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Migrating ManageWP.org to new hosting!

Community | Mar. 13, 2017

Hello everyone,

This is a quick notification to let you know that tomorrow March 14th between 10am and 2pm CET ManageWP.org will be down. We are migrating to GoDaddy infrastructure, so for the duration of the migration approx. 4 hours the site will be unavailable.

You can expect it to be up and running as normal after 2pm CET. This will not affect any of your personal details.

Thank you all for your understanding. If you have any questions or doubts, just drop us a message below.



Thanks for informing.

via Mustaasam Saleem

Thanks for the heads up!

via Joseph H. Howard

Migration has been done successfully! Welcome back everyone, if you have any issues, just drop us a line on this thread and will fix it for you.


via Nevena Tomovic

Seems a bit fast now :)

via Ahmad Awais

Not the first thing that comes to mind about Godaddy hosting, isnt it? :)

via Vladimir Prelovac

Yeah, but I state what the facts here :)

via Ahmad Awais

Commenting on blog posts is dying

Community | Jun. 4, 2017

I have a problem finding a blog with meaningful comments section nowadays. 10 years ago comments on blogs flourished, while today even once comment-heavy blogs have their comments sections virtually empty.

Have the Web moved on? Is taking time to write a comment, time that we do not have any more?

Absolutely true. Though there are very engaging content and specially controversial conversation has more engagement like always, but its really not what we have seen a decade ago. Few things came into my mind.

1) Our behavior and specially web experience is more maturing(not sure if that the right word), and its shifting towards a different kind of conversation.
2) Even from the rise of Snapchat its proven we are hugely changed. Now people are careful what are they saying and who are seeing it.
3) Though it might sound a little different but you see the way we became too conservative about do-follow, no-follow, link back, previously if somebody just read a good article would have left a comment saying that you, courtesy and also a simple link back, now there are so many conversation whats right, whats wrong, whats blackhat and whats not.
4) Even commenting without login (with social login exp: Facebook Comment) still not much engagement. Maybe different breed of people are coming online now, they are shy, or dont have much to add.

via M Asif Rahman Ⓦ

I think twitter affected our commenting behaviour, 10 years ago twitter wasn't used as effectively as it is today.

Btw, is there any intensedebate users these days? just curious :)

via Mustafa Uysal

There are multiple reasons why the trend is dying. I believe the diversification of contents is one of these. Previously, engaging visual contents like infographic, GIF or slides were not as plenty as it is today. Now readers have umpteenth times more social media exposure and easily consumable contents than before. Concentration and density falls as the quantity and rapidity of the blogs increases.

Another major factor is creating nice or establishing yourself as an expert in a certain category. People these days do not respond to contents that are not positioned strongly. It is more like building a brand. And when there is one overpowering brand in a particular field, it produces an unfavorable situation for competitors. Because even if the others are offering high quality contents, people will remember that one brand that had first-mover advantage.

And somehow that is where most of the enthusiastic readers are going to comment.

via Rafi Nizamee

Your perception is correct, as far as I can see on blogs, although, I not sure it is accurate to say that we have "moved on" from commenting. Or that we don't take the time to do that anymore. It seems to me that commenting on content is simply done elsewhere, outside of the blogs' comments section.
With the growth of content being published on blogs - many people find it hard to "follow" only several favorite blogs, and do not discover new content via their RSS feed or something like that. Rather, they get exposed to it on social media, and that's where they express their opinions on the content, as well.

via Kobe Ben Itamar

I think it's a combination of less time, and the proliferation of Like/Share buttons that killed comments. It's so much quicker to click a like button or a share button, than it is to type out a comment. I can express my gratitude for what I just read, without having to take the time to put words to "paper", so to speak. And if I do share, I'm more likely to place any comment I have in the share itself.

via Donna Cavalier

I think you are right. Twitter also changed how users use the web, but let's not forget that in the last 10 years the content available online has been multiplied. We produce more content in a day than we did 10 years ago during a whole year. And let's be honest, most of the new content you see today doesn't worth commenting, it's about quantity and not quality. When you produce something cool, useful and you have an engaged audience (+ promote the hell out of it) users will start leaving comments.

