We just released GeoDirectory 126.96.36.199, that provides the tightest possible integration with Elementor Pro, dynamic widgets and a few new templates! We hope you like it...
today we released GeoDirectory V 188.8.131.52. In this version, the integration with Elementor is tighter than ever. Especially with Elementor Pro.
Now you can design all templates of GeoDirectory using Elementor Pro and Elementor’s dynamic widgets.
We also started creating ready-made templates for you to use on your site, or as the starting point of more complex templates or simply to get familiar with the process.
We’ll add more templates in the coming weeks and we hope you’ll enjoy this new version and its features.
In the video below, Stiofan we’ll walk you through this new version’s features and how you can customize GeoDirectory templates with Elementor Pro and its dynamic widgets.
Paolo Tajani is the co-founder and growth hacker of AyeCode LTD. With his business partner Stiofan, they are the makers of the GeoDirectory, UsersWP and Invoicing plugins for WordPress. Paolo developed his first WordPress website in 2008. In 2011 he met Stiofan O'Connor and together they started building and marketing successful themes and plugins for WordPress. Today their products are used by +100.000 active websites. View more posts
As a fully remote business from the outset, we have good insights into how to work remotely effectively. With more people working remotely, this seemed like an ideal time to contribute. This post is about one idea, which you can copy pretty easily: the remote co-working day. We’ll start by looking at the problem we’re solving, and then how we do it. All this is super-actionable, and it's written so you can easily copy and implement yourself.
There’s a lot going on right now, and this is part of our contribution to helping. As a fully remote business from the outset, we have good insights into how to work remotely effectively. With more people working remotely, this seemed like an ideal time to contribute. I hope this is useful, and enjoy! – Alex. There’s been a lot of “how to work from home” content around recently, and some good advice for people who are dealing with their first week or two of remote working. Ellipsis has been fully remote since we started, and so whilst most of our team is now “locked down”, we’re able to carry on pretty much as normal.
Remote working is hard, and over the years we’ve created a number of systems to help us work effectively. I do think that remote work is better when done well, but that’s an important caveat. You do have to adapt from working in the office, and unless you put in place systems to help you do so, you may well have a bad experience over the next couple of weeks and then dismiss it.
That’d be a shame, as working remotely has huge advantages: more flexibility, happier team members, and an ability to hire and
So if you’re running a personal site with your own blog, you can tell search engines that your site represents a person and who that person is. Thanks to Schema markup, you can also link your site to your individual social media accounts.
Schema markup can give your SEO a boost, providing additional data to search engines as well as making better use of other tools like social media platforms and Google knowledge panels. There are several ways through which you can add this markup to your site, either by installing a plugin or by manually adding the right code.
In this post, we’ll explain what Schema markup is, show you some of the benefits, and give you some examples. You’ll also learn how to add Schema markup to your WordPress site.
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What’s Schema Markup?
Schema markup is a kind of metadata (referred to as microdata) that’s added to your site to give search engines more information about what’s going on. In the past, we’ve used HTML tags to provide this kind of information to search engines.
Things like title tags, meta descriptions, and meta keywords (no longer relevant) have all been useful to tell search engines what a site is about.
But that doesn’t give search engines all the information they need to be able to fully understand what your site is about and who it would appeal to. And that’s where adding Schema markup to WordPress comes in.
As you may already know, there should be a lot of people focusing on developing Elementor themes and templates when such popularity comes to the scene. Stay with us on this article so you can compare to find out the best theme for Elementor that suits your purpose.
We guess you might have been stuck to finding the right answer for this pandemic question about Elementor themes: “What Is The Best Theme for Elementor?” In case you are not familiar with this phenomenal plugin, Elementor is the fastest growing platform on WordPress, which now powers over 30% of all websites worldwide.
Elementor is the first free and open-source advanced page builder for WordPress. With its quick drag and drop builder, you can make instant page edits from the front-end of your site. Elementor is well-known for its high-speed performance, which makes it fun and easy to build with, they currently support over 1 million users.
As you may already know, there should be a lot of people focusing on developing Elementor themes and templates when such popularity comes to the scene.
Stay with us on this article so you can compare to find out the best theme for Elementor that suits your purpose.
