A guide covering how to use TranslatePress to offer your content and products in multiple languages.
I think you will agree with me when I say creating a multilingual website is no easy task. Especially for a beginner. Which translation plugin do you choose? Do you translate your website manually or automatically? Do you hire a professional translator? Does translating your website affect your SEO rankings?
All these (and more) are pertinent questions to ask yourself as far as translating your WordPress website goes.
Turns out you can easily translate your WordPress website into more than 200 languages using the TranslatePress plugin.
And in this guide, we show you exactly how to install and translate your website with one of the best WordPress translation plugins of 2019 and beyond.
Read on to learn how you can use the TranslatePress WordPress plugin to offer your content and products to visitors from all over the world without breaking a sweat.
What is TranslatePress?
Before we get lost in the impressive suite of features, let us first learn more about this multilingual WordPress plugin.
What is TranslatePress? TranslatePress is a nifty WordPress translation plugin handcrafted by the same awesome guys who brought you Cozmoslabs. It is loaded to the brim with all the features you
James Kemp of Iconic comes by the podcast and offers some great advice on vetting ideas and selling WooCommerce extensions.
Sponsored by: James Kemp is the founder and lead developer of Iconic, a popular WooCommerce extension shop. James has managed to do well in an increasingly saturated space. His approach to solving problems and determining if there’s a market for his new ideas is an interesting one. He offers lots of great advice on everything from research to development, and launching.
The Difference between the United Kingdom, Great Britain and England Explained (CGP Grey)
Looking for the best WordPress member directory plugin to showcase the users at your site in a public list? This articles compares 5 of the most popular options.
Looking for the best WordPress member directory plugin to showcase the users at your site in a public list? In this post, we go hands-on with 5 great options to help you find the plugin that’s right for your unique situation.
Beyond sharing each plugin’s key features, we’ll also take a look at important criteria like:
Filtering and search options – how much control you and visitors have over finding specific members.
Templating and pagination options – how much control you have over how your member directory’s looks and what information it includes.
Integrations – what other plugins you can integrate your member directory with. For example, can you show a user’s bbPress post count in your user list?
But first, let’s cover a quick rundown on what you can use these plugins for.
Use Cases for a WordPress Member Directory Plugin
Wondering what you can use these plugins for?
With a flexible WordPress member directory plugin, there are a lot of different ways a WordPress member directory can help you. You can create directories for:
Subscribers at your membership site or online course
Team members or employees of your business
The post shares and compares five of the most popular user profile plugins.
Looking for the best WordPress user profile plugin to give your site’s members their own great-looking front-end profiles (and/or let them edit their profiles from the front-end)? In this post, we’ll share and compare five of the top user profile plugins that will help you do just that.
Here’s a quick comparison table so that you know what to expect, and keep reading for a lot more detail!
User rating (out of 5)*
Starting price for Premium
*According to WordPress.org or CodeCanyon user ratings
Profile Builder is a very popular user profile plugin that’s active on over 50,000 sites and has a 4.7-star rating on over 490 reviews at WordPress.org.
It comes in both a free version at WordPress.org, as well as a premium version with lots of extra functionality.
At a high level, Profile Builder helps you with everything “profile related”, including front-end…
The premium version also adds support for some more advanced features, like multiple forms/profile pages, WooCommerce sync, and lots more.
Profile Builder features
Let’s start with the
This guide provides a quick and easy way to improve how your WooCommerce products look when shared on social sites and displayed in search results. And having more complete and accurate Schema markup will also improve your search ranking — significantly in some instances. :)
WooCommerce is a popular e-commerce plugin that offers a lot of flexibility with a solid and well designed codebase. WooCommerce is not an SEO plugin or a social sharing plugin, so its Schema markup for search engines and social sites is minimal — and its social / SEO meta tags for Facebook, Twitter, and other social sites are non-existent.
You may have found your way to this guide after sharing a WooCommerce product page on Facebook, Pinterest, or another social site — or maybe testing a product page using Google’s Structured Data Testing Tool — and being unimpressed with the results. This guide provides a quick and easy way to improve how your WooCommerce products look when shared on social sites and displayed in search results. And having more complete and accurate Schema markup will also improve your search ranking — significantly in some instances. :)
Common Warnings for WooCommerce Markup
Google’s Structured Data Testing Tool and/or Google’s Search Console for site owners may report the following errors for Schema JSON-LD markup provided by WooCommerce:
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After almost 2 years of R&D, GeoDirectory v2 is finally out today. Every single line of code is new and the improvements are so many that they can't be all listed. Also the 1st new theme for GDv2 is almost ready. LIstimia will be released on https://addictedtoweb.com very soon.