One interesting fact : Copyblogger removed comments a while back because it took them a lot of time to manage it and told users to continue the conversation on the social media. The marketing world was full with this story. Now if you check the site you can see that comments are enabled again :)

via Tom Zsomborgi

Karma & vote strength in 2018

Community | Feb. 12, 2018

Hey all,

First of all, I'd like to thank you all for putting up with the glitches that have been plaguing us in the past several months. What started as a way to stabilize the website, unrolled as a continuing series of troubleshooting one issue after another.

Here's a short timeline of the key events:
- Several months ago ManageWP.org started having stability issues. Our investigation found that it was hitting the hosting resource limit due to suboptimal code. Most of these issues revolved around the way karma is calculating everything but your blood cell count.
- As we dug into the karma algorithm we managed to simplify the calculation, but also fixed the calculation errors that caused karma to balloon for some users.
- After some celebratory high fives, we realized that the karma calculation, now fixed, is actually bad. It siphons karma from contributors, rewarding passive activity. That's why our most prolific users ended up with very low vote strength

So at that point we had a choice:
- Roll back to the original karma algorithm, and bring back stability issues
- Tweak the current algorithm
- Roll up our sleeves, rip out the karma algorithm and replace it with a meaningful algorithm that rewards active contributors

So we opted for no.3, cleared up the schedule for several developers, and got down to business. We should be able to get the new algorithm in place in the next few weeks.

What can you expect?

Karma will be retired
While a fun little gamification, it's not a contributing factor. The vote strength is the true value there. And since both of them are based on the same stats (i.e. shares, upvotes, etc.), we will focus on the vote strength. The higher vote strength you have, the more impact your upvote will have.

Vote strength will be tiered
Based on your activity, you will be placed in one of the 3 tiers:
- Average vote strength: the default strength that you start with
- High vote strength: an active contributor, with a fair share of shares, upvotes & comments
- Exceptional vote strength: the most active percentage of the member base

Sharing rights will be given automatically after certain amount of activity. This will help new users become active, since in the current state a moderator has to approve the request manually.

Better moderation
We're introducing a couple of tools that will make moderation easier, and at the same time we'll log all the actions so we could go back and see why a moderator removed a particular article.

Feedback loop
We will definitely need your help fine tuning the new algorithm. We will also need to start a conversation on what constitutes a good article, because our article guidelines are also due for an update. Expect more feedback posts in the future, and we're also looking at setting up a Trello board to discuss various topics.


Those are our plans for 2018 in a nutshell. Let me know your thoughts, since all of you as much members of the community as I am.

Thanks for the update! Did you convert the original Karma Points to the new vote strength or we'll start again? Also, what is your new support email? I can't seem to get a response, my post privilege got removed. Thank you very much!

via Phpbits Studio

I would like to propose finding a way to honor old user as well, so besides dropping all stat, maybe apply the new algorithm on old data or keep old data, apply the new rule on new input.

via M Asif Rahman Ⓦ

Yes, I probably should have pointed out:

The new algorithm will use the existing data, so people with long track record will already have a higher vote strength.

Please drop me a line at nemanja.aleksic@managewp.com - our spam filter was getting more aggressive lately.

via Nemanja Aleksic

Great to know you guys are willing to invest a substantial amount of the company's resources into improving ManageWP.org.

I think that at this point it has become almost irreplaceable for most of its members and it would have been a shame to have to watch it slowly decline due to bugs/an incompetent algorithm.

via Kobe Ben Itamar

Finally, I've been waiting for all this to happen for so long :)

Glad to see you folks are coming around and spending time on this community project.

Here's what I think you should look at:
- Emoji Support: This site is an emoji-racist :P I can't use emoji here.
- Bad Algo: Members listed at the top in the member listing are normally not very active. I think I have explained this to you in details over the chat we had @Nemaja
- Homepage Doesn't update anymore
- Maybe go React if you can spend that much time and build an application that can be used both here and on mobile?
- Comment Flag messaging is not right. When I flag a comment it kindov feels like I am flagging the post itself.

Looking forward!

via Ahmad Awais

Thank you for your feedback and support, Ahmad!

