As a WordPress plugin owner it is nice to see such subject being discussed and dealt with. There are many implications to using "pirated" WordPress plugins, including security ones. Good read.
We all know WordPress, the software, is free and great for beginners, hobby bloggers, and even serious businesses. The platform is supplemented by hundreds and thousands of plugins, themes, and extensions built by developers from around the globe. There are thousands of free plugins and themes on WordPress, that can easily be used as alternatives to the pricey versions. This makes the life of many website owners easy! But here's the thing, from time to time, we do need to run premium (paid) plugins to get those extra benefits and functions for our site. A good number of users opt to run these premium solutions nulled and pirated. Getting involved in copyright infringement, is, however, outright theft. And this is highly discouraged because it costs your site a lot more than it gives back.
Consider motives of nulled software providers
Before we delve into the consequences for users using pirated versions, let's consider what nulled hosts are obtaining from distributing paid plugins freely. Nulled plugins and themes are, for the vast majority of times, given out by individuals who cannot be identified through unsecured sites. The sites where they allow you to download free premium WordPress
Once you plan to start a website and get a domain then you might not want to stick with the generic page. This will look very unprofessional and even so if you are building a brand. That's why you need a coming soon page.
Today, more and more casual users, developers and business owners are drawn into WordPress. It’s no wonder why it is the best Content Management System in the market today. It is so popular because it is easy to implement and majorly it is open source. You can tweak almost everything if you have the right set of web development skills. So, if you are building a new website then WordPress is the one to go for.
Once you plan to start a website or are starting a new project and get a domain then you might not want to stick with the generic page. This will look very unprofessional and even so if you are building a brand.
A newly started website will certainly not be as you intend it to be and are not ideal. You don’t want people or even search engines to be able to come to your website and see these things.
For that, you will need something to cover up your website while you are busy tweaking and structuring your website. This can only be possible with a Coming Soon page.
What is a coming soon page?
A coming soon page is like a maintenance page but with more to it. Think of it as a teaser for your new project or a page that will excite your audience or potential customers prior
Ever wanted to create a Geo Marketplace? With this set of plugins now you can.
GeoMarketplace is a new plugin created by the top rated Developer of the GeoDirectory Experts Directory: Webnware It connects WooCommmerce and WC Marketplace with GeoDirectory, to allow listings owners to sell their products from within their listings, by creating a new profile tab called “Shop”.
At the moment it allows to sell only Digital and Physical products, but the developer told us there are plan to integrate the WooCommerce Booking and Box Office Extensions.
So that listings owners could be able to offer online booking capabilities and sell tickets for Events.
We installed the plugin on “GeoDirectory Experts”, our directory of GeoDirectory Developers for Hire, so that they can start selling 3rd party add-ons and or their services packaged at a fix price.
Example could be : GeoDirectory Install & Configuration, SEO, CSV files with public listings data (example: All Hotels in New York) and so on.
Vendor Registration & Dashboard
GeoMarketplace will provide a menu item that behaves differently for different users.
It will be invisible for non logged in users and regular subscribers.
It will be visible for listing owners with the anchortext “Become
Widget Options now Supports ACF Conditions for Widgets, Elementor, and Beaver Builder plus More Updates
Widget Options now supports Advanced Custom Fields (ACF) Plugin! Not just for WordPress widgets but also for Elementor Pagebuilder and Beaver Builder!
Widget Options now Supports ACF Conditions for Widgets, Elementor, and Beaver Builder plus More Updates
Another update has sailed! These updates are for Extended Widget Options 4.6 and Free Widget Options 3.7. First of all, let me thank you all for the continuous love and support. As of this writing, the plugin has more than 1,000 5-star ratings and 60,000+ active installations. I really do appreciate your feedbacks and reviews that led Widget Options to be one of the top plugins. Again, from the bottom of my heart, Thank You Very Much.
Back to the release. This version includes new Advanced Custom Fields support for WordPress widgets, Elementor Widgets, and Beaver Builder Modules. Another brand new feature is the User Logged-in State, which details are explained below.
Read on to check out these powerful features. And yes, these features are available on both Free and Extended versions.
Divi Theme is one of the most popular themes for WordPress. Instagram is one of the most popular social networks and the fastest growing and yet integration between these is not available by default. In this article we show you how you can integrate Instagram into Divi with a series of free plugins from the Team and Divi Framework.