Transform your WordPress website into a full membership site in just several steps.
No matter what kind of site you find yourself running, your main goal is always to attract and then retain your visitor base. One of the easiest ways to ensure this is to offer them subscription options, making them full-fledged members. If you’re running your website through WordPress, then one of the best plugins to get your subscription site started is, without a doubt, is Paid member subscriptions from Cozmoslabs. With it, you’ll be able to set up the whole subscription system and right here is where we’ll show you how to do just that, step by step.
Step 1 – Enabling subscriptions
After you’ve installed and activated the plugin, you’ll need to enable subscriptions for your site. This first step isn’t directly linked to the plugin but needs to be activated in the WordPress general site settings.
Step 2 – Creating plans/tiers
After you’ve made it possible for your visitors to become members, it’s time to create subscription plans or tiers that provide benefits to those who sign up. We’ll start with the most basic free tier which, in some form or another, all prominent sites/services have.
The great thing about Paid
Wondering what premium WordPress plugins are worth your time and money? We’ve handpicked a collection of the best premium plugins for WordPress in 2019.
Wondering what premium WordPress plugins are worth your time and money? It’s easy to get swept up searching through the 54,000 free plugins available in the WordPress repository. But if you’re looking for a plugin that you can rely on, provides updates and support, and has advanced functionality, it’s worth investing in a premium plugin. To help you narrow down your search, I’ve handpicked this collection of the best premium plugins for WordPress, based on the many years I’ve been working with WordPress. These are plugins I see time and time again in the backends of WordPress — these are premium WordPress plugins people use and get value from.
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Page builders and visual builders have become an important design tool for WordPress users. Building sites is no longer just for developers — with visual builder plugins, now anyone can create a beautiful WordPress site.
1. Elementor Pro
Since its release in 2016, Elementor has quickly grown to become one of the most popular page builders for WordPress, with 2+ million active installs. You can even buy Elementor themes from ThemeForest.
It’s easy to see why it’s
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
GeoDirectory V2 and all its add-ons are out of BETA. This is the 1st of a series of posts about what's new in V2. Like compatibility with Gutenberg, but also popular page builders like: Elementor, BeaverBuilder Elegant Themes' Divi, WPBakery and more!
GeoDirectory V2 and all its add-ons are finally out of BETA. If you haven’t heard about it yet, GeoDirectory V2 is the first major rebuild of GeoDirectory code base since 2014.
It’s not just an update, it’s a brand new software.
More powerful, more flexible and ready for other 5 years of powering great directories for our customers.
Today it can be found here: GeoDirectory V2
We are working on few final details, like the redesign of this website, before launching it publicly on the WordPress.org plugin repository.
One of the reason why we are postponing this a bit longer, is to try to reach as many users of V1 as possible before the update comes out.
Even though updating from V1 to V2 is fairly simple, it requires few extra step compared to the typical GeoDirectory update. (*** Docs about conversion from V1 to V2 here ***)
Just clicking the update button isn’t enough. Your website won’t show any listings and the design will need to be adjusted a bit.
We want to prevent as many surprised angry users as possible.
We’ll do this with a series of blog posts, videos, newsletter, with social media updates and through our forums.
We hope to reach them all,
Iain's been a fan of Advanced Custom Fields (ACF) for a long time now, using it on pretty much every site he's built or worked on for the last 5 years. Two things happened recently that made him step back and realize just how important ACF has been and still is for WordPress and WordPress developers - even with and especially because of the upcoming arrival of Gutenberg. Check out the post to find out more.
I’ve been a fan of Advanced Custom Fields for a long time now, using it on pretty much every site I’ve built or worked on for the last 5 years. If you’re unfamiliar, Advanced Custom Fields (ACF) is a WordPress plugin that gives you much greater control of your WordPress content, utilizing custom post meta to enrich the content with structured data. It allows you to build and configure different types of data fields that will appear in meta boxes when your content editors update posts, pages, or custom post types (and much more).
This week I started to use the plugin for something we’re doing with deliciousbrains.com and, after seeing a recent ACF blog post, I took a step back and started to realize just how important ACF has been and still is for WordPress and WordPress developers – even with and especially because of the upcoming arrival of Gutenberg. Let me explain.
How Advanced Custom Fields Works
It took me a while to get my head around what it actually does, so I’ll just show you a quick example. I’ve used it on a dog rescue charity site, where the volunteers add new dogs which need to be rehomed, as a custom post type. However, apart from
A guide on setting up a pricing table for your membership plans. This is an efficient way to present your subscription plan features and allow potential subscribers to easily compare them.