No dice on emojis, tho. I've seen your Slack messages and Facebook posts - you need an emoji intervention :D

via Nemanja Aleksic

Best local WordPress development environment?

Community | Oct. 2, 2017

Need to do a WordPress site for a hobby and am wondering what do you use nowadays to develop WordPress locally? I remember tools like WAMP back in the day. Also do you still develop sites locally or latency is not an issue any more for most purposes?

I have a dev server on the net. I use that, not local. Works fine.

via Donna Cavalier

I've been using Laragon. Pretty easy to get setup and going:


via David McCan

Been using local.getflywheel.com/ and it's easier :)

via Phpbits Studio

A lot of us was used to in VV, but now I find Local By Flywheel is the best for Mac or Windows. Its interesting that you have asked this Vladimir, I have a planned blog post about this from last month!

via M Asif Rahman Ⓦ

Please do that. Is the number #1 reason people still use local dev. env. just speed and performance of development or is there something else now?

via Vladimir Prelovac

I would say stability and community around it (means support). And Local is made solely for WP, and it does not crash like VVV if you restarted your System without turning off Vagrant properly. And the way it binds WP-CLI and others tools built-in I can't expect anything else for a free tool, if you ask me I would have paid $100 for this.

via M Asif Rahman Ⓦ

All articles about Gutenberg (ever?)

Community | Sep. 7, 2017

In case you missed one or looking for a specific one:


That is a lot of posts. Interestingly every single one received at least 18 votes. If you want guaranteed first spot you know what you need to do :)

Lol. That makes perfect sense. Thanks for sharing this search url. Though given how important this topic is, still I feel we are seeing too many conversations, and I feel, it will still happen as planned, not as people give feedback, and later the logic like beyond 80-20 will come. Sadly!
That is the reason, I do see its pretty pointless to discuss, rather better to get involved in development, or start making the cope-up plan!

via M Asif Rahman Ⓦ

Something's wrong with your search functionality, because I immediately noticed that mine isn't in the list, though it is here (although it ONLY received 12 votes). Gutenberg Will Confuse The Crap Out of Almost Everyone. (Maybe you have a "crap" filter in place, LOL).

via Donna Cavalier

You are right, it seems that load more for searches does not work.

via Vladimir Prelovac

It's a hot topic. :)

via Ahmad Awais

Is everyone done writing about Gutenberg yet?

Community | Sep. 8, 2017

Asking for a friend.

Not yet, but hopefully soon.

via Rod Austin

I have not even started yet! Lol! But I stopped sharing it here though!

via M Asif Rahman Ⓦ

Of course not. There have been two new versions in two weeks and there will be plenty to write about as it evolves. Yes, it seems tiresome to see "all Gutenberg, all the time" news, especially if multiple people post similar articles, but each new version has addressed concerns raised with earlier versions, so the people who have already written about it need to go back to it, check on it, and perhaps write something again (or not, if they don't think the newer version changes what they said before).

As with any popular topic, don't write about it if you don't have something new to say, but at present I'd rather see new people's impressions of a newer Gutenberg than the same "Ultimate Guide to WordPress Security/SEO/Whatever" with exactly the same points in it regurgitated by a new author/agency once a month.

via Sallie Goetsch

Have written four times about it. Three more getting published this month.

via Ahmad Awais

It's a massive change to the core of the thing many of us use daily/ earn a living from. I imagine the articles will keep on coming long after it's released.

via Ben Gillbanks

How do you perceive GoDaddy as your (potential) partner and provider of tools and services?

Community | May. 19, 2017

Hey everyone

I am interested in how do you perceive GoDaddy's brand giving it a simple score from 1 to 100 (100 being best) and why?

Looking to gather as much as feedback possible. Don't be shy, open up :)



I've been a GoDaddy customer for a little over 10 years. It started with domain names, then hosting a few small sites on their shared Linux hosting, and now having referred a handful of clients to their Managed WordPress hosting platform.

I used to despise their old brand, and the advertising that went along with it. But I've seen all the changes happening with the new leadership that came in a few years ago.