The Problem – How to add Instagram to Divi Instagram is a photo and video sharing social network. Like Facebook, it audience is both individuals and businesses. Due to it large audience, businesses use it as branding and customer acquisition tool. Because of the growth of Instagram it is important to add Instagram to Divi.
Often, we get requests by our clients that they would like to show Instagram profiles on their website. As you know we use the divi theme to build client websites.
Divi has a top header where you can showcase your client’s social media profiles. There’s a problem. Divi comes with a limited 4 social icons for your header and footer. They are
You can toggle and set social profile urls at WordPress Admin → Divi → Theme Options
There’s no easy way to add more social icons like instagram unless you write lot of custom code in your child theme.
You will need to
Write code to toggle and set social profile urls for the new social icons. The settings need to be at WordPress Admin → Divi → Theme Options along with the default divi social icons.
You will need to add social icon image files and stylesheet
A rundown of how ACF works with Gutenberg, plus a new feature that allows for easy custom block creation.
The big event is finally within sight: WordPress 5.0, featuring the new Gutenberg editor, is coming soon. And all of the emotions leading up to this release are quite unlike anything we’ve seen in the world of WordPress. Feelings are all over the spectrum, from those who are absolutely giddy with excitement to those who dread the thought of the new content editing experience. But perhaps the biggest majority of WordPress developers are simply cautious and concerned – and for good reason. Gutenberg has been controversial from the start and with the recent influx of mixed reviews, most of us are unsure if our websites will continue to work as they previously did.
Today, we’re going to try and bring you some peace of mind when it comes to using ACF with Gutenberg. While things aren’t exactly perfect just yet, we’ll show you that we are well on the way to that glorious place.
But first, let’s talk a little bit about where things stand with this new editor you may have heard about .
Gutenberg Inches Closer to Core
For months we’d heard that a future release of WordPress would feature a call for users to start testing Gutenberg, before it’s
The Internet has become increasingly annoying and here`s how WordPress GDPR cookie plugins should work.
Recently, we have been working on our own GDPR compliance and believe it or not, we struggled to find a plugin that worked the way we wanted. There were two crucial requirements we needed in a WordPress GDPR cookie contest plugin. These are as follows:
Coming Soon or Under Construction page is crucial especially before your website goes live. Whether it is a blog or a website, it is the coming soon page which communicates the intent with the visitors
Coming Soon page is crucial especially before your website goes live. Whether it is a blog or a website, it is the coming soon page which communicates the intent with the visitors. It gives the website visitors some crucial information like when the site goes live, what is it about, etc. Moreover, you can kickstart your SEO efforts even before the website is launched. Creating a beautiful coming soon page is important as it helps to create the momentum even before the website is launched. If you are planning for a product launch, a perfect coming soon page creates the necessary hype, so that you can launch it with a huge bang. Creating a beautiful webpage is not an easy task. It takes time and there are tons of things you need to check like browser compatibility. Apparently, you need to hide the website when it is in maintenance mode.
A good coming soon page or a maintenance mode page on your website will let your visitors know about your website status. Instead of a broken website or a black page, a coming soon page would look cool and create a good first impression. In this post, we’ll introduce you to a plugin which helps to easily and quickly create an awesome coming soon
Exhaustive and categorized list of the 66 best plugins for WordPress, put together by Kinsta.
One of the things people love about WordPress is its huge library of third-party plugins. But with 55,000+ free plugins listed at WordPress.org alone and thousands more listed elsewhere, it can be hard to find the one plugin that you need. Talk about a needle in a haystack! To help save you time, we've whittled down those tens of thousands of plugins into a list of the 66 best WordPress plugins for a huge variety of different uses. 66 might still be a lot, but it's better than 55,000! From SEO plugins to project management plugins, you're about to discover the best WordPress plugins for everything!
If you're using Elementor, you might want to consider using these plugins to add advanced forms to your WordPress website.
The 1st beta release of our most popular premium add-on has been released and can be tested now.
Today we released the 1st BETA version of the Location Manager for GeoDirectory V2 and a new update for the Core plugin V2 that includes the V1 to V2 converter. Location Manager V2 BETA
We haven’t really added any new features to the Location Manager V2.
Instead we focused on improving its code and making better settings pages.
Other than that, we focused on 1 major improvement.
The UI and UX of the central component of this add-on:
The new Location Switcher
The New Location Switcher opens in a model window (lightbox type), perfectly responsive for mobile devices.
It allows to search for a location by name.
It allows to be Geo Located.
It shows the chronology of the locations recently visited and it shows the most popular locations.
