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3 min read pol taj
Plugins | wpgeodirectory.com | 2 days ago

GeoDirectory V2 - Design Customization

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 - Design Customization

Plugins | wpgeodirectory.com | 2 days ago

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,

4 min read Adi Spiac
Plugins | cozmoslabs.com | 16 days ago

How to Create a Membership Pricing Table in WordPress

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.

How to Create a Membership Pricing Table in WordPress

Plugins | cozmoslabs.com | 16 days ago

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

6 min read Eric Karkovack
Plugins | 1stwebdesigner.com | 5 days ago

When Is It Time to Abandon a WordPress Plugin?

The plugins we use may have been the best solution at a given moment. But, how do you know when you should switch to something else?

When Is It Time to Abandon a WordPress Plugin?

Plugins | 1stwebdesigner.com | 5 days ago

One of the biggest reasons to love WordPress is the sheer number of available plugins. It seems like, no matter what type of functionality you need, there is at least one plugin that can do the job. But it’s no secret that plugins can sometimes outlive their usefulness. As both our needs and WordPress itself change, we can find ourselves looking for better options. That can mean moving on from a plugin that had previously served us well.
Still, it’s not always the easiest decision to make. Sort of like an athlete that’s past their prime, we can let plugins hang around long after their best days have come and gone.
So, how do you know when it’s time to ditch a plugin and start fresh with something new? The following are a few telltale signs to watch out for.
It Hasn’t Been Updated in a Long Time
Think of a WordPress plugin as a living thing. If it’s properly cared for, it will flourish. If not, the results won’t be nearly as good.
Those of us who build websites with WordPress would ideally like to see that a plugin is updated at least on a semi-regular basis. That shows that its author is still actively involved, adding new features and fixing

8 min read Iain Poulson
Plugins | wpappstore.com | 11 days ago

Options for Selling Tickets from Your WordPress Website

Have you ever wanted to sell tickets from your website? If you want to sell tickets from your WordPress website, the plugins covered in this guide will give you the ability to do so with very little effort.

Options for Selling Tickets from Your WordPress Website

Plugins | wpappstore.com | 11 days ago

If you want to sell tickets from your WordPress website, the plugins covered in this guide will give you the ability to do so with very little effort. In our guide, you’ll find free plugins that cover the basics, enabling you to sell tickets online. You’ll also find feature-rich paid plugins that include all the features anyone is likely to ever need when selling tickets from their WordPress website. Many of these plugins have add-ons as well, increasing the chances that you’ll be able to find a tool that can do exactly what you want.
This post contains some affiliate links. We may receive a commission for purchases made through these links. See the disclosure for more details.
Some of these plugins can also be integrated with event management plugins, giving you access to more features for promoting and managing the events you’re selling tickets for. Furthermore, you can use some of these ticket plugins alongside popular ecommerce plugins like WooCommerce and Easy Digital Downloads to increase your options for managing ticket sales.
So to help you start selling tickets directly from your website, here’s our guide to the best WordPress ticket plugins.
WooCommerce

Plugins | tidyrepo.com | 5 days ago

Ultimate Blocks – Custom Gutenberg Blocks for WordPress

With this plugin, it is insanely easy to create better and engaging content for bloggers and marketers. Compared to the classic WordPress editor, ultimate blocks allows creating more complex designs and contents.

Ultimate Blocks – Custom Gutenberg Blocks for WordPress

Plugins | tidyrepo.com | 5 days ago

The internet is a tool used by a diverse population. Nowadays, anyone can start a website, a blog, or an online business. Unfortunately, not everyone can afford a programmer or a full-time tech person who will be in charge of website maintenance. This is why website development and maintenance has taken a turn towards simplicity. This is where Gutenberg steps in. Basically, the “Gutenberg” is the WordPress block editor developed as a convenient tool for creating the content in the form of blocks. Ultimate Blocks presents a collection of different Gutenberg blocks.
Each block is independent allowing manipulation on an individual basis. Organizing the blocks is very easy by simply dragging and dropping them.
What is Ultimate Blocks – Custom Gutenberg Blocks
Gutenberg itself helps to create a more visual content when compared to the TinyMCE editor. In order to accomplish this, a library of blocks (pre-built elements) has been designed. Every block is programmed to be adaptable – they can be added to a page or post separately and customized. Gutenberg blocks enable inserting a specific type of content into a post and editing it separately from the other blocks. Their