One of their senior VPs commented on a blog post I did comparing their speed with that of WP Engine's. I've had numerous fantastic interactions with members of their support team, where they've given me their direct line & email, and gone above and beyond to help. And my cousin got a job on their security team about a year ago, and raves about what it's like to work there (and he has pretty high standards).

Their UI has been continually improving for the better part of two years. Their managed WordPress product is incredibly easy to use. They are very active in the community, participating here on this site, commenting on WP-related blogs/forums, sponsoring prominent WordPress folks to contribute to core.

They are aware of the negative perceptions people have from how they did things in the past, and they aren't afraid to acknowledge them. From what I've seen, they are listening to the community, and trying to improve.

With all that being said, I think their product offerings still leave a little to be desired. They don't support PHP 7 yet, nor do they offer free SSL certs via Let's Encrypt. I realize selling SSLs is probably a large part of their business, but it's tough to compare free vs. $70/yr. when I'm trying to recommend hosting to my clients & colleagues.

But in terms of their BRAND, which was the initial question, I'd give them very high ratings. I hope to see them continue down the path they are currently on, and hopefully never turn into something like that of EIG.

via Dave Warfel

12 out of 100 - Brand is bad enough in my experience to walk away from ManageWP when they purchased it. I was happy for you, but couldn't bring myself to use a Godaddy product or service. And it's not just their history, though that certainly plays a huge part in it. But even recently (a few months ago, maybe, don't remember exactly), I had to deal with a client whose PHP version was very old, and it was the highest available. Again, I don't remember the details right now, but it was frustrating, and just typical of all of the Godaddy issues over the years. There's no point in rehashing all of the past woes. Bad company, bad product, bad service. Just can't get past all of it. Sorry.

via Donna Cavalier

I don't have much opinion of them either way now. I had a couple of domains with them and using their old admin interface was horrible. It was hard to find the simple things I wanted to do, and they were spending more time upselling new stuff than letting me get on with managing my domains. Then there's all the ethics and stuff - dodgy adverts that were all about boobs rather than the product, the ceo who was a scumbag etc.

Over the last couple of years they seem to have been making big steps to improve their image (presumably why you have asked this). I no longer use their service but the adverts have improved massively, and their participation in the WordPress community appears genuine.

I think it will take a lot to get past the negative feelings people had of them in the past but they are heading in the right direction.

via Ben Gillbanks

2 -
They are a direct competitor
They have a dire reputation, which while have had some brand reputation improvements still to many horror services
They are a US based company which immediately opens up data protection issues
Their purchasing strategy while positive in that they are picking good companies (High ManageWP peeps) hasn't yet shown how they will gut those companies long term.

We would have been interested in working with several of their now subsumed companies historically prior to being bought. However there is no amount of assurances about their independence that I think we would trust given who the parent is.

via Tim Nash

No thanks

via JazzFan Junkie

Thanks Dave. SSL is a big pain and a large business on its own but I think we are about to solve that. It goes without saying that next generation WordPress hosting will support PHP7. Stay tuned.

via Vladimir Prelovac

Top WordPress brands (Sep 2017 update)

Community | Sep. 6, 2017


Previous status and methodology:


Congrats to WPEngine for keeping the title of the strongest WP brand!

Notably, WPTavern overtook WooThemes for #2 spot, ManageWP overtook WPMUDev for #6, and Pagely made the biggest jump in terms of gaining brand equity.

As a side note, all these brands together follow less than 12,000 unique people.

What does this mean though? Brand strength on ManageWP.org?

via Jeff

It is a general measure of brand strength measured by using Twitter.

Methodology is explained here:


Short version:
We assume that the top brands will jointly follow all the influencers in the market. Percentage of those influencers following each brand back is the measure of that brands' strength.

via Vladimir Prelovac

Do you have this tool to be used by the public? I'd love to take a stab at it for my Twitter profile twitter.com/mrahmadawais/

via Ahmad Awais

Nope, twitter api limitations make it unusable for anything more than these 13 brands basically.

via Vladimir Prelovac

Would I be correct in guessing that the results might be different if you were getting the data from other sources (Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, Snapchat)? Presumably we wouldn't have 100% influencer overlap, or brand overlap, or followership overlap.