We also made it easier to clear the selected location and go back to default.
Hovering the pinpoint icon with your mouse cursor next to the location name will make it appear a X to clear the location.
(Yes, the same will be available for the Advanced Search add-on)
V1 to V2 converter
If you install the latest release of the Core GeoDirectory Plugin (V184.108.40.206) on a website that has or had V1 installed, the conversion tool will popup an alert.
Writing a blog is only the first step in the process if you want your content to accomplish specific goals. When uploading content to WordPress, I follow this blog post checklist and oftentimes use one of these WordPress checklist plugins to ensure I don't forget anything!
There are so many different WordPress themes that it can be hard to settle on just one. While there are plenty of free WordPress theme options, those that are serious about professionalism and a solid code structure to help with SEO default to premium, highend WordPress themes. Follow along for an in-depth guide to working with highend WordPress themes and WordPress theme membership companies.
How Much Should I Expect to Pay for a Highend WordPress Theme?
According to CodeinWP, the majority of individual WordPress themes are priced at or around $59.
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Additionally, CodeinWP found that the average WordPress theme membership is $145/year (with a median cost of $139). If you’re lucky enough to grab a lifetime subscription for a WordPress theme membership company, expect to pay an average $225 (with a median of $249).
This works out to being roughly $4.20/year per theme as the median price.
When Should I Buy a Highend WordPress Theme versus Purchasing Access to a WordPress Theme Membership Company?
Comparing the average and median costs of an individual highend WordPress theme to the price per theme with a WordPress theme membership demonstrates that the greatest
7 wonderful plugins for WordPress. Let us know what plugins you use and why?
7 Wonderful WordPress Plugins WordPress is one of the most used Content Management Systems (CMS) out there. Some may argue that it’s a blogging platform, some may argue that it’s more than that. I guess we’ll never come to one agreement on what WordPress really is. All I know is that it’s a brilliant platform to learn & develop on.
I develop quite a few websites in WordPress. It’s open source and free to use. It comes with a repository of plugins that you can install on WordPress to extend it’s functionality and do cool stuff. What isn't there not to like about that eh?
Advanced Custom Fields PRO (ACF Pro)
ACF Pro has to be my favorite plugin for WordPress of all time. This allows you to quickly add meta fields, fields to a post, custom post type, post template etc. It’s ideal for custom built themes in WordPress. You can’t go wrong with this plugin. Not only is this a great plugin to use, the documentation is well written, straightforward and understandable, no matter what programming experience you have.
They offer a free version of the plugin which is covers most your needs, but having the PRO version means having those additional
Part II Tutorial on how you can create plugin with Vuejs
It’s been a while since we’ve played with Vue JS on this blog, so why don’t we take a beginner-focused look at how one might go about building a simple polling plugin for WordPress with Vue. Why Vue? Vue can scale up to be used for full-blown single page applications, but you can also use it to add small bits of interactivity to sites, pages, or plugins where in the past you may have used jQuery. Vue is a great option here because it’s a quick and easy way to add interactivity, and it really streamlines the development process by bringing reactivity and component-based architecture to the table with fairly low overhead.
Why a polling plugin? There are scores of polling plugins for WordPress, most of them are free, and most of them will be better than the one we’re going to build today, but there is something missing from the current offering of polling plugins: none of them are polka themed…
I suppose that if we want this to be a WordPress plugin, then we’re going to need to write some PHP, so let’s just get this out of the way. My goal here is to actually write as little PHP as possible and handle as much as we can with Vue.
WordPress plugins are most helpful to extend your website's functionality in easy way. By choosing a right plugin for your website you can manage your work easily. If you are an owner of WordPress blog or business website then, Here is the list of 15 essential blog WordPress plugins you should install if you haven’t already.
This question is really common and has been asked often by everyone who is into blogging or online business. WordPress is undoubtedly the best Content Management System of all time with more than 35% of websites powered.
And the common reason is that of its simple panel with extraordinary plugins that can serve smallest to giant services you want on your website, WITHOUT CODING!
Plugins are the hardcore strength of WordPress and there are more than 55k various plugins and it is hard (obviously) to find out the best one that can help you out blogging.
So, here we are with the best blogging tools and Plugins for WordPress that will assist you to grow with full throttle.
1. Blog Designer
This plugin has been a game changer, especially for bloggers. Blog Designer WordPress plugin (Freemium) offers you to change and exhibit your page with many different layouts and templates. There are many various kinds of layouts for diverse use of it. Must have plugin to make your posts or web page looks cool.