The unexpected WordPress community's struggles, measures, and mission in the time of the Coronavirus pandemic
WordPress is being used by millions and, as the Coronavirus circles the world, it is impacting the WordPress industry overall. At the beginning of this pandemic, I was interested to see how various WordPress entities are being affected, so I’ve reached out to business leaders and independent professionals in our industry to learn what they’re doing to keep things going. With all the crazy past days, I wasn’t expecting lots of replies. To my surprise, many people made the extra effort to stop for a moment and share their thoughts with the rest of us. Each time I got a reply, I rushed to see what people are going through, what their struggles are and how they are holding up in such unexpected times that we’re living.
The things you will read are very different as people are going through various challenges. Some deal with adjustments for working remotely. Others are figuring out ways to keep their income and support their employees. Many are struggling with focus while dealing with an unpredictable future. And most end on a positive note and a feeling of hope and longing for togetherness.
Even if each contribution is different, they have one thing in common –
Has the current pandemic forced you to work remotely from home? This may seem ideal, but if you have kids at home, too, it can be disruptive. WDS Frontend Engineer, JC Palmes, is a homeschooling mom. She offers an abundance of educational resources to keep your children engaged while you work.
We are currently in the middle of an unprecedented crisis. Face masks, alcohol, hand sanitizers, and toilet paper are all gone, and those who thought that the COVID-19 is “just like the flu” are all facing that fact that staying at home is best for everyone. For a company like WebDevStudios where everyone is 100% remote, it’s just business as usual. But a lot of us have kids, and with school out, work is disrupted because you are now faced with keeping a child or two engaged in something just so you can continue to work. This is where I come in. My family is a homeschooling family. We’ve been homeschooling for nine years now and both my hubby and I have been working from home for over a decade. We have learned a lot over the years, and I’d love to share some valuable information and resources with everyone who is struggling to work remotely with kids at home. Disclaimer: IT IS NOT EASY. You will need a LOT of PATIENCE and TRY to remember that they’re your kids and you LOVE them.
The younger the kid, the harder it is. My kids were four and five years old when we first started homeschooling them. They did not know how to read and write. They’re
Despite putting a lot of work into having amazing image and the perfect site, many photographers struggle to have any meaningful amount of traffic reaching their site
Creating a site for your business or freelance work as a photographer takes a lot of effort. Firstly because all the images that are uploaded to the site have to be well-shot and well-edited visuals that have been “hand-picked” by the photographer to be the best representation of his/her raw talent and skill. Secondly, when creating a site that is supposed to serve as an online gallery/portfolio, special attention has to be put into the design, layout and the overall aesthetics of the site because how the site and the photos posted to it look will be what makes a potential client want to hire that specific photographer or keep looking somewhere else. Despite putting a lot of work into having amazing photos and the perfect site, many photographers struggle to have any meaningful amount of traffic reaching their site.
The reasons why this happens vary from site to site, but there’s one thing that all those sites have in common, and that is the opportunity to employ certain strategies that might give their traffic rates a boost. In this article, we will go over 6 of those strategies that we believe will give you the most favorable results. Let’s see which ones we
People like online courses 'cause they let them take the course with a laptop and internet anywhere, and it lets them follow the class on their own terms and at their pace.
Online courses are gaining popularity in today’s world. There are many sites that offer hundreds, even thousands, of online courses on any topic, from finance and banking to health and fitness. People like online courses because they let them take the course with a laptop and internet anywhere, and it lets them follow the class on their own terms and at their pace.
If you are a blogger or a business with a website that thinks it would be beneficial to enter the online courses industry, you came to the right place. We will explain to you how you can create an online course with WordPress and list the best plugins and themes that can help you create and offer the best online courses to your clients.
What do you need to create a course?
First, you need to get your WordPress website running. We would recommend you get managed hosting that will deal with updates, backups, and installs for you (WP Engine, Bluehost, or Flywheel). You will also need a learning management add-on known as LMS plugins to be able to create an online course.
Then, you need to create and join an email marketing platform (such as MailChimp) so people can subscribe to your site and channel, so you can send them
The sharp & clean design of the theme is a perfect solution to make a profit with the WordPress theme development. Let’s dive into it and earn more money.
WordPress is a top-rated platform and currently powers over 35% of online sites. The numbers have been rising steadily since it came into the market in 2003. Industry experts estimate that over 400 million people will visit the WordPress site monthly. It is popular among bloggers, because of the tools that allow for the creation and publishing of content. Developers have access to business opportunities in areas such as content management. However, its use has now expanded to include eCommerce. Our article below will give you excellent tips on how you can profit with WordPress theme development and the steps you need to take. Everything You Need To Know About WordPress Theme Development
Theme development is not anything new, and some have made it a lucrative source of income. It is always essential to know before going into the theme development business that many other people are doing the same thing. You must find a way to elevate yourself so that you stand above the competition.