Also, though Woo is still a distinct brand, in terms of total influence we'd probably have to say that Automattic-owned companies when combined take up the major share of that list. And Matt Mullenweg owns WP Tavern, too, though it's Audrey and not Automattic that employs the staff there.

via Sallie Goetsch

Twitter followers is a suboptimal metric to measure brand strength. Too easy to buy a bunch of followers (not to imply that anyone on this list has doing that).

via John Locke

User Voting Counts reset?

Community | Jan. 12, 2018

Looks like voter counts were totally reset... which I guess that's fine, but I'd love to hear why and how and what else you all have in store for ManageWP.org this 2018.

p.s. I'd love it if my voter count was restored too since it was quite good previously, but it's your platform.

Yeah, I noticed it immediately. I think it was a couple of weeks ago or so. Thought it was just a glitch and would get fixed, but it never did.

via Donna Cavalier

Thanks Tom. I commented over there. Hoping this gets resolved. I mean... it's not a huge deal, but I've been sharing hear for IDK... four years maybe. We'll see.

via Matt Cromwell

Yeah, and I'm way down towards the bottom of the list now. A little unsettling....

via Donna Cavalier

Here's a quick update, but I will follow up tomorrow morning with more info:

The karma system in its state up to a few weeks ago was broken, and it was assigning way more karma than it should have. We were refactoring ManageWP.org for the past month, and it's when we realized this.

The current karma calculation is much more precise, but the whole karma system is fundamentally broken. We learned that there are plenty of ways to be ranked quite high without contributing to the community in any meaningful way.

More on this tomorrow, and thank you for your patience with this.


via Nemanja Aleksic

The other frustrating thing is having new posts never show up on the front page. I've had stuff marked as "popular" but never gets beyond the "Latest" listing.

via Eric Karkovack

Who's your WP #secretmentor?

Community | Dec. 21, 2017

This holiday season, in order to highlight people who have helped me grow, I'm flipping things around on "secret santa" and announcing "secret mentor"

I nominated Jake Goldman of 10UP as my #secretmentor for all the help he has provided me over the years. What about you, who has helped you become who you are, whether they know it or not?

Watch my video here: https://youtu.be/socl-x4fQ6k

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via Himanshu arya

[ManageWP.org] Submitting new sites and flagging new articles now earn more than double karma points

Community | Nov. 6, 2016

Three years when the site was designed we decided to give a bonus of 25 karma points when you submit an article from a site that has never been submitted (in effort to promote diversity and discovery).

Similarly when you flag an article and it gets removed you would get 5 bonus karma points.

This worked well, especially for new users who start with 100 karma points so these two activities could provide an easy karma boost early on.

As site matured, these bonus points have become less relevant relative to member's total karma. Also finding new sites has been increasingly difficult.

So today we have the following changes to the karma algorithm.

- New site submitted earns 50 bonus karma points plus 2% of members' total bonus karma points
- Article flagged and removed - 10 bonus karma points to everyone flagging the article. Additionally 1% of members' total bonus karma points to the member who flagged it first.

These changes at least double the effect and for more active members can triple or quadruple the effect. Pay attention next time you submit a new site or when an article you flag gets removed to the number of points you won - can be significant.

Hi Vladimir,

Thanks for the post and changes. I had noticed recently that some members were sharing articles just to gain more traffic.
Some were sharing articles containing several affiliate links.

I hope things will get better with these changes and ManageWP will remain to be a source of the "Best" WP updates :)

Puneet S.

via Puneet Sahalot

Awesome, very logical.

Sadness, after many months I got new site discovery karma just yesterday! :S

via M Asif Rahman Ⓦ

Members can and should Flag any posts that include affiliate links IMO. Everyone in the community working together can very effectively minimize & control behaviors that do not match the spirit of sharing that is dominant in this community.

via Neil Murray

I don't see anything inherently wrong with affiliate links. They're a valid source of revenue for publishers. Problems arise when the authors don't disclose affiliate links, or when affiliate commissions influence the content in a way that's detrimental to the audience.

via Andy McIlwain

That's a good move. I am not so sure about the algorithm for this site, but what I don't like is that MWP algorithm doesn't like people who post a lot, even if 99% of their posts are valid posts, community coverage and if they receive appreciation for that as well.