3 min read Phpbits Studio
Plugins | wptavern.com | Jan. 16, 2019

CoBlocks Adds Row and Columns Page Building Blocks for Gutenberg

CoBlocks, one of the earliest block collections for Gutenberg, has added new page building blocks and tools in the latest release.

CoBlocks Adds Row and Columns Page Building Blocks for Gutenberg

Plugins | wptavern.com | Jan. 16, 2019

CoBlocks, one of the earliest block collections for Gutenberg, has added new page building blocks and tools in the latest 1.6 release. ThemeBeans founder Rich Tabor and plugin developer Jeffrey Carandang partnered together on this iteration of CoBlocks to bring users new Row and Columns blocks and a Typography Control Panel. The Row and Column blocks are resizable and can be dragged to new positions.
After selecting the Row block, users can choose the number of columns and then a layout for the row.
These row layouts can also be adjusted from inside the row toolbar or inspector sidebar panel, which includes responsive media query controls.
The Row and Column blocks also come with fine-grained controls for adjusting background and text color, width, margin, and padding.
Version 1.6 also includes a new Typography Control Panel with support for Google fonts. Users can customize the fonts with built-in controls for line-height, letter-spacing, font-weight, and text-transform properties. It also supports customizing fonts for the core heading, paragraph, and button blocks.
The video below shows a quick demo of column layouts and nested row blocks in action, as well as a few other blocks

Plugins | tidyrepo.com | 15 days ago

WP Performance - Optimize & Speed Up Your WordPress Blog

By adding a variety of performance tweaks to your WordPress site, the free WP Performance plugin will speed up your site. It combines several plugins into one and can help beginners to optimize their blogs.

WP Performance - Optimize & Speed Up Your WordPress Blog

Plugins | tidyrepo.com | 15 days ago

Everyone is aware that speed is one of the crucial aspects of a website. Studies have shown the average human attention span has declined from 12 seconds to 7 seconds in the period from 2000 to 2016. Ultimately, for the website owners/admins, this means that the time for showing the content to users and convincing them to stay on the site/subscribe has been narrowed down. The conclusion is simple – in order to increase the traffic and subscribers, it is necessary to make the website work faster. For WordPress users, there is a variety of options for speeding up the performance of a website. This article will focus on WP Performance, as one of the latest plugins developed for this purpose.
What is WordPress Performance
It is a common mistake for the owner of a website to think that their website is fast just because it isn’t loading slowly on their computer. Since the owner often visits their website, browsers such as Chrome store the website in the cache and automatically find it as soon as its address is typed in. This makes the website load rapidly. On the other hand, a new user visiting a website for the first time may not have the same experience. In fact, visitors in

2 min read Matt Cromwell
Plugins | impress.org | Dec. 12, 2018

Quick Checkout finds a New Home

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.

Quick Checkout finds a New Home

Plugins | impress.org | Dec. 12, 2018

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

4 min read Phpbits Studio
Plugins | richtabor.com | 10 days ago

New Shape Divider, Features and Icon Gutenberg Blocks in CoBlocks 1.9

Take a look on what's new with CoBlocks Plugin for Gutenberg. Version 1.9 now includes shape divider, features and icon blocks.