You may not have a lot of money to invest in marketing and different kinds of promotions. Look for a way to build product and brand awareness cost-effectively. It is all about consistency and reliable products
April 2020 roundup of news. Find out the latest happenings in the WordPress space.
This is the April 2020 edition of “This Month in WordPress with CodeinWP.” Hello everyone! This is for sure not the best context to meet again, we can just hope you guys are safe and healthy. We relate to each other now since most of us are in the same situation, trying to cope with sudden changes and new daily routines. I personally see it as a lesson that will teach us many positive things by the end of this unpleasant period.
If we do our jobs, stay home, and take the precautions the experts recommend, we can contribute together to making this end come sooner than expected.
While taking care of our own duties, we found the time to create this roundup of the most impactful news and guides from our community. It’s a handy way to get yourself up to speed with the latest happenings in WordPress in just a few minutes. Hope you’ll find it useful.
Take care! See you next month in, hopefully, better circumstances!
Important notice: WordCamp Europe postponed
Following WordCamp Asia’s pattern, WordCamp Europe is the second big conference to announce its cancellation due to the coronavirus outbreak. At least for this year, because the dates for 2021 were already
As one of the most widely used website CMS platforms on the market today, WordPress has grown from the humble beginnings of two web developers to become the most dominant forces on the web. Given how versatile WordPress is, with swathes of plugins and extensions available for you to customize its functionality and the fact that it’s a free platform, it should come as no surprise to learn that it’s the CMS of choice for many independent bloggers and small to medium businesses.
As one of the most widely-used website CMS platforms on the market today, WordPress has grown from the humble beginnings of two web developers to become the most dominant forces on the web. Given how versatile WordPress is, with swathes of plugins and extensions available for you to customize its functionality and the fact that it’s a free platform, it should come as no surprise to learn that it’s the CMS of choice for many independent bloggers and small to medium businesses. Personally, I believe WordPress is the best CMS platform available, but one of the biggest issues I commonly face is having to work with a Page Builder plugin. So, in this blog, I’ll discuss why Page Builder plugins might seem like a good idea, but in the long run, they’re probably not.
What is a Page Builder?
With around 1.3 billion total active websites as of February 2020, there are an estimated 455,000,000 websites powered by WordPress, which equates to around 63% of all content management systems. Since WordPress is typically aimed at users that want to easily create a website of their own (whether for business or blogging), third party plugin companies realized that creating a fully-fledged
Even though WordCamps and WordPress Meetups across the globe are being cancelled, there are still ways to stay connected with the WordPress community. Here are some ideas.
Even though people are refraining from gathering in groups right now, there are still lots of ways you can continue your WordPress education and get your WordPress community fix. Mr. Rogers is often quoted during hard times:
When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’
This couldn’t be truer in the WordPress community, in general, and it’s increasingly evident as more and more people self-isolate. For example, as office employees are starting to work from home for the first time, remote workers are offering tips and support. By staying connected with the WordPress community, you can help lift spirits (including your own), reduce feelings of isolation, and find strength to help make it through this rough patch. Here are some ways you can do that.
Most WordCamps that were scheduled between now and June 1 have been cancelled or postponed. For many, WordCamps are the only time we get to connect with other WordPress community members in person all year. We look forward to them and all the excitement they bring.
It can be devastating watching
As the status of the COVID-19 virus continues to change on a day-by-day basis, and businesses start to adapt to a new way of working, we wanted to share a little about how we're working, virtual meetups and supporting the community
As the status of the COVID-19 virus continues to change on a day-by-day basis, and businesses start to adapt to a new way of working, we wanted to share a little about things here at Weglot. Firstly, we hope you are all keeping safe. It’s certainly been a very humbling period of time for all of us around the world. Whilst we can’t change the situation, we can help by staying at home as much as possible to help our health systems as much as possible.
In terms of business, whilst for our team nothing changes and we’re lucky enough to be able to continue working remotely, we do understand and sympathize immensely with companies that cannot carry on and we can’t even begin to imagine the impact this pandemic will have on people all over the world.
In particular, how the virus will change the way many of our users do business and the communities we’ve enjoyed helping and watching grow over the last few years of working within our industry.
Something we wanted to do in the hope of supporting the situation where we can – is to offer temporary Weglot accounts to any website related to providing information about COVID-19. We feel it’s important to be
Yes, WordPress is a stable platform. But, you might still run across some errors. Here are five common ones and how to fix them.