I think that my stats and contribution towards MWP.org is not bad. At the time of writing I have
12335 KARMA

About 300 shares and 3000+ upvotes were received. (Considering I only found out about this site in Feb 2015). Yet the MWP algorithm treats me as a spammer! At the end of 2015, I was at the 8th place, I guess, and now I am at the 12th place on the leadership board. Which is a huge factor of demotivation?

How? Well, I share and contribute more, last two posts I shared were three and four days ago. 90% of my posts get good votes (that is these posts are a much-needed news for WP community members)... while the profiles that rank higher than me on the leadership board have shared their last posts two or three months ago.

Don't get me wrong; we are all friends here, and there is no posting or ranking competition. I love data! I contribute a lot and the data being fed to this algorithm makes it like people who (after a certain amount of shares i.e. 30 to 40) stop sharing. Which is inherently against the concept of MWP. MWP is the most up to date news portal for the WP community. (For me it is). And it's algorithm doesn't like people who share more.

So, as of now, there is a price I pay for sharing everything or anything here. How? Let me tell you a vague prediction (not backed by data — ironic?)

→ Right now I have two options for 2017!

OPTION #1: Share at least four posts per month and give back/contribute my fair share to MWP to help the community and what not.
PROBABLE RESULT → Yup, if I do that, then by the end of next year I might not be there on the leadership board at all (not in the top 20). Bummer!

OPTION #2: I do NOT share anything for one complete year and just sit, watch and get the benefit from the posts being shared or from who share them (= pay the price)
PROBABLE RESULT → I might roughly end up in the top 5 to 7 users on the leadership board.

THERE! I said it!
MWP's current algorithm is broken. It favors not contributing back! It supports inactive users. Those who want to contribute pay the price.

And if anyone is thinking about responding back to this comment with "But dude, you shared that old Survey by mistake, and it got deleted, you gotta pay for that" OR "Dude stop sharing everything out there, but I do like what you share. OK now I am confused too" — twin paradox anyone?

Then let me just say, — this is just a dev's opinion and nothing else. IMHO this algorithm considers me as a spammer, and I don't like that. And as they say about opinions — they are like assholes and that everyone has one!

So, chill :) No one is pointing out any fingers, just providing honest feedback, sharing some late-night-7hours-car-drivin'-developer's frustration.

OK, that was fun. Time to sleep!


via Ahmad Awais

You are among top 0.01% users by vote strength on the site - so you can hardly say that MWP algorithm treats you as a spammer. Maybe you have high standards (anything but first place is bad :) but just wanted to throw that reality check.

The algorithm takes into account how you spend your karma. Each time you submit an article or upvote an article, you are making a bet that it will get upvoted by others after you (as your score benefits only from votes submitted after your own). If it doesn't, it will negatively affect your overall score (which is there by design as a mechanism to 'punish' people submitting or voting on lower quality stories, their vote strength will essentially go down with time).

The inverse is true too - if every story you submit or upvote gets a lot of upvotes after you, you are guaranteed to build your vote strength fast - and that's also built into the algorithm by design.

I recommend taking a look at Omaar Osmaan's profile managewp.org/members/7506/omaar-osmaan as he came out of nowhere and managed to secure a #1 position on the leaderboard. I think it is all about submitting high quality stories and up-voting articles that are truly good. I'd like to get Omaar for an AMA one day too, curious if he found a way to game the algorithm or he is just a natural match for this website :)

ps. As explained by this discussion, discovering new sites and flagging bad articles is a great way to earn karma at a faster pace

via Vladimir Prelovac

Can I get your advice on this?

Community | Feb. 28, 2018


I'm Brian(https://twitter.com/madeinbrian) a rookie WordPress developer
and the reason I'm writing is because, I wanted your advice on a platform I've been working on for the WP community.

But first, here is my problem, for years I have been turning to trusty Google for help finding "the best BuddyPress themes" etc... I would then have to sift through either, outdated recommendations, a biased list which existed only to earn a commission or lists based on the opinion of one author.