New Shape Divider, Features and Icon Gutenberg Blocks in CoBlocks 1.9

Plugins | richtabor.com | 10 days ago

Over the last three weeks, since the initial swing into a page building block system, we’ve pushed three major releases to CoBlocks: 1.7 introduced the Map block, with size built-in map styles, zoom, controls, and marker size options.
1.8 was our catch-all release, resolving hundreds of minor issues and tweaks. We also welcomed the well-received Media Card block, which folks are using to showcase video and images with a unique card overlaid.
1.9 welcomed three additional blocks: Shape Dividers, Features and Icons.
A closer look at 1.9
This latest release is a culmination of WordPress blocks and tools that specifically add more page building functionality to the editor. We’re not just building more blocks, we’re building an entire toolkit to level-up Gutenberg.
That’s just a brief animated gif of what’s new in 1.9, but let’s take a deeper look at some of the new block systems:
Shape Dividers
With the new Shape Divider block, you can add flair to different sections of a page, by adding various SVG borders to the top and bottom of a section. You can drag to resize the dividers, tweak the shape height, and even resize the dividers so that they are properly

Plugins | deliciousbrains.com | Oct. 23, 2018

Advanced Custom Fields: The Hero WordPress Needs Right Now, but Not the One It Deserves

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.

Advanced Custom Fields: The Hero WordPress Needs Right Now, but Not the One It Deserves

Plugins | deliciousbrains.com | Oct. 23, 2018

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

12 min read robert Abela
Plugins | wedevs.com | Aug. 14, 2018

Why You Need To Discontinue Using Nulled WordPress Plugins On Your Site

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.

Why You Need To Discontinue Using Nulled WordPress Plugins On Your Site

Plugins | wedevs.com | Aug. 14, 2018

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

6 min read WebDevStudios
Plugins | webdevstudios.com | Nov. 20, 2018

Top 10 WooCommerce Plugins

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:

Top 10 WooCommerce Plugins

Plugins | webdevstudios.com | Nov. 20, 2018

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

10 min read Tom Zsomborgi
Plugins | kinsta.com | Oct. 5, 2018

Why You Should Stop Using Nulled WordPress Plugins And Themes

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.

Why You Should Stop Using Nulled WordPress Plugins And Themes

Plugins | kinsta.com | Oct. 5, 2018

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

5 min read Ben Pines
Plugins | elementor.com | Oct. 22, 2018

Introducing Elementor Blocks for Gutenberg

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

Introducing Elementor Blocks for Gutenberg

Plugins | elementor.com | Oct. 22, 2018

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

11 min read Iain Poulson
Plugins | deliciousbrains.com | 24 days ago

WP Offload SES: Announcing A New WordPress Plugin For Amazon SES

We are incredibly pleased to announce the release of our first new plugin in over three years: WP Offload SES!

WP Offload SES: Announcing A New WordPress Plugin For Amazon SES

Plugins | deliciousbrains.com | 24 days ago

If you’ve been following along on the blog, you might have been aware of the new plugin we’ve been working on. The long-awaited release day is finally upon us.
Whether you’re an existing Amazon SES fan and just haven’t found a good, reliable way to connect it to your WordPress site or if you’ve just been looking to offload your site emails to an email sending service but weren’t sure where to start, WP Offload SES is for you.
Go ahead and check out our new WP Offload SES page if you can’t wait to try it out. We’re celebrating the launch with a discount of 40% off your first year – which you’ll see on the pricing page.
For those interested in more details, read on.
Why This Why Now
I’ve been wanting to tackle Amazon SES for WordPress since at least 2015, but it took us awhile to get to a place where we had the bandwidth to tackle it.
And it wasn’t until I decided to reorganize the team into smaller groups focusing on our different products that Matt got the task to get started with development (with Jonesy as a reviewer) on our much improved version of an SES plugin for WordPress.
What Do We Mean By Site Emails
WP

10 min read Iain Poulson
Plugins | deliciousbrains.com | Dec. 4, 2018

Hey WordPress Plugin Developers: Are Your Plugins Really Ready for Gutenberg?