Setting up a pricing table for your membership site is an efficient way to highlight each subscription plan’s features and make it easy for potential customers to compare the available options. A well thought membership pricing table can positively affect your site conversion rate.
You can easily highlight things like access to members-only store, a premium members forum or exclusive content.
Below we’ll go into the steps required to create a pricing table that shows each subscription plan options for your site.
Creating the Membership Plans
The main purpose of setting up pricing tables is to easily display information and the differences between each membership plan.
We’ll be using Paid Member Subscriptions, an easy to use membership plugin for creating the different membership levels. The main plugin is free and allows you to easily create subscription plans, restrict content and accept payments.
After installing and activating the plugin, we’ll go ahead an create 3 subscription plans: “Free”, “Silver” and “Gold”.
For each subscription plan, you’ll be able to set a price, duration as well as renewal type. After entering
Using nulled plugins are not illegal however not the best idea is your business relies on your WordPress sites. Also, you are not supporting the plugin developers.
No one likes spending more money than necessary – it’s a human thing. Even one of the richest people in the world, Warren Buffet, still searches out discounts on the cars he buys (ok, maybe that’s an extreme example – you get the idea). Because people are always on the lookout for ways to cut costs, some WordPress users are tempted to turn to nulled WordPress plugins and themes instead of paying for the official premium version.
In this post, we’re going to tell you why using nulled WordPress plugins and themes is a bad idea…even if it’s not necessarily breaking any laws.
Nulled WordPress Plugins and Themes Aren’t Necessarily Illegal
Let’s start with the elephant in the room…
It’s unlikely that the FBI kicks down your door if you use nulled WordPress plugins or themes. That’s because, in contrast to the other content that people usually “pirate” (e.g. music, movies), nulled WordPress plugins and themes are often not breaking the law.
The reason here has to do with the GPL (General Public License). Without making this a lesson on copyright, you just need to know that part of what the GPL license allows
From the makers of Beaver Builder! Assistant is an every-day productivity tool that lets you navigate your WordPress site and handle quick tasks without needing to go to the WordPress Admin area.
Description Assistant is an every-day productivity tool that lets you navigate your WordPress site and handle quick tasks without needing to go to the WordPress Admin area.
Note – This is an early preview release. A full 1.0 release of Assistant will be coming later this year.
Access the Assistant UI from any frontend page (post, archive, term, etc…)
Get a glance of your recently edited posts and new comments on the Dashboard app.
Quickly find posts with the content app.
Upload media to WordPress media library by dropping files on the Media app.
The Notifications app shows your comments as well as available plugin and theme updates.
Watch this intro video to see it in action!
WP Page Builder has everything in it to power a full-fledged website. It’s an all-in-one WordPress plugin for your site building needs.
People’s quest for creating websites has easily taken us to a new era of site development. Where, with the availability of robust page building tools, creating websites has become a lot more fun (especially for non-developers). The multitude of tools and plugins available to you is vast when you try building websites on WordPress. Today we’ll explore a new one, WP Page Builder. If you’re tired of the same old page builder plugins, this is one you should try out. With a lot of design elements, add-ons, functionalities like device specific responsive controls, export/import options, padding adjustment, and above all, drag & drop real-time frontend editing system, WP Page Builder has everything in it to power a full-fledged website. It’s an all-in-one WordPress plugin for your site building needs.
It’s a free WordPress page builder plugin that helps you build beautiful websites like a pro.
What’s Special About WP Page Builder?
Wondering what makes WP Page Builder so special? I would say, what doesn’t? It’s developed by the team over at Themeum, who has been creating WordPress themes since 2013. As mentioned above, the plugin is a full
How to use the detailed payment logs from Paid Member Subscriptions to debug failed payments.
If you’re running a paid membership website, failed payments will reduce your revenue. On most WordPress membership sites, involuntary churn (resulted from issues such as failed payments rather than direct cancellations) has a significant impact on growth.
Learning how to deal with failed payments on your membership site and how to quickly identify the reason behind a failed payment can greatly reduce their negative effect. Using the right tools you can recover much of this otherwise lost revenue.
Top Reasons for Membership Failed Payments
First, let’s go through why some payments fail in the first place. Below are some of the most common scenarios for membership failed payments:
Bank refusing the charge (mostly due to fraud prevention)
One of the best ways to prevent this is to use a system that is very transparent when is comes to failed payments. It’s important that both the site owner and the client knows the exact reason why a payment failed. This way they can take quick action and fix the problem.