Do these sound familiar? White screen of death. Locked out of the admin. 404 not found. 500 internal server error. I could go on and on, but these are some of the most common errors and issues you will encounter when dealing with a WordPress website. So, if you are close to pulling your hair out or hiding somewhere thinking and hoping that maybe tomorrow everything will be fixed, and all is going to be right in the world again, don’t worry. You are not alone. It is not the end. WordPress is a stable platform, but there is nothing out of the ordinary about encountering issues. Keep reading to learn how to fix common WordPress errors (without going bald). WordPress has a huge 35% share of the internet pie. More often than not, the issue you’re having has been documented somewhere with a fix added in for good measure.
Outlined below are five of the most common WordPress errors and issues and how to fix them in the easiest possible way. There will be minimal hand-holding here; you will need to figure out how to get to where you need to go to make changes.
Most of the fixes described below will require you to have some PHP knowledge, knowledge of the WordPress Admin, and an understanding
A long list of the most common WordPress errors to quickly fix and troubleshoot the issues your site is experiencing (continuously updated).
WordPress errors on your site are no joke. While some may cause only minor inconveniences, others can result in major problems. Downtime, failed updates and installations, and missing resources can prevent visitors from accessing or using your site. This hurts your credibility and potentially affects your income. It’d be almost impossible to know every potential WordPress error inside and out. However, understanding some of the most common WordPress issues users experience can help you prepare and troubleshoot WordPress problems when they pop up.
This post covers the most frequently-experienced WordPress errors. I’ve provided resources to help you clear up each of them, so you can get your website up and running again quickly.
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65+ of the Most Common WordPress Errors and How to Fix Them
In order to cover so many different issues in a single post, I’ve organized them roughly according to type. Below you’ll find a general description of the various components of your WordPress site and the problems they might experience, followed by the specific errors and their solutions.
Errors labeled with a number between 400 and 499
In this struggling time, this is an article, that will guide you on how to efficiently work from home!
Working remotely might sound fun and in a world without pandemic COVID-19, trust me, it really is. Especially if you are working in a tech company, it’s a lot easier and somewhat more productive if you could follow the golden rules. From the experience of working in a few leading distributed tech companies, I always felt an urge to share my experience and some tips to efficiently manage the working schedule while no one was watching over your shoulder. But it didn’t happen!
I am writing this on different circumstances while an unfortunate pandemic Corona Virus is forcing many businesses to implement remote work within a very short time as a potential solution to stop the spread of the infectious disease.
At WPDeveloper, we have also started ‘work from home’ for our employees to help the stem of the spread of COVID-19. To keep the world economy going, we need to prepare ourselves and help the companies to carry on their regular work schedule as much as possible. A little preparation can go a long way to make your ‘work from home’ adventure great. Also, it could be a life-changing experience for you and help you to be more focused, organized and self-sufficient.
In response to COVID-19, Google published Schema changes for virtual, postponed, and cancelled events. WPSSO Schema JSON-LD Markup now includes customization options for these new Schema properties.
On March 17th 2020, in response to COVID-19 self-isolation trends, Google published new Schema properties for virtual, postponed, and cancelled events. The latest Premium version of WPSSO Schema JSON-LD Markup provides several customization options for these new properties in the Document SSO metabox. This past month, the Free / Standard versions of WPSSO Core and its WPSSO Schema JSON-LD Markup add-on have also received several new features — most notably, almost all customization options in the Document SSO metabox are now available in the Free / Standard version of WPSSO Core (except for those options that require an integration module from the Premium version to implement, like video service APIs), and the Free / Standard version of WPSSO Schema JSON-LD Markup now includes all 495 supported Schema types!
The WPSSO Ridiculously Responsive Social Sharing Buttons and the WPSSO Social Sharing Buttons add-ons have been removed from the SSO > Complementary Add-ons settings page, and will soon be deprecated (ie. removed from the WordPress.org and WPSSO.com websites).
As always, if you have any questions or comments, you can open a ticket on our Premium support site.
Have a great
CodeCanyon is one of the most popular platforms for selling WordPress plugins, but is it the best for every plugin business? In this video, we cover CodeCanyon’s pros, cons, and alternative options.