This bugged me for years, which lead me to spend the last year and a half pouring every penny I had into creating Softwarefindr.com.

A platform I created to solve this issue. Where you get truly unbias recommendation from someone that has been in your shoes, that best understands your problem and has actually bought and/or used the product in question. Instead of being based on one analyst opinion you can now leverage the experience of hundreds if not thousands of users who came before you.

Why am I sharing all of this?

Because I need your advice to help further improve the platform for our fellow WP users,
In keeping with the example, I gave above, check out: https://www.softwarefindr.com/best/buddypress-wordpress-themes/

Could you please leave your feedback below on these questions:

What if anything made it easy to find a theme?

What if anything made it challenging to find a theme?

What piece of information would be most important to you when choosing a theme?

Then lastly did I miss something?

I know that you are busy people, so thank you in advance for any bit of advice you can share, which will help shape the platform to serve the WordPress community better.

Have a blessed week,


Thank you to everyone that upvoted this thread :) It's very encouraging :)

via Brian

If your vote is not registering, here is a quick fix...

Community | Sep. 16, 2016

If you sometimes notice that your vote is not registering (ie you refresh the page and its not there) it is because of a some weird bug that we have. Dont know when are we able to find it but if you notice that behaviour simply log out and log in into your profile and it will be gone.

I've had this happen a few times. Is a bit weird. To me it seems like the cookie on my computer still exists but the session on the server has expired.

Can confirm the logout and login work around :)

via Ben Gillbanks

Thank you for your sacrifice for the good of the community :)

via Nemanja Aleksic

Had to vote this one up twice ;)

via Mark Root-Wiley

How can we improve ManageWP.org?

Community | Jan. 4, 2017

It's the time of the year to start drafting plans for all the cool stuff we want to build in 2017, and the ManageWP.org website deserves a lot of love. We've got a couple of ideas how to make it better, but we want to hear your thoughts.

How can the ManageWP.org website improve, so it could be more useful to you?

I had few stuffs in mind, I will add those later, its kind of too late in my timezone.

1) How about start with adding a Pocket button on share?

2) Show little more texts (descriptions) on the front page.

3) Add option for uploading (linking custom image) in the submit post forms.

4) Maybe adjust the pointing system a little bit. Now person who almost never contribute could still be top vote strength holder, and stay on top without really submitting any good content, by just playing safe, and upvoting!

via M Asif Rahman Ⓦ

From mobile devices, the site doesn't work properly- may be fix and improve to make it fully working on mobile devices?

via Omaar Osmaan

Just sharing my thoughts, when I submit links my first priority is to bookmark things that I've interests on and possibly helpful to the community.. Same priority goes when I press the vote button for stories submitted by others.

Hope that helps- :)

via Omaar Osmaan

Thanks for your feedback!

1) I like the Pocket idea, but I'm not sure how well it would be used (more than G+, that's for sure :D).

3) Already on the list :)

via Nemanja Aleksic

Can you tell me a bit more about the mobile problems? Because AFAIK it's working fine on a couple of devices I use it on.

via Nemanja Aleksic

Ah- last time I'd checked it been couple of months. Will check it out again and see how things are now. :)

via Omaar Osmaan

How to find great articles to post on ManageWP.org?

Community | Dec. 9, 2016

First idea I am going to share is to use nuzzel.com

It will aggregate the best links from all the stories your twitter friends tweet. If your twitter friends are in the WordPress community, chance is this will surface some good stories.

You can also check out other people's nuzzel feeds, like for example Brian of poststatus.com:


The second idea is wpmail.me newsletter which is a pretty old newsletter which is still pretty good:


I also sometimes use twitter search for #WordPress and that usually finds less known sources.

