community | pagely.com | May. 2, 2018

The Biggest Headaches in WordPress for 2018: Survey & Results

I don't remember seeing/taking this survey, but the results are congruent with my own and my clients' experiences. Except the giving up coffee part. ;-)

The Biggest Headaches in WordPress for 2018: Survey & Results

Community | pagely.com | May. 2, 2018

WordPress has officially surpassed powering 30% of the Internet, dominating all other content management systems available to webmasters. With growth trends continuing on a steady incline year-on-year more of the top 10 million websites online are using WordPress than ever before. With growth comes opportunity, and today there is an entire ecosystem of businesses thriving as a result of WordPress’ internet dominance. From Managed WordPress Hosting cited by Crunchbase as one of the most lucrative, yet underfunded, industries to a plugin library of over 55,000 there seemed no better time to survey the community and see where things stand.
We asked WordPress users ranging from specialty dev agencies and bloggers to enterprise tech leads and CEOs to share with us their biggest headaches in managing and hosting their instances and the results were interesting enough to share.
The Top Three WordPress Pain Points
The biggest challenges WordPress users face go far beyond managing their content and designing their presence on the web. Far beyond. We’re talking issues that can effect entire businesses. In a multiple choice question asking for insights here the top responses were Performance