All WordPress developers who want to create a sustainable business selling plugins need to not only take care of development and maintenance, but also monetizing and marketing their products. While CodeCanyon is a very popular marketplace where many developers monetize their plugins, it’s definitely not the only solution out there. There are many ways to sell plugins through your own marketing and sales efforts, and Freemius is here to explain all the pros and cons of CodeCanyon so that you’ll be able to decide for your business if CodeCanyon is a good place to sell WordPress plugins. ****____What is Freemius? ____****
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A huge resource to help freelance writers find some good paying work.
In other words, there is a lot of money to go around; you just have to know where to find the better paying jobs. How much can you earn doing freelance writing jobs?
The following are the typical rates for freelance writing work according to the Editorial Freelancers Association (EFA), the most authoritative source on freelancing rates:
According to the EFA, you can expect to earn between $40 and $100 per hour or between 20 cents and $2 per word for freelance writing jobs depending on the nature of the writing. Of course, some freelance writers earn much more, and some earn much less, but this is often determined by a number of key factors such as:
I generally charge $0.30 to $0.40 per word (or about $300 to $400 per 1,000 words article), or more depending on the nature of the project. I used to struggle to charge $50 per article, until veteran freelance writer Carol Tice once told me, point blank, during one of our discussions that I was undercharging and asked me to increase my rate. I immediately doubled my rate for new clients and they paid. I did that again for the next ones and they paid as well.
This made me realize a key fact: you’re often worth as much as you’re
Selling WordPress themes through ThemeForest with one-time payments can be an easy way to get started. But do the long term goals of financial freedom with a subscriptions-first business align with this platform?
Constant analyzing, improving, and monitoring your site are keys to success. Here is how and some incredible tools to help you out!
WordPress may be the most popular content management system (CMS) in the world, but it does have its unique kinks. If you’re considering using WordPress as the foundation for your site or have just started using it, there are a number of things you need to know. The most important is that website performance is one of the most crucial things that need to focus on.
Why the Need for Speed?
The age of digital has seen the power and capabilities of digital devices, platforms, and infrastructure go through huge advances. Today, the average smartphone has more computing power than was used to power Apollo rockets to the moon in the past. We’ve gone from dialup modems to fiber optic home Internet lines.
According to Google, the world’s largest search engine has decided that for ideal user experience, it needs websites to perform well in order to get better rankings. At the same time, because users are bombarded by a ton of information from always-on services, their attention span has dropped – along with their patience.
Today, your website needs to be able to load and present itself to visitors quickly – or lose them.
The Thing About WordPress…
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
Anyone who is looking to increase their conversions and optimize their site can use a multitude of conversion optimization tricks shared here
The other day, I was speaking to my friend Andrew who seemed a little off. I asked him about his troubles, and he instantly began narrating his problem. Andrew runs a WooCommerce store (a great choice), and he’s already ensured that his WooCommerce website loads quickly, the images and landing pages are optimized, and he’s also aced the SEO game making his website rank on search results.
With all of this and some marketing magic, he’s able to drive a good amount of traffic but is not happy with the sales figures. He wants to work on increasing the conversions on his WooCommerce store.
Anyone who is looking to increase their conversions and optimize their site can use a multitude of conversion optimization tricks shared here
Now, Andrew knows I’ve been working in this field for a while. Even though marketing can help drive traffic but to increase sales, the store still needs to be optimized for conversions.
Being the good friend that I am, I shared a few conversion optimization techniques that he (and you) should be using on his (and your) WooCommerce store.
The ultimate conversion optimization tricks:
The first technique that I suggested was to use different
CAUTION! HOT TOPIC! Should maintained WordPress plugins be withdrawn from the repository when a security issue is reported? Is such approach really helping or does it make things worse?
On 27th February 2020, at 9:34PM (CET) we received an email notifying us that our plugin WP Security Audit Log was “temporarily withdrawn from the WordPress.org Plugin directory due to an exploit”. We submitted a fix on Friday, 28th February 2020, at 4:08PM. It only took us 16.5 hours to release the fix. We would have fixed the issue much earlier if this happened during our normal working hours (we are based in Europe), because we have a very good support response time (reference).
Our plugin was reinstated on Monday 2nd March 2020 at 1:00PM. That is 69 hours after we submitted the fix. It is important to note that it took the team so long to reinstate the plugin because of the weekend.
Why am I writing this?
I’d like to point out that I do believe that non-maintained plugins that have security issues should be suspended from the WordPress repository. Also, I have massive respect for the work that the volunteers at the plugin reviews team do, and I also take full responsibility for the reported security issue.
However, I do believe that reported security issues in maintained plugins might be handled better. Because of the way they are handled at the moment, the plugin’s