Akismet (Free) checks all the comments and contact form submissions for spam and malware through its global database and prevents your site from publishing threat and malicious content.
ConveyThis is a WordPress translation plugin for automatic (machine) and manual translations that’s free to use and paid to extend.
WordPress is an open-source platform that gives you the ability to add a plethora of features to your site, often without the need to code. Professional translations are no different. With a fully translated site, you have the ability to reach untapped marketplaces around the world. It allows you to provide a better user experience for international customers. There are a number of different ways you can go about translating your WordPress site. In this post, we’re going to take a look at ConveyThis. It’s a WordPress plugin that makes translating a site into 90+ languages quick and simple. We’ll take a look at its installation and setup process, how to use it, and what its pricing structure looks like. Let’s get started with this ConveyThis review.
ConveyThis is a WordPress translation plugin that’s free to use and paid to extend. More on this plugin’s pricing structure later. This WordPress plugin is compatible with over 90 different languages, as stated before, and uses automatic (machine) and manual translations to do so, though you can get away with having your site translated by machine only. Let’s take a look at this plugin’s features:
Several speed tests performed on some of the most used WordPress translation plugins to give you an idea of the load they add to a website.
One of the main concerns when choosing a WordPress translation plugin is how it affects your website speed. A slower website will negatively affect your page rankings, traffic and eventually revenue. Therefore we decided to perform several speed tests on some of the most popular WordPress translation plugins just to give an idea of the load they add to a website.
We compared the page load time of the same page when using different plugins to translate the page. Only one plugin was active and configured for any given test.
Translation Loading Time based on Page Size
For the first setup, we aimed to see how the page size affects the loading time of translation.
The test features a page with about 1600 words, with Twenty Fifteen theme active and no other plugins, but the one being tested. The following graph shows the average original page load time that we obtained in our test.
Due to the variable nature of software execution time, which is influenced by parameters out of human control (CPU, OS, network lag), the page load time varies slightly for each refresh.
To combat this, each plugin had the page load time measured 30 times, from which we calculated an average. Chrome DevTools was
Using Block Options Plugin you can now easily show or hide any blocks based on ACF field condition.
Hide Gutenberg Block Based on ACF Field Value In this tutorial, I’m going to walk you through Block Options Plugin’s integration with Advanced Custom Fields. Using these free WordPress plugins, you can show or hide Gutenberg block based on ACF value and specific condition.
You need to download and install both Block Options and Advanced Custom Fields plugins. Alternatively, you can Block Options get it on the plugin directory.
Make sure you create ACF fields; then, go to Settings > Block Options and activate Advanced Custom Fields Support.
Now create or edit any post/page on the Gutenberg Editor. Click any block, and on the sidebar settings, scroll down to Block Option’s Advanced Custom Fields panel section.
Select Show or Hide Block if the condition is met.
Choose the ACF field that you want to connect.
Select condition to either Equal To, Not Equal To, Contains, Does Not Contain, Is Empty or Is Not Empty.
Then set the conditional value.
That’s it! Pretty simple, isn’t it? If you have any suggestions, please leave them through the comment section below. You can also explore other Block Options features, and here are the guides that
Ready to get your brains blown up?
You are about to move the website from one CMS platform to another but do not know how to do it in a smooth, safe and accurate way? The answer is, by using an automated tool! In this video, you will find out how simple it is to migrate your existing website to WordPress using Plugin Connector created by CMS2CMS team. - No copy/pasting
- No coding involved
- No software installations
Find more information here:
SiteGround just released their own custom WordPress migration plugin. I'll be honest, I've tried several in the past and found none to be easy to use and work on the first try. Has anyone tried this yet? Is it really is simple as just entering a migration token?
In this tutorial we will show you how to use the SiteGround Migrator plugin to move a WordPress site from any other hosting company to your SiteGround account. Note that this solution is not suitable for migrating from a localhost environment and Multisite installations! The process is very straightforward and easy to follow. Read on for detailed instructions.
Step 1: Generate a migration token in SiteGround cPanel
First, you need to generate a Migration Token that will tell our system to which account and folder you want to transfer your site. To start, log in to your cPanel account and go to WordPress Tools -> WordPress Migrator.
On this page you will see a list of all your domains and subdomains. Select the domain you want to use and add a path, if needed (if your WordPress site is installed on yourdomain.com/blog for example). Hit the Generate button.