Introducing Payment Logs for Paid Member Subscriptions
Paid Member Subscriptions is a membership plugin that makes creating subscription
Want to add your Elementor designs to Gutenberg? Download the free extension: Elementor Blocks for Gutenberg, made by the very own Elementor team, and easily add Elementor templates as Gutenberg blocks with one click
Gutenberg is WordPress’ new post editor, scheduled for release in the next couple of months, when WordPress version 5.0 is introduced. Gutenberg is currently in Beta, and is available in the repository as a plugin. A few months ago, we released an update featuring full compatibility between Elementor and Gutenberg. Today, we are excited to take the Elementor-Gutenberg integration even further!
Introducing Elementor Blocks for Gutenberg! Elementor Blocks is a separate plugin, downloadable from the WordPress repository (it will be eventually incorporated within the core of our plugin). It allows you to embed Elementor templates inside the Gutenberg editor with one click.
There are various situations where you might want to add Elementor templates to Gutenberg. One use case is when you are writing your blog post, and want to insert a Call to Action box that you previously designed in Elementor.
Here is how to do it:
First, go to the WordPress repo, and search for Elementor Blocks for Gutenberg. Then go ahead and install and activate the plugin.
Inside the Gutenberg editor, add the Elementor Block.
Then, choose the template, and it will automatically preview in Gutenberg.
If you want
Here at WebDevStudios, we’re big fans of WooCommerce. In this blog post, one of our Backend Engineers highlights 10 plugins that add useful functionality and features to WooCommerce:
Here at WebDevStudios, we’re big fans of WooCommerce. Perhaps it’s no surprise that it is the #1 eCommerce solution for WordPress. This is in part due to the quality and flexibility of WooCommerce itself, but it’s also because of the rich plugin ecosystem available. In this post, we’ll be highlighting the top 10 plugins that add useful functionality and features to WooCommerce. Since we’re limiting ourselves to 10, this is far from a thorough list. For instance, if your store only sells digital products instead of physical products, your plugin needs will likely be different. (Also, note that this list is not presented in a particular order.)
1. WooCommerce Subscriptions (Premium)
With WooCommerce Subscriptions you can equip your store to earn recurring revenue. For example, you can use it to create subscriptions for monthly or weekly services or software subscriptions.
Some of the features include: free trials and sign-up fees, variable subscriptions for creating a single product with different pricing levels, and subscription switching allowing a customer to upgrade or downgrade an existing subscription.
If your store has a need for subscriptions, WooCommerce
Yoast is a great tool for SEO. What happens when you have green dots all the way down, but you still aren't ranking in Google? Here's a few reasons you might not be on page one of Google.
John Locke is a SEO consultant from Sacramento, CA. He helps manufacturing businesses rank higher through his web agency, Lockedown Design & SEO. If your website is built on WordPress, you have probably used the Yoast SEO plugin.
Yoast SEO is the number one SEO helper plugin for WordPress, (and they also have a module for Drupal). Here’s how it works.
For each page or article you edit, you set a focus keyword phrase. Yoast SEO gives you an overall score for Readability and SEO.
Green dots mean “good”, orange dots mean “OK”, red dots mean “needs improvement”.
You also get a breakdown of individual areas that fall under the red, orange, and green dots. (There will be a screenshot further down of what this looks like in the back end.)
So here’s the question that I hear most often from other Yoast users:
“I have green dots in Yoast. So why am I not ranking higher in Google?”
I understand why there’s confusion. Isn’t Yoast supposed to help you rank higher?
It can, but with an asterisk.
SEO is a black box inside a moving target, and there is no transparent formula to ranking number one in Google.
But I’m here
Scott Deluzio has purchase Quick Checkout for WooCommerce from Impress.org. We think it's a great fit and he'll take the plugin to the next level.
As of December 1, 2018, Quick Checkout is now owned and maintained by Scott Deluzio. As announced earlier this year, part of our rebranding effort was to find a new home for Maps Builder and Quick Checkout. After several weeks negotiating multiple offers, we’re proud to announce that Quick Checkout has a new owner. Scott Deluzio is well-known in the WordPress community for his ability to maintain and develop a wide array of quality WordPress products. His current offerings include Privacy WP, Fullscreen Background Images, WP 1099, WP-CRM System, and his most popular plugin: Conditional Checkout Fields. Quick Checkout is an excellent companion plugin to Conditional Checkout Fields.
Scott’s customers know his commitment to high-quality code and technical, patient, and results-oriented technical support.