If you have your own "secret" sources, share them here :)

I really like Pocket and there's quite a few WPers on there as well.


via Matt Cromwell

+1 for Pocket - managewp.org & getpocket.com give me 80% of the tech news I read each week.

via Neil Murray

I just have a large number of friends, pretty active at Facebook, several Slack channels Groups and sometimes Feedly!

via Ahmad Awais

I subscribe to both Nuzzel and WPmail.me, as well as the WP Elevation WordPress Wednesday newsletter, Webdesigner News, and The Daily Bolt. Sometimes I find articles in one place that aren't in another (or that no one has posted here yet), but not that often. This is usually where I go first to see what's happening in the WP world.

via Sallie Goetsch

I curate my list, and track them in Feedly, and more stuff in Flipboard. It seems that enough. And Twitter is always there, just little too crowded.

via M Asif Rahman Ⓦ

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Dofollow links from your ManageWP.org profile

Community | Oct. 7, 2016

TLDR; If you have vote strength 5.0 or more we'll be dofollowing links to your social media profiles and if you have 10.0 we will be dofollowing links to your personal website.

I recently stumbled upon an article that showed how to get a hassle free dofollow link from this very site. And having checked it, it was real. We forgot to nofollow the links in user profiles, so basically the site was diluting its hard earned page rank juice to links on over 8000+ member profiles, some of them created just for this very spammy purpose.


The way I decided to fix it is to nofollow all member profile links by default.

And then apply following logic:

1. If your vote strength is 5.0 or more you will receive dofollow links to your social media profiles
2. If your vote strength is 10.0 or more (currently only 18 people qualify https://managewp.org/members ) you will receive dofollow links to your website

This way link juice is distributed to a much smaller group of people, making each contribution more powerful. It is our way of saying thanks for being an active member of this community.

While I agree with the basic logic behind it, and it should discourage spammers from signing up if they only get a nofollowed link, the idea that you're preventing the site from "diluting its hard earned page rank juice" by doing this is flawed.

In the first few years of PageRank this would have worked; it'd almost be a form of PageRank Sculpting, I suppose. More recently, since around 2009 I think, PageRank still flows out of your site through nofollow links -- they simply don't get credit for them.

This article from WooRank explains it well: www.woorank.com/en/edu/seo-guides/link-juice

Thus, the idea of "This way link juice is distributed to a much smaller group of people, making each contribution more powerful." really isn't true at all.

Again, I like the idea, as new users (such as me) don't deserve link juice flowing to their links, but this won't help you hold on to any of that link juice.

via Mickey Mellen

Thanks Mickey for refreshing my SEO mojo. I think it's fair to say that nobody knows how exactly this works and that the new policy is definitely an improvement over the old one.

via Vladimir Prelovac

That is probably a good move. Ya if you google "dofollow backlinks" it is crazy how many lists come up. I have seen ManageWP in a lot of them.

I somewhat agree with Mickey above as well, but still think your new policy is better than the old one. Definitely don't want members signing up just for the backlink if they aren't going to contribute to the community at all.

via Brian Jackson Ⓦ

Good move! Without any debate it will stop the spam profiles.

via Ahmad Awais

I think It's Great Move, I have just joined this wonderful Community, Looking forward to learning new thing here

via Saurabh Tiwari

Freelancers – what tools do you use to work faster and work less?

Community | Nov. 16, 2016

Been thinking about this a lot as I've reached capacity having started freelancing full time two-and-a-bit months ago, but figured unless I change something the end game here is just repeating working at capacity until it becomes boring.

Curious what people's approaches to working faster and working less are:

- Is this a priority for you?
- What tools do you use? Anything WP specific?
- Do you outsource?

Also working on a blog post and wanted to get some outside opinions. Thx :)

I can only recommend Trello to manage ongoing projects. It has a free version and works great. At Kinsta, we are using it to manage our blog content, guest posts and other projects.

via Tom Zsomborgi

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Future of ManageWP.org: Post GoDaddy Acquisition Scenarios

Community | Sep. 4, 2016

I am just super shocked this morning, reading the acquisition news on PostStatus, while I am in here for the WordCamp Singapore.

There is no official announcement from ManageWP or GoDaddy yet, but I am concerned what will happen with our ManageWP.org.

It would be great if they left our this out of the deal. What do you think? I know we will hear from Vladimir, but want to start the conversation from the community as well.

I think it is being left out, they said it belongs to the community. Look for comments on the post about acquisition.

via Ahmad Awais

I'll also be glad if it is left out. But the acquisiton??? leaves me with a scratched head, for sure...

via Samedi Amba