You will receive a long string of symbols - the Migration Token. It’s unique per each transfer and has all the information our system needs to start moving your files and databases.
Step 2: Install SiteGround migrator plugin to your WordPress
Once you have the Migration Token, log in to the WordPress installation you want
Hundred of thousands of WordPress Forms are used every day, collecting information about their users that fall under the scope of GDPR. We've reviewed the most popular Form Builder in this blog post.
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is everywhere these days. For a lot of WordPress folks, that topic came at a bad timing. Getting your WordPress form GDPR compliant is just the very first step. Disclaimer: I’m not a lawyer and the following recommendations are based on my own experience. In this text, I can’t cover every topic and I can’t give you legal consulting. That said, we recommend to get professional support on all the GDPR topic.
Since the beginning of BuddyForms, our goal is it to build tools, where you can own your own data. With all the rise of social media platforms and data-driven business models, we need to ask us the question, if we are still in control of our data.
Sure we are kind of aware, that Facebook & co. are making money with our personal data and therefore they can provide their service for free. The following quote describes best, what now is happening:
“GDPR is long-term good for the internet and its helping fuel a much needed global conversation around data privacy.”
Quote from Siraj Raval
This article doesn’t only cover our new updates about data privacy as a form builder. No, we’ll also talk about the
Using the Health Check plugin makes troubleshooting a potential theme/plugin conflict easier.
Whether you’re building a new WordPress website or applying updates to an existing one, troubleshooting issues can be a very time-consuming process. It can also be a bit risky – especially if you’re dealing with a live site (one more good reason to set up a staging environment, when possible). In general, pinpointing a problem requires that we take the following steps:
Switch to a default theme, such as Twenty Seventeen;
Disable all plugins and reactivate them, one-by-one;
After activating each plugin, refresh your site on the front end to see if the issue you’re dealing with appears;
These steps are necessary, as they will help you determine if your theme or one of the plugins you’re running is causing the fuss. But to do this on a live site, you’ll need to throw it into maintenance mode or face the prospect of allowing visitors to see your mess.
Fortunately, there is now a way to troubleshoot a site without the side effect of downtime. Thanks to the free Health Check plugin, you can perform the steps above in a manner that is confined to just your specific user account. Here’s how it works:
Let’s Get Healthy
Health Check was developed
When you need to reset your WordPress, this plugin can help. Instead of manually setting up a new database and removing things, the plugin does it with a click of a button.
As WordPress plugins and themes get more complicated, it’s becoming more and more challenging to debug their installation procedures. For simpler plugins, installation and activation events involve setting some default options, if even that. For larger plugins, it involves much more: Creating custom tables and populating them with demo content.
Checking for other plugins and adjusting settings accordingly.
Setting and resetting pointers and notifications depending on various environment variables.
Showing onboarding guides.
Debugging and testing such complicated activation functions in an unknown environment affected by an unlimited amount of 3rd party code is hugely time-consuming.
One way to speed up and streamline the process is to use the free WordPress Reset plugin.
How Does It Help?
Every time you modify the activation code you need to retest it. That involves resetting the test environment in such a way that it simulates (as best as possible) the situation your users will have when they install the plugin – an environment that is clean of your custom tables, options, files and any other traces of your plugin.
WP Reset procures that environment in just one click. It
Now he owns MonsterInsights (2+ million installs) AND the second most popular analytics plugin, GADWP, at 1+ million installs. A) I'm curious to see how the two evolve (separate features, or eventually merged together). B) Monopoly on GA plugins? Not sure how I feel about this.
With over 17 million downloads and over 1 million websites, Google Analytics Dashboard for WordPress (GADWP) is the second most popular analytics plugin in the WordPress.org repository. Today, I’m thrilled to announce that we have acquired the GADWP plugin from Alin Marcu and rebranded it as ExactMetrics.
Alin has done a phenomenal job in building an amazing product and community. As he wanted to pursue his next venture, he was looking for a new home for this extremely useful plugin.
Given our experience running the most popular WordPress analytics plugin, MonsterInsights, this was a perfect fit for our family of products.
Who are we?
Hi, my name is Syed Balkhi. I’m the founder of Awesome Motive, and we build amazing products that help small businesses grow and compete with the big guys.
We’re the team behind some of most popular plugins and resources including:
WPBeginner – the largest free WordPress resource site for beginners.
OptinMonster – popular conversion optimization software that helps you convert abandoning visitors into subscribers and customers.
WPForms – the most beginner friendly WordPress contact form plugin.