As we prepared for the sale of Quick Checkout, we ensured that any new owner would enjoy a new logo and fresh website. We’re happy to see that Scott has launched the new site with that new vision and creativity.
We also had a version 2.0 that was already far in development. As Scott indicates on his announcement post, he’ll be reviewing the 2.0 version and listening
The WordPress Plugin Directory has over 56K plugins, many of them have entire eco-systems built around them with solid business models. Up until now you could not simply link to the plugin page or add additional visual presentation, but nothing more. But now you can easily “oEmbed” plugin URLs to present a visual representation of the plugin.
The WordPress Plugin Directory has over 56K plugins, many of them have entire eco-systems built around them with solid business models. Up until now you could not simply link to the plugin page or add additional visual presentation, but nothing more. But now you can easily “oEmbed” plugin URLs to present a visual representation of the plugin. How It made possible?
WordPress 4.4 (Clifford), released in December 2015, added the oEmbed functionality to all WordPress content. This feature makes all WordPress posts and pages embeddable by simply pasting URLs into the WordPress editor, making WordPress auto-display the preview of the pasted URL. Behind the scenes, each site can customize its embedded output, by adding the new embed.php file into the active theme’s folder.
When the WordPress Plugin Directory was upgraded to version 3, the bbPress-based system was dropped in favor of the upgraded WordPress system, built with Post Types and all the other builtin-features available in core, including the oEmbed functionality.
By the end on July 2018, the plugin repository added oEmbed support to plugin pages using custom embed.php file allowing everybody to auto embed plugin
You don't need to be an expert to add custom functionality to a plugin. This post takes a look at a few ways to add your own touches.
There are times when a WordPress plugin’s functionality gets you close to what you need – but not quite the whole way. In addition, there are also situations where you’ve committed to using a particular plugin and would like to build additional features around it. These are prime examples of why you’d want to customize or extend an existing WordPress plugin. It’s one of the really cool aspects of how the CMS allows us to build highly-custom websites. We can take a plugin we’re already using on our site and integrate extra functionality or usability items that help us to do more.
And, while it may sound like something reserved for seasoned developers, extending a plugin doesn’t require a PhD. Depending on what you’re looking to achieve, a basic understanding of PHP, HTML and CSS may be all you need to add some powerful features.
Today, we’ll review the process of choosing a plugin worth extending and some basics regarding what you can achieve.
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The first part of this process is also the most important:
A quick overview of a shiny Gutenberg plugin "Gutenberg Blocks Design Library" which adds a bunch of ready-made section designs inside Gutenberg editor to create complex page layouts easily.
With the Gutenberg Blocks Design Library, you can create complex layouts directly in the browser. This plugin is a real asset for agencies and web designers who want to start using the new WordPress editor but find it too complicated when it comes to creating advanced page designs. You have now all the tools needed to create live web mockups for your client designs. Gutenberg Blocks Design Library provides pre-built sections designs using only the default core blocks that come with WordPress from Gutenberg editor. The free version comes with 50 different designs that users can import from the growing Gutenberg Blocks Design Library. More than that, every second week are released new layouts and sent exclusively to the plugin email subscribers for free. These include designs for most used designs elements, such as text with images, headings, features list, columns with headers, call-to-action sections, team member listings, testimonials, contact page layouts, and more.
The Gutenberg Design Library plugin doesn’t add custom codes to the page. It is fully compatible with other Gutenberg plugins and themes. If your theme is compatible with Gutenberg, it will work with this plugin
The Advanced Custom Fields folks have just announced ACF blocks for Gutenberg. Creating Gutenberg blocks for ACF can now be achieved with registering with PHP code!
There has been a lot of excitement surrounding Gutenberg, the new block-based WordPress editing experience. One of its most compelling features is the ability for developers to create their own custom block types. This opens up an endless array of possibilities for customization. There’s just one little problem. Creating custom blocks is extremely complicated. How complicated? Well, even a simple testimonials block requires a massive amount of code.
The entire process is both time and code intensive. The result is that many developers will consider the custom blocks feature to be out of their reach.
While we have been hard at work to ensure metabox compatibility with Gutenberg, an idea hit us. What if we could make it easier to build custom block types for Gutenberg? Blocks that allow you to use ACF + PHP to create stunning dynamic content!
Well, it hasn’t been easy, but we are delighted to announce that our ACF Blocks feature is starting to take shape! In fact, you can now take it for spin! ACF version 5.8.0-beta1 is now available for download and includes an early stage of our ACF Blocks feature to help you create custom block types without the fuss.
Let’s take a