WordPress 5.0 is right around the corner with the flagship feature, the new Gutenberg editor, set to change the WordPress landscape dramatically. Gutenberg not only impacts how you write content in WordPress, but how developers build plugins for WordPress. In this post, I cover the main parts of making your plugin compatible, if not better, with Gutenberg.

Hey WordPress Plugin Developers: Are Your Plugins Really Ready for Gutenberg?

Plugins | deliciousbrains.com | Dec. 4, 2018

WordPress 5.0 is right around the corner with the flagship feature, the new Gutenberg editor, set to change the WordPress landscape dramatically. Gutenberg not only impacts how you write content in WordPress, but how developers build plugins for WordPress. Here at Delicious Brains we are working hard on the next version of our plugins, including making sure they are Gutenberg-compatible, but after chatting about Gutenberg the other day I thought it was high time I made sure my own plugins worked with the new editor as well.
In this post I’ll walk you through the process I took for making Intagrate, my Instagram WordPress plugin, Gutenberg-compatible, which will hopefully get you started on making your own plugins Gutenberg-ready.
Things to Consider
Although there is a way to completely disable Gutenberg on sites by using the Classic Editor plugin, if your own plugin is used on sites you don’t control (very likely if the plugins are sold or available on the WordPress plugin repository) then you will need to ensure it still functions a s expected with Gutenberg. There is also no guarantee that Classic Editor will be around in the future.
Plugins can widely differ in functionality

15 min read Tom Zsomborgi
Plugins | kinsta.com | Sep. 21, 2018

10 Reasons to Build Your Website with WP Page Builder

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.

10 Reasons to Build Your Website with WP Page Builder

Plugins | kinsta.com | Sep. 21, 2018

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

6 min read John Locke
Plugins | lockedownseo.com | Oct. 5, 2018

Why Green Dots in Yoast Aren't Moving Your Rankings

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.

Why Green Dots in Yoast Aren't Moving Your Rankings

Plugins | lockedownseo.com | Oct. 5, 2018

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

2 min read Maor Chasen
Plugins | GenerateWP.com | Oct. 3, 2018

Embedding WordPress.org Plugin Pages

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.

Embedding WordPress.org Plugin Pages

Plugins | GenerateWP.com | Oct. 3, 2018

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

Plugins | wpdeveloper.net | Dec. 28, 2018

What's with the New WP Scheduled Posts 2.0?

WP Scheduled Posts is over 5 years old tiny free WordPress plugin, which recently got a major overhaul. Check out the amazing Post Calender and other features.

What's with the New WP Scheduled Posts 2.0?

Plugins | wpdeveloper.net | Dec. 28, 2018

So, the moment you all have been waiting for has finally arrived with the release of WP Scheduled Posts 2.0. First of all, we would like to thank you for being among our 3000+ active users. Thanks to all your suggestions through surveys, we are being able to take this plugin to the next level. Therefore, our success couldn't have been possible without your immense contribution. So, Thank you again. This is the opportunity to give you guys something in return with our latest release. With the 2.0 version, you will now have plenty of controls over how & when you want your contents to be published on your website. You can have your own nicely designed calendar, set your preferred day & time to be scheduled and so much more. In this article, we are going to give you a brief about what's new with WP Scheduled Posts 2.0.
Aside from the existing features, we have completely revamped our interface. The 2.0 version is offering a beautifully designed “Schedule Calendar” to plan your contents as per your preference in an organized way. It also has the drag & drop capability to help you get started quite easily.
The new WP Scheduled Posts will let authors to schedule a content

3 min read Trixie Adolfo
Plugins | wpstackable.com | 18 days ago

Stackable Is Now in GitHub

We’ve decided to move Stackable from a private code repository to a public Github repository.

Stackable Is Now in GitHub

Plugins | wpstackable.com | 18 days ago

In order to build an open and strong community, we’ve decided to move Stackable from a private code repository, to a public Github repository. Hooray for Open Source Software
Stackable is open source software, which means that the code that’s used to build it is freely available for everyone. Anyone can get the code, read it and learn from it.
However, the source code was only included with the plugin itself. If you open the plugin zip file, it’s all there. The methods to build the Stackable though, weren’t. All of those were in our private repository.
So if you found a bug and wanted to help us fix it, or if you wanted to add something custom in Stackable, you’ll have to ask us in the Support Forum to do it.
We had the build scripts in a private repository mainly because we thought it wasn’t ready yet. We didn’t have our standards really drilled down before.
For the past few versions, up until this version 1.12 release, we’ve been doubling down on our standards, performing a code-wide cleanup, and we’ve finally organized our build tools. Now, we’ve moved all our code in GitHub!
Help us improve Stackable
Moving to a public

7 min read Iain Poulson
Plugins | advancedcustomfields.com | Oct. 15, 2018

Introducing ACF Blocks for Gutenberg

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!

Introducing ACF Blocks for Gutenberg

Plugins | advancedcustomfields.com | Oct. 15, 2018

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

13 min read John Locke
Plugins | woocamp.com | Oct. 29, 2018

Optimizing Images with WordPress? Let's skip the bull and tell it straight!

Stop uploading oversized images on your WooCommerce site. Most sites get the bulk of their traffic from mobile, and we have proof. Do you really need that retina 3000px image in the hero area? Probably not.

Optimizing Images with WordPress? Let's skip the bull and tell it straight!

Plugins | woocamp.com | Oct. 29, 2018

Out of curiosity, why don’t all these blog posts from affiliate sites, hosting companies, theme developers, AdSense sites, plugin owners (or anywhere else) ever grow some gumption and say _(something like)_ : “STOP UPLOADING BIG ASS IMAGES IN THE FIRST PLACE!!!”
I can’t quite say I’ve ever seen a post resembling that much truthful bluntness. So, perhaps I can add a bit of gentle rhetoric around that message while still maintaining the importance of the above text in red. Here goes.
Use a FIXED WIDTH – NOT FLUID
Every WordPress Theme is unique. Some themes have an option of fixed or fluid width. Fluid width, flexible width, or full screen width might be additional terms to use – but the result is the same. On any screen possible, the theme is designed to take up as much room as possible.
That would also be known as incredibly impossible, not possible, no way in the world, not actually going to really happen, for your own sake please stop thinking that it looks cool in-your-own perspective.
As someone told me years ago, “This is Business: Unless Y-O-U can print your own money, your own opinion does NOT mean jack sh!t. Never forsake that

4 min read Iain Poulson
Plugins | wpbeginner.com | Oct. 16, 2018

Welcome SeedProd to the WPBeginner Family of Products

The coming soon and maintenance plugin SeedProd has joined the ever growing WPBeginner/Awesome Motive family of WordPress plugins. The acquisition came about from John Turner applying to the WPBeginner accelerator fund.

Welcome SeedProd to the WPBeginner Family of Products

Plugins | wpbeginner.com | Oct. 16, 2018

Today, I’m extremely excited to announce that SeedProd has joined Awesome Motive, and it is now part of the WPBeginner’s family of products. SeedProd is the most popular coming soon and maintenance mode plugin for WordPress. Currently it is being used by over 800,000 WordPress sites.
The SeedProd free plugin allows you to quickly create a basic coming soon page or maintenance mode page for your website.
The pro version of SeedProd allows you to jump start your website with a viral coming soon page, so you can start building traffic, subscribers, and customers before your site even launches.
You can use SeedProd page builder combined with our 50+ pre-made templates and 500,000+ free stock photos to quickly create a beautiful coming soon page or maintenance page for your website.
It integrates with all popular social media platforms, so you can easily add share buttons to grow your following.
SeedProd pro also comes with subscriber management and email marketing integrations, so you can grow your email list by connecting it with your favorite email marketing service like Constant Contact, MailChimp, AWeber, and over 1000+ apps via Zapier.
On top of that, you can use SeedProd